first_imgThe women’s bid for Olympic gold in the rugby sevens starts on Saturday, and we have the busy schedule for a packed three days listed below. Australia are the top seeds, with New Zealand and Canada also expected to do well. In addition to the medal matches, keep an eye out for Brazil, Colombia, Japan and Kenya; whichever finishes highest in the tournament rankings will earn a spot on the women’s circuit next year. Curtain raiser: France and Spain women will open the Olympic sevens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Saturday 6th AugustSession One (from 3pm on BBC)Deodoro StadiumMatch 1 (15:00 – 15:20) Pool B – France v SpainMatch 2 (15:30 – 15:50) Pool B – New Zealand v KenyaMatch 3 (16:00 – 16:20) Pool C – Great Britain v BrazilMatch 4 (16:30 – 16:50) Pool C – Canada v JapanMatch 5 (17:00 – 17:20) Pool A – USA v FijiMatch 6 (17:30 – 17:50) Pool A – Australia v ColombiaSession Two (from 8pm on BBC)Match 7 (20:00 – 20:20) Pool B – France v KenyaMatch 8 (20:30 – 20:50) Pool B – New Zealand v SpainMatch 9 (21:00 – 21:20) Pool C – Great Britain v JapanMatch 10 (21:30 – 21:50) Pool C – Canada v BrazilMatch 11 (22:00 – 22:20) Pool A – USA v ColombiaMatch 12 (22:30 – 22:50) Pool A – Australia v FijiOh Canada: Kayla Moleschi charges forwardSunday 7th AugustSession Three (from 3pm on BBC)Deodoro StadiumMatch 13 (15:00 – 15:20) Pool B – Spain v Kenya Match 14 (15:30 – 15:50) Pool B – New Zealand v FranceMatch 15 (16:00 – 16:20) Pool C – Brazil v JapanMatch 16 (16:30 – 16:50) Pool C – Canada v Great Britaincenter_img Match 17 (17:00 – 17:20) Pool A – Fiji v ColombiaMatch 18 (17:30 – 17:50) Pool A – Australia v USAPlay-offs/quarter-finals (from 8pm on BBC)Match 19 (20:00 – 20:20) Play-off – Seed 9 v Seed 12Match 20 (20:30 – 20:50) Play-off – Seed 10 v Seed 11Match 21 (21:00 – 21:20) Medal QF1 – 1st Pool A v Seed 8Match 22 (21:30 – 21:50) Medal QF2 – 2nd Pool C v 2nd Pool BMatch 23 (22:00 – 22:20) Medal QF3 – 1st Pool C v 2nd Pool AMatch 24 (22:30 – 22:50) Medal QF4 – 1st Pool B v Seed 7Centimetres: Australia’s Tiana Penitani dots over against FranceMonday 8th AugustSemi-finals from 4.30pm, Finals from 21:30 (on BBC)Deodoro StadiumMatch 25 (16:30 – 16:50) 11th Place Play-off – Loser Game 19 v Loser Game 20Match 26 (17:00 – 17:20) 9th Place Play-off – Winner Game 19 v Winner Game 20Match 27 (17:30 – 17:50) 5th Place Semi-final – Loser Game 21 v Loser Game 22Match 28 (18:00 – 18:20) 5th Place Semi-final – Loser Game 23 v Loser Game 24Match 29 (18:30 – 18:50) Medal Semi-final – Winner Game 21 v Winner Game 22Match 30 (19:00 – 19:20) Medal Semi-final – Winner Game 23 v Winner Game 24Match 31 (21:30 – 21:50) 7th Place Playoff – Loser Game 27 v Loser Game 28Match 32 (22:00 – 22:20) 5th Place Play-off – Winner Game 27 v Winner Game 28Match 33 (22:30 – 22:50) Bronze Medal Match – Loser Game 29 v Loser Game 30 Match 34 (23:00 – 23:20) Gold Medal Match – Winner Game 29 v Winner Game 30For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here.last_img read more

first_img By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 8, 2012 Ecumenical & Interreligious, Tags Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA General Convention 2012 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Convention’s international guests find experience ‘mutually enriching’ Ecumenical, interreligious visitors highlight ‘work of common mission’ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Eastern Zambia Bishop William Mchombo, provincial secretary of Central Africa, Diocese of Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado, and the Rev. Arthur Cavalcante, provincial secretary of the IEAB, are among the more than 40 international guests attending the 77th General Convention. Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Representing more than half of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, and many ecumenical and interreligious partners, guests attending General Convention spoke of their gratitude for the Episcopal Church’s hospitality as they gained a deeper understanding of its polity and legislative processes.Bishop William Mchombo of Eastern Zambia, provincial secretary of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, is attending General Convention for the first time. He described the Episcopal Church’s legislative processes as “unique” and “very complex,” but said that he is impressed by the background, detail and hard work that inform the discussions.“The final product comes from all the people,” he said, citing convention’s “careful deliberations” and noting that nobody can say they have been left out of the conversation. “We need to include everyone so that they have ownership” of the decisions taken at General Convention, he said.Addressing the media on July 8, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said that including international, interfaith and ecumenical guests at General Convention is a “wonderful reminder of how we are connected across boundaries.”“When we learn from one another, we seek ways of working that we might not have expected,” she said. “We are learning what it means to be present in contexts that are unfamiliar and it’s one of the biggest challenges that we face right now.”The more than 40 international guests include many of the Anglican Communion’s primates, bishops and provincial secretaries, along with their spouses, from provinces throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Oceania, the Pacific, and Central and South America.Many were invited and hosted by the presiding bishop’s office, in partnership with the Church Pension Group. Others came as guests of President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson and church-affiliated groups such as the Chicago Consultation.Jenny Te Paa, dean of Te Rau Kahikatea (College of St. John the Evangelist) in Auckland, New Zealand, was invited by Anderson to serve as guest chaplain to the House of Deputies.Te Paa described the invitation as a “real honor,” and the experience as “mutually enriching all the way.”A delegation of Sudanese Episcopalians from the Diocese of Bor is attending at the invitation of their companion Diocese of Indianapolis, which is hosting the 77th General Convention.“It is important to help leaders from the other parts of the Anglican Communion to understand who we are as a church and how we come to decisions,” the Rev. Chuck Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop, told ENS. “But it’s also important for us to learn from them.”Mchombo said that, “despite our differences, there is a desire by many to continue to work together.” He was encouraged by the House of Bishops’ desire to continue the church’s financial support of the Anglican Communion Office’s operating budget, which had been reduced in draft budgets being considered at General Convention.The Rev. Paul Feheley, principal secretary to Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that he sensed a mood of “helpful tension” at this General Convention, his third. “Instead of issues coming from the outside, there’s a tension within on structure and budget,” he said. “I’m hoping that tension might lead to creativity.”Basing a budget on the Five Marks of Mission is helpful, he said, because “it is something communion-wide that we can agree on.”Bishop Francisco Xico Silva of Southwestern Brazil said the Anglican Communion “is taking new steps towards strengthening companionships by focusing on horizontal rather than vertical relationships.” Of General Convention, he said that the international guests feel very welcomed and that it has been a “deep, spiritual experience.”Robertson, who has coordinated much of the international visitors program, upheld the work of the “shepherds,” who have “hosted the guests and been ambassadors for the Episcopal Church,” under the leadership of the Rev. Sam Smith from the Diocese of New York.About 30 ecumenical and inter-religious guests are at convention, representing the Islamic Society of North America, National Council of Churches USA, World Council of Churches, American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis, American Jewish Committee, and the United Methodist Church.The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Moravian Church, two of the Episcopal Church’s full-communion partners, also sent leaders to represent their denominations at convention.Concelebrants at the July 5 Convention Eucharist were ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and the Rev. Betsy Miller, president of the Provincial Elders’ Conference of Moravian Church Northern Province.“We have only begun to imagine the possibilities that come by virtue of our full-communion relationship,” said Hanson, speaking earlier in the week to the legislative committee on ecumenical relations.“Together, we can achieve things on a scale and scope we could never do otherwise,” he said, addressing Resolution A036 that gives thanks for the Episcopal-Lutheran full-communion relationship and asks that new mission and ministry opportunities be explored among the two churches.“In a culture that too often fears diversity, regarding it as cause for division and distrust and suspects unity to mean the demand for uniformity, we together have the opportunity to witness to God’s gift of unity within diversity,” Hanson added. “We are churches deeply rooted in Scripture, with our own theological traditions and distinctive histories, and we are always being made new.”The Rev. Margaret Rose, the Episcopal Church’s ecumenical and interreligious deputy, said that the presence of ecumenical and interreligious guests “helps us to see ourselves better.”More importantly, she added, “we are so aware that these guests are not just outsiders but they are also partners in the work of the common mission. Outside General Convention we work together on everything from conversations around doctrine, and common worship to engagement in common advocacy and common ecumenical projects.”At a dinner honoring the ecumenical and interreligious guests, Dr. Sayyid Syeed, director of interfaith and community alliances for the Islamic Society of North America, suggested to the presiding bishop that their two conventions should “get married.” He explained that the ISNA’s annual conference, which gathers 30 to 40 thousand Muslims for family workshops and celebrations, does not include much legislation. He suggested that the Episcopal Church might enjoy such a family gathering a little more and that the ISNA could learn something about legislation. Jefferts Schori repeated this story when the guests were introduced in the House of Bishops, Rose said.Another important reason to welcome the guests “is the realization that we are not alone in our various dealings,” said Rose. “Our Christian counterparts and one rabbi even said: ‘If I closed my eyes, I might not know this was an Episcopal gathering.’ We are all dealing with many of the same issues and it is good to share both the joys and the struggles.”The ecumenical, inter-religious and international visitors devoted one day to a field trip to experience the programs and local ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. “We wanted to expose them to what our church is doing on the ground,” Robertson said.An orientation session was held on July 4 for all visitors to learn about the background and origins of General Convention, about the bicameral legislature of General Convention and the historical emphasis placed on the church being governed by the clergy and laity of one house, as well as bishops who sit in another.“It’s important to realize we’re members of a larger family, to renew relationships and to enjoy the diversity of the Episcopal Church,” said Anglican Church of Mexico Archbishop Carlos Touche-Porter, who is visiting General Convention for the fourth time as a bishop. “Being a family is about being in conversation, not about being in agreement.”Touche-Porter said that at past conventions he spent much of his time in the House of Bishops, but in Indianapolis he has found the opportunity to experience a broad diversity of the events that mark the church’s triennial gathering.Many of the guests said they were impressed with the size and structure of General Convention, whose legislative body is composed of about 845 deputies and more than 280 bishops.Touche-Porter said that he feels General Convention can be overloaded with resolutions. Almost 400 resolutions are being considered by the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis. By comparison, Touche-Porter said his own General Synod, as in all other Anglican Communion provinces, is a unicameral body in which bishops, clergy and laity sit together as one house. His synod is composed of 60 members and meets for two days every three years.Te Paa, discussing her role as House of Deputies chaplain, said the deputies realize how important it is to have a moment in their day when they “can simply be fed.” As a lay person, Te Paa told ENS that she feels that she offers “a very special diet” born out of her experience as a teacher, as a mother and grandmother, and as a lifelong woman of faith.She has been using the New Zealand prayer book to lead the house in prayer and offer a reflection each day. “I am trying to imagine a large family dinner and what the elder would say before the meal,” she said. “They’d just say something that is gathering, honoring and calming and appreciated. I’ve tried to use those principals. Certainly, I haven’t tried to be theologically sophisticated.”On one day she said that she talked about the omnipresence of God and “how important it is for us not simply to be sensing God, but looking toward God more intently in order that we might hear what God is saying to us.” She said she sees God everywhere in the House of Deputies and that there is a “tremendous yearning … amongst all of those present to get it right.”Te Paa said it’s extremely helpful for the guests to witness the bicameral polity at work.But for Te Paa, the highlight at convention is the liturgy. “No one does it as beautifully as the Episcopal Church,” she said, acknowledging the diversity of cultural and ethnic expressions that feed the church’s liturgical hunger. “You’ve just got the whole world going on here.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reported of Episcopal News Service. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Western New York Episcopalians donate to breast cancer research Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Health & Healthcare The youth of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Orchard Park and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Grand Island were soggy but triumphant after placing 3,825 flags in lawn of Western New York’s Diocesan Ministry Center. The skies opened up about halfway through the time it took to complete the job. Photo: Diocese of Western New York[Episcopal Diocese of Western New York] On Oct. 17, the Right Rev. R. William Franklin, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, presented a check for $6,375 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute to be used for breast cancer research. The check is the result of the Pink Flag Campaign held for the diocese’s Health Awareness Week, October 12-18.The Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims, who serves the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Church of the Ascension in Buffalo, accompanied the bishop for the check presentation. Dempesy-Sims is a breast cancer survivor who was successfully treated at Roswell Park in 2010.“It’s fitting that this donation from our first diocesan-wide Health Awareness Week is going to support breast cancer research at Roswell Park,” said Bishop Franklin. “This world-class cancer center was founded by Dr. Roswell Park, whose father was an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Chicago. After Moving to Buffalo, Dr. Roswell Park was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Buffalo where the Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims is now the priest.”The Pink Flag campaign was coordinated by the diocese. For every $5.00 a member of the diocese donated to the campaign, that member’s church received three bright pink lawn flags for the church’s front lawn. For every flag placed on every church lawn across the diocese, one was also placed on the lawn of the Diocesan Ministry Center at 1064 Brighton Road in Tonawanda.The campaign resulted in a total of nearly 8,000 pink flags on Episcopal properties across Western New York, 3,825 of them on the Diocesan Ministry Center’s front lawn thanks to the youth of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Orchard Park and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Grand Island.Health Awareness Week is anchored by the Feast of St. Luke, on October 18th. St. Luke is the patron saint of physicians and surgeons.Next year, the diocese will focus its attention and support on a different health issue. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Posted Oct 20, 2014 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN James Howard says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Brazil’s Anglican Church changes its canons to permit same-sex marriage AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (1) 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 Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls South America 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 Human Sexuality, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Same-Sex Marriage, Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil has approved changes to its canons to permit same-sex marriages. Civil same-sex marriages have been legal in Brazil since 2012. In a statement, the province said that the move would not require liturgical changes, because gender neutral language had already been introduced into its service for the solemnization of marriage in the 2015 Book of Common Prayer.The move was overwhelmingly carried by the Synod members with 57 voting in favor and three against. There were two abstentions.Read the full article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 June 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm Interesting change, how do they reconcile this decision with the dogma of the bible. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jun 4, 2018 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Individual giving TDA The National Trust has selected direct-to-digital agency TDA to help it encourage members to remember the charity in their will. The agency won without a pitch because of its research into legacy fundraising.Initial activity will involve a test campaign targeting a segment of the charity’s membership base.“TDA impressed us with its specialist insight and experience in legacy fundraising,” said Alasdair Akass, Legacy Manager at The National Trust. “The team’s fresh and original approach to proposition development and creativity made the appointment an easy decision”.www.tdaltd.com  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 March 2008 | News National Trust appoints TDA to revitalise member legacy activitylast_img read more

first_img RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Help by sharing this information RSF_en New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 12, 2018 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer who completes a year in detention today and who began a blog in 2008 called Los hijos que nadie quiso that was openly critical of the government.Santiesteban-Prats was arrested on 28 February 2013 to begin serving the five-year jail sentence on trumped-up charges of “home violation” and “injuries” that he received at the end of a hasty and arbitrary trial on 8 December 2012. No hard evidence was produced in support of the charges.After his first six weeks in detention, he was transferred on 9 April 2013 to a prison in the Havana suburb of San Miguel del Padrón where he was repeatedly subjected to acts of mistreatment and torture.Reporters Without Borders learned on 18 February that the National Association of Law Offices (ONBC) has suspended his lawyer, Amelia Rodríguez Cala, for six months, considerably hampering her efforts to obtain his release.Rodríguez also defends other dissidents, including the musician Gorki Aguila and Sonia Garro of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), a group formed by wives, daughters and other close relatives of imprisoned dissidents that demonstrates peacefully for their release. The European Parliament awarded it the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2005.“We already criticized the draconian and cruel treatment of Santiesteban-Prats and other independent news providers a year ago,” said Reporters Without Borders head of research Lucie Morillon. “We urge the Cuban authorities to overturn his conviction and free him at once.”“The intimidation to which journalists are constantly subjected in Cuba is extremely worrying. Cuba is ranked lower than any other country in the Americas in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – 170th out of 180 countries.”Although Santiesteban-Prats is the only blogger currently serving a jail sentence, the authorities continue to harass any news provider who challenges the government’s propaganda.Reporters for independent news websites such as Hablemos Press are often arrested arbitrarily and then released a few hours later. The journalist William Cacer Díaz was one of the latest victims of this form of harassment on 14 February.At least six other independent news providers – including Magaly Novis Otero, Pablo Morales Marchán, Ignacio Luis González Vidal, Denis Noa Martínez and Tamara Rodríguez Quesada – were briefly detained in January.An open letter to President Raúl Castro that Santiesteban-Prats wrote from his prison cell was posted on his blog today.Santiesteban-Prats is registered as one of Cuba’s two detained news providers in the Reporters Without Borders Barometer. He is listed as a detained netizen (blogger). The other is José Antonio Torres, a Santiago de Cuba-based reporter for the Communist Party daily Granma who has been held since May 2011. Torres is listed as a detained journalist. CubaAmericas center_img News to go further Follow the news on Cuba February 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dissident blogger completes year in detention Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Organisation News CubaAmericas Newslast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesCovid-19: Intervention Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Transparency Regarding Availability Of Hospital Beds, Oxygen & Essentials Drugs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 May 2021 11:19 PMShare This – xAn intervention has been filed before the Supreme Court in the ongoing suo motu case regarding equitable distribution of essential supplies including oxygen during the pandemic, seeking transparency in the distribution of these essential supplies and services. The intervention, filed by transparency activist Anjali Bhardwaj, highlights the need for verified, updated information on availability of beds and distribution of oxygen, especially during the ongoing COVID pandemic. The plea states that many people have lost their lives due to inability to secure a hospital bed or oxygen facility in a timely manner and there are innumerable reports of people succumbing outside hospitals waiting for beds or en route when they are running from one hospital to another searching for beds. In this backdrop it is urged that if both Central and State Governments publish information on availability of these essentials for each COVID designated hospital on a regular basis, then citizens will be able to secure timely and effective medical treatment. “It is crucial that credible, accurate and up-to-date information about the availability and utilisation of hospital beds, oxygen supply and essential drugs be made available in the public domain Availability of this information will not only help COVID affected patients and their families in locating life-saving resources in a timely manner, but will also prevent black marketing, hoarding, extortion and cornering of resources by vested interests by enabling public monitoring,” the plea states. It is urged that information should be proactively disclosed by the concerned authorities in the public domain, in both online and off-lines modes and in such form, manner and language that it is most accessible to people. The applicant suggests: Information regarding hospital-wise availability of beds must be updated once every eight hours and it must be ensured that the websites do not require any login credentials to view this information. The boards outside hospitals must be placed in an area where public can easily view the information. The criteria, if any, being used by hospitals to determine eligibility for admission must also be displayed on the boards outside hospital and on the websites as well.Information regarding availability of essential drugs held by each hospital must be updated once every twelve hoursInformation regarding supply of oxygen to states must be provided on a dedicated website by the Central Government indicating the amount of oxygen required by each state, the date and time of when the request was made and the details of quantity of oxygen supplied including the date and time of the supply. The applicant is being represented by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.TagsSupreme Cour of India Suo Moto COVID-19 Case Shortage of Hospital Beds Oxygen Supply Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Published 11:00 pm Monday, December 10, 2012 Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Second Outdoors with Friends deer hunt successful Dillon Crawford of Baker, Florida, shared a laugh with Steve Camp at the conclusion of the Outdoors with Friends event… read more Hawthorne book signing at Barnes & Noble Friday “In the military, we prepared for warfare in boot camp,” Hawthorn said. “I began to realize that you have to be prepared for spiritual warfare, just as you are for military battle.”Hawthorne’s book goes behind the scenes of spiritual warfare in an effort to build a solid spiritual foundation of faith.“My book encourages Christians to be armed and dangerous on the battlefield of Christ,” she said. “We must be prepared to handle the day-to-day struggles that we all face in some ways.“There is natural warfare and spiritual warfare. We may not all go on the battlefield to fight but we will all have spiritual battles. We must be prepared to pick up our weapons and fight. My book will help readers be prepared for what is ahead in their lives.” Hawthorne is originally from Hampton. Va. She and her husband, Demetrius, pastor a church in the Georgiana area.She had a successful book signing at Eternity Christian Book Store in Troy on Monday. A second Troy book signing will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Friday at Barnes and Noble on the campus of Troy University. The public is invited. Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Life is filled with struggles and disappointments, no matter one’s age or station in life.And, when they come, it’s important that a person is prepared to “Pick Up Your Weapons and Fight!”Tiara L. Hawthorne chose “Pick Up Your Weapons and Fight!” as the title of her recently released book on natural and spiritual warfare.Hawthorne’s book was born of her personal experiences in life – abuse, a failing marriage, custody battles, so many things — and of her seven years in the Air Force. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

first_imgA senior civil servant has confirmed that ‘in his view’ estate agencies are not included within the government’s list of ‘essential services’ and that all companies operating within the sector should close their offices immediately.Although many estate agencies had already closed their branches and told staff to work from home earlier this week, they had hoped they could continue managing their lettings portfolios and keep some sales ticking over.But the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) told Propertymark that the lock-down includes stopping all in-person viewings, routine inspections as well as house moves. MHCLG says it is still looking into whether property maintenance tasks such as gas safety checks will be allowed.The update follows a statement from the British Association of Removers (BAR), which has said this morning that members should only complete house moves that are underway and that any move that has not yet started, should not go ahead.Until the lockdown announcement last night, property viewings for rental properties had been continuing – the I news website reported that one London agency had been conducting multiple viewings at one property, recommending only that staff wear face masks and wash their hands thoroughly.Essential workOne agent, Murray Lee, says he views his work as essential because he’s looking after elderly tenants as well as others with homes featuring electrical problems and water leaks.“My office is locked and has a sign up on the door that say customers can only come in if it’s an emergency – I’ve got a skeleton staff of two including me,” he says.Lee says he has tenants moving in later this week who paid their deposit and first month’s rent before the Coronavirus crisis took hold, and need to move into their new home.“I guess we’re going to have to pass the keys over to them through our branch front door and do it that way,” says Lee.The Negotiator approached Propertymark for clarification on one other key issue – whether business owners and principals will be allowed into their branches for business continuity reasons.A spokesperson said: “We expect to get more guidance on both sales and lettings today. It would be inappropriate to advise agents to do anything that contravenes Government guidance.”  estate agent closure Communities adn Local Government Murray Lee Ministry for Housing Ministry of Housing MHCLG propertymark March 24, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentmark flynn, Julian Marks Julian Marks 25th March 2020 at 11:56 amSo on one hand we are now told we are not an essential service so should close our doors and work from home, on the other hand we are told we still have to pay our business rates. How is this fair!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » COVID-19 support » Estate agents ‘are not an essential service’ and must close their branches warns Ministry of Housing previous nextRegulation & LawEstate agents ‘are not an essential service’ and must close their branches warns Ministry of HousingView is from senior civil servant but letting agents say they need to keep their businesses open to organise emergency repairs to properties and look after elderly and vulnerable tenants.Nigel Lewis24th March 20201 Comment30,968 Viewslast_img read more

The beach at 3rd Street was back by the end of the day on Friday. Bob Casey couldn’t believe his eyes.“These guys are doing a great job,” Casey said Thursday, as he watched a wide stretch of sand appear where a badly eroded area had been.Bob Casey of the Gardens section looks on in amazement as the beach at 3th Street is restored Thursday night.At high tide, the Third Street beach was nearly gone Casey said, with the ocean lapping precariously close to the dunes.“Even at low tide, there wasn’t a whole lot there,” Casey said, “now look,” he said. About 100 yards of fresh sand had been deposited between Third Street and Park Place on Thursday alone.“The people were blanket-to-blanket this summer,” he said. “Now there will be room for more visitors and (the beachgoers) will be able to spread out.”A picture taken before the beach was pumped next to the 3rd Street rocks on Thursday.Casey was one of a steady stream of spectators who stopped on the boardwalk or watched from balconies at the nearby Gardens Plaza condo. The “slurry” or sand/water mixture, was being pumped out of a system of pipes leading from the dredge anchored about a mile offshore adjacent to the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.A surfer, who gave his name as “Sparky,” said the new sand would make things much more welcoming to wave riders.“It shouldn’t affect the break, and it will give us a lot more space for boards and other stuff,” he said. “It’s going to be great.”All kinds of heavy equipment at work.The new beach was just one small segment of a $13.4 million joint project of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the city and the state.“The city only had to pay a small part of the cost, which is a win-win,” Sparky said. “The Feds might not have to pay for storm damage now, and we have a real beach.” According to reports, the Federal and State Governments are paying for $12.2 million with the City earmarking $1.2 million of the project.By Friday morning, the crew had pumped up and over the rocks.The replenishment began October 24 at Seaspray Road and will add 1.3 million cubic yards of new sand from Seaspray to 14th Street.In addition, sand will be added to the dune system between 5th and 10th Streets. The project was expected to be finished by early next year.  But unseasonably warm weather and mostly calm seas helped accelerate the project, now estimated to be finished by Christmas, a worker said.But on Thursday it was all about 3th Street.“My grandson Michael Casey likes going to the beach, but last year there wasn’t really a beach for him to go to,” Casey said. “I’m sure everyone is happy now.” read more