UK property backers pulling out

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African Distillers Limited 2001 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

These shares plunged in a single day. I think they could now be buys

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 | More on: AAL AVON Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares These shares plunged in a single day. I think they could now be buys Let me say first that the stock market could fall further in the short term. There’s a lot to be said for drip-feeding investments at the moment as a result. But over the long term, the sharp share price declines we’ve seen makes the shares I’m looking at today seem too cheap to me.On a black runLike an amateur skier on a black run, the share price of Avon Rubber (LSE: AVON) has been going downhill quickly. On Friday alone, the shares lost more than 10% of their value. But they regained 1.2% on Monday, although at one stage they were down over 12%. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The producer of masks for the military has continued to add big contracts. This is why, until last month, the shares had been rocketing.The recent share price fall isn’t on the back of any negative news from the company. It’s a combination of the general market sell-off perhaps compounded by the high valuation of the shares and some investors taking profits while the market is more volatile.Emphasising the regard investors hold it in, in the last five years the share price has risen over 225%. That’s even including the recent steep fall.To me, there’s no clear reason why the shares should be so much cheaper than they were a month ago. This is a high-margin, growing business that keeps winning contracts and so the shares are now starting to look much better value.Digging up profitsShares in mining giant Anglo American (LSE: AAL) had been on a decent run in the latter part of 2019. This year so far has been a different story though. Even the opportunistic bid for struggling Sirius Minerals hasn’t as yet been able to boost the share price.On Friday, the miner was the worst-performing FTSE 100 share. The share price dropped by around 8% on that day and it was down another 10% on Monday. In 2020 so far, the shares have lost over a quarter of their value.And yet the business itself is performing well – hence why I think the share looks cheap. In February full-year results showed revenues 8% higher at $29.8bn with underlying cash profits (underlying EBITDA) rising 9% to just under $10bn.The group itself presumably thought its shares were too cheap as well as it’s just finishing a £1bn share buyback. I wouldn’t be at all surprised it if continued to buy them back at the current depressed price. This could give a short-term boost to the price.Anglo has done well to reduce its debt and become a diversified miner. When it comes to the factors within its control, I think it has done an excellent job. The problem is that with economic fears abounding, investor appetite for mining shares is diminishing.The steep falls in the share prices of both Avon Rubber and Anglo American mean that in these volatile times they’re shares I’m keeping a close eye on. Both are high-quality businesses that are starting to look too cheap to ignore to me. 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Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions

first_img The primates of the Anglican Communion pray during Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral on Jan. 11, the first day of their five-day meeting. Photo: Canterbury Cathedral[Episcopal News Service — Canterbury, England] A majority of Anglican primates Jan. 14 asked that the Episcopal Church, for a period of three years, “no longer represent us on ecumenical and interfaith bodies, should not be appointed or elected to an internal standing committee and that while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they will not take part in decision making on any issues pertaining to doctrine or polity.”Expressing their unanimous desire to walk together, the primates said that their call comes in response to the decision by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention last July to change canonical language that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman (Resolution A036) and authorize two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples (Resolution A054).An announcement posted on the Primates 2016 meeting website said that “the Primates agreed how they would walk together in the grace and love of Christ.”“This agreement acknowledges the significant distance that remains but confirms their unanimous commitment to walk together,” the announcement, which includes the full text of the primates’ call, said. The announcement also said the agreement “demonstrates the commitment of all the Primates to continue the life of the Communion with neither victor nor vanquished.”Before the Jan. 14 vote, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry told the primates gathering Jan. 11-15 in Canterbury, England, that the statement calling for the sanctions would be painful for many in the Episcopal Church to receive.“Many of us have committed ourselves and our church to being ‘a house of prayer for all people,’ as the Bible says, when all are truly welcome,” Curry said in remarks he later made available to Episcopal News Service. “Our commitment to be an inclusive church is not based on a social theory or capitulation to the ways of the culture, but on our belief that the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross are a sign of the very love of God reaching out to us all. While I understand that many disagree with us, our decision regarding marriage is based on the belief that the words of the Apostle Paul to the Galatians are true for the church today: All who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, for all are one in Christ.“For so many who are committed to following Jesus in the way of love and being a church that lives that love, this decision will bring real pain,” he added. “For fellow disciples of Jesus in our church who are gay or lesbian, this will bring more pain. For many who have felt and been rejected by the church because of who they are, for many who have felt and been rejected by families and communities, our church opening itself in love was a sign of hope. And this will add pain on top of pain.”Curry told the primates that he was in no sense comparing his own pain to theirs, but “I stand before you as your brother. I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society. And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.“The pain for many will be real. But God is greater than anything. I love Jesus and I love the church. I am a Christian in the Anglican way. And like you, as we have said in this meeting, I am committed to ‘walking together’ with you as fellow primates in the Anglican family.”The primates’ statement also asks Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to appoint a task group “to maintain conversation among ourselves with the intention of restoration of relationship, the rebuilding of mutual trust, healing the legacy of hurt, recognizing the extent of our commonality, and exploring our deep differences, ensuring they are held between us in the love and grace of Christ.”The announcement about the sanctions said that further comments would be made and questions answered at a 3 p.m. local time news conference Jan. 15.The first two days of the gathering were given solely to setting the agenda for the week and focusing on whether the primates could reach an agreement on how to move forward despite their differences of opinion concerning theological interpretation and human sexuality issues.A widely anticipated exodus of some conservative African archbishops has not come to pass and all but one primate remain at the table during the Jan. 11-15 meeting, committed to ongoing dialogue and discerning various options towards reconciliation. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Anglican Church of Uganda quietly left the meeting on Jan. 12. He had said in a statement prior to the gathering that he would leave unless “discipline and godly order” were restored in the Anglican Communion. In a Jan. 13 letter to his church, Ntagali said he left because the Ugandan provincial assembly had resolved not to participate in any official communion meetings until that order was restored.ENS learned from one archbishop that on Wednesday morning the primates took a vote that would have asked the Episcopal Church to withdraw voluntarily from the Anglican Communion for a period of three years. The vote failed by 15 to 20, although such a withdrawal is not in keeping with the processes of provincial membership as outlined in the constitution of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Communion’s main policy-making body. The ACC is already scheduled to meet April 8-20 in Lusaka, Zambia.Archbishop Foley Beach, the leader of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), has been gathering with the primates for conversation throughout the week but not participating in any of the votes. Beach was invited by Welby in an effort to avert a boycott from conservative African archbishops such as the one that occurred at the last Primates Meeting in 2011. ACNA is composed largely of former Episcopalians who chose to break away from the Episcopal Church. Some African primates have declared their affiliation to ACNA.By Wednesday afternoon, the agenda had moved onto other pressing issues affecting the Anglican Communion, such as relief and development work, and its response to war and conflict.Curry, who was installed as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop and primate last November, is attending his first gathering of primates.Following his election in June 2015, Curry said the Anglican Communion is as much about relationships and partnerships as it is about structure and organization. “We’ve got some work to do; we’ve got some Jesus work to do,” he said. “This world is crying out for us and it needs us, and the Anglican Communion is one way that God uses us together to really make this a better world.”Primates are the senior archbishops and presiding bishops elected or appointed to lead each of the 38 autonomous provinces of the Anglican Communion. They are invited to the Primates Meetings by the Archbishop of Canterbury to consult on theological, social and international issues.The Anglican Communion Primates Meeting is one of the three instruments of communion, the other two being the Lambeth Conference of bishops and the Anglican Consultative Council, the Communion’s main policy-making body. The Archbishop of Canterbury, as primus inter pares, or “first among equals,” is recognized as the focus of unity for the Anglican Communion.Each province relates to other provinces within the Anglican Communion by being in full communion with the See of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury calls the Lambeth Conference, chairs the meeting of primates and is president of the ACC.In some Anglican provinces the primate is called archbishop and/or metropolitan, while in others the term presiding bishop – or as in Scotland, primus – is used.The Archbishop of Canterbury also invites to the primates meetings the moderators who lead the united ecumenical churches of North India, South India and Pakistan.In 1978 Archbishop Donald Coggan, the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury, established the Primates Meeting as an opportunity for “leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation.”The primates have met in Ely, England, in 1979; Washington, D.C., in 1981; Limuru, Kenya, in 1983; Toronto, Canada, in 1986; Cyprus in 1989; Newcastle, Northern Ireland, in 1991; Cape Town, South Africa, in 1993; Windsor, England, in 1995; Jerusalem in 1997; Oporto, Portugal, in 2000; Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 2001; Canterbury, England, in 2002; Gramodo, Brazil, in May 2003; London, England, in October 2003; Newry, Northern Ireland, in February 2005; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in February 2007; Alexandria, Egypt, in February 2009; and Dublin, Ireland, in January 2011.The provinces and primates of the Anglican Communion are listed here.Visit the official Primates 2016 websiteFollow @Primates2016 on Twitter— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Doug Stinson says: January 14, 2016 at 5:47 pm Well said, Fr. Andy Hook. I agree with you. What I have always loved about the Episcopal Church is that we don’t have to agree, but we can still kneel at the same altar.What the African Primates have decided, in my opinion, is wrong, but our acting or reacting in a manner that does not respect the dignity of every human being/all God’s children is just as wrong. I am also very grateful for Bishop Michael Curry, and deep faith. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Nancy Roosevelt says: January 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm Because whoever brings up the issue will be accused of being a racist and a bigot…so it´s OK for an African priest or bishop to have three wives but it´s wrong for two men or two women to live in a loving, committed relationship…There you have it Margaret Sjoholm-Franks says: Michael Denny says: Rector Martinsville, VA January 14, 2016 at 5:50 pm But let the money be TEC money. In other words, don’t give it to the Compass Rose Society, or the Anglican Communion Office, or any other intermediary that would permit recipients to pretend where the money doesn’t come from.Support people on the ground with TEC money? If they’ll take it from us, yes. Support Communion structures that oppress and discriminate? No! January 14, 2016 at 5:23 pm You express the view that many of us around the world have of Americans. Namely, we are the only people that matter and sod the rest of you. Yet you claim to not be xenophobic. Like America we have poor and needy here in England and we here many complaints that we give too much in overseas aid. We have an expression often quoted, “charity begins at home.” The only response to that can be, but it doesn’t end there. You however would have America to turn its back on the world because some in the world don’t like you. Very Christ like???For the record although I admit to having concerns over marriage oh homosexuals, I am bitterly disappointed over the exclusion ( for that is what it amounts to) of The Episcopal church of America. January 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm Way to go +Michael. I would have hoped that mention would have been made, ideally by the ABC and other primates, of LGBTQ people suffering human rights abuses with the support of the church in some provinces. I do wish that they had been sanctioned as well for this affront to the Body of Christ. As a gay person who lives and worships in England part-time, I find this quite hurtful, as +Michael articulated. But I advocate staying engaged. I do note that in the budget for the ACC, only England and the US pay 6 figure contributions. The GAFCON provinces pay nothing. I say let’s be big and stay in. It’s the best hope for the LGBTQ people suffering everywhere, but particularly in countries where it’s criminalized. January 14, 2016 at 4:55 pm Seems to me that withholding funds that are used to pay administrative costs of the Anglican Communion and of the other Provinces is appropriate. But I hope we do not withhold funds that go to outreach or programs, like having African seminarins come to the U.S., which help develop the Anglican Communion as a testament to God’s inclusive love. The Primates, in time, will bend to God’s will., George Lee says: Josh Thomas says: Margo Fletcher says: Dr Susan Matthews says: Anthony Christiansen says: Alice Robinson says: Rector Belleville, IL Mark Hunter says: Doug Stinson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Peter Storandt says: January 14, 2016 at 10:16 pm One would think but clearly they cannot see the horrors in their own communities. The Rev. Canon T. Mark Dunnam says: January 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm Alice, not to mention the practice of ” corrective rape”, the practice of raping women perceived to be lesbian in order to somehow “correct” them into heterosexuality. Joe Noel Armoogan says: January 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm That is some fancy proof texting. Thanks for the lesson. I say we make it six years. John Sabine says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET January 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm This Episcopalian in the USA wants the ECUSA to have nothing to do with, including providing any funding, the primates from Africa or anyone ordained by them unless they take a very vocal stance against female circumcision. They continue to draw lines that exclude and cause pain to many. January 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm I agree as well. It’s time for the Episcopal Church and our allies in the communion to reevaluate our relationships. Meanwhile I hope our church does not back down, that we don’t let this stop us from the Lord’s work. Joy Howard says: January 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm While I understand and share the hurt and anger that leads some to want to withhold funds from the Anglican Communion, I hope we won’t go down that path. Lots of healthy on the ground relationships exist between parishes and dioceses including in places where the Primate wants nothing to do with TEC. Those relationships are worth building and may, in time, help bring change in other parts of the Communion. If others choose not to receive TEC funds for fear of “contamination”, so be it — but let it be their choice, not ours. I would also say we should heed what St. Paul says in Romans 12:‘Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them… Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’ Diane Corlett says: January 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm Thanks to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry for expressing the pain and rejection we feel in the most gracious way possible. January 14, 2016 at 5:15 pm Beautifully written, Fr. Zamboni. I fully concur. Miss seeing you in NJ. Metu Nomnso says: January 14, 2016 at 8:10 pm Yes; I have concerns over financial support to structural organizations where we are not allowed a voice, but I think that support to people who need help should not be dependent on their ecclesiastical authorities agreeing with us. Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Fr. Andy Hook says: John Shrewsbury says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Marti Murphy says: Margaret Sjoholm-Franks says: Gail McNally says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Alan Reed says: January 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm I agree. I don’t like the idea of resorting to their technique, i.e., “punishment,”for not subscribing to our idea of the Gospel. January 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm I agree….ECUSA should stop any funding of the Anglican Communion for the next three years…so their money will not taint the holiness of the church. No more students coming to the USA to get theological training, no more money going for missions in Africa, no more funds to keep the shop going at the Anglican Communion Office or to fund gatherings…no more homosexual funds going to fund anything, the ECUSA money is of the devil and should not be used by the righteous and God-fearing African bishops. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion, David Gadbois says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jim Jordan says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Edna Johnston says: January 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm The Anglican Churches in Africa do not need missionaries from ECUSA. The Angoican Church of Nigeria alone has 18,000,000 members. Yes that is millions. Featured Jobs & Calls January 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm Agreed, George! Submit a Press Release John Nisewaner says: January 15, 2016 at 1:15 am And thank you, too, Bishop Epting. It’s just another day on that long arc, but the Holy Spirit keeps on bending it! JC Fisher says: Jeremy Bates says: January 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm Yes, we can have that attitude, and yes we may even be vindicated in withholding our support, but to refuse all support for the Anglican Churches in Africa because they disagree with us is the same as the Anglican Churches in Africa expecting us to be kicked out from the Communion because we disagree with them. Should we re-evaluate our giving? Perhaps. But let us take the high road and not hinder the Gospel of Christ in Africa over some of their leaders who refuse to work together. If the Episcopal Church is as inclusive as we say it is, then it must be willing to accept the ideas (even those from a different Anglican church) with love and hope for unity. Keep in mind that not all Episcopalians are on board with the more progressive slant of General Convention and those Episcopalians are being asked to be accepting of disagreement. There are many Episcopalians who, while conservative, refused to walk out with the ACNA because they believe in the goodness and the holiness of this church. January 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm Now, come on. It’s perfectly fine for us to condemn religion-sanctioned cruelty and bigotry when practiced by other faiths–in fact, conservatives like to use such issues to erect liberal strawmen who supposedly ignore these atrocities in the name of “cultural diversity.” (The truth is that we absolutely don’t.) Telling me I’m conflating issues is just a hopped-up way of saying “But–but–that’s DIFFERENT!” You speak grandly of “tradition” and your “traditionalism.” And yet, there are so many “traditions” that the Church catholic dropped throughout the ages, quietly or otherwise, because they were morally reprehensible and/or conflicted with our evolving understanding of the natural world. There was that wonderful old tradition of enslaving non-white people and treating them as incapable of mature thought. There was the dear old custom of blaming Jews for the crucifixion of Our Lord and for everything that was wrong with Western civilization (including, and especially, the failings of Gentiles). There was the grand tradition, in the English church, of imprisoning, torturing, and/or executing its enemies and dissidents–Catholics, non-Anglican Reformists, and so forth. Much as I respect Archbishop Cranmer for the beautiful Book of Common Prayer and for democratizing the Church by making it accessible to the common people, he was deeply complicit in those early purges. Oh, and speaking of which, let’s not forget that our own Church was ostensibly founded on the hasty need of a certain monarch to divorce his first wife so he could beget an heir and also grab the wealth tied up in the Church to fund his own all-consuming military adventurism. Why did we abandon these time-honored Church traditions? Because of Reason. And there is nothing tortured and everything reasonable about defending human dignity. There is, however something deeply wrong with torturing Scripture, which you do by taking Matthew 19 utterly out of context. Jesus said nothing about homosexuality. He was condemning divorce, and in particular, the disposable divorce by which a man–oh, someone who, perhaps, had found a younger, prettier, more fertile wife–someone for whom a previous marriage could prove a tad inconvenient–could hang his first wife out to twist in the wind. Are you prepared to say that people who divorce and remarry are adulterers? Because that’s a tradition the Anglican Church has dropped, too. The number of people who have no problem practicing serial monogamy, with all the hurt and shame their Church- and culturally-sanctioned adultery can cause betrayed spouses and children, but who are hung up on the idea of two faithful (in both sense of the word) people of the same sex wanting to sanctify their union and form a loving family bond makes me want to retch. The Rev. Canon T. Mark Dunnam says: January 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm That is my first reaction also. I don’t see us moving backward on fundamentals. Tags January 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm The ACC is already scheduled to meet April 8-20 in Lusaka, Zambia.————————————————————————————————I hope ECUSA is not shelling out for the African bishops to travel with their entourage…it would taint the holiness of the event January 15, 2016 at 1:12 am They are Old Catholic, not Roman Catholic (click on Rev Lynch’s name for a link to his church). January 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm Sorry. Injustice is injustice. The Episcopal Church stands for justice. There is no compromise with injustice. We do not need to leave the Anglican Communion. We need to stay. But we do not need to support injustice in any form. Withholding money and participation as observers for three years is appropriate. The old “Boys Club” is flailing about. No compromise with injustice. Ever.The Rev. Canon T. Mark DunnamRector, St. James ChurchFlorence, Italy Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Joseph Laughon says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Kathleen Ricker says: January 14, 2016 at 3:03 pm The question becomes, is the Anglican Communion an Instrument of Oppression? J. Campbell says: January 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm We do not exclude the African bishops and clergy when they have multiple marriage partners and still allow them to be a part of the larger church. Why can they not disagree with us yet not exclude us? Justice on one side and injustice on the other… Gregory Orloff says: January 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm Hear, hear. January 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm Susan, are you clear on the fact that the Episcopal Church is very inclusive and has gay marriage? There are a few pockets of conservatism, but unless you are stuck in one of the few excluding dioceses, than you should be able to find a welcoming church. All this harshness is coming from abroad, a hemisphere away. We are very welcoming. I am a lesbian, married in my parish last year, to my partner of 24 years. I assure you, most of the Episcopal Church is welcoming. You can go on the website for Integrity USA to make double sure that a parish is open and affirming. http://www.integrityusa.org/Peace, and blessing, sister in Christ. Patricia McCandless says: Comments navigation Newer comments Gerri Batchelor says: January 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm Perhaps TEC could agree to continue to donate to non-Anglican organizations that work directly for the relief of suffering in African nations –without giving a penny to those Churches with bishops who publicly advocate for violence and hatred toward a single class of people. January 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm I would argue that “continuity with ‘the faith once received’” does not obviate the possibility of new understandings and revelation. You describe the three-legged stool in one way, but, perhaps, not the only way. And “tortured” Reason is opinion. Kathleen does speak on marriage–the Scriptural evidence of multiple wives and little else about marriage (other than it being an economic arrangement). Susan Bergman says: jacquelyn adams says: January 14, 2016 at 4:41 pm See, this is the problem with praying that the plan of salvation be carried “out in tranquility.” No one in their right mind would define tranquility as looking like this: “things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new.” Given the choice of standing with a church that sees God’s love revealed and reflected in all committed relationships or standing with a church that promotes or tolerates the criminalization of sexual minorities, I’m sticking with love.Progress and evolution are disruptive by nature. They are also costly. Jesus’ life testified to this. Every prophet’s life has testified to this. I’m sticking with love, whatever the cost, whatever the disruption.P.S. On New Year’s Eve, I attended a heterosexual marriage ceremony that used one of the new rites approved at GC. It was incredibly beautiful. January 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm Just finished reading “Jesus & the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman for our EfM course. Powerful writing on how churches oppressed blacks. He speaks about how blacks learned to survive & identifies the costs to both the oppressor & the oppressed.Very disappointed in this decision, though I recognize change is not easy especially when cultures are so diverse. I love my church and, as a lesbian, I intend to work for justice within. Praying for our Episcopal/Anglican community. Leonardo Ricardo says: January 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm Kathleen, you are conflating many issues as though everything is the same issue. The issue at hand is marriage and how our single Province redefined it without Scriptural basis, catholic Tradition, and by using tortured Reason to justify doing so. The issue is also the Lordship of Jesus Christ. My traditionalist view was held by this Church since its founding – and long before that by the Church catholic since Christ uttered Matthew 19. That view is still in the Prayer Book and in every Prayer Book before it. That view is in the Catechism. If there is a problem it is not those of us who hold to the faith once delivered. It is with Christ who clearly stated — restated — God’s design in Genesis 2. Daniel Berry, NYC says: January 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm No way. If they don’t want us they obviously don’t need our money. Furthermore, it appears to me that they wAnt to send us of to rethink our sins, why should we pay for them to meet? Arthur Lee says: Josephine (Chepi) DiCalogero says: Doug Desper says: Alice Robinson says: January 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm For Margaret Sjoholm-Franks: Your statement is shocking and the most unchristian commentary I’ve heard in a long time. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Margaret Sjoholm-Franks says: JC Fisher says: REVD. KENNETH IKEH says: January 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm Dear Presiding Bishop Michael,thank you for your kind words.Though I think we only delayed the inevitable.New Zealand, South India, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and TEC should reallythink about forming a new Communion of those churches that are really for every Christian child of God.We should also withhold our financial contributions from now on.They want us out? Ok by me. Jack Zamboni says: January 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm Amen, Jack. Theodore Hyczko says: January 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm I want to belong to an Episcopal Church that is inclusive. Our funds should foster inclusivity. January 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm NOT ONE MORE CODEPENDENT DIME (supporting people/programs who HARM LGBTI Anglicans in Africa/beyond)..not ONE LGBT or I drenched-in-blood centavo to prop up bigots and thieves…there is nothing holy or noble about being a enabler to deadly wrong! January 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm Yes but people are being killed because of their sexual orientation. This action today gives some validation to that point of view. We should go our separate ways as we did when the US Episcopal Chruch was founded at the end of the Revolutiony War. My ancestors fought in that war for us to enjoy the protection of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Cynthia Katsarelis says: January 14, 2016 at 7:01 pm WHAT!? African Anglicans can practice poligamy? Really? OMG! LOL ! If true, iI can’t believe they have the nerve to protest gay marriage! Someone please explain! The Rev Andrew Cooley says: January 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm Thanks for your cautionary words Jack. Majority of primates call for temporary Episcopal Church sanctions Curry says primates’ statement will be painful for many Episcopalians JC Fisher says: John Williams says: January 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm EXCELLENT. January 15, 2016 at 1:06 am Amen. PB Curry is a true gift (truly gifted!) to the Episcopal Church in this time.center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID January 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm Well said Fr. Hooks. I believe that perhaps we should err on the side of charity. My church has a very large LGBT presence. Yet, when a visiting African Bishop known to despise gays came to our city we extended an invitation to preach and receive common cup together. I was never more proud in that moment when virtually every altar server and most of the congregation was gay and yet met this Bishop with hospitality and charity. I know that for at least a moment he was changed. He was amazed at our devotion and reverence to the same God, Jesus. Many of my church cohorts are “conservative” and I think them most excellent clergy doing God’s worki in ways that amaze. Let’s not become reactive but rather quietly do the will of God and remain true to our faith without compromise and without rancor. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm As a lay person, I find the dithering and disparaging remarks of primates and priests towards each other and towards any group of people reflective not of deep spirituality, but personal thirst for power. May God deliver us from such. John McCann says: January 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm It is interesting to see some (though it seems to be a consistently few voices) to write diatribes on how ECUSA should withhold funds.Let them. Such is the tactic of a manipulative spouse. If such a tactic were tried, I would think the rest of the Communion would quickly call their bluff. Valerie Yelton says: January 14, 2016 at 3:37 pm The majority has always sought to silence forward thinkers. Scriptures continually reinforce the message that the children of God’s heart are a minority. Being part of a minority is not inherently to be Godly, but being Godly is always inherently to be part of a minority. We can speak our truth in every other venue. I do not reject the Anglican Communion nor will this decision change my beliefs or actions in any way. I will continue to do my best to serve my God and to live in love and peace with all of creation. January 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm NGO’s which are not politically beholden to the governments of these bishops, are better posiotioned to do “hmanitarian work”. We have major issues of homelessness, joblessness, income inequality, climate justice, and racism, that TEC can put more energy into. Josephine DiCalogero says: Kathy Hurley says: January 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm Could not be prouder of our Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry today. Stand tall, my brother. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Jeremy Bates says: Ryan Harlow says: January 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm I left the church when they opened with the changes and installed him as bishop. For the same reasons the ACC wants to impose sanctions. I do believe we serve all that doesn’t mean we condone and except sin. So you all have fun trying to be politically correct and continue to watch your church fall apart. January 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm Right on, Priscilla. Howard Thurman speaks so eloquently about exclusion. Great writer. Rev. David Justin Lynch says: James R Fitzpatrick says: By Matthew DaviesPosted Jan 14, 2016 Dan Tootle says: Rector Collierville, TN January 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm What is the point of the sanctions? Is the Episcopal Church expected to change its position on same sex marriage by the end of three years? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm J. Campbell, that sounds all well and good, but I think you’re leaving an important issue out. In fact, nobody seems to be mentioning it. Many Anglican churches in Africa are not just discriminating, but actively persecuting gay people in Africa. This is from the BBC online.” In Nigeria this month, President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill which bans same-sex marriages, gay groups and shows of same-sex public affection.In Uganda – Archbishop Sentamu’s native country – a bill allowing for greater punishments for gay people, and those who fail to turn them in to police, has been passed by parliament, but blocked – for now – by President Yoweri Museveni.”I have no problem offering charity to the poor, but that’s not the issue. Two of the largest Anglican churches in Africa are actively making life a living hell for gay people. Why in god’s name would I want ANYTHING to do with these “churches” let alone offer them any kind of support ? How is homophobia terribly different from xenophobia anyway ? Both are chosen attitudes, based on fear and ignorance. Yet you take us Americans to task because evidently we are “xenophobic” while you tolerate religious organizations which encourage the mistreatment and abuse of gay people? In any case I find the charge of xenophobia amusing. We absorb and integrate people from every corner of the globe, and do it far better than England or any European country. There may in fact be a silver lining for us in the American church. I honestly believe we will be taking the moral high ground. I will be able to walk into my parish church knowing the larger church offers no support to homophobia. There is strong evidence that several clergy of a breakaway “Anglican” church in America very actively supported anti-gay laws in Africa, one in Uganda which initially called for the death penalty for homosexual acts. I find the notion that we should have anything to do with any of these groups breathtaking. Perhaps you also think we should send money to the Taliban. Oh, and it’s ” hear ” many complaints. Evidently English education isn’t what it used to be. January 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm THANK YOU for your statement. Jesus wants us to love ALL his people, not just those with whom we agree. January 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm What I hear is anger and desire for revenge. “Vengence is mine” says the Lord.We can bear pain. It is after all what we are invited to in the cross.“Everything will be alright in the end. Trust me if it isn’t it isn’t the end!” January 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm I am a member of an Episcopal parish that has a direct relationship with a partner parish in Central America. Our mission funds (and hands-on volunteering) go directly to the partner parish and are not funneled through (or absorbed by) the local bishop. TEC might want to consider a similar end-around, working directly through on-the-ground organizations to bring aid to those most in need. We could reduce our “institutional aid” while increasing direct aid, maintaining the same level of support for the Communion, but to its people, not to the institution as such. January 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm Perhaps they should return the pension money also! Rector Smithfield, NC January 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm Margaret, I agree and I agree that since the Primates think we tainted and sinful, we should demand the refund of the millions spent on churches in the Global South so that they can maintain their purity and saintliness. Please see my comment below. JC Fisher says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Margaret Sjoholm-Franks says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA January 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm It would seem reasonable to match a three-year suspension of attendance with a three-year suspension of funds. January 14, 2016 at 6:15 pm Archbishop Deng was given a full scholarship by the Diocese of Virginia to attend the Virginia Theological Seminary. What good came out of that! He manage to insult the duly elected Bishop of Virginia and thereby all Episcopalians in my diocese whose financial contributions supported his scholarship. I, for one, would like my money returned. 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 January 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm Its a bold step to reuniting the church though it will affect a lot of people let’s remember to put Gods worship above our personal choices and follow Christ irrespective of our affiliations or inclinations..Long Live the Anglican Communion Priscilla Johnstone says: Michele Cox says: January 14, 2016 at 8:28 pm Wow ! That’s impressive. I have Catholic friends in PS who happen to be gay. How are you able to perform same sex marriages without discipline from the Church ? The bishop must know what’s going on. I am assuming you are Roman Catholic correct ? If so, I’d like to tell my PS friends about your church. Great to hear this. January 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm Do You believe in the truth of Jesus Christ? Gay sex and gay marriage are not the unforgivable sin (we lose sight of that) but it is sin and as believers we should teach that in love. Jesus Christ promised when He returns that it will be like the days of Noah and Lot. As the son of God he would know that they existed and the condition of man. It will happen according to God’s will. I taken as his word. So should we take the Bible Literally Well I want to remind people of Acts 8 The Apostle Philip teaching about the Prophecy of Jesus Christ Isaiah 53 The early church believe in it happening literally Acts 8 26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group January 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm I’ve never understood the importance of belonging to the Anglican Communion. At the Lay and Parish level it is meaningless to me. Things are not so perfect in this country that we do not need funds for projects in the USA. Poverty, homelesness, hunger, victims of abuse, etc. — all these and more should have first claim on our priorities. I sympathize with people in need everywhere, but I think we should use our funds for the benefit of our own people. I know I must sound xenophobic and please believe me when I say that I don’t think I am. However, I don’t think we should stay at the party where we are not wanted. Christopher Epting says: The Rev. Frank J. Corbishley says: January 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm Sorry. Injustice is injustice. We cannot cooperate or compromise.The Rev. Canon T. Mark DunnamRector, St. James ChurchFlorence, Italy January 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm We can do the Lord´s work in our own backyard…and let the dead bury their dead Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Rev. Dr. Linda M. Maloney says: Josephine (Chepi) DiCalogero says: January 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm Because whoever brings up the issue will be accused of being a racist and a bigot…so it´s OK for an African priest or bishop to have three wives but it´s wrong for two men or two women to live in a loving, committed relationship…There you have i Gloria Hopewell says: January 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm Yep, for TEC, it’s still always about the money! Cynthia Katsarelis says: Archbishop of Canterbury, (Mrs.) Marty Lawless says: January 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm I am pastor of Saint Cecilia Catholic Community, Palm Springs, California. This is a non-issue for me and our parish. We neither need nor want a world-wide hierarchy dictating our sacramental practices. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is available here for all couples with a valid marriage license. This should not even be debateable. 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 Comments navigation Newer comments January 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm LET THE LOVE OF CHRIST RULE IN ALL THE DECISIONS THAT WOULD BE MADE.SHALOM!!! January 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm Thanks Jack Zamboni and thanks to Bishop Curry. Dr. Anne Hawken says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET John Adam says: Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem January 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm I like the idea of working with our Anglican Canadian brothers and sisters and other like minded groups, but I am not sure it would be really right to withhold mission funds and for humanitarian aid in needy Anglican diocese, especially in Africa, just because the “head guys” are not in agreement. These poor people are at the mercy of everyone in the world who might contribute to their welfare. Spite is not the answer…love as Jesus would and help those in need Samaritan or Jew alike as in the Bible story! I am proud to be an Episcopalian, and I think Jesus would welcome everyone no matter what! Whosoever will means just that! January 14, 2016 at 4:42 pm I believe that what makes Christianity different is the focus on love–God’s love for us and the love we should be sharing with each other. The further we move away from that, the less we live our Christianity. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC January 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm This is a cultural conflict that will never be resolved. I agree we need to reform as our own group of like minded churches just as we did when we did not fit with the dictates of Rome when the Anglican Church first split away. As we have moved further toward inclusion they have become more hateful and controlling attempting to impose there cultural beliefs on us in the West. It is truly more cultural than theological, as all hatred against LGBT people is. As someone else said, they do not want our tainted money. If you want to give to the poor in Africa, you can do it without it going through the control of the Anglican Churches in Africa. They are not the only show in town for helping the poor. Don’t give the oppressors of LGBT people anymore money. As some point there is no way to stay together without continuing to hurt more and more people. The fight is not worth it and does not honor God. Mark P. Fisher says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Primates Meeting, Fr. Bill Terry says: Jeremy Bates says: David Oxley says: January 15, 2016 at 1:14 am “put Gods worship above our personal choices and follow Christ irrespective of our affiliations or inclinations”That’s exactly what the Episcopal Church has done, is doing, and (praise Christ!) will continue to do, Metu. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Margaret Sjoholm-Franks says: Press Release Service January 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm Yes, I would think the torture and mutilation of little girls would take precidence over the issue of same=sex marriage. Fr. Charles Mattina says: Primates Meeting 2016 January 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm My, aren’t you special! What gives you the right to act or speak in judgement of your Christian brothers? Bigotry is not of Christ. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Jeremy Bates says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest January 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm Does Matthew 25 no longer apply to how we act? Saying that the NGOs will do this after we walk away is a very significant rejection to Jesus and his message of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. January 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm The point is so that the “pure” can disassociate themselves from the “impure.”I’m not kidding. That’s the pyschology at work. Two dozen primates felt the need to establish their own righteousness at TEC’s expense. 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 J C Stromberger says: Larry Little says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Doug Desper says: Jesse Green says: January 14, 2016 at 3:27 pm My sentiments, exactly. Wow. Well said, Jack Zamboni! Thank You! Rector Washington, DC Comments (232) Cynthia Katsarelis says: January 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm We’ve been reduced to observer status in every meaningful way by a majority of the Primates. Allowed to watch but not trusted to make decisions. By “majority” of Primates, the figure implied is the advertised majority of 3/4 (not stated in the article here). If the Anglican Communion is around 80 million members, then our 1.7 million with not half of that attending is a very small expression of Anglicanism around the globe. With that obvious reality then three-fourths of the Anglican world cannot be summarily dismissed as “those people” or “the Africans”. That kind of derisive talk has been all over our verbiage and vented on blogs for years. It smacks of elitism and racism. It implies that “those people” don’t get it. But, make no mistake. The Church does not center in New York, L.A., or D.C. or in the rantings of the blogosphere. We’ve come from and live among a globally expressed Christian faith with a majority of voices telling us that we’ve gone a bridge too far. Not a mere few Episcopalians would agree with those cautionary voices. To a lot of us, being “Anglican” (as our Constitution and Canons state) matters because it is continuity of the “faith once received” with an ancient See and worldwide family. It implies that voices other than ourselves count to remain faithful. We agreed to restraints on “going our way” in 2007 and broke our word soon thereafter. Loud voices in the Church pressured, shamed, and bullied with their viewpoint that marriage is what society designs, rather than the first institution that God gave humanity.The so-called Marriage “Study” began with the presumption that marriage is “evolving”. (No, marriage is devolving and disintegrating, and has needed valuing and teaching by the Church). But, with the evolution presumption in place it was a small step to believe that marriage can be whatever society fashions it to be. Missing in that mistaken beginning was any concern for the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 19 wherein He reaffirmed the marital relationship design by directly quoting Genesis 2. None of that was in the “study”. General Convention, therefore had the power, but not the authority, to enact canonical changes to marriage. Only Jesus Christ is Lord of this Church and to have entirely purged His teaching on marriage was a bridge too far.Let’s stop pretending that we have no need of the majority of the Anglican world. Let’s grieve because we’re getting this relationship wrong and increasingly living in our own small hall of mirrors. January 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm I am strongly in favor of being an inclusive church. If we need to become part of the Anglican Churchthat lives as an inclusive Church and separate from the conservative Anglicans then let it be. We should reserve our funds for the evangelism preached by Primae Michel CurryGeorge Lee, retired priest, PECUSA. Comments are closed. Featured Events January 14, 2016 at 5:51 pm Exactly. We must not fund discrimination. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Kathleen Ricker says: Fr. Will McQueen says: January 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm Giving to those NGOs can accomplish Matthew 25:31-46 too, Dan. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, nursing the sick and visiting the jailed don’t have to be accomplished by a church. Those acts are just as “gospel” when they occur through other avenues, as well. January 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm Well said Margaret. Daniel Berry, NYC says: Rector Shreveport, LA January 14, 2016 at 7:42 pm Indeed Jesse. We cannot apologize for doing the work and walking the path put before us by the Holy Spirit. After all, we prayed for years seeking direction from God about opening the full life of grace to our LG B T brother’s and sisters. Finally we are on that path. We cannot back down from the leading of the Spirit. Much less repent of it. Paula Wicker Hamby says: January 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm Unfortunately, the practice is that there is one legal wife and many other women who provide sexual gratification to priests, bishops and primates or other males. If you wish to only look at the legalism of one wife or one husband, then I suspect you have not spent much time in Africa as my husband has. Witness is always more substantial and talk. Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI January 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm For many years, none of the provinces in Africa have allowed the ordained to have more than one wife. They do not allow the baptized to take on additional wives either. We should let this tired argument die. Rector Albany, NY January 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm “The so-called Marriage “Study” began with the presumption that marriage is “evolving”. (No, marriage is devolving and disintegrating, and has needed valuing and teaching by the Church). But, with the evolution presumption in place it was a small step to believe that marriage can be whatever society fashions it to be.”Interesting. Should the church, then, be teaching that men should take as many wives, and have as many children by those wives, as they can support? And in the event that their wives are barren, should they take concubines as well, just as a backup plan? Because by your lights it would appear that heterosexual marriage was devolving and disintegrating loooong before gay marriage was ever a possibility. Do you find the condemnation of female genital mutilation for religious reasons to be elitist and racist? Because I’m against that, as well. Oh, but that’s different, right? Those people are Muslims. (And brown, and mostly poor.) I am condemning Christian religious leaders who call for the imprisonment and execution of people of a different sexual orientation, and who manipulate their followers (who are by no means stupid, but who suffer from a lack of information and the ability to freely ask questions) by covertly appealing to their wildest terrors of the supernatural. And yes, that also includes the African primates. We’re not living in a “small hall of mirrors.” They (and, apparently, you) live in an enormous one, and it’s terrifying. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA January 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm Dude, they don’t want our money. South Sudan now refuses our money, even though they’ve got a civil war and a famine going on! They think they’ll get more from U.S. fundamentalists anyway. Jesus said to turn the other cheek and to pray for our enemies. He didn’t say we should hand over our wallet too – not when we’ve got Lakotas freezing to death in the winter and Haitian schoolchildren relying on us for one good meal a day. We’re not “hindering the Gospel of Christ in Africa,” they have their own indigenous leaders doing that for them. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

WaterAid first international charity in UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women

first_imgWaterAid first international charity in UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women Great Place to Work® states that to qualify for the list, and organisation must meet strict criteria, including the following: Advertisement Melanie May | 9 July 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16  216 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img A minimum of 25% of the workforce are womenA minimum of 25% of senior roles are held by womenA minimum Trust Index score of 75% and less than 10% difference in the Trust Index between men and womenFavourable/equal or maximum 1% difference between men and women in response to the statement ‘people in my workplace are treated fairly regardless of their sex’ Main image: WaterAid by Basile Ouedraogo  215 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: equality women WaterAid has become the first international charity to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women in the ranking published by Great Place to Work®.WaterAid was placed ninth out of 15 medium-sized organisations (50-499 employees) to meet the criteria. The Best Workplaces™ for Women list, which was launched for the first time this year, recognises organisations that go beyond statutory requirements to ensure women are treated fairly in respect of pay, training and development opportunities, and that they are enabled to fulfil their caring responsibilities.The charity has been improving its policies around maternity leave and flexible working, and is also working to promote women’s career development.At the most senior level of the organisation, WaterAid has strong female representation; across the seven members that make up its global federation, five of the Chief Executives are women. In the UK, women make up 67% of the Directors team and the UK Board is gender-balanced, with six women and five men.Rachel Westcott, Director of People and Organisational Development, said:“We are delighted that WaterAid has been recognised in the first ever ranking on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women.“We seek to create an environment that is supportive to everyone, so it is great to hear that 95% of women at WaterAid say they are treated fairly, regardless of their gender. We trust our staff to do their jobs and we aim to create an environment that enables people to work around their other responsibilities outside of work, demonstrated by 87% of women agreeing they are encouraged to balance their work and personal life, and 93% stating that they are able to take time off from work when necessary.”last_img read more

Efficient offense leads Horned Frogs to 77-69 win

first_imgFacebook Previous articleThe Skiff: November 15, 2018Next articleHoroscope: November 16, 2018 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Twitter Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. printGuard Desmond Bane throws down a thunderous dunk in the second half. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Against their toughest opponent of the season thus far, TCU basketball rose to the challenge, defeating Fresno State 77-69 to improve to 3-0 for the third-straight season.“[That’s a] good learning experience for us,” said head coach Jamie Dixon. “We got what we wanted out of that.”After the Bulldogs struck first with a tip-in by forward Sam Bittner, the Frogs responded with a dominant 10-0 run to take an early lead in the first quarter, forcing Fresno State to call a timeout.The Bulldogs played strong coming out of the timeout, scoring eight straight to tie the game at 10.The game went back-and-forth from there, with the Frogs leading 22-21 with 4:20 left in the half. The Bulldogs hot shooting from beyond the arc kept the game competitive.“The three was their thing to keep them in it, and they had nine of them,” Dixon said. “We said our goal was to keep them at five.”TCU turnovers and Fresno State continuing to shoot the ball well from deep had the Horned Frogs down 31-29 going into the halftime break.“We lost the lead at the end of the half,” Dixon said. “The turnovers are just too high, and that’s what’s hurt us.”Senior Alex Robinson attributed the slow start to the Frogs’ lack of experience.Similar to the first half, the Horned Frogs started the second half red-hot. An early 10-4 run put them up 39-35 within the first three minutes of the half.After sitting on the bench for extended time in the first half because of two early fouls, Robinson scored five quick, second-half points to help re-take the lead for TCU.The senior point guard would finish with 13 points and a game-high 14 assists.Guard Alex Robinson Jr. had a season-high 14 assists. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Led by the strong play of forward JD Miller, the Horned Frogs broke the game open from there, taking a ten-point lead with 13:23 left to go in the game. Miller had five points during that span and finished with 14.Guard Desmond Bane would finish with a game-high 23 points to go with 7 rebounds in all 40 minutes of play.“It’s something I really wanted to emphasize over the summer—just eating right and making sure I’m getting my extra conditioning in—just so that if games like this occur, I’ll be ready to go,” Bane said.Efficiency would be key for the Frogs in the second half, as they improved their shooting percentage to an outstanding 51.7 percent.“That’s a good sign: when you don’t feel good about your offense and you shoot 52 percent against a senior-dominated team,” Dixon said.Center Kevin Samuel was a big part of this efficiency, scoring 14 points on a perfect 6-6 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and six blocks.Center Kevin Samuel has been dominant in his first three games as a Frog. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Samuel’s six blocks were the most by a Frog since center Marlon Dumont had six against Southern Miss during the 2002 season.“Kevin’s great. He’s a huge presence on defense for us and offense, obviously. We saw [that] today,” Bane said.The Frogs will look to continue their hot start when they return to the court at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 to play Lipscomb in Schollmaier Arena.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin Facebook ReddIt First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post last_img read more

County Public Works Department Announces Series of Public Meetings About Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal Project

first_imgGovernment County Public Works Department Announces Series of Public Meetings About Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal Project Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 6:37 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena area residents and organizations who have concerns about the sediment removal project at Devil’s Gate Reservoir will have an opportunity to know more about the updates on the project and issues affecting it next week, when the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works leads a series of informational meetings for the public.One of the meetings will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, on Thursday, July 14, starting at 6:30 p.m.The public meetings will provide details of the sediment removal activities, aimed at restoring and maintaining flood control capacity in the reservoir. A habitat enhancement program intended to create and preserve a native habitat within and around the reservoir will also be discussed.In 2014, the Pasadena Audubon Society and the Arroyo Seco Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the project after it was approved in November that year by the county’s Board of Supervisors. The group said the sediment haul project would destroy part of a biologically valuable stream habitat in the process of bringing sediment levels way lower than the Hahamongna Basin historically held since the 1930s.Since then, other groups in La Canada Flintridge and in Altadena have also complained about the project and said its final environmental impact report did not adequately consider inputs from various communities that may be affected.Aside from the Pasadena meeting, an information meeting about the project will also be held at the Jackson Elementary School, 593 West Woodbury Road in Altadena on Wednesday, July 13, also at 6:30 p.m., and another one on Saturday, July 16, 2:00 p.m., at the Main Room of the Community Center, 4460 Chevy Chase Drive in La Canada Flintridge.For more information, visit www.lasedimentmanagement.com/devilsgate, or send an email to [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin 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. Subscribe Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the 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 Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Affectionate Clementine (A483379) is back from foster care and ready to be adopted! A few months ago, she came down with a kitty cold and needed a quiet place where she could recover. Now that she’s back, we know it won’t be long before this cuddly, talky girl finds her forever home. Clementine is super sweet and loves being in the same room as people. She’d be a perfect cat for anyone who works from home and doesn’t necessarily need a cat sprawled across their keyboard, but would love some cat petting breaks. You’ll fall in love with her purr! Come meet her!The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before being adopted.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Have you ever met a dog so photogenic that ALL their photos are social media-worthy? That perfectly describes Wynn (A487924)! This gorgeous guy has the prettiest jet-black fur and the most stunning hazel eyes. He loves to play in the training yard and get his zoomies out, but he’ll usually take a little break to prance around for a bit and show off how handsome he is to anyone walking by. If you’re looking for someone to bring another layer of beauty to your selfies, you can’t lose with Wynn!The adoption fee for dogs is $140. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 11:08 am More Cool Stufflast_img read more

A shed-load of great ideas in Shannon

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? NewsCommunityVideoA shed-load of great ideas in ShannonBy Bernie English – December 18, 2018 1641 Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Previous articleManchester night with These Charming Men and the ProfessorNext articlePictures: Bank of Ireland Christmas Drinks invitation Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSClareCommunityfeatureNewsShannonwatch Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter A member of the Shannon Men’s Shed working on some wood turning. pic: Cian ReinhardtTHERE was a time not so long ago when older men in Shannon with time on their hands had limited options about how to pass the day.“It was either the pub or follow the wives around the shopping centre ” Christy Collins, Chairperson of the Shannon Mens Shed told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The women are encouraging men to go out and join the Mens’ Shed to get us out of the house and that’s exactly what this does, Men make friends here but it’s said – and it’s true – men don’t talk face-to-face, they talk shoulder to shoulder when they’re working together,” said Christy.The Men’s Sheds movement has become a massive vehicle for social inclusion for men who would traditionally have been slow to reach out to their peers other than over a pint.With 54 members on the books and a fantastic premises in Smithstown, courtesy of a nominal rental from the Shannon Properties Group, the Shannon Mens’ Shed is now firmly established and has established close connections with the community in the six years since it was established.The members meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some part of those days are given over to projects such as carpentry, woodworking and passing on DIY skills and there is also ample space for people to just drop in and have a cuppa.“We have a lot of retired people who have a background in trades and that’s really useful but members are also welcome to just drop in and have a chat and a tea or coffee. This is a social place as much as anything else” said Christy.Membership costs just €10 a year, mainly to cover insurance, “We got power saws in and although only one or two of the members might ever use them, the insurance shot up from €350 euros to €1,350 a year”.The members are always available to help with jobs in the community.“Shannon won the Pride of Place title last year which was a great achievement and we were involved in painting empty buildings and planters. We also just finished building Buddy Benches for the schools. If the community needs a hand, we’re delighted to get stuck in”.The group gets great support from local businesses and from Clare County Council but what is hugely important is the support that members offer each other.“It’s a great social outlet and people learn practical stuff coming here as well and we’re able to give back to the community. It’s a fantastic family and the member make it,” Christy told the Limerick Post. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

“Fashion To Translate Ideas Into Writ Petition”: Delhi HC Imposes 10K Cost On Plea Seeking Details Of Foreign Vaccine Makers Asking For Approval In India

first_imgNews Updates”Fashion To Translate Ideas Into Writ Petition”: Delhi HC Imposes 10K Cost On Plea Seeking Details Of Foreign Vaccine Makers Asking For Approval In India Sparsh Upadhyay19 May 2021 8:51 AMShare This – xDealing with a petition seeking details and data with respect to foreign vaccine manufacturers who have applied for approval in India and the status of such applications, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday (May 18) observed that the “petition is a classic example of a Public Interest Litigation being converted into a private inquisitiveness litigationThe Bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh observed that it was open to the Petitioner to seek information by resorting to appropriate remedies, available in law, including under the Right to Information Act, 2005.The Court, in its order, observed,”The nature of reliefs sought indicates that the Petitioner is using the medium of this writ petition to collect information from the Government Departments, which is impermissible in law. We see no reason to entertain this writ petition, while exercising powers under Article 226 of the Constitution of India.”The Court also noted that without resorting to the remedies available to seek information or even preferring a representation before the Competent Authority, the petitioner had rushed to the Court using the writ petition as a tool to collect information and evidence.Significantly, the Court also observed that increasingly,”Writ petitions are being filed for the slightest of cause, without availing the alternative methods of ventilating the grievances. Public Interest Litigation, was an innovation to protect human rights, encompassing, over a period of time, subjects such as environment protection etc. but can certainly not be allowed to become a publicity interest litigation.”The Court also noted that it had indeed become a fashion to translate whatever ideas come into the human mind, into a writ petition and file the same in the form of Public Interest Litigation.Lastly, stressing that writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India cannot be permitted to be misused, the Court dismissed the writ petition with costs of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) to be paid by the petitioner to the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) within four weeks.The aforesaid amount shall be utilized for the programme ‘Access to Justice’, added the Court.Case title – Mayank Wadhwa v. Union of India and Ors.Click here To Download OrderRead orderTagsDelhi HC #Delhi High Court Delhi High Court Foreign Vaccine Vaccine Vaccination covid COVID-19 Chief Justice D. N. Patel Justice Jyoti Singh Next Storylast_img read more