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Wealthy Theatre launches week-long Fall Fund Drive with virtual events, marathons, giveaways

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Wealthy Theatre is hosting a five-day Fall Fund Drive to raise funds for its survival amid continued theater shutdowns, and celebrate the kind of free virtual events it’s been organizing during its closure. Launched Monday, the fund drive runs...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Spiritual Practices for a Pandemic

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-08-2020 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “I have two consistent daily practices that help center me. During my morning cup of coffee, I take...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Tradition Support the Separation Between Church and State? part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-31-2020 under OPINION

This is the second set of responses to a question we began answering last month. Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, responds: “Scottish Presbyterianism has long​ promoted the ideal of...

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Even Republicans will remember who abandoned them during the pandemic

by (benpmc)

Submitted 08-06-2020 under OPINION

2020 has been anything but prosperous for everyone in the world. It seems that every week we are hit with another trial and every hour a new headline appears on the news predicting more doom and gloom. It can be extremely difficult to find a silver...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Your Tradition Support the Separation Between Church and State? part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-03-2020 under OPINION

Taylor’s question elicited responses from nearly every member of the Ethics and Religion Talk panel. We’ll open our ninth year of the column this week with half of the panel’s responses. Watch for the other half at the beginning of...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What did Clergy do during the Pandemic?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under OPINION

The Rev. Rachel J. Bahr, pastor of Plymouth UCC, responds: “I’ve learned an incredible amount about digital film production and editing. The value of a good mic, and green screen. As many went down the sourdough starter hole, I’ve...

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West Michigan native gives COVID-19 advice and insights

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Holland, Michigan native Bill Garvelink had a front row seat to a fast-moving and deadly virus while serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ambassador Garvelink, now retired from the foreign service and with over 30...

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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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When will the COVID-19 pandemic disappear?

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 05-25-2020 under NONPROFITS

Written by Aly Mageed, M.D., Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital To say that our lives have dramatically changed over the last few months is an understatement. Globally, we currently have more than 4.3 million people infected with the virus and...

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Amidst a pandemic, invest in the unknown

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

We welcome back Kyle Kooyers, as we continue our series from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute staff. Kyle began working at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute while a graduate student at Calvin Theological Seminary, and then joined us full-time as...

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