The Rapidian

Culture

Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 1

Submitted 06-24-2019 under OPINION

Lorri R. asks: “How should a person find healing if they were traumatized during early childhood religious experiences either by sexual abuse in the church, by overly strict practices, or by persistent shaming and humiliation?”

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In Season: June 22, 2019

Submitted 06-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Happy Summer Solstice + what a magnificent day for the first official day of summer! Come celebrate the longest day of the year with us, while enjoying the sunshine, and supporting local farmers, food creators, and artisans.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 2

Submitted 06-17-2019 under OPINION

Part two of last week’s question (for Christian responses, see last week’s column), What does it mean to be part of a religious community?

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In Season: June 15, 2019

Submitted 06-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

It's officially MICHIGAN STRAWBERRY season + we have around 30 vendors with fresh, locally-grown produce, farm products (eggs, meat, dairy), Michigan-made food, flowers + garden transplants and handmade goods. Shop outside on this beautiful day and get some of the first strawberries of the season!

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Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

What started as a backyard basketball Bible club is now a nonprofit that regularly serves 200 kids through adventure trips, mentoring and summer camp.

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 2019 Lineup Announced

Submitted 06-11-2019 under NONPROFITS

Annual free outdoor concert series returns for its 11th year

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Calvin College launches campaign to save the Student Activities Office

Submitted 06-10-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Student Activities Office, a beloved fixture of Calvin College and the West Michigan music scene, requires funding to remain intact. Calvin College administrators and students are seeking ways to keep the program going.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 1

Submitted 06-10-2019 under OPINION

This week’s question: What does it mean to be part of a religious community? We present the Christian responses in the column this week. Next week, we present Unitarian, Hindu, and Jewish responses.

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In Season: June 8, 2019

Submitted 06-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

Come treat your senses to the stunning sights and smells of the Market this time of year! It's such a beautiful day, sun is shining, and we have over 30 vendors today with Michigan food, farm, and artisan products!

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A look back at Festival of the Arts' first 50 years

Submitted 06-05-2019 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids' signature celebration of arts and culture, celebrates its 50th year of free fun for the entire family.

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