Statement in solidarity with the Jewish community from the Episcopal…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Statement in solidarity with the Jewish community from the Episcopal bishops of Long Island Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The following statement is also available on the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island website here.The attack on Saturday, December 28 at the home of a Brooklyn Jewish rabbi in the midst of a Hanukkah celebration after a rash of recent anti-Semitic incidents in our region impels us, the Episcopal Church bishops of Long Island, to speak out in solidarity and support of our Jewish sisters and brothers.New York secular authorities have had to boost police patrols in a number of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn and security has been bolstered at Brooklyn synagogues and yeshivas. There has been a twenty-three percent rise in the number of anti-Semitic crimes in the New York region over the last few months alone. We cannot stand silent before this fresh outbreak of anti-Jewish terror.Therefore, we call on our fellow Episcopalians now to boost our own spiritual solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers. Anti-Semitism is a problem of special concern, not to be overlooked, to Episcopalians and all Christians. One Christian leader once said, “Spiritually we are all Semites.” The Christian Church has formally renounced anti-Semitism on almost all levels of its organized life. The First Assembly of the World Council of Churches soon after the end of World War II and the Holocaust denounced anti-Semitism as a grave “sin against God and man,” and called upon the Churches to readily denounce any anti-Semitic activity as “absolutely irreconcilable with the profession and the practice of the Christian faith.”Many such statements of a similar nature have been issued officially by The Episcopal Church, and The Episcopal Church has taken a strong stand against any anti-Semitic theological perspective. Theology within The Episcopal Church increasingly emphasizes that the covenant of God with Israel is not revoked by the “new covenant” with the Church.We call upon Episcopalians to take the following steps:1. Study the recent events in the New York region so as to understand and recognize anti-Semitism as this virulent, endemic illness which not only lives on within our region but is on the rise within the rest of our country.2. At the level of our parishes, we should initiate local gatherings for interfaith dialogue which bring together Episcopalians and Jews who are prepared to examine their prejudices.3. We should find opportunities for joint prayer which lifts before God the anguish of the Jewish community and asks God for greater mutual understanding to emerge between our two communities. Episcopalians should become a prayerful presence in the face of the fear and vulnerability created by these incidents threatening the Jewish community.4. We should provide occasions for the proper public demonstrations by Episcopalians that show solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers, particularly at vulnerable locations such as synagogues, temples, yeshivas, and schools.5. During this time of anxiety and concern, please find the appropriate time in your parishes to use the following adapted prayer for Genocide Remembrance from Holy Women, Holy Men:Almighty God, our Refuge and our Rock, your loving care knows no bounds and embraces all the peoples of the earth: Defend and protect those who fall victim to the forces of evil, and as we remember this day those who endure depredation and death because of who they are, not because of what they have done or fail to do, give us the courage to stand against hatred and oppression, and to seek the dignity and well-being of all for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, in whom you have reconciled the world to yourself: and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.The Right Rev. Lawrence C. ProvenzanoBishop of Long IslandThe Right Reverend Geralyn WolfAssistant Bishop of Long IslandThe Right Reverend Daniel AlloteyAssisting Bishop of Long IslandThe Right Reverend R. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Diocese of Long IslandPosted Jan 3, 2020 Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders helps out women’s magazine in crisis

first_img March 11, 2021 Find out more September 11, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders helps out women’s magazine in crisis AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders appeals to the women’s media, European governments and groups aiding independent media to support the pioneering Afghan women’s magazine published by Jamila Mujahed.  Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says to go further News News News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Receive email alerts May 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) said today it was giving 4,000 Euro to the pioneering Afghan women’s magazine Malalai to help it out of a financial crisis seven months after its launch in Kabul.Most of Afghanistan’s 100 or so publications are funded by international organisations, the government, political parties or provincial governors.  They have little advertising revenue and few readers because of high illiteracy in the country and very poor distribution networks.Despite support from the Franco-Afghan aid organisation Aïna and Germany’s Heinrich Böll Foundation, Malalai still lacks money and equipment (including computers, page-design software and digital cameras). The Reporters Without Borders aid was requested by Aïna’s founder, photographer Reza Deghati.During a visit to France last May, Malalai’s editor, Jamila Mujahed, who is also a leading presenter on Afghan TV, received many promises of funding.  But most of them did not materialise.  Reporters Without Borders appeals to the women’s media, European governments and groups aiding independent media to support Malalai. The international community has committed itself to rebuilding Afghanistan, but the financial problems of the leading women’s magazine are a symptom of the country’s difficulties.Malalai was launched in Kabul on 21 February this year, publishes in Pashtu, Dari and English and sells for 5,000 afghanis (1.20 Euro) a copy. It has been backed by UNESCO, the French magazine Marie-Claire and the Heinrich Böll Foundation and has a staff of five Afghan journalists and one European. It prints 1,000 copies that are sold in Kabul and major provincial towns by street vendors and bookshops.It is named after a heroine of the 17th century war against the British Empire and its goal is to be the voice of Afghan women. “I would like to see Afghan women be the Malalais of the 21st century, rebuilding their country and bringing up healthy children but also winning their rights as women,” editor Mujahed recent told the French daily Le Figaro.Reporters Without Borders last December helped fund Afghanistan’s main independent paper, Kabul Weekly, which was revived by journalist Faheem Dashty, with support from Aïna and UNESCO. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Afghanistanlast_img read more

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Drumfries Community and Heritage centre gets major funding boost

first_img WhatsApp Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News The people of Drumfries have been praised for their efforts in securing €385 thousand euro in  funding for the building of a Community and Heritage centre in the area.Inishowen Development Partnership has approved the funding under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development ProgrammeWith a total cost on 585 thousand euro the balance has been raised by the local community.Andrew Ward of the Inishowen Development Company has praised all those involved for securing the development which has been anticipated for some time:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/and1pmDRUM.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleTravellers group shocked, saddened and outraged at Councillor’s commentsNext articleDonegal to escape the worst of the snow fall News Highland Drumfries Community and Heritage centre gets major funding boost Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter By News Highland – January 18, 2013 Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterestlast_img read more

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Bolivia reports first coronavirus death

first_imgMore than half the country’s confirmed cases have been in Santa Cruz, an eastern province where authorities said stay-at-home appeals have not been heeded.The country was under a national shutdown over the weekend, for the first time. From Monday to Friday, only one person per family is permitted to circulate to buy groceries or other supplies. Topics : A 78-year-old woman on Sunday became the first person to die of the new coronavirus in Bolivia, which has reported 81 confirmed cases, the government announced.Health Minister Anibal Cruz told reporters the woman, who was hospitalized in the department of Santa Cruz, had been in stable condition.”During the night she grew worse, and was transferred to intensive care. She died this morning,” he said.last_img read more

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22 Jump Street to be shown at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

first_imgMovie Synopsis: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (c) Sony Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 85%. Audience review: 86% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:MaleficentMillion Ways to Die in the West.Follow us on Twitter. This week at the Regent Theater: “22 Jump Street” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 2 p.m. Matinee only!  Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: R. Time: 1 hour 50 min.last_img read more

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Man Utd, Spurs seek FA Cup success as last chance for silverware

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United head into Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur needing to keep their hopes of silverware alive to save their season.However, Spurs are just as hungry as they aim to end a decade-long wait for a trophy and confirm their consistent improvement under Mauricio Pochettino.Jose Mourinho’s men tightened their grip on the Premier League runners-up spot this week but a title battle with champions Manchester City never materialised and they limped out of the Champions League in the first knockout stage. “Top performance. Top performance. Obviously the performance against City was special, coming with two goals,” said the United boss of Pogba, who was retained in the side despite seven changes.“But this performance was a very similar level. So top performance. He can do it.”Jose Mourinho says his options are open for Saturday’s #EmiratesFACup showdown with Tottenham…— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 19, 2018Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at Old Trafford and even delivering just the FA Cup would be a poor return in the eyes of fans who hoped for a Premier League push this season.But United have a proud tradition in the competition, with 12 wins in their history, just one behind Arsenal.Spurs are third on the list with eight FA Cup wins, but haven’t won the trophy since 1991, or any silverware since the League Cup in 2008.Tottenham are, though, on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League for the third straight season.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 To add to the frustrations of the beleaguered boss, speculation over the future of £89 million ($127 million) midfielder Paul Pogba has dominated headlines in recent weeks.Often deemed surplus to requirements by Mourinho this season, Pogba showed what he is capable of by scoring twice to help United temporarily delay City’s title party in a thrilling 3-2 Manchester derby win a fortnight ago.He impressed Mourinho once more in Wednesday’s 2-0 victory at Bournemouth, but in between times was substituted and heavily criticised for his performance in United’s shock defeat against West Brom that gifted the title to City last weekend.last_img read more

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Prison Employee Strangled to Death By Inmate Who is Still on the Loose

first_imgCourt records indicate that a Tennessee Department of Corrections (TBI) administrator was sexually assaulted and strangled to death by an escaped inmate who remains on the loose.The victim, 64-year-old Debra Johnson of Nashville, was found dead last Wednesday in her residence, which is located on the grounds of West Tennessee State Penitentiary.According to court documents, inmate Curtis Watson drove a golf cart to Johnson’s residence, where he then strangled her to death with a cord. Evidence also shows that he sexually assaulted her.At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Watson was assigned to work duty. He was seen as a “trustworthy” inmate, and was therefore given access to the golf cart and a tractor. He was also required to wear a reflective vest while he was on work detail.Johnson was on the phone at 8:10 a.m., a TBI timeline reveals.Watson was seen on a golf cart at Johnson’s home on the grounds at around 8:30 a.m.Sometime between 9 and 10 a.m., Watson took a tractor and fled the prison grounds.Workers soon discovered that Watson was missing, and went to check on Johnson, who was found dead at 11:30 a.m.A reflective vest was also discovered in her home, while the tractor that Watson stole was located two miles away at 1:30 p.m.Watson is considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached. A $52,500 reward is being offered in the case.Anyone who sees him is being asked to call (800) TBI-FIND.last_img read more

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International Olympic Committee Considers Fate of Tokyo Games

first_imgAmid growing pressure from athletes and national governing bodies, the International Olympic Committee is considering whether to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.It has also set a deadline for its decision.In a letter to athletes released Sunday, IOC president Thomas Bach wrote that the IOC has ruled out cancelling the Games completely, but is exploring different ways to stage the Tokyo Olympics — including postponement.He indicated the IOC is still discussing the matter with key stakeholders and “we are confident” that a final decision will be made within the next four weeks.“Together with all the stakeholders, we have started detailed discussions today to complete our assessment of the rapid development of the worldwide health situation and its impact on the Olympic Games, including a scenario of postponement,” Bach wrote in the letter. “We are working very hard, and we are confident that we will have finalized these discussions within the next four weeks.”The games were originally scheduled to begin July 24 in Tokyo.The Olympics have only not gone forward as planned during periods of war. The 1916 Summer Games were cancelled during World War I, as were the Summer and Winter Games in both 1940 and 1944, due to World War II.last_img read more

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Wind Shift Set to Bring Weather Changes to South Florida

first_imgIf you’re tired of the scorching hot temperatures, relief is on the way.Meteorologists say the general flow of air over South Florida is going to be off the ocean for the foreseeable future, finally breaking that intense heat.The water around Florida and through the Bahamas remains warmer than normal, but a breeze in the ocean will help to moderate temperatures.However, the wind flow, which goes across the Atlantic from Africa to Florida, carries moisture with it.Our first rush of wind is expected to be here late Friday into Saturday, followed by another one early next week. Both will increase our cloudiness and the chance of thunderstorms as they pass by.Additionally, forecasters do not anticipate much, if any, tropical development next week.Courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5Thursday night will see our low temperatures in the 70s, with partly cloudy skies and some coastal showers possible, along with a light breeze out of the east.As we head into the weekend, Friday will both start out partly sunny, with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms possible moving quickly from east to west. High temperatures will remain around 90 degrees on both days.We can expect to see that same weather pattern and temperatures on Saturday and Sunday.Moving into next week, Monday through Wednesday will offer partly sunny skies, with east/southeasterly winds and highs around 90 degrees.Fast moving isolated to scattered rainfall is also possible each of those days, with higher rain chances along the coast in the morning and then inland during the afternoon.last_img read more

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Titleholders BB&O and Lancashire score first points

first_img4 Oct 2016 Titleholders BB&O and Lancashire score first points Lancashire marked their return to the English Senior Men’s County Finals with a hefty 8.5-0.5 win over Worcestershire, while titleholders BB&O (Berks, Bucks & Oxon) endured a nervy spell before clinching their 6-3 win over Devon.The four teams, each representing one of the England Golf men’s regions, are playing for the title in a round robin tournament in perfect autumn weather at Chipping Sodbury in Gloucestershire.The nerve of the defending champions was thoroughly tested in today’s opening match. BB&O were down in all three foursomes this morning before managing to turn two around with 2up wins from the pairings of David Niven and Andrew Stracey and Malcolm Reid and George Best Wilson.Niven, an England senior international, and Best Wilson both swept away to big wins in the singles, scoring 6/5 and 7/6 respectively. But then the tension kicked in: “We’re fighting for our lives,” said Niven after a look at the scoreboard, which showed BB&O trailing in three games and all square in one.Former international Andrew Stracey (image © Leaderboard Photography) ended the agony when he grabbed a one-hole lead on the 16th and held on to it over the remaining two holes, despite plenty of excitement along the way.“I got lucky after a dreadful tee shot on 17 which looked as though it was going out of bounds,” said Stracey. He just managed to get his second up by the green before chipping and putting for his par – while his opponent played the hole in textbook style. On the 18th his opponent had a putt to halve the match but once it slipped by BB&O secured their point. David Cromie completed their scoreline when he managed to turn his game around and win 2/1.Team captain Ashley Brewer commented: “This was another Titanic battle between Devon and BB&O, but played in a very friendly spirit. We got out of jail again and were very lucky!”Lancashire won this title in 2014 but missed out on a place in last year’s County Finals. They came back in style with today’s unbeaten performance which began with three very comfortable foursomes wins, courtesy of Ian Crowther and Gary Byrne; Bill Bromilow and Robert Fox; and Tony Holt and Trevor Foster.They went on to power through the singles, led by Crowther, also an England senior international, who scored their first point with his 2/1 win. “We were all square through nine and it could have gone either way, but I just managed to scramble through at the end,” he said.He was quickly followed by Foster who has just joined senior ranks after playing 108 times for the Lancashire men. “I’m loving it,” he said after recording his 3/1 win. Byrne, Ian Westwell and Holt added their points to the tally before Worcestershire’s Bryan Swain stopped the whitewash.He finished birdie, par to win the last two holes against Alan Gillespie and grab a half point for his team. “I was determined to get that,” he said afterwards.Lancashire’s manager Mike Gray said afterwards: “We’re very pleased, the team has performed to all our expectations and we’ve achieved our first aim. But we will take each of the sessions as they come.”Tomorrow Lancashire play Devon while BB&O play Worcestershire.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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