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Interfaith

Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Feel about Interfaith [Social] Relationships

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-05-2019 under OPINION

Note: In this column, four of the Ethics and Religion Talk panelists discuss this question as it relates to interfaith social relationships and friendships. Next week, three panelists will respond to the question’s implications for romantic...

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When 'them' becomes 'us': Standing with the Muslim community of Grand Rapids

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

It all begins with listening. This past winter, amidst a season fraught with 569 Islamophobic attacks in the United States and a surge in Islamophobic rhetoric, the Peace and Justice Task Force of the Interfaith Service Council decided it was...

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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

On Monday evening, inside Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, more than 650 people gathered for an evening of fellowship and community. The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was themed “Coming Together: Welcoming...

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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Interfaith engagement is the positive interaction between communities from various religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds, and there has been a strong interfaith movement in West Michigan since the 1980s.  Katie Gordon, program director...

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Coming together, welcoming all: Interfaith gathering of healing, hope

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Every year in Grand Rapids, our interfaith community gathers at Thanksgiving time in a spirit of expressing gratitude and unity through our diversity. While a secular holiday, each tradition brings a rich perspective to the theme, which this year is...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under

We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of Coming Together from many traditions and Welcoming All. Hospitality...

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Interfaith and Interwoven: Knitting for peace, justice and healing

by (revkatiebaker)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under NEWS

Returning for a second summer, Interfaith & Interwoven: Knitting for Peace, Justice and Healing is a communitywide ministry open to all faiths, ages and skill-sets providing a space for fellowship, collaboration and creativity! The ministry...

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Catalyst Radio: learning more about the local Sikh community

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. In December 2015, a Grand Rapids sales clerk who was Sikh was targeted in a racially and religiously motivated shooting attack and robbery. Because of this...

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Annual Abrahamic Dinner at local mosque to encourage interfaith dialogue

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

By Meghan Bogema, Interfaith Intern at Calvin College Have you ever been to one of our local mosques in Grand Rapids? January 21 is the perfect chance to do so. This Thursday, the Niagara Foundation and Kaufman Interfaith Institute are...

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New Year's resolution: Get to know your neighbor

by (Katie Gordon)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under OPINION

This New Year, I am reminded by how far we have yet to go to accomplish understanding across difference and unity through diversity in our communities. As an interfaith advocate in a city which has a significant faith-rooted history, the potential...

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