The Rapidian

Opinion

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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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?

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Grand Rapids Symphony bids farewell to Rich DeVos to open 2018-19 season

Submitted 09-18-2018 under OPINION

Music Director Marcelo Lehninger welcomed violinist Karen Gomyo for the opening concerts of the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2018-19 season on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do with frozen embryos after divorce?

Submitted 09-17-2018 under OPINION

A new Arizona law would give frozen embryos to either spouse who wants to use them, even after a divorce. Is it ethical to force someone to become a parent against his or her will?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Genetic editing

Submitted 09-10-2018 under OPINION

A recent BBC article suggested that modifying human DNA by editing human embryos ought to be permitted by UK law. What does the Ethics and Religion Talk Panel think?

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Bridge Street Market, the new market for everyone

Submitted 09-04-2018 under OPINION

It's with great excitement to announce that the Bridge Street Market held its grand opening on Wednesday, August 29 in the Westside. The wait has been long for residents who witnessed the land remain abandoned after the Moctezuma store closed its doors.

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