Ethics and Religion Talk: Are those who took own life resurrected?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 06-29-2020 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “The Universalist part of our faith believes in universal salvation, no one would ever be denied...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How does your tradition react to suicide?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 09-24-2018 under OPINION

Dr Sahibzada, the Director of Islamic Center and Imam of the Mosque of Grand Rapids, responds: A person’s life consists of two aspects in Islam: Faith and actions. The person is a believer and suicidal action is not a rejection of faith but...

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Mental Health issues; Who do we call?

by (Annie)

Submitted 10-02-2014 under OPINION

Do the officers in our community have mandatory training to recognize the difference between a competent violent aggressor and a mentally ill person having an episode? Another lingering question, why in some cases is deadly force used before...

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Don't go mental?

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-26-2010 under OPINION

I was reading an article a while back which reminded me that many members of the general public have little knowledge of what psychiatric conditions are really all about. At least many people are not sensitive to the very real pain associated with...

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