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Dates & Time: 
Mar 19, 2018
 
Church Music Today: A Conversation with Composers James and Marilyn Biery
 
You are invited to join composers James and Marilyn Biery in a conversation about church music. 
Location: 
Calvin College Chapel, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Incomes Around the World

Incomes Around the World

 
What’s your monthly income? What kind of house do you live in? You may think you know where you fall on the grand global scale of wealth – but an online, open-source gallery of 30,000 intimate photos of families in their homes across the world may change that view of yourself.
 

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political party has risen from obscurity to the center of government in large part by exploiting fears of minority religions. Fears that have turned into waves of violence by Hindu nationalists against minority groups including Muslims, Christians and Dalits (once considered "untouchables''). The latest wave of violence centers around the sacred cow, with the Bharatiya Janata Party fanning communal passions over the use of cows as a source of meat.

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, it's no surprise that the spiritual head of the Church of England selected a Roman Catholic priest's manuscript for his 2018 Lenten prayer book.
 
Luigi Gioia, a Benedictine priest and academic scholar, has spent the past two decades bringing together ecumenical thought and spirituality in both the Church and the classroom.
 

Songwriting, Spirituality and Worship with David Gungor

Songwriting, Spirituality and Worship with David Gungor

Dates & Time: 
Mar 09, 2018
Join the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship for a conversation with David Gungor -- of the musical group, The Brilliance -- about songwriting, spirituality, and worship.
 
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 from 4:30PM to 5:00PM
 
Location: Calvin College Chapel Grand Rapids, MI
 
This conversation is hosted by Noel Snyder, a program manager at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. This conversation is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed. 
Location: 
Calvin College Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI

Women Wage Peace At Auburn Seminary

Women Wage Peace At Auburn Seminary

 
Attend this conversation with Vivian Silver, from the grassroots movement Women Wage Peace, a group of tens of thousands of Jews and Arabs across the political spectrum in Israel. We will explore the difference women can make.
 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Auburn Seminary.
61 Claremont St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10115 (between 119th and 120th Street) 
 
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. 

The Antidote to Rising Nationalism, Polarization and Hate

The Antidote to Rising Nationalism, Polarization and Hate

What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice. [Watch Now].

 

Presbyterian Roots of North Korean Ice Hockey

Presbyterian Roots of North Korean Ice Hockey

In 1933 American and Korean hockey teams met in Pyongyang, North Korea on the frozen Taedong River. 

Charitable Giving by Gen X and Millennials Increasing

Charitable Giving by Gen X and Millennials Increasing

Charitable giving has long been the domain of wealthy industrialists and their foundations after a lifetime of achievements. But the profile of today’s philanthropists is changing: Increasingly, they are Gen Xers and millennials who are reinventing what it means to do good. They want more than just their name on the donors’ wall; they want to see real and measurable results. In Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving, authors Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody examine the future of giving in these young hands.

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