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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Por Lynette WilsonPosted May 23, 2016 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Latin America Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Obispos latinoamericanos establecen grupo de desarrollo de alcance provincial Submit an Event Listing Tags Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events [Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] Los obispos de la IX Provincia aprobaron la semana pasada la formación de un grupo de desarrollo concebido para hacer avanzar a cada uno de las siete diócesis de la provincia hacia el autosostén.Desde 2013, la Iglesia Episcopal ha estado trabajando con todas las diócesis de la IX Provincia —la República Dominicana, Educador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras y Puerto Rico— a fin de desarrollar un plan económico para el autosostén y la mayor seguridad de sus ministerios.“Es un sueño realizado”, dijo el obispo de la República Dominicana Julio César Holguín, a cuya diócesis la Iglesia Episcopal le otorgó recientemente una subvención única y específica por un total de $950.000. “Es una plataforma para ayudar a cada una de las diócesis de la IX Provincia a alcanzar la autosuficiencia y a financiar su propia obra misionera. Estamos muy optimistas a este respecto de que podamos realizar esta obra”.Los obispos de la IX Provincia crearon el grupo de desarrollo el 17 de mayo durante una reunión del sínodo.Las diócesis de la IX Provincia han estando orientándose hacia el autosostén desde una conferencia en Tela Honduras, auspiciada por el Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia en 2011, que reunió a todas las diócesis de la IX Provincia para explorar una senda segura. Las diócesis mismas adoptaron el autosostén como un énfasis para 2012; tres de las siete diócesis —República Dominicana, Colombia y Honduras ya cuentan con grupos de desarrollo.Según los estatutos del Grupo de Desarrollo de la IX Provincia, su propósito es ayudar en el desarrollo y autosostén de la diócesis mediante la promoción de un desarrollo sostenible, la solicitud de recursos y el fortalecimiento de las relaciones de compañerismo.El grupo de desarrollo llevará a cabo su objetivo a través de consultas diocesanas, haciendo presentaciones acerca del trabajo que se está llevando a cabo en cada diócesis, preparando materiales promocionales, redactando propuestas de subvenciones y coordinando equipos de misión y otras actividades de recaudación de fondos.El grupo de desarrollo servirá como una organización coordinadora para ayudar a todas las diócesis de la IX Provincia a alcanzar la sostenibilidad compartiendo las mejores iniciativas y recursos que les permitan aprender unas de otras, dijo el obispo de Honduras Lloyd Allen.La Diócesis de Honduras ha fijado la meta de alcanzar la sostenibilidad económica para 2019, añadió él.“2019 es nuestro momento de decir está bien lo que han hecho por nosotros, pero de aquí en adelante estamos listos a andar por nosotros mismos”, dijo Allen. Mi convención [diocesana] empieza en una semana a partir del sábado y voy a darle a conocer a la gente que tenemos dos años para avanzar y que nada nos detiene ahora. Estamos reestructurando la Red Hondureña de Desarrollo y la diócesis, y preparando la plataforma para aunar esfuerzos en esto”.En febrero de 2014, por recomendación del equipo de trabajo de la Segunda Marca de la Misión, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal aprobó un plan de 18 años para [alcanzar] “la autosuficiencia” y avanzar hacia una misión y ministerio sostenibles en la IX Provincia.El presupuesto 2013-2015 de la Iglesia Episcopal asignó $2,9 millones en subvenciones globales a lo largo del trienio —y también incluyó $1 millón adicional— para la IX Provincia con el objetivo de “fortalecer la provincia para una misión sostenible”. Esto financió la subvención específica.En julio de 2015, la Convención General adoptó la Resolución A015 [para] “Continuar el apoyo a la sostenibilidad de la IX Provincia que prosigue “la dedicación de la actual labor de la Marca de la Misión II [de] enseñar, bautizar y formar a nuevos creyentes, especialmente si pertenece al plan acordado para la sostenibilidad de la IX Provincia”.La Diócesis de la República Dominicana es la que está más cerca de lograr el autosostén, en gran parte debido a la formación en 1998 del Grupo Dominicano de Desarrollo que se creó con el objetivo fundamental de buscar “los recursos humanos, materiales y económicos que se necesitan para mantener la tasa de crecimiento de la diócesis y de proporcionarle a la diócesis la capacidad de mantener programas de ‘calidad’”.En 15 años, el GDD ha recaudado más de $10 millones para financiar la construcción de infraestructuras, entra ellas iglesias, escuelas, guarderías infantiles y clínicas de atención médica en la República Dominicana. Dependiendo en gran medida de los ingresos generados por grupos de misión a corto plazo, se ha mantenido como un modelo de empresarismo a través de la IX Provincia.El Grupo de Desarrollo de la IX Provincia se propone trabajar con cada una de las siete diócesis en su propio contexto, explicó Bob Stevens, ex director ejecutivo del GDD y director voluntario del recién creado grupo de desarrollo de alcance provincial.“La sugerencia [de formar el grupo provincial] provino de los obispos mismos”, dijo Stevens. “Nosotros estamos a su servicio”.El presupuesto 2016-2018 mantiene una subvención global de $2,9 millones para la IX Provincia.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From The History ChannelOn this day in 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”The national flag, which became known as the “stars and stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the flag, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend.With the entrance of new states into the United States after independence, new stripes and stars were added to represent new additions to the Union. In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. As instructed by Congress, the U.S. flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In the years after the first Flag Day, several states continued to observe the anniversary, and in 1949 Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance.To read more on this story or review videos, go here. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSContinental CongressHistory Channel Previous articleJim Turner suspended over remarks on Pulse ShootingNext articleHelping Kids Cope with Tragedy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
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RNID, the charity for deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, has appointed Kathryn Marshall as Events & Community Fundraising Manager.Kathryn joins RNID following her relocation from New Zealand, where she worked in fundraising management at the University of Otago, Arthritis New Zealand and Victim Support. Before moving to New Zealand in 2002, Kathryn gained experience of the UK charity sector through her Fundraising & Marketing Manager role at the London Sports Forum for Disabled People and her Fundraising Events Manager position at Diabetes UK. Advertisement New events and community fundraising manager at RNID Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kathryn is based at RNID’s London headquarters. Howard Lake | 10 February 2006 | News 23 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.
On New Year’s Eve, Cleveland City Councilwoman Dona Brady looked out her upstairs window at demonstrators outside her home. A noisy group was holding a vigil and chanting, “Who’re we out here for? The homeless.”Cleveland, Ohio (WW photo: Martha Grevatt)Councilwoman Brady has attempted to prevent the progressive Denison United Church of Christ, located in her Ward 11 on the West Side, from providing shelter to homeless Clevelanders.Since 2011 the Metanoia Project has provided overnight respite and other services to homeless people in Cleveland. Besides shelter, its services include meals and counseling to those whose personal traumas are barriers to staying in traditional shelters. After Metanoia’s original home in St. Malachi’s Church lost bed space this year, Denison UCC opened its doors to the homeless.With many low-income parishioners, Denison UCC has been struggling to make its building compliant with city building and fire codes. Rather than assist the church and Metanoia in meeting the legal requirements to become a safer place for homeless people, Councilwoman Brady has taken a mean-spirited attitude that caters to gentrifiers moving into this mixed-income community. Citing code violations, she first attempted to prevent the church from providing shelter and, most recently, has moved to take away its designation as a church.As Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Chris Knestrick wrote in a Jan. 1 op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Brady “has turned down every invitation to discuss the issue, is resorting to ‘Not in my backyard’ tactics in the Denison neighborhood, which only perpetuate the history of segregation and racist housing policy in Cleveland.” This “history of segregation” refers to the division between the East and West Sides, divided by the Cuyahoga River, with African Americans concentrated on the East Side.Because of the special trauma-sensitive services Metanoia provides, combined with general overcrowding in existing shelters, Brady is putting homeless people at risk of freezing to death in Cleveland’s brutal winter. Homeless advocates are not exaggerating the danger: 65-year-old Juan Procter was found frozen to death last January inside an abandoned house, after two days when temperatures fell before zero.On Jan. 5 supporters of the homeless will demonstrate outside City Hall and then pack the weekly City Council meeting. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ChinaAsia – Pacific News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ———————15.06.2006Yahoo! clear worst offender in censorship tests on search engines中文版本Reporters Without Borders said it found Yahoo! to be the clear worst offender in censorship tests the organisation carried out on Chinese versions of Internet search engines Yahoo!, Google, MSN as well as their local competitor Baidu.The testing threw up significant variations in the level of filtering. While yahoo.cn censors results as strictly as baidu.cn, search engines google.cn and the beta version of msn.cn let through more information from sources that are not authorized by the authorities.While Microsoft has just said it does not operate censorship, Reporters Without Borders found that the Chinese version of its search engine displays similar results to those of google.cn, which admits to filtering its content. Searches using a “subversive” key word display on average 83% of pro-Beijing websites on google.cn, against 78% on msn.cn. By contrast, the same type of request on an uncensored search engine, like google.com, produces only 28% of pro-Beijing sources of information. However, Microsoft like Google appears not to filter content by blocking certain keywords but by refusing to include sites considered illegal by the authorities.The press freedom organisation is particularly shocked by the scale of censorship on yahoo.cn. first because the search results on “subversive” key words are 97% pro-Beijing. It is therefore censoring more than its Chinese competitor Baidu. Above all, the organisation was able to show that requests using certain terms, such as 6-4 (4 June, date of the Tiananmen Square massacre), or “Tibet independence”, temporarily blocked the search tool. If you type in one of these terms on the search tool, first you receive an error message. If you then go back to make a new request, even with a neutral key word, yahoo.cn refuses to respond. It takes one hour before the service can be used again. This method is not used by any other foreign search tools; only Baidu uses the same technique.Reporters Without Borders calls for search engines operating in repressive countries to refuse to censor certain content said to be “protected”, such as information on human rights and democracy. “We are convinced that these companies can still access the Chinese market without betraying their ethical principles. They must however adopt a firm and clear position in relation to the Chinese authorities”, it stressed.MethodologyReporters Without Borders tested Chinese search engines by using the following “subversive” key words: “6-4” (4 June, date of the Tiananmen Square massacre), “Falungong”, “Tibet Independence”, “Democracy”, “Human rights” and “press freedom”. The first ten results displayed by each search engine were analysed and then divided into “authorized” and “unauthorized” sources of information.Research test on “press freedom” (in Chinese), the first ten results:-Google.com: 7 “unauthorized”, 3 “authorized” sites (72 million results)-Google.cn: 5 “unauthorized”, 3 “authorized” (52 million results)-Msn.cn (Beta): 3 “unauthorized”, 7 “authorized” (800,000 results)-Yahoo.cn: 1 “unauthorized”, 9 “authorized” (240,000 results)-Baidu.cn: 3 “unauthorized”, 7 “authorized” (450,000 results) Full results of the tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders : China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Reporters Without Borders announced today that it has tested the search engines of China’s two leading Internet portals, Sina and Sohu, after they were shut down from 19 to 21 June for what they described as a “technical upgrade” but which in fact was designed to improve the filtering of their search results.The press freedom organisation said its tests showed that searches for “6-4” (4 June, the date of the Tiananmen Square in 1989), “Falun gong”, “Tibet independence”, “democracy” and “human rights” were all blocked by both search engines. Three of them even resulted in the user being banned (prevented from making any other search) for one hour. Searches for “press freedom” did yield results, but 80 per cent of them came from “authorised” sources on Sina (70 per cent on Sohu).Partial tests carried out in South Korea and Taiwan seem however to indicate that the results from these searches vary according to the place where the connection is made. 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News Updates’No Court Bound By Govt Decision To Withdraw Prosecution’ : Karnataka High Court On Move To Drop Cases Against Ministers, MLAs Mustafa Plumber3 Dec 2020 7:01 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued notice on a petition which challenged the Government decision to drop criminal prosecution in 61 cases against elected representatives and ministers.A division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Vishwajith Shetty observed : “No Court is bound by such a decision taken to withdraw from the prosecution. Even if an application is…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday issued notice on a petition which challenged the Government decision to drop criminal prosecution in 61 cases against elected representatives and ministers.A division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Vishwajith Shetty observed : “No Court is bound by such a decision taken to withdraw from the prosecution. Even if an application is made under Section 321 of Cr.P.C, the Courts are duty bound to assess whether a prima facie case is made out or not and that the Court has power to reject the prayer”.The Court was considering a petition filed by People Union of Civil Liberties, Karnataka, challenging the August 31 order wherein the Government has granted permission for the withdrawal of prosecution of the 61 cases, under the section 321 of Code of Criminal Procedure. The cases being withdrawn include against the state’s Law Minister JC Madhuswamy, Tourism Minister CT Ravi and Agriculture Minister B C Patil. A case from 2017 against Hospete MLA Anand Singh is also sought to be withdrawn. Advocate Clifton D’ Rozario, appearing for the petitioners, argued that the decision was against the rule of law. The court refused to stay the decision. However, it referred to the Supreme Court order in the case of S.K.SHUKLA AND OTHERS vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH AND OTHERS, which held that even if government instructs to the Public Prosecutor to withdraw from the prosecution of a case, the latter after applying his mind to the facts of the case may either agree with the instructions and file a petition before the Court stating grounds of withdrawal or disagree therewith having found a good case for prosecution and refuse to file the withdrawal petition. The decision also observed that in the event the Public Prosecutor disagrees, he will have to return the brief. It further observed that the Public Prosecutor cannot act like a post box or act on the dictates of the State Government and he has to act objectively as he is also an officer of the Court. Following which, the court directed the State Government to forward copies of its order to the Public Prosecutors to whom instructions have been given to withdraw from prosecution in 61 cases.The Court said that the Public Prosecutors should invite the attention of concerned court to the observations of the High Court when making application under Section 321 CrPC. It said “The Public Prosecutors are bound to invite attention of the concerned Court to this order when an application is made under Section 321 of Cr.P.C.” The matter has been posted for further hearing on December 21.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article HRshould move away from the centre of business and spend more time at thefrontline to increase it’s effectiveness, one of the UK’s top enterpreneursclaims.TimWaterstone, speaking at Personnel Today’s HR Directors Club at the Tower ofLondon, said there was nothing more important than HR, but the function shouldbe ‘out there with the people doing the job’, not bogged down in bureaucracy.Thefounder of Waterstone’s bookshops said HR should be decentralised to developmanagers and staff, and to ensure employees are given responsibility and areexcited by their jobs.”Youshould make it clear to staff that working life can be an extraordinaryexperience,” he said. “I believe intensely it is a privilege toempower people to take responsibility.”Hewarned that leadership should be characterised by lightness of touch to avoidstaff being over-managed and under-led, and said a secure financial systemwould protect the company and its workers, while still encouraging them toinnovate.Headded that Waterstone’s had only ever needed to place one recruitment advert,as its reputation for having an intense desire to win attracted staff.ThePersonnel Today HR Directors Club is supported by six organisations offeringservices to the HR profession: Arinso, DBM, DDI, PricewaterhouseCoopers,PeopleSoft and Xchanging. Comments are closed. HR should move to the frontline for more impactOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today
Natural Law Energy will invest up to $763.7m in the Keystone XL pipeline project. (Credit: TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.) TC Energy has signed a definitive agreement with Natural Law Energy to enable the latter to make an equity investment of up to CAD1bn ($763.7m) in the $8bn Keystone XL pipeline project.Natural Law Energy is a coalition of five First Nations in Canada, of which four are from Alberta and one of them is from Saskatchewan.The definitive agreement follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between TC Energy and Natural Law Energy in late September 2020 to enable indigenous stake in the pipeline project and also other related midstream and power projects in the future.Natural Law Energy CEO Travis Meguinis said: “We’re a major contributor to economic developments on our traditional lands and will create opportunities for future generations.“As an Indigenous led company, we need to ensure sustainability to Mother Earth and share our understanding as stewards of the land by bringing our traditional protocols and values to these projects.”The 1,947km long Keystone XL pipeline project is designed to supply 830,000 barrels per day (Bbl/day) of crude oil procured from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska in the US.According to TC Energy, the first phase of the deal with the indigenous group is expected to be completed in the third quarter of next year. It will be subject to Natural Law Energy securing financing.The agreement also covers the possibility of the indigenous group pursuing a stake in future liquids projects.Keystone XL Pipeline president Richard Prior said: “This agreement is a reflection of the meaningful way NLE is choosing to participate in a long-term partnership on the Keystone XL pipeline.“This partnership will facilitate important input and guidance from NLE on the project as we make this the most sustainable and safest pipeline ever developed. It will also enable the realization of long-term, meaningful economic benefits derived from an attractive return of and on NLE’s investment.”TC Energy said that as the pipeline project moves ahead through construction, the company will replicate the ownership model for other indigenous communities along the Keystone XL route in Canada as well as the US.Last month, TC Energy has awarded contracts worth over $1.6bn to six union contractors to carry out construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline across 1,287km in three states in the US in 2021. The agreement also covers the possibility of the indigenous coalition pursuing an interest in future liquids projects