The Rapidian


Grand Rapids to observe International Day of Peace

by (Mary Patricia Beatty)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The annual observance of the UN International Day of Peace, September 21, 2018, will once again be greeted by a Proclamation from the Mayor’s Office to “commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and...

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Catalyst Radio: Interview with Dominican sisters, anti-nuclear weapons activists

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Cindy Kamp speaks with sisters Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert, Roman Catholic Dominican sisters from Grand Rapids. The sisters have worked with the ploughshares movement to promote peace and oppose war, particularly nuclear arms. Both women...

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Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

by (IGE)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

In these rather frightening times many people are looking for ways to find peace. The Institute for Global Education from its office on Wealthy Street has been a non-partisan beacon for justice and peace in Grand Rapids for 37 years. For the last...

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North Korea: Peaceful solution presented by conflicts expert

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 04-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Korea has been preparing for conflict for more than 40 years. When they hear talk about a U.S. strike being imminent, their trigger fingers get tighter. So I think we need a U.S. policy that doesn’t put them in a position where their...

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Speaker from U.S. Institute of Peace discusses achieving peace in conflicted world

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

“What role can everyday people, especially young people, play in building peace in our world?” Ann-Louise Colgan, Director of public education, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), answers that question in a public talk on...

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Instruments of Hope invites all to take meditative walk on International Day of Peace

by (Instruments of Hope)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under NEWS

Instruments of Hope invites all to come and experience the pathway of peace at the Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden in observance of this year's International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 20. Enjoy a peaceful contemplative walk...

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New police chief notes lowering recidivism rates; continues to seek ways to lower rates further

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

"Your question is timely,” says our new Chief David Rahinsky of the Grand Rapids Police Department when presented with accounts of remarkably low rates of recidivism among participants in a Peace Education Program at San Antonio’s...

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ArtPrize discourse on peace deepens

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 10-06-2014 under NEWS

“Spread love,” says Kiaralinda Ramquist to participants, on hearing that Grand Rapids Public Schools have been participating in the UN Peace Education Week for 30 years - longer than any other district in the nation. UN Peace Education...

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Art that expresses need for peace: conversation with UICA curator Alexander Paschka, artist Ladislov Hanka

by (Lee Bloomquist)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Alexander Paschka, curator/artist, and Ladislov Hanka, artist/beekeeper, are smiling. On the rooftop terrace of the UICA they are relaxing at a table before the doors open, sitting among shadows of protectors/oppressors and mutually targeted...

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Something for everyone at Dominican Center in July

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

PARABLES ON FIRE: WHY JESUS TAUGHT ALMOST ENTIRELY USING PARABLES  086-100 Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP, Paulist Priest, Artist, Musician Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8; 7:00-9:00 p.m.Mark 4:34 states that Jesus in his public ministry only...

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