The Common Good

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Tracy Simmons

Posted by Tracy Simmons 27 weeks 11 hours ago
Arriving home from school on Jan. 22, 1973, Mary Wissink noticed her mother was unusually animated.The dining room table was pulled away from the wall for a festive meal. The linens were ironed. The...
Posted by Tracy Simmons 1 year 18 weeks ago
SPOKANE, Wash. — Karen Wanjico had no choice.Turn away from her mother like the rest of her congregation, or be exterminated by God at Armageddon — which could come any moment — with no hope of...
Posted by Tracy Simmons 1 year 28 weeks ago
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands...
Posted by Tracy Simmons 1 year 39 weeks ago
SPOKANE, Wash. -- They stood in front of a shopping mall, shackled together, heads down, nameplates dangling around their necks, bearing the names of men and women who have died on America’s death...
Posted by Tracy Simmons 2 years 12 weeks ago
NEWPORT, Wash.—There aren't a lot of Buddhists in America -- around 3 million or so, according to the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. There isn't exactly an abundance of monasteries here...