The Rapidian

social justice

Activist Adam Taylor calls for mobilizing hope

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 01-19-2012 under OPINION

Social justice has been a theme highlighted throughout this year's Calvin College January Series, not least by Monday's speaker Adam Taylor, an emerging voice among a new generation of Christian activists. Having worked in the Carr...

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"What would Jesus cut?"

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under NEWS

Progressive Christian activist Jim Wallis will speak about economic disparity in an appearance at Fountain Street Church at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Wallis is the founder of Sojourners, the Washington, D.C.-based social justice organization known...

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Ziggy Marley's Forward to Love Tour hits Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

"If you know your history, then you know where you coming from, then you wouldn't have to ask who the 'eck do you think I am."--Bob Marley, from his song Buffalo Soldier. History and its relationship to the social justice issues of...

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Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice March educates community members

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 04-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Lindsay McHolme, Community Literacy Liaison Cesar E. Chavez Dignitaries, community members, and students gathered together at the Hispanic Center of West Michigan Thursday morning for the 11th annual Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice...

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Moral Ground: Sustainability and Social Justice

by (mhall)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Sustainability begins as a criticism of development."~ Melissa Baker-Boosamra, GVSU Faculty  Melissa Baker-Boosamra has dedicated her career to the study of social and environmental injustice. She is an affiliate faculty member in the...

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Asking Grand Rapids the 'Moral Ground' question

by (mlesert)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future? This question is at the heart of a new book, "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril," and a series of town hall meetings taking place across the nation...

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Does Your Spiritual Life Include WATER?

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Ancient Chinese teacher Lao Tzu said, “The greatest good is like water that nourishes all things.” Philosopher Sara Leeland, PhD will explain how we can enhance spiritual life flow by developing gratitude for the water in our lives. Leeland...

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