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78th General Convention digest for July 3

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service By ENS staffPosted Jul 3, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Submit a Press Release 78th General Convention digest for July 3 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 3, the ninth and final legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering.Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurerTwo days after the House of Bishops elected incumbent Kurt N. Barnes as the treasurer of General Convention and three days after the House of Deputies elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover to the post, the House of Deputies elected Kurt Barnes to serve as convention treasurer.Here is how it came about.On June 30, the House of Deputies narrowly elected former Executive Council Member Del Glover, the only other nominee running against Barnes. Glover received 414 votes and Barnes received 400. On July 1, Barnes received 102 votes and Glover received 48 in the House of Bishops.It became assumed that because of the split vote Barnes, who is also treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, would retain his post. However, early in the deputies’ morning session on July 3, Parliamentarian Bryan Krislock informed the house that it had to vote again.He explained that while most elections at General Convention take place in one house and are confirmed by the other, the treasurer election is unique in that it needs the concurrent action of both houses, according to Canon I.1.7(a).Krislock told the house that Glover had withdrawn his name from contention. The deputies then voted for Barnes, 608-81.Every regular meeting of the General Convention elects a treasurer who may also be treasurer of the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society.Barnes became treasurer of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in 2004 and assumed the role of treasurer of the General Convention at the same time.Barnes’ career has spanned finance and investment in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Barnes has worked as a Rand Corp. economist, a Time Inc. corporate planner, an editor of Fortune Magazine, an Inco Limited finance officer, and with Morgan Stanley Asset Management. He has assisted Amnesty International in restructuring its financial management and investment committee.Presiding Bishop-elect Curry asks for two vice presidentsBishop Mary Gray-Reeves of El Camino Real and Bishop Dean Wolfe of Kansas were both elected vice presidents of the House of Bishops during the July 3 afternoon session of the House of Bishops. Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry had requested a suspension of the rules to allow the elections of two instead of the usual one vice president. The house agreed to support the intention of the presiding bishop-elect and the two were elected. Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of Los Angeles was elected secretary of the house and she nominated Bishop Suffragan Allen Shin of New York as assistant secretary.A courtesy resolution for the Presiding BishopPresiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was greeted with a standing ovation, sustained applause, cheers, whistlesafter a courtesy resolution thanking her for her ministry was introduced by the 78th General Convention Committee on Courtesy and Privilege.Committee created to evaluate General Seminary, Convention relationshipThe 78th General Convention approved Resolution D075 authorizing the presiding officers to appoint a committee of no more than five members to evaluate the relationship between the General Convention and The General Theological Seminary. According to the resolution, the committee is to include one of the trustees elected at convention and is charged to determine whether this relationship is mutually beneficial at this point in the life of the church. The committee is asked to report to their findings to the 79th General Convention with recommended action, including the possibility of ending this relationship.Houses affirm support for Central Americans fleeing violence The House of Deputies voted July 3 to concur with the House of Bishops of Resolution D033, “Supporting Refugee Rights in Central America,” which calls on The Episcopal Church to “acknowledge the continued violence against and displacement of citizens in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador), perpetrated by armed state and non-state actors.”The world began paying attention to the crisis of epidemic violence in Central America when in the summer of 2014 Honduran, Guatemalan and El Salvadoran children began arriving at the U.S. border in unprecedented numbers.Over the last year, the level of violence in the Northern Triangle has continued to rise, its residents continue to flee to the United States, and some women and children are housed in prison-like settings in detention centers.The resolution further calls upon “the church and regional governments to affirm and support the work of civil society and international organizations as they address the needs of the displaced in their countries of origin; support the efforts of civil society groups and regional bodies, especially the work of our sister Anglican province La Iglesia de la Region Central de America (IARCA), the Diocese of Honduras, and human rights organizations, which seek to address the root causes of violence and engage in advocacy and dialogue with their governments to serve the needs of and create safe spaces for internally displaced persons and refugees.”It also calls on The Episcopal Church, in solidarity with IARCA, to push for government accountability in Central America; for the church to advocate for the U.S. government to play a positive role, to strengthen legal institutions financially; and to encourage the Central American and Mexican governments to uphold the legal rights of victims. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events General Convention, General Convention 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

RSF General Secretary sentenced to 1000 euros

first_imgNews Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Organisation Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) secretary-general Robert Ménard denounced today as “disgraceful” the 1,000 euros fine imposed on him today by a Paris court for his part in occupying the Tunisian Tourism Office in Paris last June. “There was no attempt to find out the truth in this matter,” he said. “The judge refused to hear witnesses or to watch a video showing that I never touched, much less roughed up anyone. We know very well that the Tunisian government was behind this case.” RSF has appealed against the conviction.Ménard had been charged with manhandling a tourism office employee during a two-day occupation of the Tunisian government premises last 28-29 June by Ménard and other RSF members in protest against the arrest of Tunisian journalist Sihem Bensedrine. A tourism official, executive secretary Samia Ayari Mattei, had filed a complaint against Ménard, saying she had to take six days off work sick after the occupation.Ménard said he would seize the opinion of the minister of justice and the National Council of Judges about the refusal of the judge to consider evidence that may have proved him innocent when the judge had a duty to ensure a person’s right to a defence and a fair trial.He said his prosecution was “part of the campaign of slander, insults and defamation against me in the official Tunisian press.” In an editorial on 4 February this year, the managing editor of government daily La Presse, Moncef Gouja, called Ménard “a notorious pervert”… “a defender of paedophilia” and “a son of the OAS, whose hands are covered in Algerian blood.”The RSF secretary-general appeared before the 28th division of the Paris magistrates’ court on 28 February and the verdict was announced on 7 March, along with a fine of 1,000 euros and a symbolic one euro in damages against him.voir le dernier communiqué News December 26, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more March 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF General Secretary sentenced to 1000 euros November 12, 2019 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Robert Ménard had been charged with manhandling a tourism office employee during a two-day occupation of the Tunisian government permises. Sentenced to 1 000 euros, Ménard will seize the minister of Justice and the National Council of Judges last_img read more

Robotham 3 at buzzer puts UNLV over BYU 92-90 in OT

first_imgDecember 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Robotham 3 at buzzer puts UNLV over BYU 92-90 in OT FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Noah Robotham sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give UNLV a 92-90 win over BYU in overtime on Saturday night, snapping a three-game skid.UNLV fell behind 90-89 with :18 left in the extra period. Following a timeout, Robotham took the assist from Amauri Hardy and drained the 3-pointer as time expired for the win.Joel Ntambwe led the Runnin’ Rebels (5-4) with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Kris Cylburn and Hardy added 21 points apiece, Robotham finished with 12 points and Cheikh Mbacke Diong 10.UNLV led 47-30 at the break but BYU battled back in the second half, cutting it to 68-61 with 8:29 to play. From there, UNLV watched its lead evaporate and a 3-point play by Jahshire Hardnett put the Cougars (8-5) up 83-81 with 2:22 remaining. That held until the final :27 when Ntambwe was fouled, then sank two from the line to tie it 83-all. BYU’s Zac Seljaas missed a 3 at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime.Yoeli Childs led BYU with 25 points and 11 boards. Hardnett and TJ Haws had 19 points each and Seljaas had 10. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball Associated Press Written bylast_img read more