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Procession to Cover a Spectrum of Faiths


* An interfaith Procession of Light 2002 will begin from Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. The event will feature music and prayers from faiths including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. At sunset, participants will walk the length of the pier, led by a bagpipe band. (714) 757-1096.

The Rev. John Doami, a part-time minister at Orange County Buddhist Church, will lead a course, Fundamentals of Mahayana Buddhism, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through March 4. Tuition is $30. The church address is at 909 S. Dale St. (714) 827-9590.

Special Events

* Islam 101 for Christians, a five-week class offered by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana, will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday. The course will be taught by Father Brad Karelius, a professor of world religions at Saddleback College. The class is free. The church is at 614 N. Bush St. (714) 543-9389.

* Good Shepherd Communities will hold an open house Monday celebrating its new name and location. Formerly Good Shepherd Lutheran Home of the West, it serves people in Orange County with developmental disabilities, with training and care for approximately 100 people in residential care homes and supported-living settings. The open house will be from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The new location is 15707 Rockfield Blvd., Suite 330, Irvine.

* Congregation B'nai Tzedek of Fountain Valley will host a talk by Israeli media professional Doron Nesher during Friday's Sabbath services. Services begin at 8:15 p.m.

There will also be a six-week mini-course, Torah Study: A Historical-Critical Approach, Tuesdays through Feb. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $18 for members and $36 for others. Congregation B'nai Tzedek is at 9669 Talbert Ave. (714) 963-4611.


Religious event notices of countywide interest may be sent to Gena Guisar at The Times' Orange County edition, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626. They also may be faxed to (714) 966-7711 or sent by e-mail to

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