Talk looks at spirituality in healing
The role that spirituality and contemplation play in healing will be discussed by nationally known retreat master and author James Finley in a free public lecture Oct. 6 at St. Stephen Diocesan Center, 6301 Pali Highway.
The 7 p.m. talk will open a weekend conference of the Association of American Pastoral Counselors. Finley will lead the conference and retreat, which will continue on Oct. 7 and 8.
Finley, a clinical psychologist in California, spent six years as a Trappist monk under the spiritual direction of Thomas Merton. He is the author of several books and CDs including "Thomas Merton's Path to the Palace of Nowhere."
The Sunday session will feature a local panel speaking from different cultural traditions in response to Finley's talks. Panelists will be David Coleman, chairman of Chaminade University Humanities Department; Dr. Cecilia Ona, director of Kahi Mohala Behavioral Healthcare; and George Osakoda, grief counselor with Hospice of Hawaii.
Continuing-education credits are offered for the workshop.
For registration information, call the Spiritual Life Center, 523-1170, or the Samaritan Counseling Center, 545-2740. Oct. 1 is the deadline.
Word of Life to hold free concert
Six island bands, including recording artists Inoa'ole and 7 Simple Pieces, will entertain at a free concert tonight at Word of Life Christian Center in Kakaako.
The event from 5 to 10 p.m. at 544 Queen St. will also showcase the Opihi Pickers, Sudden Rush, Ho'okoa and Danyo Cummings. A variety of music including Hawaiian, reggae, hip hop and rock will be offered in the "Rock the Truth" concert.
Graffiti artist Kristof Menor, whose tag is Ukarest, will demonstrate his work and the Christian message he presents. Food service will be available in the center cafe. Parking and child care are free.
"We want youth to know they can have fun in a healthy, positive environment," said church spokeswoman Michelle Henderson.
The concert is part of a weeklong program of speakers and special events marking Word of Life's 22nd anniversary, which will be celebrated at worship services at 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow.