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War on women rally attendees, organizers, performers discuss motivations, involvement

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-01-2012 under NEWS

On May 24 nearly 400 people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids to unite for the “War on Women” rally. This event was held in collaboration with local organizations that seek equality for people in the West...

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We need immigrants

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 05-04-2012 under OPINION

Javier*, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, just got back from Guatemala 10 days ago. He had been deported a year and a half ago after he lost the case for his papers. Everybody knew he would come back. He is a noble man who would never abandon his wife and...

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OGR 2012: Alex Beecroft weaves together Catholicism, activism

by (mollymclauhs)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under OPINION

I must admit, I know little about activism and less about Catholicism. I had a laid-back Protestant upbringing, but did attend mass a few times for cousin’s Confirmations and weddings. Most recently, I visited the Catholic Church in my sleep;...

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Song sharing planned at Marywood Chapel

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., the Marywood Chapel Choir will be sharing a concert with the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus. Each group of singers will perform a few pieces separately and the combined choirs will perform one piece together. The...

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Seven Grand Rapids Dominicans Among Thousands in Manhattan Peace Activities

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Seven Grand Rapids Dominicans--Mary Pat Beatty, Carol Gilbert, Barbara Hansen, Ardeth Platte, Jean Reimer, Alice Wittenbach and Lucianne Siers--gathered in Manhattan's uptown during rush hour on April 30th to begin three days of activities...

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Women in Black

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 04-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

According to the Women in Black international website, the organization is a "world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. As women experiencing these...

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GRACE Names New Executive Director

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NONPROFITS

At its September 16, 2009 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism (GRACE) voted unanimously to name Lisa H. Mitchell as Executive Director. Lisa has been employed by GRACE since 1994—first as Program Director...

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