The Rapidian

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The Time is Ripe for a Food Policy Council in Kent County

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Every one of us is part of a food system, a truth the pandemic put in plain sight. How can we be a part of shaping that food system to benefit all? The new Kent County Food Policy Council will address that very question.

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Outgoing Board Member Will Always Have a Heart for Heartside

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

John Dice is ending his second three-year term on the Guiding Light Board of Directors. The outgoing board member has given his time and talents to the help those in need in the Heartside neighborhood for decades.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is Wisdom Literature?

Submitted 02-16-2021 under OPINION

Ted N. asks, “Are there similarities (and differences) in the wisdom literature of the world’s major religions? Can you please explain?”

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What is Our Role in God's Plan?

Submitted 02-08-2021 under OPINION

Linda M. asks, “When people say ‘let God handle it’ or ‘it is all in God's plan,’ does anyone remember God (or whoever) made us thinking, reasoning, humans, and we have an obligation to use our brains and common sense, not just lay bad stuff or good stuff on God's whim?”

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As Pandemic Enters Second Year, Guiding Light Sees Increased Demand for Addiction Recovery Program

Submitted 02-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

Since the beginning of the year, Guiding Light has had an uptick in the number of inquiries and enrollments for its Recovery program. Director Brian Elve provides insights into the problem -- and how Guiding Light has developed an effective approach to help men recover and re-engage.

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Guiding Light to Spotlight Addiction Recovery During Feb. 18 Virtual Ministry Update

Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

The community is invited to join Guiding Light's virtual Ministry Update on Thursday, Feb. 18. Hosted on Facebook and LinkedIn, the virtual event will begin at 7 p.m. and focus on how the nonprofit is preparing to meet increased demand for its addition recovery services.

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Great Decisions series tackles North Korea, COVID, the melting Arctic, and African independence

Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Eight straight weeks of global awareness begins on February 8 as the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan again presents "Great Decisions"

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Counsel a Person Seeking Death, part 2

Submitted 02-01-2021 under OPINION

Margo H. asks, “If a parishioner wants to let go of living, how do you counsel them? Is there ever a case in your faith when you can support them spiritually in seeking death?”

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Allen's Story and God's Irony

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Allen, a Guiding Light Recovery client and the nonprofit's kitchen director, shares his journey recovering from decades of alcoholism and drug addiction.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Counsel a Person Seeking Death, part 1

Submitted 01-25-2021 under OPINION

Margo H. asks, “If a parishioner wants to let go of living, how do you counsel them? Is there ever a case in your faith when you can support them spiritually in seeking death?”

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