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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE September -The Herald- Religion Church telecast commences The problems of a lonely politician trying to maintain his integrity in a power game is a major topic on "Celebrations" to be telecast Sept 15 on CJOC Channel 7. A province wide inter faith broadcast, "Celebrations" teatures material prepared by churches in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Program time in Lethbridge is 3 p.m. Scout program studied A leadership training program for Southern Presbytery United Church of Canada Scout groups is being conducted this weekend at Taber. Meeting at Knox United Church, participants will study programs, recruitment and methods of enriching the religion- in-life award system. Speakers include Southern Alberta region Scout trainers: John Anderson, a United Church youth ministeries consultant, and Donald Laing of Saskatoon. Waterlow gains Moncton post Former Lethbridge church organist Barry Waterlow, 21, has been appointed organist and choirmaster at Central United Church, Moncton, N.B. Mr. Waterlow previously served the First Baptist congrega- tion here. During June of this year, Mr. Waterlow passed the professional examination of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, earning an associateship. Taber LDS bishop sustained TABER (HNS) Harold E. Evanson was sustained as bishop of the Taber Second Ward of the LDS Church during a re- cent sacrament meeting by Taber Alberta Stake president Kenneth P. Anderson. Bishop Evanson, who succeeds Roy E. Harris after more than five years in office, has as counselors Calvin L. Layton and Henry Van Haslam. BAHAI READING CLASS Sundays a.m. 610-12th Street 'C' North Visitors Welcome! zrrmzr BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 833-7th SUM! South 7-30 p BIBLE DOCTRINE OF IMMORTALITY" Speaker: Mr. Wm. Blacker A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Cor. 5th and 13th St S. SALVATION HEALINGS MIRACLES Pastor: REV. T. W. ROYCROFT Service Service LAKEVIEW MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 15th 29th St South Pntor Henry Unrau 329-3542 OF FULLNESS" second in a series of 4 messages on Christians ALIVE. Visitation Night No Evening Service Tuesday, 8 "WHAT IS Lethbridge Christian Reformed Invites You to Listen to the Back to God Hour Every Sunday Night at p.m. over CHEC Radio RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND JUDGMENT is a message to help us see one of the great issues that remain, now that the nightmare of Watergate is over. This message is about the future of our continent. Listen in this Sunday! The Christian Reformed Church is located at 1807 2nd Ave. "A" North in the City Services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. You are invited cordially THE SALVATION ARMY MAJORS 1302 Avenue S COTOS Officers THELMA M COHNEY, JOAN Wl Scnool 11 -00 Worship 7-QO Thursday Bible Study WE INVITE YOU "OVAKE THE ARMY YOUR CHURCH HOME Church G Churchill BAM Div OrpaniM Mrs Hilda Coleman Piaiis! Mrs Maids 945 a m Church School 11.00 TERMS" 7 00 p led by seven of trie young people 1rom First Baptist Church who attended the 81h Baalist Youth World Conference m Portland, Oregon YOU IWITfD TO WORSHIP US Hindus warn about spiritual enemies BILL GROENEN photo Inspection Southland Nursing Home director, Donna Farkas (foreground) guides city clergymen on tour. Pastors By RAM SUNDAR CP Correspondent BOMBAY (CP) At day- break every morning a small group of monks gather on the banks of the Ganges river in Hardwar, northern India. After having a dip in the river, they chant Hindu prayers and march through the Himalayan town's ancient streets, distributing hand- written appeals to citizens to "beware of the enemies of spiritualism." Hardwar. the world-famous citadel of Hinduism, is at pre- sent witnessing a campaign for what Ram Dev Shastri calls "the purification and regeneration of Hinduism." Shastri, 65, says he is deeply pained by the "com- mercialization" of the Hindu faithy "Some of the so-called monks here are hawking Hin- duism to foreigners especially Americans. Canadians and Germans as if it is a factory product." the religious leader said. With his flowing orange robes and magnificent white beard, Shastri looks every inch a guru. Among the 50-odd disciples who join Shastri in his morn- ing march are two Canadian- born Hindu monks. They are Daniel MacDonald of Hamilton, Ont., and James Ricker of Vancouver. Twenty nine year-old MacDonald came to India four years ago, while Ricker, 32, arrived in Hardwar last year after working as a chemist in Melbourne, Australia. The two Canadians now have adopted Indian names is Prahlad and Ricker is Ramkishen. Shastri claims a following of more than in the moun- tainous region around Hardwar and adjoining Rishikesh. His monastery is situated near Badrinath, 200 miles from Hardwar. but he comes down to Hardwar for several months in the year. The Hindu religious leader said that with more and more Western tourists coming to Hardwar to see its famous temples and watch its spec- tacular bathing festivals, "some unscrupulous elements have begun to trade in religion.'.' He cited the recent Kumbha Mela festival which was at- tended by nearly five million people, including Ameri- can and Canadian tourists. Shastri said that many so- called monks made a lot of money during the festival by posing as yogis and gurus. One Canadian couple from Montreal is said to have paid to a monk to teach them yoga physical culture techni- ques "The visiting Canadians could have got better informa- tion by buying a yoga book for said Shastri. McKillop encourages 4full life' A program designed to strengthen congregational life has been scheduled for members of McKillop United Church. Sept. 21. Rev. Jack Gardiner from Qkotoks will be theme speaker. Helen.and Al Rutz from Calgary will present in- spirational music. Discussion groups, a vesper communion and social activities round out the day long meeting, titled In Full Measure. Additional activities are planned for pre-school and elementary grade youngsters. The day begins at a.m. hospitals A recent tour of Lethbridge medical institutions has enabled city clergymen to better understand their com- plementary role in the patient healing process. Sponsored by Lethbridge Ministerial Association, 22 ministers were escorted on an orientation tour of Lethbridge Municipal Hospital, Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital and Southland Nursing Home last week. Guiding the visitors were Dwight Jensen, personnel director: Janice Campbell, nursing supervisor; Florence Kubinec. nursing-in-service education co-ordinator; Rev. Larry Hankinson, chaplain; Donna Smith. Auxiliary nurs- ing director: Donna Farkas, Southland director and Rev. Kay Hurlburt. director of counselling and pastoral care at the institutions. The clergy, greeted by hospital administrator Andy Andreachuk. hope to maintain close contact with medical staff as they share healing care for patients. South African defence bill 'creates martyr atmosphere' By STANLEY UYS London Observer CAPE TOWN A bill, which imposes a "ferocious" penalty of a fine or 10 years" imprisonment on anyone who encourages anyone else, even indirectly, not to perform military ser- vice, has just passed its se- cond reading in the South African parliament in spite of a warning by the Catholic Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Denis Hurley, that it could create a new genera- lion of Christian martyrs. Only the seven Progressive Parly MPs voted against the bill, which they believe will remove from the arena of debate the question of the morality of the anti-guerrilla wars bang by South Africa on its northern borders The defence bill was introduced immediately after the South African Council of Churches had approved a resolution challenging the justness" of the anti-guerrilla wars The Christian chnrrbf; in Smith Afnta have been thrown into a ferment of by this resolution. In a widely-distributed letter, Dr Theo Kolze. Cape director of tfie anti-apartheid Christian Institute of Southern Africa, writes The implications of the bill are temblv scrum iVv whole church This bill restricts our pastoral duty, it inhibits the counselling of ministers and others. We can- not under any circumstances surrender our duty to be pastors to the flock of Christ and we must make this known. "We dare not surrender the right to encourage young peo- ple to face moral issues and there are serious moral issues at stake. The enormous penalties the bill prescribes do not cancel the imperative of obedience to our Lord." In his statement. Archbishop Hurley said: "The religious freedom of the West has cost the lives of many martyrs Our government is now creating a martyr situation, because there are some convinced people m this country some Christians, some humanists who will have to make the agonizing choice between witnessing to their faith in justice and reconciliation and facing the crushing penalty of 10 years in jsal "These people firmly believe that to support or even not to oppose armed defence of the present -white domination in South Africa is to betray their own con- srienrp it is a terrible thing for a government to put a man's conscience on the rl Speaking in parliament, the leader of the Progressive Par- ty. Colin Eglin. said: "I ask this House to stop and think again before it attempts by legislation to silence discus- sion on the issue of military service. This discussion is part of the debate on the morality or immorality of violence, on civilized mankind's dilemma, on the legitimacy of violence, be it in maintaining a system or destroying it. be it in defence of a state or in the attack on a state. The debate on this great moral issue will continue Many South Africans. inHnding white politicians and clergymen, believe South Ainra can no more wm a guerrilla war on its borders than America rrmld wan war in Vietnam, or Portugal tJie war in Mozambique, or than Rhodesians can win the war now taking place in their country The alternative to a guerrilla war, Uiev say js to create a just society in South Afnca but this argument might be outlawed under the new legislation, unless the wording of the clause is changed by a select com- mittee to which Oie bill has been referred Progressive Party MPs