Episcopalians, Moravians celebrate 10th anniversary of communion, renew commitment to…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church celebrated the 10th anniversary of its agreement of full communion with the Northern and Southern provinces of the Moravian Church in America at a virtual ceremony on Feb. 10, featuring remarks from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Moravian leaders, in addition to music and prayers from members of both denominations.“Our relationship as Moravians and Episcopalians could be looked at as just a nice church thing, but it is more than that,” Curry said in his sermon. “It is a sign. It is a witness. It is a yearning for what God yearns, not simply for the church but for the entire human family.”The 10th anniversary celebration, which was streamed on YouTube, showcased the traditions of both denominations and celebrated the churches’ common efforts, including joint antiracism work guided by the Sacred Ground curriculum and by Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, in the Diocese of Atlanta.“I have learned so much from our Episcopal siblings about courageous witness in the public square, which has emboldened our witness as Moravians,” the Rev. Betsy Miller, president of the Moravian Church Northern Province, told Episcopal News Service, adding that communion is not a static agreement but a learning process. “Living into full communion is something that is never fully achieved, but remains a journey of discovery, renewal and enrichment,” she said.The celebratory tone of the evening was tempered by the pandemic and by humble acknowledgments of racism, including a litany of repentance and renewed mission.“As we celebrate tonight, we also acknowledge that we are in need of healing, not only from the pandemic, but even more from the racism that has characterized our country and our churches for far too long,” said the Rev. Maria Tjeltveit, who represents The Episcopal Church as co-chair of the Moravian-Episcopal Coordinating Committee. “Therefore, our service includes a call to racial reconciliation with repentance and a commissioning, so that in full communion with one another, we can work together to build Christ’s kingdom, where all are welcomed and valued.”In her remarks, Jennings said unity and collaboration are even more urgent now than they were 10 years ago, and are necessary if the work of antiracism is to succeed.“In 2011, when the Moravian Church and The Episcopal Church entered into full communion, we celebrated the reconciliation between our denominations. Today, a decade later, God is calling us to heal a different, more difficult division,” Jennings said. “As followers of Jesus in historically white denominations, we must redouble our commitment to work toward racial reconciliation by atoning for our participation in systemic racism and advocating for racial justice. We have much to offer one another on this journey to beloved community.”The Moravians are one of seven denominations in full communion with The Episcopal Church, the most recent being the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, which established communion in 2019. The Episcopal Church defines full communion as an agreement with a church outside the Anglican Communion “in which each recognizes the other as a catholic and apostolic church holding the essentials of the Christian faith. Within this new relation, churches become interdependent while remaining autonomous. … They are together committed to a visible unity in the church’s mission to proclaim the Word and administer the sacraments.”The principles of full communion are expressed in the Moravian motto: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love.” Churches in full communion do not need to agree on every doctrinal point, but are understood to have enough in common to worship together, Tjeltveit said.“When we talk about full communion, we’re not talking about a merger,” she told ENS. “To be in full communion with people who think differently than we do and operate differently is a really wonderful gift.”In practice, this means that members of both denominations can participate in the same sacraments, and clergy of one denomination can serve a congregation of the other denomination, which has happened in a few parishes so far. One church — St. Mark’s in Downey, California – is a combined parish “worshiping in the Episcopal and Moravian traditions.”The Moravians are one of the oldest Protestant denominations, originating in the present-day Czech Republic in the 15th century, pre-dating Lutheranism and Anglicanism. They have historically emphasized living by Jesus’ example over doctrine and were heavily persecuted in the 16th century. They came to America during the colonial period. Today, the Moravian Church in North America counts 140 congregations in the United States and Canada, mostly in the areas around Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the headquarters of its Northern and Southern provinces, respectively.In 1997, General Convention established an official Episcopal-Moravian dialogue with the Northern Province and the Southern Province, which continued into the 2000s. In 2009, General Convention approved “Finding Our Delight in the Lord,” a proposal for full communion between the two churches. The Moravian Church approved the proposal in 2010 at its provincial synods, and a celebration of full communion was held in February 2011, attended by leaders from both denominations, including the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Curry’s predecessor.In his sermon, Curry preached on the transformation of suffering into glory in John’s Gospel, pointing to it as an example of how Christians can overcome hateful divisions to achieve beloved community. Relationships like the communion between Moravians and Episcopalians, he said, are a sign to the world that unity is possible.“Our relationship is a sign of that, of who we are and who God meant us to be,” he said. “May our relationship be a witness, a witness to the world beyond the chaos to community, beyond the nightmare to the dream of God.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Pali Palms / SEZA

first_img 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885972/pali-palms-seza Clipboard Apartments Architects: SEZA Area Area of this architecture project India Pali Palms / SEZA Save this picture!© Vinesh Gandhi+ 23 Share Year:  Photographs:  Vinesh Gandhi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Mumbai, India Design Team:Seema Puri and Zarir Mullan Architects and Interior DesignersClient:SSD RealtyCity:MumbaiCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vinesh GandhiRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. India has a tropical climate, and Mumbai is on the coast which means we have a hot humid climate all through. The architectural built form has evolved in response to the tropical climate, lifestyle and availability of material. Where shading to reduce excessive heat and keeping the interiors of homes cool becomes the most important element in creating a design.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe design establishes relationships of similarity and contrast with the surrounding buildings to be contextual and yet distinct. For instance, a common ground like elevated podiums for parking is adopted for functional and architectural reasons, while the typical masonry façade mechanism is replaced with screens and continuous openable glazing for giving freedom of planning.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe plan is linear as is the plot with two apartments a floor, which allows three faces to be open to both sunlight and ventilation. The Linear orientation provides preferred east orientation to the living areas while the west has the service areas like the kitchens and dry yards. In both apartments opening up the masonry facade which are recessed within deep overhangs allow generous amount of sunlight, providing through ventilation in all the living areas with aligned east west windows making the design suitable to the local tropical climate.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe look is for the apartment is minimalistic, as we wanted to create a space which expressed the openness of the planning highlighting the presence of hardly any passage area but adequate natural light and through ventilation. Save this picture!Typical Floor PlanThe atmosphere within is that of a chic eclectic apartment where the furniture and the photographs seem to come from different parts of the world. The living room presents a black and white scheme which seems to flow through to the bedroom as well, tempered with a bit of grey and red tones, characterized by bright colours.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe expanded Aluminium mesh in the facade is used as a response to our local climate, for its intrinsic value to reduce heat gain and to dematerialise the facade by breaking it into a Myriad of different elements thus reinterpretating the traditional Indian Jali.  Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe Mesh becomes an edgy design element which envelopes the entire building. Somewhere it’s angular and cut in a linear pattern while elsewhere it’s vertical, somewhere single and somewhere double height.  The screen is required  at the podium levels to reduce the view of cars , it appears in the staircase and amenity areas to filter the East Sun , and also screens  the living spaces  , the kitchen dry yards and other service areas. It brings to the building privacy, modulation and rhythm, security, shelter and shading to the interior. Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiIn terms of amenities there’s a pool located on the terrace with a large attached deck.  A gymnasium located at the podium level and a multipurpose games area at the double height refuge level. All these amenities make the end users feel good to be residents and gives them more time to enjoy being with their family by reducing travel time.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiYes architecture is about creating something new , it’s also about provocations and emotions, but most importantly It should be more about the complex issues of the composition, the connections between the various programs , the details , and most importantly the quality of space . We tried to work with space , light , materiality, and elements such as shadows and wind , to construct meaningful spaces that people have to spend their lives in , nothing could be more important than that . Save this picture!SectionUsing simple recyclable local materials, good orientation, providing the end user with as many facilities as is possible we’ve achieved a design which shows local flavour but is unto global standards, with the screen becoming a hero.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiProject gallerySee allShow lessSpring Whispers Book Club / FON STUDIOSelected ProjectsPhoenix Village / Guanzhuscape Planning and Design InstituteSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  4550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Pali Palms / SEZASave this projectSavePali Palms / SEZA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885972/pali-palms-seza Clipboard Projects Lead Architect: Seema Puri Mullan ArchDaily Manufacturers: Mitsubishi Electric, Nitco Limited Photographs CopyAbout this officeSEZAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMumbaiIndiaPublished on December 26, 2017Cite: “Pali Palms / SEZA” 25 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Updated pool rules poster launches Butlins Swimathon 2004 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief

first_imgThe poster will be distributed to leisure centres, health clubs and spas across the UK to ensure that the 30,000 swimmers taking part in the event next March. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Updated pool rules poster launches Butlins Swimathon 2004 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The organisers of the world’s largest swimming fundraising event, ‘Butlins Swimathon’, carried out a survey with over 200 pool managers across the UK on common concerns they face when managing their pools. They discovered that today’s poolside complaints have moved from bans on ‘Bombing and Ducking’ to ‘Thongs are Wrong’. Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 28 November 2003 | News An updated version of the famous 1970’s Pool Rules poster is being used to promote the Butlins Swimathon 2004 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. Humorous pool rules poster, updated for Swimathon 2004last_img read more

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Seattle longshore workers stop work on Juneteenth

first_imgSeattleLongshore workers and supporters in Seattle marched on Juneteenth ((June 19, 1865, is the date the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas during the Civil War) as part of a strike of 29 ports from California to Canada. Seattle’s Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 52 and 19 marched, along with local Black leadership, from the Local 19 union hall down the waterfront to Pier 46 for a rally.Juneteenth 2020, Seattle. Longshore workers shut down 29 ports from California to Canada. Credit: West Seattle BlogHundreds of marchers chanted “Black Lives Matter.” There was representation from the Inlandboatmen’s Union in the ILWU and a large delegation of Filipino internationalists from BAYAN USA.At the rally, march organizer Gabriel Prawl, the first Black president of ILWU Local 52, spoke and then read a solidarity statement from the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, echoing the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement.ILWU Local 19 President Rich Austin spoke in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Family members of people killed by the cops also spoke. A Latinx member of the Highline Education Association/National Education Association spoke of their successful petition for the Seattle-King County Labor Council to expel the Seattle Police Officers Guild.After the rally, the march traveled to the Washington Department of Corrections.  The longshore workers, along with supporters, demanded justice for six work-release prisoners, who had been disciplined at work and sent back to prison simply for insisting on personal protective equipment at work! Now back behind bars, the six, mostly prisoners of color, are showing symptoms of COVID-19 due to the lack of protections.The demonstration demanded freedom for the six, health care for prisoners and an end to mass incarceration. A copy of these demands was signed by many organizations and fixed on the DOC’s front door.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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GameStop buying scramble was no “investor revolution”

first_imgOver the last two weeks, blaring headlines and memes alike have proclaimed the opening of a new front expressing mass outrage at Wall Street — and in the most unlikely place: the stock market.In 2011 Occupy Wall Street was a real revolt. The mad scramble to buy up GameStop stock was something much less.“The war on Wall Street: GameStop sparks revolution with retail investors” announced Forbes magazine. “GameStop’s Reddit revolution echoes Occupy Wall Street crusade” Bloomberg’s Wealth Report declared. Tesla’s Elon Musk, who competes daily with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for the title of richest person in the world, has attempted to position himself at the helm of this supposed popular revolt.To be sure, mass anger at obscene, ever-expanding wealth and the predatory nature of Wall Street speculators and multibillion-dollar hedge funds lies at the core of recent events on the stock market — and the satisfaction many felt watching them unfold.But have these events fundamentally impacted the wealth and power of the ruling elite?Beginning in mid-January, people outside of finance capital circles began using the popular social media site Reddit to coordinate buying stock of GameStop, a video game store. GameStop was chosen because it, among other retail businesses like movie theater company AMC, had become the target of Wall Street hedge funds like Melvin Capital and Citron Capital.They were “shorting” the stock and stood to make millions from its continued decline. A “short” is essentially a gamble that the value of a stock will decline. If it does, the hedge fund or other entity that shorted the stock rakes in big money, but if it increases in value, they lose money.Many on the Reddit forum cited the pain of job losses, foreclosures and other hardships they and their families endured during the 2008 capitalist crisis as motivating their desire to inflict financial loss on the big firms behind the stock market’s rampant speculation. Their intervention did temporarily help push GameStop’s stock up by more than 14,000% — spelling multibillion-dollar losses for the big hedge funds shorting the stock.‘Robinhood’ app protects the richAs the value of GameStop’s stock rose, the popular investing app “Robinhood” restricted its users’ ability to buy GameStop stock. This move earned the ire of many who saw the action for what it was — the rich protecting the rich.Robinhood, a free app, makes its money by selling user data — including buying activity — to Citadel Securities, another hedge fund. Robinhood recently installed a glass barrier at the entrance to their California headquarters, as people driven to financial ruin after trading on the app began showing up to confront the company.But who really came out on top?Melvin Capital, one of the targets of the Reddit users’ GameStop buying spree, lost 53% of its value in January. It would seem that regular people had dealt a major setback to the financial elite. However, Melvin was quickly bailed out by other billionaires and hedge funds — including Citadel Securities, which came to the rescue to the tune of $2 billion.For all the hedge funds like Melvin that lost money shorting GameStop’s stock, many others cashed in on the bubble. BlackRock — a firm that manages some $8 trillion in assets, dwarfing the economies of most of the world’s countries — made out, earning an estimated $2.4 billion. (Reuters, Jan. 27)Now GameStop’s stock has fallen significantly, wiping out billions of dollars of value and creating huge losses for people who sunk money into company stock when it was skyrocketing.Financial speculation central to capitalist productionIf nothing more, the GameStop bubble reemphasized what has become even more starkly apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic and social crises: Capitalism is an entirely irrational system, and the stock market has little connection to most people’s economic reality.Since the pandemic began in the U.S. nearly one year ago, tens of millions of workers have lost their jobs, been evicted from their homes, gone hungry or lost loved ones due to inadequacies in the for-profit health care system.Meanwhile, Wall Street stocks have soared to record highs. The wealth of billionaires in this country has increased by $1 trillion since the start of the pandemic, and 56 new billionaires have joined the elite club. Their collective wealth sits at around $4 trillion — a sum that is double the combined wealth of the poorest 165 million U.S. workers. (NBC, Dec. 30, 2020)Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — has wrung its hands over the most meager assistance for workers and oppressed, which has done little to stop the pain and suffering so many are experiencing. But they’ve been happy to hand over huge sums of cash to the big corporations, the banks and the Pentagon.The Federal Reserve and central banks around the world have flooded the economy with trillions of dollars of cash and credit, slashing interest rates to stave off a financial crash likely to be the most disastrous in capitalism’s history.Because capitalism is a system based on the private ownership of the means of production, these trillions have not been used to create or protect jobs, raise income or improve workers’ lives in any meaningful way in the midst of the pandemic. Instead, it’s been hoarded at the top, used by the rich to speculate on stocks at cheap prices and to prop up so-called “zombie” companies — corporations that earn minimal or zero profit and keep borrowing money just to stay afloat. In many cases, zombie corporations are unable to pay back the interest on the money they continually borrow; by some estimates they constitute about 20% of the economy.Fictitious capitalKarl Marx and Friedrich Engels called financial assets like stocks and bonds “fictitious capital.” As opposed to real capital — capital which can be reinvested into the means of production — fictitious capital is a claim on some portion of the future profits of a corporation, thus “the capital-value of such paper is . . . wholly illusory.” The big corporations sell stock to raise funds for investment to more efficiently exploit labor power. A key feature of capitalism is that these companies must continually expand or risk being gobbled up by their competitors. (Capital Vol. III, Chapter 29)By nearly every measure, the financial speculation that is central to the operation of the capitalist economy and the detachment of the stock market from the real economy is reaching a point never seen before.The Buffet Indicator measures the value of the stock market in relation to the GDP. As of Jan. 28, the total value of the stock market was estimated to be around $47 trillion, while the U.S. GDP sat at around $21 trillion. This indicator shows that, historically, the total value of the stock market is generally 120% of GDP. Currently, that ratio sits around 218%, surpassing the record for the stock-to-GDP ratio set during the dot-com bubble and ensuing recession in the late 1990s to early 2000s.Other similar indices also demonstrate that the current bubble in stocks compares only to that preceding the dot-com bust and the 1929 crash that ushered in the Great Depression. In other words, stock prices today are wildly inflated and in no way reflect the value of the wealth the working class is actually producing.It’s not a question of if, but when this bubble will bust. The billionaires will look to manage their crisis by further attacking workers and the most oppressed with punishing austerity, mass layoffs, wage cuts and social service cutbacks.While the actions by the people who banded together to go after Wall Street hedge funds were certainly righteous, they’re no substitute for building fighting organizations and preparing for class struggle. That is most needed, today and in the immediate future, in the face of the deepening and irresolvable crisis of the capitalist system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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NASCAR and Corn Growers Celebrate 6 Million Miles

first_img SHARE NASCAR and Corn Growers Celebrate 6 Million Miles Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NASCAR and Corn Growers Celebrate 6 Million Miles Ethanol and NASCARThe message from ethanol proponents this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is plain and simple. Ethanol is good for the environment, economy, U.S. energy independence, and 15% ethanol blended gasoline is good for your car. Since 2011 Sunoco Green E15 has fueled every national NASCAR series car and truck, and team owner Richard Childress says it works great in his cars.“When we were asked to start testing the different ethanol blends we tested ethanol blends all the way up to E30 and we didn’t see a problem with it. Actually my opinion, and our opinion from our engine shop, is that the E30 really had a lot of performance. It’s going to be better for our environment. We tore our engines down and they looked clean and were better, and as of today there’s not been one issue, 6 million miles. And we put these engines through the toughest tests you can running them at 9,500 and 9,600 rpm’s straight for 3, 4, or 5 hours of racing.”Ken Parrent is Director of Biofuels for Indiana Corn and he told HAT at the track that NASCAR’s switch to E15 has really benefited the ethanol industry.“You know our working relationship with NASCAR has helped improve consumer attitudes toward ethanol. There has been a lot of negative press but the fact that NASCAR has run 6 million miles on E15 without any issues tells us that this fuel will not harm your engines. In fact it actually improves performance.”Parrent says the industry is producing plenty of ethanol and that’s because demand is growing.“We are seeing demand growing for ethanol blended fuels. This year the ethanol industry is going to produce a record amount. We’re on a pace to produce more than 14 billion gallons nationally and more than a billion gallons here in Indiana. Consumers are finding that it not only costs them less money to burn ethanol blended fuels in their car, it saves them money even with adjusting for lower mileage.”That 6 millionth mile on E15 is being achieved this weekend during the 21st running of the 400, this year called the Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com.Childress and Parrent appeared at a press conference with Growth Energy’s Tom Buis Friday. By Andy Eubank – Jul 26, 2014 Previous articleSpinach could Lead to Alternative EnergyNext articleStill Waiting for RFS Decision Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Williams’ Endorsement Could be Violation of Johnson Amendment

first_imglatest #2 Williams’ Endorsement Could be Violation of Johnson Amendment Preacher endorses candidate from the stage during sermon By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 | 3:46 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. An endorsement received by Mayoral Candidate Major Williams on Sunday from a pastor of a local church during a service could be a violation of the country’s tax code.Pasadena Now posted a story announcing the endorsement on Monday. That story has been removed.The Johnson Amendment, named after President Lyndon B. Johnson, restricts the involvement in politics of tax-exempt organizations.Pastors cannot endorse or oppose candidates during church services. Williams committed no wrongdoing and said he was surprised by the endorsement.In the video, Harvest Rock Pastor Che Ahn said during a service, “We’re honored again to have Major Williams with us and his beautiful family. And so, Major, would you stand up, would you please stand up with your family, we’ll just welcome you again? And for those who live in Pasadena, Major Williams is running for mayor in Pasadena. And I love the fact that he’s conservative and that I believe that he’ll be a great mayor. So I want to give my endorsement for him. And I know some of you may say, well, what about the Johnson amendment? Are you supposed to do that? But thank God for President Trump who gave an executive order.”But Trump’s Executive Order did not overturn the Johnson Act, instead it calls for leniency when the law is violated.“The Secretary of the Treasury shall ensure, to the extent permitted by law, that the Department of the Treasury does not take any adverse action against any individual, house of worship, or other religious organization on the basis that such individual or organization speaks or has spoken about moral or political issues from a religious perspective, where speech of similar character has, consistent with law, not ordinarily been treated as participation or intervention in a political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate for public office by the Department of the Treasury,” the Executive Order reads.When contacted by phone and asked if he would like to now turn down the endorsement, Williams requested time to call Ahn. When he called back he said the pastor interpreted things “differently.”Efforts to reach Pastor Che Ahn were not successful on Monday.“I’m rolling with it,” Williams said. “It is what it is.”Pasadena Now has removed the earlier story. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Small program poised to make a load of difference locally

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. – At St. John’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Ithaca there are worship services and Sunday school, free meals and peace ministries. And starting this month, there’s a laundromat. The church is launching a laundry program affiliated with the national Laundry Love network, which works to give people access to free, safe laundry facilities.Loaves and Fishes has been serving free meals at St. John’s for 35 years, welcoming people regardless of faith to share in food and fellowship. The new laundry program will expand the parish house’s offerings by giving guests a chance to clean their clothes while having a meal.“Laundry is a marker of dignity and worth, something you can do for yourself even when you can’t do much else,” said Rev. Megan Castellan, who became St. John’s rector about a year ago.She cited a program in Kansas City, where she lived before Ithaca, that provided free laundry as a way to boost school attendance. Kids were avoiding school, administrators found, because they were embarrassed to show up in dirty clothes. When schools enlisted volunteers to do kids’ laundry while they were in class, absences fell sharply.There are multiple barriers to laundry in Ithaca. People who are homeless or live in buildings without laundry machines might not be able to afford laundromats — which costs about $5 per load — or might not have a way of transporting their laundry there. Laundry facilities in some rental buildings, meanwhile, may be unclean or unsafe.St. John’s is using basement space to offer free, safe laundry facilities. (Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice) St. John’s is using basement space to offer free, safe laundry facilities. (Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)Castellan said St. John’s was well-positioned to offer safe, accessible facilities. Loaves and Fishes brings a steady stream of guests to the parish house and has created a welcoming environment.“We are so lucky, in that Loaves and Fishes has established itself as a safe environment for everyone, so we can build from that,” she said. Devon Magliozzi Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi The idea of a laundry ministry was already percolating at St. John’s before Castellan joined the parish. A pair of parishioners brought the idea to the vestry, the church’s governing body, after learning of a laundry initiative in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.The Los Angeles program relies on existing laundromats; churches sponsor outreach events where community members can clean their clothes for free. Initially, St. John’s intended to do something similar. Castellan said local laundromats were reluctant to sign on, though.By the time Castellan applied to take the helm at St. John’s, parish leaders were considering launching the program in-house instead. “I said sure, sounds great! Let’s have a small laundromat.”A parishioner who owns laundromats elsewhere in the Finger Lakes region offered to donate commercial washers. Soon, a few donors provided enough funds to purchase dryers. Volunteers signed up to supervise the space, and the miniature laundromat opened its doors.The program has hit some obstacles since launching. The first loads of laundry blew a fuse. For the time being, laundry and kitchen volunteers coordinate by walkie-talkie to make sure the dryers, dishwasher and coffeemakers aren’t running simultaneously.Castellan has also heard that some guests have had trouble getting their laundry to the downtown facility. Many don’t have cars, and TCAT buses do not always accommodate carts; the official TCAT policy is that carts need to be folded to come onboard.The church is raising money to upgrade the building’s electrical system as staff and volunteers take a trial-and-error approach to smoothing out other kinks. As the program’s capacity grows, though, Castellan plans to reach out to social service organizations throughout the community to serve more people.In the meantime, she said the response from the parish and Loaves and Fishes community has been overwhelmingly positive.“It just blew me away when we announced it at Loaves and Fishes and everyone started cheering,” Castellan said. “We’ve already gotten phone calls from around the state and country from people wanting to replicate this, which is really cool.”Featured image: The St. John’s parish house is home to Loaves and Fishes and a new laundry program. (Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice) Tagged: Laundry Love, loaves and fishes, St. John’s Episcopal Church last_img read more

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PSNI investigate death of man in Derry’s John Street

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous articleSenior officer says retention a huge issue for Defence ForcesNext articleGAA Programme – Fermanagh’s Finest Local Legends News Highland center_img John Street in Derry has been closed by police as officers attend the scene of the sudden death of a man.The PSNI says enquiries are at an early stage to determine the cause of death and there are no further details at present. By News Highland – May 30, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Google+ PSNI investigate death of man in Derry’s John Street Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Met Eireann issues thunderstorm warning for northwest

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Met Eireann issues thunderstorm warning for northwest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Met Eireann has issued a status yellow thunderstorm warning for the northwest.The alert is for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Northern Ireland and runs until 10am.The forecaster is predicting localised heavy downpours. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleGreen light for Donegal school building projectsNext articleDraws made for Derry Championships News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – June 26, 2020 last_img read more

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