The Rapidian


When Crisis Mode Becomes the Norm: Interrupting a System of Emergency with a System of Justice

Submitted 05-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

As the global pandemic hit our local community, food access organizations that existed before COVID-19, and those that started due to COVID-19, have worked to respond to the lack of access to food heightened by the virus and its economic impacts.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Celebrating our 400th column!

Submitted 05-18-2020 under OPINION

The 400th appearance of Ethics and Religion Talk!


Love in a Time of Pandemic

Submitted 05-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

The coronavirus creates fear: of financial ruin, of destroying America, and even of losing life itself. Fear leads us to blame and harm others. The New Testament says, “Perfect love casts out all fear.” Don’t let fear win. Choose love.


Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

Submitted 05-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits, is the highest level that can be bestowed.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is God's Role to be Fearsome or Loving?

Submitted 05-11-2020 under OPINION

Genevieve asks, “Is God’s role more that of divine power to be feared, a loving creator, or otherwise?”


Creating the new normal - can we be better for each other?

Submitted 05-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

What will the “new normal” look like when this is over? How can we become a better and more just community after this pandemic?


We must look with an unwavering eye toward compassion

Submitted 05-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

How can we look with an unwavering eye at the suffering we see and experience these days? The story of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion in Tibet, may be able to shed light on surviving the COVID-19 crisis with one’s heart intact.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Is Family Important? Why?

Submitted 05-04-2020 under OPINION

Faith asks, “Is family important, and if it is, what makes it important?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Where does Morality Come From?

Submitted 04-27-2020 under OPINION

Fred asks, “What is morality and where does it come from?”


Grand Rapids Community Foundation y las organizaciones locales de liderazgo Latinx lanzan el Fondo La Lucha para familias indocumentadas y de estatus mixto afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NEWS

Con la pérdida de empleos provocada por la pandemia y la inelegibilidad para el alivio formal del gobierno, muchas de las familias indocumentadas y de estatus mixto del condado de Kent tienen dificultades llegando a fin de mes.