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April 27, 1991 | From Religious News Service
The continuing plight of victims of the Persian Gulf War, particularly Kurds who have fled into neighboring Turkey and Iran, has provoked an outpouring of aid from U.S. religious organizations. Assistance from religious groups comes as the United Nations and the United States--working with the British and French--worked to aid Kurds along the Iraqi border with Turkey.
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March 27, 1999 | From Times wire services
With NATO's air bombardment of Yugoslavia starting this week, religious organizations voiced sharply divergent views of the operation. Muslim groups, concerned with the welfare of Kosovo's mostly Muslim Albanian population, have strongly backed the air attacks against Serbian targets in Yugoslavia. The Kosova Task Force USA, which includes more than a dozen American Muslim organizations, called the NATO attacks "long overdue." (Kosova is the Albanian spelling for Kosovo.
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March 1, 1985 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
Several hundred Catholic, Protestant and Jewish clergy from throughout Los Angeles County met Thursday to launch a "battle against crime" and pledged to mobilize their congregations to work with public officials to "regain control of our communities." The broad spectrum of religious groups, represented by about 600 people at a packed meeting at Mount St.
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January 8, 1994 | from Associated Press
In the high-stakes game of denominational musical chairs, the big winner of the '90s may be no church at all. A new study on religious mobility in America has found that many Americans have given up the religious tradition they grew up with and not replaced it, or have turned to another form of religion.
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January 29, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER
With the March 7 statewide vote fast approaching on the controversial anti-gay marriage initiative, the tempo of public debate among religious groups is picking up. Sponsored by state Sen. William "Pete" Knight (R-Palmdale), Proposition 22, known officially as the Limit on Marriages Initiative, would prohibit California from recognizing marriages between people of the same sex performed in other states. No states now allow such unions.
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February 6, 1997 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mission is both simple and daunting: to look at the nation's environment from a theological perspective. It offers the simplicity of a freshwater spring, the daunting scope of the disciplines of faith to which humanity turns to find its place in the universe. It is an idea that is taking hold among a small but diverse group of religious figures.
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October 16, 1995 | TERESA WATANABE and HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the monstrous worship hall of the Rissho Kosei Kai, busloads of believers alight to behold wiggling cheerleaders in purple sequins, band members pounding out the bouncy strains of "Anchors Aweigh" and a gleaming gold Buddha with bright blue curls. On a street corner here in Japan's capital, two women approach strangers and offer to cure their health problems with divine energy emanating from their open palms in a ministry called the Assn. to Make Clear the Love of God.
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August 11, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on Monday stayed a lower court ruling that barred federal grants to religious organizations to counsel teen-agers about sex and family planning. In a brief order, the chief justice granted the Reagan Administration's request for a stay pending an appeal of a lower court ruling that the grants violated the constitutional doctrine of separation of church and state. U.S. District Judge Charles R.
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March 28, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Staging back-to-back demonstrations outside the main gate of San Quentin prison Tuesday, Protestant and Roman Catholic groups opposed to the death penalty joined the chorus of religious leaders protesting the scheduled execution of Robert Alton Harris next Tuesday. The two protests attracted about 30 people. Spokesmen blamed the small turnout on Gov. George Deukmejian's cancellation of a clemency hearing for Harris that was to have been held Tuesday.
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March 18, 1995 | JOHN DART
Two religious groups trying to promote moral values on television and in the movies are pleased with what they saw last year, especially in light of Hollywood's past record, and are handing out awards to prove it. The interfaith Religious Public Relations Council said this week that it will honor CBS' "Picket Fences" TV series and Director Robert Redford's film "Quiz Show" at its annual awards program April 1 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.
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