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Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 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, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

Sikhs hopeful on anniversary of shooting

One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful about the future and even more determined to be better understood.

BRIEF: Labyrinth Pilgrimage coming to St. John’s

The Rev. Elaine Breckenridge will be offering a mini-pilgrimage using the labyrinth at St. John's Cathedral, 127 East 12th Ave, on Aug. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A pilgrimage, she explained, is a time honored tradition involving dedicated holy walking.

Sicco Rood

...If one deliberately and consciously cultivates wisdom and understanding or compassion, while carefully directing or transforming the energy of anger into beneficial channels,...

Reza Aslan defends controversial new book on Jesus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS)  For the third time, Jesus is about to change Reza Aslan’s life.

As a teenager, Aslan turned to Jesus in an evangelical youth group, where becoming a Christian made him feel like a real American.

Thanks for a great August Coffee Talk!

Today Spokane Faith & Values held its eighth Coffee Talk, this time at Indaba Coffee.

About 20 people attended the discussion, which focused on righteous anger, being nice and behavior.

Join us today for Coffee Talk!

As people of faith, is it OK to be mad at times? Anger seems to contradict our behavioral expectations. Does being nice equate being good?

Join us at Indaba Coffee at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 for our next Coffee Talk

BRIEF: YMCA becomes Act Six Spokane affiliate

On July 1st, the YMCA welcomed the Act Six Program to the Y. Act Six is a leadership and scholarship initiative providing full-tuition, full-need scholarships to Gonzaga and Whitworth universities, as well as training and support to the scholars throughout their college careers.

Act Six is in its 11th year, starting at Whitworth and expanding to multiple universities around the Northwest.

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