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Amid racism and protests, can we find hope?

Submitted 06-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

Facing the challenges of racism and political protest, how will the religious traditions respond? Faith communities from conservative to progressive are responding and finding resources to respond with hope.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Does Atonement Work?

Submitted 06-08-2020 under OPINION

What needs to be done in order for a bad deed to be fully atoned for?

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Grand Rapids Community Media Center kicking off live virtual concert series on Monday

Submitted 06-07-2020 under NEWS

Set in Wealthy Theatre's historic theatre space, "WYCE at Wealthy" offers music fans a chance to enjoy live performances from local artists almost three months into continued concert venue shutdowns in West Michigan.

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In Season Report: June 6, 2020

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

Support the local food community this Saturday at the market! We are hosting over 40 vendors tomorrow, so come enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your fresh, local food essentials.

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Rights and responsibility, how does one act?

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

In our current environment we need a balance between rights and responsibility. What are the limit to our rights if they bring harm others? What does our faith teach us?

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Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this week Steffanie Rosalez, CEO of Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, issued a powerful reflection on this weekend's protest to her organization's network and the community at large. We asked her to share it with The Rapidian readership as well.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Can we have both Justice and Peace?

Submitted 06-01-2020 under OPINION

My tradition teaches, Tzedek, Tzedek, Tirdof, “Justice, justice, shall you pursue!” My tradition also instructs me to be ohev shalom v’rodef shalom, “a lover of peace and a pursuer of peace.”

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In Season Report: May 30, 2020

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come support your local food community this Saturday! There will be 45 vendors ready to sell you all the fresh local products you need! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your food essentials.

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Finding Hope in the Pandemic

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

In the midst of a pandemic that brings with it much uncertainty, we can choose to hope and not fear.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: The Morality of Politics

Submitted 05-25-2020 under OPINION

Taylor asks, “Do you think that one political group, wing or ideology is more moral than another?”

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