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Huge Christian Rock Concert Coming to Van Andel Arena

Winter Jam is coming back to the Van Andel Arena and it's expected to be a packed house.

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Franciscan Life Process Center
Franciscan Life Process Center
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It’s Time to Run With the Nuns

It's time, once again, to Run from....errr....wait a minute, With, the Nuns.

Seriously, the second annual, very fun, Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk is fast approaching on Saturday, October 1st. It will be through the rolling hills of the Franciscan Life Process Center 230-acre property. This unique race will feature seven live music stations along a 3.1 mile loop that winds through meadows and woods near the peak of autumn in West Michigan.

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Cathedral of Saint Andrew Hosting Day of Prayer for Peace This Friday

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids is hosting an Interfaith Day of Prayer for Peace to unite the community in a time of racial and political division. The Grand Rapids celebration is part of a national Day of Prayer called for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Day of Prayer will be celebrated across the United States to stress the need to find additional ways of nurturing an open, honest and civil dialogue on issues of race relations, restorative justice, mental health, economic opportunity, and pervasive gun violence.

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Sunshine Church Downsizing by Selling Property and Moving to new Location

Sunshine Community Church, one of the largest church facilities
in West Michigan, has decided they need to restructure, and, relocate. So, they have reached an agreement to sell their current facilities and property at 3300 East Beltline Ave NE to Resurrection Life Church of Rockford. Terms of the impending sale are not being disclosed.

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Vigils In Bangkok After The Orlando Shooting
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Grand Rapids Diocese Bishop David J. Walkowiak Issues Statement on Orlando Violence

Grand Rapids Diocese Bishop David J. Walkowiak today issued a statement addressing the nightclub shooting in Orlando which left 50 dead.

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james steidl, ThinkStock
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Ruling in Favor of Acton Institute on Tax Dispute With City of Grand Rapids

A two-year dispute between the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and the City of Grand Rapids over the non-profit's exempt status under state property tax law is over.

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Jonathan Tramontana
Jonathan Tramontana
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Cathedral of Saint Andrew to Celebrate 24 Hours for the Lord

Catholics in the Diocese of Grand Rapids have the opportunity to participate with Catholics from all over the world during 24 Hours for the Lord on March 4-5 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in downtown Grand Rapids...

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The Ultimate Grand Rapids Lenten Fish Fry Guide

February 10 is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the observance of Lent.

Thousands of West Michigan Catholics will observe the Lenten practice of abstaining from meat each Friday until Easter and many parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host Friday fish fries.

View our guide to Lenten fish fries in Grand Rapids with times, prices, menus and maps.

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Russian-Israeli billionaire Arkady Gaydamak holds a party in Tel Aviv
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The Best Jewish Foods for the Holidays

It's the holiday season. Christmas, our Christian holiday, and Chanukah, the Jewish holiday. Chanukah begins Sunday, December 6. It is the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights. You could also call it a festival of food.

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Franco Origlia/Getty Images
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Pope Francis Releases Debut Album

Pope Francis (yes, that Pope Francis) has officially released his debut LP. Don't worry though; it's simply a recorded collection of some of his best sermons and speeches.

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The Band The Darkness Leave Radio 1
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Is There a Starbucks “War on Christmas”

Some of the silliest stuff happens in this world of ours, but none more silly than Starbucks finding itself drawn into the debate over the "War on Christmas."

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GVSU Interfaith Event: ‘How Does Religion Help or Hinder’

The potential for religions to hinder the progress of societies across the world will be the topic of discussion during the Grand Valley State University Kaufman Interfaith Institute’s Triennial Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue conference.

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