June 29, 1991 |
A growing disenchantment with the liberal bent of the Protestant-dominated National Council of Churches has led to the Greek Orthodox Church's decision to re-evaluate its membership and is part of a global Orthodox dissatisfaction with the ecumenical movement. The action by the nation's most influential Orthodox body, announced this week, follows similar strong objections by Orthodox leaders at the World Council of Churches General Assembly, held February in Canberra, Australia.
April 5, 1993 |
Three years ago, when Aly Hassan left his native Alexandria, Egypt, he was like millions of other immigrants who have come to the United States down through the years. Eager to better himself, Hassan expected to build a bright new life in a land that he thought would be a lot like the images he saw on the television show "Knots Landing." Like other immigrants, he soon found that the reality of life in America did not match his vision.
April 7, 1996 |
Housed among the da Vinci folios and Napoleon Bonaparte's hat in the UCLA library's special collections repository is a 94-box archive donated by activist Blase Bonpane: appointment books, reel-to-reel tapes, newspaper clippings and hundreds of personal letters. If Bonpane said or wrote something, UCLA wanted a record of it. Perhaps the most enlightening materials, however, are those that document his surveillance by the U.S. government.
September 5, 1996 |
Teachers unions have long wielded enormous power in the political arena, capitalizing on their numbers as well as their organizational expertise to support candidates and positions on issues that they believe will benefit their members. And for just as long, political conservatives have complained that the unions chose only to marshal their forces in support of liberal causes and Democratic candidates.
June 22, 1990 |
President Bush preserved his perfect veto record when the Senate Thursday sustained his rejection of a bill that would have permitted 3 million federal employees to participate in partisan political activity during off-duty hours. Senators seeking to override Bush's veto fell two votes short of the required two-thirds majority. Three Republicans who had voted for the bill a month ago switched sides to support the White House position.
August 5, 1995 |
A sudden push by Republican lawmakers to curtail lobbying and other political activities by nonprofit organizations is sending shock waves through the ranks of such organizations as the American Red Cross and United Way. Representatives of several nonprofit groups said Friday that they were surprised at how quickly the House approved legislation to impose sweeping new restrictions on all organizations and institutions that receive federal grant money. Freshman Rep. David M. McIntosh (R-Ind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1990 |
When Ronald Reagan campaigned in Orange County for reelection in 1984, he sent buses to Leisure World in Laguna Hills so his faithful supporters there could be sure to attend. And when Leisure World celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 1988, then-Senate candidate Pete Wilson led the community's parade. If it were a city, Leisure World would be one of Orange County's smallest. But in terms of political clout, it is one of the state's most concentrated pockets of activism.
December 19, 1989 |
"They say that films are hard to come by when women are at a certain age," Liv Ullmann says, "But it doesn't seem so. I have a fantastic time." In her new film, "The Rose Garden," which opens Friday at the Goldwyn Westside Pavilion, Ullmann plays a German lawyer taking on the apparently hopeless case of a concentration camp survivor who has attacked and tried to kill an elderly man in the Hamburg airport.
January 9, 2000 |
Brenda McIntosh is a Massachusetts mother, married with three children ages 4 to 8. She is one of the viewers who responded to the Lifetime cable channel's request for personal stories on child-care issues. At the time, she was still dealing with the unexpected departure of the person who cared for her children while she worked. "It's like it's [just] a women's issue, not a family issue, not a social issue. It's the mother's problem that she wants to work," said McIntosh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2005 |
The IRS threat to revoke the tax-exempt status of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena because of an antiwar sermon there during the 2004 presidential election is part of a larger, controversial federal investigation of political activity at churches and nonprofit groups.