NOT FOR FEATURED Front up: England’s Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley and Alex Corbisiero celebrate being given a penalty try against IrelandBy Ben ColesFour wins from five. Not even the most optimistic England fan in their right mind would have predicted that outcome at the start of this year’s RBS 6 Nations. Yet now England will look back on their defeat to Wales not with the same sense of pride they seemed to feel at the time, but with a sour taste of what might have been.That sense of regret is only warranted based on their two outstanding performances in the last two weeks. After the attacking joie de vivre of Paris came the brute power of England’s scrum against the Irish. The scrum is often chastised for it’s consumption of valuable time on the clock, but Saturday proved that if you can create a powerful platform, you do not just secure possession but also force your opposition to submit.Pure delight: Try-scorer Ben YoungsAlex Corbisiero showed flashes of brilliance against Wales and France, but against Ireland he was magnificent. His personal demolition of first Mike Ross and then Tom Court brought great satisfaction to the Twickenham faithful, though it would be rude to forget the exploits of his cohorts Dylan Hartley and Dan Cole. Of course, there is little point in creating countless penalty opportunities if you have no one available to convert them. In Owen Farrell, England have less a kicker and more a marksman of the highest calibre. His 20 points against Wales are just the start of what should be a lengthy England career. Whilst his style is certainly more direct and routine than say that of Rhys Priestland of Johnny Sexton, there is flair within him that we are yet to see at Test level.The pack may have brought about England’s first try of the afternoon, but the second one was one of individual rapture. It’s difficult to decide who needed Ben Youngs to score a try more; himself or the England fans who were beginning to lose faith in him. Yet his snipe from a tap penalty after yet another massacre at the scrum was vintage Youngs, if the term can be applied to a player quite so young. The outpouring of emotion that came as a result was a visual example of the monkey being thrown from his back. Warrior: Chris Robshaw attempts to charge down Eoin Reddan’s clearanceTo have won four matches with a new captain and such a large quantity of new players in the starting XV (Botha, Parling, Robshaw, Morgan, Dickson, Farrell and Barritt all started against Ireland despite not having been involved at the Rugby World Cup) says a great deal about the attitude and camaraderie in the camp. Certainly Stuart Lancaster deserves praise for this, but perhaps the good work of Chris Robshaw has been forgotten. In that most savage of international arenas the weekend before last in Paris, Robshaw put in 24 tackles. He has been a warrior, who off the field has gone about his business quietly but on it has lead his side superbly.Four wins from five. That, surely, must be enough to give Lancaster the job long term. It is a position that he wants, not just for personal ambitions but because he better than anyone sees the potential of this side. Why after establishing that level of trust, passion and unity between players and coaches would the RFU want to start again with Nick Mallett? In a way, he has made the decision futile. Why? Because whomever the RFU appoint, Lancaster is the right coach to take England forward. Bring in someone such as Sir Clive Woodward to help handle the managing side of affairs, certainly, but do not take a backward step after making such giant strides forward. English rugby is on the rise again. It feels good. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
By the same token, too, referees need to be as strong as Rolland was, but much earlier. They can pre-empt this by being firm with players before the first scrum, telling them in no uncertain terms that there will be no pushing before the ball is in, by ensuring binds are sound and by making sure the contest for the ball is as even and safe as possible.There is still some way to go for both international packs and referees. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In charge: Alain Rolland didn’t mess about while whistling through his last Test match, Wales versus South AfricaBy Alan DymockLET’S SET the scene first: on Saturday at the Millennium Stadium referee Alain Rolland pulled out a yellow card and sent off the loose-head from Wales and the tight-head from South Africa.It was a move that caused some onlookers to question the referee. The card was brandished following a series of collapsed scrums – an outcome that should become less likely following the introduction of the pre-bind and new sequence of the experimental law variations at the scrum – but while Rolland had previously warned Gethin Jenkins of Wales and Frans Malherbe that another collapse would result in time in the bin for both players, South Africa had acted by substituting Malherbe for Coenie Oosthuizen but as the next scrum inevitably met the deck the new prop and Jenkins were sent to the sidelines.Singled out: tight-head Frans MalherbeNow some commentators have criticised Rolland for introducing uncontested scrums to a nerve-jangling Test match – Paul Williams said in his blog on rugbyworld.com that it was like having “swingball on centre court at Wimbledon” – but the referee had set this move in motion minutes before.Firstly, it must be noted that the changes to the scrummaging sequence were changed in order to ensure player safety; while entertainment value must also be a consideration, it runs as a secondary point some 10,000 lightyears behind that of looking after the athletes. So when the issue of collapsed scrums comes up in a Test match between two of the world’s best with some of the most brutish, dynamic biff-traders in the game trying to squeeze the will out of each other, they cannot be allowed to pile in and drop. Sometimes players do not know best.Which brings in the second point. We would all rather the referee was assertive and in control at one of the most technical and dangerous points of the pitch. You can nitpick about whether the binding on shirts was legal or safe all game and it must certainly be said that Rolland should have done more to police the put-in. <> at Millennium Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. However, it is the early shove which made collapse all the more likely and while he did not mention this specifically in dispatches, by telling two props that they are on the tip of a pack collapsing and that they really ought to cut it out, he has begun to be assertive. In the end he had decided that enough was enough and that someone from each team should be punished.Technical issue: without Adam Jones, who steadies Wales?Referees taking a stand over an issue in order to keep the game safe and in order to halt the incessant re-starts can only be a good thing and had he been weak-willed he could have relented once a new prop came on, but Rolland didn’t. He promised Jenkins a yellow and when he went down he got one. Oosthuizen had only hit one scrum, but what do you do: punish one side and let the other off with it? That would cause much more of an uproar than making everyone endure 10 minutes of uncontested scrums.Which brings up two more important, wider points. If players at this level still don’t have the technical wherewithal and knowledge to pre-bind, hit, hold and then drive without falling down then they are not as good as they can be and scrum coaches at club and country need to up their game alongside players who must know they have to adapt.
Tries: Venditti, Campagnaro. Con: Allan. DG: Allan.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. England naivety – “I’m the referee not a coach.” Those were the words of Romain Poite when asked on two occasions by England players how they could combat Italy’s tactics at the tackle area and make it a ruck, thus introducing an offside line. And it was the quote of the day.England’s inability to think on their feet and work out an answer to the problem was worrying – as was the frustration seeping into the hosts’ game, which resulted in them forcing passes and attacks. It’s not the referees job to provide the answers; these players are internationals and should be able to do that themselves.Chat show: James Haskell and Dylan Hartley try to get clarification from Romain Poite. Photo: Getty ImagesWhy continue to commit numbers to do the breakdown when they have no counter-ruckers to hold off? That simply meant Italy outnumbered England and could withstand the attack. Why not pick and go, forcing the Italians to tackle and defend at close quarters? Or charge through the middle? These questions were not asked let alone answered, as England seemed unable to react to something unexpected.Coaches chipping in – One of the Italian back-room team, bringing on the tee for a Tommaso Allan penalty attempt in the first half, raised an area of concern with referee Romain Poite while he was on the pitch. Hopefully this doesn’t become a common trend. Yes, messages are passed from coaches to players via water carriers and physios, but they should not be having direct conversations with the referee during the game. That should be left to the players in general and the captains in particular.Farrell’s boot – Owen Farrell is renowned for his cool head and unerring boot in front of goal, that’s why he’s reached 50 caps so quickly. Yet on the occasion of his half-century, his usual accuracy was missing. Not only did he miss three conversions and one penalty attempt – albeit they weren’t easy – he also failed to find touch with one penalty and kicked the ball dead with another when England opted for territory rather than a shot. England will be hoping he is back on target when Scotland come calling in two weeks for the Calcutta Cup match.Off target: Owen Farrell kicked only three of seven shots at goal against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesSTATISTICS16 – Offloads made by England compared to just two by Italy. They also made 11 line breaks to five.110 – Metres made by Mike Brown, the only player to hit three figures. England made 589 overall compared to 357 by Italy.67% – England’s scrum success compared to 86% for Italy.England: M Brown; J May (J Nowell 56), B Te’o (H Slade 76), O Farrell, E Daly; G Ford, D Care (B Youngs 52); J Marler (M Vunipola 56), D Hartley (capt, J George 56), D Cole (K Sinckler 72), J Launchbury, C Lawes, M Itoje, J Haskell (J Clifford 72), N Hughes (T Wood 72).Tries: Cole, Care, Daly, Nowell 2, Te’o. Cons: Farrell 3.Italy: E Padovani; G Bisegni (T Benvenuti 52), M Campagnaro, L McLean, G Venditti; T Allan (C Canna 62), E Gori (G Bronzini 36); A Lovotti, O Gega, L Cittadini (P Ceccarelli 52), M Fuser (G Biagi 72), D van Schalkwyk, B Steyn, S Favaro (M Mbanda 58), S Parisse (capt). England secured the bonus-point win that was expected against Italy in round three of the Six Nations, but the manner in which they did so was not what was expected. Italy led 10-5 at the break having frustrated England for 40 minutes with their tactics at the breakdown and only allowing the hosts to escape their own half on rare occasions.Eddie Jones’s team responded with two quickfire tries early in the second half and crossed the whitewash six times in all, but they still didn’t have it all their own way.A second consecutive Grand Slam is still on the cards for England – as is a record for the most consecutive Test wins – but this performance will have given Scotland and Ireland hope ahead of their matches in coming weeks. Here’s a look at the good and the bad…WHAT’S HOTItalian nous – Yells of ‘offside’ and all-round groans dominated the first half. The Twickenham crowd were clearly not impressed by Italy’s tactics of standing off after a tackle and not forming a ruck, therefore ensuring there was no offside line so they could consistently harry England and disrupt Danny Care’s passing game. Teams have done this before but no one to as good effect as the Italians here.Not only did England look at a loss as to what was going on, frustration growing each time Romain Poite called “tackle only”, but it meant Italy had a strong blue line of defenders to hold off England’s next wave.Rebound: Giovanbattista Venditti scored from a penalty hitting the post. Photo: Getty ImagesYes, it’s not a positive tactic and rugby would be an unattractive game if every team did it for 80 minutes. Eddie Jones said “it wasn’t rugby”, even if he did congratulate Italy for being “brilliant in their execution”.Yet who can blame Italy for employing it here? Talk in the build-up had been about relegating them from the Six Nations and how England were going to rack up a huge score – remember Jones saying he wanted his team to take Italy to the cleaners? They’re fighting to prove they deserve their place in the championship and while it wasn’t pretty, it was effective, especially for a team under such pressure.Conor O’Shea said of the tactics afterwards: “When Wasps score a try to beat Toulouse in the European Cup and David Pocock intercepts a ball in the autumn Internationals it’s brilliant, but when Italy do this it’s not allowed. I’m incredibly proud of the players and I’m sick of people having a pop. I hope we got a bit of respect out there.”Take two – In the second half, when England decided to put pace on the ball and spread it wide, rather than get caught up in their breakdown travails, they were able to stretch Italy, find space and score tries. They also got the upper hand at the scrum, that dominance up front allowing them to use their dangerous runners. They still didn’t dictate play for the whole 40 minutes, but it was enough to secure the bonus-point win.Fast show: Danny Care scores from a quick tap penalty. Photo: Getty ImagesSpecial mention also for Joe Launchbury. Man of the Match in Wales and Man of the Match again against Italy, he gave England go-forward with strong carries in the second half, gets through a huge amount of work at close quarters and was a calm head throughout.Return of the drop-goal – Johnny Sexton slotted a drop-goal against France in Dublin and less than 24 hours later Tommaso Allan dissected the posts with one at Twickenham. You don’t see many DGs in top-level rugby these days so it was good to see two in as many days – and Allan’s one was vital for Italy. It was a reward for a wealth of possession and territory in the first half when he hadn’t been able to notch points from the tee.Campagnaro magic – This was Michele Campagnaro’s first start in this championship and he was probably Italy’s most dangerous player. His try was a beauty: beat George Ford, cut between Jamie George and Elliot Daly, stepped Mike Brown and slid over. It showed all his talents and was well deserved.Centre of attention: Michele Campagnaro scores Italy’s second try. Photo: Getty ImagesWHAT’S NOT LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What’s hot and what’s not from England’s 2017 Six Nations clash with Italy at Twickenham TAGS: Highlight Jumping for joy: Jack Nowell celebrates England’s bonus-point try. Photo: Getty Images
New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations Kicking in women’s rugby: Is there a better balance than in the men’s game? Sarah McKenna will be at full-back for the Women’s Six Nations final (Getty Images) Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 Then on the half-hour mark a pass bounced off the chest of Valeria Fedrighi and into the arms of Meg Jones, who broke into space. She couldn’t make it all the way to the line but offloaded to Vicky Fleetwood, who crossed from close range.Michela Sillari did get some points on the board from a penalty when Scarratt was sin-binned for a high tackle but Helena Rowland cancelled that out with a kick of her own to give England a 17-3 lead at the break.England kicked into gear midway through the second period with a flurry of tries. Abby Dow (two), Harriet Millar-Mills and Helena Rownland all crossed between the 54th and 62nd minutes as the toll of Italy’s defensive effort – and their lack of rugby in the past five months – started to tell. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Front-rowers Maud Muir and Flo Long, plus backs Ellie Green, Merryn Doidge, Beth Wilcock and Flo Robinson, have also been included as development players.Head coach Middleton said: “We have a lot of evidence from training to say we’ve raised our intensity and physicality whilst at the same time developing our ability to execute accurately and make good decisions under the pressure. We want a high-tempo, high-energy game with quality play off the back of it.“The players play week in, week out with the clubs but as a staff group we don’t get that release so it feels like we’ve been preparing forever. We’re all really looking forward to the games and getting into competition mode.”England start their campaign against Scotland in Doncaster before facing Italy in Parma. Then they will face the team ranked in the same position as them in Pool B – France, Ireland or Wales – on ‘finals day’.They will also play an exhibition match against France, who they beat twice in November, on 30 April.England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Backs(DoB/Club/Position)Jess Breach (4 Nov 1997/Harlequins/Wing) A look at the various kicking strategies employed… The hosts added two more tries in the last ten minutes through Player of the Match Poppy Cleall and a penalty try to round out a comfortable victory, but it was far from a fluid performance from the tournament favourites. They will be looking to improve their discipline and be more accurate with ball in hand against Italy next Saturday.England team to face Scotland – Saturday 3 AprilSarah McKenna; Lydia Thompson, Emily Scarratt, Lagi Tuima, Jess Breach; Helena Rowland, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Bryony Cleall, Abbie Ward, Cath O’Donnell, Zoe Aldcroft, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall.Replacements: Amy Cokayne, Detysha Harper, Shaunagh Brown, Harriet Millar-Mills, Vicky Fleetwood, Claudia MacDonald, Megan Jones, Ellie Kildunne.England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021Simon Middleton has named a 38-player squad for the 2021 Women’s Six Nations as England target a third straight championship title having won the Grand Slam in 2019 and 2020.Captain Sarah Hunter is back from a long injury lay-off, which saw her miss the Red Roses’ final Six Nations match and two France Tests in November.A number of other players – Zoe Aldcroft, Hannah Botterman, Bryony Cleall, Vicky Fleetwood, Sarah McKenna, Ellena Perry and Lydia Thompson – also return to the squad after missing the autumn Internationals through injury.However, there are some big names missing for the championship. Prop Sarah Bern is sidelined with a shoulder injury while Natasha Hunt (ankle), Laura Keates (ACL) and Morwenna Talling (ACL) are ruled out too. Women’s Six Nations Team Guide 2021 England Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2021(All kick-off times are UK & Ireland time)Round OneSat 3 April, England 52-10 ScotlandRound TwoSat 10 April, Italy 3-67 EnglandFinalsSat 24 April, England 10-6 FranceSix Nations Exhibition MatchFri 30 April, France v England (8pm, Villeneuve d’Ascq) Live on BBC iPlayerDon’t miss a game with this Women’s Six Nations TV coverage guide. This year’s championship will take place in April… All you need to know about the countries… England wrapped up the victory with further tries from Bryony Cleall, Claudia MacDonald and Lark Davies in the last ten minutes.England team to face Italy – Saturday 10 AprilEllie Kildunne; Jess Breach, Emily Scarratt, Megan Jones, Abby Dow; Helena Rowland, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Amy Cokayne, Shaunagh Brown, Zoe Aldcroft, Cath O’Donnell, Alex Matthews, Vicky Fleetwood, Sarah Hunter.Replacements: Lark Davies, Hannah Botterman, Bryony Cleall, Harriet Millar-Mills, Poppy Cleall, Claudia MacDonald, Zoe Harrison, Sarah McKenna.England 52-10 ScotlandEngland started their Women’s Six Nations title defence with a 52-10 victory over Scotland in Doncaster.The Red Roses had the try bonus point wrapped up after 36 minutes, with Marlie Packer, Leanne Riley, Lark Davies and Bryony Cleall all crossing.Jess Breach showed her pace to cross late in the first half and she set up Helena Rowland for the sixth try soon after the break to give England a 40-3 lead.Then momentum swung Scotland’s way. A succession of England penalties gave the visitors a platform from which to attack and they eventually made the pressure tell when Hannah Smith went over. It was the Scots’ first try against England since 2018 having been nilled in their last two encounters.England’s ill-discipline also saw both Poppy Cleall and Lark Davies sin-binned, while Scotland’s replacement hooker Molly Wright was sent off within minutes of coming on for a dangerous tackle on Vickii Cornborough as she made contact with the prop’s head. England Women’s Six Nations Squad 2021England beat France 10-6 in the Women’s Six Nations final at the Stoop to win a third straight title.Poppy Cleall’s try just before the break proved crucial in a tight match while Emily Scarratt kicked five points.Related: England win Women’s Six Nations The Red Roses secure a narrow win over France to win a third straight championship title Kicking in women’s rugby: Is there a better balance than in the men’s game? Expand England team to face France – Saturday 24 AprilSarah McKenna; Jess Breach, Emily Scarratt, Zoe Harrison, Abby Dow; Helena Rowland, Leanne Riley; Vickii Cornborough, Lark Davies, Shaunagh Brown, Abbie Ward, Cath O’Donnell, Zoe Aldcroft, Marlie Packer, Poppy Cleall.Replacements: Amy Cokayne, Detysha Harper, Bryony Cleall, Harriet Millar-Mills, Sarah Hunter, Claudia MacDonald, Lagi Tuima, Ellie Kildunne.England 67-3 ItalyEngland will play in the Women’s Six Nations final on Saturday 24 April as they cannot be overtaken at the top of Pool A after beating Italy 67-3 in Parma.The Red Roses wrapped up back-to-back Grand Slams with a 54-0 win over Italy last November and, while things did not go as smoothly this time around, four tries in eight second-half minutes ensured their bid for a third straight title remains on track.After a scoreless first quarter, England took the lead in the 23rd minute with an Emily Scarratt try – but it was against the run of play.Italy dominated the opening half everywhere but the scoreboard with 61% of possession, but two loose balls were seized upon by the visitors.Scarratt was the first to profit when a pass went to ground as Italy attacked from a scrum. The ball was picked up by Scarratt, who burst clear from her own half to score under the posts and then converted her own try. Collapse New format for 2021 Women’s Six Nations Merryn Doidge (2 Dec 2000/Exeter/Full-back)Abby Dow (29 Sep 1997/Wasps FC/Wing)Ellie Green (21 Jan 2001/Harlequins/Fly-half)Zoe Harrison (14 Apr 1998/Saracens/Fly-half)Megan Jones (23 Oct 1996/Wasps FC/Fly-half)Ellie Kildunne (8 Sep 1999/Wasps FC/Full-back)Claudia MacDonald (4 Jan 1996/Wasps FC/Scrum-half)Sarah McKenna (23 Mar 1989/Saracens/Full-back)Amber Reed (3 Apr 1991/Bristol Bears/Centre)Leanne Riley (18 Jul 1993/Harlequins/Scrum-half)Flo Robinson (4 Oct 2001/Exeter/Scrum-half)Helena Rowland (19 Sep 1999/Loughborough Lightning/Fly-half)Emily Scarratt (8 Feb 1990/Loughborough Lighting/Centre)Lydia Thompson (10 Feb 1992/Worcester Warriors/Wing)Lagi Tuima (16 Jun 1998/Harlequins/Centre)Beth Wilcock (3 Jan 2001/Harlequins/Wing)ForwardsZoe Aldcroft (19 Nov 1996/Gloucester-Hartpury/Lock)Sarah Beckett (14 Feb 1999/Harlequins/Back-row)Hannah Botterman (8 Jun 1999/Saracens/Prop)Shaunagh Brown (15 Mar 1990/Harlequins/Prop)Bryony Cleall (12 Jun 1992/Saracens/Prop)Poppy Cleall (12 Jun 1992/Saracens/Back-row)Amy Cokayne (11 July 1996/Harlequins/Hooker)Vickii Cornborough (3 Mar 1990/Harlequins/Prop)Lark Davies (3 Mar 1995/Loughborough Lightning/Hooker)Vicky Fleetwood (13 Apr 1990/Saracens/Back-row)Detysha Harper (23 Oct 1998/Loughborough Lightning/Prop)Sarah Hunter (19 Sep 1985/Loughborough Lightning/Back-row)Flo Long (24 Oct 2000/Worcester Warriors/Prop)Alex Matthews (3 Aug 1993/Worcester Warriors/Back-row)Harriet Millar-Mills (16 Apr 1991/Wasps FC/Back-row)Maud Muir (12 Jul 2001/Wasps FC/Back-row)Cath O’Donnell (13 Jun 1996/Loughborough Lightning/Lock)Marlie Packer (28 Apr 1989/Saracens/Back-row)Ellena Perry (12 Apr 1997/Gloucester-Hartpury/Prop)Emily Robinson (22 Jun 2000/Harlequins/Back-row)Abbie Ward (27 Mar 1993/Harlequins/Lock)MORE ON THE WOMEN’S SIX NATIONS Expand
Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service] Two clergy women and two lay women were honored July 3 by the Union of Black Episcopalians Partners in Mission as the “Legendary Tribute & Gala: Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Women’s Ordination in the Episcopal Church.”The event, held at the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown Hotel in connection with the 77th meeting of General Convention, featured the inaugural Pauli Murray Humanitarian Service Award and three honor awards in the names of Verna Josephine Dozier, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper and Mattie Hopkins.House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson received the Verna Josephine Dozier Honor Award.The Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, professor of religion at Goucher College and associate rector at Church of the Holy Comforter,Washington, D.C., received the Anna Julia Haywood Cooper Honor Award.Deborah Harmon Hines, vice provost for school services and professor of cell biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, received the Mattie Hopkins Honor Award.The Rev. Altagracia Perez, rector, of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood, Calif., and an Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow received the Pauli Murray Humanitarian Service award.The awards, part of Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) Partners in Mission includes the Union of Black Episcopalians, Episcopal Women’s Caucus, Episcopal Women’s History Project, Episcopal Church Women, Episcopal Church Foundation, Church Pension Fund, Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes and others, concluded the organization’s July 2-3 annual business meeting.At that gathering, themed “Practicing our Faith: Reconciling God’s People” UBE members grappled with familiar issues—restructuring, budgetary concerns, attracting new members and possible relocation of the group’s national headquarters.The Rev. Angela Ifill, Episcopal Church missioner for Black Ministries, made an impassioned plea for involvement in the “School to Prison Pipeline” which aims to offer support to youth of color, who are often at-risk and disproportionately incarcerated, she said.At the opening UBE Eucharist a day earlier, the Rt. Rev. Gayle Harris, Bishop Suffragan of Massachusetts, called for the forging of “a true coalition for justice, freedom and equality for all people” above and beyond church walls.Harris, preaching before more than one hundred people at St. Philip’s Church near downtown Indianapolis, said “sometimes we’re so concerned with our own situation, … our own equality that we see others as competitors for the same piece of pie of America. Instead of battling over crumbs, I think it’s time we get together and honor all the children of the same God.“Instead of fighting over a larger piece of pie, let’s get together and take over the whole darn bakery,” she said amid laughter.Harris also name-dropped.She invoked historical names, like Absalom Jones, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and many others as examples “of those whose shoulders we stand upon.”And she also cited more recent examples, Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire; Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson, inviting the congregation to become the shoulders for someone else.“Jesus said for if you love those who love you who look like you, talk like you, smell like you, live like you, what reward is that, that you have,” she asked the gathering.“In terms of justice, freedom and equality we celebrate on this, the anniversary of the birth of this country and of this gathering of the UBE, it is time to pass the particular case of our own struggle to the case of the universal, to do the work that will ever be before us because no one is free or truly liberated or has equality until all of us are.”– The Rev. 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Canon Emily Morales, a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance, July 10 helps distribute copies of her committee’s proposed 2013-2015 triennial budget to a joint session of General Convention. ENS photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] Editors’ note: story updated July 11, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. EDT to reflect that General Board of Examining Chaplains was fully funded.The Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance July 10 proposed a budget for the Episcopal Church in the 2013-2015 triennium that its chair called “a good budget for the church.”The 2013-2015 triennial budget is balanced at $111,516,032, compared to $111,808,350 for current triennium and comes with a very small surplus of $30,000.The proposed budget is available here.Both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies must approve the budget, agreeing on any changes supported by one house or the other. The vote is scheduled for July 11. The approved budget will go into effect on Jan. 1.“Our work has been hard, but it has been rewarding,” PB&F Chair Diane Pollard, deputy from New York, told a joint session of the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. “We felt that at the end of the day, despite the very short and tight schedule that we had, we were able to produce what we believe is a good budget for the church.”Still, she said, the current budget-planning process must change.It is “complicated and takes place in a compressed time-frame,” she said, adding that the shorter length of this convention “required that we complete the budget within 36 hours of our final hearing.” Many resolutions that included requests for funding had been considered before the committee had to complete the budget.“We wish to reiterate our desire for an ongoing budget process that takes place throughout the triennium and involving the Executive Council, the [chief operating officer] and staff of the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society, and the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance,” Pollard said, urging council to commence such a process as soon as possible.The spending portion of the budget is allocated according to the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, and the categories of administration and governance.“All categories are to some extent arbitrary, and PB&F has placed certain expenses in certain categories recognizing that others might choose different categories,” Bishop of Maine Steve Lane, PB&F vice chair, told the joint session.Income assumptionsThe budget assumes $73.5 million in commitments from the church’s dioceses (line 2), nearly $4 million less than that in the current triennium. That total is based on keeping at 19 percent the amount that the church asks dioceses to annually contribute to the church-wide budget.Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. General Convention’s 2010-2012 budget was based on a 21 percent asking in 2010, 20 percent in 2011 and 19 percent in 2012.“Although there has been considerable discussion about reduced askings and changes in future askings, PB&F believes 19 percent is appropriate to maintain the work of the church as it considers restructuring,” Lane said.PB&F acknowledged in its budget document what it called significant downward pressure on income in some parts of the church.”The 2013-2015 diocesan income total also anticipates a one percent annual decrease in diocesan operating income, an assumption that Episcopal Church Treasurer Kurt Barnes had told the budget committee earlier in the convention was conservative.“We recognize that some dioceses will not pay their full asking regardless of the level of asking for a variety of reasons,” the committee said in the budget document.While the budget asks for 19 percent from the dioceses each year, not all dioceses give the full amount and thus the projected diocesan income is forecast, in part, on giving trends. For instance, Barnes told the committee earlier in the convention that the average rate of giving in 2012 has been 15 percent, with the asking at 19 percent.Just more than 41 percent of the dioceses and regional areas committed to contributing the full amount in 2012. A list of diocesan commitments for this year is here.PB&F recommends the church reconsider the asking formula and “that the Episcopal Church engage in a theological conversation about giving to the church‐wide budget as it considers restructuring.”Kay Bishop, a Diocese of California alternate lay deputy, begins to study the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance’s proposed 2013-2015 budget July 10 shortly after the committee presented it to the House of Bishops and House of Deputies. ENS photo/Sharon SheridanThe budget revenue also includes a five percent draw, or dividend, on the income from the church’s approximately $215 million in unrestricted invested assets. The draw amounts to $25.5 million, compared with $27.5 million in the current triennium (line 3).The unrestricted investments are expected to annually earn eight percent. The draw is a half-percentage point lower than in the 2010-2012 budget. Because of the way the formula is calculated, the portion of the investment income from which the draw comes is the actual results in 2007-2011, according to the commentary in the budget at line 3.In addition, the budget will draw another $4.1 million of the income from unrestricted assets to pay for a new development office (line 4). It is meant to be a one-time grant. The office is expected to be fully staffed and generating money for the church that exceed the office’s operating costs by the end of the triennium, the budget document says.The development office draw would put the total dividend from investment income at 5.8 percent.Pollard said the committee is persuaded of the need for an office that would “support Episcopalians with significant resources in making gifts to particular ministries for which they have a deep and abiding passion.”However, she acknowledged that “earlier efforts at creating such an office have been haphazard and underfunded and that, as a result, some in the church regard the Development Office with a skepticism verging on cynicism.”The rest of the budget’s income comes from rental of 3.5 floors of the church center in New York, General Convention income from registration and exhibitor fees, other event and program fees and other small income sources.The budget anticipates a reduction in the churchwide staff of 12 positions or 10.75 full-time equivalents. Some of those positions are currently vacant and the other reductions will be allocated by program heads and the chief operating officer, PB&F said.The budget the church’s Executive Council proposed to PB&F called for 135 churchwide positions plus 21 in the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries that is supported by money from government contracts.In 2009, when PB&F made a $23 million cut from the budget that Executive Council had proposed, approximately 40 staff positions were either eliminated or reduced. In the 1995-1997 triennium, the staff level was at 225.The expense sideSpending in the 2013-2015 budget is structured around the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, using the template of an alternative budget Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori proposed in June.The 76th General Convention directed (via Resolution D027) that the 2013-2015 budget be organized according to the Five Marks of Mission.To conform to canonical requirements to designate spending in the areas of canonical, corporate and program, each expense line is coded to one of those three categories, and the budget’s enabling resolution (A005) summarizes the spending in that way.Canonical expenses are funded at $20.1 million, corporate at $33.9 million and program at $57.3 million. The amounts for each category in each year are specified in the budget resolution.A major new feature of the budget includes a block grant in each of the five marks of mission for new work. The committee sees the grants as a way to “create collaborative partnerships with dioceses and congregations” for which the Episcopal Church will provide seed money and/or matching grants, along with staff support and expertise, according to Lane. The precise planning of the program and grants is left to Executive Council and the church center staff, the committee said.Even though not every new program will be successful, the committee said, it urges “experimentation” with a full accounting of the results to the next convention.The grants include $2 million for a “Mission Enterprise Zones” program and for church planting (line 27), $1 million for young Episcopalians to engage in missionary work (line 79) and for Episcopalians to engage in work to eradicate domestic poverty (line 108). There is also $1 million to support the work of Province IX (line 61) and $500,000 to help create and foster networks and diocesan and congregational efforts toward environmental sustainability (line 122).The Mission Enterprise Zones stems from Resolution A073 proposed by the Standing Commission on the Mission and Evangelism of the Episcopal Church. The fund would give grants of up to $20,000 each to dioceses to form Mission Enterprise Zones, “defined as a geographic area, as a group of congregations or as an entire diocese committed to mission and evangelism that engages under-represented groups.” Until the next convention, the zones would be granted greater freedom as authorized by the bishop in consultation with diocesan leadership regarding the designation of “congregation” status, traditional formation for and use of ordained leadership and the use of authorized texts for principle worship gatherings.Other highlights in the budget include:* Restoration of funds for the work of formation and vocation, including campus ministry grants and for youth gatherings such as the Episcopal Youth Event and for lifelong Christian formation. (2013-2015 amount budgeted is $2.8 million in lines 63-71).* Increases the total amount of money for the church’s four aided Indian Country dioceses (Alaska, Navajoland Area Mission, North Dakota and South Dakota from just more than $4 million to $4.9 million (lines 149-153), and leaves all other grants to Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Taiwan, and the aided dioceses in Province IX at current levels (lines 146,147 and 154-163).* A cut to the church’s contribution to the Anglican Communion Office from the $1.16 million of this triennium to $700,000 (line 193).* Continued commitment of 0.7 percent of the budget’s total expenses to fund work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and continued designation of that money to Episcopal Relief & Development. The percentage amounts to $748,208 (line 243a).* A cut in funding for the church’s Committees, Commission, Agencies and Boards, which study issues canonically mandated to them or referred to them by convention, from the current $1.08 million to $630,449. The new total would come in the form of a block grant to be allocated by Executive Council in consultation with committee chairs and church staff according to the work and schedule of the individual CCAB (line 281).* $200,000 to support conversations about restructuring the church (line 282). This is an example of PB&F allocating money for activities whose enabling resolutions had not yet completed the legislative process when the budget was due. The convention’s committee on structure has recommended Resolution C095s that would have a 24-member task force gather ideas on structural change and hold a meeting of representatives from each diocese to hear what the group will recommend to the next meeting of convention. However, PB&F allocated half the amount C095s requests.* A cut of $487,750 from the current triennium in the money allotted for meetings of Executive Council, which carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The committee anticipated that council would have to conduct one of its three annual meetings online (line 290).* Restoration of $165,000 for the General Board of Examining Chaplains, which prepares and oversees the evaluation of an annual examination of those seeking ordination as priests (lines 313a-e). Council did not specifically fund the board in its proposed budget. PB&F said that policy about the board “is a matter best left to the normal legislative process” of convention. The committee noted that its predecessors had asked for an evaluation of the board in 2009, “but that request was not funded or adequately communicated.” This time around, “all involved seem much clearer about the need for evaluation, and it is hoped such evaluation can be funded from existing resources or in partnership with other interested parties,” the committee said.* An increased rate for reducing the debt resulting from the renovation of the church center from $7.7 million to $7.9 million (line 329).* A pool of money for staff salary increases and cost of living adjustments of 1 percent, 1.5 percent and 2 percent respectively in the three years of the triennium. Staff costs in the budget also anticipate an eight percent annual increase in health insurance and the committee recommends that the chief operating officer and senior staff review current insurance policy and plans. (spread throughout the budget).— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 10, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Nilah W Tripp says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release General Convention, Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs General Convention 2012, Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Jesse Zink says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Program Budget & Finance Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (2) July 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm While the budget cuts funding for a number of Anglican Communion-related expenditures, it adds new funding (a rarity in a time of shrinking income) for the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion, which General Convention does not appear to have funded before. It does so with no explanation in the line item. Anyone know why? I think we should try to meet our existing commitments to the Anglican Communion before adding news ones. Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Committee presents ‘a good budget for the church’ Program, Budget and Finance calls for continual process in next triennium An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm Was the approved budget the one proposed by the Presiding Bishop, or the one prepared by the Committee? 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Rector Martinsville, VA Nancy Davidge named ECF associate program director 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 [Episcopal Church Foundation — Press Release] The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) is extremely pleased to announce that Nancy Davidge has been named Associate Program Director, and will be chiefly responsible for developing leadership tools and resources for Episcopal congregations. Further, Nancy will continue in her capacity as editor of ECF Vital Practices.“Nancy has done a terrific job as editor of Vital Practices,” remarked ECF President, Donald V. Romanik. “Not only has she been instrumental in helping to transform what had been a very good newsletter into an incredibly rich web-based resource, but she brings a broad perspective of the Episcopal Church, keen strategic insights, and a strong background in multimedia communications to the table. Her contributions will enable ECF to provide even more resources in the area of lay and clergy leadership.”“Nancy has helped ECF stay focused on the practical needs of grassroots lay and clergy leaders,” added Miguel Angel Escobar, ECF Program Director. “She has a passion for lifting up the stories of small Episcopal congregations who are engaged in remarkable ministries, especially those doing vital work in mission and outreach. Her work over the past three years has been a gift to ECF and to the wider Church and I am thrilled that she will now lend her perspective and expertise to the many other projects in the leadership resources area.”Nancy began her career working for the Girl Scouts, and then spent 20 years in senior level marketing and communications positions for regional and national health care companies. She made a career shift to educational institutions, including Episcopal Divinity School, where she served as director of marketing and communications for eight years before joining the ECF as editor of ECF Vital Practices in 2010. She has been recognized for her outstanding work in the Episcopal Church, receiving multiple Polly Bond awards from Episcopal Communicators. Nancy also served as president of Episcopal Communicators from 2010-2013. Her primary focus as a communicator has been matching message to an intended audience. 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Colombia: Episcopal Church marks 50 years Infrastructure, full-time clergy top priorities for growth, sustainability Submit a Press Release The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia recently met in convention and celebrated 50 years. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Bogotá, Colombia] What began as an English-speaking chapel where British, Canadian and U.S. diplomats and expatriates gathered in the early to mid-20th century when Roman Catholicism was the state religion has become, over the last half century, the Colombian Episcopal Church.“Today we celebrate 50 years of community life … you are the support of this family, the family that is the fruit of the seed planted by those who came before us,” said Diocese of Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque Gomez during his diocesan convention address at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Bogotá in late May.Like the other dioceses of Province IX, Colombia is working toward financial self-sustainability while balancing growth.In 1963, the Diocese of Colombia split from the Diocese of Panama to form its own missionary district. A half century later, the diocese is a nationwide church with 35 parishes and missions, present in urban and rural areas covering 439,000 square miles of mountain, rainforest and tropical plains regions.To sustain and advance its ministry and mission to meet the growing spiritual, social and humanitarian needs in the communities it serves, the church needs permanent infrastructure and more full-time clergy, Duque said later explained in a conversation in his office after the convention.“There’s a need for child-care and development programs and elder-care programs and after-school programs for children of working parents and single mothers … as well as caring for displaced people, and for this we need a space,” said Duque.Twenty of the 35 parishes and missions have church buildings; others meet in house churches. There are six full-time priests out of 36 priests, deacons and lay evangelists. Most clergy are bi-vocational professionals with careers in law, education, business and administration; others are retired police officers and government workers.Colombia is a middle-income country, but 33 percent of its 47.7 million people live at or below the poverty line. It is the second most populous country in South America after Brazil, and the fourth largest geographically.Most Colombians live in urban areas: Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Cartagena. Many have fled violence associated with the country’s ongoing 50-year civil war and narcotics trafficking. The violence displaced 4.7 million people, and close to half a million have become refugees.Diocese of Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque Gomez delivering an address to convention. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSUnder Duque’s leadership, the diocese has developed social programs that include micro-finance, preschools, services for the elderly and various programs for poor and displaced Colombians. These include Trinity Foundation in Cali, which runs a micro-finance program; a feeding program supporting the elderly; and a program that provides services to 70 indigenous children, supported by Episcopal Relief & Development.Other Bogotá-based missions include Holy Spirit Mission, which provides space for a World Health Organization-supported program to empower single mothers and homeless women and help them acquire education and health care. Divine Savior Mission provides shelter and meals to homeless senior citizens and an after-school program in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. St. Paul’s Cathedral runs a youth leadership-development program. St. Peter’s Church has a grant-funded evangelism and community-outreach program.The Rev. Ted J. Gaiser, is the diocese’s director of mission development and an Episcopal Church-appointed missionary now in his second year of service, and has been working to promote mission outreach and sustainability throughout the diocese.Gaiser, who has a master’s in business administration and a doctorate degree in sociology with an emphasis in social justice, wrote a project-development and management-training program aimed at equipping parishes with the skills to develop well-organized projects and programs, including low-income housing, church-owned schools, elder housing and employment opportunities for internally displaced people.The training, which uses an Asset Based Community Development Approach to evaluate existing resources, and includes project analysis, funding and budgeting, has been conducted throughout the diocese to help move it toward its 2021 goal of achieving financial self-sustainability.Also, Colforpaz, a nonprofit organization has been founded to support the diocese’s mission and sustainability.The diocese in recent years has established a presence in Cúcuta along the northern border with Venezuela, where refugees fleeing Colombia’s civil war have crossed into Venezuela, and where Venezuelans fleeing violence and social and economic troubles in their own country now cross into Colombia seeking refuge. And in Pasto, a city northeast of the border with Ecuador en route to Túlcan, the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees operates a field office for asylum seekers.“In these two important cities construction is underway on our own temples that would let us develop permanent [social] work and a stable pastoral presence,” said Duque.‘Vocational call’Roman Catholicism was the official state religion until Colombia’s Constitution established protection for religious freedom in 1991. Now, 93 percent of the population is Christian, with more than 80 percent of them identified as Roman Catholics.Most of the priests and deacons active in the diocese attended Roman Catholic seminaries and were priests in the Roman Catholic Church before joining the Episcopal Church, and many see the priesthood as a “vocational call” rather than a career, said Gaiser.An active congregation, including outreach, is a canonical requirement to be priested in the diocese. The “process,” Gaiser explained, works like this: Aspirants, with the support of a priest or a deacon in their area, begin to build a worship community. Ordination to the diaconate and a long period of “Anglicanization” follows before ordination to the priesthood.Anglican-Episcopal formation goes beyond the clergy. In recent years, the diocese has committed “to teach, baptize and nurture new believes,” the second of the Five Marks of Mission, and the Rev. Alberto Pinzón, of St. Paul’s Church in Bogotá, is working to implement a diocesan-wide evangelism program to invite, inspire and transform individuals, and building up parishes.“They [people joining the Episcopal Church] need to understand what it means to be Anglican,” said Duque.Given the country’s geography and the costs associated with meeting, the clergy, laity and diocesan leadership typically meet twice annually. Besides providing a place for elections and budget discussions, the convention provides time for workshops focused on continuing education and leadership development.The most recent diocesan convention included workshops on gender and on the full inclusion of not only LGBT people but also displaced and other marginalized people; church history; and self-sustainability.Bishop Carlos López-Lozano, bishop of the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church, traveled from Madrid to attend convention. Over two sessions, he gave a history of the church, including the reformed church’s story of sustainability.For the most part, he said, the Episcopal Church in Spain began as an indigenous church and therefore didn’t receive outside support, with the exception of a period following the Spanish Civil War when the church paid its priests salaries with funds from the World Council of Churches.“When it ended, the church needed to reorganize things,” said Lopez. “When you have money, you don’t think about self-sustainability.”It’s important that people in the church understand that the church needs money to carry out its mission, and that in stewardship campaigns everyone be involved, he said. In solidarity, the larger churches help the smaller churches with their mission.“It’s about changing minds about what we are capable of doing,” said Lopez.Duque and the other bishops of Province IX have come to realize that prevailing regional circumstances call for new direction, he said. “In virtue of that, we have decided to adopt an integral sustainable-development strategy in each one of our dioceses.”The Rev. Donald Vinson, canon for mission and transmission in the Diocese of West Virginia, addresses the Diocese of Colombia Convention. Colombia and West Virginia have a longstanding companion relationship. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSThe Episcopal Church historically has supported the Province IX churches through a block-grant program, which provides the dioceses with operating funds amounting to $2.9 million in the current triennium. Colombia receives $127,400 annually toward its $241,250 budget.During a July 2013 meeting of lay and ordained leaders of Province IX and Episcopal Church Center staff, the consensus was that “the current relationship between the dioceses of Province IX and the rest of the Episcopal Church is influenced by the nature of the historical block grants that establish a relationship of dependency. This is not spiritually healthy, either for the ‘dependent’ or the ‘depended upon,’” according to a document that was released following the meeting. The document created by the Mark 2 Mission group was born of a longer conversation that began in earnest in March 2011 with a conference in Tela, Honduras.In February, on the recommendation of the Second Mark of Mission working group (a group convened by the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society), the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council agreed to an 18-year plan for “self-sufficiency” to move to sustainable mission and ministry in Province IX.The other Province IX churches are, in South America, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, and Venezuela; in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico; and in Central America, Honduras. — Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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In addition to continuing to provide pastoral care and support to community life, she will coordinate Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and coordinate planning and implementation of The Wisdom Year.Thompson earned the Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2006. She completed a CPE residency and worked as a staff chaplain at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and went on to attend the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee), completing the Master of Sacred Theology degree in 2011. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2010 in the Diocese of Chicago, where she served as Associate Rector of St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church and participated in the Lilly Endowment’s Making Excellent Disciples cohort, a flagship leadership training and mentoring program for newly ordained Episcopal clergy. Thompson began work at General in 2013 as Chaplain for Pastoral Care when she relocated to New York City with her family, GTS Professor of Systematic Theology Josh Davis and two children. She also serves as a part-time Chaplain at The Episcopal Church Center.The Rev. Stephanie Spellers will continue in her appointment as Adjunct Professor of Church and Society and takes on the additional role of Director of Mission and Reconciliation. She will teach courses and lead other offerings that relate to mission, evangelism, and reconciliation in the field of ministry, and will begin the work of expanding our offerings to the increasingly important outside community. In her undertakings she will highlight the role of mission in our education and formation of students for all types of leadership. As part of her new responsibilities, she is joining The Way of Wisdom planning team and will be offering mentor-training and resources to Wisdom Year residency sites. Spellers will continue to serve part-time as Canon for Missional Vitality in the Diocese of Long Island and as a Senior Consultant in the Center for Progressive Renewal, an ecumenical center for church development and renewal.Spellers is a popular speaker and is the author of numerous books, including The Episcopal Way (2014), Ancient Faith, Future Mission: Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Traditions (2010) and Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other and the Transforming Power of the Spirit (2006). She serves as one of two Chaplains to the House of Bishops and recently chaired the Episcopal Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism. Along with Eric Law, she is the co-editor for the new Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series.From 2005 to 2012, Canon Spellers served as founding priest for The Crossing, an emergent congregation based at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston. She earned an M.A. in 1996 from Harvard Divinity School and an M.Div. from Episcopal Divinity School in 2004. Prior to and concurrent with priestly ministry, she served in the administration at Harvard Divinity and worked as a religion reporter for a regional daily newspaper and as an editor for Episcopal Church Publishing. 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Some young persons may not particularly want to sit down one on one with an authority figure like a priest. Some priests may be a little judgmental which could make a youngster who does not feel too good about himself or herself feel even worse and wonder why did he or she bother to even approach the priest for help in the first place. It is so much better if the youngster can seek help or advice without identifying himself if he chooses to. He has some measure of control in that he can terminate the conversation if he thinks it is not going well, whenever he wants. If the youngster and the priest agree that they need to meet and explore solutions further they can arrange this by mutual agreement. As a priest, I hear confessions regularly but I can remember as a youngster the embarrassing and uncomfortable feeling of having to bare my soul to a complete stranger especially one who is closer to my parents in age. I would never confess to my parents what I was being asked to confess in his presence. Of course the preferred method of communication for kids is the digital method, so why not meet them in their own space? Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (1) Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s Lichfield Diocese has broken new ground by advertising for a lay or ordained diocesan pastor to connect and support people online.According to Bishop of Stafford Geoff Annas, the Diocesan Online Pastor is “a brave new role” with a focus on enabling teenagers and young people to “build up and nurture each other in the Christian faith.”Speaking on the Church of England’s weekly podcast Annas stressed that while it was “not a substitute for face-to-face contact” the role would help the church meet needs that young people had and that weren’t currently being met.“The emphasis is about how [young people] can better join in in their churches, but it’s also about keeping them aware of what’s going on in other churches,” he said.“A lot of young people nowadays don’t see themselves even in denominational terms they see themselves as young Christians and the way they live out their faith is very different from traditional ways. It’s all part of reimagining of what it means to be ‘church’ in the coming years.“I think where we’ve got problems is that young people see church in a totally different way. We’re not going to get them to sign up to endless meetings…the Church of England particularly is at an interesting moment. It’s at a turning point.”Archdeacon of Stoke on Trent Matthew Parker told the Church of England’s Jillian Moody that success in this role “will look like more of our young people feeling that they are involved, connected. Relating not just to one another, not just to the wider church, but ultimately relating to God in a way that feels appropriate to them and speaks to where they are.”The job description states, “To reach new generations we recognise that we must learn to relate more effectively to the world and the experience of young people and young adults. Increasingly, this generation inhabits a virtual environment sustained by an array of social media applications and digital devices.”It cited recent research that found that adults in Britain spend more time in each day using devices than they do sleeping. Those aged 16-24, doing more than one task at a time, squeeze 14 hours and 7 minutes of media activity into each day, in just over 9 hours.The job advert continues, “If Christian mission requires a commitment to going where people are and speaking the language they speak, then we cannot afford not to have a focused and engaged online presence if we wish to reach new generations with the gospel.”The Online Pastor’s work would enable younger people to:* become Christians through hearing the gospel in the language of digital media;* grow in their faith and discipleship if they are already Christians;* connect with other Christians in the diocese both on and offline;* worship regularly and participate in their local church as well as a wider fellowship and lived out faith online;* receive invitations to local Christian worship, events and gatherings appropriate to their age group;* engage online in fellowship and the lived-out faith of transforming communities and practicing generosity;* receive alerts, post and respond to prayer requests, access daily devotional material and discover links to appropriate and helpful online communities and resources;* safely report any concerns they may have to the appropriate person (particularly in respect of safeguarding issues)This is not the first time an Anglican has been appointed exclusively for an online ministry – the Rev. Mark Brown was ordained to a digital ministry by the Anglican Church of Australia more than a decade ago and, among other things, set up an Anglican Cathedral in the online virtual world Second Life.Nevertheless, this is thought to be the first time a Church of England diocese will appoint someone specifically to a ministerial role that puts the digital space, and young people, at its heart.For more information is here. 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New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Barbara Schafer, presidente de la junta de la Ofrenda Unida de Gracias, hace un comentario durante un foro sobre violencia sexual y trata de personas auspiciado por la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana ante las Naciones Unidas como un evento paralelo a la 59ª. Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer, que tuvo lugar entre el 9 y el 20 de marzo. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] El número de personas que esclaviza a niños y adultos por dinero se multiplica en el mundo, y los traficantes hacen acumulativamente más dinero que la industria petrolera.Esa es el cálculo del arzobispo David Moxon, el representante del arzobispo de Cantórbery ante la Santa Sede y director del Centro Anglicano en Roma, quien habló durante un foro reciente en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York.Los traficantes tratan a los que esclavizan “como subhumanos, como ganado, como unidades económicas, gente para quienes la dignidad humana, la libertad humana, la oportunidad humana, el potencial humano no existe porque uno puede hacer muchísimo dinero rápidamente”, afirmó.El foro sobre violencia sexual y trata de personas fue auspiciado por la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana en las Naciones Unidas como un evento paralelo a la 59ª. Sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW, por su sigla en inglés), que se reunió del 9 al 20 de marzo. La capilla de Cristo el Señor en el centro denominacional se llenó de público para la presentación de Moxon el 12 de marzo, la primera parte de la cual se dedicó a que los participantes describieran sus esfuerzos por combatir la trata de personas.La trata de personas y la esclavitud están “motivadas por un empeño comercial lucrativo, motivado por la codicia, razón por la cual hay una demanda masiva”, dijo Moxon.Es difícil determinar el número de personas atrapadas en este mercado, dijo él, porque :¿cómo puede uno evaluar algo que está oculto?Cálculos muy debatidos estiman que [la población esclava] oscila entre 25 millones y 40 millones. Moxon cita el cálculo estimativo del Índice Global de la Esclavitud, de 35,8 millones de personas, pero añade que cualquiera que sea el número “es enorme y tiene que frenarse”.Sin embargo, cuando la policía intenta concentrarse en los tratantes, “los índices de procesamiento penal son más bien bajos, porque [los traficantes] se desplazan, se mudan, cambian fronteras, atraviesan países¨, afirmó él. A los traficantes “los ayuda la mafia internacional, por ejemplo, de un modo que elude bastante bien la acción de la policía internacional”.Si bien es importantes rescatar a personas [de las redes] de la trata y de la esclavitud, siguió diciendo Moxon, “no podemos dedicar toda nuestra energía al rescate, sino estaríamos rescatando personas hasta el final de los tiempos”.Él contrarrestó la desolación de este cuadro al describir lo que llamó una nueva estrategia que vincula a líderes empresariales con líderes religiosos más allá de los límites denominacionales para cerrar la llave comercial de la trata de personas y de este modo propiciar la “quiebra de la esclavitud”.Las probabilidades están en contra de la eliminación de la trata de personas y su frecuente corolario de violencia sexual, dijo Moxon, pero debemos intentarlo porque “el mundo no será libre hasta que esas personas sean libres”.Cooperación interreligiosaLa estrategia descrita por Moxon para quebrar el control de los traficantes comenzó hace casi dos años cuando el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, y el papa Francisco se reunieron por primera vez. Welby sabía que Francisco había quedado “profundamente conmovido” al amistarse con una sobreviviente de la trata de personas en Argentina. Welby también sabía que, al principio de su papado, Francisco había pedido que se examinara el papel de la Iglesia en la lucha contra la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna. Por tanto, dijo Moxon, Welby “se sentía confiado” de que el Papa sería receptivo a la sugerencia de que ambas iglesias trataran de colaborar en la lucha contra la trata.El papa Francisco y el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby hallaron un terreno común en el problema de la trata de personas desde la primera vez que se encontraron, dijo el arzobispo David Moxon. Foto de la Red Mundial para la Libertad.El resultado último fue la formación de la Red Mundial para la Libertad, que tiene por objeto erradicar la esclavitud moderna y la trata de personas para 2020. Ese objetivo fue el tema de un acuerdo que se dio a conocer el 17 de marzo de 2014 en el Vaticano.Al mismo tiempo, el filántropo y empresario australiano Andrew Forrest, anglicano, decidió legar la fortuna que hizo en la industria mineral. En medio de ese empeño, su hija le pidió que le prestara atención a la trata de personas. [En consecuencia], él creó la Walk Free Foundation, que busca ponerle fin a la esclavitud moderna. Forrest se acercó a líderes religiosos de todo el mundo para instarles a levantar sus voces contra la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna y a trabajar juntos para combatirla.Los organizadores dieron un paso aún mayor el 2 de diciembre cuando 12 líderes religiosos —católicos, anglicanos, musulmanes, hindúes, budistas, judíos y ortodoxos— se reunieron en el Vaticano y firmaron la “Declaración Conjunta de Líderes Religiosos contra la Esclavitud Moderna en el Día Mundial por la Abolición de la Esclavitud.“A los ojos de Dios, cada ser humano es una persona libre, sea niño o niña, mujer u hombre, y está destinado a existir para el bien de todos en igualdad y fraternidad”, decía la declaración que llamaba a la esclavitud moderna un “crimen contra la humanidad”. Sus signatarios se comprometieron a “trabajar juntos por la libertad de todos los que han sido víctimas de esclavitud y trata de personas, de manera que su futuro pueda restaurarse”.Lograr tal unanimidad “ha sido difícil, escabroso, turbulento”, señaló Moxon, pero al final “toda la teología…cuajó”. Él resaltó, por ejemplo, que los líderes musulmanes, tanto sunitas como chiitas, firmaron la declaración.La declaración se firmó apenas semanas después de que el Estado Islámico (ES) anunciara que la esclavitud debía ser fundacional para el nuevo califato que [esa organización terrorista] está luchando por crear, dijo Moxon, calificando ese sentimiento de “profundamente repugnante”.El papa Francisco y el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, a la derecha en la fila del fondo, se contaron entre los 12 líderes religiosos —católicos, anglicanos, musulmanes, hindúes, budistas, judíos y ortodoxos— que, reunidos en el Vaticano el pasado 2 de diciembre, firmaron la “Declaración Conjunta de Líderes Religiosos contra la Esclavitud Moderna el Día Mundial por la Abolición de la Esclavitud”. Foto de la Red Mundial para la Libertad.La coalición de los líderes religiosos se mantendrá frágil a veces, dijo Moxon, pero los líderes esperan seguir encontrando un terreno común.“Nunca habíamos hecho esto antes —producir un plan estratégico de tipo práctico, con su importante respaldo espiritual y teológico— y eso es bastante complejo”, dijo Moxon a ENS después del foro. “Pero yo creo que la misión debe dinamizar el ecumenismo y la acción interreligiosa más de lo que lo hace. Y eso nos ayuda muchísimo porque si uno sólo discute conceptos y mociones teológicas —habrá infinitos detalles que podría seguir debatiendo durante mucho, mucho tiempo.En cambio, Moxon preguntó, parafraseando una declaración del papa Francisco: “¿Por qué no actuamos como si ya fuéramos uno en presencia de un mal mundial?”Estrategias antiesclavistasEn presencia de ese mal, la Red Mundial para la Libertad se propone actuar en toda una lista de estrategias, comenzando con la que se conoce como auditoría y limpieza de la cadena de suministros. El proceso está concebido para ayudar a las compañías a reducir o eliminar el riesgo de esclavitud moderna que ocurre en sus cadenas de suministros, tanto como un resultado directo o indirecto de sus prácticas de adquisición.O, como Moxon lo puso, capacitarles “hacerse libres de esclavos para bien de sus propias almas, para bien de su país, para bien del mundo y para bien, sobre todo, de las personas que han sido esclavizadas”.Auditar la cadena de suministros es fundamental porque “además de la industria del sexo, la única razón porque la cual existe la esclavitud es porque alguien está pagando por el producto hecho por los esclavos”, dijo Moxon.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, firma la Declaración Conjunta de Líderes Religiosos contra la Esclavitud Moderna el Día Mundial para la Abolición de la Esclavitud durante una reunión que tuvo lugar el pasado 2 de diciembre en el Vaticano, mientras el gran ayatolá Mohammad Taqi Al Modarresi, de Irak, otro de los 12 líderes religiosos que firmaron la declaración, lo observa. Foto de Red Mundial por la Libertad.La Walk Free Foundation ofrece una guía (“Enfrentar la esclavitud moderna en la cadena de suministros”) para las empresas que quieran sumarse a ese empeño. Hewlett Packard, la fabricante norteamericana de equipos electrónicos ya ha llevado cabo esta tarea, según Moxon. Porque los líderes religiosos pueden hablarle a los empresarios acerca de la dignidad de todo ser humano, el arzobispo de Cantórbery auspiciará una reunión de líderes de corporaciones británicas para animarles a utilizar el proceso.En un movimiento afín, la Red Mundial para la Libertad y Walk Free Foundation quieren fomentar programas de microfinanciación a través de los cuales las personas puedan ganar más dinero por su trabajo y de este modo no resultar víctimas de falsas promesas de salarios de parte de personas que han de convertirlas en esclavos.Otra estrategia, cuidar de los sobrevivientes de la trata de personas, se ajusta especialmente a las comunidades de fe, dijo Moxon. Ofrecer apoyo a largo plazo y “genuina amistad restauradora” es esencial, y algo que las iglesias pueden hacer mucho mejor que los gobiernos, señaló él.Las agrupaciones también abogan por reformas legales para institucionalizar las auditorías y limpiezas de la cadena de suministros de manera que las empresas que tal hagan se vean recompensadas. Una ley de este tipo se ha propuesto en el Parlamento del Reino Unido, según informó él. Moxon dijo que algunas compañías desconfían de hacer la auditoría porque temen ser procesadas por lo que ésta descubra.La educación y la toma de conciencia es otra estrategia y la Red Mundial para la Libertad brinda materiales que las comunidades religiosas pueden usar para hacer esa labor entre sí mismas.La Red quiere identificar los 10 países más propensos a la esclavitud y establecer consejos locales para concebir soluciones locales basadas en las costumbres, leyes, cultura y recursos económicos de cada país, así como en las iniciativas que al respecto ya existen en ellos. Forrest, el filántropo australiano, ha donado $25 millones para comenzar ésta y otras tareas, especialmente la estrategia de la microfinanciación, dijo Moxon.Otra estrategia es educar a la gente respecto a la trata de personas. La Red Mundial para la Libertad ofrece recursos que las comunidades de fe pueden usar para llevar a cabo esa tarea entre sí.Conciencia crecienteMoxon describe su propio conciencia creciente del problema. Antes de ir al Centro Anglicano en Roma, Moxon era uno de los arzobispos de la Iglesia Anglicana en Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia. Nativo de Nueva Zelanda, Moxon dijo que estaba “sólo vagamente consciente” de la omnipresencia de la trata de personas y de la esclavitud moderna antes de que el arzobispo de Cantórbery le pidiera participar. Dos años de estudiar el problema y de ayudar a formar la Red Mundial para la Libertad han dejado su huella en él.El arzobispo David Moxon preside la eucaristía el 12 de marzo en la capilla de Cristo el Señor del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal. Moxon, representante del arzobispo de Cantórbery ante la Santa Sede y director del Centro Anglicano en Roma, posteriormente dirigió un foro sobre trata de personas y violencia sexual. Asistiéndole en la eucaristía estaban el Rdo. Canónigo James Calloway, secretario general de Colegios y Universidades de la Comunión Anglicana, y Angie Cabanban, asociada del ministerio de diversidad y etnia de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.“Sirvió para abrirme mucho los ojos; de manera bastante extraordinaria” dijo durante una entrevista con ENS.También cambió el modo de mirar a las mujeres en su vida.“La cuestión de la esclavitud me ha hecho hipersensible a cualquier cosa que se parezca a que se espere de alguien que haga demasiado por nada”, afirmó.También aprendió que gran parte del trabajo necesario para eliminar la trata de personas es “peligroso o difícil o políticamente complicado, religiosamente sensible, y uno no ve necesariamente los gloriosos resultados o incluso la trascendencia espiritual”. Pero el trabajo debe hacerse, dijo él.Anteriormente ese mismo día, durante su sermón en una eucaristía en la capilla, Moxon contó la historia del monje que anhelaba encontrarse con Cristo en las oraciones que hacía en su celda; pero que en cambio lo encontró en las personas a las cuales tenía que servir todos los días.La pregunta de “creemos que Cristo está ahí o no es el punto realmente fundamental”, dijo Moxon. “Ustedes lo creen o no, a eso se reduce todo”.Nota de la redactora: El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal puede contemplar [el hacer] una resolución el 21 de marzo para expresar su apoyo a los empeños de colaboración de organismos gubernamentales y no gubernamentales del mundo entero para erradicar la trata de personas, y convocar a la Iglesia Episcopal a actuar al respecto en toda una variedad de formas.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal News Service] El arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby está esperanzado de que los principales líderes anglicanos reunidos esta semana en Cantórbery, Inglaterra, puedan ser capaces de encontrar una senda hacia la reconciliación en lugar de [terminar en] un cisma sobre profundas diferencias de opinión respecto a los problemas de la sexualidad humana.Hablando en el Programa “Today” de la BBC Radio 4’s antes de la reunión del 11 al 16 de enero, Welby dijo: “Ciertamente quiero la reconciliación. La reconciliación no siempre significa acuerdo; de hecho muy rara vez es tal cosa. Significa encontrar modos de discrepar bien y eso es lo que hemos logrado hacer esta semana”.De los 38 líderes anglicanos que asisten esta semana a la Reunión de los Primados, un puñado de arzobispos africanos ha amenazado con abandonar la reunión a menos que Welby acceda a sus demandas de disciplinar a la Iglesia Episcopal y otras provincias con cuyas acciones discrepan.“No hay nada que yo pueda hacer si hay personas que deciden abandonar el salón”, dijo Welby, “pero queremos permanecer juntos, escucharnos mutuamente en el servicio de Jesucristo y concentrarnos no tan sólo en el tema de la sexualidad, sino también en los enormes problemas que afectan a las personas alrededor del mundo: conflictos armados, persecución, violencia religiosa”.En un esfuerzo por evitar el boicot de los arzobispos conservadores africanos, tal como el que ocurrió en la última Reunión de los Primados en 2011, Welby ha invitado al arzobispo Foley Beach, líder de la Iglesia Anglicana en América del Norte (ACNA, por su sigla en inglés) a reunirse con los primados en una conversación antes de que comience oficialmente la Reunión de los Primados en Cantórbery. La ACNA está compuesta en gran medida por ex episcopales que decidieron separarse de la Iglesia Episcopal. Algunos primados africanos han declarado su afiliación a la ACNA.“La Iglesia es una familia, y uno sigue siendo una familia incluso si toma por distintos caminos”, dijo Welby en la entrevista radial. “Tenemos que resolver cómo coexistimos con eso y cómo servimos fielmente a Dios de manera que mostremos que podemos discrepar profundamente y aun así amarnos y cuidarnos mutuamente.“Un cisma no sería un desastre —Dios es más grande que nuestros fracasos—, pero sería un fracaso”, añadió. “No sería bueno que la Iglesia se mostrara incapaz de darle el ejemplo al mundo de enseñar como podemos amarnos los unos a los otros y aun discrepar profundamente, porque es Jesucristo quien nos congrega, no nuestra propia elección. Esto no es un club formal o un partido político. Esto es algo hecho por Dios”.Michael Curry, el obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, asiste a su primera Reunión de Primados desde que fuera instalado como obispo presidente y primado en noviembre pasado.Curry y muchos de sus colegas primados han pedido oraciones mientras los líderes se reúnen por primera vez en cinco años.Invito a los episcopales a orar conmigo por esta reunión, en la que Dios estará plenamente presente con nosotros y en la que podemos seguir a nuestro Señor Jesús en los caminos de Su amor y de este modo ser parte de la bendición de Dios para el mundo”, dijo Curry en una declaración el 7 de enero.Luego de su elección como obispo presidente y primado en junio de 2015, Curry dijo que la Comunión Anglicana tiene tanto que ver con las relaciones como con la estructura y la organización. “tenemos algo que hacer. Creo en verdad que tenemos alguna tarea de Jesús que hacer” dijo. “Este mundo clama por nosotros y nos necesita, y la Comunión Anglicana es una manera en que Dios nos usa unidos para hacer realmente de este mundo un mundo mejor”Antes de la Reunión de los Primados, más de 100 líderes ordenados y laicos de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, entre ellos obispos y deanes, publicaron una carta abierta a los arzobispos de Cantórbery y de York llamando a la Iglesia a arrepentirse del trato de “ciudadanos de segunda clase” dado a algunos cristianos por motivo de la sexualidad.Entre los signatarios se encuentra el Muy Rdo. David Ison, deán de la catedral de San Pablo en Londres. “Creo que es imperativo para nosotros recordar que mientras procuramos abordar sincera, amorosa y respetuosamente nuestras diferencias de contexto y de interpretación bíblica, nuestras discusiones son realmente sobre las vidas de hermanas y hermanos que a menudo han sido rechazados y victimizados por causa de su sexualidad”, afirmó. “La Iglesia debe ser el primer lugar al que ellos sientan que pueden acudir para encontrar amor y aceptación en lugar de juicio”.Desde la publicación de la carta la semana pasada y la invitación de los organizadores a que otras personas la firmen, más de 3.200 anglicanos y episcopales lo han hecho.Se ha abierto una página web con materiales concernientes a la reunión e incluirán colectas y peticiones de oración mientras los primados se encuentren reunidos.Los primados son los principales arzobispos y obispos presidentes electos o nombrados para dirigir cada una de las 38 provincias autónomas de la Comunión Anglicana. El arzobispo de Cantórbery los invita a la Reunión de los Primados para consultas sobre asuntos teológicos, sociales e internacionales.La Reunión de los Primados de la Comunión Anglicana es uno de los tres instrumentos de la Comunión, siendo los otros dos la Conferencia de Lambeth [que reúne a todos los obispos de la Comunión] y el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, el principal organismo normativo de la Comunión. Al arzobispo de Cantórbery, como primus inter pares, o “primero entre iguales” se le reconoce como el centro de la unidad de la Comunión Anglicana.Cada provincia se relaciona con las otras provincias dentro de la Comunión Anglicana por estar en plena comunión con la Sede de Cantórbery. El arzobispo de Cantórbery convoca la Conferencia de Lambeth, preside la Reunión de los Primados y es el presidente del CCA.En algunas provincias anglicanas al primado se le llama arzobispo o metropolitano, o ambas cosas, mientras en otras se usa el término de obispo presidente, o de primus [otra manera de decir primado] como en Escocia.El arzobispo de Cantórbery también invita a las reuniones de primados a los moderadores que presiden las iglesias ecuménicas unidas del Norte de la India, el Sur de la India y Pakistán.En 1978, el arzobispo Donald Coggan, el 101er. arzobispo de Cantórbery, estableció la Reunión de los Primados como una oportunidad de “meditación pausada, oración y consulta a profundidad”.Los primados se han reunido en Ely, Inglaterra, en 1979; Washington, D.C., en 1971; Limurú, Kenia, en 1983; Toronto, Canadá, en 1986; Chipre en 1989; Newcastle, Irlanda del Norte, en 1991; Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, en 1993; Windsor, Inglaterra, en 1995; Jerusalén en 1997; Oporto, Portugal, en 2000; Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga, Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, en 2001; Cantórbery, Inglaterra, en 2002; Gramodo, Brasil, en mayo de 2003; Londres, Inglaterra, en octubre de 2003; Newry, Irlanda del Norte, en febrero de 2005; Dar es-Salam, Tanzania, en febrero de 2007; Alejandría, Egipto, en febrero de 2009 y Dublín, Irlanda, en enero de 2011.Las provincias y primados de la Comunión Anglicana aparecen listados aquí.Visite la página web oficial de los Primados 2016Siga a @Primates2016 en Twitter— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. 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Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 28, 2016 at 3:47 pm The true church’s roll in our days. La iglesia episcopal de los Santos Apóstoles es hogar de una congregación diversa que incluye una robusta comunidad religiosa hmong. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles.[Episcopal News Service – San Pablo, Minnesota] Si uno entra aquí en la iglesia episcopal de los Santos Apóstoles [Holy Apostles Episcopal Church] un domingo cualquiera encontrará un auténtico crisol. Una diácona hmong en su treintena abrazará a una feligresa blanca octogenaria y jóvenes de muchas razas y edades se sentarán juntos a escuchar la palabra.Esta fusión se hace particularmente evidente en el verano, cuando la congregación celebra la santa eucaristía con una mezcla de inglés y hmong durante su oficio combinado de las 10:00 A.M.Sin embargo, este fusionado cuerpo de Cristo que trabaja para amar y vivir como uno en el mundo, no siempre ha sido tan diverso como lo es ahora.En 2004, la iglesia llevaba varios años de decadencia y se enfrentaba a la realidad de tener que cerrar, dijo la Rda. Letha Wilson-Barnard, vicaria de los Santos Apóstoles. En ese tiempo, Susan Moss, misionera de la diócesis, se enteró por un amigo hmong que un grupo de 75 familias de esta etnia habían dejado la Iglesia Católica Romana y no contaban con un lugar donde adorar. Moss les invitó a visitar los Santos Apóstoles y, en el transcurso de seis meses, las familias acudieron [al templo] y los mayores se reunieron con el obispo y la vicaria para discernir si la iglesia podría convertirse en su nuevo hogar religioso.“Para el Domingo de Pascua de 2005, los bancos estaban llenos y ésta se convirtió en la primera iglesia episcopal de la Comunión Anglicana de mayoría hmong”, dijo Wilson-Barnard. “Le ha traído vida a esta congregación”.Los hmongs llegaron por primera vez a Estados Unidos en los años setenta [del pasado siglo] procedentes de las regiones montañosas del norte de Laos luego de que terminara la guerra de Vietnam. Los aldeanos hmongs ayudaron a la CIA en su lucha contra los norvietnamitas durante la guerra y en lo que se ha llamado una “guerra secreta” en Laos. Después de la guerra fueron perseguidos por su colaboración con las fuerzas de EE.UU. y, al igual que los iraquíes que ayudaron a Estados Unidos durante la guerra de Irak, muchos se convirtieron en refugiados. Para el año 2000, los inmigrantes hmongs en Estados Unidos ascendían a unos 170.000, según datos de la Oficina del Censo, y en Minnesota reside uno de los mayores grupos hmongs del país.Los hmongs de mayor edad que hicieron de los Santos Apóstoles su hogar religioso fueron los refugiados de primera generación; además, existen ejemplos de inmigrantes que revitalizan parroquias y comunidades a través de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Lo hermoso de esta obra es con la frecuencia que nosotros, como norteamericanos, y nuestras congregaciones somos transformados y cambiados radicalmente por nuestra interacción con nuestros vecinos”, dijo Allison Duvall directora del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración para las relaciones y actividades eclesiásticas. El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración es una de las nueve agencias de reasentamiento de refugiados que colaboran con el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. para reubicar refugiados en toda la nación.“Abundan los ejemplos, pero uno de mis preferidos es el de la iglesia episcopal de San Pedro [St. Peter’s] en Louisville, Kentucky, que ha experimentado una revitalización por acoger en su congregación a refugiados birmanos que eran anglicanos antes de llegar a Estados Unidos”, explicó ella. “De una congregación envejeciente con una asistencia que disminuía, San Pedro está ahora desbordante de vida —familias jóvenes, acólitos jóvenes, todo el ajetreo de una congregación pujante. No sólo eso, sino que ahora los miembros de San Pedro tienen sus corazones y mentes abiertas de una manera relacional y profundamente personal a los esfuerzos y alegrías de la vida de refugiados y nuevos inmigrantes en Estados Unidos”.La iglesia episcopal de los Santos Apóstoles es el hogar de una diversa congregación que incluye una pujante comunidad religiosa hmong; su santuario se ve aquí en una típica celebración dominical durante un oficio hmong. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles.Para Bao Moua, una hmong de segunda generación, la Iglesia Episcopal tenía una idiosincrasia atractiva para los que provenían de la Iglesia Católica Romana porque era bastante semejante al catolicismo, de suerte que ellos se sintieron cómodos con la transición, y los mayores que hablaban inglés tuvieron una pequeña curva de aprendizaje. También les ofrecía un lugar donde los sacerdotes podían casarse y donde las mujeres podían ser ordenadas.El jueves 23 de junio, Moua se convertirá en la primera mujer hmong en ser ordenada sacerdote en la Iglesia Episcopal, junto con tres nuevos diáconos. Al principio, ella estaba dudosa de su llamado, dijo, pero en la medida en que los mayores vieron y alentaron el don que había en ella y se involucró más con el liderazgo de la iglesia, decidió buscar [el ministerio] como un medio de capacitar y alentar a otras personas a discernir su propio llamado, “allanar el camino a otros que vendrán después que yo, hombres y mujeres, jóvenes y viejos”.El Rdo. Toua Vang fue el primero de los feligreses hmongs en ser ordenado. Cuando él regresó a la iglesia, la congregación tuvo que discernir lo que significaba para la iglesia tener este tipo de liderazgo, dijo Moua.Los Santos Apóstoles celebra numerosas fiestas culturales hmongs durante el año, incluida la observancia del Año Nuevo Hmong con trajes típicos. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles.Comenzaron un comité de ministerio compartido porque vieron que los hmongs tenían diferentes necesidades para bodas, funerales, etc. así como la barrera del idioma. Los miembros del comité de ministerio compartido hablaron con el obispo acerca de estas necesidades y de cómo todo el mundo podía usar sus dones y talentos dentro del liderazgo de la iglesia.“Al principio llegaron a inscribirse hasta unas 20 personas”, dijo Moua. “Luego, al cabo de un año, teníamos 14 y esas 14 ya han estado trabajando con nosotros durante varios años”.Es importante tener un liderazgo y un idioma hmong vivos en la iglesia, afirmó Moua.“Es importante que nuestros mayores tengan la posibilidad de oír la Palabra en su propio idioma. Ello fortalece su fe y mantiene nuestra cultura e idioma vivos dentro de la generación más joven. Ha sido un regalo que la Iglesia Episcopal nos permita traer nuestra propia cultura y hacerla suya. Es eficaz porque las personas pueden realmente entenderlo y nos permite ser quienes somos en la fe cristiana”.Al principio, ella dijo que algunos dudaban. Se debatían con [la pregunta] “¿Soy digno [del liderazgo]?” debido a la barrera del idioma o por carecer de la preparación tradicional que la Iglesia exigía.“Pero vimos las posibilidades [que había] en las personas”, añadió ella. “Como hemos estado juntos, nos hemos visto mutuamente los dones. Aun sin la preparación docente, la fe de ellos es firme y están dispuestos a compartirla y a aprender”.Los integrantes del comité del ministerio compartido han estado aprendiendo juntos durante tres años. Moua interpreta para los miembros del comité.“Me siento orgullosa de ver a nuestro grupo crecer en la fe y no tener miedo de hacer más. Ver que todos tenemos dones y que debemos compartirlos, que eso está abierto para todos”, dijo ella.La congregación también trabajó exitosamente, hace años, en traducir el Libro de Oración Común a la lengua hmong.Wilson-Barnard dijo que la congregación atrae tanto a los hmongs como a otros que se sienten entusiasmados por la naturaleza intercultural de la iglesia. Ella comenzó su labor en la iglesia siendo seminarista y se ha quedado durante 10 años.“Creo que hay una verdadera riqueza en compartir la vida juntos: el Cuerpo de Cristo para mí mientras ministro a esta congregación, una suerte de anticipo del cielo, en la contemplación [divina] alrededor del trono con todas las tribus y naciones. Ha sido apasionante”, apuntó.La Rda. Letha Wilson-Barnard, vicaria, preside el bautismo en la iglesia de los Santos Apóstoles. Foto de los Santos Apóstoles. 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Significa realmente apertura y estar abierto a la posibilidad del cambio y la transformación”.Los Santos Apóstoles colabora estrechamente con su congregación asociada de la localidad, la iglesia episcopal de San Juan Evangelista [St. John the Evangelist Episcopal]. Ambas iglesias han trabajado juntas por casi una década y comparten grupos de jóvenes para la confirmación. Hay también un mercado campesino los domingos en su espacio de estacionamiento que incluye la venta de alimentos y artesanías hmongs.Ellas han colaborado en varias otras formas de ministerio tanto en el ámbito local como internacional.Para San Juan, su labor con los Santos Apóstoles, así como las noticias y acontecimientos actuales, la ha inducido a entrar en un proceso para coauspiciar a una familia refugiada que llega al país en los próximos meses.La discusión más profunda acerca de la posibilidad de coauspiciar a una familia refugiada se produjo el año pasado mientras los ojos, los oídos y los corazones del mundo se volvían hacia Siria, dijo el Rdo. Jered Weber-Johnson. “Muchísimas personas preguntaban lo que la iglesia iba a hacer ya que en ese tiempo estábamos predicando sobre el tema”.“En la medida en que esta interrogante aumentaba, el clero de San Juan se la devolvió a la congregación. ‘Miremos y oremos juntos respecto a lo que podemos hacer’”, agregó Weber-Johnson.Se formó un grupo en el transcurso de seis meses en el que feligreses seriamente interesados en hacer algo se reunían para orar y discernir: ¿qué otra cosa podían hacer además de ser socialmente conscientes, de votar y de concentrarse en la manera en que vivían? San Juan también tiene un grupo de estudio bíblico para sus discusiones al respecto. Juntos, formaron un grupo de discernimiento ad hoc.“Alguien nuevo para la parroquia que había tenido una participación muy activa en el ministerio de los refugiados en otras parroquias estaba dispuesto a conservar este espacio y a escuchar, y a compartir cualesquier recursos que él tuviera”, dijo Weber-Johnson. “Fue muy constante en no dejar que el tema decayera”.Ese miembro de la parroquia era David Borton, quien se puso en contacto con el Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota para encontrar lo que conllevaría el coauspicio.El Servicio de Refugiados del Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota es afiliada del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración. Además de trabajar con 30 agencias de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis, proporcionando asistencia directa a los recién llegados, el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración les ofrece a las congregaciones medios de participar en el reasentamiento de refugiados en sus comunidades, también alienta a los episcopales a unirse a la Red Episcopal de Política Pública y aboga por políticas que protejan los derechos de los refugiados y a los solicitantes de asilo.Mediante la colaboración del grupo, se llegó a una propuesta, se calcularon los costos y se decidió que sería una buena opción para la iglesia.“Creamos un grupo multigeneracional para ayudar a que todos entendiéramos lo que realmente significa nuestro llamado a “acoger al extranjero”, afirmó.El grupo —que ahora incluye un maestro de inglés como segundo idioma, un asistente de servicio a refugiados y los que son eficientes con oraciones y asuntos de dinero— se reunieron y seguirán reuniéndose los domingos para ultimar las necesidades prácticas de la familia que ahora llaman “los recién llegados de San Juan”.Tienen una idea general de cuándo puede llegar la familia —en julio—, pero no se ha fijado un día concreto. “Es como si fuéramos a tener un bebé”, bromeó uno de los miembros del grupo de discernimiento de San Juan.Tampoco saben de qué país provendrá la familia, pero Ben Walen, director del Servicio de Refugiados del Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota, dijo que los grupos que vienen a Minnesota son, en su mayoría, de Somalia y del estado Karen en Myanmar. Puntualizó que las cifras fluctúan, pero el servicio suele reasentar unas 450 personas al año, aunque el año pasado [la cifra] sólo llegó a 400. El Servicio de Refugiados les pide a las iglesias un compromiso de cuatro meses para ayudar con necesidades tales como muebles, transporte, comida, etc.“Esto con frecuencia conlleva amistarse con la familia, llevarla a eventos locales o mostrarle la comunidad. Es ir más allá de un mero control de caso, para que esas familias refugiadas perciban una conexión que va más allá, la cual en verdad sólo las iglesias pueden brindar a largo plazo. Acelerar el ingreso de esa familia en la vida norteamericana resulta de gran valor. También, para la iglesia misma, ayuda a las personas a aprender de su comunidad y de los refugiados, de manera que no se sientan como ‘el otro’”.El coauspicio es uno de los muchos modelos que siguen las iglesias y los individuos que pueden participar en la acogida a refugiados, dijo Duvall, que dirige las relaciones y actividades eclesiásticas del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración.“La belleza del modelo es que realmente te presenta a tus nuevos vecinos. No siempre resulta fácil, pero Jesús no nos llama a la facilidad y la comodidad. Nos llama al hermoso —y a veces doloroso— caos de la vida”, afirmó ella.“El coauspicio introduce las familias recién llegadas a sus primeros amigos norteamericanos, lo cual les proporciona alguna sensación de tranquilidad y de confort, al saber que no están solos, que no están aislados ni alienados de su nueva comunidad. Si bien el coauspicio sólo dura unos pocos meses del tiempo de una familia en Estados Unidos, concluye con una maravillosa celebración, las amistades que se forman pueden durar una vida. En este tiempo, cuando hay tanta desinformación, ansiedad y temor en nuestro país de las personas que no conocemos o no entendemos, nuestro llamado a acoger al forastero y a llegar a conocer a nuestros prójimos nunca ha sido más importante”.Para Weber-Johnson, participar en el trabajo con los refugiados es una parte vital de la iglesia local y de San Juan [en particular].“No es porque creamos que somos la solución al problema, porque hay ministerios y agencias gubernamentales más preparadas que están realizando la tarea de resolver problemas”, afirmó. “Nos dedicamos directamente al discipulado personal, vinculando nuestras vidas con los marginales… aprendiendo de sus historias, palpando un poquito su dolor, creyendo que compartimos una [misma] humanidad y una misma flaqueza, y eso es importante en el discipulado y la formación cristianos”.– Ashley Wright es una escritora independiente radicada en Minneapolis. Estudió teología en la Escuela de Teología Iliff en Denver, Colorado. 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Other stories in the series can be found here.[Episcopal News Service – Kent, Washington] A grant from the United Thank Offering has provided financial fertilizer for St. James Episcopal Church’s plan to expand its community agriculture ministry.The $12,500 grant was one of more than $1 million that UTO awarded in 36 grants earlier this year, all aimed at helping ministries that support the last of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.The grant will help St. James create a community program to connect at-risk families and children with what its application calls the “spiritual, nutritional and creative enrichment of learning to garden and compost in their homes” and community. The program, “Growing Grace: Sustaining a Community through God’s Creation,” will connect the parish and the Food and Faith program of Seattle Tilth with families in need in Kent’s East Hill neighborhood, including students and their families at the Title One-designated Kent Hill Elementary School just up the road from the church.The Rev. Elias Mburu holds a basket of vegetables during a late July Mass on the Grass at St. James Episcopal Church in Kent, Washington. St. James’ garden recently received a grant from the United Thank Offering to expand its garden-based outreach ministry. Photo: Brian Sellers-Petersen via FacebookSt. James’ outreach center last year served 1,722 guests with food, clothing and mini-grants. More than half of those guests (935) were women, 652 were children and teens, and 1,320 were living below the poverty line, according the parish’s UTO grant application.Kent, once a farming area, is now part of suburban Seattle. St. James sits on 5 acres of rich soil near a low-income area in the East Hill neighborhood, thus putting it, according to its application, “at the nexus of both natural resources and social need” with room to grow its ministry.Outreach center director Dallas Shannon “has been so faithful in the (gardening) ministry and has been growing it little by little, and more and more people have gotten invested in it,” the Rev. Joyce Parry-Moore, who became rector of St. James in December, said recently.“With God’s help and with help from UTO, we’re going to grow the garden into a really thriving part of the community,” Parry-Moore said of the garden that is now planted on a strip of land running along the church’s driveway. “We’re going to be developing it more into a teaching garden in addition to its being a sharing garden.”The Growing Grace project will grow awareness both in the neighborhood and in the parish of the importance of sustainable living and environmental stewardship, St. James’ application said.The garden at St. James will be expanded as it becomes the center of “Growing Grace: Sustaining a Community through God’s Creation,” a project supported in part by a recent United Thank Offering grant. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceParticipants will learn about gardening, composting, sustainable living skills and healthy nutritional choices. The expanded garden will provide fresh produce, with any extra sold at a farm stand to be built with grant money. Revenue from the sales will help to sustain the project. The grant will also pay for the construction of a garden and a farm stand, as well as composting equipment, a garden internship and an outreach and arts educator, according to UTO’s summary of the award.Diocese of Olympia Bishop Greg Rickel said on the parish’s UTO grant application in March that Growing Grace uses St. James’ assets in an innovative way that “brings earth and people together in a way that is long-term … and not just a quick fix.”Parry-Moore said she foresees more garden space in what she laughing called “the back 40” behind the church building. “You can produce quite a lot of food on a half-acre,” she said.She also thinks that these days “churches occupy a really unique space in the community” as government at all levels cut social services. Churches are safe spaces where people can gather and be nourished spiritually and physically, she said.“People come to us who are living in poverty, people who are experiencing homelessness, people who are experiencing mental health crises,” Parry-Moore said. “We have an opportunity to nourish them and to build bridges for learning.”Learning to grow some of their own food can be empowering and “and then they can make the next step and the next step.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Foto de Sid Hastings/WUSTI (las fotos se han reimpreso con permiso).[Episcopal News Service – St. Louis] Un grupo de derechos humanos en El Salvador fundado por clérigos episcopales ha recurrido a los tribunales para obligar al gobierno del país a vivir a la altura de su responsabilidad de proteger a centenares de miles de ciudadanos desplazados internamente por la violencia desenfrenada, delincuencial y de otro tipo.Y cuando esos refugiados de la violencia vienen a Estados Unidos, este país tiene también una responsabilidad de brindarles un asilo seguro, dijo Noah Bullock, el director ejecutivo de Cristosal, el 8 de octubre en la Universidad de Washington en San Luis, en un simposio sobre una respuesta a la inmigración y a la violencia desde la perspectiva de la fe.“A ninguna persona puede negársele un lugar en el planeta Tierra donde pueda ser libre de persecución”, dijo Bullock, al hablar en el Centro sobre Religión y Política John C. Danforth , que lleva el nombre del senador John Danforth, republicano de Misurí y sacerdote episcopal.Contrario a la opinión popular, dijo Bullock, el típico inmigrante que cruza la frontera sur de Estados Unidos ya no es un mexicano en busca de trabajo, sino alguien proveniente de los países del [llamado]“Triángulo Norte” [de América Central] , El Salvador, Honduras y Guatemala, que huye de la violencia de las pandillas. Cristosal, que tiene oficinas en los tres países, dirige centros de acogida en ellos para la protección de los desplazados. Sin embargo, la solución definitiva no consiste en que agrupaciones privadas reemplacen al gobierno en ese papel protector, dijo Bullock. Más bien, instituciones como Cristosal logran reformas estructurales a largo plazo “motivando” a las víctimas a reclamar sus derechos, y al estado a cumplir con sus deberes. La Convención de Naciones Unidas sobre los refugiados de 1951, dijo Bullock, enuncia este deber para cualquier país que reciba a personas que huyan de la persecución.Bullock describió una ejecución exitosa de su estrategia de activación. Cristosal demandó al gobierno de El Salvador en nombre de seis familias obligadas a abandonar sus hogares debido a la violencia de las pandillas, arguyendo que un gobierno indiferente había violado sus derechos constitucionales. En julio, el Tribunal Supremo del país falló a favor de las familias, ordenándole al gobierno que reconociera el problema del desplazamiento forzoso después de haberlo desmentido durante años, que impidiera que sucediera y que ayudara a las víctimas.David Morales, que dirige el equipo de litigio estratégico de Cristosal, le contó a los 75 asistentes en la Universidad de Washington de otro intento de exigir responsabilidades a los poderosos de El Salvador a través de los tribunales. Cristosal está acusando privadamente a los perpetradores de la masacre de El Mozote, en la cual soldados del gobierno adiestrados por EE.UU. mataron a más de 1.000 civiles —más de la mitad de ellos niños— en 1981. Morales comenzó a investigar la masacre durante el conflicto cuando trabajaba en la oficina de derechos humanos de la arquidiócesis católica de San Salvador, la capital de la nación. (Morales también buscó justicia para el asesinato del arzobispo Oscar Romero en 1980, un defensor de los pobres que será canonizado como santo católico el 14 de octubre).El caso de El Mozote se paralizó cuando la guerra civil terminó en 1992 con un acuerdo de amnistía que protegió de enjuiciamiento a los criminales de guerra. Sin embargo, en 2016, el Tribunal Supremo del país anuló la amnistía como inconstitucional. Ese fallo le permitió a Morales retomar [el caso] donde lo había dejado años antes.Morales dijo que el uso de violencia flagrante contra los civiles durante la guerra ha persistido en el presente en que la policía y el ejército salvadoreño asumen un criterio de “puño de hierro” hacia la violencia pandilleril “sin invertir en políticas para la prevención de delitos”. En el proceso, los jóvenes de quienes meramente se sospecha que pertenecen a pandillas enfrentan prisión, tortura y ejecución extrajudicial, dijo él.Bullock añadió que es importante enjuiciar crímenes de guerra de hace décadas porque ¨cuando no hay verdad, cuando no hay justicia, hay una continuación de la norma”.“Creemos que podemos impugnar la premisa de impunidad, la premisa de que el poderoso puede hacer lo que quiera del débil sin consecuencias”, dijo Bullock acerca del caso judicial. “Es algo que buscamos eliminar”En lugar de instar a Estados Unidos a proteger a refugiados del Triángulo Norte, Bullock y Morales no abordaron las controversiales políticas migratorias de EE.UU. sobre separación de familias, estatus de protección temporal o Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia [DACA]. Bullock abordó de manera más amplia la importancia de Estados Unidos, no obstante imperfecta, en la salvaguarda de los derechos humanos.“Significa mucho para el mundo cuando Estados Unidos dice que los derechos humanos son importantes”, dijo Bullock. Hay una palanca, entonces, para organizaciones como la nuestra para abogar”.“Pero cuando Estados Unidos renuncia a su papel de liderazgo, hay menos presión para promover esos cambios”, dijo él. Advirtió de un resurgimiento del autoritarismo a través del planeta e “incluso en nuestro propio país”, que envalentona a los violadores de los derechos humanos. Sirva de ejemplo: “En Nicaragua, el régimen ha matado a más de 400 personas que protestaban en los últimos meses y expulsaron del país al Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos sin importarles ninguna repercusión [internacional]”, afirmó.Bullock también impugnó la caracterización que hizo el presidente Donald Trump de El Salvador y otras naciones en desarrollo como “agujeros de mierda”, diciendo que el Presidente ignora las políticas de EE.UU. que han configurado a esos países para lo peor a lo largo de los años. Por ejemplo, las balas usadas por los soldados del gobierno en la masacre de El Mozote se fabricaron en una planta de municiones de Independence, Misurí, dijo Bullock.“No podemos vernos al margen de las condiciones que existen allí”, afirmó.Un panel de tres activistas religiosos de San Luis que participaron en el simposio relacionaron la obra de Cristosal en América Central a sus propias misiones. “La fe es personal, pero no privada —la fe tiene que ser pública”, dijo el Rdo. Travis Winckler, pastor de la segunda Iglesia Presbiteriana. Su congregación, dijo Winckler, está intentando hacer realidad esas palabras salvando el abismo entre un barrio predominantemente afroamericano que queda justo al norte [y] que ha experimentado “el residuo histórico del racismo” y un barrio más próspero e integrado que está al lado.Para la Rda. Dietra Wise-Baker, que estuvo activa en las protestas en Ferguson, Misurí, luego de la muerte a tiros por la policía de Michael Brown, el “puño de hierro” que blandiera el ejército y la policía salvadoreña “suenan como la misma historia, la misma cantinela, que tuvo lugar aquí, con la policía en atuendo antimotines”.“¿Cómo entenderán que están a nuestro servicio?”, dijo Wise-Baker. “Hay mucho en común entre nuestro pueblo y el pueblo de El Salvador”. Ella añadió que anteriormente no había visto la opresión de los afroamericanos a través de una lente de derechos humanos.Wise-Baker, organizadora comunitaria con una agrupación llamada Congregaciones Metropolitanas Unidas, está de acuerdo con Cristosal en lo que respecta al uso del sistema judicial. En agosto, su agrupación presentó en un tribunal federal una demanda legal contra un distrito escolar local —junto con agencias educativas de Misurí— por supuestamente brindarles educación de calidad inferior a niños indigentes, en violación de estatutos federales. “Esta es una manera de intentar que el estado asuma su responsabilidad”, dijo ella.Los panelistas también comentaron sobre las falsas caracterizaciones o narrativas repetidas sobre las personas privadas de derechos humanos, tales como el concepto erróneo de que los inmigrantes indocumentados que entran por la frontera sur son en su mayoría buscadores de empleo o, como Trump ha dicho, “delincuentes y violadores”.“En verdad no me gustaría repetir lo que se dice contra nosotros”, dijo la majarat Rori Picker Neiss, directora ejecutiva del Consejo de Relaciones de la Comunidad Judía de San Luis.Neiss dijo que una narrativa falsa sostenía el criterio común de que los posibles inmigrantes debían venir aquí legalmente como los recién llegados de generaciones anteriores.“Tenemos historias de judíos que entraron ilegalmente en el país”, dijo ella. “En mi infancia, muchos de los relatos que oímos eran de personas que heroicamente falsificaron documentos, robaron documentos, y todo lo que necesitaron hacer para sobrevivir”.– Robert Lowes, periodista independiente y poeta, es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de la Santa Comunión [Holy Communion] en University City, Misurí, un suburbio de San Luis. 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Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Back to Press Releases Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joins with all those who grieve the loss of Bishop McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church:The Christian Church has lost a faithful giant at the death of Senior Bishop McKinley Young. His legacy will be great not only in the AME Church and ecumenical circles, but also in the world where his prophetic leadership will be felt for decades. I count it a privilege to have known him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.In his official statement from the African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Right Reverend Reginald T. Jackson, President, Council of Bishops, writes:The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church acknowledging and surrendering to the will of God, announce the Bishop McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop and the 109th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, made his transition to the church triumphant on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The Council of Bishops asks that the connectional church, join with us in prayer for Supervisory Dr. Dorothy Young, children, grandchildren, siblings and family that God will comfort them in their loss, and give them His peace. We also ask you to lift in prayer the Third Episcopal District as they have lost their Episcopal Leader.Continue reading here. Submit a Job Listing 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Ecumenical & Interreligious, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jan 18, 2019 Presiding Bishop’s statement on the passing of McKinley Young, Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA
Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Egan MillardPosted Oct 16, 2020 Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported that average Sunday attendance in the Diocese of New Hampshire dropped 15.6% from 2018 to 2019, the worst decline of any diocese. However, the diocese has since learned that its data was incomplete, making that figure incorrect. After addressing the error, the diocese reported that its average Sunday attendance increased by three people.With every release of parochial report data – the statistics on attendance, membership and finances that every parish in The Episcopal Church must submit yearly – a picture of the denomination’s future comes gradually into focus. It’s not a holistic depiction of the church’s health or success, and it comes with many caveats – it’s difficult to infer much from one set of data, and some statistics conflict with each other. But the release of the 2019 data makes the picture clearer than ever.“The overall picture is dire – not one of decline as much as demise within the next generation unless trends change significantly,” said the Rev. Dwight Zscheile, an expert in denominational decline and renewal. An Episcopal priest, Zscheile is vice president of innovation and associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.“At this rate, there will be no one in worship by around 2050 in the entire denomination,” Zscheile told Episcopal News Service.The decline has been observed for many years. The Episcopal Church has seen declining membership, to varying degrees, since the 1960s, when it counted 3.4 million members. As of 2019, it had about 1.8 million. Membership is down 17.4% over the last 10 years.Click the image above to explore the parochial report data for churches in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.After some fluctuation – including a period of stagnation and minor growth in the early 2000s – the statistics seem to have settled into a trajectory of steady, gradual decline.“The trends are continuing,” said the Rev. Tom Ferguson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sandwich, Massachusetts, who has blogged extensively about the church’s decline. “It does seem, at least from this data, to maybe have slowed down a bit, but we have no idea whether that’s a blip or whether that’s a trend.”Across the church, the declines in average Sunday worship attendance have slowed slightly over the past few years, but a decline is still a decline, Zscheile says.“This most recent report shows a slight moderation of the trend of decline in the past year, but overall the trajectory is clear,” he told ENS. “The Episcopal Church has lost a quarter of its worship attendees over the past decade.”Across the church, year over year, the decline in active members was essentially unchanged at 2.29%. However, Sunday attendance did show some signs of slight improvement. Sunday attendance fell 2.55% from 2018 to 2019, compared to 4.5% from 2017 to 2018. And the percentage of churches that saw an increase in Sunday attendance year over year shot up from 24% to 32%, while the share of churches that had a decrease fell from 53% to 49%.However, there are also signs of a trend toward disparity in the church when it comes to attendance, with more churches at either end of the spectrum and fewer in the middle. In 2018, 14% of churches saw at least 10% growth in Sunday attendance over the preceding five years, while 59% had lost at least 10%. For 2019, that gap widened to 15% versus 61%.“It would be my hunch that the healthier churches are getting healthier and the unhealthier churches are getting unhealthier,” Ferguson said.Declines continue to be strongest in the Northeast and Upper Midwest. The worst declines in active baptized members came from Wisconsin, where the small dioceses of Eau Claire and Fond du Lac lost 27% and 18.4% of their members, respectively.Ferguson said those could be symptoms of larger demographic and social trends in the U.S.“I think in the Northeast, it’s largely secularization, whereas I think in the Upper Midwest, it’s part of that population flight,” he said. “It’s really hard. The Upper Midwest is having a rough time demographically.”Declines tend to be slower in the South and West, mirroring population trends, and some dioceses there saw minor growth. Dioceses outside the U.S. vary dramatically. Colombia, for example, showed the strongest growth in attendance (36.1%) and membership (14.4%) of any diocese by far, while Honduras is declining sharply.The one bright spot in the data is the continued increase in pledge income. Despite declining membership and attendance, average pledges and total pledge and plate income were up; after a small drop from 2017 to 2018, total pledge and plate income increased 1.7% from 2018 to 2019, though that was slightly less than the rate of inflation.However, even that presents a problem going forward, according to Zscheile.“The fact that fewer people are giving more money is not a sustainable trend over the long term,” he said.2019 will now be the last year of this particular iteration of the parochial report, the oldest continuous gathering of data by The Episcopal Church. With some adjustments in methodology and definitions, the report has measured membership since 1880 and Sunday attendance since 1991. Even before COVID-19, efforts were underway to redesign the parochial report, and the onset of the pandemic made that even more urgent. For 2020, parochial reports will only measure Sunday attendance from Jan. 1 to March 1 and include new narrative questions to help track “opportunities, innovations and challenges.” After 2020, the new permanent parochial report format may include additions or changes.Church leaders have said that including narrative sections allows parishes to describe the less quantifiable ways in which they are serving God and their communities, and that membership and attendance numbers alone don’t paint a complete picture of the church.“Churches are doing amazing stuff and facing some really incredible challenges,” the Rev. Chris Rankin-Williams, chair of the House of Deputies committee that has been working on revisions to the parochial report, told Executive Council on Oct. 10. “As a rector, my concern is not primarily with a report that tells me what happened but is something that the leaders of my church can use to make decisions for the future.”Ferguson says that although numbers like Sunday attendance don’t tell us everything, they are important for assessing the reality of the church’s situation. He hopes that future reports don’t brush that aside.“My real fear is, I don’t want a tool that just normalizes decline – which, frankly, I just see everywhere, this normalization of decline,” he told ENS.“If you have tons of folks coming to your free laundry, that’s great. … But if you’re still losing 25% of your congregation, well, then in a few years, you’re just going to be a laundromat.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ 2019 parochial reports show continued decline and a ‘dire’ future for The Episcopal Church Giving increases, but membership and attendance trends are unsustainable Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL
Editor’s note: After this church statement was released, the Biden administration backtracked and said it would raise the refugee cap next month, without specifying a new number.[Episcopal Migration Ministries] Today (April 16) the Biden administration announced it would not increase the refugee cap for Fiscal Year 2021 from a historic low of 15,000 refugees to 62,500. Given that President Biden campaigned on increasing the refugee cap in FY2021 and took the necessary steps to make these changes in February, we express disappointment with the administration’s decision to not follow through with these steps. The Episcopal Church has called on the United States and other wealthy nations to “contribute to resettlement, establish and maintain safe and orderly humanitarian protection for refugees, internally displaced persons, and other migrants seeking long-term solutions and safety.” While we acknowledge that the administration made the right decision to commit to resettling 15,000 refugees by eliminating stringent requirements for the allocation of refugee slots set by the Trump administration, its final decision does not align with the Church’s commitment to refugees worldwide.“Today’s decision left us both surprised and profoundly disappointed with the administration’s commitment to protecting vulnerable migrants worldwide,” said The Rev. Dr. C.K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, “it will leave many refugees – including many who have gone through the stringent screening and vetting process – in vulnerable conditions.” Despite this setback, the Church remains committed to ensuring that the administration fulfills its promise to resettle 125,000 refugees in FY2022. “Members of the Episcopal Church will participate in Refugee Council USA’s Virtual Advocacy Days next week, giving them an opportunity to ask their members of Congress to provide the administration with the funding to meet these goals,” said Rebecca Blachly, director of the office of government relations for The Episcopal Church. In addition to these efforts, the Church will continue to work through its coalition partners to ensure that the United States continues to welcome the stranger, especially the most vulnerable ones facing dire conditions overseas. 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Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The St. Johns River Water Management District’s popular wildlife drive at Lake Apopka is open Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. While the drive is typically closed Monday through Thursday, the district is opening the lands to offer residents an additional opportunity to enjoy the drive through the holiday weekend.WHAT: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive openWHEN: May 29 from sunrise to sunsetWHERE: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 2803 Lust Road Apopka 32703An audio guide provides visitors with a narrative on the area’s history, wildlife, and district-led restoration efforts. Since the drive opened, more than 130,000 visitors have experienced a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities along a network of wetlands, levees, and canals. To access the audio guide, visit www.sjrwmd.com/LANS.About the St. Johns River Water Management DistrictSt. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.Connect with us on Twitter at @sjrwmd, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here TAGSLake Apopka Wildlife DriveSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleMemorial Day: Cookouts, family gatherings… trip to the ER?Next articleMarine General is guest speaker for Orange County Memorial Day ceremony Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Note – On June 5th, 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election. He died the next day while hospitalized. Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian/Jordanian immigrant, was convicted of Kennedy’s murder and sentenced to death in 1969, although his sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972.Robert F. KennedyInspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleCheck out this year’s top 3 trends in vegetable gardeningNext article“What did I do?!!!” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Robert F Kennedy is one of my American political heroes by virtue of his focus on people and his vision for the future. Kennedy spoke out for racial and economic justice, for peace in place of a senseless war, and for social change. He was an energizing source for the youngest generation of voters in America.After winning the California presidential primary, he was shot by Sirhan B. Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian, in retaliation for Kennedy’s ongoing support for Israel. It was the first anniversary of Israel’s decisive victory in the Six-Day War.Bobby’s brother, Ted, eulogized him with these words: “The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of new ideas and bold projects. Rather it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason, and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals and great enterprises of American Society.”Kennedy concluded with this quote:“Some people see things as they are and ask “Why?” I dream things that never were and ask, Why not?” Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 June 12, 2017 at 1:57 pm Tragic and very sad. The Kennedy family has so much tragedy in their family’s history. I always wanted JFK Jr. to be a part of the national political scene, but it was not destiny for him, as he was killed piloting a small plane to a wedding. I think I will always remember him forever saluting his father’s casket at his father’s funeral procession as a tiny toddler. Robert F. Kennedy had everything going for him too, but it was not intended to be. I also always wanted JFK Jr. to be matched up with Princess Diana, after her divorce from Prince Charles, but I am not sure if John John was married at that time already or not, but I think John John and Diana would have been an hot item together, and would have had a lot of fun dating. I guess it was not their destiny in life. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Please enter your comment! Shabbat Shalom! Rick Sherwin is the Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. He is a graduate of UCLA and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He energetically fills spiritual services and educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Reply
1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter A fiery weekend post on Facebook is a reminder of the former City Commissioner’s full-throated, candid campaign style of 2016Sam Ruth is a fighter. His many years of coaching and playing sports gave him a competitor’s heart. He speaks in a booming voice with a plainspoken manner and an outspoken attitude.Ruth won the City Commission Seat#3 special election in 2012 and was a City Commissioner for two years before losing to Pastor Doug Bankson nearly one year ago in the 2016 Apopka municipal election.The loss, however, did nothing to dampen his passion for Apopka. 11 months after losing in a runoff, Ruth took to Facebook to write a scathing post on the state of the local news media, fake news, social media trolls, and the 2018 Apopka Mayoral election.On Friday evening, Ruth posted this comment on his “Sam Ruth for Apopka” Facebook page:Is Sam Ruth running for office in 2018?“I’ve been asked by many people in the community for my thoughts on the upcoming Apopka’s Mayor’s race. I have no hesitations about making my thoughts known.It is disappointing that our local news media outlets continue to report “fake” news just to push their own agenda. The current city administration continues to clean up issues and problems they inherited. And to make things worse our own media here in Apopka would rather report negative untruths as well as out and out lies rather than report the truth. Remember that I have been a first-hand witness to not only the negative things that went on before this current administration but the positive changes that have begun to take place since this administration took office just three short years ago.I’m here to inform residents to not fall into the same “rut” we were in. Don’t fall for the lies, the behind the door secret meetings that once was normal in our government. Don’t fall for lies that the profiteers, opportunists and social media trolls are handing out. Don’t fall for the community lectures by the very people that help to create the problems that we are fighting to combat today.Just a short three years ago, the citizens of Apopka chose a new path. Let’s not go back. After a monumental election that “some” would like us to believe divided this city, “some” wish to bring back the wolves in their freshly spun sheep’s clothing.To ignore the last 18-plus years, where some of the most hateful and despicable people ran this community, would be a betrayal to our future.To watch Mr. Nelson surround himself with these people is sickening. The current administration has brought substantial, real, change to this community and set a new vision at great expense to their personal lives. I’ve had trouble myself with that. This makes me question the real reason behind Mr. Nelson’s motives to run. Is he a good man or is he just the newest person to carry the water. I’m not ignorant to the politics here in Apopka. I see many of the same profiteers, who have long plagued Apopka, showing up in the opening days of a long race for Mayor. Just my thoughts!”The post received 33 comments (the vast majority of them positive), 31 likes and the thread was active for approximately 72 hours. If it is an unconventional beginning to a campaign for elected office, it cannot be seen as ineffective.The Apopka Voice asked Sam Ruth (inside his Facebook post) to specify which local media outlets he was referring to, but did not receive a response. Earlier in the week, he did answer a question from The Apopka Voice about a possible run for Seat #1 in 2018, and his reply did nothing to take the possibility off the table.“2018 is a long time and a lot can happen,” he said. “I’ve been asked from people if I’m going to run and my answer is, we will see what the future brings. If it’s good for Apopka, it’s good for me.” TAGSSam Ruth Previous articlePaging all voters: The election is callingNext articleFisher Plantation Annexation Update Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply March 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm L bell How can this man call anyone lair? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We gave you the details on City Council meetings, we were there when two brand-new candidates defeated two City Commission incumbents. Please enter your comment! 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.
Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 12/16/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending December 16th shows eight burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Four burglaries were reported at residences located in the 1100 Block of Errol Place Circle, the 100 Block of West Sandpiper Street, the 300 Block of Lake Hill Place, and the 600 Block of Whitetail Loop.Two burglaries were reported at businesses located in the 3500 Block of Chandler Estates Drive, and the 200 Block of East 5th Street.Two vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2600 Block of Tree Meadow Loop, and the 1800 Block of Lake Francis Drive.Chief Michael McKinley, of the APD, tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:2 – Business4 – Residential2 – Vehicle Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleTips from negotiation experts for truly happy holidaysNext articleApopka City Council passes ordinance to relax alcohol restrictions Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSthe conversation.com Previous articleApopka’s biggest story of 2017: 11 finalists emergeNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Barbara Romzek, and Aram SinnreichEditor’s Note: This article was first published on theconversation.comSocial media websites and online services, created to profit from connecting people and encouraging global conversations, have a deep and troubling dark side. Malicious users have exploited these forums for free speech in ways that weaken shared norms of civility, trust and openness. This includes not just bullying and shaming of individuals, but also dealing significant damage to society as a whole.Americans – and people around the world – will spend much of 2018 discussing how to handle the problem of Facebook, Twitter, Google and their ilk reaping massive profits while threatening democracy and undermining trust in public discourse. As scholars of public accountability and digital media systems, we suggest these companies could find a new way to compete that promotes trust and accuracy, bringing both private profits and public benefits.Social media’s original sinMany problems have arisen because of how social media companies began, and how their power has grown in society. Like most Silicon Valley startups, Google, Facebook and Twitter were incubated in a libertarian, free market environment. These conditions reward people and companies who best provide powerful and convenient ways for people around the world to connect. Yet, they are engineered for the benefit of their private stockholders, not their public stakeholders.From Google’s search algorithm to Facebook’s news feed algorithm, the processes that shape our online experience are not only complex and secretive, they are intentionally opaque. That is, in fact, their primary business model.Think about it: If everyone knew exactly how Google’s algorithms worked, then unscrupulous websites could hack their way to the top of search listings, rather than earning a high ranking by improving their products and services – or by paying Google for their ads to appear alongside search results. Similarly, if Facebook revealed the method by which it selects items to appear on users’ news feeds, brands and content providers would no longer need to pay the company tens of billions of dollars per year to reach their own customers on the platform.These companies have become massive, with billions of users spending hours a day on their systems. Business is booming – but their lack of transparency and accountability is increasingly understood as a threat to civil society.Polluting the public sphereThe erosion of civility, trust, and respect for truth in U.S. society is what economists call a “negative externality.” That is a cost of a product or service that is paid by society at large, rather than the company that supplies it or the customer who buys it. A common example is industrial pollution, when manufacturing companies don’t pay the costs of health and environmental problems that their plants’ pollution causes.Social media companies earn extraordinary profits by collecting personal information and selling ads targeted with algorithms. This has allowed the rise of new kinds of social pollution: fake news, purposely divisive messages distributed by fake identities – even the creation of real-world political events based on these false and anti-social messages.Just as society expects oil companies to take moral and legal responsibility for environmental pollution if they spill in the oceans and aquifers, we believe social media companies must help fix and fight the social pollution that their platforms have enabled.Accountability and transparency are keyIn our view, social media companies need to move beyond their “free market” foundations. Like any other set of institutions essential to our social infrastructures and economies, they should develop methods to provide the transparency and public accountability necessary to address the social ills their platforms have enabled.Transparency is the best way to drive out hate speech and fake news. Without it, customers won’t have confidence in the quality of the information they receive or the goodwill of information providers. Social media companies need to be more responsive to the needs of society as a whole, and accept responsibility for monitoring the integrity of their own platforms. They must be held publicly accountable for their platforms’ capacity to be used in ways that undermine our civil society and political institutions.This is not a simple proposition, nor a change that social media platforms can make with a mere flip of a switch. But in our view, it’s necessary.Facebook has begun this process, allowing users to identify all ads a particular page buys across the site, regardless of how the ads were micro-targeted. Twitter has taken similar steps. But these are only initial efforts in what should be a much longer process.A new business opportunityIf these companies don’t change, the very societies that provide their economic lifeblood will diminish and fail. Reform is in their own interest – and everyone else’s too.In the short term, social media companies should make their algorithms, and the data they analyze, more transparent to the public. One possibility could be developing centralized websites where people can check the sources of content and funding for advertisements. A promising approach, currently underway at some companies, involves adapting algorithms to reduce the prominence of fake news posts in users’ feeds. Yet, despite their benefits, these initiatives don’t fix the contradiction at the heart of social media: Their obscurity-based business models conflict directly with their increasingly central role as platforms for public discourse and the democratic process.In the longer term, major internet companies will need to rethink their strategies entirely. This means developing business models that privilege transparency over obscurity, accessibility over secrecy, and accountability over accounting. Though this is a tall order, we propose that social media enterprises could pivot and expand into the business of verification and certification.What does this mean, exactly? Facebook, Twitter, Google and others like them should start competing to provide the most accurate news instead of the most click-worthy, and the most trustworthy sources rather than the most sensational. Once these companies understand that maintaining a healthy public sphere pays better than aiding social pollution, they —- and society as a whole – can begin to clean up the mess we’ve made together.Dr. Barbara Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Building upon her research on formal accountability, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings.Aram Sinnreich is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication and author of the books Mashed Up (2010) and The Piracy Crusade (2013). His work focuses on the intersection of culture, law, and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as intellectual property, surveillance, futurism and music. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
From the Florida Department of Health Orange County The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) encourages Floridians to use Tobacco Free Florida’s free tools and services to make a plan to quit smoking for the American Cancer Society’s 44th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 21.Tobacco Free Florida aims to educate Floridians on the various free quit resources available in the state and support them through the process – on the Great American Smokeout and year-round.“As members of Orange County communities, we are all responsible for creating environments that promote health and well-being for us all,” said Dr. Tralonda Triplett, Community Health Director. “The Great American Smoke Out (GASO) is an excellent opportunity to connect, inform, assist and encourage individuals to initiate plans to stop smoking. What is certain is there is no change that begins without a solid plan. Active support of GASO by employers improves the health status of workforces now and in the future, and contributes to organizational strength and sustainability. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County and Tobacco Free Florida program congratulates and applauds all allies in this effort to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation.”Orange County employers such as Disney, Universal Studios, Hyatt Regency Orlando, University of Central Florida, Full Sail University, Rollins College and Marriot Grande Vista are actively participating in collaboration with DOH-Orange Tobacco Free Florida to encourage smokers to quit tobacco for one day. “QUIT YOUR WAY” services have been offered to their employers to support them on this journey.Most adult cigarette smokers say that they want to quit,[i] but quitting smoking is hard and may require several attempts.[ii],[iii] Creating a quit plan and using proven-effective resources, like Tobacco Free Florida, can significantly increase your chances of quitting smoking for good. [iv],[v],[vi] Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today there are more former smokers than current smokers in Florida.[vii]Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way program offers free Phone Quit, Group Quit, and Web Quit services, in addition to individual tools like texting support, a Quit Guide and helpful emails. Free nicotine replacement therapy – nicotine patches, gum or lozenges – are available to tobacco users who are 18 or older, if medically appropriate.For more information about Quit Your Way, please visit tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway. About Tobacco Free FloridaThe Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida’s tobacco settlement fund. Since the program began in 2007, more than 212,000 Floridians have successfully quit using one of Tobacco Free Florida’s free tools and services. There are now approximately 451,000 fewer adult smokers in Florida than there was 10 years ago, and the state has saved $17.7 billion in health care costs.[viii] To learn more about Tobacco Free Florida’s Quit Your Way services, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofreefla. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyGreat American SmokeoutSmoking Previous articleHow to boost recycling: Reward consumers with discounts, deals and social connectionsNext articleFlorida gas prices dip to nine month lows Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 New Amazon Original movies and series are coming next month, including The Pack, James May: Oh Cook, Small Axe, Uncle Frank, Ferro, a docu-series following Italian singer Tiziano Ferro and much more. Don’t miss getting geared up for the holidays with some classic Christmas movies on their way, just in time.Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in November 2020November 1Movies28 Days Later (2003)A Christmas Movie Christmas (2019)A Christmas Switch (2018)A Majestic Christmas (2018) (Hallmark Movies Now)Arizona Whirlwind (1944)Article 99 (1992)As Good As It Gets (1997)Boyz N’ The Hood (1991)Breathless (1983)Country Strong (2011)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)Dead Poets Society (1989)Deja Vu (2006)Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)Firewalker (1986)I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)Marrying Father Christmas (2018) (Hallmark Movies Now)Me, Myself & Irene (2000)More Than A Game (2009)Mr. Majestyk (1974)Next Day Air (2009)Platoon (1986)Rock N’ Roll Christmas (2019)Romancing The Stone (1984)Ronin (1998)Silverado (1985)Step Up (2006)Thank You For Smoking (2006)The Expendables (2010)The Expendables 2 (2012)The Expendables 3 (2014)The Insider (1999)The Iron Lady (2011)The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)The Last Waltz (1978)The Sapphires (2013)The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)Twilight (2001)Underworld: Evolution (2006)Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009)Underworld (2003)W. (2008)Wall Street (1987)Water For Elephants (2011)You Got Served (2004)Zookeeper (2011)SeriesAmerica’s Founding Fathers: Season 1 (The Great Courses)America’s Untold Story: Season 1 (PBS Documentaries)A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Season 1 (Boomerang)Before We Die: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: Season 1 (PBS Living)Crime 360: Season 1 (A&E Crime Central)Delicious: Season 1 (Acorn TV)Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans: Season 1 (Best Westerns Ever)Jamestown: Season 1 (PBS Masterpiece)Lost Worlds: Season 1 (History Vault)Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Season 1979 (PBS Kids)Naked Hustle: Season 1 (Urban Movie Channel)Stockholm: Season 1 (Topic)The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Season 1 (Best TV Ever)The MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West: Limited Series (MotorTrend)The Restaurant: Season 1 (Sundance Now)November 3MoviesGeneral Commander (2019)The Assault (2019)November 4MoviesBlue Story (2020)November 6MoviesThe Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)Series*El Presidente (English Dub) – Amazon Original Series: Season 1*Ferro – Amazon Original Series: Season 1*Wayne – Amazon Presents: Season 1November 7MoviesRetaliation (2017)November 8SeriesCommunity: Seasons 1-6November 11MoviesTonight You’re Mine (2012)November 13MoviesThe Ride (2018)Series*Alex Rider – IMDb TV Original: Season 1*James May: Oh Cook – Amazon Original Series: Season 1American Horror Story: 1984: Season 9November 14MoviesThe Dictator (2012)SeriesScrubs: Seasons 1-9November 15Movies12 Pups Of Christmas (2019)Christmas Crush (2019)November 18MoviesBody Cam (2020)November 20MoviesSeven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss (2020)Series*Small Axe – Amazon Original Series: Limited Series*The Pack – Amazon Original Series: Season 1November 21MoviesMost Wanted (2020)November 25Movies*Uncle Frank – Amazon Original Movie (2020)November 26MoviesBombshell (2019)November 27MoviesLife in a Year (2020) Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAmazon Prime VideoNovember 2020Streaming Videos Previous articleOrange Co. Fire Rescue ignites pink buzz in support of Breast Cancer AwarenessNext articleWhy sleep experts say it’s time to ditch daylight saving time Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
From the Apopka Police DepartmentOrange County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Apopka Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) on January 22nd, February 2nd, and February 16th along Orange Blossom Trail. This area is over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation. The focused initiative is to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle SafetyWhere: U.S. 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) in ApopkaWhen:Friday, January 22nd (3 PM to 9 PM), You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.Remember:Drivers: Obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.Bicyclists: Obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.Pedestrians: Cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night, and use sidewalks when they are available. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartentBikersHigh Visibility EnforcementOrange Blossom TrailpedestriansUS-441 Previous articleFlorida gas prices sit at 10-month highs; see best Apopka gas pricesNext articleHow Did the Biggest European Online Casinos Take Over the US Market? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tuesday, February 2nd (6 AM to 12 PM)Tuesday, February 16th (6 AM to 12 PM) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here 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.
Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 16 ParticipantsRegistrationTo enroll in these classes, please call the Fran Carlton Center at 407-703-1642. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 25 ParticipantsArt ClassLocation: Fran Carlton Center located at 11 North Forest AvenueDates: Tuesdays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are requiredTemperature checks administered upon entry TAGSArtBridgeCity of ApopkaclassescommunityCraftsExerciseResidentsSenior CitizensSeniorsZumba Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleOklahoma angler lands first bass in Lake Apopka Fish Tag Challenge Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 50 ParticipantsZumbaLocation: VFW/Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central AvenueDates: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 AM to 10 AMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are not required while exercising; Masks are required if socializing before and after classTemperature checks administered upon entry Photo from Unsplash From the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka Recreation Department will be offering socially distanced classes to our senior residents beginning February 2021. Classes will cover a range of interests from exercise to crafts, Bridge to art, and more.See below for details on dates and registration details.Senior Chair ExerciseLocation: VFW/Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central AvenueDates: Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 AM to 10 AMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are not required while exercising; Masks are required if socializing before and after classTemperature checks administered upon entry Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 25 ParticipantsBridgeLocation: Fran Carlton Center located at 11 North Forest AvenueDates: Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are requiredTemperature checks administered upon entry LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Pre-registration is required by calling 407-703-1642.Enrollment: Maximum of 50 ParticipantsCrafts & ChatterLocation: Fran Carlton Center located at 11 North Forest AvenueDates: Mondays from 9:30 AM to 12 PMCOVID-19 InformationMasks are requiredTemperature checks administered upon entry Please enter your name here
CopyHouses•Hervey Bay, Australia Hervey Bay Farmhouse / Owen and Vokes Houses Hervey Bay Farmhouse / Owen and VokesSave this projectSaveHervey Bay Farmhouse / Owen and Vokes “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/28741/hervey-bay-farmhouse-owen-and-vokes Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Enclosure + Comfort Vast and open natural landscapes do not provide the conditions suitable to enduring human habitation. The infinite scale of such a landscape, without limit or border, is also immeasurable to the human body and therefore generally discomforting. When placed in a vast and open landscape, there is a human predilection for making enclosure – a legible place which is measurable to the human eye and body, and which increases the chances for comfort and pleasure, and sustained human habitation. Our clients purchased a large, vacant parkland site for their new family house. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesOur first move was to define a place on the site within the vast and boundless landscape. An existing stand of young eucalypt, topographical nuances and preferred scenes told us where to erect an enclosure of brick walls. Symbolic of human intervention, the earth was benched and retained to complete the new place. The new enclosure, a public outdoor court, idealises the presence of nature. It simultaneously offers a comfortable place to dwell (refuge), and composes a picturesque landscape (prospect) beyond the apertures in its walls. Bricks During our first inspection of the site we came to the conclusion that we would build in brick. We seek appropriate reactions to settings. All of the neighboring houses were built in brick and we didn’t want our clients to unnecessarily oppose the established trend. Save this picture!We also seek a timeless presence in architecture. Bricks are neither pretentious nor fashionable. The bricks have been bonded in a humble way using a struck-flush mortar finish. We let sunlight embellish the large planes of red brick. As brick walls are the staple of the garden and the house, we were able to make seamless thresholds between interior and exterior realms. We have a preference for monumentality. Bricks allowed us to anchor the house to the site and to the ground – the territory of the child, and therefore of the family. Save this picture!On a simple conceptual level, we start with brick wall enclosures – poetically somewhat likened to a ruin such as those at St Helena Island. Internal and external rooms, lined in plasterboard or fibro, then occupy the enclosures. Cohabitation The house is designed to accommodate 3 generations of the one family. Our second early-design conclusion was that the best way to manage the issues of independence, security and privacy, within the site, and with adjacent sites, was to house all 3 generations within the one building. Save this picture!On the entry elevation, the large, centrally-placed brick screen is a shared facade that mediates depth, separation and privacy. On the rear elevation, brick piers break the walls into 9 room-sized facades, giving each room, and therefore each generation its very own private landscape outlook.Project gallerySee allShow lessPrada Transformer, Position 2: CinemaArticlesIn Progress: Doha Office Tower, Qatar / Ateliers Jean NouvelArticles Share Projects Year: 2008 Australia Architects: Owen and Vokes Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/28741/hervey-bay-farmhouse-owen-and-vokes Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOwen and VokesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesHervey BayAustraliaPublished on July 14, 2009Cite: “Hervey Bay Farmhouse / Owen and Vokes” 14 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
2011 Save this picture!Courtesy of ai.studio+ 16 Share “COPY” Germany CopyHouses•Magdeburg, Germany Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204365/efh-haus-cracau-ai-studio Clipboard EFH Haus Cracau / AI.STUDIO Save this picture!Courtesy of ai.studioThe single-family detached house is located in Magdeburg in a quiet residential area behind the “MDCC Arena”. The property is located in second row and accessed by a 3 meter wide and 30 feet long access route. A Mediterranean courtyard layout with parking spaces, a double garage and the house entrance opens up here. Cypress trees planted in a white pebble bed limit the visual axes to the east. The entrance area is accessible from here, protected against the weather by the one meter over-hanging upper floor. Directly from the vestibule are accessible the guest toilet and the building services room. An air heat pump was installed here as heating system.Save this picture!Courtesy of ai.studioThe ground floor is designed as a free-flowing space. The dining area and the living room are separated only by a Spartherm tunnel fireplace (Varia B-FDh, linear, 4s with 11KW). Black shadow gaps and white suspended ceilings draw a clean, tidy and uniform interior. The surface concept is limited to the choice of only a few ma-terials. It wants to create a flowing, calm overall impression. Dark parquet, natural stone, white painted walls, white skirting boards, white lacquered interior doors (in-stalled flush) form the basis of the sampled materials. Black colour is outside, white colour inside. The builders like the interplay of light and shadow, which is reflected on the white plastered walls. Quote of the builders: “The colours finally come into the house by the residents.” Nothing is separated, but everything is connected to everything. Save this picture!Courtesy of ai.studioThe storage room under the stairs and the study can be separated by white, room-high sliding doors from the rest of the loft-style residential use. The centrally located staircase opens up the upper floor over a gallery with glass balustrade. Exciting interactions of splendid views and spatial relationships between kitchen, dining area, fireplace and garden open up to the observer from here. The upper floor is the sheltered area of the house. A children’s room, a bedroom, a dressing room, a wellness area and a west-facing roof terrace are situated here. In the summer evenings the owners can enjoy the sunset. The variety and the possi-bilities of a flowing space continuum result by ever-changing visual axes. It was a great wish of the builders to be able to record the whole interior from any location in the building. We offer the clients a kind of matrix, in which they can develop their individual interior options. All outdoor facilities are organic curved softly and thus form a marked contrast to the cubic architecture of the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessAustralia House Proposal / Andrew Burns ArchitectArticlesPortuguese architect Paulo David selected as 2012 Alvar Aalto Medal recipientArticles Share Projects EFH Haus Cracau / AI.STUDIOSave this projectSaveEFH Haus Cracau / AI.STUDIO Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/204365/efh-haus-cracau-ai-studio Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: AI.STUDIO Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAI.STUDIOOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesMagdeburg3D ModelingGermanyPublished on February 03, 2012Cite: “EFH Haus Cracau / AI.STUDIO” 03 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Daan Dijkmeijer+ 20 Share Area: 250 m² Photographs Split View / U ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSplit View / U Architects The Netherlands Split View / U Architects CopyAbout this officeU ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesDen HoutThe NetherlandsPublished on May 08, 2012Cite: “Split View / U Architects” 08 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Save this picture!© Jin Hosoya+ 17 Share Projects Architects: Hiroyuki Ito, O.F.D.A. Area Area of this architecture project Japan 2010 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289122/okusawa-house-hiroyuki-ito-o-f-d-a Clipboard Area: 82 m² Area: 82 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan 2010 Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A. Year: photographs: Jin HosoyaPhotographs: Jin Hosoya, Text description provided by the architects. This house for a couple and a child with piano room is planed on the lot between the main building and a garage where the parents household lives in. By the shape of the lot, the plot plan is almost decided. It was requested not to change the living environment of the main building such as sunlight, ventilation and privacy as much as possible. Save this picture!© Jin HosoyaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsThe new house faces the existing garage roof as a terrace instead of being connected to the existing garden directly where the main building faces, so that each household could live independently to some extent. The roof height is held down in the north part not to block up the window of the main building. The volume is raised in the south part to provide a parking and also view and ventilation from the street to the existing garden. Save this picture!© Jin HosoyaDiagonally bent roof was effective to give the building the volume necessary keeping the sunlight to the adjacent building. This method also brought acoustic effect to the piano room. Save this picture!The butterfly roof made of concrete divides the third floor loosely into two spaces. Furniture is also made of concrete as the space was too small to put ready-made furniture. As a result It became compact but cozy space as a cave. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessScanavini Barn / Juan Sepúlveda Grazioli + Cecilia Wolff CecchiSelected ProjectsLeipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial Competition Entry / Mateo ArquitecturaArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/289122/okusawa-house-hiroyuki-ito-o-f-d-a Clipboard Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.Save this projectSaveOkusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A. Year: “COPY” Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeHiroyuki ItoOfficeFollowO.F.D.A.OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on November 02, 2012Cite: “Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.” 02 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/292048/house-at-big-hill-kerstin-thompson-architects Clipboard Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area: 240 m² Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Houses Year: Australia “COPY” CopyAbout this officeKerstin Thompson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLorneHousesAustraliaPublished on November 15, 2012Cite: “House at Big Hill / Kerstin Thompson Architects” 15 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” CopyHouses•Nova Lima, Brazil Houses “COPY” Area: 966 m² Area: 966 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Galeria House / MACh ArquitetosSave this projectSaveGaleria House / MACh Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/366962/galeria-house-mach-arquitetos Clipboard Brazil ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/366962/galeria-house-mach-arquitetos Clipboard Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos Photographs 2012 2012 Year: photographs: Gabriel Castro, Fábio Del Re & Carlos SteinPhotographs: Gabriel Castro / Reverbo, Fábio Del Re & Carlos SteinCollaborators:Lawrence Souza, Sheyla Passos, Samuel ÂngeloConstruction:Construtora Porto LtdaStructural:Lucas SaraivaBuilding Installations:Printer Projetos and Consultoria LtdaProject Architects:Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado CoelhoCity:Nova LimaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriel CastroRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAThe architecture of this house, with the purpose of permanent residence and place of safekeeping and display a vast collection of works of art, shows an sculptural concept, proposed by architects toward the intentions stated by the owners.Save this picture!© Fábio Del Re & Carlos SteinA variety of ambiences, generated by spaces with different gradations of openings and closings in relation to the landscape, bring specific locations for future occupancy with works of art and, at the same time, promotes different perceptions of the nature of the surroundings and the Belo Horizonte skyline from the house.Save this picture!© Fábio Del Re & Carlos SteinThe architectural composition is organized by the intersection of two basic elements: a longitudinal rectangular volume, parallel to the access road and sat along the contours of the land, and a high triangular volume suspended by thin metal pillars.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroThe first block holds functions related to meeting and leisure, with gym, sauna and spa in the lower level; and living and dining rooms, at ground level. The rooms and tv room are positioned In the triangular block above. This floor has two terraces: one near the TV room is more open, facing the city of Belo Horizonte; the other close to the rooms, with a more intimate and thorough orientation to the landscape of mountains. In this terrace there is a circular void that allows visual connection and natural light to the lower floor.Save this picture!© Fábio Del Re & Carlos SteinThe pedestrian access takes place by a winding stone path that leads residents and visitors to ground level, where the social environments and the pool are located. The ramp allows vehicles to arrive on the third level, in the garage, which articulates the intimate area and services.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroSectorization given to leisure facilities, social interaction, services and intimate spaces is made with attention to solar orientation and implantation at different levels, providing the best opperation of the house without unwanted crossings and loss of privacy. The rooms face east and have private outdoor area as an extension of the internal environment. The service sector and rooms for employees is facing an inner courtyard, which ensures abundant natural light and ventilation. The living spaces and leisure are characterized by transparency and the limits of its expansion towards the landscape. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCentral Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Tarh O AmayeshUnbuilt Project70 Homes in Landy Sud / PETITDIDIERPRIOUX ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: MACh Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeMACh ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNova LimaHousesBrazilPublished on May 01, 2013Cite: “Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos” 01 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/411410/alvenaria-social-housing-competition-entry-fala-atelier Clipboard Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelierSave this projectSaveAlvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelierSave this picture!Courtesy of fala atelierWritten by Alison Furuto Share Save this picture!Courtesy of fala atelierEach room would directly respond to the wishes of the residents and the dynamic mutant capacity would transform the neighborhood into a moving platform. Balconies over the street and small cultivation spaces would give color to the landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of fala atelierRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornAfter many years of indifference, a single intervention was required to resolve the whole site while bringing it back to the present. The materialization of the project was based on a prefabricated metal structure. The white of the exterior would be the backdrop for community activities. Inside, each resident would define his own micro-universe. ArchitectsfalaLocationLisbon, PortugalTeamFilipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa SoaresTypePublic CompetitionProject Year2013PhotographsCourtesy of fala atelierProject Year2013PhotographsCourtesy of Fala AtelierProject gallerySee allShow lessGENETS 3 / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSelected ProjectsGlobal Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti AssociatesSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/411410/alvenaria-social-housing-competition-entry-fala-atelier Clipboard Social Housing “COPY” Portugal CopyAbout this officeFala AtelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingLisbonHousingResidentialPortugalPublished on August 05, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelier” 05 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/433987/haus-hainbach-moosmann Clipboard Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN Houses Austria CopyHouses•Vienna, Austria Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/433987/haus-hainbach-moosmann Clipboard Year: “COPY” Area: 112 m² Area: 112 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMOOSMANNOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesViennaHousesAustriaPublished on October 04, 2013Cite: “Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN” 04 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeAlchemy ArchitectsOfficeFollowGeoffrey WarnerOfficeFollowAIAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesWestUnited StatesPublished on October 05, 2013Cite: “Marfa weeHouse / Alchemy Architects + Geoffrey Warner + AIA” 05 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
photographs: Scott BurrowsPhotographs: Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. This new house for Australian swim couple Luke and Libby Trickett explores a ‘Y’-shaped plan and a ‘chiseled’ expression of architecture in what is an otherwise efficient and economical construction, built in inner-city Brisbane and enjoying views to the Gateway Bridge.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe material palette is a restrained combination of recycled tallow wood, travertine stone and black cladding which reinforces the building’s emphasis on form over minute detail. Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsA manipulated landscape has been created to connect the house back to the ground plain and provide a great outdoor experience for a future family. Save this picture!Floor Plan, Section, ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessOffices Tiensevest Leuven / Binst Architects + ARCHI+ISelected ProjectsCompetition Entry: Ruch Chorzów Football Stadium / Andrea Maffei ArchitectsAwarded Competition Share CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisbaneHousesAustraliaPublished on December 13, 2013Cite: “Trickett / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 13 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year: Area: 341 m² Area: 341 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year: 2013 Save this picture!© Marcos García+ 16 Share “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico Projects 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/476563/oval-house-elias-rizo-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs OVal House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/476563/oval-house-elias-rizo-arquitectos Clipboard Mexico OVal House / Elías Rizo ArquitectosSave this projectSaveOVal House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos photographs: Marcos GarcíaPhotographs: Marcos GarciaSave this picture!© Marcos GarcíaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The commission for casa Oval came from a young family with clearly defined needs and aspirations. This project presented a challenge that has become increasingly prevalent among Mexican architects: to build a house in a cloistered residential community that often imposes arbitrary, traditionalist aesthetic restrictions on all construction. Privacy and space efficiency were the two driving concerns for the project. The house envelope needed to afford sufficient visual privacy from the street outside, while also providing enough porosity to allow generous amounts of natural light into the house. Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaOn the ground floor, the main entry opens to a vestibule that leads to wide space containing the dining and living spaces. A large sliding window opens to a backyard and concrete deck. The kitchen is resolved efficiently in a small space next to the dining areas. On the second floor we find the various bedrooms and a family living space; all revolving around a large glazed courtyard that floods the hallway with sunlight. Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaAt a first glance, the house displays a simple, legible geometric composition; a closer look reveals a concern for craftsmanship and detail. This is especially patent in the design of various elements of the house, such as the metal fence by the entry, which consists of vertical steel strips with varying gaps; the reveal that separates the volume of the house from the ground and delineates the windows on the façade; or the punctilious assembly of planes in window frames. Concrete, wood and stone are prominent participants among the austerity in the interiors.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBehind “Hy-Fi”: The Organic, Compostable Tower That Won MoMA PS1’s Young Architects …ArticlesWinners of the 2013 BSA Design Awards AnnouncedArchitecture News Share Houses CopyAbout this officeElías Rizo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanHousesMexicoPublished on February 17, 2014Cite: “OVal House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos” 17 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Zinyong Construction Houses Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774240/blind-whale-z-lab Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Kim Jae-kyeong+ 26 Share CopyAbout this officeZ_LabOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJeju-siSouth KoreaPublished on September 28, 2015Cite: “Blind Whale / Z_Lab” 28 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797241/juan-apartment-shahab-mirzaean Clipboard Year: Manufacturers: FAD, Jotun, Codelpa, YaksCollaborators:Mohammadebrahim Tajik, Omid Mohammadi,Hosein Zein Aghaji,Kasra shafieezadeh,Mohsen Khanmohammadi,Alireza Houbakht, Amirsiavash GhorbaniCity:SemnanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hamoon MoghadamText description provided by the architects. The client demanded a design for a residential apartment in 3 storeys, located in a middle-class district of Semnan city. With respect to negotiations with the client and in order to create a maximal usable area, the design switched from an ordinary apartment block of two separate units to two separate triplex and duplex units, because the client was interested in level differences in one single unit.Save this picture!© Hamoon MoghadamThese two units were combined together on the main façade, letting maximum natural light in from the street. In the triplex unit, a central void was placed in the heart of the building to connect all the spaces together and to make all the spaces visible from there. The public and private spaces were also separated from each other by this void. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!Floor PlansPlacing 2 patios to allow the Day light enter to interior spaces (bedrooms and private hall) in triplex unit (A) and duplex unit (B), the both and to consider the area limitation of municipality roles. Wooden box as a monument and unique space at the core of triplex (A) and duplex units (B) plays a role as a visual and physical connection of the units . The steps transform to private hall in the hearth of wooden box in triplex unit at the mid-level between first and second levels.Save this picture!© Hamoon MoghadamProject gallerySee allShow lessSauspiel Office / IFUB*Selected ProjectsInside the Cloud / TEAM_BLDGSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Semnan, Semnan Province, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2016 “COPY” Area: 750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Hamoon Moghadam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Shahab Mirzaean Area Area of this architecture project JUAN Apartment / Shahab Mirzaean CopyApartments•Semnan, Iran “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797241/juan-apartment-shahab-mirzaean Clipboard Photographs Iran ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeShahab MirzaeanOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSemnanIranPublished on October 14, 2016Cite: “JUAN Apartment / Shahab Mirzaean” 14 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Projects Houses Australia Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe Photography+ 17 Share The Whyte House / buck&simpleSave this projectSaveThe Whyte House / buck&simple “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804304/the-whyte-house-buck-and-simple Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Photographs: Tim Pascoe PhotographyBuilder:Adam GaukrodgerCity:ManlyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyRecommended ProductsRailing / BalustradesC.R. LaurenceGRS TAPER-LOC Glass Railing SystemPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. House Justice involves alterations and additions to a two storey, semi-detached, Edwardian Queen Anne/Arts and Crafts style house listed on the state heritage inventory. The project begun with our client requesting that we add a carport and an awning reacquainting the rear yard with their home.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyTheir decision to downsize and remain local to the civic and social places they love, thankfully, had positive repercussions on the design process.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyThe practicalities of downsizing encouraged the existing building fabric to achieve maximum efficiency. Every family room has been arranged to allow social flexibility, modestly scaled for the interconnecting spaces. The individual functionality of each area required an ability to function as a quiet space for one person or as a platform for entertaining multitudes.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyThe carport structure is the view from the outdoor spaces, the outdoor spaces are the view from the living areas and the living areas are the termination point of this sequence, the interconnectivity dictates every element must offer an aesthetic that has to be considered, consistent and not overbearing, a part of the whole.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyAn emphasis on materials, inherent in their own character, proficient to withstand the desired function and location was encouraged, showing pride in each element. External timbers are either painted white to prolonge lifespan or made from teak capable of enduring harsh environments. Roofing is naturally weathering zinc sheet, folded in a traditional double standing seam as is best for rigidity. Sandstone adds texture and was hand-selected from a local quarry to create a consistent aesthetic with existing heritage elements.Save this picture!© Tim Pascoe PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessExhibition: “Total Recall” by gus wüstemann architects in ZurichExhibition2nd National Architecture JamboreeEvent Share CopyAbout this officebuck&simpleOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesManlyAustraliaPublished on February 01, 2017Cite: “The Whyte House / buck&simple” 01 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Sports Pavilion / HoromystudioSave this projectSaveThe Sports Pavilion / Horomystudio Save this picture!© Timur Turgunov+ 36 Share Korea, Republic of The Sports Pavilion / Horomystudio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806618/the-sports-pavilion-horomystudio Clipboard Area: 113 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Saint Petersburg, Korea, Republic of Projects ArchDaily Architects: Horomystudio Area Area of this architecture project 2015 “COPY” Manufacturers: MIRAGE, SPORTECSave this picture!© Timur TurgunovRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The sports pavilion with an area of 113 m2 was built in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg in 2015. The project is notable not only for its elegant architectural forms but also for unique building technologies used during its construction process.Save this picture!© Timur TurgunovThe architects were faced with a task to design a complete sports facility within an existing suburban landscape and limited space. As a result, the pavilion became part of the landscape and the landscape became part of the pavilion: only 30 m2 of the forest grounds were allowed for construction with all of the trees preserved and integrated into the interior of the building.Save this picture!Section A-AThe desire to preserve the trees on the building site meant that no construction equipment could be installed during the construction stage, all excavation works were done by hand and the assembly works were done by special manipulators. The basement was constructed using a top-down technique: the ground was removed level by level and the building was erected downwards.Save this picture!© Sergey MoiseevSave this picture!© Sergey MoiseevThe basement containing locker rooms and weight benches, the ground floor with cardio-vascular machines and the first floor accommodating a yoga gym – constitute the necessary building area requirements.Save this picture!© Sergey MoiseevThe angle of the roof’s ridge brings a certain dynamic to the building’s architectural form, while the pavilion itself consists of two parts – the northern glazed part and the southern wooden part. Multi-level terraces frame the pavilion with canopies for comfortable outdoor activities in any weather. In the northern part, the terrace connects the sports pavilion with the existing bathing facility.Save this picture!© Timur TurgunovThe pavilion is carefully integrated into the existing landscape. The first-floor balcony is made from glass to create less shade for the site, while the gym on the ground floor is equipped with glass sliding doors that erase the borders between the interior and exterior. The building’s supporting structures situated between trees are clad with lightboxes. The steps of the terrace have built-in decorative boxes for plants.Save this picture!© Sergey MoiseevThe three floors are connected by a spiral staircase with an intricate handrailing from copper plates. The rubber-coated polymer steps enable one to safely move between the floors. Save this picture!© Timur TurgunovThe interior design of the pavilion meets the highest design standards for sports facilities: the project includes professional flooring (SPORTEC style and MIRAGE hardwood sports flooring), and pays special attention to the natural ventilation system – special air gaps are left between the ground floor and the second floor for better air circulation.Special design tricks, like bespoke mirror figures of famous boxers, can also be found in the interior.Save this picture!© Timur TurgunovProduct Description. In this project we used German sliding doors system “Schueco” with high thermal insulation made of aluminum, series: ASS 70.HI.. This system made it possible to combine a sport hall with forest outside and increase the living space of the building. Due to extremely high strength of aluminum, we used the construction with narrow sash and large glazed surfaces that provide the maximum degree of transparency premises and penetration of daylight.Project gallerySee allShow lessKapelle Salgenreute / Bernardo Bader ArchitektenSelected ProjectsHotel Proverbs Taipei / Ray Chen + Partners ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806618/the-sports-pavilion-horomystudio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHoromystudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint PetersburgRussiaPublished on March 08, 2017Cite: “The Sports Pavilion / Horomystudio” 07 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874355/house-in-sangenjaya-schemata-architects Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Forbo Flooring Systems, Lixil Corporation, Weyerhaeuser Photographs House in Sangenjaya / Schemata ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Sangenjaya / Schemata Architects Jams Year: Save this picture!© Kenta Hasegawa+ 14 Share CopyHouses•Setagaya, Japan Architects: Schemata Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSchemata ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSetagayaJapanPublished on June 25, 2017Cite: “House in Sangenjaya / Schemata Architects” 24 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879314/house-on-the-olive-trees-gallardo-llopis-arquitectos Clipboard Year: Houses 2016 House on the Olive Trees / Gallardo Llopis ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse on the Olive Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos Manufacturers: JUNG, Andreu World, Corian® Design, Flos, Guardian Glass, Levantina, Placo, Parex-GroupBuilder:BFM AedificatoriaManagement And Control:Emmanuel García MenguzzatoStructure:David GallardoGraphics:3D Visual EffectsRigger:Emilio Molina Guillem, José Luis Iniesta JiménezAcoustic And Thermal:Ana Llopis ReynaLandscape:Rafael Barrera ValeroFilmmaker:Alfonso CalzaFurniture:Andreu WorldArchitects In Charge:Carlos Gallardo Llopis, Javier Gallardo Llopis, José Luis Gallardo BlanquerDesign Team:Fernando Usó Martín, María Mequita Vidal, Ana Pérez Recatalá, Raúl Sol Jódar Alba Luengo Moreno, Sergio Noverges Bellmunt, Noelia Marzo GarcíaCity:ValenciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Germán CaboRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe place, the lookout and the olive treesA parcel with irregular edges and a steep slope, enthroned upon a broad range of terraces sustaining a large amount of middle-aged olive trees. Over the horizon, the unspoiled views of a valley… the house as a place to relax and unwind, maybe even isolate yourself from the world… an oasis.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe project respects the modulation of the existing terraces and olive trees, standing as a lookout over the tops of these. The landscape scenery is to be perceived as the ideal place, almost in a romantic way. Therefore, the proposal is born from the pursuit of a place from which to admire the vast valley and distant mountains, taking advantage of the natural inclination of the land.Save this picture!© Germán CaboConsequently, it becomes a split-level house that integrates the living spaces, functioning as a lookout over the preexisting olive trees that endow the landscape with character while bringing quality to the space.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!Cross sectionSave this picture!© Germán CaboThe orientation of the house ensures a good illumination throughout the whole day. An effective south-facing roof protects from the intense summer sun, but at the same time allows for solar incidence in winter. Vibrant reflections shimmering over the surface of the swimming pool amplify the view of the surroundings being an ideal place to contemplate the view of the sunset. The Access from the northeast road to the house, is formally more opaque. A stone wall marks and highlights the access, providing privacy throughout the path to the interior.Save this picture!© Germán CaboInside, the living-dining room and kitchen function as a diaphanous centerpiece, connecting with the corridor. Thanks to the transparent side panel that opens to a garden under the skylight the corridor gets special quality in space and lighting. The master bedroom is the piece that relishes in a unique orientation, southwest, guaranteeing its indispensable privacy. The interior space can be extended beyond the carpentry thanks to an eave focusing the views towards a more private garden, with the dominant presence of an old olive tree.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe project seeks to convey feelings, not only through its form or volumetry, but also through its materials. Each of the materials used brings a texture, a radiance, an impression, creating a unique atmosphere. Dry stone, wood, plaster and glass are chosen as basic elements. The stone materializes the walls that extend beyond the house enhancing the feeling of robustness, linking them with those of the original terraces.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe wood, mainly present in the entrance, gives warmth and its disposition, in thin strips of wood, tries to generate a sensation of lightness and elegance. The volumetry, as if it were a block of sculpted plaster, is presented in a continuous white mortar, achieving a unitary and solid effect. It`s color, white, enhances the luminosity of the house. The large glazing allows the light to invade the house and in turn to contemplate the views from inside.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe implementation of the house, together with the interior and exterior continuity of the spaces and the emotions evoked by the chosen materials, suggest the concept of a lookout over existing olive trees, from where you can admire the broad views of the valley enhanced by the reflections of the water.Save this picture!© Germán CaboProject gallerySee allShow lessOslo Architecture Triennale Announces Open Call for 2019 CuratorArchitecture NewsArchitecture Classics: Teatro Oficina / Lina Bo Bardi & Edson ElitoArchitecture Classics Share Architects: Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Area: 233 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGallardo Llopis ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValenciaSpainPublished on September 11, 2017Cite: “House on the Olive Trees / Gallardo Llopis Arquitectos” 11 Sep 2017. 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Architects: Leuschke Kahn Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area: 409 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Auckland, New Zealand Houses Cliff House / Leuschke Kahn Architects “COPY” Save this picture!© Sophie Leuschke+ 15Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893286/cliff-house-leuschke-kahn-architects Clipboard Cliff House / Leuschke Kahn ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCliff House / Leuschke Kahn Architects New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893286/cliff-house-leuschke-kahn-architects Clipboard Year: 2015 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLeuschke Kahn ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandNew ZealandPublished on April 28, 2018Cite: “Cliff House / Leuschke Kahn Architects” 27 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
L House / Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this projectSaveL House / Dellekamp ArquitectosSave this picture!© Sandra Pereznieto+ 18Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Photographs: Sandra Pereznieto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Mexico L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos Projects “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Year: Area: 523 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897354/house-l-dellekamp-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Valle de Bravo, Mexico CopyAbout this officeDellekamp ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValle de BravoMexicoPublished on July 02, 2018Cite: “L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos” [L House / Dellekamp Arquitectos] 02 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907962/vr-house-alexanderson-arquitectos Clipboard Houses VR House / Alexanderson ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVR House / Alexanderson Arquitectos Mexico VR House / Alexanderson Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907962/vr-house-alexanderson-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© César Bejar+ 20Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Area: 1007 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ArchDaily Architects: Alexanderson Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Guadalajara, Mexico CopyAbout this officeAlexanderson ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuadalajaraOn InstagramMexicoPublished on December 21, 2018Cite: “VR House / Alexanderson Arquitectos” [Casa VR / Alexanderson Arquitectos] 21 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908490/transparent-townhome-black-pencils-studio Clipboard Photographs Transparent Townhome / Black Pencils StudioSave this projectSaveTransparent Townhome / Black Pencils Studio Transparent Townhome / Black Pencils Studio Photographs: Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. This renovation project is used to be an abandon 30 years-old townhouse where existing elements are run-down. Existing wall which were used to define previous house function are no longer match a new requirement of a small family’s single bedroom unit. Furthermore, collapsed roof and staircase led to a decision to remodel the existing element while keeping only existing structural framework.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioCore requirement of the project is ‘light’. As owner preferred an existing narrow-and-deep, two- storey, townhouse to be refreshed, spacious and bright.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioA light-well is introduced in a middle segment of an existing structural grid, cut through a newly placed metal sheet roof. This volume has formed and internal courtyard and become a key element of the house which uses to define, separate and connect all functions of the house together. This courtyard also brings in natural light to permeate into interior space, throughout the building, transform the existing dimmed interior entirely.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioAll rooms are connected through the light-well. Steel staircase links interior space vertically without too much burden on existing structure, also allows a design to be light-weighted with slim-line treatment. Enclosed rooms, such as storage, powder room, are placed beside perimeter walls. This promotes a connectivity of interior space throughout from front to back, lower to upper floor of the house seamlessly.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioHidden pocket doors and roller blind provides privacy to each room when needed and disappear to allows each rooms to be connected as one. Interior space is screened with layers of elements. Looking into the house through layers of fence, porous shrub and series of frames creates visual connection while maintain privacy to a private space.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricSubdivided from the existing structural grid, drawing building alignment to be constructed with modular material as all joint and framing elements are aligned, connected from floor, wall, ceiling , all trellis, structural elements to refined furniture module. A clean white interior with touch of wood element and neatly placed lines linked everything in one united space hug around the naturally lit internal courtyard.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTile Roof House / k59 atelierSelected ProjectsClifton Hill House / Field Office ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Year: Projects “COPY” Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908490/transparent-townhome-black-pencils-studio Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBlack Pencils StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBangkokThailandPublished on December 31, 2018Cite: “Transparent Townhome / Black Pencils Studio” 30 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily 2018 House on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos “COPY” House on the Hill / Abdenur ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos Photographs: Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928883/house-on-the-hill-abdenur-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Argentina Architects: Abdenur Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year: Lead Architect: Design Team:Abdenur Arquitectos – Interiores BapStructural Calculation:Ing. Gustavo GarciaCity:SinsacateCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. La Casa en La Loma is a detached house located in the town of Sinsacate, about 55 km from the city of Córdoba. It sits on the Camino Real-trail, an old area for horse exchange and resting place for travellers heading to Peru at the time of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Over the years it began to be used by some families in Córdoba for their holidays during the summer months.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe lot where the house is implanted has a natural elevation generating a podium where the house perches in a sculptural way and gives exceptional visuals from the interior of the house. The main premise was to prioritise the landscape and visuals, so the house is materialised by framing a natural postcard where the surrounding landscape completely motivated its conception.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe spaces have a linear development and are contained by a concrete skin, with stone details and glass enclosures, all austere, noble and maintenance-free materials.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe social area is in the center of the strip, while the private areas, that is to say, the bedrooms are arranged at the open ends facing the views. The suite with a bathroom and dressing room are separated by the social area from the other three bedrooms with direct entry from the outside, thus granting privacy to each of the members of the family.Save this picture!Axonometric ViewThe social areas are located in the centre of the strip. Linked to the entrance hall is the living room, followed by the dining room, which is directly linked to the kitchen with a marble bar, which is not only used when cooking but also, every morning at each breakfast.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteContinuing with the concept of visually linking the spaces, next to the dining room, separated by a sliding glass curtain is the barbecue. This meeting space turns out to be the heart of the house, the place with more use and dynamism of the entire project. These mobile glass skins give the house the ability to be flexible and to adapt according to the uses and requirements of its occupants.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe pool is located outside as a recreational space and playing the role of a water mirror and link between the living spaces and the natural horizon. The gallery of the entire length of the house works as a connecting link between the landscape and each of the interior spaces.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteAs for the materialisation, a harmony between the house and the surrounding environment was sought for. The purity of the concrete and porphyry skins give the sensation of a large rock on the hill, in which you can seek refuge, calm and tranquillity while always maintaining the connection with nature.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessHospital Manta / PMMTSelected ProjectsVale De Moses Meditation CabinsIdeas Share Manufacturers: Sika, Electroalem, InterAlumina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928883/house-on-the-hill-abdenur-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 27Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Sinsacate, Argentina Area: 544 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Abdenur Pablo, Abdenur Juan Pablo, Alejandro Rodriguez, Agustin Castagneris, Facundo Ferreyra CopyAbout this officeAbdenur ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSinsacateArgentinaPublished on November 21, 2019Cite: “House on the Hill / Abdenur Arquitectos” [Casa en la Loma / Abdenur Arquitectos] 21 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Projects House of Yoshikawaminami / wipe Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses•Yoshikawa, Japan Area: 202 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 38Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: wipe Area Area of this architecture project House of Yoshikawaminami / wipeSave this projectSaveHouse of Yoshikawaminami / wipe Architect In Charge:Takashi Nabeshima, Kazuyuki TeraokaCity:YoshikawaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. This architecture is the husband’s popular Chinese restaurant, his wife’s hair salon and their home. In the case where each store in a different business format and a private residence coexist, the 1st floor is each store and the 2nd floor is their house. The gable roof type was divided into two to create a courtyard, and each store had a good sense of distance.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe residential section on the second floor was created to create a sense of unity in the private area by seeing through the line of sight. This architecture is gently connected to the whole through the courtyard. The courtyard is not only as a buffer for the 1st floor store, but also have functions as a place for communication that is open to the customers of each store and the local people.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe 2nd floor is a U-shaped space with almost no partitions. However, it is planned that the lines of sight will not intersect directly by providing a height difference of 600 mm in the east and west. Even in the residential area, the family members feel each other’s presence, but they are gently connected to each other while maintaining a good sense of distance.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe ceiling of the living room has a dynamic conoid curved surface by hanging the beam that reversing the roof slope from north to south. Below that, the family gathers and is crowded, creating a rich space with simple operations.The family gathers and buzzes under this ceiling. This architecture creates a rich space by simple operation. This is a “Nicoichi (two for one)” architecture that is like two buildings that are gently connected to each other.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessR/URBAN DESIGN OFFICE / R/URBAN DESIGN OFFICESelected ProjectsSaar Pool & Spa for a Private Residence / Vastu Shilpa ConsultantsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Structural Design: Japan Mixed Use Architecture Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: Toto, Chiyoda ute, HONEST AND PARTNERS, LIXIL , Lilycolor, Nissin-EX, SHIKOKU CHEMICALS, Sanwa Company, TSUKIBOSHI, Takara Standard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943220/house-of-yoshikawaminami-wipe Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943220/house-of-yoshikawaminami-wipe Clipboard Komatsu Structural Design CopyAbout this officewipeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookYoshikawaJapanPublished on July 08, 2020Cite: “House of Yoshikawaminami / wipe” 07 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953413/mountain-view-house-can Clipboard Year: ArchDaily United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953413/mountain-view-house-can Clipboard 2020 “COPY” Photographs: Jim Stephenson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mountain View House / CANSave this projectSaveMountain View House / CAN Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Inopera, Alusion, Craven Dunhill Jackfield, Factorylux, Smile Plastics, VlazeStructural Engineer:Hardman Structural EngineersContractor:Catalin London Ltd.City:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jim StephensonRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. A radical transformation of an Edwardian semi-detached house into a colourful family home topped with a stage set Mountain. Materials, shapes and colours are intersected throughout to create highly textural and tactile spaces. The house takes its design cues from numerous pop-culture sources including a Disneyland rollercoaster and a scene from the film trainspotting. The house opens up progressively as you move through the ground floor, from the dark monochromatic front room through to the light-filled extension.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonSave this picture!Save this picture!© Jim StephensonThe site slopes towards the garden which allowed the floor level of the back of the house to be lowered by a metre, connecting the new open plan kitchen/diner to the garden. A simple reconfiguration of the first floor provided an additional bedroom. There was a focus on opening up space and using the exposed textures and structure as the final finish.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonSave this picture!PerspectiveSave this picture!© Jim StephensonThere is little built-in furniture to provide ultimate future flexibility. The existing fabric of the building has been thermally upgraded throughout. The kitchen and exterior lintel facings are made from recycled chopping boards and milk bottle tops.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonThe exposed laser cut trusses in the extension nod to high-tech architecture and alongside the ranging pole columns, survey marker tiles, and partially ruined brick wall add to a sense of the surreal. Upstairs, the hallway ceiling has been removed opening it up to a new skylight above with the bones of the old house retained. A chequerboard bathroom references original tiles found in the house. The project is a highly personal response to the family’s tastes and way of living.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonProject gallerySee allShow lessPerkins + Will on the Strategic Elements of Post-Pandemic Workplace DesignArticlesPublic Housing Vilar 3 / Müller.FeijooSelected Projects Share Houses Mountain View House / CAN Photographs Projects Architects: CAN Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•London, United Kingdom Save this picture!© Jim Stephenson+ 35Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeCANOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsEnglandLondonOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on December 17, 2020Cite: “Mountain View House / CAN” 17 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Petrópolis, Brazil Mulungu House / Venta Arquitetos + Mariana MeneguettiSave this projectSaveMulungu House / Venta Arquitetos + Mariana Meneguetti Brazil Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 37Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Mariana Meneguetti, Venta Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Houses “COPY” 2018 “COPY” Area: 180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Photographs: Federico Cairoli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mulungu House / Venta Arquitetos + Mariana Meneguetti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953316/mulungu-house-venta-arquitetos-plus-mariana-meneguetti Clipboard CopyAbout this officeVenta ArquitetosOfficeFollowMariana MeneguettiOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPetrópolisIcebergBrazilPublished on April 26, 2021Cite: “Mulungu House / Venta Arquitetos + Mariana Meneguetti” [Casa Mulungu / Venta Arquitetos + Mariana Meneguetti] 25 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An awards project for environmental and sustainable development has been given the go-ahead by the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). A forum is being established by Simon Fordham at the Royal Society of Arts, and it is envisaged that the RSA’s SAGE site will hold a database of details of local, regional, national and global award schemes.Fordham expects to launch the Forum in February 2001, and has already identified 150 relevant award programmes. Contact the RSA at Bristol. 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. Advertisement Environmental and Sustainable Development Awards database planned 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 July 2000 | News
Warren Tranquada and John Pepin explain the lessons that should be applied when an organisation creates a new nonprofit or for-profit spinoff.Pepin and Tranquada of Pepin, Tranquada & Associates have conducted a preliminary study of successful and non-successful spinoffs from the corporate and voluntary sector to identify some general lessons that can improve the likelihood of a spinoff obtaining funding and becoming a successful organisation.In an article on Canada’s CharityVillage.com, they set out the key indicators of likely success. The abstract of their paper lists them: Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 December 2002 | News “1) Clean Break – It is desirable in the long term to strive for a clean-break and completely separate the child and parent organisations. The new structure should be transparent and focused.2) Share Resources Formally – During the transition phase, it is legitimate and healthy for the organisations to share some resources, however, clear and written contracts should be established to clarify roles, expectations, costs, payment and ownership. 3) Legal and Managerial Independence – The parent should be a significant but minority partner. A controlled subsidiary can scare away new partners and minimise the benefits of the spin-off.4) Market Relationship – When purchasing services between the entities, market mechanisms should be used to set price. Transactions should be arms length and the child should have the option to purchase from someone other than the parent.5) Avoid Conflicts of Interest – Simplify the structure and strive for arms length relationships. In the interim, use a trusted objective outsider to act as an overseer of major decisions.6) Sharing Management – In the short term, sharing of management may be vital to the success of the spinoff. However, in the long term it can lead to misunderstandings with the board and stakeholder groups. Establish a transition plan early on to replace shared management with an independent team.7) Transition Plan – Ultimately, management and staff should decide what organisation they will work for. In a reasonable manner, staff of the parent should begin to concentrate their efforts on one organisation or the other, ultimately transferring to the organisation where most of their effort is being directed. 8) Completing the Transition – Investment from an external partner and/or corporate profitability will trigger implementing the final phase of the transition plan.”You can read the full paper at CharityVillage.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Spinning off – effective transitions 35 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.
CS Group’s customers will now have access to a wider range of solutions including membership, fundraising, financials, image scanning, e-learning, training compliance and event management.CS Group has also opened an office in Godalming, its 12th office around the UK. Howard Lake | 18 March 2006 | News Computer Software Group (CS Group) has acquired Care Business Solution Ltd (Care), the membership, charity and CRM solutions provider.The acquisition will help CS Group to strengthen its focus on the charities sector and expand into the higher education market.It also broadens CS Grouo’s client base to over 250 membership and fundraising organisations. Care’s customers include Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Save the Children UK, RSPCA, RSPB, London Business School and the Universities of Aston, Bristol, and Exeter. Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Technology CS Group acquires Care Business Solutions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 46 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
All the money and Gift Aid raised will be split equally between the three charities. Howard Lake | 14 March 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis X-factor band G4 fundraises online 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. Jon, Mike and Ben from X-Factor band G4 are due to take part in the Flora London Marathon on 23rd April 2006 to raise money for their chosen charities.The three bandmembers will be running for Breast Cancer Care, Bowel Cancer UK and the Mental Health Foundation. G4 has chosen to take advantage of the fundraising potential of the internet, using fundraising site Bmycharity to enable fans to sponsor them. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity Events 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EAPG seminar to cover new media and the law 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News It will also cover charities’ obligations to their website users and to third parties, including issues such as copyright, database rights, libel, and framing.The event will be held on 29 November 2007 from 09.30-12:00 at Veritas Asset Management (UK) Limited on the 6th Floor, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London, SE1 7NQ.Fees are £105 for EAPG members and £135 for non-members. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake and Benjamin Beabey of Farrer & Co will be speaking next month at a European Association for Planned Giving (EAPG) seminar on new media fundraising and the law.The event will feature online fundraising and in particular the opportunities of using Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, tagging and the numerous social media sites such as Facebook and Del.icio.us.It will also cover the legal implications of this kind of fundraising, including e-commerce, trading online, and an update of the basics of the Data Protection Act and new ./guidance from the Office of the Information Commissioner. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital 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.
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. Tagged with: Awards christmas corporate Trading 32 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charities Advisory Trust has announced the winner of the ninth annual Scrooge Award based on its survey of high street retailers to find “who is using charity to help boost sales but actually giving very little to charity”.The Scrooge Award this year goes to Cards Galore, for the second year in a row. Of 116 charity card designs, 75 (65%) gave less than 10% to charity. The card giving least to charity was found at Cards Galore, giving just 4.2% to the British Heart Foundation.Consistency was also achieved by Fenwicks, who won the Trust’s Georgy Porgy award for greed for the second year in a row: 90% of their charity card range (62 designs) gave less than 10% to charity.Charities Advisory Trust (CAT) explains that it can identify how much goes to charity because it is a requirement of the Charities Act that the amount is shown, so the customer can make an informed choice. Nevertheless, some retailers omit this information: this year, CAT say that Monsoon’s cards failed to comply in this regard. Charitably, CAT accepted that “where the amounts are not shown it is usually through incompetence rather than an attempt to deceive”.CAT has been campaigning for years to secure higher rates of donations from charity Christmas card retailers. With no legislation to control the amount going to charity, companies can give as little as 1% to charity and still label the card as a charity card. As the Trust points out, “EU regulations would not allow a meat pie with 1% meat, to be labelled as a meat pie, but cards can be labelled as charity cards with even less than 1% going to charity.”CAT’s aim is to ensure that the charity donation on a charity Christmas card is a minimum of 10%.This year it can report some further successes. It announced a special ‘Reformed Sinner’ award to Harrods. “It has been a consistent winner of the Scrooge Award or the Georgy Porgy award for greed, but this year their charity cards gave a proper 10% to charity”, said CAT. “Thank you Harrods:you have helped people in need”, they added.CAT is also critical of some charities’ approaches to the Christmas card trade. “For charities which are campaigning against global warming why agree to have cards printed in China, and shipped round the world?” it asks.“We continue to be disappointed that the charities fail to strike better deals”, said Dame Hilary Blume, Director of the Charities Advisory Trust”. If they acted in concert they could agree not to go below 10%. But we are really pleased with Harrods.”www.charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk Howard Lake | 8 November 2010 | News 9th Annual Scrooge Awards discover which retailer gives the least to charity
272 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 271 total views, 5 views today Save the Children are trialling a robot street collector in South Korea. DONA, the “Urban Donation Motivating Robot”, has been in development since August 2009 by a team led by Min Su Kim at Hongik University.Wearing a red poncho, the short robot stands and moves near boards promoting the fundraising appeal, and makes appreciate gestures whenever money is put into its collecting box. It encourages donations through ‘pet-like interaction’, and is reportedly particularly popular with children. Howard Lake | 6 May 2011 | News 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. DONA is the product of a multidisciplinary team working in Seoul in cooperation with MIT Media Lab. The aim was to combine industrial design, human computer interaction, engineering, and social science perspectives.There is no sign yet of a major donor or direct debit version of DONA. Robot street fundraiser collects for Save the Children Tagged with: bots face-to-face Individual giving Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Advertisement
Nightingale House Hospice wins Innovation in Income Generation Award Howard Lake | 24 October 2013 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Nightingale House Hospice has won the Innovation in Income Generation Award at the third annual Help the Hospices Awards.It won it for its unusual social enterprise project based on the sale of eco-friendly cardboard animal bedding.Income from cardboard boxesThe award-winning intiative came about when the hospice came across a cardboard baling and shredding machine for animal bedding. It saw it as an opportunity to set up a social enterprise and develop a new and sustainable income stream.The machine had been used for the training of long-term unemployed people and people with special needs to work in a factory. Although selling the bedding was not the hospice’s primary objective, research into animal bedding indicated that it could prove a source of income.Corrugated cardboard is proving a cost-effective alternative to traditional straw products due to the cost and availability of straw. Corrugated cardboard has all the properties of straw as well as higher absorption and good insulation. It is also environmentally friendly as it can be spread on fields in the same way as straw products.The first phase of the business focused on horse owners within a 50 mile radius of the hospice. The second phase involved reduced pack sizes for the small animal market.Initial set-up costs were £10,000, which covered the cost of purchasing the machine and moving it to the Wrexham area. Overheads were kept low by moving the hospice’s retail shop distribution centre to new and larger premises which could be shared with the social enterprise.John Savage, CEO of Nightingale House Hospice, said that in their first full year Ecozorb Animal Bedding Solutions Ltd are expecting sales of £30,000 and a profit of £12,000 – £15,000. Over the first five years they are looking to grow the business to a turnover in excess of £60,000 generating profits in the region of £25,000 a year.About the Help the Hospices AwardsThe Innovation in Income Generation Award was announced together with the winners of awards for Innovation in Volunteering and Innovation in Clinical Practice.The Help the Hospices Awards are supported by The National Gardens Scheme, which opens 3,800 gardens of quality, character and interest to the public each year. Since 1996 the National Gardens Scheme has donated £2.6 million to hospice care and is the largest funder of Help the Hospices work.Photo: corrugated cardboard by Creative Nature Media on Shutterstock.com Advertisement Tagged with: Awards Trading 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
Fundraisers move to deny salary ‘top up’ allegations Howard Lake | 26 November 2013 | News Tagged with: Finance Ireland Law / policy 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement The fundraising arms of some of Ireland’s major hospitals and health organisations have denied that their fundraising income is being used to top up the salaries of senior executives.The denials follow newspaper revelations which showed that hospital and health providers had breached national pay guidelines by adding top up payments to basic salaries.The fundraising departments attached to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin and the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin issued statements following the controversy saying no money raised by the public was used to pay executive salaries.“Absolutely none of the funding we raise from the generosity of donors goes on hospital salaries or top-ups at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin,”said Joe Quinsey, chief executive of the hospital’s foundation.A statement from Friends of the Rotunda, an independent charity with its own board of directors, said none of the money it raises was used for any salary or allowance payments to hospital management or staff.Top up payments have generally been in the range of €20-€40,000 and hospitals have claimed that they are being funded from ‘private funds’ or from income from hospital shops.At the time of year when most charities run fundraising campaigns, one major charity has taken out radio advertisements to state that money raised was not used for top ups while others have issued press statements and given interviews with the same message.Photo: money top up by rvlsoft on Shutterstock.com 46 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Who deserves nominating as a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising? The Institute of Fundraising is seeking nominations of people who deserve to become a Fellow of the Institute. The Fellowship is a recognition of individuals’ track record of commitment to the fundraising profession and the Institute.This contribution needs to have been “above and beyond their day job”. For example, Fellows typically have given their time to help in the development of the profession of fundraising.Gill Raikes, Fellow of the Institute and former Vice Chair of Trustees, said:“I am so proud to be a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising. Many people go over and above the day job, supporting the Institute in many different ways, mentoring aspiring fundraisers and leading special interest groups. Being a Fellow of the Institute is a brilliant way to acknowledge these special people who do so much to support our fundraising profession.”You can find out more about being an IoF Fellow and download a nomination form.Nominations must be received at the Institute of Fundraising’s offices by midday on Friday 15th May 2015. They will be considered by a panel composed of trustees and other members.Fellowships are announced at the Institute’s AGM during its National Convention in July.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake was made a Fellow in 2012. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 April 2015 | News 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Iantosca confirmed:“It has been impossible for GoGen to cope with the reduction in business resulting from recent media coverage”.He argues that “allegations of widespread abuses of fundraising guidelines and data protection rules are simply not true”. Indeed, the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and The Sun have so far reported on the alleged activities of some staff at only four telephone fundraising agencies.In GoGen’s case, Iantosca pointed out that:“Only yesterday the Information Commissioner’s Office confirmed that it had dropped its investigation against us as it was satisfied that, as a data processor, we were compliant– which we have always said was the case. We have never called individuals without the full support and permission of the charity in question”.He supported calls for considered and measured change and “a united front”, with contributions from charities, industry bodies, regulators and “from the agencies that interact directly with the most important people in the third sector – each and every member of the public”.Indicating that the current furore and action taken by the government has focused primarily on the telephone fundraising industry, he added:“Whether we knock on doors, stop people in the street, telephone or mail them, it needs to be done in a more responsible way, with clearer guidance, more support and less pressure. It is vitally important that charities and industry bodies take more responsibility for the fundraising that happens under their watch, including that by the agencies they instruct to carry out their work”. 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. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Telephone fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Howard Lake | 23 July 2015 | News GoGen ceases trading with the loss of 485 jobs Telephone fundraising agency GoGen Ltd, the object of a Daily Mail investigation and reports earlier this month, has ceased trading after 15 years.Giuseppe Iantosca, a director of GoGen Ltd said today:“In the past twenty-four hours, we have had no choice but to make 485 employees redundant across our offices in London, Nottingham, Bedford and Bristol. We are urgently reviewing the options for the future of our business with financial advisors… but it is likely that GoGen will enter a formal insolvency process early next week”.He took the opportunity to thank all the fundraisers who worked at the agency “for their talent and commitment”. In the past five years they had helped raise more than £80 million for the company’s charity clients.The Daily Mail made a series of allegations based on an undercover reporter working for the agency and covertly filming some employees. The reports focused on the telephoning of people registered with the Telephone Preference Service and vulnerable people who were suffering from dementia.The reports, including front page headlines, continued for five days in a row two weeks ago, culminating in The Daily Mail declaring “Victory!” as it convinced the Prime Minister to introduce “tough new laws” within days. It focused on GoGen clients the British Red Cross, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxfam and the NSPCC and accused them of “taking donations over the phone from those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”.GoGen disputed the claims, suspended two members of staff, and put out this statement: Advertisement 265 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 95 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Research / statistics trust 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. In the ‘post-truth era’, charities need to be able to prove their achievements to gain trust and donations, a survey from Pro Bono Economics has found. Conducted by FTI Consulting for Pro Bono Economics, the survey examined perceptions of charities and the experts who advise them. The findings suggest that charities could attract more donations through clear communication of the impact they are achieving for the benefit of society.81% of the UK public would prioritise donations to charities that can prove their economic impact; 82% say that charities need expert help in gaining an understanding of their impact and how to improve it, and 88% agreed that charities would attract more donations by proving the impact they are having on society.In fact, three quarters (73%) of the UK public trust experts if they are straight-talking, and consider them more credible than other figures of authority such as the UK Government (73% vs. 26%) and media (73% vs. 24%) and businesses (73% vs. 33%).Potential donors are also looking for easy to understand, jargon-free rationales and explanations, with more than half (55%) saying they don’t trust experts they don’t understand, while 85% think that experts need to improve their communication of basic concepts.Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s Chief Economist and a co-founder of Pro Bono Economics, said:“Charities are not immune to the post-truth virus, but as this survey shows, they have a real opportunity to turn data to their advantage. Back in February 2016 at Pro Bono Economics’ annual lecture, Tim Harford, the FT’s Undercover Economist, spoke on the theme of ‘good causes and bad statistics’. He highlighted that charities need to ensure that data is relevant and valid when they use it to support campaigns. In an age of distorted information and mistrust, strong, accurate data can make a transformative difference. The charity sector can help challenge the post-truth culture by making well-considered use of data to demonstrate its contribution to society.”The survey was commissioned for a lunchtime event taking place this Friday (7th July) at FTI Consulting’s offices in the City of London on Building Trust in a Post-Truth Era, attended by Haldane. Advertisement 96 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Prove achievements to gain support in post-truth era says Pro Bono Economics report Melanie May | 5 July 2017 | News
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. Melanie May | 21 August 2017 | News First Catholic fundraisers conference to take place in Rome 147 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: faith fundraising events Catholic fundraisers are to gather in Rome this November at what the Catholic Church believes is the first event of its kind.Catholic Fundraisers Pilgrimage and Conference will be held over six days in the Eternal City from 28 November 2017: ‘bringing together fundraising experts to reignite their passion in fundraising, to promote new ideas and give them a kick start on increasing future fundraising revenue for their Catholic universities, Catholic Healthcare, dioceses, missions and Catholic charities’.Organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and using its guesthouse and conference centre Domus Australia, the Conference aims to improve Church fundraising efforts while also giving delegates the opportunity to have a spiritual experience in Rome.Chris Herron, conference organiser and Director of Development and Fundraising in the Sydney Archdiocese said:“We think this is a first for the Catholic Church, a Rome pilgrimage combined with a fundraising conference.”“The conference offers unlimited networking opportunities and includes discussion groups, Fundraising 101 sessions as well as lectures and workshops while the pilgrimage component allows delegates to visit St Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas, enjoy an early morning breakfast inside the Vatican Museums followed by a VIP tour of the museums and Sistine Chapel before the doors open to the public. The conference ends by attending the Sunday Angelus with the Holy Father Pope Francis.”The line-up of speakers includes keynote speaker Sr Georgette Lehmuth OSF, President and CEO of the National Catholic Development Conference in the United States; Professor Adrian Sargeant from Plymouth University and the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Richard Radcliffe, leading legacy/bequest expert; Michael Farrell, Canadian philanthropy coach specialising in major gifts and capital campaigns; Brice Sokolowski, Catholic fundraising expert, writer and founder of CatholicFundraiser.net, and Mary Macuga, Director of Resource Development for the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Advertisement 148 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22
New platform whatCharity.com aims to ‘level the charity playing field’ [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VOJjDxMXs8&t=3s[/youtube] A platform aimed at helping donors and volunteers choose which charities to support has launched.A combination of an online directory and social media platform, whatCharity.com aims to ‘level the charity playing field’ by providing charities with a profile searchable by location, mission, impact, causes, donor and beneficiary reviews, resources needed, size and more, that lets people see what support charities need and choose which ones to work with.Each charity registered on the platform will have a free, automatically generated profile with their Charity Commission data, which they can then fill with relevant content including their mission, projects and the impact they intend to make. They can request any resources from the public or companies, whether it is skill-based volunteering, trustees, monetary or product donations from companies, or promotion of their shops and services. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Advertisement Melanie May | 20 March 2018 | News 405 total views, 1 views today 406 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Peer-to-peer reviews and star ratings will also allow donors, volunteers and beneficiaries to evaluate their experiences with charities. According to whatCharity.com, it is the first platform to show charity ratings and encourage positive feedback designed to help instil more trust and transparency amongst the public.Basic charity profiles will be free, and during whatCharity’s beta phase, all charity profile functionality will be free of charge. WhatCharity will later introduce tiered monthly subscription fees for its premium features, based on charity size, for which it says it will offer an advanced GDPR solution, digital communication and promotion features.Tech start up Dobook Limited is behind the platform, and the national charity upload process will start in May and eventually whatCharity.com expects all England and Wales charities to be represented on the site.Tiia Sammallahti, founder and CEO of whatCharity.com said:“The decade long sector conversation about increasing transparency, focus on impact and donor engagement has not yet materialised through the creation of accessible digital consumer products, nor has seen a dramatic shift in the sector’s mindset. This leads to the fact that 93% of the UK public believe charities to be important but hard to navigate, lacking transparency and are perceived as financially inefficient.”“We offer a digital solution to a sector which is currently five years behind other markets in terms of its utilisation of technology and how it can be used to improve engagement with the public and deliver more resources to the sector.” 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. Tagged with: Digital Technology
Team wins BT Young Pioneer Award with app for dyslexia “We’ve been working really hard to create a prototype for Dimming Dyslexia, so we’re very excited to start working with BT to take the development of the app to the next level. Our ambition is to get ‘Dimming Dyslexia’, onto the apps stores so that we can help as many people with dyslexia as possible.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: app Awards Technology An all-female team of teenagers from The Sacred Heart High School in London, has won the BT Young Pioneer Award 2020, for an app to help people with dyslexia.The 14 year olds, Dorothy, Sonia, and Justine, created the Dimming Dyslexia app to analyse online text and other educational resources and translate them into formats that are easier to understand for those with dyslexia. For example, turning written text into videos and cartoons, and altering font size and colours on the page.The team were inspired to create the app after witnessing how some pupils were perhaps struggling with some basic skills, such as reading and writing.As winners of this year’s BT Young Pioneer Award, they will receive the support of BT experts who will work with the team to take Dimming Dyslexia from prototype to a fully working app. They will also receive £10,000 to fund the project so they can take it to the next level.The award is part of the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards. This is the 10th year that BT has been lead sponsor for the awards, which this year saw a record 400 entries.Last year’s winner, Mihika Sharma, who invented the ‘Smart Stick’, has been working with BT and the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) for the past year to carry out market research within the visual impairment community. This research is helping support her plans to bring the ‘Smart Stick’ to market, helping those with visual impairments.Professor Kerensa Jennings, BT Group Director of Digital Impact, said:“The calibre of entries this year has been outstanding, with a record breaking number of individuals and teams submitting their ideas. We are absolutely thrilled to announce Dimming Dyslexia as this year’s winner’s’ as we recognise the positive impact this could have to help 1.3 million people in education. With the support of BT, we hope to help the Dimming Dyslexia team reach their goal in their ambition in supporting more people with dyslexia.”“It’s so inspiring to see how young people are playing such a key role in helping to tackle societal challenges, working to improve the lives of so many.”Dorothy from The Sacred Heart High School’s STEaM TEAM said: Advertisement Melanie May | 29 September 2020 | News 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. 563 total views, 2 views today 564 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3
President Raúl Castro greets Fernando González, Feb. 28.Fernando González Llort, one of the Cuban Five anti-terrorist heroes, returned home to Cuba on Feb. 28, after serving his entire unjust prison sentence of 15 years. González was released from the federal prison in Safford, Ariz., the day before when he was handed over to U.S. Immigration officials and deported.González was met at the Jose Marti International Airport by Cuban President Raul Castro, his mother, Magali, spouse Rosa Aurora and two sisters. Rene González (no relation), the first of the Cuban Five to be freed, was also there to greet his comrade, whom he had not seen since their trial in 2001. The mothers of all the Cuban Five and the spouses of still-imprisoned Hernández and Labañino were there to greet him, too.On March 2, a concert was held at the University of Havana to celebrate González’s return and truly give him a hero’s welcome. “I publicly reiterate my infinite gratitude for these 15 years of support and struggle that I know will not cease until Gerardo, Ramón and Tony have returned,” González told the crowd, referring to the three members of the Five who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States.In an interview with the CubanitoenCuba blog right before his release, González explained how solidarity and the support of the worldwide “Free the Five” movement helped sustain his capacity to resist and survive inside the cruel U.S. incarceration system. “Knowing that you can count on the understanding and support of a whole militant people and hundreds of thousands of friends worldwide inspires more confidence in victory,” he said. “We would never have given up our principles. However, the solidarity and support that we have received from the Cuban people and so many other friends everywhere make your sentence easier to bear and become to us a commitment of resistance and combativeness.”This points out how imperative it is that progressive activists everywhere redouble our efforts to free all of the Cuban Five. We must bring the campaign to free the Cuban Five into our community groups, unions, schools, neighborhoods and news media. Endorse and spread the word about the International Commission of Inquiry, which takes place in London March 7-8 (voicesforthefive.com), and endorse and participate in the upcoming third annual “5 Days for the Cuban 5,” which takes place in Washington, D.C., June 4-11 (5daysforthecuban5.com). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Assata ShakurMy name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the U.S. government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984.I have been a political activist most of my life, and although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am not a criminal, nor have I ever been one. In the 1960s, I participated in various struggles: the Black liberation movement, the student rights movement and the movement to end the war in Vietnam. I joined the Black Panther Party. By 1969, the Black Panther Party had become the number one organization targeted by the FBI’s Cointelpro program. Because the Black Panther Party demanded the total liberation of Black people, J. Edgar Hoover called it “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country” and vowed to destroy it and its leaders and activists.In 1978, my case was one of many cases bought before the United Nations Organization in a petition filed by the National Conference of Black Lawyers, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice, exposing the existence of political prisoners in the United States, their political persecution, and the cruel and inhuman treatment they receive in U.S. prisons. According to the report:“The FBI and the New York Police Department in particular, charged and accused Assata Shakur of participating in attacks on law enforcement personnel and widely circulated such charges and accusations among police agencies and units. The FBI and the NYPD further charged her as being a leader of the Black Liberation Army, which the government and its respective agencies described as an organization engaged in the shooting of police officers. This description of the Black Liberation Army and the accusation of Assata Shakur’s relationship to it was widely circulated by government agents among police agencies and units. As a result of these activities by the government, Ms. Shakur became a hunted person; posters in police precincts and banks described her as being involved in serious criminal activities; she was highlighted on the FBI’s most wanted list; and to police at all levels she became a ‘shoot-to-kill’ target.”I was falsely accused in six different “criminal cases” and in all six of these cases I was eventually acquitted or the charges were dismissed. The fact that I was acquitted or that the charges were dismissed did not mean that I received justice in the courts; that was certainly not the case. It only meant that the “evidence” presented against me was so flimsy and false that my innocence became evident. This political persecution was part and parcel of the government’s policy of eliminating political opponents by charging them with crimes and arresting them with no regard to the factual basis of such charges.On May 2, 1973, I along with Zayd Malik Shakur and Sundiata Acoli were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike, supposedly for a “faulty tail light.” Sundiata Acoli got out of the car to determine why we were stopped. Zayd and I remained in the car. State trooper Harper then came to the car, opened the door and began to question us.Because we were Black and riding in a car with Vermont license plates, he claimed he became “suspicious.” He then drew his gun, pointed it at us and told us to put our hands up in the air, in front of us, where he could see them. I complied and in a split second, there was a sound that came from outside the car, there was a sudden movement, and I was shot once with my arms held up in the air, and then once again from the back.Zayd Malik Shakur was later killed, trooper Werner Foerster was killed, and even though trooper Harper admitted that he shot and killed Zayd Malik Shakur, under the New Jersey felony murder law, I was charged with killing both Zayd Malik Shakur, who was my closest friend and comrade, and charged in the death of trooper Forester. Never in my life have I felt such grief. Zayd had vowed to protect me and to help me to get to a safe place, and it was clear that he had lost his life trying to protect both me and Sundiata.Although he was also unarmed, and the gun that killed trooper Foerster was found under Zayd’s leg, Sundiata Acoli, who was captured later, was also charged with both deaths. Neither Sundiata Acoli nor I ever received a fair trial. We were both convicted in the news media way before our trials. No news media were ever permitted to interview us, although the New Jersey police and the FBI fed stories to the press on a daily basis. In 1977, I was convicted by an all-white jury and sentenced to life plus 33 years in prison. In 1979, fearing that I would be murdered in prison, and knowing that I would never receive any justice, I was liberated from prison, aided by committed comrades who understood the depths of the injustices in my case, and who were also extremely fearful for my life.The U.S. Senate’s 1976 Church Commission report on intelligence operations inside the USA, revealed that, “The FBI has attempted covertly to influence the public’s perception of persons and organizations by disseminating derogatory information to the press, either anonymously or through ‘friendly’ news contacts.” This same policy is evidently still very much in effect today.On Dec. 24, 1997, The New Jersey State Police called a press conference to announce that New Jersey State Police had written a letter to Pope John Paul II asking him to intervene on their behalf and to aid in having me extradited back to New Jersey prisons. The New Jersey State Police refused to make their letter public. Knowing that they had probably totally distort the facts and attempted to get the Pope to do the devil’s work in the name of religion, I decided to write the Pope to inform him about the reality of’ “justice” for Black people in the state of New Jersey and in the United States.In January of 1998, during the Pope’s visit to Cuba, I agreed to do an interview with NBC journalist Ralph Penza around my letter to the Pope, about my experiences in the New Jersey court system and about the changes I saw in the United States and it’s treatment of Black people in the last 25 years. I agreed to do this interview because I saw this secret letter to the Pope as a vicious, vulgar, publicity maneuver on the part of the New Jersey State Police and as a cynical attempt to manipulate Pope John Paul II.I have lived in Cuba for many years and was completely out of touch with the sensationalist, dishonest nature of the establishment media today. It is worse today than it was 30 years ago. After years of being victimized by the “establishment” media it was naive of me to hope that I might finally get the opportunity to tell “my side of the story.” Instead of an interview with me, what took place was a “staged media event” in three parts, full of distortions, inaccuracies and outright lies. NBC purposely misrepresented the facts. Not only did NBC spend thousands of dollars promoting this “exclusive interview series” on NBC, they also spent a great deal of money advertising this “exclusive interview” on Black radio stations and also placed notices in local newspapers. …Like most poor and oppressed people in the United States, I do not have a voice. Black people, poor people in the U.S., have no real freedom of speech, no real freedom of expression and very little freedom of the press. The Black press and the progressive media have historically played an essential role in the struggle for social justice. We need to continue and to expand that tradition. We need to create media outlets that help to educate our people and our children and not annihilate their minds.I am only one woman. I own no TV stations, or radio stations or newspapers. But I feel that people need to be educated as to what is going on, and to understand the connection between the news media and the instruments of repression in Amerika. All I have is my voice, my spirit and the will to tell the truth. But I sincerely ask those of you in the Black media, those of you in the progressive media, those of you who believe in truth freedom, to publish this statement and to let people know what is happening. We have no voice, so you must be the voice of the voiceless.Free All Political Prisoners. I Send You Love and Revolutionary Greetings from Cuba, One of the Largest, Most Resistant and Most Courageous Palenques (Maroon Camps) That Has Ever Existed on the Face of This Planet.Assata Shakur, Havana, CubaOct. 5, 2013FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Workers World Party’s election campaign, with Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly as presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively, sends our solidarity, condolences, and fight-back spirit to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities and all those impacted by the anti-LGBTQ mass shooting that occurred June 12 at the Pulse club in Orlando, Fla., which has taken the lives of at least 50 people. Over 50 more have been wounded.The shooting happened as many communities across the country and globe kick off Pride month. Pride came out of the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, in which queer and trans people — predominantly people of color, homeless people and youth — fought back against unending police raids.While the media hesitates to name the mass shooting as an incident fueled by anti-LGBTQ bigotry, our campaign calls it a direct attack on LGBTQ people. Its violence should not be taken lightly or viewed in isolation within a U.S. society in which Black lives don’t matter when it comes to police violence and mass incarceration; in which Mexicans and other immigrants of color are detained and deported in record numbers; and in which women are sexually assaulted on college campuses and in the U.S. military in epidemic numbers.In the middle of the political circus called the presidential elections, we are reminded that workers and oppressed people will always bear the brunt of the violence so long as capitalism and its bourgeois democracy are in place. Millions of people are excluded from the existing political process — prisoners, youth, the undocumented and many others who cannot access the polls because of disability, gender identity and/or race. Yet when the crisis of capitalism is exposed in the form of massive layoffs, tuition hikes, police brutality — and even mass shootings — it is those who are excluded from the bourgeois political process who are blamed.Blame the system and fight back!We cannot expect any of these conditions to change just because there is another presidential election. Trump’s unapologetic anti-migrant, anti-Mexican, anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric has mobilized and effectively misled millions of workers to believe that a billionaire has the best interest of the working class in mind. Trump’s rhetoric cannot be separated from the events in Orlando, nor from any attacks on oppressed peoples. Clinton is no better, as the political dynasty she has been a part of for decades — the Democratic establishment — has approved wars, mass deportations, and austerity measures taken in the form of mass incarceration, cuts to social services and much more.U.S. democracy only serves the ruling class in its efforts to consolidate wealth and profit by waging war against Black and Brown people at home, at the borders, in the Global South and in every corner of the earth that imperialism can latch its claws.The capitalist crisis becomes more intense day by day. This system is no longer able to pull itself out of crisis. It relies on tragedies like the mass shooting in Orlando to stir up panic and pull allegiance from the masses, who are tricked into believing that the greatest threat to their safety exists anywhere but inside the U.S., the belly of the beast.We stand shoulder to shoulder with LGBTQ people, Muslims, migrants, immigrants, Black and Brown youth, women, workers, and all oppressed people who refuse to be used in imperialist wars and divide-and-conquer strategies. In the spirit of the Stonewall Rebellion, the Compton Cafeteria Riots and the resistance LGBTQ people display everyday, we say: Unite the Working Class! LGBTQ Liberation Now! Smash Racism and Islamophobia! Abolish Capitalism! Fight for Socialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Aug. 23 that teaching and research assistants at private institutions of higher education have the right to organize unions and collectively bargain with the universities that both employ and educate them. The ruling was on a petition filed by graduate student unions affiliated with the United Auto Workers at both Columbia University and The New School demanding recognition.In effect, the government has finally recognized these workers as workers.This is not only a victory for the teaching assistants and research assistants who have struggled hard to win the right to organize, but a confirmation that the working class is much broader than often acknowledged. Many people still think of students and teachers at colleges as somehow elite and separate from the working class.But on a national average, 50 percent of college instructors, including TAs and RAs, are part-time, low-wage workers. At Columbia, TAs are required to teach for some part of their graduate studies. They are paid $1,800 per semester, per class, to prepare and teach classes and discussion sections, read and grade assignments, hold office hours, and run labs for undergraduates. Colleges depend heavily on TA and RA labor to fulfill instruction at pennies for wages.These overworked and underpaid teacher-students, who are multinational and multigender, are exploited labor, like the rest of the working class. Their successful NLRB challenge refutes the concept that it is only white men who are the backbone of the working class in the U.S.That notion is outmoded and just plain wrong. Yet it appears repeatedly in the media, especially when they characterize those who support Donald Trump. How many times have we heard that Trump’s base of support is “white workers”? Yet polls show that Trump supporters have an average household income of $72,000 a year, well above the national median of $53,657 reported by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2014.The other factor the media invoke to claim Trump’s supporters are mainly workers is their level of education. According to this line of reasoning, being working-class is determined by whether or not you have gone to college. This also is a totally outmoded concept.Working-class families, Black, Latinx, Asian, Native and white, immigrant or born here, struggle hard to send their kids to college. These days, college is not mainly a choice about what job to train for. In many situations, it is a requirement for employment, including some factory work.When this writer got her first real job in the late 1950s, she didn’t have a college degree and didn’t need one to find work as a lab technician in a hospital. In those days, on-the-job training was widely available. You got paid while you learned.Not any more. Today, even though new technology has simplified many aspects of these jobs, anyone applying for a medical technician’s job needs a college degree. Nowadays, the median annual salary for a med tech’s job is $38,970.For most young people, to get the degree to get that job means being unavailable for full-time work for a year or two or more, spending tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars on education, and going into debt.So, are young people not workers because they’ve gone to college or because they are in graduate school for an advanced degree?In fact, they reflect the U.S. working class as a whole, which has become increasingly multinational, increasingly female, with more LGBTQ people out at the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, of the almost 149 million people employed in the U.S. at this time, nearly half — 46.8 percent — are women, while 11.7 percent are Black, 5.8 percent are Asian and 16.4 percent are Latinx.The most active, militant section of the labor movement has been in those occupations where women and people of color are concentrated, like education, health care and food service. But a lot of white men work in these jobs too, and very few of those workers like Donald Trump.This is the dynamic edge of the multinational, multigender working class in this country. It is moving to the left, not the right. The Trump movement, if it can be dignified as such, is a reaction to this progressive trend. It is led by a billionaire and may rope in angry, bigoted whites who are looking for a rich savior. But it offers nothing to the working class.The rising struggle being mounted in the courts and in the streets by low-wage workers — like exploited teaching and research assistants — is what will bring working-class victory.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Dozens of protesters affiliated with the Baltimore Bus and Transit Riders’ Union, an organizing project of the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly, gathered outside the Maryland Transit Administration headquarters in downtown Baltimore on Sept. 27. Carrying signs that read “Restore and Expand Bus Service” and “Sink the Link,” protesters handed out literature and spoke on a megaphone about their experiences of being underserved by the MTA’s transit infrastructure — particularly the bus system, which was recently overhauled in June under the brand “BaltimoreLink.”For Baltimore city and county residents, the name is a cruel joke. Nothing about the overhaul helps “link” anyone to anything, and Baltimore’s already crumbling transit infrastructure has become even less user-friendly. Adding insult to injury, the change came with a significant fare hike, the third in the last year.The BaltimoreLink did not emerge out of a vacuum. When Republican Gov. Larry Hogan was elected in 2014, one of his first actions was to destroy a long-standing plan to provide Baltimore with an east-west light rail transit system, known as the Red Line.Baltimore has been fighting to get east-west rail transit since 1965, but powerful elements invested in maintaining the segregation of white and Black, of rich and poor, have repeatedly shut these efforts down.Millions of dollars and years of research were poured into the development of the Red Line, but Hogan called it an “expensive boondoggle” and slashed it. Instead the billions of dollars that would have gone into construction of the Red Line were poured into repaving roads in the suburbs and rural areas. The message is clear: Baltimore city doesn’t matter to the political forces in power, and the poor and working people of Baltimore who depend on transit to survive don’t matter either.The BaltimoreLink, then, is a boondoggle of its own, a booby prize — a paltry substitute for any actual change or improvement for a huge, vibrant metropolitan area. However, it has proven to be a powerful mass issue for Baltimore city and county residents to rally around. As one protester, Ryan, put it, “The problems they promised to fix, they were not fixed, and now we are left with a very confusing, difficult-to-navigate system that still faces the same issues as before.”Another protester, Glen Schmidt, shed light on some of the factors that led to the BaltimoreLink: “The MTA hasn’t done a destination study since 2008, so they don’t know where people need to go. They don’t know where they’re leaving from. That’s like putting the cart before the horse. In order to change the system, you need to know where people need to go.” Schmidt is vice president of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition, an organization that advocates for reinstatement of the Red Line.The BaltimoreLink disaster impacts everyone who depends on the bus for their survival, but especially senior citizens, people with disabilities, youth and other vulnerable populations.Ronald, a man with disabilities, spoke about getting caught in the back door of a BaltimoreLink bus and about his feelings of frustration trying to be heard afterwards by the bureaucracy: “I ended up hurting myself. I went to the hospital. I’m still trying to communicate and make a report. I go in the lobby. Nobody will come down and talk to me. I’m talking on the phone. They keep passing the buck, making excuses, saying they don’t have time. I’m just exhausted. I need somebody to help me.”Ronald concluded: “I got on the wrong bus … and that’s how I ran into this [rally] today. I didn’t even know about this, but God works in mysterious ways. I ran into these guys, the Sink the Link, the Union for Riders. God bless them.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Feb. 9 — The hardships in Gaza are well known, but the human implications of the blockade are rarely documented in the Western press. This is because the interests of Israel, the U.S. and other nations supporting these sanctions would not be well served by the truth.Let us be clear, these are Israel’s sanctions imposed as an occupying power, but this form of collective punishment upon an already impoverished civilian population is heavily backed by the U.S. through unstinting political support and billions of dollars in economic and military aid sent annually from the U.S. to the Israeli government.Gaza is a distinct area of isolated land bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Egypt to the south, and Israel to the east and north. It is roughly the size of Detroit. Most entry points are permanently closed, and it is almost impossible for residents to leave. Lord Patten, former chair of the British Conservative Party, said Gaza was “an open-air prison encircled by an apartheid wall.” But it is worse than that. I have been there. Gaza City, with 4,000 years of torrid history behind it, is home to about half a million people. In the saturation bombing of Gaza city by Israel in 2008/9, more than half the city was utterly destroyed. An estimated 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died in the conflict. The net result is dire overcrowding in the buildings left standing. Rebuilding is impossible as building materials are banned.The sanctions imposed on the people living on this small strip of land are cruel and inhumane, as are all sanctions designed to bring an entire people to its knees for the sake of political disruption. Among the many hundreds of items banned from Gaza are coriander, sewing thread, spare parts for tractors, fishing rods, steel and concrete, some medicines as well as paper, pens and chocolate. I brought a couple of bars of chocolate with me when I eventually made it through the Rafah Gate, and one of the most moving sights I have seen in my life was that of a woman slowly unwrapping the chocolate and holding it to her mouth. She didn’t eat it, she just smelt it, and savored the thought of it, and put it in quietly in her bag. She had not tasted chocolate for more than 20 years.Sanctions cause hygiene and food problemsDue to the banning of building materials, Gaza has never been able to rebuild its sewerage plant, which was bombed to smithereens in 2009. I experienced the raw sewerage of some 2 million people gushing untreated into the Mediterranean Sea. Gaza fishing boats challenge Israeli blockade, 2018.This is not just a hygiene problem; it is a food supply problem as well. Gaza fishermen in their little boats are constantly being harassed and shot at by Israeli warships. Forced back from their legal fishing zone of 20 nautical miles (Oslo Accords) to just a few hundred yards from shore means they have to fish in virtually undiluted sewerage. Fresh fish is one of the few sources of protein for Gazans as meat, lentils, seeds and nuts are banned.The World Bank estimated in 2015 that [Gaza’s gross domestic product] losses caused by the blockade since 2007 were above 50 percent and entailed large welfare losses. Gaza’s manufacturing sector, once significant, shrunk by as much as 60 percent in real terms due to the wars in the past 20 years and the blockade. Gaza’s exports have virtually disappeared since the imposition of the 2007 blockade. The World Bank stated that “solutions have to be found to enable faster inflow of construction materials into Gaza,” while taking into account “legitimate security concerns of neighboring countries.”Three out of four people in Gaza are refugees. Unsafe drinking water has led to a worsening health crisis. Gazan children suffer from diarrhea, kidney disease, stunted growth and impaired IQ. Twenty years ago, 85 percent of Gaza’s drinking wells were too contaminated for human consumption. Today, that figure is 97 percent. The underground aquifer was never going to be enough to supply the quadrupling of the population when refugees flooded into Gaza in 1948 in fear for their lives. The water now is basically poison.Food, fuel and water are meted out by the Israeli government as they see fit. An Israeli official has stated that the objective of these sanctions is to “put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” When I was there, the fuel had run out, and there was certainly not enough food for visitors. I was given a small bottle of water. I had the feeling that this generosity would lead to someone else going without. Power off 20 hours a dayThe power is shut off for 20 hours a day, sometimes more. With daily armed drone patrols overhead, gunboat patrols in the sea and a fortified land border where indiscriminate shootings of children, donkeys and old people are a weekly occurrence, daily life in Gaza is an unimaginable torment. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights keep an account of the weekly death toll. These are rarely reported in the world press as they conflict with Western propaganda efforts.Sanctions affect the health of all, but children suffer most. Undernourished, traumatized by constant bombings and with death and destruction a daily event, they will grow up in deformity, despair and hopelessness. They will also know who the perpetrators of their misery are.There is broad consensus among human rights organizations like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as U.N. offices such as the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), that the siege of Gaza is illegal and exists in flagrant disregard for the democratically elected government of Gaza.The most important thing to recognize about sanctions is that they don’t work. Worse, they are counterproductive in that they manufacture the conditions for hate and revenge. This is a psychological cost which no side can afford if normalized relations are the ultimate goal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Pippa BartolottiThe author, a former leader of the Green Party of Wales, writes on political and social issues. This article, on the Israeli blockade of Gaza, has been published as a resource on the sanctionskill.org site. The Sanctions Kill coalition has called for actions on March 13-15 to denounce U.S. -imposed sanctions as acts of war and crimes against humanity. Workers World republishes the article in solidarity with the March 13-15 protests and with the people of Gaza.
With big plans for Juneteenth, NC BORN and the Raleigh Demands Justice Coalition (raleighpact.org/pledge) began gathering in the streets at 11 a.m.By 2 p.m., the chief of police called a press conference — at the city’s whitest precinct, about 10 miles from the arrest and protest site — where he dropped all charges against NC BORN organizers and opened investigations into the officers responsible. Members of the City Council began to openly call for defunding the police.The people were empowered. The oppressors were afraid. The movement celebrated with a block party, with Black Raleigh joining protesters on horseback, a community meal from Food Not Bombs, artistic and cultural celebrations — and before long, a march to the Capitol. Numbers soon swelled into the hundreds until protesters finally began scaling the 75-foot memorial to enslavers on Capitol grounds and affixing ropes to two statues. A series of clashes followed, first between protesters and police, then between a business-aligned group and Black socialist organizations, over access to the statue. Police from the State Capitol, Raleigh, Wake County and even the State Highway Patrol were called to defend the monument until at last the police exhausted their reinforcements and were forced off the monument after about an hour of struggle.The Confederate statues were eventually pulled from atop their pedestals and dragged through the streets of a city now emptied of law enforcement. The two monuments were strategically left in Raleigh — one suspended from a traffic light and the other on the steps of the courthouse, as Wake County cops, in comical levels of military gear, cowered inside the building.The crowd dispersed safely and returned to the streets the next day when they witnessed a crew removing the remains of the white supremacist monuments from the capitol grounds.Decatur, Ga.After almost three years of struggle, the “Lost Cause” Confederate monument in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse was taken down on June 18. Erected in 1908 — the year the Georgia Legislature passed a constitutional amendment denying Black voting rights — the statue has symbolized white supremacy for 112 years. Community groups Beacon Hills Black Alliance for Human Rights and Hate Free Decatur led the campaign that forced the removal on the eve of Juneteenth. Hundreds gathered in the square, cheering as it was disassembled and hauled away on trucks. Decatur, Ga.San Antonio, TexasThree days of Juneteenth actions in San Antonio brought anti-racist activists into the streets again. There were two marches on June 19 and one on June 20. On June 21, a caravan of over 80 cars wove through the city honking and displaying Black Lives Matter placards. San Antonio, TexasMakasi Motema, Sawyer Eason, Ezra Echo, calvin deutschbein, Dianne Mathiowetz and Shelley Ettinger contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this On Juneteenth — June 19, 1865 — also known as Freedom Day, enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, were told they were finally freed. Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, declaring that all enslaved people in the Confederate states would be forever free, took over two and a half years to affect them.Juneteenth has been celebrated by African Americans for 154 years. While corporate U.S. history focuses on Lincoln and the Union Army freeing the people enslaved by the Confederacy, W.E.B. Du Bois argued that around 500,000 Black people freed themselves from slavery by walking off plantations. Many joined the Union Army and helped the Union win the war. Their withdrawal of labor from the plantations was a devastating blow to the South’s economy. For many Black communities, Juneteenth rather than July Fourth is considered their true independence day. Now Juneteenth 2020 will go down in history as a turning point as many municipalities declared it an official holiday. Fueled by weeks of protests against systemic racism, thousands turned out in cities large and small to celebrate and demand recognition of Juneteenth as a national holiday marking the end of slavery in the U.S. Trump’s racist rally fizzlesDonald Trump’s efforts to use Juneteenth to galvanize his racist, right-wing supporters at his first major campaign rally in 2020 — in, of all places, Tulsa, Okla. — fizzled by all accounts. Public outcry forced him to change the rally date to June 20. Turnout was far from the 1 million he bragged were registered to attend. Two-thirds of the 19,000-seat BOK Center remained empty. Six staff members turned up COVID-19 positive. Yet that didn’t stop Trump from delivering a racist speech that downplayed COVID-19, blamed protesters for the low turnout, defended Confederate statues and threatened legitimate Black Lives Matter protesters with state repression.Meanwhile anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests continue unabated around the globe. The following are reports from just a few that took place in the days surrounding June 19.Manhattan, New York Several hundred demonstrators gathered around City Hall in downtown Manhattan for the Juneteenth remembrance called by the December 12th movement on June 19. However, the tone of the demonstration was one of defiance rather than celebration. Organizers marched from City Hall to Wall Street to make the connection between the violence of the police and the capitalist ruling class they protect.ManhattanWithin hours numbers swelled to over a thousand, with many different political tendencies attending. As has become common, there was interference from liberal reformers. This time, it was representatives from the Office of the Mayor who approached organizers and tried to lead the march. However, the liberal presence was drowned out by more radical groups.In the evening, the demonstration converged with several others in Washington Square Park. The energy level of the crowd was high and the police decided to keep their distance. Before the demonstration ended, protesters knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time the police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd when he was murdered.New York City children’s march.Brooklyn, N.Y.Over 15,000 people took to the streets on June 14, as part of the Brooklyn Liberation March for Black Trans Lives. In a true show of Black Trans power, the event was organized in a week’s time by The Okra Project, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, For The Gworls, Black Femmes in the Arts and G.L.I.T.S. ( Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society). BrooklynAfter a transformatively loving rally, the sea of people, clad in white, walked from Grand Army Plaza to Fort Greene Park. The silent march was designed to make a safer space for Black Trans people and give a nod to the NAACP’s 10,000-person Silent Protest Parade for Black Lives down Fifth Avenue in 1917.The Brooklyn event was a massive, Black Trans-led, socially distant march with a physically accessible route. It was an outpouring of love for Black Trans people — the real beginning of Pride 2020. Queer people know there would be no Pride without Black people. Reclaim Pride is back in New York City this year with their second annual march on June 28 — the Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality. After weeks of rebellion all over the world, conservative media outlets have tried to force the narrative that this season of protest is drawing to a close. But these massive organizing efforts are proof of the opposite. The movement is gaining momentum. And if we center Black Trans lives in our struggle for collective liberation, we will win! Buffalo, N.Y.People’s Pride: Solidarity In The Spirit Of Stonewall, held June 21, was created to express solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives going on here and around the world. The speakers addressed the history of Buffalo’s own Conde Peoples III who helped strike down sodomy laws in New York. Other speakers included two Black poets who discussed white appropriation of the Black Lives Matter movement, racism and cultural appropriation. The final speaker spoke about living as a Black disabled queer person and the effects of racism.Buffalo, N.Y.PhiladelphiaMultiple events took place in Philadelphia on June 19. Demonstrators gathered at the African American Museum, marched through Center City chanting, “Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!” At City Hall they merged with another group of demonstrators who were blocking traffic. The demonstrators ended with a protest against police violence in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. City offices were closed in honor of Juneteenth, as were several businesses.The Philadelphia chapter of Black Lives Matter and We Want Freedom for Black Philly celebrated with an event called Jawnteenth at Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia. Several hundred people marched from the park down 52nd Street as motorists honked in support. Residents along the street, where police had violently attacked demonstrators with tear gas and rubber bullets on May 31, stood on porches with fists in the air.Muda Bey, with the Revolutionary Black Panther Party of Philadelphia, called Juneteenth the true independence day for people of African descent: “A lot of people don’t understand that July Fourth for them and July Fourth for us looked totally different. So this is our true Independence Day, and I encourage every Black person and every person in the African diaspora to celebrate Juneteenth because this was when you were rightfully free. (Inquirer.com, June 20)Former prisoner Robert Saleem Holbrook, with the Human Rights Coalition and Abolitionist Law Center, called for releasing political prisoners including Mumia Abu-Jamal: “We need to start lifting up restorative justice, but more importantly, we need to bring our political prisoners home.” Raleigh, N.C. Juneteenth in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, began in a somber mood. The previous evening, Raleigh police had engaged in an extremely high-profile arrest of two organizers from NC BORN (Building Our Revolution Now) — both Black women. NC BORN has hosted daily actions for three weeks, protesting police, prisons and the carceral system in general. (bit.ly/3djFlRd) Raleigh, N.C.
Photo Credit: Liu Rui/GT FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this En Estados Unidos, con menos del 5% de la población mundial, existe poca preocupación por el destino del otro 95% del mundo que se enfrenta a la pandemia.Cuándo, cómo y bajo qué condiciones se distribuirá una vacuna en los EE. UU. es la mayor preocupación de los EE.UU. Las tasas de muertes por COVID-19 en el país han alcanzado niveles asombrosos y siguen aumentando. Se prevé un saldo de 500.000 muertes para febrero.La actual administración de Washington ha dejado claro que las vacunas para el resto del mundo no estarán disponibles hasta que se satisfagan las necesidades de Estados Unidos. Esto fue reforzado por el presidente Donald Trump en una reunión del 21 de noviembre del G20, el bloque económico internacional de gobiernos y gobernadores de los bancos centrales.Proyecto de salud global de ChinaMientras tanto, en China el virus COVID-19 está bajo control. Ha habido menos de 5,000 muertes. Su contención de la enfermedad, y su economía de planificación centralizada, han permitido a China convertirse en una fuerza capaz de proporcionar suministros médicos y equipos de protección personal esenciales a escala mundial. (Ver “Planificación socialista de China y COVID-19”, Workers World, 3 de abril)Ahora China se ha convertido en el único país capaz y dispuesto a proporcionar libremente cientos de millones de dosis de vacunas que salvan vidas en todo el mundo.Los líderes chinos han prometido a los países en desarrollo de África, Asia y América Latina acceso prioritario a sus exitosas vacunas. La promesa es que las vacunas de China serán un producto de salud pública mundial. Estas no son promesas vacías. China tiene la capacidad técnica para producir en masa millones de dosis y, lo que es más importante, para distribuir las vacunas en todo el mundo.En un desafío adicional para las compañías farmacéuticas privadas multimillonarias, China se compromete a proporcionar los conocimientos tecnológicos para fabricar estas vacunas localmente. Al comienzo de la pandemia, los líderes chinos enfatizaron repetidamente que las vacunas de China eran para compartir, especialmente con el mundo en desarrollo. El 18 de mayo, el presidente chino, Xi Jinping, en la apertura de la 73a sesión de la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud, prometió que el desarrollo y despliegue de la vacuna COVID-19 en China se crearía para el bien público mundial. La Asamblea Mundial de la Salud (AMS) es el organismo de toma de decisiones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) de la ONU.El 29 de mayo, cuando surgió la pandemia, Trump cortó todos los lazos con la OMS, sin ofertas posteriores de ayuda o cooperación de Estados Unidos en la investigación de la pandemia mundial.Ahora, la contribución de China garantizará la accesibilidad y asequibilidad de las vacunas en los países en desarrollo. (tinyurl.com/y3d26p25) China también prometió $2 mil millones a esos países para la infraestructura necesaria para hacer frente a la pandemia. (tinyurl.com/y33wfbrt) En una cumbre de video de junio con líderes africanos, Xi declaró que “una vez que se complete el desarrollo y despliegue de una vacuna COVID-19 en China, los países africanos estarán entre los primeros en beneficiarse”. (tinyurl.com/y4d34qoe). Esta promesa fue reiterada por el presidente Xi en la cumbre del G20 del 21 de noviembre a través de un video.El 8 de octubre, China firmó un acuerdo con GAVI, la Alianza de Vacunas para unirse formalmente a un plan de implementación de vacunas. Esto significa que las vacunas de China serán un producto público mundial y se les dará prioridad en el suministro de vacunas a los países en desarrollo. (tinyurl.com/y2a5zurs)EE.UU. ataca desde el margen El imperialismo estadounidense es incapaz de igualar el increíble esfuerzo humanitario de China. Por lo tanto, no es sorprendente que la ayuda global de China sea criticada repetidamente por los medios corporativos estadounidenses y los think tanks de Washington.CNN levantó la alarma capitalista contra la distribución gratuita de cientos de millones de dosis de vacunas al citar a Yanzhong Huang, miembro del Consejo de Relaciones Exteriores con sede en Nueva York: “Las vacunas también pueden ser utilizadas por Beijing como un ‘instrumento de política exterior para promover el poder blando y proyectar la influencia internacional “[en] la diplomacia de las vacunas”. (tinyurl.com/y4lwv7oy)Pero incluso al criticar a China por brindar ayuda en todo el mundo, los medios estadounidenses se han visto obligados a admitir que China ha eliminado en gran medida el coronavirus dentro de sus fronteras. Debido a que China esencialmente ha contenido el virus, no hay una necesidad urgente de vacunar a todas las personas de sus 1.400 mil millones de habitantes.Cinco nuevas vacunasChina tiene actualmente cinco vacunas contra el coronavirus desarrolladas por cuatro empresas. Las cinco vacunas han alcanzado los ensayos clínicos de fase 3 en al menos 16 condados. La fase 3 es la prueba final de una vacuna antes de que se considere segura para su distribución masiva. Las empresas que desarrollan las vacunas chinas son tanto empresas públicas de propiedad estatal como empresas privadas que trabajan en colaboración con empresas de todo el mundo. Su objetivo colectivo es garantizar la producción a gran escala de vacunas a precios asequibles, junto con tecnología que permita la producción local.CanSino Biologics, que desarrolló una vacuna contra el coronavirus con una unidad de investigación del ejército chino, entregará 35 millones de dosis de su vacuna a México, uno de los 5 países anfitriones de sus ensayos. La prestigiosa revista médica internacional, “The Lancet”, publicó los datos de los ensayos clínicos de la primera y segunda fases de esa vacuna. (tinyurl.com/yd8uheb3)Sinovac Biotech Ltd. es otra empresa biofarmacéutica con sede en China que se centra en la investigación, el desarrollo y la fabricación de vacunas.Sinovac ha firmado acuerdos con PT Bio Farma, una empresa biofarmacéutica líder en Indonesia, para el suministro, producción local y licencia de tecnología para producir al menos 40 millones de dosis de CoronaVac allí antes de marzo de 2021. Sinovac también está proporcionando 46 millones de dosis a Brasil y 50 millones de dosis a Turquía. (tinyurl.com/y5zz3uqk)China National Biotec Group, una unidad del gigante farmacéutico estatal China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), tiene dos vacunas en fase de ensayos 3 en 10 países, principalmente en el Medio Oriente y América del Sur. CNBG es capaz de producir más de mil millones de dosis en 2021. La estatal Sinopharm anunció el 19 de noviembre que su vacuna contra el coronavirus se había administrado a casi 1 millón de personas sin signos de efectos secundarios adversos. (tinyurl.com/y25pgtcv)Vacunas fáciles de compartirLas vacunas COVID-19 fabricadas por compañías farmacéuticas chinas son similares a las vacunas efectivas en muchas otras pandemias, como las vacunas contra la polio y la gripe. Estas vacunas son más fáciles de replicar con la tecnología actualmente implementada a nivel mundial. Las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna se desarrollaron utilizando una nueva tecnología, lo que dificulta la producción en masa de estas vacunas.Las vacunas chinas tienen otra ventaja crucial: no requieren temperaturas ultracongeladas para su almacenamiento y envío. Para seguir siendo viables, las vacunas Pfizer deben almacenarse a -75 ° C (-103 ° F) ultrafrías y las vacunas Moderna a -20 ° C. Las vacunas chinas solo requieren refrigeración estándar de 2 ° C a 8 ° C (36 ° F a 46 ° F).Pero incluso una temperatura que no sea ultra fría es un desafío para mantener durante el envío y el almacenamiento en gran parte del mundo.Cainiao, un brazo logístico chino del Grupo Alibaba, dice que ahora cuenta con una infraestructura de clima controlado de extremo a extremo y lista para distribuir las vacunas chinas en todo el mundo. La compañía se ha asociado con Ethiopian Airlines para lanzar operaciones de carga de cadena de frío para el transporte de medicamentos sensibles a la temperatura desde China a través de África y Oriente Medio. Estos nuevos vuelos de carga aérea operarán dos veces por semana desde el Aeropuerto Internacional de Shenzhen a África. (tinyurl.com/y44u3bt7)China desafía a las grandes farmacéuticasLas nuevas vacunas chinas, y el compromiso de compartir la tecnología y la distribución con el mundo, son un desafío fundamental para las corporaciones farmacéuticas estadounidenses. Esas empresas multimillonarias tienen una de las ganancias de rentabilidad más altas de cualquier grupo industrial. (tinyurl.com/y359jurr)El gobierno de EE.UU. financió la investigación de la vacuna COVID con más de $10.5 mil millones en subvenciones a compañías farmacéuticas. Pero a diferencia de la polio y las investigaciones anteriores sobre vacunas, estas gigantes corporaciones privadas venderán el producto financiado con fondos públicos a las agencias gubernamentales con una ganancia enorme.La propiedad privada capitalista es el mayor obstáculo para resolver cualquier problema global que ponga en peligro al bien público.
NCGA Brings States, Industry Together to Discuss Ethanol, RFS Home Energy NCGA Brings States, Industry Together to Discuss Ethanol, RFS Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 31, 2012 SHARE This week, NCGA brought together representation from state corn associations, members of its Ethanol Committee and various other stakeholders to discuss the importance of ethanol both to farmers and the country as a whole.With a full day of presentations on upcoming events in the industry and expert analysis, participants discussed short-, intermediate- and long-term goals which will be used to help NCGA as it refines its strategic plan.“Farmers and those in rural American have long seen the impressive economic impact that ethanol brings to bear while experts have cited its important contributions to our environment and national energy independence,” said NCGA Ethanol Committee Chair Chad Willis. “This meeting provided us with an opportunity to collaborate on ways to work together in the promotion of this sustainable, domestically-produced fuel.”Held outside of Chicago, Ill., the summit had a total attendance of 73 with representation from agribusiness and the auto industry also present. One common theme was the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard.“The RFS has helped the ethanol industry grow stably and sustainably in an energy sector where fossil fuels enjoy a monopoly,” Willis said. “We’re committed to doing all we can to ensure its long-term viability so the fuel in our cars and trucks will be better economically and environmentally for our country.”Source: NCGA SHARE Previous articleGary Wilhelmi 5/31/2012 PM CommentNext articleNovozymes Opening Benefits from Clean Energy Incentive Andy Eubank
By Gary Truitt – Aug 3, 2012 Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Winery Wins Wine of the YearNext articleHouse Leaves Without Action on Farm Bill Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service Senate Leaves Without Action on Disaster Aid The U.S. Congress has started its August recess and the Senate did not act on the disaster aid bill approved by the House Thursday. Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns was not happy – criticizing the Senate leadership for opting to begin the scheduled August state work period without passing disaster relief legislation for farmers and ranchers across the country impacted by severe drought and wildfires. Johanns admitted he would have preferred to pass a five-year farm bill ahead of the break – but said that didn’t mean the Senate should hold drought relief hostage. He said the responsible course of action would have been to pass a disaster package like the House did. Johanns called leaving down without voting on the measure wrong. Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Pat Roberts accused the Senate leadership of playing politics with a devastating drought. He said the consequences of Senate inaction would be felt in rising food prices at dinner tables across the nation.House Agriculture Committee Chairman had urged the Senate to quickly pass the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012. He said vast areas of productive pastureland are burning up and agricultural producers are in dire need. The disaster assistance measure approved by the House – according to Lucas – would provide the risk management tools to those ranchers who are currently exposed.The House-passed disaster package was fully paid for and reauthorized several 2008 Farm Bill disaster programs that expired on September 30th of 2011 – including the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program, the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Tree Assistance Program. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Leaves Without Action on Disaster Aid SHARE
SHARE Indiana State FFA Convention Good for First Timers and Veterans Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana State FFA Convention Good for First Timers and Veterans Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 19, 2013 FFA convention reactionDuring Wednesday “man on the street” style interviews about the Indiana FFA state convention at Purdue in West Lafayette, Cameron Frazier of the Riverton Parke FFA chapter stepped up to the mic. It just so happened that he was one of 16 members hoping to make the final cut and spend the next year as a state officer.“Sometimes I feel confident and sometimes I don’t but I’ve done the very best I can so I don’t hold anything back and I have no regrets. So whatever happens I’m going to be proud.”Frazier was very relaxed about 24 hours before the new officers will be introduced and the experience of running for state office has been his most memorable after four years of attending the state convention.“I’ll never forget running for state office with 16 individuals that are the best in my opinion in the Indiana FFA right now. We all share something and we’re so close now and I can’t wait to see what happens. Whoever the new officers are I’m going to be so happy for them.”He said one positive about this convention has been learning some new things.“I’ve been able to look at the new contests that Indiana FFA has started like vet science because I don’t do those and got to see some other sides of FFA that I don’t see in my chapter.”Late Tuesday night HAT learned that the year ahead might become the most memorable thing about FFA for Frazier. He made the cut and is slated as the next treasurer for Indiana FFA.Sydney Mumma is from the Heritage chapter and she is running for secretary of Disctrict III. Her 3rd state convention has been a busy one.“We did food science and farm business management, and we had an ag sales team and I coached our quiz bowl team for state. I’ve had a lot of fun seeing people and seeing everyone experience their first year at convention. We’ve got a lot of first time people in our chapter and it’s great to see all the things that they get to experience and experience it with them for the first time.”Jason Braden from the LaVille FFA chapter is experiencing his first convention.“I’ve enjoyed it very much,” he said. “I enjoyed the first general session and seeing the people get all the awards for the hard work and just going around to the leadership conferences.”Joining Frazier on the 2013-14 officer slate is: Allie Abney of Franklin FFA for President; Secretary Kayla Hoenert from North Posey FFA; Rebecca Frey of Prairie Heights FFA for Northern Region Vice President; Ethan McNeely of Scottsburg FFA for Southern Region Vice President; Reporter Shelby Sigman from Benton Central FFA; and Sarah Dirksen from Jay County FFA for Sentinel.The election will be held Thursday and this year’s convention concludes with the introduction of the new officer team.HAT thanks Joel Wicker, president of the Tri High FFA chapter for conducting the interviews. See them in the video section of the HAT App for iPhone and Android. Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Supports Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013Next articleDuPont Pioneer Researchers Develop Custom Product Testing Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter
Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – May 2, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Ag Lender Survey Shows Profitability/Price Concerns Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Lender Survey Shows Profitability/Price Concerns SHARE A survey by the American Bankers Association shows nearly 90 percent of agricultural lenders have seen a decline in overall farm profitability in the last 12 months. Ninety-five percent of the lenders in the survey expressed concerns about low commodity prices, especially in grains, beef cattle, and dairy. Grains are the biggest concern as 80 percent of lenders gave it a four out of a possible five rating. Grains are followed by beef cattle, dairy, swine, poultry, and vegetables, with fruits and nuts the least concerning sector of ag. The decline in commodity prices led to a fall in farm income with tighter profit margins. Ag lenders in the survey say roughly 60 percent of their clients were profitable in 2016 and expect 54 percent to be profitable this year. Lenders are also concerned about land values. They say 44 percent of average quality land and 33 percent of cash rents are priced above fair market value in their particular area.Ag lenders also expect greater demand for debt financing thanks to lower cash levels on farms. Sixty-six percent of the respondents expect greater demand for operating loans, and 33 percent expect more demand for ag real estate loans.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleField Focus Podcast: Full Interview With Brian Bush Eastern Indiana Planting StatusNext articleAg Producer Sentiment Inches Higher in April Hoosier Ag Today
Home Indiana Agriculture News Goat and Sheep Webinar to Provide Producers with Valuable Breeding Info Goat and Sheep Webinar to Provide Producers with Valuable Breeding Info Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Feb 7, 2019 Previous articlePurdue Ag Ready for the Future and Roberts says No Shutdown on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleCTE Student Organizations, Including FFA, Recognized by General Assembly Purdue University News Service Purdue Extension and Kentucky Extension will present the 2019 Sheep and Goat Webinar on Feb. 13 to offer expert advice to help producers manage their breeding programs.The free webinar will be from 7-9 p.m. Eastern time and can be viewed at several county Extension offices across Indiana. A list of counties serving as host sites can be found on the Fulton County Extension website. Home viewing also will be available on the Purdue Animal Sciences TV website.Topics and speakers include:* “Using Estimated Breeding Values from the National Sheep Improvement Program: The Impact of Genetic Selection on Flock Productivity and Profitability.” Rusty Burgett, program director for the National Sheep Improvement Program.* “AI: Mating Without the Male.” Elysia Rodgers, DeKalb County Extension director and agricultural and natural resources educator. She will discuss various artificial insemination techniques, along with their benefits and drawbacks.The webinar also will be archived at the Purdue Department of Animal Sciences website for later viewing. More information for producers about health, maintenance and current issues in the sheep and goat industries is available on the Purdue Sheep and Goat website. SHARE
Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana FFA Students Take Advantage of National Convention in Their Backyard Leave this field empty if you’re human: SHARE Indiana FFA Students Take Advantage of National Convention in Their Backyard Indiana FFA Students Take Advantage of National Convention in Their BackyardHope FFA Chapter members at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.Indianapolis is fortunate enough to be called “home” for the National FFA Convention and will be through the year 2031. When the announcement came late last year that Indy would retain the convention, much was made of the economic impact for the city and for the state, as it should be. But another big advantage is for the FFA students in Indiana.Elijah Heslop is the president of the Hope, Indiana FFA Chapter and the northern region vice president for Indiana District 11.“I think it’s an awesome opportunity for us because a lot of us were here just to experience it. Some of us didn’t make it to nationals in our contest, but that means we still get to experience all the awesome things that National Convention has to offer.”Abby Gibson, the Hope FFA reporter, told HAT she loves that the national convention is in their backyard.“This organization has given me one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I’m involved in a lot of organizations, but I’ve got to say this one’s my favorite. You just get to really become cultured with a lot of different people around the country. You get a lot of different experiences…it’s just amazing that one organization can bring so many people together.”One thing FFA is well known for is growing leaders, something Heslop says the Hope FFA Chapter knows a little something about.“We were actually recognized, Hope FFA, last year for being the Premier Chapter in growing leaders, and it was all for an event that we did focusing on mental health advocacy within our school.”The event was a convocation encouraging students to be better friends, partners, and leaders after recognizing a rise in suicides. The event, titled “Go Live Yourself”, also taught coping strategies to help find peace.Subscribe to our free daily newsletter By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 30, 2019 Previous articleYield Reports Continue Highly VariableNext articleNational FFA Officer Knows They Have Something for Every Student Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter
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Linkedin Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ printAED Christmas Party from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.Nikki Porter and her family sat in weary relief in the Brown-Lupton University Union on Sunday, Dec. 6.“Really, for us, it’s the end of our journey,” Porter said. “Our son got diagnosed in July, and we recently just got the news that he beat it.”The “it” that Porter is referring to is cancer. Her son, Denver, was one of 17 patients at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth that were invited to the BLUU auditorium for a Christmas party by Alpha Epsilon Delta, the health pre-professional honor society, and Heroes for Children, an organization dedicated to providing financial relief for families battling childhood cancer.For AED vice president of social events Mia Eriksson, who coordinated the event on her organization’s side, stories like the Porters’ are the reason why she feels compelled to serve.“We love doing this,” Eriksson said. “Seeing the kids happy…that’s amazing.”AED has partnered with Heroes for Children for several years running now to put on the event, which also draws funding from the TCU Student Government Association and Cook Children’s.Larissa Linton, the co-founder and executive director of Heroes for Children, said that the party is designed to put a smile on the faces of both the children and their parents.“With a childhood cancer diagnosis comes a financial struggle,” Linton said. “Just walking around the room today talking to the families, they’re all going through different struggles.“This party here today is not just for the child with cancer, it’s for the whole family. Our goal is to see the smiles and create a little bit of ease and make this a happy holiday season for them despite what they’re going through.”The smiles came from many different places. Chords for Kids provided a holiday soundtrack to the event, while guest appearances by Santa Claus and SuperFrog were big hits with the children.Nothing gets a child excited for the holiday season like presents, however, and thanks to volunteers like Nakaisha Davis, who sponsored a family through Heroes for Children, there were plenty of gifts to go around.“We bought [a family] presents, and we are contributing to them, because the daughter is sick, and the family is having hard times,” Davis said. “It’s very cool. Supporting in this aspect just makes me feel very good.”Denver Porter just finished his last surgery and only has two more rounds of chemotherapy left on his recovery schedule. Nikki Porter said that this event marked one of the first times in recent months that they were able to do something as a unified family.“It’s really nice to be able to do something as a family,” Porter said. “We don’t get that opportunity a lot.”If Linton’s goal for Heroes for Children was to “see the smiles,” then her organization succeeded with the Porters.“To see our kids be happy…I’m like ‘Buddy the Elf’ at Christmas,” Porter said. + posts A child dances with Santa at the AED Christmas Party. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Twitter Facebook Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter Previous articleTCU A Cappella Society hosts winter concert on campusNext articleImage Magazine: Volume 47, Issue 2 Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliard Facebook Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal ReddIt Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ ReddIt TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history
printTanglewood resident Judy Hobart was taking a walk in her neighborhood recently when she heard a loud clanking noise.Hobart said she turned and saw a raccoon scurrying up a tree. She said she thought nothing of it–until she realized a cylindrical trap around the animal’s leg was making the clanking sound.In recent weeks, several Tanglewood residents have said they’ve also encountered maimed raccoons. Some have reported the encounters on the neighborhood social media app Nextdoor.Resident James Devine posted this on the neighborhood social app Nextdoor.Residents contacted the Fort Worth Police department and other area agencies that deal with humane treatment of animals. Fort Worth Animal Control is investigating the crime.“Neighbors have spotted cases of raccoons in the neighborhood with amputated, crushed and lacerated legs and paws,” said resident James Devine. “These are usually clear signs of the use of illegal leg-hold traps.”Residents said they worry that the traps could also injure children and pets.“I am just concerned for the safety of all the animals, wild and domesticated,” resident Kris Russell said. “Lots of children play at the park near there and I worry about their safety as well.”Fort Worth Police Officer Mario Capello said leg-hold traps are illegal in the city. Leg-hold traps frequently cause animals to chew off the captured limb to escape.Hobart said when she went to check on the injured raccoon she saw something even more troubling.“The tree I spotted the trapped raccoon trying to make her way up on still has some little ones in the hole… I hope the mother raccoon did not die and leave babies up there,” she said.Residents contacted the Fort Worth Police department and other area agencies that deal with humane treatment of animals. Fort Worth Animal Control is currently investigating the crime.There are currently no leads and no traps have been found. Taylor Sutton Twitter Twitter Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Previous articleMore than 130 business and nonprofits expected at career and intern expoNext articleFrog Report – Arkansas Recap and Iowa State Preview Taylor Sutton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Suttonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-sutton/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Taylor Sutton is a junior International Relations major from San Antonio, Texas. His passions include hiking, camping, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. Taylor aspires to work in the U.S. Department of State and hopes to become an Ambassador one day. Facebook Residents gear up for game day traffic Linkedin Linkedin + posts ReddIt ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Twitter Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ printThe rain from Harvey set a record Tuesday for the greatest amount of rain ever recorded in the Lower 48 states from a single storm. As a hurricane, Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm around 11 p.m. Friday with winds of 130 mph on the Texas coast. After Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Port O’Connor endured the hurricane at its strongest, it turned into a tropical storm in Houston Saturday morning, bringing flooding and destruction in its wake.At least eight people have died from the storm and Governor Greg Abbott has activated the entire Texas National Guard, of roughly 12,000, to help with the relief effort. During a press conference Monday afternoon, Abbott said that 58 counties in Texas have received a state disaster declaration and 18 counties, including Harris County where Houston is located, have received a federal disaster declaration which qualifies them for aid from FEMA. There have also been 8,500 federal staff members sent to aid both Texas and Louisiana, with about 1,100 focused on search and rescue.Many Houstonians’ homes were flooded as the tropical storm brought 40 mph winds and about 8 feet of rainfall and counting. The American Red Cross Association is stationed at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston. For those whose homes flooded, rescue teams arrived in helicopters on their rooftops to deliver them to the convention center for refuge. Volunteers at the convention center are handing out towels and food and setting up cots for the refugees to sleep overnight. While Fort Worth has avoided the main path of the storm, many TCU students’ families experienced the destruction of Harvey. A TCU first-year student, JR Jolly, from Friendswood, Texas, has family that was gravely affected by the storm because of house flooding. He said that the hurricane has affected his family more mentally than physically. “It also doesn’t help that my parents are having a hard time adjusting to me not being home and on top of that, dealing with the hurricane,” said Jolly.Jolly said his family is incredibly strong and will overcome the hardship.For junior nursing student Kelly Danford, the distance of being so far away from her family who is in her native Houston is one of the worst parts.“It’s just hard because everyone up here in DFW is totally sympathetic towards our situation, but they really don’t know what we Houstonians are going through,” Danford said. “For the past 2 days, I’ve had to sit in my dry room in Fort Worth and watch the city that I love be submerged in water one Facebook post at a time. I know several families who have lost everything in this flood, and it’s only getting worse.”For Kelly’s mother, Diana Danford, while her home has not been damaged by flooding yet, the water is still rising and the danger is rising with it.“We have been through a lot of hurricanes over the years, but this is by far worse than anything we have seen,” Diana said. “There is no flooding in the homes immediately around us, but the water is higher than it has ever been. Many of our friends and family are having to ask for boat rescues to get out of their homes.”Kelly added that the effects of this storm will reach far beyond the south Texas region because of Houston’s role as an energy provider.“When this is all over, gas prices, along with any other oil refined products, will be astronomically high nationwide,” Kelly said. “Everyone in America is going to feel the aftermath of what is happening in Houston right now in a way they never could have expected.”Despite all of this, Kelly is still optimistic for the future of her city.“This isn’t the first time we have had to deal with a natural disaster, and it certainly won’t be the last,” Kelly said. “When tragedy strikes, the people of Houston have a way of coming together and helping each other out in ways that I have never seen anywhere else, and that’s how I know we’re going to get through this and come out of it stronger than we used to be.”Her mother agreed, adding that Houston residents are already coming together to help another when the call goes out.“Even though the flooding is so awful and scary, it always seems to bring out the best in people in Houston,” Diana said. “Everyone tries to help out in any way they can. A TV reporter yesterday asked for gasoline because a rescue boat had run out. Within about 10 minutes, several people had showed up with full gas cans to help.”As more rain fell Sunday night, the National Hurricane Center said Harvey remains an ongoing tropical storm moving at 3 mph. Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. 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Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Linkedin Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Twitter printVoters approved the two-pronged FWISD bond proposal Tuesday that will give the district millions of additional dollars each year.The largest bond in district’s history is part of an initiative of increase the number graduating students who are college or career-ready. The bond was divided into two propositions: Proposition A: the “Penny Swap” authorization and Proposition B: a $750 million bond.The Penny Swap tax rate authorization will move two cents, or $6 million from the principal and interest portion of the tax rate to the district’s maintenance and operation fund. District funding from the state will increase by $17 million because the district is maximizing funding without increasing the tax rate.The $23 million will be used for maintenance projects left out of the 2013 bond. These projects include replacing pipes, wires, lights and security cameras. The $750 million bond program will pay for upgrades within FWISD’s high schools, begin to tackle student growth within the district and invest in specialized programs.The money will be allocated toward upgrades such as science departments, libraries, athletics, extra curricular activities and other areas.A board will meet to evaluate which schools are in need of which upgrades.Proposition A passed with 73 percent of voter support and Proposition B passed with 78 percent.Texas propositions passIn addition to the bond proposals by the district, Texas voters also passed all of the seven statewide ballot measures that were up for election, according to the Tarrant County Board of Elections.Proposition 1 provides partially disabled veterans and their spouses with a property tax exemption. This exemption will be equal to the percentage of their disability as long as the home was donated for less than market value by a charity.Proposition 2 approves changes that will be made to the home equity borrowing system in Texas. There are four changes that will be put into effect. First, the cap on home equity loan-related fees will be lowered from three percent to two percent. Second, home equity loans will be allowed against agricultural property. Third, the refinancing of a home equity loan will be allowed with a purchase money loan. Finally, If the principal amount on the home equity line of credit is below 80 percent of the fair market value, an advance will be allowed.Proposition 3 makes it so that unsalaried officials cannot be in office beyond the end of the legislative session following the expiration of their term.Proposition 4 allows the passing of laws requiring courts to inform the state attorney general of a legal challenge to the constitutionality of a state law.Proposition 5 expands the definition of professional sports team for the purpose of decided which charitable foundations are allowed to hold raffles.Proposition 6 allows for a property tax exemption to spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.Proposition 7 will allow financial institutions to promote savings by offering customers prizes.For more information on the seven propositions that were passed visit www.votetexas.gov. Katie is a senior journalism major with a political science minor from Lake Oswego, Oregon. When she is not in class or reporting you can find her watching college football, coaching Special Olympics or giving a campus tour. ReddIt + posts Previous article“Thor: Ragnarok” is funny but lacks a good villainNext articleWomen in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Katie Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Twitter ReddIt Katie Carter Facebook Cruz holds off O’Rourke to keep Senate seat Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin What we’re reading: The results are in What we’re reading: The rules don’t apply to some Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store What we’re reading: Now he wants a tour Katie Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katie-carter/
Ryan Myers Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ printFinals week is upon us which means plenty of sleepless nights, cups of coffee and places to study will be in high demand. Most students take to the the Mary Couts Burnett Library to study but it is bound to fill up quickly, so here are other places to study on campus and around Fort Worth. On-campusThere are a number of places on-campus besides the library where students can study at. Every residence hall has study rooms and areas where students can set up shop for a long night of reading and writing. 24-hour quiet hours start on the Thursday of dead days, guaranteeing at least some semblance of silence in the dorms. For those that need a group study or project environment, study rooms can be reserved. If you want a study room in the library, Rees-Jones, Moudy South or Winton Scott Hall, be sure to sign up in advance. Rooms can be reserved up to 24 hours ahead of time and they go quickly during finals.If these fill up or you have a really large group, you can also reserve a classroom through the Registrar’s office. You can request any classroom that is available and can even see a picture of the room before you put in a reservation request.Off-campusSometimes you have to leave campus to study out of necessity or just to see something besides white walls. Whatever the reason, there are a variety of places to study around Fort Worth.Coffee ShopsCoffee shops are a great place to study while sipping on a latte and eating a scone. They are designed for such activities, and most have Wi-Fi and ample seating. Starbucks shops litter Fort Worth, but there are a number of local joints that are worth checking out, too. Craftwork Coffee Co, Buon Giorno and Avoca are three around town that have received good reviews. Craftwork Coffee Co. is one of many coffee shops to study at. Photo by Kelsey EmeryAnother place that serves up limitless cups of coffee is the Ol’ South Pancake House located on S University Drive and is open 24 hours. You can get a caffeine rush and fill your stomach at this Fort Worth staple. Fort Worth Public LibraryFort Worth has 16 public libraries and no library card is required to walk in to claim a table for studying. The Southwest Regional branch on South Hulen is the closest branch to campus and is a nice and quiet place to read a book or spread out notes on a table. Grocery Stores High-end grocers like Central Market and Whole Foods offer more than just a place to shop for groceries. Both offer enough room to type out those essays and still grab some food. One place worth trying, Eatzi’s, offers this experience and has a large outdoor patio patrons can sit at. Previous articleTrack and field opens indoor season with a broken recordNext articlePaschal janitor connects with high school students Ryan Myers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ + posts Ryan is a junior double majoring in journalism and history from Little Elm, Texas. He is an avid sports fan that enjoys all things TCU and Dallas related. When not in class you can find him in a Fort Worth eatery or marching on the 50. ReddIt Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ Linkedin New ice cream shop rolls into Fort Worth Facebook TAGSfinalsstudy “Hope and Healing” only part of what Religious and Spiritual Life does Twitter Twitter Interfaith group hopes to pass religious accommodation policy ReddIt Ryan Myershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryan-myers/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Winter Events Guide Welcome TCU Class of 2025
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Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Garrett Podell TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Facebook TCU guard Alex Robinson drives to the hoop against Baylor while TCU forward JD Miller (15) stands by in the event of an offensive rebound opportunity. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas printTCU guard Alex Robinson drives to the hoop against Baylor while TCU forward JD Miller (15) stands by in the event of an offensive rebound opportunity. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.TCU men’s basketball has an opportunity to turn the tide Saturday against Baylor after suffering their most lopsided defeat of the season Monday.“We’re in a good spot as far as the analytics and numbers,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “We’ve just got to get on a run here and go win a road game.”Baylor, who the Horned Frogs defeated in their first conference game of the year by four points, is coming off a 30-point victory on the road over an Oklahoma team that spent a good portion of this season in the Top 25, and they’re riding a five-game winning streak that has propelled them to the top of the Big 12 standings.Things would seem to point in Baylor’s favor going into Saturday night’s game against TCU in Waco. However, despite a 19-point loss at Texas Tech on Monday, TCU remains confident. This is a team that won back-to-back defensive struggles over Texas, who has since knocked off the Kansas Jayhawks, and Florida before the setback against the Red Raiders.TCU forward J.D. Miller said confidence won’t be an issue coming off the Tech game, either.“We’ve got to keep our heads up, never put your head down,” Miller said. “Just be ready for each opponent, each and every night. We’ll be well prepared for each and every opponent.”Every road contest in the Big 12 presents a unique challenge, and Baylor won’t be an exception. The Bears are as hot as any team in the country right now and provide yet another defensive test for the Frogs with their zone defense. The Horned Frogs have the shooters to find the cracks in that zone with forward Kouat Noi hitting 40 percent of his looks from behind the arc as well as guard Desmond Bane connecting on 36 percent of his three-point attempts. However, Dixon said beating the zone is more than just shooting.“That’s one thing I’ve never fallen prey to, when you think zone you have to shoot it well, but no, you have to attack it well,” Dixon said. “That’s been our mentality at Pitt for years when facing the Syracuse zone, and you have to get offensive rebounds, you’ve got to get them in foul trouble, so you can’t just rely on solely three-point shooting.”Baylor is the No. 22 ranked team in the country in scoring defense. TCU is coming off two consecutive games against No. 3 (Texas Tech) and No. 10 (Florida).Miller echoed Dixon’s mindset on how important getting offensive rebounds is for the Frogs’ success. The teams average of 11.3 offensive rebounds in Big 12 play is good for the third-best in the league.“Offensive rebounding is really key to winning our games,” Miller said. “[The games we’ve won] we’ve won our offensive rebounds.”Today, both teams look drastically altered from last month’s meeting between the two teams. Baylor lost its best player, forward Tristan Clark, who had a game-high 18 points, to a season-ending injury and has rallied without him.In the 6 games since losing Clark, the Bears are averaging 74.8 points per game, up from 71.4 points per game prior to his injury.They’ve also become a team whose offense is now three-point reliant, averaging 3.4 more made three-pointers per game in six games since Clark’s injury: 9.8, up from 6.4.Freshman point guard Kendric Davis lays-in a tough bucket over two Baylor defenders. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The Horned Frogs are still sorting out their rotation, inserting freshman center Russell Barlow a couple weeks ago and trying to find more defined roles for freshmen like as Kendric Davis and Lat Mayen. Along with those three, TCU is relying on two other first-year players in starting center Kevin Samuel and guard R.J. Nembhard.“We’re unique. We’re playing five freshmen of the nine [in our rotation],” Dixon said. “Their development is huge for us as far as improvement. They’ve got the biggest growth here. That’s what we need. We need them.”Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Waco. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleCharlie Thomas Invitational: PreviewNext articleWhere to watch Super Bowl LIII in Fort Worth Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
News RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” JapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Conflicts of interestCorruptionEnvironmentEconomic pressure Help by sharing this information News As Japan commemorates the 9th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the authorities to let journalists freely report on the topic. Follow the news on Japan On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 19, 2020 Find out more News PHOTO: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP RSF_en News Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Conflicts of interestCorruptionEnvironmentEconomic pressure September 16, 2020 Find out more On Wednesday, March 11th, Japan will commemorate the 9th anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident, the worst atomic disaster after Chernobyl, caused by a tsunami and collectively resulting in 18,500 dead and missing, 160,000 evacuees and a continuous release of massive amounts of radioactive materials until today. Since the accident, the media have consistently encountered pressure and censorship attempts when trying to investigate the topic.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Japanese authorities to ensure that the media can freely report on the Fukushima-related topics and requests a full access for all journalists, including foreign correspondents and freelancers, to the contaminated sites and to all raw data available.“It is essential for the public to access independent information on the accurate radiation levels,” says Cédric Alviani, RSF’s East Asia bureau head. “The government is currently encouraging the remaining evacuees to settle back to the contaminated areas, but it must be fully transparent on the health hazard residents would be exposed to.”Many Japanese journalists denounce heavy self-censorship in the media, which they attribute to the government and nuclear lobby’s efforts at concealing information seen as giving a “negative image” of Japan and hindering the preparation of the 2020 Olympic Games, set in Tokyo this summer.A senior TV reporter who formerly worked for a major news program and wishes to remain anonymous recalls “intense pressure from the government and advertisers” to discourage his team from reporting on the long-term effects of the radioactive substances released by the plant. “We even heard of phone calls from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet asking our management to move some journalists they disliked to another department.”In 2014, the board of daily newspaper The Asahi Shimbun even had to make a public apology for having published an article pointing out that 90% of the nuclear plant’s employees were offsite during the accident, drawing the government’s ire. The authors, award winning journalists Hideaki Kimura and Tomomi Miyazaki, were transferred to a non-writing section and later forced to resign.Martin Fackler, who served as the New York Times Tokyo bureau chief from 2009 to 2015, considers that the authorities “clearly lack transparency” and believes that the Asahi Shimbun’s retraction case “successfully deterred other big media from investigating Fukushima-related stories.”UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression David Kaye has expressed serious concerns about freedom of the press in Japan in 2017, and noted a further erosion in 2019.Japan ranked 67th out of 180 in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further March 6, 2020 RSF urges Japan to stop pressuring the media on Fukushima-related topics Receive email alerts
RSF_en Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pro-Fatah TV and radio stations attacked, forced off the air PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News Organisation to go further Follow the news on Palestine RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists The seizure of complete control yesterday in the Gaza Strip by Hamas, the Islamist party that swept elections in January 2006, has been accompanied by a takeover of news media considered sympathetic to Fatah, the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.“We fear the ability of journalists to work in the Palestinian Territories has been dealt a severe blow by the catastrophic events of the past few days in the Gaza Strip,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Hamas attacks on broadcast media that support the Palestinian Authority are unacceptable. We call on Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh to have the premises of these media evacuated and to let them resume broadcasting.”The organisation added: “The deterioration in the security situation is also clearly delaying the release of British journalist Alan Johnston, who has been held hostage in Gaza since 12 March.”The broadcasting centre of the state-owned Palestine Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) was destroyed by Hamas fighters on 13 June. Two PBC technicians were held for several hours before being released. Dozens of armed members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, overran the PBC offices next to the presidential palace at dawn today, cutting short broadcasts. The few journalists still on the job all fled. Equipment and archives were ransacked. Since this attack, the PBC is only broadcasting from its offices in the West Bank, which are less well equipped that those it had in the Gaza Strip.The studios that relay the official Voice of Palestine radio, which is also pro-Fatah, were set on fire yesterday, putting a stop to its broadcasts in the Gaza Strip. Two other radio stations that support the Palestinian Authority – Voice of Youth and Voice of Freedom – also stopped broadcasting after their offices, located in the Al-Chorouk building in the northern part of Gaza City, were overrun by gunmen and their equipment was destroyed. Al Aamal, the radio station that is the mouthpiece of the Union of Workers, suffered the same fate. May 16, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Follow the news on Azerbaijan News Reporters Without Borders today voiced deep concern about the disappearance of Azer Garachenli, a correspondent for the weekly Avropa, following his arrest during clashes yesterday in Baku between police and demonstrators protesting about the preceding day’s presidential elections. Although there is videotape of his being detained by masked members of the police special forces, the interior ministry has denied that he is being held. Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities to do everything possible to locate him at once.Despite government assurances that calm has been restored, two more journalist were detained today and thousands of copies of opposition newspapers were seized. Reporters Without Borders therefore also urged the authorities to release the detained journalists and to condemn any obstruction to the free flow of information.The two journalists detained today were Sayaf Gadoriv and Teymur Imanov of the opposition daily Yeni Musavat. They were picked up by police as they left the newspaper’s offices. Editor in chief Rauf Arifoglu was nearly arrested in the afternoon, but escaped in his car. The reason for these arrests was unknown.Meanwhile, unidentified men in civilian dress today confiscated more than 20,000 copies of opposition newspapers from news stands in several cities. The targeted newspapers were Yeni Musavat, Azadliq, Hurriyet and Baki Habar. Copies were also taken from street vendors.Aflatun Amashev, president of the Committee for Journalists’ Rights (RUH) said at a news conference today at the Baku Press Club that more than 70 journalists were the victims of violence on 15 and 16 October. He said 49 of them were injured and six had their cameras or video equipment smashed or confiscated. Among the injured journalists, there is continuing concern about the condition of Nabi Alishev of the daily Khurriyet and Emin Huseynov, a correspondent for the news agency Turan. News News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan October 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist missing, two others detained to go further Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more News Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out more
December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of violence in the past three days in Iraqi Kurdistan in which media premises have been torched and journalists have been targeted in several of this autonomous region’s cities. The press freedom organization is alarmed by the incidents and urges the authorities to investigate all of them. The wave of violence was set off by attacks on massage salons and shops selling alcohol in Dohuk (a city to the northeast of Erbil) after Friday prayers on 2 December. That night, buildings belonging to the opposition Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) and media affiliated to the party were set on fire in Dohuk. Since then, six news media have been torched and at least 15 journalists have been physically attacked or detained for questioning.That night, the premises of Speda, a KIU satellite TV station, and the local KIU radio and TV station in Zakho, a town in Dohuk province, were torched. The offices of the KIU’s student wing in Zakho were also set on fire.The same night, security forces attacked a Speda crew while it was covering the arson attack on the KIU’s headquarters in Dohuk. Cameraman Abdullah Ahmed was roughed up and his camera was broken. The website of KNN, another opposition TV station, reported that KNN journalists were attacked in the town of Smel and their equipment was confiscated. A reporter for Naliya Radio and Television (NRT), another satellite TV station, was also physically attacked by six armed men in Smel.According to the head of the KIU in Zakho, nine journalists working for KIU-affiliated media, including radio Xabur, were briefly detained by security forces. The journalists included Delbrin Yusef, Islam Saedi, Usama Nerdin, Delbrin Haji, Samr Ubed, Maher Sagvan and Bilal Jumha.According to the news website Kurdiu, shots were also fired at the Speda and KNN offices in Erbil the same night.Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Zawetay was filming a burning KIU building in Dohuk at around 10:30 a.m. on 3 December when he was attacked by plainclothes security men and Zeravani – members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), one of the two ruling parties in Kurdistan. Zawetay said his camera was confiscated and several other Al-Jazeera journalists were also targeted. News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more December 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News media torched, journalists attacked and arrested in outbreak of violence Speda cameraman Murad Fouad was attacked in Dohuk and his camera was broken, while a Xabur TV cameraman was detained.Journalists were harassed in Erbil on 3 December while covering demonstrations by KIU supporters. A reporter and a photographer working for the newspaper Xandan’s website were detained for 30 minutes by security forces. The reporter Darbaz Saleh told Kurdiu: “I was covering a demonstration along with other journalists when the police arrested me and confiscated my equipment (…) The police have my computer, camera, audio recorder and notebook.” Journalists working for KNN, Speda and Somar News were physically attacked in Sulaymaniyah on 3 December while covering a peace protest against the previous night’s arson attack on the KIU’s offices.Speda cameraman Osama Sindi was detained by security forces in the city of Dohuk yesterday. News media were forbidden to cover a fire at a massage salon in Sulaymaniyah yesterday evening. Kurdiu reporter Diyar Faruq was briefly detained in Sulaymaniyah.NRT presenter Dildar Harki meanwhile received a threatening phone call on 3 December about an interview broadcast on 1 December in which Delbar Zebari, the vice-president of the council of Mosul province, talked about the long-standing political rivalry between the Zebari and Barzani families. In response to the widespread criticism of his comments, especially in the pro-KDP news media, NRT issued a statement saying they did not reflect the station’s editorial position. News Receive email alerts RSF_en News
News December 21, 2017 Canada – RSF and CJFE welcome results of inquiry into police surveillance of journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and local partner Canadian Journalists For Free Expression (CJFE) have sent the following letter to Quebec’s Minister of Justice and Public Security Minister welcoming the recommendations issued last week by the Chamberland Commission. The Commission was tasked with investigating the 2016 revelations that multiple journalists had been under police surveillance in an attempt to identify their sources. RSF and CJFE urge Quebec’s government to implement the Commission’s recommendations in order to better protect journalists’ sources in Canada. January 15, 2021 Find out more News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Whistleblowers News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information CanadaAmericas Protecting sources Whistleblowers News Follow the news on Canada Julien BESSET / AFP Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée Édifice Louis-Philippe-Pigeon 1200, route de l’Église9e étageQuébec (Quebec) G1V 4M1Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux Tour des Laurentides2525, boulevard Laurier5e étageQuébec (Quebec) G1V 2L2December 21, 2017We are writing on behalf of two non-profit, non-governmental organizations that workto promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression around the world:Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).CJFE and RSF welcome the recommendations of the Chamberland Commission onProtection of Confidentiality of Journalistic Sources, and its clear statements in supportof the important role of press freedom and source protection in democratic society.The Chamberland Commission issued a report on December 14 in response torevelations in 2016 that at least 13 Quebec journalists were targeted by a judicialauthorization application in order to ascertain the identity of their anonymous sources.CJFE and RSF submitted a written memorandum to the Chamberland Commission thatoffered recommendations to better protect source confidentiality.The Quebec spying scandal was cited as one of the factors behind Canada’s decline inthis year’s RSF World Press Freedom Index. In 2016, Canada fell from 18th to 22nd place.Only two years ago, Canada was ranked in the top 10.CJFE and RSF endorse the Commission’s two key recommendations—one on theprotection of journalistic material and sources, and the other to prevent politicallymotivated investigations by police forces. The adoption of a new Quebec JournalisticMaterial and Sources Protection Act, echoing the recently passed federal law, wouldhelp to ensure the protection of journalistic material and sources in all matters fallingunder Quebec’s constitutional jurisdiction.We suggest the definition of ‘journalist’ in any new legislation be widened beyond thefederal legislation to reflect the emergence of newer practitioners of journalism such ascitizen journalists, and to include the many who would not list the craft as their “mainoccupation.”CJFE and RSF also welcome the Commission’s supplementary recommendationscovering police investigation practices, judicial authorizations and contacts betweenpolice and the media, and call on the government of Quebec to adopt them in full.We applaud Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée and Public Security Minister MartinCoiteux for their promise to carry out the Commission’s recommendations. The government of Quebec must now act swiftly to enact the the ChamberlandCommission’s recommendations, and ensure that journalists in Quebec have the legalprotections they need to perform their crucial public-interest role.We thank you for your attention and look forward to your reply.Yours sincerely, Alice Klein,CJFE PresidentMargaux EwenRSF North America Director
TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize Defending press freedom has always been a battle in Turkey, as witnessed by the many journalists who have been prosecuted and imprisoned at different times. But repression has taken on a new dimension since the July 2016 coup attempt and Turkey seems to be sinking into an unprecedented spiral of persecution of the media. April 2, 2021 Find out more News Marie-Christine VERGIATDimitrios PAPADIMOULIS Miguel URBAN CRESPO Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ Barbara SPINELLI Martina MICHELS Gabriele ZIMMER Receive email alerts To date, more than 130 journalists, including those of Cumhuriyet, have been arrested and nearly 150 media outlets have been closed. Media pluralism no longer exists. We have just seen the 4 April indictment concerning you and we find it surprising and revealing. The prosecution accuses you and your colleagues of belonging to or supporting a variety of organizations, ranging from the Fethullah Gülen movement, which is blamed for the attempted coup, to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the extreme left-wing DHKP/C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front Party). Letter from GUE/NGL MEPs to Ahmet Şık :Dear Ahmet, In this letter, we would like to express our solidarity with you and your colleagues, journalists and employees of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, and with all those who defend the freedom of the press and, more broadly, all rights and freedoms in Turkey. We would like to tell you that we stand by you and that you are not alone in your struggle. And via you, we would like to express our solidarity with all those who defend press freedom and democracy in Turkey at great cost, sometimes physical cost. April 14, 2017 – Updated on May 4, 2017 MEPs write to jailed investigative reporter Ahmet Şık Campaigns Furthermore, we know that the concept of “terrorism” in Turkey is, to say the least, ill-defined, as both the Council of Europe and the European Union’s institutions have repeatedly pointed out. Dear Ahmet, You dared to do your job, you dared to criticize the government for its handling of the Kurdish issue and the terrorist threat, and you dared to denounce the delivery of Turkish weapons to Islamist groups in Syria. Just as you dared to denounce the Gülen movement’s influence within the state apparatus in 2011. Why would you now support those you denounced yesterday? Your crime was to continue your work under all circumstances. You were arrested for that. You have been imprisoned since December. The accusations against you would be almost laughable if they were not so serious, if the rule of law was functioning in Turkey and if we could hope that the Turkish judiciary would be able to assert your rights. But, unfortunately, judges are also among the first victims of repression. RSF_en It seems that the main issue with your newspaper is a supposed change of editorial line since February 2015, the date that your colleague Can Dündar took over as editor. We wonder what the link with terrorism is. We think the indictment shows that the Turkish authorities are bent on attacking and investigating your newspaper because it is independent of the government, as all newspapers and journalists should be if they respect themselves and respect the values of democracy. Follow the news on Turkey News April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Members of the European Parliament are continuing to write letters to imprisoned Turkish journalists in a campaign of support launched at the suggestion of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).Today, MEPs in the European United Left–Nordic Green Left group (GUE-NGL) wrote to Ahmet Şık, a well-known investigative journalist who has been held ever since his arrest on 29 December.The text of the letter is published below. It was signed by the group’s chair, Gabriele Zimmer, French MEP Marie-Christine Vergiat and by five other members of the group who follow the situation in Turkey closely.“Your crime was to continue your work under all circumstances,” the letter says. “Via you, we would like to express our solidarity with all those who defend press freedom and […] democracy in Turkey at great cost, sometimes physical cost.”Turkey is now the world’s biggest prison for journalists, with around 100 currently detained. Most of them were arrested under the state of emergency that was declared after an abortive coup attempt in July 2016 and most of them have not yet been tried.Dozens of the journalists, including Ahmet Şık, are subjected to a harsh form of solitary confinement in Section 9 of a high security prison in the Istanbul suburb of Silivri.RSF has asked five groups in the European Parliament to each write a letter to a different imprisoned Turkish journalist. Members of the Greens–European Free Alliance (Greens-EFA) kicked off the campaign by writing to cartoonist Musa Kart on 5 April. to go further Credit: Sébastien Bozon / AFP News So hold on, be strong and be sure that we will fight at your side until you regain your freedom. Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesInternational bodies Judicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeRSF Prize
News Photo : Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon (Abdurashid Abdulle / AFP) SomaliaAfrica Organisation March 2, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more February 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to prime minister about freedom of information reforms Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica to go further News Follow the news on Somalia Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Christophe Deloire Reporters Without Borders secretary-general News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders addressed an open letter today to Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon calling for the decriminalization of media offences and measures to protect journalists.With 18 journalists killed in 2012, Somalia is Africa’s deadliest country for media personnel and is ranked 175th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, down 11 places from its position in the previous year’s index.Here is the text of the letter:His Excellency Abdi Farah Shirdon Prime Minister Mogadishu, Somalia Paris, 7 February 2013 Subject: Reforms needed for freedom of information in Somalia Dear Prime Minister Shirdon, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to share with you its concerns about the actions of the Somali authorities on matters affecting journalists.The imposition of a one-year jail sentence on the journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim for reasons connected to his work is a disappointing sign as regards the commitment that your government gave to guarantee freedom of information.As you said, a free press is “the heart of every democracy and is guaranteed by the new constitution.” But democracy will not be able to flower if journalists are liable to be jailed in connection with their work. Media offences must be decriminalized without delay if Somalia is to enjoy freedom of information and its benefits.Last year was a particularly difficult one for Somali journalists. Somalia fell 11 places in the latest Reporters Without Borders press index and is now ranked 175th out of 179 countries. A total of 18 journalists were killed in bombings or targeted murders in 2012, making it the deadliest year in the Somali media’s history.The vulnerability of journalists is reinforced by the failure to punish those responsible for the crimes against them. No investigation has so far been conducted into any of last year’s 18 murders. As reform of the police and judicial authorities is one of your government’s announced priorities, we urge you to quickly adopt significant measures to combat this impunity and to protect journalists.The decriminalization of media offences and the protection of journalists would enable Somalia to face the human rights and development challenges ahead with the credibility that democracies derive from their ability to guarantee freedom of information. Your government’s recent statements allow us to hope that 2013 will see a renewal of human rights and media freedom in Somalia.Sincerely, RSF_en RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists January 8, 2021 Find out more
Help by sharing this information The Cuban authorities are waging a campaign to intimidate Hablemos Press, a Havana-based independent news centre, presumably because of its criticism of the government. In the past three months, 14 of its correspondents have been threatened and 10 have been briefly detained on at least one occasion. October 12, 2018 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Cuba News Receive email alerts CubaAmericas CubaAmericas May 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation July 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities step up harassment of independent news centre News According to Hablemos Press director Roberto Jesús Guerra Pérez, the situation began to deteriorate during the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist party in April, when new economic and social measures were announced. Security agents banned journalists from leaving home throughout the congress, Guerra said.The hounding of Hablemos Press is typical of the plight of independent journalists in Cuba, where civil liberties are universally flouted. A new crackdown has been launched on anyone trying to express dissident views. Journalists are being subject to repeated arrests and brief spells in detention with the aim of reducing them to silence.“The measures announced during the 6th Congress must be accompanied by an opening-up on human rights and democracy issues,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for the legalization of independent media that are not controlled by the state, an end to the criminalization of dissident views, access for all Cubans to an unfiltered Internet and the repeal of all laws that restrict media freedom. The government must also honour its international obligations by ratifying the two UN conventions on civil and political rights that it signed in 2008.”“This is a psychological war,” Guerra said, referring to the harassment of journalists. “They are trying to silence us by means of death threats, incitement to leave the country with our families, and repeated detention and interrogation, often lasting more than four hours at a stretch.”According to a report that Guerra provided to Reporters Without Borders, the legal basis on which many independent journalists have been arrested and detained is a provision of Law 88 on the Protection of National Independence and the Cuban Economy, also known as the “gag law.” Under this provision, anyone who is deemed to have caused serious harm to the economy by cooperating with foreign media can be sentenced to two to eight years in prison. Many journalists were arrested under the same provision during the “Black Spring” of 2003.Calixto Ramos Martínez Arias, who has been a Hablemos Press correspondent since 2009, was arrested twice in May. The second time he was arrested, on 16 May, he spent 75 hours in police custody on the orders of a state security official, although no grounds were given. After destroying his ID card, the state security official said he would shoot Martínez in the head the next time he saw him in the police station. Martínez was repeatedly deported from Havana to Camaguey in 2010 because of his journalistic work.Jorge Alberto Liriano Linares, the Hablemos Press correspondent in Camagüey, was physically attacked by state security agents while covering a demonstration organized by the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Human Rights Union in 3 June, suffering bruising to the ribs and cuts to the face and body. He was then held for eight hour in a state security unit, where he received no medical treatment. He says he was subjected to “psychological torture and systematic mistreatment.”Carlos Ríos Otero and Sandra Guerra have been threatened by both state security agents and members of the national police in Havana. Ríos has been arrested twice. Guerra was detained for more than 48 hours in her home by a total of 20 agents. Stones were thrown at the home of Jaime Leygonier Fernández after he wrote an article that was very critical of the government. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Yoandris Gutiérrez Vargas, Enyor Díaz Allen and Raul Alas Márquez have all been detained twice. Gutiérrez was arrested on 17 and 22 June while covering dissident Jorge Cervantes’ hunger strike in Santiago de Cuba. Díaz was arrested in Guantánamo, where he was also physically attacked by government supporters during the 6th Congress. Alas was arrested in Cielo de Avila.Magaly Norvis Otero Suárez, a journalist who works for both Hablemos Press and Miami-based Radio Martí, was insulted on 7 June, She also keeps a blog in which she reports arbitrary arrests and other human rights abuses.Four prisoners – Alexander Suárez Torres, Carlos Amir Cárdenas Cartava, Jorge Félix Otero Morales and Ramón Arias Acosta – suffered a deterioration in prison conditions after providing Hablemos Press with information. Suárez and Cárdenas were transferred from Havana to prisons in Camagüey. Otero and Arias were confined to punishment cells.Finally, the dissident cyber-journalist Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2010, was detained yet again on 27 May and was held for 12 hours at the provincial police operations headquarters along with 11 other dissidents.The Cuban people are still denied the right to receive and impart information and several journalists have been forced to leave the country. On World Refugee Day on 20 June, Reporters Without Borders paid tribute to those journalists who, after being forced to flee their country, continue to work as journalists and thereby defy those who tried to silence them.In this report, entitled “Forced to flee but not silenced – exile media fight on,” Reporters Without Borders interviewed refugee journalists from all parts of the world, including Cuba, with the aim of helping to make their voices heard.
RSF_en Organisation Ogulsapar Muradova, correspondent in Turkmenistan for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was arrested in Ashgabat on 18 June. Members of the security forces went to her home and took her to the interior ministry without any arrest warrant or official summons. The same services have been holding her children, Sona, Maral and Berdy Muradova since 19 June. There has been no news of two human rights activists, Elena Ovezova and Sapardurdy Khajiyev, who were also arrested on 16 June. The official accusations against the journalist and the other arrested human rights activists arrested were reported on the Ashgabat TV, controlled by the President Separmurad Nyazov. The authorities reportedly suspect them of being behind a plot against the head of state. Help by sharing this information Human rights activist, Annakurban Amanklychev – who was working in collaboration with the broadcast company Galaxie-Presse and French TV channel France 2, Ogulsapar Muradova, of US-run Radio Free Europe, her three adult children and two other human rights activists are being held secretly in custody.“We are urging members of the G8 – which will be meeting at a summit in St Petersburg from 15-17 July – to put pressure on the Turkmen authorities for the release of these seven people,” the press freedom organisation said.”The international community must urgently react to protect freedom of expression in Turkmenistan. This country is one of the worst in the world in terms of respect for human rights and press freedom. It is the responsibility of all of us to condemn this state of affairs and to do our utmost so that Turkmen journalists and human rights activists no longer suffer such harassment.”Journalist Catherine Berthillier of Galaxie-Presse had contacted Annakurban Amanklychev in March this year to make a film ‘travel diary on Turkmenistan’ for the France 2 documentary programme “Envoyé Spécial”. Amanklychev was arrested on 16 June. Witnesses who saw him at the offices of the National Security Ministry said, “He is being interrogated night and day and with extreme brutality. He has become unrecognisable and there are fears for his life.” читать на русском #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Receive email alerts to go further TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on Turkmenistan TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan Click on the french press release in order to read France 2 press release and Galaxy Press, press release. News December 18, 2020 Find out more News March 13, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is calling on members of the G8 countries to intervene on behalf of seven journalists and human rights activists who have been held in Turkmenistan for the past two weeks. “We have very good reasons to fear that they are being ill-treated,” the press freedom organisation said. March 31, 2020 Find out more News June 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for G8 members to react to detention of french media contributor and Radio Free Europe journalist
Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Help by sharing this information Organisation News News ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts On 15th October 2002, Britain’s BBC World Service confirmed that the Chinese authorities have been jamming the frequencies of its Uzbek services for several months.”After targeting programmes in Mandarin, Uighur or Tibetan, the Beijing regime has gone a step further in repression in the Xinjiang region. This is an act of censorship which deprives millions of listeners of a news service free of Chinese state propaganda,” said Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières), in a letter to the Foreign Minister, Tang Jiaxuan. The organisation called on the minister to stop the jamming of the BBC’s Uzbek service, but also services provided by Radio Free Asia, the Voice of America and the Voice of Tibet. Reporters Without Borders views such methods, which are condemned by the international radio frequency regulatory bodies, as “acts of piracy”.On 15th October, the BBC World Service protested to the Chinese government against the jamming of its Uzbek service, which affects listeners in Uzbekistan (except in Tashkent) and in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. Since the beginning of 2002, the Uzbek service has received complaints from listeners (five hundred thousand in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan), over interference during short wave news programmes. A BBC technician in Uzbekistan checked the nature and origin of this interference. The BBC told Reporters Without Borders that the Chinese authorities have been systematically jamming the three frequencies it uses for its programmes for Uzbek listeners since 1st September.The Beijing government has not yet given any reason for this censorship, but it is thought to be aimed at preventing the reception of programmes in the province of Xinjiang, where the majority of the population are Moslem Uighurs whose language is very close to Uzbek. The BBC service recently interviewed Uighur dissidents about the United States decision to include a Xinjiang separatist organisation in its list of terrorist organisations. The Chinese authorities have stepped up repression of Uighur organisations since September 2001. Publications have been closed down and the security services have burned books and magazines in Uighur.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, at least seven radio services in Tibetan, Mandarin and Uighur, produced and broadcast from abroad, are currently being jammed by the Chinese government.The editorial staff of the Tibetan services of Radio Free Asia, the Voice of America and the Voice of Tibet, as well as the Uighur service of Radio Free Asia, told Reporters Without Borders that they had been jammed since at least the beginning of 2000. The Tibet Information Network also revealed, in a report published in May 2000, the Beijing authorities’ determination to crack down on Tibetan radio services, which are very popular in the Himalayan province.Complaints have been lodged with the international radio frequency regulatory body, but the Chinese government has failed to respect its commitments on this matter. Steps taken by the United States government to intervene with the Beijing authorities have not led to any concrete results. ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en October 16, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders criticises the jamming of foreign radio stations, particularly the BBC’s Uzbek service April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more
News August 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 two journalists and two bloggers arrested Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information Two journalists – Ebaa Monzer, a business reporter for the newspaper Baladna, and Omar Al-Assad, who works for Al-Jazeera and the newspapers As-Safir and Al-Hayat and who was already arrested at the start of the protests – and two bloggers, Rudy Othman and Asim Hamsho, were abducted by security agents from a café in the southern Damascus suburb of Jaramana. Monzer, a woman, was thought to have been released while Hamsho was reportedly tortured at intelligence headquarters in the northern district of Maysat. What happened to the other two and what happened to Hamsho after his interrogation was not immediately known.
News News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan October 14, 2020 Iraq : Concern about Iraqi Kurdish journalist’s fate December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried about Sherwan Sherwani, an independent Kurdish journalist whose whereabouts and status have been unknown ever since his arrest a week ago in Erbil, the capital of northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. His lawyer must be allowed to visit him at once, RSF said. February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Follow the news on Iraq Organisation RSF_en December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Help by sharing this information News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go further It was his lawyer who sounded the alarm about Sherwani, reporting that security forces arrested him at his Erbil home on 7 October and that, since then, no one has been able to discover where he is being held. Movement for Change representatives in the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad issued a statement saying his life could be in danger.The Kurdistan regional government’s international advocacy coordinator, Dindar Zebari, has accused Sherwani of receiving “foreign funding with the aim of destabilizing the country” – a charge punishable by life imprisonment. Zebari has also accused him of endangering the lives of judges and encouraging violence during anti-government protests.RSF has been told that Sherwani, who had information about a politically-sensitive matter, has been forced to confess to these offences, probably under torture.“We are very concerned about Sherwan Sherwani’s fate in prison,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “It is essential that the prison administration should allow his lawyer to visit him, and his family to communicate with him in order to be reassured about his state of health. The authorities must conduct judicial proceedings in a completely transparent manner and in accordance with their own constitution.”This is not the first time that the Iraqi Kurdish authorities have harassed Sherwani. In 2012, he was arrested for investigating a case of corruption and was sued for defamation a few months later by a nephew of Masoud Barzani, the Kurdistan Region’s president. He received death threats during a referendum on Kurdistan’s independence in 2017. And he was briefly detained after covering a protest on the Turkish border in 2019.Iraq is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts
Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Help by sharing this information A Pakistani journalist (left) walks near wreckages, a day after a suicide blast during an election rally that killed at least 128 people in Mastung on July 14, 2018. Former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan (right) of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), conducted campaign with the alleged support of Pakistan military establishment (photos: Banaras Khan – Rizwan Tabassum / AFP). In the run-up to the elections, RSF recommends that the Pakistani authorities: Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistanis will go to the polls to choose their next government on 25 July after an arduous and aggressive election campaign that was particularly trying for journalists, who have been the targets of arrests and a great deal of violence. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns these flagrant press freedom violations and urges the authorities to let the media cover the elections with complete freedom. News PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independenceProtecting sources Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentPredators “The military’s desire to control media coverage is indicative of a refusal to submit to this exercise of democracy. We urge the authorities to allow journalists to practice their profession freely and to cover the course of the elections and the results, whatever they may be.” News Blatant censorship June 2, 2021 Find out more The authorities issued a ban on all media coverage of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s arrest on his arrival in Lahore on 13 July, a week after being sentenced to ten years in prison. Many media outlets complied with the ban and censored themselves, while Internet access and telecommunications networks were blocked. July 23, 2018 Pakistani election campaign marred by press freedom violations News PakistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independenceProtecting sources Conflicts of interestJudicial harassmentPredators Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder “With just days to go to the elections, we have seen an increase in censorship of the media and an increase in violence against journalists who have dared to cover the election campaign in its entirety,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. Follow the news on Pakistan – Undertake systematic and thorough investigations of crimes against journalists, followed by the effective prosecution of those responsible before independent courts, in order to reinforce the rule of law and to end impunity for such crimes. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Kadafi Zaman, a Norwegian journalist who was covering demonstrations in Gujrat in support of Sharif’s party, the PML-N, for the television channel TV2, was badly beaten by police on 13 July and was arrested on charges of attempted murder and disrupting public order, although he had showed his press card to the police. He was finally released on bail a few days later. – Authorise media coverage in Balochistan and Sindh. – Allow journalists to safely report on official events. – Ensure effective protection of the rights of journalists and their physical safety during the elections and protests, and place this issue at the centre of the election. to go further RSF and its Pakistani partner, Freedom Network (FN) already wrote to the interim government in June to voice concern about the many abuses targeting journalists and media, including the blocking of the newspaper Dawn’s distribution, abductions, break-ins and acts of violence. Receive email alerts – Ensure that the security forces refrain from any act of violence against journalists (including abduction and torture). News Zaibdar Marri, a correspondent for TV Express News and president of the local press club, has been missing since 13 July in Kohlu, in the southwestern province of Balochistan. Witnesses say he was kidnapped by unidentified men while covering the election campaign of a local politician whose candidacy is not supported by the military, which is accused of trying to rig the election in favour of Imran Khan’s PTI party. April 21, 2021 Find out more – Respect and ensure the right of the population to freedom of information and to allow independent coverage of the election campaign. Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more
A physical attack of this scale against journalists is unprecedented in the United States. Prior to June 28, the last time a journalist had been killed in a confirmed targeted attack was in August 2015, when Alison Parker and Adam Ward, a TV anchor and cameraman for a local Virginia news channel, were murdered by a gunman while filming a segment. However the nation’s media climate has grown increasingly hostile in recent years, prompting more concerns about journalists’ safety. June 3, 2021 Find out more After the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper office, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges all stakeholders to make it a priority to address the harassment—especially online—journalists face in the United States as a serious threat to press freedom. When a gunman opened fire on June 28 and killed five in a targeted attack on the newsroom of the Capital Gazette, a local Maryland newspaper he had harassed for six years on Twitter, newspapers across the country were prompted to rethink their security and the safety of their reporters while on the job. Police in New York City sent units to stand guard outside media outlets in order to prevent similar attacks. Departments in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Nashville did the same. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States News While many journalists have long considered this harassment to be par for the course—something to erase from their inboxes every morning—for some the harassment is becoming difficult to simply disregard. Jared Yates Sexton, a politics report for Salon who has been the subject of aggressive online harassment for the past two years, tweeted on June 28: “I’ve been getting an influx of death threats over the past week. I know other journalists who have as well. These things are organized, coordinated, and serious. We’ve pretended they weren’t for way too long.” Sexton had received harassment in July 2017 similar to Kaczynski’s for reporting on the same Reddit user. News June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts With little help from those platforms in dealing with online harassment, what was at first considered an unfortunate circumstance of using the Internet is now being recognized by the journalism community as a security threat they must address in order to protect their own. After the Capital Gazette shooting, news organizations and journalists have been sharing their experiences of harassment. Many others are sharing resources for reporters who are receiving threats. Newsrooms from the Wall Street Journal to The Washington Post utilize tools like those provided by The Coral Project to moderate and remove disruptive or threatening comments on their websites, and to protect the privacy of their reporters. A spokesperson for the Huffington Post told RSF they offer trainings for their journalists so they can “protect themselves, and their identities, online.” PEN America’s recently published the “Online Harassment Field Manual.” In 2017 the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) published a report on possible solutions to online harassment of female journalists, and RSF’s own Safety Guide for Journalists, which was published in partnership with UNESCO in 2015, includes information to help journalists facing harassment in the course of their work.Between 2017 and 2018, the United States dropped two places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, ranking 45th out of 180 countries. “RSF has been tracking incidents of harassment and reporting on them weekly at the same time that anti-press rhetoric has become ‘mainstream’ in the United States,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “Our fear was that this verbal harassment would eventually translate to physical violence, and it did on June 28 in Annapolis. RSF urges law enforcement, social media platforms, and employers to treat harassment of media outlets and their personnel as a priority, and to take all necessary measures to guarantee journalists’ safety.” Organisation to go further The safety of journalists as they navigate social media is a uniquely elusive issue, and one that is not yet being adequately addressed, especially by social media platforms. According to a 2017 survey conducted by PEN America, of the more than half of respondents who said they have alerted social media platforms about their harassment, 70.8 percent said the platform was unhelpful. Some journalists who have been victim to online harassment have had their own accounts temporarily disabled by social media platforms after reporting the harassment. April 28, 2021 Find out more As the media landscape has evolved, so has the form these threats take. As most people now access their news online, and particularly through social media, many journalists have become the subject of aggressive online harassment on platforms like Twitter, which they often use to share their work and connect with other reporters and sources. In interviews with RSF, some journalists said they chose to be less visible online or self-censored after facing aggressive online harassment. After reporting in July 2017 on the Reddit user who created a video of President Trump wrestling and violently punching a figure whose head was replaced by the CNN logo—which President Trump retweeted—pro-Trump figures began posting negative comments and personal information on social media about the reporter, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, including his home address and personal phone number. According to The Daily Beast, Kaczynski’s parents and wife each received around 50 intimidating phone calls the day after the story was published. In the aftermath, Kaczynski stopped tweeting for more than a week and published only once in the almost two weeks that followed the story’s publication. News United StatesAmericas Protecting journalists ViolenceInternet July 18, 2018 – Updated on July 20, 2018 US – In the wake of deadly Capital Gazette shooting, how American newsrooms are addressing harassment United StatesAmericas Protecting journalists ViolenceInternet News RSF_en Unfortunately, the Capital Gazette shooter’s behavior leading up to the shooting was alarmingly familiar to journalists across the country. The very nature of reporting leaves journalists vulnerable to harassment from the subjects of their work, especially in local news, and lines between verbal and physical violence are becoming increasingly blurred. Audrey Cooper, editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, tweeted on June 28: “Every newsroom I know of, regardless of size or geographical area, has at least a handful of people who regularly harass its journalists. Every one.” As recently as July 5, one week after the Capital Gazette shooting, media organizations reported the Circleville Herald, a local newspaper in Ohio, received a threatening letter containing an unknown substance in the envelope. The letter threatened to physically harm the newspaper staff and contained a white powder, which the letter said was fentanyl, an opioid that can be fatal in high doses. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists While the Capital Gazette shooter’s motive appears to be a personal grudge against the paper, it is impossible to untangle President Trump’s rhetoric from the rise of intolerance toward journalists in the United States. Among the journalists most fervently harassed are those covering politically-sensitive topics, including the activities of the Trump administration. White House correspondent April Ryan, a veteran reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN contributor, told Variety in April, “I actively get death threats just for asking a question. I have law enforcement on speed dial.” CNN’s Jim Acosta said he received a “threat of violence” for asking President Trump a question during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. He told Variety: “I probably receive more death threats than I can count. I get them basically once a week.” Media and technology website Vocativ has established a link between the peak moments of online harassment of former Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly and President Trump’s attacks against her via television and Twitter. During his first year in office, President Donald Trump declared the press an “enemy of the American people” and critical media organizations “fake news,” while dealing countless other verbal attacks toward news outlets and journalists, often calling out individuals by name. His persistent harassment was coupled with an alarming number of press freedom violations at the local level, including 34 journalist arrests and 44 physical attacks against them, according to the US Press Freedom Tracker. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Mandel NGAN / AFP Help by sharing this information
Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison June 7, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Vietnam : French-Vietnamese blogger threatened with expulsion VietnamAsia – Pacific Freedom of expression News Organisation Follow the news on Vietnam April 7, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Receive email alerts VietnamAsia – Pacific Freedom of expression News RSF_en Pham Minh Hoang (center). photo : VIetnam News Agency / AFP News to go further The French consulate in Ho Chi Minh City notified Huang on 1 June that he will probably be expelled in the next few days. This sudden move is the result of President Tran Dai Quang’s decision to strip Hoang of his Vietnamese nationality.A university lecturer who acquired French citizenship during many years in France, where he joined the Vietnamese pro-democracy party, Viet Tan, Hoang has been the target of both psychological and judicial harassment since his return to Vietnam.His blog posts about education, the environment and the threats to Vietnamese sovereignty from China led to his being sentenced to 17 months in prison and three years of house arrest in 2011 – a sentence that was reduced thanks to support from human rights defenders and the French government. His family has also been the target of threats.Hoang, who is deeply attached to Vietnam, has posted a “Letter from the bottom of my heart” on Facebook professing his desire to remain with his family in Vietnam and continue to work peacefully to address his country’s problems. He hopes to be backed by the international community, including the French government.RSF is appalled by this latest Vietnamese Communist Party attempt to intimidate and silence dissidents. Hoang’s announced expulsion is unjustified and out of all proportion. The authorities must reverse this decision, which is typical of the blatant way they harass all those who raise controversial issues.Vietnam continues to be a one-party state that clamps down on freedom of expression. Recent victims include Nguyen Van Dai, a human rights lawyer and blogger who has been held arbitrarily for more than a year on a charge of anti-state propaganda. Neither he nor his family have been told anything about the investigation to which he is being subjected or any eventual trial.The party also sometimes resorts to waves of “preventive” arrests. Three bloggers and citizen-journalists were arrested on the eve of the Vietnamese New Year in January.Vietnam has one of the worst scores of any country in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, in which it is ranked 175th out of 180. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the Vietnamese government’s declared intention to expel Pham Minh Hoang, an outspoken blogger who has French as well as Vietnamese nationality. RSF condemns this persecution of Hoang and urges the French authorities to give him their support. News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information