Workshops spotlightStar-Bulletin staff
dilemma of refugees
Officials from refugee and immigrant service programs will speak at a series of workshops on "Uprooted Refugees," to be sponsored next month by two Kailua churches.
The study sessions -- presented by Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians, and Keolumana United Methodist Church -- are free and open to the public. The project was undertaken to create awareness of the dilemma of refugees and search for ways that concerned people can help.
The first session, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, will be an introduction of the study based on "Uprooted Refugees and Forced Migrants" by Elizabeth G. Serris. This session will be at Keolumana United Methodist Church, 1425 Keolu Drive.
The series will continue, with each meeting at 6:30 p.m., as follows:
On Aug. 8, at Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians, 1300 Kailua Road, "Why They Flee" will feature Dr. Skip Burkoe of the University of Hawaii Medical School, who trains international refugee workers and who participated in Kosovo relief work.
On Aug. 15, at Keolumana United Methodist Church, 1425 Keolu Drive, Allan Tin, in charge of training at the Immigrant Center in Honolulu, will speak about local refugee resettlement work.
On Aug. 22, at Christ Church Uniting Disciples and Presbyterians, Glen Lockwood, disaster services director of the Hawaii Chapter, American Red Cross, will share his recent experiences in Kosovo.
Aquarian Foundation2440 Kuhio Ave., 926-8134
Master Imperator will present "Gearing the Mind to Knowing and Living the Truth," 11 a.m. tomorrow.
"The Sermon on the Mount and Spiritual Purification" by Master Ct. St. Germain, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Spiritual healing service to follow. Free. Parking available.
Army Hawaii Catholic Community Chaplains655-9307
U.S. Army Catholic chaplains are sponsoring an annual Catholic Mass, including Hawaiian church music and liturgical hula, 6 p.m. Saturdays, July and August on the Fort DeRussy Beach near the Army Museum. Bring a mat or chair.
Christ Lutheran Church95-1361 Meheula Parkway, 623-9229
Pet blessing service, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. The Rev. Jim Roessler will bless all household pets, including stuffed animals. Must be on a leash, in a carrier and under control at all times. Pet care and health advice by a local veterinarian, dog obedience demonstrations by the Leeward Training Club and photo opportunities to follow.
Christians in Real EstateP.O. Box 11597, 734-7208
"Sharing Our Faith," featuring Kenneth Wong and Francis Oda, president of Group 70 International, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai. Cost is $17 by next Saturday, $20 at the door. Register by next Saturday.
Church of the Holy Nativity5286 Kalanianaole Highway
Orientation meeting to form a new group for the "Education for Ministry" program, 7 p.m. Friday. Call Ann or Tom at 395-1457.
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu2500 Pali Highway, 595-4047
Ohana potluck and games, 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Nuuanu Congregational Church2651 Pali Highway, 595-3935
Gunnery Sgt. Steve Parker will offer a children's message at worship services, 10:15 a.m. tomorrow.
Temple Emanu-El2550 Pali Highway, 595-7521
Rabbi Natan Margalit will give a lecture, "The Inner Torah: Radical Hassidic Psychology," 7:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Call 373-2561.
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