The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: Responding to reader feedback

Submitted 10-15-2018 under OPINION

This week, I am departing from the normal format of Ethics and Religion Talk to respond to some reader feedback.


Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Grand Rapids Symphony for one of its greatest concerts ever

Submitted 10-09-2018 under OPINION

Marcelo Lehninger led the Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Grand Rapids Symphony in one of the finest concerts ever heard in DeVos Performance Hall on Oct. 5-6.


Girlfriend sets 22 rules for boyfriend, highlighting perfect example of abuse

Submitted 10-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Girlfriend drafts contract for boyfriend to sign, includes 22 controlling rules and highlights examples of abusive behaviors


Ethics and Religion Talk: On which holiday brings the most joy, and which brings the least

Submitted 10-08-2018 under OPINION

What is your favorite holiday on your tradition’s calendar, and why, or what is your least favorite holiday on your tradition’s calendar, and why?


Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year

Submitted 10-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is now accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year through November 11, 2018.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Examining the ethics of eating lab-grown flesh

Submitted 10-01-2018 under OPINION

Is it ethical to consume lab-grown human flesh?


Calling all Mamavists!

Submitted 09-28-2018 under OPINION

We have neither adequate political representation at the local, state and national levels nor enough collective wealth to directly influence the political process. What we do have is enough sense to know a lot of policy prevents Michigan families from obtaining basic resources and opportunities.


Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team honors domestic homicide victims

Submitted 09-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Candlelight Vigil to be held Monday to honor victims of domestic violence homicide.


Backlash to Cosecha disruption at ArtPrize showcases problem with typical 'West Michigan nice'

Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

"#EndTheContract but not like that" is the response we receive when we interrupt ArtPrize and County Commission meetings. Grand Rapids, we need to talk about movement building, institutional power, and the racism in 'civil conversation.'


Ethics and Religion Talk: How does your tradition react to suicide?

Submitted 09-24-2018 under OPINION

Does your tradition condemn a person who died by his or her own hand (committed suicide) in any way, such as burial in a separate section of the cemetery, burial without all of the normal funeral rites, or by refusing to conduct a funeral service at all? Why or why not?