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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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Stories of hope: Getting to know our neighbors in 2016

Submitted 12-20-2016 under VOICES

This coming year, we remain committed to providing opportunities to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across our community, and we aim to be a beacon of hope in an otherwise discouraging climate of division.

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Buddhism professor's journey from Christianity to a blissful state of "I don't know."

Submitted 12-13-2016 under OPINION

Student Alanna Sanchez interviews Jeremy Beahan, a humanities professor at Kendall College Art and Design on his faith journey.

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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Katie Gordon of Kaufman Interfaith Institute of Grand Valley State University. The organization works to promote interfaith understanding & mutual respect in West Michigan through dialogue and service.

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Coming together, welcoming all: Interfaith gathering of healing, hope

Submitted 11-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Monday, November 21, 2016, the 17th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, planned by the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, will be at the Central Reformed Church.

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The University Wit's production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens at Dog Story Theater

Submitted 10-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family's Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck.

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