Author to discuss Muslim suicide killers
Author Saleem Ahmed will discuss the beliefs that lead some Muslims to become suicide bombers, in a Thursday lecture at the University of Hawaii Krauss Hall.
"Understanding Fundamentalist Islam" is the topic of the 7 p.m. talk sponsored by the UH Outreach College. Ahmed will analyze passages of the Quran and other Islamic teaching in the lecture, which is free and open to the public.
Ahmed will teach a five-part course on "Competing Views in Contemporary Islam" at the Outreach College. The class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 13.
For registration information, call 956-8246 or see www.outreach.hawaii.edu.
Writer will explore hidden Bible messages
Author Barry Roffman will explore hidden messages in the first books of the Bible in a lecture tomorrow at the Ala Moana Hotel sponsored by Chabad of Hawaii.
Roffman, author of "The Ark Code," used computer technology to pursue his theories that the Torah holds codes that identify the location of the Ark of the Covenant and other secrets, according to an announcement by Chabad.
Roffman has discussed his theories on the History Channel. He is the author of two other books. A former science teacher, he is a Coast Guard lieutenant.
The 9:30 a.m. lecture is open to the public. It will be in the rear lobby of Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive.
Parish nurses offered training course
A training course for parish nurses will be offered next month by the Health Ministries Association of Hawaii and Castle Medical Center.
The class is intended to help faith communities integrate physical health programs with their spiritual ministries. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20-24 at Castle Medical Center in Kailua. Carol Story, president of Puget Sound Parish Nurse Ministries in Seattle, will teach the course, with collaboration from local speakers on local cultural, religious and social issues.
Registered nurses may earn 43 credit units from the Washington State Nurses Association for the course, as well as a certificate from the International Parish Nurse Resource Center.
The cost is $200 and scholarships are available. For registration information call Sue Pignataro at 247-2828 or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.