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Join the Conversation: FāVS Event Tackles Faith & Free Thinking

Join FāVS News for its second Pizza & Panel event on May 18, this time on the Palouse! A Zoom option is available for this living outside the area.

The topic for this roundtable discussion will be “The Tensions and Intersections Between Religious Faith and Free Thought,” drawing from Walter Hesford‘s column, “Can a Christian be a Free Thinker?

The event will be May 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd St. in Moscow in the arts Workshop room. It will be moderated by FāVS Board Member Becky Tallent.

Leading the discussion will be Hesford and Trish Hartzell from the Palouse Free Thinkers. After their short talks on the topic, attendees will break into small round table groups for more discussion.

Free pizza will be provided.

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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