‘Building Bridges’ in Baltimore

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton stresses social sins of poverty and racism that lead to violence in our cities. He urged those at the community forum to “encounter Christ” in their neighbors. Photo: Diocese of Maryland[Diocese of Maryland] The chasm separating police and the communities they serve can be bridged, but it will take a determined effort led by people of faith.That sentiment highlighted a forum organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. “Building Bridges,” as it was called, brought together a wide range of police, religious and community leaders. The conversation was part of the diocese’s on-going response to the violent uprising that convulsed Baltimore last year after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.“I’ve never seen it as bad as it is today,” said Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, of the Baltimore City Police Department. “I see a collective collapse of the relationship between the police and the community.”Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Melvin Russell told a forum that “community churches have become commuter churches.” He urged church members to get more involved with local police. Photo: Diocese of MarylandRussell, chief of the department’s Community Collaboration Division, brought a decades-long perspective to his statement. He started his career in 1979 and can remember when police officers were seen as an integral part of the communities they patrolled. They were often friends and neighbors, not enemies and outsiders, he said.The resulting paradigm shift and rupture of the positive relationship between the police and the community is often echoed in the way churches interact with their neighborhoods.“We’re not community churches anymore. We’re commuter churches,” said Russell, adding that one of his goals is “to bring the churches out of their four walls and back into the community.”The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, challenged the overflow crowd attending the forum to engage with their neighbors, encounter the people in their communities, to pray and to organize.“If we are not encountering Christ in our communities, then we are falling down on our responsibilities,” he said. “We can’t say we love our neighbors when we don’t even know our neighbors.”Sutton also bemoaned what he called “the unholy trinity of racism, poverty and violence.” These factors are endemic throughout American society and constitute a social sin for which there must be a reckoning, he said.“While we may not be participating, we allow a social sin to be done on our behalf,” said Sutton, adding that the country’s relationship with firearms amounts to a form of “idolatry.” “We have worshipped too long at the altar of the gun as the answer to our problems.”Merrick Moises questions Bishop Sutton and Lt. Col. Russell about his congregation’s relationship with police in northwest Baltimore at a community forum. Photo: Diocese of MarylandThe suffering and destruction caused by firearms is enormous. Sutton said more than 30,000 people are killed each year in America by guns and rifles, with another 80,000 injured.Though the challenges seem daunting, Sutton and Russell mentioned several programs throughout the city aimed at improving relationships, providing opportunities and helping people cope with some of the stresses brought on by the “unholy trinity.” The diocese is launching a summer scholars program to teach life skills for 30 ninth graders at Morgan State University. The police department is expanding its chaplain program to help officers talk about their struggles in a confidential setting. More than 100 ex-offenders got jobs last year through a new prison-to-work program.Merrick Moise, a parishioner at the Church of the Holy Nativity in northwest Baltimore, said he would like to have a local police officer attend his church once a month and see the neighborhood in a different setting. This would help improve the relationship between the police and the people they serve.He also hoped those attending the forum would be inspired to turn the evening’s conversation into action. This desire was one aim of the event, said the Rev. Canon Angela F. Shepherd, commission chairman. She wanted people to be “motivated to go back to their churches to build a bridge with the police in their communities.When they do, they will be challenged to live out the prayer with which Bishop Sutton ended the meeting: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?”And the people responded: “I will, with God’s help.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Rector Belleville, IL ‘Building Bridges’ in Baltimore Diocese of Maryland seeks to bring together police and communities Submit a Job Listing 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 By M. 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Kloof 151 / SAOTA

first_img South Africa Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe ground floor is bisected by a double volume to enrich the spatial experience and create a dialogue with the double volume stairwell towards the rear. A more intimate second lounge and external terrace has been created which looks out onto the dense natural fynbos of the Table Mountain Nature Reserve. The finishes are characteristically clean and simple and include natural and robust finishes, such as wide plank Walnut floors, off-shutter concrete soffits as well as unpolished large porcelain floor tiles. This also allows features such as the imported kitchen and the stone clad fireplace to contrast with the less refined elements. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe first floor of the house accommodates 4 en-suite bedrooms, a gym and a studio space. To reduce the effect of glare experienced at the house, the finishes palette is rich and in deep colours. The bedrooms are generally lighter and contemporary with accents of classic pieces of furniture and a fresh fabric selection that create tranquil spaces. Frameless glass balustrades are used to the stairwell to increase the sense of openness and transparency in the stairwell. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRebollar Complex / SANTOSCREATIVOS + E85Selected ProjectsFarmers Fishers Bakers / rizFormSelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on July 23, 2013Cite: “Kloof 151 / SAOTA” 23 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopySave this picture!Courtesy of SAOTARecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The client’s brief was for a family home with a guest and a ‘work-from-home’ wing spread over two levels. The home was not only to enjoy the dramatic views of the Clifton beaches, but also to engage with the natural fynbos on the slopes of Lion’s Head to the North. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe house is a 3 storey building with building parking. The large entrance to the basement allows for direct sunlight and a pleasantly warm entrance to the house. At the ground floor, the main living room enjoys a fantastic position overlooking Clifton. The majority of the living levels – including the open plan kitchen – open onto the large well covered terraces to the West or North facing the mountain slope and Lion’s Head. The extreme heat and glare of the setting sun is addressed by the cantilevering balconies, extended irregular and striking hardwood screens and motorised vertical fabric blinds. These devices along with the performance glazing result in an all year round cool interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe terraces are surrounded to the most part with either planting beds that have been planted with indigenous flora to echo the adjacent nature reserve and to minimize the use for additional irrigation. On the North Western corner of the site, a rim flow pool is situated that creates a seamless connection to the ocean. “COPY” Kloof 151 / SAOTA 2010 2010center_img Photographs:  Courtesy of SAOTA+ 14 Share Architects: SAOTA Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404011/kloof-151-saota Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404011/kloof-151-saota Clipboard Year:  Year:  Photographs Kloof 151 / SAOTASave this projectSaveKloof 151 / SAOTASave this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAHouses•Cape Town, South Africalast_img read more

SVP aims for ‚€5 million this Christmas

first_img  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 1 December 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland SVP aims for ‚€5 million this Christmas Irish charity St Vincent de Paul is aiming to raise ‚€5 million before Christmas to fund its work with the poor. SVP Week runs from next Sunday culminating in a nationwide mass collection on December 10th. SVP reported an increase in donations from ‚€23.5 million in 2004 to ‚€30.8 million in 2005. Much of this increase was down to a particularly sharp increase in legacies, from ‚€5.7 million to ‚€11.47 million. The society is one of the biggest recipients of charitable legacies in Ireland and earlier this year made the news when a legacy worth ‚€10 million was left to a Galway SVP branch.In total, SVP spent ‚€41 million in 2005, with the balance of money coming from the government. Advertisementlast_img read more

France 2 TV crew attacked with iron bars

first_img RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en News Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News May 10, 2021 Find out more November 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 France 2 TV crew attacked with iron bars News FranceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders has condemned a brutal attack on a France 2 TV crew in Clichy-sous-Bois in the eastern suburbs of Paris while interviewing family members of a teenager who had suffered an eye injury at the hands of police three days earlier on 28 October. “We are extremely shocked by this pre-meditated attack against journalists who came to get interviews with people living in the town. It is essential that the assailants should be actively tracked down and punished to counter a feeling of impunity which would endanger all journalists who are covering unrest in the suburbs,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. News June 4, 2021 Find out more The film crew were set upon from behind on 31 October and attacked with iron bars and chunks of wood. The journalist/cameraman needed several stitches in a head wound after being assaulted and his camera snatched. The editor and sound engineer escaped injury but their car was damaged and personal effects stolen.Deploring the violence, France 2 editor Roger Motte told Reporters Without Borders that it was unfortunately becoming more and more common. The cameraman in this crew had already been assaulted nearly a month ago. “We are discussing between ourselves what steps we can take to afford better protection to our reporting teams,” he added.Agence France-Presse reported that one of its photographers was physically attacked in the same town on 27 October while he was taking shots of burning cars. His assailants ran off after snatching his camera.last_img read more

Pasadena Area Congresswoman Chu, Other Members of Congress Applaud DHS Review of Private Detention Centers

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Today, Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27), Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13), Jared Polis (CO-02), Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), and Xavier Becerra (CA-34) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson that the Department will review its use of private contractors to operate immigration detention centers. This announcement follows the Department of Justice’s August 18th announcement that it will end its use of for-profit prisons.We applaud the news that DHS will look into its use of privately-run immigrant detention facilities. The recent decision by DOJ was a recognition that privately-run prisons are not in the interest of taxpayers and fail to reliably provide humane and secure conditions for the incarcerated. We have those same concerns for privately-run immigrant detention facilities, particularly considering ICE currently houses almost 73 percent of detained immigrants in such facilities.1“While we are pleased that DHS is taking steps to reconsider the role of private detention contractors, we continue to have grave concerns with the use of family detention and the detention of asylum seekers. Further, in those cases where detention is required, we encourage DHS to take steps to implement and enforce applicable detention standards and reassert its commitment to a system that ensures appropriate protections for individuals in its custody.”1 Steven Nelson, “Private Prison Companies, Punched in the Gut, Will Keep Most Federal Business.” U.S. News & World Report, August 18, 2016. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Business News Government Pasadena Area Congresswoman Chu, Other Members of Congress Applaud DHS Review of Private Detention Centers Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 1:33 pmlast_img read more

Victims of crime need to be recognised in justice system

first_imgNewsVictims of crime need to be recognised in justice systemBy Staff Reporter – February 23, 2016 566 Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up VICTIMS of crime need to be fully supported and a shift in the perceived “balance in favour of criminals and repeat offenders” according to Fianna Fail spokes person fro justice, Niall Collins.Deputy Collins say that while ordinary people fall prey to criminality, they are left unrecognised in the system”.“If Fianna Fáil is in government, criminals convicted of an offence will be expected to pay a new victim’s surcharge. This is a charge to be paid by an offender after they have pleaded guilty or been convicted. The amount depends on the circumstances of the offender and the sentence passed. It will be separate from any fine or other court charge. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFianna Fáil Justice spokesperson Niall CollinslimerickNiall Collins TD Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Email Niall Collins TD“The fees from this surcharge levied on convicted criminals will be ring-fenced for a new Victims’ Support Fund to help finance victim’s support groups. When a court passes a sentence it must also order that the relevant surcharge is paid.“We also proposed to set up a Sentencing Commission to reform the area of criminal sentencing, improve consistency and work to enhance public confidence. This will be based on legislation I published in 2013.“This new Commission would be tasked with preparing sentencing guidelines for criminal offences, taking into account the following:(a) the sentences imposed by Courts in Ireland for offences;(b) the need to promote consistency in sentencing;(c) the impact of sentencing decisions on victims of criminal offences;(d) the need to promote public confidence in the criminal justice system;(e) the cost of different sentences and their relevant effectiveness in preventing re-offending;“By establishing clear and accountable guidelines for criminal convictions, judges would be supported in their decision-making while their independence is maintained, something which is paramount in our democratic process and the administration of justice.“Fianna Fáil has brought forward a wide range of measure to tackle crime and improve the criminal justice system in this election. We are firmly committed to making communities safer and ensuring that justice is done and seen to be done for victims of crime.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleCounty Limerick people urged to use their vote to scrap water chargesNext articleFree concert at Limerick City Gallery of Art Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Letterkenny second to overall winner at Tidy Towns Awards

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleHarkin to bring hill farmers to Europe if row over new commonage rules is not resolvedNext article“Hands of History” talks to examine impact of WW1 on Donegal admin Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Letterkenny has narrowly missed out on collecting the best Large Urban Award in this year’s Tidy Town’s competition.It was runner up to Kilkenny City which went on to be declared as Ireland’s Tidiest Town.Glenties received a Gold medal in its category and was also Highly Commended.There were silver medals for Raphoe and Buncrana and bronze for Carrigart and Malin – Malin was also commended.Ann McGowan of the Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee says they are pleased the town retained the county award:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ann1pmTIDY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Facebook Google+ News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Letterkenny second to overall winner at Tidy Towns Awards Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By admin – September 8, 2014 last_img read more

AstraZeneca approved for use in Europe

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleFormal application to demolish The Golden Grill submitted to DCCNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Friday January 29th News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford The AstraZeneca Covid vaccine has been approved for use in Europe.The European Medicines Agency gave it the green light this afternoon for use in people aged over 18.It means it can be administered to all adults, despite German experts advising not to give the jab to those aged 65 or over. Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 29, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 AstraZeneca approved for use in Europe Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Authorities searching for 2-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her father

first_imgMilwaukee Police(MILWAUKEE) — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her father — a man Milwaukee police say also shot and killed the girl’s mother.Noelani Robinson, 2, was last seen on Monday. She’s believed to be with her father, Dariaz Higgins, 34, who is considered armed and dangerous, the Milwaukee Police Department said.“We are asking Mr. Higgins to take her and drop her off some place safe — a family member’s house, a fire station, a hospital,” Thomas Casper, acting captain for the Milwaukee Police Department’s homicide division, said at a news conference Tuesday.The search began after Milwaukee police responded Monday afternoon to a shooting they say was carried out by Higgins.Noelani’s mother, 24-year-old Sierra Robinson, was found lying on a driveway outside an apartment building, police said. She had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.The other woman, a 28-year-old, was also shot multiple times and was hospitalized in unknown condition, Casper said.Higgins and Noelani may be in a black SUV, police said.Authorities urged the public to be on the lookout.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hanna weakens to Tropical Storm as Hurricane Douglas makes its approach on Hawaii

first_imgABC News By: BRITTANY BORER, ABC News (DALLAS) — Hanna has weakened to a tropical storm as it continues to move inland this morning though it is still bringing tropical storm force winds, rain and storm surge to southern Texas.The center of Hanna should be passing into Mexico right around this morning, however, Texans will still be contending with the wind and rain into this afternoon.Rain will continue to move onshore as the center of Hanna moves slowly to the west-southwest.Impacts are still ongoing with a Tropical Storm Warning in effect as well as Flash Flood watches stretching from just south of Houston to Brownsville.Even while the center is in Mexico, rain showers will be ongoing. Shower activity becomes more sporadic in the afternoon and evening hours and the winds will begin to calm down as well.Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Warnings are up for the Hawaiian Islands as Hurricane Douglas makes its approach.Hurricane Douglas is a Category 1 storm with sustained winds at 90 mph. It is currently 240 miles east of Kahului, Hawaii, and is moving west-northwest at 16 mph.Douglas will be impacting the Hawaiian Islands today and tomorrow with wind, rain and rough surf. There is also a threat for flash flooding and landslides due to heavy rain forecasted.Douglas is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm overnight tonight into early Monday morning as it passes close to Kauai.Douglas will also likely be making a close pass, not a direct hit, so no official “landfall” is expected though impacts will still be felt in the Hawaiian Islands.Another broad area of low pressure is beginning to get its act together off the coast of Africa this morning as it moves westward. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 90% chance of development in the next 5 days.Meanwhile, another Heat Wave is forecast for the Northeast this week.Temperatures will be in the 90s through the middle of the week which should mean another official “Heat Wave” — three consecutive days at or above 90 degrees — is in the forecast for New York City and Philadelphia.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more