We welcome to the Faith and Values column rotation Tracy Simmons. Simmons, a longtime religion reporter, is a journalism teacher and editor of Spokane FaVS, a website dedicated to covering faith, ethics and values in the Spokane region. She joins longtime religion columnists Steve Massey and Paul Graves, and her column will appear on the third Saturday of each month. The fourth Saturday of the month, this space will feature works from a variety of columnists currently on the Spokane FaVS roster.
Around 80 Sikhs gathered in a re-purposed building in Spokane Valley Sunday to follow along as their spiritual leader, Baabaji Ajit Singh, chanted Punjabi prayers for peace in the world and in the community. About a dozen children sat at his feet, looking up at him as he prayed. Spokane’s second Sikh temple, Gurudwara Shree Guru Nanak Darbar, opened last month about 5 miles west of an older temple on Barker Road.
Around 80 Sikhs gathered in a repurposed building in Spokane Valley Sunday to follow along as their spiritual leader, Baabaji Ajit Singh, chanted Punjabi prayers for peace in the world and in the community. About a dozen children sat at his feet, looking up at him as he prayed. Spokane’s second Sikh temple, Gurdwara Shree Guru Nanak Darbar, opened last month about 5 miles west of an older temple on Barker Road.
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