Intro to Baha'i offered at church
The Adult Education program at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church will sponsor a discussion of the Baha'i faith Sunday, led by Kaveh Shahidi, a member of the local Baha'i community.
The discussion will begin at 11 a.m. in the Church Center. It is free and open to the public.
The Baha'i faith was founded in 1844 by its foremost leader, Bahaullah, in the city of Shiraz in Persia. Its main teachings include a commitment to the oneness of all humanity and the common origin and unity of purpose of all world religions, according to St. Francis member Jerry Gill.
In addition, Baha'i promotes the harmony of science and religion, the equality of men and women, the elimination of prejudice, a spiritual solution to economic problems and the establishment of a world commonwealth of nations.
Shahidi has a passion for the advancement of civilization through increased collaboration and justice. He works with like-minded individuals in many communities to learn about how to achieve unity by overcoming our differences.
St. Francis in the Foothills is at 4625 E. River Road, at North Swan Road. For more information, call the church office at 299-9063.
3 artists' works on display at library
"Summer Visions," the art of Jo Ann Daly, Kay Mitman and Sally Raduenzel, will be on display this month in the gallery at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road.
Members of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, the trio of artists will display recent works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media.
The gallery is open during library hours of 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
To contribute a brief go to azstarnet.com/foothills online.