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Interfaith lecture promotes understanding of diverse religions

Interfaith lecture promotes understanding of diverse religions

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Interfaith Dialogue Association strives to promote friendship and trust among people of diverse religions and ideologies by study, dialogue, and sharing about religious experiences.

The IDA’s 2011 Rabbi Philip Sigal Memorial Lecture, “From Tolerance to Holy Envy: The Interfaith Agenda,” will be presented by Douglas Kindschi. The lecture will be given Thursday, January 20, at 7 p.m., at Loosemore Auditorium in the DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton, on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus of Grand Valley State University. Admission is free. See Building #5 on the map link, http://www.gvsu.edu/maps.htm.  

Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, is now in his 35th year at Grand Valley, and served as a dean for 28 of those years. He is currently a professor of mathematics and philosophy.

One Book One City for Kids Announces 2011 Selection

One Book One City for Kids Announces 2011 Selection

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GRAND RAPIDS (January 10, 2011) One Book, One City for Kids, a citywide reading initiative for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, announces this year’s selection is "Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School" by Ruth McNally Barshaw.

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program encouraging 4,5 & 6th grade readers to read and discuss the same book each winter. The program also strives to encourage a life-long love of reading among middle school-age readers, inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools.

This year the entire city will be reading "Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School" by Ruth McNally Barshaw.

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

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2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

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FIGHTHUNGERGR.ORG CALLS ON GR-AREA FACEBOOK COMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURES AND VOTE TO BRING $1 MILLION IN HUNGER RELIEF TO COMMUNITY

GR/Wyoming market holds 2nd place position in national contest with 8 days to deadline

 

WHAT:

With just over one week until the Dec.

Panthers to battle Cougars this Saturday

From: http://www.cppschools.com/

The CPHS Panthers Varsity Football team will be playing in the MHSAA Division IV, Region 1 Championship playoff game this Saturday, November 13, at 2:00 PM against the Grand Rapids Catholic Central Cougars.  The game will be played at Grand Rapids Christian High School located at 2300 Plymouth Ave. SE.

Presale tickets are now available from the CPHS athletic office for $5.00 each.  No passes are accepted at this event.  The athletic office is open from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily.

Pioneers to face GR Christian this Friday

East Grand Rapids, MI - After defeating Byron Center last week, the EGR Pioneers have advanced to face the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles at home this Friday evening for the district title. A win would mark their 30th winning game in a row.

Visit http://eastgrsports.com for additional information.

GRPS - Last day of voting for Kohl's Cares initiative

Dear GRPS Students, Parents, Staff and Supporters:
 
Following our email yesterday, it was brought to our attention that Ken-O-Sha Elementary was not the only school involved in the Kohl's Cares initiative on Facebook. In fact, nearly every school in the district has applied! That means that ANY school in the Grand Rapids Public School district could win one of 20 $500,000 grants to improve their school.
 
Today is the last day of voting. All you have to do is log on to (or join, if you haven't already) Facebook and find the Kohl's page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/kohls?ref=ts. Click on the Kohl's Cares tab and search for your favorite GRPS school. Every vote counts, so vote multiple times for any and all of the GRPS schools involved!
 
Get the word out, post to your Facebook page and email all your friends! Show everyone how much you support GRPS and our ongoing success story.