Racing steering group launches new LGBT+ training scheme

first_img25th June 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Horse racing Tags: Race Track and Racino Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has announced a new initiative that will deliver training to improve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual plus (LGBT+). awareness and inclusion within the British horse racing sector. Regions: UK & Ireland The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has announced a new initiative that will deliver training to improve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual plus (LGBT+). awareness and inclusion within the British horse racing sector.Developed by the DiRSG’s dedicated LGBT+ sub-group, the e-learning module will now be included in the mandatory licensing courses at the British Racing School and National Horseracing College.The new module will also be available via the Racing2Learn portal and made accessible to anyone involved in the racing industry.The DiRSG, an organisation founded in 2017 to enhance diversity in British horse racing, said it established its LGBT+ sub-group after research showed that many people in the sport who identified as a sexual minority did not feel comfortable ‘coming out’ at work.Further action is planned for later in the year, including creating a new LGBT+ network for role models and allies to share their experiences with anyone in the racing sector that needs support.Annamarie Phelps, chair of the British Horseracing Association (BHA), one of the founder members of the DiRSG, hopes that the new training module aims to help members of the LGBT+ community feel more comfortable at work.“I hope it will give everyone in racing the confidence to address questions about how to engage and embrace our current and growing LGBT+ community, and allow everyone in racing to be their true selves whether at work or having a great day out at the races,” Phelps said. Racing steering group launches new LGBT+ training schemelast_img read more

Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Diamonds plc (BOD.bw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Diamonds is a diamond exploration enterprise that has been operating in Botswana since the early 1980s. The United Kingdom-based enterprise is a spin-off of African Diamonds Plc and operates in Botswana, South Africa and Cameroon. The company has a successful track record in diamond discovery; having helped discover the Karowe Mine in Orapa which produces rare high-value stones. Botswana Diamonds also found a kimberlite mine in Botswana which is one of only 20 hard-rock diamond mines found outside Russia. The company operates in a joint venture with OJSC Alrosa (Russia) to explore 17 diamond-producing mines; and in a joint venture with Brightstone holds 13 prospecting licenses in the Orapa region which covers a total of 733 square kilometres. Botswana Diamonds Plc was founded in 2010 as a spin-off company of African Diamonds Plc, with its head office based in Dublin, Ireland.last_img read more

Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgInnscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cup Semi-Final draws

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Dioceses of Chicago, Quincy unanimously agree to reunite

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Pat Yankus says: June 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm RE: “restructuring” . . . “collaborate, streamline and reunify” . . . ” reunite for missional purposes” = “catastrophic losses in Quincy & utter failure to grow for the ones who chose to stay in TEC.”*Love* the cheery bouncy rhetoric used to describe this. ; > ) But say, whatever happened to all those progressives and gay people and others yearning to breathe free who were going to flood into the church after the decisions of the 2003 General Convention? RE: “Now the people of Chicago and the people of Quincy will join together in witnessing to the power of the Risen Christ who overcomes all divisions.”Looks as if they have the wrong “Risen Christ” since not *all* the divisions were overcome — most of the diocese left five years ago and never returned. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Jon Spangler says: Mary Robb Mansfield says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis John Goddard. says: June 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm Welcome to our sisters and borthers of Quincy – You are a witness to us all.Fr. John and Maryfran Crist The Rev. JohnCrist says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. June 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm Blessings on your journey! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Sarah Hey says: Dioceses of Chicago, Quincy unanimously agree to reunite Historical decision needs approval of entire church Sarah Hey says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Members of the Diocese of Chicago’s convention meet June 8 in St. James Cathedral in Chicago to approve reunion with the Diocese of Quincy. Photo/Diocese of Chicago, Brian J. Morowczynski[Episcopal News Service] Members of the dioceses of Chicago and Quincy unanimously agreed June 8 to reunify, something that no other dioceses have done in the Episcopal Church for 70 years.Both dioceses, meeting separately, approved the same reunification resolution.“This is a day that both dioceses have yearned for,” Diocese of Chicago Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, who will be bishop of the reunified diocese, said in a press release issued after both dioceses acted. “Now the people of Chicago and the people of Quincy will join together in witnessing to the power of the Risen Christ who overcomes all divisions.”Quincy Provisional Bishop John Buchanan added that “the faithful people of Quincy have shown us all what it means to live as witnesses to God’s mission in the Episcopal Church.”“Their unflagging commitment to our common life will make them invaluable leaders in the Diocese of Chicago,” he said in the same release.“The mood here is jubilant following the vote,” according to a tweet from Quincy’s Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Peoria after that diocese’s vote. “It’s a family reunion that’s been a long time in the making.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is chairing the church’s Executive Council June 8-10 meeting in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, welcomed the news. “The wider church can rejoice at the mutual decision of Quincy and Chicago to reunite for missional purposes,” she told Episcopal News Service. “There is blessing abundant to be found in committing to new ways to engage, serve, and love our neighbors. May this be a rich blessing to the people of Illinois.”The Rev. Gay C. Jennings, House of Deputies president and vice chair of council, placed the decision in the larger context of the Episcopal Church’s consideration of how it needs to reorganize to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world.“Restructuring begins at home, and today, the leaders of the Episcopal dioceses of Chicago and Quincy have set an example for the rest of the church to follow,” she told ENS. “The Holy Spirit is calling all of us to find new ways to collaborate, streamline and reunify, and they have answered that call with foresight and grace.”“I am particularly thankful for this very happy day for the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy who have shown us all what it means to be faithful Episcopalians.”The reunified diocese, to be known as the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, will include the 125 congregations and chaplaincies and more than 36,000 members of the existing Diocese of Chicago in northern Illinois, and the nine Quincy congregations and 755 members in west central Illinois.A majority of bishops and standing committees of other Episcopal dioceses must consent to the reunion, according to Episcopal Church Canon 1.10.6. Assuming that consent is given, the two dioceses will hold their first unified convention Nov. 22-23 in Lombard, Illinois, according to a press release issued after the June 8 votes.The church’s consent would reunite two of the three dioceses in the State of Illinois that General Convention created in 1877. What was then called the Diocese of Illinois asked the convention to carve out of it two additional dioceses – Quincy (based in Peoria) and Springfield – to accommodate anticipated church growth in those parts of the state. The remainder of the Diocese of Illinois retained that name until 1884 when it was renamed the Diocese of Chicago.In November 2008, about 60 percent of the members of several congregations in the Diocese of Quincy left the diocese and the Episcopal Church to join the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone.Then-Quincy Bishop Keith Ackerman announced Oct. 29, 2008 that he would retire on Nov. 1 of that year. The diocesan synod gathered six days later and a majority voted to leave the Episcopal Church.About a year later, Jefferts Schori released Ackerman from his ordination vows after he told her he planned to function as a bishop in the Diocese of Bolivia. He is now the bishop vicar of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of Quincy (which includes churches in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin) and president of the Forward in Faith North America Council.Buchanan, the retired bishop of West Missouri, was elected provisional bishop of Quincy at a special reorganizing synod in April 2009. According to the reunion agreement, Buchanan will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Chicago.Buchanan said during his June 8 sermon that at that 2009 convention, the diocese “set out on a highway that would take us right to the heart of the Diocese of Chicago.”The process that led to the June 8 votes began in 2012 when the Quincy Future Committee approached Lee and the Diocese of Chicago about the possibility of reunion, according to the press release. Members of the Diocese of Quincy attended Chicago’s convention in November 2012 when that gathering unanimously agreed to pursue reunification.As reunification discussions progressed, members of the Diocese of Quincy began participating in the life of the Diocese of Chicago, the release said. Two Quincy congregations are part of in Chicago’s two-year congregational development program called Thrive, and clergy and lay leaders have attended retreats and training events with their Chicago colleagues.In March, Tom Hunt, a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Peoria, was elected to the board of trustees of Episcopal Charities and Community Services in Chicago.“I love the process of becoming part of the Diocese of Chicago and its ethos of adding to our Episcopal tradition without taking away from it,” the Rev. Paula Engelhorn, rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Macomb in the Diocese of Quincy and a Thrive participant, said in the release. “Quincy has been isolated for 30 years, and now the Spirit is blowing in. Now we get to grow; now we get to be part of the wider church and its movement toward including all people and embracing the Millennium Development Goals. It’s a wonderful move for us.”Hal Stewart, second vice-president of the bishop and trustees of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and a convention delegate from Church of the Holy Comforter in Kenilworth said that the trustees of Chicago see in Quincy “a group of dedicated, faithful Episcopalians.”“They desire nothing more than to return to the fold and, once again, to be part of a strong Episcopal diocese and the wider Episcopal Church,” he said. “This reunion is the compassionate thing to do and it is the right thing to do.”Prior to the June 8 vote in Chicago, Lee said in his convention sermon that Episcopalians in the Diocese of Quincy “have been daring to practice a radical trust in God’s overflowing goodness.”“Their commitment to Christ and to the fellowship of this church is an act of sheer, foolish, godly trust,” he said. “Today we stand with them and we pledge to join them in learning to sow the seeds of God’s love for this world with absolutely wild abandon. We join them in seeking to practice a genuinely catholic witness to the love and mercy of God, one that knows to the depths of its being that no one, no one, stands outside the economy of grace.”The Diocese of Quincy has been involved in property litigation since the 2008 split. The testimony phase of the lawsuit in Illinois state court concluded April 29 and the parties are awaiting a decision, according to an information sheet posted on the Chicago website. The reunion agreement calls for all of Quincy’s property and assets to become those of the reunited diocese.St. Paul’s in Peoria will cease being a cathedral and become a parish church of the reunited diocese under the terms of the agreement, which also spell out issues such as integrating Quincy Episcopalians into the diocese’s governance and dealing with Quincy diocesan employees.Springfield, the other Episcopal Church diocese in Illinois, was not part of the reunification discussions. Close to 5,230 Episcopalians are active baptized members in that diocese’s 36 congregations, and the average Sunday attendance across the diocese was 1,945 in 2011, according to the most recent statistics.The only other time an Episcopal Church diocese has reunited with its “parent” diocese occurred in 1943 when the then-Diocese of Duluth rejoined the Diocese of Minnesota, according to researchers at the Archives of the Episcopal Church. The two dioceses had been created in 1895 with Minnesota being based at Faribault in the south central part of the state and what was at first called the Missionary District of Duluth based in its namesake city in the northeast on Lake Superior. The district became a full-fledged diocese in 1907.The dioceses of Eau Claire and Fond du Lac, which had once been united with the rest of Wisconsin Episcopalians, came close to forming a new diocese in 2011. Eau Claire was created by division of the Diocese of Milwaukee in 1928. Fond du Lac had in 1875 been carved out of what was then known as the Diocese of Wisconsin, which became the Diocese of Milwaukee in 1886. A diocese incorporating Eau Claire and Fond du Lac would have encompassed the northern three quarters of Wisconsin.After the annual convention of Fond du Lac and a special convention of Eau Claire appeared to have voted on Oct. 22, 2011 to ask the 2012 meeting of the General Convention to approve what is called “junction,” the decision had to be set aside. A recount of the Fond du Lac voting showed that the original understanding of the vote in the lay order being 53 in favor and 51 opposed was found to be, in fact, 53 no and 51 yes.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. John Merullo says: John Merullo says: June 10, 2013 at 11:37 pm Thank you, Bishop Epting. Of course it would hardly be the first time a diocese bore the name of its state even if it didn’t cover the whole area. 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm Should he thank you for your completely disingenuous blessings? What exactly do you think should be said here? The damage in Quincy is done. It’s time to move on. June 9, 2013 at 9:27 am Maybe this could be a model for the small western dioceses that are soon if not already to small to stand alone. I have offered this thought before with no reception. Nevada, Idaho, Eastern Oregon what might that diocese look like if it were the Diocese in the Inter Mountains. Just a thought Rector Martinsville, VA Zachary Brooks says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET June 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm I’m a member of TEC and certainly not in support of the current corrupt, buffoonishly incompetent leadership of which the “Diocese” of Quincy is but one example and which the cheery rhetoric from various of those leaders desperately attempts to whitewash [though I very much doubt that informed Episcopalians are deceived by it.]Thanks for sharing your beliefs. They merely demonstrate that we don’t share the same faith, and of course that’s no surprise. The division within TEC is broad and deep and is perfectly understandable considering the mutually opposing gospels and values that the two groups hold.Blessings to you despite the chasm between our foundational world views,Sarah Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Press Release Servicecenter_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 June 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm What great news! It probably won’t always be easy, but it is a step to healing our church. Rector Washington, DC Chris Epting says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (14) 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 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 8, 2013 Rector Shreveport, LA The Rev. Walter Bryan says: Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm For those of you that attempted to follow the link to the canon – the link just takes you to the canons as a whole, not the particular canon that applies to this situation. That canon begins about the middle of page 48. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events June 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm I find this all very interesting, but I have a question: Why is the reunited diocese called Diocese of Chicago? Wouldn’t it be more sensitive to the folks from Quincy to call it by its original name, Diocese of Illinois? Also, why will St. Paul’s, Peoria, no longer have cathedral status? Iowa and Minnesota have two cathedrals each. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm Sarah Hey,I am not sure which side of the “split” you are on from your comment. Are you an Anglican? If so, do you consider yourself on the side of TEC or of the neoconservatives? For me, the choice is a simple one between inclusion and persecution (i.e., welcoming all of God’s people to the Jesus’ Table, as He did when He was in human form) versus persecution and bigotry committed in the name of God. To side with injustice, repression, and tyranny is the worst form of heresy, as I understand the Word…. Rebecca Wilson says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI June 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm Joseph, I think this paragraph in the story is what you’re looking for:The church’s consent would reunite two of the three dioceses in the State of Illinois that General Convention created in 1877. What was then called the Diocese of Illinois asked the convention to carve out of it two additional dioceses – Quincy (based in Peoria) and Springfield – to accommodate anticipated church growth in those parts of the state. The remainder of the Diocese of Illinois retained that name until 1884 when it was renamed the Diocese of Chicago. 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Scott Elliott says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID June 9, 2013 at 6:45 pm Dear John: A bit difficult to use “Diocese of Illinois” given the reality of the “Diocese of Springfield.” As to two cathedrals, as former Bishop of Iowa, I am eager for that conversation to be held. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

Union of Black Episcopalians looks to church’s future

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 27, 2017 Submit a Press Release Ecumenical & Interreligious, Ethnic Ministries, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Racial Justice & Reconciliation Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls July 28, 2017 at 12:25 am Blessings to the UBE, all the way from South Africa….in Bishop Curry, you have a prophet in your midst. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Edwin Arrison says: Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (4) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Union of Black Episcopalians looks to church’s future First joint conference honors black Episcopalians, Lutherans role in churches Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ariel Kendall Jones says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA cricket beauregard lewis says: Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 July 29, 2017 at 4:41 pm Let us Pray; Dear Lord, may we pray and work that the intended witness of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the African Descent Lutheran Association be not a double strength of weakness. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm Time to get back to the r=Rock, which is Jesus. Robert B. Hunter says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 July 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm THank you, Bishop Curry, for your wise words. We all need to pay attention Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Tags Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, Episcopal Church bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries, blesses Bert Gibson of New York. The blessing happened during a July 26 Eucharist and healing service that included recognition of Gibson and all UBE members who had served in the military. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Cherry Hill, New Jersey] African-Americans in both the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were called this week to help build the future of their churches by working hard in the present.The call to action came during the Union of Black Episcopalians’ 49th annual conference, held July 23-26 at a hotel here in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The UBE met jointly for the first time with the African Descent Lutheran Association.“Right now, the church is not leading the conversation about justice,” Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of women’s, gender and Africana studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey, said during a July 25 presentation.“We’re not leading the conversation about truth, and we should be. Instead, we have some perversion – some version – of the church that I don’t recognize, which we call the religious right.”That version, said Cooper, who was raised Baptist and continues to attend church, has “hijacked the conversation about what truth is and what truth we should be telling.”Cooper contended that society now has more access to information, both factual and false, than at any point in history “and we still can’t make sense of any of it.”Rutgers University Assistant Professor Brittany Cooper says church folks need to shift their theologies to focus on social justice, not rules. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ Episcopal News Service“We’re in a moment when too many black churches are still obsessed with individual sin,” she said. “We don’t talk about social sin.”Moreover, too many black churches have “capitulated to the conservative, evangelical party line of assimilation into the American project,” she said. Cooper argued that “racism, sexism, capitalism, homophobia and transphobia are eating up black folks.”“All we do is tell people that God cares about saving individual souls,” she said. “I wonder if our theology needs a shift and what God is calling us to do is to get our own stuff together so that we can do this work of justice.”“You don’t really know Jesus if you don’t think your theology should inform your politics,” Cooper said.It is not surprising that young people, who are rightly skeptical about all institutions, are not in church, Cooper said. They are not going to come to church simply because older people tell them to – older people who have a lot of rules to which they require churchgoers to conform.Instead, she said, the church must remember that Jesus told his followers that “rules and regulations won’t save you.”“That is why young people are not hearing us because what we offer to them far too often is more rules and regulations about how they should dress and how they should talk and what it means to be respectable,” she said. “Instead, we’re supposed to be the people who are like Jesus who looked at an empire and said this is evil and there’s another way to live.”“Maybe millennials’ disinterest in church isn’t a judgment,” Copper suggested. “Maybe it’s an invitation” to the church to change its theology and its approach.Later that day, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry concentrated on the church’s ministry to and with young people in his sermon at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia during a Eucharist commemorating the 225th anniversary of the black presence in the Episcopal Church.Absalom Jones, the church’s first black priest, founded St. Thomas in 1792. It was the first black Episcopal church.The conference honored both Absalom Jones and Jehu Jones Jr., a Lutheran minister who founded one of the first African-American Lutheran congregations in the 1830s, also in Philadelphia. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton presided at the three-hour Eucharist.Curry reminded the congregation of the Hebrew midwives who organized to defy pharaoh’s order that all Hebrew baby boys were to be killed at birth because he feared the Hebrews’ power. One of the babies they saved was Moses, who grew up to lead his people to freedom.Then, in Jesus’ time, Herod followed “the pattern that we see of tyrants throughout history and to this very day” who seek to destroy some of society’s children. Today, Curry said, those tyrants would take away their public education opportunities and their health care“Destroy the children and you destroy a nation,” he said.“Our children, whether they are black white, red, yellow – no matter who they are – are being left on the garbage heap of America,” Curry said.“If you want to make America great, Mr. Trump? Save the children,” he said, pacing St. Thomas’ aisle.The congregation jumped to its feet, roaring approval.“The child you save today may save you tomorrow,” was Curry’s refrain.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton go over the order of service with the Rev. Deon Johnson before a July 25 Eucharist at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The service commemorated the 225th anniversary of the black presence in the Episcopal Church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ Episcopal News ServiceHe urged Episcopalians and Lutherans to adopt schools in their neighborhoods, do more for children in the summer, open their buildings to children at times other than Sunday mornings and develop programs for children.“We need a Sunday school movement that doesn’t just meet on Sunday,” he said. “We need churches filled with children and I don’t care how much noise they make.”This generation of children needs to hear the real story of Jesus, not what Curry said was the “fake news” about Jesus.“There’s a lot of fake faith out there that masquerades as Christianity and looks like Christianity but it doesn’t have a thing to do with Jesus,” he said, criticizing preachers of the prosperity gospel.When the message is about wealth and not about service and Jesus, it is a “perversion of the gospel and I don’t care how mega the church is, how big it is, that is wrong.”“It is false, it is fake and our children are falling prey to it,” he said.The St. Thomas Gospel Choir raised the roof of their African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas July 25 during a Eucharist that was part of the joint meeting of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the African Descent Lutheran Association. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ Episcopal News ServiceCurry warned that prosperity gospel preaching ranges all over Africa and Central and South America, and is spreading elsewhere. “And it is making some people rich by preying on the poor and that is not the gospel,” he said.He warned against forms of Christianity in the United States that put down immigrants, poor people and “cozy up to power.”“And, if you listen, they never talk about Jesus,” he said.The West, Curry proclaimed, needs to be re-evangelized by a Jesus Movement that preaches and lives a Christianity looks and sounds like Jesus.He warned that such a movement is not always an easy one to follow. “If you love God, you have to love who and what God loves,” he said, no matter their religious, ethnic, political or ideological affiliations.“It doesn’t mean you have to let them get away with everything, but you have got to love them,” he said.“My brothers and sisters, we’ve got work to do. Don’t leave this place just feeling good. Don’t leave this place just shouting,” he said. “You’ve got to leave this place ready to change this world.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.last_img read more

OUTrial House / KWK PROMES

first_img Projects Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  OUTrial House / KWK PROMES 2007 Save this picture!+ 22 Share Poland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8713/outrial-house-kwk-promes Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Książenice, Polandcenter_img Architects: KWK PROMES Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKWK PROMESOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKsiążeniceHousesPolandPublished on November 14, 2008Cite: “OUTrial House / KWK PROMES” 14 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Text description provided by the architects. A green clearing surrounded by forest was the only context for the proposed small house. Hence the idea to “carve out” a piece of the grass-covered site, move it up and treat it as the roofing to arrange all the required functions underneath. When the whole was ready, the client came up with another request, to create some space for a small recording studio and a conservatory. Save this picture!The latter was obtained by linking the ground floor with the grassy roof through an “incision” in the green plane and “bending” the incised fragment down, inside the building.Save this picture!This procedure turned the roof into an atrium, as the only way to reach it was through the interior of the house. As opposed, however, to a typical atrium, the newly-created space has all the advantages of an outer garden while remaining a safe, internal zone within the building.Save this picture!This way, a new type of house was created, and its designation – outrial – is to convey the idea of an atypical atrium which is part of both the interior and the exterior of the building.Save this picture!The studio was created in a similar way as the conservatory, but in order to ensure work comfort for a rock musician, it was isolated from the rest of the house by shifting it upwards.Project gallerySee allShow lessMulticonfessional Pavilion / ARTEKS ArquitecturaArticlesHeineken The City / TjepArticles Share OUTrial House / KWK PROMESSave this projectSaveOUTrial House / KWK PROMES “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/8713/outrial-house-kwk-promes Clipboardlast_img read more

BAME communities must be at heart of Covid-19 response says Charity So White

first_imgIt’s unlikely that we will ever return to ‘normal’. The choices made by us today will have a lasting impact for generations to come. We need to work together, openly acknowledging the power and racial imbalances inherent in our sector, and seize the opportunity to set a new precedent for the future.”The full paper can read, as well as downloaded, on the Charity So White site.  645 total views,  2 views today Covid-19 is disproportionately impacting BAME communities and the sector needs to take urgent action to avoid further entrenching racial inequalities in our society, Charity So White has said in a new paper.Charity So White’s website has just launched, with live position paper Racial Injustice in the COVID-19 response published on it yesterday (6 April). The paper calls for charities to put BAME communities at the heart of their Covid-19 response, and presents five principles for charity leaders to implement to help guide their response.The paper also highlights at the key areas where Covid-19 is most impacting BAME communities, which, over the next week, Charity So White will be focusing on by sharing content and stories on to showcase this impact.The five principles Charity So White highlights to guide the sector’s response are:Address racial inequalities in the sector ‘This is not about choosing between tackling racial injustice and mitigating the impact of COVID-19. The sector should respond with an intersectional approach, taking racial injustices in our society into account, in order to be effective.’Acknowledge who holds power ‘We hold more power as a sector than we admit. It’s time to use that power and to recognise that current models of funding and delivery are struggling, while others which don’t meet our standard metrics are taking the lead.’Value lived experience & centre ‘at risk’ communities ‘Account for the different lived experiences of marginalised communities and prioritise coordinated action to centre them in delivery and funding.’Trust the BAME voluntary sector ‘To best reach those most impacted by the crisis, we need to work with organisations closest to them. We urge organisations to avoid knee-jerk relief efforts and ensure they have built in the mechanisms to work directly with community leaders.’Recognise & support BAME staff & volunteers ‘BAME employees will be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic as they tend to be more junior or on temporary contracts. Senior leadership should account for this, as many employees are at risk of staff cuts and hiring freezes.’The paper includes a series of recommendations, such as investing in developing culturally sensitive, accessible, and translated advice and information about services to support BAME people affected by the crisis, campaigning for the introduction of a national monitoring process to track the use and impact of Covid-19 emergency measures on BAME communities, and prioritising providing advocacy and legal advice for individuals facing redundancy, furlough or unlawful action from employers.Overall, it warns:“The world can’t be simplified into ‘BAME’ issues and pandemic issues. We must look past the headlines and drill down to the detail. It is easy in a crisis to revert to familiar ways of working, but in doing so we risk not only reinforcing existing structures of racial inequality, but further imbedding them. We ask civil society to urgently mobilise and take the lead in centring racial inequalities as they support communities most hard hit by this public health crisis. Advertisement  646 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: diversity inclusion Melanie May | 7 April 2020 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 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. BAME communities must be at heart of Covid-19 response says Charity So Whitelast_img read more

Pasadena Unified Names Chief Human Resources Officer

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Dr. Steven MillerPasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald has named Steven Miller, Ed.D., as the district’s Chief Human Resources Officer, pending Board of Education approval. Dr. Miller was previously Human Resources Director in PUSD and principal of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School. He returns to Pasadena from the Lawndale Unified School District, where he is currently the Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources.“I am pleased to welcome Steve Miller back to Pasadena Unified as a key member of the executive leadership team as we align staffing to enrollment and budget parameters,” said Superintendent McDonald. “Along with his knowledge of our district, Dr. Miller brings extensive senior management experience in implementing human resources process improvements and a profound commitment to supporting systemic change that increases equity and access to high quality education for all students.”As Chief of Human Resources, Dr. Miller will be responsible for leading the District’s Human Resources division and its activities in recruitment, selection, placement and assignment, classification and compensation, employee performance management and accountability, salary administration, and employee relations.“I am excited to return to serve the students, employees, and families of Pasadena Unified,” said Dr. Miller. “Human Resources is critical to ensuring that PUSD recruits, retains, and supports people with skills and capabilities to deliver equitable access to high quality education for all students. I look forward to being part of the PUSD team.”Dr. Miller currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Human Resources in the Lawndale Unified School District, where he is responsible for the Human Resources, the Before and After School Program, and the Student Support Services departments. As a member of the executive cabinet, he was involved in the development and implementation of accountability systems, strategic planning, and led the development of new evaluation tools for leadership, certificated, and classified employees in collaboration with union representatives and district administrators.Dr. Miller was Director of Human Resources for PUSD from 2008-2013, interim supervisor of high schools from 2011-2013, and principal of Marshall Fundamental Secondary School from 2002-2008. Under his leadership, Marshall earned a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.Before accepting a position with PUSD as the principal of Marshall, Dr. Miller was a teacher, assistant principal and principal serving special education students in the Antelope Valley Unified School District. He began his career as an educator as a secondary math and business teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District.Dr. Miller has a doctorate in education in Urban Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Administration from National University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Whittier College. Subscribe More Cool Stuff HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 7 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Education Pasadena Unified Names Chief Human Resources Officer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 8:38 pm Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more