Faith Communities

Diversity Festival Draws Large Crowd

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Responding to the local appearance of a white nationalist group, hundreds of area residents gathered yesterday for a Celebration of Diversity Festival at All Saints Episcopal Church. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Local Interfaith Group Works to Strengthen, Unify and Educate Community

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing includes representatives of several faith traditions and provides an opportunity for its members to support and teach each other as well as reaching out to support peace and tolerance in the community.

City of East Lansing Ordered to Restore Country Mill as Farm Market Vendor

Friday, September 15, 2017

In a decision issued today, a federal judge ordered that the City of East Lansing must allow Country Mills to return as a vendor at the East Lansing Farmer's Market while the court decides a lawsuit involving questions of religious freedom and discrimination against same-gender couples.

Noted Holocaust Survivor to Speak, Hosted by Chabad House

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Eva Schloss and her family were captured in Holland by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday. Seventy-three years later, the celebrated author, activist and step-sister of Anne Frank comes to East Lansing to share her story. Berkley Sorrells reports.

Musical Brunch to Benefit New LGBTQ Resource Center

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Saturday, Edgewood United Church will host a Musical Brunch fundraiser to support Salus Center, a new LGBTQ resource center. Jeanette McWaters has the story on the fundraiser, the Center and its founder.

Tensions Persist as Legal Costs Grow in Farmers’ Market Lawsuit

Monday, July 24, 2017

Postcards, emails, and phone calls are still coming in, calling on the City of East Lansing to change its position on a local farmers' market vendor suing the City over religious freedom. But the City is determined to defend its civil rights policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Area Pride Celebrations Abound This Weekend

Friday, June 16, 2017

June is Pride Month, and the weekend of June 16-18 offers many ways to celebrate including tonight's "White Party" in Old Town, Saturday's Pride Parade and the annual Pride service at Edgewood United Church in East Lansing on Sunday.  Ann Nichols and Coleen Moyerbrailean report.

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