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Archbishop calls for peace as South Sudan marks fourth anniversary

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Sudan & South Sudan Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Archbishop calls for peace as South Sudan marks fourth anniversary Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Submit a Press Release Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglican Communion, Advocacy Peace & Justice, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said “our prayers around the world” are for an end to violence in South Sudan as the country marks four years of independence.Archbishop Justin Welby said:“As South Sudan celebrates the fourth anniversary of its hard-won independence, our prayers around the world are for an immediate end to senseless hostilities and for peace to take root. So many civilian men, women and children have suffered, and so many been displaced both internally and externally. This must end. I pray and strongly call for both sides to recognize the need to sheath their swords, meet on middle ground and begin together to walk the path of reconciliation.” Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Jul 10, 2015 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

MEP Kelly calls for increased support for girls and women in…

first_img Previous articleArdpatrick crowned this year’s Going For Gold overall champions for 2019Next articleWATCH: “We Have To Take Our Opportunities” Carbery and Henderson ahead of Samoa Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ireland South MEP Sean KellySeán Kelly MEP and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has called for increased supports for girls and women in computer science, as the EU celebrates Code Week and European Week of Action for Girls this week.“More than half of female secondary school students in Ireland say they are not given enough information about STEM subjects, while only 17 per cent of the 8 million digital technology experts in the EU are women,” the Ireland South MEP warned.“The lack of participation of women and girls in the digital economy is not only down to lower interest in STEM and ICT,” he said noting the issue also includes “distorted perceptions, stereotypes and lack of role models” to inspire girls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is vital that girls are well-informed of the many opportunities available to them in the STEM sectors. There remains a severe shortage of skilled ICT professionals across Europe, and there is a clear solution to this – we must encourage girls to pursue their talents in STEM subjects,” said Mr Kelly, a former teacher.Women’s voices are sorely lacking in the world of technology, which causes significant loss on all fronts – economic, societal and human capital, according to MEP Kelly.As part of EU Code Week and the European Week of Action for Girls, Mr Kelly hosted the Greenlight for Girls group in the European Parliament for the Generation Code exhibition yesterday (Tuesday).“Greenlight for Girls seeks to promote inclusive education on STEM subjects and encourage girls to pursue studies in these fields.“Coding is an increasingly important skill that girls are still not being encouraged to engage in. There is a significant gender gap among technology experts, while 40pc of enterprises recruiting ICT specialists report difficulties in getting qualified people.“We need to be equipping young women with the necessary computing skills and encourage their studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM),” Mr Kelly underlined. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img NewsBusinessPoliticsMEP Kelly calls for increased support for girls and women in techBy Staff Reporter – October 9, 2019 119 Print Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Rutland County Community Advisory Board Awards Worksite Wellness Grants

first_imgRutland, VT: Seven Rutland-area organizations have been selected to receive financial grants to help improve the health of their employees through their worksite wellness programs.Community Care Network, Green Mountain College, The Humane Society, OMYA Industries, Rutland High School, Rutland Regional Medical Center, and the Vermont Achievement Center all will receive grants from the Rutland County Community Advisory Board (RCCAB) of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT). The grants, which range from $200 to $750, will be distributed at an awards ceremony on June 29th at the South Station Restaurant in Rutland.The organizations were selected based on their grant applications to improve employee health through worksite programs, as well as on their innovation, creativity, intended impact and evaluation plan. The programs will range from weight loss and nutrition counseling to conflict management. All of the organizations will report their programs’ outcomes to the RCCAB.The Rutland County Community Advisory Board, which is supported by BCBSVT, was formed to identify health needs in the area and address those needs through programs, events and activities. The Board consists of community leaders with an interest in health education and promotion. The Board developed the grants program in an effort to encourage health improvement through employer-based initiatives.The June 29th awards ceremony will also serve as a forum for discussion of ways to expand worksite wellness initiatives to other organizations throughout the community.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.last_img read more

Poland to propose limits on foreign media soon, Kaczynski says

first_imgWhen asked if PiS would introduce reforms before the end of their term, party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Polish public radio on Sunday that he hopes the reforms will be carried out soon.”We will manage to do this much faster [than before the end of our term], at least on the legislative level, but this process’ success is tied to many changes that we have to bring about in our country as well as international relationships,” Kaczynski said.PiS has maintained that any new law would have to adhere to EU rules, which could hamper the party’s political aim to substantially reduce the influence of foreign-owned outlets, such as Discovery-owned broadcaster TVN.But, in the wake of last week’s presidential vote, where Duda won a second term in office, PiS has been emboldened in its criticism of the influence of foreign-owned media outlets in Poland.Kaczynski said any potential rules are still “being analyzed and there are discussions on the matter.”Many options were being considered, a PiS official told Reuters earlier this week, adding that the purchase of regional newspapers, many of which are German-owned, was among the ideas that had come up, Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported last week. Topics : Poland will seek to craft rules limiting the concentration of foreign-owned media outlets well before the ruling nationalists finish their term in power, Poland’s de facto leader said on Sunday, with parliamentary elections expected in 2023.Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has long said foreign-owned media outlets have meddled in Poland’s affairs and that Polish-owned media should have a stronger place.The accusation was leveled again in the recent presidential campaign, during which incumbent and PiS ally Andrzej Duda repeatedly accused foreign media or foreign-owned media of misinforming the public.last_img read more

Pat Grassley, U.S. Senator Grassley’s grandson, heads new Iowa House leadership

first_imgDES MOINES — Pat Grassley — the 36-year-old grandson of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley — is the new GOP leader in the Iowa House of Representatives. The 53 Republicans who serve in the House met Monday to elect a new speaker.“Talked with almost every single member as I walked out the door and I think we’re all the same page that we’re ready to get back into session and move forward a strong, conservative agenda for House Republicans,” Grassley told reporters in a news conference held on the House floor.Grassley’s new title is House Speaker-select until he’s elected speaker by the full House when the legislature convenes in January. Grassley’s grandfather served 16 years in the Iowa House before winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974.“There is this conspiracy theory that I have been groomed since the beginning of time to take Chuck Grassley’s seat,” Grassley said. “…A lot of the conversations that we have are really more about just grandfather and grandson things. He’s more than happy to answer questions…from me to him and give me advice, but his advice — and he knows this — is not to tell me what I am or am not going to do.”Grassley told reporters he asked his grandfather not to lobby his colleagues to elect him speaker. The Speaker-select says his grandfather’s 99-county tour is an example of how politicians should make themselves available to voters.“I think anyone running for office in Iowa has learned — whether it’s presidential candidates, governor or senate — is that you’re out there, you’re available for your constituents and you listen,” Grassley said.Grassley told reporters it’s too early to say what the House GOP’s top agenda items will be in 2020.“We’re going to come up with good, common sense legislation that we think moves Iowa forward and we’ll continue to have those conversations, as we do year-round,” Grassley said.The House GOP has elected a new Majority Leader as well. Thirty-five-year-old Matt Windschitl of Missouri Valley will manage debate on the House floor and he, too, indicates the 2020 agenda is still under development.“Leadership is about listening, listening to those members that have been out in their communities, talking to their constituents and what ideas and policies they want to see move forward, so I would hope that we could move things in a timely fashion and get the job done in an adequate amount of time for Iowans and for legislators who need to get back out in the field and plant their crops or back to their regular family life,” Windschitl said, “but beyond that, I can’t give you a solid prediction as to what the flow or topics would be.”Windschitl, like Grassley, was first elected to the Iowa House 13 years ago.Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake today was elected by his Republican peers to be the third-ranking leader in the House — with the title of Speaker Pro Tempore.“I think that we all bring very different abilities and talents to the table, but we’re also very similar as well,” Wills said, “so I’m very excited about that and so I’m looking froward to working with these two gentlemen, forming a very cohesive team.”The leadership change was sparked by Linda Upmeyer’s decision not to seek reelection to the House in 2020. She stepped aside to let someone else manage the House for a year and be in charge of House races in 2020.Speaker-select Grassley told reporters he will not celebrate his new role in the way his grandfather would, as he’s “not nearly as big a Dairy Queen fan” as Senator Grassley is.last_img read more