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December 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm “On the edges of the world’s notice”, there is now a WALL surrounding Bethlehem. Surely Episopalians will have something to say about it. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Note: The following message is presented in English and SpanishEpiscopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Message 2013“May that royal inheritance and authority of the stable be born in you, enliven your heart, and rest on your shoulders.”[December 12, 2013] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, in her Christmas Message 2013 prays: “May you discover that humble authority born again on the edges of the world’s notice. May that royal inheritance and authority of the stable be born in you, enliven your heart, and rest on your shoulders.”The following is the Presiding Bishop’s message:Christmas message 2013For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6Isaiah pronounces these words to a people who remember the yoke of slavery laid on their shoulders. They’ve been waiting for this child, whose birth transforms that yoke into a mantle of authority. They are promised that this authority will continue to grow as the peaceable commonwealth is established – with justice and righteousness for all, and for ever.This promise is spoken anew to people in every age, to those who have lived under oppression or in dark depression, to the hungry and ill and imprisoned. The birth we celebrate offers hope, in Word made flesh, who comes among us to heal and walk this way with us. The mantle of authority on his shoulders begins in the swaddling clothes of a child born in the humblest of circumstances. Yet that authority is recognized even by foreigners from far away. That mantle of authority does continue to grow, through a life offered for others, raised into new life, and passed on to new generations of fleshly God-bearers. Wherever justice and righteousness is done, that authority is growing, borne on the shoulders of the Prince of Peace.He comes again, bearing the grace of the One whose image he wears in flesh. Seek him, sing his new song, declare his glory, and tell out the good news to all the nations: God reigns, and he is coming bearing righteousness and truth on his shoulders.May you discover that humble authority born again on the edges of the world’s notice. May that royal inheritance and authority of the stable be born in you, enliven your heart, and rest on your shoulders. Bear it abroad in peace, this year and throughout the ages.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchMensaje de Navidad del 2013 de la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal“Que la herencia real y dominio del estable nazca en usted, alegre su corazón, y permanezca sobre sus hombros”.[12 de diciembre de 2013] La Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori, en su Mensaje de Navidad del 2013 ora para: “Que usted descubra ese dominio humilde nacido de nuevo en los bordes de la conciencia del mundo. Que esa herencia real y dominio del estable, nazca en usted, alegre su corazón, y permanezca sobre sus hombros”.A continuación el mensaje de la Obispa Presidente:Mensaje de Navidad del 2013Porque un niño nos es nacido, un hijo nos es dado, y el dominio estará sobre su hombro. Se llamará su nombre: Admirable Consejero, Dios Fuerte, Padre Eterno, Príncipe de Paz. Isaías 09:06Isaías pronuncia estas palabras a un pueblo que recuerda el yugo de la esclavitud en sus hombros. Han estado esperando por este niño, cuyo nacimiento transforma ese yugo en un manto de autoridad. Se les promete que esta autoridad seguirá creciendo a medida que se establece un reino de paz – con justicia y rectitud para todos y para siempre.Esta promesa es hablada de nuevo a la gente de todas las edades, a aquellos que han vivido bajo la opresión o en la depresión oscura, a los hambrientos y enfermos y encarcelados. El nacimiento que celebramos ofrece esperanza en la Palabra hecha carne, que viene entre nosotros para sanar y recorrer este camino con nosotros. El manto del dominio sobre sus hombros comienza en los pañales de un niño nacido en la más humilde de las circunstancias. Sin embargo, ese dominio es reconocido incluso por los extranjeros que vienen de lejos. Ese manto de la autoridad sigue creciendo, a través de una vida ofrecida para los demás, planteadas en una nueva vida, y se transmite a las nuevas generaciones portadora de la carne de Dios. Dondequiera que se haga justicia y rectitud, ese dominio está creciendo, llevada en hombros del Príncipe de la Paz.Él viene otra vez, teniendo la gracia de Aquel cuya imagen Él lleva en carne. Búscalo, canta su nueva canción, declara su gloria, y habla de la buena nueva a todas las naciones: Dios reina, y Él viene trayendo justicia y la verdad sobre sus hombros.“Que usted descubra ese dominio humilde nacido de nuevo en los bordes de la conciencia del mundo. Que esa herencia real y dominio del estable, nazca en usted, alegre su corazón, y permanezca sobre sus hombros”. Llévela afuera en paz, este año y a lo largo de los siglos.Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaLa Iglesia Episcopal Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori December 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm With respect, I could not have said this better myself:http://thesubdeansstall.org/2013/12/13/the-presiding-bishops-christmas-message-got-jesus/ Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm Wonderful, thrilling words! Thanks so much, and Blessed Days! Roy Hayes says: Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Dennis Kennedy says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Dec 12, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Julian Malakar says: Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA December 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm “The birth we celebrate offers hope, in Word made flesh, who comes among us to heal and walk this way with us.”- Presiding Bishop and PrimateThe name of the Word, Who became a man, and reconciled us (as a sinner) with Holy One is nobody else other than our Lord Jesus Christ to Whom every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to glory of God the Father. Philippians 2: 9 – 11.Merry Christmas to all ! 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 Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI John C. Kimbrough says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY r h lewis says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Comments (7) 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 December 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm Once upon a time there was sin in all of earthIn the midst the Son of God for Virgin Mary gave birthJesus to put us all in our Heavenly Father’s Perfect HeartPeace on earth Good will to allPrayer of every soul now answeredCrowned Savior Christ the Lord From all God’s Splendorin a simple manger is foundPeace on earth Good will to allJesus to place us in our Heavenly Father’s Arms PureA Morning Star led all the Angel of the Lord told allVia wise men of the East and shepherds in the fieldso Heaven and earth rejoices forever moreSo Heaven and earth rejoices forever more.Merry Christmas all! Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Stewart David Wigdor says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Advent, December 30, 2013 at 8:54 am Mankind’s ability to listen, understand, rejoice in and practice God’s words and teachings as put forth in The Holy Bible is built on and around the fact that this wisdom is already within our hearts. Messages such as this one and those of others can enlighten and liberate us further. We are all thankful for the gift of life and the grace of God………………. Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Message 2013 Mensaje de Navidad del 2013 de la Obispa Presidente Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI December 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm Where is the article “the” with Word ? Is commonwealth equal to Kingdom? The Baptist’s ,message is that the “Kingdom has come near.” John’s prologue tells of The Word. R H Lewis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anthony Parker says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ
Bringing church to the people: Ashes, ashes everywhere Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm When our church (St. Gregory’s in Boca Raton FL) began “Ashes to Go” four years ago, I, too, wondered if it was a bit of a gimmick — “quickie grace” that let people off the hook too easily. But, as the stories began to be told of incredible moments of grace experienced by both the clergy delivering the ashes and those receiving them, I knew this was of God. Certainly in an ideal world, we would all gather in sanctuaries, hear God’s Word, pray for ourselves and others, and come to a deeper understanding of our own sinful nature and need for redemption. Our world is far from ideal, though, and overflowing with so many thirsting for grace, a simple glimmer of hope in the midst of brokenness and sorrow.Here’s where I ended up: If I was confronted with someone dying of thirst, would I, at that moment, delve into all the reasons for that person’s condition? Or, would I offer that person a drink in Jesus’ name and trust that Jesus will show me what — if anything — to do next? I pray it’s the latter. Comments are closed. Comments (6) February 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm It was 25 degrees and snowing out in North Adams, MA yesterday when Mo. Mary Frances Curns and Br. Ken Kaigle, OSB, stood outside All Saints’ of the Berkshires offering “Ashes to Go”. It was a re-start of this ministry begun by Fr. Ed King (now retired) about 4 or 5 years ago. The numbers were small but the ministry was delivered to exactly the people who need the message of humility, mortality and hope. The news will travel around the community and next year we will reach more people and spread the news of God’s Grace and Love further into the world! Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm Excellent article and video companion as well! I was reminded of an interview with me published on Alban.org about relational evangelism: “I consider myself an evangelist as part of a complete being responding to a God who made me, and I can’t resist the opportunity to share something this wonderful with others. I express this in many forms, tapping into spiritual practices ancient and modern, and do this in a persistent (not insistent), iterative way, incarnating a Christ who always shows up in the right place at the right time.” Read on here: https://alban.org/archive/resurrected-lives-relational-evangelism-with-young-adults/ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 February 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm “In ‘remembrance of Me, don’t look above, Look in your heart for God! “ Rector Belleville, IL 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 Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anita S. Sherman says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Frances Lester says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Mary Beth Wright says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 9, 2016 Mary Frances Curns says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, will offer “Ashes on the Fly” to domestic and international travelers throughout the day on Ash Wednesday. Photo: Courtesy of Donna S. Mote[Episcopal News Service] Increasingly, there is “Ashes to Go,” ‘Smudge and Run,” “Drive-through Ashes,” “Ashes on the Fly,” and now, “Lent in a Bag,” as all sorts of churches — Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist — are moving the centuries-old Ash Wednesday observance beyond church walls.The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, says she will offer “Ashes on the Fly” to domestic and international travelers throughout the day on Ash Wednesday.“I’m out and about, which is my usual style,” said Mote, 51, who describes her parish as “4,700 acres, in a geographic sense,” through which pass an average of about 274,000 passengers on any given day.If previous years are any indicator, she expects to impose ashes on hundreds of foreheads for people of a variety of faiths, nationalities and beliefs. She has described some of her encounters on Facebook.Mote says she takes the ashes into public spaces because reminders of mortality, humility and healing belong where the people are, and make for powerful connections even beyond the context of a formal liturgy.Like the young woman “last year who asked can you tell me how to explain Lent to people who don’t observe it,” Mote said.Or an airport employee who told Mote she wanted ashes but had never had them before and wasn’t sure what it meant. “What do you think it means?” Mote asked. Her reply: “’I think it means I want to get my act together, but I’m going to need some help.’ I said, “I think that’s what it means, too,’” Mote said.But most who approach the cassock-clad Mote “don’t say anything at all. They just come up and bow their heads, including those whose first language is not English. It’s very powerful. You don’t have to speak the same language for an important sacred event to transpire.”The Rev. Harry Jenkins, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Slidell, Louisiana, plans to offer ashes, prayers and “Lent in a Bag” to drive-through worshippers.Included in the brown paper bag is: a copy of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2016 Lenten Meditations, sand, a rock, a human figure, a candle and a cross, said Jenkins.“With each of the items there’s a question or a slight description for them to think about what it means,” Jenkins said. “Basically, the sand is to reflect on Jesus going into the wilderness. The rock could be a couple of things—when Jesus was invited to transform stone into bread and about the hunger in the world and that we might pray for those who are hungry.“There’s a human figure to remind us that we say Jesus is fully human but basically he understands us from inside our skin. He knows from experience we’re each capable of great things. They might reflect on where Christ is in our life during Lent.”The candle is for meditation purposes and as a dual reminder that Jesus is the light of the world, and not to hide your light under a bushel. The question would be, “so where do you shine with your light?”“And then the cross is, how do we follow Christ ourselves? What crosses do we bear? We remember to take up our cross daily and follow Jesus,” he said.The bag also includes a Lenten service schedule and, for a church that averages about 70 for regular Sunday services, the drive-through drew 300 last year “most of who are not members of our church,” Jenkins added.In many ways, it “meets the needs of people with apprehensions about going to church. Maybe they have had bad experiences and don’t want to go into the building. We feel like it’s something we can do and we really love it.”The church also offers a noon and 7 p.m. indoor service and Jenkins said the church started “Lent in a Bag” last year as an added takeaway.“We have had people start coming to the church as a result of Ashes to Go. Not huge numbers, but some have joined. It’s meaningful for participants, for those who come to get ashes, members of the church who help. It adds to our Lenten experience,” he said.In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Rev. Kristina Maulden, 49, said this will be her second year imposing ashes on foreheads underneath Trinity Episcopal Church’s carport.Last year Maulden, the associate rector, stood outside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and prayed with about 60 people “who were either disabled or were bringing their spouse who couldn’t get in the church. There were people who hadn’t been to church in a long time and this was an easy avenue to get back to church.“And we had people who couldn’t make it to the service, who couldn’t find a parking spot,” she said, of the downtown church which has an average Sunday attendance of about 500. “It amazed me, these little moments of reaching into somebody’s car and giving them the ashes … was like this little thin space, a holy moment where we were pausing in our day and reminding ourselves of our mortality. It is so rare that we actually touch somebody like that on a daily basis. There were people who, after they received their ashes, were in tears as they drove away.”The whole point, she said, is to bring church to people, “to go where people are, no matter what state they’re in and say the church is here for you, too.”Although some of her congregation understands the effort, “others think it’s a bit gimmicky,” she said. “It’s hard to move beyond that unless you’ve actually been in the car when something like this is happening. I just hope people will give it the benefit of the doubt because there is grace here.”In Michigan, dozens of Protestant and Episcopal churches are offering both “Ashes to Go” and “Drive Through Ashes” including for a fourth year, said the Rev. June Marshall Smith of Novi United Methodist Church.She felt compelled to offer ashes outdoors after trying to find a service herself a few years ago. “Nobody had a morning worship service. I thought, what’s the purpose of me going to worship at 7 p.m. if I’m just going to go to bed at 9 p.m. I want to wear the ashes all day.”The service is “a labor of love” and she has fun with it.“One year, it was subzero temperatures and I was asking myself why I’m doing this. Then somebody’d go through the line and they’d be crying because it meant so much to them.”Another year, she created a sign: “‘Get your ashes in here,’” she said, chuckling. Smith stands under a portico near the church building and also offers, a brochure with prayers and a reminder to mobile penitents that a way to share their faith is to tell others about the smudges on their forehead.There is repeat traffic, she said, citing wheelchair vans, senior group vans and also a woman who drove 90 miles for ashes because she wouldn’t have been able to receive them at any other time during the day.“One man is paralyzed from the waist down and every year, he’s back here,” Smith said. And although she is expecting heavy snows and cold she plans to be prepared again this Feb. 10, by wearing wool socks, leather-soled boots, standing on a carpet and moving a lot in order to stay warm.She also plans to hold three indoor services, at 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. “We have a good time, it is a wonderful thing. I would hope churches would give it a try. When they see the impact it has on people’s hearts, I don’t think they’d ever turn back and not do it again.”When Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio, began offering drive-through ashes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. last year, about 76 cars showed up.The Rev. Aaron Layne, 36, admitted to initially being “on the fence about, are we catering to a fast-paced society who increasingly doesn’t have time for God? Are we making it too easy, you know, to say yeah, I’ve done my religious whatever today and I can walk around with a smudge on my forehead and it means nothing.”But after 76 cars showed up, including one with a Catholic father whose son had stage IV cancer and couldn’t risk infection by being in public, Layne was convinced.Another woman said she came because her local church’s service was at 7 p.m. “and that’s my child’s bedtime. The church doesn’t have anything for me to go to. I thought that was really neat, meeting people where they are and that’s why we’re going to continue to do it.”“For me it’s the adage, the church has left the building. If we truly affirm the fact that we are the church and the church is the people, then I guess it shouldn’t really matter where we conduct our services. With all those justifications and the fact that we sincerely saw Christ the last time we did it I just can’t wait to see how Christ shows up this time.”But at St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church in Savannah, Georgia, the Rev. Lauren Flowers Byrd said that although the church participated last year, they decided to take this year off.“I’m one of those people that thinks you have to stop for your mortality, not do a drive-through sort of thing,” Byrd told ENS. “That’s sort of the thing to me, to pause, take time to stop and dwell in it for a while.“It’s like you’re dressed in time, mortal time, when you put the ashes on your headAbsent that kind of grace I can see where the church is out in the street, to come to people to see where the mortal lives actually are lived.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Thom Chu says: February 10, 2016 at 1:39 pm What a clever idea! I know for a fact that none of the threeEpiscopal churches in the South Bend -Mishawaka,Indiana have never done this before. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Robert Beicke says: Rector Knoxville, TN February 12, 2016 at 1:43 pm As an evangelism tool bringing church into the public square in the broader sense of “parish,” Ashes-to-Go has the potential to connect with individuals and draw them into the spiritual life of the church. But as the “standard” form for this ritual it falls far short. For the imposition of ashes is part of a larger liturgy calling us to personal confession and entry into the disciplines of Lent. Further, in the context of the Mass, we recall that Jesus Christ giving life to the world is the reason for those cross-shaped ashes. We are reminded that “we are dust, and to dust we shall return” is not God’s final word for our life. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Lent Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA
Apartment in Katayama / Matsunami Mitsutomo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64651/apartment-in-katayama-matsunami-mitsutomo Clipboard Apartments Japan CopyApartments•Suita-shi, Japan Projects Photographs Apartment in Katayama / Matsunami MitsutomoSave this projectSaveApartment in Katayama / Matsunami Mitsutomo ArchDaily Save this picture!© Matsunami Mitsutomo+ 38 Share 2007 “COPY” Area: 1190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Matsunami Mitsutomo Area Area of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64651/apartment-in-katayama-matsunami-mitsutomo Clipboard Photographs: Matsunami MitsutomoText description provided by the architects. As the apartment has ‘A room arrangement matching that of the window pattern’, the part that was once unavoidable has now become a large subject of the design. Taking the challenge of a small apartment within those conditions, whilst dealing with a strict budget, the Katayama apartment was born. Save this picture!© Matsunami MitsutomoRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesThe Katayama Apartment is a small apartment block built on a site of 110m² and consists of 7 stories, 2 apartments per floor and a total of 10 apartments. On the north side is located the elevator, stairs and the passage with the basis being a flat plan. However, in part there is a high-ceiling maisonette covering 2 floors incorporated like stacked blocks. The layout is quite apparent when viewed from the façade of the south side. The sectional structure is reflected as it is in the outline of the façade. In other words, the lifestyle inside the apartment itself designed the façade, reflecting the intent to let the vitality of life spread out into the landscape of the homogenous rows of houses in Katayama. For the external finish a distinct black and white colour was chosen, in order to show the strong presence of a simple box against the surrounding dull buildings of beige, grey or brick shades. Save this picture!© Matsunami MitsutomoIn order to realise this façade design, restrictions due to the evacuation plan had to be overcome. Various patterns that would not impose on the balcony standard for emergency evacuation were considered and resulted in this design. Save this picture!© Matsunami MitsutomoThe variation to the cross-sectional design was brought about by the strategy of the business proprietor of ‘How can additional value be achieved’. Since supply of article for lease affair in this area meets the demand, distinction from other properties and elevated value was an absolute necessity. Since legal height restrictions permitted, a high ceiling room was integrated and, bringing together 3 plan types and finishing materials, a combination of 10 patterns was fashioned. By these means, a space offering both diversity and economic efficiency was obtained. It is these elements which makes the characteristic façade and maintains no apartment vacancies to date.Project gallerySee allShow lessSustainable Cities / VandkunstenArticlesKindergarten Fagerborg / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterArticlesProject locationAddress:Katayama-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMatsunami MitsutomoOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSuita-shiHousingJapanPublished on June 17, 2010Cite: “Apartment in Katayama / Matsunami Mitsutomo” 17 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News Fundraising for a Community Project: How to Research Grants and Secure Financing for Local Groups and Projects in the UK Tagged with: Community fundraising
Masses pour out in support of Venezuelan government.The Pentagon, the Trump administration and all enemies of the poor are working overtime to destabilize the revolutionary government of Venezuela. The rich elite in Washington and Venezuela are undermining and sabotaging all attempts to build a society in Venezuela that provides education, health care, housing and a decent living for all, especially the poorest.News about Venezuela in the United States is completely distorted. Lies about who is responsible for food shortages or for the violence in the country are all fabricated and aimed to set the stage for intervention by Washington.Workers in the United States must stand in solidarity with the Venezuelan people and their President Nicolás Maduro. We must say, “No to U.S. intervention!”The people resistOn April 19, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas for the country’s Independence Day, the vast majority in support of President Maduro.Thousands of rich, right-wing Venezuelans also marched and tried to create a dangerous situation in the country.One protester told Venezuelanalysis on April 19, “I am here to support the Revolution … because I love my country, I’m a Chavista. … I support Chavez and Maduro, and I want that to be heard in the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world so they can’t say this is a show, that we don’t have numbers, that we’re paid to be here. No, this is real.”Venezuelanalysis also quoted Jesus Pinto, national secretary general of the Tupamaros National Revolutionary Movement,that day, “Here we are at the largest anti-imperialist march in Venezuelan history; the U.S. empire has done much harm and we have right-wing opposition sectors that seek the ouster of the legitimately elected government, [but] here we are in the streets, ready to give everything including our lives to prevent U.S. boots from touching our soil.”It is been mainly in the wealthy neighborhoods of Venezuela where resistance and sabotage of Maduro is centered. Here the anti-poor destroy public property, obstruct roads, carry out arson, theft and all forms of violence.Pro-Maduro activists report that the cruel use of barbed wire strung from lampposts across streets to block the roads and even decapitate passing motorcycle drivers has returned. The government has been forced to respond with tear gas and water cannons.The destabilization effort has led to dozens of deaths on both sides of the war, but those fighting to defend Chavismo are of course the war’s heroes.Telesur reported that trade union leader Esmin Ramirez was killed on April 23 in the state of Bolivar after being kidnapped the previous day. He was found dead with several gunshots in the head. Ramirez was a member of the Movement 21 labor syndicate and also a participant in the PSUV political party.In another example of how dangerous the current situation is in Venezuela, mayor of Caracas Jorge Rodriguez revealed that protesters “wanted to burn children.” (Telesur.net, April 22) He was referring to the anti-Chavistas attack on the Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias Maternal and Children’s Hospital on April 20. The facility had 54 children inside, but they were safely evacuated. The counterrevolutionaries burned garbage and threw rocks and sticks that severely damaged the hospital.From the belly of the beast, the message must be loud and clear: Trump: Hands off Venezuela!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
In September 2020, India’s Parliament passed three “farm bills” intended to crush India’s workers. To serve capitalist interests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the fascist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lent his support to the bills depriving farms of current protections. He allowed corporate greed to further encroach on India’s agricultural sector. On Nov. 26, 2020, in response to the government’s terror targeting the masses, workers launched a 250-million-strong, one-day general strike. In solidarity with fellow workers, thousands of Punjabi farmers marched to Delhi and created numerous protest sites on Delhi’s borders — including the Tikri, Ghazipur and Singhu borders — to demand the government repeal the anti-farmer laws. (Workers World, Dec. 1, 2020)In maintaining their uncompromising principles and to put pressure on the oppressors, farmers launched another march to Delhi on Jan. 26, India’s Republic Day. An estimated 200,000 tractors along with tens of thousands of farmers were present at the rally. As demonstrators made their way to the capital, they were met with intense state-sponsored violence. Police placed barricades throughout the city, used tear gas and beat protesters to prevent them from entering Delhi. (The Wire, Jan. 26)However, the farmers successfully breached the blockades and scaled the historic Red Fort, one of the sites where R-Day’s events were set to take place. Once within the Fort’s parameters, protesters hoisted the farmers’ union flag, the Indian flag and the Nishan Sahib (a flag of religious significance to Sikh communities). The events at the Fort demonstrated an assertion of identity — a refusal to allow the state to disappear the people.As expected, the oppressor’s response came in the form of both physical and structural violence. On the day of the monumental rally, police shot and murdered Navneet Singh, then tried to conceal their homicidal act by telling reporters Singh’s death was due to his tractor toppling over. Police and BJP supporters attempted to forcibly remove protesters from their protest sites at the Ghazipur and Tikri borders. (The Wire, Jan. 30) At the Singhu border, BJP supporters brutally attacked members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, a union that was present at the tractor protest. To choke any expression of discontent and to prevent people from joining their fellow workers, India’s government suspended internet service at protest sites. (Al Jazeera, Jan. 29) Moreover, Twitter India suspended multiple accounts for several hours for reporting on the farmers’ protest. (The Wire News India, Feb. 1)Although the state is desperately attempting to tighten control on the masses, it is clear that the power dynamics in India are beginning to shift. The farmers’ actions have sparked a movement, and the people are doing their part to ensure we achieve liberation. Broad solidarity with farmersAt various protest sites, workers have offered sewa, mutual aid, to demonstrators. Rural India reports that there are an estimated 30 medical sites at Singhu border to ensure demonstrators have access to healthcare. (www.tinyurl.com/1gqfwbta) Doctors have set up medical camps to ensure protesters have access to health care. A village in Haryana sent a truck with solar panels and charging ports, which provides demonstrators with access to charge their phones. Additionally, people from Ludhiana have transported a huge sugarcane-crushing machine and offer fresh sugarcane juice to anyone who passes by.Demonstrators have responded with their own acts of solidarity. Massive school closures attributed to the pandemic have greatly harmed children who do not have internet access. At Singhu border, protesters have converted some of their tents into classrooms to provide schooling to children who live in neighboring villages. That school has over 160 students, and demonstrators expressed that teaching children is important to the collective movement. (Al Jazeera, Jan. 22)Acts of solidarity extend beyond India’s borders. In Pakistan, members of the Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee organized a demonstration near the Wagah border, a checkpoint where millions of migrants crossed from India and Pakistan during the Partition of India in 1947. Those belonging to the South Asian diaspora have also shown solidarity with farmers in India. In Detroit, hundreds of people participated in a car caravan to express their connection to the protests.In this movement, the people are united. The farmers’ and workers’ actions in India give us a chance to reimagine a world where the people are in power. The organizational strategies used to sustain the protests demonstrate the potential for building alternative infrastructures to ensure people get their needs met. The symbolic solidarity in Pakistan allows the possibility of healing generational wounds inflicted by British imperialism. Protests led by South Asians around the world show that we all must engage in the collective struggle against fascism. Deep solidarity with protesters in India; build a workers’ world! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Love it or hate it, TCU Alert is meant to keep you safe ReddIt Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Harley could only be with Lindsay Riffle for one day. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless printLindsay Riffle woke up to a missed call from Fort Worth Animal Care and Control.She played the message the caller left. It was an officer from animal control asking her to call him back. She dialed the number with her newly adopted dog, Harley, sitting by her in bed.The officer said something had come up with the dog she just adopted.He said Harley’s previous owners were still looking for her. The owners had been contacted by animal control, who told the owners they had found a dog that matched the description of their lost pet.Riffle, a TCU nursing student, had adopted the white Maltese at PetSmart just a day before during National Adoption Weekend. Turns out, PetSmart was supposed to hold onto the Maltese so that the owners could pick her up.Since Riffle adopted the dog less than a day after it arrived, PetSmart employees did not know the dog’s actual owners were still looking for her.The officer asked Lindsay if she would be willing to bring the dog back to the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Center so her owners could reunite with her.Riffle, however, was not required to bring the dog back since she had already signed the adoption papers for Harley.“I actually thought it was a joke at first,” Riffle said. “I couldn’t believe they were asking me to bring her back, but he was very kind about it.”Right after she hung up the phone, Riffle made the decision to give Harley back.“It wouldn’t be right to keep someone’s dog from them,” Riffle said. “I knew that if it were my dog, I would want someone to do the same.”Riffle put Harley in her car and drove to Fort Worth Animal Care and Control that afternoon.“I just wouldn’t feel right knowing her owners miss her and are looking for her,” Riffle said. “It’s the right thing to do.”Lindsay said animal control offered her another pet of her choosing at the same price as Harley.“I chose not to adopt another one yet,” Riffle said. “I decided it would be best for me to give it a little time before I adopted another dog.” Linkedin Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ ReddIt Facebook TCU A Cappella groups take on semifinals in Los Angeles Previous articleLive Oak Reading Series opens students’ minds to new ways of writingNext articleCreative writing contest marks 80 years of awards Luke Morand RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Incoming first-year students connect through video app ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebook Twitter Linkedin Yoga practicing families become a part of FW film history + posts Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Twitter Luke Morand
printA baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Sagittarius.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020:Influential, enthusiastic and rational, you are funded after mid-year to pursue a private project that is very successful. You experience joy as you go at it one hundred percent. Finances are very good in the rest of your life too. If single, learning to compromise is the key to finding a happy relationship. If attached, your relationship is nurturing and fun. ARIES thinks you’re too hard-headed and stubborn at times.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Today shows wider mental horizons developing. You might grow bored with old concepts and long to learn something new. It’s also a good cycle for the pursuit of a favorite study and developing deeper insight into your own nature. Tonight: Moving forward.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★The link between mental attitude and physical health is especially significant for you. Today, as people make financial and other demands on you, you will see how your energy functions. Create healthy boundaries. Tonight: Feeling a little bit overwhelmed.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★A competitive element affects business partnerships. Focus on working together. Others can seem rather assertive or even demanding. A personal relationship is very promising. Your charisma level will be very high. Tonight: Your long-harbored dread of loneliness completely dissipates.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★You’ll be highly visible among professional associates. Wise choices build your good reputation today. Reach out to those you love and admire. Networking is favored. There are rewards if you become active in organizations. Tonight: A special animal companion needs extra attention.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★The prospect of a more settled and committed situation can have appeal. Your feelings about an existing relationship could change. An old attachment might unravel in order to make way for something new. Tonight: Explore the possibilities. Flexibility is essential.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★Today highlights your home and family sector. A new domestic arrangement may be considered. Be patient if loved ones require extra advice and support. Graciously accept the fact that some friends may develop new priorities. Tonight: Companions may exaggerate.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★It’s time to define your priorities. Focus on actions you can take to change your surroundings for the better. A rather forceful individual seems annoying, but may actually have your best interests at heart. Cooperate. Tonight: An obstacle will melt away.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Family influences and the financial values instilled by a parent will affect you throughout your life. Reflect on these to acquire a deeper understanding of how you can make the best financial choices. Tonight: Be alert to opportunities that arise.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★Romance is promising, and a new project brings hours of pleasure. Honor your inner child. On another level, today’s transit favors the conception or adoption of a child for those Sagittarians wishing to expand the family. Tonight: An ambition can be fulfilled.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★There is much that you’ll hesitate to share today. Help arrives when least expected and most needed, for angels can come in the form of helpful friends or professional consultants. You feel a new sense of identity. Tonight: Focus on releasing all that you’ve outgrown.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Today makes you aware of how treasured connections enrich your life. One of your new acquaintances may join your inner circle. A new group affiliation can introduce you to some fascinating new characters. Evaluate future goals and future projects. Tonight: Catch up on correspondence.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★If you seek help, others will be especially supportive. Invest extra effort in your appearance. A journey can be quite a learning experience. Keep a positive attitude about monetary needs. 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News UpdatesPlea Moved in Delhi HC Challenging The Arbitrary Calculation of Period, Incomplete Details In Home Quarantine Notice [Read Petition] Karan Tripathi29 April 2020 11:22 PMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the arbitrary and unreasonable calculation of the home quarantine period by the Delhi Government. Filed by a photojournalist, the petition also challenges the absence of important details in the home quarantine notice, which as per the Petitioner, leads to stigmatisation by the society. The Petitioner is one of 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?LoginA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the arbitrary and unreasonable calculation of the home quarantine period by the Delhi Government. Filed by a photojournalist, the petition also challenges the absence of important details in the home quarantine notice, which as per the Petitioner, leads to stigmatisation by the society. The Petitioner is one of the 72 people identified in the contact tracing conducted for a food delivery person who tested positive for COVID19 on 14.4.2020. He also admits that he had only one point of contact with the infected individual, i.e. at midnight on 24.03.2020/25.03.2020. As of today, the Petitioner submits, it has been over 30 days since the first and last point of contact, yet, the Petitioner remains in home quarantine, despite the stipulated time period of 14 days from contact having lapsed. The Petitioner is further aggrieved by the fact that the authorities had arbitrarily put up two home quarantine notices at Petitioner’s house, calculating the 14 days quarantine period from 15th and 17th April respectively, which the Petitioner argues is against both the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as well as the World Health Organisation. Claiming that calculation of home quarantine period in this case reflects non-application of mind, and is arbitrary and unreasonable, the petition states that: ‘At the first instance, the Quarantine Notice pasted at his residence stated that the Petitioner was under Home Quarantine from “24.3.2020 to 20.4.2020”. The said notice was pasted on 15.4.2020, thereby prompting the neighbours and other residents of the building society to question the Petitioner as to why he was not observing quarantine from 24.03.2020. It is a matter of record that the infected individual was only diagnosed on 14.4.2020, approximately 20 days after contact with the Petitioner.’ It is the case of the Petitioner that manner in which the quarantine notice displays information is incomplete, to the extent that none of these details are provided. This has caused reputational damage to the Petitioner. Petitioner contends that the cause of such reputational damage is the wrong calculation and incomplete nature of the home quarantine notice. While the notice was put up 14th April, it displayed that the Petitioner was asked to remain in home quarantine some since March 24. ‘There appears to be no basis for the calculation of a home quarantine basis for a period of over 30 days from the date of contact with the infected person, either clinically, or in law. The imposition of a 35 day quarantine period on a person who had a single defined point of contact with the infected individual, and who lives along, appears to be arbitrary and reflects non-application of mind’, the petition states. The Petitioner is further aggrieved by an order issued by the Respondent dated 20.04.2020 warning the Petitioner of coercive and punitive action under the National Disaster Management Act of 2005, Epidemic Disasters Act of 1897 and the Indian Penal Code for alleged violations of home quarantine norms. It is argued that the said notice is against the principles of natural justice, such as audi alteram partem, as well the Article 14 if the Constitution, as it does not disclose what the alleged violation is. The Petitioner submits that he has not violated his home quarantine in any manner whatsoever and the notice has been issued without disclosing the nature of the alleged violation. While visiting clarifying that he’s willing to cooperate with the authorities to curtail the further spread of the disease, the home quarantine notice, in a way in which it is drafted and imposed, is a violation of his personal liberty, as it creates no nexus between the cause and the restriction, and it goes against the government’s own guidelines. The petition has been moved through Advocates Shyel Trehan and Diya KapurClick Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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