Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Daily Pilot HomeCollectionsTolerance
IN THE NEWS

Tolerance

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 26, 2011
In response to the inflamed readers who were vexed by the article regarding Stephen K. Bannon's Sarah Palin documentary ("Director focuses on the power of Palin," Aug. 12): Last time I checked, tolerance is a two-way street. But for the left, it seems that tolerance is more clearly defined as accepting their way of thinking and keeping one's opinions to oneself if one does not agree. The readers who made such a fuss about the article should really get out more. Do they not read and hear every day how the mainstream media loves to malign Palin for getting out of bed each morning?
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | January 17, 2006
Local high school students spend King Day learning about the Holocaust at a museum in L.A.The walkway led through a pair of grimy metal gates, then turned into a dim corridor with a pair of ominously marked doors. One read "Able-bodied," the second "Children and Others" -- the words that pointed so many individuals to life or death. It was only a replica of the Auschwitz concentration camp, but for the 38 Newport-Mesa high school students who packed the exhibit Monday morning, it appeared real enough.
FEATURES
April 1, 2006
Western governments successfully protested the trial ? and possible death penalty ? of an Afghan convert to Christianity. (Under Islamic law, those who convert from Islam have three days to reconsider.) The Western protests were made in the name of "religious tolerance" by leaders in Afghanistan. Are those Western leaders being intolerant of a religion by demanding Afghan Muslims not to follow their tenets, or are there certain religious laws that are not deserving of tolerance? There is a lot of sway in being tolerant to the beliefs of another faith; however, when a life is at stake, the tolerance debate does not hold water.
NEWS
May 1, 2005
Although much of the world celebrates May 1 as a celebration of labor and the union movement, May Day is celebrated as Law Day in the United States. Sponsored by the American Bar Assn., the day is meant to focus on our heritage of liberty under the law and how the rule of law makes our democracy possible. And this might be a good time to reflect on how the law protects us and promotes tolerance. If the law is to be applied equally to all, it is good to remember that the law stands for the opposite of intolerance.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
Deirdre Newman Tolerance toward others begins on a local level. That's the attitude espoused by students in the new Tolerance Among People club at Corona del Mar High School. The club, which started this fall, is focused on eliminating prejudice and discrimination at school. On Wednesday, the club staged its first assembly to honor those who fell victim to intolerance during last year's terrorist attacks. The assembly -- which was voluntary -- drew an onslaught of students awash in red, white and blue -- so many that they filled the entire gym with many scrambling for seats on the floor.
NEWS
By: | September 3, 2005
o7The Air Force this week has announced new guidelines for religious tolerance that seek to have members of the service refrain from public prayer at official functions. The move comes in response to allegations of pervasive religious intolerance that favored Christian evangelicals at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Some have wondered if the guidelines will be implemented fairly. What do you think of the guidelines and the chances of their being properly implemented?
NEWS
April 23, 2001
Stefanie Frith Democrat Joseph Lieberman's ticket may not have won the White House, but wife Hadassah Lieberman says they won something more important. "We have been recognized for helping to break down the barrier for tolerance of the Jewish religion," she told an audience of more than 400 at Temple Bat Yahm on Sunday night in Newport Beach. "We have the responsibility as Jewish Americans to remind people what happens when tolerance is lost in society."
NEWS
July 7, 2002
After leading a quiet existence, Costa Mesa's Human Relations Committee appears to be getting at the very issues it was created to address, albeit not in the way some members may have planned to. Issues of hate. Issues of racism. Issues of intolerance. How the committee handles these issues may very well define how useful it will be and signal whether the city is destined to unite across different cultural, political and religious lines or fracture into tight-knit, but alarmingly separate, enclaves.
NEWS
October 4, 2002
If we understood our differences, could we all get along? Were we able to eliminate bias based on race, religion, gender, age and other aspects of diversity, would the world be a more peaceful place? With these aims, the Newport Beach Public Library will launch "Making Change Through Tolerance" this fall. Funded by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation, the ongoing program will offer numerous special presentations, as well as a collection of materials that promote tolerance.
NEWS
July 8, 2003
I have read with interest and dismay some of the comments both for and against Newport Beach City Councilman Dick Nichols' statement. Finally, Katherine Wright's letter on Thursday (which seemed to attempt to make Nichols some kind of Christian conservative white male martyr) and Reba Williams' letter, also Thursday, drove me to comment. I think those writers and a lot of other people have missed the point. I don't believe that the issue is freedom of speech.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Rabbi Marc Gellman | August 23, 2013
Q: I'm living with an abusive, alcoholic husband who refuses help. Medical doctors have urged me to leave him, but religious friends say I should stay and endure; as Jesus suffered, so can I. Lawyers warn that one day my husband will kill me. Homeless shelters in the area are above capacity, and the local domestic abuse shelter is being repaired following a fire. I could leave but have nowhere to go, and the economy is not conducive to moving. I realize you can't tell me what to do, but any ideas would be appreciated.
Advertisement
NEWS
May 25, 2012
Re. "CdM's Brown kills addiction," (Sports, May 18): I enjoyed reading your article regarding CdM's star volleyball player, Parker Brown and, am so happy that he is on his way to a sober lifestyle. My question is this: What do parents like myself tell our students who play sports at CdM when we are asked why this particular kid never got kicked off the team or out of school when he was high during games? Many parents, including myself, have been led to believe that CdM has a "zero tolerance" policy for any type of drug.
NEWS
By Tom Thorkelson | April 27, 2012
During a two-year period sometime ago, while I presided over the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), we worked to establish "Interfaith Councils. " To the best of our ability, these included all the faiths in this diverse environment where we live. We now have 11 Interfaith Councils in Orange County, which include every faith from Baha'i to Zoroastrianism. For example, the mission statement of the Interfaith Council of South Orange County states: "We are representatives of diverse faith communities and friends gathered for the purpose of promoting respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs, cultures and traditions of all religious faiths through interfaith dialogue, education, service and activities.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
In response to the inflamed readers who were vexed by the article regarding Stephen K. Bannon's Sarah Palin documentary ("Director focuses on the power of Palin," Aug. 12): Last time I checked, tolerance is a two-way street. But for the left, it seems that tolerance is more clearly defined as accepting their way of thinking and keeping one's opinions to oneself if one does not agree. The readers who made such a fuss about the article should really get out more. Do they not read and hear every day how the mainstream media loves to malign Palin for getting out of bed each morning?
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | May 5, 2011
COSTA MESA — Newport Harbor High School was to be honored Thursday night for trying to create a campus where hateful language is eliminated. The school was to be recognized with a Distinguished School Award from the OC Human Relations 40th anniversary awards celebration at the City National Grove of Anaheim. "I was really thrilled that my students were going to be honored because they've worked so hard," said Newport Harbor English teacher Deborah Pogue, who advises the campus' BRIDGES Club.
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | October 19, 2009
Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s administration under Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard is to be commended for a level of communication that I have not seen in more than 12 years. Between Hubbard and Laura Boss, the school district’s spokeswoman, each inquiry is handled promptly and efficiently. It hasn’t always been so. In the past few weeks, I have commended the district for its policy on sex education and its handling of President Obama’s ill-timed but important message to students.
NEWS
October 17, 2009
Let’s hope that Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials have had enough time to reflect on an extreme case of cyber bullying earlier this year involving five students. And to chalk it up as a lesson learned. Actually, cyber bullying is an understatement. As the victim’s mother pointed out, this case is so outrageous that it goes beyond bullying. Four varsity athletes at Corona del Mar High School threatened to rape and kill fellow student Hail Ketchum in the back of a pickup truck.
FEATURES
July 24, 2009
When I entered into this “exercise,” I had a specific impression. I felt that the word “tolerance” in reference to my work in the interfaith community was somewhat less than I desired. Relative to my faith, I don’t want to be merely tolerated. I want, instead, to be understood and respected. However, in my research and discussion with others, I have come to understand that tolerance is a deeper concept. We need both tolerance and intolerance. We should be intolerant of inappropriate behavior.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 26, 2009
Corona del Mar High School students crammed into a classroom to ask questions like “Do you believe it’s possible to be lesbian or gay and become straight?” and “Do you think being a lesbian is a sin?” as part of the school’s annual Diversity Day on Thursday. “How many of you have heard of the gay agenda, raise your hands,” said Denny Spargo, a member of the gay-rights group PFLAG, who visited Thursday to field questions from students on gay issues.
NEWS
By Daniel Tedford | March 27, 2008
Gerry Klein has been waiting for the day when his son would look him in the eye. “I was about as depressed as I have ever been when I found out my son’s diagnosis,” Klein said. Klein’s 4-year-old son is autistic. The boy’s behavior was aggressive, and he couldn’t focus. But that’s all changed now, and Klein gives a lot of that credit to a program run through the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. On Wednesday afternoons, on the field at Harper Preschool, Kathy Murphy leads a team of teachers who give children a chance they normally wouldn’t have — the opportunity to play sports.
Daily Pilot Articles Daily Pilot Articles
|