August 22, 2009
A recent article on CNN.com reported that the number of young Muslims using the Internet to connect and learn more about their religion is increasing. One young Islamic woman even started a website “as a place for young people in the region to ‘show a different side of our religion and discuss topics big and small, taboo and not,’” the article says. How important do you believe technology is in giving young adults the ability to learn more about, and even challenge, the basic tenets of their religion?
April 7, 2001
Zonta Club presents public affairs award Marissa Mike, a student at John Burroughs High School, will receive the Young Women in Public Affairs award April 18 from the Zonta Club of Burbank Area. The award is given on the local, district and international levels to encourage female students to enter careers in public affairs, public policy and community organizations. Mike's focus in college will be economics. At Burroughs, she has been student body president for two terms and represents the students at Burbank Board of Education meetings and to the administration.
July 14, 2001
In the editorial on Temple Emanu-El in the July 7 issue, the editor of the Burbank Leader showed tremendous ignorance. Last year Congress passed and the president signed a law that designates land use by religious institutions as a 1st Amendment issue and protects these institutions in this regard. Perhaps the editor feels so knowledgeable on the 1st Amendment, the editor should take action to educate Congress as to its misunderstanding of the Constitution.
June 30, 2004
Joyce Rudolph Music, laughter and tears were part of Sunday's celebration as the congregation of Burbank First United Methodist Church honored its pastor for being its rock and inspiration. The Rev. Larry Stamper was recognized for 46 years as a minister, 32 of those years at the Burbank church. Stamper reminded his church family to love God and each other at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. He joked about his early days of religious education and being told that a good sermon is one with a good beginning, a good ending and that the closer the two are to one another, the better.
March 20, 2010
Last week, we broke the news that Monsignor Jim Gehl, pastor of St. Bede?s Parish in La Cañada, has been appointed pastor of St. Euphrasia Parish in Granada Hills. Father Jim, as Gehl is known to his parishioners, will start in his new position July 1. No doubt, plenty of goodbyes are set to take place in the months preceding his departure. The Rev. Antonio Cacciapuoti, pastor at Christ the King Church in Los Angles and a native of Italy, will take over Gehl?s position on July 1. I?
April 25, 2001
Karen Hubbard Information received from Nickie Bonner is that the Zonta Club of the Burbank Area is proud to announce John Burroughs High School student Marissa Mike as the winner of its annual Young Women in Public Affairs Award. This award is aimed at encouraging female students to enter careers in public affairs, public policy and community organizations. High school students 16 to 19 years old are recognized for service to their community and leadership achievements that demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of the status of women worldwide.
June 30, 2007
T he Oregon Supreme Court last week reportedly accepted the case of an Oregon man who wishes to circumcise his 12-year-old son, despite the wishes of the boy's mother, who believes the procedure is harmful. The man, James H. Boldt, 60, converted to Judaism and reportedly wants his son, who he has custody of, to undergo the procedure for religious reasons. But his ex-wife, Lisa Boldt, reportedly says the boy is scared of telling his father he does not want to be circumcised.