Media Hub brings General Convention to all people in all…

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL 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 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] As bishops and deputies prepare to gather for the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has launched an online Media Hub to make the Convention’s business accessible remotely at no fee. The Media Hub is available here.“While most Episcopalians will not be able to be present in Salt Lake City as the General Convention meets, the Media Hub will allow all people to follow the Convention’s proceedings,” said Alex Baumgarten, Director of Public Engagement and Mission Communication for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. “The Media Hub is one of many ways in which the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, the only churchwide organization to include all Episcopalians as members, works to bring the Convention’s business to those who otherwise could not be present.”The 78th General Convention will be held June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah). The General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of The Episcopal Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia Services for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, explained that the Media Hub will feature three media players, one for each House and a special one for videos featuring local and churchwide mission.The Media Hub offerings are vast and provide avenues for following all the action:Live streaming of the sessions from the House of Bishops and the House of DeputiesLive streaming of the daily worshipA comprehensive listing of daily eventsVideos featuring mission and ministry of The Episcopal ChurchDaily media briefingsThe twitter feed #GC78Episcopal News Service headlinesLink to legislative TrackerThe Report To The Church 2015Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Resources for all EpiscopaliansLinks to Convention-related websitesThe Media Hub is mobile-friendly for Android or Apple. Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET General Convention 2015 Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA General Convention, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Media Hub brings General Convention to all people in all places Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jun 19, 2015 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

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Israel prevents Palestinian journalist from returning to her job in Turkey

first_img TurkeyPalestineIsraelEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomenImpunity August 23, 2019 Israel prevents Palestinian journalist from returning to her job in Turkey “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more TurkeyPalestineIsraelEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedWomenImpunity News News Hassona not only missed her 10 p.m. flight from Amman but is now trapped in the West Bank.“I arrived alone in Istanbul,” her husband, fellow Palestinian journalist Mohamad Kheiry, posted on Facebook. Kheiry, who also works for TRT in Istanbul, told RSF: “She goes to Israeli intelligence every day in an attempt to find out what is happening, and every day they tell her to come back tomorrow.”This is the first time that Hassona has been banned from travelling but she was arrested by Israeli intelligence in May 2014 and by Palestinian intelligence in December 2014.Israel is ranked 88th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index while Palestine is ranked 137th. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 7, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that Israeli intelligence prevented a Palestinian journalist from returning to her job in Turkey after spending Eid with her family in the West Bank city of Nablus. In the absence of any explanation, this arbitrary ban must be lifted at once, RSF says. to go further Majdoleen Hassona, who works for the Arabic-language service of the Turkish state-owned TV broadcaster TRT in Istanbul, was prevented from leaving the West Bank in order to fly back to Istanbul from the Jordanian capital, Amman, on 18 August.Hassona told RSF that she arrived at the Allenby border crossing in Jericho – where travellers must pass successively through three controls, a Palestinian one, an Israeli one and a Jordanian one – on the afternoon of 18 August.After being held by Palestinian intelligence despite the intervention of the journalists’ union, Hassona reached the Israeli control point, where she was detained for several hours without any explanation and was finally told that she was banned from leaving the West Bank.“This travel ban is illegitimate and must be revoked at once if the Israeli authorities cannot justify it,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “By blocking this journalist in the West Bank, they are obstructing her freedom of movement and preventing her from going back to work.” RSF_en Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Organisation News Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Make most of your employee networks

first_imgMake most of your employee networksOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today In less than a generation, the social fabric of our workplaces has undergonea number of dramatic changes. Now, chief executives come and go with alarming frequency, nobody believesin the notion of a job for life and union membership has slipped to around athird of the country’s workers, with the average age of members rising fast.Meanwhile, all the evidence suggests a lack of trust in business leaders. Working people no longer feel allegiances to the institutions that used tobuttress working life. People do not commit themselves to formal socialinstitutions in the way their parents did. So what are they doing instead? They are getting together in more informalnetworks inside and outside the workplace. Analysis of how we are developingso-called ‘social capital’ reveals there is a trend towards the formation ofloose types of associations – more personal and less visible social networks. When employees leave an organisation for whatever reason, they feel thatwhile they are changing their formal terms of employment, they neverthelesstake their social networks with them. This creates threats and opportunities in equal measure. The threat is thatknowledge circulates in ways that no longer benefit organisations. Opportunity,however, lies in the fact that informal social networks are extraordinarilynimble and can channel knowledge between key people in a way top-downdecision-making never can. So today’s managers face a struggle. They do notwish to destroy valuable social capital by attempting to institutionalise it,but must be equally wary of this asset going to waste. Solutions may be found in another area of our workplaces that has witnesseddramatic change over the same period – the widespread growth of information andcommunication technology (ICT), and in particular, of networked computing.Technology is good at storing and accessing large bodies of information, butcan it develop and harness social capital? Absolutely. Employers have to stop viewing social and technological networksas separate, and start recognising that the way employees communicate via theinternet holds great potential for knowledge sharing. Technology shouldn’t beused to inhibit the way people interact, by making them fear for their privacy.As my colleague William Davies argues in an intriguing new report You don’tknow me but… Social Capital and Social Software: “Technology should tapinto the social fabric of modern workplaces and improve it”. This is one of the opportunities raised by the newly emerged ‘socialsoftware’ movement, which unites software developers and social capitalanalysts around a shared agenda – how to create online tools that facilitatefairer and more productive types of informal social collaboration. For HR managers, it is still relatively early days, despite the prevalenceof e-mails in many UK workplaces. But, over time, social software systems mayoffer considerable benefits to organisations seeking to draw on their richbases of social capital. For now, use ICT to further the emerging new forms ofcollaboration. But don’t use it to control or you will have a revolt on yourhands. By Will Hutton, Chief executive, The Work Foundation Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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DryShips to Add Two Economou Vessels to Its Fleet

first_imgGreek shipowner DryShips has reached an agreement to purchase two vessels at an aggregate price of USD 93.8 million.Under the deal, the company would buy a 2013-built Newcastlemax drybulk carrier and a 2017-built Suezmax tanker, both of which were constructed in China.The units will be acquired from entities that may be deemed to be affiliates of George Economou, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.The purchase price including the associated bank debt of USD 50.3 million.DryShips said that the transaction remains subject to documentation and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in June 2018.last_img read more

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