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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Counsel a Person Seeking Death, part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-01-2021 under OPINION

We began addressing this topic in last week’s column. Here are three additional responses. Linda Knieriemen, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Holland, responds: “My counsel varies with the particular circumstance. It’s...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Counsel a Person Seeking Death, part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-25-2021 under OPINION

Father Kevin Niehoff, O.P., a Dominican priest who serves as Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Grand Rapids, responds: “This question is complex. What is not known is if the author is referring to euthanasia or the decision to ‘discontinue...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Where does Mortality Come From?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-16-2020 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: The sacred Hindu writ, the Vedas, say that when the Primal Unique (God) expanded from transcendence into the spacial-temporal universe. It produced ‘...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Do You Think of Hospice?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-08-2019 under OPINION

I received a question recently by email. Upon thanking the sender, I received an auto-response that the owner of the email had died … five years ago! I wish the story had ended here, mystery unsolved, so I could imagine that this column has...

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Ethics and Religion Talk - Afraid of Death

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-01-2019 under OPINION

A question submitted to an interfaith panel on approaches to hospice care: If we believe in heaven, why are we so afraid of dying? The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is There a Stigma about Dying?, part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-11-2019 under OPINION

Two weeks ago, I shared the Christian responses. This week, I’m sharing the Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, and Unitarian responses. The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is There a Stigma about Dying?, part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-25-2019 under OPINION

This week, I’ll share the Christian responses. Father Michael Nasser, who writes from an Eastern Christian perspective and is Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Christian Church, responds: “Orthodox Christians do not believe that God...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Your Death Look Like?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-28-2019 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “In Unitarian Universalism a person can have a great deal of influence over how their death can occur...

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Something for everyone at Dominican Center in July

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

PARABLES ON FIRE: WHY JESUS TAUGHT ALMOST ENTIRELY USING PARABLES  086-100 Presenter: Joachim Lally, CSP, Paulist Priest, Artist, Musician Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8; 7:00-9:00 p.m.Mark 4:34 states that Jesus in his public ministry only...

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Multiple homicides and car chase throughout city - Where are you?

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 07-07-2011 under NEWS

UPDATE (11:47 p.m.): At approximately 11:30 p.m., Rodrick Dantzler shot himself, bringing the standoff to an end. Both hostages have been freed and are safe. To all Rapidians who contributed or mulled over your fellow Rapidians' contributions,...

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