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Michael Ramsey Prize awarded to dementia study

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release [Anglican Communion News Service] A book about faith and dementia has been awarded this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Michael Ramsey Prize was launched in by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in 2005 to celebrate “the most promising contemporary theological writing from the global church.” The prize is awarded every two-to-three years and this was the first time that Archbishop Welby presided over the prize.Full article. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 30, 2016 Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Michael Ramsey Prize awarded to dementia study Rector Smithfield, 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Women say ‘No to misogyny!’

first_imgInternational Working Women’s Day 2016 rally in Harlem, N.Y. at Harriet Tubman statue. Under statue in yellow coat, Monica Moorehead.Millions of women were shocked, outraged and disgusted when the extremely misogynistic and racist Donald Trump was selected by the Electoral College to succeed Barack Obama as the next U.S. president. Many of those women had voted for Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote by nearly 3 million more votes than Trump. The undemocratic nature of how a president in the capitalist U.S. is elected was once again on full display with the Electoral College all but dismissing the fact that Trump lost the popular vote.The reasons many women voted for Clinton varied from those who viewed her as a “feminist” — that is fighting for the rights of women — to those who wanted to see the first woman become president on the heels of the historic 2008 and 2012 elections of the first Black president.Let’s go on the record now that Clinton is not and never was a feminist. She is an all-out imperialist — check out her record of interventions in Honduras, Libya, etc., as Obama’s Secretary of State — as well as the candidate that most of Wall Street backed for president.In the days following the election, tens of thousands of people, many of them women of all ages, spontaneously poured into the streets from high schools, college campuses and workplaces, to protest Trump under the popular Twitter hashtag #NotMyPresident.Then on Nov. 21, a national press release announced a Women’s March on Washington for Jan. 21, the day after Trump is inaugurated.‘Defend the most marginalized’Backed by more than 70 endorsers, including Planned Parenthood, the NAACP, Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte, the Women’s March on Washington stated in part: “The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized and threatened many of us — immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault — [so] that our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.” (womensmarch.com)Organizers continued: “In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration, Congress, Senate, state and local governments on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.“We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society.  We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.”Beyond J21First called the “Million Woman’s March,” the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington issued an official apology to Dr. Phile Chionesu, an African-American woman who initiated the original MWM, where more than 2 million, majority Black women and other women of color flooded the streets of Philadelphia in 1997 under the broad banner of unity and sisterhood in the aftermath of the Million Man March in 1995.The J21 call recognizes other important past demonstrations like the 1963 March on Washington, which merged the Civil Rights Movement with the fight for economic justice; the 1965 March on Washington for Peace in Vietnam; and the four marches on Washington for the rights of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in 1979, 1987, 1993 and 2000.In early December, J21 organizers announced that permits had been approved by various D.C. agencies for a gathering near the U.S. Capitol at Third Street SW and Independence Avenue at 10 a.m. for a march and rally. Local and statewide Facebook pages have attracted tens of thousands of people mobilizing for the march. Nationally coordinated J21 solidarity protests have also been called for those unable to travel to Washington.A very important question about the Women’s March on Washington concerns whether or not J21 will be used to try to divert more women into the Democratic Party. Or will this movement really attract the most oppressed and marginalized women? These are the women who are involved in and leading struggles such as the ongoing Fight for $15 and a union; against police brutality and killings; the right to health care including reproductive justice; for housing and quality education; and an end to all forms of sexism and patriarchal attitudes.One thing is clear: Women of all ages, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, and range of abilities will be descending upon Washington or gathering in their cities on Jan. 21 to be seen and heard, many for the first time, which is a progressive step forward.The intervention of the left wing of the big-business Democratic Party, which J21 will definitely reflect, makes it all the more important for the progressive political movement to be there in solidarity with the many women who not only want to protest the Trump administration, but who will be interested in building and leading a long-term, independent, multinational, multigender, grassroots movement for real social and economic change.Moorehead was the 2016 Workers World Party presidential candidate and is a co-coordinator of the International Working Women’s Coalition in New York City.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

MAY DAY

first_imgBaltimore New York City Milwaukee Roanoke, Virginia Los Angeles Baltimore Portland, Oregon Raleigh, North Carolinacenter_img New York City Chicago Boston May Day is back.This glorious day to honor working-class struggle began in the United States more than a century ago, but was submerged here during decades of red-baiting and class collaboration. Even as workers around the world were marching by the millions on International Workers’ Day, it seemed like the class struggle had been extinguished in the U.S.But not any more. This year militant May Day marches took place in scores of cities across the U.S., some with tens of thousands participating.It was the massive eruption of millions of immigrant workers in 2006, especially in Los Angeles, that first ignited interest in May Day in a younger generation of oppressed workers.Since then, immigrants have played a leading role all over the country in organizing against low wages, stolen wages, forced unpaid overtime, anti-union laws, unsafe working conditions, and racist and sexist discrimination by the bosses.Where there were no unions, they organized. Where unions existed, they fought to make them fight.This important role of immigrants in showing how to resist and improve workers’ lives through organization and struggle is reminiscent of the leading role immigrants played in the very first May Day commemorations here, back in the late 1800s. Then, they came primarily from the poorer workers and farmers of Europe. Now, they come from all over the world, but mostly from Latin America.Trump hate-mongering backfiresCertainly, none of this is lost on Donald Trump and his billionaire cronies, who use anti-immigrant venom as a wedge to bust up the fightback potential of today’s working class. He knows that immigrant workers are key to many struggles against blood-sucking bosses like himself, and he is using the power of the state to try to isolate them and sow terror and retreat in their ranks.Instead, his vicious attacks on immigrants and so many others have aroused whole layers of the population. Since the election, and especially since Trump’s inauguration, literally millions have come out into the streets to defy his hate-mongering efforts to turn back the clock.This May Day reflected all that. The marches and rallies resonated to a wide range of issues confronting workers, students, the unemployed, the homeless, people of color, women, LGBTQ people and those dismayed by environmental destruction, endless imperialist wars abroad and the militarization of oppressed schools and communities.As a hand-lettered placard carried in one of the huge women’s marches in January said: “Yuck! Too many issues to fit on this sign.” May Day covered them all. It was also the place to raise all these monumental issues within the context of building the broadest united front of resistance based in the working class and led by the most oppressed.International Workers’ Day has always been aimed against capitalism and the tiny fraction of the population that now controls half the wealth in the world. That May Day is finally being embraced once again by workers in the U.S., especially by the young who will shape our future, is bringing comfort and hope to our sisters and brothers on every continent.Reports of many May Day marches will appear in the next WW. Photos: Brenda Ryan in NYC; Greg Butterfield in NYC; Sharon Black in Baltimore; Joseph Piette in Philadelphia; Ron Gochez in Los Angeles; Lyn Neeley in Portland, Oregon; Jeff Sorel in Chicago; Gary Walts in Syracuse, New York;FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Syracuse, New York Philadelphialast_img read more

The governor of Texas, Neanderthals and COVID-19

first_imgThe governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, made a surprise announcement March 2 in Lubbock, a city of 200,000 people in West Texas. All state mandates to combat the spread of COVID-19 were being lifted. Counties and municipalities cannot require basic public health policies to limit the spread of disease after March 10. They can’t require masks, social distancing, limitations on the size of gatherings or the capacities of businesses.Sign outside store in Texas.Abbott’s position is that individual Texans have the ability to make the choices that will limit the spread of COVID. Texas will be the largest state in the country without a mask mandate. About 30 states still have some form of a mask mandate and other restrictions.Tate Reeves, the governor of Mississippi, made a similar announcement later in the afternoon of March 2.In Idaho, which has never had a mask mandate, there were a number of mask burnings March 5 and 6 throughout the state, apparently coordinated by spouses of Republican lawmakers. Children and teenagers threw masks into bonfires, crying “Liberty” and “Freedom.”President Biden sharply criticized the actions of Abbott and Reeves the next day, calling the plans “a big mistake” which reflected “Neanderthal thinking.”Biden mischaracterized Neanderthals, a hominid species of hunters and gatherers who became extinct around 32,000 years ago after surviving for hundreds of thousands of years. Whatever tools they developed — and theirs was indeed a toolmaking culture — they used to help themselves survive. They certainly didn’t reject tools that improved chances of survival.Engineers and doctors have irrefutably demonstrated that wearing masks is very effective in limiting the spread of COVID. A mandate to wear one is no more a limitation on your individual freedom than being forbidden to urinate on a public sidewalk.It’s clear reading the statements of Abbott and Reeves that a major motive in their decisions was increasing business profits — a concept totally foreign to Neanderthals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Frogs stage miracle comeback, defeat Oregon 47-41 in 3OT

first_imgDean Straka Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Facebook Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Twitter Linkedin Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Previous articleFrogs down 31-0 at halftimeNext articleRemember the Alamo Bowl Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts TCU players celebrate the team’s 47-41 comeback victory over Oregon in the Alamo Bowl. ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ printThe TCU Horned Frogs made history Saturday night in San Antonio, defeating the Oregon Ducks 47-41 in the Valero Alamo Bowl after being down 31-0 at halftime.After being shutout in the first half of a game for the first time in over two years, the Frogs, without starting quarterback Trevone Boykin, staged the largest comeback in bowl history, scoring 31 unanswered points to send the game to overtime.Each team struck for a touchdown in the first overtime, before each team was forced to kick field goals in the second overtime.Backup senior quarterback Bram Kohlhausen, the game’s offensive MVP, opened the scoring in the third overtime when he ran the ball into the end zone himself to give TCU a 47-41. Although the Frogs failed their two-point conversion, the defense forced Oregon to a 4-and-out to seal the improbable victory for TCU.TCU finished the night with 545 yards of offense in the win.last_img read more

St. Louis Blues capture first ever Stanley Cup title

first_imgYour #stlblues are champions!!! Celebrate with us Saturday at the 2019 Blues Championship Parade & Rally!The parade will start at noon at 18th St. & Market St., and end at Broadway & Market St. The rally will take place after at the Gateway Arch.More details to come. pic.twitter.com/zHu7lzT6XR— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 13, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBruce Bennett/Getty Images(BOSTON) — It may have taken 52 years, but the St. Louis Blues finally did it.The team beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night to take home their first championship in franchise history.The Blues’ victory will be celebrated back home in St. Louis, Missouri, where a parade is scheduled for the team on Saturday.“The parade will start at noon at 18th St. & Market St., and end at Broadway & Market St. The rally will take place after at the Gateway Arch,” the team tweeted Thursday morning. Written by June 13, 2019 /Sports News – National St. Louis Blues capture first ever Stanley Cup title Beau Lundlast_img read more

BBC Mastermind Comes to Oxford

first_imgThe BBC last week hosted Oxford auditions for Mastermind. Tens of quiz contestant hopefuls pitted themselves against one another at the Randolph Hotel, hoping ultimately to face John Humphrys in the famous black chair. The BBC is looking for 96 people from around the country take part in the show famous for the catchphrase “I’ve started, so I’ll finish…” Benjamin Skipp, a Christ Church seventh-year studying music, chose for his specialist subjects Clarissa Dixon Wright, the TV presenter and author, and Walter Hussey, dean of Chichester Cathedral from 1955 to 1977. He explained the challenges each contender faced at the auditions. “The audition just involved two researchers from the BBC asking me 20 general knowledge questions and then an informal chat about various topics which could be my specialist subject…They said they’d let me know in about three weeks if I had been successful.”BBC researcher and panel-judge Mr Farnell said that there had been many knowledgeable contestants at the auditions. He told the Oxford Times, “We’ve had people booked in for auditions and people walking in off the street.” He admitted that the 20 questions were “a tough set. But we need to know people’s general knowledge is good because we can’t have people struggling on TV.”More than 30 hopefuls attended the auditions at the hotel on Beaumont Street last Wednesday hoping to emulate 2006 Mastermind winner Geoff Thomas. Each candidate was given a general knowledge test consisting of 20 questions, before discussing potential specialist subjects with a panel featuring BBC researchers Michael Farnell and Fiona Hamilton.Contestants were told to turn up with at least two specialist subjects, although contenders were told that they might need up to four topics if they managed to work their way through all stages of the competition. The more interesting the special subject, the better their chances of progressing to the next round, the contestants were informed. Subjects duly ranged from the missionary journeys of St Paul through to Klaus Fuchs, a German spy convicted of giving information to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The results of the auditions are to be announced in the coming weeks. The show is due to be aired on BBC Two from September.by Rob Pomfretlast_img read more

Indiana State Police Investigate Allegation of Fraudulent Voter Registration

first_imgIndiana State Police Investigate Allegation of Fraudulent Voter RegistrationThe Indiana State Police are investigating an allegation of suspicious and fraudulent voter registration information being submitted to the Hendricks County Clerk’s Office and the Marion County Voter Registration Office.  This investigation began in late August and state police detectives have consulted with the Indiana Secretary of State Office about the investigation, since that office is charged with keeping statewide voter registration information.The Indiana State Police does not normally speak to specific information of ongoing investigations.  However, due to the potential impact these allegations may have on individual voters we are sharing the following information:At the time of this news release state police detectives have confirmed several instances of fraudulent voter registration forms having been submitted to Marion and Hendricks County voter registration officials.  The forms had missing, incomplete and incorrect information at the time they were submitted by representatives of an organization called the Indiana Voter Registration Project.Investigations of this nature can be complex and time consuming and for this reason the state police presently has six detectives investigating other suspicious voter application forms submitted to Hendricks and Marion County voter registration personnel.  At the present time it is unknown if the scope of alleged voter registration irregularities is limited to Marion and Hendricks County.  As the investigation continues it is possible the scope of the investigation could expand.Once the investigation is complete it will be submitted to the appropriate prosecuting authorities for review and action as deemed appropriate by those offices.Also included with this release is a PDF copy of information previously issued by the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State with general information about this ongoing investigation.  Included in this release is a tip line number of 1-866-IN-1-VOTE (1-866-461-8683).  Indiana citizens that are registered to vote are strongly encouraged to call this number if they believe they may be a victim of voter registration fraud.  There is also easy to follow information on how to check your voter registration status on the Internet at www.IndianaVoters.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Worry over drug-resistant TB

first_imgOn the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the national health care law, medical researchers from around the globe gathered at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT for the annual New England Tuberculosis Symposium. The focus of the all-day event was a disturbing global health trend: the emergence of a form of incurable tuberculosis that is drug-resistant.The highlight of Thursday’s symposium was an eight-member panel, moderated by Barry Bloom, that focused on the reasons for the emergence of drug-resistant TB, especially in poorer nations such as India, and what can be done to remedy this growing crisis. Bloom is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.Khisimuzi Mdluli from TB Alliance, a global nonprofit working against the disease, spoke repeatedly about the need to develop new drugs to combat tuberculosis. Since the 1960s, two drugs — isoniazid and rifampicin — have been the standard TB treatment. “We need more choices,” said Mdluli, “so if people don’t respond to the first [treatment] regimen, what can we do next? We don’t have good answers.”According to the World Health Organization, millions of people (8.8 million in 2010) contract tuberculosis each year, and about a million die from it. Mdluli called for more mobilization around fighting TB, urging a coordinated public awareness campaign similar to the one waged around HIV.The disease, he says, is mistakenly viewed as a problem of poverty. “TB doesn’t discriminate; anyone can get it,” he said. When asked by Bloom what is needed to foster the development of new drugs, Mdluli replied: “money, money, money.”Rob Warren of Stellenbosch University (from left) and Bob Horsburgh of Boston University listen as Scott Podolsky makes a point. Podolsky is assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School.Epidemiologist Bob Horsburgh of Boston University seconded Mdudli’s assertion that TB attacks the poor and rich alike. “We need to convince the upper classes that they are at risk too, because they really are,” he said. “It’s not uncommon [in places like India] for a lower-class household worker to spread TB to the whole [upper-class] household.”One of the main problems in detecting, and thus treating, tuberculosis, the panelists agreed, is the public stigma attached to having the disease. Sarah Fortune, the Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, detailed how crucial early detection can be in treating TB, explaining that educating people about better treatment options can help remove any stigma and thus help early detection efforts.Zarir Udwadia, a doctor and TB specialist at Hinduja National Hospital in Mumbai, India, described the rising stress that drug-resistant tuberculosis is placing on India’s already-overstretched health care system. “In India,” said Udwadia, “the public health system is lousy; people don’t want to go there,” so they go to private health providers, who are largely unregulated.He called for a public-private partnership in India, where “TB might be diagnosed in the private sector, and then patients could get treatment in the public sector.”The panel also included Jeremy Greene, Harvard assistant professor in the history of science and instructor at Harvard Medical School (HMS); Scott Podolsky, assistant professor of global health and social medicine at HMS and director of the Center for the History of Medicine; and Rob Warren of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa.The panelists agreed that more resources needed to be placed on treating drug-resistant TB. Horsburgh summed up the issue: “We’ve had the tools to cure TB for 40 years now. Why have we failed? We lacked the political will to do it. We need to do what AIDS activists have done to raise awareness” for a cure.The symposium was a step in that direction. Early in the session, Bloom told the panel that he’d recently been asked by India’s prime minister to serve as an adviser in that nation’s search for a new health minister. Bloom garnered laughter from the panel and the audience when he described the discussion as “a job interview” for each of them.last_img read more

Exclusive Videos! Get a Front-Row Seat to the Bombshell Concert

first_img View Comments Star Files Megan Hiltycenter_img Unless you were one of the lucky few to score a ticket to the Bombshell concert on June 8, you were probably sitting home on the couch weeping and cursing your bad luck. Dry your eyes—Broadway.com has two exclusive videos and an awesome montage of the big night at the Minskoff Theatre, featuring clips from “They Just Keep Moving the Line,” “The 20th Century Fox Mambo,” “Big Finish,” “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl,” “Don’t Say Yes Until I Finish Talking,” “On Lexington and 52nd Street,” “Cut, Print…Moving On,” “(Let’s Start) Tomorrow Tonight,” “The Right Regrets,” “Hang the Moon” and “Let Me Be Your Star.” You’re welcome!last_img