Passing the Mic: West Michigan Hindu Temple's Fred Stella answers, "What is the purpose of your life?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-10-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner and interfaith outreach officer for the Sikh Society of West Michigan, previously asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "What is the purpose of your life? How can you live a spiritual life...

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Passing the Mic: Sikh Society of West Michigan's Rishi Singh answers, "What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-31-2021 under VOICES

Ven. Yong Su Mark Hepper, Mahayana Buddhist practitioner and Teaching Monk at the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple, previously asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "What does your faith, your religion, do to specifically address your members...

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A path to a better place: Harvey Koning values Guiding Light's approach to recovery

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Faith has always been an integral part of Harvey Koning’s life, but when he left his hometown of Grand Rapids to attend Harvard Law School his Christianity “got real” for him. “Being away from home and meeting so many people...

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Passing the Mic: Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple's Rev. Yong Su answers, "Has there been any aspect of your faith that you've changed your perspective on over this pandemic?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-16-2021 under VOICES

Muneeba Khan, Islamic practitioner and member of At-Tawheed Islamic Center, previously asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "Has there been any aspect of your faith that you’ve changed your perspective on over this pandemic time?...

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Passing the Mic: At-Tawheed Islamic Center's Muneeba Khan answers, "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult within the last year?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-30-2021 under VOICES

Allison Egrin, Jewish practitioner and Program Assistant at Kaufman Interfaith Institute, previously asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult or taxing within the last year?"...

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Passing the Mic: Kaufman Interfaith Institute's Allison Egrin answers, "What tenet of your faith tradition most stands out to you right now?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-24-2021 under VOICES

Brett Townsend, Community Services Specialist at Community Media Center, asks leaders or practitioners in Grand Rapids faith communities: "What tenet of your religious or spiritual tradition most stands out to you right now?" Allison...

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Finding Hope in the Pandemic

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

We welcome Sue Spears as we continue our series from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute staff. As the Office Coordinator, Sue keeps, not just the office, but all of us staff coordinated. You could say she provides the glue that holds all of the events...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Accepting and Questioning One's Religion of Origin

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 07-22-2019 under OPINION

Ty Silzer, a former pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America, responds: “I heard a comedian who lost his faith refer to it like this (I paraphrase): ‘I had all these beliefs. They were like pieces of furniture that had been placed in...

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Plainsong Farm works to catalyze a Christian food movement: "Ten acres and large questions"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

In a day and age where most people buy their food from grocery stores, there is little connection between the consumption of food and the land and work that brought the food about. Plainsong Farm, located in Rockford, Michigan and operating under a...

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Buddhism professor's journey from Christianity to a blissful state of "I don't know."

by (sanchea7)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under OPINION

What happens when you no longer believe in the religion on which your family raised you? As I sat in my Special Topics: Buddhism class on the very first day, I wondered this exact question when my professor, Jeremy Beahan, explains how he was raised...

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