June 20, 2021

El Consejo Ejecutivo prioriza la Convención General del año próximo

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA General Convention 2018 Executive Council June 2017, Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Executive Council, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC El Comité Permanente Conjunto de Promoción e Interconexiones para la Misión del Consejo Ejecutivo sesionó el 10 de junio. Durante la reunión del Consejo, otros miembros se refirieron jocosamente al comité como el que tenía la mejor vista de entre todos los comités, la mayoría de los cuales se reunieron en salones sin ventanas. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal pasó tres días en una histórica reunión aquí que se caracterizó por una distendida convivencia, durante la cual los miembros pusieron los ojos en la próxima Convención General, a celebrarse de aquí a un año.Esta era la primera vez, desde febrero de 2008, que el Consejo se reunía en una diócesis de la IX Provincia y se cree que era su primera reunión en Puerto Rico. El obispo primado Michael Curry dijo, durante una conferencia de prensa al término de la reunión el 11 de junio, que era importante para el Consejo haber venido a este territorio de EE.UU. “al tiempo que Puerto Rico se empeña y procura discernir su futuro”.Los puertorriqueños votaron ese día a favor de convertirse en el estado 51 del país. La votación fue contenciosa y atrajo el mejor número de personas a las urnas desde 1967. La mayoría de los observadores dice que el Congreso de EE.UU. controlado por los republicanos jamás le concederá la petición a los puertorriqueños, en parte porque el territorio se inclina hacia el Partido Demócrata.El Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal, habla el 10 de junio ante el Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión. La Rda. Stephanie Spellers, canóniga del Obispo Primado para la evangelización, la reconciliación y [el cuidado de] la creación, lo escucha. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La economía de Puerto Rico ha estado en recesión por casi una década, muchos residentes viven en la pobreza y el mes pasado se le impuso la mayor quiebra del mercado de bonos municipales de la historia de EE.UU. Esa quiebra ha destruido los ahorros de muchos puertorriqueños. Muchos habitantes [de la isla] se resienten del hecho de que ellos pagan íntegramente por el Medicare, el Medicaid y la Seguridad Social, pero reciben una cantidad más pequeña de beneficios en comparación con otros ciudadanos estadounidenses. Esos beneficios se enfrentan ahora a reducciones de parte del gobierno de Trump.Curry dijo que la diócesis es “seria respecto a ser un instrumento” que pueda salvar las brechas en necesidades sanitarias y otros servicios sociales”.En tanto el Consejo Ejecutivo se prepara para la 79ª. Reunión de la Convención General del 5 al 13 de julio del próximo año en Austin, Texas, el presupuesto denominacional está atrayendo gran atención. Su Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión elabora el presupuesto que se propone para presentarlo ante el Consejo en pleno para su aprobación. Según la Regla Conjunta II.10.c.ii (página 227 aquí), el Consejo debe entregarle ese anteproyecto de presupuesto al Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas  (PB&F por su sigla en inglés) no menos de cuatro meses antes del comienzo de la Convención (esencialmente para febrero del año de la Convención). El Consejo tiene otras dos reuniones antes de esa fecha límite: del 18 al 21 de octubre y del 22 al 24 de enero.El Comité de Finanzas para la Misión (FFM por su sigla en inglés) dedicó gran parte de la reunión en Puerto Rico a seguir revisando grandes cantidades de información que ha recibido en los pasos iniciales de un proceso de presupuesto que ha profundizado más que nunca antes en el quehacer y la financiación de la misión y el ministerio denominacionales. El comité también se reunió por su cuenta a mediados de mayo, una iniciativa inusual de uno de los comités del Consejo, y se propone tener otras reuniones en los próximos meses.“Presentaremos un anteproyecto de presupuesto en el futuro cercano para que ustedes lo revisen” dijo la presidente del FFM Tess Judge a todo el Consejo el 11 de junio.El obispo primado Michael Curry y el Rdo. Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, prestan atención el 11 de junio mientras la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, responde a una pregunta durante la conferencia de prensa que tuvo lugar al término de la reunión del Consejo Ejecutivo que sesionó en San Juan, Puerto Rico, del 9 al 11 de junio. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Durante la conferencia de prensa que siguió a la reunión, la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, elogió el proceso del presupuesto hasta ese momento. “He visto algunos procesos presupuestarios que han sido contenciosos, difíciles, dolorosos, agotadores”, dijo ella, refiriéndose al tiempo que ha servido en el Consejo. “El trabajo del presupuesto es arduo, especialmente cuando cualquier organización tiene grandes sueños y tiene fuerzas de retención en lo tocante al monto de dinero” disponible.“Esta vez ha sido una asociación entre Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas, el Consejo Ejecutivo, el personal denominacional y los funcionarios ejecutivos”, dijo ella. Jennings reconoció que hay algunas incógnitas en el proceso en este momento “pero no ha sido tenso; en verdad ha sido bastante creativo”.Esa asociación y creatividad sugieren un cambio creciente y perceptible en el ambiente de las reuniones del Consejo. En parte, dijo Jennings, el cambio se debe a lo que ella dijo que es un punto crítico común que con frecuencia se logra cerca de la mitad del trienio. Los trabajos del Consejo, agregó ella, comienzan a engranar nuevos miembros que perciben que se ajustan al ritmo del los miembros que terminarán su período de seis años al final de la próxima convención.Ella añadió que este grupo particular de miembros del Consejo, del personal y ejecutivos ha clarificado sus papeles y responsabilidades con el objetivo de que  “estando en una asociación, todos tengamos un objetivo en mente, el cual es edificar esta amada Iglesia y nuestra misión y ministerio”.Curry llamó a la reunión de Puerto Rico “una reunión extraordinaria de un Consejo realmente  estupendo”.“Este Consejo ríe. Llevamos a cabo una tarea ardua y tenemos conversaciones difíciles y debatimos y peleamos y tratamos de resolver las cosas, pero también reímos y hay algo profundamente humano y  auxiliador y restaurador” en torno a la capacidad de hacer todas esas cosas, afirmó él.El Rdo Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, atribuyó algo del cambio en la percepción de la atmósfera a otra práctica. Al principio del trienio, los funcionarios de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera se comprometieron a orar diariamente los unos por los otros, por sus nombres, y a reunirse con regularidad, no sólo para actividades oficiales, sino para llegar a conocerse y a entenderse mejor unos con otros.“Creo que cuando el liderazgo de la Iglesia ora y dedica tiempo a juntarse, eso ejerce un cambio profundo en todo”, dijo él.El obispo primado Michael Curry eleva la hostia y el cáliz al final de la Gran Plegaria Eucarística durante el oficio del 11 de junio en la catedral de San Juan Bautista. Lo acompañaron en el altar, de izquierda a derecha, el deán de la catedral Mario H. Rodríguez, el obispo provisional de Puerto Rico Wilfrido Ramos Orench, el obispo electo de Puerto Rico Rafael Morales y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados Rda. Gay Clark Jennings. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Durante su última plenaria el 11 de junio, el Consejo tomó varias otras decisiones, algunas de las cuales se detallan más abajo. Una lista completa de las resoluciones aparece aquí.Entre esas decisiones hubo una para expandir los tipos de datos recogidos en el informe parroquial anual. Cada congregación de la Iglesia Episcopal presenta un informe que es, esencialmente, el instrumento oficial de acopio de datos de la Iglesia. La principal revisión conlleva el añadir una página completa al informe para recoger información acerca de los ministerios de asistencia comunitaria y las actividades voluntarias. El informe también contendrá una pregunta para identificar los idiomas que se usan en los oficios de culto.Las revisiones pertenecen a las actividades de 2017. El informe parroquial se completa a principios del año próximo. Las recomendaciones le llegaron al Consejo de parte del Comité de la Cámara de Diputados sobre el Estado de la Iglesia en respuesta a la Resolución A084 de la Convención de 2015 .En otras decisiones, el Consejo:Ratificó el nombramiento [hecho por] Curry y Jennings de un director interino de Asuntos Jurídicos. La Convención General creó  el cargo de obligación canónica durante su reunión de 2015. El nombre de la persona se dará a conocer tan pronto como el nombramiento se haya notificado. El Consejo se reunió en sesión ejecutiva para discutir el nombramiento antes de ratificarlo durante la última sesión plenaria de la reunión.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, escucha, el 11 de junio, mientras Dinorah Padro traduce su sermón durante el oficio eucarístico en la catedral de San Juan Bautista, en San Juan, Puerto Rico. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Estableció un comité para respaldar y entender el papel de las universidades que han estado históricamente [al servicio de los] negros y la importante relación con esas escuelas. El comité estará compuesto por los miembros del equipo de trabajo del Consejo creado a principios de 2015, junto con otras personas designadas. El Consejo encargó al nuevo comité hacer recomendaciones al Consejo para la Convención General de 2021 sobre las necesidades a largo plazo de las escuelas a fin de garantizarles el acceso a estudiantes de color de futuras generaciones.Recibió una recomendación del Rdo. Michael Barlowe, director ejecutivo de la Convención General, que contempla el retorno a un patrón de reunión de cuatro días en el trienio 2019-2021. El Consejo ha discutido esa posibilidad antes en este trienio. Barlowe, que es también el secretario del Consejo, sugirió que el Consejo reviva su tradición anterior de celebrar sus reuniones en cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia en el transcurso del trienio. “Obviamente, eso tiene implicaciones presupuestarias”, dijo él sobre su recomendación, lo cual depende, en parte, de la cantidad de dinero que la Convención General le asigne en el presupuesto al Consejo. La Convención se reúne de nuevo en julio de 2018. El Consejo ha celebrado reuniones de tres días en este trienio y no ha tenido un programa de cuatro días desde el trienio 2004-2006. El cambio a un patrón de tres días se produjo, en parte, después de que la Convención General redujera el presupuesto del Consejo para el trienio 2007-2009. La otra razón a tener en cuenta fue que tres reuniones anuales de cuatro días dificultaban que personas más jóvenes que trabajaban sirvieran en el Consejo.La reunión del 9 al 11 de junio tuvo lugar en el hotel Condado Hilton Plaza.Artículos anteriores de ENS sobre la reunión se encuentran aquí . Algunos miembros del Consejo enviaron mensajes por Twitter valiéndose del hashtag #ExCoun.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio]. Además, el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Secretario, el Director de Operaciones, el Tesorero y Director de Finanzas tienen asiento y voz, pero no voto.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR El Consejo Ejecutivo prioriza la Convención General del año próximo La reunión en Puerto Rico concluye el mismo día de la consulta sobre la estadidad del territorio Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 12, 2017 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

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Church of England says sorry for its response to child…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Tags 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 Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID [Anglican Communion News  Service] An independent review has been carried out into the way the Church of England handled allegations that the former bishop of Chichester, George Bell, sexually abused a young girl in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In October 2015, the Church of England issued a statement in which it announced that the complainant had received compensation and an apology. The statement also said that Sussex police had confirmed “that the information obtained from their enquiries would have justified, had he still been alive, Bell’s arrest and interview, on suspicion of serious sexual offenses.” The Church asked senior human rights lawyer Lord Carlile to undertake a review of their handling of the case, after supporters of Bell accused it of unfairly deciding Bell’s guilt.Read the entire article here. Rector Albany, NY Posted Dec 15, 2017 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 17, 2017 at 1:42 am I just heard of this. I am a communicant sometimes of The Episcopal Church in the USA. I am a long time member of The United Methodist Church in The USA. That said, I find something like this to be very offensive. I will not comment any further. Peace. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Church of England says sorry for its response to child abuse allegations against Bishop George Bell Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Children Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Allan Knight + says: Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release December 19, 2017 at 11:42 am John R Huff,It is not clear what you find offensive, the misconduct, or the way it was handled, or perhaps both. Press Release Servicecenter_img Comments (2) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI John R. Huff Jr. says: Featured Events 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

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New Zealand primates say church should be included in state…

first_imgNew Zealand primates say church should be included in state abuse inquiry Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY [Anglican Communion News Service] A Royal Commission of Inquiry established to investigate historical abuse in state care in New Zealand should be expanded to include the role of the church-related bodies, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia said. In a letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Children’s Minister Tracey Martin, Archbishops Winston Halapua and Philip Richardson said that the decision to ask for churches to be included in the Inquiry was made by the Standing Committee of the province’s General Synod when it met earlier this month.Read the full article here. Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Featured Events Posted Mar 26, 2018 Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

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Conversaciones TEC Ofrecen Una Manera Única de Participar en la…

first_imgConversaciones TEC Ofrecen Una Manera Única de Participar en la #GC79 Tags Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC General Convention 2018 General Convention, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Una de las ofertas únicas en la Convención General de este trienio son las Conversaciones TEC (Conversaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal), que se realizarán durante tres sesiones conjuntas de la Cámara de Obispos y la Cámara de Diputados durante la próxima semana. Cada conversación ofrece oradores múltiples, presentaciones de video e interludios interesantes alrededor de tres prioridades de esta reunión: reconciliación racial, evangelismo y cuidado de la creación. Los oradores representan a líderes internacionales, episcopales conocidos y las nuevas voces prometedoras en la Iglesia.Cada Conversación TEC estará disponible en vivo para que las personas puedan participar simultáneamente con los diputados y obispos. Cada una también estará disponible por Internet, con materiales de apoyo, para uso local en las iglesias en una fecha posterior.Los oradores de la primera Conversación TEC incluyen: a un antiguo líder reformado de una organización mundial racista de las cabezas rapadas, Arno Michaelis; la directora del Centro Episcopal Absalón Jones para la Sanación Racial en Atlanta, Georgia, la Dra. Catherine Meeks; y la Reverenda Nancy Frausto, natural de Zacatecas, México y sacerdote beneficiaria de DACA (Acción Diferida para Personas Llegadas en la Infancia). La Conversación de Reconciliación Racial tendrá lugar el 6 de julio de 10:30 de la mañana a 12:00 del mediodía, hora Central. Una guía de discusión se puede encontrar aquí.La segunda Conversación TEC se enfoca en Evangelismo. Los oradores destacados incluyen: a la Reverenda Dra. Lauren Winner, prolífica autora, vicaria y profesora asociada de Espiritualidad Cristiana en Duke Divinity School; el Rvdmo. Alan Scarfe, obispo de Iowa, cuyo profundo compromiso con la renovación espiritual y el pensamiento creativo ha inspirado un año de avivamientos en todo el estado y ha dinamizado a su electorado; y el reverendo Daniel Vélez-Rivera, cuyo ministerio ha consistido en plantar nuevos ministerios latinos y crear congregaciones sostenibles en dos idiomas. La Conversación Sobre Evangelismo es a partir de las 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde, Hora Central, el sábado 7 de julio. Una guía de discusión está disponible aquí.La tercera y última Conversación TEC considerará nuestro Cuidado de la Creación como cristianos comprometidos. Al salvaguardar la integridad de la creación, ¿cómo abrazamos el uso responsable y fomentamos más conversaciones sobre el clima y la fe? Los oradores incluyen al Arzobispo de Ciudad del Cabo, el Rvdmo. Dr. Thabo Cecil Makgoba, quien tiene un currículum extenso sobre liderazgo ético y administración; Bernadette Demientieff, nativa de Alaska y firme protectora de tierras y aguas sagradas indígenas; y la Reverenda Stephanie McDyre Johnson, planificadora ambiental y educadora y copresidenta del Consejo Asesor de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre el Cuidado de la Creación. La Conversación sobre Cuidado de la Creación se llevará a cabo el martes 10 de julio a las 10:30 de la mañana y concluirá a las 12:00 del mediodía, Hora Central. La guía de discusión se puede encontrar aquí.Siga las Conversaciones TEC desde su casa, reúna amigos en la iglesia para participar, o visite la Convención General como visitante de un día. Los pases de visitantes están disponibles por $50 por un día en el Centro de Convenciones de Austin. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Jul 8, 2018 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

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Review begins into Anglican Communion Office’s post COVID-19 priorities

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted May 27, 2020 Rector Belleville, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, is to chair a review into the operational priorities of the Anglican Communion Office. The review was proposed by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon and accepted by the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council during an online meeting last week.The Anglican Communion Office, based in the Notting Hill district of London, England, is the secretariat for the Instruments of Communion – the four bodies which hold the Anglican Communion together: the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Meeting, the Lambeth Conference and the Archbishop of Canterbury.The staff in the Anglican Communion Office serve the communion through coordination, networking and relationship building in the areas of mission and discipleship, theological education, gender justice, representation to the United Nations, communications, and administration – including finance and support for meetings and events.The review team will consult with primates – the leaders of the 40 national and regional independent yet interdependent autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion – and others, including departmental directors at the ACO, to help determine new operational priorities for the Anglican Communion going forward, as the world emerges from the post-COVID-19 global lockdown.“The Church around the world now faces a whole host of new challenges and mission priorities than it could have envisaged just a few short months ago,” Idowu-Fearon said. “A ‘new normal’ is emerging. It is too early to say what that ‘new normal’ will look like, but it is clear that the assumptions and priorities of the past are not the assumptions and priorities for the future. The work and ministry of our member churches is being changed. We need to change too, in order to help them in that work and ministry.“One thing won’t change is the priority of all of us to be God’s Church in God’s World; but the world has changed and this review will help us to discern how we be God’s Church in these changing times.”Thabo’s review committee will produce its interim report by the end of June and its final report by the end of August. It will be considered by the Standing Committee at their September meeting. That meeting, which was to have taken place in person in London, will now be conducted by video conference. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service COVID-19 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Review begins into Anglican Communion Office’s post COVID-19 priorities Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Eventslast_img read more

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UBE offers mental health resources as Americans’ anxiety spikes amid…

first_img Submit a Press Release By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 15, 2020 Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 UBE offers mental health resources as Americans’ anxiety spikes amid pandemic, killings by police Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 13. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] – The Union of Black Episcopalians, through its mental health task force, is offering resources and support to the entire Episcopal Church community, as anxiety and tensions continue to rise after another killing June 12 of a black man by a white police officer.Recent federal census surveys reveal that Americans – and particularly black Americans and Latinos – already were struggling with high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected communities of color. Those rates spiked for African Americans after the May 25 killing of George Floyd.Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, died after being pinned to the ground for nearly nine minutes by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, prompting worldwide protests and demands for racial justice reforms. Those calls for action were further fueled by the June 12 shooting death by police of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old African American at an Atlanta, Georgia, drive-thru Wendy’s. As protestors took to the streets again, the restaurant was burned.A June 14 autopsy revealed that Brooks died from two gunshot wounds to the back. During a struggle with officers who were arresting him on suspicion of drunken driving, he had grabbed one officer’s Taser. Pointing it at police as he ran away, he was shot by Garrett Rolfe, a white officer who has since been fired. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields also resigned.John Robertson, an Orlando, Florida, psychologist who chairs the UBE task force, said repeated incidents like this heighten the sense of trauma and concern African Americans have for their safety. “Things are developing so quickly in these fast-moving and stressful times,” he said. The task force “feels very strongly that we need to be as active as possible in the process of healing.”He cited the recent deaths of other unarmed African Americans at the hands of either white police officers or vigilantes. They include Breonna Taylor, 26, an emergency medical technician shot eight times in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment by police serving a no-knock warrant, and Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old jogging in his Brunswick, Georgia, neighborhood who was chased and shot by vigilantes who said they suspected him of being a burglar.The Very Rev. Kim Coleman, UBE national president, said the anxiety runs much deeper and longer, dating to “the trauma black people have absorbed into our beings for the past 400 years, [and dealing with it] is even more important now during this pivotal period in our nation’s history with racism.”The advocacy and civil rights group is hosting a webinar, “YAYAs—Keeping It Together in the Face of Trauma,” at 4 p.m. EDT June 21 to help address the issues.Additionally, at 5 p.m. EDT July 19, mental health task force members Ayesha Mutope-Johnson and Carrie Brown will lead another webinar, “For the Living of These Days: What Do We Do with Our Rage.”Recognizing and acting on the need for supportThe task force was created about three years ago, after members began to address systemic racism as both a mental health and social justice issue, Robertson said.From Florida to Texas, regional chapter members received training in Mental Health First Aid, a basic course that teaches participants to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health challenges and to offer resources.Health and wellness coach Kimme Carlos, a task force member, conducted some of the UBE trainings, comparing them to “bringing in defibrillators and learning how to use them.”The trainings empower congregations to act because “church doors are always open,” Carlos said. “People come to church seeking healing – physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Often, they are coming with brokenness, anxiety and a host of illnesses that we might not recognize until they are in a crisis.”She has conducted trainings at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton, New Jersey, the urban congregation she attends, where homeless and mentally ill persons are frequent visitors.“When people begin to learn what mental health is, it’s not nearly as scary as we thought,” Carlos said. “We can understand the behaviors and learn to set boundaries so everyone in the church feels comfortable.”The trainings also create a safe space to talk about mental illness – often considered a taboo subject and greeted with a wall of silence.Carlos knows the silence all too well. She is the daughter of John Carlos, the 1968 Olympian who received a bronze medal in the 200-meter track and field competition. He held up a fist as the U.S. national anthem played. That action, symbolizing Black Power, unleashed a tremendous backlash that engulfed the entire family.At age 12, she lost her mother to suicide. “Losing a parent is traumatizing, and even more when nobody talks about it, and in 1978 nobody talked about it,” Carlos recalled. “One day my mother was the most beautiful woman in the world to me and larger than life. The next day, she was gone, and nobody wanted to talk about it.”By 14, she had turned to alcohol to help ease her pain, recalled Carlos. As an adult, she married, had two children, divorced, bought a house and found career success as a financial services professional, “but personally, my life was a mess.”Now 54 and in recovery for 18 years, she has recognized, “I was suffering from undiagnosed depression and anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. But when I started talking about my addiction, folks would shush me.”About six years ago, she founded the New Jersey-based nonprofit Urban Mental Health Alliance and now offers training for corporations, congregations and other organizations. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, requests for training have doubled, she said.Christine Broome, 73, a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Germantown neighborhood, said the training helped her counsel a grandson who was frustrated when the stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 sent him home from college and restricted his daily activities.“I was able to talk to him, and we could figure out a way to channel his energies differently and more productively,” Broome told ENS.While “we’re not professionals, the training helps because it opens our eyes to people who might be having difficulties,” she said. “We approach it in terms of guiding them to where and how to find help.”Similarly, she was able to offer comfort to a friend feeling isolated, when separated from her 102-year-old mother because of a COVID-19 diagnosis. “Having the training gives you a perspective of what people are facing and how they might be dealing with it.”In Houston, Texas, Mutope-Johnson said the training supports the wider church’s role in “helping people to understand that health care is not just about high blood pressure and diabetes.”A retired attorney and counselor, Mutope-Johnson teaches racial reconciliation classes at the Iona School for Ministry in the Diocese of Texas and serves as both a diocesan and Province VII anti-racism trainer.She said she is astonished that people often don’t make the connection between physical health and historic racial and socioeconomic disparities. Fallout from centuries of systemic racism continues to plague many people of color, “yet we as a country have not thought very much about what happens when people are subjected to it for generations, especially in the experience of African Americans,” said Mutope-Johnson, 68, a UBE task force member.After the end of slavery and Jim Crow segregation, systemic racism has continued to traumatize African Americans, whose behavior, while consistent with those experiences, is frequently stigmatized and criminalized by mainstream society, she said.She hopes the entire church community will engage the task force’s efforts to address the issues through raising awareness and introducing resources. The webinars and trainings are not offered “because we are a problem for society, but because this society needs to address its effects on both black and white people,” she said.White Americans “have a great deal of work to do as the result of years of white supremacy, years of privilege, years of addiction to power. Unless we all do the work together, we are doomed. We will continue to treat each other in ways that are difficult and dangerous.”Carlos agreed. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and Latinos and the killings of black people by white police officers and vigilantes compound the collective trauma experienced by the nation.“More than ever, we have to be vigilant and acutely aware about issues of mental health and wellness,” Carlos said.She emphasized self-care, adding that while digital and online church worship offers connection and support, “it is also challenging and exhausting. Find other ways to stay spiritually and emotionally connected, reaching out via telephone and letters. Stick to your routines, get physical exercise and rest. Stay on top of your medicine and doctor appointments, even if it means tele-health care.”Coleman, UBE’s national president, emphasized that engaging in peaceful and productive action is also required to ensure “long overdue transformation for people of color, particularly our black brothers and sisters, to channel our anger and outrage into changing the oppressive systems that direct our lives.”“That means blacks must vote and get others to vote,” Coleman added. “We must complete the census, hold constructive conversations with our policing authorities that then hold officers accountable and support black organizations like the UBE – the only one of its type for The Episcopal Church.“We are on the ground, doing the work. That’s the way our mental anguish gives birth to reconciling change.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

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June 19, 2021

Should you take your kids to see fireworks?

first_img TAGS4th of JulyFireworkshearingkids Previous articleDonna’s Deals: Best Fourth of July sales items to buyNext articleOn this day in history: The United States declares its independence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Nothing feels more American than watching fireworks on Independence Day. But is it okay to take your kids to a 4th of July fireworks show?Depending on the age of your child, you want to make sure you have prepared them in advance for watching fireworks. When it comes to fireworks and toddlers, the biggest concern is how the loud boom of explosives could potentially harm your child’s ears and hearing.According to the website The Bump, if you can feel the vibration from the fireworks, you are in the danger zone. Firework noise can register over 150 decibels, more than a jackhammer (130 decibels), jet plane takeoff (120 decibels), and a chainsaw (100 decibels), according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.So if your body is booming along with the explosions, it’s time to find you and your family another seat, with more distance from the action.According to Mother & Baby magazine, there are several ways to protect your child’s ears from fireworks.Use a pair of ear muffs.  You certainly have seen the kids of athletes wearing these during the Olympic trials.You can also buy baby ear plugs to insert into your baby’s ears.Try watching the display from inside your car to muffle the sound even more.Kids of any age can suffer sudden and permanent hearing loss from fireworks, according to Purdue University.If you ever have any concerns about your hearing, including pain or ringing in the ear, seek an evaluation from a certified audiologist. A list of local professionals is available at www.asha.org/profind.Whatever you decide, take it slow and ease into the action. If things go well you can make it a tradition. But be sure to have an escape plan ready if things go south.  You can always enjoy the show on TV from the comfort of your couch.last_img read more

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The greatest gift: Organ Transplant

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate How big data will help save lives this holiday seasonEach day, 144 new names are added to the national organ transplant waiting list – that’s about one person every 10 minutes. At any given moment, 120,000 people are waiting for a new organ. Tragically, due to a donor shortage, an average of 22 people die each day waiting for that organ to arrive.The process for matching donors with recipients is extremely complex. The doctors involved with performing organ transplants need to make fast, critical decisions during an incredibly delicate situation – every minute counts and there is no room for error. So how do doctors ensure the right decisions are made for every patient? Thankfully they can rely on the information provided by the nation’s organ transplant system.On average, a doctor has just one hour to decide if the organ from a potential donor can be utilized for transplant. Once that decision is made, and an organ is extracted, the doctor typically has anywhere from 4 hours to 48 hours to perform the transplant. Clearly, the speed of information availability is critical to the process.The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. In doing so, UNOS brings together hundreds of transplant and organ procurement professionals and thousands of volunteers. This unique collaboration helps make life-saving organ transplants possible each day. The UNOS system serves as the model for transplant systems around the world.With the help of cutting-edge big data integration software from a company called Talend, UNOS is helping health care professionals look into the success statistics of organs they previously declined, helping to improve their process and selection criteria for future patients.“Data is key to the success of modern businesses, and organ transplants are no different, although the stakes are quite literally a matter of life and death,” says Alex Tulchinsky, chief technology officer with UNOS. “With Talend, we are able to ingest and integrate data from various sources more easily, and reduce our processing time from 18 hours to just three or four hours. This, in turn, helps UNOS deliver more timely data related to previous organ offers, which enable the transplant community to review recent organ acceptance decisions and outcomes.”To improve the success rate of organ transplants, hospitals and doctors accessing the UNOS system can see all transplants they’ve performed over the last three months. This historical view enables them to assess the outcome of organs they did not accept and analyze why they turned them down, how the organs may have been successfully used by other centers, and whether or not they should modify their selection criteria in the future as a result.Today, the UNOS model is being used for transplant systems around the world. By turning to solutions like Talend, UNOS is helping doctors and transplant centers nationwide make more timely, informed decisions, which may translate into additional saved lives. Almost 31,000 transplants were performed last year in the United States and each day of this holiday season, more than 85 people will be given a second chance at life. TAGSOrgan TransplantUnited Network for Organ Sharing Previous article3 Free Christmas Apps to Try this SeasonNext articleAdventist Health names new CEO Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Women wanted for drugging and robbing 3 men

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here The Orange County Sheriff has issued the following Crime Alert:Drugged and Robbed, Part OneOn Friday, January 27th the female pictured here left a nightclub in Orlando with a male victim.At his hotel room, she is believed to have drugged him and robbed him of over $100,000 dollars worth of jewelry.The suspect is described as a light skinned black female with a Caribbean accent.She is between 28-35 years old, and was wearing black and gray “camo” leggings, a black shirt, and a black and red Miami Heat logo cap.*****Drugged and Robbed, Part TwoAlso on January 27th, at 1:30 in the morning, a victim met an unknown white female suspect at the bar area of the Hyatt Regency hotel, located at 9801 International Drive.While at the bar, the victim suggested they go to his room in the hotel and the female suspect agreed. When they got to the victim’s room, the suspect (pictured here) produced several small bottles of liquor and gave the victim two of them, which he consumed.The victim blacked out and woke up the next morning fully clothed and noticed over $10,000 dollars in items were missing, including several watches, his computer, his cash and credit cards. The victim believes he was drugged by the suspect.On Monday, January 30th a second victim met a similar white female suspect in the downtown Orlando area and she suggested they go back to the victim’s residence. The victim agreed.Once there, they had a few drinks, the victim passed out and the suspect took his $12,000 Rolex watch. It is believed the suspect “spiked” the victim’s drink in order for him to fall asleep quicker.The female suspect was identified as being involved in both cases. The suspect was described as a white female, with an average build, approximately 5’04” to 5’06”, with blonde hair, between 25 and 30 years old and has a teddy bear tattoo on her chest, tattoo on her stomach that say ‘Greens for money, gold for ___”, a Scorpion tattoo on her leg, and a tattoo/birth mark behind her right ear.She is believed to have spoken with a southern “Texas” accent and told both victims she was from Texas.If you know the whereabouts of these persons, or details of the crimes described by OCSO, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous article51 facts about Super Bowl 51Next articleSuper Bowl – Easy Wing Recipe Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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On this day in history: Pearl Harbor bombed

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear December 7, 2017 at 9:46 am PEARL HARBOR,HAWAII: The USS Shaw exploded after being struck during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I see the KIA numbers conflicts with the numbers I quoted that were posted at the Leesburg Veterans Memorial Park at Fountain Lake, on the memorial walls, but anyway, it was a lot of deaths, and frightening looking back on the history of this day, considering the happenings in our world today of a global nuclear threat. God help us all. Please enter your comment! Previous articleLANGD Marketing Director receives awardNext articleFlorida Hospital Apopka sets opening date Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Mama Mia Interesting that when they refer to the 9/11 attack on our nation, they always say, “Never Forget” but they hardly, if ever, say that phrase for the Pearl Harbor attack on our nation, when it is discussed. Why is that, really? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia December 7, 2017 at 9:50 am 2 COMMENTS December 7th, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy”From history.comAt 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers knew that an imminent Japanese attack was probable, but nothing had been done to increase security at the important naval base at Pearl Harbor. It was Sunday morning, and many military personnel had been given passes to attend religious services off base. At 7:02 a.m., two radar operators spotted large groups of aircraft in flight toward the island from the north, but, with a flight of B-17s expected from the United States at the time, they were told to sound no alarm. Thus, the Japanese air assault came as a devastating surprise to the naval base.Much of the Pacific fleet was rendered useless: Five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed. A total of 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were wounded, many while valiantly attempting to repulse the attack. Japan’s losses were some 30 planes, five midget submarines, and fewer than 100 men. Fortunately for the United States, all three Pacific fleet carriers were out at sea on training maneuvers. These giant aircraft carriers would have their revenge against Japan six months later at the Battle of Midway, reversing the tide against the previously invincible Japanese navy in a spectacular victory.The day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, President Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress and declared, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” After a brief and forceful speech, he asked Congress to approve a resolution recognizing the state of war between the United States and Japan. The Senate voted for war against Japan by 82 to 0, and the House of Representatives approved the resolution by a vote of 388 to 1. The sole dissenter was Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana, a devout pacifist who had also cast a dissenting vote against the U.S. entrance into World War I. Three days later, Germany and Italy declared war against the United States, and the U.S. government responded in kind.The American contribution to the successful Allied war effort spanned four long years and cost more than 400,000 American lives. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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