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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Symposium breaks new ground, applies common grace to the business world

by (msk23)

Submitted 10-20-2014 under

On Friday, Oct. 31, theologians, scholars and business people will converge on Calvin’s campus for the Symposium on Common Grace in Business. Conceived and co-sponsored by the Calvin business department and the Acton Institute, the symposium...

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Exhibit: Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman’s Message of Islam

by (grpl)

Submitted 10-16-2014 under

This exhibit provides insights into the role of religion in the daily life in Oman. Islam in Oman is linked among the various religious factions in the country and it helps safeguard cultural identity in these times of great change. This exhibition...

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Acton on Tap event to provide forum to discuss threats to religious liberty

by (David V. Urban)

Submitted 01-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Thus states the First Amendment.  But is religious liberty in the U.S. being eroded? That question will be discussed...

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Shawnee Park CRC integrates students into leadership

by (nathang_999)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Four years ago, Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church did not have a single college student involved in its ministries. Now, on any given Sunday, 40 to 60 students attend the church. More than a dozen serve in ministries, and one student even...

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Exploring the Catholic Tradition

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood  is introducing a new and ongoing series of monthly programs, each of which will explore an aspect of the Catholic faith and practices. Open to all who are interested in learning more about Catholicism, there will...

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Local film to feature courtship, finding Mr. Right

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NEWS

Amy Kohn, New York Emmy Award winning documentary film maker, is producing a documentary about Kelly Boggus, a local woman who lives in Allendale and works in Grand Rapids. Boggus is choosing "Christian Courtship" over conventional dating...

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Tuesday Tabletalk - Mystics and Mysticism

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of 2012 - Year of Interfaith Understanding, the October Tuesday Tabletalk will be held on October 16, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Dominican Center at Marywood (DCM). DCM is located at 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503....

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Faith perspectives on Occupy Grand Rapids

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Occupy Grand Rapids found an ally in the faith community when it was allowed to set up camp on the grounds of Fountain Street Church. This act renewed a public discussion of the intrinsic link between faith and social justice,  though according...

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