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March 7, 1998 | JOHN DART JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 seminary faculty members from Catholic, Jewish and Protestant theological schools gathered in Encino recently to spend hours defining and discussing religious truth. Fireworks? No, not even a few firecrackers. Noting the "very civilized exchange" last year and at this winter's fourth annual gathering of seminary faculty and guests from five Southern California seminaries, moderator Donald E.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JOHN DART JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 seminary faculty members from Catholic, Jewish and Protestant theological schools gathered in Encino recently to spend hours defining and discussing religious truth. Fireworks? No, not even a few firecrackers. Noting the "very civilized exchange" last year and at this winter's fourth annual gathering of seminary faculty and guests from five Southern California seminaries, moderator Donald E.
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NEWS
June 14, 1990
Five high school students from the San Gabriel Valley are among the winners in the 1990 Skirball Essay Contest sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Skirball Institute on American Values. Nearly 2,000 students in Western states submitted essays on an American value they consider to be of particular significance.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
Thomas A. Denne of Westchester High School and Shai Gluzman of Fairfax High School were among 26 Los Angeles-area high school students who received prizes for their essays on "The Importance of Values in American Society." The contest was sponsored by the Skirball Institute on American Values of the American Jewish Committee. Denne and Gluzman were presented with $25 each for their third-place essays in a ceremony last week. The contest was judged by novelist Irving Stone, Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith and KCBS-TV anchorwoman Tritia Toyota.
NEWS
November 7, 1990
Rabbi Alfred Wolf, director of the Skirball Institute on American Values of the American Jewish Committee, and Msgr. Royale M. Vadakin, director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, are being honored this week in Chicago. They will receive the North American Interfaith Leadership Award at the 12th National Workshop on Christian-Jewish Relations that started Sunday and continues through today at the Chicago Hyatt Regency.
NEWS
May 25, 1989
Huntington Park High School junior Joel G. Aldape has won one of two grand prizes in the Skirball Essay Contest on the importance of values in American society, officials announced this week. The contest was sponsored by the American Jewish Committee's Skirball Institute on American Values. About 240 high school students from throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Catholic Archdiocese participated in the contest. Aldape, 17, won $1,000 with his essay, which was titled "National Cement."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1987
The reporter of your story (Dec. 24), "Syrian Village Speaks Tongue Used by Jesus," could have heard the sounds of the Aramaic language right here in Los Angeles. I vividly remember a conversation conducted partly in Aramaic in my own home between a Maronite priest and an Orthodox rabbi. The occasion was a meeting of the Los Angeles Rabbi-Priest Dialogue, which was initiated by Cardinal Timothy Manning 16 years ago and which continues to this day. The two clergymen compared the use of the Aramaic language in the Talmud, the major repository of the Jewish tradition, and in the liturgy of the Maronite Church, a major Mideastern division of Roman Catholicism.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
Seven San Gabriel Valley students are among winners in the Skirball Essay Contest on "the importance of values in American society." The contest is sponsored by the Skirball Institute on American Values of the American Jewish Committee. The contest was open to students from the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The grand prize winner for the Archdiocese was Robert M. Bautista of Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, who received $1,000.
OPINION
March 15, 1987
Your editorial is right on target. Judge Hand's decreeing secular humanism a religion--which you rightly call "foolishness"--reminds me of one of my favorite Lincoln anecdotes: When a petitioner tested the President's patience with an unusually illogical argument, Lincoln asked him: "If you would call a cow's tail a leg, how many legs would the cow have?" "Five," was the immediate answer. "Wrong!" said Lincoln. "Regardless of what you call a cow's tail, it's not a leg." Regardless of what Judge Hand calls "secular humanism," it is not a religion.
NEWS
November 21, 1985
It is heartening to hear the news about the Skirball Institute on American Values of the American Jewish Committee, with its distinguished steering committee of interdenominational community leaders. Its work is badly needed at a time when there continues to be chaos and confusion about the rights and wrongs of our way of life. At least there will be communication, so vital in a democratic society. It should enable much needed dialogue between divergent points of view which might result not so much in agreement as empathy and understanding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1988
Your editorial "What the World Needs Now" for New Year's Day--still breathing the spirit of the bicentennial year of our Constitution--spans the rainbow spectrum of American values. You echo the constitutional mandate "to promote the general welfare and secure the rights of liberty." You appeal to the work ethic coupled with imagination and the spirit of enterprise--a combination so useful to a growing United States in the past, so essential to us in the present, if we want to have a future.
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