Rector Albany, NY Rapidísimas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Por Onell A. SotoPosted Oct 2, 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Las próximas elecciones de Venezuela parecen ser las más importantes en la vida democrática del país suramericano. Reporteros internacionales dicen desde Venezuela que hay “una tensa calma” pese a los dos muertos en Barinas y muchos se preguntan qué pasará el día 7 y el oficialismo “está temeroso” de perder las elecciones. Las clases media y alta apoyan a la oposición mientras que los sectores más pobres prefieren continuar con el líder socialista que ha gobernado al país por 14 años. La inseguridad ciudadana, la inflación, la corrupción y el mal uso de la renta petrolera parecen conspirar contra el gobierno. Esperamos que la paz y la justica reinen en la tierra de Bolívar.Con la campaña electoral en Estados Unidos se ha hecho evidente que muchas personas conocen poco de religión, incluyendo la historia, doctrina y práctica de los mormones. En el internet se puede obtener información documentada bajo el título Movimiento de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Las dos páginas, llenas de información, fueron escritas por miembros de esta iglesia.Jhan Moskowitz, uno de los fundadores del movimiento evangelístico “Judíos por Jesús”, murió recientemente al golpearse la cabeza en una caída el 25 de septiembre en una estación del tren subterráneo de Nueva York. Tenía 64 años de edad. Sus padres fueron sobrevivientes del Holocausto en Alemania.El líder palestino Mahmoud Abbas, dijo recientemente en su visita a las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York que 128 países reconocen a la Autoridad Palestina como Estado. Pero aún no tiene el reconocimiento de las Naciones Unidas.ENInews el servicio ecuménico de prensa patrocinado por el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias y otras entidades ha dejado de publicarse por falta de fondos. Fue fundado en 1994 y servía a 500 subscriptores alrededor del mundo.Voceros oficiales han dicho que Francia está preparada para prohibir la palabra “madre” y “padre” en todos los documentos oficiales bajo el polémico plan para legalizar el matrimonio gay. La medida ya cuenta con la oposición de la comunidad cristiana. El proyecto de ley establece que “el matrimonio es una unión de dos personas, distintas o del mismo sexo”. La ley también daría la igualdad de derechos de adopción a parejas homosexuales y heterosexuales.Líderes evangélicos han criticado la participación de la comisionada de la Policía Nacional de Nicaragua, Aminta Granera, por ayudar a cargar en sus hombros en León la estatua de la Virgen de la Merced que celebra su primer centenario. Dijeron que la policía es una institución no confesional y con esa decisión no sólo se viola la Constitución, sino también el reglamento interno de la misma. El artículo 14 de la Constitución nicaragüense afirma que “el Estado no tiene religión oficial”.En la Catedral Nacional de Washington (de la Iglesia Episcopal) se celebró recientemente un oficio religioso en memoria de Neil Armstrong, el astronauta que puso pie en la luna por primera vez en la historia de la humanidad. Al oficio asistieron directivos de la NASA, antiguos compañeros y oficiales del gobierno. La homilía estuvo a cargo de Mariann Edgar Budde, nueva obispa de Washington. El vitral de la catedral dedicado al espacio sideral tiene un pequeño fragmento de roca lunar en su pieza central.Samuel Silva Gotay, profesor de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, señala que actualmente, a pesar de no existir aún datos oficiales, en Puerto Rico el protestantismo representa cerca del 40 por ciento de quienes se definen como creyentes. Silva Gotay, autor de “Protestantismo y Política en Puerto Rico”, añadió que el pentecostalismo ha dejado atrás a católicos romanos y protestantes “clásicos” en la adopción de nuevos fieles.La prensa hondureña informó que el pastor evangélico Antonio Trejo fue ultimado por cinco sicarios en una iglesia frente al aeropuerto Toncontín, en Tegucigalpa donde asistía a una boda. Tenía 41 años de edad. Trejo era también abogado y como tal era apoderado legal del Movimiento Campesino del Aguán, militante activo del partido Frente Amplio y aspirante a diputado por el departamento de Colón. El periódico La Tribuna dijo que Trejo es una víctima más del sangriento conflicto entre latifundistas y campesinos que ha producido 80 muertos en los últimos tres años.Norka Feijoó, popular consejera de los jóvenes metodistas de Cuba, falleció en San Antonio, Texas, el 23 de septiembre a los 92 años de edad. Nació en San Juan de las Yeras en la provincia de Las Villas. Sus restos descansan en el Cementerio San José de San Antonio.VERDAD. Informar es una manera de amar. Difunda estas noticias. Gracias. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
Fielding Manor Drive Homeowners Speak Out Against IGA DevelopmentJUNE 15TH, 2018 JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANAGetting an IGA store, sandwich shop and gas station on the corner of the Lloyd Expressway and Fielding Road was a challenge. After the Area Plan Commission voted against it, members the Evansville City Council took it into their own hands to give the wooded area near Harrison High School something new. They overruled the Area Plan Commission and at the time residents of the street the development backs up to had questions.Now they have even more questions after they say an original plan was changed without any notice. They noticed the changes only after access to their road, Fielding Manor Court, was shut down. There’s not many living on the private road, just 6 families, but they say a new plan to route their only way to and from their homes is a major detriment.The way the new plan has the current Fielding Manor Drive going away. When finished, the project has the new Fielding Manor Drive actually going through the parking lot of the to be built IGA store. The homeowners there say this would greatly decrease their home values, increase traffic and decrease accessibility. They say they moved in for the secluded safe feeling and they are already losing that.Some of the homeowners have been trying to get any official to give them some answers. They have been put through the ringer, INDOT tells them to go to the city of Evansville, the city tells them to talk to the city council, but they say it all boils down to the city engineer’s office.ATTACHED BELOW IS THE STATEMENT THAT 44NEWS RECEIVED FROM THE EVANSVILLE CITY ENGINEERS’S OFFICE.“The project has gone through many steps. Step one was to rezone the property to meet the County’s zoning regulations. The Area Plan Commission voted 7-3 against the rezoning, with two abstentions. The rezoning request was forwarded to City Council for a final vote. The City Council reversed the Area Plan Commission’s decision and vote 6-3 in favor of the rezoning. The City Engineer’s office then began 18 months of coordination with multiple departments, reviewing options for access along Fielding Road and developing the best possible solution for safety and mobility. The best solution is to move the access for the development far away from of the Lloyd Expressway, which sees nearly 60,000 vehicles per day.The approach to Fielding Manner [sic] Drive was consolidated with the commercial drive access to maintain as few “conflict points” as possible. Also, by realigning Fielding Manner [sic] Drive, the grade of the drive will be reduced by approximately 6 percent and the drive within the right-of-way will be widened to 25-feet wide to improve safety and mobility.”There is still some hope for the homeowners. While they don’t understand how a private easement that they have taken care of for 20 years could just be handed over to a private company, a resident who lives there says she has a phone call with the Mayor of Evansville on Monday.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Authors Emily Bazelon and R.J. Palacio on Monday joined Richard Weissbourd, director of the Human Development and Psychology Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), at Longfellow Hall to trade ideas about ending bullying at U.S. schools.Most children aren’t bullies, and the incidents of bullying are fairly infrequent, the speakers agreed. Still, the problem is on the rise, and increasingly tied to short- and long-term emotional consequences.“I think that we do have a real problem if we define it properly,” said Bazelon, a senior editor for Slate and author of “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.” “To me the definition of bullying that makes the most sense is to think of it as verbal or physical harassment that repeats over time and involves a power imbalance.”That harassment has gained disturbing traction with the growth of the Internet. The pain of students hounded in schoolyards, on buses, and in classrooms has intensified as bullies have used social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to extend their reach.But social media outlets, while part of the problem, can also be an important part of the solution. Facebook is poised to make a difference, said Bazelon, who cited the company’s move to punish users who break their bullying rules with a group page by not letting them create another group page for a month.“Ninety-four percent of the kids who get those messages don’t reoffend,” said Bazelon, citing an internal study.Social media companies “actually have a lot of influence, but in order to use it, they have to decide they are OK enforcing social norms,” she said. “And what they really want is for people to enforce their own norms on Facebook. And that sounds like a good idea, but the problem is how is that going to happen?”The idea of standing up to bullies might have a lot of appeal, but to act can prove difficult, as Bazelon illustrated through personal experience, describing how she was bullied on the train when she attempted to stop a group of teens from harassing an older man.“I told the kids to stop and they totally turned on me. They yelled at me in the car. I got off, they got off with me. They followed me off the platform, up the escalator into Union Station, yelling at me the whole way. And I was so uncomfortable. … That experience reminded me that this whole idea that you are supposed to confront a bully in the moment, someone who is more powerful, probably bigger than you, and is being really aggressive, that is a tough thing to ask.”She pointed to the findings of a researcher and longtime guidance counselor in Maine who argues that “instead of standing up to bullies, we need to help kids stand with victims.”“That suggests to me that we need to give kids a variety of strategies that are actually realistic for them.”The panelists agreed that discouraging bullying requires a variety of strategies, and a commitment from teachers, school administrators, and students. But parents can play the most pivotal role by helping their children place an emphasis on empathy and character building, they said.Weissbourd, who pushed for parents to cultivate a strong sense of morality in their children in his 2009 book, “The Parents We Mean to Be,” said an important part of the solution involves creating social norms where kids “don’t feel powerful degrading other kids — they feel powerful including other kids.”“We have to help kids value other people,” he added, “and we also help them value people who are different from them.”Empathy is a key factor, stressed Palacio, a former art director and book jacket designer turned fiction writer whose debut, “Wonder,” concerns a young boy with a severe facial deformity who wants to attend a mainstream school.The novel, published last year, “is not a really book about bullying,” said Palacio. “It’s a book about what I hoped would be the antithesis to bullying, which is about spreading empathy. … Empathy is something that is very difficult to teach, but it is something that can be inspired in children.”Anti-bullying programs are on the rise in U.S. schools. Forty-six states now have anti-bullying laws, according to the Department of Education, which hosted the first summit on bullying prevention in 2010. The federal government has also developed its own website devoted to the issue, stopbullying.gov, managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.Celebrities have joined the conversation. Pop sensation Lady Gaga launched her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard last February during an HGSE-sponsored discussion at Sanders Theatre that drew an influential list of voices against bullying, including Oprah Winfrey and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.The singer said she hoped her initiative, a collaboration with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, would provide “a transformative change in culture over time.”Shortly after Gaga launched her foundation, Dean Kathleen McCartney of HGSE and Weissbourd backed the effort in a CNN article.“Bullying is not a rite of passage,” they wrote, “it is a human rights issue.”
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Small-business owners aren’t the only ones eager to get their hands on Paycheck Protection Program funds.From 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy and now, during COVID-19, federal relief funds aimed to help individuals and businesses recover following a disaster become subject to fraud. PPP loans are no exception, yet the nature of these loans makes them particularly susceptible to both fraud and misuse. Bad actors are surfacing, and the financial crimes divisions of community financial institutions are struggling with the realization that some of the loans they rushed through may be fraudulent.The first federal arrests in connection with PPP fraud were announced in May. As the initial rush to secure PPP loans dies down, financial institutions now face a new set of questions: How do we handle misused, unforgiven and fraudulent loans? Is there a difference? What red flags should credit unions be on the lookout for?Fraud and Disaster Relief: A Tale as Old as TimeThe Department of Justice recently charged two businessmen in Rhode Island with fraudulently seeking PPP loans, the first in the country linked to the loan program. Industry officials warn this case won’t be the last. In fact, they estimate fraud rates could be as high as 10% to 12%—consistent with loan fraud from other disasters.
Loughmore Castleiney are expecting a tough challenge this weekend as they continue their defence of the County Senior Football Championship.Arravale Rovers provide the opposition in Sunday’s quarter final.Loughmore are favourites to advance past an Arravale side whose form has stalled recently. But manager Declan Laffan has played down the favourites tag, and says last years meeting between the teams, which Loughmore won by a point after extra time, shows there is little between the sides.