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November 21, 2013 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Mark Magnier
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone attack early Thursday on a religious seminary believed to be linked to the ruthless Haqqani insurgent network killed at least six people and wounded eight, according to police and witnesses. Residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said the drone fired four missiles at the hard-line Taleem-ul-Quran seminary in the garrison town of Thall at around 7 a.m. local time, destroying two of the institution's mud-built walls. The seminary is run by Qari Noor Ullah, a religious leader affiliated with the Haqqani group, and is located near a major Pakistan army garrison.
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February 23, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter
Chelsea McInturff and Samantha Curley were eager for a public conversation about film, gay sexuality and Christian life, but they weren't sure whether it was the right time - or the right place. They stood nervously inside an auditorium at Pasadena's evangelical Fuller Theological Seminary last spring, worried the drama they were about to screen - - about a teen coming out as lesbian - would end up offending an audience of students and professors who didn't necessarily approve of its story line.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1986 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A preacher took the witness stand Friday to tell Orange County Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ryan how he created a seminary, nurtured it, saw it drifting away from his original vision of teaching ministers and moved to seize control with armed guards. The Rev. Ralph Wilkerson, locked in a bitter legal war over control of Melodyland School of Theology in Anaheim, was defending his actions last year in locking out dissident seminary leadership.
WORLD
December 2, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up - or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them. And now, apparently, so has the country's main Roman Catholic seminary. In a sermon Sunday, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera announced that a vice rector at the Conciliar Seminary of Mexico received a number of threatening phone calls Nov. 20-21. The callers, the cardinal said, demanded 60,000 pesos - about $4,500 - "in exchange for respecting the lives of the superiors of that institution," according to a statement issued Sunday evening by the Archdiocese of Mexico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1991
While I find myself grateful to The Times for expending the time and energy to report on what a Roman Catholic seminary college might look like in the 1990s ("Seminary Days," Ventura County Life, May 30), I must also express my dismay at what I consider misquote and words taken out of context, especially in the section regarding "Celibacy." The seminary considers it healthy for a man to fall in love any time during the course of his lifetime; it is the normal experience of most human beings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1987 | Associated Press
The nation's leading seminary for Judaism's Conservative branch says it will certify women as cantors to lead services among the movement's 1 million congregants.
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August 15, 2009 | Associated Press
This may come as a surprise to anyone who has seen her villainous ways on reality TV: Omarosa is entering an Ohio seminary to study for the ministry. Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, known for her in-your-face antics on "The Apprentice" and other reality shows, is scheduled to begin her studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton on Monday. Ivan Hicks, the school's associate dean for African American studies, said Omarosa will spend about two years pursuing a doctor of ministry degree.
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The chief financial officer of the School of Theology at Claremont has admitted taking $269,000 in seminary funds for personal use over a 14-month period, United Methodist Church officials said Monday. John W. Kirkman, business manager and comptroller for the Methodist-related seminary, said in a written statement dated Sept. 22 that he misappropriated the funds between July 1, 1986 and Aug. 31, 1987, according to United Methodist Bishop Jack M. Tuell, a member of the school's Board of Trustees.
WORLD
February 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The bishop whose rehabilitation by the Vatican sparked outrage because of his denials of the Holocaust has been removed as the head of an Argentine seminary, his superiors said. The ultraconservative Society of St. Pius X, which is trying to reconcile with the Vatican, announced that it had dismissed British Bishop Richard Williamson as director of the La Reja seminary and distanced itself from his views. His views about the Holocaust created an uproar last month when Pope Benedict XVI lifted his excommunication and that of three other bishops consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1989 | JOHN DART
Trustees of the Southern Baptists' only seminary west of the Rockies have voted to study the possibility of selling their valuable bay-side Marin County campus and relocating. "We have no place in mind" for relocation, said William O. Crews Jr., the former Riverside pastor who is president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley. The first step, Crews said in an interview, was to "ask if we are being the best manager" of the 148-acre site in light of the potential value of the property, the housing costs for faculty and whether the seminary will have the capacity to train enough pastors for the growing number of Southern Baptist churches in western states.
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November 21, 2013 | By Zulfiqar Ali and Mark Magnier
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone attack early Thursday on a religious seminary believed to be linked to the ruthless Haqqani insurgent network killed at least six people and wounded eight, according to police and witnesses. Residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said the drone fired four missiles at the hard-line Taleem-ul-Quran seminary in the garrison town of Thall at around 7 a.m. local time, destroying two of the institution's mud-built walls. The seminary is run by Qari Noor Ullah, a religious leader affiliated with the Haqqani group, and is located near a major Pakistan army garrison.
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March 5, 2013 | T.J. Simers
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have big decisions to make about where they might play next year, maybe changing their lives forever. I know what that's like. I was in the seminary, and had I not made out with Sandy in front of the Our Lady of Fatima statue at Notre Dame, liked it so much and gone on later to pursue Ginny so vigorously to become my wife, I might soon be pope. Had I stayed in the seminary, I probably wouldn't have had two daughters and three granddaughters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2012 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Robert Van Handel remembered the boy as about 9 years old, tan, effeminate. "Now that I think back on it, he was probably the most beautiful child that I molested," Van Handel wrote to a therapist. Van Handel, a priest who ran a boys choir in Santa Barbara, said he coaxed the boy into posing for nude photographs. He described the experience as "stimulating" in a graphic account of improprieties he said he carried out at a Franciscan boarding school there. For decades, the now-shuttered St. Anthony's Seminary was awash in dark secrets.
WORLD
December 13, 2011 | By Nasir Khan and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Pakistani police rescued about 68 students from an Islamic seminary in Karachi, several of whom were reportedly chained in a basement, denied food and pressured to join the Taliban, officials said Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear why the students, some as young as 12 and some in their 40s, were subjected to such treatment. But police, who conducted the raid late Monday after a tip from neighbors, told local news media that some of the students were drug addicts sent there by parents or other relatives unaware of the horrible conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Leaders of the Claremont School of Theology will announce Monday the gift of $40 million from an Arizona couple to help expand the Christian divinity institution into a university that will include training for Jewish and Muslim clergy. The donation from David Lincoln, a Claremont trustee, and his wife, Joan, is the largest ever to the 126-year-old theology school, which enrolls about 240 students in master's and doctorate programs in religion and counseling. The couple also gave $10 million to the school last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2010 | By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
In a bow to the growing diversity of America's religious landscape, the Claremont School of Theology, a Christian institution with long ties to the Methodist Church, will add clerical training for Muslims and Jews to its curriculum this fall, to become, in a sense, the first truly multi-faith American seminary. The transition, which is being formally announced Wednesday, upends centuries of tradition in which seminaries have hewn not just to single faiths but often to single denominations within those faiths.
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October 7, 1995 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 100 years ago, 11 men of Irish descent became the first class of priests ordained at St. Joseph's Seminary in this community just north of New York City. The Roman Catholic Church desperately needed them to minister to a new wave of European immigrants already flooding New York's harbor. A century later, not a lot seems to have changed. This May, St.
SPORTS
March 5, 2013 | T.J. Simers
Dwight Howard and Chris Paul have big decisions to make about where they might play next year, maybe changing their lives forever. I know what that's like. I was in the seminary, and had I not made out with Sandy in front of the Our Lady of Fatima statue at Notre Dame, liked it so much and gone on later to pursue Ginny so vigorously to become my wife, I might soon be pope. Had I stayed in the seminary, I probably wouldn't have had two daughters and three granddaughters.
SPORTS
February 8, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
Loosely tied to a rivalry that often splits loyalties in the Southland, it is a decades-old tradition celebrating fraternity, faith, sports and a shared experience. And it started, its organizer notes, with a prank -- an act of deception by a group of would-be Catholic priests. Basketball, it seems, pulled them from the righteous path. It was February 1971 and, like thousands of other hoops-loving Southern Californians, some sports-minded students at St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo were galvanized by a midseason showdown between unbeaten USC and once-beaten UCLA, the four-time defending national champion.
SPORTS
January 2, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Tony Seminary never expected to experience Pasadena in January after enduring Boise in September. Yet there the Oregon football fan was Friday afternoon at the Rose Bowl, a T-shirt with quarterback Jeremiah Masoli's No. 8 on his back and a plastic duck call draped from his neck. "To be here today from that," Seminary said, referring to the Ducks' 19-8 loss to Boise State in their season opener, "I would have never guessed." Seminary was so disgusted with the Ducks' listless play against the Broncos -- not to mention the infamous postgame punch by running back LeGarrette Blount -- that he e-mailed Oregon Coach Chip Kelly and jokingly attached an invoice for his travel expenses.
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