Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release By ENS staffPosted Jun 4, 2012 People Press Release Service 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Former Diocese of West Virginia Bishop John Smith dies at 72 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Obituary, [Episcopal News Service] Former Diocese of West Virginia Bishop John Smith, 72, of Brunswick, Maine, died June 2.He died after a two-year struggle with leukemia, according to an obituary in the Portland, Maine, Press Herald newspaper.Smith, who was born Sept. 11, 1939 and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, was diocesan bishop of the Charleston, West Virginia-based diocese from 1989 to 1999. Ordained to the priesthood in 1965, he served parishes in Maine and Vermont. He also was chaplain and taught at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. He was rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vt., when he was elected bishop.After his retirement Smith also served as priest-in-charge at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton, Maine, where he oversaw the construction of a new church building. A celebration of his life will take place June 7 at St. Peter’s, according to an e-mail from Diocese of Maine Bishop Steve Lane.According to an article here, Smith emphasized cluster ministries in his 10 years in West Virginia, combining smaller churches with a ministry team to avoid each congregation having to pay the costs of employing full-time clergy. A priest in the diocese once estimated that the bishop traveled 40,000 miles a year to visit all the diocese’s congregations.In 1993 Smith told an Episcopal Church-sponsored evangelism conference that small parishes possess their own distinctive characteristics related to evangelism. “For them, evangelism is not a program, but a prescription about how the church goes about its business.“Evangelism is not guerrilla warfare for Jesus, nor self-serving efforts, nor recruitment of church members, although this will be the outcome,” Smith said. Rather it is a lifestyle, he continued, “speaking, acting and living out the connection with our Lord Jesus. It is a genuine sense of belonging, a deeply caring fellowship, driven by relationships where personal belonging and wellbeing is tied to the well-being of the whole community.”He authored Cluster Ministry: A faithful response to change in 1996, in which he wrote about models for ministry in small communities.Smith earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the General Theological Seminary in 1964. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Hartford Seminary in 1980. Smith was later awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from both General and Virginia Theological Seminary.He is survived by his wife, Victoria Dawley Smith, to whom he was married in 1964; his daughters, Allison Smith of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Kirsten Hewes and her husband, Harry, of Denmark, Maine, and Jon Roberts of Chicago; and four grandchildren, Meaghan and Benjamin Chandonnet of Bedford, and Ryan and Abigail Hewes of Denmark.The Smiths lived in Brunswick since 2003, with a summer camp in North Waterford since 1970. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ
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Nominations now open for the Charity Awards 2007 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. The judges are: * Ian Allsop * Professor Ian Bruce (Chair) * Dorothy Dalton * Bharat Mehta * Maeve Sherlock OBE * David HarkerThe closing date for nominations is Friday 16 March 2007 The Charity Awards 2007 are open for nominations, so you have until March to put forward your example of charity management excellence.Sponsored by CAF with The Times as national media partner, the Charity Awards are open to charities of all sizes from throughout the UK. They are designed to recognise management excellence across ten categories of charitable activity. One winner will then be named the Overall Award winner.There are also awards for Charity Effectiveness and for an individual’s Outstanding Achievement. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Management Howard Lake | 9 December 2006 | News 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Workers’ wages in the United States have been stagnant since the 1970s in terms of purchasing power. It is common knowledge that it now takes several wage earners in most working-class families just to meet basic expenses. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are on the move, fighting hard for a higher minimum wage and union representation.Wages in many countries in Europe are also in the doldrums. And the worldwide capitalist economic crisis that started in 2008 has devastated the economies of countries caught in strangling imperialist debt, from Greece to much of Africa, Asia and Latin America.But there is one bright spot for workers’ wages — although you would hardly know it if you rely on the commercial media for your information.It is China.Steady wage increasesAccording to all accounts, factory wages in China, which of course started at a much lower level than wages in advanced capitalist countries, have more than tripled in the last decade. Some say urban blue-collar wages have gone up five times in that period. This is not what is happening in other developing countries.In addition, inflation in China is low — the present annual rate is 1.4 percent, making those fatter paychecks very real.Here are some Western sources from this year:The Economist, March 4: “Since 2001, hourly manufacturing wages in China have risen by an average of 12 percent a year.”Imagine if workers here had been getting a 12 percent raise every year for the past 15 years! Even with a union contract, wage increases in the U.S. have barely kept pace with inflation.The Technology section of the New York Times, April 24: “Waves of migrant workers from the countryside filled China’s factories for the last three decades and helped make the nation the world’s largest manufacturer. But many companies now find themselves struggling to hire enough workers. And for the scarce workers they do find, pay has more than quintupled in the last decade, to more than $500 a month in coastal provinces.”These reports are directed at U.S. investors, cautioning them that if they want to do business exploiting workers in China, it’s going to cost them more than in the past.Chinese wages have not zigzagged — they have risen at a very steady pace even as the labor force has increased, especially with people coming from the countryside. Going along with this has been the planned growth of big cities, with new housing, transportation, schools, etc.Class struggle alive and wellThere are two things to consider in these remarkable changes. One is the struggle of the Chinese workers for a better life, and the other is the response of the Chinese government, led by the Communist Party.The class struggle by the workers against the bosses, many of them foreign corporations, is alive and well in China. Worker actions have grown tremendously.Nothing deserves the label of U.S. government propaganda more than Voice of America. But here’s what VOA had to say recently about strikes in China:“The China Labor Bulletin — which tracks disputes — found that there were nearly 1,400 strikes in 2014, and the number of protests has risen even higher in the first two months of 2015.“’We record strikes and collective work protests as and when they happen, and over the last couple of months we’ve been recording 200 incidents a month, on average,’ explained Jeffrey Crothall, a researcher with the China Labor Bulletin’s Hong Kong office.“The group recorded 569 protests in the fourth quarter of last year — three times more strikes than during the same period in 2013. The figure also indicates a sharp increase from 2011, when there were only 185 documented labor protests during the entire year. …“The majority of protesters are demanding higher wages, back pay and greater benefits and pensions. …“In 1995 China enacted a labor law which granted all workers the right to a wage, rest periods, no excessive overtime and the right to carry out group negotiations. Rapid economic growth in the years since has lifted millions out of poverty, but as the economy cools wages could stagnate and unemployment could rise, and many could start blaming the government.“Authorities in Beijing, hoping to push local authorities to address the situation, last month issued a notice to local governments to make improving labor relations an ‘urgent task.’ The directive said officials will work to ensure employees are paid on time and in full, launch programs to provide better labor protections for rural migrant workers, and call on employers to improve workplace safety.” (Voice of America, April 9)To put this in perspective, the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States keeps a record of large strikes involving more than 1,000 workers. Last year there were 11 such strikes in the United States, with a total of only 34,000 workers. There used to be hundreds of such large strikes every year, reaching as many as 424 in 1974 and involving 1.8 million workers. But the numbers started to decline in the 1980s.Executive killed, state took workers’ sideThe VOA also noted: “Although many of those participating in the labor protests have been detained, few have been criminally prosecuted.”To understand the phrase “few have been criminally prosecuted,” here’s one of the most extreme examples: In 2009, an incident occurred involving steelworkers at the Tonghua Iron & Steel Works in Jilin Province in northern China. After a mass meeting addressed by the executive of the steel company that was going to take over their plant, the workers rebelled and beat him to death.“Chen Guojun, the steel executive who was beaten to death, had threatened 3,000 Tonghua steelworkers with layoffs, which he had said could take place within three days. He also had signaled that larger jobs cuts were likely at the struggling steel mill.” (New York Times, July 26, 2009)What did the Chinese government do about this? “The provincial government of Jilin ordered Jianlong Group of China to abandon a buyout of state-owned Tonghua Iron & Steel Group after workers protesting job losses killed a manager, state-run Beijing News said Monday. The instruction, announced via Jilin’s television network last night, also ordered Beijing-based Jianlong to never again take part in any reorganization plan of Tonghua, Bloomberg News reported.” (New York Times, July 27, 2009)That was it. The privatization was halted. No arrests, no prosecutions. Isn’t that the kind of power that workers should have everywhere?Growth of the working classAt the time of the triumph of the Revolution in 1949, China was an impoverished and war-torn country of 542 million. The vast majority were half-starved peasants, recently liberated from the landlords, who had treated them as little better than slaves.Today it is a rapidly developing country of 1.3 billion. But it was only in 2012 that China’s urban population for the first time exceeded those living in the countryside. Today the urban share of the working population is above 60 percent.The rapidly growing working class has many grievances and is not passive. The workers are militant, organized and demanding what they know to be their right: a stable life with decent pay and working conditions.Since the turn to the right within the leadership of the Communist Party of China in the late 1970s, led by Deng Xiaoping, China has opened up to capitalist ownership. But the recent stock market crash there, which cost many Chinese their savings, showed that illusions about instant riches under capitalism can come up against the basic irrationality of the capitalist system.The outcome of the crash, just like the big gains being made by the workers, shows something else, too. The state in China does not act the way capitalist states do in the rest of the world. To call China a capitalist country is wrong.In order to modernize, the CPC has allowed many features of capitalism to exist there, and the capitalists have done despicable things like not paying workers, subjecting them to long hours and unsafe working conditions, etc. The growth of millionaires and even billionaires has fueled corruption of government officials and antagonized the workers.But alongside the capitalist-owned businesses is an increasingly powerful and modern state-owned infrastructure, through which long-term socialist planning is carried out.The government was able to stabilize the financial markets in the most recent crash — something capitalist governments cannot do without taking it out of the hides of the masses. How many capitalist countries could survive a drop in the stock market of more than a third without resorting to draconian measures?Even more important, the state controls the planned development of the country in both economic and social terms.Organizations struggling for an international agreement on carbon dioxide emissions to counteract global warming were enthusiastic when, at the end of June, China made public its detailed plan for economic development over the next several decades. While still allowing for China’s growth, it laid out exactly how the country will move away from fossil fuels as well as, for example, reforesting vast areas to sequester carbon now in the atmosphere.No capitalist country has presented any such commitment to the future. How can they, when the corporations and banks are in vicious competition with each other to control and use all the levers of government to enhance their own profits, above everything else?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
tillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — Nearly 18 years after 23 New York Police Department officers died in the collapse of the World Trade Center, 9/11 remains the single biggest killer of officers in the nation’s largest police force. Last year, 15 officers died of cancer and other illnesses contracted during their service on or immediately after Sept. 11, 2001. On Friday, their names — and the names of 32 other officers who died in recent years from 9/11-related illnesses — will be added to a memorial at police headquarters.In an opinion piece published exclusively by ABC News, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill urges Congress to replenish the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund “for as long as it takes and as much as it costs” to help first responders and their families. The fund is straining under the unexpectedly high number of claims and is scheduled to shut down in 2020. Without an infusion of money, the fund’s special master said many claims would be reduced or denied.It’s a circumstance O’Neill founds unacceptable. “We cannot desert the remaining claimants,” he wrote in the opinion piece. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Google+ Previous articleDust from the Sahara Desert to filter into the midwestNext articleAuthorities identify men involved in apparent murder-suicide in Mishawaka Network Indiana Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Network Indiana – June 26, 2020 0 537 Twitter Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Portage man, 21, killed in motorcycle crash on toll road (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A motorcycle crash claimed a life on Thursday, June 25, on the Indiana Toll Road.Theodore Hickman, 21, of Portage, was trying to outrun Portage Police on his motorcycle when he crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer as it was changing lanes, according to Indiana State Police.As a result of the crash, Hickman was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to a Gary hospital, but did not survive.The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.
Worldwide bakery company Grupo Bimbo has acquired Ecuadorian brand Supan.The Mexican bakery giant expects the acquired business will generate sales of over $57m a year before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, a measure of profit.The company released a statement which said: “The transaction represents Grupo Bimbo’s debut into the Ecuadorian market, in line with the company’s strategy to further strengthen its footprint in the Americas.”Supan employs approximately 900 associates and operates two production facilities, located in Guayaquil and Quito.The deal will end a long dispute over the Ecuadorian company’s use of the Bimbo brand name in its home country. The Mexican bakery firm acquired Canada Bread, the bread division of Maple Leaf Foods, for C$1.8bn (£1bn) this February.
National Bakery School lecturer Barry Johnson is gearing up to represent the UK and Ireland in the final of the World Chocolate Masters Competition.Johnson will compete against 19 international chocolatiers and pastry chefs for the title of World Chocolate Master at the event, which takes place at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, between 31 October and 2 November.The lecturer qualified last October after triumphing in the national heat against five other competitors.In the three-day global final, which involves more than 14 hours of live competition, Johnson will be required to complete a chocolate heptathlon that involves creating a chocolate showpiece; snack to go; chocolate patisserie item; moulded chocolates (using a bespoke mould); noir challenge – using bespoke chocolate developed by Johnson; gâteaux du voyage as well as a mini showpiece.“I’m excited about representing the UK and Ireland at the World Chocolate Masters,” said Johnson.“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I intend to savour every moment of it. I was delighted with the feedback I received in the UK qualifying round, and plan to develop and refine products for the tasted element of the competition, focusing on the ingredients, flavour pairing and the eating experience. My showpiece will draw all these themes together and represent what I see as the future of urban sustainable food culture.”Elaine Thomson, course director at London Southbank University’s (LSBU) National Bakery School added: “We’re so thrilled with Barry for making us proud by representing LSBU and the UK in the World Chocolate Masters this year. It seems only yesterday that he won the UK Chocolate Masters. Fingers crossed, his Midas touch with chocolate carries him through to the winning touchline again.”