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January 18, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., once a colleague of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and now known as the spiritual leader of social justice struggles in Los Angeles, tells the story of his first encounter with nonviolence as vividly as if he were still 9 or 10 years old in the 1930s: running an errand, walking past a car, hearing a white child inside call out a racial epithet. "I went over there to the open window of the car, smacked the child, and went on to do my errand," Lawson said.
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January 18, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., once a colleague of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and now known as the spiritual leader of social justice struggles in Los Angeles, tells the story of his first encounter with nonviolence as vividly as if he were still 9 or 10 years old in the 1930s: running an errand, walking past a car, hearing a white child inside call out a racial epithet. "I went over there to the open window of the car, smacked the child, and went on to do my errand," Lawson said.
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April 11, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Judie Schoening and her husband went house hunting 2 1/2 years ago, the historic West Adams district near USC fit their taste and their budget. For $200,000, they bought a classic, 12-room Craftsman 10 minutes from downtown. Judie Schoening, who is white, said she felt welcomed by neighbors who are black, Latino and Korean.
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April 11, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Judie Schoening and her husband went house hunting 2 1/2 years ago, the historic West Adams district near USC fit their taste and their budget. For $200,000, they bought a classic, 12-room Craftsman 10 minutes from downtown. Judie Schoening, who is white, said she felt welcomed by neighbors who are black, Latino and Korean.
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July 19, 1988
A San Francisco-area pastor has won a coveted vacancy as a bishop in the 9-million-member United Methodist Church and has been assigned to Portland, Ore. The Rev. William W. Dew Jr. of Alamo, Calif., outpolled six other pastors at the denomination's Western Jurisdiction Conference meeting in San Diego. The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., a former aide to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and pastor of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, was his closest rival.
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October 10, 1992
The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission has honored 11 individuals, the district attorney's office and the Southern California Gas Co. with John Anson Ford Awards for their contributions to human relations. The district attorney's office was cited for its Anti-Terrorist Unit's Hate Crime Prosecution Team, and the gas company for its Multicultural Community Issues panel. The individuals honored at the Music Center ceremony Thursday were: County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn; the Rev. James M.
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January 5, 1992
Your article on South County cities working together to find solutions to regional growth problems (Cities Join Forces to Tackle Common Growth Problems, Dec. 29) had only one flaw: It included Mayor Robert F. Gentry of Laguna Beach. The other mayors described in the article clearly display an appreciation of what can be achieved when cities take a cooperative, "let's find a solution" approach, rather than an adversarial one. Unfortunately, Mayor Gentry all too much epitomizes the eco-elitist attitude that has been displayed by the current council majority in Laguna Beach.
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April 9, 1988 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
Bolstered by a decision by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to participate in a march today honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., organizers insisted Friday that the withdrawal from the event of several local religious leaders would not cripple their efforts. Although aides to the mayor had said earlier that Bradley's planned appearance at the march was not firm, they said Friday that he intended to greet the marchers at City Hall today after their procession through Skid Row.
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January 20, 1991 | JOHN SULLAWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Young orators who never knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will read his speeches, and those who marched alongside him will tell their tales during the San Gabriel Valley's observances of Martin Luther King Day. Although the holiday officially falls on Monday, nearly a week's worth of celebrations are planned, including performances by youth choirs and an address Thursday by civil rights activist and former Georgia state Sen. Julian Bond.
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November 23, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 300 demonstrators staged a mock funeral for six Jesuit priests killed in El Salvador while others chained themselves to the doors of the downtown Los Angeles Federal Building in a noisy protest Wednesday at which 64 people were arrested. Actor Martin Sheen and several clergymen were among those arrested. The protesters attacked what they called the "war-making policies" of the U.S. government in El Salvador and demanded an end to military aid to the Central American country.
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May 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
United Methodist leaders Wednesday portrayed American society as trapped in an interracial quagmire of mutual distrust, and they adopted plans, including fasting and social service work, to help overcome it. The church's governing General Conference scrapped its planned agenda in favor of a three-hour special session on the riots prompted by the not guilty verdicts returned against four white Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney G. King.
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October 9, 1993 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Declining contributions from foundations and religious denominations and waning interest in Central America is forcing the closure of the Southern California Ecumenical Council's Interfaith Task Force on Central America. Fourteen years after it was born in the throes of bloodshed, human rights abuses and the assassination of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, the task force will hold a farewell dinner Oct. 16.
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