Church of Christ sponsoring seminar on Islamic faith

A Seminar on the Islamic Faith will be sponsored Sunday through Wednesday, April 26-29, by the Church of Christ whose facilities are located at 190 Woodrow Ave. in St. Clairsville. The seminar's presenter will be Burt Jones of Diamond, Ohio, who has studied the Islamic Faith for several years, has conducted seminars in Islam nationwide as well as authoring the book "Shadowland: Islam, Behind the Veil." The session times, all of which will be conducted in the church's main auditorium, will be Sunday, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Monday through Wednesday sessions will begin at 7 p.m. Among the topics he will discuss are the origin of Islam, Jihad, the status of women in Islam, Islam in America, Allah, Mohammed, the Sharia, and The Qur'an.

Mr. Jones, a native of Alabama, has a B.S. in Music Education from Jacksonville University and a M.A. in Middle Eastern History from Youngstown State University. He was a combat officer during the Vietnam era. In addition to conducting seminars on the Islam faith, he also conducts evangelistic meetings and singing schools throughout the United States.

The public is invited to attend all the sessions. For further information, call the church's office, (740) 695-3268.