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Food is a Great Equalizer: An Interview with AJ Fossel from the Community Food Club

Submitted 12-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews AJ Fossel, Director of the Community Food Club, about a food system that centers the dignity of consumers

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do we Need Blue Roses?

Submitted 11-30-2021 under OPINION

Should we be creating blue roses?

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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Stages The Sound Of Music

Submitted 11-24-2021 under OPINION

Over half a century later, The Sound Of Music retains its charms.

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Planting Trees and Hope

Submitted 11-23-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Reflecting on the experience of planting trees in a "newer," local nature preserve.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: This Thanksgiving, What are You Grateful For?

Submitted 11-22-2021 under OPINION

The Ethics and Religion Talk panel wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving, and responds to the questions, “What are you most thankful for this year?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Are Monkey-Human Hybrid Embryos Kosher?

Submitted 11-17-2021 under OPINION

Colleen writes: “For the first time, U.S. and Chinese scientists have created embryos that are part human, part monkey, in an effort to find new ways to produce organs for transplants. As a faith leader what are the ethical concerns based on your religious tradition?”

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God is the Way Out: Guiding Light Board Chair Connects Recovery Success with Spirituality

Submitted 11-17-2021 under NONPROFITS

Ed Postma first noticed there was something different about Guiding Light when he saw a young man struggling with addiction begin to ask questions about spirituality and to talk about God.

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Until We Eat Equally Well: An Interview with Teresa Hendricks from Migrant Legal Aid

Submitted 11-11-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews Teresa Hendricks from Migrant Legal Aid on harvesting food and migrant farmworkers

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Life at Guiding Light Recovery

Submitted 11-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

Ever wonder what rehab is like? Guiding Light Recovery is a professional, holistic, and "no-joke" substance abuse treatment program provided to men at no financial cost. The only price is their willingness, open-mindedness, and sincere desire to change.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Does Tolerance Demand Moral Relativism?

Submitted 11-08-2021 under OPINION

Sandra asks, “In an age when everything is relative and tolerance is becoming a demand, isn't it true that our own sense of right and wrong is being slaughtered and our true self is being manipulated?”

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