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Memorial service to honor WWII deaths

The Jikoen Hongwaji Buddhist Temple will hold an Irei No Hi Memorial Service on Sunday to honor victims of all wars, particularly the American and Japanese soldiers, and Okinawan civilians, who lost their lives during a World War II battle 73 years ago. Read more

Separate services will honor Lili‘uokalani

The public may attend a commemoration service at the Schofield Barracks Soldiers Chapel at 10 a.m. today, and two services at the Cathedral of St. Andrews on Sunday, honoring Queen Lili‘uokalani. Read more

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Church to host luau fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for United Church of Christ-Judd Street’s 61st annual “Luau-­to-Go” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19. Read more

Tickets for annual church luau on sale

Kaumakapili Church is selling tickets for its 46th Annual Luau, “One in the Spirit,” on July 15 at 766 N. King St., to benefit its outreach programs in Kalihi-Palama. Read more

Regional Jehovah’s Witnesses convention starts

The annual regional convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses — “Don’t Give Up!” — starts this weekend and will continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Aug. 27 at the Mililani Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 239 Palii St. Read more

Best-selling Zen monk to speak at festival

Haemin Sunim, called one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in his native South Korea, will speak May 6-7 at the 12th annual Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds next to Honolulu Hale, a news release said. Read more

Dance and comic offer safe haven

The First Unitarian Church of Honolulu will be transformed into a dance club April 29 to raise funds to carry out its mission to “boldly grow compassion, justice and joy,” a news release said. Read more

Summit on homelessness to equip local faith groups

The second annual Faith Summit on Homelessness will be held April 28-29 to encourage faith congregations to work with government and other agencies to help homeless people better their lives. Read more

2 groups mobilize for caregivers bill

Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) and Caring Across Generations will rally for public support of the kupuna caregivers assistance bill during a trolley ride through Chinatown on April 8. Read more

Kalihi school dons St. Damien mural

Damien Memorial School students have commissioned a graffiti artist to paint a two-story mural of their school’s namesake, St. Damien de Veuster. Read more

Palama Settlement among honorees of church league

Central Union Church Women’s League is honoring Palama Settlement and similar organizations at its biannual general meeting and luncheon, “From Seeds to Trees,” today in the parish hall. Read more

Religion brief

Windward United Church of Christ in Kailua is having a “Blue Christmas” worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday for those who don’t feel like celebrating the season. Read more

Nuuanu groups will unite for interfaith Thanksgiving

Organizers of the 55th annual Nuuanu Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service are inviting the community to its 7 p.m. service Tuesday at the Soka Gakkai International Hawaii Culture Center auditorium, 2729 Pali Highway. Read more

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