Sisters establishing 'sister' cityA delegation sponsored...

Religion notes

August 06, 1992

Sisters establishing 'sister' city

A delegation sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Baltimore Regional Community is scheduled to return Saturday from a weeklong trip to El Salvador, where members helped develop a medicinal herb garden and a building to dry and package herbs.

The delegation's eight members are establishing a "sister city" relationship between the Sisters of Mercy and the village of Calle Real outside of the capital, San Salvador.

In 1990, the Catholic Archdiocese of San Salvador provided start-up money for the herbal garden, uniting native knowledge of herbs with the scientific study of herbal medicine at the National University of El Salvador.

Delegates include Sister Katherine Nueslein, Patricia Lewis, Sister Frieda Chetelat, Sister Jogues Smith, Sister Karen McNally, Sister Jane Gerety, Paula Cockerham and Sister Margaret Widmann.

Latin theme:

Towson Unitarian Universalist Church will continue its series of services about multicultural America with a discussion on Latin America.

Services will be held Sundays at 10 a.m. at 1710 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville.

Two Baltimore residents will discuss their experiences Aug. 16. Laura Lindner was born and educated in Mexico and now teaches Spanish at City College.

Marilyn Carlisle has traveled extensively in Central and South

America and taught elementary school in Chile and Argentina. She is active in Baltimore's Central America Solidarity Committee.

The Aug. 23 topic will be liberation theology. The speaker will be Patricia Schoelles, a professor at Saint Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. She studied with Gustavo Guttierez, an authority on liberation theology.

Euro-American relations will be discussed beginning Aug. 30. Judy Bird, a Baltimore textile artist and native of British Columbia, will talk about Canada and the United States. "New Europe and Old America" will be the topic Sept. 6 by Matthew M. McNaught, the Scottish-born minister of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church.

For information, call 825-6045.

Biblical meeting:

Bible scholars will meet at Catholic University in Washington from Aug. 15 to 18 for the general meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Topics will include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Old Testament and ecology, and New Testament interpretation.

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