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Dana to rebuff KNOC

first_imgSunday 22 August 2010 10:05 pm Share Tags: NULL KCS-content More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org DANA Petroleum will this week try to shore up its position in the face of a £1.87bn hostile takeover bid by the Korean National Oil Corporation (KNOC), as it announces interim results and reveals more about its Canadian acquisition plans. Dana’s results on Friday are expected to give details of the £200m planned purchase of Suncor Energy in Canada, and post increased growth through oil finds in the North Sea. South Korean state-owned KNOC has previously claimed to know the details of the Suncor acquisition, and said it will not alter the overall value of the company. The board of Dana is expected to continue shirking KNOC’s advances this week. It told shareholders last Friday to “take no action in respect of the [hostile] offers” in a hint that it hopes KNOC will increase its bid. However, KNOC said it has bagged letters of intent from 49 per cent of Dana’s shareholders, including several hedge funds, in support of its £18 a share offer. Supportive hedge funds including Eton Park, Jabre Capital and Centaurus have bought contracts for difference amounting to more than a quarter of Dana’s issued shares, giving them the power to vote on takeover offers.Dana founder and chief executive Tom Cross stands to gain around £37.4m if a sale goes through. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Dana to rebuff KNOC whatsapplast_img read more

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US ARMY GIVES BAE A $123m CONTRACT

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndo Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org US ARMY GIVES BAE A $123m CONTRACT center_img Wednesday 1 September 2010 7:54 pm KCS-content BAE SYSTEMS was awarded a $123m (£79.6m) contract by the US Army to continue developing thermal weapon sights – the infrared technology used on rifles, machine guns and mounted weapon systems yesterday. The contract, which is the latest renewal within the last five years, brings the total value of thermal weapon sight development BAE Systems has provided to the US Army to $1bn. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Scarce supply buoys pay for bank juniors

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Scarce supply buoys pay for bank juniors whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Sunday 12 September 2010 11:02 pm BANKS which dramatically cut back their graduate and lower-level recruitment programmes in the depths of the crisis are now suffering from an acute shortage of junior talent, pushing salaries for successful applicants up by 12 per cent over the past year.Average base salaries for City workers at assistant vice president level – typically those with around three or four years’ experience – shot up from £62,945 to £70,480 in the past 12 months, according to a survey by financial services recruiter Astbury Marsden.The increase comes primarily courtesy of an excess of demand from banks and financial institutions which now find themselves with a lack of skilled workers at analyst and assistant vice president level, having cut back on recruitment to save costs in the recession.However, Astbury Marsden managing director Jonathan Nicholson said a lack of supply had also impacted junior City salaries, with more graduates than ever before eschewing the finance industry due to uncertainty over regulation and pay and the populist backlash against the banks.“Banking is not the foolproof move it used to be,” he warned.Rising junior salary levels at financial institutions is a sign that increases at more senior levels are eventually being passed down the food chain.More senior staff in investment banks have seen their average basic salary jump by between 20 and 50 per cent over the past year, though much of the increase comes down to a shift away from bonuses and towards fixed pay. Many of the banks reacted to political pressure to curb discretionary remuneration by hiking salaries in order to retain key staff. Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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GREENERGY PICKS PAUL LESTER

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof GREENERGY PICKS PAUL LESTER Greenergy, one of the largest road fuel suppliers in the UK, yesterday said Paul Lester, currently chief executive at VT Group, would become its new chief executive.Lester, who will take up his post from 1 October, will succeed founder Andrew Owens who will become chairman of the privately-owned Holborn-based firm. whatsapp KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼center_img Monday 13 September 2010 7:31 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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A&O senior management make £14.2m

first_img Tags: NULL A&O senior management make £14.2m KCS-content whatsapp Share SENIOR ANAGEMENT at legal giant Allen & Overy (A&O) collectively took home £4m more last year, according to the firm’s financial statements.In the year ending 30 April 2010, management, including senior partner David Morley and managing partner Wim Dejonghe, made £14.2m last year, marking a rise from 2009 when that figure came in at £9.9m.The salary pot was also shared with partners who head up the firm’s main practice areas and supporting directors. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comcenter_img A&O’s balance sheet also showed that during the year, the firm’s partners injected £34.9m of capital into the business, marking a rise from 2009 when £15.9m was contributed by partners. A spokesperson for A&O said the figure was not a cash call but was the result of an increase in the number of new partners. The business said these came from promotions and a raft of new hires.The Magic Circle firm, however, saw revenue fall by four per cent during the 2009-10 year to £1.05bn as markets continued to struggle.Staff headcount fell by nine per cent during the year to 4,608, after the firm finalised a radical restructuring, which cost £19.6m.But Morley remains confident about the prospects for the legal outfit next year.“We’ve been through a huge economic dislocation. We’ve survived that, and, in many ways, thrived. That’s because we are flexible and… we can adapt quickly to a change,” said Morley. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 13 September 2010 7:36 pm last_img read more

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The City is a vital component in UK prosperity

first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Now that we have reached the end of the 2010 Party Conference season, it is perhaps time to take a step back and reflect on some of the rhetoric directed at the City in a calm, rational manner.The hostile political environment facing financial services is – to a degree – understandable given the public anger aimed at parts of the industry following the crisis, even if others were equally culpable. This should not, however, so cloud the debate that the contribution of the City – or “tycoons in their glass towers” – is dismissed when it comes to wealth creation.Of course, the government must promote a mixed and diversified economy, including SMEs. London demonstrates the need for complementary sectors which support each other – so we see design and manufacture, hospitality and retail, medicine and higher education, finance and professional services. These don’t exclude each other. They add value to each other, to London’s success and hence national prosperity.If we want them all to flourish the City component is essential. We must not drive away investment capital and tax revenues by cultivating the perception that we do not welcome big business or high earners.This approach would tear a big hole in the UK’s national income. A hole representing eight per cent of output and just over 12 per cent of total tax revenues – or 142 per cent of the interest on the current public sector debt.And the City’s contribution does not stop there. As speakers from across the political spectrum have stressed, the financial services industry also has a vital role in providing the capital required by businesses.The banks are working hard to support the recovery by making sure customers know they are open for business, with loan approval rates running roughly in line with pre-crisis levels. The industry now needs more fiscal and regulatory support.A recent report by KPMG placed the UK above our key rivals as the fourth most highly taxed country in the whole of Europe. Indeed, the introduction of the 50 per cent rate of tax was the highest personal income tax increase in the world last year.Further uncertainty risks pushing us past a tipping point – where the UK’s well-established business benefits are outweighed by perceived or real future threats.Only with stability can we get on with what we do best – making the markets work and creating wealth, business and prosperity.Nick Anstee is Lord Mayor of the City of London whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 10 October 2010 11:04 pmcenter_img KCS-content Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo The City is a vital component in UK prosperity Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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ANALYST VIEWS: CAN CINEWORLD MAINTAIN ITS PROGRESS?

first_img Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content SIMON FRENCH | PANMUREThe company is confident of delivering continued growth for the full year at least in line with expectations. We don’t anticipate any change to our numbers at this stage, but clearly the risk to forecasts lies on the upside.KEITH BOWMAN | HARGREAVES LANSDOWNThe group’s investment in technology, conservative expansion and exposure to an improving advertising market provide potential earnings growth … market consensus opinion currently denotes a ‘strong buy’.NIGEL PARSON | EVOLUTION SECURITIESThe slate of films for the next 15 months should continue to draw in the crowds and the continuing shift to the digital platform should result in further market share gains. We are increasing our target price to 245p from 235p to reflect the upgrade. whatsapp Tuesday 26 October 2010 7:47 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Share ANALYST VIEWS: CAN CINEWORLD MAINTAIN ITS PROGRESS? last_img read more

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Westfield in £2.2bn rights issue

first_img KCS-content Westfield in £2.2bn rights issue whatsapp Tuesday 2 November 2010 10:05 pm whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap The owner of Westfield shopping centre, Westfield Group, is to raise A$3.5bn (£2.2bn) through a rights issue that will involve creating a new company from 54 Australian and New Zealand shopping centres. The issue will be made up of an Au$2bn public offering, with the rest offered to existing security holders. The main benefit to the group will be a A$4.4bn reduction in its debt, enabling it to pursue what it claims are plans for A$10bn worth of development and new opportunities. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Prada gets boost from Asian sales

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Wednesday 24 November 2010 7:23 pm Italian fashion house Prada, which may list on the stock market next year, said yesterday it was confident about its immediate future after booming Asian sales helped nine-month net profit treble. The family-run company, whose trend-setter designer Miuccia Prada is known for her minimalist style, said net profit trebled to €156m (£131.9m) in the nine months to the end of October.“This data confirms that the retail network expansion is a winning strategy; these excellent results let us confidently look at the oncoming group’s development,” chief executive Patrizio Bertelli said in a statement. KCS-content Share Prada gets boost from Asian sales Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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Russian miner plans LSE float

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BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img Tags: NULL ARMRBS rates the microprocessor producer as a “buy” at a target price of 600p, after blogs published slides of what appears to be a roadmap for the planned Nvidia smartphone/tablet processor. The roadmap shows ARM shipping it’s quad-core processor by the end of the year, ahead of its peers in the broker’s view.HARGREAVES SERVICESPanmure reiterates its “buy” recommendation for the fuel supplier and raises its long-standing target price from 910p to 1,011p. The broker expects figures released on 22 February to bring good news on trading, with bad weather likely to have driven demand for solid fuel. It also expects the company’s Tower Colliery project to be on track.HISCOXNumis rates the specialist insurer “hold”with a target price of 395p following news that insuring natural disasters in 2010 cost it £130m. The broker continues to believe that the stock is attractive on a longer-term basis given Hiscox’s quality and strong performance track record. whatsapp whatsapp BEST OF THE BROKERS Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 26 January 2011 7:10 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share last_img read more

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CSR snaps up Zoran in deal worth £420m

first_img KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp BRITISH chipmaker CSR has agreed to buy US-listed Zoran Corporation in an all-share deal to add imaging and video to its wi-fi, bluetooth and GPS location technologies.CSR’s chief executive Joep van Beurden said the $679m (£420m) deal would enable CSR to target the growing number of devices that combine imaging and video with wireless and location services.The combined group, whose customers include Sony and Samsung, will work to optimise their technologies before creating single chips with multiple services in about 18 to 24 months, he said.Shareholders in Zoran, which also has operations in Israel, will receive 1.85 CSR shares for each Zoran share, implying a 40 per cent premium to Zoran’s closing price on Friday.Zoran had $260m of cash, CSR said, of which it would return up to $240m to shareholders in a share buyback. Van Beurden said the combined group had pro-forma revenue of about $1.25bn. Monday 21 February 2011 7:38 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Share Show Comments ▼ CSR snaps up Zoran in deal worth £420m last_img read more

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Triton buys German engineer

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 10 April 2011 10:34 pm Triton buys German engineer German private equity firm Triton has snapped up engineering firm Dywidag Systems International (DSI) for around €370m (£327m). Dywidag, which worked on Wembley Stadium, has been owned by lenders Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch since a debt for equity swap last year. Triton and Dywidag signed a sale and purchase agreement at the start of the month, and expect the transaction to complete by the end of May. DSI is based in Munich and specialises in strengthening bridges and underground tunnels. center_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Stories whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Cheaper Kindle featuring ads to go on sale

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 13 April 2011 8:01 pm KCS-content Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼center_img AMAZON?yesterday announced it will release a cheaper model of its Kindle e-reader that will feature adverts.It will initially go on sale in the US at a $25 (£15) discount, selling for $114 instead of the usual $139 price-tag.Users will, however, have to accept special offer adverts and sponsored screensavers.The first series of specially-designed screensavers will be from brands including General Motors’s Buick, Procter & Gamble’s Olay, and Visa.The new Kindle is available for pre-order for US customers and will ship on 3 May. Amazon yesterday would not confirm a UK release date. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp Tags: NULL Cheaper Kindle featuring ads to go on sale last_img read more

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iGB Diary: unhappy punters, law suits and Crouch

first_img9th November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Tags: Online Gambling Happy Friday igamers, this week we query the Australian bookies attempts at taking bets on the Melbourne Cup, get up to speed on the continuing Steve Wynn saga and more Tracey Crouch news.How not to impress punters Down Under… There’s debatably no bigger sporting event in Australia than the Melbourne Cup. So revered is the annual horse race that in its home state of Victoria there’s even a public holiday to celebrate the occasion. It’s the biggest betting event of the year Down Under, and considering Australia is regularly held to have the highest per capita betting, you’d think it would be the one event bookies would make sure they were 100% ready for. Apparently not, if the performance of the country’s biggest online bookies is anything to go by. The Ladbrokes, Sportbet and Betfair sites all crashed and while the last two got back up and running before the main event, Ladbrokes did not. One Twitter user hit the nail on the head with: “Imagine not being able to have the foresight to cater for an influx of customers on Melbourne Cup Day… who woulda thought there’d be more traffic than usual. @sportsbet #shambles.” Sportsbet’s fail was particularly ironic given last year its chief information officer Simon Noonan gave an interview to the Sydney Morning Herald boasting about the company having coped so well with last year’s event. It’s hard to see what Ladbrokes’ excuse might be, however, given its site also crashed last year. One would think it might have learned its lesson. One angry user tweeted: “To the CEO Once again my Melbourne cup has been ruined by Ladbrokes pathetic betting app crashing, the same happened last year and i am just wondering if you have a I T department? you might want to go down there and sack the lot of them.” Australia is regularly cited as a tough market in which to gain market share, but we think the whole debacle might have revealed the magic formula – all a bookie has to do is not crash on Melbourne Cup Day. The Stars Group’s Australian offering, BetEasy, was reportedly picking up 500 customers a minute in the lead-up to the race.Crouching tiger MP and chairman of the Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group, Philip Davies, came out fighting this week to defend himself against Tracey Crouch’s accusation in her resignation letter over the Treasury delay in the FOBT stake cut that fellow MPs “with registered interests” had been behind this. Davies told Radio 5 Live he had just pointed out to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright during a meeting in July that the decision to implement this in 2020 had already been taken. Crouch resigned last week at the supposed delay, her incendiary resignation letter claiming that, based on a study published in 2010 in Hong Kong, two people would commit suicide every day due to problem gambling until the cut was implemented. Contacted for a follow up comment on Sunday, Crouch told the station: “Philip, who I admire on many issues, is very vocal in parliament on behalf of the betting industry. On this occasion I just clearly was not as persuasive.” However, given the nature of the media coverage since, much of it re-quoting the unsourced and inaccurate stat above, Crouch looks to be winning the long game when it comes to winning public hearts and minds on the issue.Wynn win Casino mogul Steve Wynn is back in the headlines this week after launching a legal challenge against the Massachusetts Gaming Authority. The former Wynn Resorts CEO is attempting to prevent the release of information pertaining to a sexual misconduct investigation involving him. He already resigned from Wynn Resorts in February before the casino was Wynn Boston Harbor to Encore Boston Harbor. If he manages to keep a lid on the grim details of his sexual misconduct case, Wynn won’t have done too badly all in all. According to Barrons his swift exit from his namesake resort came just before shares plummeted, bagging him $900 million more than it’s currently worth.That’s all for this week, have a cracking weekend! Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGB Diary This week; bets on the Melbourne Cup, the continuing Steve Wynn saga and more Crouchcenter_img Topics: iGB Diary Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter iGB Diary: unhappy punters, law suits and Crouchlast_img read more

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Northern Ireland politicians to debate FOBT stake limit

first_img Northern Ireland politicians to debate FOBT stake limit Belfast City Councillor proposes ordering all betting shop operators to follow Ladbrokes’ lead in introducing £2 maximum FOBT stake Belfast City Council will discuss plans to call on all gambling operators to follow Ladbrokes’ lead by voluntarily reducing the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) across Northern Ireland.Maximum stakes on FOBT, or B2 machines, will be cut from £100 to £2 from April in England, Scotland and Wales from April, following a Parliamentary statutory instrument passed in December.This legislation does not apply to Northern Ireland, where gambling is regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 and not the Gambling Act 2005. The absence of a ruling Executive and Assembly in Northern Ireland, which has not sat since January 2017, means legislative action cannot be taken to reduce the stake limit.However GVC Holdings-owned Ladbrokes announced plans to implement the same limit in its Northern Ireland betting shops as the rest of the UK in November last year.Now a motion proposed by Cllr Dr John Kyle, to be debated on Monday, will ask Belfast City Council to call on other operators to do the same and outline plans for a framework to offer further support to problem gamblers.The text of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) councillor’s motion reads: “The Council calls on betting companies operating in Northern Ireland to follow the decision of Ladbrokes to voluntarily reduce the stakes on FOBT machines in this jurisdiction, in line with the rest of the UK.”The motion also calls for a review by the Nothern Ireland Department of Health of support provided to those suffering from gambling addiction, as well as the creation of a dedicated treatment service. This would be achieved through meetings between the Departments of Health and Communities with an all-party delegation from the council to discuss gambling addiction support and the status of FOBTs.In May 2017, the Department for Communities published a survey, which found a problem gambling prevalence rate of 2.3% in Northern Ireland, a rate over four times higher than in England.“Despite [these findings], support for individuals suffering from gambling addiction in NI is almost non-existent,” reads Kyle’s motion, which was seconded by Social Democratic and Labour Party Councillor Donal Lyons.In October, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond said in his Autumn Budget statement that the FOBT maximum stake limit would be effective from October 2019, alongside a 6% increase in Remote Gaming Duty.However, this led to sports Minister Tracey Crouch resigning in protest at the proposed date, and prompted a cross-party rebellion in the House of Commons to push for implementation in April, forcing the government into a U-turn. 4th January 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland Tech & innovation Topics: Tech & innovation Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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UK online gaming yield up despite overall market decline

first_img UK online gaming yield up despite overall market decline Gross gambling yield for the UK’s online gaming sector climbed 2.9% to £5.6bn in the 12 months to September 2018, despite the wider gambling market seeing a decline.Total gross gambling yield (GGY) for the UK amounted to £14.5bn during the period, down by 0.4% on the comparative 12 months from April 2017 to March 2018, according to a new report by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.This was partly due to a decrease in the amount of land-based facilities in the UK, with the total number of betting shops down by 1.5% to 8,423, licensed arcades falling 5.3% to 1,639 and bingo premises dropping 1.1% to 650.There was some positive news for the land-based sector, with one new casino opening in the period, pushing the total number of these facilities to 152, while the number of gaming machines in the UK also increased 2.4% to 183,813.Despite the drop in betting shop numbers, non-remote betting was the largest contributor to land-based GGY, with this amounting to £3.20bn, down from £3.30bn in the previous reporting period.Casinos place second with GGY of £1.08bn, a decline on the £1.18bn, while bingo GGY slipped from £682.8m to £677.8m and arcades from £427.5m to £421.6m.In comparison, online gaming continues to see significant growth, with GGY for the remote betting, bingo and casino sector rising from £5.5bn to £5.6bn, making it by far the largest source of gambling income in the UK. Remote gaming is now responsible for 38.8% of the UK market, up 1.2% on the previous period.Online casino GGY amounted to £3.0bn in the period, with this total boosted by a 1.7% increase in slots GGY to £2.0bn. Remote betting, dominated by football and horse racing, posted GGY of £2.5bn.“Despite the marginal decline across the wider gambling industry, the online gambling sector continues to grow; our role as regulator will continue to see us working to raise standards right across the industry,” the Commission’s programme director for industry insight, Ben Haden, said.The UK National Lottery, meanwhile, saw its GGY dip slightly from £3.008bn to £2.998bn. However, contributions to good causes increased by 0.3% to £1.5bn during the period.Other lotteries across both the remote and land-based markets experienced a rise in GGY from £507.3m to £517.8m, with contributions to good causes also up 5.1% to £314m – a record for the sector.As of 30 September 2018, there were a total of 2,757 operators licensed by the Gambling Commission, of which 351 operate across more than one sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th May 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Gross gambling yield for the UK’s online gaming sector climbed 2.9% to £5.6bn in the 12 months to September 2018, despite the wider gambling market seeing a decline during the period. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Slots Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland Bingolast_img read more

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Maine passes sports betting bill

first_img Regions: US Maine AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Maine passes sports betting bill Casino & games Maine has become the third state in New England to regulate sports betting after its legislature pushed a bill through the House and Senate in the last two days of the state’s regular session. Maine has become the third state in New England to regulate sports betting after its legislature pushed a bill through the House and Senate in the last two days of the state’s regular session.Legislative Document 553, which moved rapidly through the legislature on Tuesday (June 18), was given final approval by each chamber yesterday (June 19), and will now pass to Governor Janet Mills to be signed into law.The one-line bill was filed by Senator Louis Lucchini in January this year, sitting with the legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee while lawmakers developed a regulatory framework.Once this had been completed, the bill quickly moved through the Senate and House, aided by a suspension of rules to allow for two readings in a day, with only confirmatory votes required yesterday.LD553 opens up the market to all of the state’s bricks and mortar gaming venues, such as commercial racetracks, off-track betting facilities, and commercial and tribal casinos. It will also allow mobile operators to apply for licences without the need for a land-based partner in the state.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th June 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racinolast_img read more

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Global Gaming and Finnplay to launch new online casino in Sweden

first_img Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Casino & games Global Gaming and Finnplay to launch new online casino in Sweden Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 18th July 2019 | By contenteditor Global Gaming is poised to recommence operations in the Swedish market after revealing it will launch a new online casino in the country through its partnership with igaming technology and platform provider Finnplay Group.NanoCasino will operate via Viral Interactive, a subsidiary of Finnplay that holds an online gambling licence in Sweden.The launch marks the first step in a new cooperation between Global Gaming and Finnplay. Announced last week, the partnership grants Global Gaming access to Finnplay’s full range of technology solutions and complete platforms for online gaming.Aside from Sweden, Finnplay is licensed or approved for commercial use in the UK, Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Estonia and Mexico.“Both organisations are utterly professional, and we are certainly not wasting any time,” Global Gaming chief executive Tobias Fagerlund said. “I think the proof is in the fact that we have only just launched the cooperation last week, but are already announcing the imminent launch in Sweden of a player experience that’s fully licensed, safe and secure.“Our absolute focus is on being able to continue offering our players the best and safest possible gaming experience, in all markets we wish to operate in.”Finnplay chief executive Martin Prantner added: “Finnplay is excited to launch the first brand in partnership with Global Gaming, which will bring an enjoyable and safe gaming experience to the Swedish players in accordance with the regulation.“Our new platform, TITAN, is built for socially responsible gaming and fulfilling the compliance requirements in regulated markets.”The announcement seemingly marks Global Gaming’s return to the Swedish market. Last month, Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen stripped Global Gaming’s SafeEnt subsidiary of its licence, citing serious breaches of the country’s player protection and anti-money laundering processes.Global claims that the punishment is disproportionate and it remains confident that it will prevail in an appeal. However, an attempt to resume activities in the country before the conclusion of its appeal against the revocation of its operating licence was rejected by the Administrative Court of Linköping.Last week, Global also failed to have this ruling overturned in the Administrative Court of Appeal, but does have the option to appeal to the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court over the matter.Spelinspektionen declined to comment on the new launch. Global Gaming is poised to recommence operations in the Swedish market after revealing it will launch a new online casino in the country through its partnership with igaming technology and platform provider Finnplay Group. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Swedenlast_img read more

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Videoslots enlists Betradar to support sportsbook launch

first_img30th October 2019 | By contenteditor Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Videoslots enlists Betradar to support sportsbook launch Online casino operator Videoslots has brokered a deal with Betradar’s Managed Trading Services (MTS) division as it prepares to enter the sports betting vertical in 2020.  Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online casino operator Videoslots has brokered a deal with Betradar’s Managed Trading Services (MTS) division as it prepares to enter the sports betting vertical in 2020.Under the agreement, Videoslots will use the Integrated Trading Solutions (ITS) component of Betradar’s MTS risk management and trading solution, and will maintain its own trading strategy.Betradar, a subsidiary of Sportradar, will also provide trading advice and various risk management services to support the new sportsbook product.Betradar managing director Paolo Personeni said of the deal: “Videoslots will benefit from our leading risk management expertise while still having full access, visibility and transparency across their entire sportsbook functionality.“The partnership will see our traders work collaboratively with their trading team to maximise efficiencies and help deliver solid margins and returns for a healthy sportsbook.”Videoslots’ expansion into sports betting appears to be led by Martin Calleja, who joined the operator in January this year as head of sportsbook. Calleja previously served as head of football and pre-match trading for Offside Gaming. Before joining Offside, he worked as a trader for GVC Holdings and Italy’s Sportalnet.“The sports betting market is bigger than ever, and we can’t wait to get started; with Betradar’s support, we aim to build a tailor made and diverse product for our customers,” he commented.“We already have a wealth of loyal players who are sure to benefit from this partnership as it will help us guarantee the best possible service.”Image: Max Pixel Email Addresslast_img read more

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Bettorlogic teams with SCCG to bring platform to US

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bettorlogic has partnered with Las Vegas-based gaming consultancy firm SCCG management to launch its sportsbook solutions in the US.Under the agreement, American operators will have access to Bettorlogic’s technology platform, which includes customer profiling, CRM and marketing technologies.“The US market is only just starting to take off and we’re excited to sign an agreement with Stephen Crystal and the SCCG team,” Andrew Dagnall, Bettorlogic chief executive and founder, said. “Our products will enable sportsbooks to offer a bespoke experience and shape the offering to significantly increase player engagement.”Read more on iGB North America. Bettorlogic teams with SCCG to bring platform to US Sports betting Regions: US Email Addresscenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 21st January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Bettorlogic has partnered with Las Vegas-based gaming consultancy firm SCCG management to launch its sportsbook solutions in the US.last_img read more

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Mobile Dashboard – April 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Mobile Dashboard – April 2020 Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Email Address Bingocenter_img 23rd April 2020 | By Stephen Carter H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to bring you the April 2020 Mobile Dashboard.The Mobile Dashboard is your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of mobile from 2003 with projections up to 2024. As the charts show, mobile gross win has grown strongly since 2003, with revenues from the channel estimated to increase from €25.1bn this year to €41.5bn in 2024, a 65% rise.Mobile’s percentage of overall igaming win has also risen rapidly, particularly over the past five years. H2 predicts the channel will account for 41.8% of global interactive revenues this year and more than half of global revenues by 2024.However, many operators are already reporting that more than 50% of their revenue comes from the mobile channel, particularly when it comes to sports betting. As the doughnut graph shows, 65% of mobile revenues come from sports betting.Interestingly, while by region Europe drives the bulk of global mobile revenues, Africa derives a higher percentage of its interactive revenues via the mobile channel. This is likely to be due to the fact that fixed-line broadband was slow to develop in many of these countries and many users skipped desktop altogether and adopted mobile as their first internet device.H2 Gambling Capital is the gambling industry’s leading consulting, market intelligence and data team. The company has a track record of nearly 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators’  and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter H2 Gambling Capital and iGB are pleased to present your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numberslast_img read more

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Spelinspektionen: New casino rules may benefit black market

first_img Sweden’s Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has questioned some of the new player protection restrictions the country’s government plans to introduce as the country deals with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Last month, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi proposed a SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) mandatory weekly deposit limit and a SEK100 cap on bonus offers from 1 June until the end of 2020 as the country battles the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Shekarabi also said mandatory limits on playing time will be introduced.While the regulator said that it agrees with the spirit of the rules, it said it feared that the effect of the proposals would be reduced channelisation and therefore reduced player protection.“Spelinspektionen is generally positive to temporarily strengthen player protection, but questions some of the effects of the proposals,” it said. “However, the regulator estimates that the proposals in question will have a marginal effect on the player protection of the licensed companies.“This effect should be weighed against the potential negative effects on channeliation, which should not be underestimated.”Spelinspektionen said the deposit limit rule only applies per operator, meaning players may deposit SEK5,000 with multiple operators, exceeding SEK5,000 in total.“The Gaming Inspectorate’s opinion is that the limit of SEK 5,000 a week is a relatively high amount in itself,” Spelinspektionen said.While it couldn’t provide figures for deposits, the regulator provided information about the average losses for customers in the Swedish regulated gambling market.In 2019, the average loss per citizen on regulated igaming sites amounted to SEK3,043 for the year. If this was limited to registered customers, average loss increased to SEK5,072 per person, the regulator said. Although the average losses exceeded the deposit limit for gamblers, the regulator noted that a smaller number of players contribute a significant portion of total amounts wagered.“At the same time, a smaller proportion of players (between 5% and 25%) account for the majority of the gaming market’s total turnover (80% to 90%), which means the majority play with significantly lower amounts,” it said.Spelinspektionen noted that those who were affected by the limit would likely play on other sites, including unlicensed sites, which could pose a danger for player protection.“This means that, in practice, the proposed restriction will only have an effect on high spending players, who can also be expected to switch to other companies, and also to unlicensed operators,” it said. “That way, those who are actually hit by the restriction can continue to play.“The fact that players change companies can also make it more difficult for companies to maintain their duty of care and also Spelinspektionen’s supervision of this duty. This is because every individual company has no reason to react when information is missing about the player’s behavior with other companies.”The regulator did add, however, that the pause in play created by the limit might have some effect on promoting responsible play, even if players can gamble elsewhere.“One possible positive effect of the proposed limit that is not included in the proposal is that it, in itself, causes an interruption in play, even for those who choose to start playing with another provider,” it said. “Such an interruption can be positive from a responsible gambling point of view.”In terms of the limit on bonuses, the regulator said that a period of transition is needed, so that operators may not offer much larger bonuses in late May than they can in early June.Spelinspektionen also reacted positively to the idea of a mandatory maximum time a player may be logged in. Players who exceed this limit would be automatically logged out. However, it added that – as there was no upper limit on the times that can be said – it felt the government should add a provision requiring operators to automatically contact those who set very long login times.The regulator said that the proposals risked increasing the level of play with unlicensed operators. It said it has developed a strategy for its work against illegal gambling and will detail what measures are being taken in the near future.“A possible negative effect of the proposals, which is also noted in the memorandum, is a reduced channelisation,” it said. “Reduced channelisation, in turn, means poorer protection for the players.”However, it added that fighting the illegal market is only possible with the help of the authorities.“Spelinspektionen wants to emphasise in particular that the authority has no criminal investigation commission and that illegal gambling activities are criminalised,” the regulator added. “For the criminalisation to have any effect, it is required that law enforcement authorities, ie police and prosecutors, have the opportunity to prioritize the issue.Overall, the regulator said warned that measures that could decrease channelisation, as the new regulations may, would have a negative effect on player protection.“It is the opinion of Spelinspektionen that the possible negative effects of the proposals on channelisation should not be underestimated. Player protection will decrease if players migrate to unlicensed providers.”The rules have proved controversial with operators, with operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) speaking out against the impact they may have on channelisation. With the release of a report revealing Sweden’s channelisation rate for online casino may be as low as 72%, BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffsted said Shekarabi “must withdraw” the rules.The association then published an open letter to the minister and a petition calling for the withdrawal of the regulations. This petition has drawn signatures from at least 12 industry chief executives. Casino & games 11th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sweden’s Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has questioned some of the new player protection restrictions the country’s government plans to introduce as the country deals with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Spelinspektionen: New casino rules may benefit black market Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Luckbox exceeds expectations with CAD$3.8m funding round

first_img Luckbox exceeds expectations with CAD$3.8m funding round Esports betting operator Luckbox has raised more than CAD$3.8m, well above expectations, in the first tranche of a funding round ahead of its initial public offering on the TSX venture exchange, prompting the business to launch a new funding round. Esports 12th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Canada Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports betting operator Luckbox has raised more than CAD$3.8m ((£2.2m/€2.5/2.8m), well above expectations, in the first tranche of a funding round ahead of its initial public offering on the TSX venture exchange, prompting the business to launch a new funding round.The business said the round was “heavily oversubscribed” due to high demand and vastly exceeded the expected proceeds of $2m to $3m.“Due to overwhelming demand, we have opened a second tranche for potential investors to get involved,” Luckbox said.This tranche will close on 15 June and, like the first round, will be co-led by Gravitas Securities and Beacon Securities.“We’ve been thrilled with the response so far and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s supported us so far,”  Luckbox chief executive Quentin Martin said. “These are extremely exciting times.”In May, Luckbox signed a letter of intent with capital pool company Elephant Hill, a TSX-listed shell company through which private businesses can go public.“We will become only the second publicly listed esports company in the world, so our offering is an extremely rare opportunity,” Martin said.Luckbox’s shareholders will receive 32,200,142 Elephant Hill shares, priced at CAD$0.42 per share, and 2,076,143 Elephant Hill share purchase warrants.When the deal closes, Elephant Hill’s current directors will resign and be replaced by a five-member board jointly appointed by the two companies.Luckbox said the increased interest in esports betting after the disruption of traditional sports due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic played a major role in convincing the business to go public.“It’s been a phenomenal first half of the year for us and that’s been reflected in the interest from investors,” Martin said. “We’ve seen a 500% increase in betting volume since March. Turnover has risen to almost 13 times that seen in November 2019, while deposits are up tenfold since then.”“Esports is one of the hottest sectors anywhere right now and investors are clearly seeing the opportunity, especially with many alternative forms of entertainment badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak.” Email Address Topics: Esports Finance Sports bettinglast_img read more

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Romania’s Superbet signs up with IBIA

first_img Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Topics: Strategy Romania’s Superbet signs up with IBIA The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has announced Romanian retail and online gambling operator Superbet as its latest member. The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has announced Romanian retail and online gambling operator Superbet as its latest member.Superbet will now feed into IBIA’s global monitoring and alert system, while the operator will also benefit from the platform’s security and business protection measures.Founded in 2008, Superbet has established itself as one of the largest gambling operators in Romania and continues to expand its presence in Poland.Superbet is the third operator to sign up as a member of the IBIA in 2020, joining Latin American sportsbook operator Betcris and Belgium’s Napoleon Sports & Casino.“Superbet’s membership of IBIA is an important part of our international expansion and continued investment in technology and partnerships that best benefit our commercial ambitions and responsible gambling goals,” Superbet’s head of in-play trading Ivan Gojic said.“IBIA is committed to protecting sporting and betting products, as well as the consumers that enjoy those activities. Those qualities correspond seamlessly with Superbet’s own corporate aims and also those of licensing authorities which are placing increasing focus on the kind of market protections IBIA provides.”IBIA chief executive Khalid Ali added: “I am pleased to welcome another company into the growing list of operators in IBIA. Superbet has a particularly strong Central Eastern Europe footprint which will significantly strengthen our coverage in that region.”The addition of Superbet as a new member comes after the IBIA last month also struck a memorandum of understanding with Dutch online gambling trade association Speel Verantwoord.This will see the two associations work together to promote sporting integrity measures focused on the Netherlands in the lead-up to the launch of the country’s regulated igaming market on 30 June 2021. Strategy Regions: Europe AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 8th July 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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GAN launches igaming in PA with Cordish

first_img GAN launches igaming in PA with Cordish Regions: US Pennsylvania AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address GAN has announced the launch of a new PlayLive! branded igaming site in Pennsylvania through a partnership with Cordish Gaming Group, the global gaming division of real estate and entertainment business Cordish Company.The new site offers players in the state access to a range of online slots, table games and non-traditional online gambling games.The platform is also integrated with Cordish Company’s ‘Live! Rewards’ program. This allows users in the state able to enrol online for their Live! Rewards Players Card, which customers can also use at two new Cordish Live! land-based properties in Pennsylvania.A new property is scheduled to open in Pittsburgh before the end of the year, followed by another new location Philadelphia in early 2021.Read the full story on iGB North America. Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling 17th August 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Tech & innovation GAN has announced the launch of a new PlayLive! branded igaming site in Pennsylvania through a partnership with Cordish Gaming Group, the global gaming division of real estate and entertainment business Cordish Company. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Uprise Champions Cup joins Esports Integrity Commission

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Chief business development officer at UCC Andrei Mikheev added: “UCC is glad to have joined ESIC as a member and will continue to host its esports tournaments based on the principles of fair sports competition. As a member of ESIC, UCC will look to maintain the integrity of its competitions, as well as feeding into the wider battle against corruption and match manipulation in professional tournaments. Topics: Esports esports betting esports regulation ESIC recently demonstrated its powers, issuing bans of varying length between 4 months and 3 years in September, to over 30 professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) coaches found guilty of exploiting the game’s so-called ‘spectator bug’, giving their teams an unfair advantage over competitors. Uprise Champions Cup joins Esports Integrity Commission UCC has organised over 700 esports tournmanents, generating upwards of 200m views on streaming platforms such as Azubu, Hitbox and Twitch. As with all ESIC member tournament operators, UCC will now be bound by ESIC’s Integrity Programme, as well as an obligation to recognise and honour ESIC’s sanctions. In October, 7 professional CS:GO players also faced bans of 12 months in length for betting on CS:GO matches, including matches in which they were competing. “In doing so, UCC joins the broader fight against bad actors posing threats to competitive integrity in the industry.”center_img Email Address “UCC is committed to honoring ESIC’s Integrity Program and sanctions and will offer its support to ESIC whenever possible.” Esports tournament operator the Uprise Champions Cup (UCC) has officially joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), marking an important step in its development to become an organisation using internationally recognised integrity codes and regulations. Tags: Esports Integrity Commission Uprise Champions Cup 9th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Esports “We are happy to see that UCC has officially become a member of ESIC,” ESIC commissioner Ian Smith said. “UCC’s membership represents its desire to professionalise and join other members of the esports industry in observing ESIC’s integrity programme. last_img read more

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15 providers express interest in Connecticut Lottery sports betting licence

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has received 15 responses to its request for qualifications (RFQ) for sports betting providers with which it may partner if it is permitted to launch sports betting in the state. 27th April 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui CLC initially issued the RFQ earlier this month, seeking applications from experienced sports betting providers. These providers would power the lottery’s sports betting product. 15 providers express interest in Connecticut Lottery sports betting licence Tags: Connecticut Lottery Corporationcenter_img Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Connecticut Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Sports betting regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting regulationlast_img read more

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Pro Pickleball Tour signs first ever betting deal with Genius Sports

first_img“For more than 20 years Genius Sports has established an incredible track record of driving the growth of sports at every level, providing data-driven technology that connects them with fans around the world. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Pro Pickleball Association (PPA) has entered into a data and streaming partnership with Genius Sports, allowing regulated betting on the Pro Pickleball Tour for the first time. “Our long-term partnership with the PPA will combine our leading capabilities across live streaming, production, and regulated betting to accelerate their growth and expand their global reach.” Pickleball combines aspects of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S with over three million players. Tags: Sports Betting Genius Sports Pickleball Pro Pickleball Tour signs first ever betting deal with Genius Sports As part of the exclusive data deal, Genius Sports will broadcast the live streams, with each PPA event featuring eight courts of live streaming per day.  18th June 2021 | By Elena Carrutherscenter_img Genius Sports has gained exclusive rights to distribute live data, including betting data, and broadcasts from more than 1,200 PPA matches per year.  Speaking on the new partnership, Sean Conroy, commercial director of Genius Sports, said: Sports betting Topics: Sports betting Sports betting regulation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The supplier has formed several partnerships over the last twelve months including with the DTP, Argentinian FA, Liga MX, and American Hockey League. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Ligue 1 inks naming rights deal with Uber Eats

first_img Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Copa America 2021 Cricket Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsUber Eats will serve as an official partner of French soccer’s top flight next season before putting its name to the competition for the following two years, with the league set to be known as Uber Eats Ligue 1 until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.French daily newspaper Le Figaro has reported that the deal is valued at €32 million (US$ 36 million). The French top division football league has gained a raise of 60% over its existing naming rights deal with furnishing and household appliances retail brand Conforma.The Ligue 1-Conforma deal was inked for € 20 million. “This major agreement reflects the new dimension taken by Ligue 1,” said LFP chief executive Didier Quillot. “We are very proud to be able to count on the support of Uber Eats, a major global brand, to support the development of the French championship.“From 2020/2021, the title partnership agreement will seal a major alliance. After partnership agreements with major US sports franchises, we are very proud that Uber Eats has chosen Ligue 1 as the first European sport partnership with the aim of supporting its development. We are also particularly pleased to be able to associate Ligue 1 with a very strong brand among young consumers.”Stéphane Ficaja, Uber Eats’ general manager for Western and Southern Europe, added: “Football is a sport that federates all generations and is a major focus of many French and Uber Eats application users. Through this partnership, we want to continue to be part of their daily lives by registering in the long term and by offering them new experiences.”Speaking this week, the executive director of the LFP said: ‘We are very happy with this partnership.‘Uber Eats meets all the criteria we have set: it is a global brand, dynamic, modern and perfectly in line with the L1. We wanted to mark a break with this partnership that will help the L1 to develop internationally.’Uber Eats currently operates in 110 cities around the world, with nearly 15,000 affiliated restaurants in France alone. 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The Ligue 1 has inked a two-year naming rights deal with food delivery app Uber Eats.The deal for the 2022-21 and 2021-22 season is reported to be worth € 32 million ($ 36 million). As part of the deal, termed to be biggest among all European leagues, an Uber Eats delivery man and not the referee will bring the match ball for the kick off for the games during the contract period. FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – June 14, 2019 Previous articleArsenal announce three-year association with VBETNext articleICC World Cup 2019: Recovering Dhawan hits the gym Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start last_img read more

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Gurpreet Sandhu learns to make drifts in Desert of Jordan

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HCC vs SKK Dream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE: Helsinki Cricket Club…

first_img Football Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race By Kunal Dhyani – August 8, 2020 Football ECS T10 Finland LIVE between Helsinki Cricket Club vs KK Stadin Ja Keravan Kriketti (HCC vs SKK Dream11 Team Prediction).Here some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE (HCC vs SKK Dream11 Team Prediction) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Formula 1 Previous articleEB vs GHM Dream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE: EB vs GHM Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match PredictionNext articleWWE RAW Preview: Who will compete in Shane McMahon’s RAW Underground next week Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second EURO 2020 Groups: All you need to know about EURO 2020 Groups YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoDream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE: HCC vs SKK Dream11 Team PredictionMatch DetailsMatch: Helsinki Cricket Club vs KK Stadin Ja Keravan Kriketti (HCC vs SKK)Date: 8 August 2020Time: 3:30 PM IST, Live on FancodeDream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE: HCC vs SKK SquadHelsinki Cricket Club Squad Ghulam Abbas Butt, Sapan Mehta, Zahidullah Kamal, Abdul Ahad Qureshi, Khalid Rahman Mangal, Aniketh Pushthay, Obaidullah Sadiqui, Akhil Arjunan, Karthik Pavan Vurubandi, Zakiullah Kamal, Adnan SyedKK Stadin Ja Keravan Kriketti SquadPonniah Vijendran, Nathan Collins, Qaiser Siddique, Peter Gallagher, Atif Rasheed, Jake Goodwin, Areeb Abdul Quadir, Asim Ghani, Raja Waqas,Yathunanthan Vijayaratnam, Kamalraj ChandrasekeranDream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE: HCC vs SKK Probable Playing XIsHelsinki Cricket Club– Ghulam Abbas Butt, Zahidullah Kamal, Abdul Ahad Qureshi, Aniketh Pushtay, Affan Bin Zafar, Faheem Nellancheri, Abdul Wahid-Qureshi, Adnan Syed, Amrik Bhatia, Akhil Arjunan.SKK Stadin Rapids – Jordan O’Brien, Nathan Collins, Peter Gallagher, Ponniah Vijendran, Areeb Quadir, Alastair Hay, Atif Rasheed, Jake Goodwin, Waqas Raja, Kamalraj Chandrasekaran, Asim Ghani. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Facebook Twitter TAGSDream11 ECS T10 LIVEECS T10 Finland LIVEECS T10 Finland LIVE StreamingHCC Vs SKK Dream11HCC Vs SKK Dream11 Team PredictionHCC Vs SKK LIVE SHARE Football Football Football SportSport News HCC vs SKK Dream11 ECS T10 Finland LIVE: Helsinki Cricket Club vs KK Stadin Ja Keravan Kriketti Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction Football last_img read more

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ICC Elections Meeting : ICC to decide election procedure on Monday,…

first_imgWill Ganguly contest or not, according to the BCCI insiders it will be dependent on the following aspects – TAGSBCCIGanguly as ICC chairmanICC Chairman election nominationsICC ElectionsSourav Ganguly SHARE Once these aspects are decided, then only it will get clear if the Sourav Ganguly will vie for ICC top post or not. Should he decide to contest, he may have to leave the BCCI position as the ICC chairman must not be part of any board. WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin strikes, Williamson joins Conway; NZ 94/1 (43 ovs)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – August 10, 2020 Cricket Meanwhile, from the point of view of the BCCI the big question still remains as it is – Will Sourav Ganguly throw his hat in the ring ? Ganguly will be part of the ICC board meeting on Monday. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ICC Elections : Will Sourav Ganguly contest for the ICC Chairman ? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina hands Italy the lead at half-time; Follow Live Updates The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s board of directors will decide on the process to elect its new chairman on Monday. In the past 3 months, concerned ICC committee has met many a times to decide the norms of electing its new chairman but somehow the process is yet to get finalized. But now with almost a month-and-a-half after Shashank Manohar decided to step down on July 1, ICC will meet on Monday to take a final call on the process.  ICC Elections : Contenders for the ICC Chairman postIf the BCCI does not file any candidate, England’s Colin Graves will start as favorite. Former West Indies president Dave Cameron and acting chairman Imran Khwaja may also throw their hats into the ring. A former or current director can contest for the ICC post if he has two nominations. In that regard it will be difficult for Cameron to even get nominations as his own West Indies board is against him.For more on the contenders for the ICC chairman post – click the below link.  Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes 1st May (today), find working codes & get rewardsUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoAlso Read : https://www.insidesport.co/icc-elections-with-manohar-gone-check-the-contenders-for-iccs-chairman-post/Who will vote for the ICC Chairman elections ? Overall 17 members are allowed to vote for the ICC chairman. All 12 full ICC members,  three associate members, one independent director and one acting chairman YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo In the BCCI, everyone stays tightlipped about chances of Sourav Ganguly contesting for the ICC Chairman. The BCCI president himself is yet to go on record on his chances of contesting for the ICC top post. InsideSport in the month of July spoke to BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on possibility of BCCI filing its candidate and this was his reply.  Sport News center_img Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title The ICC has so far failed to arrive at a consensus on how to vote a chairman — by a simple or two-thirds majority of the board. Also on Monday the final timelines will be set for the nominations and final voting for the new ICC Chairman.  Cricket “Let the nomination process get decided first, the board will take its calls accordingly”, said Dhumal.  WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 5/1 (2 ov) – Follow Live Updates Football Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check ATP Tour Sport News Cricket ICC Elections Meeting : ICC to decide election procedure on Monday, will Sourav Ganguly contest ? Previous articleUS PGA Championships: Morikawa wins PGA Championships and $2Mn in prize moneyNext articleICC Meeting Live: ICC to decide election procedure today, Ganguly to attend meeting Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket CricketInternational Cricket CouncilSportSport News 1) Ganguly himself – Is he ready to contest ?2) Date of nomination – Will the date of nomination be after 17th August or before that. On 17th August Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the BCCI’s case involving the waiver of cooling-off period for Sourav and Jay Shah. As per the indications, Ganguly still wants to continue as BCCI president and ICC post will come into picture if the Supreme Court denies favorable decision on the BCCI’s plea. 3) Election Process – No one knows at this stage how ICC will choose its next president and what will be the victory margin. 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PRS vs PRB ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Prague…

first_img Football Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Verratti returns for Italy, Ampadu starts for Wales, check full line-ups; Follow Live Updates, PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India SportSport News ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE between Prague Spartans vs Prague Barbarians PRS Vs PRB Dream11 Team Prediction.Here some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE (PRS Vs PRB Dream11 Team Prediction) TAGSDream 11 Prague Spartans vs Prague BarbariansECS T10 Prague 2020 LivePRS Vs PRB Dream11 Team PredictionPRS Vs PRB Match PredictionPRS Vs PRB Team Squads SHARE Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoClick here for PRS vs PRB LIVE Score – ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE: PRS vs PRB Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Prague Spartans vs Prague Barbarians (PRS vs PRB)Date: Oct 6 2020Time: 5:30 PM IST, Live on FancodeECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE Streaming detailsECS T10 Prague 2020 will be streamed on the Fancode App in india and worldwide on the European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.ECS T10 Prague 2020  PRS vs PRB full squadsPrague Barbarians: Jafar Stooman, Pankaj Kumar, H Kiran Namburi, Rahul Rungta, Kushagra Bhatnagar, Piyush Kumar, Bilal Samad, Sumit Pokhriyal, Divyendra Singh, Uday Gali, Sahil Grover, V Krishna, Muralidhara Sai Vandrasi, Sazib Bhuiyan, Amritpal Rai, Harsha Chaganty, Abul Farhad, Ravindra Singh Bist, Sagar Madhireddy, Andrew Sim, Pradeep Gangappa, Jahanur Hoque, Sabawoon Davizi, Ali Waqar, Pradeepraj Balakrishnan, Yashwantha SalianPrague Spartans: Arman Bhuiyan, Javed Iqbal, Zahid Mahmood, Vyshakh Jagannivasan, Parth Bhalodiya, Ashutosh Arya, Md Sahadat Hossain, Suresh Kuramboyina, Shanmugham Ravi, Suhaib Wani, Prasanna Ganesan, Kranthi Venkataswamy, Sandeep Kumar Valliveti, Satyajit Sengupta, Neeraj Tyagi, Ghanshyam Kumar, Karthik Ekambaram Sport News Football Football Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football ATP Tour Football PRS vs PRB ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Prague Spartans vs Prague Barbarians Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title By Kunal Dhyani – October 6, 2020 Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleIPL 2020 MI vs RR: Rohit Sharma just 86 short of 4,000 runs for MINext articleIPL 2020: Sehwag gives nicknames to Marcus Stoinis & Rishabh Pant after DC thrash RCB; Check out Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products.last_img read more

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NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited (KNRE.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is a reinsurance company underwriting various classes of reinsurance for companies in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company covers reinsurance for the short-term and long-term business sectors. Its short-term business division offers motor, marine, aviation, fire and accident reinsurance products. Its long-term business division offers individual and group life reinsurance products. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited also has interests in property acquisition and management; including office buildings for rent and the development of office properties and housing projects. The company was founded in 1970 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is a stock exchange in Tanzania where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities such as shares of stock and bonds and other financial instruments. It was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee in 1996 and started operating in 1998. It is a member of the African Stock Exchanges Association with 24 listed companies, 10 licensed brokers and 3 custodian banks. The DSE launched a second-tier market in 2013, the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM), with lower listing requirements; designed to attract small and medium companies with high growth potential. In 2015, the DSE changed its registration status from being limited by guarantee to being limited by shares. It is the third Exchange in Africa to demutualise after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The DSE operates in close association with the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya and the Uganda Securities Exchange in Uganda. Plans are underway to integrate the three to form a single East African bourse. DSE is based in Dar es Salaam which is the commercial capital and largest city in Tanzania.last_img read more

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Kenya Orchards Limited (ORCH.ke) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Orchards Plc (ORCH.ke)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Orchards Plc manufactures and sells fruit and vegetable bottled and canned products for domestic consumption in Kenya. The company also produces a range of spices and seasoning. Products in its bottled range include fruit jams, tomato paste, tomato sauce, maple syrup, mayonnaise, custard powder, white vinegar used as a meat tenderizer and corn starch. Products in its canned range include baked beans, matoke and mushrooms. Kenya Orchards Plc head office and main operation is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Orchards Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgKenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSeed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co International Limited (SCIL.bw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSeed Co International Limited is one of the leading certified seed companies authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in its markets. From years of intensive investment in R&D, the Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties. Seed Co International Limited is primarily listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2020 Presentation

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Zenith Bank PLC reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Zenith Bank PLC company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$442.03M (NGN169.7B). An average of US$36.84M (NGN14.14B) per month.Zenith Bank PLC Presentation DocumentCompany ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ISA investors! Is this FTSE 100 dividend stock the hottest bet for 2020?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. ISA investors! Is this FTSE 100 dividend stock the hottest bet for 2020? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. If the past week’s events have taught us anything, it’s that a week is an eternity in financial markets.Gold surged to new seven-year highs in mid-week trading as tensions between the US and Iran intensified. But with the icy rhetoric between the sides moderating and no fresh military conflict unfolding, safe-haven bullion has retraced about 40 bucks, to around $1,550 per ounce. Equity markets have risen as risk appetite returned.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’d be a mistake to believe that gold has shot its bolt, though. Aside from the possibility that hostilities between Washington and Tehran could flare again at any moment, there’s a galaxy of other macroeconomic and geopolitical factors that could send yellow metal values surging again.Gold ETFs rise againThe latest data on gold buying from the World Gold Council (WGC) illustrates my point perfectly. Even before the assassination of general Qassem Suleimani by US forces last Friday, investors were rotating into gold in anticipation of shocks to the global economy.In what proved a stressful year for investors, total holdings in gold-backed ETFs grew by 400 tonnes annually in 2019, the WGC says. Collective holdings hit all-time highs of 2,900 tonnes in the fourth quarter.And in a sign of positioning for the new year, net inflows rebounded in December following outflows in the previous month. These clocked in at 13.8m tonnes and had a value of $486m.More central bank cuts?We might be at the beginning of a new year but it looks as if the same factors that drove bullion demand in 2019 will support buyer interest throughout 2020, too. Along with concerns over a prolonged and difficult Brexit process, US-led trade wars, the US impeachment proceedings and upcoming presidential election, economic data from China and Europe threatens to keep nerves jangling.The threat of rising global inflation and subsequent fears over the value of paper currencies is likely to support demand for ‘hard’ currencies like gold too, as major central banks continue on their paths of doveish monetary policy. Indeed, the Bank of England has already raised expectations of additional policy loosening in 2020. Outgoing bank chief Mark Carney commented this week that a “relatively prompt response” could be in order should the UK economy continue to splutter.One of the bestIn the current climate, then, it would appear as if joining the herd and buying into a gold-backed ETF would be a sound idea right now. Personally speaking, though, I would rather purchase shares in one of London’s quoted gold producers, a strategy that allows investors to ride gold price strength while receiving the extra boost of dividend income.Take Polymetal International as an example. The FTSE 100 share soared 46% in value in 2019, outstripping the 12% enjoyed by the broader index, as gold values increased and production levels impressed. And Polymetal is in a strong position to boom again in 2020, a year for which it also offers up a chunky 4.8% dividend yield. City analysts certainly think so and they’re tipping a 32% profits rise.The last year has shown us that having exposure to gold is always a good idea for the modern share investor. I reckon Polymetal is one of the best ways to achieve that. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Royston Wild | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Why I’d keep investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA after the FTSE 100’s market crash

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Why I’d keep investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA after the FTSE 100’s market crash The recent fall in the FTSE 100 may cause some investors to question whether they should go ahead with their Stocks and Shares ISA investments. They may be of the view that things could get worse for the stock market in the near term, and a cautious attitude is the best approach.Of course, further losses could be ahead and investing today may lead to paper losses for investors. However, the recovery potential of the FTSE 100, its low valuation and the long-term growth prospects for the world economy mean that now could be a logical time to invest in a diverse range of companies.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Low valuationsInvestors who are seeking to buy stocks when they are low may find that the FTSE 100 has greater appeal now than it did prior to its recent decline. The index itself has a dividend yield of around 5%, which is among its highest-ever levels and suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety.Clearly, there is scope for valuations to move even lower in the near term. However, for valuations to stand at attractive levels there usually must be an unclear outlook. For example, during the global financial crisis there were fears that the world economy would experience a prolonged depression. Similarly, other crises such as the 1987 crash and the tech bubble included periods when it seemed that the world economy would take many, many years to recover.However, the FTSE 100 and the world economy subsequently recovered from those challenging periods to post strong growth. Investors who bought when the outlook seemed at its most challenging are likely to have benefited from their actions. This could mean that low valuations today are a reason to buy and hold for the long term.Growth opportunitiesWhile the near-term growth prospects for the world economy are very challenging, over the long run, the prospects for major economies such as the US, China and India continue to be upbeat. They have strong fundamentals, while recent interest rate cuts in the US and other nations could lead to greater support for the macroeconomic outlook.Therefore, buying high-quality stocks with strong balance sheets, solid cash flow and that have exposure to fast-growing markets could lead to impressive returns in the long run. Their growth rates may be weaker over the coming quarters than those that were expected by investors earlier in the year prior to the spread of coronavirus, but their valuations appear to adequately factor this in across many of the FTSE 100’s members.Buying those companies today in a Stocks and Shares ISA may not produce high returns in the short run. But it could lead to an impressive total return in the coming years that improves your financial outlook. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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£5k to invest in an ISA? 3 dirt-cheap dividend stocks I’d buy to get rich and retire early

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Royston Wild £5k to invest in an ISA? 3 dirt-cheap dividend stocks I’d buy to get rich and retire early Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 What’s the best strategy for ISA investors today? Hunker down and wait for markets to settle before buying more shares? Or take a bolder approach and continue boosting the size of your portfolio?It’s a no brainer in my opinion. Firstly, volatility on stock markets is nothing new. And it hasn’t stopped tonnes of ISA investors making a fortune in years gone by. Secondly, ongoing attacks on the State Pension mean that individuals can’t afford NOT to stop investing to safeguard their financial future. And thirdly, there are far too many great shares trading at rock-bottom prices to pass over.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With this in mind, I’d like to discuss some brilliant cut-price shares I think ISA investors need to consider carefully.Banking beautyBank of Georgia’s recent share price descent leaves it trading on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 6 times and boasting a fatty 3.2% dividend yield. Sure, banks like this might be some of the most cyclical out there. But Bank of Georgia’s low earnings multiple doesn’t reflect the rising economic might of the Eurasian nation and this stock’s exceptional long-term profits outlook.Let’s not forget the bank’s considerable cash reserves that should help it ride out the current crisis too. The National Bank of Georgia recently commented that its capital ratios are “sufficiently in excess” of the country’s minimum capital requirements.Good as goldBuying Centamin shares in an ISA remains a terrific idea in my opinion, too. Demand for precious metals remains strong and as a consequence gold is rising again. It’s now at multi-week peaks around $1,750 per ounce and moving back towards recent seven-year highs.Don’t think that gold’s year-long bull run will run out of steam any time soon, either. The economic and political results of Covid-19 will likely keep safe-haven metals like this well bought through the new decade. The same can be said for central banks money printing, which is undermining the value of paper currencies, too.All looks good for mining giant Centamin on the profits front, then. Yet it trades on an undemanding prospective P/E ratio of 13 times. Add a bulky 5%-plus dividend yield into the equation too and I reckon this is one more brilliant ISA buy.Build big ISA profitsIt’s still a good idea for ISA investors to buy shares in Britain’s homebuilders as well. The Covid-19 crisis may create significant economic waves that affect house sales in the short term. But these shares stand to benefit from the country’s bad build rates and the subsequent impact on home prices for years to come. The mass downing of tools under recent lockdown restrictions has worsened the imbalance too. Some estimate that it may take a full year for construction activity to return to its pre-crisis level.It’s a phenomenon that makes Springfield Properties a terrific buy today. At current prices the Scottish construction ace sports an ultra-low forward P/E ratio of 6 times and a bulky corresponding dividend yield north of 6%, too. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Going for growth? I think these are the best UK shares to buy now if you want to make a million

first_img Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group, dotDigital Group, Homeserve, Moneysupermarket.com, and Rightmove. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Going for growth? I think these are the best UK shares to buy now if you want to make a millioncenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Growth investing is a strategy primarily focused on capital appreciation. Through share price gains, investors can realise some pretty serious returns if they find the right stocks. Investors going for growth are searching for companies that generate above-average revenue and earnings growth. In turn, this should lead to greater capital appreciation and, over time, an investment that has grown in value substantially.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In my view, there are plenty of opportunities on offer on the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE AIM 100 for UK investors to buy growth stocks. Here’s a selection that I think could be among the best shares to buy now if you’re looking to build wealth over the long term.FTSE 100 growth stocksThe blue-chip FTSE 100 index contains a handful of companies that I’d classify as growth stocks. For example, take internet supermarket Ocado and online property retailer Rightmove. Both are harnessing technology to their advantage and as a result, could feasibly continue to grow earnings in the future. As always though, I recommend both as long-term plays in order to mitigate the effects of any short-term volatility.FTSE 250 growth stocksThe FTSE 250 index boasts even more opportunities for growth investors than its large-cap counterpart. Think companies such as HomeServe, Greggs, and Moneysupermarket.com. Each has successfully managed to grow revenues, earnings, and their consumer base over recent years. What’s more, thanks to their profitable business strategies and market dominance, I reckon all three have the capacity to continue growing in the long run.Small-cap growth stocksIf your goal is to generate the strongest investment returns possible, it’s worth looking outside the FTSE 350. Allocating just a small amount of your portfolio to the best UK small-cap shares could yield some explosive returns further down the line.To illustrate, if you had invested in a promising growth stock such as Games Workshop at the start of 2017, you’d currently be sitting on a return of approximately 1,027%! Remember though, finding those growth gems is no mean feat.That said, I recommend taking a look at small-cap stocks like Boohoo and DotDigital Group. These companies have innovative business strategies that could rocket-propel growth in the future.Best UK shares to make a millionOnce you’ve scooped up some of the UK’s best growth shares and added them to your portfolio, sit back and let the wonders of time and interest to do the hard work for you. By allowing your investment returns time to compound, you unlock the potential to realise some serious gains.Over the past 30 years, the FTSE 250 index has returned nearly 12% per annum. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to replicate this, investing just £250 a month with an annual return of 12% will give you an investment pot worth £1,092,919 after 33 years. Even with a modest annualised return of 8%, you’d have a pot worth £539,101 after 35 years of investing £250 a month. As such, companies that exhibit promising growth potential could truly be among the best UK shares to buy now. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

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Dividends are back! I’d buy this bargain FTSE 100 stock for long-term income

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Dividends are back! I’d buy this bargain FTSE 100 stock for long-term income Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock market crash is throwing up bargain FTSE 100 stocks everywhere you look. Unfortunately for income seekers, roughly half the index has stopped paying dividends due to the coronavirus pandemic and recession.Today, there’s light on the horizon. The UK’s largest commercial property development and investment company Land Securities Group (LSE: LAND) has announced it will reinstate dividends later this year. This bargain-priced FTSE 100 company says its tenants are now reopening premises and welcoming customers back.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This is another step out of lockdown, with the government further easing restrictions tomorrow. Investors should be cautiously celebrating.Check out the Land Securities share priceToday, Landsec issued a promising update on June rent collection, and its share price is up around 2% as a result. All of its shopping centres and outlets are now open. On 30 June, some 79% of its retail units were trading, while 16 of its 18 leisure parks were also open. Landsec management said footfall levels are “encouraging”. They’re around 60% of last year levels, but like-for-like store sales have increased by 80%. As seen elsewhere in the retail industry, customers are venturing out less, but spending more when they do. You may find other FTSE 100 retail bargain stocks as a result.The £4.33bn’s group’s estate of high-quality offices is also open, with occupancy levels rising as customers return to work. Only its Accor-managed hotels remain closed, but with a phased opening planned over the next three months.I’d buy this bargain FTSE 100 stockOn 24 June, £122m of rent fell due. Of this, 60% was paid within five working days, which is well down from 94% last year. The group is holding “supportive and constructive dialogue” with tenants who’ve fallen behind. It has allocated £9m of “concessions”, out of its £80bn rent relief war chest. The pandemic will still hurt Land Securities.Today’s update is a positive sign the economy is creaking back into life, and I’m hoping the process should accelerate. Just as long as we don’t get further lockdowns.Management also said Landsec is “financially robust”. At 30 June, adjusted net debt stood at £3.92bn, down marginally from £3.93bn at 31 March. It has £1.2bn of cash and available facilities, boosting my faith in this FTSE 100 stock’s bargain potential. Today’s upbeat update is encouraging, coming so shortly after shopping centre management and development company INTU went into administration.I’m calling this FTSE 100 share a bargain because its share price is still down 40% since the start of the pandemic. That leaves it trading at 10.3 times earnings, if you can rely on traditional valuation metrics such as the P/E ratio. I’m not sure you can though.The board now intends to reinstate payments following its half-yearly results announcement on 10 November. If you’re looking for long-term income, keep a close watch on this bargain FTSE 100 stock. I think it’s on the way back.Here’s another to consider right now… I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Harvey Jones | Friday, 3rd July, 2020 | More on: LAND center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Stock market crash: 2 must-own UK shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market

first_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Royston Wild | Saturday, 10th October, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stock market crash: 2 must-own UK shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market When stock market crashes happen, it can be tempting for investors to pull up the drawbridge. No-one likes to see the value of their cash disappear down the plughole. And so sticking your savings into something like a Cash ISA instead of buying UK shares can be seen as an attractive option for many.I can understand this line of thinking, but it’s not one that I myself believe in. It’s because history shows us that UK share indices always recover strongly from stock market crashes. What’s more, those that buy stocks at low cost after a crash can get seriously rich in the subsequent years as share prices rebound.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Over the long term, investors enjoy an average annual return of between 8% and 10%. It’s proof positive that stock market crashes are no barrier to you and I making terrific returns on our extra cash. So while no-one appreciates watching the value of their investments fall heavily, it’s worth remembering that in most cases these drops are only fleeting.2 FTSE 100 shares I’m looking atAs I say, those that wish to supercharge the money they make from UK shares will buy after stock market crashes. This is when quality shares can be picked up at maximum value. And it’s how hundreds of Stocks and Shares ISA investors became millionaires during the economic upturn that followed the 2008/09 market crash.I’d like to talk you through two cheap UK shares from the FTSE 100 that are on my radar. I reckon they could soar in value as the global economic recovery clicks through the gears:Spending on life insurance products tends to suffer during tough economic times. However, sales of financial products like these are some of the fastest to recover during the following upturn. This is why I believe RSA Insurance Group, which has fallen 20% since the start of 2020, is a great buy today. A low forward P/E ratio of 11 times certainly leaves scope for some meaty share price gains before long.Demand for Hargreaves Lansdown’s services has surged in recent years as savers, punished by poor interest rates on traditional savings products, have sought to get a decent return elsewhere. More Bank of England rate cuts in 2020 mean that these people will continue to look to financial services providers like Hargreaves Lansdown to help them with their money. And they will have more cash in their pockets to invest with as the economic cycle improves too.Want to make serious money with UK shares?So what are you waiting for? In my opinion the 2020 stock market crash provides a rare opportunity to supercharge the returns UK share investors can make during the inevitable economic upturn. And The Motley Fool, with its epic library of special reports, can help you make the most of this chance. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Stock market recovery: 3 UK shares with 5%+ dividend yields I’d buy for the new bull market!

first_imgStock market recovery: 3 UK shares with 5%+ dividend yields I’d buy for the new bull market! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” UK share prices are edging higher again during the first trading sessions of December. The FTSE 100’s moving back above the psychologically-critical 6,400-point marker in Wednesday business. It could pave the way for a healthy Santa Rally in the days and weeks ahead.I’m not pinning my hopes on the recent share rally continuing, though. News flow surrounding both Covid-19 and Brexit remain extremely fluid. Investor confidence could easily either fizz or flounder before the Christmas break.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Either scenario won’t impact my own investment strategy too much, though. I’ll continue investing in my Stocks and Shares ISA whatever happens.3 UK shares with BIG dividends on my ISA watchlistI’m confident that share prices will recover and recover strongly at some point. And I’ve already begun building my UK shares portfolio to capitalise on the eventual bull market. Here are three other top dividend-paying stocks I’m considering buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA today.#1: LXI REITReal estate investment trust (or REIT) LXI REIT is a great buy for an economic recovery, I feel. Its broad range of properties (like hotels, car showrooms, offices, gyms and car parks) spans a range of highly-cyclical sectors. But its exposure to more defensive segments like care homes and discount retail offers some security in the event of a lumpy rebound in the UK economy. This UK share also remains on the hunt for acquisitions to allow it to capitalise on the eventual recovery. LXI REIT carries a chunky forward dividend yield of 5% at current prices, making it a great buy for income investors like me.#2: Warehouse REITAnother big-yielding property stock that could surge in the new bull market is Warehouse REIT. This share is one of the few to have risen in 2020 during the coronavirus crisis. This is because its exposure to the e-commerce sector has paid dividends during that crisis. And the company — which provides warehouses to major blue-chip companies like Amazon and Hermes — will benefit from the improvement in consumer confidence as the economy improves. Today, Warehouse REIT carries a meaty forward dividend yield of 5.2%.#3: DevroSausage casings maker Devro is a brilliant buy for dividend investors, I feel, whatever their attitude to risk. Trading at the foodie has remained robust in 2020 despite the impact of Covid-19. And it can expect trading to pick up significantly during a post-coronavirus economic recovery. Demand for its products will rise in Europe as sales to the food service channel improve. The UK share can expect ripping emerging market sales to ratchet up a gear or two as well. Today Devro trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 9 times. It carries a monster 6% dividend yield as well. Consequently I think it’s a perfect pick for value investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Royston Wild | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Devro and Warehouse REIT and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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These 5 UK shares have all slumped since October. I’d buy 2 today!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pennon Group, Sage Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Cliff D’Arcy | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img It’s been so far, so good for the FTSE 100 in 2021. As I write, the index trades around 6,855 points, up 3.7% today, and 6.1% in three days. That’s a solid start and may reflect investor relief over the last-minute Brexit deal. For me, it may indicate that global investors have finally realised that UK shares are too cheap. After all, the valuation gap between the FTSE 100 and global stocks is at a 25-year high. This decent start may bode well for the year as a whole, per the City saying, “As goes January, so goes the year”.UK shares have boomed since OctoberOn 6 October, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,949 points. Three months later, it has leapt over 900 points, rising by almost a sixth (15.2%). On Vaccine Day, (9 November), the first effective Covid-19 vaccine was revealed. Since then, cheap UK shares have staged a major comeback, with November the second-best month for the FTSE 100 since 1984. That partly made up for an awful year overall.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…These five stocks missed the partyThough the Footsie has surged since October, not all its members have done quite so well. Of 101 shares in the index, 84 have gained since 6 October. Thus, 17 stocks have declined over three months. Among these 17, losses vary from 0.4% to 18.5%. Here are the five worst of these losing UK shares:Unilever (Consumer goods) -7.6%Pennon Group (Water & waste utility) -7.8%Reckitt Benckiser (Consumer goods) -9.5%AstraZeneca (Pharma)-10.3%Sage Group (Software) -18.5%When I look at this list of laggards, I’m taken aback. Frankly, I’m surprised these UK shares have all fallen over the past quarter. For me, all five of these British businesses are success stories. If you forced me to buy all five stocks today, I wouldn’t put up a fight.Which two losers would I buy today?Among these five fallers are two exceptional Anglo-Dutch companies that I’d happily invest in today.The first, Unilever, is the giant of the two. At its current share price of 4,475p, Unilever has a market value of £119.2bn, making it a super-heavyweight among UK shares. Having invested in equities since 1986, I know Unilever to be one of the FTSE 100’s biggest successes. If you’d put Unilever into your portfolio at pretty much any time over the past three decades, you’d be chuffed with the result. For example, since the lows of the global financial crisis in March 2009, Unilever shares are up over 260%. Today, this giant among UK shares trades on a price-to-earnings ratio of 22 and an earnings yield of 4.5%, and pays a dividend of 3.3% a year. That is a fair price for a high-quality business, which is why I’d happily buy Unilever today.I also like the look of Unilever’s ‘little cousin’, Reckitt Benckiser. In many ways, the two businesses are very similar: both sell the popular consumer goods and brands that fill up British cupboards in kitchens and bathrooms. However, RB is much smaller in scale. At the current share price of 6,755p, it is valued at £47.81 — still a big player in its own right. RB’s dividend yield of 2.6% is lower than Unilever’s, but still a useful addition to a diversified income portfolio. That’s why I’d buy its shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to enjoy tax-free dividends and future capital gains. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. These 5 UK shares have all slumped since October. I’d buy 2 today! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Should I buy these 5 FTSE 100 stocks with yields above 5%?

first_imgShould I buy these 5 FTSE 100 stocks with yields above 5%? EVRAZ Stock Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Recent share price 6.9% 515p I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Forward-looking dividend yield Imperial Brands Persimmon 265p 1,547p One decent investment strategy involves buying shares to harvest their dividend yields.I could collect the dividends as personal income or reinvest them with the aim of keeping my investment pot growing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But key to the strategy is the sustainability of dividend payments. Company directors have the freedom to raise, lower, cancel or suspend shareholder dividend payments according to trading conditions and other factors. So, I’d want to be confident dividend payments are well covered by cash flowing into the underlying business. And I’d attempt to analyse the potential of a business to keep on paying dividends in the years ahead.FTSE 100 stocks with big, growing yieldsMy ideal dividend investments would be in companies that raise the dividend a little each year. Usually, that means revenue, earnings and cash flow will tick higher annually because the business is trading well.So, with that in mind, should I buy shares in the following 5 FTSE 100 companies that each have a dividend yield above 5%? 5.5% Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Monday, 25th January, 2021 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Legal & General See all posts by Kevin Godbold 8.6% Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 1,650p 8.7% 2,716p Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. SSE Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 8.8% EVRAZ is a steel, mining and vanadium business with operations in the Russian Federation, the US, Canada, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. As such, operations are cyclical in nature and we can see that playing out in the patchy record for revenue, earnings, operating cash flow and shareholder dividends.The stock is flying high right now and the business is generating rising projected earnings and a chunky dividend. But there isn’t the long-term stability and steady growth I’m looking for with my dividend investment strategy. So, I’d avoid EVRAZ when it comes to my dividend portfolio.Housebuilder Persimmon is another company operating a business in a cyclical sector. Dividends are high and rising now, but valuations and share prices in the sector can be erratic, sometimes leading to lacklustre shareholder returns overall. So, for this strategy, I’d avoid the stock.Composite insurer, savings and investment business Legal & General has been trading well for several years. And the company has done a good job maintaining and raising its dividend. But I can’t deny the inherent cyclicality in much of the business. Because of that, the stock doesn’t make the cut for my long-term dividend portfolio.Defensive sectorsSmokers’ products manufacturer Imperial Brands operates in the wider fast-moving consumer goods sector. That’s an attractive, defensive sector to me and IMB’s record of strong and generally rising cash flow suggests dividend payments are sustainable with the potential to grow. I would buy this stock for my dividend portfolio, despite risks such as declining smoking rates in the developed world.Electricity company SSE is another that would make it into my dividend portfolio. It has faced challenges in the past (lower earnings, rising debt). But it sold its retail business for £500m, its cash flow is strong and I reckon there’s potential for the dividend payment to grow in the years ahead. The sector is traditionally seen as defensive and the company looks well placed within it. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying ITM Power shares. Here’s what I’m doing

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” ITM Power (LSE: ITM) shares seem to be out of favour. The stock has fallen over 20% in one month. But despite this, the share price is still up more than 115% during the past 12 months.I’d still buy ITM power shares. My view appears to be echoed by users of Hargreaves Lansdown platform. The stock was the most purchased share there last week.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why have ITM Power shares fallen?Last year, the share price had a phenomenal run. But at some point the steam was going to run out of the rally. And this is exactly what has happened. ITM Power shares have seen a correction. In other words, the price has declined by more than 10%.I think there’s bags of potential for this company and this was recognised by other investors too. But I think reality has set in. While the firm is generating some revenue, it’s still loss-making and the route to profitability is likely to take some time. Also, the smart investors who put money into ITM Power shares early may have decided to bank some profits. I don’t blame them, as I’d do the same.Bull caseAt its half-year results in January, the AIM-listed company demonstrated it has a strong backlog and pipeline of contracts. I think this is great for ITM Power’s credibility and positioning as an expert in its field.It also managed to successfully raise money to boost its technology and manufacturing strategies. This should help the company in the long term as it now has the funding in place to accelerate growth. It won’t be smooth sailing, but it’s taking a step in the right direction.ITM Power is also developing strategic partnerships with the likes of Linde and Snam. These are large corporations. The fact that these firms have actively decided to partner with a smaller player, I think will boost ITM Power’s reputation.ITM MotiveLast week, the firm announced that it’s moving ITM Motive into a separate legal entity. It’s worth noting that this segment of the business owns and operates 12 Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS). Of these, eight are currently commissioned with a further four in build or funded. It’s the largest HRS operator in the UK.ITM Motive will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITM Power. This separation makes complete sense to me. It will provide a transparent legal structure for this new firm to scale up. Again it highlights to me that there is significant growth potential for this new entity.Bear caseAs I said, ITM Power is generating some sales but it’s still making a loss. In 2020, it generated approximately £3m in revenue but delivered a pre-tax loss of £30m. It has highlighted that the road to profitability will take time, which may impact the shares.The stock has been volatile and this could continue. Especially in a company where there are high expectations for growth. Investors like me need to be aware of this before they dip their toes in. This is why I’d only invest what I could afford to lose. The stock is certainly not for the faint-hearted.Despite these concerns, I think there’s a lot of growth potential in ITM Power and I’d used this dip to snap up some shares. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying ITM Power shares. Here’s what I’m doingcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: ITM Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

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Blues looking to topple Ulster

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Cardiff BluesUlster Referee: James Jones “Ulster are a better team and a better squad than they have been over the last two seasons, so we are going to have to be somewhere near our best if we are to secure the victory.”“Ulster pose a threat from a lot of areas but obviously Muller in the second row guarantees them lineout possession and is good in defence.”“Wannenburg, their Number 8, in the back of the scrum is a very strong ball carrier and can take them forward, while Pienaar has quality written all over him and good enough to play 9 or 10.”“They add to the players who have been there a while and have that never say die Ulster spirit. We know it will be a big challenge but one that we are looking forward to.”15 Dan Fish 14 Richard Mustoe 13 Gavin Evans 12 Dafydd Hewitt 11 Tom James 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Rhys Downes8 Xavier Rush 7 Martyn Williams 6 Andries Pretorius 5 Paul Tito (c) 4 Deiniol Jones 3 Scott Andrews 2 T Rhys Thomas 1 Taufa’ao Filise16 Gareth Williams 17 Nathan Trevett 18 Sam Hobbs 19 Ben White 20 Ma’ama Molitika 21 Tom Slater 22 Gareth Davies 23 James LoxtonUlsterV Cardiff BluesFriday 25 February 7.05pm Live on BBC 2 Northern Ireland – Channel 992 on Sky CARDIFF BLUES travel to Ulster on Friday having secured four successive Magners League victories and climbed from 5th to 2nd place in the table in the process.However, they face an Ulster side whose only loss in their last five matches in all competitions was 22-23 at Ospreys in the Magners League in February. They have won three of their four games against Welsh opponents this season.Speaking ahead of the match, David Young, said,“It’s a massive game for both teams, who have top four aspirations.”“Maybe it’s a tougher game for us because of the international withdrawals, as I don’t think they have as many, so it will test our squad a little bit more than them.”“There are two very important games for us during this Six Nations period before our internationals come back but we recorded a good win against Leinster last weekend.”“Our defence was excellent, the attack and approach was very good, but we just didn’t cross the whitewash enough.”“We have got to turn those try scoring opportunities into points and make sure we keep the scoreboard ticking over.”Ulster’s seven game losing run against Cardiff Blues ended at the Cardiff City Stadium in round eight, whilst the Ulstermen have not achieved a Magners League double over the Blues since season 2005/06.“I think we have been quite successful over in Ravenhill in recent years so know what it takes to win” added Young.“It’s always a place where I like going. There’s a great atmosphere, the crowd are very vocal, it’s very intense and it gets the hairs on the back of your neck on end. But there’s nothing better than coming away with a win, as very few teams do it.”last_img read more

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New Zealand v Ireland: 2nd Test preview

first_imgNew Zealand v Ireland, Saturday 16 June, 8.35am BST, Christchurch, Live on Sky Sports 2 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bright spark: New Zealand scrum-half Aaron Smith flummoxes the Irish defence at Eden Park last SaturdayBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIRELAND ENDURED a miserable evening at Eden Park last weekend, the All Blacks running in five tries in a comprehensive 42-10 win to ensure their unbeaten run against the men in green remained intact.It may have been New Zealand’s first outing since the World Cup final last October and they may have capped three new players, but they still looked far and away the best side in the world. They just have that innate ability to consistently churn out performances of the highest standard. So are there any glimmers of hope for the Irish in Christchurch on Saturday?Strength in depth: Adam ThomsonChanging of the guardNew Zealand have made only one change to the side from the first Test, Adam Thomson replacing the injured Victor Vito. He’s been in great form in this year’s Super Rugby so they are unlikely to lose anything there. In fact, Ireland may find it tougher at the breakdown.Declan Kidney has brought in four new players to the starting line-up. Andrew Trimble adds his considerable experience to the wing with Simon Zebo dropping to the bench and his defensive attributes will need to come to the fore. Gordon D’Arcy is also likely to bolster Ireland’s defensive line, which was caught out a few times in Auckland, but they will miss the creative edge Keith Earls (injured) provided at 12 last week.Up front, Mike Ross has proved his fitness and replaces Declan Fitzpatrick, who held up well against Tony Woodcock. Ross will be looking to gain an edge at scrum time for Ireland, while flanker Kevin McLaughlin will add a more athletic presence at the lineout and in the loose.The key axisNew Zealand’s half-back pairing of Dan Carter and Aaron Smith stood out last week. They may be at opposite ends of their careers but they linked superbly and completely dictated the game. Smith’s service was sublime and he timed his runs perfectly, while Carter was able to mix up the game with floated passes, various kicks and the odd break too.If Ireland are to avoid another heavy defeat they must put far more pressure on these two. Sean O’Brien needs to get in their faces and give them less time to make those important decisions. Do that, and the All Blacks’ game will be disrupted. NOT FOR FEATURED center_img 15 and fabulous: can Rob Kearney get Ireland’s attack firing?Emotional edgeIt’s a sellout in Christchurch as Test rugby returns to the city for the first time since the earthquake. Not only will that create an emotionally-charged atmosphere in the crowd but the All Blacks will have that extra grain of motivation to secure another victory.Brian O’Driscoll’s side will be highly motivated themselves as Ireland are still searching for that first win over New Zealand and they need to show a little more ferocity than last week. The intent was there in Auckland but the accuracy wasn’t – and they need to up their physicality in attack and defence.VerdictUnfortunately for Ireland I can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel – I think it’ll be another defeat but maybe not quite as heavy: a 25-point winning margin for the ABs. NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg; Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea; Daniel Carter, Aaron Smith; Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Adam Thomson, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read.Replacements: Hikawera Elliot, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Sam Cane, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben SmithIRELAND: Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden, Brian O’Driscoll (captain), Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Trimble; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Dan Tuohy, Donnacha Ryan, Kevin McLaughlin, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: Sean Cronin, Declan Fitzpatrick, Donncha O’Callaghan, Peter O’Mahony, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Simon Zebo.last_img read more

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Develop in-season fitness

first_imgWould you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 Repeated speed (left): set cones 40m apart. Sprint between each cone every 30 to 40 secondsMake sure you stay within 80-90% of your top speedHeavy bag slams (right): Pick up a heavy bag and slam itWork on a 1:1 work:rest ratioThis article appeared in the September 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img THE SEASON is here and the hard work isn’t over, writes John Dams. Don’t get stuck in the gym doing things you’re good at; get on the pitch and WORK HARD! Develop a weekly training schedule that works for you and stick to it.Warm upThese first two moves are good preparatory exercises and are a great extension to your on-field warm-up.Ankling (left): have knees slightly bent, shoulder-width apartPush up/down aggressively, alternating feet. Repeat laterallyLateral movements drills (right): Move laterally, crossing your foot in front and behind you alternatelyStart with low knee/foot punch and work progressively higherKey movement oneThese are to maintain your strength levels in season. Both are easy to perform and are well-balanced strength exercises.Barbell lunge (left): take a big step/lunge forward. With weight on front leg, shift down but not forwardLunge until back knee touches the floor. Push back to startChest-supported dumb-bell row (right): Keep chest on benchPull dumb-bells to side of bench. Lead with elbows and pullKey movement twoThese are ‘accessory’ exercises to add to your programme – a body-weight exercise and a core-strengthening exercise.Bar dips (left): with bars a little wider than shoulder-width. Support body weight through handsLower chest until 90° bend at the elbow. Push back to startWood-chop with medicine ball (right): start above shoulder height, to side. Rotate down across body below knee and back upConditioning toolTwo hard drills! One is running based, the other a collision/contact-based drill. Combine the two to take it to the next level.last_img read more

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Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgThe SinnersSub-standardEngland coach Stuart Lancaster is in the doghouse with many England fans this week after their team fought  back from 16-3 down to lead by five points, only to let France in for a late, match-winning try.Among England’s leading lights in the clash at the Stade de France was scrum-half Danny Care, who was at his sniping best, setting up Mike Brown’s try with a swift break, causing the French all kinds of problems and even kicking a drop goal.Lancaster substituted Care for Lee Dickson with 19 minutes to go, when England were leading 21-16, and from there they lost their shape and went on to lose 26-24.Lancaster denied the substitution was pre-meditated and defended his decision, saying Care hadn’t had a lot of game time since the November Tests, although the scrum-half has actually played six times for Harlequins in that time.  Lancaster added: “We felt Lee Dickson would come on and bring energy and momentum to our game, and work defensively as well.”Unfortunately for the England boss, it didn’t work out that way. Floored: Esposito (14) is flat out as Cuthbert (left) celebratesNightmare startPoor Angelo Esposito. The 20-year-old Italy wing was playing his first Test and must have been hoping to make a steady start, at the very least.However, with just three minutes on the clock, Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland slotted a kick up the right wing, it took a wicked bounce and Esposito was left grasping at thin air as the ball wobbled past him and Alex Cuthbert pounced to touch down for the first try.In the cauldron of the Millennium Stadium, Esposito must have wanted the ground to swallow him up.Italy fought back to give Wales a run for their money, but Esposito knows his mistake presented his team-mates with an uphill battle they could have done without. Cup Chief: Steenson starred in the cup Club classThe RBS Six Nations is stealing most of the headlines at the moment but club rugby is still entertaining audiences and players are giving their all for their own local causes.Among this weekend’s club heroes was Northampton lock Samu Manoa, whose two tries gave the Saints a 20-16 win over Saracens and earned them a home semi-final in the LV= Cup. Saracens had taken the lead in the last quarter but Manoa had the final say, grabbing the crucial try.Gareth Steenson played a starring role for Exeter Chiefs as they walloped Worcester Warriors 42-3 to progress to the LV= Cup semi- finals from pool two. They needed a win to qualify and Steenson contributed 22 points, including one try, to make sure the Chiefs achieved their aim. TAGS: Exeter ChiefsOspreysSale Sharks Sharks shockerSale Sharks needed a bonus point win from their trip to play the Ospreys at the Brewery Field, in order to qualify for the LV= Cup semi-finals.They did all the hard work, scoring five tries in wet conditions, and were leading 36-30 as the match entered its dying moments. However, despite the fact they essentially had nothing but pride to play for in this last LV= Cup pool match, the Ospreys snatched a last minute try from wing Aisea Natoga and Sam Davies converted superbly from the touchline to steal the victory 37-36. At the doubleItaly centre Michele Campagnaro made a bright start to his RBS Six Nations career, scoring two tries against Wales and picking up the Man of the Match award in the 23-15 defeat in Cardiff.He ended up on the losing side, but the 20-year-old centre’s excellent effort, in only his third Test, should give Italy heart and reminds the other five nations not to take them lightly during the tournament.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 01: Wales wing Alex Cuthbert celebrates the opening try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Italy at the Millennium stadium on February 1, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Sale only had themselves to blame, with director of rugby Steve Diamond accusing them of switching off during the second half, thinking the job was done.Ross Harrison was sin-binned with 11 minutes to go, for foolishly stopping Ospreys scrum-half Tom Habberfield from taking a quick penalty in his own half. Marc Jones followed his team-mate to the bin a couple of minutes later for killing the ball close to his own line, so Sale were left with 13 men playing 15 and paid the price. What a finish! Gael Fickou gets set for take-off and  touch-down to score the winning try for France in ParisBy Katie FieldThe SaintsGael ForceFrance wing Gael Fickou was the toast of Paris on Saturday night after scoring the try which earned his nation a 26-24 win over England.It had looked like France were heading for defeat after England fought back valiantly from 16-3 down to lead 24-19. However, with four minutes to go, France put together a sustained attack and Fickou took a well-timed pass from Dimitri Szarzewski, dummied cleverly round Alex Goode and ran in under the posts to make the match-winning conversion easy for Maxime Machenaud. Cool-hand LeighIt’s the sign of a great player when he can put a potentially catastrophic mistake behind him and carry on doing his job to the best of his ability, and that’s exactly what Leigh Halfpenny did during Wales’s 23-15 win over Italy on Saturday.Wales had led for the whole match but Italy were hanging onto their coat-tails and suddenly came right back into the game when, in the 69th minute, Michele Campagnaro intercepted a pass by Halfpenny and raced in for a try which, with Tommaso Allan’s conversion, made the score 20-15 with ten minutes to go.The game was there for Wales to lose, but despite the fact an earlier, uncharacteristic penalty miss must have added to some jangling nerves for the Wales full-back, when Halfpenny was called upon to slot another three points from the tee in the 73rd minute he found the target and helped Wales keep Italy at bay.last_img read more

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Hotshot: Edinburgh/London Scottish scrum-half Hugh Fraser

first_img Super Scot: Hugh Fraser in action for Scotland Under-20s. (Photo: Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When did you first play rugby?At Teddington aged six. My dad was a big rugby fan and I was rugby mad as a child.What happened next?I stayed with Teddington for five years then went to Esher. I played all over – flanker, centre, scrum-half and full-back. During one summer I played rugby league, when I was about 15, but then choose union.What is your Scottish connection?My mum, Elizabeth, is Scottish and grew up in Glasgow. My dad, Simon, is Welsh and I used to worry about who I’d play for when I was older – my mum used to find me crying about it!How did Scotland spot you?When I was 14 or 15 I went to a Scottish Exiles training session at London Scottish. I was picked for Scotland U16 as a fly-half and scrum-half, then went to Merchiston Castle school in Edinburgh for sixth form and played for Scotland U18 and then the U20s.Who have you played for since school?I signed a development contract with Edinburgh but the season before last I was out for a long time with an ACL injury in my left knee. I came back from that in September 2015 and was playing for Heriot’s, then got a shoulder injury. TAGS: Edinburgh Rugby Date of birth 4 January 1996. Country Scotland Now you are on loan at London Scottish…I’ve gone full circle, coming back to this part of London. My aims are to play a lot and learn a lot, then I hope to go back to Edinburgh.How was the U20 World Cup?It’s so good playing top players. We equaled Scotland’s best finish but it wasn’t as good as we wanted it to be.What do you do away from rugby?I’m interested in commercial real estate and am doing a part-time degree in real estate management. RW Verdict: This West London lad hopes to challenge Scotland’s senior scrum-halves after making ten U20 appearances. He settled on the No 9 jersey in his late teens and needs more club game time to make his mark.First published in the October 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine.last_img read more

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Rugby World magazine’s Six Nations special

first_imgExclusive interviews, team guides and a FREE wallchart in the new edition TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World magazine’s Six Nations specialThe 2021 Six Nations Championship is upon us and the new issue of Rugby World magazine has everything you need to know.The bumper 132-page March 2021 edition has exclusive interviews with star players, team-by-team guides and a FREE Six Nations wallchart.If you can’t get to the shops to buy a copy, you can now order single issues online and get the magazine delivered direct to your door – click here and select Rugby World’s Mar-21 issue.Or you can find out how to download the digital edition to your tablet here. We also have incredible Rugby World subscription offers.Here are 15 reasons to buy Rugby World magazine’s Six Nations special…1. FREE Six Nations wallchartKeep track of all the fixtures, with kick-off times and TV details, and fill in results as the championship progresses2. Team guidesA look at the strengths and weaknesses of each team playing in the Six Nations as well as key players and ‘ones to watch’3. Ireland No 8 Caelan DorisThe Leinster back-row has established himself as Ireland’s new No 8. Rugby World finds out more about himStep ahead: Ireland’s Caelan Doris makes ground against Scotland (Getty Images)4. England’s back-row conundrumEddie Jones has an embarrassment of riches to select from when it comes to the back row, but who should he pick? RW’s Alan Pearey asked ten former back-rowers for their views5. Italy fly-half Paolo GarbisiThe Benetton No 10 is only 20 years old but he is ready to take charge of the Italy team6. Callum Sheedy and Ioan LloydThe Cardiff-born duo who are thriving at Bristol Bears talk Pat Lam, Wales debuts and Lions bolters7. France team manager Raphaël Ibañezcenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Why the importance of Fabien Galthié’s right-hand man to les Bleus cannot be underestimated8. Who will lift the Six Nations trophy?Former England fly-half Stuart Barnes gives his verdict on the participating countries and predicts this year’s final standings9. Scotland flanker Hamish WatsonThe openside has high hopes for his team in this year’s Six Nations. He also discusses the return of Finn Russell and why he thinks contact training should be limitedOn the ball: Hamish Watson on the attack for Scotland against Wales (Getty Images)10. Is rugby safe for kids?The current concussion lawsuit in rugby has raised fresh concerns about player safety and led to calls for tackling to be banned at school level. RW columnist Stephen Jones gives his view11. Pro16The South African franchises are set to take part in the Rainbow Cup in March before joining an expanded Pro Rugby tournament next season. We get the view from the other side of the world on these developments12. England centre Ollie LawrenceThe Worcester Warrior gives an insight into his sporting approachCentre point: Ollie Lawrence looks to find a gap in Italy’s defence (Getty Images)13. Red Roses’ kicking gameKicking in women’s rugby has improved hugely in recent years, but it’s not as prevalent as in the men’s game. Is that a good thing? We look at the stats as well as talk to coaches and players14. Wales lock Will RowlandsFrom Oxford student to professional rugby player – get to know the Wasps second-row heading to Dragons next season15. Super RugbyThe Aotearoa and AU tournaments kick off in the southern hemisphere this month so we guide you through all the teams involvedCheers! Will the Reds be celebrating in Super Rugby AU this year? (Getty Images)Plus, there’s all this…Benjamin Kayser on France’s Six Nations chancesA picture special celebrating the championship’s heritageUlster prop Tom O’TooleTips from USA hooker Joe Taufete’e on throwing long at the lineoutInside the mind of… Gloucester and Scotland centre Chris HarrisWasps and Ireland hooker Cliodhna MoloneyGrass-roots club news and our latest Team of the MonthShould we allow subs to celebrate in the in-goal? A debateAnalysis of France centre Virimi VakatawaDowntime with… Newcastle wing Adam RadwanIreland Sevens captain Billy DardisWales Women’s coaching ‘intern’ Sophie SpenceRising Stars Will Porter and Ben CarterThe March 2021 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale from 2 February to 8 March 2021.last_img read more

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Sudan churches encounter more hostility after independence

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With Sharia law we expect things to get even harder,” the Rev. Mark Akec Cien, the Sudan Council of Churches, deputy general secretary of the told ENInews on Jan. 20 in a telephone interview.Against the growing tensions, President Omar al-Bashir on Jan. 3 reiterated that the north’s constitution will deeply entrench the law since the non-Islamic south had seceded. Around the same time, Sudan’s Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowment threatened to arrest church leaders if they carried out evangelistic activities, according to Compass Direct News, a service that reports on Christians’ persecution.The ministry has also been demanding names and contact places of churches, the service said. It referred to a warning letter sent to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church on Jan. 3 by Hamid Yousif Adam, the ministry undersecretary.“This is a critical situation faced by our church in Sudan,” the Rev. Yousif Matar told the news service.John Ashworth, an advisor of the Sudan Ecumenical Forum on Jan. 19 said that this could prove very damaging for church life in Sudan. “Christianity is now regarded as a foreign,” he said.At the same time, fear intensified among Christians on Jan. 16 following the abduction of two Roman Catholic priests by a militia in Rabak, south of the capital of Khartoum.Commenting on the kidnap, the Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Adwok, an auxiliary of the Khartoum Archdiocese, told ENInews the militia was demanding a ransom of 500,000 Sudanese pounds (US$180,000) to release the clerics.center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Sudan & South Sudan TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Convention to consider resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

first_imgConvention to consider resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian conflict July 8, 2012 at 6:38 am Step aside Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches as you are totally useless to the Palestinian people. All our Church can come up with is more study & education when people are dying, are crushed, are oppressed? My heart was so saddened when I read this column & the Presiding Bishop’s response to Palestine. More tea & sherry theology from our Presiding Bishop & others. Pass the biscuits, too. The only problem is that the Palestinians can’t get the biscuits … imports are blocked, while in some places getting even clean water to bake them is difficult. Adequate healthcare (such as prenatal care in a growing community), access to jobs or even deeds to their own lands are all denied to Palestinians. Their homes, property & even ancient olive trees (a proud symbol of family heritage & an income) are mowed down so folks born & raised in my Brooklyn borough can move in claiming ownership to land they never had any right to. Let’s start talking about the sins of settlements. And what about basic clean water. Let’s start educating others to the plight of Palestinian adults, seniors & children via organizations like MECA, Middle East’s Children Alliance. who note in their website: There is a growing water crisis in Palestine that affects agriculture, industry, and the health of virtually every adult and child. The water crisis in the Gaza Strip has been building for decades but has reached a critical point. The is a good issue to spend money on.http://www.mecaforpeace.org/civicrm/profile/create/reset/1/id/10?reset=1&gid=10To paraphrase the words of a Saturday Night Live character of church background, “How special!” it is (our direction in this cause is ludicrous) that we want to educate & study (this is productive advocacy?) more violence, oppression, degradation, lack of human rights, the humiliation of a people, with more of our ineffectual, passive social justice perspectives. Even some who respond to this article imply that Palestinians are terrorists & responsible for the scourge of Islamic fundamentalism. Give me a break….how do you educate this American Fox fed TV mindset? How easy & facile it is to demonize & label folks whose shoes you have never walked in. And of course we should reject the behavior of the minority few Palestinians whose image gets most of the press coverage, to take up arms or rocks.The Israeli government will only bow to economic pressures & stop horrific human rights abuses when we stop sending them welfare in the name of national security. When I e-mailed a Syrian Christian friend Friday’s New York Times article on the Presbyterian Church’s refusal to pass a resolution to divest, he calmly pointed out to me the only others, besides Israelis, allowed to own land in Israel are churches. No wonder we have little credibility; we’re landowners pontificating over our plantations. The very fact that the Church is concerned about possible retribution is the very reason we should divest and boycott Israeli products. We should side with our wallets, not our thetoric or tepid theology for the victimized. Our funds should not support, what in other more reasoned, practical, educated circles is seen as terrorism. PS. In the meantime, support the positive images of Palestinians, which are rarely promoted here in the states, like “The Lemon Tree” (which is now a beautiful movie) or how about “Ameerka”. Unfortunately you can’t meet many of the Palestinians unless you visit the Middle East, since they are frequently denied transit to & from Israel. Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Advocacy Peace & Justice, July 7, 2012 at 9:30 am Charles, you are listening to propaganda. First of all, and this is well documented, Hamas was funded by Israel to raise up a political party to counter Arafat. Hamas has been very helpful to Israel because any violence that has occurred has been useful to Israel as the nation continues to be the victims. As long as Israel is a victim they do not have to take responsibility for their own actions. I highly recommend that anyone sharing Charles’s views should spend three months in Bethlehem. I just returned as an Ecumenical Accompanier with the World Council of Churches. I was the only American. There are many legitimate Israeli NGOs who are working to bring an end to the occupation: Machsom Watch, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, Women in Black, Breaking the Silence, New Profiles. Open your eyes and your heart to both sides. That is our call as Christians? Please read my log at [email protected]? Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Patti O’Kane says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Charles Smith says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Charles Smith says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm James Earl Carter, By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 5, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] Several resolutions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be considered by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, meeting here July 5-12.Among them is Resolution B019, which calls on the church to engage actively in the discipline of advocacy, study, and prayer for peace between Israelis and Palestinians; encourages all Episcopalians to travel to the Holy Land as pilgrims and witnesses; affirms the importance of economic measures designed to support a negotiated two-state solution; and calls for positive investment in the Palestine Territories and in the social service institutions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East.The resolution, proposed by Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner and endorsed by Olympia Bishop Gregory Rickel and Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Services & Federal Ministries Jay Magness, also commends the leadership of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in calling all Episcopalians to advocate for an end to the conflict and increase support for the Jerusalem diocese and the other Christian communities of the Holy Land.In other proposed legislation, 10 dioceses (Chicago, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rochester, Washington, and Western North Carolina) have submitted resolutions that call on the church to develop and implement a strategy of advocacy and education on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the 2013-2015 triennium.Those resolutions (C060-C065, C067, C082, C092 and C104) urge the Episcopal Church to study two documents – Kairos Palestine’s “A Moment of Truth” and the Presbyterian Church USA’s “Steadfast Hope” – that include information about using boycotts, sanctions and divestment to pressure the Israeli government to end the occupation of the Palestinian Territories.The Palestine Israel Network of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship drafted the sample resolution used by the 10 dioceses and adapted the Steadfast Hope document for an Episcopal audience. The network says that the legislation calls not for boycotts, sanctions and divestment but for the church to implement existing policy.That policy dates to 2005, when Executive Council, as recommended by its Social Responsibility in Investments Committee, commended a report calling for “corporate engagement” and “positive investment” when dealing with companies in which the Episcopal Church owns assets and shares.Jefferts Schori visited Israel and the West Bank in 2008. Asked about divestment, she told ENS in a recent interview that the Christian tradition “generally has not been to shun people. It has been to call people to greater engagement … and relationship, and I think that is especially needed in the land of the Holy One right now.”During an Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles gathering in March, Jefferts Schori urged Episcopalians to “invest in legitimate development in Palestine’s West Bank and in Gaza” rather than focus on divestment or boycotts of Israel.If people have particular concerns about corporations’ policies, she told ENS, “then positive engagement would mean to become a shareholder and go to a shareholders meeting and challenge the administration of the corporation. It’s a positive response rather than a negative one.”The Rev. Cotton Fite, an Episcopal priest from Evanston, Illinois, and a Palestine Israel Network member, said the core of the PIN resolution, which he helped to draft, is about education.“My experience is that few Episcopalians have really heard the whole story. We’re very acquainted with the Israeli narrative but not the Palestinian narrative,” he told ENS. “The more people who are educated the stronger, more robust the advocacy will become, but they will choose what form of advocacy is the best approach for them.”Fite added that the resolution “is not about divestment, although it is being perceived in that way. We think it would be a mistake to reject or adopt divestment as a policy of the church at this time. We are saying that we think people should learn about it and make up their minds about it, but it is not in this resolution.”Another resolution (B010), submitted by Bishop John Tarrant of South Dakota and endorsed by Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe and New York Bishop Mark Sisk, urges peacemaking through positive investment in Palestine. The resolution calls on the church to reject boycott, divestment or economic sanctions “and other divisive and punitive measures which seek to tear down, not to build up” while urging an immediate freeze to Israeli settlement construction and for peace talks to resume.Tarrant visited Israel and the West Bank in early May to speak with Israelis and Palestinians about the conflict and the stalled peace process. He told ENS that “the notion that boycott and divestment will somehow lead to an end to the occupation is based on two misconceptions: that one side holds all the blame and that unilateral concessions on the part of Israel are all that is needed; and that economic and political pressure will force Israel into those concessions. Neither of these is true.”Tarrant said that positive investment in Palestine “is not meant as a panacea or an alternative to a political solution. There must be a negotiated two-state solution.” Investment, he added, “will help build a state that will be viable when a political solution is found and it will also empower Palestinians at the negotiating table – the only place where a final status agreement ending the occupation can be reached.”Several church leaders in the Jerusalem diocese and the U.S.-based Episcopal Church have raised concerns that any action supporting divestment could negatively impact the ministry of the diocese and its institutions.Bishop Suheil Dawani, who oversees the ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem & the Middle East and its more than 30 social service institutions, told ENS that he always prefers to hear people talk about investment.“Investment is something we all need here in the hardships and difficult economic situation,” said Dawani, who is one of the international guests attending General Convention.Asked about his viewpoint on divestment, Dawani said: “In my opinion this is very political and in practice it doesn’t help anybody because we [need to be] working together.”At a General Convention reception honoring Dawani on July 5, Jefferts Schori said: “Our interference is not helpful. Our job is to be supportive of people on the ground there.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani at a July 5 reception honoring his ministry. ENS photo/Matthew DaviesThe Very Rev. Hosam Naoum, dean of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem, recently told ENS that “the church in the Holy Land depends so much on Israeli permits, depends so much on Israeli influence,” noting the ramifications that divestment could have on the diocese. “It is important that if and when we take such a step, we have exhausted all that we can so that it is really justified.”“I am with a call for being more on the side with investing in people,” he added, “investing in human beings, investing in what we have today in the Holy Land.”Divestment challenges the Israeli government “most fundamentally,” said Jefferts Schori, and “makes them exceedingly fearful. The reality of the difficulties the Diocese of Jerusalem lives with means that would only make its life much harder.”She identified as one example the recent challenges Dawani experienced as a Palestinian living in Jerusalem in regaining and keeping his residency permit. With divestment, she said, “that kind of difficulty would only get far worse.”But the Rev. Vicki Gray, a deacon and alternate on the Diocese of California deputation to General Convention, criticized the Palestine Israel Network resolution for not going far enough.“I would ask our deputies and bishops to stand up and vote “no” on the unworthy resolution,” said Gray, who has visited Israel and the Palestinian Territories three times. “I would ask them, instead, to consider a resolution that forthrightly … calls for concrete action, including a boycott of products from the settlements and divestment from companies that enable the occupation.”Such a resolution (D039) has been proposed by the Rev. David Ota, and endorsed by the Rev. Stacey Grossman and the Rev. Sarah Lawton, all from the Diocese of California. It urges Episcopalians to divest from American companies that enable the occupation and to boycott products manufactured on Jewish settlements. It also calls on the U.S. Government to “bring stronger and more resolute American diplomatic leadership to the cause of peace with justice between Israel and Palestine”; calls for the cessation of violence by all Palestinians and Israelis; and “rejects any and all attempts to equate honest and legitimate criticism of unwise policies by the Government of Israel with the sin of anti-Semitism.”Gray said that the church needs to “reject, once and for all, the libel of anti-Semitism so regularly hurled against those who criticize Israeli policies that are illegal and immoral. What is immoral is not to criticize. For there is nothing so sad as silence, especially from a church confronted by injustice.”The Rev. Naim Ateek, director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, is a Palestinian Christian who supports divestment. In a recent interview with ENS, Ateek said that the church should be prepared to suffer to achieve greater justice and peace for everyone.“We must be willing to suffer the consequences of our decisions,” he said. “Ultimately, I think [divestment] will raise the issue to a level that the whole world will support it … Unfortunately, because of fear, the church is not willing to take that stand … If we can just take the lead, many people will follow.”Many of the Episcopal Church’s ecumenical partners have in their own synods and conventions rejected a policy of boycotts, sanctions and divestment against Israel.In May, the United Methodist Church voted against two proposals to divest from companies that provide equipment used by Israel to enforce its control in the occupied territories.The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, at its 2011 Churchwide Assembly, rejected divestment from Israel and encouraged the church to make positive economic investments in Palestine.The Presbyterian Church USA, currently meeting for its General Assembly in Pittsburgh, considered a resolution urging “divestment and/or proscription of some corporations due to their involvement in military-related production, tobacco or human rights violations.” Following a three-hour debate July 5, they rejected the call for divestment and instead supported positive investment.The Presbyterians voted in 2004 “to initiate a process of phased, selective divestment in multinational corporations operating in Israel.” After much criticism, two years later they toned done the resolution’s language and said it had caused “hurt and misunderstanding.” (The Presbyterian Church USA does not have a counterpart church in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.)Long-term conflictThe conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has lasted more than 60 years. Today, the peace process has stalled, with Israeli and Palestinian leaders each blaming the others’ actions as the cause. Palestinians say the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem undermines the viability of a future Palestinian state, while Israeli leaders have questioned the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to negotiations in the wake of President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to seek statehood status at the United Nations in September 2011.At the time of Abbas’ statehood bid, world and church leaders, including Jefferts Schori, warned that lasting peace in the region only could be realized through negotiations between Israel and Palestine, and not via shortcuts.The Palestine Israel Network resolution that General Convention will consider acknowledges the current impasse and calls on the church to participate in “more vigorous and public corporate engagement with companies in the church’s investment portfolio that do business in illegal Israeli settlements or contribute to the infrastructure of the occupation.”The network is part of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, an independent association of Episcopalians committed to nonviolence.The Episcopal Peace Fellowship in 2010 issued a statement in support of economic sanctions and divestment strategies that it believes “can inspire a more useful dialog and negotiation towards a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”Former Bishop of Washington John Bryson Chane, a member of EPF since 1969, told ENS at the time that such a strategy is “flawed and dangerously unhelpful at this particular time in history” and would “further hurt the critical development of the economy of Palestine and increase the marginalization of the Palestinian people.”Although the network’s resolution does not call specifically for boycotts, sanctions and divestment, it urges the Episcopal Church to study documents that support such a strategy.The Kairos Palestine document, released in December 2009 and signed by several Palestinian Christian leaders, accuses Israel of “disregard of international law and international resolutions” and calls for an end to occupation of Palestinian territory.“Palestinian civil organizations, as well as international organizations, NGOs and certain religious institutions call on individuals, companies and states to engage in divestment and in an economic and commercial boycott of everything produced by the occupation,” the document says. “We understand this to integrate the logic of peaceful resistance. These advocacy campaigns must be carried out with courage, openly sincerely proclaiming that their object is not revenge but rather to put an end to the existing evil, liberating both the perpetrators and the victims of injustice.”The Episcopal Church, based on resolutions passed at its previous General Conventions, remains committed to a just peace that ends the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and guarantees Israel’s security and Palestinian aspirations for a viable sovereign state, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both Israel and Palestine.The Diocese of Los Angeles is among those that filed the PIN resolution to General Convention. The diocese also has proposed Resolution C026, which reiterates support for a two-state solution, urges stronger U.S. diplomatic leadership to achieve peace and, recognizing the distress the conflict has caused to both sides, calls for the cessation of violence by all Palestinians and Israelis.The resolution also calls on the U.S. government to practice financial transparency in all of its aid to the Palestinians and Israelis. And it calls for an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip and for a halt to the ongoing confiscation of Palestinian land, demolition of housing and displacement of people.Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno also is proposing Resolution B017 urging the church to join in fundraising efforts to help meet the shortfall created by the reduction in funding to the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. The resolution also is supported by Bishops Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce and Mary D. Glasspool of Los Angeles, Rickel of Olympia and Bishop Mariann Budde of Washington, D.C.The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced June 1 it was ending its financial support to the hospital, an institution run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The decision cuts the hospital’s budget by approximately $1 million per year, or nearly half.General Convention may decide whether to pass, amend and pass, or reject any resolutions it considers. Resolutions relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be considered by the National and International Concerns committee, which may decide to rework or consolidate them before any draft legislation is sent to whichever house (deputies or bishops) has been chosen as the house of initial action.A public hearing on the resolutions is scheduled for the afternoon of July 6.Lending supportMany Episcopal Church dioceses and individuals have long-standing partnerships with the Jerusalem diocese and support the ministry of its more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. The institutions include schools, hospitals, clinics and centers for people with disabilities.The diocese and the institutions also are supported by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization established in 1985.The Jerusalem diocese “is part of the global Anglican family, and in hard times families stand together,” Phoebe Griswold, AFEDJ advisory board member and outgoing president, told ENS. “It is our familial responsibility to reach out, visit and touch our Anglican dioceses as they carry out Christ’s mission in their own places.”One of the best ways for people to support the diocese is to learn about its context and to visit, Griswold told ENS.“To actually show our support by visiting and standing beside the beleaguered Palestinian peoples is a concrete way of bringing hope. A complete pilgrimage includes both elements of our faith heritage and opportunities to understand how today’s Christians actually live.”She noted that AFEDJ’s website recently added a guide to creating a pilgrimage at the local level.“Once someone understands the needs of the Diocese of Jerusalem through information from the AFEDJ website, then the best response is to aid financially the diocese’s ministry through AFEDJ,” she said. “The heath-care institutions, hospitals and schools are in desperate need as they serve many in the challenging reality of the Israeli occupation. “On July 5, the American Friends sent $50,000 in support of the Gaza hospital.Another source of major concern for the Jerusalem diocese is the many Palestinian and Israeli Christians who have left the Holy Land in search of better opportunities and a better life overseas.“We as a church need to invest in the existing institutions, Naoum told ENS, “because those institutions are not only a means of surviving in this place. Actually, these are the means of the presence of Christians in the Holy Land.”Said Dawani: “Investment really will encourage people not only to stay here, but to feel that they can take care of their families and the future of their children.”Jefferts Schori noted that Christians were leaving “because life is too difficult to sustain in the land of the Holy One.”Students in Gaza who get scholarships to study abroad, for example, are unlikely to return once they secure an exit permit, she said. “The Palestinian people need the gifts and resources of all of their members, but when they leave, those are lost. There’s certainly hope that the diaspora will be eventually returned to bless the nation with its gifts, but it’s not something that any of us expect within the next few weeks or months.”Asked where she sees God in the Jerusalem diocese, Jefferts Schori said: “In the faces of all of the people in the land of the Holy One. The image of God is reflected on their faces. I see Jesus weeping at the tomb of Lazarus looking for resurrection in that place. I see the dove and the olive branch as a sign of the work of the spirit in that place, deeply seeking reconciliation and new life for all of the people of the Holy Land.”Griswold said she sees God in the people of the Diocese of Jerusalem “as they struggle for human dignity … Because of the strength of their faith in God’s love for all humanity supported by the church, they are able to reach out in hospitality and acceptance of others and be teachers, healers and reconcilers.”At the July 5 reception, Dawani thanked the presiding bishop and the American Friends for their ongoing support for the ministry of his diocese. “We believe that our work is your work as well. Our institutions are your institutions because we are the body of Christ.”— Matthew Davies is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC July 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm Thank you, Matt, for this really good article and your comprehensive coverage of this and other conflict areas over the years.All Episcopalians should remember that our Church has supported the many important ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East for decades — through the Good Friday Offering, the United Thank Offering, and Episcopal Relief and Development — and, I pray, will continue to use these and other means to show their commitment in the decades to come. Rector Bath, NC July 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm Goodness, this all sounds familiar: We need to be positively, constructively, engaged in the Holy Land; investment brings change, not divestment; we mustn’t demonize one side; this is a particularly bad time; the struggle is socialist; those engaged in it are terrorists; the State of Israel is our friend and ally; the realities are, yes, unjust, but gradual change is best.All of these points, cited in one form or another in the article and the comments above, we have heard before. They were used by those in the United States (churches, society, and government) against a call for divestment against the apartheid regime in South Africa 30 years ago, by those who paid lip-service to the suffering of Africans but urged them to be patient, we’re working on it. Happily, the Episcopal Church and many others eventually endorsed divestment, and economic pressure on South Africa played a significant role in ending apartheid.But now we’re going through the same ritual, with the same excuses. Palestinian-South African parallels are striking, as Archbishop Tutu has often pointed out: Land seizure, forced removals, destruction of livelihood, restrictions on movement, and on and on. But we – as a government, people and church – have been constructively engaged with the State of Israel for well over half-a-century, and Israel has proceeded on their way, with illegal settlements, destruction of homes, seizure of land. And at the moment, when there is nothing we can point to that is promising on the Israeli-Palestinian peace front, we are to conclude that economic pressure is unhelpful “at this particular time in history.” When, pray tell, is?I was particularly taken by the suggestion in the article that divestment would have made it even worse when the Israelis prevented our Anglican bishop from coming into Jerusalem, where the cathedral and diocesan offices are. I’d have thought our response would have been outrage at such an Israeli policy; instead, this suggestion is classic blame-the-victim thinking. Let’s not make them mad.Finally, I was pleased that after focusing extensively on anti-divestment voices, the article chose to quote Naim Ateek. He is not, however, just a “Palestinian Christian,” as the article chose to identify him. He is an Anglican priest, former canon at St. George’s Cathedral, and internationally respected as head of Sabeel. His open letter in April to our presiding bishop deserves a careful reading. You may find it here, at http://www.fosna.org/content/open-letter-naim-ateek-bishop-jefferts-schori Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Olivia Solomon says: July 7, 2012 at 12:04 am There are legal terrorists who drop bombs on villages to wipe them out and there are illegal terrorists who throw rockets because that is all they have. Both are wrong , one side kills 1400 people with bombs and the other maybe 10 people with rockets. Killing has to stop on the bigger scale and the smaller scale. As Christians we should be concerned only with helping the oppressed people who are suffering due to lack of basic human rights, medical help, food, water and all basics. The brutal military occupation of the Palestinian territories has to end to end the suffering. Mary Morris says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm This continued support for Palestinian organizations – many of them little more than front organizations for terrorist groups – strikes me at best the sort of misguided policies followed by James Earl Carter which lead to the abandonment of a US ally and the rise of the current Islamic republic and at worst treason, plain and simple. These groups, supported by ECUSA and its blatantly political Jerusalem diocese are not operating in US interests and lobbying on their behalf is not where I want to see church resources squandered. July 7, 2012 at 11:47 am Because I went to Israel and saw, I very much agree that our Church ought to support investment in Palestine, rather than divestment in Israel. I agree with other resolutions that support The Episcopal Church resolutions to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and support for a sovereign Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both Israel and Palestine. I support a two-state solution, the cessation of violence by all Palestinians and Israelis, an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip, stopping the continuing ILLEGAL confiscation of Palestinian land, demolition of housing and displacement of people. I didn’t come to agreement with these resolutions by reading books, attending lectures, watching political bloggers and blogging. It is good to read books on the subject, lisen to lectures, entertain Comments. But it is best to go there and experience Israel/Palestine in the so-called Holy Land, or listen to people who have made this pilgrimage. Visit Jerusalem, this divided city of the three monotheistic religions. Then, see what you believe personally about what our Church ought to be doing there. Go to Israel and experience what it is like to live in occupied territory. Experience all the fine points and small print. Be subject to another kind of “terrorism.”I had a lot of theories about the politics of the conflict in Israel/Palestine, theories about the threats to Israel’s existence and America’s political duty to our Israeli brothers and sisters. I frankly didn’t think much about any duty to Palestinian and Arab Christians, after all, they are a very small percentage of inhabitants of The Holy Land. Then, I went there. I spent time as an individual living there for even a short period of time. I wasn’t there on a sight-seeing tour. I was there to experience the “Holy Land.” It changed me forever in a lot of political and religious ways. So, I urge everybody to go there.It’s easy to sit at home in the US and make arm-chair assessments of The Conflict. I respectfully say, go there and live the questions before giving solutions. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Charles Smith says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Sue & Sandy Smock says: Submit a Job Listing July 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm I don’t recall South Africans being involved or supporting groups that engaged in an act of war on US soil. The same cannot be said for Islamic terrorists, which have been openly supported by groups like Hamas. This is a matter of recorded and well documented fact. It is also a well documented fact that the Palestinian population and leadership supports groups like Hamas. It should not take an IQ greater than one’s shoe size to realize that these people, whom ECUSA wants to support, are not our friends, but our sworn enemies. To date, they continue to support terrorists who fire rockets at civilians and plot to kill more civilians in the west.Further, US law is quite clear about providing aid and comfort to terrorist organizations, which should also include groups that provide them aid, support, and cover.Consider: “The Supreme Court has ruled that human rights advocates, providing training and assistance in the nonviolent resolution of disputes, can be prosecuted as terrorists,” said Georgetown University law professor David Cole, who argued the case. (Holder v. Humanitarian Law project, No. 08-1498, and Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, No. 09-89.)In short, I think a good case can be made that ECUSA’s activities are not only a clear and compelling action against US interests, but are possibly unlawful as well. Back years ago in civics class, I remember being taught that the word for giving aid and comfort to an enemy was treason. Comments are closed. July 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm I have no desire to visit the third world for any reason, no matter what is to be learned or not learned there, mainly because of the sort of violence that goes on there against civilian targets. Followers of Islam have made it quite clear they have no concept of non-combatants and rather than operate under the rules of civilized warfare, as for example defined by the Geneva conversions, tend to engage in activity like firing rockets into civilian settlements or engage in suicide bombers on buses filled with soft targets.For this reason, and that the Israeli people and government are our allies, I support whatever action Israel takes against these uncivilized barbarians. Olivia Solomon says: July 6, 2012 at 1:33 am I listened – and watched – as Carter allowed and supported Khomeini to rise to power – what one might argue a fairly minor event – but one that has had and continues to have profound ripples today. including hostile Islamic republics engaging in terrorism against 1st world states and that resulted, among other things, the 9/11 attacks.I’ve listened quite enough to liberal, socialist and humanist views. Perhaps you should focus on examining the historical results of the sort of policies ECUSA is advocating, instead of listening to wishful thinking and longing for a My Little Pony world view.I’ve frankly heard enough of the sort of activism ECUSA has come to embrace in this particular arena, and it appears that the declining membership and declining funds placed at ECUSA’s disposal are pretty clear indications that a lot of other folk do not like what they hear – a trend I expect to accelerate as the aging membership depart this realm of tears and are not replaced. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 6, 2012 at 12:52 am Charles Smith, Whom are you following? Is it Christ? Or your own misguided policies? Have you truly Listened? Do not be so quick to judge, not until you truly Listen.Listening,Mary Beth Albanof St. Luke’s of Rossmoor, a Senior Community in Walnut Creek, California Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Mary Beth Alban says: Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Marlene Talbott-Green PhD says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Olivia Solomon says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (18) TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Israel-Palestine, July 12, 2012 at 10:10 am Uncivilized barbarians? Is this what we call Palestinians? Isn’t that what some accuse Muslims of calling Christians, Infidelsm, etc?I am purely stunned by the attitude of Charles Smith, and wondering, who are the uncivilized barbarians here, who want me to think that advocacy for Palestine is tantamount to treason for which, I guess, we should be shot at dawn. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA General Convention 2012, July 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm Please read a book by Miko Peled who is an Israeli — “The General’s Son” — and another book by another Israeli, Gilad Atzmon, “The Wandering Who?” July 7, 2012 at 12:06 am Who may I ask ousted the Shah of Iran????? Leon Spencer says: Olivia Solomon says: Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 7, 2012 at 12:12 am Education is very important, please read books written by Israelis like Miko Peled “The General’s Son” and “The Wandering Who?” by Gilad Atzmon. Also, “The Lemon Tree ” by Sandy Tolan.Basing your opinions on our media here is very distorted and not thorough. Please educate yourself before you take a stance. Thank you. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 6, 2012 at 12:27 am Thank you, Matthew Davies. This is the most exceptional analysis of the varoious Resolutions being submitted to General Convention on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. No one will be able to say his/her view has not been reported fairly. Your article reaffirms the primary reason we are proud to be Episcopalians; the Tent is indeed large, and TEC is serious when it states that ALL points of view are welcome. Charles Smith says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY July 6, 2012 at 12:36 am Please read this piece by Adam Gregerman before voting for any divestment resolutions: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/6125/theology_fail_in_christian_statement_on_israel,_judaism,_palestine/ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Marlene Talbott-Green PhD says: Charles Smith says: Rector Tampa, FL Middle East An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Margaret S. 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Interfaith vigil marks International Day of Peace

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. Petero Sabune, the Episcopal Church’s global partnership officer for Africa, and Christine Mangale of the Lutheran Office for World Community, singing during a Sept. 21 vigil at the Church Center for the United Nations marking International Day of Peace. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] Interfaith leaders, peacemakers, performers and guests began gathering early Sept. 21 at the Church Center for the United Nations’ Tillman Chapel for an “open house” vigil to commemorate International Day of Peace.“What is our responsibility for peace in the world?” asked the Rev. Lyndon Harris, executive director of the non-profit Gardens of Forgiveness, who served as priest-in-charge of St. Paul’s Chapel at the time of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers.Quoting Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu, Harris continued, “’… there is no future without forgiveness.’”Beginning at 8 a.m. 10, 30-minute litanies designed around the theme “The Things that Make for Sustainable Peace” were scheduled to take place through the vigil’s 3 p.m. close. By 8:30 a.m., more than 30 people had gathered at the chapel.For Harris, working for peace in the world meant first making peace in his own heart, he said. He then asked those present to take stock of their lives, passions and commitments, and ask themselves what is preventing them from being peacemakers in the world.The Rev. T.K. Nakagaki, a Buddhist priest and president of the Buddhist Council of New York, also encouraged those present to “recognize who you are and what you can do.” He’s most frustrated, he said, by killing committed by those who claim to want peace.The Rev. Petero Sabune, the Episcopal Church’s global partnership officer for Africa, read from the U.N. Charter signed in 1945, and advised: “Peace is not just documents that are signed, not just governments, peace is us.”Salwa Kadar, founder and president of the United States Federation for Middle East Peace, described 9/11 as “a nightmare we will never wake up from.” The killing of innocent people was then followed by anger and frustration directed at the Middle East and Muslim people who were innocent, too, she said.Kadar founded USFMEP in October 2001 to teach people to respect each other and about human rights. In the last 10 years, the organization has added 14 chapters, spanning four continents.“We are all born with the same rights,” she said. “It is my duty to respect and understand you.”The U.N. General Assembly established the International Day of Peace in 1981; it was first observed in 1982 and held annually in September to coincide with the General Assembly’s opening session. In 2001, International Peace Day occurred on Sept. 11. Later that year, the General Assembly fixed the date to Sept. 21 and dedicted the day to nonviolence and ceasefire.The 67th session of the General Assembly opened Sept. 18 with the overarching theme of “bringing about adjustment of settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.  Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 21, 2012 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Interfaith vigil marks International Day of Peace Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

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Editor of the Anglican Journal resigns

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Editor of the Anglican Journal resigns Tags People Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Anglican Journal staffPosted Dec 4, 2012 Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Journal] The editor of the Anglican Journal, the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada, has announced her resignation effective Jan. 7, 2013.Kristin Jenkins has accepted the position of director of advancement for Albert College, Canada’s oldest co-educational boarding and day school in Belleville, Ont. Her new portfolio includes marketing, communications and fundraising.An award-winning journalist, Jenkins became editor of the Journal in July 2009, shepherding the 137-year-old newspaper through ongoing content and design changes, website re-design, daily newspaper and web reports at General Synod 2010 and a national readership survey in 2012. During Jenkins’ tenure, a new printing contract brought improved paper stock and colour to every page of the Journal as well as to all of the diocesan newspapers.“Kristin has edited the Journal for a relatively short time, but the changes she has effected in the newspaper have been huge,” said Vianney (Sam) Carriere, director of communications and information resources at General Synod. “She has met many challenges with imagination and creativity, ever mindful of the needs and expectations of the newspaper’s readers,” said Carriere, who is also director of Resources for Mission.Under Jenkins’ leadership, the newspaper continued to win awards in every category of writing, editing, reporting, photography and design. In 2012, the Journal brought home a total of 27 awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Canadian Church Press (CCP).“Of all that the Journal team has accomplished in the past few years—and I mean “team”—the most profound change has been a shift away from its former style of reporting,” says Jenkins. “My editorship has been about inclusivity and building relationships by telling stories. I want readers to understand that the church they love is still a living, breathing entity and that they are very much a part of its future.”In addition, says Jenkins, better understanding of the needs of print readers versus those visiting the website has helped the team focus content for two different audiences. “The readership survey told us that most of the readers of the Journal are female, non-clergy and 65 years of age and older,” she explains. “They told us they are getting their news from newspapers, magazines, radio and television and that they are not reading stories online. They also told us that they value their church newspapers which they feel keep them connected to the church.”Recently, significant cuts to the Journal’s 2013 operating budget resulted in the decision to reduce the size of the newspaper from 12 pages to eight. While the future of the national newspaper and the 22 diocesan newspapers that it distributes is not yet known, Jenkins acknowledged that reader support has never been stronger. “I have never, in my 30-plus years as a journalist, been privy to such a passionate outpouring of affirmation and encouragement as I have been at the Journal. To every person who has written and called me, to give the good news as well as the bad, I am truly grateful.”Prior to the Journal, Jenkins worked in corporate publishing where she was editor-in-chief of a number of national magazines, including Owl Canadian Family, TV Guide and Healthwatch. She also held senior executive positions at Chatelaine, FLARE, and The Medical Post, a weekly newspaper for Canadian physicians. As the editorial director at Thomson Healthcare, she was in charge of a division of 29 newspapers and magazines. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Canada: Resource extraction is the ‘critical justice issue of our…

first_imgResource extraction is “the critical justice issue of our time,” Jennifer Henry, executive director of the Canadian ecumenical justice group, KAIROS, tells the Joint Assembly. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Joint Assembly members were challenged on July 4 to think beyond the economic impact of resource extraction and to consider its “life and death” impact on indigenous communities in Canada and overseas and on the earth’s “ecological integrity.”Members were presented a proposed joint resolution that would commit both the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) to advocate for “responsible resource extraction” by Canadian mining companies and to support affected communities in demanding their right to “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” with respect to resource extraction, among others. The assembly is to act on the motion July 5.For Canadian especially, resource extraction is “the critical justice issue of our time,” said Jennifer Henry, executive director of the Canadian ecumenical justice group, KAIROS, who addressed the assembly. “We have a tremendous impact on earth and all that’s in it.”Canada is home to 75 per cent of the world’s mining and mineral exploration companies, and its stock exchanges trade 40 per cent of the world’s mineral exploration capital, Sara Stratton, KAIROS education and campaigns co-ordinator, also told the assembly. In 2011, resource extraction accounted for 11 per cent of Canadian GDP, up from six per cent in 2001, said Stratton.Mining is both a daunting and controversial issue, but it is one that churches must engage with “because those [with] whom we are one body in Christ are asking us to make the connections between the fuel we have in our vehicles, the money we make from our investments…and the serious human rights violations and ecological displacement” that result from them, said Henry.  “Our neighbours near and far are seeking for a response.” She also cited the biblical imperative of transforming unjust structures of society and safeguarding “the integrity of creation.”Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson both spoke of the need to act on the issue.“We are all in this together,” said Johnson, adding that the challenge before members is “how to reduce consumption and help generate solutions.”Hiltz said the abuses are “human tragedies from which we cannot turn our eyes away or close our ears.”Stratton and Henry showed photos and videos that demonstrated the impact of mining by Canadian companies in Ecuador, El Salvador, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in some of Canada’s indigenous territories.They include the killing of local activists opposed to mining─allegedly by paramilitary groups supported by companies─the rape of women in communities struggling with mineral wealth conflict, cyanide leaching that has polluted drinking water,  and the displacement of communities from land they consider sacred. In Canada, First Nations people have not seen the economic benefits promised them by some resource explorations, and they now worry about the loss of their traditional livelihood, said Stratton.“The cost for materials that go into our cell phones” and other objects “are enormous,” added Stratton.What the snapshots of experiences convey is the reality that “resource companies are able to change environmental law, and work their way around constitutional responsibilities and human rights,” particularly in countries with less rigourous legal systems, said Henry. Some victims have sought accountability in Canadian courts but have had no luck, she added.  Henry urged the assembly to ask, “Is this living with respect? Is this right relations? Is this our biblical mandate?”Before the resolution was presented, Stratton led the assembly in a simple exercise that was meant to bring the issue home. She asked members to take out of their pockets, hands and vestments “anything that was derived from resource extraction” and to consider what these objects mean to them and reflect on where they came from. In most cases, people don’t know where they come from or whether what they possess is made with conflict-free minerals, she said.Johnson, for her part, spoke about the “stories of impact, the struggles to secure safe water” when she visited communities affected by resource extraction in Argentina and Colombia. “Their problems are our problems,” she said, noting Canada’s long history of resource extraction and its strong participation in the global mining economy. “We have a particular calling on what it means for resource extraction to be responsible, ethical and fair.”At the last Sacred Circle of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, Johnson said she heard testimonies of aboriginal people’s “deep connection to land” and how “the choices we make about how we engage with land and resources” affect them in many ways.Hiltz spoke about the “moral responsibility” that people of faith have to protect and uphold the environment. Responsible resource extraction calls for compliance with international standards of environmental practices and declared human rights conventions, he said. It means that companies must respect the right of communities to free, prior and informed consent with regard to resource extraction, and they must pay attention to methods that are “least destructive to ecological balance,” and the condition of land, waterways and air after they leave a community. It also calls on churches and all members of society to be accountable for their own behaviour and consider “how lives are devastated” to meet their own personal demands for goods.Approving the motion is “about doing our part to bring about those very things for which we pray,” said the primate. “May we discover new ways of sharing the goods of the earth, of struggling against exploitation, greed and lack of concern.” Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ecumenical & Interreligious Featured Events Canada Joint Assembly, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canada: Resource extraction is the ‘critical justice issue of our time’ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Marites N SisonPosted Jul 5, 2013 Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Canada: Tears of joy for new diocese

first_img Ecumenical & Interreligious Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canada: Tears of joy for new diocese Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canada Joint Assembly, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags By Marites N SisonPosted Jul 8, 2013 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Lydia Mamakwa presents Archbishop Fred Hiltz with a pair of moccasins as a gift, as Archdeacon Harry Huskins applauds. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Bishop Lydia Mamakwa wiped away tears of joy, while Archbishop David Ashdown and Archbishop Fred Hiltz swayed as a hymn was sung, minutes after General Synod on July 6 gave its unanimous concurrence to the creation of an indigenous diocese in northern Ontario.“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad,” a beaming Hiltz said as members gave a standing ovation and extended applause when the resolution passed. Approval of Resolution B001 means that the diocese of Keewatin will cease to operate on Dec. 31, 2014, but will continue as a legal entity until Sept. 30, 2015, at which time Ashdown will end his term as diocesan bishop and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Rupert’s Land. Other remaining parts of Keewatin will be “redeployed” to other dioceses. The diocese of Rupert’s Land has agreed to absorb Keewatin’s southern region churches.This means “there will be no increase in the number of dioceses,” states the resolution.Prior to the vote, several representatives of the diocese offered reflections about the resolution.“This is a historic moment,” said the Rev. Amos Winter, from Kingfisher Lake, Ont. “God is surely in control and he has guided this moment…We are being called to go where no church has gone before…Let us unite as the people of God.”The new northern Ontario diocese—whose name will be determined by aboriginal elders and other church and community members in September—will cover 16 First Nations communities belonging to Treaty 9 around Kingfisher Lake, north of Sioux Lookout. Mamakwa, who was elected in 2010, is the current area bishop.After the resolution passed, Mamakwa embraced Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and presented him with a pair of moccasins as a gift. The primate promised to wear them as a sign of the church’s commitment “to walk together” with indigenous Anglicans. He paid tribute to Mamakwa’s leadership, describing it as “so inspiring and effective.” He noted her capacity to engage with both elders and youth.Hiltz also paid tribute to Ashdown, calling him “a courageous leader…[who] worked so hard for this day to come.”In an interview, Ashdown noted that the resolution also passed unanimously at the diocesan and provincial levels. “That says it’s very much the will of God. The spirit is moving, and the church recognizes the work of the Spirit,” he said.“We were a bit anxious a while ago about coming to General Synod for concurrence because we thought there was perhaps a lack of understanding about what we’re trying to do,” said Ashdown. Some members had initial concerns that “we might be creating a structure on top of another structure” and whether the diocese can in fact be self-sustaining and self-determining, he added. Keewatin has shown that “we’re not creating new structures,” he said. “We’re not dealing with something that’s brand new. It’s another step in a journey already begun. It’s working to a point where our mission is shaping our structures, not our mission being constrained by structure.”National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, for his part, said the creation of an indigenous diocese “is the beginning of something glorious and wonderful.”Bishop Don Phillips, bishop of the diocese of Rupert’s Land, said, “I assure you that we are excited and proud to play a supportive role in this new life of our church.”The transfer of the southern region of Keewatin to the diocese of Rupert’s Land is “not an annexation,” he said. “God is doing something new…We are excited about what God has in store for us now and in the future.”Diocese of Saskatchewan Bishop Michael Hawkins, who chairs the Council of the North, said self-determination is not a political but a “theological concept.” He described the creation of the indigenous diocese as “a Pentecost moment.”last_img read more

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Justicia, paz y reconciliación encabezan la agenda del cristianismo mundial

first_img Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 6, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Justicia, paz y reconciliación encabezan la agenda del cristianismo mundial La Asamblea del CMI ofrece una plataforma esencial para la fraternidad y la acción Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Un llamado a laborar por la justicia y la paz durante la Plenaria Asiática. Foto de Peter Williams para el CMI.Reflexiones y cobertura adicional de la Asamblea del CMI pueden verse en vídeo aquí.[Episcopal News Service, Busán, Corea del Sur] Ya sea abogando a favor de la igualdad sexual, denunciando la persecución religiosa, discutiendo la pobreza mundial, la discriminación, el cambio climático o muchas otras inquietudes, los temas de la justicia y la paz mundiales fueron el meollo de la 10ª. Asamblea General del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, que ha atraído a miles de cristianos de 345 iglesias miembros en 110 países a Busán, en la República de Corea.El tema de la reunión, que sesiona del 30 de octubre al 8 de noviembre, es “Dios de vida, condúcenos a la justicia y la paz”.Para Jasmine Bostock, hawaiana nativa y una de los cuatro delegados oficiales de la Iglesia Episcopal a la Asamblea, el mayor don del CMI es desempeñar un papel de moderador al abordar algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo. “Son la única visión panorámica… que tenemos, en un nivel ecuménico global”.La Rda. Margaret Rose, funcionaria encargada de asuntos ecuménicos e interreligiosos de la Iglesia Episcopal, dice que el ecumenismo “nos ayuda a darnos cuenta de que no somos el centro del mundo, que todo no es acerca de nosotros… Dios es mucho más grande que nuestras propias definiciones. El ecumenismo consiste en vivir como miembro de la familia de Dios, afirmando quienes somos en contraste con los demás y en el contexto mucho mayor de la misión de Dios, que exige la participación de todos nosotros”.Miembros de la delegación oficial de la Iglesia Episcopal a la Asamblea General del CMI examinan un documento durante una de las sesiones plenarias. Ellos son (de izquierda a derecha) la Rda. Margaret Rose, la Rda. Consuela Sánchez, el obispo Dean Wolfe y Jasmine Bostock. Foto de Matthew Davies para ENS.Además de Bostock y Rose, los delegados oficiales de la Iglesia Episcopal son el obispo Dean Wolfe, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Kansas, y la Rda. Consuela Sánchez, coordinadora provincial para la Diócesis Episcopal de Honduras.Ellos se cuentan entre unos 160 anglicanos y más de otros 3.000 cristianos reunidos en Busán.Rose dijo que la reunión también le había ofrecido un importante espacio a los anglicanos para reunirse [en un evento] donde la prioridad no es interna, “sino más bien encontrar la manera en que los cristianos juntos puedan marcar la diferencia en un mundo quebrantado”.La Asamblea es el máximo organismo gubernativo del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias y se reúne cada seis u ocho años. Ese es el momento en que la fraternidad de las iglesias miembros se congrega como un todo en oración y celebración.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, en su alocución a la asamblea, describió la reunión como “una oportunidad para el encuentro genuino, una oportunidad para aprender mutuamente sobre los demás y para aprender los unos de los otros. Renovamos nuestro compromiso con la trayectoria ecuménica y con la tarea ecuménica. Nos necesitamos mutuamente” [Un vídeo de la alocución de Welby puede encontrarse aquí].Welby le dijo más tarde a ENS que, para él, parte del regalo que ha significado asistir a su primera Asamblea del CMI ha sido ver “la Iglesia en su acepción más amplia congregada junta, muchísimas diferencias de opinión, muchísimas faltas y flaquezas y grietas, pero juntos… Nos convertimos en una fuerza reconciliadora cuando intervenimos en la reconciliación”. [Un vídeo de los comentarios de Welby a ENS se encuentra aquí].La dificultad para el CMI, dijo Bostock a ENS, “es que hay muchos problemas, hay muchos contextos y de qué manera uno va a llegar a hacer un juicio de valor que diga que los pueblos indígenas son más importantes que los ‘intocables’, o…que los problemas de la igualdad sexual son más importantes que el cambio climático. Uno no puede nivelar esos problemas en una escala de uno a 10 y ciertamente uno no puede hablar por todo el mundo en todos los contextos”.Pero Bostock, de 23 años, que preside el Comité sobre el Ministerio Indígena del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal, reconoce que hay ciertas injusticias que el CMI sí decide abordar y que “en algunos contextos eso resulta más influyente y más útil que en otros contextos. Pero, para mí personalmente, viniendo del contexto hawaiano, tiene que ver más con una toma de conciencia. Tiene que ver más con transmitirnos nuestro conocimiento de uno a otro”.Bostock, que prestó servicios de prácticas en el CMI en 2010, también participó en un evento para pueblos indígenas anterior a la asamblea. “Lo que hace a los problemas indígenas tan apremiantes es que los indígenas tienden a ser los más afectados por problemas como el del cambio climático, el agua potable, el VIH y el SIDA”, dijo ella [Un vídeo de Bostock en el que habla sobre los problemas de los indígenas puede verse aquí].De izquierda a derecha, Jasmine Bostock, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Hawái; Leonard Imbiri, secretario general del Consejo de Costumbres de Papúa, y Sarah Eagle Heart, misionera de la Iglesia Episcopal para los indígenas, se ayudan mutuamente a atarse un brazalete de oración por la unidad. Foto del CMI.Otros participantes de la Iglesia Episcopal son Sarah Eagle Heart, misionera del ministerio indígena; Emma Lee Schauf, joven adulta voluntaria en el programa de mayordomos; Rachel Cosca y Carrie Diaz Littauer, en un programa de estudios teológicos auspiciado por el Instituto Teológico Ecuménico Global y Carlin Van Schaik, voluntaria del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos que trabaja de voluntaria en el programa Hacia la Paz en Corea, que tiene su sede en Seúl.“La fe cristiana tiene una tremenda responsabilidad de unirse en torno a problemas fundamentales —la violencia, la guerra, la pobreza—, esos son nuestros grandes problemas globales que exigirán una gran respuesta global de la Iglesia Universal”, dijo Wolfe, “y así nuestras pequeñas diferencias entre denominaciones en verdad resaltan cuando uno las compara con las enormes necesidades que hay en todas partes. De manera que la Iglesia cristiana tiene una oportunidad de coincidir en una variedad de lugares y luego llevar a cabo la obra que Cristo nos ha dado a hacer: ser restauradores, reconciliadores, a veces agitadores” [Un vídeo sobre los comentarios de Wolfe ENS puede encontrarse aquí].El Rdo. Olav Tveit, secretario general del CMI, se dirige a la Asamblea durante su plenaria de apertura el 30 de octubre. Foto de Matthew Davies para ENS.Durante los primeros tres días de los diez que dura la asamblea, los delegados escucharon a varios oradores dirigirse al pleno sobre temas tales como el VIH y el SIDA, la persecución a los cristianos, las comunidades marginadas, la paz en la Península de Corea, y participaron en conversaciones ecuménicas, estudios bíblicos, cultos, talleres y sesiones de trabajo de comités.Michel Sidibé, director ejecutivo de UNAIDS, exhortó a las iglesias a “proteger al vulnerable”, especialmente a las minorías sexuales, a los trabajadores sexuales y a otras comunidades que se enfrentan a la amenaza de la pandemia del VIH. También le pidió a la Iglesia que desafíe los tabúes y aliente la compasión y el apoyo para los que viven con el VIH o están afectados por el SIDA.Corea sigue siendo una península políticamente dividida en la que muchas personas esperan que un día el norte y el sur se reunifiquen. La iglesia en Corea, junto con el movimiento ecuménico, han alentado los empeños a favor de la reunificación durante décadas.Al preguntarle que problema en particular le gustaría que la asamblea resaltara, el Rdo. Canónigo Kenneth Kearon, secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana, dijo que las iglesias en Corea, particularmente la Iglesia Anglicana de Corea, han promovido encarecidamente la reconciliación en su patria dividida. “Las familias se dividieron cuando se produjeron las divisiones, de manera que es un problema muy personal también”, le dijo ENS. “A veces nos acostumbramos a las divisiones en el mundo, y aprendemos a vivir con ellas y tendemos a ignorarlas… De manera que me gustaría hacer ese compromiso personal de sobreponerse a las divisiones de una manera práctica” [Un vídeo con los comentario de Kearon a ENS se encuentra aquí].El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby (a la izquierda) y el obispo Munib Younan, de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de Palestina y Jordania comparten un momento luego de firmar la ratificación de los líderes de la fe a “Bienvenido el extranjero”. Foto de Matthew Davies para ENS.Welby se unió al Rdo. Olav Tveit, secretario general del CMI y al obispo Munib Younan, de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de Palestina y Jordania y presidente de la Federación Luterana Mundial, en ser los primeros en firmar una ratificación de los líderes de la fe a “Bienvenido el extranjero”.  La ratificación fue iniciativa de una coalición de organizaciones de carácter religioso en respuesta a un llamado hecho en diciembre de 2012 por Antonio Guterres, Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados. Se espera que las agrupaciones religiosas de todo el mundo utilicen las ratificaciones para fomentar en sus comunidades el apoyo a los refugiados y a otras personas desplazadas.Durante el fin de semana, del 2 y 3 de noviembre, los participantes se diseminaron a través de Corea del Sur para varias visitas demostrativas relacionadas con asuntos de justicia y paz y para asistir a servicios religiosos en centenares de comunidades cristianas a través del país.En los últimos días, la asamblea asumirá fundamentalmente un carácter pragmático, priorizando mensajes, formalizando declaraciones y llamados a la acción, y proponiendo lineamientos generales para el futuro trabajo programático del CMI. Un Comité Central, salido de los delegados del CMI, se dedicará en gran medida a la labor de redactar los comunicados finales.Además de las iglesias miembros del CMI, las organizaciones asociadas y otras iglesias —tales como la Iglesia Católica Romana— tienen una notable presencia en el evento. Eso hace de una asamblea del CMI la más diversa reunión cristiana de su tamaño en el mundo. Es una oportunidad única para las iglesias de profundizar su compromiso con la unidad visible y el testimonio común.Desde que el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias se estableciera en 1948, ésta es la primera vez que la Asamblea General se reúne en Asia. Se eligió a la República de Corea porque la Iglesia en las últimas décadas ha crecido rápidamente en este país, donde cerca del 25 por ciento de la población es cristiano.Los asociados en plena comunión con la Iglesia Episcopal también tienen una notable presencia en la asamblea, entre ellos los representantes de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, la Iglesia Morava, las Iglesias Veterocatólicas de la Unión de Utrecht, la Iglesia Filipina Independiente y la Iglesia Siria Mar Thoma de Malabar.El arzobispo Anders Wejryd de la Iglesia de Suecia (luterana), que se encuentra en proceso de formalizar una relación de plena comunión con la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo: “Creo que el cristianismo se hace demasiado pequeño si se limita a nosotros mismos. Uno tiene que ver otras expresiones [de fe] y ver como el cristianismo responde a otros desafíos más que a los propios”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, a quien Wolfe representaba en la asamblea, ha definido la reunión como “una oportunidad de apoyar a otros con el fin de edificar una sociedad de paz con justicia”.Ella le dijo a ENS que la participación de la Iglesia Episcopal “es nuestro acto de solidaridad, nuestra reunión con otros miembros del cuerpo de Cristo para cumplir este sueño de Dios. Oramos con nuestra presencia y con nuestras acciones, concibiendo estrategias, pensando teológicamente y creando coaliciones. Doy gracias por la disposición de nuestros representantes a participar en esta asamblea en Busán, Corea”.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

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Olympia diocese, departing members reach amicable settlement

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm No Harry, The Episcopal Church lost no property but gained its original facilities back. I served this congregation in exile, first in homes for two years and then several years later again in the old chapel (original church)l while Grace by the Sea (“anglican”) resided in the main sanctuary. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Sanford Hampton says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Erna Lund says: Harry W Shipps says: Rector Smithfield, NC July 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm I can’t quite figure out who is where.Did the Episcopal diocese lose any property? Olympia diocese, departing members reach amicable settlement Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (5) July 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm No Harry. The Episcopal Church lost no property but regained that from which we had been exiled 7 1/2 years ago. Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL [Canticle Communications] The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and two Anglican churches that left the Episcopal Church in 2004 have reached an amicable settlement that returns all property to the diocese while making it possible for all parties to continue with their ministries.St. Charles Church, Poulsbo and Grace by the Sea, Oak Harbor disassociated from the Episcopal Church in 2004 and placed themselves under the authority of an Anglican bishop in Brazil.The path toward a settlement that required no court action began in December 2006 when the diocese and the two churches signed a covenant agreement that provided for 7½ years in which no action was taken regarding property. The agreement also provided time for the worldwide Anglican Communion to address serious issues over which its members are not in agreement.During the period of the covenant agreement, St. Charles Church, Poulsbo remained in the building that is now returning to the Diocese of Olympia. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Oak Harbor and Grace by the Sea Church shared the Oak Harbor property, which will continue to be the home of St. Stephen’s.St. Charles Poulsbo is now worshipping at 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205, in Poulsbo, WA. Thanks to the gracious assistance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, Grace by the Sea will be worshipping at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Coupeville, WA, and at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in Oak Harbor, WA. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church remains at 555 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor, WA.The end date of the covenant agreement, which has now been honored by all parties, is June 30, 2014. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Jul 8, 2014 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm Is there an Episcopal church group meeting in the beautiful old church in Poulsbo? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Sandy Hampton says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm Simply speaking as a “late comer” and rather than trying to fill in the gaps so to speak, I must ask what were these “issues over which its members were not in agreement?” To know and be more fully aware of this would be very helpful. Thank you for your response(s) Bishop Hampton et al. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Art Mabbott says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

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Urgent calls for peace in the land of the Holy…

first_img August 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm Hamas and Islamic Jihadist should learn to accept the reality to live with Israel peacefully and work for building dream land for Palestine people for current and future generation to come. Jihadist should spend scarce money for welfare of its people creating more sustainable jobs, not to build tunnel to destroy Israel. No civilized world would allow Hamas, Islamic Jihadists and suicide bomber to kill innocent Israelis by shooting missile in public places thru underground tunnel. They must learn lesion from past 60 years of fighting history with Israel. Rector Shreveport, LA Urgent calls for peace in the land of the Holy One TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Middle East August 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm As I wrote elsewhere last week, Israel is having a nervous breakdown and the level of violence it has unleashed has reached the level of obscenity. And our Church and its Presiding Bishop maintain their obscene, hand-wringing silence.As someone who has worked assiduously for the two-state solution, I am near despair as I watch it being killed. Unless there is a lifting of the blockade of Gaza and an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine, this will not end well – not for Israel, not for Palestine, not for America…and not for this church that continues to meander blindly down its via media. There are no longer any arguments for a continuation of the unjust status quo. They are all sophistries. All that remains – as Israel destroys Palestine and, eventually itself – is the fecklessness of our country and our church.And this, if we need reminding, is not the first time that a strong man, eyeless in Gaza, has brought down the whole house of cards in mindless, self-destructive vengeance. “Once,” we’re told in Judges 16, “Samson went to Gaza.” And “then Samson called to the Lord and said, ‘Lord God, remember me and strengthen me only this once, O God, so that with this one act of revenge I may pay back the Philistines for my two eyes. And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other. Then Samson said, ‘Let me die with the Philistines.’ He strained with all his might; and the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So those he killed at his death were more than those he had killed during his life.”All that’s left to do is to give what you can to AFEDJ…and pray for the dying. The prayer on the Al-Alhi website is most appropriate:“O God of wholeness and healing, we lift up the staff and patients of the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Strengthen and guide the Management and all the staff as they treat the poor and injured. Bless the patients who receive care with Your healing touch. Give us a renewed awareness of the blessing of health and grant us the courage to support the caregivers in their work.”To which I would add: Forgive us those sins we have committed “by what we have done and by what we have left undone.”Amen, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events August 6, 2014 at 9:39 am Let’s recall that the Jewish people had (since BCE) a claim on the land that they now occupy as Israel. They are natives of the land that they occupy (but they were dispersed through captivity and aggression over the ages). Likewise, Arabs and others have freely moved through the region occupying the lands. The second distinction about Israel’s claim to land is that the Jewish people were targeted for extermination throughout time, most recently in the horrific holocaust of the 1920s-1940s. The world’s powers sensed that it was, therefore, only right that the Jewish people — including Nazi holocaust survivors — be allowed a sliver of earth the size of New Jersey to live without threat of further extinction (since most nations of Europe — and even America) did not have the will to assimilate the survivors. The ink wasn’t dry on Israel’s birth in 1948 before the Arab nations launched an attack on the new Jewish nation. The bigger question that isn’t being addressed is why there isn’t more outcry from our leadership about the ongoing violence against Israel that has postured them to maintain a constant state of readiness. The Arabs attacked them in 1948, 1967, and now in 2014. Each time their charters or marching orders were in favor of the annihilation of Israel. This isn’t about land. In the evident minds of the aggressors a single square mile would be too much to allow Israel. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Doug Desper says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Israel-Palestine, Julian Malakar says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm The statements by Bishop Katharine and Archbishop Justin are basically boilerplate, the same mantra that both sides must agree to cease fighting and killing noncombatants, and that our main action must be to pray for such a resolution. The plain fact is — as everyone must recognize who pays any attention to these events — that the cause of this violence is Israel’s determination to have the Holy Land to itself, with Arabs and other non-Jews either ejected or suppressed. This has been clear even before 1948. Our churches, committed to interfaith harmony, ignore that Israel’s revanchism flies in the face of everything Jesus taught and exemplified in his ministry. Israel’s denigration and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians makes a mockery of the ancient Biblical history we celebrate every Sunday. Our churches, especially our Episcopal Church, must acknowledge how our faith is being trivialized by our timid response to the atrocities not just in Gaza but in all of the occupied Palestinian territory. The two-state solution, which our church still supports, is a dead hope, killed by Israel’s deliberate destruction of Palestinian land and society. Moreover, if a two-state solution should come to pass, the Israeli state would be a monstrosity, xenophobic, fearful and militarized. With such a neighbor, violence would be inevitable, no matter how much we prayed. As Biblical brothers and sisters of the Israeli people, it’s our duty to call them back from this course. Unfortunately, our U.S. government is lost in complicity with our alleged “ally.” It’s up to the churches to be the country’s conscience and call our leaders to account. When the current fighting ends, as it surely must one day, the question will be, how can Gaza recover from its state of utter destruction? The traumatized Gazans can’t do it on their own, and Israel is not likely to help. Other countries are bogged in their own fights. The only alternative I see is a massive air and sea peaceful invasion by the United States, with ships and planes bringing food, medicines, construction equipment and supplies — whatever is needed, on an emergency basis. Having served for 65 years as Israel’s chief supporter, it’s the least we can do, for both Palestinians and Israelis. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Christopher Johnson says: Doug Desper says: Rector Belleville, IL George E. Packard says: August 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm Thank you Charles for your enlightened response. July 30, 2014 at 9:01 pm I am a member of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and I support its Palestine Israel Network. Today, I called the White House comment line. I got a live operator and gave him the following suggestions for President Obama to do:1. Suspend military aid to Israel immediately and permanently.2. Demand that Israel immediately and unconditionally cease fire and begin talking with Hamas on the basis of Hamas’s proposal for a 10-year truce. The President should read Hamas’s conditions to the American people—they are quite reasonable.3. If Israel refuses point (2) cut off ALL aid to Israel forthwith.4. Instruct Attorney General Holder to begin an investigation of AIPAC and its financing of political campaigns.In the unlikely event that President Obama decides to do these things, even the threat of a break in U.S. support to Israel might be enough to wake the Israeli leaders up. It was enough to wake up Harry Oppenheimer and F.W. de Klerk in South Africa, leading to the end of apartheid in 1994. If peace could be made between white and black in South Africa, it can be made between Jew and Arab in Palestine. May God grant it! August 6, 2014 at 9:15 am I have always been dissapointed in Bishop Schori’s comments on Israel/Palestine. The term “both sides” leads one to believe that side A and side B are equally matched and deliberately obscures the fact that side A maintains a brutal military occupation of Palestine and brually oppresses the Palestinians. “Balance” is not possible in this paradigm and evoking “balance” simply maintains the horrid status quo. August 1, 2014 at 8:51 am I am enormously disappointed with this report. It is clear that Matthew Davies is not reporting from Gaza or even the West Bank. His words merely parrot the grossly inaccurate message of the U.S. media. Surely the Episcopal church can do better than this. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm Hamas began all of this by launching over 1,600 rockets into Israel with the hoped for result of what? That is the same as starting a war. Israel is defending itself and uprooting militarily offensive tunnels constructed by Hamas costing millions of dollars that could have been better used to comfort the people of Gaza. Israel uses rockets to protect its people but Hamas uses people to shield its rockets. Weapons are being found in the hospitals, mosques, and schools of Gaza. The casualties are horrific, yes. It must be stopped, yes. But Hamas started a war. A war. A war like the previous wars waged against Israel by the Arabs in 1948 and 1967. Hamas’ charter calls for the entire annihilation of Israel. How do you negotiate with that? Would we be so eager to negotiate with a border country who is killing our people by the hundreds, launching rockets into our homeland, and calling for our elimination from the planet? Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Charles Robideau says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR August 4, 2014 at 4:52 am “Overblown Zionist rhetoric?” Really? Really want to play that card? Ever heard how Muslims refer to Jews in that part of the world? Because that’s just fatuous nonsense. The Rev. Vicki Gray says: July 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm Thank you so much for this coverage. Global protests emphasize the need for an end to this insanity of violence and destruction. It is an attack on humanity. As someone who has been immersed in protests and prayer for lasting peace I commend my church for speaking out. Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Ann turpin says: August 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm I think our presiding Bishop’s comments, as well as those of our Director of Government Relations, are unfortunate examples of the luke-warm fence sitting that the Episcopal Church has the sad reputation of often doing. The reality is, the Israeli government, the United States, and the foreign powers that created the state of Israel are all to blame. I do not condone the acts of Hamas, however, as a Christian I cannot ethically support a nation or government that was founded by pushing its natives out and creating a system of Apartheid for the natives who remained, which is just what the state of Israel has done. As Christians, we cannot take luke-warm stances on issues of blatant injustice and genocide. There is a side in this conflict who bears far mar responsibility than it’s counter part, and it must be held accountable for its’ actions. Christ does not call us to complacency or to fence sitting, He calls us into the Kingdom of God. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Janet Jones says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 30, 2014 at 4:33 pm Thanks so much for this excellent coverage of the horrific assault on Gaza. I would only add that in addition to prayer and support for the Diocese of Jerusalem, here in Chicago people have been taking to the streets demanding an end to the siege of Gaza. The seven year old Israeli and Egyptian blockade of Gaza must end. Today 1.8 million Palestinians live in an open air prison. Also some of us in Chicago conducted an civil disobedience action at Boeing Headquarters on July 16 given that Boeing produces armaments being sold to Israel and used by Israel in its assault on Gaza. We must remember that our government continues giving 3.1 billion dollars of military aid to Israel. Comments (17) Judy Neunuebel says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Newland F. Smith, 3rd says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Medical staff at the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza receive a patient at the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem-led institution.[Episcopal News Service] Religious and political leaders have stepped up their calls for a permanent ceasefire to the three-week-long conflict between Israel and Hamas, as the number of casualties topped 7,000 and the death toll reached 1,200.“The continued and escalating violence in the land of the Holy One, the slaughter of innocents by actions of both sides, and the rigidity and absence of true political leadership is making the world weep,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori wrote in a statement e-mailed to ENS. “God weeps as well, as brother kills brother. Will we permit Cain and Abel to play out their brief and bellicose act, or will we demand an end to this depravity? No one will live in peace in the Middle East – or the world – while this carnage continues. Pray for peace, shelter the innocent, support every humanitarian response, and insist on an end to this inhumanity.”Since its Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, Israel has intensified its bombardment of Gaza in response to actions by Hamas, the Islamist militant movement that controls Gaza and continues to fire rockets into Israel. Several attempts at a ceasefire have collapsed.On July 29, Gaza’s only power plant was destroyed as Israel targeted sites linked to Hamas. Meanwhile, Israel continues to intercept Hamas rockets over central and southern parts of the country. Fifty-three Israeli soldiers and more than 1,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in the fighting.“Like so many Episcopalians and others who have been in close contact with the U.S. government throughout these past dark weeks, I am grateful for the fair and determined leadership of Secretary of State John Kerry and other global leaders toward a ceasefire, but deeply frustrated that those efforts have yet to bear meaningful fruit,” Alexander Baumgarten, the Episcopal Church’s director of government relations, told Episcopal News Service.“The most important thing Episcopalians can do at the moment is what so many have been doing: praying without ceasing; supporting the ministries of the Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza and elsewhere; and challenging our political leaders to demand peace and stand in solidarity with both Israelis and Palestinians who yearn for peace are paying the unimaginable cost of continuing warfare,” he added. “If and when a ceasefire comes, the work of peacemakers will be as urgent as ever, as a just and lasting peace can only come through a negotiated solution between Israelis and Palestinians that provides two secure and viable states for two peoples.”The Rev. Canon John Organ, speaking by telephone from East Jerusalem, where he serves as chaplain to Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, agrees that the road to peace is through a two-state solution, an objective long supported by the Episcopal Church and many of the Anglican Communion provinces.“It doesn’t help to be pro this and anti the other,” Organ said. “We need to be pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian. We don’t have to take sides. But we do have to stand up for justice and stand against this occupation.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, in a July 29 statement, said that “only a costly and open-hearted seeking of peace between Israeli and Palestinian can protect innocent people, their children and grandchildren, from ever worse violence … We must cry to God and beat down the doors of heaven and pray for peace and justice and security.”In Gaza, the Ahli Arab Hospital, an institution of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, has continued against all odds to provide emergency medical care for many of the wounded, as its staff members work around the clock, putting their own lives at risk for the sake of others.Organ, who speaks with hospital director Suheila Tarazi on a daily basis, said that on July 29 many of the staff could not get to the hospital because it was too dangerous for them to travel from their homes, but that today those already at the facilities were being advised not to leave. “The hospital is working at full capacity around the clock, taking in additional patients as it is able to,” he said.Through the support of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and various partners, on July 29 the hospital received 5,000 liters of fuel for its generator, a critical resource to run life-saving medical equipment, especially following the destruction of the power plant.Bishop Barry Howe of West Missouri said that through the hospital “the Episcopal Church is there to offer healing and the embrace of compassion to all God’s children.”Howe, as chair of the board of trustees for the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, said, “We’re so very grateful for the outpouring of support at this critical time. 100% of each gift goes to those who are suffering and to support people who are ministering to their needs.”In its July 29 newsletter, AFEDJ reported that a portion of the hospital’s outer wall has been destroyed and that the main steam line into the hospital has been damaged, meaning there is now no hot water. Large pieces of shrapnel have reportedly hit patients’ rooms and the laundry.“There is an immediate need for repairs to ensure patient safety,” the newsletter stated.“Al Ahli Hospital has become a refuge for families who are suffering, homeless and afraid,” said Anne Lynn, AFEDJ president, in an e-mail to ENS. “The doctors, nurses and support staff at Al Ahli Hospital, despite exhaustion and fear, despite deplorable conditions and chronic shortages, still provide compassionate care to each and every patient. They deserve, and have, our respect, our prayers and our support.”Welby expressed his “utmost admiration” for all involved in the humanitarian efforts on the ground in Gaza, “not least the medical team and staff at Al Ahli Arab Hospital. Providing relief and shelter for those displaced is a tangible expression of our care and concern, and I encourage Church of England parishes and dioceses, as well as the wider [Anglican] Communion, to pray for them and support the Diocese of Jerusalem’s emergency appeal.”The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem launched an emergency appeal for the hospital on July 14, while Episcopal Relief & Development encourages ongoing support through its Middle East Fund.Said Welby: “While humanitarian relief for those civilians most affected is a priority, especially women and children, we must also recognize that this conflict underlines the importance of renewing a commitment to political dialogue in the wider search for peace and security for both Israeli and Palestinian. The destructive cycle of violence has caused untold suffering and threatens the security of all.”Jerusalem, about 50 miles from the Gaza Strip, has been a very different place – full of tension of fear – since the offensive began, Organ told ENS.Late last week, Organ was driving back to Jerusalem through the West Bank and just before reaching Nablus, he encountered a demonstration in opposition to the conflict. “Then all of a sudden there was shooting and several Palestinians died. We had to drive through fires and debris,” he said. “So we are surrounded by this. The loss of life on both sides is tragic.”In addition to targeting Hamas militants, Israeli airstrikes have attempted to destroy a network of tunnels in and out of Gaza, where Israel and Egypt have enforced a blockade since 2007. The Israeli government has said it will not stop the offensive until the tunnels are destroyed and Hamas has said it will not stop firing rockets into Israel until it ends the blockade.Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a lengthy campaign in Gaza, saying the region had to be demilitarized in order to protect Israel. “We will not end the operation in Gaza without neutralizing the terror tunnels, which have the sole purpose of destroying our citizens, killing our children,” he said.Meanwhile, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency reported that some of its staff members had been killed and that the U.N. is currently caring for 182,604 Palestinians in its 82 shelters in Gaza.Israel’s Operation Protective Edge began after a surge in militant rocket attacks. The violence erupted following the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers, and the subsequent abduction and murder of a Palestinian youth in retaliation.Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa called the conflict in Gaza “senseless [and] unnecessary.”“No war will bring peace and security to Israel and Palestine, in particular not when it involves the heartless use of brute force which has been deployed in the past week,” he said in a July 29 statement, adding that he “joins those who are calling for a conversion of brief suspensions of hostilities into a permanent ceasefire.”Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, along with the patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem, has called “upon both sides for an immediate ceasefire and the urgent resumption of peace talks.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service.– – – – –For further information, please visit:Episcopal Diocese of JerusalemEpiscopal Relief & DevelopmentAmerican Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ann turpin says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 31, 2014 at 9:48 am Exactly, Charles. thank you! Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Will Berry says: Donna Hicks says: July 31, 2014 at 1:35 pm The “two state solution” is naive and not worthy of a Church which had a front row seat in the dismantling of South African apartheid and the construction a “one state solution” there. Even Sec. John Kerry noted in 2013 that the window of opportunity for such “two state” talk was closing quickly. Why? Settlers are moving into occupied territories in record numbers. The tipping point is passed for re-colonization and re-balancing. We add far more to the conversation by addressing distressing, de-humanizing Palestinian hardship and urging Israelis to step down overblown Zionist rhetoric. See South African political scientist Steven Friedman for more. Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Donald Veach says: July 31, 2014 at 9:33 am And the EPF Palestine Israel Network supports the call for a military (arms) embargo on Israel. You can sign onto the Call here: http://www.bdsmovement.net/stoparmingisrael and read the press release here: http://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2014/07/30/faith-groups-join-call-arms-embargo-israel/ Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 30, 2014 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 31, 2014 at 10:27 am I am disappointed in Bishop Schiori’s response of equivalence. 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Guatemala women invest in their futures with savings, business training

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags By Chad BrinkmanPosted Mar 5, 2015 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal Relief & Development] To restore community vitality and renew self-confidence, small groups of people in villages throughout Guatemala are working together to make a difference.The first step: Empowering women to start believing in themselves. To do this, Episcopal Relief & Development joined forces with the Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala to help women gain economic independence by providing financial education that includes methods for saving for the future.In Chimaltenango, a rural village in Guatemala, 35-year-old Vilma Letizia Alburez Yancos had never saved money in her life, but she is now using her expertise in natural medicine to heal her community and give her daughters more opportunities.Waking up at dawn, Vilma makes the two-hour trip to attend a workshop offered by the Diocesan Development Office in Guatemala City, in coordination with Episcopal Relief & Development. As part of the program, women get financial and vocational training to build their confidence for business.With knowledge of traditional Mayan remedies and a degree in natural medicine, Vilma is considering applying for a micro-credit loan to start a business making natural remedies for common ailments in her community. This workshop is one of a series she will take to be considered for the loan.Vilma isn’t the only one. Twenty-eight other women, some with small children in tow, have made the trip for the same reason. While each woman at the workshop is pursuing a different trade – such as selling jewelry or making food – they all have one thing in common: They want a better future for themselves and their families.Like Vilma, these women are part of community savings groups that hold members accountable to save money each week. Since the concept of saving hasn’t been a big part of the culture, the money they save gives these women the self-confidence needed to discover new possibilities and capabilities. And the members of the savings groups aren’t the only ones benefiting.As an agent of change in the neighborhood, Vilma’s savings group has become her community’s unofficial bank. It gives loans to neighbors in need, all of which are paid back, making her savings group the most successful in Guatemala.As the secretary of her savings group, Vilma acts as a role model in her home and community. But the habit of saving is new for VIlma and her neighbors. In a culture historically not focused on saving money, it just didn’t seem necessary.“I was not interested in savings,” Vilma says. But saving has transformed Vilma’s life – especially after tropical storm Agatha destroyed her family’s home in 2010. With her savings since then, Vilma has been able to finish the floors of her new house, buy a new oven and plant fruit she can cook and sell in the local market.It goes beyond that, though. “I didn’t think it was possible to save for education. Now I feel it’s important.”For Vilma, it’s about giving her children the opportunities she didn’t have. “When I was 15, I kept telling my mom I wanted to study. I wanted to be someone important,” she says. “My mom would say, ‘daughter, where would I get the money to send you to school?’”Episcopal Relief & Development and the Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala are helping Vilma unlock her potential through the savings group so she can give her daughters greater opportunities and choices.“When I am saving, I feel that I am improving myself. I am giving my daughters the education I never had. They will be somebody,” she says. “They have their dreams. If I can give them their study, I will fight to give it to them.”Now her 9-year-old girl wants to be a chef, and her 10-year-old wants to be a doctor.Her actions have impacted and inspired her daughters, who have started saving for their own school supplies. She now feels proud that her daughters are already developing the habit of saving. “That’s my legacy to them.”The article is available on Episcopal Relief & Development’s website here.— Chad Brinkman is senior associate for engagement at Episcopal Relief & Development. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Guatemala women invest in their futures with savings, business training Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

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General Convention approves marriage equality

first_img July 2, 2015 at 2:22 pm Gee Peter, you’re against an awful lot — I always thought that we HAD fundamentals.After all, “fundamentals” are building blocks, basics, beginning places.According to the canons our “fundamentals” are: The Bible, the Creeds, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Catechism in BCP (well…not anymore). Speaking of “dissenters”, are you dissenting from these as the building blocks and beginning places? They ARE fundamental.I marvel when people find “the new thing” that can’t be reconciled with Scripture or Tradition (and barely with reason) and then blame the Holy Spirit for it.The Mormon Prophet is recognized as someone who can make new pronouncements and that they are on the same authority as Scripture. How appropriate that General Convention met in Salt Lake City. Submit a Press Release Thomas Coates says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments navigation Newer comments Steve Marks says: July 3, 2015 at 12:11 am the episcopal church has been heading to all ways liberal for some time. this decision unfortunately does not surprise me. i assume ultimately this is the church’s response to declining membership. i doubt this is going to accomplish what they want and rest assure it is more seats in the pews. follow the money. they think they just hit the jackpot. the church now follows the many cults of mainstream liberalism. add gay marriage to the list, along with the science fiction of global warming. the episcopal church has lost their way and is grasping at straws to become relevant. this current tack will spell the end of the church. the church is a boat with no rudder floundering at sea. whichever way the current fad blows it will follow, out of desperation. its heading towards the rocks. Human Sexuality, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 George DeCarlo says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET david bacon says: Bruce Garner says: July 3, 2015 at 11:19 am the issue here is not hatred towards gays or whether being gay is a sin. the bible is clear on that subject and plenty of other sins. we are all clearly sinners. the issue is whether the church will now perform marriages between same sex couples. where is the logic in same sex marriages? marriage provides a safe wholesome home for children with 2 different sex parents that produce them. this is not biologically possible with same sex marriage for obvious reasons, tab a does not fit slot b to produce offspring. the human population does not even continue to grow with gay coupling. is that gods plan? civil unions were designed to give all the benefits of marriage to same sex couples. the radical gay agenda thinks that because they can now be legally married (according to the supreme’s) it washes their sin and makes them the equivalent to heterosexual couples. sorry not possible. only jesus can forgive sins (all) and he already did that. the episcopal church is off course. which way will they be blown next? if you think things have been settled with this “compromise”, you are wrong. there are plenty of other radical directions to head. what about adults marrying children or animals? oh that is ridiculous you say. who knew what LBGT was not too long ago? lets see what the future holds. all it takes is a loud organized minority to get the attention of hollywood and mainstream media. the percentage of “LGBT ” population is estimated by the left wing washington post as around 1.7 percent. so we have bent and compromised morals and logic for less that 2% of the population. Nancy boulton says: Josh Bowron says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA July 2, 2015 at 10:17 am I watched the proceeding online and have a question about Bishops’ discretion. If my Bishop does not approve of marriage equality, can he disallow the Priest in my parish to marry a gay couple? Jay Abbott says: Mary Roehrich says: July 2, 2015 at 11:24 am I am so deeply hurt, sad, and betrayed by my little part of the Body of Christ. I don’t know where to begin….To those who voted for the approval…..In your arrogance and human wisdom, you have decided that God is no longer sovereign, the Bible is no longer the inspired word of God and is not relevant for our times, you have gone one major step further in disrupting the unity of the church, and have greatly harmed our ability to spread the Good News because the Good News depends on the fact that all of the aforementioned are true and unchanging. I am sure that your hearts were in the right place in your attempt to love an include one segment of society in the Body of Christ. But, God already had that covered in His word!As a result of your action, our children, our grand children, and those who seek love and acceptance in ungodly ways (sex outside of the marriage of a man and woman as ordained by Jesus Christ himself), you have given the “blessing of the church,”…. a legitimate reason to explore those ways.So I will end this with a scripture even though you might think that it is not relevant for our times:“It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. (Luke 17:2)Jesus wept….. July 2, 2015 at 12:05 am Fellow Episcopalians,Please keep in mind that not all dioceses will be open to this action. For many of us, for instance in the Diocese of Texas, the hard work on marriage starts now. We need your prayerful support and friendship as we discern the actions of General Convention. Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] In the wake of the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage for all Americans, General Convention followed suit on July 1 with canonical and liturgical changes to provide marriage equality for Episcopalians.The House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops’ approval the day before of a canonical change eliminating language defining marriage as between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorizing two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).The resolutions marked the culmination of a conversation launched when the 1976 General Convention said that “homosexual persons are children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance and pastoral concern and care of the church,” said the Very Rev. Brian Baker, deputy chair of the Special Legislative Committee on Marriage. “That resolution began a 39-year conversation about what that full and equal claim would look like. The conversation has been difficult for many and painful for many.”Resolutions A054 and A036 represented compromises reached after prayerful consideration and conversation within the legislative committee, and then the House of Bishops to make room for everyone, Baker said. “I know that most of you will find something … to dislike and to disagree with” in the resolutions, he said, asking deputies to “look through the lens of how this compromise makes room for other people.”Deputies defeated an attempt to amend each of the resolutions. Following 20 minutes of debate per resolution, each resolution passed in a vote by orders. A054 passed by 94-12 with 2 divided deputations in the clerical order and 90-11-3 in the lay order. A036 passed 85-15-6 in the clerical order and 88-12-6 in the lay order.Besides authorizing two new marriage liturgies, A054 also approves for continued use “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant” from “Liturgical Resources I,” which General Convention approved for provisional use in 2012, “under the direction and with the permission of the bishop exercising ecclesiastical authority.”Earlier in the week, the bishops divided the portion of A054 dealing with the existing rite from that addressing the new liturgies for the purposes of discussion, ultimately voting to approve both portions. They approved A036 in a roll call vote, with 129 for, 26 against and five abstaining.“At my first General Convention in 1991, I don’t think I ever dreamed that we would have such a resolution before us,” Atlanta Deputy Bruce Garner said as debate began on A054. “I came to Salt Lake City a second-class citizen in my nation and my church, and I hope to leave here a first-class citizen in both.”Among the dissenting voices was Holden Holsinger from the Diocese of East Michigan, a member of the Official Youth Presence, who urged defeat “in order to maintain the unity of the church.”The two new liturgies, “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage” and “The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2” from “Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015” from the supplemental Blue Book materials of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, are authorized for use beginning this Advent. Those rites offer the option of using “wife,” “husband,” “person” or “spouse,” thus making them applicable for all couples. The liturgies can be found on pages 2-151 here from the materials provided to convention by the standing commission, including one rejected by bishops in their deliberations.A054 stipulates: “Bishops exercising ecclesiastical authority or, where appropriate, ecclesiastical supervision, will make provision for all couples asking to be married in this church to have access to these liturgies. Trial use is only to be available under the discretion and with the permission of the diocesan bishop.”The resolution also says that “bishops may continue to provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this church.” During their house discussion, bishops said this was intended to address bishops’ situations in jurisdictions outside the United States, such as Italy and countries in Province IX, where same-sex marriages remain illegal.Both resolutions say that clergy retain the canonical right to refuse to officiate at any wedding.Resolution A036 revises Canon I.18 titled “Of the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony” (page 58 of The Episcopal Church’s canons here). Among many edits, it removes references to marriage as being between a man and a woman. The revised first section of the canon now says that clergy “shall conform to the laws of the state governing the creation of the civil status of marriage, and also these canons concerning the solemnization of marriage. Members of the clergy may solemnize a marriage using any of the liturgical forms authorized by this church.”Under the revised canon, couples would sign a declaration of intent, which the legislative committee crafted to respect the needs of couples where only one member is a Christian.The Rev. Joseph Howard of Tennessee said he voted for A054 “because I thought it was a statement of honesty about where the church is and that it regularized what we have been doing.” But he opposed A036 as “a vote against good order because I believe it assumes a belief that has not yet become clear in our church.”James Steadman of Northwestern Pennsylvania cited the words of the post-Communion prayer in the Book of Common Prayer, telling deputies: “This is the time. Use the courage that you have prayed for all these years and vote for this resolution.”In other marriage-related legislation, earlier in the week the House of Deputies approved Resolution A037, after several failed amendments, concurring with bishops on the continued work of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage.The resolution asks congregations to study resources that were created by the Task Force on Marriage to help understand the theology of marriage and the long history of marriage, which are now available to congregations (beginning on page 9 here), Baker told the deputies.It also authorizes continued work of the task force “because the work is not done,” Baker said. It invites exploration of the cultural and theological diversity to move the conversation forward, he said, adding that too often the study has focused on an Anglo-Western perspective “when we are a church that has people from different nations.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. July 18, 2015 at 11:13 pm It is often difficult for us mere mortals to accept anything or anyone that is different or “foreign” than what we have had instilled in us from birth or early childhood. But we have been given the ability to think and grow in understanding of each other. If we bother to educate ourselves concerning gender differences, we just might be able to honor our baptismal pledge: “Will you strive for justice and peace among people and respect the dignity of every human being? I will with God’s help.” Marilyn Harms says: Featured Jobs & Calls July 4, 2015 at 10:15 am We are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried aboutby every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitfulscheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him,who is the head, even Christ.The Church is supposed to stand immovable against “every wind of doctrine.” By contrast,the fad-driven church is a windsock. If you want to know which way the wind is blowing,the latest teachings, the newest programs or the most current methods, just look at thefad-driven church.Ironically, the fad-driven church often excuses its lack of discernment in the name ofsaving souls. It justifies its appetite for fads in the name of evangelism. “Whatever ittakes” is the creed of the fad-driven church. “Whatever it takes to reach the lost” issupposed to be a courageous new strategy for evangelism. But “Whatever it takes” isn’t astrategy. “Whatever it takes” is an admission that you have no strategy. Sinners aren’tsaved by “whatever,” sinners are saved by what Jesus did at the Cross. “Whatever it takes”is just another way of saying, “Whatever people want,” or “Whatever everyone else isdoing.” Rather than seeking the lost, the fad-driven church is just seeking its next fix.The Fad-Driven Churchby Todd Wilken Susie Shaefer says: Darlene Lent says: Rector Knoxville, TN Jaan Sass says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI John Galt says: July 2, 2015 at 12:32 am It is hard to vote for a measure that you know will cause pain to others even when you think it is the right thing to do. This was a difficult day. Some friends and loved ones are delighted and others are anguished. May God’s grace be with us all. Thomas Ivinson says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 2, 2015 at 7:58 am David, this passage has a long history of interpretation and disputation. Perhaps one of the most common is that it illustrates Paul’s understanding of a continuum of sexuality (not a spectrum of sexual orientation), with male as perfect (calm) and female as imperfect (weak, given over to passions). Science and discernment has shown us this is not the case: A heterosexual male, no matter how debaucherous, wouldn’t “turn gay”. Also note the important “God gave them up” – God is doing the something here, not reflective of the joy and selflessness of LGBT or heterosexual marriage. For another perspective, check out “Dearly Beloved…” by the Task Force for the Study of Marriage in TEC. July 2, 2015 at 1:09 am I surely will be praying for those churches/diocese who will stand against this decision. People’s eternal life is at stake here and I am not sure that anyone is really thinking about that – or about the spiritual consequences for the priests, bishops and leaders who are going ahead and saying this is “good and pleasing to God”. I think that is what concerns me the most-people making that arrogant assumption FOR God. I am scared for the Church as a whole. Search your hearts, search the scriptures and PRAY for the TRUTH to be revealed. Many will be leaving their beloved churches and finding ones that stand firm in the Word. In Matthew- Jesus did say he didn’t come to bring peace to the earth. not peace but a sword…to divide people, even families. Choose this day whom you will serve…..prayers for you. July 2, 2015 at 4:52 am Years ago as a young priest, I was against the decision of TEC to ordain women to the priesthood and the episcopate because I feared it would destroy our relationships with other branches of the Church Catholic. To me, then, it seemed right for us to “wait” for a chance at a united Christian decision on such ordinations. The ordained women of the Diocese of Dallas, by their witness to the Grace of God changed my thinking in this regard for which I am grateful. I thank them for teaching me and others the mysterious ways of God. I pray that those opposed to these decisions on marriage in the Church will allow themselves to remain open to those same mysterious ways of God in the days ahead. God has, it seems to this much older priest, much still to reveal to us all. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Marilyn Harms says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm A good decision. Makes me very proud to be an Episcopalian, and I hope everyone will move forward toward complete acceptance and inclusion of everyone. I have good friends who just were legally married in a Presbyterian church in Texas Sunday after 29 years together. It has been a joyous occasion for them, for their church, and for many others. These guys are both leaders in their large congregation, very faithful followers of Christ. So the decision of the General Convention is very welcome. I understand that some have not accepted this, but the overwhelming majority of church leaders, who have studied the issue prayerfully for years, have made their decision. It is time. Thank you to everyone who supported this. General Convention 2015, July 2, 2015 at 6:48 pm With scissors. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 2, 2015 at 9:43 am For those posting references to Romans 1, I commend this perspective to you:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2015/06/26/are-you-open-to-an-lgbt-affirming-biblical-perspective/ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Steve Hayes says: November 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm I am stunned as I read the vitriol aimed at LGBT Episcopalians, and I am curious about what these brother and sisters in Christ who are so certain that God did not create LGBTs do at the point in the Eucharist that invites those who are “in love and charity with their neighbor” to come forward to receive the body and blood of Christ at God’s altar? Certainly I am not without sin, but I this old woman (79) knows wrongdoing when I see it. Why cannot you accept LGBTsas children of God who love and live just like the rest of us? July 2, 2015 at 12:52 am It CANNOT be reconciled… the Church has succumbed to worldly and political pressure while forgetting that God and His word does not change. He isn’t changing his mind but He did warn us that we would have leaders who will take followers down a heretical path. Col. 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world…rather that on Christ.” AND- “Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Gal. 6:7 SOMEWHERE along the line – people/leaders have forgotten that God is the great I AM!! No one can change Him, change His mind or His word. I cannot understand how they have forgotten who HE IS and what he commands – to obey His words as revealed in Scripture. The Church is now legitimizing and normalizing sin and saying it is ok…..that is a very scary precedent to make and what will follow (pedophilia, polygamy, and worse) will not even shock most of the world. Our job is to pray without ceasing and get ourselves to a Bible believing Church – one which knows the Word and has a healthy AWE and respect for the One who created us. Amen. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab July 2, 2015 at 10:51 am I wonder if there is any way to find out how individuals voted on this. Was it a secret ballot or a public vote? July 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm That is not an accurate translation. The word “homosexual” did not even exist until the early 1900’s. Similarly, the “acts” that were condemned were from people who did not know about stable, loving, committed relationships between people of the same gender. All of the same sex behavior they knew was that forced on conquered people essentially to humiliate them by putting them in a “woman’s place” in a sex act. The real perversion is any use of sex as a form of punishment…..yet another long and misunderstood story line. Stephen J Waller says: Comments (60) Doug Desper says: Barbara Finlay says: July 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm Christine: I believe a bishop cannot do that. He/she must make an accommodation for a couple who want to marry. But any particular priest may decline, as long as he/she finds another to do the service. At least this is my understanding, based on listening to a report from my bishop. David Measer says: John Galt says: Christine Tsotsos says: Rector Albany, NY July 2, 2015 at 10:53 am Do we forget that the Curch is the body of Christ? The body does not tell the head what to do or what is acceptable. The Head governs the body. When I sin I do not blame my body, I know it was the sin of my fleshly soul. I thank God everyday for his Grace as I need it desperately. Gods word is either Truth or fiction. If you believe it is Truth then do not try to change God’s word to fit your feelings and desires. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Jer 17:9. If it is fiction then it has no power or authority and what we want is fine and accaptable. I do not lead a perfect righteous life but I know what God wants me to do. I know because His Word tells me. I know when I sin because I know His Word. God has spoken clearly about this issue and those who question the Makers choices need go to him in prayer and ask for forgiveness. If you cannot see past your own desires you need to ask yourself if you are part of the Body or are you s wolf in sheep’s clothing or just deceived. Fr Samuel Torvend says: John Galt says: July 3, 2015 at 6:57 am I left the Roman Church to flee from hate here in the Philippines. Will I need to change once again from what I read in this forum?From gaystarnews on the web:How the Bible was re-written to attack homosexuality: Lies, mistranslations and anti-gay editing“The only source of anti-homosexual rhetoric in the New Testament is the writings of Paul, specifically the first letter to the Corinthians and, more extensively, Romans I.The Gospels are, crucially, silent on the matter.The Greek text of Corinthians says that ‘the corrupt, and men who lie with men’ will not inherit the Kingdom of God.But a version in Aramaic, a language commonly spoken among Jews and Gentiles in the Middle East, reads ‘the corrupted, and those who rape men’, a significant reversion. Most likely, Paul was condemning coercive same-sex acts not homosexuality.Romans is, on first reading, more problematic in that it denounces women who ‘changed their natural use’ and men who are ‘ravished with desire for one another’. But context is everything as the passage relates to the punishment of people who had abandoned the one God in favor of an animal-headed throng.Let’s face it, Paul was a misery and likely had in his sights devotees of various racy cults, who engaged in that old Biblical bother ‘ritual prostitution’.As these cults formed a significant threat to Christianity in the early centuries, Paul was warning his flock against them. Even John Chrysostom, whose homophobia borders on hysteria, suggested Paul wasn’t speaking of men who were ‘enamored of, or lusted after one another’ but those who made a ‘business of it’.Put simply, modern Christian homophobia is based on manipulations of the original Bible.” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Beverly Sweeton says: July 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm Should the Bible be edited to delete the parts that blatantly contradict the vote affirming populist cultural moral standards and secular humanism pervading Christian denominations? Just cut out the abomination and sin references? Should we be passing out scissors to the congregations or just tell them to ignore those parts? Absolutely welcome and embrace all sinners (which is all of us) seeking Him. But embrace and even celebrate the sins? Seems Biblically contradictory doesn’t it. Either dump the Bible or follow it. Cut the self deluding pretense of honoring God. July 8, 2015 at 8:43 am This reply from a fundamentalist is sad. Basically without dialogue judgement has been thrown from a passage in Romans dealing with religious prostitution at the Greek temples and other horrendous sex cults prevalent in the Roman Empire especially in the middle east and Greece. Also a study of how doctrines meaning can change over time. even in the old testament one can see a progressive revelation over time. We are not a fundamentalist Church we are a catholic church which values the bible tradition reason and experience. We recognize the word is not the bible but Jesus is the word. The scriptures were not written in a cultural vaacum and though it contains doctrine it is for the most part a progressive story of God’s work in the world. The base of are faith comes from the counsels of the early church developments from the middle ages and the magisterial reformation and developments in 19th and 20th century. My point is central doctrines remained the same but each movement, advancement of culture science has enhanced or changed the way we understand the doctrine creation is a good example. John Fitzgerald says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Marriage Equality Curate Diocese of Nebraska John Light says: July 7, 2015 at 5:36 pm Go to the General Convention website. You can see how both bishops and diocesan deputations voted on these resolutions.When you get there you may have to search for legislative actions or votes. I found it but don’t offhand recall where!!Bruce November 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm How unbelievably arrogant and self-righteous for you to declare that you’re “OK” with “letting” gay people do this and do that, but YOU “draw the line” at treating them fully equally. And Maryln Harms, I won’t even take the time or energy to break down your self-righteous all you can eat buffet. Let’s just suffice it to say that the Pharisees and Sadducees would be jealous of your religious piety and judgment. The Christ only ever showed anger and disgust with ONE group of people; no, not prostitutes; no, not tax collectors; no, not homosexuals; no, not atheists or witches or Samaritans or “sinners”. The ONLY people he showed utter disgust for were self-righteous, judgmental, hypocritical, busy body religious leaders and lay people who beat people up with laws and regulations and judgments and exclusions. You cannot provide a SINGLE verse of scripture in red letters where the Christ EVER condemned or chastised or shamed or excluded or marginalized or “drew a line” for ANYONE other than judgmental religious people. I challenge you to do so. Then maybe you’ll consider re-evaluating what it means to be “Christ-like” and “Christian”.Gandhi had it absolutely right when he said, “I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians. They’re so unlike your Christ.” Esteban De la Cruz says: July 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm “I know because His Word tells me. I know when I sin because I know His Word.”And when I disagree with His Word I can deny that it is His word and get my church’s leadership to vote that parts of His Word are misinterpreted or in error in their inclusion in the book that is kind of God’s Word. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest John Galt says: July 1, 2015 at 11:50 pm And how can the Episcopal Church, or ANY church, reconcile this:Paul; Romans 1: 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bruce Garner says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments navigation Newer comments Comments are closed. Rev Peter A Williams says: July 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm I feel the same way. I have been an Episcopalian for 61 years and my husband for 67 years. I am not proud to be an Episcopalian!! July 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm There are eight passages of scripture, four in the old testament and four in the new testament that condemn same sex relationships. So, it appears that when churches perform a same sex ceremony, it becomes meaningless. There is already a discussion in many quarters to allow threesome marriages. Where does it end? While the church is at it, why not rewrite the last section of Revelation which says, “”And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.”If people are in a same sex relationship, make it a legal civil union, but not performed by the church. Otherwise, it is just blowing in the wind. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC July 2, 2015 at 1:18 am Only a few months passed after I was baptized (in 1996) before the realization sank in that I couldn’t in all conscience remain a Southern Baptist. Looking around for another denomination, I settled on the Episcopal Church, for the most part because of its stands on inclusion — both of women in the ordained ministry and of LGBT people generally. After all these years, many of which have been spent apart from belonging in any formal way to the church, I am proud of the decision I made then to begin learning more about what it means to be a Christian — and to allow myself to begin being formed in my Christian faith as an Episcopalian.Today, I was watching live as the church made its decision to finally provide marriage equality to all couples, and I can’t find the words to describe my excitement and my gratitude. After all these decades of debate, everybody can now take advantage of the same human rights. Even though I wasn’t in Salt Lake City today for the church’s decision, at least not physically, in another sense, and a true, I was there, in mind and heart, “and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” Sue Blake says: July 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm I was introduced to the Church in 1969 by my future wife. The church and I had shared beliefs, and I felt comforted. I had something that I could believe in. I wore my Episcopal Service Cross with my dog tags during my time with the Navy during Vietnam. Despite watching the United States go down the drain, I always thought that the Church was the one thing I could hang on to.Times change. At this time with a corrupt President, corrupt Congress, and corrupt Supreme Court, I could no longer serve the country if called upon. And now, I no longer have a Church I can believe in.As Ronald Regan once said, “I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, they left me”I am not leaving the Episcopal Church, it left me.There is probably a Christian church out there that will adhere to their beliefs and the Bible.Goodbye Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 allen brady says: Press Release Service Bill Shehee says: July 2, 2015 at 11:59 am This is the same gnashing of teeth and rote, inapt pronouncement of Bible verses as followed racial integration. No, race and sexuality are not the same thing – but they both fall under the mantle of justice, and the correlation is exemplified by the near identical reactions then and now. In another decade or 2, these people and churches who fell momentarily behind will come around – most will point at decisions like this and say “See? WE the good Christians were at the forefront of this justice!” while those few who doggedly retain their outdated prejudices will be looked at in the same light as we would now look at an unabashed segregationist. History will put them in the exact same bucket. I am proud that my church actually IS at the forefront of bending the moral arc toward justice. General Convention approves marriage equality July 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm We Episcopalians are Christians.We are not Fundamentalist Christians.Jesus was not a Fundamentalist.Why is this so hard for some in our denomination to understand?It’s really not that difficult.Please forgive me if I am not sympathetic to the dissenters on this.We are Christians, not Fundamentalist.Listen to the Spirit. SHE is not fundamentalist, either. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 2, 2015 at 7:54 am Next the Episcopal Ch will decide to toss the bible out. Or have they already decided that? I thank GOD my ch is still bible based. July 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm The first reply above, quoting from Romans, manifests a pervasive condition/problem in our church: reading the Bible Without the hard work of understanding the original languages, the cultural context in which authors wrote (in this instance Paul), and the larger intention of the writer. One expects literalists and conservative evangelicals to throw bits of Scripture about, but not Episcopal clergy (yes: you, too, dear bishops who we trust have been well-schooled in critical scriptural methods) and parishioners whose knowledge of scripture has been guided by such methods. The first question is Not how church practices might be reconciled with one scripture verse But rather: What did Paul intend in his context? July 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm Many, many people have done exactly what you ask – to search the Scriptures, and pray for God’s wisdom, and have come to a very different conclusion about God’s love and plan for this world and the next. Even if you think they are deadly wrong, extending the gracious idea that perhaps other people in the Church also pray and read the Bible seems the least we can do when we disagree. I hear your fear – but will not accept your accusations. If you are at all interested in the ways that people in support of marriage equality have come to their positions in a theological and scriptural way, I might suggest the book “A Letter To My Congregation” by Ken Wilson. General Convention, Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 3, 2015 at 2:08 am You can also reconcile this: Leviticus 18:22 “DO NOT practice HOMOSEXUALITY having SEX with another MAN as with a woman, IS A DETESTABLE SIN” (New International Version). Maybe YOUR CHURCH may not be reconciled with the LORD anymore. Randall Abbott says: Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Barbara Finlay says: James Myrick says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing allen brady says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Grace Burson says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Beverly P. Jones says: Featured Events By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 1, 2015 Bruce Garner says: Carol Powell says: July 2, 2015 at 7:27 am Romans 2:1 July 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm I doubt that you will find any denomination that takes all of Scripture literally. It really cannot be done. We have been using passages taken out of context as rocks to sling at each other for too many decades. The Hebrew Scriptures are about the relationship of the People of Israel and their God. Do you observe all that is in that portion of the Bible? I seriously doubt it. The dietary rules and ritualistic purity rules must be kept in the context of the time and culture that they were written and in the context of the larger narrative of which they are a part. The Christian Testament is the story of the relationship between God and humankind through the death, resurrection and ascension of God in the form of Jesus Christ. Again, the narratives must be kept in the context of their larger narrative and the time and place of the culture in which they were written. They can’t be cherry picked to throw at other children of God. Scripture is not a “handbook for humans.” It is the narrative about God and the people of God over several thousand years. It was written and translated by human beings, however divinely inspired they may have been. We know there are errors in translation because we learn of them in searching the various ancient languages which is their source. The bottom line is that we are to first love God and then to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. It could not be simpler. There are no exemptions or exceptions provided, so we should not find ways to exclude either. I’m sorry you cannot make room for all at the table. But I would gently remind you that it is not your table or my table. It is God’s table and it is God who issues invitations and we don’t get to pass on the guest list. Why is it that I always make room for you but you never reciprocate? It’s been that way for decades. When do we all understand that all of us can be at the table together regardless of our differences? God must surely weep.Bruce Garner August 12, 2015 at 10:00 am I am happy to learn not all Episcopal churches have ” caved in” to the world’ s ways. I have no qualms with practicing homosexuals worshipping in any church of their choice, but definitely draw a line in the sand when it comes to sanctioning a marriage between same sex couples in God’s house. Yes, they should be accepted with open arms and a genuine godly love from the congregation and clergy, but definitely not allowed to marry in a religious ceremony. God never changes, His Word and rules have not changed, nor will He tolerate this abomination much longer. Wow unto those doing this in “God’s name”!!!! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 7, 2015 at 7:06 pm I invite those who say same-sex unions are against the Bible to read II Sam. 1:26 but more importantly, Our Lord’s Words in Matt. 19:12 and most importantly of all, St. Luke 17:34, all from the KJV with the latter reading the same in Greek as in the King’s own. Quibblers with that should be aware that the italicized word(s) in that should not be “men” but rather “in one bed” substituting for “on couch one.” But indeed as Jesus says many times, let him hear who has ears to hear. July 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm Amen, couldn’t have said it better. Lived through the 60’s civil rights movement desegregation etc which is ongoing. I hear the same arguments and rants now, once this issue was labeled discrimination it was only a matter of time. Have never been prouder of our church. allen brady says: Rector Smithfield, NC M Hayden Sutherland says: Laurie Eiserloh says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm And like Reverend Peter, Mormons first and foremost claim to be Christians.That’s the lure in LDS evangelization. Yet as they interpret the Bible the do not believe in the deity of Christ. But how we as culturally enlightened and progressive Christians choose to interpret and vote on the Bible is truly God’s way and everyone else is bigoted and denying God’s true perspective on sin. Brings to mind Matthew 7: 21-23. But maybe that’s part of God’s word that had been misinterpreted or should be excised from the Bible. Let’s vote!“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Joe barker says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA July 2, 2015 at 1:30 am The Church has always responded to cultural changes. It has to minister to people where they are and how they are. We pray with and for the people who rejoice and pray with and for the people who are not yet ready to rejoice. God is with us. All. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC John Galt says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 2, 2015 at 1:51 pm Well surprisingly the text of the service is carefully neutral so as not to invoke God’s name or blessing. My only concern is this very blatantly claims the Episcopal Church condones this behavior. Is this not exactly what God forbid? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Layman Hendrex says: July 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm We believe in the parts of God’s Word that suit us. The rest we discard. How fortunate that our God is created in our image. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 2, 2015 at 10:02 am As a 45 year Episcopalian, I accept the fact that gays and lebians have the right to love whom they wish. I am OK with gay priests and obviously gay church members, we should love them all regardless. However, I must draw the line at the church changing the definition of Holy Matrimony to include gay couples. I will now begin a search for a new church that will still stand by the Bible. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA July 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm It appears that Will and Ariel Durant’s publication titled ” The Lessons of History” no longer applies. Relevant text from “The Lessons of History”[1]Intellect is a vital force of history, but it can also be a dissolvent and destructive power. Out of every hundred new ideas, ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man or woman, however brilliant or well informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his or her society, for these are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history.Therefore, the conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it-perhaps as much more valuable as roots are more vital than grafts. It is good that new ideas should be heard, for the sake of the few that can be used; but it is also good that new ideas should be compelled to go through the mill of objection and opposition. This is the trial heat that innovations must survive before being allowed to enter the human race. It is good that the old should resist the young, and that the young should prod the old. Out of this tension, as out of the strife of the sexes and the classes, comes a creative tensile strength, a stimulated development, a secret and basic unity and movement of the whole.——————————————————————————–[1]Durant, W. and A. Durant. 1968. The Lessons of History, Simon and Schuster, New York, N.Y. 117p. (citation pp.35-36last_img read more

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First Māori children’s Bible published

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News Service] The New Zealand Bible Society has just launched the first Māori language children’s Bible. Tāku Paipera has been years in the making, and was described by Māori expert Matt Hakiaha as a “wonderful gift.”Full article. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Nov 28, 2016 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL First Māori children’s Bible published Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Indigenous Ministries Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

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Enseñar a obispos a ser obispos

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Submit a Job Listing Enseñar a obispos a ser obispos El Colegio para Obispos enfrenta un momento de cambio e interrogantes Associate Rector Columbus, GA House of Bishops Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 23, 2017 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Uno de los objetivos del Colegio para Obispos es relacionar a los nuevos obispos. Gretchen Rehberg, obispa de la Diócesis de Spokane (ordenada el 18 de marzo), a la izquierda; DeDe Duncan-Probe, obispa de la Diócesis de Nueva York Central (ordenada el 3 de diciembre) y Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, obispa de la Diócesis de Indianápolis (ordenada el 29 de abril) departen después del almuerzo del 14 de junio. Ellas estaban en el Centro de Retiro Roslyn, en Richmond, Virginia, para la sesión de 2017 de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de tres años del Colegio para la formación de nuevos obispos. Foto de  Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] ¿Cómo uno aprende a ser obispo? Durante la mayor parte de la vida de la Iglesia Episcopal, los nuevos obispos aprendían a desempeñar su trabajo con poca o ninguna ayuda externa.Sólo en los últimos 24 años la Iglesia ha tenido un proceso formal para tal aprendizaje. Ese proceso, dirigido por el Colegio para Obispos, está a punto de someterse a una importante transición.El obispo F. Clayton Matthews, que dirige el colegio en su papel de jefe de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral del Obispo Primado, se jubilará el 30 de junio. Él ha desempeñado ese papel desde 1998.En 2004, Matthews dirigió la formación del programa de tres años para nuevos obispos, conocido como Viviendo Nuestros Votos [Living Our Vows]. El colegio brinda también educación continua a todos los obispos. Viviendo Nuestros Votos se creó luego de un estudio de varios años sobre las necesidades de los obispos. El programa resultante está concebido para ayudar a los obispos a crecer espiritual y vocacionalmente y en “su capacidad de proporcionar el tipo de liderazgo que la Iglesia necesita para la misión de Jesús a la cual somos llamados”, dijo el obispo primado Michael Curry.El Colegio para Obispos dejará la oficina de desarrollo pastoral junto con Matthews cuando este se jubile. Él le informará a Curry y dirigirá la misión de formación del Colegio por otros dos años como un cargo de jornada parcial.El obispo Todd Ousley  de Michigan Oriental sucede a Matthews como jefe de la oficina de desarrollo pastoral el 5 de julio. Esa oficina continuará apoyando a la Cámara de Obispos y al Obispo Primado respecto al cuidado pastoral de los obispos, sus familias y los sistemas diocesanos; y mediando en los asuntos disciplinarios del Título IV [de los Cánones de la Iglesia].El Colegio para Obispos ha sido parte de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral hasta ahora. Sin embargo, su estatus dentro de la estructura de gobierno de la Iglesia Episcopal cambió en 2010. La Cámara de Obispos votó por unanimidad incorporarlo como una entidad separada sin fines de lucro. Matthews explicó que el Colegio pertenece ahora a la Cámara de Obispos y, según dijo, cuenta con una dotación de $6 millones.Todos los cambios advienen mientras el Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Episcopado contempla la elección, nombramiento, papeles a desempeñar y responsabilidades de los obispos de la Iglesia. La Convención General solicitó el estudio en 2015. Y también comisionó al equipo de trabajo con proponer a la Convención de 2018 un nuevo proceso para el discernimiento, la nominación, la formación, la búsqueda, la elección y transición de obispos.Algunos miembros del Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Episcopado cuestionan la propiedad del Colegio y el hecho de que informe directamente al Obispo Primado.Participantes en la sesión de 2017 de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de formación de tres años del Colegio de Obispos para los nuevos obispos, debaten (por teleconferencia) la investigación de la autora Donna Hicks sobre el papel de la dignidad en la solución de conflictos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Viviendo Nuestros Votos —que a veces se le ha llamado en la Iglesia “la Escuela de Obispos Bebés”— consiste fundamentalmente de una reunión anual “en residencia”. Algunas de las clases que se ofrecen durante la semana están orientadas a si el participante es un obispo de primero, segundo o tercer año. Cubren toda una gama que va desde derecho canónico hasta el adiestramiento de liderazgo y las relaciones con la prensa. Los obispos intercambian información entre sí sobre incidentes que han ocurrido en sus diócesis, ofreciéndolos como una oportunidad de aprendizaje para todos.Una sesión llamada “Sombreros y Bastones” enseña a los obispos a manejar sus mitras y báculos, y cuándo hacerlo. Hay una sesión sobre las liturgias del Libro de Oración Común en que sólo un obispo preside: la confirmación y las ordenaciones.Algunos obispos escuchan, el 14 de junio, mientras Mary Kostel, consejera especial del Obispo Primado sobre litigios de propiedades y disciplina, explica el canon correspondiente a la disciplina del clero de la Iglesia Episcopal, conocido como Título IV. La sesión fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de formación de tres años que Colegio de Obispos les ofrece a los nuevos obispos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La formación de una comunidad es otro objetivo de Viviendo Nuestros Votos. A partir de una reunión de nuevos obispos y sus cónyuges cada enero, el Colegio relaciona a los nuevos obispos elegidos por esa misma época.  Algunas de las llamadas “clases” son grandes —la de 2017 tiene 12 asistentes— mientras otras son pequeñas, como la Clase de 2015 con sólo cuatro personas. Veinticinco obispos participaron en la sesión de 2017, que tuvo lugar del 12 al 16 de junio en el Centro de Retiro Roslyn, en Richmond, Virginia.“Te das cuenta que no estás sola”, dijo la Rvdma.. Gretchen Rehberg, que se convirtió en la obispa de Spokane a mediados de marzo. El programa, contó ella, está empezando a enseñarle a quien acudir en busca de ayuda en el desempeño de lo que ella definió como “un empleo singular”.Rafael Morales Maldonado, el obispo electo de Puerto Rico, dijo que su primera sesión  de Viviendo Nuestros Votos llega en un momento “providencial”. Él será ordenado obispo el 22 de julio.La Clase de 2017 incluye también a obispos y obispos electos de [las diócesis de] Nueva York Central, Indianápolis, Indiana Norte, Pensilvania, Los Ángeles, Spokane y Carolina del Norte Occidental, así como al obispo de los ministerios federales de la Iglesia y tres provenientes de Toronto en la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá. Esa diversidad es “un tesoro para mí”, dijo Morales.“En muchos casos, sus experiencias [de los obispos] son semejantes, pero en diferentes contextos”, señaló.Daniel Gutiérrez, obispo de la Diócesis de Pensilvania, centro izquierda, comparte una sonrisa con John Taylor, obispo coadjutor electo de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles, durante el estudio bíblico del 14 de junio que fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos. El presentador Matthew Sheep (con la camisa a rayas), Russell Kendrick, obispo de Costa del Golfo Central (con camisa azul pálido de espaldas a la cámara), Patrick Bell, obispo de Oregón Oriental y Carl Wright, obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los Ministerios Federales, también formaron parte del grupo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Bruce Myers, obispo de Quebec, en la Clase de 2016, representa una tendencia creciente para el colegio: la acogida a obispos de otras partes de la Comunión Anglicana. Actualmente, hay cuatro obispos canadienses que participan. Y la sesión en [el Centro de Retiro] Roslyn fue la última para David Alvarado, obispo de El Salvador de la Provincia Anglicana de América Central.Myers dijo que el colegio le está brindando “alguna formación deliberada acerca de en qué consiste llegar a ser un obispo y servir en el orden de los obispos”. Esa labor tiene lugar con los obispos canadienses que asisten al programa (no existe ese entrenamiento en Canadá), como con los obispos de la Iglesia episcopal.“En un sentido, este es un lugar muy nivelador y [en él] encontramos el terreno común de nuestro ministerio episcopal”, afirmó.Viviendo Nuestros Votos asocia a los nuevos obispos con un obispo “compañero mentor”. El de Myers es el obispo Steve Lane de Maine, cuya diócesis tiene una frontera común con Quebec.Los obispos canadienses podrían, dijo él, aportar al colegio “una mirada de una Iglesia que es semejante en muchos sentidos, que comparte un territorio común y contextos comunes de muchas maneras, pero que acaso se enfrenta con esas realidades de modos ligeramente diferentes debido a nuestras circunstancias”, puntualizó.Por ejemplo, el legado abusivo del sistema de escuelas internas obliga a la Iglesia de Myers a encontrar medios para “andar junto a los anglicanos indígenas y a los canadienses indígenas de fuera de la Iglesia de maneras significativas y adecuadas”. Ese trabajo podría ser un ejemplo para los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, señaló él.Alan Gates, obispo de la Diócesis de Massachusetts, habla con el obispo  Bishop F. Clayton Matthews, a la derecha, y con el obispo sufragáneo jubilado Terry Dance, de la Diócesis de Hurón de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá, durante un estudio bíblico el 14 de junio que fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.El obispo de Massachusetts Alan Gates, que terminó Viviendo Nuestros Votos con la reciente sesión, dijo que el Colegio es valioso en dos sentidos. Primero es el contenido. “No hay ningún adiestramiento para obispos antes de una elección porque nuestra política y nuestra teología sugieren que no sabemos de antemano quién será llamado a ser obispo”, dijo él.Segundo, agregó, “sería difícil sobreestimar la importancia” de la creación de redes de apoyo, e hizo notar que muchos obispos trabajan solos en sus diócesis sin obispos sufragáneos o auxiliares.“Ha sido ampliamente tergiversada como una especie de actitud exclusiva que los obispos sientan la necesidad de pasar más tiempo juntos”, dijo él. “Pero, para mí, eso no es la fuerza impulsora. En verdad es un deseo de ese tipo de apoyo, de conocer y de ser conocidos por otros que se enfrentan a estos retos particulares”.La colegiatura en la Cámara de Obispos es uno de los objetivos del Colegio. En una entrevista con Episcopal News Service (que puede verse aquí), Matthews dijo que la atmósfera de la Cámara cuando él comenzó su trabajo era “tóxica” y de “total desconfianza”. Eso partía fundamentalmente del amplio debate denominacional acerca de la plena inclusión de las personas LGBT en la vida de la Iglesia, afirmó.“Tuvimos que crear una atmósfera en la que hubiera, dentro de la Cámara, más respeto para el contexto en el que los obispos trabajaban”, añadió.El Obispo Primado dijo que el plan está funcionando. “Lo he visto en los 17 años en que he sido obispo”, dijo. “He presenciado un auténtico desarrollo y un auténtico crecimiento en nuestra capacidad de ser una comunidad de obispos y cónyuges que es genuina y verdadera”.“He visto el impacto de eso en la cámara en lo que se refiere a nuestra acrecentada capacidad de transitar por terrenos complejos y a veces difíciles en la toma de decisiones como comunidad y, sin embargo, seguir manteniendo las relaciones que nos vinculan”, afirmó.El colegio ayuda a los obispos a ser “más profundamente fieles y efectivos en el desempeño de sus deberes y en vivir nuestro ministerio episcopal”, dijo el Obispo Primado.La labor y el ministerio de un obispo son diferentes a los de un sacerdote, puntualizó Curry, recordando que un obispo más viejo le había dicho que cuando se convirtió en obispo realmente había cambiado de carrera.El colegio enfrenta un gran desafío en la formación de obispos que pueden ayudar a la Iglesia Episcopal a convertirse en una rama del Movimiento de Jesús, subrayó. La próxima interrogante es ¿cómo adiestrar a los obispos para que puedan proporcionar un liderazgo espiritual a la Iglesia de modo que puedan “dar testimonio de una manera de ser cristianos que realmente se asemeje en algo a Jesús de Nazaret”?Andy Doyle, obispo de la Diócesis de Texas, y miembro de la junta directiva del Colegio, presenta el estudio bíblico del 14 de junio que fue parte de Viviendo Nuestros Votos, el programa de formación de tres años que el Colegio ha creado para nuevos obispos. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.El Obispo Primado preside la junta directiva del colegio y nomina a sus miembros. De los 19 miembros actuales, 14 son obispos varones, cuatro son laicos y una es presbítera. La presbítera y una de las miembros laicos son esposas de obispos.En los próximos dos años, dijo Matthews, él espera “no tener que dedicar todas mis energías a defender el derecho del colegio a existir”.El Muy Rdo. Gary Hall, miembro del equipo de trabajo, dijo que él y otras personas no están preocupados por la existencia del colegio, sino por su gobierno. Si todas las órdenes de la Iglesia eligen obispos, entonces la junta de la entidad encargada de formar obispos debería representar mejor a todos esos órdenes.Hall dijo que hacer al colegio una entidad separada preocupa a algunos miembros del equipo de trabajo porque el currículo y la logística de los programas se elaboraron cuando el colegio era parte de la Iglesia. Esa propiedad intelectual abandonó la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (el nombre con el cual la Iglesia está incorporada) cuando el colegio se incorporó como una entidad separada, explicó Hall.Él no ve nada perverso en el empeño del colegio.“Creo que el deseo de convertirlo [en una entidad sin fines de lucro] era un deseo de protegerlo económicamente, y nadie realmente pensó en las implicaciones que eso traería en lo que se refiere a problemas legales o asuntos de gobierno o de rendición de cuentas para toda la Iglesia”.Sin embargo, el cambio destaca una actitud que Hall llamó “excepcionalismo episcopal”.Esto ha sucedido en los mismos años en que la Iglesia ha llegado a un entendimiento del bautismo como “la comisión fundamental del ministerio”.“La cultura del episcopado ha tomado exactamente la dirección contraria”, dijo Hall, que fue ordenado en 1977. Un proceso de formación insular contribuye a esa trayectoria, añadió.El trabajo de un obispo se está haciendo más difícil, explicó Hall, y él cree que ellos necesitan “toda la educación profesional y el apoyo que puedan obtener. Ese no es el problema. El problema es que todos nosotros tenemos una participación en la educación y el bienestar de los obispos”.El equipo de trabajo debe presentar sus propuestas a la Convención General a través de un informe en el “Libro Azul” en algún momento a principios del año próximo. Las sugerencias se debatirán durante la reunión que tendrá lugar en Austin, Texas, del 5 al 13 de julio de 2018.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service JOSE GREGORIO GONZALEZ says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Comments (1) July 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm REVISEN LA DIÓCESIS DE VENEZUELA Y MANDEN UN OBISPO URGENTE Y HÁGANLE UNA AUDITORÍA A LOS ESTADOS FINANCIEREROS, PASTORALES, SOCIALES, A LOS PROGRAMAS DE EDUCACIÓN (CODET, SOLO EXISTE EN EL PAPEL), Y AL PROGRAMA DE JUBILEO (QUE TAMBIÈN SOLO EXISTE EN EL PAPEL) Y VERÁN LO PODRIDA QUE ESTÁ LA DIÓCESIS. AQUÍ SE NECESITA UN OBISPO DE OTRO PAÍS. ESTA DIÓCESIS ESTÁ MUY MAL. CREO QUE DE LA 9na. PROVINCIA SOMOS LA PEOR. REVISEN POR QUÉ SE HAN IDO 4 DIÁCONOS Y 1 SACERDOTE DE LA DIOCESIS, ESTOS SE HAN IDO A OTRAS IGLESIAS ANGLICANAS. SI QUIEREN LLÉMENLOS Y VERÁN LO QUE ES ESTA DIÓCESIS.ATENTAMENTE.REV. DIÁC. JOSÉ GREGORIO GONZÁLEZTELÉFONO: 0058-4268063491 Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé in…

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Teenagers from five schools in northern England have set off on pilgrimage with Archbishop of York John Sentamu to Taize in France.  The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions.Full article. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Jul 19, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Archbishop of York leading teenagers on pilgrimage to Taizé in France Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth & Young Adults Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

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How do you talk with your neighbor about gun violence…

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Gun Violence Rector Bath, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ December 11, 2017 at 5:19 pm Thanks to all and especially my cousin Vicky Springer for doing this and trying to get the nra to respond to this horrible gun violence that has continued to rock our nation over and over again…please keep up the dialogue and pressure there but am sadly pessimistic that Brownell will never engage as long as there is profit to be made from the sale and distribution freely of guns and gun parts….the majority in this country demand it but nothing gets done to change it no matter how many people are killed. But your group gives all of us hope that someone is listening and doing something..thank you from all of us “silent and not so silent majority” out here!!! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (2) Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET ROBERT K MORGAN says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group December 31, 2017 at 9:20 pm As a member of the Roman Catholic Church, who was unable to get an annulment and remain an active member of my church, I began to search for other options. The Episcopal Church seemed the answer to my prayers; until I came upon this.I DO NOT CONDONE GUN VIOLENCE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.But I DO BELIEVE that The 2nd Ammendment, proposed by the founding fathers of our great nation, is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Especially in today’s world. It is NOT the gun – it’s the person behind the gun. Why do you think Brownell is responsible for all the tragedies? And secondly, your “Christianity” attitude that Mr. Brownell is only interested in monetary profit, and the assumption that he has no human compassion or that he condones gun violence is very offending. What I’m reading from this article is that I can’t really be a member of your church if I don’t agree with you. I will be having a conversation with my local Episcopalian Church in Marshall County before I decide if this religion is really for me. At least the Catholic Church will still let me be a member and receive Holy Communion. I just cannot teach Sunday School or be an active member of The Mass. And I will not be judged because you assume I, as a supporter of The NRA, condone gun violence and have no empathy for the victims of such. The first thing Stalin & Hitler did was disarm their public. Imagine how The Greatest Generation would never have existed without the ability to arm ourselves. We’d all be wearing swatstikas the Holocost would have continued until all were eliminated, and most likely continued on by finding another race to eliminate.I was looking for a church I could actively participate in and that would accept me.It seems this church is more concerned with politics. As I read on, I see you would most likely object to my political party of choice. I believe in God. And I believe he loves me and doesn’t exclude me. Maybe Episcopalian is not for me. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img How do you talk with your neighbor about gun violence — when your neighbor is the NRA president? Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cynthia Beye says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Retired Bishop Christopher Epting, former bishop of Iowa (second from left), leads a closing prayer Dec. 10 at the conclusion of a 3.2-mile walk from the United Church of Christ in Grinnell, Iowa, to the entrance of the Brownells factory. The Rev. Wendy Abrahamson, rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Grinnell, is in white on the right. Photo: Meg Wagner[Episcopal Diocese of Iowa] People of all ages and faiths gathered in Grinnell, Iowa, on December 10 for an interfaith service of remembrance for victims of gun violence. Afterward, they walked more than three miles, silently and prayerfully, to stand in witness at Brownells in Grinnell, the world’s largest supplier of gun parts and accessories.The service and walk were part of 26 Days of Action Against Gun Violence that has been organized by residents, faith leaders and Grinnell College students and faculty. The organizers hope to engage their neighbor, Pete Brownell, president of the National Rifle Association and CEO of Brownells, in conversation about gun safety and ways to reduce gun violence.“It’s been an organic process,” said Vicky Springer, one of the organizers of the days of action and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Grinnell. “It started with neighbor talking to neighbor, individuals coming together with broken hearts, really.”And not every town in America has the president of the NRA as a neighbor. When Pete Brownell was elected as NRA president in May, his neighbors felt like there was an opportunity for conversation.The Rev. Wendy Abrahamson, rector at St. Paul’s, said, “After Las Vegas, this all coalesced from different places. Someone asked me, ‘Has anyone ever talked to Pete directly?’ And I went, ‘Huh. That would be kind of respectful towards him as a human being. I’ll try.’”Abrahamson called Brownell’s corporate office and left a message with his secretary to see if he could meet with her and another pastor to work together toward gun safety. Then she waited. After some time went by, she realized they had mutual friends on Facebook, so she sent him a message through Facebook Messenger. Abrahamson said there has been no response.“I had found it difficult to understand why a conversation was not occurring in this community about the NRA, about gun safety, when we had this person right in our community that we could engage with in this way,” said Eliza Willis, a political science professor at Grinnell College. “I realized that there were other people who shared my view, that this was something we should be discussing, especially because he is the president of the NRA and we have a chance to engage in some way.”So, she and others in the group wrote a letter to him as a neighbor, as friend to many people in town, and as a respected member of the community. To them, it seemed like a natural thing to try and have this conversation.Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders conduct a service of remembrance Dec. 10 in Grinnell, Iowa, for victims of gun violence. After the service, the group walked to Brownells, the world’s largest supplier of gun parts and accessories, to stand in prayer. Photo: Meg WagnerJanet Carl, member at First Presbyterian Church in Grinnell said, “I’ve never been a part of an organizing effort that has been quite like this.” Members of the group planned 26 Days of Action Against Gun Violence — one day for every person killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, five years ago by Adam Lanza.The 26 Days of Action Against Gun Violence has included holding discussions, sharing stories, watching NRA videos, making phone calls to elected representatives, and screening “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA” and “Newtown.”David Wheeler, whose son Ben was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary, came to Grinnell for the Dec. 5 screening of “Newtown” along with the filmmakers. Wheeler also wrote Pete Brownell a letter, asking if they could meet and talk while he was in Grinnell. Wheeler said that Brownell did not respond.The 26 Days also has featured actions that could be taken by individuals and groups, in public and from home, with lots of opportunities to engage in conversation and learn about gun safety and the impact of gun violence.“What’s been extraordinary for me personally is that I really feel an empowerment and my fear has greatly been reduced just by taking action,” said Springer.Iowa Bishop Alan Scarfe preaches at the Interfaith Service of Remembrance Dec. 10 in Grinnell. His wife, Donna Scarfe, was the sign language interpreter for the service. Photo: Meg WagnerThe Dec. 10 Interfaith Service of Remembrance was held at the United Church of Christ in Grinnell and was led by Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders. At the service, the Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, bishop of Iowa, said, “Every valley of ignorance and despair must be uplifted. Every mountaintop of fixed positions and fearful hoarding must be brought low. And every crooked road of legislative cat-and-mouse twisting and turning needs to be made straight so everyone can see the glory of God and the glory of a humanity able to learn war no more — turning its spears into pruning hooks and its swords to plowshares.”“What could be more Iowa than that?” he added.After the service, about 100 people joined the 3.2-mile silent walk to the Brownells factory by Interstate 80 in Grinnell. As the sun was beginning to set, they reached the turnoff to the Brownells factory and retail store. There, the group stayed for a while and prayed together. The 26 Days of Action is culminating in Honor with Action, a vigil on Dec. 14 in Central Park in Grinnell.“The thing that means a lot to me in this is that it is 26 days of ACTION. Because, as everyone else is saying, I’m sick of thoughts and prayers,” Abrahamson said. “I feel like this is prayer — what we are doing.”— The Rev. Meg Wagner serves as the missioner for communications and reconciliation for the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release By Meg WagnerPosted Dec 11, 2017 Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

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Budget committee hears requests for funding at first of two…

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Budget committee hears requests for funding at first of two hearings Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Dan C Tootle says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 6, 2018 July 6, 2018 at 2:08 pm Is the monthly stipend for the Diocese of Haiti included within the proposed budget? Rev. Dr. James Hargis says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Program Budget & Finance General Convention, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 6, 2018 at 2:25 pm Just how much is being spent, and from where is the massive amount of money coming, to continue to fund lawsuits (past, present, and future)? Never received reliable answers to my past queries. Will this time be different? Surprise me! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 14:51 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments (2) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release The Episcopal Church’s three-year budgets are funded primarily by pledges from the church’s 109 dioceses and three regional areas. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $150,000. For the 2016-2018 budget, dioceses were asked to give 18 percent in 2016, 16.5 percent in 2017 and 15 percent in 2018. Not all dioceses pay the full asking for a variety of reasons.Diocesan commitments for 2017 and 2018 are here.At the 2015 meeting of General Convention, bishops and deputies turned the current voluntary asking system into a mandatory assessment, beginning with the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Council’s draft anticipates that some dioceses will get full or partial waivers of those payments under a system that will go into effect in the new triennium.Without getting a waiver, a diocese that does not pay the full assessment will be unable to get grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the name under which the Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.)Council’s draft budget is based on a 15 percent mandatory assessment, and it sets money aside for those full or partial waivers.The Rev. Richard Mahaffey, president of the Episcopal Conference of the Deaf, testifies with the help of spoken-word and signing translators. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal New ServicePB&F is being asked to consider Resolution B001 to scrap the mandatory across-the-board assessment and adopt a system of diocesan funding of the church’s triennial budget based on how much each diocese spends on average per congregation in its annual budget. Diocese of Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase, proposer of the resolution, told the committee that it “will actually increase revenue for the church and it will make your jobs much easier … so you can thank me later.”He compared the current system to a flat income tax, which he said is “regressive” and “not helpful to those on the lower ends.” Benhase said that most economists would argue that a “progressive” system such as the one he suggests “is much fairer and it’s more just.”PB&F plans another open hearing on the budget at 1:15 p.m. July 6. Its final budget must be presented to a joint session of the Houses of Bishops and Deputies no later than the third day before convention’s scheduled adjournment. According to the draft convention schedule, that presentation is set to take place at 10:30 a.m. CDT on July 11.The bishops and deputies then separately debate and vote on the budget.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY General Convention 2018, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance has 27 members plus other General Convention officers and support staff, as well as staff members from the treasurer’s office. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal New Service[Episcopal News Service –Austin, Texas] The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) held the first of two planned open hearings the evening of July 5 to hear from Episcopalians asking that the committee help fund their ministries.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.Nearly 30 witnesses spoke to the committee during the 90-minute hearing at the JW Marriott Hotel two blocks from convention’s home in the Austin Convention Center. Among the topics of concern included funding for church planting and congregational redevelopment, Christian formation programs, the work of the proposed Task Force for Women, Truth, and Reconciliation, reunification with the Episcopal Church of Cuba, youth ministry, new resources for sexual misconduct-prevention training, the work of the Archives of the Episcopal Church, and sustainability work in the church’s indigenous ministries.PB&F has already begun work on the draft 2019-2021 triennium budget that Executive Council passed in January.The total income in council’s draft budget of $133.7 million would pay for an equal amount in expenses, with a very small surplus of just $2,654. The triennial budget is up about $8.7 million from that approved by the 2015 meeting of General Convention for the current 2016-2018 triennium.last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop, church respond to further cuts to the US…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Lynette WilsonPosted Sep 18, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In early March 2015, the Episcopal Church led a pilgrimage to Africa’s Great Lakes region and visited the Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda to learn about the plight of Congolese refugees and the United States Refugee Admissions Program. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The United States was a worldwide leader in refugee resettlement just two years ago, when more than 80,000 refugees were welcomed into the country with help from the nine agencies with federal contracts to do that work, including Episcopal Migration Ministries. That number has dwindled under the Trump administration, which announced Sept. 17 it would reduce resettlement further, to just 30,000 a year.The Episcopal Church has a long history of standing with refugees, people who are fleeing violence, war and political and religious persecution, and on Sept. 18 the church expressed its disappointment at the reduced cap on the number of refugees.“As followers of Jesus Christ, we are saddened by this decision,” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said in a written statement. “Our hearts and our prayers are with those thousands of refugees who, due to this decision, will not be able to find new life in the United States. This decision by the government does not reflect the care and compassion of Americans who welcome refugees in their communities every day. Our faith calls us to love God and love our neighbor, so we stand ready to help all those we can in any way we can.”The current ceiling for refugee resettlement is 45,000 for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, but so far, fewer than half that number, just 20,918, have been admitted. The U.S. Department of State announced Sept. 17 that the United States would reduce the ceiling to 30,000 for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, the lowest level since the resettlement program was created in the 1980s.“It’s a disheartening week in the life of our country. The administration’s announcement that we will only be receiving up to 30,000, down from 85,000 just two years ago, refugees is particularly sad given that refugees are indeed the most highly vetted group of people in our country and, therefore, pose little threat to our security and our way of life,” said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, who oversees Episcopal Migration Ministries.“Even this 30,000 number is a ceiling, not a target,” Robertson said.Today, there are 25.4 million refugees worldwide, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, whose mandate is to provide international protection for refugees.UNHCR’s primary focus is on repatriation, or safe return home. When that is not possible, the agency helps refugees pursue citizenship or legal residency in the host country. The third option is resettlement to one of the more than 40 countries worldwide that accept refugees. Globally, less than 1 percent of refugees receive resettlement. Historically, the United States had led the world in welcoming refugees.The Episcopal Church’s involvement in refugee resettlement dates back at least to World War II, when churches sponsored refugees fleeing Nazi oppression. Beginning with the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief (now Episcopal Relief & Development) and later partnering with Church World Service, the Episcopal Church established Episcopal Migration Ministries in 1988.The United States formalized its refugee-resettlement program with the Refugee Act of 1980 in response to the increased numbers of refugees fleeing communism in Southeast Asia. Until then, churches sponsored refugees’ visas; but by the mid-1970s, that process was insufficient to meet the need.EMM has resettled more than 90,000 refugees over the last 30 years. Previously, EMM had operated 31 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, providing direct assistance to recent arrivals. More recently, the number has decreased to 14 affiliates in 12 dioceses, though EMM still plans to resettle 1,527 individuals in the current fiscal year.The U.S. resettlement program’s goal is to help refugees establish new lives and become self-sufficient. Toward that goal, EMM partners with affiliates, churches, and government and nongovernmental organizations to provide services to refugee families upon their arrival in the United States. Such vital services include English language and cultural orientation classes, employment services, school enrollment, and initial assistance with housing and transportation.EMM is one of nine agencies partnered with the U.S. State Department to welcome and resettle refugees. Six of the government’s resettlement partners are faith-based; the program has historically, for the most part, enjoyed bipartisan support.“As long as the EMM remains a government partner, we will continue to resettle refugees, and in any case, we will continue to provide services to refugees,” said Robertson.The U.S. Constitution guarantees religious freedom, and refugee resettlement allows those who would come to the U.S. to live in safety and to practice their religion without persecution, said Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations.“As a church, we have a particular interest in ensuring the freedom of religion for all people worldwide. This administration has spoken repeatedly about the importance of religious freedom, but we are seeing them step back from one of the most powerful ways that we can protect those who are persecuted or threatened because of their religious beliefs,” said Blachly. “As a nation, we have historically offered protection to those who are not safe in their countries. This dramatic reduction in the number of refugees – and systematic dismantlement of this successful program – will have grave humanitarian consequences.”President Donald Trump made curbing immigration a centerpiece of his election campaign, and his White House’s reductions to the nation’s refugee resettlement program show an interest in limiting more than just illegal immigration. The president determines the number of refugees allowed entry into the United States; for months administration officials have pushed to further decrease the number of refugees admitted.“Slashing the refugee resettlement admissions number to a historic low is tied to this administration’s efforts to clamp down on legal immigration,” said Lacy Broemel, the church’s refugee and immigration policy adviser. “This effort is having grave impacts on families and vulnerable persons. We urge members of Congress to do all they can to maintain or resettlement system, protections for asylum seekers, and compassionate solutions for all immigrants.”To learn more about the church’s involvement in refugee resettlement or to support EMM, click here.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Refugees Migration & Resettlement Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop, church respond to further cuts to the US refugee resettlement program Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

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Border Ministries Summit brings together Southwest, California and Mexico dioceses

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Refugees Migration & Resettlement Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Public Policy Network, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the second busiest U.S.-Mexico crossing. A narrow strip of the Rio Grande separates the two cities, whose combined population is more than 2 million people. From the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, the border is invisible. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – El Paso, Texas] While driving along Interstate 25 from Albuquerque on his way to Las Cruces, New Mexico, Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn spotted a billboard on the left-hand side of the road just south of Belen that almost made him crash his pickup truck.“I was so confused by the billboard. It said in broad letters, two sentences … ‘Heaven has a wall and strict immigration policies. Hell has open borders,’” said Hunn, who was then bishop-elect. “I almost wrecked the truck. … I had to slow down. … Does it really say that? I was so confused, and I’m still confused.”The billboard reminded Hunn, who before his election as bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande served as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s canon for ministry within the Episcopal Church, that “for those of us in the church, part of the work of engaging and following Jesus Christ is always theological. And we are living in a society and in a culture where there are Christian people who go to church regularly who are interpreting their faith in such a way that they can buy a billboard that can say, ‘Heaven has a wall and strict immigration policies. Hell has open borders.’“If that sentiment is out there, if that theology is out there – and I think it’s real in all of our places – then it would make sense for us as Episcopalians, for us as Anglicans, to do some theological work,” said Hunn, on Nov. 18, in his sermon during the closing Eucharist of the first-ever Border Ministries Summit here in El Paso.About 60 people attended summit held Nov. 16-18 at the El Paso Marriott. Although the summit focused on border ministries carried out by dioceses that share a border with Mexico, attendees came from as far as Massachusetts. Once migrants or asylum-seekers cross the U.S. border, they often travel to other states to look for work or to reunite with family. The Diocese of the Rio Grande, which covers 40 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border, hosted the summit to bring together people engaged in borderland ministry to share experiences and to network.“About a year ago, I began to look at borderland ministries and asked what was going on in other dioceses,” said the Rev. Paul Moore, who chairs the Rio Grande Diocese’s Borderland Ministries and who organized the summit. The next summit will take place Nov. 14-16, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona.The summit coincided with migrant caravans’ continued arrival at the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of Central American migrants began arriving Nov. 14 in Tijuana, Mexico, and other ports of entry. The caravans have been politicized in United States and in their Central American countries of origin, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, where one of the main drivers of migration – forced displacement by violence – is often denied. Here in the United States, President Donald Trump has called economic migrants and asylum-seekers an “assault on our country,” and his administration has deployed 8,000 troops to the border. The president has vowed to deny asylum claims of migrants who attempt to enter the United States illegally, meaning not through a designated point-of-entry.When living along the border, as people like Moore who has lived there for some 25 years know, it can feel like straddling two cultures, and border crossings, whether to shop or go to school, seek medical attention, look for work or reunite with family, occur every day. In fact, prior to 1996, people would cross the border easily to work and return home to their families. But when then-President Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, crossing became too dangerous and people began staying in the United States.The law, said Moore, “created a permanent population,” in some cases, separating families as people stayed in the United States to work and send money home to support them.For the past two years, Moore, who also serves as rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City, New Mexico, has celebrated the Eucharist on the Sunday closest to Mexico’s Mother’s Day, May 10, in the middle of the Rio Grande, straddling the U.S. and Mexico, near Lajitas, Texas. The Eucharist is part of an annual event that brings together people and briefly re-unites families on both sides of the border.The Eucharist is one of the many Episcopal-Anglican ministries happening along the border.On Nov. 17, representatives from the dioceses of Northern Mexico, West Texas, Arizona, San Diego, Western Mexico and the Rio Grande gave presentations. In McAllen, Texas, the Rev. Rod Clark, vicar of St. Peter & St. Paul in nearby Mission, hosts Taco Tuesdays, feeding hungry people. He also organizes immersions for people interested in learning about living on the border, and he provides outreach to border patrol agents, who often have a difficult, thankless job that can, at times, be misunderstood.The Diocese of West Texas has for a decade operated Fronteras Unidas, or “united borders,” providing continuing education to clergy on both sides of the border and providing microenterprise loans to women in southern Mexico.In Nogales, Mexico, the Rev. Rodger Babnew Jr., a deacon serving St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Arizona, along with a counterpart from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Grand Canyon Synod, operates a five-facility, 780-person capacity shelter system. Since the caravans began arriving, 18 to 22 families have been leaving the shelter to request asylum at the border every day, whereas a two weeks ago, they would see three to five families leave the shelter per week.In San Diego, which borders Tijuana, Mexico, the busiest port of entry, where Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been releasing 75-100 asylum-seekers from detention daily at the bus station without assistance, Episcopalians have been supplying care packages with toiletries and other essentials, and they have brought in a mobile shower station.In Tucson, Episcopalians have been volunteering at Casa Alitas, a short-term shelter that offers migrants and asylum-seekers a place to stay before they board buses and planes to reunite with family in other parts of the country while awaiting their immigration hearing.These are just a sampling of the ongoing ministries Episcopalians for years have been engaging in along the border. Given the media coverage devoted to the caravan, it can be easy to forget that some thousands of people arrive at the U.S. border every day. In 2017, an average 850 people were apprehended trying to cross the border illegally; however, that number is down from an average 1,983 in 2007, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.For example, hundreds of people left El Salvador on Oct. 31 in three separate caravans, but as El Salvador Bishop David Alvarado said during a Nov. 18 presentation about root causes of migration, between 200 and 300 people depart daily from El Salvador, one of the most violent countries in the world.Across Central America’s Northern Triangle, a region that includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, more than 700,000 people have been forcibly displaced by violence. And it’s a global phenomenon affecting a record 68.5 million people worldwide.The Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations compiled “A Faithful Response to the Caravan: Five Things to Know.”Between presentations by dioceses, the summit’s workshops focused on social work, immigration law, combatting racism, and the Episcopal Church’s immigration, migration and refugee advocacy and engagement at the federal level.“The church’s official policy positions on immigration date as far back to resolutions in the 1930s calling for the loosening of restrictive and racially discriminatory immigration policies, and then throughout the 20th century urging parishes to participate actively in sponsoring refugees for resettlement and civil rights protections for undocumented immigrants,” explained Lacy Broemel, the Episcopal Church’s refugee and immigration policy analyst.Broemel works out of the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations, which represents the church’s policy priorities, as determined mainly by General Convention and Executive Council resolutions, to the U.S. government. Resolutions, she said, focus on several themes, including family unity; challenging discrimination and racism inherent in many restrictive immigration policies; offering long-term and stable policy solutions for immigrants through a pathway to citizenship; protecting human rights and due process; offering protections for refugees; uplifting LGBTQ refugees and immigrants; and addressing root causes of migration by promoting peace and development.“The church recognizes that the U.S. has legitimate security needs, but we can be both compassionate and sensible. The church recognizes that immigrants and refugees bring gifts that enhance our church and nation,” said Broemel. “And it’s important to note that the Episcopal Church is not only walking alongside refugees and immigrants through these official policies, but we are a church comprised of refugees and immigrants. Dreamers, refugees and other immigrants are a part of the church’s work in ministry, advocacy and engagement with all immigrants.”During his sermon at the close of the summit, Hunn pointed out that, beginning with Adam and Eve, “pretty much the first thing that happens to humanity is that we’re displaced.” He then pointed to the examples of Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Mary, Joseph and Jesus, all of whom were forced to flee, exiled or made refugees. Hunn’s words echoed those of former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who now serves as assisting bishop in the Diocese of San Diego and gave the summit’s keynote address on Nov. 16.“The biblical narrative takes us from cosmic creation, including humanity, to earthlings planted in a garden for a season,” said Jefferts Schori. “Their yearning for knowledge sets them on an ages-long search for home; we, their heirs, are still looking. God sends Abram and Sarai out of Haran in search of a new home. They get to Canaan and keep moving, to Egypt, and then back again. Always there are struggles over who owns what and which terrain belongs to whom.“Yet eventually our ancestors began to tell our story as a search for home in God, along the straight road through the wilderness, a way of justice and peace. This is about more than a plot of land; it’s about opening your hand to neighbors, whether you love, tolerate or fear them. The prophets began to challenge us about neighbors everywhere, not just our tribal kin. We learned that we’re meant to love the strangers, widows and orphans and homeless, and the difficult ones. We began to dream of God’s Reign, and government that brings justice and peace everywhere, and a home where all can rejoice, give thanks and live in harmony and abundance.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] Border Ministries Summit brings together Southwest, California and Mexico dioceses Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 19, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Eventslast_img read more

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House of Bishops Theology Committee examining ‘infection’ of white supremacy

first_img Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 21, 2019 [Episcopal News Service] A committee of bishops and academic theologians is discussing how The Episcopal Church and its bishops can confront what its chair has called “the comprehensive role of white supremacy in our lives.”The House of Bishops Theology Committee wants to give The Episcopal Church some theological resources to help it respond to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s invitation to become Beloved Community.The Beloved Community initiative is rooted in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for racial equality, economic justice and world peace.However, “it sort of hit us like a ton of bricks that there was no way we could really move forward with integrity on a theological exploration of the very concepts of Beloved Community unless we acknowledged the reality and challenge of the ideology of white supremacy,” Diocese of Southern Ohio Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, who chairs the committee, told Episcopal News Service.In a letter to the House of Bishops earlier this year, Breidenthal said that the committee realizes that the church’s effort must begin by recognizing the role of white supremacy in “infecting all our perceptions, passions and patterns of thought.”The committee is working on “a fuller theological and historical account of white supremacy and its impact on The Episcopal Church,” according to his letter.However, Breidenthal acknowledged to ENS, that “this might be a very difficult conversation to have in the house and certainly in the church as a whole.” The committee wants to provide ways to “model honest and truthful conversations,” he said.Diocese of New York Bishop Suffragan Allen Shin told the House of Bishops in March that the committee “would like your guidance on the best way to invite this house and the wider church into reflection and dialogue on this issue.” He said the group hopes to have time at its next meeting to begin those conversations, centering first on three groups of questions that Breidenthal posed in his letter:How do you understand white supremacy? How have you experienced it?How has white supremacy influenced your view of God? The church?What does your vision of Beloved Community that repents of white supremacy look like? What will you do to work toward that vision?Breidenthal said in his letter that the committee is identifying historical documents relating to marginalized populations, including African American, Latino, Asian, indigenous and LGBTQ communities.To that end, Mark Duffy, the church’s canonical archivist and director of The Episcopal Church Archives told ENS that the committee has asked the Archives for help. The committee, he said, admired the Archives’ digital exhibit on African Americans in The Episcopal Church and wondered about developing a similar effort to tell the stories of the church’s Asian Americans.“For me, it says there’s been a lot of talk about reconciliation, there’s been a lot of talk about ‘beloved community,’ but are we doing the hard work here?” Duffy said. “Are we really looking at what we’ve done?”Duffy said his “historian side wants to see us do something that can be passed on, that can be brought to the next generation.”The committee is working in two other directions, as well. “More broadly, we are interested in noting the stories that The Episcopal Church has forgotten or never told about its minority members,” Breidenthal wrote in his letter. The committee also is looking at how human beings “generate narratives and repeat and alter them endlessly.” The members also are investigating “resources in Scripture and practices embedded in the history of the church that might help us embody faithful habits of listening to God and each other.”Racism and its impact on society and the church have drawn the bishops’ attention for more than 25 years. The house has issued two letters to the church on this topic, one adopted by the house in April 1994 and another one issued March 22, 2006.The House of Bishops Theology Committee, whose members are appointed by the presiding bishop, undertakes projects of theological inquiry as requested by him or her and the house. General Convention makes occasional requests of the committee. In the past, the committee has developed resources for the wider church and the bishops’ teaching ministry on such subjects as human sexuality, the environment and just war theory. In the 2013-15 triennium, the committee worked on a theology of discipleship and mission in the global economy that resulted in a digital interactive resource during Lent 2016.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group House of Bishops Theology Committee examining ‘infection’ of white supremacy Group hopes to help bishops, church reflect on becoming Beloved Community Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab House of Bishops, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

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RIP: G.P. Mellick Belshaw, ninth bishop of New Jersey

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET People Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Posted Mar 2, 2020 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Diocese of New Jersey] The Rt. Rev. George Phelps Mellick Belshaw, who served as the ninth bishop of New Jersey until his retirement in 1995, died peacefully at his home in Princeton on Feb. 29. He was 91.“I am deeply saddened by the death of Mellick Belshaw, the ninth bishop of New Jersey,” said the Rt. Rev. William H. (Chip) Stokes, current Bishop of New Jersey. “Mellick was old-school gracious and kind. He loved the people God called him to serve from Hawaii to New York to New Jersey. His leadership in the Diocese of New Jersey was strong and stable during the years he was bishop suffragan and later bishop diocesan. When I was a seminarian at The General Theological Seminary in New York, Mellick was president of the board. I will always be grateful for his warm affection then and in later years when I ended up in the bishop’s chair in New Jersey. I will miss his wise care and counsel and am eternally grateful for the legacy he left for those of us who have succeeded to the office he occupied so faithfully and well.”George Phelps Mellick Belshaw was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1928, the son of the Rev. Harold Belshaw and Edith Mellick. He attended St. Paul’s School, in Concord, New Hampshire, where he was a member of the Missionary Society. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of the South in 1951 and followed that with both a bachelor of arts in 1954 and a master of arts in 1959 in sacred studies from The General Theological Seminary.After completing his studies at General, Mellick Belshaw served churches in Waimanalo, Hawaii; Dover, Delaware; and Rumson, New Jersey, where he was rector of St George’s-by-the-River for 10 years. He was elected Suffragan Bishop of New Jersey in 1975, then Bishop Coadjutor in 1982, and in 1983 became the ninth bishop of New Jersey. He served as diocesan bishop until his retirement in 1995.Bishop Belshaw has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary and the University of the South; he has also been the recipient of an honorary degree from Hamilton College. His service to General Theological Seminary includes 31 years on the board of trustees, as well as serving at various times as tutor, fellow, adjunct faculty member, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and acting dean of the seminary.Bishop Belshaw has been a fellow of the College of Preachers, a member of the Commission on Peace of the Episcopal Church from 1979 to 1985, president of the Coalition of Religious Leaders of New Jersey in 1986–1987, president of the Episcopal Urban Caucus from 1986 to 1989, and a member of the Economic Justice Committee of the Episcopal Church from 1988 to 1995. In the late 1990s, he was chair of the Coalition for Peace Action, a grassroots organization that advocates for the global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.He was the editor of two well-regarded books, “Lent with Evelyn Underhill” and “Lent with William Temple,” as well as a number of articles and reviews.He was married to Elizabeth Wheeler from 1954 until her death in 2014. The couple had three grown children and several grandchildren.The funeral will be Friday, March 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer St., Princeton, New Jersey. Clergy should vest in cassock and surplice with white stoles and gather in Pierce-Bishop Hall no later than 10:30 a.m. There will be a reception at the Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St., immediately following the service.center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY RIP: G.P. Mellick Belshaw, ninth bishop of New Jersey Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Obituary, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

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Chicago church’s Greenlining Campaign works to reverse effects of racism…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Chicago church’s Greenlining Campaign works to reverse effects of racism in housing Posted Aug 5, 2020 Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Diocese of Chicago] On May 31, Pentecost Sunday, six days after George Floyd was killed by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 47 people at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago, Illinois, attended an online evening prayer service to mourn him and other Black people killed by racist violence.“We reflected on how people felt powerless in this moment,” said Elizabeth Moriarty, a member of the parish and volunteer leader with United Power for Action and Justice. “We all had stories of shame and grief. But the organizer in me said, Oh no, we don’t know our power.”Two months later, the congregation announced that it had raised $232,600 to support Canaan Homes, a housing and community organizing initiative in Lawndale, a West Side neighborhood devastated historically by predatory lending and the discriminatory housing policies known as redlining. The fundraising effort, which All Saints’ called the Greenlining Campaign, was launched a few weeks after the Pentecost prayer service “with the idea that we would be leaven,” said the Rev. Stephen Applegate, the parish’s interim rector. “Leaven for the 1,000 homes Lawndale Christian Development Corporation hopes to build and leaven for others to join in this campaign.”All Saints’, a North Side congregation with more than 600 members, moved beyond its initial sense of powerlessness using a community organizing ministry that began in 2018, Moriarty said. With the support of Bishop Bonnie Perry of the Diocese of Michigan, then rector of All Saints’, Moriarty established the ministry through one-on-one interviews with members of the congregation “to build relational power.”In the language of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the community organizing network founded in Chicago by legendary organizer Saul Alinsky, the phrase “relational power” refers to the power that can be amassed through strategic, mutual relationships between people and organizations.At All Saints’, the movement grew quickly. When the parish joined United Power in February 2019, 40 people from the congregation went to Lawndale to deliver the annual dues check. Seven months later, 142 All Saints’ members participated in a United Power meeting with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, during which more than a thousand people asked her to release a thousand vacant lots in Lawndale for affordable housing.“This is what All Saints’ does through the power of the Holy Spirit. We take these kinds of risks and make these kinds of things happen,” Applegate said.This spring, the organizing momentum was slowed by Perry’s departure and the pandemic. But shortly after the Pentecost prayer service, Moriarty received an email from Richard Townsell, executive director of Lawndale Christian Development Corporation, calling on United Power members to respond to systemic racism with “persistent and targeted action that is built on relational power.”“Our goal,” wrote Townsell, “is to rebuild Lawndale with homes that working people can afford; to rebuild the public square with local leaders that care about the issues that affect us, and to not give in to fear or the market driven ideology that has taken over our country’s polity.”The next day, Moriarty called Townsell and asked how much money he needed. He sent her a 50-page plan for Canaan Homes, she recalls, and she thought, “Oh, a church can raise money for the Promised Land. This is our chance!”The All Saints’ vestry endorsed the project on June 16, and the Greenlining Campaign launched six days later with the goal of raising $215,000 in a month. On July 27, the campaign committee met with Townsell to announce that they had exceeded the goal by more than $17,000. Half of the gifts were for $100 or less, and 56% of donors are not members of All Saints’. Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee and five other Episcopal congregations—St. Mary’s, Park Ridge; St. Augustine’s, Wilmette; St. John’s, Irving Park; Church of the Atonement, Edgewater, and Grace Place Episcopal Church, South Loop—were among the donors, as were several ecumenical congregations.All Saints’ co-warden Scottie Caldwell was one of the parish leaders who helped raise the funds. In a letter to the congregation, she wrote about her anger and sense of powerlessness on the night George Floyd was killed. But then, she wrote, she had a realization: “I know what to do. All Saints’ is with me. … Because we have been working with United Power for Action and Justice, because we have been talking about racism and power and organizing, and because I have seen, again and again, the transformative power of a community that believes in what’s possible and what makes the world new, I remembered that I am not alone.”“The biggest thing I can say is that it is unprecedented,” Townsell said of the campaign. “I have had so much difficulty reaching into some of the big name white evangelical churches in Chicagoland trying to get them to support our work and I have struck out. They won’t even return my phone calls. It’s to All Saints’ credit that they are really willing and able to do the Gospel and to do something outside of their congregation.”The money will pay to build the first model home in the development and three months of salary and benefits for a community organizer from North Lawndale. The organizer, Townsell said, will “get muscle politically to defend” the project.“When we built the Ezra Project in the late 1990s, we had a lot of enemies,” Townsell said, referring to an affordable housing initiative in which the Diocese of Chicago invested a million dollars. “The street gangs weren’t happy, the banks weren’t happy because we went with one preferred bank, the developers weren’t happy because they wanted to build more market rate homes. We build 100 houses, and then the opposing forces shut us down.“Now we’re starting with the organizing,” he said. He is counting on what he calls the “All Saints troublemakers” to be part of the organizing power. “The mayor should not just be hearing from our alderman.”Applegate, who arrived at All Saints’ in February just three weeks before the pandemic forced the suspension of in-person worship and programs, said Perry’s legacy helped the congregation deliver such impressive results. “Bonnie’s ability to create and empower leaders means that she left behind a whole group of capable, committed, and energetic leaders,” he said. “When she left, she left them with a legacy of risk and risk and risk again. She was very successful in creating a DNA that has outlived her and will outlive her.”To Moriarty, the Greenlining Project’s success can be measured not just by the money raised, but also by the relationship it has formed between All Saints’ and Lawndale Christian Development Corporation. “Part of our power at All Saints’ is our white privilege and our ability to leverage relationships across the city,” she said. “This project allowed us to move our money back to where it was taken from and say to Richard, ‘We believe in you, we’re following you.’ We’re learning the story of Lawndale.” Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Dream Lake Elementary six weeks away from completion

first_img Reply If you build it, they will come. But if you build it on time and within the budget they will come happy.Construction on Dream Lake Elementary School in Apopka is approximately six weeks away from a scheduled completion date (June 16th). And according to Bill Adkins, they are right on schedule.“I have zero concern we will be ready by the June 16th deadline, said Adkins, the Senior Superintendent for Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI).According to Adkins, they are in the process of installing flooring, painting and laying asphalt to the parking lot. Next week they begin laying the sod. “Greening” (laying sod and landscaping) the property will take 4 weeks.“You’ll be amazed what this school looks like in six weeks.”Christine Moore is also impressed with the status of the new Dream Lake Elementary.“I’m extremely pleased with the progress,” said Moore the Orange County School Board Member for District 7, which includes Apopka. “CPPI is always one of the cleanest, most efficient sites, and it will be the first project completed in Orange County.”According to Moore, there are 11 construction projects in process within the Orange County Public School (OCPS) system. Dream Lake is slated to finish first because of her persistence to get it out in front.“I got with the (OCPS) staff to make the demolition (of the old Dream Lake Elementary) happen. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. That’s what I’m here for, to advocate for my schools.”The demolition of the old Dream Lake Elementary was last summer.Dream Lake Elementary School, located at 500 North Park Avenue, was closed during construction. Students are attending classes at the former Apopka High School ninth-grade center during the 2015-16 school year.According to the OCPS website, The 90,637-square-foot school is being rebuilt to hold a capacity of 830 students. It has a current enrollment of 824 students. The budget for the project is $18.1 million. It is shaping up and looking good. Will be happy to see it completed. Fencing also looks nice. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Christine Moore 3 COMMENTS Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply The upgraded fencing is due to the generosity of the City of Apopka. We are now awaiting funding for a relief school for the northern part of Apopka. Zellwood, Wolf Lake and Rock Springs elementary schools will all benefit when this newest school will be constructed. This relief school is finally in the 5 year work plan. This is great news to celebrate as well. May 11, 2016 at 8:11 amcenter_img TAGSChristine MooreDream Lake ElementaryOCPS Previous articleIs Tractor Supply Coming to Apopka?Next articleHow Does a Dermatologist Protect Her Skin From the Sun? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply May 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm The City of Apopka paid for the new fencing at the Dream Lake School? I thought that was Orange County’s responsibility?last_img read more

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Nelson and Becker host Hoops for Hope

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Previous articleTropical Depression 6 forms in the AtlanticNext articleNelson thanks Back to School Fair sponsors and volunteers Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Hoops for Hope Charity Basketball GameOn September 28, 2016 HSC II Parent Awareness, sponsored by Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson and City of Apopka Commissioner Kyle Becker will host the 1st Annual Hoops for Hope charity basketball game. This is a fundraising charity event to help foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the local community.Funds raised from this event will go towards scholarship funds for qualifying senior students at both Apopka and Wekiva High Schools.  The scholarships will be given on behalf of the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence.There will also be a scholarship giveaway for a student to attend the Apopka Basketball AAU Camp.According to tier news release, Hoops For Hope is passionate about people and wants to see youth improve their social skills as well as discover that they are significant in this world. Hoops for Hope believes that everyone has a Purpose, a Plan, a Part and a Place. They plan to touch the lives of children who are most at-risk, and inspire them to become confident, competent and caring individuals in our society.The Hoops for Hope event will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the CSP Sportsplex – 110 Athletes Row. Apopka, FL 32798. This will be a charity basketball event focusing on stopping the violence and increasing communication between police and community. The basketball game will be between 11th and 12th grade Apopka & Piedmont Wekiva students vs Court Kingz.There will be a roster of entertainment, including performing groups, music and fun! There will be hourly announcements thanking and recognizing sponsors who have contributed to the event’s success.Free T-shirts will be given to the first 150 people and a $200 prize for making a 1/2 court shot.For further information please call HSC II Parent Awareness at 407-255-0538.Sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $0 to $500. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Seminole County launches Deputy Sheriff Sponsorship Program

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSSeminole County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleBack to Nature Food RecallNext articleSay “Boo” to Halloween Hazards Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Interested in becoming a Deputy Sheriff?  Want to get paid while attending the law-enforcement academy? Need a scholarship to pay for tuition and expenses?Read on.The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office has announced the launch of their Deputy Sheriff Sponsorship Program.The program will provide scholarships to cover tuition and expenses for successful applicants to attend the full-time law enforcement academy at Seminole State College that will take place from January to June of 2017.Selected applicants will be paid $16.68 dollars an hour for 40 hours per week while attending the academy and beginning orientation with the Sheriff’s Office.They will also be eligible for individual employee benefits. Once the sponsored applicants have completed the Academy, they will be required to pass the State Officer Certification Exam. Applications are due by November 16, 2016.Applicants selected to the program must fulfill all of the requirements of the academy. Those that fail to complete the academy will be required to reimburse the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for all expenses incurred. Once the sponsored applicants have completed the Academy, they will be required to pass the State Officer Certification Exam.Minimum Requirements for the Deputy Sheriff Sponsorship Program:Applicant must be at least 21 years of ageApplicant must be a United States citizenApplicant must have a High School Diploma or GEDApplicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s LicenseSelection will be made through a competitive process, with priority given to candidates who have a 4-year degree or military experience (four years on active duty or six years as a reserve).Use this link to RSVP to attend an Informational Session at the SCSO main building located at 100 Bush Boulevard in Sanford on Monday, October 31st at 1 p.m.For additional information visit the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office website.last_img read more

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Hickerson site to become gateway birding park

first_img Reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCity of ApopkaHIckerson ParcelLake Apopka Wildlife Drive Previous articleJoin APD at Coffee with a Cop tomorrowNext articleSummer travel with kids made safe, fun, and easy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Yea! Finally, some good news for a change! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT City of Apopka and Orange Audubon partner to restore a beautiful propertyThe Apopka City Council voted 5-0 (through consent agenda) to approve an arrangement through a “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)” between the City of Apopka and the Orange Audubon Society (OAS) to create a birding site at the property known as the Hickerson parcel, and to approve the St. John’s River Water Management District’s (SJRWMD) donation of that property to the City of Apopka.According to the Agenda Packet provided for the June 7th City Commission meeting, on October 21, 2015, approval by the Apopka City Council was given to accept a property donation from the SJRWMD. The site is about 66 acres located on the north side of Lust Road just west of Binion Road and S.R. 429 and at the “gateway” to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (Loop Trail).As part of the process for attaining the site, the City has continually worked with SJRWMD and the OAS to help facilitate the eventual use and rehabilitation of the site and make it one of the premiere locations for birding enthusiasts. The City of Apopka and the OAS have completed an MOU to reflect the intent of the request to the SJRWMD for the site, and formally establish an MOU for the ownership, maintenance, and establishment of the “Gateway Birding Park” that will be managed by the OAS. The City envisions that this new Eco-Tourism Park will provide an accessible location for birding enthusiasts to enjoy, and provide a true gateway to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive where additional birding opportunities exist.“The plan for this property is to make it a passive birding park,” explained Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “It’s part of the overall eco-tourism plan. Because the (Lake Apopka) wildlife drive is only open three days a week plus federal holidays, the idea is to bring people to another natural place where birds congregate.”According to Kilsheimer, OAS has a plan to remove invasive plant species from the property, and replace them with native plants and trees that attract birds, with a long-term goal of establishing a visitor’s center to include classrooms.“Basically we intend to turn OAS loose on the Hickerson parcel and let them restore the natural balance,” Kilsheimer said. Please enter your comment! June 9, 2017 at 10:41 amlast_img read more

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Local construction company wins bid from City

first_img Improvements coming for Sixth Street and Brush DriveFrom the City of ApopkaAn Apopka construction company is helping the city to complete important public improvements while it saving money.Providence Construction and Development Co. submitted the lowest bids Thursday for two new road projects that will improve vehicle access and public safety in separate areas of Apopka. If awarded, the combined proposals could also save the city more than $126,000 in transportation impact fee funding while still investing back into the local business community and jobs.The city will build more than 900 feet of East Sixth Street – an aged, broken and bumpy section of gravel drive scarred with asphalt patches – between South Christiana Avenue and U.S. Highway 441 near the Highland Manor banquet and wedding facility, which is part of the proposed City Center development. Parallel parking and sidewalks will be added. Storm water drainage will be added, and the eastern part of Sixth Street will be redirected north to create a safer intersection with U.S. Highway 441.“This will be a major improvement for these houses along here,” said Dana Littlefield, who has lived on Sixth Street for 12 years. “Anything for safety, too – we’re good with that.”Apopka received five bids from construction companies on Thursday – the highest estimate was more than half a million dollars. Providence submitted the lowest bid at $399,900, which is about $40,868 less than the next lowest bidder.Brush Drive will provide for much faster emergency response times for firefighters and paramedics stationed at Fire Station #5.The second city road project will build 820 feet of a new road – Brush Drive – on the north side of Apopka between Jason Dwelley Parkway and Rolling Hills Lane into the Rock Springs Ridge residential community. Work will include new road paving, curb and gutters, storm water drainage, a small retention pond, a sidewalk on the south side and a separate 12-foot multi-purpose trail on the north side.For added vehicle safety, a right turn lane will be added to northbound Jason Dwelley Parkway. A left turn lane on Brush Drive will help motorists turning onto southbound Jason Dwelley.Brush Drive will have a stop sign at Jason Dwelley on the west. To the east, it will connect with an existing intersection that was constructed years ago inside of Rock Springs Ridge. The new road will provide another transportation connection into the large community. More important, it will provide significant safety benefits.Brush Drive will provide clear access and a sidewalk to allow children to safely walk to nearby public schools. Many children currently cut through the woods in this area.The City of Apopka also will begin construction soon for a new fire station just south of there – at Fire House Lane and Jason Dwelley. Brush Drive will provide for much faster emergency response times – firefighters and paramedics currently must drive north of this area to enter Rock Springs Ridge.The City of Apopka received bids from five construction companies to build Brush Drive. The highest bid was more than $600,000. Providence submitted the lowest bid of $361,985 – more than $86,000 less than the next lowest construction bid.Providence has worked on other municipal projects in Apopka including improvements to Yothers Road and an interior road at the Northwest Recreation Complex. The Apopka company is a subcontractor for one of Garney Construction’s projects – Apopka’s new wastewater reclamation facility on Cleveland Street.Providence owner Timothy Dennard said that ongoing construction work in the Apopka area provides him less cost to mobilize and prepare workers and equipment for new local jobs like Brush Drive and East Sixth Street. The result: lower bids, and better savings to the City of Apopka.Brush Drive and East Sixth Street improvements are expected to be completed by the end of this year. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSCity of ApopkaRoad Improvements Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleApopka Police Department replaces teenager’s stolen bike Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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Not just a place to live: From homelessness to citizenship

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSHomelessnesstheconversation.com Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleChamber hires new Business Development/Membership Director Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Michael Rowe, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, and Charles Barber, Visiting Writer, Wesleyan University.Note: This article first published on theconversation.comTwenty years ago, Jim lived under a highway bridge in New Haven, Connecticut. He was in his 50s and had once been in the Army.After an honorable discharge, he bounced from one job to another, drank too much, became estranged from his family and finally ended up homeless. A New Haven mental health outreach team found him one morning sleeping under the bridge. His neon yellow sneakers stuck out from underneath his blankets.The team tried for months to get Jim to accept psychiatric services. Finally, one day, he relented. The outreach workers quickly helped him get disability benefits, connected him to a psychiatrist and got him a decent apartment.But two weeks later, safe in the apartment, Jim said he wanted to go live under the bridge again. He was more comfortable there, where he knew people and felt like he belonged, he said. In his apartment, he was cut off from everything.As researchers in mental health and criminal justice at Wesleyan and Yale universities, we have been studying homeless populations in New Haven for the past 20 years. At that moment, when Jim said he wanted to leave what we considered the safety of an apartment, the outreach team, which co-author Michael Rowe ran, realized that, while we were capable of physically ending a person’s homelessness, assisting that person in finding a true home was a more complicated challenge.Helping the most marginalized people in society feel comfortable in a new and alien environment, where they were isolated from their peers, required a different approach that went beyond finding them a place to live.The people we worked with needed to see themselves – and be seen as – full members of their neighborhoods and communities. They needed, in other words, to be citizens.Record number of homeless deathsFueled by the opioid crisis, high housing costs and extreme weather, homelessness and its fatal costs are on the rise.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates an increase in the homeless population in 2017 for the first time in seven years, with more than half a million Americans lacking permanent shelter.In addition, in cities across the country, there has been a surge in deaths of homeless individuals. Last year, New Orleans saw a record 60 homeless deaths, a 25 percent rise over two years. Denver saw an estimated increase of 35 percent over 2016, while Rapid City, South Dakota, with a population of only 75,000, saw five deaths of homeless individuals just since December.Complicating matters, about 25 percent of the homeless population is severely mentally ill. Many are deeply distrustful of shelters and the service system, sometimes refusing to engage in services even when their lives are at stake.We believe our research might provide a hopeful answer for the increasing number of homeless Americans whose lives are in jeopardy on the streets of our cities.From outcasts to insidersJim’s story and other similar ones led us on a 20-year quest to create a formal mechanism to enhance a sense of belonging and citizenship among society’s outsiders.Aristotle said that to be a citizen is to participate in the political life of a city. Much later, Alexis de Tocqueville linked citizenship to civic participation.We defined citizenship as the strength of a person’s connection to the “Five Rs” – the rights, responsibilities, roles, and resources that society confers on people through its institutions, as well as one’s relationships to and with friends, neighbors and social networks.Fifteen years ago, we got a small grant and created the Citizens Project in New Haven for people with mental illness and criminal histories, including major felonies. Often, they had histories of homelessness. The six-month program meets twice a week at a soup kitchen.Two graduates of the Citizens Project, second and third from right, in a performance with the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven in 2017. Contributed photo: Mara Lavitt, Author providedThere are four months of classes on the Five Rs of citizenship, covering pragmatic topics such as the capacity to effectively advocate for oneself, public speaking and conflict resolution. A community advocate and peer mentors – people with mental illnesses who are now doing well– teach support and counsel participants, or “students,” as well as provide them with living, breathing proof that people can indeed change.Then students undertake a meaningful project in the community, such as training police cadets how to approach people living on the streets in a non-threatening manner. Graduations are held at City Hall, with family, friends and public officials cheering on.The results?There were statistically significant reductions – 55 percent – in alcohol and drug use among citizenship program participants (as compared to 20 percent reduction in the control group). Additionally, participants’ self-reported indicators of quality of life – such as satisfaction with daily activities and with their employment for those who secured jobs – were significantly higher in the citizenship group than the control groups. We have published the results in peer-reviewed articles and a book, Citizenship and Mental Health.Criminal charges decreased, as they did in the control group, which received “usual” mental health care. Perhaps most important, each class of students became a supportive community in itself. Participants have taken seriously their new role as students, one that many had not embraced before.Over the period in which we have conducted the citizenship project, homelessness overall in New Haven has decreased, likely through many factors, including perhaps our own work.Citizenship approach spreadingInterestingly, however, anxiety and depression increased at various points among our participants. Perhaps the challenge of the intervention had an impact on students. Perhaps also the courage to change brought with it a vulnerability to difficult thoughts and feelings: grief over lost opportunities, lost friends, or lost dreams, even while their quality of life increased.The project has run for years now, graduating hundreds. We’ve received funding from federal and state government. A state-wide social service agency is making their primary focus the enhanced citizenship of its 6,000 clients. Citizenship projects, based on our model, have been launched at a state forensic hospital in Connecticut and internationally in mental health programs in Quebec, Scotland, and soon, Spain and New Zealand.It seems our citizenship program born 20 years ago is now coming of age. The intervention is inexpensive and follows a straightforward manual. The costs of doing nothing are certainly higher.And Jim? He did pretty well for a while, then one day ranted enough about a public official that it had to be reported as a threat. Though completely exonerated, he fired his treatment team and refused all help once again. The Citizens Project had apparently arrived too late to help him.The stakes of full membership in society are indeed high as we undertake this work for people on the margins. But our graduates – as they are recognized at City Hall by the mayor, as they train the police, as they serve on boards of homeless shelters where they once lived – say that seeing themselves as citizens help.And when we see the smiles on our graduates’ faces, or when they talk about their new employment, or when they talk about their joy in getting away from drugs and alcohol, we know that their new-found citizenship helps others, too.last_img read more

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The Ross Rennie tackle on Brian O’Driscoll

first_imgTuesday Mar 4, 2008 The Ross Rennie tackle on Brian O’Driscoll In the Six Nations last weekend we saw Scotland take on Ireland at Croke Park, in a game that produced some splendid tries and examples of incredible skill . The game also produced this flip tackle by Ross Rennie on Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll. The footage has been highly requested so here it is. O’Driscoll was literally flipped over substitute Rennie’s shoulder, Judo style. The referee saw nothing wrong with it, which technically is probably incorrect considering O’Driscoll’s feet were above his hips and Rennie didn’t lower him to the ground, as the law stipulates you should do. It wasn’t however a proper spear tackle as such, so therefore Rennie got away with it. A lot of refs may have seen it differently though, with a penalty, and perhaps even a yellow card being shown.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Anthony Tuitavake big tackling against England

first_imgMonday Jun 16, 2008 Anthony Tuitavake big tackling against England All Black winger Anthony Tuitavake has shown us on numerous occasions this season that other than his electric speed and stepping, he is also quite lethal with his tackling. We saw it on Odwa Ndungane earlier this year, and he repeated it against the English on Saturday. The first was on fullback Mike Brown, and was actually very similar to the Ndungane hit. Tuitavake used his speed to get up there and put pressure on, effecting a solid tackle. The then took Strettled to the ground, albeit not incredibly hard, but he made his presence felt and let the opposition backs know he was around. The third hit in this clip is on James Haskell, and the thing about this one, was you could hear the impact as Tuitavake flew into him at speed from far as he seemingly tripped over a player on the ground. Some nice hits, enhancing the adage that wings aren’t there just for scoring tries.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 1 DAY AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 16 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Anthony Tuitavake big tackling against England | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Keegan Daniel’s fantastic chip and chase try to seal victory against the Bulls

first_imgTuesday Sep 9, 2008 Keegan Daniel’s fantastic chip and chase try to seal victory against the Bulls The Sharks shot to the top of the Currie Cup table this weekend after their remarkable 34-25 come from behind victory over the visiting Blue Bulls in Durban. All the Springboks were back in action after the Tri Nations, and both sides went at it full tilt, resulting in an eight try spectacle that was only really decided in the last five minutes. With the Sharks feeling the pressure of the Bulls, and an imminent drop goal for the win posing a constant threat, this superb try by young Sharks loose forward Keegan Daniel came out of nowhere, taking the game away from the visitors and sealing victory for Sharks. Daniel is a young tearaway who has always been physically smaller than every other forward in the country. But what he lacks in size, he makes up for in speed, skill, and heart. Previously an under 21 star, there was talk of him taking time out to bulk up before making his senior debut. But Daniel had too much to offer, and is now a fully fledged member of the Sharks Super 14 and Currie Cup squads. In this match he wore number eight, but is normally a flanker, who can often be seen flying at opposition flyhalfs and diving in for spectacular tries. Earlier this year in the Super 14 he scored against the Blues just 16 seconds after kickoff, a try which was featured in our Round 4 Pick of the Week. So while it may look strange to see such a fresh faced, tiny number eight, the quality of this try speaks for itself, and you’ll be sure to see more of Keegan Daniel in the future. Six, Seven, Eight, he can play anywhere. Stick a number 14 on his back and he’ll do just as well. One to watch no doubt.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Keven Mealamu gives some tips for throwing into the lineout

first_imgWednesday Jul 7, 2010 Keven Mealamu gives some tips for throwing into the lineout From time to time I like to feature a random coaching clip in the hope that a few of you out there will find value in what’s being told by the expert at hand. Today this clip features All Blacks hooker, Keven Mealamu. Mealamu, now 31 years old, is back in the picture again as a shoulder injury to Andrew Hore has meant that he gets his starting jersey back after playing second fiddle to Hore for some time. After making his debut in 2002, Mealamu has been around the block and amassed an impressive 73 test caps, some of which came as an impact player off the bench over the past two seasons. He will be taking to the field against the Springboks as first choice hooker this coming weekend though, with the prospect of beating the old enemy bringing a smile to his face. “There would be nothing better especially playing them in Auckland,” he said. Mealamu was able to take time out recently to tutor a few 1st team hookers in the fine art of throwing into the lineout. While a lot of it is about basics, a guy like Mealamu has so much to offer and just by watching this clip, the hookers out there will hopefully pick up one or two valuable tips that will help improve your game. Once again, the clip is interesting for all, but mainly targeted towards hookers. Over time, coaching clips that target other positions will also be posted.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Coaching Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique… 62 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leinster S&C coach gives some handy… 125 WEEKS AGO The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Friday Funnies – James Haskell’s wasp related banter with Chris Ashton

first_imgFriday Sep 5, 2014 Friday Funnies – James Haskell’s wasp related banter with Chris Ashton James Haskell and Chris Ashton will be on this weekend’s Clare Balding Show, so here is a quick preview of a funny moment during one of the chats. Clare asked purveyor of all things banterish, London Wasps flanker Haskell, a peculiar question from a user on twitter.England team mate Ashton chirps, but Haskell’s trademark wit very quickly puts an end to that.Viewers in the UK can watch the full Clare Balding Show on Saturday at 7pm on BT Sport 1ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Prop Forward Workout: 16 Week Programme

first_imgSunday Mar 1, 2015 Prop Forward Workout: 16 Week Programme In this manual, elite rugby performance specialist Kevin Shattock provides tight-head and loose-head props with a step-by-step programme based on strength & conditioning science to unleash elite performance on the rugby pitch by targeting the specific muscle groups that are key for props, with exercises that mimic the stress and high intensity of a rugby match.    PropsExplosive scrum engagementsBe leaner and get around the pitchBigger carries around the fringesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Training Products Related Articles 323 WEEKS AGO Scrum Half Workout: 16 Week Programme 328 WEEKS AGO Hooker Workout: 16 Week Programme 328 WEEKS AGO Second Row Workout: 16 Week Programme From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Scrag tackle leaves 7s player exposed up the middle

first_imgTuesday Jan 17, 2017 Scrag tackle leaves 7s player exposed up the middle We’re aware that some of our regular users may not be following on all of our social media accounts, so from time to time we’ll post some of that content here so you don’t miss out. With that in mind, here is a quick clip from a few days back that proved quite popular.It comes from the 2017 National 7s competition in New Zealand and the deciding game between Counties and Waikato, which Counties eventually won 14-7 in a tight contest.The tournament served as great exposure for some young talent, in more ways than one for Savelio Ropati, who gave commentator Sumo Stevenson the chance to make this quick quip, which we could not resist sharing.In an impressive double effort, both the Men and Ladies from Counties Manukau won their respective competitions.FOLLOW RUGBYDUMP ON INSTAGRAM »ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Horrific looking Ireland U20 injury highlights contentious rugby law

first_imgWednesday Jun 12, 2019 Horrific looking Ireland U20 injury highlights contentious rugby law One area of rugby that is under constant review is the breakdown, and how to make it safer. As a result, there have been rumours that World Rugby may ban jackaling in the future, in favour of the former rucking technique of driving over the ball.ADVERTISEMENTJackaling is area of the game where a player is perhaps put in the most danger, as the manner in which they crouch over the ball leaves their head exposed. The opposing player can come in with some force, and can produce a dangerous collision.Likewise, jackaling is also dangerous for a player’s knees and ankles. This is because in order to get into the best and stable position, there is always a risk of being hit at the wrong angle.This was seen in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship today, when Irish flanker Kieran Booth was over the ball and got clattered by an opposition player that had come in from the side, sustaining a gruesome injury.The fact that the Italian defender came in from an offside position is fairly inconsequential in terms of the laws of the game, as it is usually a penalty only. However, the damage that it has caused is enormous and can put players out for over a season with ACL injuries.World Rugby laws state that a player joining a ruck cannot be in front of the hindmost player, which in this instance has clearly not been adhered to. While some may feel that this is a trivial law, it is implemented for moments like these where the opposing player is in a vulnerable position.ADVERTISEMENTInjuries like these only support the calls for the ruck area to be addressed again and something to be done about jackaling. Former Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is at the forefront of calling for the jackal to be removed from the game for precisely this reason.We wish Booth all the best with his recovery from what looks like a serious knee injury.Ireland went on to win the match 38-14.You can watch the full incident with some replays below (region dependent)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Mike Catt on how he tried to tackle Jonah Lomu on that fateful day 25 years ago

first_imgThursday Jun 18, 2020 Mike Catt on how he tried to tackle Jonah Lomu on that fateful day 25 years ago It’s 25 years since that famous day in South Africa when England felt the full wrath of New Zealand’s 20-year old prodigy, Jonah Lomu. The giant winger scored four tries in that semi final, blasting England out of the 1995 Rugby World Cup and leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. ADVERTISEMENTPerhaps the most famous of his tries on that day was when he ran over Mike Catt, the hapless England fullback who did all he could to attempt to stop the 118kg flyer.Catt spoke about it a few years ago, talking about his tactic for stopping the steam train heading his way.“If a 15 (fullback) has to make a tackle, that means 14 other people have missed that person,” Catt said.He says that he tried to follow the correct, basic technique of making a tackle – go low and drive through the tackle, but next thing he knew, he was on his back, turning to see Lomu scoring the try.Catt also spoke about it in this great video from World Rugby, showing Lomu’s impact on the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTWatch Lomu’s four tries, a semi final record in Rugby World Cup’s, below. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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White Street Loft / WORKac

first_imgPhotographs:  Elizabeth Felicella Text description provided by the architects. The 6,000 sqf White Street Loft apartment encompasses a full ground floor, half a basement and one third of a sub-basement. The client, a family of four, love to entertain, and for more than four years WORKac collaborated with the family to create a new space for urban living that embraces diversity of materials and spaces, kinetic interventions to transform spaces and a highly developed sense of whimsy and the unexpected. Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20The classic New York minimalist loft was considered too constraining and inflexible. The concept therefore was to divide the space into a series of programmatic “stripes” to accommodate different functions, moods and materials and break down the length of the apartment into a promenade of experiences, from most public at the front to most private in the back. This is combined with a shifting of the rear floors to allow for three full-height levels.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe stripes consist of: the Living Room at the front of the apartment, with white resin floors and a loft-lke minimalist feel; the bamboo Shaker Box which has built-in storage and Japanese-style tables set in the floor – it can double as a stage or dance floor; the Kitchen/Dining room with plum-colored concrete floors and walls and a more formal arrangement of a table for 12 to 16 and an enormous kitchen; the Media Room where curved felt-covered walls, floor and ceiling provide a comfy nook for hanging out – a kids-only sleeping loft above provides space for sleep-overs. Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaThe Void is an indoor light shaft with a mesquite-tiled floor that accommodates the circulation as well as a “Stitchevator” (named after the family dog) carrying tired dogs, snacks or toys between levels and a translucent bridge connecting the Master to a megacloset behind; the Bedrooms zone contains two kids rooms at the top, Master at the basement level and Nanny and Guestroom at the bottom; the Skylight strip employs a number devices (glass, voids, an outdoor courtyard) to distribute light among all of the levels; the rear Garden is a small stripe of green – and chicken coop. Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaAll of the ground-floor stripes are connected by a series of unique tables. The Dining Room table can be extended with a leaf, the Shaker Box tables can be raised or lowered, the Living Room table doubles as a chandelier and can be lowered from the ceiling. All of the tables can be joined together for huge dinners, or twice a year to form a catwalk that can connect to the stairway in the void for the fashion designer’s new collections.Save this picture!© Elizabeth FelicellaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Landmark for Manufacturers Trust Company BuildingArticlesVideo: Nature in Architecture with Michael PawlynArticlesProject locationAddress:New York, NY, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Loft “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWORKacOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsDabasInteriorsRefurbishmentNew York3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on February 21, 2011Cite: “White Street Loft / WORKac” 21 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/113567/white-street-loft-workac Clipboard United States “COPY” Photographs 2011 Year:  Area:  6000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyLoft, Apartment Interiors•New York, United States White Street Loft / WORKacSave this projectSaveWhite Street Loft / WORKac White Street Loft / WORKac Save this picture!© Elizabeth Felicella+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/113567/white-street-loft-workac Clipboard Architects: WORKac Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Triamant Haspengouw Velm / Buro II & Archi+I

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/116446/triamant-haspengouw-velm-buro-ii-archii Clipboard “COPY” Triamant Haspengouw Velm / Buro II & Archi+I Projects ArchDaily Apartments Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 25 Share Belgium “COPY” CopyApartments•Sint-Truiden, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/116446/triamant-haspengouw-velm-buro-ii-archii Clipboard Area:  9200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010 Triamant Haspengouw Velm / Buro II & Archi+ISave this projectSaveTriamant Haspengouw Velm / Buro II & Archi+I Photographs:  Filip Dujardin ‘Care for Life’, the client, has developed an innovative vision regarding living and care in our modern society. The development of a residential care campus in Velm (Limburg) is their pilot project. The idea of living and caring flowing seamlessly into each other is spatially translated in the masterplan for the site. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinRecommended ProductsBricksNelissenFacing Brick – PastelBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – Modern Waterstruck VarioStoolsZeitraumBar Stool 1.3 Bar in Fitzroy LoftThe masterplan reiterates the central position of the existing castle complex, which acts as a beacon in the surrounding landscape. The historical castle and the boarding school wing are to be renovated. The remaining school buildings are to be demolished and replaced by new high-quality buildings. The complex houses various functions and residential typologies. The inner courtyard will function as a meeting place for the residents of both the campus and the town of Velm.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinProject gallerySee allShow lessLight Loft / Fabrica 718Articles”Living Landscape” d3 Housing Tomorrow Competition / STUDIOMARCOVERMEULENArticlesProject locationAddress:Halingenstraat 76, 3800 Sint-Truiden, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: B2Ai Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeB2AiOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasSint-TruidenHousing3D ModelingBelgiumPublished on March 05, 2011Cite: “Triamant Haspengouw Velm / Buro II & Archi+I” 05 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Triamant Haspengouw Velm / Buro II & Archi+I是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Creemore Farm / PLANT Architect

first_imgArchitects: PLANT Architect Area Area of this architecture project Canada “COPY” Save this picture!© Peter Legris Photography+ 7 Share Creemore Farm / PLANT Architect Creemore Farm / PLANT ArchitectSave this projectSaveCreemore Farm / PLANT Architect Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/146263/creemore-farm-plant-architect Clipboard Houses CopyHouses, Renovation•Toronto, Canada Projects CopyAbout this officePLANT ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTorontoHousesCanadaPublished on July 01, 2011Cite: “Creemore Farm / PLANT Architect” 01 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2009 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/146263/creemore-farm-plant-architect Clipboard Photographs:  Peter Legris PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Creemore Farm is a frugal renovation and 85 sqm extension to a turn of the century farmhouse north of Toronto, overlooking rolling hills and expansive views. The addition reorients the whole house toward the view, presenting tall panoramic corner windows in the sitting area at the ground floor, and the master bedroom at the second floor, both framing the vista to the Southeast.Save this picture!© Peter Legris PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThe project proposes a total reconsideration of the house orientation, proportion and form within a tiny and efficient floor plate to create a lofty, light space that uses its relationship to the landscape to make it feel larger than it is. The new floor plate was founded on, and overhangs the foundation of the previous addition freeing it from the previous form that had ignored the view, but preserving the economy of the footprint.  Save this picture!© Peter Legris PhotographyWith only the tiniest increase in square footage, the window heights, and orientation to the sloping into the valley, the space feels significantly more generous. The building stands tall, taking in the valley and the sky. The deck and sunshades extend the interior space to the exterior and overlook the pond below. Next to the existing historic farmhouse form, the simple tower form has a contemporary expression, yet mirrors the sense of stark simplicity of the traditional farmhouse, and the traditional barn and silo relationship. Save this picture!© Peter Legris PhotographyThe owner was looking to rethink the weekend house for future retirement and full time use on a frugal budget. Having lived in the house for quite a long time, she had clear criticisms of the existing functional layout and clear direction on what her expectations were for the new work. The new program for the extension comprises a vestibule, powder room, kitchen, storage and sitting area at the ground floor and is connected by a new stair to the new second floor master bedroom suite and original bedrooms.  Save this picture!© Peter Legris PhotographyThe historic farmhouse needed a new weather envelope, and a face-lift – it had been badly clad in brick. The existing farmhouse and new addition were reconceived in a light material that instead would be lofty against the sky. A tapestry of grey/blue horizontal and vertical siding provide texture and differentiation of the contrasting building volumes, while still marrying them together as a whole. The exterior sunshades ensure the interior space is open to the landscape, but not blinding. The interior form is simple, with the changing seasonal landscape as primary decoration framed and accented with bamboo millwork and dark offcut-hardwood flooring. The clients moved into the house in Fall 2009.Save this picture!© Peter Legris PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessExhibition: COME IN! 2: Surf.Skate.BikeArticlesPegan Petkovšek National Gymnastics Centre / EnotaArticles Share Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

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