Religion Briefs

Actor to discuss playing role of Jesus

A Danish actor who played Jesus Christ in the movie "The Testaments" -- now showing at the Polynesian Cultural Center -- will speak tomorrow about the impact of the role on his life.

The 7 p.m. "Fireside Talk with Tomas Kofod" will be at the Honolulu Tabernacle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1560 S. Beretania St. It is free and open to the public. Parking at Punahou Spa building next door is free.

Kofod has played roles in stage productions of "Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon."

"The Testaments," which was filmed on Kauai and features Al Harrington and a cast of islanders, is playing at the IMAX theater at Laie.

Church volunteerism is topic of conference

A conference to explore and encourage community service by churches, schools and individuals will be held Sept. 7 at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

Circuit Judge Frances Wong, senior judge of the Family Court, will be keynote speaker at the "Reaching Ohana, Teaching Ohana" workshop sponsored by the Episcopal Church in Hawaii and the Commission on Episcopal Schools.

The sessions from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will also feature speakers including Circuit Judge R. Mark Browning, speaking on neglected and abused children in Hawaii; Matt Levi, talking about working with underprivileged children at Kalihi-Palama Terrace; and Carl Ackerman, on the subject of building long-term volunteerism.

Aug. 26 is the deadline for registration. The registration fee is $5. For information, call 536-7776, ext. 101.

Patriotic musical will be presented

A patriotic musical production, "One Nation, Under God," will be presented next weekend in Kailua by the Windward Christian Homeschoolers.

Ron Bright is the director of the stage performance to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road. More than 40 children will take part.

The program will begin each night with a 6:45 p.m. concert by the U.S. Marine Corps Band.

Tickets at $5 are available at Paradise Island Homeschool Store in Kailua Shopping Center and at Agape Shoppe, 39 Maluniu St. Funds raised will underwrite scholarships and other projects of Windward Christian Homeschoolers.


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