Passing the Mic: West Michigan Hindu Temple's Fred Stella answers, "What is the purpose of your life?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-10-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner and interfaith outreach officer for the Sikh Society of West Michigan, previously asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "What is the purpose of your life? How can you live a spiritual life...

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Finding Hope in the Pandemic

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

We welcome Sue Spears as we continue our series from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute staff. As the Office Coordinator, Sue keeps, not just the office, but all of us staff coordinated. You could say she provides the glue that holds all of the events...

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Catch up on Catalyst Radio, weekly public affairs program hosted by 88.1 FM WYCE

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, with multiple hosts. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social...

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

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

It all begins with listening. This past winter, amidst a season fraught with 569 Islamophobic attacks in the United States and a surge in Islamophobic rhetoric, the Peace and Justice Task Force of the Interfaith Service Council decided it was...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under

We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of Coming Together from many traditions and Welcoming All. Hospitality...

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Eastown Ministries reaches out to community

by (Josh deLacy)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  At Eastown Ministries, a punching bag hangs next to a painting of a cross. “We’re between the street and the church,” said director Jim Carpenter. “The kids aren’t going to go to church, but they’ll come...

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Preaching Christ to a digital audience requires adaptation of delivery

by (Timothy Burns)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

What place does tradition hold in your church's identity? How do those outside your congregation view the value and importance placed on a church's traditions - which may or may not connect with their personal culture, or tribe in our...

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North Philly activist challenges Grand Rapids to be extreme

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under OPINION

“You didn’t invent Christianity in North America, you just domesticated it,” Shane Claiborne quoted an Iraqi pastor during his lecture at Calvin College’s Festival of Faith and Writing last weekend. Claiborne was a speaker...

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Lyons offers new vision for Christianity in America

by (A.Steiner)

Submitted 01-16-2012 under OPINION

For the last century, Gabe Lyons told to a full audience at Calvin College on Tuesday, Jan. 11, American Christians have been telling a half-truth, a message of sin and salvation that by itself is “incoherent.” Lyons compared preaching...

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Gerson on Christianity and politics

by (acknot)

Submitted 01-13-2012 under OPINION

Nationally syndicated political columnist Michael Gerson brought his vision of Christian political engagement to Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center on Thursday as part of the college’s 2012 January Series. Gerson, coauthor of City of Man...

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