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August 21, 1986 | From Reuters
Chinese Protestant churches have ordained about 300 new ministers since 1981, including 50 women, China Daily said Wednesday. The English-language newspaper said the figures were given at a national Christian conference in Peking on Monday. It said China has 3 million Protestants and 6,000 Protestant ministers. More than 4,000 churches have been reopened, 10 seminaries set up and 2.1 million copies of the Bible printed under liberalized religious policies since 1979.
September 8, 1985
MGM/UA is adding a disclaimer to the "Year of the Dragon" because of the Asian-American community taking offense? Are the studios going to do the same in all movies that have portrayed fundamentalist ministers as asses--or do we have another double standard? What a bunch of hypocrites! TIM BERENDS KBRT, Los Angeles
May 8, 1988
It seems natural that North delivered the commencement address at Liberty University. With TV's fear-mongering ministers having been exposed as dealing in little more than scandal, it's not surprising that Falwell's people would invite the comments of a self-righteous mercenary like North. KENT ROBINSON Pasadena
July 21, 1987 | From Reuters
Morocco on Monday asked to join the European Communities, a move reflecting the North African country's concern for its farm exports to Western Europe, but the bloc's foreign ministers said Morocco is ineligible. Ministers told reporters that the Common Market's founding Treaty of Rome allows only European states to become full members. Moroccan Foreign Minister Abdellatif Filali was informed that the Arab country thus does not qualify for membership in the 12-nation bloc.
September 24, 1994 | JOHN DART
Businessman Roger Barkley and his wife gave up a combined yearly income of $200,000 so that he could enter the ministry, a career he began this month as a pastor in Northridge. Sadly, however, the Rev. Roger Barkley, 47, brings to the Congregational Church of Northridge not only insights from their sacrifice of material comfort for spiritual fulfillment but also the perspectives on life the couple gained from wife Amy's battle with cancer.
April 24, 1989
EC Freezes Farm Prices: Agriculture ministers in the European Economic Community have agreed to freeze most farm prices within its 12 nations to keep the farm budget at $33 billion. After a weeklong debate, the 12 EEC ministers agreed to keep price supports generally at last year's levels. The biggest cut will be made in guarantees to growers of citrus fruits, down 7.5%. Prices for sugar will drop by 2%, although the community's executive commission had requested a 5% cut. A tax on the production of surplus milk will be reduced by 25%, a move that milk producers had supported.
March 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
South Korean President Kim Dae Jung replaced nearly half his Cabinet today in an effort to allay public discontent with the economy and other domestic issues. One of the most prominent resignations was that of Foreign Minister Lee Joung Binn, who was held responsible for several policy fumbles related to Kim's delicate rapprochement process with North Korea. A presidential spokesman said nine of 22 ministers were replaced.
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