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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do after a miscarriage? (Part 2)

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under OPINION

Many people don’t realize that approximately 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Most, however, take place in the first trimester. Second trimester miscarriages are much less common. My heart and the hearts of the Ethics and Religion Talk...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do after a miscarriage? (Part 1)

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-25-2017 under OPINION

We are still in mourning and quite sad, yet also continually grateful for our other three children and grateful for the kindness and compassion of our family, friends, and caregivers. My wife and I are now pondering questions of what happens after...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does religious freedom mean exemption from the law?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-18-2017 under OPINION

Wouldn't this allow religions to justify polygamy, race and sex discrimination, drug use, prostitution, or any other law they didn't like, to the detriment of civil society? Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Senior relationships

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-11-2017 under OPINION

But, we have a passionate side to our friendship. We don’t want to have sex. We just enjoy hugging and making out a little. Why is wrong if we love each other and have no intention to cross the line? I think it is unreasonable and unhealthy to...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: The Charlie Gard Case

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under OPINION

The parents wanted to take him out of the United Kingdom for treatment. The hospital took the parents to court to prevent them from doing so. Ultimately, he died at the end of July after additional court battles regarding the parents’ desire...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should religious institutions be 'Safe Refuge?'

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-21-2017 under OPINION

Fred Wooden, the senior pastor of Fountain Street Church, responds: “The Torah speaks of cities of refuge, for those who are not safe despite the usual safeguards. They served a needed purpose. Modern houses of worship are not legal...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is torture in defense of civilians ethical?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-14-2017 under OPINION

This column answers questions of Ethics and Religion by submitting them to a multi-faith panel of spiritual leaders in the Grand Rapids area. We’d love to hear about the ordinary ethical questions that come up on the course of your day as well...

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Catalyst Radio: Modern religious storytelling and the Festival of Faith & Writing

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-14-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

We met Lisa Ann Cockrel, director of the Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College. 2,000 writers and readers of any or no faith will attend the festival April 14-16 at Calvin College campus to learn and discuss ethics, liberation, world...

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Green Fire: Film and discussion about land ethics and conservation

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

Blandford Nature Center, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Michigan Conservation Districts, and West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting a showing of the film “Green Fire, Aldo Leopold and a...

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Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

by (bjr25)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

  Bracing against the frigid wind, a grungy-looking man stands with a sign stating, “Anything helps. God Bless.” He has a lean, hungry look about him and is shivering in the cold. But should you give him money? “The Bible...

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