Neuhaus, social critic, to speak hereThe Rev. Richard...

Religion Notes yRB

April 16, 1992

Neuhaus, social critic, to speak here

The Rev. Richard Neuhaus, who has criticized churches for adopting secular liberalism, will be the keynote speaker during a program on social responsibility at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.

The program, organized as part of the Episcopal Church's tricentennial celebration, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 24.

Father Neuhaus, recently ordained as a Roman Catholic priest after many years as a Lutheran pastor, is director of the Institute on Religion in Public Life. He also is the author of several books, including "The Naked Public Square" in 1984, which criticized mainline churches for a move away from traditional Christian theology.

He also has written extensively for various periodicals, including Harper's and Commentary.

Father Neuhaus graduated from Concordia Seminary and was pastor of an inner-city Lutheran church in New York City. Since 1978, he has been writing and speaking on social issues.

An open discussion is scheduled after Father Neuhaus' address at St. Paul's.

For more information, call the church at 685-3404.

Cantors to perform:

Two Baltimore cantors are scheduled as featured concert performers as part of the 45th annual convention of the Cantors Assembly next month in Florida.

The convention is scheduled for May 10 to May 14 in Fort Lauderdale.

The Baltimore performers are Hazzan Farid Dar--ti of the Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Hazzan Mel Luterman of Temple Oheb Zedek.

Hazzan Dar--ti, accompanied by a choir, will sing May 11 in North Miami Beach. He is said to be the first Iranian-born international concert artist and hazzan in the Western world.

Hazzan Luterman, accompanied by an orchestra and a choir, will sing May 13 in the Broward County Performing Arts Center. He has performed around the country on stage, television and radio.

Musical revue:

The St. Mary of the Assumption Community Theatre and Cultural Arts Institute in Govans has scheduled a musical revue entitled "Happy days are here again -- life in the 1930s."

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 2:15 p.m. April 26. The institute is at 5502 York Road.

A continental breakfast is scheduled before the April 26 performance.

For more information, call 435-2787.

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