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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is torture in defense of civilians ethical?

Submitted 08-14-2017 under OPINION

RS asks, Is the torture of enemies defensible in the defense of civilians; and should it be decriminalized in view of hindsight if the nation-state deems it moral?

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When 'them' becomes 'us': Standing with the Muslim community of Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Standing Together Partnership initiative created four new congregational partnerships. In these partnerships, each mosque was paired up with at least two Christian churches and a Jewish Synagogue.

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New interfaith service day camp to teach youth understanding, break stereotypes

Submitted 06-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

During the week of July 31-August 4, 2017 we will be working with a group of middle school aged kids representing a variety of congregations.

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Rest in silence: An addict's story of self discovery

Submitted 06-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light's recovery program offers a unique experience at a silent retreat in Three Rivers, Michigan

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Grand Rapids Threshold Choir invites community to "Gift of Song"

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

We will be offering a public time of singing on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the chapel at East Congregational Church

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Native American community feels disrespected over proposed restructuring of educational program

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, community members who support the Native American Education Program of the Grand Rapids Public Schools held a public hearing over concerns for the program's future.

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Nuns and Nones: Conversation at intersection of contemporary religious, secular life

Submitted 04-11-2017 under OPINION

Local Dominican Sisters and Millennial Nones met in an inter-generational space which lead to conversations about how to sustain ourselves for decades in movements for social justice, how to stay connected with one another in a technological world that has potential for isolation, and so much more.

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Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will donate proceeds from his three-day art sale to Feeding America West Michigan.

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Inside the Grand Rapids Ballet - "Black & White: Swan Lake"

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NEWS

This performance is choreographed by Mario Radacovský, a Czechoslovakian-born dancer turned choreographer who based this rendition on a very personal life experience.

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New Year's Eve concert at Wealthy Theatre to celebrate local favorites, host food drive

Submitted 12-28-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Go Rounds, The Crane Wives, Seth Bernard and Vox Vidorra on Saturday, December 31, 2016. There will be a canned food drive for those in need. Refreshments provided by Creston Brewery.

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