Religion briefs, Jan. 4, 2014

Monthly animal service at Episcopal

Episcopal Church of the Nativity will have its monthly service for animals at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2175 Broadway.

All well-behaved animals and their human companions are welcome at the simple, non-denominational service.

Call 245-9606 for information.

‘Women’s Issues in Islam’ in 2 seminars


The American Lutheran Church will offer two presentations of a seminar titled “Women’s Issues in Islam” later this month, presented by Susan Douglas from Georgetown University’s Christian-Muslim Center.

Seminars will be from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 24 and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 25, at the church, 631 26 1/2 Road.

The interactive workshop will focus on information about Islam, its basic beliefs and practices and its diverse global context. Participants will discuss contemporary hot-button issues related to Islam and Muslims and perceptions related to the media, as well as current Muslim engagement in civic arenas, the arts and youth.

The seminar is free and will include lunch. Space is limited and registration is required.

To register or for information, call Jackie Walker at 254-0988, the church office, 242-7635 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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