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Published: Wednesday, 2/24/2010

Offerings: Scholar to give lecture on God and natural law

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Robert P. George, a Princeton University professor of jurisprudence, will speak at 11:50 a.m. Thursday at the University of Toledo on the topic of "Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity."

A prolific author, Mr. George is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School and earned a master's degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.

The Stranahan Lecture will be delivered in UT's Law College Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Cornerstone Church, 1520 Reynolds Rd., will hold its "Impact Woman" conference, titled "Timeless and Elegant She Rises," Wednesday through Feb. 20.

Speakers include Kim Owens of Lighthouse Church in Peoria, Ariz.; April Osteen-Simons of Highpoint Church in Arlington, Texas, and Kathi Pitts of Cornerstone.

Registration and information are available online at impactwoman.us or by calling the church, 419-725-5000.

A free three-day seminar on how people can stand up to the pervasive influences of a sexualized culture will be held Thursday through Feb. 21 at New Life Church, 6023 Summerfield Rd., Petersburg, Mich.

The conference, being presented by the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, includes such topics as "Successfully Addressing Biblical Sexuality and Marriage," "Living Free in a XXX Culture," and "The Fallout and Restoration of Pastors."

Information and registration: 734-279-2161 or nationalcoalition.org.

A free lecture on the Prophet Mohammed, whose revelations led to the founding of Islam, will be given at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the University of Toledo Law College Auditorium.

Giving the lecture, titled "A Prophet Loved: Muslim Memorial of Mohammed," will be Ovamir Anjum, recently appointed professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Toledo.

The talk is being presented by the United Muslim Association of Toledo.

Members of the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee in the United States and Canada have given $2.2 million to fund emergency relief efforts in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

"There is an outpouring of concern for Haiti's people from around the world, including the faith community," said Ken Little, a senior relief manager for the agency. "The destruction of Port au Prince is massive, but our capacity for compassion is bigger."

The CRWRC is a Christian nonprofit organization of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

NEW YORK - Coptic Orthodox Christians are asking their sisters and brothers in other churches to join in a day of prayer and remembrance tomorrow following the Jan. 7 killings of six Coptic Orthodox men in Nag Hammadi, Egypt.

Seven people - six Coptic Orthodox Christians and a Muslim police officer - were killed after a midnight Divine Liturgy on Jan. 7, and riots erupted during funeral processions for the victims.

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of a continuous prayer vigil at Adat Adonai Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Ottawa Lake, Mich.

Participants began praying at 12:01 a.m. on Valentine's Day, 2007, and Messianic Rabbi Kirt Schneider said that "by the grace of God" the prayers will continue 24/7 until Jesus returns.



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