first_img KCS-content BOEING chief executive Jim McNerney yesterday said he was heartened by a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on aircraft subsidies, saying it appeared the findings against his company were not as severe as those against Europe.A Geneva trade panel issued a confidential interim report on Wednesday in a case brought by the European Union against US federal and state aid for Boeing, in the biggest bilateral trade dispute ever before the WTO.The report found that Boeing benefited from US federal and state subsidies, but US sources said it was to a much lower extent than its European adversaries had suggested.“It is too soon to determine whether Boeing will challenge the ruling,” McNerney told reporters“I don’t think we’ve gotten to that point,” he said.The European Union said on Wednesday it had won a victory against US subsidies for Boeing that it hoped would set the stage for a negotiated settlement that would allow European governments to continue to help Airbus develop new aircraft.The ruling followed WTO condemnation in June of illegal European subsidies for Boeing rival Airbus, mostly in the form of European government “launch aid” loans.“What we have heard …is fairly heartening in terms of the proportionality of things that were found in the case against the US when compared to the case against Europe,” McNerney said.“Launch aid” loans are European government loans that help Airbus develop aircraft. The WTO ruled past loans were illegal subsidies, although it did not rule on future loans. Boeing cheers subsidy ruling Share Thursday 16 September 2010 8:52 pm whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

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DOWDY WRAPPINGWith former M&S chief exec Sir Stuart Rose seeking greener pastures, BGC Partners’ David Buik has some reminiscences about the UK’s favourite ready-meals producer. Praise is due, he says, but there’s one problem Rose never got to grips with: “The fashion leaves something to be desired – probably too dowdy for 2011 to compete with the likes of Primark, Top Shop, Next and the like.” “Too dowdy” – a harsh analysis indeed, and Buik recommends appropriately harsh penalties: “No doubt new chief executive officer Marc Bolland and (clothing director) Kate Bostock will eventually get it right or Kate will have to be replaced,” he declares.The Capitalist was hungry for further fashion advice, so we gave him a ring. “You sound young enough to be my grand-daughter,” said Buik politely, “and I’m sure someone as fashion-conscious as you wouldn’t be seen dead in their stuff! They have to sharpen up. 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first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Vivir en Egipto en medio de la revolución, las protestas y las nuevas oportunidades Entrevista con el sacerdote episcopal Paul-Gordon Chandler In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Posted Sep 27, 2012 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler[Episcopal News Service] El Rdo. Paul-Gordon Chandler es un sacerdote episcopal que vive en Egipto, donde ha servido, desde 2003, como rector de la iglesia de San Juan Bautista [St. John the Baptist] en El Cairo. En esta entrevista para ENS, Chandler reflexiona sobre los cambios ocurridos en Egipto a lo largo de los últimos dos años y habla acerca de las recientes protestas provocadas por una película de contenido antiislámico.ENS: Egipto ha presenciado algunas importantes transformaciones en los últimos dos años. ¿Cómo le describiría el panorama político y la infraestructura del país a alguien que en verdad no comprende el contexto?P-GC: ¿Por dónde empieza uno, respecto a lo ocurrido en Egipto durante los últimos 18 meses, para no hablar de las últimas semanas, o incluso de los últimos días? Cada día está tan lleno de sorpresas que resulta difícil estar al tanto de todo.Obviamente, después de más de 60 años de un régimen autoritario, y décadas de ser un Estado policial, Egipto está experimentando lo que podrían llamarse “dolores del desarrollo”. Sin embargo, hay que decir que, en las elecciones más democráticas desde 1952, los egipcios eligieron libremente a su líder, Mohamed Morsi, de la Hermandad Musulmana, que obtuvo el 51 por ciento de los votos. La famosa Plaza Tajir, estalló de júbilo cuando se hizo el anuncio. Muchos estaban jubilosos porque había ganado un promotor del islamismo conservador. Otros, no tan entusiastas respecto a esto e incluso preocupados respecto a la agenda de la Hermandad Musulmana, se alegraban no obstante de la verdadera victoria de la revolución.Uno de los mayores retos ahora mismo está relacionado con la infraestructura básica del país, para no mencionar los problemas económicos. Estos retos han empezado realmente a acumularse. Hay excesiva basura dondequiera, menos seguridad (la fuerza policial es mínima), la electricidad se interrumpe cada vez más, se encuentran menos medicinas en las farmacias, se cree que el trigo está por acabarse, hay escasez de agua embotellada, etc.Un respetado analista político de aquí describió bien la situación actual de Egipto con estas palabras: “Egipto atraviesa un estado de fluidez revolucionaria”.Sin embargo, en medio de todo, vemos muchas señales positivas que son decisivas para la salud futura de Egipto, y admitimos que debemos tener una perspectiva a largo plazo. De manera que estamos arraigándonos en Egipto e inmensamente orgullosos de los egipcios.ENS: ¿Qué significan estos cambios para el país en general, y para los cristianos en particular?P-GC: Los más preocupados con la victoria de Morsi fueron los cristianos coptos. Sin embargo, la preocupación se basaba en gran medida en el temor a lo desconocido. Lo que nos resulta familiar, incluso si es indeseado, siempre se percibe como más seguro. Comenzaron a propagarse rumores contra Morsi, y él no sólo trató de disiparlos, sino que durante su discurso de la victoria Morsi procuró apaciguar los temores de los coptos. “Nosotros, como egipcios, musulmanes y cristianos…enfrentaremos juntos los conflictos y las conspiraciones que amenazan nuestra unidad nacional… Todos tenemos iguales derechos, y todos tenemos deberes hacia esta patria”. Incluso él ha renunciado oficialmente como miembro de la Hermandad Musulmana luego de su discurso de la victoria. Sin embargo, algunos coptos no están convencidos, y creen por el contrario que el país ha sido objeto de una manipulación, lenta pero segura, [para implantar] un régimen islámico. ¡Egipto es un país de rumores!Una de las primeras decisiones del presidente Morsi fue invitar a los líderes de todas las denominaciones cristianas al Palacio Presidencial, donde los recibió amistosamente y les garantizó que los cristianos son ciudadanos iguales en Egipto y que es su deber [del presidente] de que todos los ciudadanos disfruten de sus derechos. El presidente también les contó relatos de la historia del islam y de cómo los líderes musulmanes tienen un vivo interés  en garantizar los derechos de la ciudadanía a todos los cristianos de Egipto. El presidente prometió hacer su mayor esfuerzo para garantizar los derechos de los cristianos, especialmente en lo tocante a la construcción de iglesias. Los líderes cristianos salieron de la reunión de 35 minutos muy estimulados.Y algo muy notable, el presidente Morsi invitó a los líderes de las denominaciones en Egipto a reunirse con él el mes pasado, por segunda vez. Dos veces en menos de dos meses para hablarles y escucharles. Eso no había sucedido en Egipto en los últimos 30 años. El presidente Morsi les garantizó que su fe islámica le exige ser amable y justo con las personas de otras fes. Ellos se fueron de la reunión muy animados y determinados a hacer lo más que pudieran para llegar a ver el Egipto con que todos sueñan.Donde yo trabajo, en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan, en el sur de El Cairo, las singulares oportunidades para el ministerio han crecido exponencialmente en este “nuevo Egipto”, con mucha más libertad religiosa que antes de la revolución. Pronto celebraremos nuestro Foro Abrahámico del otoño que congrega a cristianos y musulmanes en torno a un tema de importancia para el país. Nuestro orador principal es Jeffrey Fleishman, el jefe del buró de Los Angeles Times en El Cairo, [quien también es] novelista y finalista de un premio Pulitzer. Sin embargo, independientemente de la realidad, cada vez hay más cristianos coptos que desean emigrar. Con demasiada frecuencia persiste este temor intrínseco al “otro”.ENS: ¿Cuáles son las últimas protestas de El Cairo? ¿Quién protesta y por qué? ¿Son las protestas sólo una respuesta a la película antiislámica o se trata de algo más complejo que eso?P-GC: Sé de muchos que han seguido en la prensa occidental los disturbios que han estado ocurriendo en Egipto y otras partes del Oriente Medio como resultado de la oprobiosísima película que produjo un egipcio de origen cristiano que viven en EE.UU. y cuyo tráiler de 13 minutos se divulgó en YouTube.Nosotros estuvimos realmente muy seguros. La mayor parte de los disturbios estuvieron muy localizados, justo en los alrededores de la embajada de EE.UU. en el centro, y aunque empezó con un par de miles de manifestantes, se redujo rápidamente a un grupo pequeño. En algunos otros países, como Libia, Túnez y Yemen, las protestas han terminado con consecuencias más serias. Sin embargo, aquí en Egipto, ha sido hasta la fecha en gran medida una mezcla de diferentes grupos que quieren aprovechar la oportunidad de servir a sus propios intereses, ajustar cuentas y expresar sus frustraciones. En Egipto, los recientes tumultos no han sido provocados en su mayoría por los fundamentalistas islámicos, tal como lo refleja la prensa.En este sentido, el área de la embajada de EE.UU. cerca de la plaza de Tajir se convirtió en un campo de batalla para gente descontenta, y no sólo como una protesta contra la película. Según el respetado analista político y periodista egipcio Ayman El-Sayyad, “…la gente aprovechó la oportunidad para desahogar su furia”.En cuanto a quiénes son ese gente, bueno, es un grupo de lo más variopinto, todos con diferentes razones para manifestarse violentamente. El Sayyad lo puso muy bien: “Son…islamitas contra el gobierno de EE.UU.; revolucionarios contra las fuerzas de seguridad [egipcias]; salafitas [una agrupación islámica fundamentalista] contra la Hermandad Musulmana [que es mucho más moderada], y los marginados [es decir, desempleados] contra la realidad en la que viven”.ENS: ¿Cómo han respondido a las protestas el presidente y otros líderes políticos, dado su compromiso de construir una sociedad más democrática en Egipto?P-GC: Por suerte, el presidente Morsi, si bien ha condenado la deshonrosa película, también ha condenado enérgicamente la violencia de cualquier índole en las manifestaciones. Esta denuncia pública de la violencia ayudó a disolver un montón de otras posibles protestas violentas.Tal como lo reportara el New York Times, Khairat El-Shater, el viceconsejero de la Hermandad Musulmana de Egipto, dijo: “Nuestras condolencias al pueblo norteamericano por la pérdida de su embajador y de tres miembros de su personal en Libia”. Él a continuación resaltó que no hace responsable al gobierno de EE.UU. ni a sus ciudadanos por las acciones de “los pocos” que abusan del derecho a la libre expresión, no obstante su rechazo a esta película antiislámica. También condenó “el allanamiento a los terrenos de la embajada de EE.UU.” por los manifestantes egipcios, y describió el actual estado de cosas en Egipto con estas palabras: “Egipto atraviesa por un estado de fluidez revolucionaria, y la ira pública debe tratarse con responsabilidad y con cautela”.Luego, en breve, estamos a salvo y la gran mayoría de los egipcios sigue siendo en extremo magnánima en todo sentido con los que visitan su país. Si bien la prensa da con frecuencia la impresión contraria, nada podría estar más lejos de la realidad que experimentamos aquí.ENS: Algunas de las justificaciones para producir esta película en contra del islam se basan en el derecho que hay en Estados Unidos a la libertad de expresión.  ¿Qué pasa en los casos donde la libertad de expresión ofende a millones de personas?P-GC: Es muy difícil explicar el concepto de la libertad de expresión en un contexto como éste. El punto de partida global es completamente diferente que en la mayoría de las culturas occidentales. En una cultura de la vergüenza, que prevalece en el Oriente Medio, [en la cual] conservar el honor es la máxima prioridad. Las personas de distintas partes del mundo reaccionan de manera diferente, especialmente en lo que respecta a asuntos de fe.Una cosa interesante es que los cuatro obispos diocesanos episcopales/anglicanos enviaron recientemente una carta conjunta al Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas sugiriendo “que se negocie una declaración internacional que ilegalice el insulto intencional y deliberado o la difamación a personas (tales como los profetas), símbolos, textos y conceptos religiosos considerados sagrados por la gente de fe”. Su motivación al hacer eso es que creen que podría ayudar a evitar la posibilidad de más violencia, entre personas de diferentes ambientes culturales o filosóficos o entre feligreses de diferentes religiones.Ya crea uno o no que ésta sea la respuesta adecuada, muestra cuán seriamente los lideres de la Iglesia local aquí están tomando todo esto.[Los cuatro obispos son el Rvdmo. Mouneer Hanna Anis, obispo de Egipto y obispo presidente de la Provincia Episcopal/Anglicana de Jerusalén y el Oriente Medio; el Rvdmo. Michael Owen Lewis, obispo de Chipre y del Golfo; el Rvdmo. Bill Musk, obispo zonal para el Norte de África; y el Rvdmo. Grant LeMarquand, obispo zonal para el Cuerno de África.]ENS: Usted ha dicho que los que protestan no son sólo fundamentalistas islámicos. Pero en algunos países, las protestas incluyen en gran medida a personas asociadas con agrupaciones extremistas, ¿no lo están ellos, o es una distorsión de la prensa?P-GC: Para ser muy franco, el contexto de cada país es tan completamente diferente que resulta difícil responder con exactitud. Uno de los retos que encaramos aquí es que Occidente suele ver al “mundo musulmán” como un cuerpo monolítico, casi como si fuera una entidad política y religiosa. Sin embargo, los problemas de un país son diferentes de los de otro país, como son diferentes, por ejemplo, los problemas de EE.UU. de los de Dinamarca, vistos ambos como “países cristianos” en el mundo musulmán.ENS: ¿Cuán perjudiciales son las inexactitudes reportadas en la prensa?P-GC: Ante todo, no estoy seguro de que los medios de prensa occidentales estén distorsionando intencionalmente la situación. Lo más probable es que haya una falta general de comprensión a fin de presentar las noticias dentro del contexto correcto, y también que la naturaleza misma de los medios de comunicaciones se concentra en reportar la controversia, lo cual con frecuencia magnifica desproporcionadamente lo que ocurre. Como resultado, el daño hecho es que, basándose en la desinformación, se tiende a reforzar los estereotipos negativos de las personas en esta región.ENS: ¿Qué debe aprender el mundo a partir de esta serie de sucesos?P-GC: Yo creo que todo esto es un convincente recordatorio de cuan importante es para todas las personas (incluidos los de los medios de prensa) de ser responsables y ejercer autocontrol al expresar o promover opiniones insultantes o malévolas con respecto a la religión. En cambio, debemos concentrarnos en hacer la paz con todos los pueblos. 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first_img Scott Slater says: Louis Stanley Schoen says: Featured Jobs & Calls 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 May 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm I applaud the Diocese of Maryland for turning its shame and sorrow into an impulse to strive toward the kingdom in an exemplary way. Having just mentored an anti-racism course in the parish, I know how hard it is to break through the shell of good will to probe the hidden fears. It is indeed painful, especially for those who did not know they were wounded and now find themselves vulnerable to others’ pain. It is not a matter of laying blame on those who went before us; it is, rather, a case of climbing out of, and perhaps filling in, the hole they — even unwittingly — dug for all of us. It is Tikkun. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI May 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm This is just wrong.. Forgiving the sins of our fathers is what I believe Christ would want. Passing the sins of our fathers on to future generations is not what He teaches. This is just wrong. The more you promote thuis the more it is remembered, the bigger it gets, the wound never heals, and hate grows. Conversation is not a healer, it is an opener. This is just wrong. Comments (29) walter woodson says: May 17, 2016 at 11:58 am As one who was there, it was a difficult but important conversation to have. The Diocesan Council, to which the resolution was referred, had already begun discussing the resolution at its last meeting before convention. There is already some strong support for reparation investment in the membership of the council. I am grateful to be serving in the Diocese of Maryland. Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jim Steele says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Donald Heacock says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Doug Desper says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Frank Riggio-Preston says: Bill Alcorn says: Carl Cunningham Jr. says: Ronald Davin says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Frank Riggio-Preston says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET susan zimmerman says: May 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm It may make some people feel good to provide financial reparations to a minority, but I question just how much good it will do. The U.S. has been showering money on minorities for years and all that has been done is to increase dependency on other’s largess. May 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm This is brilliant. We need to discuss this and other cases of inhumanity and injustice by America. It’s never going to just go away. Bravo to the Episcopal church for continuing this conversation. Jim Steele says: Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations Dianne Crews says: Joe Prasad says: Natalie Black says: Tags May 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm …and discrimination against women for centuries? Forget the money, just step down……I wonder what ‘minority’ will lead all the other minorities…isn’t that what this is all about…you the ‘top’ minority…do all the other minorities know, which minority in the Episcopal church is leading you? Think May 18, 2016 at 6:11 pm This is forcing every episcopalian to give to the fund without question. This is a case of individual conscience, not convention decision The Rev. Blaine R. Hammond says: Rector Albany, NY Featured Events May 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm As a lay delegate at the Convention, and as a descendant of a Maryland slave-owning family, I approached this proposed to the payment of reparations as an atonement for the damage done that persists to this day to the community of slave descendants with very mixed emotions. At the end of the discussions around the proposed resolution, I found myself disappointed that it had been referred to the Diocesan Council and not approved as presented to the Convention. This first came to Convention in 2006, some 10 years prior. To me, this meager first step in repairing the damage made to both slaves and slave-owners is long past due and should be taken now. The referral to Committee simply adds another year of unjustified delay. May 17, 2016 at 6:50 pm This reminds me of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Forgiving is one thing but what about the injury that’s left behind? It’s so easy to ignore and walk on by when you’re not the one suffering. People are still reeling in pain from the effects of slavery, like it or not. Keeping this in the dark only prolongs the pain, causing sores to fester. Moreover, add the pressure of the systemic racism and oppression of this modern era and the damage becomes more serious. It’s amazing to me that there isn’t more hatred towards whites, but most of the violence and hatred seems to be directed inwardly, or towards the black community itself. Hurt people hurt people. This isn’t rocket science! These are human beings. Opening up and shining a light on the situation brings healing—as long as the resulting conversations and actions serve to right the wrongs, not just observe. I believe God is waiting for this generation to act. Rector Tampa, FL F William Thewalt says: Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA May 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm It’s not surprising that some who experience white privilege speak out against this proposal. It’s been pending for a long time (including in the Episcopal Church) but has never achieved the support needed from our dominant cultural group. The time for action has come – and passed – repeatedly. Let’s pray and speak encouragement to the Diocese of Maryland to set a new trend of action for justice, which would be most appropriately initiated by DFMS under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Curry! Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: May 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm You are absolutely right. I have followed civil rights from Jim Crow tell today. Name your reasons. Thing are much worse . Here in my community in the deep south we have a black mayor, Chief of police,district att, many judges on it goes. Maryland enjoy your pain. Rector Hopkinsville, KY May 20, 2016 at 9:20 am As a clergyperson in the Diocese of Maryland who sat at a table at Convention where the ethnic make up was 50% white and 50% African American, I can share that all of us were concerned this resolution had serious problems. Let’s begin with the fact that the clergy who proposed this financial reparation were 100% white – no people of color at all. One of the founding clergy members of the Union of Black Episcopalians sat at our table and shared that the UBE had not even been approached about this resolution prior to Convention. So, we have a resolution about financial reparations given to the UBE but the UBE was not even consulted? And the submitters were all white? The consensus at our table was this resolution epitomized white privilege in how it was handled.The Rev. Mike Kinmon exhorted us to see discomfort as a sacrament and to engage in the hard word of family, solidarity and love across privilege lines. This resolution, as written, is pandering to a “quick fix”, “just write a check” mentality – in other words, cheap grace.At our Clergy Conference, Bishop Chilton Knudsen spoke eloquently of the work of making amends as a person in recovery. She said something I believe needs to be heard in our diocese. She told a story of her own work in making amends to someone she realized she had taken advantage of in her past. She also admitted she attempted to dictate the terms of the amends but the other person caught her up short by telling her she didn’t have the right to dictate the terms of the amends – only the aggrieved party has the right to do that!We need to listen well to this bit of wisdom from our bishop! It is not up to a group of white people to dictate the terms of the amends to the black community. It is up to us to be quiet, enter into holy relationships across the lines of privilege (and that includes ALL lines of privilege in our society), and listen deeply to the aggrieved as to how the repairing of these damaged relationships can happen.This is hard and long term work. There is no “quick fix.” This is also how our Diocese and Church need to address the many other ways in which the abuse of power in service of privilege has benefitted the Church. We have only focused on the narrow spectrum of slavery which built our Church and ignored the enslavement of indigenous Americans and the Irish (both of which happened in Maryland). Let’s enter into the harder work of paying it forward and dismantling the many forms of privilege which are operating right here and now. Submit an Event Listing Kate Symons O’Bannon says: May 22, 2016 at 10:49 pm Th Rev. A. Scarborough makes the most sense to me. This is a most difficult and complex matter. Indeed slavery was unspeakably terrible, and we should always hold it in mind about race relations. Other ethnic groups, though, have suffered a great deal from the power of the white privileged class throughout our American history–Chinese, First Americans, Japanese (recall the unforgivable internment camps), women, LGBT folks, deaf, blind, handicapped of various sorts, and other groups in this great country. ALL should be considered in order to bring about total justice and especially RECONCILIATION. The deepest and clearest biblical command is for reconciliation.” That is our principal ministry and purpose as the church. I think it may not ever be attained by splitting groups apart as “good” and “bad,” and just having simple “justice” as the only goal.My best friend through three years of seminary in Virginia was an African-American. I vividly and sadly remember one instance in which we could not go into a local drug store near campus and sit down for a soda, having just been in Washington, DC, where no such problem existed. I had suggested we go in there for a soda, and Henry just turned to me, smiled, and said, “Charlie, you know I can’t go in there and sit down at that soda fountain with you.” (Wow!!)I served a black-and white congregation (MO–near Ferguson) for 24 years before I retired in ’96, had great relations with many friends there, and some experiences in places before where once I even pretty well had to move on, at a mission congregation (in W. TX) because I ate with black ministers in a public restaurant, in a ministerial alliance meeting–and I didn’t get backing from my bishop. Yet, I cannot agree with some of the views or tactics of the more radical “black lives matter” movement. I think they seem more interested in simple “justice” and not full reconciliation. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA May 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm Thank you for an accurate summary of the spirit of the convention. Now we go forward in love!center_img Comments are closed. Racial Justice & Reconciliation Curate Diocese of Nebraska May 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm One of the great gifts the slaves gave to their white masters was to do the manual labor necessary on plantations thus freeing white young people to go away to top notch schools and universities. A good pay back is now to provide the gift of education to descendants of slaves. Much of this has certainly already been done through schools and universities. More could now be done and the systems through which we can do this are in place. Black labor made white higher education possible, and now those who have benefited from that education are often in a position to return the favor. – Doug Carpenter, Birmingham Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing May 17, 2016 at 5:27 pm I couldn’t disagree more. Every time I see a confederate flag or a monument to the confederacy, I am reminded of the evil committed by America against black people. Every time I see Mount Rushmore, I am reminded of the desecration of the sacred land an the near genocide of native American people. When politicians like Donald Trump speak of building walls, marginalizing people like Muslims and using the language of white nationalist, I am reminded of the fact that America too often embraces white supremacy rather than condemning it. We have much to do to heal this nation. By M. Dion ThompsonPosted May 17, 2016 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS May 18, 2016 at 1:46 am Gifts are given voluntarily. There was nothing voluntary about what the slaves “gave.” May 19, 2016 at 1:57 am I am from India where I grew up in a caste based society; within the framework of same color, there is much discrimination that went on (and goes on) stemming from religious/social beliefs. I led a sheltered life, my friends came from different castes; I never experienced discrimination there that impacted me in any way. When I came to US and really experienced discrimination via “racism” and considerable hostility at times (from both Blacks and Whites), it was a new experience for me. Being a sensitive person, I felt it deeply. A few apologized but the damage was substantial. I have pondered over racism / casteism, read commentaries on such topics and realized that each one of us individually or collectively as a community have to go thru’ certain experiences for our own soul growth. What is wonderful in this day and age is that the society (US, India and other nations) has become sufficiently enlightened to have meaningful discussions and do something in terms of reparation. However, we should not let our guard down. Educated people can get “lost” like those who participated in the Spanish Inquisition, those who butchered Jews during WW II, etc. Let us not harbor ill-feelings nor allow guilt to run our lives. Douglas M. Carpenter says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ heather neil says: May 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm What about reparations for the Irish for the way they were treated when they first arrived here ?Note, money may be sent directly to me, and I will declare absolution.Also; “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,” Slavery has been over for about 150 years, which should cover the 3 or 4 generations thing. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 June 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm The first African slave owner in America was Anthony Johnson in Virginia in the 17th century; who was himself a free black man. African tribes sold their own people into slavery. The blood of Americans during the Civil War cleansed our country of white responsibility….and black responsibility for slavery — a sin (ironically) that is still being practiced by people of color around the world. Those who were former slaves in the 19th century in America worked at improving their lives and sacrificed by relocating, laboring, saving, teaching, and denying themselves in order to be viewed as persons who are worthwhile and virtuous in their own right. No one in the U.S. today is a slave or a slave holder. The sacrifice of our ancestors has paid up the debts. The nation has invested untold trillions in 160 years to open doors for the descendants of slaves. The responsibility is now on them to sacrifice like their ancestors to improve their lives. It might mean relocating, family planning, deferred wealth, or other sacrifices, but the debt has been paid. The time has arrived to decide to have worth by their own personal responsibility and accomplishment long made available in this nation — and which is not available in many nations in Africa. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 18, 2016 at 6:09 pm I agree May 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm Let’s see, didn’t President Johnson do this with the Great Society. Oh no, he made them dependent Democratic voters. A once proud people who became dependent.We elected Obama so we would feel better and it seems he made it worse, so what are we going to try next? He became the great divider instead of the uniter. Even he say he regrets that but he continues with the same tactics. Sounds like some have a self image problem that they want everyone else to pay for. September 21, 2016 at 9:36 am I disagree with reparations. I am appalled that the Church has now gone into taking political positions with distribution of wealth and embracing the BLM movement. My BCP says that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. This perpetuation by liberal clergy who are very well paid with parishes struggling to pay their high salaries and full medical and full retirement benefits, while they tell us we should feel guilty for something that happened 140-some years ago. I wonder how many of these clergy are willing to give up half of their perquisites or salaries for reparations. Failures of this priest who tried desperately to install guilt and shame on this Convention Delegate was this. None of their arguments hold up. Neither Michael Brown nor Freddie Gray should be elevated as saints. Michael Brown had just robbed and assaulted a store owner and then assaulted him. For what? Cigars to fill his Marijuana Blunts with. (He certainly wasn’t stealing Bibles.) Then proceeded to assault a police officer. Freddie Gray sold drugs and had a weapon on him. He had been arrested over 30 times. All charges were dropped in both of these cases against the police officers. As long as the clergy of the Episcopal Church uses the False Narative of the martyrdom of criminals and being villipendious to any other groups it will not be Gods Truth but mans vanity. We paid for reparations as a society. Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society was over 20 trillion $. It obviously has provided a helping hand for those who wanted to take personal responsibility as individuals not collectivist.As long as anyone perceives themselves as a victim, that’s what they will continue to be. I was told years ago by an Episcopal Priest, that my works are justified by the blood of Christ. I don’t feel guilty for anything I had nothing to do with or did not approve of.I urge all who object to this process of racial extortion to go to your regional diocesan meetings on this subject and object to this. May 18, 2016 at 11:05 am Great discussion on the board. The discussion of “white privilege” is is a tough conversation for African Americans and Caucasians. Our history in the United States is like no other history in this country. I come from a family where the stories of slavery and Jim Crow are very prevalent and fresh. I am often amazed how a group of people can beat, hang, and seat to dismantle race of people mentally and physically from 1619 to 1970, and saw it as being the okay. I was born in 1973 and my grandparents 1911 and 1910. They often told me of their stories growing in in America. My grandfather often told me of the stories of his grandparents who grew up on Godwin Plantation in Greenville, Alabama. The slaves were not allowed to read or write on this plantation and they could not wear shoes. In my mind as a child I would often think, “These were some cruel people.” My grandmother’s, great grandfather, was a wealthy white landowner in St. Stephen’s, Alabama. She often tells of the story when her grandmother decided to leave her mother and her white father because she did not trust him after slavery. She did not know if the emancipation was true and feared that her father would subject her to a life of slavery once again. Ironically, her father was a wealthy landowner in the Episcopal Church, hence my family lineage to the Episcopal Church. This family (my white cousins) are still wealthy landowners today. Their wealth has tripled. I am glad this discussion is happening. I do not know the answers but I do know the dialogue is much needed. This is coming from a craddle, craddle, craddle, craddle Episcopalian. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Belleville, IL Jim Cutshall says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA May 17, 2016 at 6:24 pm How much has been collected for the Native Americans? Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Young protesters from the Baltimore uprising share their experience and hope to the Diocese of Maryland convention. Delegates began the work of what reparations for the sin of racism and slavery to determine what that might look like. Photo: Diocese of Maryland[Diocese of Maryland] At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery.Though the resolution that anchored the conversation, known as “Reparations Investment,” was referred to Diocesan Council for further review, its appearance marked a beginning for the diocese. The eight sponsoring white clergy wrote in their explanation that the measure gave the diocese a chance “to set an example for the church at large and other congregations whose endowed wealth is tied to the institution of slavery.”The resolution (on page 20 here) called for the diocese to give “at least 10 percent of the assets of its unrestricted investment funds to the diocesan chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians.” The final dollar amount could reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri, noted in his addresses to the convention that the church and nation were in a “kairos” time ripe for discomforting yet potentially healing conversation.“The nature of creation is change,” said Kinman. “The nature of Christ’s church is change and that can be uncomfortable.”In the time since the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Kinman said he also has learned that “discomfort is a sacrament.” That shooting, those of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others, along with the death of Freddie Gray last year after his arrest by Baltimore police, have fueled protests and given birth to the “Black Lives Matter” movement.The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri, addresses the Diocese of Maryland convention. Photo: Diocese of MarylandYet, discomfort around race is at such a high level that merely to say “Black Lives Matter” or put a sign with the slogan on church property can elicit angry responses and vandalism. A “Black Lives Matter” sign put up at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis, Maryland, has been repeatedly torn down. Police have made an arrest in the most recent incident.Kinman used the healing of Bartimaeus to describe the evolution of his thinking as well as that of many others in the St. Louis area. In the story (told in Mark 10:46-52) Bartimaeus cries out for help and release from his pain and misery, in much the same way the African-American community did after Brown’s death.Rather than acknowledge the pain, the crowd tries to shut down Bartimaeus. Jesus responds by putting Bartimaeus in the center of things and letting him speak. This is what has happened in St. Louis, Baltimore, and other cities where communities have responded to the police killings of young black men, said Kinman. Those who had been pushed to the margins now stand at the center, giving voice to their anger and dictating the agenda.“I heard these voices and I found myself becoming profoundly uncomfortable,” said Kinman, who had to confront his own notions of “white privilege” and how it influences his actions. “There was nothing tranquil about what was happening. “The conversations and listening sessions that have resulted are attempts at destroying what Kinman called “the greatest heresy: The lie of us and them. It is the greatest barrier to God’s dream of the beloved community.”During one panel discussion at the convention, Baltimore protesters and some members of the Slate Project, a post-denominational Christian community, encouraged everyone to see Christ in new ways and to sit with the discomfort these new relationships may bring.This will require sincere and open conversations, a theme Maryland Assistant Bishop Chilton R. Knudsen noted in her sermon that opened the convention. The power of true and meaningful engagement across race, class and gender lines was embedded in the Pentecost story where, she said, the Holy Spirit gave us the power to speak to each other and be understood.Maryland Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton underscored his call to confront the “unholy trinity” of poverty, racism and violence. “What would it be like if the Diocese of Maryland was known as a community of love?” he asked, challenging congregations and members to “encounter Christ and engage God in the world around us.”— The Rev. M. Dion Thompson is a priest in the Diocese of Maryland. The Rev. Anjel Scarborough says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID June 3, 2016 at 10:41 am In early 2000s, an African friend, an immigrant from Nigeria mentioned that some African Kings became quite wealthy thru’ slave trading. (That’s when I realized that history learnt in high school was not quite OK.) This friend added that he was not aware of African Kings / descendants apologizing for their participation in the slave trade. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. Charles H. Morris, D. Min. says: The Rev. Dr. Linda M. Maloney says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 May 17, 2016 at 6:16 pm Bill Alcorn sums it up nicely. Dangerously divisive. Ellen Gifford says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 January 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm Well-said! I very much agree. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Dan Tootle says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Joe Prasad says: May 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm Interesting that this initiative is introduced about the time of Pentecost in which we are commanded by Jesus Christ to go into all the world and preach the gospel… I don’t see an evangelistic component to this initiative. There must’ve been thousands of malnourished, slaves, and abused people at that time. I urge the initiators to look on our fields white unto harvest. TEC is declining, suicide rates among young people are escalating way out of bounds (especially for young women) and drug use is at pandemic levels. Where is our hearts? Why are we given the Holy Spirit in baptism? How does this enable the local church to bring young people of all races into the church?last_img read more

first_imgThe Voluntary Sector Legal Handbook Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgSeattleSeattle already had over 11,000 people affected by a dangerous hepatitis A epidemic affecting 100 of them when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. In the week of March 15-21, a total of 37,296 unemployment claims were filed in Seattle and King County, following the biggest stock market crash since the Great Depression. Many thousands of workers have since been evicted and forced to live in cars or tents, or to move to far away suburbs, due to big real estate landlords profiting from sky-high rents. Meanwhile, the Amazon super-monopoly, a trillion-dollar company based in Seattle, continues its dominance of the city and the rest of the world. The Tax Amazon campaign seeks to tax the top 3 percent of Seattle’s businesses at 1.7 percent. Tax Amazon  has launched a ballot initiative campaign to collect 30,000 signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been holding mass meetings, City Hall hearings and lately webinar meetings to build this campaign. People like Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, and representatives of the Amazon (Whole Foods) worker strike in New York have spoken out for the initiative. Allied with Sawant are Councilwoman Tammy Morales and a coalition of labor unions, community organizations and socialist groups.The legislation would raise $300 million a year. In its first year it would provide cash assistance to help working people who lost income during the COVID-19 economic crisis.  In the second year of the law with “no sunset provision,” the $300 million would go to build affordable, nonprofit social housing for workers. The housing would be built under a Green New Deal to assist in the conversion of gas-heated homes to sustainable electric-heated housing.  Seattle, with 55,000 Amazon workers, has become a company town. The most visible opposition to CEO Jeff Bezos was a walkout and march of 1,500 workers during the Global Climate Strike in September 2019. Amazon Employees for Climate Justice has continued to protest Amazon’s polluting policies, despite its firing of two key leaders on April 10.Amazon is resisting the Tax Amazon movement every step of the way. But the campaign has overcome many obstacles and is not turning back.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgCamilla Price Twitter + posts ReddIt I’m a junior studying biology and journalism, and I believe everyone can make a difference for wildlife. I wear pink, bleed purple and live green. Ask me about okapi and let me know your ideas for making TCU greener. printThis fall, the Lights Out Texas conservation movement is urging Texas residents to turn out their lights at night to help prevent the deaths of migratory birds.The campaign is asking residents to turn off their lights from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. through Oct. 29 as part of a nationwide effort to dim the night skies as thousands of birds migrate south to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. When city lights brighten the sky, the pollution not only causes fatal collisions, but can shift birds off course by attracting them into urban areas and obscuring the stars they use to navigate.“Light emanating from a building really throws them off. It attracts them, it disorients them and a lot of times they’ll come down from a high elevation attracted to light and then smash right into the building or the window,” said Ben Jones, the executive director of Texas Conservation Alliance, one of the organizations supporting the movement.Light pollution is one of the largest threats to North American birds following habitat loss and feral cats, said Jones. Bird populations in the U.S. and Canada have plummeted by 30% in the past 50 years, according to a study published in Science. The Lights Out Texas program is sponsored by the Texas Conservation Alliance, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and local conservation groups. (Photo courtesy Ben Jones)In response, chapters of the Lights Out campaign are forming across the U.S., with a focus on the central part of the country where bird migration and light pollution are heaviest. Each year, up to a billion birds pass through Texas during the fall and spring migrations, according to a study in Nature. Dallas and Houston are part of the Central Flyway, one of the four major superhighways migratory birds use on their journey south. “Texas is critical for all the bird species in North America,” said Jones. 98.5% of all migratory birds have been recorded in Texas. More than 70% of birds nationwide are migratory – and 80% of the migrants travel at night, according to the National Audubon Society.Dr. Kyle Horton, the director of the AeroEco Lab at Colorado State University, found Dallas placed third in the nation for the impact of light pollution on migrating birds. Fort Worth was not surveyed. Morning surveys in Dallas found this Baltimore oriole after a fatal building collision. Jones said the surveys typically find 7-8 birds, which is believed to be an underestimate as predators and building maintenance remove the birds or they fall onto awnings or into shrubbery. (Photo courtesy of Ben Jones)“I think about the air space as a habitat for migratory birds that they utilize twice a year,” Horton said. Horton and Jones said turning off lights serves as a form of habitat restoration for migratory birds in addition to preventing collisions.“That’s what Lights Out is all about: a simple action. Flipping a switch, pulling blinds, drawing curtains, anything like that, just limiting light that’s emanating from buildings during this fall and spring migration,” said Jones.Students on and off campus can participate in Lights Out Texas by turning off lights in their residences until the end of migration. Previous articlePets blessed virtually and in person during Blessing of the AnimalsNext articleHoroscope: October 2, 2020 Camilla Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Environmental spotlight: Explaining the twin threats facing shark and ray populations worldwide In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, file photo, migratory birds fly over Mad Island, Texas. Energy companies blamed for the deaths of migratory birds may be harder to prosecute under a century-old law that a federal court in September 2015 ruled applies only to intentional killings. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) Camilla Price Camilla Price Linkedin ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Facebook Twitter Experts share strategies for sustainability during the holidays Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Camilla Price Camilla Price World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more