IGE is a meeting place for community groups that share our concerns about human rights and education for multicultural and religious awareness. We promote peaceful conflict resolution through training, workshops with youth and adults, and ongoing community discussion.

GRAND RAPIDS HOMES FOR ALL

City Commission Candidate Forum on Affordable Housing

Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St NE (Ryerson Auditorium)

Join us as we ask the candidates about their
plans to ensure equitable access to affordable
housing and stop the displacement of
neighbors.

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West Michigan’s Loving Day Celebration

Join the Institute For Global Education (I.G.E.) at the

Family Block Party.

Saturday June 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

At Sigsbee Park,

1250 Sigsbee Street

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

ALL WELCOME!

I.G.E. Welcomes to Grand Rapids Gabriela Leyva

Women’s Conference hosted by Reyna Gallery

I.G.E. Reception for Gabriela Leyva  at

East Congregational United Church of Christ

1005 Giddings Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Friday, May 24, 2019  6:00- 9:00 pm

INCLUDES PRESENTATION BY GABRIELA LEYVA,

FOOD AND MUSIC

ALL WELCOME

I.G.E. FILM & PRESENTATION

“Anita Hill: Speak Truth to Power”
Saturday May 11, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Presenter: “Deborah” Nandi Chendori Love

INSTITIUTE FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION

1118 WEALTHY STREET S.E.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 49506

ALL WELCOME


Sunrise Movement GR presents

GREEN NEW DEAL:
PUBLIC TOWN HALL

Thursday May 23, 2019 7:00 PM

at Trinity Methodist Church

1100 Lake Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 

Join us to hear community leaders share how the Green
New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest
in the American people, and what that looks like for us.
Facebook Event: bit.ly/TownHall-GR

ALL WELCOME

REINHOLD NIEBUHR TODAY

His Life and Thought and His Relevance Today!

Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian, political philosopher,and seminary professor, was a prominent and influential voice in America and the Western world from 1930s through 1960s. He is well known by many for his ‘Serenity Prayer’.

Speaker: Charles C. Brown has a master’s degree in history and is author ofNiebuhr and His Age. The program will begin with a recent film, An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story, and continue with a talk by Charles Brown.

When: Sunday, April 28,2019

Time : 1:00pm -3:30pm

Where: Institute for Global Education

1118 Wealthy St. S.E.,

Grand Rapids MI 49506

Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare

Rev. Richard L. Killmer, Presentor

Sunday March 24, 2019 from 1:30-3:00 pm

At I.G.E. Office

1118 Wealthy ST. S.E .Grand Rapids MI

ALL WELCOME

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE REV. RICHARD L. KILLMER

Rev. Richard L. Killmer is a Presbyterian minister who has served in several national religious organizations. Most recently he was the executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – an interfaith membership organization in Washington, DC of over 325 religious organizations committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture in U.S. policy, practice, and culture.  He served in that position from May 2007 to December 31, 2013 when he retired and currently bears the title of founding executive director. 

In retirement, he continues to work on the issue of climate change with the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) and he was the project director for the Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare, a major conference at Princeton Theological Seminary on January 23-25, 2015. Mr. Killmer is currently the Director of Education for the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare.  He was also a member of the CRCNA delegation to the Paris Climate Change Talks in December 2015.

After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, he went to Princeton Theological Seminary and received two degrees from that institution.  He was also a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1985-1988 and has written many op-eds, articles and resources for publication and co-authored two books.

Mr. Killmer and his late wife, Dr. Margaret Killmer, were married for almost 49 years and are parents of four daughters: Karin, Candace, Megan and Holly. They have nine grandchildren. 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON

INTERFAITH NETWORK ON DRONE WARFARE Plans for August 1, 2018-February 1, 2021 

The Peace Action Education Fund in Princeton, NJ created the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare (INDW) in 2015 to enable people and institutions of faith to study and take appropriate steps to work for change in U.S. drone warfare policies. Since then, the INDW held a national conference for religious leaders on drone warfare at Princeton Theological Seminary, co-sponsored 13 regional conferences on drone warfare, produced five 30-minute films on drone warfare for congregations, and promoted their use across the country.

The films can be viewed at www.interfaithdronenetwork.org.

Film Documentary: The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs.

Voices of Changes: Michigan and the World! Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:00pm- 8:30pm at Dominican Center at Marywood 2025 East Fulton Street SE. Grand Rapids MI 40506 Sponsored by Pax Christi West Michigan Cost is $15.00 Call to buy tickets 616-514-3325

Post-film reflections by Ardeth Platte,OP and Carol Gilbert.OP

Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA)

http://www.graama.org

GRAAMA 87 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Hours Opened: Tues-Sat 12-5pm 616-540- 2943

EXHIBITS
June- September Local Quilts from “ Changing America; The Underground Railroad and March on Washington”  &
“ City of Hope”: Resurrection City and 1968 Poor People Campaign Nergo League Baseball 


POP-EVENTS June-September Rotating exhibits honoring local activist including Carl Smith, Cleo Cross, the Northeast 4, Robert F. Williams, Emory Douglas, Phyllis Scott, the Bergmans and Sonya Hughs.
Speakers June- September Local Activist, such as Dr. Emmett Bolden and Dr. Eugene Alston . They will recount their personal accounts in the many activist moments within Grand Rapids.

COMING EVENTS AT I.G.E.

Saturday June 22, 2019 10:00AM – 4:00 PM LOVING DAY CELEBRATION / FAMILY BLOCK PARTY @ Sigsbee Park, 1250 Sigsbee Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

Monday, June 24, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 pm    IGE Talks. . . on Venezula @ I.G.E.

Wednesday September 11, 2019 7:00- 9:00 pm Environmentalist of The Century, Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Founder of the Green BeltMovement in Kenya and throughout the world. Promoter of community Empowerment and women. Documentary film & discussion with Katie Villaire. @ Catholic Information Center (360 Division Avenue S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

September 16- 22, 2019 International Week Of Peace

Saturday September 21, 2019 International Day of Peace 2019.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Documentary Film: The Nuns, the Priest, and the Bombs @ I.G.E.

Sunday, September 22, 2019    InterFaith Peace Service (Climate Change) @ Dominican Center Chapel, 2025 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday October 31 to Saturday November 2, 2019 The Day of the Dead Remembrance of I.G.E. founders, members and friends @ downtown Grand Rapids Ryerson Public Library.