Dr. Maher Hathout’s death earlier this month creates a void in the Los Angeles interfaith community, for he was not only one of the early leaders of interfaith dialogue in our city, but was also the titular head of the Muslim community here. On this sad occasion, the Quranic verse “From God we come and to him we return” [Sura 2.156] comes to mind. May you rest the sleep of the just, my friend.
Hosted by the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution, the Home Truths conference aims to explain the vital role of marriage in the lives of adults and children as well as give insights into what makes strong relationships and marriages today.
In a surprise addition to his fall 2015 trip to the U.S., Pope Francis is planning to canonize the founder of California's first missions, Bl. Junipero Serra.
“One of the reasons I started this site was to give the world an opportunity to see first hand what it’s like raising a child born with Down syndrome. I had this crazy idea that if I could give the world a window into the life of a family raising a child with special needs, it would help them see that people like my son are much more typical than they may think.”
AB 60 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2013. Authored by California Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), the bill was supported by the state’s police chiefs and insurance commissioner because it will ultimately result in more drivers who have passed all state-required driving tests on the road.
The Christmas morning entourage had to practically shuffle sideways through the dingy corridor of Men’s Central Jail, module 1750. Built in the early 1960s and expanded in the ‘70s, the green-barred single cells lining one side and reserved for high security inmates are the oldest in MCJ.
Following its tradition, the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Office of Restorative Justice held a Christmas party for the families of incarcerated men and women at Fire Station #17 in Los Angeles on Dec. 20.
“My child is about to born and I don’t have a place to go; after jumping up the wall my wife was left alone,” sang the people on the Mexico side.
“Do not keep pleading, come to our community where we will all work together for justice and dignity,” responded the choir on the U.S. side.
Friends, teachers and fellow parishioners at St. James Catholic Church and School in Redondo Beach knew 6-year-old Samuel Gaza as a “lively, funny and friendly” kindergartener who “had fun with everybody” and liked football.
“Just suddenly this light went off in my head, and I said to myself: ‘Oh, so that’s what Jesus would be doing if he were alive today. He would be feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless — and burning draft cards.'”
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