BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, October 20, 2012
10/20/12 at 2:54 AM
'A Study of Poverty' set at Faith United Methodist
Faith United Methodist Church, 7431 E. 91st St., will present "A Study of Poverty," 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and continuing Nov. 7 and Nov. 28.
Topics will include generational poverty, barriers to leaving the poverty culture, planting seeds of an alternative lifestyle, pros and cons of external support, and "Why should we care?"
Seminary hosts free classes on worship styles
Phillips Theological Seminary will hold free public classes next week on emerging approaches to worship.
Classes will include worship at 7 p.m. Thursday and discussion at 8:30 a.m. Friday at 901 N. Mingo Road, led by the Revs. Phil Snider and Emily Bowen of the Brentwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Springfield, Mo.
For more information call 918-610-8303.
Jason Gray, Todd Agnew acoustic performance set
An Acoustic Evening with Jason Gray and Todd Agnew Tour will held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Renaissance Hotel, 6808 S. 107th East Ave., part of the Life Unveiled Women's Conference sponsored by Healing Grace Church.
It is the first time the pair has toured together.
The conference is 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27.
For details, and to order tickets, go to tulsaworld.com/lifeunveiled.
Hindu festival celebration continues, open to public
The Hindu Temple of Greater Tulsa, 16943 E. 21st St., will hold a public Bathukamma Festival celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The nine-day festival that started Monday includes flowers, music, dance and prayer for healing and a happy, healthy life, said temple spokesman Hari Musapeta.
It is a festival to worship the "Life Giver," the universal energy - the Goddess Shakti. Bathukamma represents the glory of the Patron Goddess of womanhood - Maha Gauri Devi.
Christian Science speakers to discuss coming election
Two speakers with the Christian Science Board of Lectureship will present programs relevant to the upcoming election.
Rob Gilbert will speak on health care at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, 3620 S. Lewis Ave.
John Tyler will speak on conflict resolution, a spiritual approach, at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 924 S. Boulder Ave.
3-part series on truth, lies about Muhammad slated
A three-part series titled "Muhammad: Truth, Lies & Stereotypes" will begin Monday at 7 p.m., and continue Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at Peace Academy, 4620 S. Irvington Ave.
The free public program is sponsored by the Islamic Society of Tulsa, Peace Academy and the Muslim student associations at the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.
Sessions will cover the character of the man who founded Islam and how he would have reacted to recent events, including a film defaming him.
Turkish author to speak on democracy in Middle East
Turkish author, columnist and political pundit Mustafa Akyol will speak Tuesday at the annual Institute of Interfaith Dialog Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
He will speak on opportunities for democracy and liberties in the Middle East.
The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown, 616 W. Seventh St.
For tickets ($30), call 918-812-7648 by Monday.