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Struggling with Racism on the Fourth of July

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 07-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

Written by Doug Kindschi, Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute I am writing this week’s column on the Fourth of July, not in a big crowd watching fireworks, but quietly reflecting on our country, its history – both the good and the bad...

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A personal confession: I am a racist

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

by Doug Kindschi, Director, Kaufman Interfaith Institute As a child I had very positive contacts with African Americans, never recall telling a racist joke or using the “n-word.”  As an adult I have tried to support equality for all...

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Amid racism and protests, can we find hope?

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 06-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

Racial justice is certainly the critical issue we face today.  The pandemic of racial injustice has even pushed aside the coronavirus pandemic. The murder of George Floyd and the worldwide response has brought this issue again to our...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders announce operational changes to improve policing City of Grand Rapids leaders announced on Wednesday a series of operational changes to improve police-community relations. The changes come in response to continuing unrest over...

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Community updates: Friday, June 5

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids reopening park amenities, city buildings on June 8 The City of Grand Rapids will reopen its splash pads, other park amenities, and city buildings on Monday, it announced. The reopenings are part of phase one of the city’s...

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends state of civil emergency, takes action to improve police-community relations Continuing to respond to weekend rioting and lasting anger over nationwide police brutality, Grand Rapids leaders extended the city’s...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Can we have both Justice and Peace?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 06-01-2020 under OPINION

My tradition teaches, Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof, “Justice, justice, shall you pursue!” Police officers who violate the boundaries of their training when using deadly force and cause injury or death should be prosecuted. Former police...

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Community updates: Friday, May 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NEWS

Shared in this May 29 update are developments relevant to local life from the Grand Rapids Police Department, City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Kids, and Michigan Secretary of State.   Grand Rapids Police Department issues statement on George...

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