Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgLinkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Campus ministries changing to serve new students

first_imgCampus ministries changing to serve new students ‘Be entrepreneurial,’ church says with grants Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 19, 2015 Report to the Church 2015, Tags Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (3) Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 21, 2015 at 7:21 am Campus ministry is crucial to the Body of Christ. Was proud to see my parish’s college group take up a lot of space at the Ash Wednesday service. Gives me hope for the future. 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 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 Richard McClellan says: 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm I believe TEC needs to do more work to grab all the “junior” college students it can. There is no TEC presence I am aware of on any of the county college campuses in New Jersey. What a waste! If TEC is refining its strategy then it needs to look at all the possible students not just the low hanging fruit available at 4 year schools. All students deserve the benefit of what TEC offers and vice versa. Pam Ladley says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Martin Spielman says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 The side of A Moveable Feast’s mobile kitchen can be written on, allowing students on each campus that the ministry visits in North Carolina to make the trailer their own. Photo: A Moveable Feast via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] The way students earn university degrees in the United States is changing and Episcopal Church campus ministries are responding creatively.Examples of that innovation, supported by grants from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, include an interfaith ministry at a state commuter college, a combination food truck and chapel that will visit campuses in North Carolina and a North Dakota effort to provide holistic help to Native American students. (The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)“The Episcopal Church’s priorities in campus ministry are following where more students are enrolling these days,” said the Rev. Mike Angell, Episcopal Church missioner for young adult and campus ministries.“Higher education for a lot of students does not look like a four-year college, so we’re trying to get the church to be creative in how they engage campus ministry, to be entrepreneurial. These grants provide seed money to start new projects, new ways of ministering to young adults in higher education: some of whom aren’t full-time students, some of whom are exploring what their educational career will look like.”Campus ministry in North DakotaFor instance, the Diocese of North Dakota is using a $25,000 Leadership Grant awarded by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to establish what the Rev. Canon John Floberg calls a holistic ministry to the native students attending Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.Floberg is a member of The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council.While spirituality is fundamental to campus ministry “it’s not going to be the only thing that helps a student get through college but it can be one of the things that helps them get through college,” Floberg said, especially among native students who sometimes need more than the usual encouragement and practical help to remain in school. That help can be as basic as finding travel money for a student to return to school after traveling home for a family emergency, he said.Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, is one of the places where the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is supporting people who are thinking creatively about campus ministry. Photo: Sitting Bull CollegeThe planned ministry would not be a one-way street. The Witayas (“gathered groups” in Sioux) that Floberg hopes to form will use a model of peer support based on the “Sources of Strength” suicide-prevention techniques that were developed in North Dakota. The model would be used for students’ “mutual support in making it through college, getting their degree and doing it with the hope and perseverance that are part of the Christian faith,” Floberg wrote in the November issue of the diocesan newspaper.Floberg, who as a canon missioner is responsible for five congregations spread over 300 miles in North Dakota, both on and off reservations, said the church often has relationships with native students formed when they were in youth groups. Following those students as they transition into college is a “logical next step,” but that step has not always been taken. Both Sitting Bull and United Tribes are “filled with people that you already know and they’re in a transition in life that the church hasn’t paid much attention to,” he said.An added goal of the budding program is to support educational and tribal efforts to help students discern how they might contribute to their communities by using their degree to benefit the tribe, said Floberg, who noted that he was speaking to Episcopal News Service on the 124th anniversary of the death (Dec. 15, 1890) of Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief and holy man who said “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” Floberg added that mentors could also discuss students’ future ministry, lay or ordained.Those are the long-range goals. In the meantime, Floberg offers what might be called the practical basis of much of campus ministry: free food. At Sitting Bull, he provides lunches in the atrium of the sciences building and the program has purchased a mobile grill and smoker for preparing barbecue. The meals are a way to make the church’s presence known and share information about plans for the ministry.On the move in North CarolinaFood was the genesis of A Moveable Feast, a Diocese of North Carolina campus ministry based out of a custom trailer fitted with a kitchen and a prayer space.The idea came to North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Anne Hodges-Copple during her pre-election tour of the diocese. “I just kept talking about the need for us as a diocese not to find gimmicks but to try to be more creative and entrepreneurial in our efforts to give ancient traditions fresh expression in unexpected and yet engaging places,” she told ENS.Hodges-Copple, formerly the Episcopal chaplain at Duke University, said she began to put her desire to minister on “historically ignored and underserved campuses – especially community colleges” together with the ubiquity of food trucks in Durham, North Carolina. When she bounced the idea off the Rev. Nils Chittenden, who at that time was the diocesan minister for youth and the Episcopal chaplain at Duke, he immediately said, “Yes!”A Moveable Feast Coordinator Caitlyn Darnell put it this way: “I was absolutely fascinated by the thing.”The Rev. Nils Chittenden, who at that time was the diocesan minister for youth and the Episcopal chaplain at Duke University, and A Moveable Feast Coordinator Caitlyn Darnell serve hot cider to North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Anne Hodges-Copple during diocesan convention in late November where the mobile campus ministry made its debut. Photo: Diocese of North Carolina via FacebookIt took a long time for Chittenden, Darnell and Hodges-Copple to figure out how to put the idea into practice, and they were cautious about the ministry’s eventual face and image.“There have been a lot of church ventures and start-ups that have tried to do really cool things for the sake of doing a really cool thing, and somebody in their late teens or early twenties looks at it and goes ‘that was pretty dumb,’ ” said Darnell.Darnell works half time for the diocese in her Moveable Feast role and is in the second year of a placement through the Episcopal Service Corps, a partner of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, with The Abraham Project. She works at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem as the formation assistant. The Rev. Stephanie Yancy was appointed diocesan interim missioner for young adult ministry in mid-January, succeeding Chittenden who will become rector of St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Armonk, New York, in late January. Yancy will direct A Moveable Feast.Although the idea for what became A Moveable Feast began as food truck, Darnell said the group also considered using a bus or a recreational vehicle. Darnell doesn’t remember quite when and how the idea of a custom trailer occurred to her, but now A Moveable Feast moves in a 28-foot specially rigged trailer. There’s room for a small space in the front for individual prayer or conversation with a chaplain, and there’s a kitchen in the back. Remembering her college years at the College of William and Mary, Darnell said, “having the chapel was a really, really important part of what we are doing” because college life can be chaotic and even extroverted students sometimes feel “overstimulated and inundated with things” and in need of a quiet space.Food can be served from a window in the side of the trailer or out the back, which folds down into a stage that can be covered by a tent, Darnell said. An altar for that stage will eventually be commissioned, Darnell said, and food will be served from the altar “so you also get that really cool theology of the Eucharistic supper.”Because the ministry is meant to move among campuses, even the color of the trailer was tricky. The trailer could not feature one school’s team colors over another. During a June meeting at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Durham of local church and campus people who were asked for their ideas about the ministry, the idea arose of having the trailer be a “community chalkboard.” The trailer is black and people at each campus will be invited to write on its sides, making it their own each time it visits.A Moveable Feast hopes to partner with local churches or other local groups who would help in food preparation and serving, and who would be willing to learn how to minister to young adults, Darnell said. They will need to be open to knowing what to expect from this sort of ministry and how it will change your parish experience, she added.The wheels are turning, Darnell said, to establish a presence at Johnson Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina Central University in Durham and Johnson C. Smith College in Charlotte. While Barton College in Wilson is also on their list, those conversations have not yet started, she said. A Moveable Feast hopes to be at Durham Technical Community College this year as well, she added.A Moveable Feast has also helped form community of three young adults, known as companions, who will travel with the truck to be peer mentors/ministers.All of those aspects of A Moveable Feast are connected, Hodges-Copple said, to the story of the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus on the evening of the first Easter. The ministry hopes to “bring the companionship of Jesus Christ alongside many people, providing a transformative encounter with God in a surprising, somewhat non-traditional context,” according to its website.The ministry received a two-year, $30,000 Leadership Grant from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in November 2013.Meanwhile, in Southern CaliforniaOn the other side of the country, food is not the basis for the Rev. Sean Lanigan’s ministry at California State University Long Beach although “I tried first to build a conventional Bible study and pizza campus ministry,” he said of his arrival two years ago.It didn’t seem to work at the 40,000-student commuter campus, so he set about learning what would. He quickly discovered “what did seem to work was getting excited about interfaith.”And activism. The ministry quickly became known as the “Interfaith Project” and has since developed a core group of about a dozen predominantly Muslim and Jewish students who have tackled such issues as women’s empowerment and faith and climate.“It has become a growing, emerging gathering of students interested in building relationships across boundaries … [and] learning how to live in a world of difference,” said Lanigan.Some members of the Interfaith Project campus ministry at the California State University Long Beach join the Rev. Sean Lanigan to celebrate the recent holiday season.That interest makes it different to most other campus groups, he said. “Cal State Long Beach is incredibly diverse and incredibly stratified, but there are not a lot of groups on campus that transcend boundaries.”The ministry is a joint effort of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, said Lanigan, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Lanigan and the ministry are based at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Long Beach. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the ELCA and its Southern California Synod provide ongoing financial support, he said. A board of Episcopalians and Lutherans, both clergy and laity, developed the partnership and continues to guide the development of the campus ministry and a new worshiping community called Holy Grounds.A recent $5,000 Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society grant will help fund continuation of the ministry, including supporting the presence of Dominique Bocanegra, a part-time Episcopal Urban Intern who assists as an organizer and mission developer, Lanigan said.Until she began serving with the Interfaith Project in August, Bocanegra, 23, didn’t “realize how interconnected faith really is and how it relates to what’s happening in the United States and across the globe.”The Interfaith Project addresses the core of many issues, she added: “There’s so much tension –  to me, it’s because of a lack of dialogue, a lack of relationships.”She hopes to help focus students’ efforts on issues of justice because “not every homeless person is Christian; not everyone suffering from drought is Muslim. We don’t have to sit here and say, ‘you need to become my religion,’ but, through my experience and my eyes you can hear how we view the drought: This is how we see our brothers and sisters on the street.”Aliyah Shaikh, 19, an international studies student focusing on the Middle East and North Africa, said the Interfaith Project gives her a space to make friendships with people of different backgrounds.“The Interfaith Project seems to be the only group of students that meets in that sort of capacity,” said Shaikh, a member of the Muslim Student Association board.She estimated that about 70 to 80 percent of the core group is young Muslim women. The remaining 20 to 30 percent are usually students from Beach Hillel, the Jewish student organization, and one regular attendee was Buddhist.“We’ve had challenges getting more Christian attendees, and we’re trying to think of ways to reach out to each other,” she said.Lanigan agreed. “We’re trying to build as many collaborations on campus as possible,” he said. “We’re trying to be interested in what’s going on, on campus and much more broadly, and how religion can be part of that. We’re not sitting around philosophizing about God, although that can be a part of it, sometimes. Mainly, we’re talking about how we as humans share this work together.”A budget based on missionThe 2013-2015 budget passed by General Convention allotted $300,000 in campus ministry grants (Line 67 here). Those grants are part of the ways in which the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is responding to the second Mark of Mission which calls on members of the Anglican Communion to teach, baptize and nurture new believers. Specifically, the grants are meant to establish or revitalize campus ministries and imagine new ways to reach young adults who traditionally are the least likely to seek out a campus ministry.In its recent Report to the Church the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society noted that it has awarded $204,348 thus far.General Convention also specifically called for two new campus ministries to be established at community colleges, tribal colleges or other two-year institutions of higher education in each of the church’s nine provinces of the Episcopal Church. Resolution C069 also called for training for local campus ministry leaders.The resolution, sponsored by Province VI, noted “the increasing importance of community colleges as critical places for evangelism and Christian formation, particularly among racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse populations.”Angell told ENS that “the opportunity is really high because ‘community college’ is almost a contradiction in terms or a misnomer because in so many community colleges there’s no community at all.”“So what does it look like to build community in a situation where you’re not competing with a hundred thousand other clubs and fraternities and sororities?” he asked. “You’ve got students to whom the presence means a lot and the chance to have community in the midst of a non-traditional education situation is really high.”Angell also noted that community colleges are becoming the higher-education entry point for students of immigrant communities. Those students are often the first in their families to go to college and they need strong support, he added.“We’re not just supporting non-traditional Episcopal students; we’re trying to support non-traditional college students,” Angell said.Convention structured the current triennial budget around the Communion’s Five Marks of Mission and provided significant unallocated sums for new work targeted around each Mark of Mission. The intention was that the resulting work would be done in new, collaborative partnerships with dioceses and congregations. The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has provided seed money and/or matching grants as well as staff support and expertise for the new work.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ March 12, 2015 at 1:55 am The whole article above was so amazing – the reaching out to the native students in ND, the Movable Feast venture in NC, and the interfaith uniting activities in CA have restored my hopes that people can work together and actually love each other while experiencing diversity – Hooray! Youth & Young Adults Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Young Anglican academics offered research fellowship in Japan

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Young Anglican academics offered research fellowship in Japan Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Asia, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Anglican Communion News Service] The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK), the Anglican Church in Japan, is offering young Anglican academics the opportunity to undertake a fully funded 18-month research fellowship in Tokyo. Applications are particularly sought from Anglicans in the developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.The Bishop Williams Memorial Fund – named after the Rt. Rev. Channing Moore Williams, a missionary of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church who made a substantial contribution to the establishment of the Church in Japan – was established by the NSKK’s General Synod in 1977. It funds both a visiting lecture program and a visiting research scheme.It is currently inviting applications for the research program from graduates under the age of 35. Applicants need to be a member of a Christian church and have the endorsement of an Anglican bishop.The successful applicant will be given airfare to and from Japan at the beginning and end of the program; and for a return journey home midway through the 18-month term. They will also be provided with single-person living quarters and a monthly stipend of ¥100,000 (JPY, approximately £640 GBP). Tuition fees will be waived and the researcher will be also be given an allowance of ¥700,000 (JPY, approximately £4,500 GBP) for field study and research.In creating the Bishop Williams Memorial Fund, the NSKK was mindful of the educational establishments he created, based firmly on Christian values and principles.“More than 135 years have passed since these schools were founded by Williams, and today they occupy prominent positions among the thousands of educational institutions in Japan. Indeed, they have produced some of Japan’s most respected leaders in various fields of endeavor,” the NSKK says. “Yet when we view the overall situation of our Japanese society and education, we are made aware of the continuing need to exert every effort to carry out the mission entrusted to us by Bishop Williams: to undergird the education and research conducted at our educational institutions with the precepts of Christianity and the spirit of Christian faith.”The program envisages that the visiting researcher will undertake their research at the Rikkyo University or another of the NSKK’s educational institutions. But if the required facilities are unavailable at NSKK centers, arrangements will be made to use facilities at other institutions.The researcher may be asked to give informal lectures on their research field to faculty and students in those institutions, so that “in the environment of an educational institution, there will be a meaningful interchange of thought and values in some depth,” the NSKK say.Applicants need to be proficient in English. The program will begin in October with a six-month intensive course in the Japanese language ahead of the beginning of the research program at the start of Japan’s academic year in April.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the NSKK website (pdf). 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Youth & Young Adults By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 23, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img read more

Welby: la legislación inglesa le impide al CCA debatir su…

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Consultative Council Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release 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 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, a la izquierda, dijo en una conferencia de prensa el 27 de abril que su decisión de no invitar a la Conferencia de Lambeth 2020 a cónyuges del mismo sexo de los obispos era dolorosa para todos los implicados. El arzobispo de Hong Kong y presidente del CCA, Paul Kwong, también participó en la conferencia de prensa. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] Los miembros del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, reunidos aquí del 28 de abril al 5 de mayo, no pueden formalmente debatir la decisión del arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby de excluir a los cónyuges del mismo sexo de los obispos invitados a la Conferencia de Lambeth 2020 .Welby dijo en una conferencia de prensa el 27 de abril,  en respuesta a una pregunta de Episcopal News Service, que el CCA es el único de los Instrumentos of la Comunión Anglicana que está gobernado por la legislación inglesa.  Está incorporado como “una compañía inglesa con fines benéficos”.  Por vía de la Constitución,  los síndicos “especifican muy claramente lo que puede y no puede hacer” dijo el.“La doctrina no es uno de los asuntos qué le compete”, dijo Welby  refiriéndose al Consejo.El “objetivo”del CCA,  según su constitución, es  “promover la religión cristiana y, en particular, promover la unidad y propósitos de las iglesias de la Comunión Anglicana,  en la misión, la evangelización, las relaciones ecuménicas, la comunicación, la administración y las finanzas”. La constitución incluye 30 facultades específicas del CCA después de señalar en su declaración general que “el Consejo tiene la facultad de hacer cualquier cosa que estime que fomenta su(s) objetivo(s) o sea conducente o contingente a hacerlo”.La cobertura completa de ENS de la 17ª. reunión del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano puede encontrarse aquí.Welby dijo que  “habrá una oportunidad fuera de la conferencia para que los miembros de la misma me hagan preguntas”  acerca de cualquier tema que quisieran,  y afirmó que no tiene dudas de que el tema de Lambeth saldrá a colación. “Y eso será en una sesión privada, de manera que las personas puedan expresarse libre y claramente, y expresar su desacuerdo, lo cual es perfectamente apropiado”.Él  hizo notar que la decisión acerca de a quiénes invitar a la Conferencia ha sido la exclusiva prerrogativa del arzobispo de Cantórbery desde la primera conferencia en 1867.El debate formal de la Conferencia de Lambeth está actualmente en la agenda para el final de la mañana del 4 de mayo como uno de los tres asuntos de la 19ª. sesión de trabajo de las 21 que habrá.  También en la agenda de esa sesión están incluidos un debate sobre las finanzas y asuntos institucionales del CCA (que se transfirió de la sesión anterior)  y la primera de las dos veces en que los miembros considerarán las resoluciones.  La sesión está programada para que dure 75 minutos. En la última reunión del CCA se aprobaron 45 resoluciones, todas ellas en votaciones  de aprobación o rechazo conforme al calendario acordado.Tanto el Consejo Ejecutivo como la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal,  así como cierto número de diócesis,  han objetado la decisión anunciada el 15 de febrero, en un blog del Servicio de Noticias de la Comunión Anglicana, por el Secretario General de la Comunión Josiah Idowu-Fearon.El Secretario General de la Comunión Anglicana, Josiah Idowu-Fearon, dijo el 27 de abril que muchas iglesias fuera de la comunión anglicana están debatiéndose con lo que él llamó “este problema” de las relaciones del mismo sexo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Idowu-Fearon escribió que Welby había invitado “a todos los obispos activos”a la reunión periódica de los obispos de la Comunión Anglicana que sesionará del 23 de julio al 2 de agosto de 2020.  Esa decisión representa un cambio de la anterior Conferencia de Lambeth.  En 2008,  el entonces arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams rehusó invitar al obispo Gene Robinson, que en el año 2003 se convirtió en el primer obispo abiertamente homosexual y con pareja de la Comunión Anglicana.Sin embargo, Idowu-Fearon dijo en el texto de su blog que “sería inapropiado que cónyuges del mismo sexo fuesen invitados a la Conferencia”.  Agregó que la Comunión Anglicana define el matrimonio como “la unión de por vida de un hombre y una mujer”,  tal como quedó codificado en la Resolución 1.10  de la Conferencia de Lambeth de 1998.La decisión de Welby provocó también un rechazo en Gran Bretaña, incluida la Universidad de Kent, en Cantórbery,  donde tiene lugar la mayor parte de la conferencia,  y entre algunos miembros de las cámaras del Parlamento.“Es digno de notar que la controversia no es en un solo sentido”, dijo Welby,  añadiendo qué ha recibido “un número significativo de cartas” que objetan su decisión de invitar a obispos que están en relaciones matrimoniales con personas del mismo sexo cuando ninguno fue invitado en 2008. “Este es un punto que a veces se olvida”, afirmó él.Mary Glasspool , obispa auxiliar de la diócesis de Nueva York, es el único obispo en servicio activo de la Iglesia episcopal que tiene un cónyuge del mismo sexo, Becki Sander. El Rdo. Thomas Brown debe ser ordenado y consagrado el 22 de junio como el próximo obispo de la diócesis de Maine.  Él está casado con el Rdo. Thomas Mousin.El único otro obispo activo de la Comunión Anglicana a quien se sabe que afecta la decisión de Welby es el obispo sufragáneo  de la diócesis de Toronto, Kevin Robertson, que se casó con Mohan Sharma, su pareja de casi 10 años,  el 28 de diciembre de 2018.Cuando K.C. Wong, del Hong Kong Catholic Newspaper  le preguntó a Welby si el problema de las relaciones de personas del mismo sexo era tan apremiante ahora como lo fue cuando Robinson se convirtió en obispo en 2003, Welby respondió  “depende a quién uno le pregunte”.  Es un asunto apremiante en Norteamérica y en partes de Australia, agregó.“Para ser sincero,  en muchas partes de la Comunión,  no es un asunto que tenga mucha relevancia”, respondió Welby.  En esas zonas  la gente se enfrenta con “problemas de vida o muerte”, dijo,  tales como el aumento de los niveles del agua del Océano Pacífico,  la expansión de los desiertos en África, la violencia sangrienta y la violación como un arma de guerra en Sudán del Sur y en la República Democrática del Congo y la persecución de los cristianos.“Es un problema apremiante para la unidad de la Comunión o, para ser absolutamente específico, porque no nos pondremos de acuerdo en ese punto, es un problema muy apremiante por la manera en que discreparemos bien y si somos capaces de discrepar bien”, recalcó.Cuando Idowu-Fearon replicó que muchas iglesias fuera de la Comunión Anglicana están debatiéndose con lo que llamó “este problema”  de las relaciones del mismo sexo, Welby advirtió en contra de esa caracterización.“No es un problema. Se trata de personas. Cuando tratamos con personas, las tratamos como personas hechas a la imagen de Dios y con la dignidad de ser a la imagen de Dios”, apuntó. “La primera regla es que éstas son personas, y yo creo que la parte más dolorosa para mí de las decisiones que he tenido que tomar es que, en el mismo momento que escribo una carta o tomo una decisión, estoy tomando una decisión sobre personas, y que no hay decisión que dé lugar a que nadie resulte lastimado”.Su decisión “lastimó a muchas personas”, admitió Welby, “pero habría lastimado a un inmenso número de personas en otras partes de la Comunión”, si hubiera decidido de manera diferente.“No había una solución amable”, que él rechazó a favor de “la solución desagradable”, afirmó. “No es tan simple como eso”.Welby señaló que, el 1 de mayo, el CCA suspenderá sus tareas y a los miembros se les ofrecerá la opción de asistir a una “consulta” de 90 minutos sobre Viviendo en amor y fe, el nuevo empeño de la Iglesia de Inglaterra de reflexionar teológicamente acerca de las diversas opiniones sobre identidad y sexualidad humanas.“Conducirá, espero yo, de manera significativa, a escucharnos más atentamente los unos a los otros en todo el mundo”, subrayó.Welby dijo que la asistencia opcional a la sesión exige la suspensión de las labores del Consejo porque “eso no cae dentro de lo que el CCA puede hacer”.Lea más al respectoLa historia del CCA se encuentra aquí.La cobertura permanente de ENS al CCA se encuentra aquí.La cobertura del Servicio de Noticias de la Comunión Anglicana [Anglican Communion News Service] se encuentra aquí.Se envían mensajes de Twitter a través del hashtag  #ACC17HK.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 7, 2019 Welby: la legislación inglesa le impide al CCA debatir su decisión de excluir de Lambeth a cónyuges del mismo sexo Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

House Shmukler / Tribe Studio Architects

first_img “COPY” Architects: Tribe Studio Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Brett BoardmanText description provided by the architects. This house is conceived of as a series of boxes suspended in a large shed-like space. The private spaces of the house, the bedrooms and bathrooms, hover over the public spaces. Each bedroom is expressed as a box, pulled apart from its fellows creating a series of double height voids. The edges of the private spaces describe the public volumes. Save this picture!plan 02Recommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonBuilt for a Sydney family, the house is on a deep, narrow, north-facing site on an unattractive beach-side suburban street.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanOur clients have 2 kids, a large extended family and live very casually, entertaining outdoors all year round. Built to a tight budget, House Shmukler is honest in its material palette and uses industrial construction techniques. On a steel portal frame, the exterior is conceived of as a wrap of sheet metal lined in bracing ply, within which the pristine plasterboard boxes hover. The floor is structural concrete slab with in-slab heating/cooling. Low light windows and concealed operable skylights promote cross and stack-effect ventilation. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanSide penetrations are limited to allow the house to focus on the pool and direct sunshine at the northern end, and northern light and air penetrates the depth of the plan from skylights over the double height voids. The house revisits the separation of public and private or served and servant. It uses space around private volumes for ventilation and insulation, rethinking methods of achieving environmental sustainability in our hot climate. The house is inwardly focused, on the business of family life and on unexpected vertical internal views that change with the passage of the sun through the day.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessCenter for the Promotion of Science / Dürig AGArticlesAD Round Up: Interiors Part VIArticles Share Australia 2010 House Shmukler / Tribe Studio Architects CopyAbout this officeTribe Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyHousesAustraliaPublished on February 09, 2011Cite: “House Shmukler / Tribe Studio Architects” 09 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109341/house-shmukler-tribe-studio-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 16 Share CopyHouses•Sydney, Australiacenter_img Houses ArchDaily “COPY” House Shmukler / Tribe Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Shmukler / Tribe Studio Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109341/house-shmukler-tribe-studio-architects Clipboard Projects Photographs Year: last_img read more

Student Housing / C.F. Møller

first_imgArchDaily CopyHousing, Dorms•Odense, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785806/student-housing-cf-moller Clipboard Denmark Area:  13700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785806/student-housing-cf-moller Clipboard “COPY” Projects Photographs Architects: C.F. Møller Area Area of this architecture project Student Housing / C.F. Møller Student Housing / C.F. MøllerSave this projectSaveStudent Housing / C.F. Møller Save this picture!© Torben Eskerod+ 62 Share Photographs:  Torben Eskerod, Kirstine Mengel Engineer:NirasLandscape Architect:C.F. Møller LandscapeClient:The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller FoundationArchitect In Charge:C.F. MøllerCity:OdenseCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Torben EskerodRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The design of the new student housing for the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is based on a strong community spirit. The 250 student residences are located in three interconnected 15-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!DiagramThe project constitutes a link between the 1966 linear university campus and the new Cortex Park, a Research and Knowledge Park designed by C.F. Møller in 2009 as a more irregular and dense urban cluster. The university’s clear structure is also an inspiration for the student residence: with its layout centred on common spaces on all floors, the new building reinterprets the existing university’s manageable and human-scaled campus laid out around common environments – a sort of vertical campus.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodThe site’s terrain slopes gently towards an elongated wetland to the south and the residential building becomes part of the science park structure, with the three towers forming a clear landmark on the development’s eastern end. The three towers are rotated relative to each other, inscribing them in faceted angles of the science park, while the direction of the front plaza uniting the towers refers to the linear modernism of the university campus.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodThe dorm rooms are located on the outer faces of the three towers, where they all enjoy views of the countryside without overlooking neighbouring rooms, due to the building’s turns and twists. Each room has a private balcony, which both helps make the homes attractive, but also has an environmental function: The shading internal balconies help manage solar gain, contributing to significant energy savings.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodSave this picture!Dorm_ Room PlanSave this picture!© Torben EskerodMoving inwards from the private rooms towards the communal kitchen in the centre, areas gradually become more and more collective: A shared living room acts as a social meeting place for the small cluster of seven rooms, which all residences are grouped in, and as a transition to the fully communal spaces. The kitchens at the centre of each floor are shared by all, and feature generous glazed facades that ensure light and views in three directions.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodSave this picture!12th Floor PlanSave this picture!© Torben EskerodThe common areas are not only present on the residential floors: The Campus Hall also features a ground floor café as well as group rooms, study areas and party spaces on the top floors, with roof terraces on several levels enjoying a magnificent view of the city and university. The shared areas are carefully graded from small and intimate communities to larger rooms for big occasions, to establish a balance between the common and the need for privacy.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodThe Campus Hall is a low-energy construction made from quality materials that meets the strict Danish codes for low-energy class 2020 and gives priority to public transport and cycling – a bike for each resident is provided. The building’s overall energy concept is based on the optimization of passive design parameters such as shape, orientation, adaptation to climatic conditions, daylighting, ceiling heights and structural thermal mass, as well as a highly insulated and airtight building envelope, use of natural cross-ventilation, and extensive heat recovery from exhaust air, waste water and showers.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodThe three towers are constructed of bespoke, warm-toned greyish bricks, with slightly pronounced joints. The curtain walling also appears in warm tones, in a mixture of hardwood profiles and tombac panels. Despite its unique height, the student housing blends organically into the surrounding protected forest landscape, with its own park and small lake.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodThe surrounding landscape is designed in accordance with principles of sustainable use of resources, where soil balance, precipitation and wildlife habitats are considered in a recreational hierarchy of managed areas and wild nature. A series of precisely defined plots constitute activity areas and multifunctional garden spaces with features such as volleyball courts and sitting steps. They are distributed in proximity of the building, interspersed by nature with wetlands and reeds, and linked by a network of paths, which allow the rest of the Science Park and the University to experience the residence’s lush garden.Save this picture!© Torben EskerodProject gallerySee allShow lessKunstmuseum Basel / Christ & GantenbeinSelected ProjectsALBUM “Bff016” / SET ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Odense, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing Year:  CopyAbout this officeC.F. MøllerOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsOdenseDenmarkPublished on April 21, 2016Cite: “Student Housing / C.F. Møller” 21 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Plan UK credits social media with its Haiti fundraising success

first_img Tagged with: Digital Plan UK credits social media with its Haiti fundraising success Howard Lake | 26 January 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s charity Plan UK has raised over £100,000 in a week for its Haiti earthquake appeal. It puts much of this down to the power of social media and “constant sharing of information about the devastating quake on the web”.Globally the charity has raised £8-10 million for its work providing Haitians with emergency food, shelter and water.“Haiti really has seen the dawn of a new age in disaster response,” said Jeremy Cooper, Plan UK’s director of fundraising.“We had to meet the dual challenges of orchestrating a quick and effective aid effort in horrific circumstances while also meeting thedemand for 24-hour information from the field.“The fact that we’ve met those demands means that donations have come in on-line at all hours.”Plan staff in Port-au-Prince have given media interviews and blogged around the clock to help keep the UK media and wider public informed.The charity has issued updates daily ­drawing media attention to development issues such as the need for psycho-social support, girls’ rights and the risk of child trafficking.“This latest disaster has highlighted the way social media is changing the way many raise awareness and funds,” added Plan UK’s new mediamanager Katharine Dorset.“Within 24 hours of the emergency hitting Haiti we sent an eAppeal to our supporters but just minutes after the earthquake Plan staff were using social networking sites to circulate content and updates.”She confirmed that the charity had received a “remarkable response” from social networking sites such as Twitter and online auctions, together with sharing of news via blogs from Haiti.www.plan-uk.org/haiti 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.last_img read more

Texas death penalty under fire after cruel treatment of mourners

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this While executions are nothing unusual in Texas, the state outdid itself last week. It not only executed Billy Wardlow, but then its church liaison for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice used the viewing of the body by loved ones to verbally attack Wardlow’s fiancée and her friends.Wardlow had been an 18-year-old kid when he accidentally killed a man during a scuffle for a gun. He was trying to steal a car to leave Texas and run away from a childhood filled with abuse and neglect. He regretted the death for the 25 years he spent in prison. After all that time behind bars, Texas then murdered him July 8.Billy Wardlow and fiancée, Danielle Allen, October 2019Following Texas executions, the funeral home hired by the prison system takes the bodies to Grace Baptist Church in Huntsville so families and loved ones can finally touch and talk to them one last time, without glass separating them.On July 8, Gina Bradford, the prison system’s liaison for families whose loved ones have died while in prison, interrupted Danielle Allen, the fiancée of Wardlow, in the church as she was sobbing, touching his face and softly speaking her goodbyes to him. Wardlow had asked that photos and videos be taken of him after his execution and friends were quietly doing that.In the video, one can hear Bradford say, “Okay, enough with the pictures, okay? Normally, we have been stopping y’all from coming inside the church because this is not the time or the place for that.” The two women taking pictures calmly told Bradford that Allen had asked them to take pictures as Wardlow had wanted.But Bradford continued disrupting the quiet of the church by declaring, “Next time if we let you in, don’t wear your shirts okay? Or we will not let you in at all.” The shirts were yellow with the words “Abolish the Death Penalty” on the front and were signed “Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement.”Allen was ignoring the rude interruption as Bradford continued, “I don’t have to let you in here. I have taken my day, my time, so you could be here.”That was the breaking point for Allen, who raised her voice for the first time. “Excuse me! Your day? Your day? I have just lost the love of my life and you’re talking about your day. Just shut up!”“I’m letting you be with him. I don’t have to, but I am,” Bradford said, refusing to give her name when asked. Allen told her she would find out her name, adding, “She ruined my last minutes with Billy.”Thanks to friends who recorded this traumatic treatment and thanks to people who posted it on social media, the video went viral. The family of an innocent death row prisoner, Rodney Reed, tweeted it, as did death penalty activist and spiritual advisor to people on death row, Sister Helen Prejean. Activists posted the video on Facebook. This continued all night long.Before noon the following day, the TDCJ was forced to disavow Bradford’s behavior and posted on its Facebook page: “The woman in the video is not an employee of the TDCJ nor does she represent the views of the agency. Loved ones should have the opportunity to grieve. The agency has addressed the issue to ensure she is no longer involved in the viewing process and moving forward TDCJ chaplains will remain on site to ensure this does not happen in the future.”TDCJ was quick to cover itself from the outrage of activists around the world. According to many of them, including this reporter’s experiences, the truth is that Bradford’s behavior had usually been rude and disrespectful. It will not be a solution for ministers who work for the system to be present at the church.The only solution for grieving families is the total abolition of the racist, anti-poor death penalty.last_img read more

Return of violence against journalists?

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Return of violence against journalists? Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go furthercenter_img Reporters Without Borders is shocked and concerned about the beating that several journalists received from the police during an opposition demonstration outside the city hall in Baku, the capital, on 26 April.At least five journalists were attacked, some of them severely, by plain-clothes policemen. The journalists were there to cover a demonstration by members of the leading opposition party, Azadlig. A witness said the policemen surrounded the journalists at the end of the demonstration to prevent them leaving. Before hitting them, the first the policemen insulted the journalists as they were photographing and filming the demonstrators, accusing the journalists of acting as publicists for the opposition’s activities.Reporters Without Borders condemns the violence used by police, especially the attack on journalist Mehman Huseynov of the Institute for Freedom and Safety of Journalists, who was badly injured and whose camera was smashed by a policeman. Other journalists were also injured but not as seriously as Huseynov.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the arrests of Ayanda Mursaliyeva (the wife of recently released journalist Ganimat Zahidov), Seymur Haziyev, Natig Gulahmed Oglu, Gan Turali (who, like Oglu, writes for the newspaper Azadlig) and Parviz Hashimli (a reporter for the newspaper Bizim Yol). They were all held for several hours and then released.More than 200 people took part in the demonstration although it was banned by the authorities. It was called by Azadlig and other opposition parties to demand the right to freedom of assembly. The police denied using violence against any of the participants.Reporters Without Borders fears that Azerbaijan could be about to see a resumption of the kind of violence that was frequent in 2006. It therefore urges the government and the police to take all necessary steps to ensure that there is no recurrence of the violence that took place on 26 April. News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Community radio chairman gunned down in western Nepal

first_img Receive email alerts News to go further NepalAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is appalled by yesterday’s cold-blooded murder of Devi Prasad Dhitalalias Hemraj, the chairman of community radio Tulsipur FM, in the western district of Dang.Shot in the chest, he died after being rushed to a hospital in Tulsipur. Police arrested a mansuspected of being one of the killers.“We urge the local and national authorities to assign enough police officers so that the suspectscan be arrested quickly and a thorough investigation carried out,” Reporters Without Borderssaid. “Those who decided to silence the head of Tulsipur FM know that Nepal’s community radiostations are influential and play a key role in disseminating news and information.”Dhital was shot yesterday evening while travelling on a motorcycle. After bringing him down withtheir first shot, his killers shot him two more times in the chest.The ministry of home and as well as the information and communication ministrycondemned the incident and promised to arrest those responsible. Businessmen’s associationsparalysed activity in Dang by calling a marketplace strike in protest against his murder. TheFederation of Nepali Journalists sent a mission led by its secretary-general, PoshanKC, to carry out an investigation.The third media owner to be killed since the start of the year, Dhital was also a localactivist of the ruling party Nepali Congress. The motive for his murder is not yet known. Heleaves a wife and two daughters. Organisation May 29, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific center_img News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News July 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Community radio chairman gunned down in western Nepal Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more