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January Coffee Talk: Dialoguing Through Our Differences


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Next FāVS Coffee Talk to focus on Separation of Church and State

Join SpokaneFāVS and three local panelists to discuss the separation of church and state at this upcoming forum (Coffee Talk) at 10 a.m., Aug. 4.

Ask A Mormon: Can you be baptized after death?

Mormons believe that “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). He loves all of his children, regardless of when or where they were born. We also believe that baptism, and the covenants we make at baptism, are stepping stones on the path to salvation and exaltation.

Will global warming change Native American religious practices?

Policies related to the mining of natural resources and damming of rivers on indigenous lands have also led to changes in Native Americans’ religious practices.

The Islamic State group has weaponized children

IS has gone from using children to inspire adults, to manipulating children and their parents to fight alongside adults, to targeting children instead of adults. They do not consider what they have done to be truly evil, although we know it to be.

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Celebrating our Differences” by Ayesha Malik

I was 6 years old when I did my first public speaking event. It was picture day at school and I decided to wear my favorite outfit, which happened to be traditional Pakistani clothing. (READ MORE)

Abide With Me” by Liv Larson Andrews

Growing up in the 1990’s, I learned a lot about tolerance. I recall it being the “word of the year” at my junior high school when I was in 7th grade.  (READ MORE)

Dialoguing For Health” by Kimberly Burnham 

The question of what we need in order to dialogue across differences raises more questions: Are we different? (READ MORE)

The Effect of Differences on the Brain” by Kimberly Burnham

Do something new. Think, care, and create in your community. Expand your definition of community.(READ MORE)

Bringing all voices to the table is crucial, but not easy” by Meredith Hutchison Hartley

The FāVS leadership team talk about improving dialogue a lot — obsessively, even — and we’re especially concerned about helping people from less-represented background join the conversation here. (READ MORE)

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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