La Iglesia le envía un memorando al presidente y al…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] Un memorando enviado el 10 de enero por la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C. al gobierno de Obama y a los miembros del Congreso de EE.UU. resume la crisis actual de Sudán del Sur y hace recomendaciones en las que instan al gobierno y a la comunidad internacional a asociarse con los líderes cívicos y religiosos de Sudán del Sur para frenar la oleada de violencia y construir la paz.El memorando de seis páginas, basado en los relatos de primera mano de líderes de la Iglesia sobre el terreno en Sudán del Sur y sus asociados episcopales y anglicanos en todo el mundo, expresan la interpretación que hace la Iglesia de la crisis actual que ha envuelto a la nación más joven del mundo. El memorando aborda específicamente cuatro áreas: representación pública del conflicto y responsabilidad; asistencia exterior; protección de los derechos humanos y prevención de atrocidades masivas; y construcción de un futuro de paz.“Los episcopales en Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo han mantenido largas y estrechas relaciones con los episcopales de Sudán del Sur”, dijo Alexander Baumgarten, director de relaciones internacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Como resultado, tenemos una responsabilidad de compartir las singulares y apremiantes perspectivas de los asociados en Sudán del Sur que desempeñan un papel de pacificadores en medio de [un clima de] agitación y violencia extraordinarias”.Entre otras cosas, advierte el memorando “si bien las tensiones étnicas son reales y reflejan los frutos de décadas de agitación y conflicto, no son la fuerza motriz fundamental de la violencia actual” y afirma que la representación que hacen los medios de prensa y, en cierta medida, el gobierno de EE.UU., de la violencia un [conflicto] entre grupos tribales y étnicos es “engañoso” “simplista” y “podía acarrear funestas consecuencias”.Advierte también que la nación centroafricana podría estar al borde de la guerra civil, y que EE.UU. y los demás [actores internacionales] tienen la responsabilidad de prevenir las atrocidades masivas y las violaciones de los derechos humanos. Haga un clic aquí para leer el texto completo del memorando al Presidente y al Congreso.Se calcula que la cifra de muertes había llegado a 10.000 personas para el 9 de enero. Unas 200.000 personas se han visto desplazadas internamente dentro de Sudán del Sur y decenas de miles de refugiados han cruzados las fronteras hacia los países vecinos.El conflicto estalló en Juba, la capital de la nación, el pasado 15 de diciembre, luego de una disputa política entre el presidente Salva Kiir y su ex vice, Riek Machar. En las semanas transcurridas desde entonces, este conflicto se ha extendido a siete estados y ha creado una crisis humanitaria en la novísima nación.“Nuestros informes más recientes indican que la violencia sigue extendiéndose y que la urgente necesidad de alimentos, medicinas y albergue podría continuar durante meses. La situación refleja la pavorosa época anterior al Acuerdo Global de Paz del Sudán en 2005, en la cual una guerra civil interminable costó la vida de millones de personas y desarraigó a millones más de sus hogares”, dice la introducción del memorando.Baumgarten hizo notar que los episcopales y anglicanos de todo el mundo con lazos misioneros con Sudán y Sudán del Sur han estado celebrando llamadas de conferencias en las semanas transcurridas desde que estalló la violencia a mediados de diciembre, y que el personal de su oficina ha estado compartiendo información vital, en la medida en que la reciben, con funcionarios del gobierno de EE.UU. que están coordinando la respuesta humanitaria y pacificadora.“Este es un ejemplo de un área en la cual el activismo de los episcopales puede significar un diferencia sustancial”, dijo Baumgarten.  “No hay ninguna institución cívica en Sudán del Sur con una impronta mayor que la Iglesia, y nuestra experiencia es que los funcionarios del gobierno en Estados Unidos y en cualquier parte  están bastante dispuestos a escuchar a los asociados de la Iglesia en el terreno.La Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y el Sudán, con 2 millones de miembros, tiene 31 diócesis, 26 de ellas en Sudán del Sur, donde es una de las organizaciones no gubernamentales más grande de la nación y donde ha desempeñado un papel en la reconciliación luego de la guerra civil de dos décadas  que se libró en gran medida entre el norte árabe y musulmán y los rebeldes del sur animista y cristiano, conflicto que dejó 2 millones de muertos y, según algunos cálculos, 7 millones de desplazados. Sudán del Sur obtuvo su independencia del norte el 9 de julio de 2011.Las partes beligerantes del Sudán firmaron el Acuerdo Global de Paz en 2005.El memorando señala que “Los líderes del nuevo Estado no emprendieron vigorosamente la tarea de abordar los desafíos [que conlleva] desarrollar una nación unificada y sanar las pasadas divisiones”… Y esa unificación y esa restauración son centrales a los empeños de pacificación.(En mayo de 2013, el presidente de Sudán del Sur nombró al arzobispo Daniel Deng Bul para presidir el comité de reconciliación nacional, el cual planeó una campaña nacional de cuatro o cinco años que tenía por objeto alcanzar y fomentar la paz y la reconciliación).El memorando encomia al gobierno de Obama por su promesa del 3 de diciembre de [contribuir] con $50 millones adicionales de ayuda humanitaria, pero insta a hacer un “examen” de su estrategia de ayuda y de la del Congreso. El 9 de enero, los informes noticiosos sugerían que Sudán del Sur corría el riesgo de perder cientos de millones de dólares en ayuda de EE.UU. si el gobierno y las fuerzas rebeldes no le ponían fin a la violencia.Entre tanto, episcopales y anglicanos a través de la Comunión Anglicana, incluidos Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y el Fondo de Ayuda y Desarrollo Mundial de los Primados, en colaboración con asociados locales en Sudán del Sur, han comenzado a responder a la crisis.“La Iglesia Episcopal, junto con sus asociados episcopales y anglicanos del mundo, ha organizado su propia respuesta de sostén económico, acompañamiento material y oración por el pueblo de Sudán del Sur. Creemos firmemente que la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y otros grupos religiosos allí se cuentan entre los actores potenciales más fructíferos en conducir y facilitar la paz, la asistencia humanitaria y la recuperación”, dice el memorando.El permanente apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal al Sudán se manifiesta a través de sus asociaciones y de sus relaciones de diócesis compañeras, de los programas sostenidos por Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y de la labor de promoción de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales, la cual se afinca en las resoluciones de la Convención General.Dos misioneros de la Iglesia Episcopal que estuvieron sirviendo en Sudán del Sur, Ed Eastman y Noah Hillerbrand, dedicados a la tarea de seguridad de alimentos, fueron evacuados de Renk a Nairobi, Kenia, el 20 de diciembre.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Rep. Chu Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Government Rep. Chu Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 | 1:50 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 8, 1965 as part of the President’s “Great Society” initiative. This landmark bill strengthened our nation’s postsecondary and higher education system by making critical federal investments in colleges and universities and providing financial assistance for students. Rep. Chu released the following statement to mark this anniversary:When President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act (HEA) into law, he envisioned a nation where a higher education was available and accessible to all—regardless of one’s race, background, or wealth. Fifty years later, it remains our task to make that vision a reality. Education is the greatest equalizer, and it ensures that individuals have the opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Through higher education, students have the foundation to be competitive in the workforce and develop the tools needed to succeed. That is why we must do more to ensure that higher education is not just a choice for the select few who can afford it, but that it is truly accessible to all. As Congress prepares to reauthorize HEA, I call on my colleagues to recommit to the values embodied in this law and to strengthen the opportunities our nation’s children have to obtain a postsecondary degree.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Agars earn specialty crop award

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Chuck and Linda (Borom) Agar thought they were homesteaded in New Mexico where he had a consulting company and taught at New Mexico State University but they just couldn’t get her family farm in Pike County out of their minds.“The first time I saw the farm was Christmas 1960,” Agar said. “I immediately fell in love with it. Linda and I decided that Christmas that one day we were coming back to her family farm.”The Agars bought the Borom family farm in Pike County in 1975. The farm has been in her family since 1848. Skip Print Article Published 6:15 am Thursday, November 24, 2011 Agars earn specialty crop award By Jaine Treadwell “We read all we could find about pecan orchards and began grafting and top working trees to keep the trees a top production and to obtain scab-resistant trees,” Chuck Agar said. “This is the fourth year that we’ve had drought conditions and, without moisture, the trees are weakened. Grafting can make trees more disease resistant and we also have a rigid spray program we go by to combat scab, shuck worms, aphids, case borers and other insects.”Agar fertilizes with slow-release litter from poultry houses.“Spraying and fertilizing are necessary to make a good crop,” he said.“And an irrigation system would be ideal as we continue to grow our orchard. Our goal is to have a thousand trees and we’re working toward that.” You Might Like Brenda Steed Brenda Corbitt Steed Brenda Corbitt Steed, 60, of Brundidge, passed away on November 22, 2011 in Graceville, Florida. Visitation will… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson It was nearly 15 years after the farm found its way into Agars’ hearts and lives that they began their venture into farming with pecan trees. They were soon planting a state-of-the-art pecan orchard.Today, they have 800 pecan trees and a dozen varieties on 40 acres on their farm near Ansley. Elliots and Stewarts are their top varieties and Chuck grafts the wood to improve the many of the varieties.Their efforts earned them the 2011 Pike County Farm-City Speciality Crop Award presented by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee and the Kiwanis Club. Agar thins the orchard from time to time to give the trees more room to grow.In addition their specialty crop, the Agars also have a first-class cattle operation and sell registered replacement bulls and heifers to ranchers in the area. Email the author Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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

Charlie Nicholas names the five most exciting youngsters at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Charlie Nicholas has named Mikel Arteta’s five most exciting youngsters at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has named the five most exciting youngsters at Arsenal.The Gunners are currently tenth in the Premier League – eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea – but are showing signs of improvement under Mikel Arteta.Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiakos last week but Nicholas is adamant that the team are on the way up under Pep Guardiola’s former Manchester City assistant Arteta.And the Arsenal legend has named Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah as the five most exciting youngsters at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENTLooking ahead to Arsenal’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Saturday, Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘West Ham had a wonderful result last week and I’m pleased for David Moyes.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There’s been slow improvement for Arsenal under Mikel Arteta and I like his authority.‘I’m excited about the progress of the youngsters, and for the first time in a while I feel there’s a genuine hope for those coming through. Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all have really strong Arsenal futures. Advertisement Arteta reflects on Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:26FullscreenArteta reflects on Portsmouth 0-2 Arsenal in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-portsmouth-0-2-arsenal-fa-cup-2122464/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘West Ham will be a handful and Michail Antonio seems the best solution for them at present with his pace and power, but I still feel there’s a vulnerability about their defence.‘I think it’s going to be a busy day for Lukasz Fabianski back at his old club. Arsenal 3-1 West Ham.’Moyes’ West Ham picked up a crucial win over relegation rivals Southampton last week and Arteta is wary of the threat the Hammers can pose.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe said: ‘They caused a lot of problems to big teams recently. I know David because I worked with him for seven years.‘I know his structure, I know how organised he is. I am sure he’ll put a team out there that is going to make life very difficult for us.‘They will compete, they will be physical. We need to use our resources, play our game and then just think about performing.’MORE: Mikel Arteta orders transfer clear-out of Arsenal stars to facilitate new signingsMORE: Arsenal keen on Jonathan David as potential Aubameyang replacement Charlie Nicholas names the five most exciting youngsters at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Mar 2020 7:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link959Shareslast_img read more

Fire station serves as new polling place for students

first_imgA new polling location near campus has been approved by the Office of the Registrar in an effort to make voting more convenient for students who live on campus.Hot ballot · The fire station on Jefferson Boulevard will serve as a polling place in November for students living in Webb Tower, Fluor Tower, Parkside and Cardinal Gardens. – Hayden Bennett | Daily Trojan Instead of having to travel more than a mile to Roger Williams Baptist Church on Adams Boulevard in order to vote, students living in Parkside apartments, Webb Tower, Fluor Tower and Cardinal Gardens apartments will be able to vote at the fire station on Jefferson Boulevard between McClintock and University avenues.“[The fire station] was chosen because of its close proximity to a number of student housing complexes,” said Kerstyn Olson, deputy director of the Unruh Institute of Politics. “It’s more convenient for students.”The fire station was the best option to make voting easier for students who live close to the station, as well as community members nearby, she said.“The fire station has been a polling location before … it’s now become a possibility again,” said Micah Scheindlin, political director of USC College Democrats, who protested to the Registrar’s Office about the inconvenience of voting for on-campus students. “Because some of the precinct is off-campus, they prefer an off-campus location, and the fire station is convenient for students but is also off campus.”Marks Tower will remain a polling location for those designated to vote there, but the Catholic Center, which in the past also served as a polling place for a number of students, won’t be available this year because of renovations.“They’re creating a new polling place in lieu of the Catholic Center, which will be under construction,” Olson said.That temporary polling location could be just north of campus at the Hillel Jewish Center at USC.Because Hillel was still under negotiations as a voting location, Olson said it isn’t definite yet.In finding this temporary polling location, the registrar was looking for a location in the same precinct as the Catholic Center, which would still be easily accessible to students.The registrar plans to keep the fire station a permanent voting fixture.“Some people may ask why we can’t use one polling location for all of campus,” Scheindlin said. “The reason is that the campus is divided into two precincts, and if you live on the west side of campus, you’ll actually be getting a slightly different ballot from the east side.”Ballots and polling places depend on the county supervisor of each district, and — because the district line is drawn through campus — there are numerous polling places around USC.Although the USC College Republicans weren’t involved in creating the new polling place near campus, chairwoman Katherine Cook said she is happy to know students have more options when it comes to getting their votes in.“We commend College Democrats for their efforts to make the polling station accessible to students,” Cook said.last_img read more