Couple will speak on marriage
Bill and Nancie Carmichael talk and write about the spiritual side of marriage and the importance of communication between spouses in their magazines and speaking engagements across the country.
The publishers of Good Family Magazines will speak on "How to Have a Great Marriage" at a seminar March 7 and 8 in Honolulu.
The event at Waialae Baptist Church, 1047 21st Ave., is open to couples whether they are engaged or have been married for years. It is funded by the Alec and Belle Waterhouse Lecture Series.
The sessions will be:
» March 7, 6 p.m. "Celebrating Our Differences."
» March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Learn to Love & Learn to Listen" and "The Spiritual Side of Marriage."
The seminar is free, but reservations are required to prepare for lunch and child care. Call 732-5561, ext. 204, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carmichaels publish Christian Parenting Today, Parents of Teenagers and other magazines and are the authors of several books on marriage. Information is available at www.vmipublishers.com.
Symposium covers Palestinian cause
A dramatic reading of the play "My Name Is Rachel Corrie" will be presented at 7 p.m. next Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd.
The drama is based on e-mails and journals of an America peace worker who died in Gaza in March 2003. Corrie was struck by an Israeli Army bulldozer when she and other demonstrators tried to stop demolition of Arabs' houses.
The play will be performed again at 7 p.m. March 14 at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.
The performances are part of a "Hawaii Symposium on Palestine" being presented by a coalition of students and faculty from four Oahu colleges, Friends of Sabeel and the Hawaii People's Fund. All events are free and open to the public. They include:
» Tuesday, 6 p.m., Hawaii Pacific University Warmer Auditorium, 1060 Bishop St. A 2006 documentary film, "History of a Conflict: The Holy Land," will be shown.
» Thursday, 4 p.m. HPU Warmer Auditorium. A film, "Right of Return," will be followed by discussion by panelists HPU political science professor James Primm and Zahi Damuni of Al-Awda, an organization promoting Palestinians' return to Israel.
The symposium will continue with programs at the University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies March 4 and 5; Kapiolani Community College Ohia Auditorium March 10; UH campus March 11, 12 and 13; and Leeward Community College March 14.
For information, call the UH Ethnic Studies Program, 956-3808, or see hawaiiandpalestine.googlepages.com.