The Rapidian

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Coffee Shop Conversations

Submitted 07-19-2019 under OPINION

How can every day coffee shop conversations be harnessed for their full democratic potential?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Sabbath Practices

Submitted 07-15-2019 under OPINION

From Mark: “I would like to know if each of the panelists have anything similar to a Sabbath and if so, how they observe that day?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 2

Submitted 07-08-2019 under OPINION

How should a person find healing from religious trauma – a second set of responses.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: May One Allow One's Pacemaker Battery to Die?

Submitted 07-01-2019 under OPINION

Is it morally acceptable for an elderly patient under hospice care to refuse to have a pacemaker battery replaced?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 1

Submitted 06-24-2019 under OPINION

Lorri R. asks: “How should a person find healing if they were traumatized during early childhood religious experiences either by sexual abuse in the church, by overly strict practices, or by persistent shaming and humiliation?”

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How the life changing benefit of doula care made all the difference

Submitted 06-20-2019 under OPINION

Cassie was with me during my pregnancy, labor and delivery. Her support, encouragement, patience and kindness helped me have the most incredible labor and delivery I could imagine. I reflect back on my son’s entry into this world often. When I do, I smile.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 2

Submitted 06-17-2019 under OPINION

Part two of last week’s question (for Christian responses, see last week’s column), What does it mean to be part of a religious community?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 1

Submitted 06-10-2019 under OPINION

This week’s question: What does it mean to be part of a religious community? We present the Christian responses in the column this week. Next week, we present Unitarian, Hindu, and Jewish responses.

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"Culinary Conversations" Focusing on Food Failures at June 18 Meetup

Submitted 06-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host its third Culinary Conversations Meetup on June 18 at 5 p.m., focusing on “Food Failures.” The free event features four local food industry mavens, from the startup and corporate world, discussing their own failed food projects and how they moved past them.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Should We be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities?

Submitted 06-03-2019 under OPINION

How do religious institutions show themselves to be open to folks with disabilities both visible and not visible?

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