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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels July July Priest praying for peace in Nicaragua By GEORGE i A Ab ClnQGrDIOCk DUlld in I ariinininrr a i By GEORGE Af religion writer The room is furnished with a a cane straight a desk and a priedieu for kneeling in prayer with a Bible opened on the upper A candle flickers on the desk beside some flowers and an icon of the Virgin On the plywood walls hang a crucifix and posters of the assassinated Martin Luther King Mahatma Gandhi and El Salvadors slain Bishop Oscar That is the as described by Ribbon symbolizes peace Church Women United has taken the symbol of a ribbon for peace and have adapted it to take their message to Members throughout the country have been sewing hundreds of panels which will be stitched together to form a huge The ribbon will be draped around the Pentagon on the 40th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Each of the panels in the ribbon depicts things that the women could not bear to lose in a nuclear The completed ribbon is expected to be 10 miles The New Braunfels chapter did not made panels but has chosen to give its support by asking local churches to ring their bells at 2 on Member churches in New Braunfels are Faith United Church of First Protestant United Church of First United Braunfels Presbyterian and Paul After the 4 it is expected that sections of ten ribbon will go into the permanent collection of the Peace Musuem in Chicago while others will be housed in the Smithsonian u adjoining a grayish Roman Catholic church in Managua where the foreign a Nicaragua of trying to spread its leftist revolution to other Central American and the United States has provided aid to Nicaraguan guerrilla action against his fighters opposing the SQr T rltmirlnri AH i t t i love to so I decided on a fast because its hard for the Miguel dEscoto told one Saying he had been led as a priest to accept Christs call for the dEscoto said he is praying that Christians elsewhere join in nonviolent efforts to stop moves against The Reagan administration has accused In a project being coordinated across the country through 600 chapters of In terreligious Task Force on Central based in New many Americans this weekend are praying and fasting for peace in the A spokesman said plans are being made for such fasting to continue on a stateby state basis for 50 The Americanborn now has taken only with a bit of lemon juice and mineral tablets since July when he took a leave from his government visitors His commitment and faith are very says Asia Bennett of executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee Quakers one of nine Protestant and Catholic representatives who visited him last Amid rumors in Managua that his strength was his doctor examined him Monday and said his condition was clinically satisfactory but that he had lost 20 A heavyset he was down to about His daily round includes in morning prayer services and an evening Mass of Holy Communion at the church private prayer and and occasional quiet con versations with He says he intends to fast until it ignites among Christians and others of good will a Gospelbased evangelical insurrection to change antiNicaragua Briefly Chinese Christians studying America NEW YORK AP Five Christian students from are spending two months touring the United States to get acquainted with Americas diverse religious They are the first student delegation sent by the China Christian They are studying fr the ministry at Nanking Two are the only Christians in their One was converted in 1981 by Bible The Franklin China program director of the National Council of Churches which is spon soring the says It is hoped that the bond established between these future leaders of the church in China and Christians in the United States can be a firm foundation for a longterm relationship of Womens group ready to leave Catholic Church WASHINGTON con fidential report to the Vatican by the World Union of Catholic Womens Organizations says many women leave the church because it is in sensitive to their desire to par ticipate The 1982 obtained and recently made public by National Catholic News criticizes the scarcity of women in decision making refusal to permit girls to serve at the altar and to admit women as The international womens body said it is deeply concered with the fact that the church is losing a considerable number of women and will continue to do so unless more sensitivity is shown toward womens concerns and aspirations to par ticipate fully in the life and mission of the Pear Abby every day in the OXFORD SHIRTS TROUSERS SPECIAL PURCHASE TWILL SKIRTS Long sleeve junior Oxford cloth style with long sleeve buttondown collar Sizes Twill trouser pants skirts in sizes 3 to Hurry in today and choose several BEALLS PRICE MENS LEWS JEANS Mens bootout or straightleg Famous fitting Levis denim jeans of 100 Enjoy the traditional quality and tyngo waist sizes Shop 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