violence

Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do We Solve the Problem of Violence?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-06-2021 under OPINION

Linda Knieriemen, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Holland, responds: “Violence and corruption will always be a part of this created world. Always have been, always will. Humans have free will, are prone to selfishness, and...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Violence and Religious Proselytization

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-11-2021 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: In 2005 I embarked on a lecture (and listening) tour of 4 states of India that have a significant Christian majority.  Many of these expressions of...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Urban League selected to lead Cure Violence in Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids Urban League (GRUL) has been unanimously selected by the Grand Rapids City Commission to lead the Cure Violence program in the city, the City of Grand Rapids...

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments The City of Grand Rapids has launched a new grant program for small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic, it announced Tuesday. Eligible...

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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-11-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids city commissioners plan to vote Nov. 17 on allocating CARES Act or city police funds to a gunshot detection system for Grand Rapids. Called ShotSpotter, the detection technology will cost around $500,000 for the first two years of its...

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

by (Brett)

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A coalition of community leaders are calling for more resources to address Kent County's recent rise in shootings and thefts, which they say is directly tied to the pandemic. In a September 1 press conference organized by Grand Rapids Second...

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GRPS school walkout endorsement hinders, not helps students advocate for gun reform laws

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

The tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida has provoked a surge of activism in students across the nation, including we Grand Rapids students who have planned to walkout in solidarity with the other demonstrators across the country on Wednesday, March...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Madison May

by (UICA)

Submitted 11-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Madison Nicole May is a printmaker and interdisciplinary artist who graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2016. In the spring of 2017, May opened Bend Gallery on the Avenue for the Arts specializing in affordable gallery space for...

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Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for new "agents of change"

by (YLAV1617)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence or YLAV is a local youth-led coalition focused on increasing awareness and preventing relationship and sexual violence. Being a part of YLAV provides the opportunity for teens and young adults to be leaders and take a...

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Grand Rapids, time to get in formation

by (balexander)

Submitted 02-16-2016 under OPINION

After the Superbowl, none of us are talking about a game reminiscent of flag football. We are talking about a video that dropped a day before the game. We are talking about the powerful performance that reinforced that existence of that video. We...

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