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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Feel About Those Who Leave Your Religious Community?

Submitted 02-05-2024 under OPINION

I have heard from several sources that the penalty for leaving Islam is death.... If this is not true, where does this idea come from? And for others, is there any penalty (physical or spiritual) for leaving your faith?

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Dwelling Place Introduces 2024 Winter/Spring Artist in Residence: Pharaoh Muhammad Khalil

Submitted 02-02-2024 under NONPROFITS

Pharaoh is a multi-talented artist who will be utilizing the 106 Gallery space to curate exhibitions and activations in the Heartside neighborhood that will showcase the talent and creativity of a variety of artists.

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St. Cecilia Music Center presents Popular Folk Artist Aimee Mann with Special Guest Jonathan Coulton on February 29, 2024

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents folk artist Aimee Mann in concert with guest Jonathan Coulton on Thursday, February 29, 2024. Aimee Mann will perform her iconic music including her newest release, “Queens of the Summer Hotel” on Super Ego Records.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do You Need a Degree to Be Clergy?

Submitted 01-23-2024 under OPINION

For the Christians on the panel, I'm curious what degrees you needed to serve in your position. For non-Christians, what sort of ecclesial training is required for your ordination. Are there seminaries? Graduate work?

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WMCAT's iBall 2024

Submitted 01-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Join us at iBall 2024 – presented by Meijer – on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of celebration, community building, and connection as we invite our greater WMCAT community to be a voice of encouragement to our students.

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Clyde's dramatizes the hopes and struggles of post-prison life

Submitted 01-21-2024 under OPINION

Clyde's, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, dramatizes the realities of post-prison life with humor, empathy and style.

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Grand Valley presents screenings of inspiring athlete documentary "Team Dream" with cast in attendance

Submitted 01-17-2024 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University hosts screenings of Queen Latifah produced short documentary "Team Dream" (2022) with a star athlete and coach from the film present.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How have your religious beliefs changed over time?

Submitted 01-16-2024 under OPINION

Putting aside your religion’s/denomination’s “company line“ for a moment, how have your personal religious beliefs changed over the years, if any. If they haven’t, do you think that is a good or bad thing?

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Local Artist Highlight: Kailey Smith-Barth

Submitted 01-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts hears Kailey Smith-Barth, Exhibitions & Internships Manager for ArtPrize and artist in her own right. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Religious Practice Look Like at Home?

Submitted 01-08-2024 under OPINION

What does your religion say about practicing at home on days not spent in a congregation? Are there solid guidelines, or do families just decide for themselves what works?

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