The Common Good

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Tracy Simmons

Posted by Tracy Simmons 48 weeks 3 days 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 39 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 49 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 2 years 8 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 33 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...