Religion week calendar

Published: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 10:13 p.m.

Author conducting two local workshops

  • Paul Ferrini, author of 28 books on love, healing and forgiveness, including the bestseller "Love Without Conditions," (Heartways Printing, $12) will be in Gainesville next week sharing his message of deepening the practice of forgiveness.
    He will lead the workshop, "Turning the Tide of Denial: What We Can Learn from Recent Events," the message in his new book "Forbidden Fruit: Unraveling the Mysteries of Sin, Guilt and Atonement" ($12).
    The workshop begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at the Seraphim Center, 309 NE 39th Ave. Fee: $25. (373-3133).
    Ferrini will lead a second workshop, "Dancing with the Beloved," from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Unity Church of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. Cost: $75. (373-1020)
    - Sun staff report

    Web site of the week

  • Planning a Bar Mitzvah in 2004? A wedding in 2005? Avoid overlapping key religious holidays with this handy online interfaith calendar. The site is graphically simple but reliable and comprehensive, with a greater variety of dates over a longer period of time than any other on the Web. The calendar lists major holidays for all of the world's great religions for 2003 through 2008.
    There are also links to reliable Web sites with information on each religious tradition. A special link offers printer-friendly and "pocket edition" versions of the current month's calendar.

    Vatican statement scolds politicians

  • In a forceful restatement of Roman Catholic teaching, the Vatican told Catholic politicians that they cannot be faithful to church teachings if they vote against the church's positions on issues such as abortion.
    The 19-page declaration also touches on war and peace. It also discusses Catholic organizations and publications that it says take positions on political issues that either make the church's teaching ambiguous or are simply wrong.
    Polls have repeatedly shown that many American Catholics disagree with the church's opposition to all abortions as well as the church's opposition to the death penalty.
    -Los Angeles Times
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