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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.


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, May 4 updates

Submitted 05-04-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $67 thousand in resident leadership projects focused on COVID-19 resiliency, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launches 24/7 crisis text line for Michiganders experiencing mental health issues during pandemic, and more statements issued May 2-4.


Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

Submitted 05-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

In light of restrictions over gatherings due to COVID-19, Guiding Light has opted to shift its traditional ministry update luncheon to an online format. The community is invited to tune into Guiding Light's Facebook or LinkedIn at noon on Tuesday, May 5 to participate.


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?”


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, May 1 updates

Submitted 05-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer issues executive orders extending several of state’s pandemic mitigation efforts and reopening outdoor work, Kent County Health Department adds features to its Data Dashboard, and Grand Rapids Community Foundation joins #GivingTuesdayNow movement supporting pandemic relief.


In Season Report: May 2, 2020

Submitted 05-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

It is officially May and we all know what that means… Main Season has arrived! Come enjoy the warmer weather and make a quick + efficient trip to pick up healthy, fresh local products on opening day!


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, April 29 updates

Submitted 04-29-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids announces $13 million in budget cuts and partial hiring freeze in response to pandemic, Gov. Whitmer announces "Futures for Frontliners" education program and "Child Care Relief Fund," and more statements issued April 27-29.


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, April 27 updates

Submitted 04-27-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer signs executive orders establishing new consumer safety measures and extending validity of personal protection orders, The Rapid requires all medically-able riders wear face coverings, and Local Spins publishes West Michigan concert reschedules list.


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?”


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 24 updates

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer extends revised “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15, City of Grand Rapids updates service changes following stay-home order extension, and Local First and local entrepreneur launch free WhatsOpenWM web app promoting open West Michigan business' offerings.