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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Ukrainian Catholic community struggles to stay afloat

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-14-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Upon entering the parish nave of St. Michael The Archangel, one’s senses are immediately inebriated with the colorful iconography and flowery incense. Hymns are chanted by the cantor and the censure bells rattle as the priest blesses the...

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Catalyst Radio: Center for Inquiry, an organization for critical thinking

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Jennifer Beahan joins us on air to explain the goals of Center for Inquiry. Although based in Grand Rapids and with a small staff of two, CFI actually serves all of Michigan, organizing events in Muskegon, Detroit and many more cities...

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