The Rapidian


Ethics and Religion Talk: How do you Respond to Racism?

Submitted 10-26-2020 under OPINION

Ruby asks, “In your work and association with those in your congregation, do you experience any racist comments or actions? If so, how do you judiciously deal with such people?”


Guiding Light Receives $25,000 Donation from TCF

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has received a generous donation from TCF Financial Corp. to support its Back to Work program.


Ethics and Religion Talk: When does Journalism become 'Evil Speech?'

Submitted 10-19-2020 under OPINION

In Judaism, lashon hara, gossip (literally, evil speech), is roughly defined as any speech, true or false, which damages somebody’s reputation. How do we respond when journalists publish stories which cross this line?


Passing the Mic: Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association answers, "How can neighborhood associations help improve community-police relations?"

Submitted 10-16-2020 under VOICES

Amy Brower from Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association responds to West Grand Neighborhood Organization's Annette Vandenberg.


Passing the Mic: Highland Park Neighborhood Association answers, "What are you most proud about in your neighborhood right now?"

Submitted 10-13-2020 under VOICES

Sam Mosley from Highland Park Neighborhood Association responds to Community Media Center's Brett Townsend.


Ethics and Religion Talk - Dietary Restrictions

Submitted 10-12-2020 under OPINION

Traci asks, “Could you discuss any dietary restrictions your religions may have including alcohol?”


McKay Tower and The Blue Bridge Are Lighting Up this Week. Why?

Submitted 10-07-2020 under OPINION

Throughout the year, our local landmarks light up in different colors for different reasons. In the second week of October, two of downtown Grand Rapids’ icons will light up in green, pink, and teal for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How Old is the World?

Submitted 10-05-2020 under OPINION

Laura asks,“What does your religion say about creation? This would include your estimate on the age of the earth. Do you believe that your beliefs conflict with science?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Converting Hate Against LGBTQ into Love

Submitted 09-29-2020 under OPINION

So, my question is: In this era of increasing fear and hatred, in addition to prayer and moral support, what role can I play in converting hate into love? What actions are suggested?”


Passing the Mic: West Grand Neighborhood Organization answers, "Beyond 2040, where do we see neighborhood associations?"

Submitted 09-28-2020 under VOICES

Annette Vandenberg from West Grand Neighborhood Organization responds to East Hills Council of Neighbors' Maggi Rivera.