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August 21, 2007

Korean aid workers: An article in Saturday's California section about leaders from different faiths coming together to urge the release of 19 South Korean Christian aid workers being held in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents misquoted Father Alexei Smith of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles as using the word "Sheiks" instead of "Sikhs." Smith's quote should have read: "Perhaps what we do best -- we, defined as Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Bahais, Buddhists and Hindus collectively -- is to live harmoniously together, each accepting and enriching the other, each working for the common good. . . ."

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