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2008

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 8:00 p.m. University of Tulsa Presidential Lecture Series
Scott Simon, host of NPR’s "Weekend Edition Saturday"

Saturday, February 9th, 7:00pm, "Living Together As Neighbors"
The Institute for Interfaith Dialog is sponsoring a conversation on "Living Together As Neighbors" at their center located at 6804 S. Canton Avenue, Suite 100. Representatives of Christianity, Islam and Judaism will speak on the concept of "neighborhood." Call the Institute at 392-4141 for further information.

Sunday, February 10th, 1:15pm, Clark Inkanish Retirement Celebration
Clark Inkanish, our friend and well-known Native American spiritual leader, will be honored with a retirement ceremony during the Tulsa Indian Art Show at the fairground's QuikTrip Pavilion. All persons are welcomed to honor Clark with their presence.

Sunday, February 10th, 7:00pm, Knippa Lecture
The 2008 Knippa Interfaith Lecture will host Dr. F. Forrester Church, noted author and Minister at New York City's All Souls Unitarian Church, as its keynote speaker. He will speak about, "Religion and the Founders: The First Great Battle Over Church and State." Dr. Church is the son of former Senator Frank Church; Stanford and Harvard educated; the author / editor of 23 books; and a nationally-recognized expert in the field of church-state relations. Will be held on , at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 2331 East 5th Place, in Tulsa.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 3:00, Jewish Community Center - 25th Annual Trialogue Series
Tulsa's Interfaith Trialogue Series celebrates its 25th anniversary with a program entitled, "Trialogue at 25: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." For this session the focus will be on "Once Upon a Time in Dialogue." Call the OCCJ at 583-1361 for further information.

Sunday, Feb. 20th, 7:30pm, 2008 Snuggs Lecture at TU, in Lorton Hall
The topic will be, "Evolution And Faith: What Is At Stake?" The guest speaker will be John F. Haught, Ph.D., of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His area of academic expertise is systematic theology with a special interest in issues pertaining to science, evolution, ecology and religion.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 3:00, Boston Avenue Church - 25th Annual Trialogue Series
"The Challenge of Dialogue today."  See Feb 17 for more details.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. - Interfaith Relations Banquet
A banquet honoring the history of interfaith relations in Tulsa will be held in the community hall of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Avenue. Banquet speakers will include Yolanda Charney, former Director of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation; Nancy Day, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice; and Sr. Sylvia Schmidt, former Executive Director of Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry. The cost for the Banquet is $15/person. Reservations can be maid by calling OCCJ at 583-1361 by February 17th.

Sunday, March 2, 3:00, Peace Academy - 25th Annual Trialogue Series
The series concludes by focusing on, "A Vision for Tomorrow and Beyond."

Tuesday, April 8, Tulsa Interfaith Alliance Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, Washington D.C., National President, The Interfaith Alliance. Board Reception 5:30 p.m. and Dinner 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Congregational Church, 2900 South Harvard, Tulsa

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. University of Tulsa Presidential Lecture Series
ABC news anchor and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts

Saturday, April 19 - Mary’s Hope Workshop, Spiritual Healing and Recovery Workshop
This workshop is the beginning one for those who have suffered sexual abuse and anyone living with them, etc.  It puts in the spiritual element of the healing process which has been missing until now. At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8730 E. Skelly Dr. Tulsa. Registration thru Mary’s Hope Workshops maryshope@qwest.net

Sunday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. Epiphany Group Lecture - Fr. Tom Doyle
Hardesty Library, Redbud Room

Thur-Fri, May 8-9 Hidden Cost of War Photo Exhibit at Bishop Kelly,

Pax Christi Eastern Oklahoma is presenting a photo exhibit, "Hidden Costs of War",   Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, 2008, 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Bishop Kelley High School Library/Media Center. The exhibit features photographs of Iraqi children and their families by photojournalist Takashi Morizumi. For more info, see the Pax Christi web page.

Saturday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. “A Medieval 9/11 and St. Francis' Reaction To It.”
Jan Hoeberichts, an international scholar on St. Francis and author of the book Francis and Islam will be in Tulsa Saturday, June 14 to present a lecture, “A Medieval 9/11 and St. Francis' Reaction To It.” His visit is cosponsored by Pax Christi of Eastern Oklahoma, the Catholic peace movement, and the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Dr. Hoeberichts’ lecture will be held in the Youth Room at the Tulsa Islamic Center, 4630 S. Irvington in Tulsa, at 6:30 p.m. A potluck dinner and optional tour of the center will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m.??  Book Signing/Social with Fr. John Dear
 


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2004

 


Friday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Sorrows Convent
Sister Pat Keefe, Outreach Coordinator Nonviolent Peaceforce, which is located in St. Paul, Minnesota
Please R.S.V.P. to Sister Rosella Romero at (918) 355-5581
 

Would you like to learn more about Making the World Safer Through Non-Violence?  Sister Pat was the Director for Justice and Human Development for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for eight years—1986-1994. Her education includes an M.A. in Theology from Fordham and Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota. The Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is an international organization of citizens working together to expand the power and potential of nonviolent peacemaking. NP helps reduce global conflicts by sending international trained teams into conflict zones to cooperate with local peace and justice organizations seeking to prevent violence. Founded in 1999, NP now has over 115 member organizations all over the world. NP's first project is in Sri Lanka, u country that has been involved in civil war for the past 20 years. NP's team there now numbers eighteen persons from fifteen different countries. Future projects may include Uganda/Sudan, the Philippines, Burma or others where local peace groups are seeking help.


Thursday, November 4, 12:00 Noon, Unity Church of Christianity (35th and S. Jamestown)

A Season for Nonviolence Invitational Luncheon

Please RSVP ASAP to tulsapeace@hotmail.com or 857-1206

A Season for Nonviolence (SNV) honors the legacy of M.K. Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.and falls between the memorial anniversary of these two great leaders (January 30 and April 4) Last year Tulsans were honored to welcome Arun Gandhi, who has dedicated his life to spreading the nonviolent teachings and social change strategies promulgated by his grandfather. Over 1,000 were in attendance at an interfaith celebration at which he delivered the keynote address. To learn more about a SNV, go to www.agnt.org


Sunday, December 5, 3:00 p.m., Church of the Resurrection

Controversy With Coffee - Divorce, Annulment and Remarriage

Panelists will be Mary Albriton, Phil Scott and Fr. Michael Knipe

Tulsa Peace Fellowship - Iraq: Lessons from the Past, Hope for Future

Thursday, January 27th Aaronson Auditorium, Central Library, 4th and Denver. 7 pm.

Iraqi-Americans share historical perspectives, personal stories and photo images to express their concerns about the current situation in Iraq and their hopes for peace and security. Contact: 857-1206


 

2005


Season for Nonviolence Taskforce - Mahatma Movie Matinee benefiting the Tsunami Survivors

Saturday, January 29th, 2:00 pm at the Circle Cinema, 10 South Lewis.

The Season for Nonviolence Taskforce and the Federation of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce will host a Red Cross disaster relief effort on behalf of Tsunami victims and survivors. The Mahatma Movie Matinee will feature the Academy Award winning film Gandhi. Authentic Indian food and warm hospitality will be provided to patrons during intermission and following the film. $15.00 minimum donation suggested. Call 585-3456 to reserve your tickets. The movie will be shown again on Sunday, January 30th at 2pm, on the memorial anniversary of Gandhi and the first day the Season for Nonviolence which runs through April 4th, the memorial anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King


21st Annual Trialogue Series Explores Science and Religion
For centuries, people have pondered the relationship between science and religion from evolutionary theories to stem-cell research. Join local religious leaders and gain a better understanding of how different religious beliefs interpret the relationship between science and religion at the 2005 Interfaith Trialogue Series, sponsored by the Tulsa Region of The National Conference for Community and Justice. The three-part discussion series is scheduled on Sundays, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 6 from 3-5 p.m. at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston, in the Jubilee Center. A free nursery is available. Call Mary Ann at 699-0146 one week in advance.
For more information about the 2005 Interfaith Trialogue Series, call NCCJ at 583-1361.

 

Sunday Feb. 20th, 3:00 p.m. Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
On the first evening three speakers will give an overview of the relationship between religion and science. The speakers will be Lewis M. Duncan, Ph.D., plasma physicist and president of Rollins College in Florida (Presbyterian), Jacob Howland, Ph.D., McFarlin professor of philosophy, University of Tulsa (Jewish), and Kerry Joels, Ph.D., physicist, science historian and educator (Christian Scientist).

 

Sunday Feb. 27th, 3:00 p.m. Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
This week the topic will be "The Impact of Science on Theology" The speakers will be Estelle Levitan Avery, Ph.D., biology professor, University of Tulsa (Jewish), Monsignor Daniel Mueggenborg, St. Clement Catholic Church, Bixby and Michael K. Thomas, Ph.D., department of educational psychology, University of Oklahoma (Muslim).

 

Sunday March 6th, 3:00 p.m. Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Session III, "Getting Specific," on March 6 will feature Khalid Sherif Habib, department of computer science, Tulsa Community College (Muslim), Mark Fox, M.D., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa (Catholic) and Ann Dapice, Ph.D., Society for Scientific Study of Religion (American Indian spirituality)


Season for Nonviolence Celebration

Thursday, March 10th, 7:00 pm, Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place

Tulsa’s Season for Nonviolence Taskforce will host an interfaith and multicultural celebration of the lives and legacies of two great men, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and M.K. Gandhi, who gave their lives to further the causes of peace, justice and freedom. The Season for Nonviolence is a 64 days period between Gandhi’s memorial anniversary on January 30 and King’s memorial anniversary on April 4.
 

Dr. Scout Cloud Lee, a motivational speaker, founder of the Magical Child Foundation and CEO of her performance consulting company, Vision Us Inc and faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Lee is also a recent “castaway’ on the 2004 CBS reality television show, Survivor. Her words will weave a beautiful tapestry of hope, laughter, integrity and positive imagery to inspire listeners to take part in the co-creation of a more peaceful world.


Christ the King Soup Supper - Fr. Richard Bradley - "Issues on Peace and War."

Friday, March 11th, Christ the King Catholic Church

Father Richard Bradley, chaplain for the local Pac Christi group, will be speaking on "Issues on Peace and War" at Christ the King's soup supper. Come for just the talk or for the entire evening. The schedule is
5:30 p.m. - Mass,
6:00 p.m. - Soup (Delicious! I think Alice said this week's is from Panera Bread)
6:30 p.m. - Talk by Father Bradley followed by Question and Answer time
7:00 p.m. -  Stations of the Cross


Drumbeats for Peace: Take a S.T.A.N.D! Someone Take Action Now: Darfur!

Saturday, April 2nd, 7:30 p.m., Living Arts, 308 S Kenosha, downtown Tulsa

After months of silence, drumming is back at the Living Arts Space and making some noise to kick off the Genocide Intervention Fund’s (GIF) Hundred Days of Action Campaign to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The campaign begins April 6 and runs through July 14. It was during these 100 days in 1994 that 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered as the world stood by and watched. Fast forward eleven years later, the world is still standing by and watching as the human destruction and suffering in Darfur reaches almost incomprehensible dimensions. So far, more than 335,000 people have been killed and over 2,000,000 made refugees. $5.00 admission benefiting the Genocide Intervention Fund


Beyond Retribution - Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 16 7:00 p.m., Higher Dimension Family Church, 8621 S Memorial

Michael Berg, the father of Nicolas Berg, who was beheaded last May by al Qaeda operatives in Iraq, will be speaking. He will be joined by three members of the September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and Otis Clark, a 102 year survivor of the 1921 race riot in panel discussion entitled “Beyond Retribution.” The event, sponsored by the Progressive Alliance Foundation is free and open to the public. For more information call 857-1206.


Wheels of Justice

Wednesday, April 13th, 7:00 p.m., Saffron Coffee House, 1148 S. Harvard

The Wheels of Justice bio-diesel bus tour rolls into Tulsa, carrying peace activists, who will share their eye-witness accounts of war and occupation in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan in a teach-in at the Saffron Coffee House. Among the activists telling their stories is Father Jerry Stein, who assisted Iraqi families in their efforts to contact their loved ones imprisoned at Abu Ghraib. The teach-in, which is sponsored by Tulsa Peace Fellowship, is free and open to the public. For more information call 857-1206.


OCU Distinguished Speaker Series - Elie Wiesel

Wednesday, April 20, 8:00 p.m., Oklahoma City University, Freed Center (NW 27th and Florida)

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and world-renowned human rights activist Elie Wiesel will speak at Oklahoma City University. There is no admission fee and seating is first come first served. Wiesel's address is sponsored by the .


Annual Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Banquet
Saturday, April 23, 2005

Mayflower Community Church, 3901 Northwest 63rd Street, OKC

E-mail Susan at ocadpvc@cox.net or ssharp@ou.edu to reserve places for your party then mail your payment, or call our message phone (405-427-1111) and leave your name, telephone number, and the number of seats you want reserved then mail your payment, or mail your check and list of names directly to: OCADP, P. O. Box 713, Oklahoma City, OK 73101. Tickets this year are @20 ($10 for students or those on a fixed income). Our keynote speaker this year will be Greg Wilhoit, former Oklahoma Death Row prisoner. We are honored and privileged to have Greg here with us.


Epiphany Group Annual Lecture - Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit

Friday, May 6th, 7:30 p.m. St. Bernard's Catholic Church

Bishop Gumbleton's topic will be "Whatever Happened to Vatican II?"

 

Saturday, May 7th, 8:30 a.m.

Bishop Gumbleton will celebrate at St. Mary's Catholic Church

 


 

2006

Wednesday, February 22 about 9:15 p.m. at Boston’s, 18th and Boston.
Michael Warner
’s CD Release Party: “Americaville” is music of conscience, voicing an alternative patriotism both devotional and critical that challenges the weary acceptance of policies and attitudes prevalent in the United States. No Cover. First set usually around 9:15pm.

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. at Chapman Hall, TU
Film: Internationally  Speaking: “Persons on the Street” from several countries around the world address America and its foreign policy. First floor, Chapman Hall Auditorium, Fifth Street, 2nd building from Delaware on the TU Campus.

Friday Feb 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Osage Monastery Forest of Peace.
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio OSB
, a Benedictine monk from New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, CA will speak on "Spirit, Soul and Body: The Universal Call to Contemplation" on

Sunday, Feb 26 7:00 p.m. at St. Bernard Church
Free concert by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio

Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m. Hope Unitarian Church
The Music Dept. of Hope Unitarian Church, producers of Music on the Hill, is proud to present Pat Humphries and Sandy O in concert. This award winning duo spreads their message of peace, love and hope to the world.  Hope Unitarian Church, 8342 S Sheridan Road.  $12 ($10 seniors and students under 18.) Hope Unitarian is located at 8432 S. Sheridan Rd. in Tulsa.

With their music, this award-winning duo spread the message of peace, love and hope to the world. Their songs "Peace, Salaam, Shalom" and "Keep on  Moving Forward" are sung at vigils and demonstrations around the world.  "If I Give Your Name" was the Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.  Pete Seeger on NPR's "All Things Considered" said of them, "The powers that be can control the media (but) it's hard to stop a good song...Pat's songs will be sung well into the 22nd century." More can be learned by going to the website:  www.pathumphries.com

 

Saturday March 4, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saffron Coffee and Art
Voices for Peace and Justice: An Evening in Poetry and Song. Saffron is located at 1148 S Harvard

Poets: Mary McAnally, Jay Lesikar, Ijah Charlestein, Eboni Carter and Jessica Spraggins

Singer/Songwriters: Rocky Frisco, Jonny Palmer, Valerie Eskridge, Ray Rodgers, Michael Warner, Gene Williams, Timbre Wolf, Danelle Phillips and Katch Grayson

Special Guest:  The multi-cultural, multi-ethnic band, Citizen Mundi will bring you to your feet at the end of the evening with its reggae and world beat sounds and lyrics promoting peace and tolerance for all beings on this beautiful planet. www.citizenmundi.com

The “Mobile” Global Market will have fair trade merchandise for sale.

DONATIONS AND NEW MEMBERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE TU CHAPTER OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.

Sponsored by: Tulsa Peace Fellowship, Global Market, Season for Nonviolence Taskforce, Poets for Peace, TU Peace and Justice Fellowship and the United Campus Ministry

 

Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Malcolm Deisenroth PAC, Monte Cassino School
Rev. John Dear, S. J. ,
Keynote Speaker
Season for Nonviolence Celebration Interfaith Celebration.

Fr. Dear, S.J. is former Executive Director of the Fellowship for Reconciliation and a coordinator of the Red Cross Chaplain Program at ground zero after the attacks on 9/11.  A peace and nuclear non-proliferation activist, Fr. Dear has been arrested over 75 times for nonviolent acts of civil disobedience.  He is the author of more than 20 books including “Living Peace” and “Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings. For Info Contact 366-6349 or go to: http://tulsapeace.org/snvweb.html. Monte Cassino is located at 2206 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa

 

Saturday,   April 29th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Catholic Peace Fellowship - Oklahoma State Conference,  
Epiphany Catholic Church
War … Conscience … and Catholicism  

Presenters:
Michael Baxter, C.C.S., National Secretary, Catholic Peace Fellowship; Fellow at The Kroc Institute
          of Interational Peace Studies and and Professor of Theology at Notre Dame

Michael Griffin, CPF Education Direction;  adjunct professor of theology, Holy Cross College 

Camilo Mejia,   First Iraq War CO Resister, Roman Catholic

Pre-Conference Event: 

Friday Evening, April 28:  The war…The Vatican… and U.S.  Catholics

Saturday, April 29th

8:30 - 9:00       Registration

9:00 - 9:20      Intros and Prayer

9:20 - 10:40    THE SIGN OF PEACE: A History of Church Teaching on War and Conscience
                            by Michael Baxter

10:45 – noon   WORKSHOPS

Noon - 12:55    Lunch

12:55  - 2:15   CAMILO MEJIA and his Journey of Conscience

2:15 - 2:30      break

2:30 - 3:45     WORKSHOPS

3:55 - 4:30     WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: Constructing a Catholic Plan for Action

WORKSHOPS: 

1.  MINISTRY TO YOUTH:  Teaching conscience formation and preparation for draft registration

2.  MINISTRY TO SOLDIERS:  The in’s and out’s of conscientious objection

3.  MINISTRY TO VETERANS:  Church outreach to those Returning from war - will include the role of St. Stephen, St. Vincent de Paul ministries & Catholic Charities Counseling Services

SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR CLERGY ONLY

DATE:  April 28, Friday., 10 a.m. - noon followed by lunch 

   Conscientious Objection and the Clergy: CO discernment and clergy role in filing process


 

2007

 

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