Religion Briefs
Saturday, February 15, 2003

Symposium addresses battle against poverty

Innovations in ways government and private agencies address poverty issues will be discussed at a symposium.

The presentation on "Economic Disparity Among Us: The Challenge and the Opportunities" will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Speakers will include representatives of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Council on Revenues, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union and the University of Hawaii. Sister Joan Chatfield, executive director of the Institute for Religion and Social Change, will moderate.

The Honolulu symposium is one of 12 national programs on diversity issues being funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Talk looks at links in spirituality, ecology

The connection between spirituality and the environment will be discussed by environmental ethics professor Leanne Jablonski at a Chaminade University lecture.

"Ecology, Christianity and Indigenous Wisdom: Weaving a Sustainable Ethic" is the topic of the annual Mackey Marianist Lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 23.

The presentation at Mystical Rose Oratory on the campus at 3142 Waialae Ave. is free and open to the public.

Jablonski is on the faculty of Dayton University in Ohio and associate director of the Marianist Environmental Education Center there.

She is involved in research on the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on seed production and restoration ecology at Ohio State University.

Day of Remembrance explores internment

Detention of people in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, will be discussed Monday at an annual Day of Remembrance program marking the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

"From Military Necessity to National Interest" is the topic of the 2 p.m. program at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd., sponsored by the Japanese American Citizens League and the Church & Society Commission of the church.

Speakers include UH law professor Chris Iijima.

The Day of Remembrance marks Executive Order 9066, in which President Franklin Roosevelt authorized the removal of Japanese Americans from their homes and into internment camps in 1942.


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