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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 24, 2010

Author of 'Green Sisters' to speak at Chaminade

 •  Jewish culture, for kids

Advertiser Staff

Sarah McFarland Taylor, an award-winning author whose book "Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology" documents the growing movement of environmentally activist Roman Catholic religious sisters in North America, will speak today at Chaminade University.

Taylor's address, titled "Green Sisters: The Environmental Spirituality of Catholic Nuns," will offer an account of how choices in our everyday lives can enrich nature. Her stories of religious communities that refocus their lives show us a spiritual way of living in harmony with nature and challenge us to take a hard look at patterns of consumption and environmental abuse.

Taylor is an associate professor of religious studies at Northwestern University. "Green Sisters" (Harvard University Press, April 2007) won the Catholic Press Association's top prizes for Best Book on Gender Issues and Best Book on Social Concerns.

Today's free program, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Chaminade's Mystical Rose Oratory, will also feature an interfaith discussion of spirituality perspectives tied to environmental matters.

The event is part of the Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani Interfaith Program, established in 2003 to promote interfaith dialogue, and the search of understanding, peace and justice.

For more information, call 735-4822.


The Honolulu Chamber Choir will join the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Andrew choir in a program of sacred and secular choral works for the spring season at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the cathedral.

The program, "In Praise of Song," will feature a collection of works from the 16th century to modern times, in English, French, German, Latin and Hawaiian.

The featured work will be Bach's "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied," with the combined choirs.

The chamber choir is conducted by Esther S. Yoo. John Renke conducts the cathedral choir.

The program is free. Offerings will be accepted. For more information, call 524-2822.