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Daily Herald saturday february 1,1997 neighbor Section 5/Page 5 Ca briefs volunteers helping to rebuild Black Church in Georgia continued from Page 4 Millen Gay in a show of spiritual and racial Unity volunteers from As far away As California and Washington ., Are helping rebuild a Black Church in Georgia that May have been torched out of racial hatred. The volunteers gathered this week in East Georgia to begin raising the framework of the tiny Gays Hill Baptist Church which was destroyed almost a year ago. They included Republican . Reps. Jack Kingston and Charlie Norwood of Georgia and about a dozen members of their Washington and local staffs. A i think a lot of people would like to come together along racial lines but they done to know where to Start a said Volunteer Doug Tanner of Washington Faith and politics Institute. A in a place like this you really have the mandate to get Down and Start understanding each other on a deeper Gays Hill a 45-member Church first built in 1920, burned last March 27 after someone started a fire with card Consumers support pro family pro life cause continued from Page 4 Board to raise awareness of respecting life the Way we the Joliet diocesan life office is among a dozen or so agencies statewide that will Benefit from the Vitae credit card which carries a competitive interest rate and no annual fee. Its a regular Mastercard with the slogan a Vitae Means Vitae is latin for life. A it sounded like a Good idea and we always need More funds to do extra things a Egizio said. Vitae corp., based in new Lenox began creating the card More than two years ago. Company president Steve Thomas wanted to come up with another idea to boost his current fund raising efforts for various pro life organizations. A we were already involved in helping groups try to raise funds and we were looking to try to find a Way to fund groups that Are pro life a said Ginny Thomas vice president of Vitae. A the card is a Chance to strike a conversation and people can feel Good about making a donation that a not coming out of their so the Thomases decided to develop the credit card in which a percentage of funds from the issuing company would be donated to various organizations. Vitae corp. Is the Liaison Between the credit card company and the agencies that receive the funds. The company is in the midst of soliciting about 500,000 potential credit card customers trying to get them to sign up for the card. A i think it will work but its just hard to get people to change their credit cards a Egizio said. Holocaust horrors recalled in exhibit at Aurora Center by Kelly Womer daily Herald correspondent it was a chapter in history with images stories and tragedies that will always be remembered. It was the holocaust during which millions of jews died in concentration Camps at the hands of the nazis during world War ii. A i done to want the people and the sacrifices to be forgotten a said rabbi Hyman agress of congregation by Nai Israel in Aurora. Now local residents can see the personal memories and creative expressions of this moment in history during a witness amp legacy contemporary Art about the holocaust a a travelling exhibition making its Illinois debut. Through May 16, the Aurora Public Art commission presents a collection of works by 22 american artists some of whom Are survivors of the concentration Camps children of survivors or those who chose to show their empathy through Art. A a we re excited to have this very important and necessary expression of some of the feelings from children of survivors a agress said. A we need to keep this up front because some Arentt fully conscious of what happened. There a a dark Side of a witness amp legacy explores the emotions history and meaning of the holocaust through 84 paintings photographs sculptures videos and five room displays at the Aurora Art amp history Center 20 e. Downer place. A part comes from the soul and its a powerful medium a said rabbi Michael Remson of congregation Beth shalom in Naperville. In one exhibit artist pier Marion created a life size Boxcar. One of the Black Walls is scribbled with the word a a jews and a place for visitors to write their own comments. No c. I in corporate events of free parking "6th annual Quot planning i of seems Quot sunday fetwot1997 ii cd Magoo a Rew Ott you Don t need a ticket or a photo . The paly planning showcase is the place to be Jet on Over to die Chicago Marriott o Hare. Tri state 294-South to 1-90 East chg. Exit. Exit at Cumberland North. Turn right at end of ramp going Over expressway. Turn left at first stoplight Higgins re. 72marriott is on your left food fun giveaways separate ballroom for live band amp djs a photography vide Graphy a entertainment a caterers Kosher amp non a invitations favors Centrepieces a party consultants gasoline investigators say. No arrests have been made. A a we re just seeing some really Good Healing come from this a said Hilda Dutrow Volunteer coordinator for the Gays Hill project. A ifs Christian love in action that we re seeing Bishop named in Florida archdiocese Pensacola Fla. A Bishop John h. Ricard the head of Catholic Relief services and the National Black Catholic Congress is the new Bishop of the diocese of Pensacola Tallahassee. Ricard 56, the Urban vicar of the archdiocese of Baltimore was named by Pope John Paul ii As the fourth Bishop of the North Florida diocese of nearly 62,000 catholics in 16 counties. He celebrated mass last week at historic St. Michael a Church a Parish established in Pensacola in 1781. He will be installed at a mass on March 13 at the Cathedral of the sacred heart. In his new duty Ricard will Over see 49 parishes 53 priests and 2,500 Catholic school children. Ricard succeeds Bishop John Smith who was appointed coadjutor Bishop of Trenton n.j., last february. Ricard is president of the National Black Catholic Congress and is president and Board chairman of the Baltimore based Catholic Relief services a humanitarian Agency that helps the poor and disadvantaged outside the United states. Since 1984, Ricard has been in charge of Baltimore City parishes and Catholic schools under Cardinal William h. Keeler. As Urban vicar he had More than 50 City parishes 40 Catholic schools and 10,000 students under him. A native of Baton Rouge la., Ricard completed his theological training at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington ., and was ordained in 1968. He holds a masters degree from Tulane University and a doctoral degree from Catholic University of american in Washington Cars executive director Kenneth f. Hackett said that Over the past year Ricard travelled to Cuba Bosnia Rwanda and Burundi. Other artwork features the nazi Swastika which was originally an Indian Symbol for Good Luck. A some of the artists Are reclaiming the symbols that the nazis had Power Over a said Rena Church director of the Aurora Public Art commission. A they Are cleansing the symbols and taking the evil out. Much of the Art is conceptual and tends to be on the abstract members of local jewish congregations also Are coming Forward to Volunteer and show support for a witness amp legacy a which is on loan from the Regis foundation in Minneapolis. From agress and Remson a congregations members have received fliers and information about the exhibit. The Aurora Public Art commission is seeking volunteers to work As tour guides throughout the duration of the exhibit. A a there a a feeling that this happen again and its important to keep remembering to try to do everything we can so that it does no to agress said. Remson also said the exhibit takes on new meaning since there Are fewer and fewer survivors remaining to Tell their stories that happened More than 50 years ago. A i think its very important anytime something is done in regard to the holocaust a Remson said. A a it a critical at this Point in history because we re in the last few years when we will personally hear from the witnesses. Whatever Means we can use is the suggested donation for admission is $4 for adults $2 for children and senior citizens. Special group rates Are available. Exhibit hours Are la . To 8 . Tuesdays la . To 4 . Wednesdays through saturdays and noon to 4 . Sundays. For details or to Volunteer Call the Aurora Public Art commission at 630 906-0654. Biblical archaeology opportunities abound associated press Bethsaida Israel for adolescent archaeologists it was a dream come True a dig at Bethsaida where the Bible says Jesus restored a Blind Many a sight and performed the Miracle of the loaves and fishes. Originally 30 High school kids signed up for last Summers trip. But one by one they backed out their parents fearful that acts of terrorism would endanger their sons and daughters. All but Amanda Vilim a 16-year-old from Bellevue neb. She came through the summer unscathed a and exhilarated. In these rolling Hills Little changed Over the years it is easy to give the imagination free rein to go Back two millennia. Vilim smiled As she spoke of watching the Sun set Over the sea of Galilee and envisioning Jesus walking along the path she was uncovering. A it is amazing. Truly its very powerful a she sighed. A i done to really know How to describe it. Its a religious experience. Its very so you want to go on an archaeological dig in the holy land this is the time to Start signing up for the 1997 season. The january february Issue of biblical archaeology review lists 26 dig opportunities including 18 at Sites a from Jerusalem to Caesarea maritime a with direct biblical associations. Fortunately for All but the most rugged adventurers biblical archaeology is not like the old Days when archaeologists venturing out from primitive campgrounds might encounter perils from scorpions to hostile natives in politically unsettled lands. At the end of the Day at Askelon on israelis coastline a site so Beautiful it is adjacent to a failed club med volunteers can relax by the Pool at a first class hotel. At Caesarea maritime where Paul was imprisoned and Christian crusaders and Muslim Kings fought for control of the holy land workers do not have to go More than too Yards for a soda or More suntan lotion. Still the work is not easy a typical Day involves rising at 5 ., digging ditches and hauling away rocks for eight hours in summer heat that can Rise to 120 degrees in the desert. In the afternoon workers Wash off and identify pottery found during the Day. At night Many attend archaeological lectures. Still hundreds of volunteers mostly from America spend thousands of dollars to work alongside some of the worlds top archaeologists in unveiling the history of the lands where ancient civilizations gave birth to modern Judaism and christianity. Last year archaeologists digging in a Kibbutz in Central Israel a worker cleans revealed mosaics at an archaeological site in Caesarea on the israeli North coast. Although the work of the volunteers is not easy it is far from the Days of primitive campgrounds. Associated press photo found a Stone Tablet with a phoenician inscription Baring the name of the City of Ekron the City where according to the Book of i Samuel the philistines took the Ark of the covenant after capturing it from the israelite. And archaeologists sifting through a 2,000-year-old garbage dump at Masada in Southern Israel unearthed a wine Jug inscribed with the name of King Herod. It was the first object Ever found bearing the name of the great Judean King mentioned in the gospels. Survey asks which woman should be Cardinal by Kelly Womer daily Herald correspondent As the Vatican decides who will replace the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin some area women want to voice their own suggestions and ideas. Chicago Catholic women has mailed a Survey to its 1,800 members across the nation posing the questions of what qualities would they like to see in the Leader and what specific person should be named the Cardinal. More specifically the heart of their Survey gets to what woman a not Man a they would envision filling the position. Its an unlikely question and an even More unlikely scenario but one that the organizations leaders say needs to be Given serious consideration. A i looked out and saw that nowhere in the Media or Peoples conscience was there any sense or thought As to having a woman for Cardinal a said Donna Quinn director of Chicago Catholic women. A this whole gender has been so As not to exclude women from the discussion Quinn put together a Survey that asks three questions. First if a woman were Cardinal respondents can list the qualities important to the role. A a it a about what people would like to see at this time in history for those in leadership a Quinn said. A a we re aware of the Power of the position but it is a ministry of service to the final two questions ask what woman they would recommend for Cardinal and if this woman would be willing to serve. A there Are Many women who have the qualities and traits needed a Quinn said. A they Are Able capable and the surveys Are due Back to the Evergreen Park based organization by feb. 12 a the first Day of Lent. From there Quinn will tabulate the results and Send them to Rome As Well As to the leaders of the National conference of Catholic Bishops. Quinn knows that women Arentt even allowed to be ordained As priests in the Catholic Church let alone be named a Cardinal. But she a not letting rules or history get in the Way of raising the Issue. A a it a not so far fetched to have this happen a Quinn said. A we know it will take a Miracle but we have to have Faith and Hope it is a possibility. I Hope people will say a Why not a a she has seen positive results when other gender related issues were brought to the forefront. 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