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July 18, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The government Thursday deported 19 American religious workers who were detained by Salvadoran soldiers in a restricted military zone, the U.S. Embassy said. Jacob Gillespie, an embassy spokesman, said the Americans, most of them from California, were put on buses to neighboring Guatemala along with two Canadians and two Australians who also were in the group. They were accompanied by a U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg
The Catholic Church reacted strongly Friday to a White House defense of new rules that will force many religious employers to provide contraception to their workers in government-mandated health insurance plans. "The White House information about this is a combination of misleading and wrong," said Anthony Picarello, general counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He said the bishops would "pursue every legal mandate available to them to bring an end to this mandate.
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NEWS
June 18, 1986
Left-wing Peruvian rebels hurled dynamite at two churches in the first guerrilla attack against the Roman Catholic Church in Lima, religious workers said. At Our Lady of Patronage Church, a national monument, a blast blew open heavy outer wooden doors, knocked out windows and damaged religious images on the walls, a nun said. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, an explosion smashed 28 large windows, a priest reported.
WORLD
July 30, 2007 | Emal Haidary and Laura King, Special to The Times
President Hamid Karzai declared Sunday that the abduction of 23 South Korean church workers by Taliban militants was an un-Islamic act that brought disgrace on Afghanistan. Karzai issued his statement, his first since the hostage crisis began, after meeting with Baek Jong-chun, a special envoy sent by South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. Eighteen of the captives are women, and Karzai said their abduction was a particularly heinous act.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1989
The case of Jennifer Jean Casolo, a church worker from Connecticut who was recently arrested in El Salvador and charged with aiding leftist guerrillas, rightly commands the world's attention today. But her case is just one of a growing number of troubling instances in which the right-wing government there seems to be singling out religious workers for harassment, intimidation and even death.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1989 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony is embroiled in an increasingly ugly local labor dispute with national implications, and he is using many tactics typical of anti-union campaigns. Mahony, who has long associated with liberal, pro-worker, pro-union causes, is waging a strong, though legal, campaign against unionization of 140 gravediggers in the archdiocese.
NEWS
November 28, 1997 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Prabhjot S. Kohli sees the matter, he has clearly been a victim of religious discrimination. Two years after immigrating to Baltimore from India, Kohli applied for a job as a manager with Domino's Pizza. As a former sales manager for a large Indian pharmaceutical company, he had sterling qualifications. Still his interviewer told him, "I've got a problem here. "Domino's wants cleanshaven people," the interviewer said, "and you've got a beard."
NEWS
August 9, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A group of American religious workers reported kidnaped by Nicaraguan rebels was released unharmed Thursday and resumed its "boat ride for peace," group officials said. "They are free. They are navigating the (San Juan) river, but they are not completely out of danger," said Sharon Hostetler, a spokeswoman in Managua for the Witness for Peace group, an ecumenical Christian organization. The river is on the border between the two countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Missionary Jim Liljegren went to Turkey to hand out Bibles and religious pamphlets. He ended up scrambling to pass out water to soothe burning throats, food to fill hungry stomachs and bandages to cover open wounds. The Oak Park resident is part of an eight-member missionary group that left for Istanbul Aug. 13 hoping to help local churches organize Bible studies and start children's ministry programs. But that all changed when a 7.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1990 | Associated Press
East German church leaders who served as co-moderators of the round-table provisional government until the country's March 18 elections are serving as advisers in the transition to democratic processes. One of the three, the Rev. Martin Lange, told the United Methodist Reporter published here that they were asked to help organize East Germany's newly elected Parliament, among other things.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
His mission, he says, is to save the Missionary Colony. But time may be running out for Glendale preservationist Alan Leib, just as it may be slipping away for the forgotten neighborhood built 80 years ago as a sanctuary for missionaries. The 17-home enclave near the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Mission Road is earmarked for razing to make room for a healthcare company expansion project. "An entire intact 1920s neighborhood is going to be wiped out," Leib said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Missionary Jim Liljegren went to Turkey to hand out Bibles and religious pamphlets. He ended up scrambling to pass out water to soothe burning throats, food to fill hungry stomachs and bandages to cover open wounds. The Oak Park resident is part of an eight-member missionary group that left for Istanbul Aug. 13 hoping to help local churches organize Bible studies and start children's ministry programs. But that all changed when a 7.
NEWS
June 8, 1999 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
It wasn't so long ago that Edmundo Alarcon, a 19-year-old from the San Gabriel Valley, was break-dancing with his buddies, coaching soccer, romancing his sweetheart and caring for his car--a sweet little Nissan Sentra--like so many California kids. Now he is a dark-suited disciple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
NEWS
November 28, 1997 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Prabhjot S. Kohli sees the matter, he has clearly been a victim of religious discrimination. Two years after immigrating to Baltimore from India, Kohli applied for a job as a manager with Domino's Pizza. As a former sales manager for a large Indian pharmaceutical company, he had sterling qualifications. Still his interviewer told him, "I've got a problem here. "Domino's wants cleanshaven people," the interviewer said, "and you've got a beard."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second former altar boy has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual molestation two decades ago at the hands of a Catholic priest who admitted he had sexually abused an Orange County teen-ager. James Rogan, 29, of Riverside alleged in a civil suit filed last week in Orange County Superior Court that Father Eluceterio Ramos made him drink liquor, had him pose in the nude and performed sexual acts on him beginning when he was about 10 years old.
NEWS
November 12, 1992 | Associated Press
A former Roman Catholic charity official who had sex with a woman suffering from multiple personalities was ordered to pay her $295,000. A jury decided Tuesday that Morris Robichaux, 69, was negligent in initiating sex with Melanie Kramer in 1988.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 1989 | GEORGE W. CORNELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the long view, it is not uncommon for Christian workers to be arrested, imprisoned or killed for upholding the rights of the poor and weak. "It's not an aberration, but the regular lot of the church," an internationally recognized church researcher said, referring to the persecution of church workers in El Salvador. "If seen in the historical context, this is something that has gone on since the beginning of Christianity," said the Rev. David B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
A special three-member panel will meet in late April in Los Angeles to consider charges by the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese that could invalidate an election in which the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union won the right to represent the archdiocese's gravediggers, the archdiocese announced Thursday. The panel will be headed by Fred Alvarez, a San Francisco attorney who often represents management in labor relations matters.
NEWS
May 31, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Question: How long does it take Roman Catholic bishops to write a letter? Answer: About a decade, if the subject is the role of American women in their church. A delegation of American bishops headed home Thursday under Vatican injunction to take another shot at a controversial document that condemns sexism and calls for full participation by women in all aspects of church life, short of the priesthood.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1991
After several frustrating years of trying to break the male-only barrier, 14 women were inducted into Conservative Judaism's Cantors Assembly during the international body's annual convention this week in Los Angeles. Conservative Judaism, which has often taken middle positions between liberal Reform Jews and the strictly conservative Orthodox, ordained its first woman rabbi in 1985. Reform Judaism already had women cantors and rabbis; Orthodoxy has remained solidly against any change.
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