Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm Where can one find a copy of the Bishops’ statement in Spanish? Aaron J. Angel says: March 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm So beautifully written and profoundly powerful… I am immensely grateful for the leadership provided by our House of Bishops at this time. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 17, 2016 at 10:06 am This reads like an effort to be on the record as opposing right wing politics while doing nothing to speak directly though belatedly to underlying issues and instead magically leapfrogging to reconciliation. If the church wants to make a difference here and now it is time to shout the message publicly on a daily basis–to shout it from the rooftops in the press, to ring the church bells daily in a call to goodness, to take public risks rather than give retreat summations delivered anonymously. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Steve Catanich says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books March 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm Well said. Definitely praying. Hoping more messages like this get into the public eye to counteract the public rhetoric we hear so loudly on the other side. Paul Ambos says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ann Schumann-Ousley says: Comments (51) Sam Kincade says: [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church, meeting in retreat, unanimously approved the following Word To The Church.A Word to the ChurchHoly Week 2016“We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others.”On Good Friday the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man. They sacrificed the weak and the blameless to protect their own status and power. On the third day Jesus was raised from the dead, revealing not only their injustice but also unmasking the lie that might makes right.In a country still living under the shadow of the lynching tree, we are troubled by the violent forces being released by this season’s political rhetoric. Americans are turning against their neighbors, particularly those on the margins of society. They seek to secure their own safety and security at the expense of others. There is legitimate reason to fear where this rhetoric and the actions arising from it might take us.In this moment, we resemble God’s children wandering in the wilderness. We, like they, are struggling to find our way. They turned from following God and worshiped a golden calf constructed from their own wealth. The current rhetoric is leading us to construct a modern false idol out of power and privilege. We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others. No matter where we fall on the political spectrum, we must respect the dignity of every human being and we must seek the common good above all else.We call for prayer for our country that a spirit of reconciliation will prevail and we will not betray our true selves.The Episcopal Church House of Bishops met in retreat March 11 – 15 at Camp Allen Conference Center in Navasota, TX. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 16, 2016 at 1:46 pm What a very polite and lengthy way to say Nothing. This must have been written by a Politician. March 22, 2016 at 10:56 pm You are correct. Same letter placed in Spanish. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 March 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm What, specifically, are you pointing to in this statement. Are we to read into it our own particular biases? Moral relativism seems the order of the day. Elevating evil doers as characterizing the country (“shadow of the lynching tree”) while excusing the manner in which ** the margins of society are turning on US ** just adds to the polarization that is fomented by radical Left and reactionary Right. Political correctness is the gateway to the moral relativism because it punishes the free expression of ideas that must be considered where obvious problems exist. March 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm As a Biblical historian: “the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man” actually “the ruling religious forces of the day caused the torture and execution of an innocent man at the hands of the Romans.”Let’s not try to make what happened 2000 years ago about the Presidential Election of 2016. Let’s keep the Scripture true to the message, please. Rector Hopkinsville, KY March 28, 2016 at 10:17 am So sad when supposedly educated Bishops cannot draft something meaningful instead of something vague and meaningless. If you have something to say, say it! Willam A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: Max Hill says: Sandra K Llewellyn says: Dan Tabizon says: Vicki Gray says: March 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm Great message! Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Max Hill says: Submit a Job Listing March 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm My Spanish is poor, but I think this is it:https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2016/03/18/un-mensaje-de-los-obispos-episcopales-a-la-iglesia/ Ben Johnson says: March 16, 2016 at 6:52 pm As a Biblical historian: “the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man” actually “the ruling religious forces of the day caused the torture and execution of an innocent man at the hands of the Romans.”Let’s not try to make what happened 2000 years ago about the Presidential Election of 2016. Rector Knoxville, TN Joan Head says: Paul Rider says: March 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm Come Loving God, most mysterious one, and touch our land with your healing love. Grant us ears to hear your call to love and serve each other and the stranger in our midst. Amen March 17, 2016 at 11:08 am Bishops’ did a great job of “Taking A Stand.” Every election cycle there will be candidates that sell the dream of becoming a Utopia under their reign. I never see candidates visiting skid rows or prisons, or championing causes for the most disenfranchised. Why, they don’t vote, it doesn’t make for good press, and Voters would find helping those untouchables as not important. Most People elect politicians that have their similar concerns, their best interests, in mind. As Christians, Our Baptismal Covenant requires sometimes the opposite of politics. By acting on the Five Marks of Mission, we see that nonvoters and the environment are clearly within our realm of caring. No matter what our direction (Left, Right, or Center), our Savior, through Divine FÍat, was elected two thousand years ago. If His Kingdom is to Come on Earth, which candidate, if any, speaks to that? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls March 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm The Bishops’ statement comes from the heart of the Gospel. It reminds us that, in the heat and passion of public debate and differing views, we run the risk of overlooking what we hold from our faith as being dear and pre-eminent. That reminder applies to all of us, whether we tend to stand at the right, the center or the left in the political/social spectrum. Comments navigation Newer comments Submit a Press Release Steve Catanich says: Constance Jennings says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm Was this by any chance cc’d to Abp. Justin Welby? Posted Mar 16, 2016 March 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm Interesting that even a message of reconciliation and hope can be met with division and fear. I applaud our Bishops today. Episcopal bishops issue A Word to the Church The Revd Sarah V. Lewis says: March 17, 2016 at 11:22 am Agree, it’s very frightening. I don’t know who the fascists are but I can plead to God to tell us and not leave us blind. March 16, 2016 at 6:06 pm When the messengers of God sent “A Word to the Church” the Body of Christ, God’s people said: Amen!! Amen!! March 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm Hollow words. The Episcopal Church like every other supports agenda of the right wing fanatics. Without that support we probably wouldn’t be in the position we’re in. They call for “prayer,” and we all k of how much good that goes. I’m glad it allows all you self righteous hypocrites to deny the responsibility for your voting record . Wilmot T. Merchant, II says: Daar Fisher says: March 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm Honorable Bishop Johnson, interesting how you are picking up the secular mood of leftist politics and bringing up Nazi Germany. I hope you don’t think that that has a spiritual import for us today. Where is our message of hope “this is my fathers world.” Where is our faith in the God who will allow us “to pass safely through the tribulations of ou age?” Bishop Joel Marcus Johnson says: Cathy Kinkade says: Marybeth Wright says: Monte Robinson says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: March 16, 2016 at 11:47 am WOW! What a powerful message! I agree with it 100%!!! March 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm I agree with the Bishops in the thrust of their letter. But the Golden Calf was made from what they plundered leaving Egypt and they made it because they thought/feared Moses and God had abandoned them. Today’s “golden calf” has been forged by the same sense of fear and a deeper resentment of a perceived abandonment. Until we deal with that, we can only expect more. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Steve Lindsay says: Lynn Vera says: Jim Himes says: Ryan MacConnell says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET March 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm Many thanks to the House of Bishops. I see so many parallels to Germany in the 1930s, in which out-of-control political rhetoric and mob violence made it possible for Adolph Hitler to seize control not by coup but election. With anti-Semitism rising against Jews and Muslims both abroad and at home, we have much to keep in check. Slovenia, for example, has recently elected a fascist leader who has vowed to make life miserable for the Romas. So, yes, the spirit of reconciliation should be the prayer for our country – but also vigilance and the calling out of the fascists of our own day, who, like Amalek of old, would seize the most vulnerable of our day. Carrie Heiman says: March 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm Steve Lindsey, that is so beautiful and so infused with divine energy! Thank you so much. Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags 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 March 17, 2016 at 9:46 am Thank you for the BOLD leadership of our bishops. Gregory Willmore says: March 21, 2016 at 3:10 am Christ is our Hope. March 17, 2016 at 10:52 am Where the Roman leaders not gods? They only suffered the Jews to maintain the illusion of their power. The ruling religious forces were the ruling political forces of the day. The distinction between the two is a modern one that ought not be read into ancient writings. March 17, 2016 at 1:40 am Darr, You are right the statement says nothing! Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events 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 Comments navigation Newer comments Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ March 19, 2016 at 9:34 am Well written and the best comment I have read so far. Rector Bath, NC March 17, 2016 at 12:29 am Daar Fisher that is a righteous statement !! March 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm Sorry –but at some point the Episcopal Church is going to have to take a stand like others for what is right and quit trying to appeal to all. It is not sacrificing the hopes of others by not embracing every weird thing that comes along. We will not betray ourselves if we follow Gods word. Not sure this is happening. Also, do not think it is the faithful that may be on the wrong path but the leadership. House of Bishops, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm Amen Paul. Me too. House of Bishops Spring 2016 Comments are closed. 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 Richard Bidwell says: Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Steve Schneider says: Rector Shreveport, LA Michael Russell says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Michael Craig Patterson, Reno, Nevada says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Daar Fisher says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm Hmmmm…no mention of the “lynching tree” called abortion on demand, support by TEC. Rector Martinsville, VA March 17, 2016 at 12:26 am Jim Himes I couldn’t agree more with what you have posted. If any church has lost its way, it would be the Episcopal Church. I will continue to pray for all denominations asking God to bring to light the error of their ways and return to the gospel preached by the Apostle Paul. March 18, 2016 at 1:19 am The “margins of society” are indeed turning on those who have systematically abused them. It’s called “survival instinct.” You might find it helpful to avoid name calling, and read the statement by our Bishops along with the words of Christ as taught in the Gospels. Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA March 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm This church has lost itself. Trevor David says: Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL David Johnson says: March 17, 2016 at 1:46 am Is this directed at the Bernie Sanders supporters and BLM activists who started the violence at the Trump rally in Chicago? March 17, 2016 at 1:46 am This is good, but the time has come to be more explicit, more forceful. We are on the edge of an abyss. Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm I applaud the message that our bishops have sent. The church must stand up against the hate and bigotry that is poisoning the hearts of many of our citizens in this election year by certain political candidates and condemn it as contrary to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel of love and mercy. Hate and bigotry is not only unchristian but it is contrary to our American values. I believe our presiding bishop should declare a day of prayer and fasting prior to the general election and should publicly condemn this cycle of hate and violence that the Evil One has imposed upon our beloved nation. Enough is enough. The church must pray, fast and then do something about it. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Hugh Hansen PhD says: Natalie Bishop says: Hugh Hansen PhD says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Robert Wilson says: March 18, 2016 at 1:22 am You made the association to “right wing politics,” the Bishops didn’t. Director of Music Morristown, NJ
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Scape House / Andrew Simpson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveScape House / Andrew Simpson Architects Photographs: Christine Francis “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso This project for a family coastal residence is located on a stunning isolated site in eastern Victoria on former farmland. The design is an investigation of how an idealised conception of “house” is transformed by its context and use. The site has extraordinary qualities: harsh prevailing winds of the Roaring Forties; sloping site; and sublime panoramic views from Cape Liptrap to Wilson’s Promontory. The residence required maximum flexibility as a beach home that could accommodate varying sleeping needs – anything from a single guest to burgeoning family summer holidays. Save this picture!sequence diagramAs a point of departure, the sectional character of the design adopts an idealised child-like profile of a gabled house. However this reading of the architecture is subverted by a reorientation of the plan. The house twists to accommodate framed views and take advantage of the natural fall of the site, with two wings capturing significant views of the landscape to the east and west. These arms of the building create a sheltered area to the north side which provides a protected area from the prevailing winds. Internally the wings are mediated by an ambiguous central space that operates as provisional gallery, entry, veranda, storage, dining, lounge and circulation zone. This contested area engages more directly with the landscape and environment and accommodates shifting patterns of use. Text provided by Andrew Simpson Architects.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Roberts Memorial Delineation CompetitionArticlesVideo: Virgin America and Gensler offer Behind-the-Scenes look at SFO T2Articles Share Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 16 Share “COPY” Scape House / Andrew Simpson Architects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAndrew Simpson ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on September 27, 2011Cite: “Scape House / Andrew Simpson Architects” 27 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Top Stories’Temporary Camps On Highways, Registration Within 8 Hours, Shifting By Bus/Train Within 2-4 Days’, AP HC Passes Directions For Migrants’ Travel [Read Order] MEHAL JAIN25 May 2020 1:42 AMShare This – xNoting the lack of coordination between some Officers of the Government with the Red Cross and Para Legal Volunteers, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday formulated a model in the State for shifting of migrant workers. “Some of (the officials) are not cooperating due to which adequate arrangements are not reaching the migrant workers as intended by the Government…simultaneously, the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNoting the lack of coordination between some Officers of the Government with the Red Cross and Para Legal Volunteers, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday formulated a model in the State for shifting of migrant workers. “Some of (the officials) are not cooperating due to which adequate arrangements are not reaching the migrant workers as intended by the Government…simultaneously, the Higher Officials of the State Government are not responding for the arrangements to remove all these anomalies urgently”, observed the Division Bench.The Court was alive to the cause of migrant workers even in districts contiguous to the boundaries of State of Andhra Pradesh i.e., Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. Taking note of the miserable state of migrant labours in the state who have been forced to undertake kilometers long journey on foot due to the lockdown, the High Court had on May 15 issued directions to ensure availability of basic amenities to the walking migrants. “In addition to those, for the purpose of the migrant labourers, who are in huge numbers, adequate arrangements are required, that too with more sensitivity in four Districts, contiguous to the boundaries of State of Andhra Pradesh i.e., Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. Those four districts are Krishna, Chittoor and Srikakulam. Krishna and Guntur Districts are adjoining each other. Therefore, these four Districts are named in addition to other Districts of the State, which are 9 more in number”, stated the Division Bench on Friday.”We trust that the State Government officials, who, though, are compelled to act upon the aforesaid guidelines shall work practically in true sense and spirit in addition to compiling their data”, the Court expressed its hope, adding that “Thereby, the humanity may be respected by them with the help of voluntary and social organisations as referred or any other coming forward for help to the needy”.Accordingly, the Court issued the following guidelines: i) In four Districts viz., Krishna, Guntur, Srikakulam and Chittoor, on the roadside near by the Toll Plazas or some other appropriate place at the highway, a temporary camp be established to provide shelter to the migrant workers, offering drinking water and other adequate facilities. The same facilities shall also be made available in other Districts. ii) A coordination team be appointed including Red Cross Workers, Social Workers or Voluntary Organisations, Para Legal Volunteers, Village Volunteers and an employee each from the Departments of Revenue, Police, Health and local Administration. The said team shall ascertain the whereabouts of such migrant workers and make them ready for adequate facilities providing food to them. iii) Within eight (8) hours, their registration may be made for their shifting to the places where they intend to go with the assistance of the Software Company, namely ACRUX IT SERVICES PVT. LTD, to provide assistance, particularly, in Guntur and Krishna Districts by their team and, if possible, in two other districts. iv) Otherwise, the Government shall make arrangement of data entry operators’ team with a computer system for the registration of the migrant workers in all the Districts. The said team must work at least in two shifts of eight hours each, i.e., at least sixteen hours a day, thereby the entries may be recorded immediately or as early as possible, and register them for transportation state-wise. v) As per the entries so made, arrangement by way of Government buses, private buses for the shifting of workers may be made by the State Government. While making such arrangement, technicalities with private buses may be ignored for this purpose with an aim and object as to how far immediate steps may be taken for shifting the workers to their destination. vi) The higher officials of the State of Andhra Pradesh and the States where those workers are required to be shifted shall coordinate with each other and shift those workers, making requisite facilities of quarantine or otherwise, but for this reason, there should not be any hurdle in shifting of those workers. vii) The Principal Secretary and the Commissioner, Transport Department shall take up this responsibility in coordination with the officers at every District level. The District Collector shall supervise the things by appointing a team consisting of Joint Collector, Revenue Divisional Officer and Tahsildar, who shall visit the camps everyday and remain there at least for one hour to understand their problem. viii) It is further directed that the Secretary, District Legal Services Authority of every District shall also visit those camps an hour a day and shall coordinate with the Government officials that includes Joint Collector, Revenue Divisional Officer, Tahasildar and the officials of Transport and other Departments to make things available to those migrant workers, that includes water, food and other necessities; thereby, those workers may be shifted to their destination. The Court further ordered that the aforesaid directions are to be observed strictly, and would apply in the matter of shifting of these migrant workers by Government buses, private buses and Railways. In case of arrangement by buses, is to be made, it shall be made within 48 hours, while in case of arrangements by trains; the same must be made within 96 hours. The bench required the Railway Department to abide by these directions on a request made by the State Government and to make adequate arrangement to shift the migrant workers.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story