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  • February 18, 2015

    If you think drone kills are “clean” and “surgical,” think again. They are terrifying for people in places where drones operate, and they are often highly traumatic for drone pilots and even others who only watch the kills from half a world away.  Until military thinkers, faith leaders and citizenry can have a serious discussion on the ethical, moral and legal dilemmas raised by lethal drones, it is time for the U.S. to halt their use...

  • February 18, 2015

    Representatives from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Council for World Mission are calling on churches to unite against the ''deadly effects of neoliberal economic globalization'' and the temptations to idolize money. "Today we are driven towards a state of madness by the forces of domination, the logic of empire and the neoliberal temptation to worship mammon, not God,” the statement from 41 church leaders read. “This madness extends to the whole creation which is today paying a high price, threatening life in all its forms.”...

  • February 18, 2015

    Three years ago, The Goshen Interfaith Council asked village trustees to consider naming a street in the village after Martin Luther King Jr. “It seems like it stalled," said The Rev. Carl Lunden of St. James Episcopal Church of the council's idea. “I think we should find a street, definitely. That‘s the least we can do.”...

  • February 18, 2015

    The 53rd Ripon Almond Blossom Festival, which runs Feb. 20-22, owes its roots, like much of Ripon does, to its Dutch settlers. The town of fewer than 15,000 people was not founded by the Dutch, but immigrants from Holland, members of the Christian Reformed Church who fled religious persecution in their homeland, began arriving in 1912 with the largest influx occurring between 1917 and 1922...

  • February 18, 2015

    New York strip steak and Peach Melba were the menu Friday for the Valentine’s dinner at the Holland Christian Home, and all at the North Haledon senior residence heeded the call to wear red or pink. Simon Hartog, the oldest among them, wore both — pink dress shirt and red suspenders. Then again, Valentine’s Day is extra special for Simon. Feb. 14, 2015, is his 105th birthday...

  • February 11, 2015

    The Christian Reformed Church in North America was formed in 1857, partly as a result of a theological split that originated in the Netherlands. The church is theologically Calvinist and the denomination has 1,103 churches with 245,217 total members as of 2014. Here are six key events affecting the Christian Reformed Church since it began...