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December 11, 2012
Baltimore County will host a public meeting this week in Towson for nonprofits, government agencies and the public to discuss funding and spending priorities for community development programs aimed at social action, housing, child services and equal access. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson. County staff will discuss grant opportunities and spending priorities targeted for homeless services; fair housing; removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities; and also projects aimed at low-income residents regarding employment, crime prevention, child care, health and welfare, education, substance abuse, energy conservation or recreational needs.
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February 9, 2014
The title of the article describing the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of Obamacare should not have been, "Health law will cover 13M in '14" (Feb. 5), but should have been, "Obama one more step toward socialistic state. " Adding more people to subsidized coverage while reducing the incentive for people to work is just a form of income redistribution. But as I learned in reading "Rules for Radicals," you don't have to be honest in telling people what your goals are, just do it. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
June 15, 1994
The Northeast Social Action Program's Community Clothing Store is open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the building behind St. John's United Methodist Church at 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead.Men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories are available at nominal prices. There is also a costume rack and new/nearly new racks.Information: 239-6216.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Baltimore County will host a public meeting this week in Towson for nonprofits, government agencies and the public to discuss funding and spending priorities for community development programs aimed at social action, housing, child services and equal access. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson. County staff will discuss grant opportunities and spending priorities targeted for homeless services; fair housing; removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities; and also projects aimed at low-income residents regarding employment, crime prevention, child care, health and welfare, education, substance abuse, energy conservation or recreational needs.
NEWS
May 7, 1992
An inner-city mission is sponsoring a seminar with a theologian whose work urges conservative evangelicals to understand their faith as compelling a radical stance on social justice issues.Ron Sider, national president of Evangelicals for Social Action, will be speaking tomorrow night and Saturday at The Door, a youth ministry in poor neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins Hospital.His talk is part of long-term effort by The Door and its network of about 30 sponsoring churches to unite Baltimore area evangelical Christians from city and suburban, white and black churches into a common social justice agenda that could include lobbying and demonstrating in Annapolis.
NEWS
March 24, 2005
Temple Oheb Shalom's Gan Chaie initiative has been honored by the Union for Reform Judaism's Social Action Commission with the Irving J. Fain Social Action Award. The Gan Chaie - or Garden of Life - involves part of the back lawn of the synagogue at 7310 Park Heights Ave. The congregation transformed the area into a garden to grow organic produce, donating most of the food to the kitchen at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church in Sandtown-Winchester. The project is modeled on a similar program at a Connecticut synagogue.
NEWS
By DeWitt Bliss and DeWitt Bliss,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
The Rev. John F. Cronin, S.S., described by a colleague as having been the "pre-eminent popularizer of Catholic social teaching in the United States," died Sunday of a circulatory illness at St. Charles Villa, the Sulpician retirement community in Catonsville. He was 85.The former professor of moral philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary and University had moved to the villa in 1978, three years after he retired from the seminary, ending a second teaching assignment there that began in 1967.He had first joined the faculty of St. Mary's in 1933, teaching economics and philosophy until 1944.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | March 23, 1992
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Political parties aligned with Thailand's junta won more than half the parliamentary seats at stake yesterday in general elections, the first since the military toppled a democratically elected government in a bloodless coup 13 months ago.While the results should allow the pro-military parties to dominate the new government, their victory was slim enough that it could -- hopes within the junta that one of the leaders of the coup will...
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By David Greisman | December 12, 2011
Fatherhood had kept Dana Sohr from service work. It also brought him back to it. Sohr's youngest son had come home from his first religious education class at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia in September 2006 and told his father about a service project the students wanted to do in New Orleans. “It just kind of struck me,” Sohr recalled more than five years later. “I said, 'I'd like to help you do that.' ” Sohr was among nearly 30 parents and high school students who went to a city still ravaged and reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
NEWS
By Terry Teachout and Terry Teachout,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 21, 1996
"I have observed over the years," Irving Kristol says, "that the unanticipated consequences of social action are always more important, and usually less agreeable, than the intended consequences." That goes double whenever the social action in question is fueled by zealotry. Zealots are like Wrong-Way Corrigan: No matter where they try to go, they always end up somewhere else.Take cigarette smoking. Yes, social pressure from nonsmokers has doubtless caused some people to stop smoking. But as an important new book about smoking shows, the zealous efforts of anti-smoking crusaders to back the tobacco industry into a corner have so far turned out to be not just unsuccessful but counterproductive.
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By David Greisman | December 12, 2011
Fatherhood had kept Dana Sohr from service work. It also brought him back to it. Sohr's youngest son had come home from his first religious education class at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia in September 2006 and told his father about a service project the students wanted to do in New Orleans. “It just kind of struck me,” Sohr recalled more than five years later. “I said, 'I'd like to help you do that.' ” Sohr was among nearly 30 parents and high school students who went to a city still ravaged and reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 4, 2005
GRAPEVINE, Texas - President Bush, beginning an extended working vacation yesterday, hailed a series of Republican legislative successes in Congress and called on lawmakers to overhaul Social Security and to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. for the Supreme Court when they return from their summer break. Bush's speech to an audience of conservative state legislators came after news that 14 Marines had been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. They were among 21 Marines killed there in three days.
NEWS
March 24, 2005
Temple Oheb Shalom's Gan Chaie initiative has been honored by the Union for Reform Judaism's Social Action Commission with the Irving J. Fain Social Action Award. The Gan Chaie - or Garden of Life - involves part of the back lawn of the synagogue at 7310 Park Heights Ave. The congregation transformed the area into a garden to grow organic produce, donating most of the food to the kitchen at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church in Sandtown-Winchester. The project is modeled on a similar program at a Connecticut synagogue.
NEWS
By Terry Teachout and Terry Teachout,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 21, 1996
"I have observed over the years," Irving Kristol says, "that the unanticipated consequences of social action are always more important, and usually less agreeable, than the intended consequences." That goes double whenever the social action in question is fueled by zealotry. Zealots are like Wrong-Way Corrigan: No matter where they try to go, they always end up somewhere else.Take cigarette smoking. Yes, social pressure from nonsmokers has doubtless caused some people to stop smoking. But as an important new book about smoking shows, the zealous efforts of anti-smoking crusaders to back the tobacco industry into a corner have so far turned out to be not just unsuccessful but counterproductive.
NEWS
June 15, 1994
The Northeast Social Action Program's Community Clothing Store is open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the building behind St. John's United Methodist Church at 1205 N. Main St., Hampstead.Men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories are available at nominal prices. There is also a costume rack and new/nearly new racks.Information: 239-6216.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | April 3, 1994
For Colleen Bowers, a self-styled "product of the '60s" for whom the Christian Gospel means social action, a journey to Africa beginning tonight is a new twist on the old Easter message of eternal life, fresh hope and love triumphant.Ms. Bowers, 41, a Presbyterian from Perry Hall, is one of 20 Christians selected by the National Council of Churches to help monitor a tense South Africa's first all-race elections April 26-28.The pediatric nurse sees significance in the date of her departure -- Easter Sunday -- which marks the triumph of Christ's resurrection and the victory of eternal life over mortality for millions of Christians worldwide.
NEWS
February 9, 2014
The title of the article describing the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of Obamacare should not have been, "Health law will cover 13M in '14" (Feb. 5), but should have been, "Obama one more step toward socialistic state. " Adding more people to subsidized coverage while reducing the incentive for people to work is just a form of income redistribution. But as I learned in reading "Rules for Radicals," you don't have to be honest in telling people what your goals are, just do it. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 4, 2005
GRAPEVINE, Texas - President Bush, beginning an extended working vacation yesterday, hailed a series of Republican legislative successes in Congress and called on lawmakers to overhaul Social Security and to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. for the Supreme Court when they return from their summer break. Bush's speech to an audience of conservative state legislators came after news that 14 Marines had been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. They were among 21 Marines killed there in three days.
NEWS
By DeWitt Bliss and DeWitt Bliss,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
The Rev. John F. Cronin, S.S., described by a colleague as having been the "pre-eminent popularizer of Catholic social teaching in the United States," died Sunday of a circulatory illness at St. Charles Villa, the Sulpician retirement community in Catonsville. He was 85.The former professor of moral philosophy at St. Mary's Seminary and University had moved to the villa in 1978, three years after he retired from the seminary, ending a second teaching assignment there that began in 1967.He had first joined the faculty of St. Mary's in 1933, teaching economics and philosophy until 1944.
NEWS
May 7, 1992
An inner-city mission is sponsoring a seminar with a theologian whose work urges conservative evangelicals to understand their faith as compelling a radical stance on social justice issues.Ron Sider, national president of Evangelicals for Social Action, will be speaking tomorrow night and Saturday at The Door, a youth ministry in poor neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins Hospital.His talk is part of long-term effort by The Door and its network of about 30 sponsoring churches to unite Baltimore area evangelical Christians from city and suburban, white and black churches into a common social justice agenda that could include lobbying and demonstrating in Annapolis.
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