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Faith Feast: together experiencing interfaith Spokane


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Faith Feast guests learn about Sikhism while eating an entree at the Sikh Gudwara of Spokane.
Faith Feast guests learn about Sikhism while eating an entree at the Sikh Gudwara of Spokane.

On Sunday Spokane Faith & Values celebrated its first anniversary with a successful progressive interfaith dinner.

With the help of nine volunteers, 21 guests were able to experience the Spokane Islamic Center, the Sikh Gudwara of Spokane and Millwood Community Presbyterian Church.

The fundraiser brought in about $1,000 for this news organization.

Thank you to our hosts for opening your hospitality, thank you to the Rev. Paul Rodkey of Bethany Presbyterian Church for providing transportation and thank you to all our guests for being willing to immerse yourselves in cultures and faith communities unfamiliar to you.

Our guests are encouraging us to do the dinner again.

This event is another way Spokane Faith & Values is working to educate the community about the faith traditions that make up this city. 

If you were unable to attend, but want to support this website, which is a non-profit news organization, you can make donations anytime online or through the U.S. mail at P.O Box 8416, Spokane, WA 99203.

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Tracy Simmons
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.




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Kellie Kotraba
Kellie Kotraba
10 years ago

So glad your event went so well, Tracy! Sounds fun – and delicious!

Eric Blauer
10 years ago

I hope someone is going to write something personal and reflective on the meaning and witness of such an event. I think it’s a great testimony to the need and opportunity of working out the challenges of breaking down walls.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
10 years ago

I would LOVE is someone wrote a reflection about this event (other than myself). We got comment cards back and the feedback’s been incredible – but it would be good for the readers to have something to read, too!

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