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Manya Brachear Pashman

Chicago Tribune

Manya joined the Chicago Tribune in June 2003, and as the paper’s religion reporter, has helped chronicle the papal transition from Rome, the Dalai Lama’s visit to Chicago, Protestant debates about gay clergy, progress and pitfalls of interfaith dialogue and the emerging role of religion in American politics. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and master’s degrees in journalism and religious studies from Columbia University. Manya also has written for Time magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She also ran the Tribune’s religion blog The Seeker: A personal and professional quest for truth from 2007 to 2012. 

Perspectives Charter School: March 8, 2010

Social Justice High School: May 19, 2010

Nightingale School: Nov. 9, 2010

Marquette School: Dec. 7, 2010

Marquette School: Jan. 20, 2011

Northside College Preparatory High School: Feb. 14, 2011

Perspectives Charter School: April 9, 2011

Marquette School: Sept. 26, 2011

Amundsen High School: June 10, 2015

Chicago Military Academy (Bronzeville): Nov. 8, 2011

Nightingale School: via Skype Nov. 11, 2011

Benito Juarez Community High School: May 11, 2012

Chicago Military Academy (Bronzeville): Jan. 18, 2013

Amundsen High School: June 11, 2015