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September 7, 2011
Duffy's latest vision Re "A.J. Duffy, reformer?," Editorial, Sept. 4 Your comment on United Teachers Los Angeles — "it's not their job to put the interests of children first" — is not the way that teachers unions explain their behavior. They often embellish their stances with the claim that they are supporting the interests of their students. It now appears that former UTLA President A.J. Duffy has always had the interests of students at heart. Were those views in plain view when attempts were made to dismiss teachers, to argue for excellence over seniority or to expand charter schools?
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October 24, 2000
A group of religious leaders gathered Monday to protest Proposition KK, a controversial measure that would forbid the City Council from enacting a citywide wage law. The measure is backed by the city's luxury hotels. During a half-hour demonstration on the 3rd Street Promenade, representatives of the Christian, Jewish and Buddhist faiths quoted religious texts to demonstrate against the measure and support paying local hotel workers a living wage.
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April 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Like the public and politicians, religious leaders are divided over President Clinton's proposal to allow homosexuals to serve openly in U.S. military forces. Key officials of the two largest denominations, Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics, oppose it, though some Catholics differ. Conservative evangelicals also oppose such a change. But it is favored by Reform Jews and most mainline Protestant leadership. The Rev. Robert P. Dugan, public affairs director of the National Assn.
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August 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reports of Serbian war atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina involving Orthodox Serbs, Muslim Bosnians and Catholic Croats have provoked outrage among many U.S. religious leaders and is creating some unusual alliances and conflicts. Amid reports of intensified Serbian aggression in the former Yugoslav republic, many Jews, Muslims and Christians have united in calling for strong action against Serbia's alleged "ethnic cleansing" campaign.
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January 8, 1994 | JOHN DART
An array of religious speakers will highlight the sixth annual Valleywide Interfaith Service honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17 at a Woodland Hills synagogue. Two well-known speakers will be Catholic Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, who is Cardinal Roger Mahony's chief administrator in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese, and the Rev. George Regas, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena.
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April 10, 1993 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Acknowledging a collective sense of anxiety that has settled over the city, community and religious leaders are taking to the streets and airwaves to calm jittery nerves and urge restraint, regardless of the outcome in the federal trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged with violating Rodney G. King's civil rights. As the trial entered its final phase this week, businesses and local government braced for worst-case scenarios and police prepared with massive deployment plans.
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November 8, 1999 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Pope John Paul II sat down here Sunday to exchange views with leaders of 10 other religions, Indian security guards stopped a blue-turbaned Sikh trying to enter the assembly hall with a 4-foot sword. The armed man, it turned out, was Bhai Manjit Singh Sahib, a Sikh guru. His chair, three places to the left of the pope, remained vacant for 30 minutes before he could persuade organizers that the ornate silver saber was a symbol of his religious authority, not a security threat.
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September 28, 1988 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Episcopal Bishop Oliver B. Garver Jr. and other Orange County religious leaders Tuesday joined Diocese of Orange Bishop Norman F. McFarland in denouncing the U.S. Border Patrol for entering a Roman Catholic Church in Orange to seize illegal immigrants.
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January 27, 2001
THE REV. WILFREDO BENITEZ St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church, Garden Grove Ministers need to acknowledge that they are sexual beings just like anyone else, susceptible to the same temptations. I think it is important for a minister not to ignore the early warning signs of a potential affair--for example, spending too much time with a person alone, especially if this happens outside of the parish office.
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September 1, 1994
Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger Mahony and Southern California Islamic leader Hassan Hathout took issue Wednesday with those who would place controls on worldwide population. In a joint statement, the two religious leaders said they disagree with the premise behind the United Nations conference, which will get under way in Cairo on Monday and run through Sept. 13. Some population experts believe that the planet, with about 5.
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