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Dr. T. Colin Campbell as an instructor for a nutrition course offered by Cornell University. "Plant-based foods and exercise are powerful healers," Edwards says in the release. "I am on a mission to share with people how food and movement can heal their body, mind and spirit. Unfortunately, many people suffering from these diseases do not realize that their wrong dietary choices since childhood have caused these serious problems," she adds in the release. "People need to learn that their health is in their own hands. The fact is, they can be free of illness and brilliantly healthy if they choose a plant-based diet and lead an active lifestyle." The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota is a Welcoming Congregation serving Sarasota and Manatee counties, the release points out. More information can be found at: uusara- or by calling David Ryan at 365-4027 or via email at Susan Marks, associate professor of religion at New College of Florida, will discuss her book, First Came Marriage, during a pro- gram at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, hosted by the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism (CHJ). Marks learned through her research "that in the early days of Judaism, most weddings did not include familiar rituals, let alone a rabbi," a news release points out. The book combines ritual and historical perspectives "to exam- ine the process by which early Jews married and the ways rabbis minimized, elaborated or codiļ¬ed the practices," the release adds. CHJ meets at Unity, located at 3023 Proctor Road in Sarasota. The program is free to CHJ members. Non-members are asked to pay a $5 donation. For more information visit or call 929-7771. NEW COLLEGE PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS FIRST CAME MARRIAGE Susan Marks/Contributed photo Take Your Time You Have All Week Enjoy The News Leader Anytime - Day or Night Sarasota News Leader February 7, 2014 Page 131

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