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Rallying for justice

Sharon Cowan faced the choir, raised her hands in the air and signaled singers to begin. Just like they do every year, the Spokane Community Gospel Mass Choir jump started the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March with its upbeat tempos. It only took moments for the crowd to …

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Audio Slideshow: Remembering MLK with Annual Unity March

Check back for article. Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, …

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Unity March Photos

Check out photos of today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March. View many more photos on our Flickr album. Check back later for an audio slideshow of this event. Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 …

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Are miraculous healings a thing of the past?

Jesus chose Cana in Galilee as the site of his first healing. Incidentally, Cana is the site where Jesus turned water into wine, which is his first miracle even before the launch of his ministry. But this time, before he arrived in Cana, some Galileans who had traveled to Jerusalem …

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MLK parade an opportunity to “re-claim the day”

By Tracy Simmons Religion News Spokane At last year’s Unity March Spokanites were reminded that white supremacystill has a pulse here. Kevin Harpham, who has extensive ties to white supremacists, hoped to detonate a bomb at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. But his backpack was discovered, the …

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