- The Washington Times - Monday, January 21, 2002

Conference on life 1 p.m. March for Life holds the annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life. The participants include: Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman; and Wanda Frantz, National Right to Life Committee. Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Islam discussion 3 p.m. The National Clergy Council presents “Islam: Friend or Foe?” a panel discussion by Christian and Muslim clerics about the expansion of violent Islamic sects around the world, including the United States. Location: Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/257-5593.

4 p.m. Participates in a celebration honoring Martin Luther King, East Room of the White House.

King birthday celebration all day The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Day Committee presents its annual MLK Birthday Celebration events, “United We Stand: A Salute to Our Brave and Fallen Heroes from the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.”
Highlights 11 a.m. Interfaith service, 10th Street Baptist Church, 1000 R St. NW.
3 p.m.
Wreath-laying ceremony, African American Civil War Memorial, Vermont Avenue and U Street NW.
6 p.m
. Annual Black Tie Gala Reception, Embassy of Turkey, 2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/682-4022.
Reserve Officers Association convention all day The Reserve Officers Association holds its annual Mid-Winter Convention and Military Exposition, focusing on current national security threats.
Highlights 10 a.m. Col. W. Bruce Pittman, commander of the Army Reserve Personnel Command, demonstrates the “My2xCitizen” Army Reserve online self-service personnel management portal.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-7726.
Leadership conference 8:30 a.m. The National Clergy Council and Faith and Action holds a Winter Executive Leadership Conference, featuring discussions on expansion of Islam, human cloning and abortion.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. the Rev. Rob Schenck, breakfast briefing on meeting with Dr. Michael West, cloning scientist.
3 p.m.
David Aikman, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and former Middle East affairs correspondent for Time magazine, and Aly Abuzaakouk, director of the American Muslim Council, keynote presenters, panel discussion, “Islam: Friend or Foe?”
Location: Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/257-5593.
Rock for Life news conference and rally 10:30 a.m. American Life League’s Rock for Life youth organization holds a news conference and picketing at the Health and Human Services Department headquarters marking the 29th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. A youth rally will be held 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/690-2510.
King birthday commemoration 11 a.m. The Central Union Mission holds a service and luncheon for more than 800 homeless people to commemorate Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Highlights 11 a.m. Service, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW.
Luncheon, Central Union Mission, 14th and R streets NW. Contact: 202/238-9300.
Americans for a Fair Chance news conference 11 a.m. Americans for a Fair Chance holds a Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration news conference to provide a national affirmative action update and introduce its Web site. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/530-0566, Exts. 17 or 13.
Pro-life Vigil 8 p.m. The Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the opening Mass for the Annual Prayer Vigil for Life marking the 29th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, archbishop of Philadelphia, is principal celebrant and homilist. Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 703/684-8352 or 202/281-0615.

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