Muslim-Christian relations, the issue of homeless children in America and religious freedom are among the topics up for discussion at Lifetree Cafe in September.

Muslim-Christian relations, the issue of homeless children in America and religious freedom are among the topics up for discussion at Lifetree Cafe in September.

Lifetree Cafe takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Tim Horton's Cafe and Bake Shop, 3700 Discovery Lane in Powell, and Thursdays in Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road.

Topics change weekly and there is no cost or registration required in order to attend.

On tap for the week of Sept. 1 will be "Children with No Place to Call Home: Helping kids in Crisis."

"An estimated one in 50 children is homeless," according to the announcement from Meadow Park Church of God. Approximately 40 percent of those children are 5 years old or younger.

The program features a filmed visit with homeless children and their parents as well as with agency workers who assist homeless children.

The topic for week of Sept. 8 is "The Art of Loss: How Tragedy Can Transform Your Perspective." The program includes filmed interviews with two artists who experienced the loss of loved ones and coped through their art.

The week of Sept. 15 will focus on "Religious Freedom: Standing Up for What You Believe."

The program features a filmed interview with former White House attorney and Air Force officer Michael Weinstein, who believes the U.S. military is under attack by a group that threatens both morale and battle-readiness: Christian fundamentalists.

The topic the week of Sept. 22 will be "Secrets of Finding Contentment: Live a Satisfying Life."

The program will explore how to live a satisfying life, even in difficult times. It features a filmed interview with Justin Mayo, who organizes senior proms for senior citizens.

Finally the week of Sept. 29 will se "On the Brink: Islam and the Middle East" discussed.

"Commonly held misconceptions about Islam and the Middle East will be debunked during this program, which features a film of Carl Medearis, an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations," according to a press release from the church.

For more information, visit www.meadowpark.org. Video previews of topics are available at www. lifetreecafe.com.