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February 18, 2006 | Kelly-Anne Suarez, Times Staff Writer
Members of the Korean American and African American communities met over fried chicken and rice cakes to swap information on two shared interests: business and God. The formal intent of the forum, held Thursday evening at the African American Museum, was to address economic development of South Los Angeles by way of faith-based organizations.
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November 17, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The dynamic tradition of Korean Christianity, which is reshaping both the Los Angeles religious landscape and the broader Christian world, came of age in academia Thursday as UCLA announced the establishment of the nation's first scholarly program in the field.
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June 18, 1993 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A project to provide business opportunities to South-Central Los Angeles residents has already put 25 inner-city residents on their way to becoming entrepreneurs and has scores of others on a waiting list, the Rev. Cecil J. Murray told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
NEWS
July 25, 1985 | BORIS YARO and ROBERT SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writers
Babies were tossed into waiting arms from fire escapes and tenants hurled themselves to safety Wednesday as a pre-dawn fire raced up the stairwell of an apartment building in the mid-Wilshire area, killing an unidentified man, injuring 20 others and leaving almost 100 homeless. Arson investigators said the fire appeared to have been deliberately set. The mostly Mexican and Central American immigrants who lived at the New Beverly Crest apartment building at 416 N. Oxford St.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1992 | JONATHAN PETERSON and PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The fledgling Rebuild L.A. task force Wednesday moved ahead with its enormous task, as Chairman Peter V. Ueberroth met with business leaders, toured the new headquarters in downtown Los Angeles and granted interviews to a parade of television reporters. Although Rebuild L.A. still has no permanent staff or board of directors, certain participants--including close associates from the 1984 Olympic Games that Ueberroth ran--have emerged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
A Korean immigrant denomination with more than a fourth of its churches in Southern California has become the 32nd member of the National Council of Churches. The Korean Presbyterian Church in America is the first Asian church body to be admitted to the Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican organization and the first new member since the Coptic Orthodox Church was accepted in 1979.
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November 9, 1985 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Using their shared Christian beliefs as a bridge, Korean-American and black churches in Los Angeles have begun a series of programs aimed at easing tensions between the two communities. Incidents have arisen as Korean merchants in recent years have steadily increased their ownership of small businesses in black communities. They often employ only family members and have frequent language and cultural problems in dealing with black customers. The Korean Grocery and Liquor Retailers Assn.
OPINION
August 6, 2000 | DONALD MILLER, Donald Miller is a professor of religion at USC and executive director at USC's Center for Religion and Civil Culture
In recent years, there has been a major shift in the role that religion plays for new immigrants in this country. While once churches sought primarily to help immigrants assimilate into American society, now religious institutions also are helping immigrants preserve the best parts of their home cultures. One good example of this is occurring this week as many Salvadorans continue to celebrate the arrival of a replica of their Divine Savior--El Salvador.
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June 10, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Korean Christians in Southern California have raised an outcry over recommendations on the reunification of North and South Korea issued by a conference organized by the National Council of Churches. The statement adopted at the April 23-26 conference in Washington, which included several North and South Korean pastors, said Americans should support proposals for withdrawal of U.S. troops and nuclear weapons from South Korea and should focus sympathetic attention on rallies and demonstrations by Korean people for peace and justice.
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