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Indeed, there’s an old expression from the London stock market, which goes: “Sell in May and go away, don’t come back until St Leger’s Day.”This saying comes from the time when the rich would flee unsanitary London during the hot and humid summer months. With traders flocking to their countryside homes, market trading was thin and this led to price volatility. Normal service resumed in September, as cooler weather and London traders returned.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Sell the FTSE 100 in May and go away?Yesterday, I warned that share prices (especially in the US), are ignoring economic reality and this could lead to weakening of the FTSE 100. 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Committee proposes two resolutions on Israeli-Palestinian conflict Deputies to consider legislation July 9 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rev. John Conrad says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Thomas R. Getman says: Submit a Press Release m. brooke robertshaw says: Wayne Sistrunk says: July 14, 2012 at 11:20 am Perhaps you missed the fact that we are also Abraham’s seed. Or, that we have a new covenant in Jesus Christ. The Old has passed, behold the new! God is not interested in politics or real estate! We are all children of God, no one has any special priviliges. The Bible is not static but a living story of the people of God with continuing new understandings and revelations. I am sorry that you are still stuck in the tribal understanding phase of God. July 9, 2012 at 3:44 am As a South African, may I encourage you (Deacon Vicky) to not become discouraged. Even the stones will cry out when the church refuse to do so, so thank God that the good news is not confined to the institutional church! The church is waking up slowly and I encourage you to identify with http://kairosusa.org and to continue the work that others are refusing to do. But things are moving on in civil society whether the institutional churches like it or not, and later this year the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will convene in New York City to consider some of these questions and in November there will be a global meeting in Brazil as well. Keep the faith! The injustices being perpetrated against our Palestinian sisters and brothers will come to an end. At the very least, the mono-narrative has been broken. Rev Edwin Arrison Advocacy Peace & Justice, [Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] After hearing public testimony on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and considering all the related legislation, the National and International Concerns Committee has proposed two resolutions for consideration by the houses of General Convention.A substitute of Resolution B019 affirms positive investment “as a necessary means to create a sound economy and a sustainable infrastructure” in the Palestinian Territories. The content of the resolution is consonant with what was endorsed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bishop Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s chief operating officer, in testimony read at a July 6 public hearing.The resolution urges all congregations to seek, over the next triennium, “to engage with local Jewish and Muslim congregations to study peace with justice in the Middle East,” and urges that the narratives and theologies that inform the conversation on peace with justice in the Middle East be particular focuses of attention.It calls on the church to support “the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian study on peace with justice in the Middle East,” and to produce an annotated bibliography of resources.The committee massaged the language in Resolution C060 to call on the church to engage “in corporate social responsibility by more vigorous and public corporate engagement with companies in the church’s investment portfolio that contribute to the infrastructure of the Occupation.” The original legislation had specifically mentioned companies that “do business in illegal Israeli settlements.”C060 is based on a template resolution from the Palestine Israel Network (PIN) of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship that had been submitted by 10 dioceses for consideration at General Convention.The main thrust of the resolution is calling on the church “to develop and implement a strategy of advocacy and engagement” during the next triennium “to further a just resolution of the conflict utilizing existing policies and resources,” including “a robust use” of the Episcopal Public Policy Network.The revised legislation retains language that would have the church “assist individual Episcopalians by providing information on products made and distributed from illegal Israeli settlements so that they can make informed consumer choices.”Opponents to PIN’s template resolution had raised concerns about two documents it was recommending for study by the church in the coming triennium because the texts present perspectives that they believe are not helpful.Supporters have said that the Palestinian perspective is rarely heard in the United States and that the two documents help to present that narrative.The texts are Kairos Palestine’s “A Moment of Truth” and the Presbyterian Church USA’s “Steadfast Hope.” that include information about using boycotts, sanctions and divestment to pressure the Israeli government to end the occupation of the Palestinian Territories.Some National and International Concerns Committee members expressed a desire to produce a report to address areas in which they believe Resolution C060 did not express a strong enough critique of Israeli policy.Resolution B019 reaffirms the church’s official policy, based on resolutions passed at its previous General Conventions, committing to a two-state solution in which a secure and universally recognized state of Israel lives alongside a free, viable, and secure state for the Palestinian people, with a shared Jerusalem as the capital of both.The church also has official church policy dating to 2005, when Executive Council, as recommended by its Social Responsibility in Investments Committee, commended a report calling for “corporate engagement” and “positive investment” when dealing with companies in which the Episcopal Church owns assets and shares.For previous stories on resolutions and public testimony related to Israel and Palestine click here.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Wafa Danner says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Edward McCarthy says: July 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm I hope they listened carefully to Deacon Vicki Gray on this subject. Comments (15) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm The ENS story and comments call for a range of responses. If the gentleman who quotes Genesis in support of the modern State of Israel’s occupation and settlements in the West Bank and, effectively, Gaza proposes to justify theft of others’ property provided the thieving is done by Jews, then he is welcome to do that. Many a Christian Zionist would agree. On the other hand, many fairminded Christians and Jews sensitive to the pitfalls of quoting the Bible selectively might see in such an approach an exercise in trivializing God’s Word and undermining its central values. The quoter of Genesis misses a basic point: God’s work did not stop with the Biblical period. History has ordained that both Jews and Palestinians have a legitimate place in the Holy Land. The question, particularly in the short term, is how the two peoples can live together on a basis of peace and justice. It is to be hoped that one day the two will come together as one but, as with other conflicted situations, a time of substantial separation is probably necessary for wounds to heal. That is why a 2-State solution, soon achieved, is required.The writer who professes to support US national interests “and our ally Israel,” and sees the inclusion of Hamas on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations as establishing that Hamas is an enemy of the United States takes a position with which many American politicians are comfortable, though perhaps not with saying that current ECUSA stances amount to treason. The writer’s assertions rely on some dubious assumptions. One is that US interests are wholly the same as Israel’s. At the least, a good case can be made that Israel is as much burden as asset to the US in the Middle East. The writer also assumes the objectivity of the State Department list. The list is more than a little arbitrary, and serves the purpose of delegitimizing organizations placed on it. Those organizations can be removed from the list if it suits the purposes of US foreign policy. Despite our uncritical support for Israel, Hamas has never attacked the US. Hamas is recognizable as a national liberation organization; its quarrel with Israel is a local one, and universalizing local conflicts is a dubious proposition. The Israelis, who are themselves not lacking in a penchant for violence, evidently hope to dislodge Hamas from power in Gaza and indeed to destroy it. Aside from the further cost in civilian lives likely as the result of such an undertaking, there is much to suggest that is not practical, and that removing Hamas from the list and including it in negotiations would be conducive to peace. Not long ago, we were reminded of what can be accomplished when a more flexible approach is taken: Queen Elizabeth shook the hand of former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness. The road to that handshake began when the political arm of the IRA, Sinn Fein, was removed from a British list of proscribed organizations, and McGuinness and other Irish Nationalist leaders were allowed to make their case and, eventually, sit in the Government of Northern Ireland—without having to renounce their commitment to complete Irish independence. The writer, and the US Government, would do well to reconsider policy toward Hamas.In great measure, I understand and share the frustration and anger of those who find the resolutions to be adopted by the Convention inadequate. It is all well and good to encourage study concerning Israel/Palestine, but there may not be the luxury of time to do that. The fine Jewish newspaper The Forward has a recent article describing East Jerusalem’s economy as in a “tailspin,” and there are many accounts of aggressive Israeli settlement-building as well as unfair treatment of Palestinians in the housing sector. Action, not study, is needed, and action specifically toward agreement on a 2-State solution. It was good to see the Church’s backing for such a solution reiterated, but the Church and many others who see that solution as the only practical one need to be more focused on getting the US Government and others concerned with the Middle East to move forward as soon as possible. Those who have pushed hard for divestment also should ask themselves how useful that push has been. Even if the efforts toward divestment had been more successful, the impact would primarily have been on companies doing business with Israel, and not on Israel itself. The Israelis can buy their bulldozers elsewhere—while continuing their counterproductive policies. At the Convention, pro-BDS overtures have been countered by an emphasis on positive investment, a good in itself but in its way also a distraction from the core necessity of moving toward a political settlement as soon as feasible. In this connection, I am troubled to some degree by the Presiding Bishop’s repeated insistence that a solution can only be reached by negotiation between the parties. There is a basic truth in this, but it also true that the level of mistrust between the parties is high, and that the Israelis in particular are much tempted to perpetuate and consolidate their occupation. Both sides need to be encouraged to progress. The encouragements offered, including by the US, will probably require a degree of “tough love,” most notably by the US Government. The Church should make clear to our Government that it will have Church backing when it chooses to act vigorously in the pursuit of a just peace. As a corollary, the Church should help to shape US public opinion in support of such pursuit. It is with that kind of backing that peace can truly be reached. Charles Smith says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 9, 2012 at 10:14 am If it is true and trustworthy that “perfect love casts out fear” then it is time to read and digest what Palestinian are crying out to us of their suffering and act decisively on their behalf. If we operate out of fear because of what someone is going to call us (“anti-Semites”) then is it not time to embrace the truth in love that Arabs/Palestinians are Semites or more so than many Israelis like my forebears who are Ashkenazim from Europe.Allowing our Israeli friends to criminally drive drunk toward a cliff of self destruction and insist we ride along threatens their state and our authority as a faithful Christian body. My heart sank and eyes filled with tears when I read the equivocation of our watered-down resolutions that turned a blind eye to the oppression of illegal occupation. Stand up people of God before it is too late and all our “sustainable infrastructure” development money to Palestine does nothing but create more incentive for Israeli settlers to freely steal or destroy. “The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble…he loves justice”. Psalm 99 Rev. Vicki Gray says: Press Release Service Middle East Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm Rev. Donor Macneice’s comment is shameful. You want to avoid the label of an anti-semite but you are comfortable stating that Jews in America hold the “purse strings”! Yes, that is the quintessential rhetoric used by anti-semites. Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH July 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm Wayne:You might want to check Romans 4:16-18…where indeed Abraham is the father of “many nations” and Romans 2 where “a man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly…circumcision is circumcision of the heart”. Many Palestinians and even those of us from Jewish heritages thank the Lord are “circumcised by the Spirit not by the written code”. Abraham is indeed the father of all those who believe and we are all inheritors of the blessing. That is such a great gift aye!? tg Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm I must have missed something.In Genesis 15:18-21, God made a covenant with Abram, saying,”Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates; the Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girashites, and the Jebusites.”Then again in Genesis 17:8, “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaah, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”So I must have missed where God said, “Oops, I take it all back,” and if God didn’t take back his covenant, then why is Israel said to be in the land “illegally?”And lastly, God told Abram, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” – I need that blessing and America needs it too, maybe now more than ever. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 9, 2012 at 3:33 am The questions remain:“Why can’t we speak the truth to power?”“Why can’t we speak the truth in love?”“Why can’t we give a voice to the suffering of the powerless and the oppressed?”“Why can’t we simply list the injustices of the Occupation, things that are certainly true, facts on the ground, and then humbly ask, beg, in the name of God, that that the Israeli Government cease and desist?” New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 9, 2012 at 9:18 am Actions speak louder than words. Rather than the bishops calling for Obama to solve the funding problems of the Gaza hospital, and the Anglican church in Canada and the UK calling for their leaders to do the same, perhaps the church would be taken more seriously if instead of looking for someone else to solve their concerns, instead dug into their own budget and came up with the 1.3 million the UN cut. Rector Bath, NC Robert Small says: Comments are closed. Featured Events Charles Smith says: July 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm Having sat in on the late night deliberations on this last night and seen the totally inadequate words they produced, I am – to put it mildly – disgusted by the gutlessness of this church…a church not even willing to read the cry for justice from our Palestinian sisters and brothers, much less act on it. They are dying and we offer them nothing, not even the coutesy of our attention.We all know why that is so. We are afraid of being called anti-Semites. To criticize the illegal and immoral policies of the Israeli government is not, however, anti-Semitism. But, not to criticize and to remain silent in the face of injustice is the real sin. It is high time we reject that calumny and act courageously…like the prophets the Presiding Bishop invoked in her sermon this morning. It is high time we speak the truth before us and act! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC General Convention 2012, By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 8, 2012 July 9, 2012 at 3:02 am The Reverend Vicki Gray is right “on the ball” in what she says. In the United States if Israel is criticized the the person doing the criticizing is instantly regarded as being anti-Semitic. The Jewish community in America holds the purse strings when to comes to politics, so under no circumstances can they be upset. The Episcopal Church should be outside of politics and do what is right and not bend to pressure, but it seldom does. The Palestine people suffer beyond measure, they are bound by walls – literal walls built by the Israelis. According to Israeli law their children can be imprisoned at age 12, but Israeli children cannot be touched until age 16. Yet nothing is said. It is about time the Church really and truly stood up and spoke for the people who have not, rather than just those who have. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Israel-Palestine, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Thomas R. Getman says: Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Tags An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm I view the current stance of ECUSA on this issue in a similar fashion to how I would have felt about supporting Germany in 1941.Hamas, a group on the US State Department’s List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, is the ruling party in Gaza. I think any organization on that list counts as an enemy of the United States. Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution provides that treason against the United States “shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies giving them Aid and Comfort. 18 USC § 2339B states, in part, “Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both…” I believe a case could be made that ECUSA actions do, indeed, provide material support to a terrorist organization as determined by the US State Department, and would call for enforcement of this law, other than ECUSA appears to have no influence on policy and little impact other than a group of liberals making feel-good noises.I support policies that support US national interests and our ally Israel. Carter and his policy of placing his human rights agenda before US interests gave us an Islamic “republic” in Iran. The world does not need another Islamic “republic”. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention, Mary Beth Alban says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rev. Donor MACNEICE says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Edwin Arrison says: Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm I posted a long comment to another post on this topic and what TEC is doing about Palestine / Israel and it wasn’t approved. Maybe if I shorten it it will be approved?A) The two state solution is not going to work. I am a member of the TEC but I go to a PCUSA church. Both churches support the two state solution, but when pressed on *how* that will happen, I have yet to get an answer. Maybe I’m missing something here, I really hope I am, because removing 250,000 people from the West Bank isn’t going to be easy. It took 5,000 IDF soldiers to remove 500 settlers from Gaza. How will the two state solution work? I am a one-stater myself.B) I find it rather heinous that a bunch of folks sit around and debate language to this issue when the Palestinian people need our help now. In May I was honored to go on a visit to the Baqa’a Refugee Camp outside of Amman. Some houses in the camp were fine, others were in horrendous shape. What was asked of me was “how are you going to help us?” It was relayed back to them that I was there to witness and that I couldn’t do anything except tell their stories. I can guarantee you that all the time that was just spent by a bunch of well to do Americans isn’t going to make a difference right now. Plus, even the most educated Palestinians aren’t aware of the work being done. My dear friend that I was visiting in Jordan is Palestinian, educated, an educator at that, and none of her family knew what TEC is doing or any other churches. Now, this is a family that doesn’t need humanitarian help, but how is the TEC and the broad spectrum of faiths which it works within going to reach people to give them hope? How is TEC going to help the Palestinians in the Baqa’a camp, which really after 40 years (yes, Baqa’a is *only* 40 years old) they shouldn’t even be in anymore?C) Rev. Gray. Thank you for your comments. As you very well know to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-Palestinian as well as anti-Jewish. We need to be courageous, we need to stop talking and we need to use the power that we have as people of faith to reach out and help the Palestinians. We need to stop what is going on in the West Bank and Gaza, and Nahr el-Bared camp in Lebanon, and and and. The Palestinian people are blessings on this earth. I am just one person, and I can’t do much. I do have a PhD which opens doors that otherwise wouldn’t be open, but I’m only one. What can we as people of faith do to help now? I am set to go back in August for an extended period of time to visit and possibly find a job in Jordan. What shall I tell the people of Baqa’a when they ask me what I’m going to do for them? What shall I tell my friend’s father when he talks of Ein Karem and his wish to go back? What should I tell them about what my church is doing?oops, it was long again. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls July 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm I was so moved by the testimony of Vicki Gray in our committee meeting as well in the House of Depupties. I applaude her courageous statements of truth for our brothers and sisters in Christ. I was very disappointed in the final outcome but her voice was heard by many and I can only hope that many were as touched as myself to begin proclaiming the truth, however small it may sound. Rector Belleville, IL Nancy McReynolds says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET
Rector Knoxville, TN 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Deacon Arthur Wells Villarreal says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement: Following the way of Jesus: Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA November 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry for being a bearer of The Gospel of Christ during this stressful time. Your steadying hand is indeed “a balm in Gilead.” We in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina are still remembering fondly the inclusive ecumenical Evening Prayer service we had last spring with you, our dear friends at Emanuel AME, and others at St. Stephen’s, Charleston.May God continue to bless your ministry. Wayne Helmly says: November 14, 2016 at 10:36 pm Many, many thanks to the Presiding Bishop and the other Bishops who issued statements post the election to give words of wisdom, hope and care, and are being “faithful pastor[s] and wholesome example[s] for the entire flock of Christ.” Bishops who did not do that: huge disappointment. Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA November 16, 2016 at 9:29 am Current events bring the Anti-christ to mind, and the human tendency to creat our own Apocalipsis, over and over. Submit a Press Release Selena Smith says: Mary Kelly says: Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Janet Bowen says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Doris Sciremammano says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (9) November 15, 2016 at 9:49 am As a Deacon with the Episcopal Church who happens to be Latino and Gay, I always try to speak from my gut about injustice. I am finding that some in the Episcopal Church would rather look the other way and not be reminded of our history together and our struggle to come this far in community. Your article and leadership behavior has empowered me to keep living into the challenges of bringing about God’s reign through the living and breathing word of the Gospel. For that, I Thank You. Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Last week I shared what I pray was a reconciling post-election message to our church, reminding us that ‘we will all live together as fellow Americans, as citizens.’ Today I want to remind us that during moments of transition, during moments of tension, it is important to affirm our core identity and values as followers of Jesus in the Episcopal Anglican way.Jesus once declared, in the language of the Hebrew prophets, that God’s “house shall be a house of prayer for all nations” (Mk 11:17). He invited and welcomed all who would follow saying, “come to me all who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens” (Mt. 11:28).We therefore assert and we believe that “the Episcopal Church welcomes you” – all of you, not as merely a church slogan, but as a reflection of what we believe Jesus teaches us and at the core of the movement he began in the first century. The Episcopal Church welcomes all. All of us!As the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement today, we Episcopalians are committed, as our Prayer Book teaches to honor the covenant and promises we made in Holy Baptism: To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ; To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves; to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.As Christians, we believe that all humans are created in God’s image and equal before God – those who may be rejoicing as well as those who may be in sorrow.As a Church, seeking to follow the way of Jesus, who taught us, “you shall love your neighbor as yourself,” (Mt. 22:39) and to “do to others as you would have them do to you” (Mt. 7:12), we maintain our longstanding commitment to support and welcome refugees and immigrants, and to stand with those who live in our midst without documentation. We reaffirm that like all people LGBT persons are entitled to full civil rights and protection under the law. We reaffirm and renew the principles of inclusion and the protection of the civil rights of all persons with disabilities. We commit to the honor and dignity of women and speak out against sexual or gender-based violence. We express solidarity with and honor the Indigenous Peoples of the world. We affirm the right to freedom of religious expression and vibrant presence of different religious communities, especially our Muslim sisters and brothers. We acknowledge our responsibility in stewardship of creation and all that God has given into our hands. We do so because God is the Creator. We are all God’s children, created equally in God’s image. And if we are God’s children we are all brothers and sisters.“The Episcopal Church Welcomes You,” is not just a slogan, it’s who we seek to be and the witness we seek to make, following the way of Jesus.The Most Rev. Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA November 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm I have always loved driving in various areas around the country, and spotting our signs that read, “the Episcopal Church welcomes you”. I am thankful for the joy it brings to mind, even if only passing by quickly. However, those signs can evoke very deep emotions to some. Many years ago, I had the pleasure to share a dinner, and the Episcopal signs were mentioned. One person around the table told me a story about how one of our signs changed his life. You see he is gay and unfortunately never felt like he belonged. One day, when he stood in front of one of the Episcopal signs, it moved him to his core. He started crying. For the first time he really felt embraced, and welcomed ~ he felt at home. Just like Jesus would want! All included and equally loved! It might seem like a small thing to be thankful for our welcoming signs, but to some it means so much more. Praise be to our Lord who loves and welcomes us ALL! Posted Nov 14, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Donald Trump, Rector Washington, DC Carla Burzyk says: Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 17, 2016 at 10:05 am Thank you for your thoughtful affirmation of our core being with God Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 November 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm I’m with you, dear, wise and compassionate man. Thank you. Faith & Politics, Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Robert Kennedy says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET November 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm Words of wisdom. Words of reassurance. Thank you, sir, for reaffirming the welcoming stance, solidarity, and ecumenism of the Episcopal Anglican Branch of the Jesus Movement in our day. Diane Villafane says: Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Election 2016, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 26, 2016 at 1:28 am Thank you Bishop Curry, for reminding us that we are ALL “children of God” inspite of our differences. We are all the same to God.
Save this picture!© César Béjar+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Projects Lead Architect: Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Comex, Cuprum, Grupo Tenerife, Helvex, Llano de la Torre, Perdura Romantic House / TAFF Arquitectos Romantic House / TAFF ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRomantic House / TAFF Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938131/romantic-house-taff-arquitectos Clipboard Mexico “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938131/romantic-house-taff-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs: César Béjar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Architects: TAFF Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Area: 425 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Design Team:Oscar Canul, Sergio CastañedaCity:CancúnCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© César BéjarRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Casa Romantica, named after the street it is located on, has an ideal connotation for those who inhabit it. It is designed for a family of four who appropriates the title with their personality.Save this picture!© César BéjarThe approach arises under the first conditioning factor, an irregular terrain characterized by a very narrow frontal access, from which the polygonal lines move away from each other. This results in an architectural solution that meets the objective of hiding the garage from the front view and allows to have a permeable facade that is sectioned into different levels.Save this picture!© César BéjarThe house parts from a central axis which distributes four quarters by means of the intersection of horizontal and vertical circulations in triple-height, distributing to all areas of the house.Save this picture!The selection of interior materials becomes very simple by using polished concrete as the protagonist that takes over the house. It is spread over walls and ceilings and allows the tropical wood carpentry and the selection of furniture to stand out as elements of warmth evoking nature in a rustic and minimalist environment.Save this picture!© César BéjarSave this picture!Save this picture!© César BéjarFrom the outside, a series of white volumes that distinguish the composition of the project can be seen, which rest gently on wooden and concrete foundations.Save this picture!© César BéjarThe building responds to the context and orientation by means of subtractions from which polished concrete partitions emerge playing on contrast and speaking of sequence and repetition, providing privacy to the interior.Save this picture!© César BéjarThe extension of the free terrain covered by gravel exhibits an arid vegetal palette that, together with concrete footprints, leads to certain intersections between the exterior and the interior, leading to a large pool configured as a trapezoid that emulates the Caribbean Sea for its hue and reflection.Save this picture!© César BéjarProject gallerySee allShow lessBennington College Commons / Christoff : FinioSelected ProjectsYgará Apartment / Estúdio BRASelected Projects Share Houses Daniel Berna Gálvez, Carlos Gaviola Moya, Blanca Huerta Gutiérrez “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Cancún, Mexico CopyAbout this officeTAFF ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCancúnOn FacebookMexicoPublished on April 24, 2020Cite: “Romantic House / TAFF Arquitectos” [Casa romántica / TAFF Arquitectos] 24 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Outside City Hall after disruption of anti-Palestinian hearing.Shouts of “Zionism is racism!” and “Free Palestine!” rang through New York City Hall on Sept. 8 as guards expelled dozens of activists for repeatedly interrupting a racist, anti-Palestinian hearing staged by the City Council’s Committee on Contracts.The disruption, which brought proceedings to a near halt for over an hour, followed a press conference on the City Hall steps protesting a resolution “condemning all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel.”If the measure’s 34 co-sponsors hoped it would show the city’s support for the Zionist state of Israel and its racist policies against Palestinians, they could not have miscalculated more. Instead, the resolution brought together Palestinian and solidarity activists, along with civil liberties advocates, religious agencies, university departments and other supporters of free speech, in a show of force the Council may not soon forget.“What New Yorkers should be very concerned about is not only that their representatives are organizing an effort to impinge on their constituents’ right to free speech, free thought and association, but that they’re doing so at the behest of a government currently being investigated for genocide, war crimes and apartheid,” said Lamis Deek, a human rights attorney and member of Al-Awda New York.Others found it particularly noxious, at a time of rising anti-Muslim violence, for Committee on Contacts Chair Helen Rosenthal to fête speakers from Zionist groups like the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Lawfare Project, whose “testimony” trafficked in grotesque bigotry against Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims.“We support free speech, and this resolution abrogates that and promotes Islamophobia, which is at an all-time high,” said Bangladeshi-American Community Council president Mohammed N. Mujumder.After the hearing, New York City Students for Justice in Palestine, one of the groups involved in the disruption, wrote in a statement: “These speakers relied on transparent colonial and racist rhetoric, drawing out Islamophobic notions of Muslims and Arabs as savages, diametrically opposed to the civilized, modernized State of Israel. We do not normalize with oppressors and their representatives. We do not dialogue with oppressors and their representatives. We will combat Zionism without compromise on all its fronts until victory and liberation for the Palestinian people.”As groups opposed to the resolution await further hearings, many ask supporters of Palestine to call Rosenthal (212-788-6975), Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (212-788-7210) and their own council member (311) to protest the bill and urge that it be stopped.New York City-area boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) activists are also mobilizing against the Jewish National Fund, which manages 93 percent of the land in Israel, including 80 percent owned by the state, “solely for the Jewish people,” following the ethnic cleansing of its Palestinian inhabitants.A demonstration will take place against the JNF’s national conference in the New York Hilton Midtown, at 1335 Avenue of the Americas, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18.Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal In a report released Wednesday by Trulia, a handful of cities contain starter homes that cost less than living in a rental in the long-term. While moving in with a roommate vs. living alone is guaranteed to cut your payments in half, starter homes can be a wiser long-term investment. If getting a roommate is necessary, it will be easier to do so in the larger space a starter home provides compared to a rental unit. In the report, Trulia assumes buyers are making the choice to take on a 30-year fixed rate loan and paying 20 percent upfront if they buy, but based on the data, “buying a home is 37.4 percent cheaper for households who move every seven years” than renting. When Trulia accounted for the total monthly costs of buying a starter home, including mortgage payments, maintenance, insurance, and taxes, Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee all contained cities showing starter homes to be 50 percent cheaper to buy than renting a housing unit with someone else over seven years. The cities include Detroit, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Memphis, and Knoxville respectively.In Detroit, a starter home can be purchased for as low as $16,463, whereas a home in West Palm Beach can be purchased for $107,083. Homes in Birmingham, Philadelphia, Memphis and Knoxville can all be purchased for less than $60,000 based on Trulia’s data. Still, it’s important to act on these starter homes quickly, as Trulia’s recent Price and Inventory Watch found a 20.4 percent drop in starter home inventory year-over-year nationwide.To calculate the cost of buying and renting, Trulia used their quality-adjusted measure of home prices and rentals, calculated initial and future monthly costs, and took into account expected price and rent appreciation as well as projected inflation. They also factored in one-time costs and proceeds, including closing costs, down payments, sale proceeds, and security deposits.To see the full methodology and data sets, click here. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Starter Homes vs. Renting: Where Homeowners Can Save Buyers buying Detroit Homeowners Memphis Philadelphia Rentals Renting Starter Homes Trulia West Palm Beach 2017-10-12 Dean Terrell Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 12, 2017 1,417 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: JPMorgan Chase Beats Wall Street Revenue Estimates Next: Freddie Mac Announces Small-Pool Pilot With EarnUp Starter Homes vs. Renting: Where Homeowners Can Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Dean Terrell Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Buyers buying Detroit Homeowners Memphis Philadelphia Rentals Renting Starter Homes Trulia West Palm Beach Subscribe
Study of the potential of Antarctic microorganisms for use in bioremediation is of increasing interest due to their adaptations to harsh environmental conditions and their metabolic potential in removing a wide variety of organic pollutants at low temperature. In this study, the psychrotolerant bacterium Rhodococcus sp. strain AQ5-07, originally isolated from soil from King George Island (South Shetland Islands, maritime Antarctic), was found to be capable of utilizing phenol as sole carbon and energy source. The bacterium achieved 92.91% degradation of 0.5 g/L phenol under conditions predicted by response surface methodology (RSM) within 84 h at 14.8 °C, pH 7.05, and 0.41 g/L ammonium sulphate. The assembled draft genome sequence (6.75 Mbp) of strain AQ5-07 was obtained through whole genome sequencing (WGS) using the Illumina Hiseq platform. The genome analysis identified a complete gene cluster containing catA, catB, catC, catR, pheR, pheA2, and pheA1. The genome harbours the complete enzyme systems required for phenol and catechol degradation while suggesting phenol degradation occurs via the β-ketoadipate pathway. Enzymatic assay using cell-free crude extract revealed catechol 1,2-dioxygenase activity while no catechol 2,3-dioxygenase activity was detected, supporting this suggestion. The genomic sequence data provide information on gene candidates responsible for phenol and catechol degradation by indigenous Antarctic bacteria and contribute to knowledge of microbial aromatic metabolism and genetic biodiversity in Antarctica.
September 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Athletes Compete At Wasatch XC Invitational Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHEBER CITY, Utah-Saturday, at Solider Hollow, several Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools and athletes competed at the the Wasatch Cross Country Invitational, hosted by Wasatch High School.The Mountain View girls took the team title with 31 points and Wasatch’s Abbie Randall was the individual girls’ champion (21:09.70) in the 5-K.For the boys, American Fork’s Ashton Hysell won the individual title in the 5-K (17:16.90) and he led the Cavemen to the team title with 41 points.Ashley Lagat of Wasatch Academy placed second (21:28.20) and her teammate, Purity Kattam, finished 14th overall (22:43.60).Aubry Cook of North Sanpete finished 30th (24:00.30) and her teammate, Tamsin Stewart, finished 44th overall (24:52.50).Rachael Jones of North Sanpete placed 53rd (25:29.60) and North Sanpete’s Madelyn Christensen placed 55th (25:55.20).For the boys, Matt Hindes of North Sanpete placed 18th overall (18:10.80) and Gage Cox of North Sanpete finished 39th (19:19.40).North Sanpete’s Morgan Bowles placed 57th (19:58.90) and Cayler Cook of North Sanpete finished 58th overall (20:01.10). Wynn Allred of North Sanpete placed 73rd (20:56.70) and North Sanpete’s Levi Bowles placed 81st (22:12.00). Tags: Cross Country Brad James
Home » News » Welsh start-up helps landlords previous nextProducts & ServicesWelsh start-up helps landlordsThe Negotiator28th September 201701,356 Views Credas, a Cardiff-based technology start-up, is using real-time facial recognition technology to help companies speed up and simplify the process of ID verification, enabling estate and lettings agents to easily comply with Right to Rent legislation.The first of its kind in the UK, Credas enables landlords and letting agents to verify essential ID documents and match the photos on those documents with the person, in real-time, by using an app.By texting or emailing a link to the Credas app, potential tenants can verify themselves anywhere, any time. This truly mobile and real-time identification verification technology can verify up to 4,000 types of ID.Credas helps landlords and agents with the audit trail needed to comply with Right to Rent, as it records the verification on its highly secure cloud-based platform. This takes the burden off the landlord to keep the ID, as it will be automatically stored. It reduces the risk of a criminal record, as well as a possible fine of up to £3,000. Therefore, using Credas also minimises reputational risk.Rhys David, formerly at Gocompare.com, says, “Right to Rent legislation has increased costs and time spent verifying tenants. Having to physically check that the photo ID matches the tenant can be difficult if they are relocating from another part of the UK. Credas solves all of these problems in one handy app, enabling letting agents to hook up their own CRM to our verification engine.www.credas.co.ukreal-time facial recognition technology ID verification Credas September 28, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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