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Spokane conference to Address Fatherlessness

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The Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals is continuing its mission to address the problem of fatherless homes by bringing the 2017 Spokane Fatherlessness Conference to the city later this month.

According to an announcement, the purpose of the gathering is to, “Engage the Church of Spokane in the spiritual battle against the damaging consequences of fatherlessness in our community.”

Those speaking at the event will:

  • Provide a report on the health and welfare of children and families in Spokane County
  • Highlight programs that address fatherlessness in Spokane
  • Lead participants in prayers of confession and repentance.

According to organizers, the event will be especially beneficial for pastors, youth pastors, men’s ministry leaders, Sunday School teachers and leaders of faith-based ministries.

The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Lunch is included. Tickets are $20 and attendees can register online.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy 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, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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