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November 3, 1999 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They will come from Indonesia, Hong Kong and Kenya, from All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena and USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, to train with the peacemakers of South Africa in Los Angeles next week. The public is also invited to much of the conference, "Learning From South Africa in a Consultation on Community Conflict Transformation," said Michael Mata, director of the Urban Leadership Institute in Los Angeles, one of the event's organizers.
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October 4, 1995
Today's question: As you hear cries of apparent distress from a distance you see a young man running fast through foot traffic in your general direction. Are there appropriate and reasonable responses for the well-meaning individual? Donald E. Miller, Professor of religion at USC and co-author of the report "Politics of the Spirit: Religion and Multiethnicity in Los Angeles" "If he appeared to be unarmed--and if he were my near-equal or smaller in physical size--I hope that I would attempt to tackle him, my assumption being that he had just victimized the person that I heard screaming.
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October 11, 1995
A rotating panel of experts from the worlds of philosophy, psychology and religion offer their perspective on the dilemmas that come with living in Southern California. Today's question: As you hear cries of apparent distress from a distance you see a young man running fast through foot traffic in your general direction. Are there appropriate and reasonable responses for the well-meaning individual? Donald E.
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May 25, 1996 | JOHN DART
Being ecologically correct isn't easy for religious congregations. Few know that better than a clergyman assigned to environmental issues who organized a seminar recently on religion and commuting dilemmas. "I think the church, synagogue or mosque, in order to claim its moral base as a place of caring for God's creation, is going to have to make a real effort toward voluntary simplicity," said the Rev. Peter Moore-Kochlas, director of Environmental Ministries, based in Reseda.
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February 19, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER
How will the Jewish and other minority communities be affected by recent and prospective Supreme Court decisions on voucher systems, states' rights, school prayer and abortion? Laurie Levenson, a dean at Loyola Law School and a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles known for her commentary during the O.J. Simpson trial, will address these questions Tuesday and discuss how the outcome of this year's presidential election may shift the ideological direction of the court. Her 10:45 a.m.
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March 4, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER and MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To feel good and look good, Americans spend millions each year on everything from tummy tucks to health club memberships. Through it all the mantra is exercise and diet. Now, with the Christian penitential season of Lent fast approaching, millions of the faithful are preparing to go on a diet for God. The goal is not to lose weight or to indulge one's vanity but to practice a spiritual discipline--one that believers say sharpens their awareness of God and God's purpose in their lives.
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