Episcopal Church praises Biden administration for upholding promise to raise…

June 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church Office of Government RelationsPosted May 4, 2021 Refugees Migration & Resettlement Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Today President Biden followed through on his promise to raise the Fiscal Year 2021 refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500. The Episcopal Church commends President Biden for recognizing the United States’ obligation to protecting some of the most vulnerable individuals in our world. The Episcopal Church has called on the United States and other wealthy nations to “contribute to resettlement, establish and maintain safe and orderly humanitarian protection for refugees, internally displaced persons, and other migrants seeking long-term solutions and safety.” Given that the Episcopal Church has put these words into practice through its refugee resettlement work with Episcopal Migration Ministries and the welcoming work of its parishes, we appreciate the White House has done the same with its campaign promises to expand refugee resettlement and strengthen the refugee program.“Today’s decision was a very important moment to mark a return to form for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and the United States’ commitment to refugees,” said the Rev. Dr. C.K. Robertson, canon to the Presiding Bishop, “for decades we’ve seen Republican and Democratic administrations make robust refugee resettlement an important part of their immigration and foreign policy and appreciate that the Biden administration will follow in their footsteps to serve these populations. The Episcopal Church also commends the work of its members and staff who have been instrumental in advocating for the refugee program and refugees in recent weeks. “The Episcopal Church has a long history of welcoming the stranger and we’re incredibly proud that our members met with and contacted their members of Congress to encourage the Biden Administration to meet its 62,500 pledge,” said Demetrio Alvero. “We stand ready to work with the administration to implement this new goal and its future efforts to expand refugee resettlement in Fiscal Year 2022.” Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church statement on new refugee cap 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 Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Back to Press Releases Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Immigration, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta highlights Bukayo Saka’s special ‘gift’ after Olympiacos victory

October 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMikel Arteta highlights Bukayo Saka’s special ‘gift’ after Olympiacos victory Comment Saka produced another impressive display on Thursday night (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Bukayo Saka’s ‘vision and ability’ in the final third, after the youngster produced another standout display in his side’s 1-0 win over Olympiacos on Thursday night.The 18-year-old took his assists tally up to nine for the season with an inch-perfect cross for Alexandre Lacazette’s winner in Greece.That vital away goal gives the Gunners a good chance of progressing to the next stage of the Europa League.After the game, Spaniard Arteta said: ‘I’m really pleased with the way he [Saka] has developed. And I’m really pleased with the way he’s handling these situations because there’s a lot of highlight on him at the moment, but he’s still really humble.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s still as keen to meet with my assistant, willing to improve. He’s a great kid and he makes big decisions in the final third.‘He’s not someone who hides. He’s got the vision and the ability to execute when the spaces are really tight. That’s a gift.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Feb 2020 9:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Advertisement Gunners coach Arteta has impressed in his first 11 games in charge (Picture: Getty Images)37-year-old Arteta will be keen on keeping the promising winger at the club, with reports that negotiations to extend his contract have hit a new stumbling block.Saka has just 18 months remaining on his current deal, and the England Under-19 international is said to want to continue his progress by playing in Europe.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith the north London club marooned in 10th place in the Premier League table after 25 games, a season without European competition is a real possibility.Another route into Europe for next season is by winning the Europa League, and the Gunners take their 1-0 advantage over Olympiacos to the Emirates Stadium for the second leg on March 27.MORE: Arsenal invincible Robert Pires raves about ‘revelation’ Gabriel MartinelliMORE: David Luiz confident Arsenal have the ‘quality’ to win the Europa League Advertisementlast_img read more

Half of teachers forced to feed pupils going hungry (UK)

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgGuardian (UK) 19 June 2012Heads and doctors want needy children to get free breakfast as Guardian survey reveals upsurge in demand. Headteachers and senior doctors are calling for needy children to receive a free breakfast at school after a Guardian survey found almost half of teachers have brought food in for pupils who arrive at school with empty stomachs. Four out of five teachers (83%) see pupils who are hungry in the morning and 55% said up to a quarter of pupils arrive having not eaten enough. More than half say the number of children involved has been rising in the past year or two, which have seen some families hit hard by the recession, unemployment and benefit cuts. In the survey of 591 teachers across Britain who belong to the online Guardian Teacher Network, 49% said they have taken food or fruit into school to give to children who have not had breakfast. Almost one in five (17%) have given such pupils money out of their own pockets to buy lunch.The teachers’ survey also found that:• 72% identified lack of parenting skills as a reason for the growing number of pupils going hungry; 58% said family health or social problems; 44% said lack of family time; 41% cited benefit cuts and 35% said cost-of-living pressures.http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jun/19/breadline-britain-hungry-schoolchildren-breakfastlast_img read more