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Community Updates: Friday, July 1

Submitted 07-01-2022 under NEWS

Together West Michigan rallies the city for change; the City of Grand Rapids reminds citizens of holiday closings and firework safety; and more


"We Will Not Go Back": Grand Rapidians Protest Against SCOTUS's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Submitted 06-29-2022 under NEWS

Over the weekend, hundreds gathered in Grand Rapids to protest against the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade


Clean Energy for Sacred Spaces: Grand Rapids Grant Announcement

Submitted 06-29-2022 under NONPROFITS

We're excited to announce a new grant program for houses of worship. This pilot project will provide energy efficient retrofitting for qualifying religious buildings in low-income neighborhoods.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Twitter Responsible for Speech On Its Platform?

Submitted 06-27-2022 under OPINION

Does Twitter have an ethical obligation to regulate certain expressions of speech on its platform?


Community Updates: Friday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2022 under NEWS

The City Planning Commission approves multiple commercial developments in Grand Rapids; Friends of Grand Rapids Parks announce the 2022 "Movies in the Park" summer series; the Kent County Health Department offers three days of free HIV testing in Grand Rapids


The Play That Goes Wrong Kills

Submitted 06-20-2022 under OPINION

In Grand Rapids Circle Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong, dusty convention winningly stumbles.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do I Know What My Religion Should Be?

Submitted 06-20-2022 under OPINION

Thomas writes, “I was raised Christian but I can't decide what religion to follow. I have read all the belief systems, but I am unsure of what criteria I should use to choose a religion. What advice does your panel have?”


Casting Light: The Guiding Light Podcast Begins Season 2

Submitted 06-20-2022 under NONPROFITS

What happens when you get a recovering heroin addict, alcoholic, and under-employed social worker together and tell them to record a podcast? You get season two of Casting Light, a podcast from Guiding Light.


Community Updates: Friday, June 17

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NEWS

The Heritage Hill Association announces the 2022 Heritage Hill Garden Tour; the City of Grand Rapids encourages Grand Rapidians to stay safe in the summer heat; and more


New Exhibitions On View at UICA: Impulsive/Decisive and Coming Home

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

Two new exhibitions on view with FREE admission through August 13, 2022