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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 28, 2006

Nonviolence workshops slated

Advertiser Staff

The Season for Peace and Nonviolence will host two workshops, "An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication" and "Connecting Consciously with Our Needs," at Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle.

Christa Morf will lead the workshops; she was a counselor for 14 years before becoming a certified full-time trainer for nonviolent communication.

The introductory workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The cost is $45. The other workshop will be from 1 to 6 p.m. tomorrow at a cost of $30. Information: 696-8701 or 221-6782.


Noted organist Mark Thallander will give a free concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Central Union Church.

Thallander was in an automobile accident in which he lost his left arm, but he continues to play the organ, occasionally using a specially fitted prosthetic left arm.

He also will play at the 9 a.m. Sunday worship service. Both times he will be joined by colleague Julian Revie, organist since 2002 at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, Calif.

Information: 941-0957.


Lt. Barry Roffman, author of "The Ark Code," will discuss Torah codes, or hidden messages, in a free lecture at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Chabad of Hawaii, at Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive. Roffman is the author of three books, a member of the Coast Guard and has appeared on the History Channel.

Information: 735-8161.


Author Saleem Ahmed will discuss his upcoming book, "Koranic Verses on War and Peace and Their Implications," at a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yukiyoshi Room (Krauss Hall 012) on the University of Hawai'i-Manoa campus.

Ahmed also is offering a five-part course, "Competing Views in Contemporary Islam," on Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 to March 20; to register: 956-8246 or www.outreach.hawaii .edu.

Information: 371-9360.