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David Goldman, The Associated Press / AP

May Ye says she’s not typical for the Jewish community, but she says that should help her “dig deep into social justice work” as a rabbi. Ye is the keynote speaker for the Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice’s 15th Annual Peace Service.


MPRN

(MPRN- Undated) A federal appeals court says the Jackson County Commission regularly violated the US Constitution by opening its meetings with a Christian prayer. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals held the commission violated the Establishment Clause. 

Matt Rourke, AP / AP

Being a caregiver for someone who's terminally ill or has a long-term illness can be exhausting. Joyce Rupp says both family caregivers and those who do the work professionally need to find a balance and care for themselves too. Rupp will be the main speaker at this year's 15th annual Community of Caregivers at the Transformations Spirituality Center in Kalamazoo. 


Renee Stout and Hand Print Workshop International, Alexandria, VA

If you’ve been to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts this summer, you might have seen the exhibit by Washington D.C. artist Renee Stout called Tales of the Conjure Woman. It’s like stepping into the home of a Hoodoo fortune teller. There are altars with bottles upon bottles of herbs and potions, next to journal entries on how to ensnare a love interest.

But what is Hoodoo exactly? Western Michigan University cultural anthropologist Kristina Wirtz will talk about Hoodoo and Santeria in the context the exhibit September 29th at 6:30 p.m. . 


Henry Winter / Temple B'nai Israel

A desire to preserve Reform Judaism in Kalamazoo has kept Temple B’nai Israel going even during times when fewer people attended, and when money was tight. 


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