Michael B. Curry named chair of Episcopal Relief & Development…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, has been appointed as Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors.  The appointment was made by the board’s Honorary Chair, The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church.Bishop Curry succeeds The Right Reverend Robert J. O’Neill, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, who has served since 2009.“Bishop Curry will bring vigor, passion, and insight to his work,” said Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori.  “I give thanks for his willingness to serve in this way, and pray that his ministry may help to bless the world with healing.”A key leader in The Episcopal Church and a prophetic voice for social justice, Bishop Curry joined Episcopal Relief & Development’s board in 2013.  Prior to his consecration as Bishop of North Carolina in 2000, he served parishes in North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland, implementing social development programs that improved the lives of children and youth in inner-city neighborhoods.  As bishop, in addition to championing Episcopal Relief & Development at the diocesan and Church levels, Bishop Curry plays an important role on the Task Force for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC).“Serving as Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors is a privilege and a responsibility that I take very seriously,” Bishop Curry said.  “I am grateful for the leadership of Bishop O’Neill in the growth, professionalization and demonstration of expertise that has solidified the organization’s standing as a global leader in development – and as something of which all Episcopalians can be incredibly proud!  I believe that the work of Episcopal Relief & Development is one of the finest and most important things we do as followers of Jesus in ​T​he Episcopal Church.  It really is a way we can all together share in God’s work of helping and healing a hurting world.”In support of Episcopal Relief & Development, Bishop Curry notably co-chaired the Advisory Committee of the church-wide NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund and spearheaded diocesan efforts in support of the campaign.  Altogether, the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund raised $5 million over three years to grow the award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, which to date has distributed over 11 million nets and saved the lives of more than 100,000 children under age five.“I am delighted by Bishop Curry’s appointment to chair Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors,” said Bishop O’Neill.  “I am grateful to Episcopal Relief & Development’s staff and partners for their courageous work on behalf of communities worldwide, and I look forward to seeing what creative and deeper engagement will flourish under Bishop Curry’s leadership.”Bishop O’Neill finishes his board term at the end of 2014 after eight years, including six as chair.  Under his leadership, the organization has developed and expanded through two transformative strategic plans – broadening the scope of NetsforLife®, strengthening Church capacity to respond to emergencies through the US Disaster Program and increasing focus on robust monitoring and evaluation practices.  This organizational growth has enabled Episcopal Relief & Development to secure significant grants from leading foundations, including the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.“In addition to taking Episcopal Relief & Development to the next level as an organization and further professionalizing our operations, Bishop O’Neill has also been an invaluable mentor to me in my role as President,” said Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief & Development.  “He has created a tremendous legacy, and I very much look forward to working with Bishop Curry to build on our organizational successes, reaching more people and saving more lives through our partnerships worldwide.”Bishop Curry assumes Board leadership at an exciting time in the organization’s history, as it celebrates 75 years of healing a hurting world.  The 75th Anniversary Celebration brings together Episcopalians and friends to commemorate and engage more deeply with its work.  This celebration has been made possible by contributions from leaders across The Episcopal Church, notably outgoing Chair Bishop O’Neill.“Bishop O’Neill has served faithfully and creatively as a member and as Chair of the Board,” said Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori.  “His experience and his persistent energy have given important impetus to the 75th Anniversary we celebrate this year.  He will be missed, and as we give thanks for his service, we pray that his gifts will be offered in new ways in the years ahead.  Well done, good and faithful servant!” Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ People Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Relief & Development, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

China: RSF submits the case of journalist Huang Qi to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Friday petitioned the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture regarding the case of journalist and RSF award-winner Huang Qi, who has been detained in China for two years and was the victim of repeated violence in spite of deteriorating health problems. Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information News November 13, 2018 China: RSF submits the case of journalist Huang Qi to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsUnited NationsRSF Prize On Friday, RSF filed a petition with the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to urge the United Nations to publicly challenge China on the torture of Huang Qi, the 2004 RSF Prize-winner and founder of human rights information site 64 Tianwang, which won an RSF prize in 2016. Huang has been held in China for two years and is seriously ill.”On the rare visits allowed to them, Huang Qi’s lawyers found that Huang was the victim of repeated beatings and denials of medical treatment, which is clearly torture because of his state of health” said Cédric Alviani, director of RSF’s East Asia office. “Huang is now at risk, if he is not released immediately, to fall victim to the same fate as the Nobel Peace Prize and RSF award-winner Liu Xiaobo, and blogger Yang Tongyan, who died last year in detention.”Since November 28, 2016, the journalist has been detained without trial at Mianyang detention center in Sichuan province for “disclosure of state secrets abroad.” The mistreatments inflicted on Huang, which appear to be intended to force the journalist to plead guilty, are all the more worrying because Huang is seriously ill in the kidneys, heart and liver. In addition to his current detention, he spent eight years in prison and previous time in labor camps, which caused his health problems to worsen.China is one of the world’s most egregious jailers of journalists, holding more than 60 professional and non-professional journalists behind bars. In the 2018 World Press Freedom Index published by RSF, the country stagnates at 176 out of 180. to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsUnited NationsRSF Prize PHOTO: FRED DUFOUR / AFP March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Shannon Airport workers were ‘sold a pup’

first_imgShannon Airport turns €1.3 million profitShannon Airport traffic continues to growby Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UNIONS and management at Shannon Airport held discussions this week about seeking voluntary redundancies at the Shannon Group.It is believed that the Group is seeking up to 40 voluntary redundancies.The news comes just days after the airport reported a five per cent increase in passenger numbers this May, and an 18 per cent increase in inbound visitors from its US routesLimerick TD Willie O’Dea says the Government was misleading the public when it promised there would be no job losses ahead of the establishment of the Shannon Group, which merged Shannon Development with the airport.“Clear promises and commitments on jobs were made and now they lie in tatters. Not only were we told there would be no job losses under the Shannon restructuring, we were promised thousands of new jobs,” he said.Deputy O’Dea pointed out that in December 2012, Clare Fine Gael Deputy Joe Carey said the plans for Shannon Airport and Shannon Development had “huge job creation potential”.At the time, Deputy Carey said that “at least 850 jobs will be created at the new international aviation services centre” and that up to 3,500 direct jobs would be created and maintained by the Shannon Aviation Development Task Force.Deputy O’Dea also said that Shannon Group chairman Rose Hynes had declared there was no intention to reduce the number of jobs at the airport.He concluded: “It’s clear now that we were sold a pup by this Government. Passenger numbers are up, growth is up and still there is a plan to target the workforce for redundancies. When the new Shannon Group structure was put in place its costs base was well known. It was very clear from the outset where things stood in relation to the staff, the costs associated with the amalgamation and we were told everything was hunky-dory.”Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Timmy Dooley said the talk of redundancies was “disappointing to say the least”.“At the time of the creation of the new Shannon Group the cost base was well studied. There are serious questions that the Government must answer.  Were these job losses always expected? Have they secretly been in the planning for months? The one thing we can be sure of is that these job losses were not planned overnight.”Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has defended the decision of Shannon Group to seek voluntary redundancies and the rate of job creation at Shannon Airport.He also said he is satisfied with the progress made so far in terms of job creation.The current staff levels of about 280 employees at Shannon Airport are based on traffic levels of four million passengers a year.However, the airport recorded passenger numbers of just 1.7 million last year. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSerious concerns raised about West Limerick gasification plantNext articleEvanwood’s new phase at Golf Links Road John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email NewsShannon Airport workers were ‘sold a pup’By John Keogh – June 18, 2015 847 center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print TAGSDeputy Willie O’DeafeaturedFinance Minister Michael NoonanlimerickShannon airportShannon Group Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Student Senate reviews healthcare, approves SUB executive board

first_imgSharon McMullen, director of University Health Services (UHS) spoke to student senate Wednesday about current and future changes to UHS. The meeting also featured Student Union Board (SUB) executive board nominations and the passing of resolution SS1617-33, regarding the release of mental health information and student awareness of UHS. McMullen discussed the current state of UHS and changes within the department.“College health is essentially an academic retention program,” she said. “Colleges recognize that wellbeing is essential to learning, and so we provide our services so you can achieve your academic goals.”The department has recently undertaken two major strategic initiatives — implementation of electronic medical records and the reorganization of the department, McMullen said.“We have made the tectonic shift from writing with a pen on paper and we have entered the digital age,” she said. “This has been something a long time in the works. We made the shift in August, and it has worked out really well.”McMullen said UHS was the 40th campus organization to undertake a “robust” reorganization process designed by the University.“Our goal for this reorganization is to optimize our scope of services and our hours of operation to meet student need,” she said.UHS determined necessary changes based on student surveys, McMullen said.“Here’s what you’ve told us — college students go to college between nine and five,” she said. “How come we can only see a provider between nine and five? We are benchmarking the data that we have crunched, and are building a new and improved, and reinvigorated department. Communication to the entire community, including to you, our most important stakeholders, will happen this summer.”Another topic McMullen said she was asked to talk about was walk-in fees.“One of the things that college health does is help young adults become good consumers of healthcare … walking into a healthcare provider is not going to serve you well when you leave university,” she said. “The idea behind the walk-in fee is a disincentive — something to make the patients think a little bit and call before they come in.“It really hasn’t worked as intended,” she said. “The amount, $5, is either not a consideration or — what I’m really concerned about — is the relatively smaller proportion for whom $5 is a big deal. I never want anyone to not come in and get the care they need because they don’t have $5. I hear you, so please know that this is something that we are carefully considering with our reorganization.”The SUB executive board nominations followed McMullen’s presentation, with the members rising to answer questions from the senators. Junior Madi Purrenhage responded to a question about future changes within SUB.“We’re really trying to get more people involved with the program and involved with planning, and so there’s been some structural changes to achieve that,” she said. “There’s been a big push this year to get as many people who want to get a role to have a role.”The SUB executive board was approved by the senate vote.Members of First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL) presented resolution SS1617-33. The resolution was titled “A resolution supporting song-term mental health care information being released and greater student awareness of University mental health services.” In a brief panel, the members of FUEL summarized their plans for reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and endorsing a movement to improve mental health services on campus. The resolution was approved by unanimous vote.Tags: FUEL, student senate, Student Union Board, University Health Serviceslast_img read more