Global firms welcome relief on foreign earnings

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African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgJaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Des épiscopaliens se mobilisent pour la protection de la création…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Environment & Climate Change Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Des épiscopaliens se mobilisent pour la protection de la création de Dieu, lors de la Marche populaire pour le climat et pas seulement 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 Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 de Lynette Wilson et David PaulsenPosted May 1, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Marc Andrus, l’évêque du diocèse Californie était parmi les épiscopaliens qui participaient le 29 avril à la Marche populaire pour le climat à Washington. Marc Andrus a également pris la parole lors d’une vigile du Church World Service avant la marche. Photo fournie par Marc Andrus, par l’intermédiaire de Twitter.[Episcopal News Service] Des épiscopaliens venus de tous les États-Unis ont rejoint des milliers de personnes le 29 avril pour la Marche populaire pour le climat de Washington et des centaines d’autres marches similaires de par le monde.Bravant la chaleur étouffante qui sévissait dans la capitale, les manifestants se sont rassemblés pour agir contre le changement climatique, dans un contexte de crainte que la Maison Blanche ne fasse marche arrière sur les progrès accomplis sur cette question sous le mandat de l’ancien président Barack Obama. Les épiscopaliens faisaient partie d’un vaste groupe de manifestants de diverses confessions qui considèrent qu’il est de leur rôle de s’impliquer sur le plan moral pour la protection de la création de Dieu.« Ce qui m’a vraiment impressionné… c’était la passion incroyable de ces gens de tous âges », a déclaré McKelden Smith qui a aidé la Church of the Heavenly Rest de New York City à organiser un voyage en autocar jusqu’à Washington pour participer à la marche. « On ressentait comme une force morale invincible dans les rues et c’était pour moi très émouvant ».La marche pour le climat a eu lieu une semaine après la Marche pour la science qui a suivi la Marche des nations amérindiennes,  la Marche des femmes et d’autres marches et manifestations auxquelles les épiscopaliens ont participé au cours des neuf derniers mois.Le 29 avril, un grand nombre d’épiscopaliens participant à la marche ont rejoint les Keepers of Faith [Gardiens de la foi], un des nombreux sous-groupes de manifestants mis sur pied par les organisateurs de la marche. Parmi les Keepers of Faith se trouvaient des bouddhistes, des musulmans, des juifs et des chrétiens de toutes dénominations, a déclaré Shantha Ready Alonso, directrice générale de Creative Justice Ministries.L’organisation de Shantha Alonso collabore avec 38 confessions chrétiennes, dont l’Église épiscopale, pour apporter des ressources et des conseils en matière de militantisme sur les questions de justice environnementale. Le nombre de chrétiens qui ont prêté leur « voix morale » à la marche de samedi était extraordinaire et inspirant, a-t-elle confié.« C’était extrêmement encourageant de voir combien de gens étaient prêts à prier avec leurs pieds et à s’engager physiquement par une température de 33° pour prouver que nous nous en préoccupons », a poursuivi Shantha Alonso, ajoutant qu’elle s’attend à ce que les paroissiens et les congrégations transforment cette énergie en action une fois de retour dans leurs communautés.Le Church World Service a organisé une vigile le 29 avril dans le bâtiment d’United Methodist en face de Capitol Hill avant que ne commence la marche. Parmi les orateurs, il y avait Marc Andrus, l’évêque du diocèse épiscopal de Californie qui, en décembre 2015, faisait partie d’une délégation qui a représenté l’Évêque Primat et l’église à Paris lors de la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, connue sous le nom de COP21. C’est à la COP21 que 196 parties ont créé l’accord qui vise à diminuer les émissions de carbone et à limiter le réchauffement de la planète à 2° Celsius.Marc Andrus avait également participé à la Marche populaire pour le climat qui s’était tenue en 2014 à New York. Lors de la marche de cette année, « il y avait le même état d’esprit de grand espoir et d’énergie positive. J’ai ressenti beaucoup de détermination et de résolution dans cette immense foule ».Lors de la vigile du Church World Service, Marc Andrus a identifié trois raisons importantes pour lesquelles l’Église épiscopale sera à l’avant-garde du mouvement pour une solution au changement climatique. Tout d’abord, elle fait partie d’une institution mondiale, la Communion anglicane et est ainsi « bien placée, avec ses partenaires, pour traiter de la question du changement climatique dans le monde ». La Convention générale de l’Église épiscopale a également identifié la justice environnementale comme l’une des trois principales questions pour l’Église au cours du triennat actuel.Tout épiscopalien peut aussi faire changer les choses, non pas simplement en participant à des marches mais en préconisant des changements de politique, déclare Jayce Hafner, analyste de la politique nationale de l’Église épiscopale au sein du Bureau des relations gouvernementales situé à Washington DC.« Il est important de participer à des marches mais ce n’est que le début de ce que nous pouvons faire – en tant qu’épiscopaliens – pour atténuer les changements climatiques. Notre prochaine étape doit être d’entreprendre un robuste plaidoyer politique aux niveaux local et national et de demander à nos élus d’adopter une législation sur le changement climatique », a-t-elle ajouté.« J’encourage fortement les épiscopaliens à s’inscrire au réseau Episcopal Public Policy Network afin de recevoir régulièrement les alertes sur les principales opportunités de militer et les ressources pédagogiques qui fournissent aux congrégations les moyens de faire entendre leur voix auprès des législateurs. De cette façon, l’action dans la rue peut être soutenue et complétée par un débat critique et un renforcement des relations avec les décideurs – nous avons besoin de manifestations et de dialogue pour faire avancer les choses et, en tant qu’épiscopaliens, nous sommes bien armés pour entreprendre les deux », conclut Jayce Hafner.– Lynette Wilson est rédactrice en chef de l’Episcopal News Service. David Paulsen est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Convention to face ‘tough societal questions’ confronting the Episcopal Church

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] When the 79th General Convention considers the resolutions proposed by the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church, it will confront “tough questions” facing the Episcopal Church in the current social environment.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings asked the 2016-2018 Committee on the State of the Church to focus on social justice and advocacy ministries, multicultural and ethnic ministries, and the Church Pension Group. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe pressing areas of social justice, multiculturalism and ethnic ministries were all examined during the committee’s three-year study of how the Episcopal Church can better equip itself and minister effectively in multiple social contexts in “these deeply troubled and divisive times,” the committee’s report states.If there is an overarching takeaway, the committee’s chair, the Rev. Winnie S. Varghese of the Diocese of New York, hopes it is that “we need to find more ways to release the gifts of the church from communities that we tend to position as ‘being served’ by the church,” she said in an email in response to questions submitted by Episcopal News Service.“There is very creative work being done in local ministries that could be used as resources for the whole church, and that a staff empowered to work across areas in ethnic and multicultural work at the churchwide level would be a great gift for us,” Varghese said.While the committee is mandated to provide the House of Deputies a report on the state of the church, it received a special charge at the beginning of this triennium from the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, to focus on social justice and advocacy ministries, multicultural and ethnic ministries, and the Church Pension Group.Recommending changes to the parochial report also falls under the committee’s purview. Since data gathering is a component of the parochial report, Varghese assumes this is why the State of the Church Committee was assigned the task of exploring the rapidly changing context of the Episcopal Church.“I found the charge from the president of the House of Deputies to the committee challenging and insightful about areas of the church that are high priorities and areas of some interest, concern, maybe confusion,” Varghese said. “I agree with her that engaging the tough questions is a good use of the wisdom of the broader church.”To prepare its report, the committee conducted surveys, interviews and reviews of church membership, stewardship and average Sunday attendance and found changes that reflect a “modest decline in relation to the recent past,” a “radical decline” compared to the 1950s and early 1960s, and “a profound and shocking decline when compared to the growth in population of the United States.”Census data also revealed that while births are barely outpacing deaths in the United States, immigration is fueling the fastest growth in the U.S. population, which in turn has implications for the context of the entire Episcopal Church.“As a church, more and more of our congregations are visibly diverse, and we must equip ourselves to minister effectively in contexts in which there are multiple social norms, and the weight of discrimination and privilege in society present themselves to us in our congregations,” the committee’s report states.The committee examined how each of the Ethnic and Multicultural Ministries, which include Latino/Hispanic Ministries, Asian Ministries, Black Ministries and Native American Ministries, began in official roles out of the Episcopal Church Center. It also explored recent and current dynamics and strategies of the ministries, as well as the current direction of church leadership with respect to these ministries.Among its findings, the report states, is that “racism is active within the structures of the Episcopal Church.”“Clearly our church has been a prophetic voice in calling out the sin of racism in our society,” the report says, but “little is heard when it comes to exploring the realities within our own church.”For example, Episcopal churches fail to reflect the diversity of their local communities; clergy from nondominant cultures face unequal access to theological education, unequal compensation and unequal training and continuing education; and the mutuality of the exchange of gifts, skills, grants, financial gifts and “the way we tend to tell our stories” assumes a flow from the dominant to the “ethnic” minorities rather than sharing with each other or the rest of the church, the report says.“In the presiding bishop’s ‘The Beloved Community’ plan, we see progress toward understanding the complexity and the need for mutuality in Ethnic and Multicultural Ministries,” the report continues. “By asking the question, ‘Where is Jesus in this community?’ we shift from the assumption that we are bringing Jesus to the assumption that Jesus is already there with and in the people.”During interviews with the Church Center’s multicultural missioners, the committee learned that missioners are themselves ministering to diverse communities, nationalities and cultures. “The result has been the development of strong skills of how to successfully deal with a pluralistic community,” the committee said. “This is a skill set greatly needed by the church as a whole.”The committee concluded that the church has “hidden the light of these communities instead of bringing them to the center of church life.”The committee has proposed resolutions “as practical and doable steps of commitment on a long journey that has already been undertaken and will go on for a long time, a journey that can begin to help us open the deep gifts of developing bridges and mutual accountability and communication.”Resolution A054 requests $15,000 for multicultural ministers and linguists to create “a small book of prayer, liturgy and music” in recognition of the presence of Christ in all church communities. Resolution A055 invites multicultural ministers to develop ways for sharing the gifts of their ministry with the wider church.Taking up its charge to explore the work of social justice and advocacy ministries, the committee concluded that while the church is “doing many different types of work, social justice work is not robust across the church.”Most especially, the committee discovered that the understanding of “social justice” varies broadly and that activities across the church tend to fall more “into the realm of alleviation of suffering and the work of charity than the work of justice.”To clarify misunderstandings, the committee defined “social justice work” as “acts to address and heal the root cause of the injustice which prompted our need for charity in the first place.”Committee research did uncover some “anxiety from the grassroots of the church” over whether “social justice preaching” should advocate a particular view on reform or that “emphasis should be on ‘outreach ministry’ but not social justice.”Respondents to a survey conducted for the committee were eager for resources, suggestions and people to reach out to for help, and “almost all who responded acknowledged a need for this work and many a desire to do it. They wanted to connect with others doing this work but did not know how to find them,” the committee said.The committee is proposing resolutions to help address these concerns. Resolution A056 suggests a task force to study how the Episcopal Church “currently fosters theological understanding and leadership for social justice, and recommend ways to foster theological and practical conversation across the church on this topic.”Resolution A057 supports strengthening churchwide resources and collaboration to support the grassroots work of the Episcopal Church in the areas of social justice advocacy and ethnic and multicultural ministry.Faced with the rapidly changing context of the church, the committee also proposed Resolution A053. This requests that a new parochial report be developed that is “appropriate to the current context of the Episcopal Church including but not exclusive to multicultural congregations; aging populations; outposts of ministry in challenging economic contexts; and creative use of space and local engagement, to be administered and shared in networked, visible tools such as the Episcopal Asset Map.”“We decide what we measure and what we measure tends to form what we value,” Varghese said in her email.“For the sake of data, it is good to measure a few vital things consistently for a long time, but for the sake of our formation, and our self-understanding of what makes a great congregation, the committee believes it is important for the church to revisit the entire form to align with what we say today are the characteristics that we value in a church, and make it fully and more robustly electronic, synced with the ways we would record such data, and appropriately shareable through the asset map or a resource like it that helps us to identify and develop networks of mutual support,” she added.Finally, the committee reviewed how the “traditional” model of clergy employment has changed. For example, more females are clergy and many clerics continue to work after their retirement. The committee asked in Resolution A060 that a task force be created to study the work on the Church Pension Fund. (See the ENS story “Ahead of General Convention, Episcopalians consider Church Pension Fund’s service to a changing church” here.)— Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. He is a member of ENS General Convention reporting team and can be reached at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Paul Hinson says: Matt Ouellette says: Rector Albany, NY Robert Wadkins says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA President of the House of Deputies Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest June 29, 2018 at 4:45 am The problem with this approach is that we sound just as hateful when we condemn others. June 26, 2018 at 12:34 pm The Committee Report should be read in its entirety. It is significant and needs to be seriously contemplated when considering a long term commitment to the Church. The Committee discussed the competing ideologies facing the Church and as Yogi said, they came to a fork in the road and they took it. The implications of their discussion, findings and recommendations are profound and need to be understood. Featured Jobs & Calls John Hobart says: June 29, 2018 at 8:14 am I don’t think we’re condemning others, but are rather calling attention to systemic sins in our society; sins which affect us all. It’s not hateful to criticize hatred. June 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm I get that it “feels” that way to you Doug but I have to say I see finally a diminishing for the need to see gay people as different in the church or really entitled to anything different than others. Now there are certainly dioceses and parishes where gay people are made to feel diminished but in settings where gay people have been embraced as equal children of God and provided with both the entitlements and responsibilities of ministry the feeling I get is rather the feeling that being gay is kind of irrelevant in those places. I’m a member of a parish where we have gay clergy and a gay organist/choirmaster but “being gay” is just not all the relevant to their ministries. I will say it has some relevance in that it likely makes them more compassionate to others who have been ignored or diminished in the past but there’s no need for example of a gay affinity group at the parish. Not that would be objected to but with marriage equality in particular having now been achieved there seems to be less of a need for organizations like Integrity in such places. We ALL just become part of a single human family in that parish. Social justice issues are still of tremendous importance but they are far broader than just gay issues. I think there’s still a difference among Christians with regard to what the gospel actually ASKS of us and that’s another whole kettle of fish. Ethnic Ministries, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT General Convention 2018, 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 mike geibel says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC General Convention, Matt Ouellette says: 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem June 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm Kathy, the Episcopal Church has made more than proportionate responses regarding gender and sexuality issues. Some will say rightly that attention to those issues has been to the exclusion and often the distraction to other great and pressing issues facing the majority of the Church. Sexuality has been nearly the identification of this Church for a decade. My sense is that enough will never be enough. The “respecting the dignity of all persons” has become mainly interpreted as “give me what recognition I demand”. The target keeps getting moved to the degree that many of the demands have gotten quite ridiculous. What used to be awareness and tolerance for LGBT persons has turned into demands for affirmation of LGBTQIAPK+++. One leading voice declared “we haven’t discovered all the identities yet.” I won’t debate the validity of what people want to call themselves or what people want to be regarded as. I will state that the Church in the pews doesn’t have to grant the level of affirmation demanded. All it has shown is that such a demand is never adequately nourished. June 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm I agree. Most of the communication is one way. Often the National Church takes a stand on Social issues without getting input from members. Thus they turn away many people when we should be trying to get more people active. Those in authority are entitled to their opinions, but they shouldn’t be forced on others. June 27, 2018 at 7:16 pm Wow, what a “terrible” thing to be known for: seeking to account for the human condition, to recognize the dignity and worth of all people, and to just maybe undo centuries of institutionalized oppression. Have we gotten tired of that task already? We weren’t tired after ten years of oppression. Maybe we can figure this one out and be ready for something else — and if we’re so blessed, we do it all at the same time. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Church Pension Group, Kathy Anderson says: The Rev. Bob Thwing says: House of Deputies, Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Convention to face ‘tough societal questions’ confronting the Episcopal Church The Rev. Bob Thwing says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Submit an Event Listing June 26, 2018 at 11:36 pm Not a word about gender/sexual preference diversity. Are we doing that well? I don’t think so. June 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm “Came to a fork in the road and they took it” great quote. Problem is, we are so bogged down with information these days, made worse as we often have to research a statement to verify it. I wish there were a trusted method of distilling important points and communicating them effectively. Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Mike PattersonPosted Jun 26, 2018 Doug Desper says: Comments (14) regina mcilvain says: Rob Pinion says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET william dailey says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing July 8, 2018 at 12:51 am The comments that the number counts of communicants can be very inflated suggest that the membership decline is even worse than the dire statistics shown in the 2016 Parochial Report. Those in the pulpit have a better finger on the pulse of the Church because they are witness to the empty pews and and the absence of young faces. The resolutions appear designed to change “what we measure” because the statistics are discouraging. The 2016 Parochial Report disclosed a drop of 34,179 members in 2016 from 2015, which recorded a loss of 36,000+ members over 2014. This equals almost 70,000 members lost in 2 years. A net 37 parishes closed in 2016. The average Episcopal parish attracted 57 worshipers on a Sunday, and 71 % of churches have an attendance of fewer than 100. Less than 4 percent attract 300 or more. One third of Episcopal parishes in the U.S. have an ASA of 35 or less. Three hundred churches record an ASA of 10 parishioners or less. Episcopalians number less than 0.5% of the population of the United States.The Episcopal Church is 80% white, 60% over 60 years old, and it is estimated that 40% of parishioners are conservatives who voted for Trump, or alternatively, voted against Hillary Clinton. Committee research uncovered “anxiety from the grassroots of the church” over whether “social justice preaching” should advocate a particular view on reform or that “emphasis should be on ‘outreach ministry’ (charity) but not social justice.” The partisan politicking by the TEC leadership since the 2016 election does not bode well for 2017 and 2018. When the membership at large starts paying attention to the leftist “social justice” mischief afoot in the array of Resolutions now proposed, I doubt that the loss of parishioners will reverse itself. June 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm Typical modern TEC drivel. By taking stands on social justice, slavery guilt and such the church is little more than an advocacy group. It will be (already is) viewed as such. We no longer value intelligence in our clergy. If he or she can say “Come to Jesus “ that is the ticket! It is no wonder that so many parishioners have abandoned this new foolishness. We are no different from the newest church established yesterday by a charismatic egoist who will change the world.Perhaps if we got rid of the Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags July 8, 2018 at 1:03 am Right on! Keep away from political positions which will alienate 50% of the people either way.. A sure way to decrease numbers even more. Put the focus on Outreach. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Arthur Lee says: July 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm Social Justice is a Biblical imperative. It is far broader than any one particular issue, since at heart every social justice issue is related to every other one. My hope is that, at the same time as we work to correct any particular issue of social injustice, we will also stress its connection to other social injustices and to their common root causes. Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service June 28, 2018 at 8:31 am I’m sorry, but social justice should be an important part of our ministry as Christians. This is not mere political advocacy. Injustices such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of hatred are contrary to the gospel and we should be speaking out against them. 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Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442846/housing-in-chailly-localarchitecture Clipboard Housing 2012 Area:  563 m² Area:  563 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Mathieu GafsouPhotographs:  Mathieu Gafsou+ 11 Share Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE Area Area of this architecture project Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveHousing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURESave this picture!© Mathieu GafsouHousing•Lausanne, Switzerland “COPY” 2012 Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442846/housing-in-chailly-localarchitecture Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE CopySave this picture!© Mathieu GafsouText description provided by the architects. The building on the avenue du Temple is located alongside of the wooded lanyard which follows the Vuachère River. This peculiar situation, in between urban and natural environments, characterizes the scenery of this four-apartment building. Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouThe volume responds to the inflection-point of the street by a movement of the façade, while that on the south side the building is carved and fragmented in reaction of the shape of the wooded lanyard, creating large and well oriented terraces which open up to the ambient light and in the tree foliage. This clipped volume bears witness of the different scales present in the neighborhood and inserts the building in its natural context. Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouThe façade is designed by thick angular reinforced concrete slabs. In between the slabs, the vertical rhythm of the wood finishings echoes the verticality of the trees of the wooded lanyard. This duality between vertical/horizontal and mineral/vegetal infiltrates the interior spaces and defines a yet contrasted but harmonious atmosphere. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBaohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng YueSelected ProjectsThe Gherkin: How London’s Famous Tower Leveraged Risk and Became an IconArticlesProject locationAddress:Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeLOCALARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLausanneHousesSwitzerlandPublished on November 06, 2013Cite: “Housing in Chailly / LOCALARCHITECTURE” 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Pasadena Nail Salons Permitted to Reopen at 25% Capacity

first_img Make a comment 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Nail salons joined city playgrounds Friday as the latest sectors of Pasadena permitted to reopen at limited capacity after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.The modified Pasadena Health Department Public Health Order allows nail salons to operate indoors at 25% capacity, “but are strongly encouraged to to continue providing outdoor services when possible,” according to the city’s newly revised Public Health Reopening Protocol.Non-medical massages remained confined to outdoor services, along with esthetician and skin care services, the policy states.“Massage services performed in conjunction with a referral from a licensed physician or chiropractor (not acupuncturist) are able to open for indoor operation for referred services only and must follow this protocol,” according to the protocol.Non-medical electrology and body art businesses, such as tattoo and piercing parlors, were not allowed to resume business as of Friday.City officials announced Thursday that local playgrounds would be opened, with social distancing guidelines in place, on Friday.City officials also issued recommendations for businesses Friday regarding Halloween amid the pandemic.“While organized Halloween events are prohibited, businesses can distribute goodie bags with wrapped treats to customers who are already patronizing their stores,” city officials said in a written statement. “Other alternative Halloween activities such as scavenger hunts, online costume and pumpkin carving contests, car parades and drive-in movie theaters are consistent with the ‘spirit’ of Halloween celebration guidelines.”Pasadena health officials reported six new COVID-19 infections and no new fatalities on Friday.The city’s overall infections stood at 2,605, while the death toll was 124.Huntington Hospital reported treating 23 COVID-19 patients on Friday.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 1,324 new COVID-19 infections and 21 additional deaths on Friday.The county had recorded a total of 272,653 infections and 6,626 deaths.Seven-hundred and thirty patients were hospitalized with the virus county-wide, with 27% of them being treated in intensive care units, the agency said in a written statement.“There continues to be widespread COVID-19 transmission in L.A. County,” the county statement said. It is important that everyone follow the safety measures that minimize COVID-19 transmission and save lives, including avoiding gatherings with people not from your household.”State public health officials reported 3,590 new coronavirus infections and 987 additional fatalities on Friday, bringing the state’s totals to 817,277 cases of COVID-19 and 15,986 deaths since the start of the pandemic.The statewide average positivity rates over the previous week, as well as over the previous two weeks, were both at 2.8%, the California Department of Public Health said in a written statement.As of Friday, L.A. County accounted for 33% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s fatalities. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Business News Community News Pasadena Nail Salons Permitted to Reopen at 25% Capacity Public Health Officials Urge “Alternative” Halloween Celebrations in Lieu of Trick-or-Treating By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, October 2, 2020 | 3:54 pmcenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Man charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend, burglary

first_img Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Fernando Flores The Odessa Police Department charged a man Saturday after he reportedly kicked in the locked door to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and began assaulting her while he was holding their 8-month-old daughter.Police responded to the incident around 12:49 a.m. Saturday at Woodcrest Apartments, 2550 West Eighth St.,in reference to a burglary in progress, an OPD press release said.Upon arrival, officers could hear screaming from the apartment and a 21-year-old woman opened the door and frantically told police “he’s assaulting me and he’s going to take my daughter,” the probable cause affidavit stated.Police went inside the apartment and found 24-year-old Fernando Flores holding the baby, which he then put down after being told to by officers.Flores reportedly was not allowed in the apartment and had kicked open the locked door to gain entry, the release stated. He then grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the hair and threw her into the kitchen.As the victim was calling 911, Flores kicked the phone out of her hand and began assaulting her while holding their baby, the report said.Officers noticed bodily injury on the victim’s wrist, which was consistent with her story of being thrown into the kitchen, the release stated.Flores was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, a first-degree felony, assault causing bodily injury and interfering with an emergency call, class A misdemeanors.Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Saturday and has three bonds totaling $54,000. Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsCrime Man charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend, burglary WhatsApp By admin – January 23, 2018 Twitter Previous articleAffidavit details 19-year-old’s report of sexual assaultNext articleMan charged with assaulting girlfriend adminlast_img read more

Man attacked with batons in Strabane

first_img Pinterest Man attacked with batons in Strabane Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – October 23, 2013 Pinterest Previous articleChief Fire Officer says Halloween bonfires put a serious strain on his serviceNext articleWindfarm debate expected as government launches consultation on renewable energy News Highland Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A 48-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was assaulted by two masked men last night in Strabane.Police are appealing for information, saying they received a report after 11pm that two masked men entered a house in Springhill Park with two batons.In recent week’s windows at the man’s home have been broken, and paint has been thrown at his car.Jacqueline Gallagher is a Community Worker in the Springhill Area – She says if there are issues, this is not the way to deal with them……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/jacqi530.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

27 year old charged following stabbing in Derry

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 24, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous articleInvestigation ongoing following serious assault on man in LetterkennyNext articleMerry Christmas from all at Highland Radio!!! News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Pinterest 27 year old charged following stabbing in Derry A 27 year old man has been charged with wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 26th December charged in connection with a serious assault in the Drumleck Drive area of the city on Sunday afternoon during which a 25 year old man sustained stab wound injuries.center_img Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitterlast_img read more