Conference Planned On Bill of Rights

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights tomorrow at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda.

The conference on "The First Amendment at 200: Has Liberty Reached the Limit?" will explore the tension between the liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment and the limits placed on those liberties in society. D.C. Circuit Court Judge Abner J. Mikva will be the keynote speaker.

Three workshops will follow the keynote address: "Freedom of Speech," "Freedom of the Press" and "Freedom of Religion."

The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is free and is open to the public.

Schuller to Receive Award

Robert Schuller, the first American minister asked to deliver religious messages on Soviet television, will be awarded the 1990 Olender Foundation Peacemaker Award.

Schuller began a monthly 20- to 30-minute religious series titled "Heart to Heart" over the U.S.S.R.'s Gostelradio television network last Sunday.

Schuller is being honored for carrying the message of hope and peace from America to the people of the Soviet Union. The award has been presented since 1986 and comes with $30,000, which is donated to charity.

Schuller will receive the award Dec. 18 in Washington.

Bells to Mark Anniversary

Church bells will ring in Virginia and in other parts of the country Thursday to herald the 50th anniversary of Church Women United.

The organization, founded by the United Council of Church Women, emphasizes world peace and harmony.

Bells will be rung at St. Benedict Monestary in Manassas, St. Charles Catholic Church in Clarendon and at St. Patrick's Episcopal in Falls Church. Bells will sound at noon.

A prayer breakfast to promote sisterhood will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. today in St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5427 Indian Head Hwy. in Oxon Hill. The event is sponsored by the church's Women's Fellowship.

The theme, said coordinator Marjorie Thomas, is taken from Proverbs 3:6: "In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy paths."

Compiled by Myra L. Dandridge and Hamil R. Harris