Interfaith Campaign to Promote Ethics

May 1, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On May 1, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported on "an unusual campaign to improve local ethics [in Pacific Palisades by] posting 3,500 signs along neighborhood roads to promote community values...The stake-mounted placards bearing the words 'love,' 'courage,' 'respect,' 'integrity,' 'passion,' 'good works' and 'kindness' were being confiscated by Los Angeles street-use inspectors" because permits are required by the city for the signs to be on the public right of way. "The community values crusade was launched after Kehillat Israel leaders set out to find a way to make their synagogue's 50th anniversary an interfaith event...[groups involved included] Calvary Church; 37th Church of Christ, Scientist; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Corpus Christi parish; Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church; the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine; and the Parish of St. Matthew."