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Religion briefs for April 21

Religion briefs for April 21
Published: April 21, 2012


Baha'i Faith to celebrate Ridvan

The Baha'i Faith community will observe its most significant holy day celebration, Ridvan at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell, just west of the UCO clock tower. The public is invited to attend. The 12-day festival which begins on Saturday and continues through May 2, honors the declaration of Baha'u'llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith. The one-hour program will include music and will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. Celebrations are planned for April 29 and May 1 as well. The Baha'i Faith is one of the youngest of the world's independent monotheistic religions. For more information, call 348-9992 or go to

Buddhist discussion is planned

A free Buddhism talk will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Full Circle Books at 50 Penn Place. Speaker is Kelsang Namdrol, a Buddhist nun and resident teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Wichita, Kan. The talk is titled “Eight Steps To Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindnessby Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.”

Church hosts network leader

A leader with SAT-7, a satellite Christian television network in the Middle East and North Africa, will be guest speaker at 6 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W Britton Road. Rex Rogers, president of SAT-7, also will speak at a lunch at noon on Monday at the church. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 722-2550 or go to

Recording artist plans event

Kate Eacret will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Eastwood Baptist Church, 12251 E Reno. Eacret will sing songs from her album “Reflection.” For more information, call 769-3110.

Expert to discuss prison ministry

The 10th Prison Ministry Annual Day and Luncheon will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley. The keynote speaker is Addie Richburg, co-founder and president of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice in Washington, D.C. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 478-3344.

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