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February 21, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move toward the mainstream, the gay-oriented Metropolitan Community Church has been admitted to the Southern California Ecumenical Council, but a prominent Eastern Orthodox priest said Thursday that the action "raises troubling questions" for the Eastern churches. The council has admitted the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, which oversees 330 congregations worldwide from its new headquarters in West Hollywood and routinely performs same-sex weddings.
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September 11, 2002
On the day World War II ended, people of all faiths spontaneously congregated at St. Vibiana's Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. A Jewish man who was there told Jack Miles, God's unofficial biographer, that the ad hoc flock radiated gratitude and relief: "They were mourning ... but they also felt at peace." Critics, professional and lay, have already said plenty about the Los Angeles Archdiocese's new downtown cathedral as architecture and art.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | JOHN DART
The 16-denomination Southern California Ecumenical Council is urging congregations, schools and other religious institutions to pay employees no less than a so-called living wage similar to what Los Angeles and some other cities have instituted. In action Thursday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, the council's board of directors adopted a statement declaring that widely shared religious principles call for "paying workers fairly for their labor."
OPINION
September 11, 2002
On the day World War II ended, people of all faiths spontaneously congregated at St. Vibiana's Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. A Jewish man who was there told Jack Miles, God's unofficial biographer, that the ad hoc flock radiated gratitude and relief: "They were mourning ... but they also felt at peace." Critics, professional and lay, have already said plenty about the Los Angeles Archdiocese's new downtown cathedral as architecture and art.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The seven-faith Interreligious Council of Southern California has adopted a fair campaign practices code that urges that political candidates "refrain from claiming that their quest for public office has divine support" and that they not "demean another candidate's religion, racial or ethnic identity by claiming special qualifications for their own."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997 | JOHN DART
The 16-denomination Southern California Ecumenical Council is urging congregations, schools and other religious institutions to pay employees no less than a so-called living wage similar to what Los Angeles and some other cities have instituted. In action Thursday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, the council's board of directors adopted a statement declaring that widely shared religious principles call for "paying workers fairly for their labor."
NEWS
September 27, 1985
Church leaders, human rights organizations and Central American refugees urged Los Angeles City Council members to declare the city a "sanctuary" for aliens from the strife-torn countries of El Salvador and Guatemala. In the city's first public hearing on the plight of its Central American refugees, a parade of speakers pressed council members to join the sanctuary movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1990
Thank you for your very timely and accurate editorial on continued military aid for El Salvador ("Congress: Don't Fall for It," Sept. 25). Unfortunately, neither you nor Congress has taken a strong enough position. The war is not only, as you say, "ugly and unwinnable"--but totally immoral. You condemn the military as having "too much political clout" when, in fact, it has total control of the politics of the country. There is only one way to force the military to negotiate honestly with the FMLN and to respect the human rights of the Salvadoran people, and that is to discontinue all, not just half, of the proposed $85 million in aid. Until Congress stops supporting the Salvadoran military, congressional hands will be stained with the blood of the Salvadoran people.
NEWS
May 8, 1988
The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless will hold Homeless Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlantic Avenue and 7th Street. Featured speakers will be: Tanya Tull, co-founder and executive director of L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move toward the mainstream, the gay-oriented Metropolitan Community Church has been admitted to the Southern California Ecumenical Council, but a prominent Eastern Orthodox priest said Thursday that the action "raises troubling questions" for the Eastern churches. The council admitted the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, which oversees 330 congregations worldwide from its new headquarters in West Hollywood and routinely performs same-sex weddings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The seven-faith Interreligious Council of Southern California has adopted a fair campaign practices code that urges that political candidates "refrain from claiming that their quest for public office has divine support" and that they not "demean another candidate's religion, racial or ethnic identity by claiming special qualifications for their own."
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