November 10, 1991
In the Style section ("World-Wise," by Barbara Foley, Oct. 6), you show a model wearing "environmentally conscious" Mephisto sandals. But leather clothing has never been environmentally conscious, especially since cows expel methane gas, which is linked to an increase in the hole in the ozone and may be contributing to global warming. But how would Michael Segal know? His father's store Fred Segal for a Better Ecology includes a large Esprit section complete with leather shoes. NAN KATHRYN FUCHS Santa Monica
September 11, 1988
For 13 years I was a devoted member of MSIA and a minister who served on the Ministerial Board for a number of years. Without ever entering the inner sanctum of preferred devotees (I questioned everything as John-Roger originally suggested we do, and I was not a celebrity), I saw and heard a great deal, nonetheless. Your article was the tip of a very large iceberg that has hurt many people in various ways. Although John-Roger taught us to avoid spiritual manipulation at all costs, he apparently did not include himself in his teachings.