2006 Honolulu Men's Christian Conference, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's Manoa ballroom; $45 (includes lunch). Register: 721-3432.
Orientation to Zen Practice, basic instruction in zazen (sitting meditation) and information about practice forms, 9 a.m.-noon today, Palolo Zen Center of the Honolulu Diamond Sangha; free. 735-1347.
"Fullness of Forgiveness: Through Compassion," led by Alan Johnson, 9:30-2:30 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, education building, second floor; $15. 523-1170.
"The Power Game: Empire vs. Counter-Empire," the critical perspective of Process Theology, presented by Fritz Fritschel, 9:30-11 a.m. today, Lutheran Church of Honolulu's Isenberg Hall; free. 545-2636.
"Damien," one-man play starring Casey Groves, tells the story of Father Damien, who ministered to the Hansen's disease patients on Moloka'i, 7:30 p.m. today, Chaminade University's Mamiya Theater; free. 440-4279, 739-7777.
Elder Russell M. Nelson, member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will preside at the semi-annual Honolulu Hawai'i Stake Conference, 7-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Honolulu Tabernacle. 949-4229.
Open House, celebration of the 99th anniversary, 10 a.m. tomorrow, Olive United Methodist Church, Wahiawa. 622-1717.
"Where's Your Growing Edge?" The Rev. Phyllis Meighen talks at the second Sunday meeting of the John 17:21 Ministry, 4-6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wesley United Methodist Church; sponsored by the Institute for Religion and Social Change. Dinner reservations: 951-0997.
Celebrate Recovery, Christ-centered 12-step program for those with addictions and their families, 7 p.m. Mondays, New Hope Leeward, Waipahu Town Center (old Safeway building); free. 32678-3778.
Bible Institute of Hawaii, classes begin this week for the fall quarter: "The Bible Jesus Read," with the Rev. Jim Miller; "Transformed by Journaling with Jesus," with Ada Lum; "When God Laughs: Humor in the Bible," with the Rev. Bill Witt; "Finding Your Kuleana," with the Rev. Michael Engfer; www.biblehawaii.org, 595-4700.
"Prophets, Princes and Philosophers," slide lecture by Tamara Albertini on the depiction of Muslims in Medieval and Renaissance art, 7 p.m. Wednesday, UH-Manoa Art Building auditorium; free. 956-8244.
13th annual World Day of Prayer, meditation, affirmations, reading of prayer requests and music by Devotion, from Sedona, Ariz., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Unity Church of Honolulu at Diamond Head. 447-9489.
The Art of Being Human, two-day training with interviews, group discussion, meditation and talk by March Henry Fink, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 16-17, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center; $75 (includes lunches and book). Free introductory lecture, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the center. Registration: 262-8352.
Boundaries, the Rev. Ron Ching leads a six-session scripture-based class with video and discussion on the work of psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 16, Central Union Church Family Life building; $9 for class guide. Registration: 440-3007.
Catholic Women's Guild Meeting, begins with Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a talk by Sharon Chiarucci on Immaculle Libagiza's book, "Left To Tell," and a discussion of the author's visit next March, St. Pius X Catholic Church; free. 395-2705.
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