The Rapidian

Spirituality

Triennial Interfaith Dialogue will explore whether religious identities are what unites or divides us

Submitted 10-19-2018 under NEWS

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim voices weigh in on an important and timely topic.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Responding to reader feedback

Submitted 10-15-2018 under OPINION

This week, I am departing from the normal format of Ethics and Religion Talk to respond to some reader feedback.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: On which holiday brings the most joy, and which brings the least

Submitted 10-08-2018 under OPINION

What is your favorite holiday on your tradition’s calendar, and why, or what is your least favorite holiday on your tradition’s calendar, and why?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Examining the ethics of eating lab-grown flesh

Submitted 10-01-2018 under OPINION

Is it ethical to consume lab-grown human flesh?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How does your tradition react to suicide?

Submitted 09-24-2018 under OPINION

Does your tradition condemn a person who died by his or her own hand (committed suicide) in any way, such as burial in a separate section of the cemetery, burial without all of the normal funeral rites, or by refusing to conduct a funeral service at all? Why or why not?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do with frozen embryos after divorce?

Submitted 09-17-2018 under OPINION

A new Arizona law would give frozen embryos to either spouse who wants to use them, even after a divorce. Is it ethical to force someone to become a parent against his or her will?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Genetic editing

Submitted 09-10-2018 under OPINION

A recent BBC article suggested that modifying human DNA by editing human embryos ought to be permitted by UK law. What does the Ethics and Religion Talk Panel think?

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do about those who don't give enough?

Submitted 09-04-2018 under OPINION

... in order to survive and serve their mission [religious institutions] need to balance their income and expenses. ... [M]embers must help support the congregation .... What of members who say they can’t afford more than a nominal level of dues, yet they large houses or drive nice cars?

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57th traditional Pow Wow to take place September 8-9 at Riverside Park

Submitted 08-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Valley American Indian Lodge invites the community to the 57th Traditional Pow Wow. Whether it is your first time at a pow wow or your tenth, you will enjoy the excitement, the color, the dancing, drumming, crafts and food!

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is the serpent in the Garden of Eden real?

Submitted 08-27-2018 under OPINION

Elisa asks, Did the supposed serpent in the supposed Garden of Eden have fangs? If so, why? If not, why not?

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