Ethics and Religion Talk: The Charlie Gard Case

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under OPINION

The parents wanted to take him out of the United Kingdom for treatment. The hospital took the parents to court to prevent them from doing so. Ultimately, he died at the end of July after additional court battles regarding the parents’ desire...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should religious institutions be 'Safe Refuge?'

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-21-2017 under OPINION

Fred Wooden, the senior pastor of Fountain Street Church, responds: “The Torah speaks of cities of refuge, for those who are not safe despite the usual safeguards. They served a needed purpose. Modern houses of worship are not legal...

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

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-14-2017 under OPINION

This column answers questions of Ethics and Religion by submitting them to a multi-faith panel of spiritual leaders in the Grand Rapids area. We’d love to hear about the ordinary ethical questions that come up on the course of your day as well...

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Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

We met Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College. 2,000 writers and readers of any or no faith will attend the festival April 14-16 at Calvin College campus to learn and discuss ethics, liberation, world...

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Green Fire: Film and discussion about land ethics and conservation

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

Blandford Nature Center, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Michigan Conservation Districts, and West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting a showing of the film “Green Fire, Aldo Leopold and a...

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Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

by (bjr25)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

  Bracing against the frigid wind, a grungy-looking man stands with a sign stating, “Anything helps. God Bless.” He has a lean, hungry look about him and is shivering in the cold. But should you give him money? “The Bible...

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Faith and Belief Beyond Modernity

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

John A. Dick, PhD, STD (Sacrae Theologiae Doctor) will give a talk on Faith and Belief Beyond Modernity at Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM). We at DCM are delighted and honored to have the opportunity to host Dr. Dick here in Grand Rapids. ...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Visual Artist’s Environmental Perspective

by (rcmason)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I definitely think we have a moral and ethical obligation to protect our planet. Even more importantly we have an obligation to acquire the knowledge it takes to improve the environment around us, or at the least, help it to remain unharmed.” ~...

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Moral Ground 2010: Every Effort Counts

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 10-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I like to live closely to the philosophy of ‘take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.'"~ Lindsay Sagorski, MSU graduate and former resident of Grand Rapids,   now a Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Los Angeles, CA...

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Moral Ground 2010: Responsibility of the Co-Creators

by (rm.sarros)

Submitted 10-18-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"We are co-creators of the Earth...we must take responsibility.”~ Fr. Leonard Sudlik, St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church   The book "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril" poses the question of whether or not human beings...

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