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#RacisminGR discussion to come to CRC Office of Race Relations

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-17-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m., the Christian Reformed Church’s Office of Race Relations  will be hosting the third of Partners for a Racism Free Community (PRFC)’s #RacisminGR discussions. Each of them has been held in a...

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The Spirituality of Human Work - Hecker Talks Series

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under

The Spirituality of Human Work Thursday, May 12, 5:30-7:00pm Justice Maura D. Corrigan, Michigan Supreme Court, serving from 1998-2011 Corrigan is a former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former First Assistant US Attorney for...

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Catholics Going Green!

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 7-8:45pm Facilitated by Fr. Bernie Campbell, CSP and Irene Strom In light of Pope Francis’s latest encyclical Laudato Si, this small-group study will examine basic environmental justice themes through the lens of...

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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Focusing on the Southeast area of Grand Rapids, the organization Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is actively empowering community members to reexamine their food system and giving them the tools to improve their health and environment. Lisa Oliver King,...

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Church of the Servant to host simulcast of The Justice Conference

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 05-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

Justice-seekers in West Michigan are invited to attend The Justice Conference simulcast at Church of the Servant Saturday, June 6, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Admission includes lunch provided by LINC. Hosted...

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GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

According to the West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Climate Resiliency Report, underserved, low-income and minority population areas will be disproportionately affected by climate change in Grand Rapids. Change...

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Placemaking as hospitality: How can we invite everyone to the table?

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Placemaking was not a word I knew growing up. Even though we weren't using words like placemaking and city-building yet, I was aware of the effects of place pretty early in my life. My family moved several times while I was a child, so I was...

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Columbia scholar discovers power of student beliefs, passions to build literacy

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 10-06-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

When literacy is a means to a powerful end- such as liberation or equity- universal literacy can be achieved. This message from Dr. Ernest Morrell of Teachers College, Columbia University was directed to over 220 teachers, advocates, non-profit...

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Hunger Action Week encourages community to take stand

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

There’s a place where hunger haunts the lives of 80,000 people, where employment can’t guarantee a life over the poverty line and where one in five kids is growing up unsure of where their next meal will come from. That place is Kent...

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GR Teens take part in the Magic Ring Game

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

About 20 teens with Tall Turf Ministries and Madison Square CRC sit in a circle in the activity room at the Tall Turf Ministry building on the corner of Franklin and Madison. They are participating in the Magic Ring game. The rules of the games are...

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