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La Jungle : le plus grand bidonville de France

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT de Pierre WhalonPosted Oct 26, 2016 Refugees Migration & Resettlement This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group La Jungle : le plus grand bidonville de France Le 26 octobre, des migrants regardent l’incendie des abris et des tentes rudimentaires de « la Jungle » au troisième jour de leur évacuation et de leur transfert vers des centres d’hébergement en France, dans le cadre du démantèlement du camp de Calais en France. Photo : REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer[Episcopal News Service] En décembre dernier, j’ai accompagné Lucinda Laird, Doyen de la Cathédrale épiscopale de la Sainte-Trinité à Paris et un groupe de bénévoles de la cathédrale pour la visite du camp de migrants de Calais, connu comme « la Jungle » ou le plus grand bidonville de France.Le terme de « bidonville » vient du français bidon pour les « jerrycan » d’essence en métal que l’on voyait à l’arrière des jeeps de la Seconde guerre mondiale. Ces bidons mis au rebut sont découpés pour en faire des logements, en y adjoignant des panneaux, de la toile, des feuilles de plastique, des tôles métalliques et autres. Une agglomération de ces bidons devient une « ville ». Autrement dit, un bidonville est un taudis, que l’on trouve aux abords des villes. Il y a beaucoup de termes pour les décrire, ces rejets du monde : favelas au Brésil, colonias populares (« colonies populaires ») au Mexique,  villas miserias (« villes de misère ») en Argentine, poblaciones callampas (logements qui poussent comme des champignons) au Chili, umjondolo (cabanes) en Afrique du Sud, shammasa au Soudan, iskwaters aux Philippines. Les bidonvilles sont partout.Alors que je traversais le camp de Calais ce jour-là sous une pluie froide, glissant dans la boue grise, je me souvenais d’autres camps que j’avais visités, créés entièrement par les gens qui s’y étaient rassemblés. Les camps classiques de réfugiés que l’on visite qui sont construits par des gouvernements ou par l’ONU (comme ceux qui s’apprêtent à recevoir les habitants en fuite de Mossoul) ont un aménagement logique, comme les camps militaires des légions romaines. Les bidonvilles, eux, sont organiques, pour ainsi dire. Ils se développent par nécessité et deviennent de petites villes, de petites communautés. Les villes de tentes de Port-au-Prince en Haïti viennent à l’esprit. Je me souviens d’avoir visité ces communautés de tentes après le tremblement de terre de 2010. Elles étaient remarquablement bien organisées, déconcertant les experts en économie qui étaient venus pour conseiller le gouvernement.Cette vue du 26 octobre montre les débris encore fumants des abris et des tentes rudimentaires de« la Jungle » au troisième jour de l’évacuation des migrants et de leur transfert vers des centres d’hébergement en France, dans le cadre du démantèlement du camp de Calais en France. Photo : REUTERS/Pascal RossignolLa Jungle n’était pas différente, sauf que la population changeait continuellement. Si la vie est dure dans un bidonville, là c’était pire parce que dès que les gens s’installaient, ils devaient repartir. Le chaos que cela causait était aggravé par les efforts de la part du Royaume-Uni pour les empêcher d’y venir parce que tous ces gens étaient à Calais pour traverser la Manche. Autrement dit, ils étaient en France illégalement puisque les demandeurs d’asile doivent aller dans le pays dans lequel ils veulent demander asile. Ce qui est étrange c’est que le Royaume-Uni a une certaine souveraineté sur Calais, à la suite du traité du Touquet de 2002 avec la France accompagnant l’utilisation du tunnel sous la Manche (qui donne également des droits à la France sur Douvres mais il n’y a aucun problème de migrants là-bas). J’ai vu des kilomètres de clôtures doubles de haute technologie surmontées de barbelés scintillants, comme une prison, financés par le Royaume-Uni.Et comme une prison, la Jungle est cernée par la police nationale lourdement armée, des policiers aguerris qui combattent régulièrement les manifestants dans les rues des villes françaises. Ils interviennent constamment dans les bagarres qui éclatent ou les incendies qui sont accidentellement ou délibérément allumés. Bien entendu, ces logements improvisés sont très inflammables et se transforment facilement en brasier.Maintenant ils disparaissent, le gouvernement français ayant décidé d’éliminer la Jungle pour de bon. Des milliers de migrants sont transportés en autocar partout en France pendant que j’écris ceci. Ils vont par petits groupes vers de nouveaux « centres d’accueil et d’orientation ». Le tout premier groupe de 10 a été apparemment déposé dans la ville de Chardonnay hier.Du fait de mon expérience comme co-fondateur et président de l’Association d’entraide aux minorités d’Orient (AEMO) – un ministère auprès de réfugiés qui sont menacés de mort en raison de leur foi – je sais trop bien ce à quoi ces migrants de Calais sont confrontés maintenant. Tout d’abord, il leur est accordé une « protection subsidiaire » pendant deux ans qui comprend des soins de santé, un peu d’argent et un endroit pour dormir, l’école pour les enfants et des leçons de français. Puis il faut remplir un dossier de demande d’asile politique auprès de l’Office pour la protection des réfugiés et des personnes apatrides (OFPRA). Vous rencontrez un fonctionnaire qui écoute votre histoire, généralement avec un interprète, puis plus tard vous obtenez une réponse. On peut faire appel d’une décision négative et parfois la décision est modifiée. Si l’on obtient le droit d’asile, cela signifie démarrer une nouvelle vie, avec une rémunération, des soins de santé, des leçons de français, un permis de travail et ultérieurement la nationalité française.Le 26 octobre, des pompiers français travaillent près des abris rudimentaires incendiés dans « la Jungle » au troisième jour de l’évacuation des migrants et de leur transfert vers des centres d’hébergement en France, dans le cadre du démantèlement du camp de Calais en France. Photo : REUTERS/Pascal RossignolPar le passé, la France était le premier ou le deuxième pays le plus demandé au monde pour le droit d’asile. Certains pays, comme l’Arabie Saoudite, ne l’accordent pas du tout. « La terre d’asile » est une expression populaire décrivant la France et nombre de milliers de personnes en ont bénéficié pendant des décennies, y compris à un certain moment l’écrivain et militant politique américain Eldridge Cleaver. Mais les services pour les réfugiés sont totalement débordés (l’AEMO ne loge plus les réfugiés dans des centres officiels, nous les plaçons dans des familles hôtes qui très généreusement ouvrent leurs demeures à des réfugiés pendant des mois). Avec des gens par milliers qui veulent traverser la France pour arriver au Royaume-Uni, le gouvernement est face à un dilemme : que faire des demandeurs d’asile illégaux qui ne peuvent pas partir ?Le démantèlement de la Jungle a pris bien plus longtemps qu’il aurait dû. L’entrée des mineurs au Royaume-Uni pour y retrouver leurs familles a pris beaucoup plus longtemps que cela aurait dû. L’Église d’Angleterre a tenté de changer l’opinion du public – l’Archevêque de Cantorbéry, Justin Welby, héberge une famille de réfugiés au palais de Lambeth – mais le vote du Brexit a rendu l’accueil des réfugiés difficile sur le plan politique. La politique de la peur au Royaume-Uni et l’inertie du gouvernement français ont créé les conditions d’une crise sérieuse pour des milliers de gens abandonnés dans cette froide boue grise. Que va-t-il advenir d’eux maintenant, qui se retrouvent avec une offre de résidence dans un pays qu’ils n’ont pas désiré et qui ne leur a pas jusqu’ici donné de raison de le vouloir maintenant ? Les électeurs en faveur de la sortie de l’UE ont donné aux réfugiés leur réponse : allez n’importe où mais pas ici. Ces réfugiés sont les premières victimes de la nouvelle ère « post-vérité » en Grande-Bretagne, où des panneaux publicitaires effrontément mensongers ont annoncé l’arrivée imminente de 72 millions de turcs alors que la Turquie n’est pas dans l’Union européenne et n’a maintenant aucune chance de pouvoir y entrer.Les héros méconnus de l’histoire sont les nombreux bénévoles et associations qui se sont fait un devoir, avec une incroyable générosité, de montrer aux réfugiés de la Jungle un visage de bonté, d’acceptation, de bienvenue. Ceci inclut les membres de la Cathédrale épiscopale de Paris, qui a beaucoup donné par compassion. Nous avons envoyé des cargaisons de vêtements, chaussettes, et couvertures ; les gens ont soutenu financièrement les associations locales grâce à des collectes ; nous avons réaménagé un camping-car en unité mobile de soins. Les paroissiens s’y sont rendus, donnant ce qu’ils pouvaient. Beaucoup d’autres y sont allés également, travaillant inlassablement parmi les habitants qui changeaient constamment, bravant les éléments avec eux, construisant des abris, apportant des repas et des vêtements et une oreille compatissante. C’est une leçon d’humilité que d’être leur évêque.Alors que ce chapitre prend fin pour nos invités et qu’un chapitre nouveau et incertain commence, je tiens à dire que j’espère que les milliers de personnes qui montent dans un autocar cette semaine trouveront un accueil dans ce pays de la taille du Texas. J’espère qu’ils pourront trouver enfin la paix. L’AEMO a réinstallé 3 500 personnes, les faisant sortir d’Irak pour les amener en sûreté en France, pour la plupart des chrétiens mais également des musulmans. C’est un dur voyage pour quiconque avec un visa ; sans papiers n’en parlons pas.Mais je crains que l’ère des nouveaux bidonvilles ne fasse que commencer. Quand ce mouvement massif de populations finira-t-il ? Les populations vieillissantes d’Europe (exception faite de l’Irlande et de la France) ne peuvent pas payer les retraites sans un nouvel afflux de jeunes travailleurs. Le milliard d’Africains d’aujourd’hui deviendront probablement deux milliards d’ici 2050. Sans mentionner les millions de gens désespérés et en colère au Moyen-Orient. Au Pakistan et en Inde. Et oui, en Chine aussi. L’Occident saura-t-il quoi faire ? Et les églises d’Occident seront-elles des leaders ou se cacheront-elles ? Serons-nous les moutons de la parabole de Jésus, qui l’ont vu au milieu des misérables et ont cherché à aider, ou parmi les chèvres qui ont refusé ?– Monsieur l’Évêque Pierre Whalon est l’évêque en charge de la Convocation des Églises épiscopales en Europe. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Conclusion de la Convention générale

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] En réponse à l’appel de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry de « suivre la voie de Jésus », les députés et les évêques, réunis du 5 au 13 juillet à la 79ème Convention générale de l’Église épiscopale à Austin (État du Texas), ont donné suite à un nombre record de résolutions sur des questions clés comme l’immigration, la révision du livre de prière, Israël-Palestine et la réadmission de l’Église épiscopale de Cuba en tant que diocèse. La Convention a également adopté un budget de 134 millions de dollars qui reflète les priorités de l’Évêque Primat pour les trois prochaines années, à savoir l’évangélisation, la réconciliation raciale et le respect de la création. Pendant ce temps, le processus législatif était supervisé par des observateurs ailés, l’un d’entre eux ayant décidé d’être présent sur les médias sociaux en contribuant à la convention un flux ininterrompu de moments plumifères au milieu des débats passionnés et souvent intenses sur les questions clés concernant l’église.À l’extérieur des chambres législatives, divers événements ont rassemblé les évêques, les députés et les visiteurs pour faire connaissance, socialiser, prier, célébrer et défendre les droits, une fois avec des témoignages publics contre la violence armée et une autre à l’extérieur d’un centre de détention pour condamner les mesures prises par le gouvernement des États-Unis dans son application des politiques d’immigration. Un service de réveil au Palmer Events Center d’Austin le 7 juillet a attiré une foule de plus de 2 500 personnes qui ont écouté le sermon entraînant de l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry sur le thème « Dieu est amour et source de vie ».Dans son sermon d’ouverture le 5 juillet, Mgr Curry a mis au défi chaque épiscopalien d’adopter la « Voie de l’amour : pratiques pour une vie axée sur Jésus » comme moyen d’aider l’église à entrer dans une nouvelle ère de croissance spirituelle. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA General Convention 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Nouveau plan de révision liturgique et du livre de prièreLa Convention a adopté un plan pour la révision liturgique et du livre de prière qui jette les bases de la création de nouveaux textes liturgiques qui répondent aux besoins des épiscopaliens dans toute l’église, tout en continuant d’utiliser le Livre de la prière commune de 1979.La résolution A068 prévoyait à l’origine le démarrage d’un processus qui allait conduire à un livre de prière entièrement révisé pour 2030. Les évêques ont au lieu de cela adopté un plan pour « une révision liturgique et du livre de prière pour l’avenir de la mission de Dieu au travers de la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus ».La résolution amendée des évêques prévoit que ceux-ci fassent participer les communautés de culte de leur diocèse à l’expérimentation et la création de textes liturgiques de remplacement qui seraient soumis à un nouveau Groupe de travail sur la révision liturgique et du livre de prière, groupe devant être nommé par l’Évêque Primat et la présidente de la Chambre des Députés.Il y est aussi dit que la révision liturgique emploiera un langage et une imagerie inclusifs et englobants pour l’humanité et la divinité, et intégrera la compréhension, l’appréciation et le respect de la création de Dieu.Entretemps, la Convention générale a également adopté une résolution qui permet à toutes les congrégations de l’Église épiscopale d’utiliser des versions facultatives en langage englobant des trois prières de l’Eucharistie Rite II du Livre de la prière commune de 1979.La résolution D078 prévoit un nouveau libellé pour la Prière A, la Prière B et la Prière D. Les modifications sont disponibles pour usage expérimental jusqu’à l’achèvement de la prochaine révision exhaustive du Livre de la prière commune.La couverture ENS complète de la révision liturgique et du livre de prière est disponible ici. Et sur une note plus détendue…L’impeccable pigeon captive la 79ème Convention générale par sa réelle présence numérique.Le pigeon confesse aux pitres aviaires un plaisir emplumé et un battement de l’esprit. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bienvenue à nouveau, CubaLa Convention a voté l’admission ou la réadmission de l’Église épiscopale de Cuba en tant que diocèse en adoptant la Résolution A238. Il est prévu que le Diocèse de Cuba rejoigne la Province II qui comprend les diocèses de New York et du New Jersey aux États-Unis, Haïti et les Îles Vierges.La couverture ENS complète de Cuba est disponible ici et ici. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Adoption d’un budget de 134 millions de dollarsLa Convention a adopté un budget de 133,8 millions de dollars pour 2019-2021 qui reflète les priorités de l’évêque primat, à savoir l’évangélisation, la réconciliation et la justice raciales, et le respect de la création. Les priorités sont désignées comme les « trois piliers » de la branche épiscopale du Mouvement de Jésus.Continue également à se développer ce qui est, comme l’a déclaré à la séance conjointe l’Évêque du Maine Stephen Lane, vice-président du Comité conjoint Programme Budget et Finance, « le fondement de notre ministère permanent en tant qu’église et de notre engagement envers autrui tant au sein qu’au delà de notre église ». Cela comprend en outre le maintien de l’« engagement continu envers la gouvernance conciliaire et les services juridiques, financiers et autres du Church Center [les bureaux confessionnels de New York] ».La couverture ENS complète du processus budgétaire est disponible ici. 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 du personnel d’ENSPosted Jul 23, 2018 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Plein accès aux rites de mariage à usage expérimentalLa Convention a adopté le 13 juillet la Résolution B012 pour donner à tous les épiscopaliens la possibilité d’être mariés par leur prêtre dans leur église locale.La résolution B012 avait été transmise par la Chambre des Députés à la Chambre des Évêques puis retour à la Chambre des députés jusqu’à son approbation.Le 9 juillet, les députés ont approuvé à une écrasante majorité la version amendée de la résolution et la Chambre des Évêques a ajouté un amendement technique deux jours plus tard, amendement qui ne modifie pas l’objectif de la B012 qui est de donner plein accès aux deux rites de mariage à usage expérimental pour les couples de même sexe et de sexe opposé approuvés par la Convention générale de 2015 (par le biais de la Résolution A054).La résolution B012 prévoit de :Donner aux recteurs ou au clergé chargés d’une congrégation la possibilité de donner accès aux rites de mariage à usage expérimental pour les couples de même sexe et de sexe opposé. La résolution A054 de 2015 et la version d’origine de la résolution B012 disaient que le clergé ne pouvait utiliser les rites que sous la direction de son évêque.Exiger que, si un évêque « a une position théologique qui n’accepte pas le mariage des couples de même sexe », il puisse inviter un autre évêque, si nécessaire, pour apporter le « soutien pastoral » à tout couple souhaitant utiliser les rites ainsi qu’au membre du clergé et à la congrégation impliqués. En tout cas, il doit être demandé à un évêque extérieur d’accepter les demandes de remariage si l’un ou l’autre des membres du couple est divorcé et ceci afin de satisfaire l’exigence canonique qui s’applique aux couples de sexe opposé.Poursuivre l’utilisation à l’essai des rites jusqu’à l’achèvement de la prochaine révision exhaustive du Livre de la prière commune.La couverture ENS complète de l’égalité en matière de mariage est disponible ici. Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Actions en matière d’immigrationS’il y a une question qui a défié toute attente de controverse à la 79ème Convention générale, c’est bien l’immigration.Les évêques et les députés sont arrivés à Austin la semaine dernière tout de suite après le tollé national à propos de la politique de « tolérance zéro » de l’administration Trump envers l’immigration, notamment la décision de séparer les enfants des parents en détention. Et en dépit du revirement de ladite administration sur les séparations familiales, les politiques d’immigration sont demeurées une question brûlante, notamment dans l’État frontière qui était l’hôte du rassemblement triennal de l’Église épiscopale.Mais si le pays reste divisé sur ce qu’il faut faire en ce qui concerne l’immigration, les milliers d’épiscopaliens rassemblés à la convention ont présenté un front uni de soutien aux familles qui ont été séparées, à celles confrontées à l’expulsion et aux immigrants en général – au travers de la prière, des témoignages, de l’action et de l’adoption rapide de mesures législatives.La Convention a adopté trois résolutions sur les questions d’immigration.La résolution C033  déclare publiquement que l’église respecte la dignité des immigrants et décrit comment la politique publique doit refléter cette position, la résolution A178 prend une position ferme à l’encontre des séparations familiales et du traitement des parents et enfants immigrants et la résolution C009, intitulée « Conversion en une église sanctuaire » encourage les épiscopaliens à tendre la main et à apporter leur soutien aux immigrants confrontés à l’expulsion, y compris en offrant un sanctuaire physique s’ils le choisissent.L’un des moments déterminants de cette Convention générale a été la veillée de prière qui s’est tenue le 8 juillet  à l’extérieur du Don Hutto Residential Center, établissement de détention d’immigrants à un peu plus d’une demie heure d’Austin. Un rassemblement massif de plus d’un millier d’épiscopaliens qui ont prié et chanté en soutien aux parents et enfants immigrants qui avaient été séparés.La couverture ENS des questions d’immigration est disponible ici. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention, Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Conclusion de la Convention générale Suivre la voie de Jésus Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Contestation des injustices dans le conflit israélo-palestinienLa Convention générale a repris son examen des résolutions ayant trait au conflit israélo-palestinien avec des résultats mitigés en raison principalement de la réticence de la Chambre des Évêques à prendre les mesures audacieuses prônées par la Chambre des Députés.Sur les quinze résolutions soumises sur le thème Israël-Palestine à la Convention générale, seules six ont été adoptées par les deux chambres, bien que les résolutions ayant abouti touchent encore au sort des enfants palestiniens, au statut de Jérusalem, au recours disproportionné à la force meurtrière des deux côtés et aux façons dont l’Église épiscopale peut œuvrer pour la paix par l’entremise de ses décisions d’investissement.Les évêques et les députés, même ceux qui arguent en faveur d’une position plus stricte à l’encontre des conditions de l’occupation par Israël des territoires palestiniens, ont tenu à affirmer le droit d’Israël d’exister et de se défendre, citant la politique de longue date de l’église envers la région. Et tandis que les évêques ont rejeté la résolution la plus controversée, la D019, en disant qu’elle équivalait à un “désinvestissement” dangereux vis-à-vis d’Israël, ils ont rejoint les députés en adoptant la Résolution B016, qui se fait l’écho de la D019 dans son utilisation de l’expression « filtre droits de l’homme en matière d’investissements ». Toutefois, à la différence de la D019, la Résolution B016 ne comporte aucun calendrier pour les décisions du Conseil exécutif ni aucune référence à la complicité de l’église dans l’occupation même si elle conduit en fin de compte à ce que l’église retire de l’argent de sociétés qui y font des affaires.La couverture ENS complète des questions Israël-Palestine est disponible ici. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rémunération du président des députésLa Convention est convenue d’un plan d’action visant à payer le président de la Chambre des Députés pour le travail de sa fonction.La Résolution B014 a été adoptée sans indication de montants mais convient de verser au président de la Chambre des Députés des jetons de présence d’administrateur et des honoraires de dirigeant « pour services spécifiques rendus dans l’accomplissement des obligations exigées par la Constitution et les Canons de l’église ».La couverture ENS complète se trouve ici. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Réponse aux voix et aux récits de femmesLes voix et les récits de femmes ont joué un rôle non négligeable dans les travaux de la 79ème Convention générale, allant de la  liturgie où les évêques ont exprimé lamentations et confession pour le rôle de l’église dans le harcèlement, l’exploitation et les sévices sexuels, à  la Résolution D087 qui permet aux députées d’amener leurs bébés dans l’enceinte de la Chambre des Députés pour l’allaitement.La couverture ENS complète des questions d’égalité des sexes en matière de justice  est disponible ici. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

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Bishop Silvestre Romero installed as Anglican leader in Guatemala

first_imgBishop Silvestre Romero installed as Anglican leader in Guatemala Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion, Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA People Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Latin America, 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Posted Nov 27, 2018 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Silvestre Romero has been installed at the new Bishop of Guatemala in a special service at St James cathedral in the capital, Guatemala City. Silvestre, who was consecrated as coadjutor bishop a year ago, succeeds Bishop Armando Guerra, who has held office in the Church for more than 35 years.Read the full article here. Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

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Noose found hanging from tree at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Following a March 26 incident of racial hatred on the grounds of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., signs of support appeared outside the church. Photo: St. Mark’s[Episcopal News Service] On the morning of March 26, a noose was found hanging from a branch of the largest tree in the courtyard of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., according to local news reports.The rope fashioned as a symbol of racial hatred comes after two Black Lives Matter signs have been stolen from the church over the last few months, most recently on March 13, the Rev. Michele Morgan, St. Mark’s rector, told the DCisit.After the symbol of hatred was removed from the tree, Washington Bishop Marianne Budde, the police officer who’d responded to the call and Morgan prayed around the tree, “reconsecrating the space and blessing the tree and the sacred space of our church,” wrote Morgan in a message to the congregation later that day. “That symbol of hatred has no place in our churchyard, in our city, or our country. I know that this symbol causes fear in people’s hearts.”Following the incident, the church received support from its neighbors, racial justice allies, Episcopal churches and Episcopalians nationwide, she said.“Past parishioners from all over the country have checked in, asking if they can do something. I received a call from a woman who is willing to stop by and check on the church and another who is ready to come and walk people to their cars. Signs have started to appear on our fence in support, and it continues,” Morgan said.“Our commitment to seeing everyone as a beloved child of God remains. We will seek and serve Christ in all persons, and we will continue to do our work to bring more light, more love, and more God into the world.”D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime, according to CNN. Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By ENS staff Posted Mar 29, 2021 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing 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 Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Noose found hanging from tree at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in DC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

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AAA Reminds Parents and Caregivers to Never Leave a Child Alone…

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAAAHeat Stroke Previous article3 Steps to Simplify Your Back-to-School Morning RoutineNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Toddler sitting in car seat. (Photo by Fernando Camino/Cover/Getty Images) Don’t leave your pets in the vehicles unattended either, while you run into the stores or run an errand. Too hot here in Florida, and it can quickly kill them, or someone could steal your pet and sell it, or worse, it could become bait for the dog fighting thugs. Please, I beg you, don’t risk it. One person left their beautiful pure-bred Husky dog sitting in the parking lot with the motor running with the ac on, unattended, and the keys in the car at the Lockhart area division of motor vehicle place one day I was there! I was there for almost two hours as they were busy. That is ridiculous someone would do that! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. August 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Reply From AAARecord high temperatures have hit many parts of the country this summer and their devastating effects have too often impacted children. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research shows the risk of a serious injury or death during hot weather is heightened for children left alone in vehicles. Hyperthermia (heatstroke) is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children under the age of fourteen.Hyperthermia occurs when a person’s body temperature rises and remains above the normal; 98.6°F. A child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s. Children left in hot vehicles can suffer from a variety of symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, elevated heart rate, brain damage and confusion. Ultimately, coma and death may occur.“Even on a partly sunny day, your vehicle can heat up quickly inside,” said Amy Stracke, Managing Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy for AAA – The Auto Club Group and Executive Director of the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “Children should never be left alone in a vehicle, not even for a minute.”Unfortunately, many of these tragedies with children occur because the caregiver simply forgets they are in the back seat.  Other risk factors include caregivers who aren’t used to driving children or whose routine suddenly changes, being sleep-deprived and distraction. While the majority of deaths are accidental, they are all preventable.Below are some safety tips to help keep children safe:Make it a Habit – Before locking your vehicle, check the front and back seat.Set an Alarm – Consider adding an alarm to your phone that will go off to remind you to check your vehicle.Caregiver Assistance – If you normally drop your child off at a babysitter or daycare, ask the caregiver to call you if your child doesn’t arrive on time for childcare.Add a Reminder– Put your purse/wallet or cell phone in the back seat. This way you are reminded to look in the back seat before leaving the vehicle.Don’t Leave Them Alone – Never leave infants or children unattended in a vehicle—even if the windows are open or the air conditioning is running.Vehicles Aren’t Play Areas – Don’t let children play in an unattended vehicle. Teach them a vehicle is not the right place to play.Put Keys Out of Sight – Always lock your vehicle and keep keys out of children’s reach. If a child is missing, check the vehicle first, including the trunk.last_img read more

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Visit district lands but please don’t pick the berries

first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictThere are a lot of “dos” when visiting public lands owned and managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District — do take your time to enjoy natural Florida, do take drinking water and insect repellent, do hike or bike and take advantage of these unspoiled acres. However, with saw palmetto berry season in full swing, the district wants to remind visitors of an important “don’t.” Harvesting saw palmetto berries is prohibited on public properties across Florida, including the district’s conservation lands.“The district owns and manages nearly 420,000 acres of public conservation land, which provides the community with passive recreation opportunities,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “District lands were purchased for their water resource protection values, and we strongly encourage compatible recreation. These public lands also provide wildlife with critical food resources, habitat and refuge. Removing vegetation without authorization can have long-term, negative impacts.”Harvest Season for saw palmetto berriesAugust through October is the harvest season for saw palmetto berries. In recent years, poaching has become a bigger problem as the demand for the berries for pharmaceutical and herbal supplements has increased.“Saw palmetto berries grow wild in Florida and the southeast, and are critical to the survival of many native wildlife species, particularly the Florida black bear,” said Steven R. Miller, chief of the district’s Bureau of Land Resources. “Harvesting berries from public lands takes food from the mouths of bears as well as other protected wildlife. Poaching on district lands also can lead to property damage, so we take enforcement activities very seriously.”Report the illegal harvest of saw palmetto berries to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at its 24-hour hotline for wildlife and other environmental and boating violations, 888-404-FWCC (3922). Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleA place that time (and the Apopka CRA) forgotNext articleFlorida Hospital to launch pediatric liver transplant program Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Voter resources for judicial choices on the November Ballot

first_imgCounty Judge Group 1Eric DuBois   Visit DuBois website here.Michael Gibson   Visit Gibson website here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka and Orange County voters are being asked to cast four judicial votes this month.  To help voters research the candidates The Apopka Voice has complied a list of the the websites for each of the candidates.Voters might also want to review this document to learn more about voting for Judges: Guide for Florida Voters – Answers to Your Questions about Florida Judges, Judicial Elections and Merit Retention.Circuit Judge 9th Judicial Circuit, Group 4Luis Caderon Visit Calderon website here.Joseph Haynes Davis  Visit Davis website here. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here County Judge Group 5Frank George  Visit George website here.Evellen Jewett    Visit Jewett website here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img TAGSElections Previous articleApopka teacher arrested, charged with 22 countsNext articleChicago Cubs Win!!! Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate County Judge Group 4David Johnson Visit Johnson website here.Tom Young  Visit Young website here. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Is Apopka a sanctuary city?

first_img David Anti Jerry Thompson Reply May 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm May 1, 2017 at 8:33 am David, I don’t believe Apopka Voice is a “liberal rag,” if that is who you are posting about. I believe Apopka Voice is a conservative online publication, although I don’t know if they even rated as to being liberal or conservative. Most of the larger publications are rated, but a lot of the smaller ones, newspapers and online publications, are not. Anyway, what if they were liberal?????? You are getting a FREE continuous news source about what is happening in your own area………I think your posting is a case of “taking it out on the messenger” when some of the local news rubs you wrong…… Crime is everywhere, not just this area, David. It is sad, but some of the tiny little hick towns that were the old stomping ground of the my childhood are now dangerous places with violent gangs and murders that are commonplace. Very sad, but I understand your being upset about the crime here………. Jack Douglas This is nothing more than a witch hunt done by Mike Heaton and the cronies of the ‘old guard’ ! Shamfull! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I kind of worry right now with it being so dry with the drought, and with Cinco De Milo weekend coming and the celebrations around the neighborhoods with the big fireworks they set off. I hope no one’s yard or house catches on fire, during their firing off the big bottle rockets…..!!!!! 32 COMMENTS David  “Just received a phone call stating Joe has been talking with some religious organizations for their support in making Apopka a Sanctuary City. Say it ain’t so Joe! Lord help us.”The thread lasted over 48 hours and received over 25 comments.Then on Friday on the Errol Estate social media site nextdoor.com, a thread that lasted all day and went well over 50 comments began with these two posts:“Word is out on Tampa news, Apopka to be a sanctuary city. How will that affect our property values?”Longtime Apopka resident Michael Heaton also commented on the thread.“Mayor Joe is working through a ministry, as other cities do, to avoid the issue of the city, which is against federal law, actually looking like they are doing the work, but until the courts catch up with the loophole, Mayor Joe is all in for Apopka being a sanctuary city. Those that voted for him are getting the change all right.”Note: No source was given in the post, nor could The Apopka Voice find a source for “Tampa news” relating to Apopka being a sanctuary city. What you need to do is find the creeps that are shooting out the lights. They need to be arrested and also pay for the lights. If they live in Apopka that is a disgrace. If they are using a real firearm they need to be charged with a felony. Are there any video cameras in the are that may have recorded them? David, maybe you could install some bright lights on the side of your house that project outwardly to light up your surrounding yard area. Maybe one on each corner. That would be better than total darkness, from shot out street lights. Just trying to help……. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here April 29, 2017 at 2:43 am Reply Mama Mia Barbara Usually… Its people from South Apopka. And people who shoot the street lights at my street are rednecks. Its next to Apopka High too. Always in their silly oversized trucks blasting music, yelling out racist remarks. A crmimal can be anyone. Whether legal or illegal. But calling out illegals as a typical criminal who robs and murders is harsh. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Mama Mia April 29, 2017 at 7:57 am And thank you, Reggie Connell, for making this subject survive. And let’s get facts. And let’s report on how it will be children and women who will benefit from being brought to our great country. They will grow and help find cures and make new ways to use energy. And to teach us culture and life from around the world. One day we will all be one because of reporters like this one. Great job!!! Thank you again and let’s be sure to keep it real news and factual without the “fake news” that all the sudden is the new Right Wing excuse to stop true thought and feeling instead of lies and brainwashing techniques used by some political administrations. Report on the folks who want to hold back true human nature and unity. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Reply May 2, 2017 at 11:02 am April 30, 2017 at 1:58 am Reply I actually am in the county. If you call on them the Deputies come to your house first then go talk to the shooters and do nothing. After that the dude with the gun knows who you are. The deputy that responded to my burglary is the one who told me why i do not have streetlights. They know but have their hands tied. Most of my neighbors are very good people and are hard working and family oriented. I guess there are challenges living anywhere now days as to crime, because it is everywhere. Living in a gated community with security isn’t even safe anymore, unbelievably. If you don’t decide to move David, maybe you could put some security iron bars on your windows and doors to help prevent break ins. I know that is expensive, but other than having a gun, and security cameras, that is all I can think of David. I hope things settle down on your street because I know that is stressful to you. David April 30, 2017 at 2:03 am Today the vehicle thieves struck while I was at the shopping strip plaza behind the Chick-Fil-A at Hunt Club shortly before 1:00 pm, and waiting on my medicine to be filled at the pharmacy. I am lucky it was not me that it happened to. However, a lady that was in the pharmacy, at the same time I was, had her car stolen right out front of the store and when she came out, she started asking my husband and I if we saw anyone driving off with her car. I didn’t see anything, as I was sitting on the bench outside the pharmacy facing the storefront, and didn’t hear anything either, and my husband had stepped back inside the pharmacy to use the restroom, while I was outside waiting. She was upset and called the Seminole Sheriff. They came and said more than likely the thief or thieves were heading toward Apopka, because that’s where they usually head to!!! Just a reminder to everyone to keep your vehicles locked at all times, and beware! It was a bright royal blue Mitsubishi Lancer, don’t know the tag #….. I feel bad because I was right there in front of where her car was along the curb and stolen, but I had my back turned and didn’t see or hear anything, and my husband was inside the pharmacy in the restroom at that time. They are sooooo slick! I hope her car is recovered, and still in one piece, if it is found! I am a minority in my 2/3 Hispanic neighborhood. I asked why we do not have streetlights here and was told it is because my neighbors shoot them out. I thought it was a lie until one was fixed for 2 nights until it was shot out. Reply Sanctuary cities talk crap about not snitching out illegals who report crimes. It has nothing to do with that and it is an outright lie to assert that. No one is asking to detain victims. The entire conundrum is about people who have been arrested for criminal activity. If they are not here legally why not detain them? Dustin Bunch of people on here who remind me of family who sits around and judges everything in the world and yet you have probably never left the country let alone your “hick” hometown. Try traveling once and see the real world and its peaceful and prosperous side, would ya? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply May 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm David David people (( illegal )) immigrants have no rights under our law. If they go thru the correct vetting system then they are afforded some legal rights. When they come over the border and start a lawn business they are still illegal and do not belong here. When you ship an illegal back to their country of origin then send their family with them , they are probably illegal also. If the family is legal then they can start the vetting process to get the person thru the proper process and return them here . Who cares about liberal or not. It’s so stupid. People are dumb. 80% of you are just simply incompetent to even have this conversation. Just let the smart people help figure it out and stay home and watch tv or whatever it s racist and deplorable folks do. Get over it. Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Russian, Muslim, and all the rest are here to stay. Which one do you think I am Lol. It doesn’t matter. That’s the point.It’s just sick to see Americans talk this way. Wow. How sad you really are. Move to Montana out n the woods. That’s what my racist uncl did. And then he was killed by a bear. We should probably deport the bear or call it a foreigner and kill it right?Wow just a bunch of sad self righteous idiots. No clue. It’s just sad and unreal. Reply Reply David May 1, 2017 at 8:42 am I have those plus cameras that watch the front of my house since the burglary. That still does not illuminate the rest of the street. A hot topic on Apopka social mediaAnalysisBy Reggie ConnellFor the past few days, social media in Apopka has been talking about sanctuary cities.Perhaps it’s because of the March and Rally for Immigrant and Worker Rights happening in Apopka on Monday bringing this issue to the forefront in Apopka, or possibly it’s just because election season seems to be in full swing in Apopka despite being 11 months out. But whatever the reason, there were two significant discussions on two local sites.On April 26th, the Facebook page “Apopka Community Facts Uncensored”, one of its administrators posted this comment: According to Wikipedia, a sanctuary city is one that limits its cooperation with the national government in regard to detaining and deporting undocumented migrants and/or sets other law enforcement priorities. Leaders of sanctuary cities want to reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up so that such residents will be more willing to report crimes, use health and social services, and enroll their children in school.Municipal policies include prohibiting police or city employees from questioning people about their immigration status and refusing requests by federal immigration authorities to detain people beyond their release date if they were jailed for breaking local law. Such policies can be set expressly in law or observed in practice, but the designation “sanctuary city” does not have a precise legal definition.Opponents of “sanctuary cities” argue that cities should support the mission of federal agents, while supporters argue that the duty of federal agents does not belong to localities.Mayor Kilsheimer, Commissioner Velazquez respond Reply May 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm May 2, 2017 at 10:58 am And a final thought; see, the people looking for safety from war torn contries are seeking a safe place to live and be the good people they were, unti idiots like the ones on this post start wars and create problems. Then they have no where to go. No food,no cloths, no house, no car ,no water, no AC, none of the things you sit around and think are normal. It’s a place and time you know nothing about. You sit in your luxury house or car and drink fresh water and eat till you fart and vote for Dump and then think you have a right to talk about other nations people who have nothing because of morons like you. It’s so disgusting it make me want to be like you and annihilate you, but I know that hate and anger are not the answer. And politics won’t solve it either. You know what will? Heart, soul, compassion, but most of all education and understanding. But I’m betting you, David and Mike, have almost none of that do you?All I know is I will love those who try and care. Those who don’t….well….good day to you forever. April 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm And mike heaton is some white dude who is bitter and sad. Wow don’t even know you and yet I know exactly how you sound look and feel. Amazing isn’t it. Shame on you sad pathetic man. Your name is spelled wrong and in small print because that’s what you deserve Lol.And David? What is real news? Trump letting us Know the job is harder than he thought! ? Lol. Yeah? I knew it. Real news at last.Wow so sad you people. Make it all about politics. Oops did I call the kettle black. Haha. Reply It is just one guy. He comes to the party gets drunk and pulls out a 1911 style 45. He does not keep a round chambered I hear him rack the slide then 7 shots. The mild muzzle flash indicates a full length barrel.. I also hear gunshots farther away pretty much every night. I bet none of those guns are legally owned. May 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm April 29, 2017 at 2:38 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter This is such a Liberal rag the only reason I even see it is because it is in my local news. I should just move. If this is the voice of Apopka I do not want to live here anymore. This has become a crime ridden cesspool. I need to carry a gun to walk outside now. May 1, 2017 at 8:57 am Fake news again pushed by the haters. Let God grant them peace and give them some intelligence for which they disparatly need. Have a good night Michael Heaton. I do not have to worry about that here they only shoot guns. May 3, 2017 at 9:58 pm Reply center_img David Art Mama Mia May 1, 2017 at 9:14 am Dustin April 29, 2017 at 8:33 am Reply Reply May 9, 2017 at 9:26 pm Mama Mia Reply May 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm I may have been a little extreme. Thank you for calling me out on that. Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear May 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm May 1, 2017 at 12:19 pm I haven’t had any rednecks shooting out street lights on my street, knock on wood, that is, but we had a very dark street for quite awhile because of some lights burned out. I called and pestered them and finally a truck came and replaced them. I know they were not shot out, as there would have been glass all over the streets, and the light covers would have been gone and shattered, so that wasn’t the case on my street. Too bad those misguided bad rednecks in the big trucks couldn’t have found another target, like maybe the red light cameras, ……LOL….JUST KIDDING!!! Reply April 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm From the article. “The thread lasted over 48 hours and received over 25 comments” Real news gets that in 48 seconds. Dustin do you even live near here? You seem to have an agenda and not much else. I am not anti immigrant. I do not support Trump. I really just want streetlights. I can live without sidewalks and speed humps. Just give me lights. What is a sanctuary city? jerry Mama Mia Later in the nextdoor.com thread, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer responded to the accusations. Among them was this post:“The Hope Community Center was founded in the 1970s. The nuns who founded it came to Apopka more than 40 years ago to minister to farmworkers. The farmworkers came to Apopka in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s because they were INVITED to come here by the FARMERS and NURSERY OWNERS. According to the 2010 census, the Hispanic population in Apopka amounts to 26 percent of the city’s total population. These are all facts about Apopka that existed even before I was elected to city council in 2012. I have been invited to events at Hope Community Center and I have attended, just as I have attended events at virtually every other denomination in Apopka. Finally, I will state categorically: the suggestion that Apopka is doing anything to impede the enforcement of federal immigration law — officially or unofficially — is false, inflammatory and hurtful.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez was not in the nextdoor.com thread, but she did tell The Apopka Voice about her concern for that sort of criticism.“The inflammatory posts on Next Door social media site alleging Apopka is listed as Sanctuary City is an outright lie and intended to incite negative and hurtful remarks toward the Mexican and Hispanic community in our city and should not be tolerated by any group or member in our city. As a retired member of law enforcement & as an elected official, I took an oath. I respect and honor those Oaths.  I respect and embrace everyone who calls Apopka home which includes our diverse Hispanic community.The immigration issue is a hot topic with strong opinions reference to sanctuary cities. In my tenure, as Commissioner, I have always maintained a good relationship with both the Hope Community & the Farmworkers, supporting their community efforts to serve the Farmworkers & their families, working in the local farms & nurseries of Apopka.”The official comment from the City of Apopka came from Public Information Officer Robert Sargent, who categorically denied the allegations of discussions about sanctuary cities.“The City of Apopka has not had any discussion of any kind – official or unofficial – about sanctuary cities. City staff recently reviewed an application and permitted Monday’s march with requirements for pedestrian safety. That’s it.”The Monday march is called the March and Rally for Immigrant and Worker Rights. It starts at Kit Land Nelson Park at 2 PM. To read more on the march, go here. Tirso Moreno, General Coordinator of the Farmworker Association of Florida, explains its significance.“Most of Florida’s agriculture industry and rural economy is sustained by the work and contributions of farmworkers and their families,” says Moreno. “On May Day we are sending a message loud and clear to all local elected leaders and to the American public inviting them to value farmworker and immigrant communities.” Reply Reply Reply Reply David May 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm Hey Jack. Thanks for the well wishes. Speaking of intelligence, maybe you should turn on your spell check. We got up and opened our front door one morning and discovered the ICE agents on our street apprehending a person. This was about 5 years ago under Obama, not Trump. Under Obama, supposedly he was only rounding up the really bad ones. That was alarming to open our front door, and see them on our street in action. Then later on, two different times we had the full SWAT teams on our street doing busts, decked out, and assault rifles in their hands…..and they used one of those flash bangs or whatever you call those things, and let me tell you, it is a scary thing to witness all the police out there in action in full SWAT attire with assault rifles when it is right on your street!!! Reply Michael Heaton Dustin David, I can live without speed bumps too, I hate those things! So it is that bad on your street?…..wow, I just don’t know what you can do about it. Does all this shooting happen when they are partying and drinking, or is it just randomly when everything else is quiet? With all those nutty gun owners on your street, I hope you have one for your own protection, at least. Reply Art May 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply May 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm Dustin Mama Mia Reply April 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm Mama Mia Reply David stop complaining. God. Nothing but cry babies. Every race has had people. Hick towns do bad things also. All of you who make these comments are gross hypocrites and you need to open your eyes and stop complaining. Take action and help the situation. Have a heart for gods sake. Cry cry cry is all you do. This ain’t political. It’s about human beings you (expletive deleted by Editor). May 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm Please enter your name here May 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm Reply Dustin Reply Mama Mia Reply May 1, 2017 at 9:00 am May 1, 2017 at 9:23 am May 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm So you don’t think that someone that commits a crime should be detained whether they are legal or illegal? I am not talking about politics either, I am talking about crime which hurts everyone. I just don’t understand how they can say to an illegal that committed a crime that he can go free and then tell a citizen that committed the same crime That he will be going to prison for two years? Justice is supposed to be blind. David David Dustin TAGSSanctuary City Previous articleDiabetes and Sleep Apnea: What You Need to KnowNext article4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! I am just now seeing your part of your comments David. I know I have called the police at least twice out at night about shots fired. It wasn’t on my street, but very close. Once we came home, and had not gotten into our house and we heard them. Pop, pop, pop, pop………and then we heard car tires screeching off, and getting gone, and I called police, because who knows what was going on. Another time I called, when I heard shots in the neighborhood, but never could find out who it was, and it was not fireworks!last_img read more

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Deadline for District’s Blue School Grant Program fast approaching

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Up to $20,000 in funds budgetedFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictTeachers have just one more month, until Sept. 6, to apply for a Blue School Grant for education projects to enhance student knowledge about Florida’s water resources.The St. Johns River Water Management District is offering up to $20,000 in grants for education projects that promote hands-on learning about water resources. Over the last three funding cycles, the district has funded 33 Blue School projects, for a cumulative total of $46,550. The program has directly impacted nearly 3,550 students.Up to $2,000 per teacher per school will be awarded to middle and high school teachers to enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources. Public and charter school teachers within the district’s boundaries are eligible to apply.With a Blue School Grant, students from Sea Side Charter School–Beaches visited Guana Preserve and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park to test water quality, sein for fish and become more familiar with local variations in ecosystems they have been learning about in class.Grants may be awarded in three areas: freshwater resources field study, water-conserving landscape projects, or water conservation community/school awareness campaigns.Examples of successful grant applications include:Water quality comparison of stormwater ponds on campusField trip to Silver Springs for soil and water samplingWater unit in senior English class where students learned about water scarcity and created informative diagrams, flyers, and presentations for the communityField trips to organic and conventional farmsSeagrass restoration projectWater conservation awareness posters and videoTeachers receiving grants will be notified on Oct. 1.Information about criteria and deadlines and the online application can be found at www.sjrwmd.com/education/blueschool.Learn more about district professionals in STEM careers here. The St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! TAGSSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleBudget 2019: What’s next for Apopka?Next articleBoost in high school students taking advanced computer science could change the face of tech Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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5 ways parents can help children with the ‘new’ math

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Many parents have had to play the role of a substitute math teacher during the pandemic. damircudic/E+ via Getty Images TAGSAnxietyChildrenCommon CoreCOVID-19EducationMathNate BargatzeNew MathParentsThe Conversationtips Previous articleDistracted driving crashes kill nine people per dayNext articleCarmakers’ new designs make electric vehicles green and sexy; Florida holds 2nd largest piece of EV market Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name herecenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Clarissa A. Thompson, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Kent State University ; Lauren K. Schiller, , Teachers College, Columbia University, and Marta Mielicki, Postdoctoral research associate, Kent State UniversityIn his March 2021 Netflix special, comedian Nate Bargatze complains about having to teach his kids a confusing “new math” based on standards known as the Common Core.“The goal of Common Core is to use one sheet of paper for every problem,” Bargatze jokes. He observes that this new math requires people to “keep breaking the problem down.”“You put the problem at the top, and it just keeps going,” Bargatze says. “And then what’s funnier is you see old math in the middle of it. As you break it down, old math gets in there and you’re like, ‘Oh, just do that at the top.’ I don’t even know what we’re doing.”Comedian Nate Bargatze tells a joke about Common Core math during his comedy special.Math worriesBargatze is by no means alone in his frustration. Since many schools went largely remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, countless parents, me included, are becoming burnt out as we find ourselves thrust into the role of substitute math teacher.Why does this so-called new math – which has actually been around for over a decade – draw so much scorn from parents?This new math is based on a list of standards that students should master within each grade. It’s different from “old math” in that the standards focus not only on the step-by-step procedures to solve math problems, but also on why those procedures work in the first place. The idea is to teach the procedures in such a way that children can apply this knowledge to future math problems that they encounter – both at school and in real-life contexts.For instance, in solving the multiplication problem, 312 x 23, parents historically might line the problem up and start multiplying from right to left. We were told that we had to include the 0 on the right under 936, but I don’t recall ever being told why. But under the Common Core standards, students are encouraged to break the problem down into hundreds, tens and ones. This newfangled way to do the math makes it more transparent where the answer, 7,176, and that mystery 0 come from.Overcoming math anxietyAs Bergatze’s stand-up bit points out, this new math has triggered some parents’ “math anxiety” – a common apprehension that can impair math performance, many studies show.Researchers haven’t completely figured out how to eliminate math anxiety. But as a researcher who studies why people hate math, I believe there are steps parents can take to combat any negative attitudes they may have toward math and to improve children’s math understanding. Five of those steps are listed below.1. Point out math in everyday lifeMath learning doesn’t happen just in classrooms. Parents can draw children’s attention to math all around them. They can talk about math in the grocery store or at the bus stop. One idea is to incorporate positive math talk while reading books with our children, even if the books don’t inherently include numbers. For example, even though the classic children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” doesn’t include counting or comparing how much the caterpillar eats each day, parents can insert guiding scenarios like “The very hungry caterpillar ate 4 strawberries. Let’s count them. 1-2-3-4. Did the caterpillar eat more plums or strawberries?” This is a “two-for-one deal” that could help time-strapped parents promote literacy and numeracy.Playing Chutes and Ladders can help children learn to identify, compare and estimate numbers. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images2. Play board games and card gamesChildren can learn about math as they play fun board games, such as Chutes and Ladders, and card games, like war. Research has shown that playing board games pays off. One study found that while low-income families played board games less at home than middle-income families, even one hour of board-game play across a period of two weeks increased low-income children’s math performance to the level of their middle-income peers.3. Break math down step by stepTo help kids avoid the COVID slide, a major dip in math performance occurring during the pandemic, parents can break down math problems step by step. As they learn the procedure at each step children can then better understand how to get to the correct answer, or where they made a mistake along the way.4. Draw connections to more familiar and well-liked mathParents can also help children understand more difficult math concepts, such as fractions, by drawing connections to more familiar, well-liked and less anxiety-provoking math, such as whole numbers or percentages. For instance, parents can show that ¾ – that is, three-fourths – is the same as 75 out of 100, or 75%. Parents can draw a connection to money, too. There are four quarters in a dollar. Each quarter is worth 25 cents. That means that three out of four quarters is worth 75 cents.5. Avoid negative math attitudesThis recommendation goes hand in hand with our first recommendation. Parents should seek out opportunities to talk about math at every chance they get, but they should avoid negative math talk. Many an American will freely admit to being “not a math person”. These off-the-cuff remarks can have serious consequences for children, who soak up information in their environments.Math-anxious teachers and parents can transmit their anxiety to children, especially girls. Girls and women have higher math anxiety, which could be one reason they have lower math performance and less confidence when estimating numbers and are less likely than men to pursue STEM careers.I hope parents embrace their new role as math tutors, because it seems as if home schooling will continue throughout the spring for many students. It shouldn’t go unmentioned that kids aren’t all that enamored with their home-school teachers either. Some may even hope they won’t have the same teacher next year.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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