Religion Briefs
Saturday, November 10, 2001

Discussion to explore faith-sharing tradition

Nuuanu area churches and temples that have shared Thanksgiving Day services for 40 years plan to take a closer look at what that sharing means as a preview to this year's celebration.

An Interfaith Fellowship Dinner and Discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. "How does your tradition understand its involvement in this religiously pluralistic society?" is the topic to be addressed by representatives of the participating churches and temples.

It is open to the public. Reservations must be made by tomorrow with each participating church.

The annual Nuuanu Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Nuuanu Congregational Church. It is open to the public.

Song fest to celebrate Asian, Pacific cultures

Songs and dances from Asian and Pacific nations will be performed at a "Multi-Cultural Songfest" next Saturday at Ala Moana Park McCoy Pavilion.

The program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese Office of Ethnic Ministries.

People from the Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Samoan, Tongan, Vietnamese and Hispanic communities will participate in the show, which will be open free to the public.

St. Andrew's Priory hosts Queen Emma Festival

Malasadas for breakfast, a horseback ride for kids and continuous musical entertainment will be offered until 3 p.m. today at the annual Queen Emma Festival.

The annual St. Andrew's Priory School fund-raiser at Queen Emma Square will feature a garden shop and homemade jams, pickles, baked goods and other food products. A raku pottery-making exhibition will highlight the craft sales area. Keiki Land offers games and activities. It is open to the public.

Windward church unveils new piano in concert

The members of Windward United Church of Christ are so delighted with their new piano that they're sponsoring a public concert next weekend.

New York pianist and arranger Shelton Becton and vocalist Gail Blache-Gill, choral instructor at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, will star in "A Concert of Hymns and Spirituals." The church, at 38 Kaneohe Bay Dr., will be the scene of the event at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Becton and Blache-Gill have collaborated at an annual January Peace Concert, which has been held at different Oahu locations.

Program honors birth of Baha'i Faith's founder

Members of the Baha'i Faith on Oahu will celebrate the birthday anniversary of the religion's founder tomorrow with a 7:30 p.m. program open to the public.

Duane Troxel, former history professor at Landegg University in Switzerland, will present a multimedia history of Baha'u'llah at the Honolulu Baha'i Community Center at 2165 10th Ave.

The Persian nobleman, born in 1817, taught the oneness of God and all religions. His followers, who number about 5 million worldwide, strive for elimination of prejudice and promotion of peace by creation of a world federal system of government.

House of worship tour goes to Konkokyo Church

The monthly educational tour of Oahu houses of worship will focus on one of the new religions of Japan next week.

The Konkokyo Church, at 1728 Liliha St., will host the Open Table Pilgrimage at a 4 p.m. gathering Nov. 18.

The event is free to the public.


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