June 20

West Africa clergy issue Ebola challenge to global Anglicans

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Photo: The Church of the Province of West Africa[Anglican Communion News Service] Clergy in West Africa have challenged Anglicans worldwide to “live as their brothers’ keepers” and act to address the Ebola crisis.The priests of the Anglican Diocese of Kumasi, Ghana, issued their challenge after a workshop entitled Church and Community Response to Ebola in which they learned more about the disease and how to prevent its spread.In a statement issued after the workshop Message to the International Community, they said, “We challenge the international community to live as their brothers’ keepers*. We encourage Anglican Churches or Christian Churches the world over to express their solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday to pray and mobilize resources for the affected areas in the sub-region or West Africa.”“They should encourage their governments to send resources especially the found drug to the affected areas by way of advocacy.”The clergy did not hold back as they called on the United Nations to provide material and equipment to countries affected by the virus. They also called for international community to collaborate to stop conflict in countries in Africa and the Middle East “instead of waiting for lives and property to be destroyed before the come in with aid”.No more shaking handsThe workshop training carried out at St Cyprian’s Anglican Cathedral, Kumasi, was led by Dr Irene des Bordes. It prompted the clergy to announce they would cease embracing and shaking hands during the Peace at church services; would only perform Holy Communion by intinction; would wear gloves, socks and shoes when visiting the dead or those in hospital; and would wash their hands using running water and hand sanitizers.Several provincial Churches of the Anglican Communion including in Nigeria have announced similar precautions in hope that they can stop the spread of this disease that has, to date, killed 3,439 people and infected 7,494. Experts say it could infect up to 1.5m people by January of next year.Ebola at war against humanityThe Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa, the Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, also issued a statement welcoming the UN UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).He expressed his gratitude to its staff and also other agencies including the Anglican agency Us for their contribution to tackling the crisis in region. He said, “Now Ebola is at war against humanity, the world must act now to stop Ebola.”The full statement can be found below.THE PRIMATE OF THE CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF WEST AFRICA WELCOMES UN MISSION ON EBOLA EMERGENCY RESPONSEOn behalf of the President, the people and the Church of the Province of West Africa (Anglican Communion), I welcome the UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) led by Mr. Anthony Banbury to Accra, Ghana to begin a mission to contain the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. We consider the UN mission as timely and we are very grateful.The Advance Party of United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has arrived in Accra in Ghana, which will be used as the base for the Mission. It will be made up of 250 personnel – 100 will be based in Accra and 150 for the affected Countries.Their mandate is five-fold – “stopping the outbreak; treating the infected; ensuring essential services; preserving stability; and preventing further outbreak. It is our prayers that we all support them to make the mission’s work a great success.We express our profound appreciation to the UN, WHO, Organizations and Bodies like the Bill Gate Foundation for coming to our Aid, not forgetting those working with the Anglican Church such as Us (USPG) , UK Government through DFID and those who are about to join. We also encourage Anglican Churches or Christian Churches the world over to express their solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday to pray and mobilize resources for the affected areas in the sub-region or West Africa.Now Ebola is at war against humanity, the world must act now to stop Ebola.With every blessing++Daniel, CPWAArchbishop Daniel Yinkah SarfoENDSNotes*From Genesis 4:10 ‘Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”‘ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

June 20

Small, rural Episcopal churches designed by world-renowned architect are disappearing

first_imgSmall, rural Episcopal churches designed by world-renowned architect are disappearing Residents of one South Dakota town are trying to preserve their Upjohn treasure STANLEY ZIMMERMAN says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 20, 2018 at 6:48 pm Am I remembering correctly that this is also known as Carpenter Gothic ( to distinguish it from stone bldgs.) ? Many small towns have church bldgs made from such pre-planned drawings. The4re is a small building in CNY which a local man designed after the example of St Paul’s chapel, NYC. His family had worshipped there prior to relocatingto Upstate NY Ron Caldwell says: Comments are closed. Les Singleton says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY March 22, 2018 at 10:31 am St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown New York is an Upjohn Carpenter Gothic building. It was built from a kit in 1878. It continues in use today. Willis H A Moore says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Matthew Craig says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm I first read this article this article because it mentioned Groton. Coincidences galore. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tombstone, AZ, was founded by the Reverend Endicott Peabody, who built the only Upjohn Gothic Revival church made of adobe. “The Rector ” returned to Massachusetts to complete his studies and found Groton School. Services are held each Sunday in the 135 year old building, the home of the oldest Protestant church in Arizona territory that still worships in its original building. Submit a Press Release March 20, 2018 at 6:28 pm Upjohn designed the first Episcopal church in Plymouth, Mass. in 1844.and a gothic home for its first Rector, which became the Rectory for the second building of 1914. The lumber of the first building became a four-square Colonial on that Russell St. site. The second church building being built on Court St. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Amy SowderPosted Mar 20, 2018 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 25, 2018 at 10:48 pm Architecture is one thing, but the building is ultimately unimportant. The congregational life that takes place in that building is what’s important, and the real tragedy here is not the loss of buildings, but of the congregations housed within them. Why have so many of these rural churches closed? What are The Episcopal Church and the individual dioceses doing to support rural and small town ministry and to prevent such future church closures? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Carol Roselli says: March 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm This reference to Upjohn is indeed interesting. Churches in Eastern Oregon celebrate the work of the Rev Dr Ruben Denton Nevius, whose architectural genius created church buildings which are still in use in this diocese. Nevius’ Ascension Church in Cove, Oregon, has become part of Diocesan Headquarters. Comments (13) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 20, 2018 at 6:36 pm St. Agatha’s Church in De Funiak Springs, Florida, was built in about 1886, and its sister church down the road in Milton, Florida, St. Mary’s, look as though they could well have been Upjohn churches. The history on these is a bit dim, however.St. Agatha’s–in fact the original part of the town of De Funiak Springs–is the largest historical area granted that honor in the country to date. Judy Hoover says: Rector Smithfield, NC March 21, 2018 at 10:03 am Wow . . .One out of 153 still there. Great story. Regarding reed pump organ, there is a societyabout these organs. Google Reed Organ Society. Scroll down to convention in Moline, Illinois,and listen to the music being played. This writer had one for many years, another story. Thatbeautiful little church needs to be preserved, and what a great wedding chapel it could be.Thanks for running this great story. March 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm That’s a beautiful little church, surely there is room in the national budget to pay for its restoration and preservation. Maybe something like what was done to Sequoyah’s home could be commissioned. A larger structure was built over his home to preserve it and protect it from violent weather. March 21, 2018 at 10:12 am I grew up spending summers near Leetown, West Virginia, where there is a little Episcopal church, St. Bartholomews, that looks exactly like this one. And it’s still in use. joe pennington says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI R H Lewis VTS1963 says: Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Featured Events March 20, 2018 at 5:59 pm UPJOHN’S RURAL ARCHITECTURE also found good usage in numerous small towns and villages across the South. In Alabama 7 Upjohn churches were built in the 1850’s and 5 are still standing, in good condition. The finest example is St. Luke’s of Jacksonville AL which was built close to the “church” plan and has been beautifully preserved if altered slightly. Thank God, the winds of yesterday’s violent storms in Jacksonville spared it. It is an irreplaceable treasure. Rector Belleville, IL March 21, 2018 at 7:22 am There is still one of these churches at Annandale, MN. It is not open during the winter months but is active and served by supply clergy during June, July and August. Looks exactly like this picture on the outside. Inside the pews are made of slabs of log that probably were harvested from the well known “big woods.” People who attend are folks with cabins in the area. Many have long connections with the little church as evidenced by the names observed in the adjacent cemetery. Too far off the highway 94 corridor for notice by the hurrying crowd. Churches like this were built where Bishop Whipple designated. In Minnesota we call them Whipple churches. For more information, contact Rev Ben Scott. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Dan McDonald says: Press Release Service 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 22, 2018 at 5:14 am There are quite a few of these carpenter gothic churches in Florida, up and down the St. John’s River, and a good example with St. Bartholomew’s, High Springs. Trinity Episcopal Church in Groton, South Dakota, is the last remaining church designed by renowned architect and Episcopalian Richard Upjohn. Photo courtesy of Groton Community Historical Society[Episcopal News Service] In the center of a little former frontier town in northeastern South Dakota stands an Episcopal sole survivor.The one-room wooden Trinity Episcopal Church was built only three years after the town of Groton was organized as a railroad stop in 1881. Groton is now a city of 1,400 people, according to the last U.S. census.This simple, white-painted church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, representing significant mid-19th century revival architecture, exploration and settlement. Properties listed in the register are deemed important in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture. It’s the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.The church’s cachet also stems from its architectural design. It was created by renowned church architect and Episcopalian Richard Upjohn, who designed the majestic Trinity Church Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and founded the American Institute of Architects.There once were 153 churches built from Upjohn’s designs in South Dakota, and this is the only one remaining.Perspective drawing for Trinity Episcopal Church. Photo courtesy of Groton Community Historical Society“I always took it for granted that it was there. I live two blocks from the church and walked by it every day of my life since 1965,” said Betty Breck, who is striving to keep the church preserved and open for use.She’s part of the Groton Community Historical Society that is seeking help from the public to gather enough donations to be able to apply for a grant from the City of Deadwood, South Dakota, and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, which is set up to help historic preservation throughout the state.A circa 1870 oil portrait depicts architect and Episcopalian Richard Upjohn. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsUpjohn, a heavily indebted English cabinetmaker, migrated to the United States in 1829, gradually becoming one of North America’s famous architects. “The buildings he designed reflected new currents in the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States and its parent, the Church of England,” according to an article by Joan R. Gundersen, the soon-to retire archivist for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.Gundersen, who lived in Northfield, Minnesota, from 1975 to 1989 while she was a tenured member of the St. Olaf College history department, wrote about Upjohn’s influence in “Rural Gothic: Building Episcopal Churches on the Minnesota Frontier,” published in Minnesota History, a quarterly publication of the Minnesota Historical Society.Upjohn helped spread the Gothic revival in church architecture to the United States with his work on Trinity Church Wall Street and several other major churches.“More important for the architect’s and the revival’s overall impact was the fact that Upjohn donated plans for many small churches and made it a policy to design one mission church each year,” she said.“With these plans, they could build churches very quickly,” Breck said. “The directions were so complete. It’s fascinating to me how they did it.”Betty Breck is trying to preserve Trinity Episcopal Church in Groton, South Dakota, due to its historic architectural design and significance. Photo courtesy of Groton Community Historical SocietyUpjohn’s practical plans for building small churches quickly, affordably and with local materials and craftsmen in rural America started a wave of 19th-century church building, beginning in western New York sometime in the 1820s, Breck learned.It wasn’t until the 1820s that the Episcopal Church looked toward the American frontier, Gundersen wrote. That’s when the General Convention founded the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, which first began work on the immediate frontiers of western Pennsylvania, New York and New England. Western New York was booming, thanks to the completion in 1825 of the Erie Canal. (Today, the Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out its mission under the name of the DFMS.)Eventually, Upjohn gathered plans for a church, chapel, rectory and schoolhouse that he published as “Upjohn’s Rural Architecture” in 1852.Then the building spread with the missionary movement throughout the Western frontier. In 1880, there were 22 chapels and 73 churches built with Upjohn’s plans in Minnesota, Breck said.Trinity, Groton, was a consecrated church in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota until the diocese deeded the property to the Brown County Historical Society in 1975. It joined the National Register in 1983. But the society struggled to take care of the church, so in 2016, the Groton Community Historical Society was formed for the express purpose of owning the church to maintain and preserve it.The interior of Trinity Episcopal Church in Groton, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Robert HillThe church is exactly as it was in the 1880s, except for the chimney, turn-of-the-century wiring and the removal of an oil furnace on the floor. The ecclesiastical furniture — including the original pump organ, pews, altar and pulpit — are the same.Once the roof is fixed, Breck envisions weekly music events and maybe use as a destination wedding chapel. She has an event planned May 27, with pump organ music.When Breck started doing research on this church, she had no idea about its history.“It was just this sweet little church down the road. When you sit in there, it just works its spell on you. It speaks to the spirituality of our ancestors here,” Breck said.“They worked hard, and they took time to build a church not only for their Episcopal congregation, but by others also. It was a community center, the center of the town and held everything together on the prairie.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Dr. Stan Lightner says: The Rev. Alison Martin says: Submit an Event Listing David Luther Woodward says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

June 18

Flyhalf Luciano Orquera’s best bits against France in Rome

first_imgThursday Feb 7, 2013 Flyhalf Luciano Orquera’s best bits against France in Rome Luciano Orquera was a well deserved Man of the Match as Italy achieved a famous 23-18 upset victory over France in Rome on Sunday. Here is a quick look at some of Orquera’s best bits on the day, which included setting up two tries and kicking superbly. Flyhalf Orquera said post match that Italy were extremely motivated and had intended to do all they could for their second victory over France in three seasons, the last coming in 2011.“We were mentally strong right from the beginning. After two years we have beaten France again in Rome. We wanted to win at any cost and we never gave up,” the 31-year-old Zebre flyhalf said.Italy coach Jacques Brunel has unsurprisingly stuck with Orquera for the upcoming game against Scotland on Saturday, keeping faith in the pairing he has with Treviso number nine Tobias Botes.Italy beat Scotland in their final game of the Six Nations last year, so will be aiming for their third successive victory in the tournament, and are determined to avoid the wooden spoon yet again.Match details: Scotland vs Italy | Date: Saturday, 9 February | Venue: Murrayfield | Kick off: 14:30 GMTItaly team:Andrea Masi, Giovanbattista Venditti, Tommaso Benvenuti, Gonzalo Canale, Luke McLean, Luciano Orquera, Tobias Botes, Sergio Parisse, Simone Favaro, Alessandro Zanni, Francesco Minto, Quintin Geldenhuys, Martin Castrogiovanni, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Andrea Lo CiceroReplacements: Davide Giazzon, Alberto De Marchi, Lorenzo Cittadini, Antonio Pavanello, Paul Derbyshire, Edoardo Gori, Kristopher Burton, Gonzalo GarciaScotland team: Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland, Sean Lamont, Matt Scott, Tim Visser, Ruaridh Jackson, Greig Laidlaw, Ryan Grant, Ross Ford, Euan Murray, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, Rob Harley, Kelly Brown, Johnnie Beattie Replacements: Dougie Hall/Pat MacArthur, Moray Low, Geoff Cross, Alastair Kellock, David Denton, Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir, Max Evans    Time: 1:52Credit: LasGarzas11ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2013 Related Articles 424 WEEKS AGO The Six Nations 2013 Highlights Montage 429 WEEKS AGO Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost… 430 WEEKS AGO France get first tournament win with Paris… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

June 16

DEC launches Congo (DR) crisis appeal

first_imgDEC launches Congo (DR) crisis appeal Tagged with: DEC Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 November 2008 | 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. UK aid agencies have today launched an emergency appeal to the public for funds to help people affected by the recent upsurge of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.More than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to escape the fighting in recent weeks, adding to more than one million already displaced as result of the conflict.Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive of The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which co-ordinates the public appeal of 13 UK charities, said: “Our member agencies are already reaching several hundred thousand people, but the need is overwhelming and increasing. We have got to do more and now, more than ever, we need the UK public to show their generosity.”The crisis appeal will be open for donations until the end May 2009. All appeal money received within the six months from the start of the appeal is restricted to the purpose of that appeal and would not be transferred. Any money received after that six months is credited to the next appeal fund.www.dec.org.uk  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

June 16

Fundraising app and tech round-up

first_imghttps://twitter.com/GetEventFit/status/8477561999277588481) Get Event FitExclusively available to charities, Get Event Fit provides daily education, motivation and inspiration to fundraisers preparing for a running event. The app includes professional 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon programmes with running fitness, nutrition advice, mindset education, fundraising advice, and motivation, delivered daily into the Get Event Fit mobile app which can be personalised to the charity. Melanie May | 11 May 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. 3) 21.coThis app sets users up with a 21.co profile that lets people outside of their network email them by paying to do so, with the option of donating the money they earn to charity. It also gives the option to make a donation to talk to a tech expert to pitch a startup idea, ask for career advice, or get a definitive answer on a tech question. Fundraising app and tech round-up 4) GoodBlock AppThe GoodBlock App adblocker from Gladly raises money for charities by letting people browse ad free and choose to see one high-quality ad a day. It claims to block all ads, pop-ups and trackers. Once a day, Tad the butterfly appears on the corner of the screen and to raise money for charity, the user clicks on him to view their one ad for the day. Viewing ads earns Hearts virtual currency, which can be donated to partner charities including Save the Children and Water.org. 5) Pocket App PostBugPocket App has released PostBug. Designed as a “many to one” service, this web service can be used to write and send postcards and letters for various different causes and campaigns to prominent people such as MPs and celebrities via mobiles, tablets or desktops. PostBug organises the printing and delivery of the physical mail to addresses on its database or to addresses provided by users. According to Pocket App, a percentage of the money generated could also be donated to charity.  247 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Here are five services that can help charities in a variety of ways, including by raising donations, keeping fundraisers motivated before a running event, and by providing an easy way to contact prominent people about a cause. 2) BstowBstow automatically rounds up the user’s spare change and sends it to the charity of their choice. Users can choose a charity from the 1.5m on offer, connect the cards and accounts they use to make everyday purchases, and the app will round up any purchases made to the nearest dollar. Tagged with: app Fundraising ideas mobile Technologylast_img read more

June 15

Pennsylvania inmates subjected to dangerous and demeaning treatment, sexual harassment

first_imgPrisoners and prison abolitionists in Pennsylvania have debunked bogus claims by Gov. Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, who asserted that drug trafficking in the summer of 2018 led to the sickening of dozens of prison staff by exposure. The two accused prisoners and their loved ones of smuggling in contraband drugs through the mail and visitations, and in August 2018 they ordered an indefinite lockdown of all state facilities that lasted over a month. Since then, two corrections officers have been arrested for trafficking K2, a type of synthetic marijuana. The first officer was arrested in Delaware County after being caught trying to distribute the drugs during the lockdown. In February, a second prison officer in Northumberland County was caught with synthetic drugs in their locker at the facility. It should be clear that the illegal market within Pennsylvania prisons is a side hustle for the guards to make money selling illicit drugs to inmates. However, it is the prisoners themselves who are facing repercussions for the crimes committed by these agents of the state.“We’re the ones being forced to pay the piper for the misdeeds of others,” says Bryant Arroyo, who is serving life in prison at SCI Frackville for a crime he did not commit. Inmates have faced draconian punishments, including the unconstitutional suspension of attorney-client privilege through the interception of attorney-client mail, which was recently ruled illegal as the result of a lawsuit against the DOC by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Abolitionist Law Center and other human rights groups.Fresh abuses, sexual harassmentBut despite some relief from last year’s repressive crackdown, new measures have been implemented by the state aimed at discouraging visits to the prisons. It is now standard policy in Pennsylvania to force inmates to strip naked and submit to full body searches before and after being allowed into the visitation room to meet with friends and loved ones. As Arroyo wrote in a letter detailing this abuse at the beginning of March: “Upon entering the visiting-search area, I was strip-searched prior to going to my visit. After the completion of my visit, I was subsequently strip- searched again. … I was ordered to report to the property room to be subjected to a full-body X-ray scan for contraband.“I am bringing this incident to your attention because it typifies the patterned-practice to many similar occurrences I’ve witnessed and personally experienced being arbitrarily subjected to the unnecessary strip-searches via visiting-room procedures.”Arroyo and other inmates say these punitive strip-searches constitute sexual harassment and are a violation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Moreover, the state has shown a systematic “failure to protect people who reported sexual harassment abuse from retaliation. … My body is subjected to multiple excessive, punitive strip-searches which by policy is tantamount to sexual harassment.”Multiple prisoners have filed grievances against this intrusive and abusive new imposition on the visitation process.Moreover, the DOC has once again spent money to line the pockets of prison profiteers, this time to purchase expensive X-ray machines produced by the security company Adani. Adani’s website advertises their “people X-ray screening” devices as a means of catching “terrorists” and “drug dealers.” Inmates are subjected to these X-ray scans without any protection, not even the bare minimum of an apron or collar to protect vital organs, such as those used when X-rays are taken at the dentist’s office. Prison officials refuse to inform prisoners of potential harmful consequences from being regularly exposed to this type of radiation.Dan Hernandez, another inmate at SCI Frackville, says he was strip-searched before and after a visit, then forced to submit to the X-ray scan. After the scan proved that he was not carrying any contraband, corrections officers still exposed him to X-ray radiation a second time on a whim, claiming a (unfounded) “suspicion.” Around the same time, Jonathan Diaz Garcia was subjected to the X-ray scanner, and prison staff asserted that it showed he was smuggling contraband that he had ingested. Diaz Garcia was forced into the “dry room” for hours — a solitary cell even more sparse than the prisoner’s standard quarters — until he passed the alleged “contraband” through his digestive system. After four hours, it became clear that he had not swallowed a packet of illicit drugs, but that he was merely constipated.This recent experience of Jonathan Diaz Garcia exposes not only the perverse intrusion of privacy, but also another alarming revelation: The staff techs who operate the X-ray devices and monitor the scans, who mistook a blocked small intestine for “contraband,” have absolutely no idea what they’re looking at. “A cop is a cop is a cop,” says Arroyo of the Adani techs and the prison staff who subject prisoners to these humiliating new practices. “They are doing everything they can to deter us from visits, to deny us comfort.” Amid all these repressive measures, prison staff still dangle the threat of a new lockdown over inmates’ heads and stoke racism and hatred.“They don’t like to see camaraderie. They know how this affects us psychologically and physiologically. The human being was not made to be without contact.“They’re thinking we still have it too good.” Strength in the face of adversityArroyo himself has been subjected to a seven-day cell restriction this month —  a clear case of retaliation by the administration for his tireless advocacy on behalf of his fellow prisoners. It’s a common practice for inmates to briefly hang a small towel or sheet over part of their cell window while using the toilet, both for privacy’s sake and, as Arroyo makes clear, out of courtesy to the guards. Yet Arroyo was reprimanded for it and was confined to his cell without privileges for a week.But Arroyo is a spirited warrior, fighting back against this prison plantation system from “within the entrails.” His sense of humor, as always, never fails to punctuate a conversation about the gross injustices he faces. “Hey, I got a headline idea for you,” Arroyo said after explaining his cell restriction: “Jailhouse Environmentalist Faces Administrative Retaliation for Taking an Environmentally Conscious Dump.” When meeting with Arroyo, it is not uncommon for raucous laughter or the sound of a sudden high-five to draw the attention of surly guards who tell us to quiet down. This in itself is a small victory in such a grim place.“I know what it is to be mistreated, to suffer an injustice,” he continues. “But this kind of ugly retaliation is just a tap on the shoulder from God, saying, ‘You’re doing right.’ ”Arroyo is an innocent man, sentenced to a nightmare that has been going on for over 25 years. He demonstrates that all prisoners are political prisoners, whether they committed the crime they were convicted of or not and regardless of the circumstances of their capture and confinement. In this prison nation, the very struggle to maintain one’s dignity is a revolutionary act for the most oppressed members of our class. Arroyo, Hernandez, Diaz Garcia and others have all demonstrated profound courage by telling deeply personal stories of their oppression and humiliation at the hands of prison staff.“This is a global problem,” says Arroyo. “Look at Trump. Trump doesn’t like to talk about the past. Because he is the past, incarnate. He is the dog biting a Black woman on the street. He is the fire hose pointed at protesters. He is the cop hitting a young man upside the head.”And just like the struggle for justice in the past, our duty is to organize a mass movement of freed people and those imprisoned, of siblings, children and allies. Abolition is the demand for the permanent end of the occupation of oppressed communities and warfare against our class. The people behind bars are the most acutely aware of this class antagonism and are on the front lines of the struggle.For this reason we say: “Free ‘Em All!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

June 14

Food Processor Expands in Indiana

first_img Previous articleUSDA Declares Indiana and Illinois Counties Disaster AreasNext articleMidday Update Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 5, 2014 Food Processor Expands in Indiana Facebook Twitter Boar’s Head Brand®, one of the nation’s largest providers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced plans today to locate a new premium delicatessen product manufacturing and research facility here, creating more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.  The Sarasota, Florida-headquartered Boar’s Head Brand will construct and equip a new facility on 66-acres of land on the south side of County Road 400 S in New Castle. The facility is expected to be operational by early spring of 2016 and will allow the company to produce turkey, ham and chicken delicatessen products. “Today’s announcement by Boar’s Head Brand to open a new facility in Indiana and put hundreds of Hoosiers to work demonstrates the confidence that companies have in our workforce,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Our low-cost business environment continues to move Indiana to the top of the list when it’s time for companies to choose where best to grow their business.” Boar’s Head Brand plans to begin hiring management associates in 2015. Interested management applicants can apply by visiting the New Castle WorkOne Center or www.boarshead.iapplicants.com.“Boar’s Head will build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Castle, and we would like to thank Henry County and the state of Indiana for their support in making this possible,” said Michael Martella, president of Boar’s Head Brand. “We look forward to the beginning of a long-term cooperative business partnership with the state of Indiana. The state offers many opportunities including a low-tax climate and an experienced workforce that create an ideal business environment for our company.”The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Boar’s Head Brand up to $2,200,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $115,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Henry County is considering additional tax abatement and incentives at the request of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation. “Our community is honored to join Boar’s Head Brand in their proud tradition of making premium delicatessen products,” said New Castle Mayor Greg York. “I am delighted to welcome them to New Castle.” SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Food Processor Expands in Indiana Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

June 2

GOOD NEWS: Oil changes for survivors

first_img WhatsApp Local News Dumped tires sit on the side of W. 3rd st. near Fortune 500 Avenue in West Odessa. The Crisis Center of West Texas clients received free oil changes, general car care tips, basic maintenance, and a roadside tool kit, courtesy of Valvoline and Cummins Sales and Service on April 21.In its second year, the event increased the number of services provided, servicing vehicles of thirteen CCWTX clients and all three CCWTX agency vehicles.This service is invaluable for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, whose vehicle may be the only means by which they can safely leave an abusive situation. The event aims to help survivors take care of basic maintenance, like oil changes, that often gets put on the back burner when life is stressful or dangerous. Each year, Valvoline donates oil and filters, and Cummins Sales and Service opens on a Saturday to donate parts and labor to service these vehicles.Crisis Center of West Texas is extremely grateful to all the folks who came together to provide this event for us and our clients. This year’s services included, oil changes, replaced tires, brake and suspension repair, new fluids, and more.Special thanks are due to Valvoline, and the whole Cummins Sales and Service team, including Branch Manager Jimmy Griego and Administrative Assistant Krista Bolding, who set up this event.Cummins Sales and Service is located at 1210 S. Grandview Ave.For more information about the Crisis Center, call Hannah Horick call 333-2527 or email at [email protected] Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleOHS fundraiser is todayNext articleCarnegie Hall Send-Off free concert admin Pinterest GOOD NEWS: Oil changes for survivors Pinterest Facebook Twitter By admin – May 1, 2018 Twitterlast_img read more

May 31

Senate Banking Committee Votes Yes on Brian Montgomery Nomination

first_img David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Senate Banking Committee Votes Yes on Brian Montgomery Nomination Tagged with: assistant secretary for housing Brian Montgomery Department of Housing and Urban Development executive session fed chair Federal Housing Administration federal housing commissioner Federal Reserve System FHA HUD Jerome Powell Senate Banking Committee Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Today during a nomination hearing held by the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Brian Montgomery was approved as Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His nomination will now move to a full Senate vote.Brian Montgomery is currently Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, a Washington D.C.-based advisory firm that he co-founded, and he previously served as Federal Housing Administration commissioner under former President George W. Bush. In a letter sent to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown endorsing his nomination and encouraging his confirmation, Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute wrote:During my 25 year tenure working within the mortgage banking industry, I have had the opportunity to work side by side with Mr. Montgomery during his times within both public and private service on issues that face the American homeowner,” the letter said. “I can attest to his qualifications as a leader and his devotion to the cause of furthering responsible homeownership in the United States. An examination of Mr. Montgomery’s record will reveal a dedicated public servant and champion for homeownership, fully committed to ensuring the American Dream lives on for generations to come.During his October testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Montgomery said, “Some of my Republican friends and colleagues still ask why I agreed to serve in a Democratic Administration and my answer has always been the same: they asked for my help. It was that simple. Now when I’m asked why I would want to return to HUD, the answer is just as simple: I believe I can make a positive difference.” Previous: Senate Banking Committee Mulls Powell and Montgomery Noms Next: Legal Perspective: Untangling What Having Two Acting Directors of CFPB Means About Author: David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, Newscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Senate Banking Committee Votes Yes on Brian Montgomery Nomination The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago assistant secretary for housing Brian Montgomery Department of Housing and Urban Development executive session fed chair Federal Housing Administration federal housing commissioner Federal Reserve System FHA HUD Jerome Powell Senate Banking Committee 2017-11-28 David Wharton Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 28, 2017 3,061 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

May 24

Making a joyful noise

first_img “We attended a wedding at Goodman Independent Church at New Brockton and, after the wedding, everyone was standing around talking,” Caron said. “The kids sang a song they had learned at camp, a cappella, and the minister Randy Hartley was taken with it.”So taken that he attended the singing school camp in Tennessee along with the Carons in the summer of 2012.“After a few days, Randy and I decided that we had to do this in South Alabama,” Caron said. “There are no words to describe shape note singing. It’s life changing. It grabs you and holds you and won’t let you go. You’ve gotta have it.”In the fall of 2012, Goodman Independent Church began offering shape note singing classes on Monday nights and participation was good and interest in the old form of singing increased. The Monday night “singings” provided the foundation for the Wiregrass Shape Note Academy, which was founded by Hartley.The academy’s first singing school opened on June 3 and will conclude on June 14.About 50 people of all ages attended the first week of the school and about the same number will attend next week. A concluding “singing” on June 14 will be open to the public.“Shape note singing is a combination of harmonies and blends,” Caron said. “It’s all harmony and it’s different from the music at most churchesCaron said the singing school teaches “singing.”“It’s especially good for children because they learn to read music by the shapes of the notes,” she said.Caron said singing school teaches the singers to sing without reservation.“Shape note singing is loud because you want to put it all out there because you enjoy it so much,” she said. “You make a joyful noise.”Stanley Smith of Ozark is co-coordinator of the Sacred Harp singing held annually at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. He is a teacher at the Wiregrass singing school and said that he has been amazed at the interest and enthusiasm of the students for shape note singing.“Attendance has been much better than we expected,” Smith said. “When we got started, we didn’t know how it would play out. We had older people who are learning the rudiments of music and the kids are coming right along.”Smith said shape note singing is different from Sacred Harp.Sacred Harp singers sit in a hollow square with the four parts on each side. The singing is a cappella and primarily the notes.“Shape note singing is much like the Gaither groups,” Smith said. “It’s harmony singing and can be with instruments. It’s more the poetry than the notes.”The Goodman shape note singers were featured last week on Mac’s Gospel Hour on Channel 52 and show host Mac Seay said the response was favorable.“We had people call in and say they had not heard that kind of singing and enjoyed it,” Seay said. “Some called and said it brought back memories. We enjoyed having them. They brought a different kind of music to the show.”Smith said that he can’t predict the future of shape note singing but he is encouraged by the response to the singing school and the attendance at Sacred Harp and shape note singings.“That kind of music has been around a long time and I hope it stays around that much longer,” he said. “There’s no other music like it.” Archie Howell and Frank Strickland follow along as Stanley Smith directs the harmonies and the rhythms. The Wiregrass Shape Note Academy at Goodman Independent Church in New Brockton begins its second week on Monday. A closing performance will be at 7 p.m. Friday night and the public is invited. A shape note singing school is held at Goodman each Monday night. Call (334) 389-4555 for more information.About five years ago, Bonnie Caron drove from Washington State to Alabama with seven kids and seven acoustic instruments in tow.Caron’s idea was not for the seven to come a-pickin’ and a strummin’ all the way to Alabama, but for them to have something to occupy their time in a new and foreign land.Salted away in the hinterlands of Southeast Alabama, the Caron kids learned to play their instruments and learned to play them very well. They played together, first, at home and then ventured out to churches and events around the Wiregrass. Broken Strings Gospel and Bluegrass Band was demand and invitations stuffed their mailbox in rural Coffee County. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Making a joyful noise As the Broken Strings learned more about their new homeland and the “songs of the South,” they ventured into a cappella singing and found a uniqueness and a spirituality to the sound – a sound that pulled on the heartstrings lifting them up and lifting them out.“Taken” by the music of the rural South, Bonnie Caron was always looking for opportunities for her and her “band” to learn more.“I learned about a singing school in Brewton and asked if our family could go,” Caron said. “I had heard about shape note singing but didn’t really know what to expect. You Might Like A building full of stories The Troy Masonic Temple, built in 1892, has been named to Alabama’s 2013 “Places in Peril” list. Troy’s Masonic Temple,… read more Skip Print Article Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen “We all had a good time but it was just a brief introduction so we tried to make some sense of it.”Wanting to know more about shape note singing, the Broken Strings enrolled in a the Tri-City Gospel Music Camp in Kingsport, Tenn. in the summer of 2011.“There were 125 young people at the camp, from beginners to advanced,” Caron said. “Everyone helped everyone and we came home very taken with shape note singing.”There weren’t many opportunities for the Broken Strings to share their enthusiasm for their new interest in the old music until “fate” took a forward step. 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