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January 13, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of Bulgaria's many political factions Friday agreed on a compromise draft plan aimed at easing potentially volatile ethnic tensions that have threatened to overwhelm the country's efforts to establish genuine democracy.
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August 11, 1995 | Louis P. Sheldon, The Rev. Louis P. Sheldon heads the Traditional Values Coalition, a grass-roots church lobby group. He is among the sponsors of the religious equality amendment now before Congress.
From coast to coast, religious expression in public places, especially in schools, is under assault. Court decisions have relegated religious freedom to the back of the bus. Now President Clinton is attempting to block the religious equality constitutional amendment now being considered by Congress. The President last month directed officials to distribute guidelines to the nation's public schools on what religious activities are allowed on campuses.
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March 29, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. politicians and church leaders are gearing up to exert more pressure on China to respect religious freedom and release prisoners of conscience, two U.S. congressmen said here Thursday. Reps. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) said they met earlier in the day with Premier Li Peng and gave him a letter, signed by 110 members of Congress, calling for the release of 77 Protestant and Catholic leaders believed to be imprisoned or under house arrest.
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January 31, 2004 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
When the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom took testimony in Los Angeles this week on North Korea's human rights abuses, local Korean Americans were pleased that the federal agency was showing such concern about the persecution of Christians above the 38th parallel. In a world convulsed by ethnic tensions and religious conflicts, the commission has been busy documenting such human rights violations since it was created by Congress in 1998.
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August 11, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The roots of Firuz Kazemzadeh's passion for religious freedom are depicted in a grainy, century-old photo. The photo, published in a report on a minority faith xgroup in Iran known as Bahais, shows four grim-faced males in chains. One was later stabbed to death, another strangled for refusing to renounce their faith; the other two were released.
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April 30, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With patriotic Vietnamese songs blaring from speakers at the Cultural Court in Little Saigon, hundreds gathered waving flags Sunday to mark the 26th anniversary of the fall of South Vietnam. Political and religious leaders took the podium to remember the April 30 surrender of the Saigon Government in 1975 and to call for religious freedom and basic human rights. In Vietnam last year, said Rep.
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March 19, 1998 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three leading American clergymen back from a three-week investigation of religious freedom in China reported guarded hope Wednesday that authorities will begin easing restrictions on worship as a result of the clerics' talks with President Jiang Zemin and other senior officials. They cited no immediate results of their February visit but stressed the unprecedented and candid nature of their discussions with the Chinese leadership.
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February 13, 1998 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Braving charges that they will be manipulated by China's Communist regime, three U.S. religious leaders met with President Jiang Zemin on Thursday in a high-profile bid to initiate a dialogue on religious freedom. The clerics declined to detail the content of their talk with Jiang but said they expressed concern to Chinese authorities over reports of religious persecution. "We can tell you we've had very meaningful dialogue. . . . We were not lectured," said the Rev.
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June 26, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asserting its own supreme power to say what the Constitution means, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a new federal law that was designed to expand and protect the freedom of religion. By a 6-3 vote, the court said Congress exceeded its power, intruded on the authority of local officials and overreacted to a popular pressure group when it enacted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.
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August 29, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The notice from the city of Fountain Valley smacked of religious persecution to Pastor Mariano Yeo. The congregation of about 30 Filipino and Chinese immigrants was ordered to "immediately cease" religious activity in its tiny storefront location or face jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. "It sounds like I'm living in a Communist state," Yeo remembered thinking. "This is America."
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