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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to Do if There is an Allegation of Abuse in the Congregation?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-02-2020 under OPINION

Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, responds: “For Presbyterian and Reformed Christians, the first resource to consult is the written Word of God.  There are ‘general rules of...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Preventing Abuse in our Religious Institutions

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-27-2019 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “Many religious institutions have proactively instituted such programs. They include encouraging an atmosphere of transparency, rules regarding one-on...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 07-08-2019 under OPINION

This week, we present a second set of responses to a very important question raised by Lorri R.: “How should a person find healing if they were traumatized during early childhood religious experiences either by sexual abuse in the church, by...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 06-24-2019 under OPINION

Here is one set of responses. I’ll have a second set of responses in a couple of weeks. Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “I would certainly recommend counseling, but I’d...

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GVSU alum returns home to speak about investigative journalism's role in the Larry Nassar case

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

A large group of people gathered in Grand Valley State University's Loosemore Auditorium on Monday, March 26, 2018 to hear GVSU 2005 School of Communications graduate and award winning Indianapolis Star journalist Marisa Kwiatkowski speak. It...

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This holiday, support incarcerated folks by joining Season For Solidarity

by (Briana)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

This holiday season, support incarcerated folks by joining us for Season For Solidarity! Join us this Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational UCC (4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508) for A Season for...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017, May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for...

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Catalyst Radio: Safe Haven provides refuge for victims of domestic violence

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Safe Haven Ministries has a simple, but monumental goal to End Domestic Violence.  Through supporting victims of domestic violence with shelter...

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Local children need safe homes: How you can help

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 02-06-2015 under NEWS

One of our communities greatest, on-going needs is having enough foster parents to provide homes for the children that need help. As the number of children who come into care increases, the need for foster parents increases too. When a...

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Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about some of the stark realities of children who are wards of the court system, largely due to abuse and...

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