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Anglican Alliance releases resources for observing Freedom Sunday in December

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first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Churches throughout the Anglican Communion are expected to observe Freedom Sunday on or near Dec. 2 as part of increased efforts to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery. The Anglican Alliance has produced a resource pack, in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, to help churches plan services and other events around Freedom Sunday, which this year falls on the UN’s International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The resource pack includes stories, information, prayers and a sermon outline.Read the full article here. Posted Nov 10, 2017 Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Alliance releases resources for observing Freedom Sunday in December 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 Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Human Trafficking Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Number of people seeking LGBT help on the rise

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first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Facebook NewsHealthLimerickVideoNumber of people seeking LGBT help on the riseBy Editor – October 16, 2018 1518 THE number of people seeking LGBT support from the Gender Orientation and Sexual Health (GOSHH) service in Limerick has increased by more than 100 per cent since 2014.Since the 2014 marriage referendum, the number of LGBT people availing of the service has increased from 40 to 86 people annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The service, which is based on Davis Street in the city centre, caters for a wide number of people from various backgrounds who have to deal with societal judgement on a daily basis.GOSHH LGBTI Project Support Worker Patrick McElligott said that the stigma and assumptions surrounding the community still persist and are a very real issue.“In Ireland, everyone is protected in the eyes of the law. There is, however, a very large difference between the words in the law and the experience of a person in their society,” Mr McElligott said.He said that there is still an assumption that if someone is homosexual that then they are less of man or a woman.“There is a message that there may not be space for a man to be emotional and with women, there is a treatment that if they are a lesbian then they are a different kind of woman, a less emotional woman,” he explained.The total number of people looking for support from GOSHH has risen from 175 in 2015 to 204 in 2017. The organisation has supported 177 people so far in 2018. The figures show a rise in the number of LGBT clients and a fall in the client load in other departments.Mr McElligott attributed the increase in the number of people willing to get help to the fact that “there is now a space to reach out”.He also believes that the process of educating society on LGBTI issues is a slow process.“Sometimes I wish that we could flick a switch and this would be okay. It would be really nice in five years if we could move closer to that place of acceptance,” he said.The organisation also works with client families.They attempt to build self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, while with the families it is about giving them space to ‘come out’ with the person.“We all know what it is like to come out. Everyone has to come out whether it is about your first boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, pregnancy – in any situation where you feel anxiety about telling someone something,” Mr McElligott said.GOSHH ran multiple workshops and seminars during Limerick mental health week and they can be contacted on (061) 314 354. Linkedin TAGSGOSHHLGBTlgbt issueslimerickMental Healthmental health week Previous articleEarls and Mathewson doubts for Gloucester visitNext articleWatch: Samaritans outreach programme gets a boost Editor center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Leon Bridges Bears His Soul For An Awesome Night Of Music In Richmond [Review/Gallery]

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first_imgLoad remaining images That warm feeling when you go down a hill, and as you gain speed, and race toward the bottom, it hits your stomach, fires off your pleasure receptors, and sends you into a state of euphoria. Leon Bridges gives you that same feeling when he comes out on stage and begins to work the crowd, and did so at The National in Richmond, VA when he performed last night.Passing through security, ticket in hand, fans shuffled inside, eager to hear a new take on the soulful sound of the singers past. Bridges takes you for a ride back to when men wouldn’t walk outside to the mailbox without being outfitted in a sharp suit and hat. Right from the start, everything was “Smooth Sailin” before getting a little “Out Of Line” with a “Whole Lotta Woman” and a “Pull Away” into a short musical break. Then came “The Juice,” which squeezed into “Better Man,” before he found his way into the hit song, “Brown Skin Girl.”Bridges, 27 years old, sings soulful songs similar in style to Sam Cooke and the R&B sound of the 50’s and 60’s. Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Bridges carries himself with the style and pose of a true Southern gentlemen. He doesn’t just dress the part. Bridges made sure to take time during the show to give a shout out to his Mother (like a true good mannered southern gentlemen), as the next song in the set bore her name, “Lisa Sawyer.”With a shout out to the band’s home state of Texas, Leon and his band fired things up with a twangy Texas slide guitar heavy tribute to the Lone Star State, “Texas Sun.” “Hold On” and “Flowers” came next, as Bridges and his six-piece backing band got the entire audience “Twisting and Groovin.” Bridges announced to the audience that the next song was written in 2012 at his mother’s house, as “Coming Home” starts off with Brittani Jessie laying out some beautiful vocals before Leon came in and delivered the sweet soulful sounds of the title track to his Grammy nominated debut album. The audience even got into it and began singing along, as he turned the mic on the audience for some fun call and response type vocals. Bridges was clearly loving it, mentioning to the crowd that he’s never had audience participation like that of the crowd at the sold out historic Richmond venue that night.Afterwards, the lights dimmed down low, with only a silhouette of Bridges seen on stage. Bridges picked up his semi-hollow body sunburst guitar and took the audience down to the soothing sound of the “River.”Bridges then exited the stage, and the crew began to break down the microphone stands. ‘What!?, No encore??’ one fan snarked. As some left the venues, thoise who remained only got louder and louder, refusing to leave without an encore. Stage hands returned microphones to their places, and with a roar of the crowd, Leon and his soulful sextet returned to the stage.Leon took the mic and told the audience, with a reminiscent tone, about growing up watching the performer of the next song sing and dance on TV during his youth. A large group of girls began to scream, as Bridges began his slow sexy soulful R&B rendition of Ginuwine’s popular hit, “Pony.” Feeling off the audience’s energy, Bridges and company kept things going with a hot version of “Pussyfooting” that went into a jam, with Leon improvising lyrics that reflected on his trip to Virginia and some of the audience members lucky enough to be in the first few rows.To wrap up the night, Bridges and his band busted out their hardest rocking song of the night, “Mississippi Kisses.” This wasn’t just smooth soul, this was full on rock n’ roll! Heavy guitar riffs with an explosive sax brought that ‘down in New Orleans’ sound to the stage, concluding the show with all out barn burner to bring the ride to an end for the Richmond crowd.Check out a full gallery and the setlist, below.Setlist: Leon Bridges at The National, Richmond, VA – 10/2/16Set: Smooth Sailin’, Out Of Line, Whole Lotta Woman, Pull Away, The Juice, Better Man, Brown Skin Girl, Golden Room, Lonely Road, Lisa Sawyer, Texas Sun, Hold On, Flowers, Twisting and Groovin’, Daisy Mae, Shine, Coming Home, RiverEncore: Pony, Pussyfootin, Mississippi Kisseslast_img read more

International Air Fair Planes Arrive with Humanitarian Aid for Chile

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first_img The fair was officially opened by Chilean president Sebastián Piñera, who expressed his gratitude for “the arrival of cargo planes from abroad (with humanitarian aid), the donation of resources in cash by the exhibitors, and the donation of the entrance fees for this fair.” The planes flew from the United States to Chile without stops and were refueled in the air by U.S. Air Force tanker planes. They have the capacity for radar invisibility and are expected to be the fighter planes of the next fifty years. By Dialogo March 25, 2010 The fair’s star attraction is the U.S. F-22 fighter plane, known as the ‘Raptor.’ Two of these planes, valued at more than 200 million dollars each, arrived for the exposition. center_img The International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), considered the most important on the continent, opened this week with 120 planes from around 40 participating countries, and a number of the planes arrived with aid for the victims of February’s earthquake. He noted that the entrance fees collected over the weekend, when the fair will be open to the public, will be turned over in full to the victims of the earthquake and seaquake of 27 February. last_img read more

UK roundup: Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme, TPR, Serco, ABI, SGSS

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first_imgThe Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme has reached an agreement with its sponsor employer over its 2009 actuarial valuation after involvement from the regulator.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) said the trustees and sponsor, Serco, were unable to reach an agreement by 1 April 2009.Serco ran the Docklands Light Railway, an East London train line, until 2014.TPR oversaw a funding settlement for the now £36.1m (€49m) deficit, which will be cleared by January 2018, with £20m coming from Serco by January next year. Serco will put £33m into the scheme and £4m from its subsidiary Dockland Light Railway Ltd.In light of the missed 2009 deadline, TPR said it would consider it necessary to exercise its funding powers against Serco but then suspend this once negotiations between scheme and sponsor recommenced.Lesley Titcomb, TPR chief executive, said the deal, overseen by TPR, showed that it would support schemes with non-compliance and did not take kindly to missed actuarial deadline submissions.In other news, figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that defined contribution (DC) savers have withdrawn £27m a day in the first three months since they were granted new freedoms.From April, DC savers over the age of 55 have been freed of the obligation to purchase annuities. As of the end of June, they have taken out £2.5bn from DC schemes.More than half, £1.3bn, was paid out in cash.However, £1.1bn was shifted into income drawdown products, a market expected to grow after the freedoms were introduced, and one many DC schemes are considering offering in-house.Approximately £990m was invested in annuities, with the average purchase around £55,600.The ABI’s director for long-term savings policy, Yvonne Braun, said the figures showed how well providers were adapting to the reforms.Lastly, Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) has received UK regulatory approval to offer trustee and depositary services for UCITS and alternative investment funds.The company will now offer full custody, depositary and fund administration services for UK pension funds.last_img read more