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July 30, 2010
'This Week With Christiane Amanpour' Where: ABC When: 8 a.m. Sunday Rating: Not rated ---------------------
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April 23, 2014 | By Michael McGough
Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire for suggesting that Britain “should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.” That assertion came in a column the Tory leader wrote for the Church Times, an Anglican publication. In good Anglican fashion, Cameron was careful to add that “being more confident about our status as a Christian country does not somehow involve doing down other faiths or passing judgment on those with no faith at all.” He also confessed to being a “rather classic” member of the Church of England: “not that regular in attendance, and a bit vague on some of the more difficult parts of the faith.” The prime minister's diffidence didn't help him with his critics, who saw his “privileging” of Christianity as incompatible with contemporary multicultural Britain.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2010 | By Meg James
After two decades covering wars, famines and countless natural disasters, CNN's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour is headed to a new network and a new battleground: Washington. ABC News on Thursday hired the CNN stalwart as the new host of "This Week," its Sunday morning public affairs program. ABC's bold move signals that it intends to shake up the Sunday morning field, long dominated by NBC's "Meet the Press." Although Amanpour is a strong personality with substantial journalistic credentials, her specialty has long been international affairs -- she has been reporting from around the world for CNN since 1990 -- and her appointment comes at a time when ABC has been dramatically scaling back its foreign operations as part of deep cuts to its news divisions.
WORLD
April 20, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
DAMASCUS, Syria - President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces. The president's visit, broadcast on state television, underscored his efforts to portray himself as a defender of Christians and other minorities as he prepares for an expected reelection bid in the midst of a devastating war now in its fourth year. Maaloula and several of its historic churches sustained significant damage during heavy fighting and bombardment.
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December 5, 2009 | By Elaine Woo
Marc Christian MacGinnis, who won a multimillion-dollar settlement in 1991 from the estate of his ex-lover, actor Rock Hudson, after convincing a jury Hudson had knowingly exposed him to AIDS, has died. He was 56. Known as Marc Christian, he died of pulmonary problems June 2 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. The details were confirmed Friday by his sister, Susan Dahl, who said she did not publicly announce his death earlier because of her brother's wish for privacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Olympic track champion Florence Griffith Joyner was eulogized Saturday as a woman of great stamina and style who motivated countless young athletes with her speed and inspired her family with her grace and faith. "She just ran, and ran, and ran. She ran spectacular races," her former coach, Bob Kersee, told the crowd of 1,500 as he stood beneath an Olympic flag at Saddleback Community Church. "What was in her heart, every time she laced up her spikes, was Jesus." He added: "God is her coach now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1993
I was proud to say I was a Christian because it said so much about love. Now I am ashamed to admit it because it says so much about hate. DOROTHY ATWOOD DEBOLT El Cajon .
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February 7, 2009 | Rachel Abramowitz
Four days after a profanity-ridden audiotape of Christian Bale ranting at the director of photography on the set of "Terminator Salvation" hit the Internet -- launching a veritable tsunami of fan reaction, Web creativity (including a dance remix) and comedic skits on late-night talk shows -- the actor has finally done what many professional public-relations types have advocated all along: He owned up to his mistake and apologized for his bad behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | JIM HALE, The Rev. JIM HALE, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irvine, commented on a group of fundamentalist Christians who staged a protest outside an Episcopalian church in Pasadena because one of its clergy had blessed a gay couple's union in public rites. He told The Times: and
I am disappointed and pained that once more we have to see images on television and in the newspapers showing Christian pitted against Christian. That there are differences in opinion among believers is no surprise to me. That there are varied interpretations of Scripture is no surprise, either. But that brother tears down brother in such a public spectacle and interrupts someone's service of worship is what truly disappoints me.
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July 3, 1988
As I sat in the office of the First Presbyterian Church of Sherman Oaks on May 27 answering the phones, I was extremely pleased at the number of people (including several rabbis) who called to voice their support of the change of direction of our nursery school. This change involves the addition of a 10-to-15-minute-per-day unit of Christian age-appropriate curriculum and a weekly chapel experience. Along with this added curriculum will be the requirement that all teachers subscribe to the beliefs they will be teaching.
WORLD
April 19, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
JERUSALEM - Thousands of people gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday for the lighting of the “holy fire,” an annual ritual marking the Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem battled his way through crowds shortly after midday to enter the church's small chapel, where what is believed to be Jesus' tomb is located. Minutes later, the pilgrims inside the small basilica cheered as he emerged carrying two lit bundles of 33 candles each symbolizing the age of Jesus at the time of his death.
WORLD
April 18, 2014 | By Maher Abukhater
JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world filled the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday to celebrate on the site they believe Jesus was crucified and buried over 2,000 years ago. The pilgrims gathered near the fourth station on Via Dolorosa, the street down which Jesus is believed to have walked on the way to his Crucifixion. Then they followed his path through that narrow alley toward the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where they believe Jesus was crucified and buried.
WORLD
April 16, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
MAALOULA, Syria - From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a general advised on his two-way radio as he peered at the battle unfolding like a distant video game at the bottom of the hill. On Tuesday, Syrian forces were targeting the remnants of a rebel force in this historic town, long a center of Christian worship and pilgrimage.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jim Kunau, the former football coach at Orange Lutheran and Anaheim Canyon, has been named the football coach and vice president for schools and strategic leadership for Temecula Rancho Christian. He was the fooball coach at Orange Lutheran from 1993 to 2011, winning two Southern Section titles.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 12, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release. Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the filmmaker with a standing ovation. A few days later, 11,000 boisterous students packed a convocation in the sports arena at Liberty University, a Christian college in Lynchburg, Va., where Wallace, best known for writing the 1995 battle biopic "Braveheart" and directing the equestrian drama "Secretariat," spoke about "Heaven Is for Real.
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Oaks Christian has begun searching for a new coach after A.J. Moye resigned. Moye was the head coach for two years.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The world of Christian pop music gets the "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" treatment in the clever, consistently amusing mockumentary "Jesus People. " The film, an offshoot of a Web series made popular on FunnyOrDie.com, brings together a deft comedic cast (including six of the series' original actors) who enjoyably sell this tale of the speedy rise and fall of a hapless Christian band named Cross My Heart. Formed under the aegis of the earnest, supposedly dying - and conspicuously bewigged - Pastor Jerry (Joel McCrary)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | Kurt Streeter
Several of Southern California's most prominent religious leaders held a vigil for immigration reform in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, underscoring a growing interfaith effort to change the nation's laws. Immigrants who are in the United States illegally "need mercy and they need justice," said Archbishop Jose Gomez, welcoming an array of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders to the gathering at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Gomez, who has made changing immigration laws a hallmark of his three-year tenure leading the L.A. Archdiocese, described the current system as "totally broken," adding that federal laws punished families and children unfairly.
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