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Ethics and Religion Talk: Guns, violence and pacifism, Part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 05-07-2018 under OPINION

Father Kevin Niehoff, O.P., a Dominican priest who serves as Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Grand Rapids, responds: “Pacifism ‘is opposition to war or violence by means of settling disputes; specifically, refusal to bear arms on...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Guns, violence and pacifism, Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-30-2018 under OPINION

The format for our column this week is a bit different. This week, we invite R. Scot Miller, an ordained minister of outreach and education at Common Spirit Church of the Brethren in Grand Rapids, to share a long-form essay on the topic of guns,...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Holding leaders accountable without judgement

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-23-2018 under OPINION

I asked the panel to consider Karla’s question against the backdrop of the verse from Christian scriptures, Matthew 7:1, "Judge not that you not be judged.” Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Must one confess past violations of sexual boundaries?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-16-2018 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “Yes, I believe that clergy have an ethical obligation to acknowledge behaviors that they might have...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does tolerance lead to complicity?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-09-2018 under OPINION

Jacob L.H. asked the Ethics and Religion Talk panel, “Where is the line between tolerance and complicity? I try very hard to be respectful of people’s views that are different than mine, but I feel there is definitely a point where I...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does tolerance lead to complicity? Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 04-02-2018 under OPINION

Jacob L.H. asked the Ethics and Religion Talk panel, “Where is the line between tolerance and complicity? I try very hard to be respectful of people’s views that are different than mine, but I feel there is definitely a point where I...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 3

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-26-2018 under OPINION

This is our third and final column of responses to the question submitted by Elisabeth G-P: “All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one another and that, of...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under OPINION

Elisabeth G-P asked the Ethics and Religion Talk panel: “All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one another and that, of faith, hope and charity, love is the...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is there one true religion? Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

Elisabeth G-P send the following question to the Ethics and Religion Talk panel at [email protected]: “All of the major religions say ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ Jesus said to ‘Love one...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What role does celibacy play in your tradition?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 02-26-2018 under OPINION

Lauren G. wrote the Ethics and Religion Talk panel at [email protected] to ask: “I'm curious about how celibacy plays into religion. I do know that Catholic priests, nuns, and monks practice it; but does it play any ‘...

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