LATEST 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.”
New 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 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.
Would 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 DEALS 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.
The 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. 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.
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.
Exclusive 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 Ibañez 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.
Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Africa, Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Sudan churches encounter more hostility after independence New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Ecumenical News International] Christians and churches in Sudan are facing increased restrictions and hostility, since the secession of the southern part of the country six months ago, according to some church leaders.The leaders are highlighting arrests and abduction of Christians and threats directed at clergy, while warning of more challenges when the country implements Sharia (Islamic law).“Restrictions in Sudan are not new, but we are worried things are getting harder since the secession of the south. 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. 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Convention 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 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. 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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. 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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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Resource 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. 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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.”
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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
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. 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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. 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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
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”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.——————————————————————————–Durant, W. and A. Durant. 1968. The Lessons of History, Simon and Schuster, New York, N.Y. 117p. (citation pp.35-36
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 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, GA
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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. 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[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 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, AZ
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 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, TN
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.
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, NY
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. 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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. 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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. 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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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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 am 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?
Share 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.
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.
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 reply 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 am
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
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.
Photographs: 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.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://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.
Architects: 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.
2010 Roebuck Castle Student Residence, UCD / Kavanagh Tuite ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRoebuck Castle Student Residence, UCD / Kavanagh Tuite Architects Roebuck Castle Student Residence, UCD / Kavanagh Tuite Architects Photographs: Paul Tierney, Kavanagh Tuite Save this picture!© Paul TierneyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0The UCD Belfield Campus in south-east Dublin has a daytime population of about 20,000 students and 5,000 staff. At present there are on-campus student residences for approximately 2,500 students, and it is intended to increase this to 5,000 over the coming years. The residences are grouped into defined ‘student villages’, and this project is part of the developing Roebuck Village, centred on Roebuck Castle, an historic structure dating back to c. 1200, though largely rebuilt in the 19th Century. Save this picture!© Paul TierneyThis building is the second stage of Roebuck Village, the first stage being Roebuck Hall, completed by Kavanagh Tuite Architects in 2006. When design started on Roebuck Castle residence in 2008, in establishing the brief with UCD it was decided to raise the bar, and aim for an exemplary ‘green’ project. Passive House was subsequently adopted as the reference standard, and the project has attained Passive House Certification, as well as receiving the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) 2011 Award for the “Best Sustainable Project of the Year”. The project Save this picture!© Paul TierneyThe typical floor plan, for “hall of residence” style accommodation, contains en-suite student rooms and kitchenette, living and study rooms on either side of a spine corridor, arranged in two ‘apartments’ on either side of a central lift and stair core. Save this picture!© Kavanagh TuiteThis basic simple plan form is off-set and articulated around the central core, where at ground level the main entrance and cafeteria face onto a walkway through the building, providing a link with previous and future stages of the Roebuck student village. Secondary escape stairs at each end of the building are expressed, again articulating the simple compact building form. The roof-top plant room housing, containing the central plant (heat recovery ventilation, water storage tanks and other plant) is external to the insulated building volume, but is expressed as a vertical extension of the central lift and stair core. Save this picture!© Kavanagh TuiteThe building is of GGBS concrete cross-wall, stair core and floor structure, with lightweight unitised metal framed external wall panels to all the student rooms. The unitised panels create an airtight façade (point fixed to the slab edges for minimum cold bridging), and together with wood-framed curtain wall façades to the three stair core volumes, provide large sealed elements that are then easily air-sealed to the basic concrete structure with EPDM membranes. This strategy largely ‘designed-out’ problems of air sealing the project. The student rooms have passive house certified triple-glazed windows (U-value 0.8 W/m2K). They are openable, but have an interlock control, closing the local room heating circuit when the window is opened. Save this picture!elevationThe corridors and stair cores are not heated, and are glazed with wood-framed, high-performance double-glazed curtain walls (U-value 1.2 W/m2K). Save this picture!planAll concrete walls are insulated externally with 130mm foil-faced and taped PIR boards, and clad with the TrespaMeteon boards on Eurofoxrainscreen support system. This same cladding system runs over all the unitised light-weight wall panels, giving a uniform external appearance to all. The cladding has a limited number of earthy colours, relating to adjacent buildings and the natural context, helping to give the building an understandable and human scale. The project makes extensive use of renewable or recycled materials, such as acetic-acid modified timber (Accoya), recycled sorghumstrand board (Kirei Board), water-based paints, linoleum floor finishes (Marmoleum), and GGBS (ground granulated blast furnace slag) cement based concrete. Save this picture!plan GHeat recovery ventilation is provided through two central roof top heat-wheel air handling units, and heating is provided from spare capacity in the adjacent Roebuck Hall condensing gas boilers, supplying mini-radiators in the student rooms. Domestic hot water (the largest heat load in the building), is partially (33%) supplied by a drain-back flat-plate solar water heating system on the roof, coveringa local20% renewable energy requirement. Rainwater is harvested from the building roofs, and used for toilet flushing. Post-Completion Save this picture!rendering 2Post-completion commissioning and occupants’ reviews, monitoring of actual systems and comfort performance are essential for us to study and learn from the actual results, and to develop our skills and expertise going forward. Save this picture!renderingIn line with this, UCD Energy Research Group, funded by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland), has commenced a two year programme of monitoring and post occupancy evaluation of the building. A roof-top weather station provides full climatic data,andmonitoring equipment, installed in 16 student rooms in the building, provides data on indoor temperature, humidity and CO2levels, electrical use and lighting loads. It also records overall energy required for space heating and domestic hot water; heat flows from MHRV and solar collectors. The data will be analysed by UCDBuilding Environmental Lab to inform on actual savings from individual systems, provide data for further research in the application of the Passivhaus Standard in Ireland, and ensure that the students are residing in a comfortable and healthy environment. Conclusions We have reached a stage where both regulatory changes and rising operational energy costs are giving a major ‘push’ towards better, “greener” building design standards. Improved building materials, elements and systems, and developing professional knowledge and expertise combine to give a huge opportunity for skilled designers to create better buildings, better architecture: advanced environmental performance and efficiency, functional, well detailed, and good looking solutions. Save this picture!siteThis project demonstrates that fine architectural design can be achieved together with exemplary high-performance building construction. It is necessary however, from the conceptual design stage, to ‘design-in’ thermal performance, and to ‘design-out’ thermal bridging and air-tightness problems. This is both a challenge and an opportunity, with no more shortcuts (any more…) to success!Project gallerySee allShow lessWorkshop by Delugan Meissl at Ajman UniversityArticlesRomanian Convention of Architecture and Design (ROCAD) 2012ArticlesProject locationAddress:University College Dublin, Belfield, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Co. Dublin, IrelandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/187581/roebuck-castle-student-residence-ucd-kavanagh-tuite-architects Clipboard CopyHousing•Ireland “COPY” Ireland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/187581/roebuck-castle-student-residence-ucd-kavanagh-tuite-architects Clipboard Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Paul Tierney+ 17 Share Architects: Kavanagh Tuite Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Housing ArchDaily Year: CopyAbout this officeKavanagh Tuite ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingIrelandPublished on February 10, 2012Cite: “Roebuck Castle Student Residence, UCD / Kavanagh Tuite Architects” 10 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano RivaSave this projectSaveHouse In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva Architects: ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva Area Area of this architecture project Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212187/house-in-juso-arx-portugal-stefano-riva Clipboard CopyHouses•Cascais, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212187/house-in-juso-arx-portugal-stefano-riva Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 41 Share House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Area: 170 m² Photographs Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. In the concept for this small house in the vicinity of Aldeia de Juso, the tiniest area of flat land and the house’ s, as well as the high density of the new houses yet to be built in the surroundings, forcibly draw us to some sort of “obsession” about the possibilities of dilating space. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGUnderlying this question, the importance of “expanding” the outdoor space becomes a particular central aspect, since it is also a building integrated in a semi-rural area, where people go looking for the experience of inhabiting garden or open yard spaces. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWe propose, after all, to solve and clarify the question, by widening to the maximum the inhabitable premises in their global scope, both in the vertical and horizontal referentials, in both interior and exterior. The building has been thus structured in three floors, spatially related in profile, each level having specific and different characteristics. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn Level -1, the areas are laid out (as the regulations so demand) under the contour of the ground level. However, this idea of “imposed limits” is to be questioned through the means of “distensions” and “advancements”, to be operated in the three possible directions (north, east and west), shaped as yards and pool. Save this picture!plan 02In this floor there will also be included work and service areas. Save this picture!plan 03On the ground level, the limits for the “precincts”, appears widened and defined by the walls around the lot. The inner space is freely configured. Consistent with the strategy of maximizing the presence of the gardened outdoor space, the garage is then left aside to an “inserted” area to the south of the kitchen. All the social spaces of the building are located on this floor. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the upper floor resides what is the most significant expression of this project. Until the maximum limits allowed by the regulations, was shaped a kind of enclosure of opaque lines encompassing the bedrooms and their respective yards, thus expanding the enjoyable areas and protecting their necessary intimacy. On the roof level, an accessible terrace finally liberates the eye over a 360º view of the surrounding houses, the sea or the beautiful mountains of Sintra.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessUniversity of Applied Arts Extension Proposal / Wolfgang TschapellerArticles2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0’s Wish has been Revealed!Articles Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeARX Portugal + Stefano RivaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCascaisHousesPortugalPublished on March 01, 2012Cite: “House In Juso / ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva” 01 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/271243/in-progress-vallecas-housing-crab-studio Clipboard Projects CopyCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The area of Vallecas on the south-eastern edge of Madrid is being developed towards an eventual population of 100,000. Together with the office of Salvador Perez arroyo, we have designed a social housing block to provide 97 apartments and a small group of shops and kiosks at street level.Save this picture!© CRAB StudioRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23Ventilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Façade in Residential ComplexThe concept has been developed from an earlier Master Plan proposal for the nearby community of Pinto where the habitable buildings were to be lifted up away from street level and the ground treated as a ‘free city’ of kiosks and ephemeral facilities where the serendipitous activity of a town can be recreated. Moreover, in both projects the intention is to use the rooftops for facilitated recreation: nets for ball games, running tracks, etc.Save this picture!ElevationThe Vallecas housing develops a wide range of apartment-types around a reciprocal system of lift/stair zones and large internal light and ventilation tubes. The periphery of the building (a 70m x 1 m x 9 floor strip) is modeled to allow the maximum exploitation of view and cooling lines. The undulation of form thus created is percolated by careful grouping of a single window opening type. This in turn is modulated by a ‘double eyelash’ of shutters that can augment the breeze-catching, sun-shading potential of the layout.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessLightweave Palm Observatory / X-StudioArticlesTodd Saunders Lecture at Cornell UniversityArticlesProject locationAddress:Vallecas, Madrid, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/271243/in-progress-vallecas-housing-crab-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© CRAB Studio+ 8 Share Housing CopyAbout this officeCRAB StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasMadridHousing3D ModelingSpainPublished on September 12, 2012Cite: “In Progress: Vallecas Housing / CRAB Studio” 12 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 247 m² Area: 247 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Chile 2012 “COPY” Architects: Gestaa Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367962/country-house-punta-callao-gestaa Clipboard Projects CopySave this picture!Courtesy of GestaaThe commission consists about a house on the south shore of Lake Rupanco, Region de los Lagos. The property is set in a single first floor and as a novelty seeks the permanent contact with the surrounding and the view. Besides minding that the house is emplaced and it is not a discordant element to the environment.Save this picture!Elevation The platform is given by two independent elongated volumes articulated by the main entrance and lobby.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gestaa The longest volume goes parallel to the lake shore and is facing the best view and has an orient orientation, this volume contains the rooms, and the windows frame the beautiful view of the lake and mountains, all with access to an outdoor corridor that borders throughout.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gestaa The second volume makes a break with the rooms elongated volume oriented further north where there is a large window that turns to the mountains, framing the volcano Puntiagudo, for this, a double height volume in a common area where is the living room, dining room and the kitchen has been projected. This is a very bright area and is where the day program of the house will develop.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gestaa The entrance hall has a large window that receives the inhabitants of the house with the best view of the site and has direct access to the terrace.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gestaa To the west, there is an interior corridor that connects all the rooms with the entrance hall at one end and the service area at the other end. This corridor is protected from the west with a barrier of native trees (myrtle) that shelter the hall and at all times allows the inhabitant to keeps in touch with nature.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gestaa Projecting two terraces, a covered outdoor corridor facing the rooms and a corridor that skirts the entire housing allowing to circulate outside the house. The terrace that has access from the hall is protected on three sides by the same house, surrounding it to protect it from strong winds in the area. A more exposed second terrace makes as a solarium and a more recreational area on the lake, balconing with a better view. The exterior corridor gives every room a protected space itself as a balcony.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNanak Emporium / MACh ArquitetosSelected ProjectsCentral Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Tarh O AmayeshUnbuilt Project Share Country House Punta Callao / Gestaa Houses Year: Photographs: Courtesy of Gestaa+ 37 Share Year: Country House Punta Callao / GestaaSave this projectSaveCountry House Punta Callao / GestaaSave this picture!Courtesy of GestaaHouses•Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367962/country-house-punta-callao-gestaa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGestaaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesChilePublished on May 03, 2013Cite: “Country House Punta Callao / Gestaa” 03 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKimura MatsumotoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaHousesJapanPublished on December 23, 2013Cite: “K House / Kimura Matsumoto” 23 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
photographs: Tomás Rodríguez Photographs: Tomás Rodríguez Save this picture!Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. This design is based on two important issues. The client is an artist, so it had to be a house and studio at the same time; and it had to consider 6 doors, 43 long windows and 38 short Douglas Fir windows that the client had bought 28 years before, from the demolition of an old and classic hotel of the area.Save this picture!© Tomás RodríguezThe house is located 6 kilometers from the coast on a plan surrounded with hills covered with native evergreen vegetation. It stands in the middle of the landscape like a simple and pure volume facing north, over a site free of trees and distant to hills in order to receive the maximum of direct sun light in winter. Save this picture!© Tomás RodríguezThe rectangular plan is divided in two, which define a private and a public space with different heights according to its use. This division is evident in section and from the lateral facades.Save this picture!© Tomás RodríguezThe common space (4 meters average) has the entrance, dining room, living room, studio, library and circulation. The private area (3 meters average) has 4 rooms, bathrooms and the kitchen, all of which have access from the common space.Save this picture!© Tomás RodríguezAll of the recycled windows were distributed throughout the perimeter of the volume like doors to the exterior and are outlined by the concrete frame of the 30 cm wall. In the common space the windows are distributed symmetrically and repeatedly in all directions to emphasize the flexibility, and yet rigorousnessof the space. They also let light in at all time, generating the adequate conditions to work and a permanent visual relation with the landscape. Save this picture!SectionsMaterials and textures were important to give the space a sense of history, human scale and atmosphere. For this purpose the structural system (concrete frame and brick wall) is left in evidence from the interior and exterior, and as all the windows; the floor, beams and columns are also recycled materials. Project gallerySee allShow lessSTUDIO Issue #5: IMPORT-EXPORTArchitecture NewsArtifact Nº1, Scenography for “Manuel Lacunza” / Alfredo ThiermannSelected Projects Share ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Projects Architects: Olimpia Lira Area Area of this architecture project Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/467353/house-studio-las-ruas-olimpia-lira Clipboard 2011 Area: 259 m² Area: 259 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 CopyWorkshop, Houses, Renovation•Zapallar, Chile House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia LiraSave this projectSaveHouse / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira Chile Save this picture!© Tomás Rodríguez+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/467353/house-studio-las-ruas-olimpia-lira Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOlimpia LiraOffice•••ProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureWorkshopResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationZapallarIndustrial ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationChilePublished on January 16, 2014Cite: “House / Studio Las Rúas / Olimpia Lira” 16 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Les Marais / Alain Carle Architecte Projects “COPY” Area: 6505 ft² Area: 6505 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: CopyHouses•Wentworth-Nord, Canada photographs: Adrien WilliamsPhotographs: Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. The “Les Marais” project begins with a fascination for the built landscape of the empty space that characterizes North American rural areas, often consisting of large flat expanses studded with groups of buildings. Apart from a stylistic interest in these abandoned barns, which have often lost their original programmatic aspect to become silhouettes “distorted” by the absence of use, they inspire me with two perceptual problems. The first concerns the relativization of scale.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsDifficult to define, the dimensions of these buildings, sometimes windowless and isolated in a crop field, thus evokes an identity quality of our territory: a territory of vast expanse often out of scale for the observer. The second problem arises when these buildings are combined with others. Their often fortuitous arrangement then creates voids that “draw” a sort of transition place between the buildings and the space around them. I see in this the potential for a significant place, an embryonic collective space.Save this picture!Underground Floor PlanThe value of this “pattern” thus does not reside in its architectural form but in what it makes it possible to “see”. Hence, for this project, we also designed an “iconic” contour of a certain proportion, then multiplying it on various scales and meeting the vocation of the program, which consists of an intergenerational complex. This reduction of architectural expression to a single profile serves to reveal the void orchestrating around the “limits” of the whole. The specificity of the place therefore plays a central role in determining the arrangement of the three “icons” in the space.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsA “collective” place thus emerges from the composition, which will become a crossroads of exchanges between the occupants of two of the buildings, with the third building serving as outdoor storage.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanAnother aspect of the composition refers to the idea of the “perceptual”. Depending on the observer’s location in the neighbouring forest, the scales of the buildings are relative. The smallest seems larger as one approaches, even though it has the same profile as the biggest, which is then located farther away in the field of vision. This subtle experience of the “subject”, which blurs hierarchies, creates equivalence among the programmatic components of the whole: as if this were a deliberate refusal to establish a hierarchy within the family nucleus involved.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe layout is geometrically designed so as to circumscribe two of the landscape components that characterize the wetland nature of this lakeside property. Two wetlands are preserved and form the collective landscape of the built complex, relegating the lake to a truly public structure. A large “plate” of black wood links the three structures to establish a common base, a sort of carpet for people in an environment otherwise left in its raw state.Save this picture!Section ELarge cutouts are then made in each “shape”, also of black painted wood, to reveal the interior materiality of the red cedar buildings. The exterior spaces thus created offer transitions between the landscape and the construction boundary.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessMola Structural Kit: A New Way to Learn About StructuresArchitecture NewsHouse in Fukuchiyama / arakawa Architects & AssociatesSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/543870/les-marais-alain-carle-architecte Clipboard ArchDaily Houses 2012 Les Marais / Alain Carle ArchitecteSave this projectSaveLes Marais / Alain Carle Architecte Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/543870/les-marais-alain-carle-architecte Clipboard “COPY” Year: CopyAbout this officeAlain Carle ArchitecteOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWentworth-NordHousesCanadaPublished on September 10, 2014Cite: “Les Marais / Alain Carle Architecte” 10 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: CopyHouses•Malans, Switzerland Houses Villa M M / feliz Architects 2014 CopyAbout this officefeliz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalansHousesSwitzerlandPublished on October 25, 2014Cite: “Villa M M / feliz Architects” 25 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Sozinho Imagery+ 14 Share “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” photographs: Sozinho ImageryPhotographs: Sozinho Imagery United States Projects Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineers CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Houses Area: 3272 ft² Area: 3272 ft² Photographs Site Area:4,000 SFArchitect In Charge:Michael La FonCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sozinho ImageryRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Madison Park Residence is a single family residence designed as a gathering place for a family spread out along the west coast, as well as a repository for their shared history.Save this picture!© Sozinho ImageryInspirationFollowing the sudden loss of her husband, my client relocated from the Midwest to Seattle to be closer to her children. She envisioned the house as an anchor, establishing a new center for the family, and a place where she could pursue her writing. The open plan of the main floor functions as a hall, permitting the entire extended family to congregate, socialize, and dine together. The kitchen is designed to be functional yet porous, integrating it with the living and dining areas. The master suite above, cantilevered from the corner of the house, doubles as a writing retreat.Save this picture!© Sozinho ImageryProblem-SolvingThe main problem this project addresses is reconciling the requirement for such a large room in a house on a typical Seattle residential lot, and doing so in an elegant manner. The house is sited along the south edge of the lot, maximizing landscaping and maintaining a comfortable pedestrian streetscape. Private outdoor area is reserved for the back yard along the alley. In order to maximize congregation space on the main floor, all other functions are compressed along the south edge of the house. A custom bookshelf was designed to house the family book collection. A long gallery wall upstairs displays a photo collection of family and ancestors.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sozinho ImagerySave this picture!Floor PlanEnvironmental SensitivityThe siding is a panelized concrete product, selected for its durability and ultra-low maintenance. The layout and sizing of the panels minimizes material waste: panels align with the edges of glazing and exterior doors, avoiding ‘L’-shapes, while panel widths derive from repeatable fractions of the overall sheet width. Recycled, reclaimed, non-toxic and locally-sourced products were used wherever possible.Save this picture!© Sozinho ImagerySocial TransformationSeveral residents in the area walk the neighborhood daily. The project preserves an old, beloved neighborhood Japanese maple tree on the corner, an exceptionally large cedar tree near the alley, and provides more landscaping area along the north street, with trees for shade in the summer months.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Oasis / OBBASelected ProjectsWOHA and Liminal Architecture to Design Performing Arts Building in TasmaniaArchitecture News Share Madison Park Residence / CapsuleSave this projectSaveMadison Park Residence / Capsule ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775302/madison-park-residence-capsule Clipboard Shapiro Ryan Design Landscape Design: Madison Park Residence / Capsule ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/775302/madison-park-residence-capsule Clipboard Architects: Capsule Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCapsuleOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on October 19, 2015Cite: “Madison Park Residence / Capsule” 19 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeAD+studioOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHo Chi Minh CityVietnamPublished on June 29, 2016Cite: “3 Houses / AD+studio” 28 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880474/anzac-bay-house-vaughn-mcquarrie Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880474/anzac-bay-house-vaughn-mcquarrie Clipboard Anzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrieSave this projectSaveAnzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrie Manufacturers: APL NZ, Litecrete precastSave this picture!© Simon DevittText description provided by the architects. The concept for the house was to create a central grand space, surrounded by smaller spaces, somewhat like a church in the center of a small village. The “church“ which resembles a traditional boatshed shape, consists of a singular open space created by parallel precast concrete walls with a skillion roof sitting on top. Mezzanine spaces at either end, accessed by a sculptural helical stair, contain a sleeping space on one and a working space the other. Each end is fully glazed.Save this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!Mezzanine PlanThe layout of the structures on the site has created a “lane” down the side which engages with an old stone wall on the adjacent property. The lane leads to a large entry door on the side of the main space. The door is directly adjacent to the helical stair and below a walkway linking the two mezzanine platforms. Once you enter, you are drawn into the central double height space.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe use of Litecrete precast concrete panels (a lightweight aggregate is used to improve the thermal performance) allows them to be left exposed inside and out, this in combination with exposed steel beams and timber floor beams allow the primary structure of the main space to become the finished fabric. The single-story structures surrounding the main space contain guest accommodation and ancillary spaces.Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessDog Salon Rappa / Hidenori Tsuboi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsO´Donnell 12 Building Renovation / Fenwick Iribarren ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Anzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrie Area: 247 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeVaughn McQuarrieOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 28, 2017Cite: “Anzac Bay House / Vaughn McQuarrie” 28 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Amorim, BRUMA, Cortizo, LSF light steel framing, SANTOS, SanindusaSave this picture!© Dirk MayerRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEASave this picture!© Dirk MayerText description provided by the architects. The task was to remodel an existing single floor residence, part of a semi-detached house, and to build another floor. Building regulations demand to leave 3m to the limits, even to the line that divides the plot and the building in the middle, so only part of the building could be lifted up.Save this picture!© Dirk MayerOur aim was to create something that is still part of the original building, especially because the other half would not be altered, but also to go one step further, giving the new part a contemporary look and distinguish it from the old.Save this picture!© Dirk MayerThe solution was very simple, it takes the original shape of the roof one floor higher, creating a large balancing terrace that would give it a quite dynamic look. A material change in this floor from white render to cork panels and the long horizontal windows underline the impression of dynamics.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe balancing balcony provides shade for the wide openings and shelter for the outside sitting area. The village of Caniço, on Madeira Island, has a very mild climate all year around so a sheltered outside place, connected to the garden, is where family life is focused around.Save this picture!© Dirk MayerThe lower floor is conceived as an open space for kitchen, dining area and lounge area, where you can enjoy the light, the green garden and the ocean view between the trees and neighboring houses.An additional bedroom and bathroom complete this floor, but the parents suite is located upstairs, where you have a wide ocean view and a sheltered, private balcony.Save this picture!First floor planThe ground floor was planned to be mostly maintained, simply freed up of some interior walls, and only the top floor was to be constructed in light steel framing, but as the original structure proved to be very weak, the whole house was rebuilt in light steel framing.Save this picture!© Dirk MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessShortlist Revealed for 2019 Dulwich Pavilion in LondonArchitecture NewsCollège Maxime Javelly / Céline Teddé & Jérôme Apack architectesSelected Projects Share PEC House / Mayer & SeldersSave this projectSavePEC House / Mayer & Selders Area: 210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Caniço, Portugal Houses PEC House / Mayer & Selders ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895714/pec-house-mayer-and-selders-architecture Clipboard Photographer: Dirk Mayer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Mayer & Selders Area Area of this architecture project Portugal Save this picture!© Dirk Mayer+ 23Curated by Pedro Vada Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895714/pec-house-mayer-and-selders-architecture Clipboard Photographs 2017 Year: “COPY” Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMayer & SeldersOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCaniçoPortugalPublished on June 05, 2018Cite: “PEC House / Mayer & Selders” [Casa PEC / Mayer & Selders] 05 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Neil Alexander+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Projects Apartments Manufacturers: Subzero/Wolf, Carrara marble, Cote France, Morris Adjmi, Statuary Marble, Watermark Oil-Rubbed Bronzed Faucets and Fixtures United States Photographs CopyApartments•New Orleans, United States Morris Adjmi ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Morris Adjmi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area: 244231 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897154/the-standard-new-orleans-morris-adjmi-architects Clipboard 2018 The Standard New Orleans / Morris Adjmi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Standard New Orleans / Morris Adjmi Architects Developers:The Domain CompaniesCity:New OrleansCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Neil AlexanderText description provided by the architects. The Standard at South Market District, New Orleans, is the fourth development in the downtown area and offers 89 one-to-three bedroom, for-sale luxury condominiums and 24,000sf of retail space. The building also doubles as an expansive art gallery displaying large-scale works by local, national, and international artists.Save this picture!© Neil AlexanderThe Standard’s refined, relaxed interiors were cultivated through a unifying palette of warm cobblestone, bronze and wood. Residences offer floor-to-ceiling windows, sweeping views, vaulted angles, clean lines and expert craftsmanship. Soaring ceilings and craft-milled, solid white oak flooring will be featured throughout, whilst kitchens will display custom, locally-sourced walnut cabinetry complemented by white marble countertops, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and top-of-the-line appliances.Save this picture!© Neil AlexanderDesigned by renowned architect and New Orleans native, Morris Adjmi, The Standard features a reflective metal façade, deeply-set windows, and 20-foot high retail storefronts – the goal was to reference the architecture and natural flora of New Orleans and draw on the historical context of downtown New Orleans. Save this picture!© Neil AlexanderThe heart of the building features nearly 30,000sf of indoor/outdoor amenity space, including a pool house and deck with private cabanas, outdoor kitchens, a club house for entertaining, and a fully-equipped fitness center.Save this picture!© Neil AlexanderSave this picture!3rd floor Amenity DeckSave this picture!© Neil AlexanderIn partnership with local developers, The Domain Companies, Morris Adjmi has combined his passion for historic New Orleans architecture with a global perspective to create a spectacular addition to downtown.Save this picture!© Neil AlexanderProject gallerySee allShow lessALA Architects’ Central Library Oodi and JKMM’s Amos Anderson Art Museum Near Comple…Architecture NewsThese “Urban Soaps” are Inspired by the Architecture of SeoulArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:The South Market District New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” The Standard New Orleans / Morris Adjmi Architects Year: Lead Architects: Photographs: Neil Alexander Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897154/the-standard-new-orleans-morris-adjmi-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMorris Adjmi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNew OrleansUnited StatesPublished on June 29, 2018Cite: “The Standard New Orleans / Morris Adjmi Architects” 29 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses, Renovation•Minden, Germany Lead Architect: Houses Year: Scheune Minden / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903310/scheune-minden-architekten-stein-hemmes-wirtz Clipboard Projects Area: 220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Scheune Minden / Architekten Stein Hemmes WirtzSave this projectSaveScheune Minden / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz Roger Wirtz ArchDaily Photographs: Linda Blatzek Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2015 Save this picture!© Linda Blatzek Photography+ 21Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Erlus, Knauf, Max Weishaupt Save this picture!© Linda Blatzek PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The building on the edge of the forest of Minden an der Sauer stood empty for many years. Externally exposed to decay, its former use was still readable inside: a stable with a feeder on the ground floor and the large hay storage with signs of installation of a micro-apartment on the upper floor.Save this picture!© Linda Blatzek PhotographySave this picture!Exploded AxonometricSave this picture!© Linda Blatzek PhotographyThe client’s request was to revive the building and to reuse it. Both the client and the architect saw points of contact for use as a residential building but also as an exhibition and event space. It was necessary to preserve the existing generous volume of the barn and bring it to life. All serving functions are therefore hidden in a set wooden furniture element. The furniture is accessible and generates an upper-level gallery. Two stairs connect and stage the three levels.Save this picture!SectionIn the exterior design of the building, features characterizing the location were deliberately preserved. Furniture element In the barn floor, all serving functions are housed in a wooden built-in furniture. Folded wooden staircases connect and stage the hallway and barn floor with the third level as a gallery. Save this picture!© Linda Blatzek PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessPaul Cocksedge Designs Living Watercolor Pavilion for EXPO 2020Architecture NewsHouse TP / dmvASelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeArchitekten Stein Hemmes WirtzOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMindenGermanyPublished on October 08, 2018Cite: “Scheune Minden / Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz” 08 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AZ Urban Studio Planning Consultant: Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, TOPCRET, Deburgo, Hamilton, Joseph giles, Prestige, Tornado lighting, Tower ceramics, Vinterior Save this picture!© Gareth Gardner+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Grosvenor Avenue / fourth_spaceSave this projectSaveGrosvenor Avenue / fourth_space Photographs: Gareth Gardner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Grosvenor Avenue / fourth_space 2018 CopyApartments, Sustainability, Buildings•London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom United Kingdom Architects: fourth_space Area Area of this architecture project David Dexter Associates “COPY” Structural Engineers: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903062/grosvenor-avenue-fourth-space Clipboard ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903062/grosvenor-avenue-fourth-space Clipboard Area: 785 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Client:Gold Section DevelopmentsCost:£3mCity:London Borough of IslingtonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gareth GardnerRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Grosvenor Avenue by fourth_space began as a project in 2014 with the architect suggesting to an independent developer that they could deliver a design-led project that challenged the bog-standard approach to materials and finishes associated with small developments. Set on the infill site once occupied by poor quality two-storey semi-detached houses, the building was conceived as a sensitive re-working of the architecture found in the European townhouse typology, adapted to sit within a large Victorian Islington terrace. Save this picture!© Gareth GardnerThough embroiled in politicized planning issues that delayed construction, the 10-unit scheme started on site in early 2017 and was completed in June 2018. The result is a high-quality infill building that sits calmly within it’s suburban surrounding and offers it’s occupants generous space with quality materials inside.Save this picture!© Gareth GardnerInfluenced by the leafy characterand dappled light of the Islington street, fourth_space chose a facade that responds to this local ambience. The light brickwork contrasts with the adjacent neighboring properties and is modulated by a darker central glazed brick section that reflects the sunlight as it passes through the trees, creating a subtle shimmering effect and a sense of movement on what could have otherwise been a static facade.Save this picture!© Gareth GardnerAt the rear elevation of the property, fourth_space constructed a 128sqm living wall that covers three storeys of the property. This vertical garden adds to the greenery of the tree filled Grosvenor Avenue, reducing the negative visual impact on neighbours and enhances the long-term biodiversity and sustainability of the scheme.Save this picture!Marketing plan typical LONG (CROP)Upon entering the building you are met with a rough faced highly textured concrete interior that contrasts with the sharply defined brickwork envelope of the interior. Pairing this with smooth resin ‘concrete’ floors, a raw steel balustrade and dramatic ‘Tornado’ and ‘Gant’ concrete light fittings, the common parts of the building have a distinct feel inspired by mid-century design and architects such as John Lautner and Denys Lasdun.Save this picture!© Gareth GardnerThe apartments themselves were rooted in expressing materials naturally to create a more timeless aesthetic, with herringbone solid oak flooring, bespoke sapele joinery brushed brass fittings and fixtures and the continuing resin ‘concrete’ flooring. The units each receive ample sunlight from either end of the property, whereby the presence of the trees gives a sense of living within a suburban-like canopy. Each unit is given both front and rear terraces lined in a dark composite decking, which overlooking Islington and the nearby Canonbury station.Save this picture!© Gareth GardnerProject gallerySee allShow lessTQ62 / BOOST studioSelected ProjectsBig Dutchman Agriculture Headquarters & Warehouse / NWKA Architects Sdn BhdSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:London Borough of Islington, London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: Photographs CopyAbout this officefourth_spaceOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSustainabilityBuildingsLondon Borough of IslingtonUnited KingdomPublished on November 03, 2018Cite: “Grosvenor Avenue / fourth_space” 03 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Malacatos, Ecuador CopyAbout this officeDavid Regalado ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalacatosEcuadorPublished on January 06, 2019Cite: “Lozano House / David Regalado Arquitectura” [Casa Manuel J. Lozano / David Regalado Arquitectura] 06 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Estudio Pablo Gagliardo Area Area of this architecture project Country:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The house is situated on a slope facing the sea and is conceived as a large roof suspended on a concrete range that is integrated into the natural slope of the land. Reinforced bare concrete is used to solve the structure and envelope of the house, taking advantage of its possibilities and resistance to external forces, such as sea salt.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasIn the lower block, the sensation of a solid concrete box is sought, while on the upper floor a cover of maximum thinness that the material allows is achieved, floating and generating a fully glazed floor underneath it. The cover, slightly inclined towards the bottom of the lot, discharges its waters towards the forest, generating a thick and audible curtain of rainwater.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasThe house is developed on three levels that are organised in two large areas, the first two solid and less permeable floors contain the private environments and service areas of the house, and the second floor, transparent and fully open, houses the active social life of the residents. The entrance to the house is through a natural gravel path, in the middle of the vegetation and below a large eave of double-height where the vehicles are protected, and which also contains the pool and terrace of the upper floor.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasThe triple-height staircase functions as a backbone articulating and concentrating the circulations, linking all spaces and levels of the house. In parallel, an exterior staircase connects the ground floor with the backside terrace of the upper floor, linking the exterior spaces without passing through the interior of the house.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasOn the lower level, partially underground, there is a large and uniquely flexible environment for various uses (study, guest room, temporary rental) with the possibility of being subdivided and having an independent entrance. The laundry room, service units, storage spaces and the engine room are also located here and have a second independent entrance. The most intimate environments are on the first floor, three bedrooms and three bathrooms, designed so that their divisions can be modified to adapt to the number of occupants, with independent entry from the exterior staircase.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasSave this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasThe top floor is of the maximum height possible according to regulations and is projected as a single large space, fully open and continuous, with an island of services where the kitchen, cupboards, bathroom and barbecue are located. This space expands towards two large terraces, one in direct relation to the grove that occupies the bottom of the lot, containing the barbecue and another that advances towards the beach where the sunbathing area and the pool are located. In this way, the social area of the house is in a continuous relationship with the outside, with open views over the sea and an adequate dialogue with the street and the vehicular traffic.Save this picture!© Javier Agustín RojasProject gallerySee allShow lessLax Bar / Christoph Meier + Ute Müller + Robert Schwarz + Lukas StopczynskiSelected ProjectsExtension House In Waterloo / Louis Paillard ArchitecteSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Uruguay Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924117/nabuco-house-estudio-pablo-gagliardo Clipboard Uruguay Year: Pablo Gagliardo 2015 Lead Architect: “COPY” Projects Area: 302 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Alufran, Anibal ABBATE, Hormigones Uruguay, TERMOCAL Nabuco House / Estudio Pablo GagliardoSave this projectSaveNabuco House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924117/nabuco-house-estudio-pablo-gagliardo Clipboard ArchDaily Nabuco House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo Photographs Save this picture!© Javier Agustín Rojas+ 34Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEstudio Pablo GagliardoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUruguayPublished on September 03, 2019Cite: “Nabuco House / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo” [Casa nabuco / Estudio Pablo Gagliardo] 03 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925352/lacuna-house-bijl-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, GRAPHISOFT, Austral Bricks, Axolotl Group, Caesarstone, Dulux, Eco Outdoor, PENTA Light, Precision Flooring, ROGER SELLER, Bathroom tiles, Timber slats, Turnstyle Designs Landscape: Australia “COPY” Lacuna House / Bijl ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLacuna House / Bijl Architecture Save this picture!© Tom Ferguson+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture Lead Architect: CopyHouses, Extension•Sydney, Australia Area: 260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs: Tom Ferguson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: Bijl Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Melonie Bayl-Smith ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925352/lacuna-house-bijl-architecture Clipboard Year: Space Landscape Design 2018 Design Team:Giles GibbinsEngineering:Cantilever Consulting EngineersConsultants:Partridge HydraulicCollaborators:Driftwood JoineryCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom FergusonRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The Lacuna House embraces a typical suburban brief – to create a haven away from a busy work-life and a safe home in which to raise children and live life. In doing so, the design realizes these common aspirations with a subtle overlaying of functional and aesthetic requirements to create new spaces, flows, and internal views while combatting the negative aspects of the site’s context. By focusing on the lacuna of the site – the unfilled spaces or gaps – the design reconciles built form with the landscape, and places a new pool as the connecting element that brings the site together. Located on Sydney’s leafy north shore, poor local planning decisions had overtime allowed two neighboring properties to compromise the setting for the inter-war dwelling.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tom FergusonA property with a high brick wall abutting the southern boundary had created an unsightly and unwelcome sense of enclosure. To the west, a neighbor’s second-story addition with a bank of windows overlooked the rear yard. Further, the rear yard of the site was unsightly, containing a ramshackle shed, overgrown garden, and cracked excessive paving. It was, therefore, no surprise that our clients desired a family home with generous spaces for outdoor living. Retaining the large rear yard for kicking a ball around and playing cricket was essential, so too was the need to provide an adaptable house for a family with two small children and regular visitors from overseas. Our design scheme introduces a new rear addition to the original cottage, with the soaring roofline and expansive stacked glazed doors to make the most of sky and treed views.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThis new roof not only opens the dwelling out to the rear yard but acts as a visual buffer, controlling views to and of the existing second story addition which was modified and better integrated with the dwelling to improve the living/bedroom zoning of the home. The new indoor-outdoor living, kitchen and dining volume carefully control scale and proportion to refocus the home towards the garden, greatly improving flows throughout and bringing natural light and ventilation deep into the home. This newly-released rear expanse is now claimed by green lawns for play and a delightful family swimming pool – another lacuna, Latin for pool – framed by the house and a new cabana.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Tom FergusonNeighboring properties were carefully hidden through timber slatting, brick mass, new planting, and full-length curtains that catch the afternoon breeze. Inside, the traditional front entry and hall have been retained, with the front bedroom now extended with a luxe ensuite bathroom and walk-in robe. A new central library room has been created to relieve the hallway length, serving as a TV and playroom in the immediate future, with plans to transform into a media and reading room as children grow and mature. Bathrooms and utility spaces have been thoughtfully inserted into the zoning of the plan, allowing for convenience, flexibility and robust use by family, guests and visitors alike over the anticipated long future in the home.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonProject gallerySee allShow lessCan Feliç Nursery / Estudio Fernández-VivancosSelected ProjectsChicago Union Station Great Hall Restoration / Goettsch PartnersSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBijl ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSydneyOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 25, 2019Cite: “Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture” 25 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
“COPY” CopyAbout this officeunTAGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingOn FacebookDakivaliIndiaPublished on January 10, 2020Cite: “House in a Gaothan / unTAG” 09 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Photographs Apartments CopyApartments•Barcelona, Spain Aprop Ciutat Vella Emergency Housing / Straddle3 + Eulia Arkitektura + Yaiza Terré CopyAbout this officeYaiza TerréOfficeFollowStraddle3OfficeFollowEulia ArkitekturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBarcelonaOn FacebookSpainPublished on May 25, 2020Cite: “Aprop Ciutat Vella Emergency Housing / Straddle3 + Eulia Arkitektura + Yaiza Terré” [Aprop Ciutat Vella Vivienda tácita de emergencia / Straddle3 + Eulia Arkitektura + Yaiza Terré] 25 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945043/tx-house-salva-ortin-arquitectes Clipboard Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms Claverol+ 11Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project TX House / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945043/tx-house-salva-ortin-arquitectes Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Manufacturers: CONSTRUMAPH, GERMANS SANTANDREU, THE GLASS HOUSE, VIBRATS BALLESTERDesign Team:Catalina Salvà Matas, Hector Ortín IsernStructure:Ma+Sa consultoriaRigger:Benito Monreal GarciasConstruction:Joan Morlà VicensCity:LluchmayorCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolRecommended ProductsCompositesCosentinoFacade Panel – Dekton®CompositesFastmount®How to Attach Heavy Panels with Hidden FixingsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The original building, a dwelling with a garage and a patio in the back, dates from the year 1900. Despite not having an exceptional architectural qualities, to maintain all those elements that do not interfere with the operation proposed by the building or its adaptation while preserving its essence is aimed.Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolOne of the initial requirements of the clients is the transformation of the ground floor into a single and huge space, maintaining the original structure of the house in the first two bays, expanding the area of the car park, and relocatinon of the stairway to the upper floor, linking it to the living and dining area. The main floor plan program opens completely to the plot, where a large terrace divided into two levels and a pool related to both levels are placed.Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolSave this picture!FacadeSave this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolThe first floor will grow, both to provide sufficient height in the existing spaces and to accommodate three bedrooms, studio a small living room and a ventilation patio. Despite being opened to the street and interior facades, turns around the stairs and the central courtyard, which illuminates the center of the house and improves the ventilation conditions.Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolConstructively, the existing wall walls are integrated with a new structure of concrete pillars and unidirectional slabs that will be left completely seen. All the original stone elements are visible and the elements of the extension will have smooth and neutral finishes, as seen in facades, interior walls and slabs, contrasting the elements of the original building with those introduced during the refurbishment.Save this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolSave this picture!© Pol Viladoms ClaverolProject gallerySee allShow lessOrigins Lodge / Patrick Rey + Gaia StudioSelected ProjectsHigh Visibility: Glas MarteArticles Share Spain “COPY” TX House / Salvà Ortín ArquitectesSave this projectSaveTX House / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes Photographs: Pol Viladoms Claverol Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs 2018 CopyHouses, Renovation•Lluchmayor, Spain Architects: Salvà Ortín Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSalvà Ortín ArquitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLluchmayorOn FacebookSpainPublished on August 07, 2020Cite: “TX House / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes” [Casa TX / Salvà Ortín Arquitectes] 07 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily 2020 Photographs The Netherlands Projects Save this picture!© Rob van Esch+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Architects: Kern Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Paul ZuidbergBim Engineer:Daniel AckermansContractor:Bouwbedrijf JongenEngineer:Van de Vorm engineeringMep & Hvac Consultants:TrajectWind Consultant:PeutzAcoustic Consultants:Koumans & PartnersTechnical Installations:HomijFire & Safety Consultant:GBBLandscape Design:Compositie5 landschapsontwerpCity:RoermondCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rob van EschRecommended ProductsGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformArmchairsZeitraumCompact Lounger – Nonoto LoungeText description provided by the architects. The design of the tower was inspired by a simple contradiction in context. On the ground level, the main orientation is focused on the promenade and the harbour. While getting higher the main orientation shifts towards the river and the landscape. This contradiction literally created the twisting form of the tower. By creating a stiff round core, with an elevator and stairs, it was possible to rotate the apartments while getting higher.Save this picture!© Rob van EschThe balconies make this rotation visible and create a playful shape. The tower seems to turn and look out over the river. Giving the tower a focus and yet being orientated towards all directions. The round facade is cladded with metal so the round shape is accented by different shades when the light hits the facade.Save this picture!© Rob van EschSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Rob van EschStanding right near the water, the tower adds a new element to the skyline of Roermond. It forms a landmark for a new urban development focussed on the harbour. The tower has 38 luxury apartments, the smallest being 118m² and the biggest over 200m².Save this picture!© Rob van EschThe first levels have 3 apartments per level while the higher levels have 2 apartments per level. With the stiff core and the bearing exterior walls, each apartment can be designed completely to the personal wishes of the owner. Beneath the promenade is a parking garage with two parking places for each apartment.Save this picture!© Rob van EschProject gallerySee allShow lessBackroads Buildings In Search Of The VernacularArchitecture BooksI never met a straight line I didn’t like.Architecture BooksProject locationAddress:Roermond, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Jorrit van de Laar, Ben Wolters Year: Lead Architects: Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern ArchitectenSave this projectSaveManhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten CopyApartments•Roermond, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954527/manhattan-urban-residence-kern-architecten Clipboard Manufacturers: Schöck, Plastica, Balqoon Photographs: Rob van Esch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954527/manhattan-urban-residence-kern-architecten Clipboard CopyAbout this officeKern ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookRoermondThe NetherlandsPublished on January 23, 2021Cite: “Manhattan Urban Residence / Kern Architecten” 23 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 19 April 2004 | News 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An innovative new raffle ticket product designed, produced and mailed by direct mail specialists Adare Halcyon has been hailed by The Woodland Trust as their ‘most successful raffle ticket mailer ever.’The Woodland Trust sends out seasonal raffle ticket mailers to its supporters. The responses and donations received following their Spring raffle mailer were exceptional, exceeding those of all their previous raffle mailings and the success has been attributed to the innovative new format.Adare Halcyon’s Direct Mail General Manager, Phil Teer commented “The new format mailer replaced the old style stitched book raffle tickets with a more cost effective A4 sheet of five tickets. This format enabled the tickets to be personalised with the supporter number, name and address and URN (unique reference number) so that data could be captured more effectively and removed the need for hand written entry of contact details on tickets returned without being completed by the supporter.The personalised documents could then be match mailed with the correct number of tickets allocated to the correct donor. Producing the mailer in this way ensured that 100% integrity could be maintained for the client.”more: www.adarehalcyon.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Gaming Woodland Trust achieve their most successful raffle ticket mailer yet About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Howard Lake | 18 February 2006 | News CAF breakfast forum on trading subsidiaries and the law Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) is launching a new series of discussions designed to bring together charities, business and government on some of the key issues affecting voluntary sector resourcing. The first Breakfast Forum will be held on 16 March at One Great George Street, Westminster, and focus on the impending change in legislation on charities and trading subsidiaries.In the Chancellor’s Pre-Budget report in December 2005 it was announced that companies owned by more than one charity will be able to donate their profits back to parent charities through Gift Aid.According to Cathy Pharoah, Director of Research at CAF: “This change in law will allow even small charities to collaborate more effectively and enjoy a valuable tax break which has not been previously available to them.” Advertisement The Breakfast Forum will feature presentations from Stephen Lloyd, Head of Charities and Social Enterprise at Bates Wells & Braithwaite; Peter Hollins, Director General of the British Heart Foundation; and Cathy Pharoah. The event is open to anyone with an interest in charity trading.There is no charge to attend the Forum, which starts at 08.15, but you will need to request a delegate place beforehand. will begin at 8.15am. 19 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 13 December 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Staff at supermarket Morrisons staff have voted Asthma UK to be their Charity of the Year for 2006/2007. The supermarket will help to raise money for the charity by customer fundraising, cause related marketing and through event-based fundraising by Morrisons employees.Customers who visit Morrisons stores will be able to buy a number of asthma-related products featuring Bagpuss, the charity’s mascot. This week has also been dedicated to the charity with volunteers visiting Morrisons supermarkets up and down the UK to raise money. Morrisons’ previous fundraising record for its Charity of the Year partnership was £1.5 million. Advertisement Morrisons chooses Asthma UK as Charity of the Year Asthma UK will be setting up a dedicated hotline for staff from Morrisons to call to equest fundraising resources such as t-shirts and posters. 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice 23 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A recent civil damages claim brought against a charity for an injury to a climber at an activity centre has been decided in favour of the charity.Charities should have ‘no reason to fear costly and damaging compensation claims’ according to a leading liability underwriter, if they take steps to asses risks of their activities and make reasonable efforts to keep individuals safe.The case was brought by a novice climber who suffered serious injuries after falling while taking part in an activity. Lord Justice May said in the Court of Appeal that “he chose to indulge in activity which had inherent dangers, not because the premises were in a dangerous state”.Lindsay Gray, senior liability underwriter at Ecclesiastical Insurance said: “Provided that charities adopt a proportionate and sensible approach to risk they can be content that the law is now taking a more reasonable and sensible approach to accidents like this – an accident does not of itself demonstrate that negigence has occurred.“Life is full of risk. We’ve got to accept that some activities have greater risk than others. To stop them altogether would seriously disrupt a charity’s fundraising or even threaten their future. The benefit of doing the activity far outweighs the risk, which is often relatively small.” Win for charity in damages case ‘good for sector’ Howard Lake | 26 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Law / policy 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis You’re On!: How to Develop Great Media Skills for TV, Radio and the Internet Howard Lake | 23 January 2009 | News
Online balloon races offer fundraising alternative to balloon releases Howard Lake | 21 January 2009 | News Balloons_balloonrace_1232462868.com8.1 KB Advertisement Balloon suppliers balloon.com have launched an interactive online balloon race as a fundraising tool for schools and charities.Balloon releases have been criticised by organisations such as the Marine Life Conservation Trust because of their environmental impact, although balloon producers claim that “latex balloons are 100% biodegradable”.Organisations keen to continue with the fun of a balloon release now have an online alternative. As such, events run using balloonrace.com can take place at any time of year, not just summer. Participants can be based anywhere with an Internet connection.Balloonrace.com suggest that online balloons are offered for a donation of £2. Supporters can then ‘boost’ their balloon to make it go further through answering trivia questions, playing games or making donations. The company suggests that online balloon races can therefore have an educational element.Donations are handled via a Paypal account, so organisations need to set one up to benefit. Balloonrace.com offer a page for the charity to add details about the cause together with photos.You choose the start and end date of the online balloon races, and they last for a maximum of two weeks. There are 14 boost games, 1 game per day.You can start from as few as 100 balloons, but you can purchase more balloons if you need them. Event holders will receive an automatic alert if the number of available balloons drops too low.Organisers can choose the prize for the balloon that travels the furthest. Balloonrace.com suggest seeking a prize donated by a sponsor but you could also offer a cash prize.After the race balloonrace.com will calculate the winners and display them on a scrolling leaderboard on the participating charity’s website, and this will remain visible for four weeks.www.balloonrace.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 104 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Digital Events
51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis IRIS NFP launches redeveloped website Tagged with: Advanced NFP Consulting & Agencies Technology Fundraising database and customer releationahip management company IRIS NFP Solutions has redeveloped its website, offering new features such as a RSS newsfeed, improved navigation and a re-branding.The redesign follows the merger of IRIS and the CS Group in July 2007 and the acquisition of Donor Strategy in October 2008, which took the number of IRIS NFP’s clients to over 1,000.Simon Fowler, Managing Director of IRIS NFP Solutions said: “The website goes live at the same time as a product brand re-launch for IRIS Donor Strategy which now is fully integrated within IRIS NFP Solutions.“The changes we are implementing are part of a programme designed to convey the brand strengths of a major, UK focused software and services business with a long-term commitment to the NFP sector.”www.iris.co.uk/nfp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 March 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Sharwood’s supports The Soldiers’ Charity Big Curry 25 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: corporate Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Big Curry, The Soldiers’ Charity’s major fundraising initiative, is underway this month, with support from Sharwood’s. The campaign was launched at the National Army Museum in Chelsea and runs through the month, as families are encouraged to hold their own curry themed events to raise money for the charity, which is committed to giving lifetime support to serving and former soldiers and their families.Sharwood’s has launched Limited Edition Bhut Jolokia curry sauce, its hottest ever curry, to coincide with the campaign. It is made using a chili which is over 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, the “Bhut Jolokia”. 10p for every jar sold will be donated to The Soldiers’ Charity.The idea of the Big Curry was the brainchild of troops who were stationed abroad as a fun way to raise much needed funds for The Soldiers’ Charity. Indeed, the British curry was created for the British Army; in the 18th and 19th centuries the East India Company developed anglicised versions of Indian dishes for the 20,000 British soldiers who were stationed in the country.Emma Harvey, Director National Fundraising and Communications at The Soldiers’ Charity said: “Curry and the British Army go hand in hand. We’re delighted to be working with Sharwood’s on the Big Curry and the money raised by the sale of the Bhut Jolokia curry sauce will be used to fund grants for serving and former soldiers in need as well as specialist charities that help soldiers and their families, aiding their rehabilitation and long term welfare.”Sharwood’s Limited Edition Bhut Jolokia sauce is available from ASDA and Sainsbury’s with a recommended retail price of £1.49. Howard Lake | 17 April 2011 | News
Easyfundraising partners with PTA-UK for schools fundraising 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Digital Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. David Butler, PTA-UK Chief Executive, explained the partnership: “Fundraising is the core of PTA activity. It is a key PTA-UK objective to actively support its members to achieve greater fundraising success. The partnership with easyfundraising.org.uk will give our members unrivalled access to an easy way to fundraise”.PTA-UK members collectively raise over £110 million each year. New exclusive shopping site for PTA-UK membersThe partnership will see the creation of a dedicated online shopping portal exclusively for PTA-UK members. This will feature a dedicated page for each PTA-UK member to help them get started including tips and advice, tailored to PTAs, on how to maximise funds raised.PTA-UK members will be able to start fundraising with easyfundraising.org.uk from early November, in time to secure commissions on some of the estimated £6 billion likely to be spent online in the UK in the run-up to Christmas. Gift AidPTAs which are registered for Gift Aid will be eligible for tax relief on donations raised through easyfundraising.org.uk which will all add to the funds raised by PTAs. At the moment just 16% of PTA-UK members claim Gift Aid, so the organisation hopes that the new initiative will inspire more of them to claim.www.easyfundraising.org.uk Good cause shopping website Easyfundraising has partnered with PTA-UK, the membership organisation for school Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to encourage more schools to raise funds through online shopping.School PTAs have already raised over £240,000 via Easyfundraising, out of the £4 million already raised over the past six years.Easyfundraising is confident that the 13,750 members of PTA-UK, which cover over 7 million parents and teachers, can raise substantially more. According to the company, the average supporter using easyfundraising.org.uk raises £32 per year. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 November 2012 | News
Nearly 300 solicitors in Ireland have signed up so far for the ‘Best Will in the World Week’ which aims to promote charitable legacy giving.From 21-25 October participating solicitors will be helping draft wills for a flat rate of €50. Best Will in the World Week is an initiative run by Mylegacy which takes place every October to highlight the importance of leaving a gift in your will and the difference a gift in your will to a charity can make.Research commissioned last year by Mylegacy found that only 34% of people living in Ireland have made a will. The research also reported that just over 30% of respondents said that they would like to make a donation to charity in their will.Speaking about Best Will in the World Week, Susan O’Dwyer, Chairperson, MyLegacy and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation said: “Not having a will can have serious consequences for your family after you are gone. In the absence of a will, there can be bitter legal disputes and the possibility of the State having to make decisions regarding the distribution of your property and assets and we all want to avoid that”.MyLegacy was established in 2003 and is a partnership between Ireland’s leading charities who want to encourage more legacy giving. The organisation provides information to individuals, charities and solicitors about leaving legacies to charities. 7 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 October 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish will week takes place this month About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
169 total views, 1 views today 170 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 13 August 2014 | News I Wish I’d Thought of That, the popular quickfire event featuring 20 inspiring fundraising ideas and campaigns, returns to London for the third year.Organised by SOFII and sponsored by Open Fundraising, the event again features 20 engaging speakers who each share one fundraising idea that has inspired them. They can’t be any inspirational idea – they have to be big, bold and most importantly, replicable.I Wish I’d Thought of That 2013In addition, they each have just seven minutes to share this idea. So, if one idea doesn’t seem relevant to you, there will be another one along very soon.Speakers this year include the directors of fundraising from UNICEF, Friends Of The Earth and the RSPB; AJ Leon and Rob Woods from innovative agencies Misfit Inc. and Bright Spot, and more.Here is Adrian Salmon from the University of Leeds speaking at last year’s event:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etf6j_sgmDA[/youtube] “The standard of applicants for the three speaking slots at IWITOT 2014 were unbelievably high. It was an honour to be asked to judge and be a mentor. Deciding who to pick was extremely difficult, but I’m delighted to be working with Lucy Sandford, who I know will do really well on the day.”IWITOT 2014Audience participation at I Wish I’d Thought of That 2013 I Wish I’d Thought of That returns Paul de Gregorio said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: inspiration SOFII Training I Wish I’d Thought of That 2014 will be held at The Barbican in London on 16 September from 1.30 – 5pm. It will be followed by free drinks in the Garden Room.Appropriately enough, the event raises money to help fund SOFII‘s website, to showcase even more examples of fundraising ideas and inspiration.Tickets are available now.You can follow the presentations from afar on the day via the Twitter hashtag #IWITOT14. ‘I Want to Talk at That’Sometimes fundraising sector events can seem similar with some familiar names and case studies to share. IWITOT aims to avoid that by reserving three slots for up-and-coming fundraisers.These were invited to apply and the three best were chosen after an audition. In addition, the winners were provided with mentors to help ensure their presentation was as good as it could be. Mentoring was provided by Open Fundraising’s Head of Mobile – Paul de Gregorio, Save the Children’s Director of Fundraising – Tanya Steele and Imogen Ward, CEO at Lessons for Life.The three winners are:UNICEF’s Lucy SandfordPlan UK’s Aditi SrivastavThe Labour Party’s Head of Membership Ben Nolan. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Howard Lake | 25 February 2015 | News 58 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Emergency appeals boost Trocaire income AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis As development organisation Trocaire launches its key Lenten fundraising campaign, the latest annual report for the charity shows that its voluntary income increased to nearly €30 million in 2014.The increase in income included nearly €8 million of restricted income for a number of emergency campaigns but when that figure is excluded unrestricted fundraising income fell from €25 million in 2013 to €22 million in 2014.General donations and bequests fell from €14.7 million to €13.8 million last year while the Lenten Campaign income was also down from €8.7 million to €7.4 million. Trocaire’s main Christmas fundraising campaign, Trocaire Gifts, was €1.3 million last year against €1.7 million in 2013.Trocaire’s income over the last four years fluctuated between €67 million and €60 million depending on the number and scale of emergency appeals in Syria, Philippines and East Africa.The charity put the fall in unrestricted income last year down to ‘the difficult economic climate in Ireland.’Overall income increased from €60 million to €61 million last year, with the non-fundraising income coming from a number of government grants. As in previous periods, the Irish Government is Trócaire’s single largest donor, contributing 30% of the total organisational income.Fundraising and publicity expenses increased in 2014 to €5.2 million from €4.9 million in 2013. Tagged with: Finance Ireland Lent Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
204 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to donate £1m to arts and armed services charities 203 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Creative Scotlandthe City of Edinburgh Culture Project Fund, who will oversee two new arts funds.Creative Scotland will receive £150,000 to create a piping, drumming, fiddle and Highland dance fund, encouraging affinities with Scotland’s traditional music scene. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Talent Development Fund will launch in mid-October to tie in to Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018.The City of Edinburgh Council Culture Project Fund will receive £50,000. The first phase was launched in January to support the city’s new Culture Plan, adopted by the Council last year.The Tattoo donation will fund the second phase development of new performing arts work in Edinburgh that demonstrates a local or citywide importance and develops partnerships working within the city’s cultural sector. The Fund opened for applications on 6 October.Brigadier David Allfrey MBE, Chief Executive and Producer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has proudly been a charitable organisation supporting Armed Services charities and the Arts since 1950, donating over £10 million over the years.“We are hugely excited that this is the second year in which we are able to pledge donations of £1 million and for the first time focusing solely on United Kingdom beneficiaries. For us this is a major milestone and underpins our determination to make an ever greater contribution, while growing the Tattoo’s impact and value both in Edinburgh and further afield.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Funding Scotland Howard Lake | 7 October 2017 | News Arts and armed forces charities will receive donations totalling £1 million from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, following the annual event’s 19th consecutive sell-out year.This is the largest sum the event organisers have donated to charity in a single year. The total donated by the military spectacle since it started in 1950 now stands at over £10 million.The Tattoo is performed to a live audience of 220,000 annually on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle with a further global TV audience of over 100 million. It was renamed The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2010 after Her Majesty The Queen bestowed the Royal title in honour of its 60th anniversary.Service charitiesThe Tattoo will contribute £725,000 to 11 armed services beneficiaries, including:ABF – The Soldiers’ CharityThe RAF Benevolent FundThe Royal Navy and Royal Marines CharityScottish National War MemorialSeafarers UKCombat StressRoyal Commonwealth Ex-Services Leaguethe Army Piping Committeeand a number of Service personnel welfare funds.Arts organisationsDonations to arts organisations has increased this year with six organisations set to receive a share of £275,000. These include: Advertisement Main image: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
BT MyDonate: reactions & rival platform offers Melanie May | 21 January 2019 | News The closure of @BTGroup #BTMyDonate is a disaster for small organisations. Other platforms cost more or had higher fees and in our *unscientific* research MyDonate always came out as the best site. This will mean so much work for #[email protected] @NAVCA @sccoalition @ACEVO— Cambridge CVS (@CambridgeCVS) January 21, 2019 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. We are sad to hear that #BTMyDonate is closing. Online giving platforms provide a vital service to all the hardworking charities. We’d like to let all the amazing charities know that @MuslimGivingUK is here to help you.— MuslimGiving (@MuslimGivingUK) January 21, 2019 However, not everyone was sorry to hear the news: As if being a small charity wasn’t hard enough, @bt_uk #BTMyDonate is closing down. Not only will we need to now pay fees to a new platform provider, we’ll need to spend valuable time on extra admin. #disappointed— QPCS PTFA (@QPCS_PTFA) January 21, 2019 “One fewer zero-Gift-Aid-fee platform is bad news for the smallest of small charities” – Our Interim CEO @angelacstyle reflects on the news today that BT MyDonate will be closing. Read the full article over on @ThirdSector ?https://t.co/hNwOeXY8Wb pic.twitter.com/v6WzKlfK0y— Small Charities Coalition (@sccoalition) January 21, 2019 Tagged with: BT MyDonate How about this good news to cheer event managers up on #BlueMondayNo more BTMyDonate to give supporters a rubbish service that they think is the best because it’s cheapest.Today is a good [email protected] https://t.co/ucAWChYBo8— Russell Benson (@russellbenson) January 21, 2019 309 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 Really disappointing news – BTMyDonate is closing down. With the loss of JustTextGiving as well, there’s a reduction in the availability of ‘free’/lowcost fundraising solutions for very small groups. https://t.co/sH2CPHPSWS— Mike Wild (@MikeWildMacc) January 21, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis37 Other fundraising platforms have been quick to offer their support and services to BT MyDonate customers however:Virgin Money Giving was the first with its offer of a fee waiver until 30 April. JustGiving is offering a free three-month trial to BT MyDonate customers, while Localgiving is offering a free annual membership to current BT MyDonate customers. Localgiving’s offer is open to all BT MyDonate customers who fit their eligibility criteria until 31 July 2019. BT MyDonate customers can sign up to Localgiving using the Promotion Code ‘BT2019’.Chris Dormer, Managing Director of Localgiving said:“We haven’t been planning for this news – just like the thousands of charities affected. However, as an independent, non-profit organisation with a mission to support local charities and community groups we knew that we had to do something – we believe our range of services canmake a significant difference to charities.”Beacon is also offering itself as an alternative, promising to import data from BT MyDonate in minutes and help charities switch to taking donations through its online forms.It’s a shame to hear that BT MyDonate are winding down. They’ve done a lot of good work and the sector is worse off for their departure. Naturally we’ve got you covered at Beacon for anyone looking for an alternative! https://t.co/kbBTL7ZmG9— Beacon (@beacon_crm) January 21, 2019 308 total views, 1 views today For the smaller microcharities, #BTMyDonate meant more than commission-free fundraising. It welcomed those too small for Charity Commission registration or not yet Gift Aid registered – a service rivals don’t offer #smallbutvital https://t.co/1PEjbGDcA0 @sccoalition @andy_hillier— Nicola Miller (@commsaddict) January 21, 2019 Monday’s news of BT MyDonate’s closure was met by disappointment from throughout the sector, as well as offers of support from rival online fundraising platforms. Here’s a round up of some of the reactions.Charities, sector bodies and individuals all expressed their sadness that commission-free fundraising platform BT MyDonate is to close at the end of June. Extra admin, extra fees, and a reduction in the free / low-cost solutions available have all been cited as issues for those looking for a replacement as well as for smaller charities in general.Terrible news for 1000s of small #charities that #BTMyDonate is closing. #VirginMoneyGiving would’ve taken £1,819 from our state school in commission last year + £180 Charity listing fee. #JustGiving a scandalous £2,637 + £468!!! #mydonate #BT #BTplc— gdd (@snakeonbeach) January 21, 2019 Advertisement
Public’s perceptions of fundraising as a career revealed in IoF survey This second instalment shows making a difference to be the biggest reason people would consider working in fundraising (65%), followed by the feeling that it would be a job to be proud of, and personal fulfilment. Working for an ethical, responsible employer was the fifth most frequently mentioned reason overall, rising to second place for Asian and Muslim respondents, and third for black respondents.People with experience over the past 12 months of fundraising or volunteering were more likely to be interested in working in fundraising, as were women, black respondents, those educated to GCSE level, and 25-34 year olds. Only 36% of people however said they knew something about what is involved in a fundraising career. The main reasons people would not consider it are because the work doesn’t interest them (35%), and because they are happy in their current career (31%). Salary was also an issue for 22%, who felt it would be lower paid than other sectors, while 28% did not think it offered the potential to earn a good income. In addition, 21% said they wouldn’t be interested because they don’t know enough about careers in fundraising, and 21% said it was not a job for people like them.The survey also asked people for their views on what they thought would help people get a job in fundraising. At the top was passion and commitment to causes, and a positive attitude (both 48%), followed by experience of building relationships with a wide range of people (43%), and previous work experience with relevant skills (37%). Almost half (48%) said a university education was not important.The full data set can be downloaded from the IoF site. 335 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Melanie May | 24 September 2019 | News Tagged with: Charity Jobs Institute of Fundraising research Over half – 57% – of the UK public would be proud to work in the charity sector but only a quarter would be interested in working in fundraising, according to Institute of Fundraising research on public perceptions, with reasons for not considering it including not knowing enough about the careers on offer, salary issues, and not feeling it is a job for people like them.Perceptions of fundraising as a career is the second instalment of an IoF commissioned YouGov survey on how the fundraising profession is seen and understood by the public, and particularly at whether age, race, religion, disability, or gender make a difference to how fundraising is perceived.Part one was released earlier this month and looked at what the public thinks about fundraising. Advertisement 336 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Stars unite in campaign to urge support for malaria voice petition (27 June 2019)The future of donations is voice (21 May 2018)Amazon Alexa users can donate to 40 charities in the US by voice (9 April 2018) 348 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Virtual eventsTiffany Hall, chief information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: “The Stand Up To Cancer Quiz is a great example of how we can use the latest technology to help our supporters fundraise in new ways. The unique qualities of voice technology mean everyone can focus on raising money for vital research without worrying about how to host, as virtual quiz master Joe Lycett does all the hard work for you, and the audio experience puts the focus firmly on having fun and spending quality time together.She added that Cancer Research UK is already using voice-enabled devices to support several of its core services, “from how people access vital information about cancer, to the products and services we provide for our supporters and how accessible these are.” This year’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign features a voice-based quiz on Amazon Alexa as part of its fundraising activities.This is the first time that the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 has created a voice-based quiz as a group fundraising activity.It will be hosted by comedian and presenter, Joe Lycett, whose programmes include Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Great British Sewing Bee, Live at the Apollo. No Alexa?No Alexa? No worries – message on Su2C websiteYou can still take part in the quiz and fundraising even if you don’t possess an Amazon Alexa, or indeed other brands of voice assistant.SU2C is sharing details of how to run a traditional offline quiz on the campaign page, with a PDF of advice available for download. Advertisement 347 total views, 1 views today Stand Up To Cancer campaign features an Amazon Alexa fundraising quiz Howard Lake | 25 September 2019 | News “Alexa, start the Stand Up To Cancer Quiz”The Stand Up To Cancer quiz is available to anyone with an Amazon Alexa device. It consists of four rounds of entertaining questions, spanning musical trivia, random facts and general knowledge.To take part, players just need to enable the quiz for free on the Amazon website and then say “Alexa, start the Stand Up To Cancer Quiz’ to get going.Stand Up To Cancer is inviting the public to challenge friends, family or colleagues to put their knowledge to the test “and help make a real difference for people with the disease”. Tagged with: Amazon Celebrity charity quiz fundraising events virtual event voice assistant voice technology
Advertisement The British Horse Society (BHS), has launched the BHS Approved Centre Hardship Fund to help support riding schools affiliated to the charity through the Covid-19 pandemic.The fund, launched on Friday 17 April, is specifically aimed at BHS Approved Riding Schools financially impacted by the pandemic, and designed to support any costs which go towards the health and wellbeing of the horses and ponies under their care. James Hick, Chief Executive Officer at The British Horse Society said: “The coronavirus pandemic has caused immense difficulties for many areas across the equestrian industry and riding schools have been hit particularly hard. As their income stopped on March 23 but the need to look after the wellbeing of horses continues at high cost. The welfare of horses is at the heart of everything the BHS does, and we are working incredibly hard to help support our Approved Ridings Schools through these unsettling times. We hope that this Hardship Fund will help alleviate some of the financial strain riding schools are currently facing, whilst also serving to protect the health and wellbeing of the horses and ponies under their care.”Grants from the fund will be allocated based on a payment of £750 per BHS Approved Riding School. The fund has been made available from several sources, including BHS National, Regional and County Committees, which work closely with BHS Approved Riding Centres. The British Horse Society has also accessed a number of its own restricted funds, held aside for welfare specific purposes.The BHS has also waived all Approved Centre membership fees for the next 12 months and will be launching a donations appeal in the coming weeks to help provide further support.All BHS Approved Riding Schools should have been received details on how to apply for the funding and can contact the BHS Approvals team on [email protected] or call 024768 40500 if not. Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 The British Horse Society launches Hardship Fund for BHS Approved Riding Schools Melanie May | 24 April 2020 | News 1,332 total views, 8 views today 1,333 total views, 9 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
The time to openly attack and expose capitalism and advocate for its opposite, socialism, has not been this ripe since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The capitalist system is transparently rotten to the core and taking a huge toll on the lives of workers — whether employed or unemployed. The devastation in the African-American, Latino/a and other oppressed communities is extreme.There are numerous studies by banks, ruling-class think tanks, universities and so on giving a partial picture of how bad things are. Even in the upper echelons of the rich and their thinkers, there is deep concern about the actual deterioration of economic and social conditions — because they fear eventual rebellion.Of course, this anxiety among those who have the real information is not at all reflected in the propaganda machine of big business, which continues to talk up the economy. For example, in the last quarter the economy is supposed to have grown at 3.5 percent. Unemployment, they tell us, is going down and hiring is on the rise.Talking up economy, playing down realityHere are some of the things the publicists of the rich do not dwell upon:Economic inequality is at obscene levels. Mass suffering is increasing as the stock market reaches new highs — despite its ups and downs. Working-class debt of all types goes up as bank profits soar.Trillions of dollars have been poured into the banking system to bail out the rich, even as millions of workers are under water and live from paycheck to paycheck — if they are fortunate enough to get a paycheck.The so-called decline in the unemployment rate is because workers have dropped out of the work force by the millions. Millions more are working at low-wage jobs, are forced to work part time or are working two and three jobs just to make ends meet.All television networks, mainstream newspapers and major politicians of the two big business parties tell us the system is basically sound and “we” are “coming back” from the capitalist crisis of 2007 to 2009. This is a smokescreen designed to conceal the fact that the “comeback” is only for the rich. The masses of people not only have not “come back” but are living with hardship on a daily basis.Half of those in cities are ‘economically insecure’According to a sweeping survey conducted by the Corporation for Enterprise Development, nearly half the people in major U.S. cities are living in a state of economic insecurity.The survey asked: “If you lost your job or had a bad accident, how long would your savings last?”The answers, according to a report in the Sept. 17 New York Times, showed: “Nearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency.“For many Americans, living without any cushion can lead to financial disaster. This nerve-racking financial insecurity has come to characterize life in cities across the country.“In Newark, for example, three-quarters of the population does not have enough money to meet basic expenses for three months at the federal poverty level, about $6,000 for a family of four. The absence of assets that can be quickly converted to cash — like stocks, bank accounts or retirement accounts — is why the study calls these people ‘liquid asset poor.’ Other cities where more than half the population has nearly no financial leeway include Detroit at 68 percent, Miami at 67 percent, Cleveland at nearly 65 percent, as well as Laredo, Tex.; Birmingham, Ala.; Milwaukee; Buffalo; and Memphis.”This survey was conducted for the banks. While it undoubtedly understates the situation, the figures show that the profit system is grinding the people down.This survey does not include widespread rural poverty, which in many ways is even worse because support resources are scarcer, transportation costs are higher, and jobs are even harder to get. It is harder to conduct surveys where the population is dispersed.Half can’t raise $400 in an emergencyLast year the Federal Reserve Bank did an extensive study showing that half the population could not come up with $400 to meet an emergency car repair, doctor’s bill, etc., without borrowing money or selling something. (“Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013”) The same study showed that 60 percent of the people did not have enough savings to last three months if they lost their job, were injured, etc. This condition was much worst in African-American and Latino/a communities.As for the so-called decline in the unemployment rate, 6.3 million workers have dropped out of the work force, according to official statistics. These are among the “missing workers.” If they were counted, the unemployment rate would be 9.6 percent. Over 90 million people in the U.S. are not in the labor force.So the population has clearly not “come back” from the economic crisis.Studies don’t mention profit system as causeWhat these studies leave out, and what the working class needs to know above all, is that the problem is the capitalist system of wage slavery — and the solution is socialism.For example, student debt now exceeds $1.2 trillion. People in their sixties are still paying on their debt, while the new generation has become indentured to the banks because education is so expensive and the system of student loans is harsh and unjust.The students know this. But they also need to know that it is because of the capitalist system, in which the banks are powerful rulers who dictate legislation, fees, interest rates, penalties, etc. This is the financial core of capitalism — the so-called “free market” profit system. The privately owned, profit-making banks are so powerful that the only way to put an end to their blood sucking is to get rid of them and the profit system itself.It is not only student debt but mortgage debt, auto debt, credit card debt, payday loan debt and many other kinds of robbery of workers’ wages that weigh down the population.Communists must expose the systemThe struggle against capitalism and for socialism requires that communists bring explicit knowledge of the system of exploitation to the workers and the movement. That is essential to the struggle for socialism. Understanding the enemy is a basic necessity for working-class leaders.The truth is that the corporate industrialists, who are financed by the banks and merged with them, oppress and exploit workers for profit. It is a law of the system. The corporations and businesses own the economy — the factories, the hospitals, the big box stores, etc. Workers own only their ability to work and the few personal possessions they have been able to accumulate in a lifetime of labor.And the bosses completely dominate the political system. No promises or urging by capitalist politicians to create jobs, lessen inequality, etc., will turn the bosses around. They are guided by their own profit interests.Workers are dependent on the bosses to live. They must sell their ability to do a job of some type to a capitalist, day after day, month after month, year after year. If the bosses won’t hire them or business falls off, then the workers are out of luck. They work at the will of the owners.Workers get paid just enough to live, or nowadays even less than that. The wealth they create above and beyond the value of their wages goes into the pockets and vaults of the bosses. The more they can get from the workers, the more they can produce with fewer workers, the more profits they make.The masses are suffering from the law of the maximization of profit, which drives capitalism.That is why the bosses put in automation software and robotic production. That is why they outsource jobs to non-union sweatshops in low-wage countries. That is why they won’t pay benefits.They want to lower their labor costs by laying off workers and then extracting more out of the workers who remain on the job.And they can only do this because they own the means of production, transportation and services.Under capitalism, the working class is totally dependent on the bosses. This is why the unemployment rate won’t go down. This is why wages are permanently low. And this is why half the population, and probably more, live in a state of economic insecurity and worse.The fightback against the capitalists and their drive to extract more and more unpaid labor from the workers must be escalated. But in the long run, the working class and the oppressed must eliminate their dependence on the capitalist class by getting rid of them and their system. Only when there is a socialist revolution and workers take over the economy in order to run it for human need and not for profit will we be able to escape the capitalist nightmare.There is a great deal more that communists must explain. The roots of racism, sexism, bigotry and oppression of all types. The persecution and scapegoating of undocumented immigrants. The drive to militarism, intervention and war. The deceptive character of capitalist politics.True class consciousness means understanding the enemy class and all of its treacherous features.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Demanding justice for Dontre Hamilton, Milwaukee, Oct. 16.Photo: Joe BruskyAs a result of almost six months of repeated protests organized by the Coalition for Justice and their allies, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn announced at a press conference Oct. 15 that Christopher Manney, the cop who shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times, killing him instantly, has been fired. Hamilton family members were not invited to the press conference and were not allowed in when they arrived.Despite many dozens, perhaps hundreds, of lives — the majority Black and Brown — having been taken by Milwaukee police, this is perhaps the first firing of a police officer for killing someone in this city in more than 45 years. (jsonline.com, Oct. 20)Since Manney filed for duty disability retirement two days before his firing, he is eligible for possibly 75 percent of his full pay; a special board will rule on this.Meanwhile, Manney has yet to be charged with any crime whatsoever by Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm. Thus, while claiming a victory with Manney’s firing, coalition members and allies immediately demanded full justice and called for a protest the next day, Oct. 16, at Red Arrow Park where Hamilton was killed by Manney.“Dontre’s constitutional rights were violated,” declared Nate Hamilton, in front of the Milwaukee Police Department’s 1st District building during the demonstration. “His freedom was infringed upon. This officer, Christopher Manney, took my brother, so now we have no other choice but to stand up and make sure that justice prevails, not only for my brother, but for our city and our community.”The Coalition for Justice has issued a call for a 6 p.m. mass meeting Oct. 22 at All Peoples Church, 2600 N. 2nd St. in Milwaukee. It states in part:“It has been almost six months since this murder took place, and Dontre’s killer is yet to be brought to justice. We have recently learned that this officer has been fired from his duties for violating Dontre’s constitutional rights and breaching protocol. While the firing of this killer cop brings the family and the community one step closer to the justice we demand, we believe there are still other measures that must be taken to ensure that we get justice for our community.”The coalition is demanding DA Chisholm charge Manney with at least homicide. Coalition organizers are asking supporters of justice to continue contacting the DA’s office: call 414-278-4646 and/or email [email protected] more information and updates on the Dontre Hamilton “No Justice, No Compromise” fightback and other struggles against police terror, contact #NoJusticeNoCompromise, #Onward, facebook.com/justicefordontre, and wibailoutpeople.org/. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The 750 striking Harvard University Dining Service workers — cooks, dishwashers, servers and cashiers — brought multibillion-dollar Harvard University to its knees on Oct. 25, 2016. After a three-week strike, the university bosses caved, giving the members of UNITE HERE Local 26 even more than they had initially demanded.Most importantly, all the health care takeaways the Harvard Corporation had demanded were off the table. The strike victory holds valuable lessons for the workers and oppressed in the age of global capitalism — particularly now under the Trump administration and the rise of ultra-rightist, racist elements.Workers World contributing editor Martha Grevatt interviewed Chief Steward Ed Childs, a cook and leader in Local 26 for more than 40 years. This is the second in a series of articles based on the interviews where Childs explains how the workers won.Well in advance of the Harvard University Dining Service strike, we knew we would need to build a solidarity coalition to take on the Harvard Corporation. We spent months laying the groundwork. (For Part 1, about strike preparations, go to tinyurl.com/z3goecw.)Once the strike began the coalition was critical. Harvard Medical School students staged two walkouts in support of the striking HUDS workers. The Student Labor Action Movement played a big role; they organized a dinner for us on campus where faculty, administrators, deans, parents and our workers spoke. Campus environmentalists saw worker health as necessary for a healthy campus environment. The Jewish group Hillel hosted meetings and fed us, and rabbis spoke at our rallies.The LGBTQ student group wrote a long op-ed in the campus newspaper titled “This Strike Is So Gay,” because the fight for health care is so important to their constituency. We in Local 26 have always led by example; we won the first nondiscrimination language on sexual orientation at the university in 1983. Harvard caved in to this demand after we took a strike pledge that year.Students from the Harvard School of Public Health and the medical school were in the forefront because they took their oath as doctors seriously: to not just treat illness in society but to prevent it. How can we prevent illness and promote good health when workers on our campus cannot afford healthcare? they asked.The coalition also brought in the custodians whose contract was almost up; they had similar issues around health insurance and were themselves threatening to strike. In fact, after the HUDS victory, their union, Service Employees Local 32 BJ’ won a good contract that kept health care intact.Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, the largest union on campus, comprised of 4,500 workers, was poised to join forces with us earlier in the year. When Harvard got wind of that, they intimidated HUCTW and got them to ratify a new contract in May. Although HUCTW has higher fees for various health services in their new contract, management had to cancel plans to impose deductibles to avoid a clerical strike. Clerical workers walked the picket line with us.Members and leaders from the Graduate Student Association, who were filing for union recognition, joined the strike lines.Building broad solidarityWe met with Cambridge and Boston city councils, and they both endorsed the HUDS workers’ struggle — the first time before the strike began and the second during the strike.We knew a striking union has to create activities that promote bonding between workers. We worked with New York UNITE HERE Local 100. They, along with locals in Atlantic City, Hartford and Philadelphia, sent large delegations to one of our biggest rallies. Local 100 expects to wage similar campus campaigns, and the International union is predicting a number of strikes across the country stemming from the Harvard strike. This kind of struggle raises consciousness and encourages militancy.The HUDS unit is the largest in Local 26. When you’re building a strike coalition, you have to be sure your union leadership — of the local and the International — is part of it. I don’t see a strike surviving without the union’s backing.The local did not want to strike, but we knew we had no choice. so we rallied and called for the strike. Then the union leadership had to go along with us, because they couldn’t let Harvard destroy one of their stellar contracts. Losing would have had national repercussions with many contracts coming up. Hotels are becoming very difficult to organize, especially in misnamed “right to work” (for less) states, but universities are wide open.Our group of workers in the local met often in order to steer the strike in a progressive and militant manner.The International brought in full-time paid staff and member organizers from around the country as a support team to do things like write media releases. At first their organizers tried to undo our structure. It was a struggle to have our leaders stay in leadership — issues arose like who was going to give a speech. While we butted heads when staff tried to disempower the coalition, we worked with them. And we succeeded because we had our structure already established. In the end the union’s resources were indispensable.Because we built the coalition the right way, we won!Now we’re engaged in poststrike activism. We met with Islamic students and held a joint forum Feb. 4. There we discussed fighting Islamophobia as well as lessons learned on strike and where we go from here. We put both in the context of the fight against Trump and fascism. We won a huge battle, but the struggle continues every day!Phebe Eckfeldt, Steve Gillis, Martha Grevatt, Steve Kirschbaum, Milt Neidenberg and Minnie Bruce Pratt contributed to this series of articles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Malcolm Suber at protest demanding monument to Harriet Tubman replace that of Andrew Jackson.The monuments that were taken down, as well as those remaining, were all constructed in what we would call the Jim Crow era. Starting from the 1870s to the early 1900s, they constructed those statues throughout the South. Their placement was an effort by the white supremacist plantocracy — the rule of the plantation owners — to take back all the tremendous gains that were won by the newly freed African people after the Civil War.In that era, slowly but surely, all the Civil Rights laws that were enacted during the post-Civil War period were chipped away. And the final crowning of the plantocracy coming back to power throughout the South was the attempt to enshrine that by building the statues to honor the “lost cause.”Four statues were removed beginning in April and through May. They were of Gen. Robert E. Lee; Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, the general who ordered the firing on Fort Sumter that began the Civil War; and Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. The fourth, finally, was the white supremacy monument — what the white people in the city called the “Liberty Monument” — an obelisk that praised the assaults on the Reconstruction Government in 1874 here in New Orleans.We still have more than 18 white supremacy monuments left in the city. The mayor and City Council say they are “tired of spending funds” and they intend this to be the end.Take ‘em Down NOLA says this is just the beginning, an appetizer. We are fighting now for a resolution to remove all the white supremacy monuments and street names and public buildings named for the slavemasters. This is a struggle that will continue until we finish the main course.Ruling-class resistanceRegarding why there was such resistance among the politicians, well, if you understand the politics of Louisiana and New Orleans, you know that the rich white people control all the major economic positions and most of the money invested in the politicians. None of the local politicians want to cross the hands that feed them.All of the local white ruling class are descendants of the slave masters, whose accumulated wealth was stolen from the labor of the enslaved African people. What has really been telling in this whole experience has been that not one prominent white person in this city has made a statement in support of taking down or removing the monuments.The most prominent rich white person, Frank Stewart, who says he speaks for all of them, said that they will continue to resist removal. In fact, they are circulating a petition to force the city government to restore the monuments that have been taken down. Stewart is a big capitalist who owns the cemeteries in the city and is the second-biggest cemetery owner in the world, Frank Stewart Enterprises.What New Orleans means for workers, immigrantsNew Orleans’ economy now focuses on tourism. There are 80,000 people working in that industry. Their labor generates a great deal of capital for the hotel, motel and restaurant owners. But the majority of the Black working class is stuck in minimum-wage jobs: bussing tables, washing dishes, making beds in the hotels.These vast differences result in a great deal of distance between the incomes of rich and poor — we are the second city in the country in the gap between rich and poor.So the condition that the Black working-class people in the city face is to have to work two jobs to survive. Because of the gentrification after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, our rents have skyrocketed and people who want to keep a roof over their heads have to work two jobs.New Orleans is the leading city in rate of incarceration in the entire world. Basically, the local ruling class has decided they are not going to create any jobs for the Black youth in the city and therefore have forced them to live lives of pushing drugs. Then the authorities put the Black youth in jail — they put them away and throw away the key.It has a deleterious effect on the working class in terms of disruption and being able to build a wholesome community among our people.After Hurricane Katrina, many Mexican and other Central American workers came for work in the reconstruction of New Orleans. The immigrant population went from about 3 percent before 2005 to around 12 percent at this point.Many of these immigrants are day laborers, who have been victims of wage theft. There is an organization of day laborers that we in Take ‘em down NOLA have been working with for quite some time. We have much solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters and we have shown it by holding demonstrations of solidarity with the day laborers and against building a wall on the border with Mexico.Role of Mayor Mitch LandrieuRegarding all the attention to the NOLA mayor’s speech in May, we have to recognize that he did make the initial motion that he would take down four monuments. But we said, well, if you are going to have a discussion about removing the symbols of white supremacy, why stop at the four? Don’t just do a partial job. Do the whole job.We had many community meetings demanding that the city take down the monuments. The city government decided in December of 2016 to have them removed, but immediately the Monumental Task Committee, representing the white ruling class, filed suit to try to prevent them from coming down. And we frankly had to push and prod and push and prod the mayor to carry out the decision of the City Council and bring down the monuments.We said if this mayor were really sincere about his lovely words — and it was a moving speech, but there was a big difference between words and deeds on his part. We don’t think that he is a sincere champion of the struggle against white supremacy, and we’re going to push and prod him until we get all the monuments down.Take ‘em down NOLA’s next move is to fight to get an ordinance passed that declares that New Orleans is going to be a city free of white supremacy-public monuments, based on the principle of being anti-racist and anti-white supremacist. We’re pushing to get that passed and we will continue our public agitation to take down the Andrew Jackson statue. It’s the most prominent Confederate monument left standing and the most popular among white supremacists, and if we can get that taken down the others will probably follow in order.People can go to the webpage (takeemdownnola.org) to keep up with our activities. We are planning to have an anti-white-supremacy-monuments conference here in March of 2018. People should look for the final plans, which should be ready by the end of July.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pastor Franklin Hobbs speaks from the steps of the Massachusetts State House while protesters stage a ‘die-in’ on Sept. 19.Sept. 25 — In response to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s murderous budget cuts to HIV, housing and youth services, protesters staged “die-ins” at the State House and a nearby busy shopping district in Boston on Sept. 19.Despite thousands of HIV infection cases in Massachusetts and hundreds of new cases each year, Gov. Baker used his line-item veto to cut nearly $3 million to HIV-related services from the state’s 2018 budget. Organizers called upon members of the state legislature to override these cuts, representing millions of dollars in services stolen from the oppressed.Protesters — led by ACT-UP Boston — leafleted and chanted. Then, each fell down “dead” in coordinated sequence, recalling militant direct actions of ACT-UP during its critical height in the late 1980s and early 1990 in response to the brutal, government-enabled HIV/AIDS crisis that claimed one victim in the U.S. every eight minutes.ACT-UP has also mounted demonstrations over the years to expose U.S. and European neocolonial pharmaceutical profiteers, who prioritized their bottom line over fighting the massive HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.Youth organizers in Boston — most are younger than the 30-year-old ACT-UP movement — expressed outrage that after three decades, a militant fight for HIV/AIDS and related services is still as necessary as ever.Accessing treatment for HIV is often insurmountable for those without insurance and stable housing, especially poor and working people, trans, Black and/or Latinx people. HIV infection rates are also high among people who use drugs and face that related stigma disproportionately under capitalism.Among the programs set to be completely axed by Gov. Baker is Youth On Fire, a highly valued Cambridge program providing beds, meals, overdose prevention and other support for LGBTQ youth and youth with HIV.An affinity group of ACT-UP Boston, called ACT-UP CLASS WAR — the Coalition of Local Activists and Seropositive Siblings formed to Wipe out Austerity and Racism — mobilized to raise demands beyond the call to urge legislators to overturn budget cuts.The CLASS WAR group called for securing housing as a basic human right and for ending Boston’s exploding luxury housing market, which has produced mass evictions of longtime working-class and poor residents. They also demanded full, permanent funding for Youth On Fire, as well as additional services that would provide housing for homeless people living with HIV/AIDS and supervised consumption facilities for people who use drugs.As of this writing, the Massachusetts House has voted to override Gov. Baker’s cuts to 2018 funding for youth homelessness and HIV programs, including Youth On Fire. It remains to be seen if the state Senate will do the same. Two other programs — Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (which includes help for people with disabilities) and support for section 8 vouchers — have not yet received an override vote in either chamber.People wait anxiously to learn the fate of these budget items that seriously impact their lives. One “die-in” speaker related that they might not survive the winter if the line-item cuts get pushed through.As true today as it was 30 years ago, in the face of capitalist austerity, “Silence is death.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Korean organizations across the U.S., supported by anti-war groups, organized a “No Trump, No War Day” on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., in solidarity with “No Trump Day” rallies in Korea and the Asian Pacific and calling on the U.S. to “Sign the Peace Treaty Now!” The following National Statement explains their campaign. “They will be met with fire, fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before…”“They won’t be around much longer…”“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing.”“Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded…”Trump’s words have escalated military tensions on the Korean peninsula to a degree this world has not witnessed since the Korean War. When Trump announced his tour of Asian nations from November 3rd to 14th, people of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines mobilized en masse to protest Trump and American militarism in the Asian Pacific region. South Koreans are calling their nationwide rallies “No Trump Day,” condemning the United States’ aggressive policies toward North Korea and the ongoing infringements of sovereignty in South Korea.The “No Trump No War” campaign was announced by over 220 South Korean civic groups organized by the Korean Confederation for Trade Unions in a press conference on October 27th. Tens of thousands are anticipated to participate in the estimated 140 different rallies in South Korea and abroad, especially in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Plaza, where months of mass demonstrations led to the impeachment of former President Park Geun-Hye earlier this year. Koreans are using “No Trump Day” to demand the end of Trump’s warmongering and military intimidation in recent months; withdrawal of the THAAD system from South Korea; the end of sanctions and hostile policies toward North Korea; and call for peace on the Korean peninsula and East Asia.Work for World PeaceIn addition to Koreans’ demands, we the people in the United States oppose the Trump administration’s ill-informed escalation of tensions with North Korea, call for a peace treaty between the United States and North Korea to finally end the Korean War after 64 long years, fully support peoples of these countries mobilizing to protest Trump’s visit and preparing mass demonstrations around “No Trump Day,” and stand in solidarity with all people — Koreans, Americans, and others throughout the world — unconditionally committed to preventing a disastrous rekindling of the Korean War.Military conflict on the Korean peninsula will inevitably result in the deaths of those not only on the Korean peninsula, but in nearby countries who will be subject to an influx of U.S. military personnel via the web of existing US military bases throughout the Asian Pacific region.In the wake of this year’s “Mother Of All Bombs” — so-called for being the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat in human history — dropped in Afghanistan in April; the air-dropping of parts for the THAAD anti-missile system due to Korean residents of Seongju protests blocking roads to installation in late April and early May; and the October 11th U.S. military helicopter crash in Okinawa less than 1,000 feet from a residence and about a mile away from Takae Elementary School; it is clear that the U.S. military presence is a threat to the safety of the peoples of the “host” nations they claim to protect or “liberate.”Reconcile Historical ViolenceThese tragedies may have happened during the Trump administration, but it is a continuation of a legacy of U.S. militarization that destabilizes the livelihoods of peoples all over the world, since the enslavements of and genocides committed against Native Peoples and Africans in the Americas in the first British North American colonies preceding the United States. We condemn the Trump administration for its perpetuation of slaughter, militarization and infringements of sovereignty, especially hypocritical for a nation that so espouses the values of “freedom” and “democracy.”These values are not even observed in the United States. American police, a force developed and refined as a continuation of slave patrols, are handed down equipment and technology including tanks and drones from the U.S. military to terrorize its own peoples. Police surveillance and crackdowns feed into a prison system wherein slavery is completely legal, per the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that did not completely abolish slavery after the Civil War, and by which people of color especially Black, Native, and Latinx Americans are meant to serve as America’s hyper exploitable and undercompensated labor force, often disenfranchised of voting and other civilians’ rights well after imprisonment. If the United States stations troops in foreign countries to “protect our freedom,” why does their increasingly militarized police force terrorize, exploit and slaughter communities within the United States? If we are made as much the “enemy” as foreign peoples, are foreign peoples not just as unjustly persecuted as we? For whom does this promised “freedom” exist, and who or what do foreign military bases actually protect?Even the South Korean rallies against Trump and war will be heavily restricted, per an announcement by South Korean police that anti-Trump rallies will be banned in central Seoul and other places Trump will visit in Korea on November 7th and 8th. In lands supposedly not under U.S. jurisdiction, the United States stifles people’s freedom of speech and assembly as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea, just as it suppresses American dissent via targeted revoking of voting rights through policing and imprisonment.End the Korean WarTrump’s incendiary remarks and the recent unprecedented provocations by the U.S. military, such as F-35 and B-1B bombers flown to the Military Demarcation Line on September 18th in a highly provocative move to North Korea, must end at once to prevent the crisis on the Korean peninsula from escalating into a war of dire consequences.To this end, we demand that the Trump administration:Cease Trump’s warmongering, military intimidation and military-focused foreign policies!Abolish hostile policies such as sanctions toward North Korea and sign a peace treaty!Withdraw THAAD, which threatens peace in East Asia and the world, from South Korea!The U.S. national “No Trump Day” solidarity rallies are endorsed by:Action One Korea (LA)ANSWER Coalition (LA)BAYAN USACatholic WorkersHella Organized Bay Area Koreans (SF)International Action CenterInternational League of Peoples’ StruggleKANCC (Korean American National Coordinating Council)Kabataang maka-Bayan (Pro-People Youth) (LA)Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (LA)Korean Peace Alliance (LA)Los Angeles Catholic Workers (LA)Nanum Corean Cultural Center (LA)Nodutdol for Korean Community Development (NYC)Pan-Korean Alliance for Reunification in USAPeace 21 (LA)Peace & Justice Committee – TLTCProgressive Asian Network for Action (LA)Raging GranniesSamidoun Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity NetworkSoCal Organized Oppression-Breaking Anti-Imperialist Koreans (LA)Students for Justice in Palestine (NYC)Support Committee for Korean Prisoners of Conscience in U.S.U.S. Peace CouncilUnited National Antiwar CoalitionVeterans For Peace – Chapter 34 (NYC) & Chapter 21 (NJ)VFP – Iran Working GroupFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Students take over MSU President’s office, Nov. 19, 2010.Students marched on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., on Jan. 26, demanding safety and accountability from university officials in the ever-widening sexual abuse and sexual assault scandal rocking the university.The focus is now turning from Olympic gymnastics to MSU’s iconic and monied basketball and football programs and how accusations against student-athletes have been handled or mishandled by coaches and university officials.Ingham County (Michigan) Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina handed Larry Nassar his “death warrant” on Jan. 24, after seven days of heart-wrenching and powerful testimony from his victims. She sentenced the serial pedophile to 40 to 175 years in prison, to be served following Nassar’s 60-year term for federal child pornography convictions.The rising tide of the #metoo and #timesup movement across the U. S. propelled the Nassar case into the national limelight. One after another, more than 150 young women, many of them Olympic champions, entered the courtroom to courageously confront their abuser, tell their story and demand justice from a system that failed them at every turn. (See Monica Moorehead’s Jan. 23 “Gymnasts bravely expose Nassar sexual abuse” at tinyurl.com/yc27va8h.)Nassar was a sports physician at MSU for over 25 years. There he preyed on girls and young women, especially young gymnasts who were sent to him by USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Girls as young as 6 were required to submit to physical examinations from Nassar, who used this as a way to cover up sexual abuse. Young women suffered at his hands for years, even after some had reported him to many different authorities.He was finally exposed in 2016 after years of painstaking work and evidence collection by Rachael Denhollander, a gymnast survivor who became an attorney, coach and mother.Following Nassar’s sentencing, Lou Anna K. Simon announced her resignation that day as MSU’s longtime president. Acceding to a demand from the USOC, the entire board of USA Gymnastics announced its resignation on Jan. 26.Dominoes continue to fallOn Jan. 25, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reporters Paula Lavigne and Nicole Noren released a damning investigative report involving sexual assault allegations against several MSU Spartans football and basketball players. The report exposes a long history of “denial, inaction and information suppression” by MSU athletics officials and university leaders. (“OTL: Michigan State secrets extend far beyond Larry Nassar,” at espn.com)MSU’s acclaimed Athletic Director Mark Hollis tendered his resignation the next day.“Even MSU’s most-recognizable figures, football coach Mark Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo, have had incidents involving their programs,” ESPN noted, including allegations leveled against 16 Spartans football players.Dantonio has arrogantly denied any wrongdoing or cover-up and called the allegations “completely false.” Dantonio is the winningest coach in Spartans football history and was celebrated for his team’s “comeback season” in 2017 even after several players were expelled for sexual assault.Despite mounting pressure, members of the statewide-elected MSU Board of Trustees, the university’s governing body, have refused to step down.Meanwhile, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Michigan attorney general’s office are among the official entities that have announced investigations of MSU’s handling of the rampant sexual abuse by Nassar that went unnoticed and unchecked for over 25 years.WW in 2010 on MSU sexual assaults The ESPN report includes an account of allegations brought by a student in late August 2010 that she had been raped by two members of the basketball team. The team’s coach Izzo is a Hall of Fame member who has taken the Spartans seven times to the NCAA Final Four.At the time, Workers World covered the struggle at MSU led by the Coalition Against Sexual Violence, which fought to bring justice to the victim and create a safer environment on campus.In “Activists protest handling of rape charges” published Oct. 21, 2010, MSU alum and then-student activist Megan Spencer wrote:“The university administration has failed to suspend or expel the players from MSU, and has not even released a statement condemning the assault. In addition, Residence Life, the department in charge of on-campus housing, has failed to remove the players from their dorm room, further endangering women at MSU. Neither the director of MSU’s Athletic Department, Mark Hollis, nor men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has commented publicly on the assault.“By failing to take action, punish the assailants or respond to this act of violence, MSU’s administration, Residence Life and the Athletic Department send the message that students can commit acts of sexual violence against other students without consequence. It also sends the message to survivors of sexual assault that their experiences are not significant to administrators, prosecutors and others with authority, thus discouraging future survivors from reporting assaults.”Coalition members were harassed and threatened at the time for daring to expose what was going on with the distinguished men’s basketball team. A Spartans player yelled “F**k you, b**ch!” at the activists as they protested at an athletic parade. A banner drop (“Rape is a Crime”) inside the Breslin Center resulted in students being manhandled, cursed at and ejected from the premises. (See WW articles at tinyurl.com/ycnoro9w and tinyurl.com/y8ur27wd.)If MSU had acted properly in response to the coalition’s charges, years of additional harassment and assaults could have been prevented.WW photo: Kris Balderas HamelFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
New York Taxi Workers Alliance members and Executive Director Bhairavi Desai (standing,center) celebrate with allies in Taxis for All Campaign in Union Square, Aug. 9.In New York City within the last year, six taxi and “black car” limo drivers killed themselves — in financial desperation at no longer being able to support their families or pay their debts.The yellow and green cab, livery and black car drivers were being run into the ground by the advent of Uber and Lyft rides, cheated by “race-to-the-bottom” fares and placed in deadly competition with other desperate workers.Such is the result of the “new gig economy” — where someone is told you can “be your own boss” with “flexible hours,” but which really means 18-hour days with no minimum wage, no overtime, no health care, and the “freedom” to drive your own car and pay your own vehicle insurance. And, by the way, compete with every other taxi, limo, livery or Lyft/Uber driver on the road.But there is some very good news. Driver-workers won a huge victory Aug. 8. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, after months of organizing, (encompassing the time of the six suicides), successfully drove legislation through the New York City Council that makes the city the first in the U.S. to regulate Uber and Lyft.One of the drivers tweeted the day of the victory: “We just beat Wall Street!”It’s one of the first worker victories in the 21st century gig economy, and all workers should celebrate it.In reality, the gig economy has a long and gruesome history. It was called “piece work.” Women labored in isolation day and night, each in her own room, to produce knitted or embroidered pieces at whatever small sum per item the boss offered, all the while cooking, cleaning, caretaking their children. Black women were paid next to nothing for washing and ironing at home. No minimum wage, no overtime, no health care. You provide your own scissors, needle and thread, soap and irons.Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels described the 2018 gig economy 170 years ago in the 1848 Communist Manifesto: “The laborers, who must sell themselves piecemeal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the markets.” Before they begin to organize together, this working class is just “an incoherent mass … broken up by their mutual competition.”Since 2011 in New York City, the forces of capital have placed taxi and limo drivers in bitter competition with Uber and Lyft drivers, while using the techno-driven companies to reap immense profits from passengers and workers alike.The victory in NYC came from both “driver power” and “driver unity” since taxi and limo drivers overcame the competition to band together with exploited app drivers.They won minimum fare rates across the industry, as well as minimum pay for app drivers and app passenger fares. There will be a cap on the number of new for-hire vehicles for 12 months, with the exception of wheelchair accessible vehicles. The latter stipulation is one the NYTWA insisted on, in collaboration with the disability rights Taxis for All Campaign.The NYTWA expressed this worker unity in an Aug. 8 statement:“This victory belongs to yellow cab, green cab, livery, black car, Uber and Lyft drivers who united together in our union to transform shared struggle and heartbreak into hope and strength. And this victory belongs to New Yorkers and our allies who have stood with us to say, not one more death, not one more fallen driver crushed by poverty and despair.“What happened today didn’t just set a precedent for New York City, it set a precedent for the entire world as app companies like Uber and Lyft use technological innovation to return us to a time of sweated labor, destroying lives and livelihoods across the planet.“Today, New York City said, no more. We cannot be bought. Workers must come before a corporate agenda of greed at all costs.“Today, a workforce of over 100,000 men and women, a workforce of immigrants and people of color, finally have a reason to hope for an end to this crisis. Today we took the first step. Tomorrow we will continue to fight.” (nytwa.org)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
This is an edited transcript of remarks by Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes at a “Build Global Solidarity With Venezuela” forum Jan. 31 in New York City.I want to say a little bit about Venezuela in the historical context of the struggle for revolutionary internationalism. We believe that it is a necessary and current discussion not just because of the U.S. attack on Venezuela but because of the entire global situation.Ten years ago Hugo Chávez and those closest to him tried to organize a meeting they hoped might usher in a fifth socialist international. They called this in Caracas in late 2009, with representatives from 30 countries and 50 parties, most of those probably from Latin America, but with representation from around the world.The maximum goal of an international was not achieved for complex reasons, but it was a hell of an achievement for Chávez. The meeting was called on the heels of the 2008 crash of the financial markets — that near-death experience for capitalism — and highlighted both the fact that the system was going downhill and the need to ramp up the struggle against capitalism.Chávez was one of the very few leaders who had the credibility and the stature to make such a call. And it was the first time a serious call for building a socialist international came from someone and someplace outside of Europe. That was historic in and of itself.But there was a practical and immediate motive. Hugo Chávez knew — just as Maduro knows, just as anyone who is in revolutionary leadership or ranks knows — that at any time their revolutionary project may face an imperialist war of one type or another, whether it’s economic, sanctions, starvation, military attack or covert sabotage.No one can direct the struggle in someone else’s country from the outside. But what responsibility do we have to Venezuela, from thousands of miles away? A lot! That’s internationalism!Role of Venezuela in global struggleTen years after Chávez advanced the idea of a new international, the need for internationalism is more urgent today.It is so clear that all our struggles are both separate and interdependent in the smaller world. What does globalization mean? It means that capitalism on a global basis is far more integrated that it has ever been in its entire existence. That also means that our struggles are far more interdependent than they have ever been in the history of the struggle for liberation, the class struggle, the struggle for socialism and revolution.The imperialists are globalists. We have to be thinking as revolutionary globalists. Now is the time to understand, concretely, practically, how interdependent our struggles are all over the world.There is a worldwide struggle against capitalism, which has never been more unpopular. There is a struggle against the rich with the Yellow Vests in France, the education workers rising up in the U.S., and the fact that Democratic presidential candidates have to even suggest taxing the 1%. There is a growing global revolt against the rich.This bodes well for our solidarity with Venezuela. If there was ever a time for the slogan, “There are no borders in the workers’ struggle,” now is the time. But it has to become more than a slogan. We have to find a way to make this practical and decisive.The struggle to defend the Bolivarian Revolution is the defining struggle at this moment. For one thing, it is a 20-year rebellion against the rich which imperialists would like to crush.This is the defining struggle, not just for the Venezuelans but on a global basis. If you really want to fight for socialism — if you want to get an idea of what a real revolutionary struggle is, with high stakes, where you are fighting imperialism and possible military intervention — get involved in this struggle.Revolutionary potential in defending VenezuelaThis struggle is a reminder that every time oppressed people try to take control of their destiny, it’s akin to a slave revolt. And those who think they are rulers forever of this world cannot allow that. They will do anything to crush it.They are still wringing their hands and criticizing each other in the Pentagon and on Wall Street for allowing Cuba to live. In the wake of that, they decided that no other revolution will survive in what they consider to be their own “backyard.” But they can’t get away with it.February 23 will mark the one-month anniversary of this attempted U.S. coup. We are part of a coalition that feels this is a good day to come out everywhere — in the U.S. and globally — to defend the Bolivarian Revolution.Defending Venezuela means making a material difference in the rebellion against the rich. In the call for Feb. 23 is a demand that Wall Street make reparations for all their crimes against the Venezuelan people, oppressed people, the liberation movements and the working class of the world.This is a new year and a new international crisis. Let’s make Feb. 23 a revolutionary example of how forces with differences and different histories can come together and demonstrate that we understand that the world has entered a new stage of development. While it may be fraught with dangers, it is also full of revolutionary potential. Let’s push to see what victories we can gain.Long live the Bolivarian Revolution! Long live the rebirth of revolutionary internationalism — starting now!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Union members vs. white-supremacist Capitol mobUNITE HERE Local 25 called on hotels in the D.C. metro area to close or permit staff to opt out of reporting to work on Inauguration Day. Black Lives Matter activists stood in solidarity with the hotel workers union out of concern for the safety of workers, especially Black and Brown workers. Despite videos showing drunken, unmasked rioters in hotel lobbies on Jan. 6, several hotels owned by larger corporations, like Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn and the Hyatt, opted to remain open Jan. 20. These chains’ management worried about losing revenue, rather than guarding against harassment or dangers to their workers.The Association of Flight Attendants — CWA (AFA-CWA) won a victory when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that unruly passengers will face fines and possible jail time. (tinyurl.com/y3a8hs8q) AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson stated that anyone who participated in the “mob mentality” of the Jan. 6 riot should be placed on no-fly lists. (tinyurl.com/y3z86dvl) Major unions unanimously condemned the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. A few denounced it as a white-supremacist riot. Actors’ Equity proclaimed: “As a union and a democratic organization, we are appalled by this attack on the values we hold most sacred. The disgraceful scenes coming out of the nation’s capital have undermined America’s institutions and its standing in the world. Displays of the Confederate flag and other symbols of white supremacy and hate were meant to subjugate and terrorize people of color and those of certain faiths. This poison attacks the diverse membership of our union and the labor movement.”(tinyurl.com/yys4yemu) Communication Workers (CWA) President Chris Shelton issued a statement calling white supremacy “a poison that has been with us since the beginning of our country, and the confederate flag is its symbol, meant to subjugate and terrorize Black, Brown, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Indigenous people.” (tinyurl.com/y4tjax5y) The Retail Workers Department Store Union (RWDSU), National Nurses United (NNU), Service Employees International (SEIU) and United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers (UE) all characterized the Capitol mob as white supremacist. (Portside.org, Jan. 7)NYC Teamsters strike, win wage increase at Hunts Point MarketThe essential frontline workers in the Bronx, N.Y., stood up to their bosses and won. Hunts Point Market is the largest wholesale food distributor in the world, the major distributor for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and serves 49 states. As food shortages became a concern during the COVID-19 crisis, Hunts Point’s workers kept food moving during freezing winter cold and summer heat. These workers prevented a major blow to the country’s supply chain. Their labor prevented severe chronic hunger in cities facing high rates of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Several Hunts Point workers have died from COVID, and over 300 battled the disease. These workers never received hazard pay. The workers, all members of Teamsters Local #202, demanded a $1 an hour raise and better health care benefits. The multimillionaire bosses first countered by offering a measly 32-cent wage increase. These same bosses received $15 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans at the start of the pandemic crisis. The workers, some with 20 years seniority, refused to put up with this inequality. Refusing to back down, the 1,400 Teamster warehouse workers and drivers hit the picket line Jan. 16, staying there 24/7, denying truck after truck an off-loading. On Jan. 18, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio sent in the NYPD, some in riot gear, to break the picket line.Cops outnumbered strikers and protesters 2-to-1 and arrested six strikers for blocking the roadway. Since these essential workers are heroes, the people cried out immediately against the police action. Respect and support for the strikers grew, and hundreds of supporters joined the picket line, as other unions and organizations (including Workers World) showed solidarity. As shipments of potatoes and onions for McDonalds sat unloaded, the Hunts Point Market management conceded on Jan. 23, offering workers a 70-cents-an-hour raise in the first year, with a $1.85 bump by the third year. Additionally, workers need make no additional contribution for their family health care benefits. One striking worker held up a copy of “The Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs, about how that union leader and revolutionary socialist organized truckers in Minneapolis. He said he’s reading the book because “it teaches you about how the union started. I wanna learn more. I wanna have more power. I want more people to have a union. Because without a union, we’re going to lose power in this country. So the more knowledge I get, the better I become.” Inspirational words indeed! Congratulations to Teamster Local #202 members. (Leftvoice.org, Jan. 22)CWA battles Lumen TechJeff Storey, multimillionaire CEO of Lumen Technologies, provides another example of corporate U.S. giving lip service to the Black Lives Matter movement. During the uprising against police terror and racism last year, Storey said that “we must be against racism and violence against Black People” and “value our differences as strengths for unification.” Empty words considering that Lumen Tech designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for non-union employees only. Union workers at Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink) are represented by CWA Local 7777 in Denver, Colo. A delegation of African American workers from the Communications Workers petitioned Storey, asking that he designate the federal. MLK Day as a paid holiday for all Lumen workers. The letter was signed by 1,500 Lumen employees and community supporters. The union requests that Storey and Lumen management meet with them regarding racism at Lumen. (tinyurl.com/y6l979xg)This action reflects the upsurge in tech-industry labor organizing over the past year. The pandemic crisis has sharpened the focus on who is an essential worker — and the tech industry is included. As tech giants’ profits explode, like Lumen, Amazon and Google’s, workers are demanding more rights and a larger share of the pie.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Ethanol is primarily used as a blending component in the production of motor gasoline. The United States and Brazil are the two largest producers and exporters of ethanol in the world, with ethanol being produced from corn feedstocks in the United States and sugarcane in Brazil. Starting in 2010, growing corn harvests and limited growth in the domestic ethanol market led the United States to become a net exporter of ethanol and the world’s leading supplier. At the same time, decreased sugarcane harvests in Brazil led to significant reductions in Brazilian ethanol output and a reversal in traditional ethanol trade patterns, as U.S. volumes began entering Brazil to meet domestic demand. SHARE Facebook Twitter Brazilian ethanol production recovered in 2012. This reduced Brazil’s need for U.S. ethanol imports, while Brazil exported significant volumes to the United States, largely due to growing U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets. In addition to the RFS, the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) creates an incentive to import sugar-based ethanol from Brazil because of its lower carbon intensity, seen in imports of ethanol into the West Coast from Brazil. By Gary Truitt – May 5, 2014 The remaining volumes of ethanol imported into the United States from other countries came from Canada or countries that have facilities to convert hydrous sugarcane ethanol originally produced in Brazil to anhydrous ethanol for the U.S market. U.S. ethanol imports enter the country primarily on either the East Coast (PADD 1) or West Coast (PADD 5). West Coast imports of ethanol averaged 30% of total U.S. imports. Despite the geographic disadvantage of shipping Brazilian ethanol to the West Coast compared to other U.S. regions, imports into PADD 5 continued to benefit from the advantage that sugarcane ethanol provides in meeting the California LCFS. The California LCFS regulates the carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline and diesel fuels sold in the state. Depending on the production process, Brazilian sugarcane ethanol has among the lowest CI values of any fuels currently available for meeting the LCFS target.In 2013, the United States imported 306 million gallons and exported 622 million gallons of ethanol, the latter of which was the third highest annual total on record. The United States remained the world’s largest supplier of fuel ethanol, despite high corn prices and increased domestic demand. Canada received more than half of all U.S. ethanol exports, with its total reaching 325 million gallons last year. U.S. exports to Brazil fell to 33 million gallons, as increasing volumes of Brazilian ethanol were available for domestic consumption. U.S. ethanol exports made their way increasingly to other countries in Latin America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and new destinations in Asia and Africa. U.S. ethanol was exported for the first time to the Philippines and Tunisia, and large volumes of U.S. ethanol were sent to the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Peru, and Western Europe.The trend in 2014 is for the United States to remain a strong net exporter of ethanol, with the potential for substantially larger levels of exports, given the recent abundant corn crop and EPA’s proposed reduction in domestic RFS targets. While favorable blending economics are likely to drive domestic ethanol demand, the United States is likely to remain the world’s leading ethanol supplier. U.S. ethanol import volumes in 2014 will likely be contingent on a combination of Brazilian sugarcane yields, final advanced biofuels RFS targets, and imported volumes of competing advanced biofuels, such as renewable diesel. Facebook Twitter Home Energy U.S. Ethanol Imports from Brazil Down in 2013 Brazilian ethanol output typically peaks during the fourth quarter (October-December) of each year. In the fourth quarter of 2013, Brazil had a record sugarcane harvest and increased ethanol production. However, U.S. imports of ethanol from Brazil fell by 95% compared with the fourth quarter of 2012, when drought in the United States pushed domestic production to record low levels. Another major driver was the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of proposed reductions to 2014 RFS, as well as growing volumes of biomass-based diesel imports. U.S. Ethanol Imports from Brazil Down in 2013 SHARE U.S. imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil fell by 40% last year, to 242 million gallons. Because Brazil is the largest source of ethanol imports into the United States, this drop led the United States to be a net exporter of the product for the year. Export volumes of corn-based ethanol to Brazil declined, but were more than offset by higher export volumes to Canada and a number of other countries. Although the net level has varied from month to month, since 2011 the United States has both imported ethanol from and exported ethanol to Brazil. Previous articleIndiana Hits 20 Percent of Corn PlantedNext articleCorn Growers Still Optimistic Despite Slow Planting Pace Gary Truitt
Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Previous article2015 Was a Good Year to Learn What Worked and What Didn’tNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Why Consumers Don’t Trust FarmersWhy consumers don’t trust the people who produce their food was the topic of a program at last week’s Agribusiness Council of Indiana annual meeting. The Center for Food Integrity conducts comprehensive research on consumer attitudes about food and the people who produce it. Terry Fleck, with CFI, said their research shows that there is a good deal of skepticism and mistrust among today’s consumers about food, “Today’s consumer is generationally removed from the farm and geographically removed from food production, so they have a lot of questions.” He noted that our society has become very mistrustful of institutions and that young people in particular are very skeptical about anything they see as large and industrial, such as the food production system.Fleck, formerly with Indiana Pork, said transparency is one way to overcome this mistrust. But he stressed this does not mean opening your farm to visitors or spending millions of dollars on advertising, “Farmers must be themselves. They need to communicate their values and their story. We don’t need a lot of science, just tell people what you do and why.” For example, he says producers just need to tell how they have compassion for their animals or, if they use GM technology, why they use it and how it benefits the environment.He added the research shows that food safety and affordability are the top concerns with consumers. He noted that farmers are doing a better job of reaching out and connecting with consumers, “More and more farmers have blogs — and not just the young ones.” He said even photos on social media channels like Instagram can help tell the story. He stressed that agriculture must not be afraid an answer questions and acknowledged that many consumers will come to the conversation with a skeptical attitude, “But they are really open-minded and willing to listen.”You can find a link to the research at our web site. All quotes are delayed snapshots By Gary Truitt – Jan 24, 2016 Name Sym Last Change Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Why Consumers Don’t Trust Farmers Why Consumers Don’t Trust Farmers STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe
SHARE Facebook Twitter Senate to Vote on GMO Labeling Bill Wednesday Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleUSDA Finalizes Crop Insurance Provision in 2014 Farm Bill Hoosier Ag Today Home News Feed Senate to Vote on GMO Labeling Bill Wednesday U.S. Senate leadership has scheduled a vote next Wednesday on ending debate on the GMO labeling bill. The cloture vote is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, according to the Senate schedule. The bill needs 60 votes for approval to end debate and head for final passage, before moving to the House of Representatives. The vote was scheduled just a day after the Food and Drug Administration sent technical comments to Congress that were critical of the legislation. The comments come as an FDA spokesperson said this week that the FDA “has not taken a position on the bill.” The comments by the FDA say the bill would give USDA labeling authority in an area that is usually reserved for the FDA, and that FDA has long held that foods developed with genetic engineering are safe and do not require labeling.Coauthor, and Ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow replied saying the agreement places implementation with USDA because “this is not a food safety or human health issue.” A spokesperson for Committee Chairman Pat Roberts called the FDA comments “odd and misplaced.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 1, 2016
Twitter The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Twitter Linkedin printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 114, issue 13: Frog Camp leaps forward: Berlin is the next stop for the first-year experienceAlso: Women’s volleyball finds success on their home court; Board of Trustees raises tuition, discusses development; Board of Trustees votes to opt out of campus carry; TCU announces committees for developing medical school; FSL implements bystander intervention training; Greek organizations welcome new members with showcase; Students urged to become aware of Third World issues; ‘Stories of Reconciliation to discuss peace in divided countries; Annual parade set to light up downtown Fort Worth for holiday season; Paschal High senior commits to play baseball at TCU; Republicans rush to shut American borders to Syrian refugees; TCU hurting with QB Boykin, WR Doctson questionable; Underdogs once more: Previewing TCU at Oklahoma; Frogs drop to No. 18 in rankings despite Kansas win + posts The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff Linkedin Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 Facebook ReddIt Previous articleMiss Black and Gold scholarship pageant focuses on female empowermentNext articleFrog Camp becomes a TCU staple The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Life in Fort Worth
ReddIt Twitter Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s printTCU’s mission is “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” However, a recent article quoted Chancellor Victor Boschini effectively doting on the fact that families making less than $100,000 a year could not afford TCU. Perhaps the de facto mission is “To educate the 1 percent of America.” TAGSfinanceLetter to the editor Abby TerHaar graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Political Science. She has spent the past 3 years in India where she now works for a social business which trains global leaders in social innovation. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Linkedin Linkedin Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week + posts ReddIt After graduating from TCU in May 2015, I became a Fulbright Scholar in Delhi, India. At our orientation, I truly felt unprepared to discuss global topics on the level of my peers. Yes, I had studied abroad in Senegal and India during my undergraduate career, but the majority of my college years were spent in incredibly homogenous classrooms. There were few debates with varying points of view because generally, students had similar upbringings: white and wealthy. Of course, there were students that did not fit into this category, but they were few and far between. While TCU has many amazing professors, the lack of socioeconomic, racial, religious, and ethnic diversity is readily apparent creating a bubble of privilege. It’s clear the administration’s values lie not in building diversity or character, but rather building real estate. TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Facebook Pantone: Color of the year 2020 TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution If the goal truly is to create global citizens, there must be a dialogue full of multifarious views coupled with empathy and respect. I hope that those with influence and funds can look critically at our mission and acknowledge it’s not about new dorms or a state of the art gym, but instead about the character of their alumni. In Chancellor Boschini’s inauguration speech he said “TCU is a place of ideas and ideals. Where social responsibility and ethical behavior are the core of our mission and the center of our daily lives.” Unfortunately, that is largely not the case. I aspire to see the day that horned frogs can blossom in a classroom representative of America and even the world as a whole. Until then, students will have to forge their own path in order to find diversity and become a global citizen. TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Twitter Facebook Previous articleTrack and Field: Men’s 4×400 relay breaks facility and school recordNext articleFrom the basketball court to the recording studio TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years
printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Leo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 24, 2021:Physical, initiating and captivating, sharpen your time management skills to balance personal and professional activities. This year, you enjoy simple pleasures like watching movies, participating in sports and laughing out loud. Budget wisely, and money matters stay stable. If single, someone special may enter the picture when you least expect it, so keep your eyes open. If attached, moving on from a disagreement makes your partnership stronger. LEO excites you.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★Work up a sweat to get your juices flowing. Go for a run or make a beeline for the gym on your lunch break. Meeting that special someone after hours will put a smile on your face. Tonight: Get concert tickets.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Plan a family reunion that may answer questions about your genealogical roots. The time and place will be tricky, so ask relatives to help with the arrangements. Your energy may be low. Don’t push yourself too far. Tonight: Prepare home remedies.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Friends and colleagues value your point of view. Write down observations about an important issue. Ask for advice about turning it into an essay or opinion piece. Abate your nervous energy with a power walk or run. Tonight: Plan a trip.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★A looming deadline may seem impossible to make. Muster your willpower and put one foot ahead of the other. Take a few deep breaths and get back on track. Avoid stress eating or other vices. Tonight: Ask for a back rub.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★You may be the center of attention at a work-related function. Your charm and flair for public speaking shine through. There could be more offers than you can handle. Enjoy your day in the sun. Tonight: Relax on the sofa.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Friends may tease you about staying inside when everyone else is out and about. Don’t fret if you are more introspective than usual. Start a journal. Plan a schedule that allows your imagination to run wild. Tonight: Tell a story.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Arrange to see friends with whom you can be yourself. Keep the discussion light and avoid controversial topics. Tone down your usual directness a notch or two. People may be overly sensitive for no apparent reason. Tonight: End the day laughing.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Watch for impatience and getting into silly quibbles with others. Compromise should not be too difficult today. Someone close to you might call on you to mediate a situation. Be diplomatic, and you won’t disappoint those you love. Tonight: Children’s hour.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Be prepared to take an argument to its logical conclusion. Friends and family may encourage you to get a certificate or take a few courses. You will meet others who share your interest in obscure subjects. Tonight: Style your hair.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Take charge of your finances and pay more attention to monthly expenses. It is easy to cut corners without depriving yourself of what makes you happy. Mystery novels can become addictive. Come up for air now and again. Tonight: Family meeting.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★This is not a day for conflict, even though someone may try to provoke you. Open a dialogue to prevent a misunderstanding from going further. If possible, face to face is better than phone, text or email. Tonight: Wind down with soft music.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Downplay a difference of opinion with a colleague. Take the high road and move on. Volunteer or donate to an animal shelter. Eliminate clutter from closets and drawers. Someone might benefit from things you no longer need. Tonight: Tasty dessert.Born today: Magician Harry Houdini (1874), actor Steve McQueen (1930), actress Jessica Chastain (1977) Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Facebook Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Facebook + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Linkedin Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Linkedin ReddIt Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Previous articleSocial media post helps former TCU Showgirl launch a jewelry and clothing lineNext articleOpen House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Twitter
RSF_en Organisation Legal initiatives threatening democracy News News Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Receive email alerts Authorities recently submitted another draft bill to the Parliament, which aims to stretch the Turkish Intelligence services’ (MIT) powers. The bill, which will be debated after the municipal elections, provides for an authorization of the MIT to “collect, register and analyze information by any method, tool, or technical/human intelligence system.”A simple requested by the MIT will force any public institution or legal person (including the media) to disclose all data. Those who refuse risk two to four years of imprisonment. In the name of the fight against terrorism and national security, the reform provides for the creation of a vast communications supervision network.Anyone who publishes MIT documents will be liable to up to nine years in prison. The scope of this prohibition remains unclear. Considering the abuse in legal practices that have been used in the fight against terrorism, we fear any publication relating to the activities of the intelligence services could be penalized. MIT officials, however, benefit from almost total immunity. Their director cannot be indicted by the Supreme Court without the approval of the Prime Minister.Turkey ranks 154th out of 180 in Reporters Without Borders’ 2014 World Press Freedom Index. (Photo: Adem Altan / AFP, Ozan Kose / AFP) Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law to go further Reporters Without Borders was shocked to hear Prime Minister Recep Rayyip Erdogan’s declarations on 7 March 2014, during which he announced new Internet restrictions would be discussed. According to these new restrictions, local Facebook and Youtube pages could be completely shut down. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor March 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Turkey drifts dangerously away from free press Follow the news on Turkey Erdogan made these declaration less than a month after the government approved a law strenghtening Internet censorship in Turkey. At the request of the President of the Republic, Abdullah Gül, the Parliament voted two amendments on 26 February, supposedly in the interest of democracy. Preventive blocking of any website must now be reviewed by a judge under 48 hours, and the High Council for Telecommunications (TIB) will no longer have access to Internet users’ personal data without a court ruling. However, the extent of these modifications remains limited, and the congested state of Turkish justice make their implementation highly implausible on such short notice. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia During the interview, Erdogan said the Youtube and Facebook shutdowns were being considered. “We will not sacrifice our people to Facebook or Youtube”, he insisted, as he accused “people or institutions that encourage spying and immorality.” “This conception of freedom cannot exist (…) We are determnined to take the necessary steps.” News “We are extemely worried by the fact that Erdogan would even consider such radical actions. The government has been multiplying legal initiatives which jeopardize freedom of information, letting us believe that this is no mere warning,” said Johann Bihr, Head of Reporters Without Borders’ Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Just as a new Internet censoring law has been approved, the government has submitted a bill which would drastically stretch the intelligence services’ prerogatives. This bill would make it effectively impossible for the intelligence service to undergo legal and journalistic investigations.”“Its hard to imagine that freedom of information will ever be respected under these new repressive measures.”How far will Internet censorship go? In an interview for the ATV TV channel on 6 March, Erdogan stated the government would submit new amendments to the law on Internet after the 30 March municipal elections. These measures would essentially aim to prevent publications of phone recordings, which have put the government in an uncomfortable position these past months. April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 2, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information February 11, 2021 Find out more UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News March 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Free Europe and Voice of America correspondents physically attacked in Tashkent UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts RSF_en Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Reporters Without Borders voiced its outrage at the beatings inflicted today on Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty stringer Khusnudtin Kutbetdinov and Voice of America stringer Yussuf Rassulov in Tashkent by some 15 thugs. The attack came when they were covering the forced dispersion of women who had been protesting against the arrest of their relatives on charges of being Islamist militants. As well as attacking the reporters directly, the thugs encouraged passers-by to follow suit.”The right to inform and be informed is the basis of press freedom, especially on matters affecting human rights such as the forced dispersion of peaceful demonstrators,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general said in a letter to interior minister Zokirjon Almatov. “It is unacceptable that journalists who were just doing their job were subjected to such violence in the presence of many onlookers and without the police intervening,” Ménard added, calling for an investigation to identify and punish those responsible.According to a report carried by the Uzbek-language service of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, police were present during the attack but did not intervene. One of the assailants said he was acting on orders from the interior ministry. A spokesperson for the interior ministry denied that it was involved in the incident. News Follow the news on Uzbekistan News News May 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out more
Reports RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision EritreaAfrica September 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists still hunted down nine years after September 2001 purges News January 13, 2021 Find out more April 14, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case The Eritrean authorities continue to gag all forms of free expression and recently arrested another journalist as he was trying to flee the country, Reporters Without Borders said today, on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the start of a brutal political purge in Asmara on 18 September 2001. The organisation wrote to the British authorities yesterday urging them to prosecute one of the purge’s organisers, who now lives in Britain.Journalist Eyob Kessete of state-owned radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Amharic-language service was arrested at some point during the past summer as he was trying to cross the border into Ethiopia. It is not known where he is now being held. After his first arrest for trying to defect at the start of the summer of 2007, he was held in several prisons until relatives obtained his release in late 2008 or early 2009 by acting as guarantors.The fate of around 20 other imprisoned journalists is still cloaked in the same oppressive official silence. There is still no news, for example, about Said Abdulhai, a journalist who was arrested during the last week of March. It is still not clear where Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac of the now-closed daily Setit, who was arrested on 23 September 2001 in Asmara, is being held. A new collection of his writings, entitled “Hope – The Tale of Moses’ and Manna’s Love and other texts” is to be unveiled next week at Sweden’s Göteborg book fair.The September 2001 round-ups, the closure of all the privately-owned media and the arrests of the main newspaper publishers began a period of terror from which Eritrea still has not emerged because of the intolerance and paranoia of its leaders. Nowadays, there are no independent media, foreign reporters are unwelcome and journalists working for the state media must enthusiastically peddle government propaganda and, if they cannot follow orders, they have no choice but to flee the country.Reporters Without Borders wrote yesterday to Scotland Yard’s War Crimes Department to ask about the state of its investigation into Naizghi Kiflu, an Eritrean citizen resident in Britain. As information minister and presidential adviser at the time of the 2001 crackdown, he could be arrested and prosecuted under article 134 of the 1988 Criminal Justice Act, which punishes torture.In May 2008, Reporters Without Borders issued a report entitled “Naizghi Kiflu, the dictatorship’s eminence grise” that detailed the role he played in Eritrea’s repressive apparatus. Read the report .Eritrea has come last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past three years. It is ranked 175th out of 175 countries. The onetime hero of Eritrea’s liberation struggle, President Issaias Afeworki now oppresses his people and has become Africa’s most ruthless dictator. He is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” .Sign the petition for the release of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea .Picture : President Issaias Afeworki (Reuters / Ho New) RSF_en Organisation EritreaAfrica to go further Follow the news on Eritrea Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out more
“As these journalists decided not to refer their case to the supreme court after their conviction was confirmed on appeal, they are eligible for a presidential pardon, which we ask Burundi’s recently elected president to grant,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The release of these reporters, who did absolutely nothing wrong, would send a conciliatory message to the media and journalists who have been subjected to very intense persecution since the 2015 crisis. Keeping them in prison, on the other hand, would mean one can still be jailed just for reporting the news. After five long years of predatory practices towards the media, the continuation of this policy would send a terrible signal to the Burundian journalists who are still courageously trying to do their job.” During this year’s presidential election campaign, a ruling party parliamentarian reacted to an article he did not like by threatening to “crush the heads” of Iwacu’s journalists, while the president’s spokesman called them a “virus.” The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa As far as Burundi’s reporters recall, none of its journalists have ever spent so long in detention in the past. The fact that Christine Kamikazi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Térence Mpozenzi and Egide Harerimana will complete their first 12 months in prison tomorrow is therefore not just arbitrary but also unprecedented. Organisation Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Burundi’s new president to pardon four journalists who have been detained arbitrarily for the past year and who are victims of the country’s draconian curbs on the freedom to inform. to go further Employed by Iwacu, one of Burundi’s last bastions of freely reported news, they were arrested on 22 October 2019 after travelling to the northwest of the country to cover an incursion by a group of Burundian rebels based in the east of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The incursion led to clashes with then President Pierre Nkurunziza’s armed forces. June 5, 2020 Find out more Their hoped-for release after President Nkurunziza’s death on 8 June 2020 and Évariste Ndayishimiye’s succession as president ten days later has so far failed to materialize and they are now “dispirited,” according to Iwacu editor Antoine Kaburahe, who has lived in self-imposed exile since being threatened during the political crisis in 2015. News BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Independent press locked out of Burundi’s presidential election Les quatre journalistes d’Iwacu, le 30 décembre 2019 à Bubanza, Burundi. Crédit : Iwacu Help by sharing this information Burundi is ranked 160th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en More than 7,000 people have signed the #FreeIwacu petition launched by RSF to press for the release of the four Iwacu journalists. BurundiAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment October 21, 2020 – Updated on October 22, 2020 Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News In January 2020, they were sentenced to 30 months in prison on a charge of “attempted complicity in a violation of state security” – a sentence upheld on appeal six months later. It was nonetheless made clear during the original trial and the appeal hearing that the four reporters had absolutely no links with the rebel group, and just did their job by going into the field to cover a major news story. Follow the news on Burundi Receive email alerts News November 27, 2020 Find out more Since 2015, several radio stations have been burned down and dozens of journalists have been forced to flee the country. Nowadays, there are few journalists and media outlets in Burundi that still try to operate in a free and independent manner. Those that do are routinely exposed to censorship, threats, intimidation and abuses. In addition to seeing four of its journalists arbitrarily jailed, Iwacu lost one of its most experienced reporters when Jean Bigirimana disappeared on 22 July 2016. According to several witnesses, he was last seen in the custody of intelligence officers. Reports May 20, 2020 Find out more
RSF_en Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese government to stop persecuting the relatives of US-based journalists employed by Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur-language service and to release those who are detained. Reprisals against relatives is one of the Chinese regime’s favourite methods of putting pressure on its opponents. Li Huaiping, the wife of a New York-based Chinese-American journalist, was kidnapped from her home in the southern city of Guangzhou in September in attempt to stop him publishing revelations about President Xi Jinping. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more A US government-funded broadcaster based in Washington, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported last week that the families of its Uyghur-speaking journalists are the targets of growing harassment by the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang, the northwestern province where this Turkic language is spoken by the province’s Muslim majority. June 10, 2021 Find out more China is ranked very near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index (176th out of 180 countries). News At a time when the Chinese authorities are making it increasingly difficult for foreign journalists to report from Xinjiang, RFA’s Uyghur-speaking journalists are a very valuable sources of information about what is happening in the troubled province. ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Exiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedHostagesDisappearances Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Exiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedHostagesDisappearances In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information RSF said the families of four of its ethnic Uyghur journalists – Shohret Hoshur, Gulchehra Hoja and Mamatjan Juma, who are US citizens, and Kurban Niyaz, a Green Card holder – have been harassed for years and that the harassment has increased in recent months, with several of their close relatives either being arrested or disappearing. to go further News News March 5, 2018 China urged to free relatives of RFA’s Uyghur-speaking journalists News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts “Trying to prevent journalists from doing their job by persecuting their families is not only cowardly but also violates both international law and the Chinese constitution,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “The international community must use all possible forms of pressure to get the Chinese government to stop resorting to such cruel reprisals.” Organisation JOHANNES EISELE / AFP The Chinese authorities recently stepped up their religious and cultural persecution of Xinjiang’s Uyghur community on the grounds of waging a “war on terrorism.”
Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom January 27, 2020 Find out more News News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that reporter Augustine Kanjia of The Point daily newspaper, who had been held since 22 June at Serrekunda police station in Banjul, was released on bail late yesterday. “We nonetheless again urge President Yahya Jammeh to respect the free circulation of views in Gambia and to stop hounding the media, especially the opposition newspaper Foroyaa and the independent newspaper The Point,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The sedition charges against all the journalists arrested last week must also be dropped.”Kanjia was freed late yesterday afternoon on payment of 50,000 dalasis (1,350 euros) in bail although he has not been charged. He was arrested while covering the appearance in court of the six journalists arrested last week. Officials claimed that he took photos of the hearing although a witness told Reporters Without Borders he was just changing his camera’s memory card at the time.——————————23.06.09 – Six journalists of the Gambia Press Union released on bail, another arrested Reporters Without Borders today expressed its relief after learning of the release on bail yesterday of the six journalists accused of “seditious publication” and imprisoned at Mile Two jail in Banjul. At the same time, Augustine Kanjia, of the daily The Point, was arrested.“The release from jail of these six journalists is obviously good news, but the relief will only be complete when the accusation of “seditious publication” against them is dropped,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“This positive development should not allow it to be forgotten the fear aroused by this wave of arrests. We urge moreover the immediate release of Augustine Kanjia”, the organisation added. Six journalists – the secretary general of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) Emil Touray, its treasurer Pa Modou Fall, Pap Saine and Ebrima Sawaneh, respectively publisher and editor of the independent daily The Point, as well as two staff on the newspaper Foroyaa, Sam Sarr, editor and Abubakar Saidykhan, reporter –, held for the last four days in Mile Two jail were brought to Kanifing police court in the Banjul suburbs yesterday and all were bailed in the sum of 200,000 dalasis (about 5,400 euros). The GPU vice-president, Sarata Jabbi-Dibba, who was arrested at the same time as the others, the mother of a small child, was bailed on 18 June.All the journalists are due to appear in court again for on 7 July for trial on the “seditious publication” charge, for publishing a statement calling on President Yahya Jammeh to acknowledge his government’s responsibility in the 2004 murder of Deyda Hydara, the editor and co-founder of The Point, who was also correspondent in Gambia for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reporters Without Borders.A few days previously, in an interview with government television GRTS, President Jammeh denied any state implication in the killing. Journalists called his comments “provocative” and “ill-timed”. Many journalists and families of the defendants attending the court hearing yesterday as did the US and UK ambassadors. A journalist on The Point, Augustine Kanjia, who is of Sierra Leone origin, was arrested and taken to the police station in Serrekunda. He is accused of having taken photos of the court and those attending. An eye witness told Reporters Without Borders that Kanjia was simply changing the memory card on his camera.Thirty eight press freedom organisations on 22 June signed an appeal launched by Reporters Without Borders calling for the release of the six journalists jailed in Mile Two prison.These organisations are: – 1. Adil Soz, International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech, Kazakhstan- 2. Algerian Centre for the Defence and Promotion of Press Freedom (CALP), Algeria- 3. Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Egypt- 4. ARTICLE 19 (A19), U.K.- 5. Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), Brazil- 6. Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM), Serbia- 7. Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)- 8. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Canada – 9. Cartoonists Rights Network, International (CRNI), U.S.A.- 10. Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), Liberia – 11. Comité por la Libre Expresión (C-Libre), Honduras- 12. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), U.S.A.- 13. Exiled Journalists Network (EJN),UK- 14. Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Nepal- 15. Independent Journalism Center (IJC), Moldova- 16. Index on Censorship, U.K.- 17. Initiative for Freedom of Expression (Antenna -TR), Turkey- 18. Institute of Mass Information (IMI), Ukraine- 19. Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Azerbaijan- 20. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Belgium- 21. International PEN Writers in Prison Committee, U.K- 22. International Press Institute (IPI), Austria- 23. Journaliste en Danger (JED), Democratic Republic of Congo- 24. Maharat Foundation, Lebanon- 25. Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), Australia- 26. Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ghana- 27. Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Namibia- 28. Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Nigeria- 29. Media Watch, Bangladesh- 30. National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Somalia- 31. Observatoire pour la liberté de presse, d’édition et de creation (OLPEC), Tunisia- 32. Pacific Freedom Forum (PFF), American Samoa August 6, 2020 Find out more GambiaAfrica News GambiaAfrica Follow the news on Gambia to go further Organisation Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News June 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter freed, president urged to stop hounding newspaper – 33. Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (Mada), Palestinia- 34. Public Association “Journalists” (PAJ), Kyrgyzstan- 35. Reporters sans frontières (RSF), France- 36. West African Journalists’ Association (WAJA), Ghana/Senegal- 37. World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), Canada- 38. World Association of Newspapers (WAN), France- 39. 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March 8, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders has learned from reliable sources that Bashar Fahmi Al-Kadumi, a Jordanian journalist of the Al-Hurra network is alive and in good health. His fate had been unknown following his 20 August disappearance in Aleppo. Al-Kadumi had disappeared along with a Turkish colleague, Cüneyt Ünal, an Al-Hurra camerman. According to information gathered by the press freedom organization, Al-Kadumi had ben wounded in the shoulder and was hospitalized in Damascus. This information contradicts a government communiqué of 4 September in which the Syrian information minister said that Syrian authorities were not holding the journalist.Reporters Without Borders called on the government to end attempts at disinformation, and to release all imprisoned journalists and media workers.The press freedom organization reports the 1 November arrest of journalist Shaza al-Madad following a summons to appear at the offices of the domestic intelligence agency. She did not emerge publicly from the encounter. Sources report that the arrest was prompted by an interview she held with a Free Syrian Army commander that was published on social media.Al-Madad has worked for several private media companies including Baladna, the Al-Watan daily and the Kolona Shorakaa and Damascus Post news websites. She had previously been summoned by the intelligence services. The first time followed her return from the United States, where she had participated in a broadcast on journalists’ work around the world. She had also been arrested after resigning from the Damascus Post in a dispute with editors over coverage of the Syrian conflict.On the same date as Al-Madad’s arrest, security forces in Damascus detained writer Daher Ayta. He is known for criticism of the Bashar Al-Assad regime. His friends report no news of his fate. The 46-year-old writer works at the Superior Institute of Arts in Damascus. He is also a playwright and director. Last September, he received an award for a children’s play.Reporters Without Border is also deeply concerned about the fate of lawyer Khalil Maatouq, who was arrested on 2 October on his way to work. The executive director of the Syrian Centre for Legal Studies and Research, and a prominent human rights lawyer, Maatouq suffers from a lung ailment. He is not receiving appropriate medical treatment and visits to him have been prohibited.Meanwhile, The Syrian Journalists Association has announced the death under torture of Hisham Moussali, a video editor for Syrian national television. His remains were sent to his family on 15 October in Damascus two months after his arrest by the military intelligence service.Also according to the SJA, two citizen-journalists, Omar Abdulrazzaq Al-Lattouf and Mohammad Jumaa Abdulkarim Al-Lattouf, were arrested on 20 October at the Ikarda checkpoint near Aleppo. They were returning from Turkey on their way to Homs with six other people (including three family members). They were murdered after being tortured by security forces.Omar Abdulrazzaq Al-Lattouf, a native of Talbisa, north of Homs, was better known as Omar Al-Homsi. He had regularly been in touch with foreign media and was one of the founders of the Syrian Revolution General Commission, in charge of its media bureau. He had established the “Homs Newsroom”. Mohammed Jumaa Abdulkarim Al-Lattouf had been one of the main video cameramen of Talbisa.Reporters Without Borders has gathered contradictory information concerning the reported death of citizen-journalist Fatima Khaled Saad. The organization demands that Syrian authorities make her fate known.Saad was arrested on 28 June and transferred on 18 July to military intelligence headquarters in Damascus. The Syrian League for Human Rights announced on 2 October that she had died following torture. But a family member then told AFP that she was still alive. November 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media workers under constant threat of arrest, torture, death RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News News News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Follow the news on Syria News Organisation Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law
News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information October 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No to defence secrecy for French nuclear energy Receive email alerts Organisation News FranceEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News May 10, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders and ecology groups are calling on the French government to rescind a decree classifying information about nuclear material as defence secrets. Journalists are especially targeted by this decree, as they risk criminal penalties including prison sentence of up to five years if they report on matters falling within its provisions. to go further RSF_en Follow the news on France RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Reporters Without Borders and ecology groups are calling on the French government to rescind a decree classifying information about nuclear material as defence secrets.Two appeals were submitted to the French council of state on 9 October calling for the withdrawal of the decree on the “protection of national defence secrecy in the area of protection and control of nuclear material,” which was signed by a senior defence official, Didier Lallemand, on 24 July 2003.One of the petitions was presented by the ecological association Greenpeace and CRIIRAD, an independent institute for radiological research. WISE-Paris will add its name to this petition soon. The other petition was submitted by Reporters Without Borders and Writer-Journalists for Nature and the Environment (JNE). The Association of Environmental Journalists (AJE) has also decided to support it.These groups accuse Lallemand of exceeding his authority by signing this decree, which attacks the basic freedom of expression and information. It falls to the legislature, not the executive, to regulate matters concerning a constitutional principle.”Journalists are especially targeted by this decree, as they risk criminal penalties including prison sentence of up to five years if they report on matters falling within its provisions,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “The role of journalists is fundamental in informing the public in such sensitive areas as nuclear energy. They have a key role in the public debate.”Yannick Rousselet of Greenpeace France stressed that this was not just a squabble between Greenpeace and the French government. “The threat posed by the nuclear industry and, in particular, the transport of nuclear material, concerns all of France,” Rousselet said. “This decree is a crude attempt to suppress the right of citizens to be informed about nuclear energy. The appeal we are filing today is a key moment in our campaign to eliminate the threat which this dangerous and unwarranted industry represents.”Sylvia Preuss-Laussinotte, one of Reporters Without Borders’ lawyers, said the decree was all the more surprising as France was one of the first countries to sign the Aarhus Convention of 25 June 1998, which affirms the right to be informed about the environment and which runs counter to the decree. She said the decree was also contrary to a European parliament and council directive adopted on 28 January 2003 about public access to information on the environment.
Organisation RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 7, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about death threats against head of news photographers’ association Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about a series of death threats received by Gladys Barajas, the head of the Circle of Colombian News Photographers (CRGC), and urged the authorities to ensure her safety.”The messages received by Gladys Barajas constitute a new offensive by the enemies of press freedom, who no longer just target journalists but also their defenders,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to interior minister Fernando Londonno. “We urge you to do everything possible to ensure her safety and thereby prevent further deterioration in the already critical situation of the press.”Barajas announced her intention of leaving Colombia on 3 March, after receiving an e-mail message the previous evening warning her that she had seven days to live and that her silence “would no longer suffice” to save her life. Previously, On 17 and 25 February, she received anonymous letters saying that “the time of defending journalists is over” and pronouncing “death to trade unionists and the defenders of press freedom.” The origin of these threats is unknown.The CRGC had issued a press release on 13 February protesting against the beating received by Herminso Ruiz, a photographer with the weekly El Espectador, at the hands of police officers when he was covering the attack on the El Nogal night club on 7 February. The release also mentioned the cases of Wilson Vizcaino of the daily El Tiempo and Diego Cauca of the daily Portafolio, who were also recently harassed by police. The CRGC also took part in a demonstration by journalists on 24 January to demand the release of two foreign reporters who were abducted by guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Arauca department.Attacks on press freedom are taking an increasing toll on journalists in Colombia. According to information compiled by Reporters Without Borders, five journalists and media assistants were killed in 2002, about 60 were abducted, threatened or physically attacked, more than 20 were forced to flee the country or the region where they lived and worked, and there were eight attacks or attempted attacks with explosives. In January of 2003, eight journalists were kidnapped by illegal armed groups and seven others were obstructed in the course of their work by the police or other authorities. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more News ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF_en News Reports News