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Weeks Ahead: International Women's Day celebration leads calendar listing
Daybook

3/8/2006
[Episcopal News Service]  An International Women's Day celebration will be held at New York City's St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, this evening, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Women's rights leaders will meet to discuss progress in the global struggle for women's rights and the status of current efforts to end the subjugation of women in the developing world. The day will also mark the conclusion of events surrounding the 50th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Moderated by Bishop Suffragan Catherine S. Roskam of the Diocese of New York, speakers include Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, lecturer and author; Charlotte Bunch, founder and executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers; Gloria Feldt, immediate past president of the Planned Parenthood Federation and author; Noleen Heyzer, executive director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); Bianca Jagger, human rights activist and winner of the 2004 Right Livelihood Award; Dr. Speciosa Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda; and Vivian Stromberg, executive director of MADRE, a women's human rights organization.

The event is open to the public and there will be an invitation to contribute.

For more information call 212.251.9104 or visit http://www.womensdaynyc.org St. Bart's Episcopal Church is located on Park Avenue between 50-51st Streets

 

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  • FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' will hold Wednesday Lenten Series
  • WASHINGTON: Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice to open
  • NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: The Diocese of Louisiana to meet in convention
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Thomas Bara to perform at Grace Cathedral
  • BEVERLY HILLS, California: Washington National Cathedral dean to preach for Lent
  • HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina: Bowen Conference to feature Jon Meacham
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: Marcus Borg will speak at Washington National Cathedral
  • ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: Tachmindji Event will feature Peter Casarella
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Andre Delbecq to speak at Saint James Center
  • BEVERLY HILLS, California: All Saints' set to present Arvo Pärt's PASSIO
  • RICHMOND, Virginia: First Jones-Murray Lecture offered
  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: An invitation to chant at Episcopal Divinity School
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Rodney Gehrke to perform in organ recital
  • AUSTIN, Texas: Registration is open for visitor's weekend
  • IVORYTON, Connecticut: Spiritual retreat set for high school students
  • PALM DESERT, California: Organist Frederick Swann to perform
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Free organ recital at Grace Cathedral
  • EVANSTON, Illinois: Prospective Student Days scheduled at Seabury-Western

 

 

Today...

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas' will hold Wednesday Lenten Series -- St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh invites all to come together each Wednesday, March 8 - April 5, 6 - 8 p.m., in MacColl Auditorium for a simple catered supper followed by various speakers offering their thoughts on the questions of life that many of us ask on our journey in Christ.

The March 8 gathering themed "Dealing with the unexpected" will feature the Rev. William Kemp, First Presbyterian Church of Ambler and the March 15 theme will be "Seeking God's Will."

Activities for children and youth will be provided.

The cost of supper is $6 adults; $4 children under 10; (maximum cost of $20 per family.)  To register call the parish office at 215.233.3970 or email info@stthomaswhitemarsh.org.  Reservations for dinner must be made by the Sunday preceding the Wednesday evening.

 

 

Coming March 10, 2006...

WASHINGTON: Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice -- The fourth annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice will be held March 10-13 in Washington, D.C. The conference theme, "Challenging Disparity: The Promise of God, the Power of Solidarity," focuses attention on economic disparity and suffering at home and abroad. Participants will gather to unify efforts for a more just world by examining urgent global issues and U.S. policy regarding the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, global economic justice, global security, eco-justice and U.S. domestic issues. Speakers will include the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, chair of the Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National Council of Churches; the Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, senior pastor of Believers Christian Fellowship; and E.J. Dionne, Jr.,Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute.

For more information or to attend visit http://www.advocacydays.org/, call 202-543-1517 or email info@advocacydays.org.

 

 

Coming March 11, 2006...

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: The Diocese of Louisiana to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Louisiana will meet in convention March 11 at Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans.

For more information visit: http://www.edola.org/convention2006.php

 

 

Coming March 12, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Thomas Bara to perform at Grace Cathedral -- Thomas Bara, instructor of organ at the Interlochen Arts Academy, will perform works by Mendelssohn, Brewer, and Widor on the treasured Alexander Memorial Organ at Grace Cathedral, March 12 at 4 p.m.

Bara, formerly of Saint Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue, New York, where he worked as assistant organist under Gerre and Judith Hancock, studied organ at the Academy, where he was awarded the "Fine Arts" and "Young Artist" awards upon graduation in 1987. He has performed widely, including concerts at the Royal Cathedral, Copenhagen; King's College, Cambridge; Saint John's Smith Square, London; and Saint Paul's Cathedral, London.

This concert is part of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts on most Sundays from September to June. Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call 415.749.6350, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or visit http://www.GraceCathedral.org.

 

BEVERLY HILLS, California: Washington National Cathedral dean to preach during Lent -- The Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, ninth dean of  Washington National Cathedral, will preach both the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services at  All Saints' Parish in Beverly Hills, California. For more information visit http://www.allsaintsbh.org .

 

HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina: Bowen Conference to feature Jon Meacham -- "One Nation Under God: Faith and Reason in an Age of Extremism" is the theme of the annual Bowen Conference to be held March 12-15 at Kanuga Conferences.

The Bowen Conference was created through the generosity of Buford Bowen as an annual conference to explore Christian commitment.

This year's keynote speaker will be Jon Meacham, managing editor of "Newsweek," Sewanee graduate and active Episcopalian. He wrote four "Newsweek" cover stories on Jesus and Christianity.

For more information call 828.692.9136.

 

 

Coming March 14, 2006...

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Marcus Borg will speak at Washington National Cathedral -- Join bestselling author Marcus Borg March 14 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of insight and new understanding into Jesus' passion. Themed "The Last Week," Borg and fellow Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan unveil a Jesus who dared to challenge the empire and introduce a new way of life.

Admission is $15; $13 for NCA members; $8 for students/seniors. For information call 800.937.8728.

 

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: Tachmindji Event will feature Peter Casarella -- Virginia Theological Seminary's Tachmindji Event: "Manuel de Falla and the Music of Faith" will be held March 14, 6:30 - 9 p.m., and will feature Dr. Peter Casarella of the Catholic University of America's School of Theology and Religious Studies.

The evening will begin with a lecture themed "How much time is there for music in God's order of creation?" followed by a concert by the Post-Classical Ensemble of Washington under the direction of Angel Gil-Ordóñez, with the participation of the Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

Following the concert there will be a panel discussion with Casarella, John Farina, Gil-Ordóñez, Roger Ferlo and Joseph Horowitz.

This event is free but reservations are required. Call 703.461.1752.

 

 

Coming March 17, 2006...

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Andre Delbecq to speak at Saint James Center -- Dr. Andre Delbecq, the Jay Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy University professor at Santa Clara University in California, will be the featured speaker at the Saint James Center for Spiritual Formation's "Managing Organizational Change in Times of Crisis: Wisdom from the Spiritual Masters" program March 17, 7 - 9:30 p.m., and March 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., in Bishops Hall.

The program is open to all who are managing change in their business, organization, or personal life or who just want to learn about remaining spiritually anchored in times of turbulence.

Cost for the entire weekend is $60. One-day registration is $40. Students with ID's will be admitted at half-price. (A limited number of scholarships will be available for those in need.)

For more information contact the Reverend Robert Odom, director of the Center, at 225.387.5141 or rodom@stjamesbr.org

 

 

BEVERLY HILLS, California: All Saints' set to present Arvo Pärt's PASSIO -- The All Saints' Music Guild is proud to present PASSIO, Arvo Pärt's setting of the Passion according to St. John, on March 17, 8 p.m.

All Saints' choir will be joined by UCLA voice faculty member Michael Dean singing the part of Jesus, Daniel Plaster singing the part of Pilate, soloists from the choir, and solo instruments to perform this amazing monument of late twentieth-century sacred art.

Suggested donation is $15 adults/$10 students and seniors. Admission is free for Music Guild donor season passholders.

 

 

Coming March 18, 2006...

RICHMOND, Virginia: First Jones-Murray Lecture offered -- The inaugural Jones-Murray lecture, named for the Revs. Absalom Jones and Dr. Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray, the first Black male and female priests in the Episcopal Church respectively, will be held March 18, 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.

The Rev. Dr. Harold T. Lewis, rector of Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

For additional information on the lecture, contact the Rev. Dr. Alonzo C. Pruitt, rector of St. Philip's Church at 804.321.1266 or email apruittstphilips@comcast.net

 

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: An invitation to chant at Episcopal Divinity School -- A "not-so-quiet" day of spiritual exercises and shared silence will be featured in a music workshop with Ana Hernandez on March 18, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Themed "The Sacred Art of Chant" and designed by Hernandez, this free workshop will concentrate on the art of chant in order to rediscover God with and in our voices.

To register email Pat Michaels at pmichaels@eds.edu. For details, visit www.eds.edu

 

 

Coming March 19, 2006...

SAN FRANCISCO: Rodney Gehrke to perform in organ recital -- Rodney Gehrke, director of music and liturgy at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco, and professor of organ at San Francisco Conservatory of Music will play Bach, Mendelssohn, and Alain among others on the great Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Cathedral, March 19 at 4 p.m., preceded by a Choral Evensong at 3 p.m.

This concert is part of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts held most Sundays September through June. Admission is free.

For information visit http://www.gracecathedral.org/, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or call 415-749-6350.

 

 

Coming March 24, 2006...

AUSTIN, Texas: Registration open for visitor's weekend -- Visitors Weekend at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, March 24 - 26, provides the opportunity to join with fellow seekers who are striving to be faithful to Christ or explore a renewed vision of what it means to live out the Gospel in our changing world.

Visitors Weekend at the Seminary of the Southwest is staged solely by seminarians. Visit http://www.etss.edu/VisWeekend06.shtml

for more information and a downloadable registration form. Registration deadline is March 10.

 

IVORYTON, Connecticut: Spiritual retreat set for high school students -- Happening is a spiritual retreat weekend March 24 - 26, at the Incarnation Center, designed to deepen the Christian experience of youth in grades 9-12. The weekend, which includes worship, prayer, youth talks, group discussion, fellowship, activities, games and singing will be supervised by clergy and youth leaders of the Diocese of New York.

The cost is $60 per youth. Financial assistance is available. A bus will be provided which will leave the Cathedral at 2 p.m. on March 24 and return on the evening of March 26.

All registration forms and further information are available at http://www.dioceseny.org/index.cfm?Action=Programs.Youth

Space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, March 10.

For additional information contact the Rev. Canon Patricia Mitchell at 212.316.7433 or email pmitchell@dioceseny.org

 

 

Coming March 26, 2006...

PALM DESERT, California: Organist Frederick Swann to perform -- Now in his fifth season as Organ Artist-in-Residence at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Frederick Swann is set to showcase his dazzling technique and artistry on the organ, March 26 at 4 p.m.

This internationally acclaimed organist, who is serving his second term as national president of the 20,000 member American Guild of Organists, continues to give concerts on a limited schedule in the United States and abroad.

Tickets are $15, and free for full-time students. A reception will follow the performance.

For more information, call 760.346.2697 or visit http://www.stmargarets.org

 

SAN FRANCISCO: Free organ recital at Grace Cathedral -- Wolfgang Rübsam, known internationally for his many highly acclaimed recordings of the organ repertoire, will play excerpts from Bach's Art of the Fugue and two virtuoso showpieces of Max Reger on the treasured Alexander Memorial Organ at Grace Cathedral, March 26, 4 p.m.

This concert is part of the Cathedral's series of free organ concerts on most Sundays from September to June. Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

For more information call 415.749.6350, email concerts@gracecathedral.org, or visit http://www.GraceCathedral.org

 

 

Coming April 2, 2006...

EVANSTON, Illinois: Prospective Student Days at Seabury-Western -- The faculty, staff, and students of Seabury -Western Theological Seminary invite prospective students to join them for Prospective Student Days, April 2 - 3. This program will allow those considering attending seminary to explore the curriculum, meet the faculty and experience worship and student life at Seabury.

Call Liz at 800-275-8235, ext. 28, or visit http://www.seabury.edu/mt/archives/2004/12/prospective_stu.html