Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2017 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2017 presentation Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgItaly look to end their losing streak in the Six Nations that stretches back to 2015 How to watch Italy v Ireland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Italy v Ireland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In Italy, DMAX is showing the match at 3.15pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay. If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Italy v Ireland at 3.15pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Italy v Ireland will kick off at 1.15am on Sunday and is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer, so you could take advantage of that to watch some Six Nations matches!You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer  Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.The game kicks off at 4.15pm on SuperSport Action.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.Italy v Ireland will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium Italy take on Ireland in Rome (Getty Images) Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Italy v Ireland, which kicks off at 2.15pm, will be shown live on ITV in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Italy v Ireland takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, Italy v Ireland is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Italy v Ireland at 3.15pm in France. center_img Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the match from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 3.15am on Sunday on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereIreland travel to Italy this afternoon (kick off 2.15pm) hunting for their first win of the 2021 Six Nations after losing to France and Wales while the Azzurri are looking for their first championship victory since 2015.Here are the two match-day squads for their meeting at the Stadio Olimpico…Italy: Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Juan Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Cherif Traore, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Callum Braley, Federico Mori, Mattia Bellini.Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Jonathan Sexton, Jamison Gibson Park; Dave Kilcoyne, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors, CJ Stander.Replacements: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, Andrew Porter, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Craig Casey, Billy Burns, Keith Earls.Check out our full Italy v Ireland preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are. We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.Italy v Ireland will kick off at 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West Coast.Italy v Ireland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Italy v Ireland, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscriptionlast_img read more

Pittsburgh diocese elects Dorsey W. M. McConnell as 8th bishop

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA House of Bishops, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (1) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA April 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm I just want to say congratulations to a wonderful Christian man and say I miss you so, Dear Friend. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Pittsburgh diocese elects Dorsey W. M. McConnell as 8th bishop Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis People Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Helen Giddings says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Bishop Elections, By ENS StaffPosted Apr 21, 2012 Dorsey McConnell[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell was elected April 21 as eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.McConnell, 58, rector of Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, was elected on the sixth ballot from a field of three nominees. Two other nominees withdrew after the third ballot. McConnell received 47 votes of 83 cast in the lay order and 31 of 41 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 43 votes in the lay order and 22 in the clergy order.The election was held in the context of a service of Eucharist during a special convention at Trinity Cathedral, Pittsburgh.McConnell will succeed the Rt. Rev. Kenneth L. Price Jr., who has served the diocese as provisional bishop since 2009.McConnell, 58, has served as rector of Church of the Redeemer since 2004. He previously served congregations in New York, Seattle and Boston, and has been a chaplain at Yale. He helped to found and lead the New Commandment Task Force, a national reconciliation effort within the Episcopal Church. He is an instructor for the Harvard Law School Reading Group on Faith and Legal Practice, and president of the international board of Pilgrim Africa, an ecumenical evangelism and redevelopment project in Uganda. He has served on many other committees and boards in all four dioceses in which he has served, and was a deputy to General Convention 2000 and an alternate in 2003.He is a graduate of Yale and of General Theological Seminary, and was a Fulbright scholar in Paris, France. He is married to Elizabeth Marsden, a clinical social worker in private practice. They have one son, Evan, who is in college.Because the election took place within 120 days of a meeting of General Convention, the House of Deputies and a majority of bishops with jurisdiction must consent to the election during their meeting in Indianapolis in July 2012.Pending the necessary consents, the consecration is scheduled for October 20.The other nominees were:The Rev. Canon Michael N. Ambler, Jr., 47, rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Bath, Maine (Diocese of Maine)The Rev. Canon Scott T. Quinn, 57, rector, Church of the Nativity, Crafton, Pennsylvania (Diocese of Pittsburgh)The Rev. R. Stanley Runnels, 59, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri (Diocese of Western Missouri)The Rev. Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, 49, rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Denver, Colorado (Diocese of Colorado).Information about all the nominees is available here.The Diocese of Pittsburgh is composed of 32 congregations in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Comments are closed. 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Prayers for our Presiding Bishop and Primate

first_img December 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm Keeping him in our thoughts and prayers. December 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm May the Peace of the Lord, (As he always is, and always will be) Be always with you Bishop Curry.Your Brother in Christ.Terry, MN. Frankie Vasque says: Comments (22) Rev. Art Lillicropp says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Paula Wicker Hamby says: Susan Gardiner says: December 7, 2015 at 7:02 am Believing in our God of miracles and sincerely praying for Bishop Curry to be healed and God’s will for him to be fulfilled in his ministry…and for his family, friends and the medical team.God Bless this fine man!Paula Wicker HambyDiocese of W. TNMember of Immanuel Episcopal ChurcRipley, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Christopher Epting says: Chief Jim Donovan says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET December 7, 2015 at 7:34 am Many prayers for a speedy recovery! Always enjoy your visits at St. Francis in Greensboro. Trevor-David Bryan says: Lauren Anderson says: December 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm My prayers are flowing for Bishop Curry, who I have already come to love and admire deeply. I hope he is able to recover very quickly.JohnAll SaintsOmaha NE December 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm Prayers and in my native way offering up to the Creator for healing for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and his medical team. We, our Christian family, needs his voice and vision during this time. Again, prayers for his family and for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s full recovery and to continue to carry out the Mission of being inclusive in the Episcopal Church.Judge Richard L. AckleyHoly Apostles Episcopal MissionDiocese of Fond du LacOneida, Wisconsin Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Sally Hardgrove says: [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Prayers for healing are asked for Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry.The Presiding Bishop’s Office has announced that Presiding Bishop Curry was taken to a hospital Dec. 6 after a visitation to Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The Presiding Bishop subsequently was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma, and was transferred to a medical center in Richmond for treatment. A full recovery is expected.Presiding Bishop Curry is currently resting and has created the following video for members of The Episcopal Church here.Further information will be released by the Presiding Bishop’s office as it becomes available.O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to your servant Michael the help of your power, that his sickness may be turned into health, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.Book of Common Prayer (page 458) December 9, 2015 at 2:10 pm As someone who feels the im[pactful leadership of this man of God at this time in the history of our church and nation, may God continue to strengthen Bishop Michael, his family and the medical staff caring for him. Terry Danforth says: December 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm Lord Jesus, Light of the world,bless your beloved son, our presiding bishop Michael,with a complete healing and a speedy recovery.Touch him with the healing power of Your love.Protect his mind and his heart,so full of Your dreams for Your people.May he sense Your presence with himand Your protection over him.May the light that You have placed in his heartbe protected from the windlike a candle surrounded by the beautiful, curved glassof a hurricane lamp.May the life-giving light of Your loveshine brightly in Michaelthe way a small flame,magnified by a powerful lens,beams from a lighthousekindling hope and joy.May the people who live in darknesshave their hearts warmed by the light shininginto and through Michael.We pray in the name of Jesus,who lights our lives with His great love for us.Amen.With much love and many prayers,Elizabeth Allen, MD, St. Paul’s, Winston-Salem, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel December 9, 2015 at 11:13 am May God Bless you, Bishop Curry and Make You Well very soon!!Sending lots of love and hugs and Keeping you in my prayers.Hebe WallSt. Mark’s Episcopal Church,Dalton, GA Prayers for our Presiding Bishop and Primate Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK December 7, 2015 at 12:27 pm My prayers are with the PB, his family and the medical team that is working with God to ensure a full, speedy recovery. Thanks to the PB for speaking with us through this video that provided a level of comfort to us, even in the hospital, he is caring for his flock. My prayers of thanksgiving for PB Curry. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Beatrice Tomlinson says: December 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm Best wishes. I hope that he’ll be back in the swing of things very soon. In Christ,Frankie VasquezMember of Saint Patrick’s Episcopal ChurchMooresville, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 7, 2015 at 6:09 am This can be serious, folks. If you pray, pray now. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Hebe Wall says: Elizabeth Allen, MD says: Rector Smithfield, NC Cn. Shirley M. Watts says: Mark P. Fisher says: 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 Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm Prayers ascending. As a former Operating Tech, I do know the seriousness of this case, but I also know the success rate of such a condition. I am confident that the Lord is with the whole medical team to care for this treasured leader.Jim DonovanDiocese of MO Bonnie Smith says: Judge Richard L. Ackley says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry December 7, 2015 at 9:22 am Praying for full healing. So glad that the Williamsburg response team is so available and responsive. This church is special and I know they will pray. December 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm To Our Dear Presiding Bishop Curry –Please know we desperately need your Spiritual Leadership and we are so blessed through your inspiring and encouraging video with your great smile, strong voice and that you will be returning to/with us by the end of the week! Praise the Lord!Bruton Parish Church Williamsburg, site of your “emergency impact” is also the site of a memorable Blessing where I was confirmed(Bishop William Brown) some time ago, thus this has a personal double impact …Indeed with the power of Prayer your sheep are awaiting your return for Celebration in this Holy Season of our Dear Savior’s Birth–Hallelujah! Dr.Erna Lund says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted Dec 7, 2015 Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ December 7, 2015 at 12:08 pm As the first poster said, this can be a serious situation. I’m anxiously awaiting an update that he is out of surgery. Prayers for Bishop Curry, his family, and us all as we look to his leadership to take us to the next level in our journey. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT December 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm As we say in hospital chaplaincy, we don’t believe in miracles, we expect them! And one is already occurring for you +Michael from all of us in Kaiser Hospitals throughout the West Coast. God bless you, your caregivers, those for whom you pray and those who are praying for you and the family December 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm Bishop Curry, May Our God be guiding the hands and minds of your doctors. You are Chosen to lead us. You and your Church will be OK. My prayers an thoughts are with you.Bea Tomlinson / U. B.E, NY Chapter, St. Philip’s Church- HarlemReply 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI John E Bush says: Tags December 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm Offering continuing prayers for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. May God grant to Michael, His powerful healing embrace and give to him full recovery. All Blessings be with you Bishop Michael,Cn. Shirley M. WattsBuffalo, NY Press Release Service Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls December 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. St Paul MN. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Debbie Bristol says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC December 12, 2015 at 12:28 am Thanks to this site for informing me of Presiding Bishop Curry’s medical condition. Prayers for the sick are so powerful. Let us pray,… Richard Jordan says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Terry Danforth says: December 7, 2015 at 9:57 am May God, He that healeth All, envelope PB Curry with His loving embrace. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Episcopalians engaged in African mission work worry COVID-19 will derail…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Relief & Development Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Episcopalians engaged in African mission work worry COVID-19 will derail other humanitarian efforts 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Hands are washed and sanitized at a service in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan’s Diocese of Juba in the summer of 2020. Photo: Diocese of Juba[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s mission work in Africa is adapting to COVID-19, but those who coordinate it are concerned that the pandemic will disrupt, or even reverse, progress that had been made in other areas of critical need. As serious as COVID-19 is, its indirect effects on other health issues, education and gender equality could be more devastating in the long term.Africa has fewer reported coronavirus cases than any other continent (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica). However, cases may be underreported, said Abagail Nelson, executive vice president of Episcopal Relief & Development.“Infections don’t seem as high, but there’s also anecdotal evidence that COVID just arrived later,” Nelson told Episcopal News Service. “And the numbers are not as well documented. People may not be hospitalized at the same rates, but they never would have been anyway because the hospital systems are not as robust.”Bishop Richard Aquilla of the Diocese of Nzara in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan told ENS that “COVID-19 has disrupted every activity in the diocese.”“COVID-19 has affected the mission work badly, because when the first cases of it started in March this year, there was lockdown everywhere,” Aquilla said. “No gatherings or church activities were taking place.”There are factors that have worked in Africa’s favor, though. Africa has avoided the disastrous fates of some European countries and the United States. The 2.2 million cases and 53,973 deaths reported in all of Africa as of Dec. 7 are about the same as France’s totals and about six times lower than the U.S. totals.The Rev. Paul Feheley, The Episcopal Church’s interim partnership officer for Africa, credits the swift action of African governments and citizens, who had already established protocols for testing, prevention and education in place from other epidemics like Ebola.“A lot of African governments took what we consider pretty dramatic action right at the beginning – social distancing, hand washing, masks – and got really high public support for doing that. One of the polls that I looked at in terms of public support had people complying at an 85% rate. You could compare that to other countries … and that’s pretty high,” he said.Circumstantial factors may also have helped limit the spread of the virus, Feheley said, like a younger population; the median age in Africa is 20, much younger than other regions.“Only 3% of the African population is over 65. And they don’t [generally] have old age homes, seniors’ residences, retirement homes, all of which will [spread the virus]. When people have finished working, particularly if they’ve been in the urban areas, they return to their rural roots.”One major concern held by Episcopalians engaged in African mission now is that COVID-19 will make the logistics of other medical efforts – like the prevention of malaria and polio through mosquito nets and vaccines, respectively – much harder.“Lockdowns have impacted logistics around the world,” Nelson said, “particularly in the health sector. The provision of insecticide-treated bed nets, which is a really big initiative that’s ongoing in Africa, is slowed and delayed and deprioritized. There’s some indication that child immunizations are also not as forceful this year or … the number of children getting immunized is less than it has been in previous years.”And in a region where millions die from treatable diseases like tuberculosis and HIV because they don’t have access to medicine, “the health infrastructure is also struggling to keep up with all of the needs,” Nelson said.“One of the huge concerns of the public health community is, is the global focus on COVID going to shift funds and support for things like [HIV medication], which is really keeping huge portions of the population alive in the world.”While the lockdowns lessened the severity of the pandemic, there was collateral damage to education and gender equality. The closure of schools “exposed girls and young women to a variety of very, very difficult experiences,” Feheley said.“Families began to marry their daughters off at very young ages. This is an ongoing problem, of course, in Africa. But COVID just simply made it that much worse,” he told ENS. “What was happening was they needed a strategy to cope with economic hardship, and they wanted to reduce the number of household dependents.”Marriage, Feheley said, may offer short-term security, but those girls and young women are unlikely to ever return to school. After decades of progress in educating girls, the pandemic “has put it back at least 10 to 15 years.”Sexual violence and gender-based violence, which have been a longstanding focus of Anglican mission work in Africa, are now “turning backwards,” Feheley said.“After COVID had been reported and schools closed, a third of all crimes reported in Kenya were related to sexual violence,” he said. “In South Africa, a 37% increase in the first week of lockdown. Sudan, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, all of them had a spike.”Then there is the financial impact of the pandemic on humanitarian ministries. Funds have to be diverted from other mission projects to pay for personal protective equipment, Nelson said, but while some institutions are suffering from investment losses and declines in donations, that hasn’t been as much of a problem for Episcopal Relief & Development.“Episcopal Relief & Development right now is holding its own when it comes to our income,” Nelson said. “Donors have been very generous. They’ve been very generous both for COVID-specific funds as well as for our other activities. We’ve also seen other foundations and partnerships really step up. So there are these pockets of support and generosity that we’re able to tap.”One of those partnerships is with Trinity Church Wall Street, which has a long history of funding humanitarian work in Africa and around the world. This year, Trinity made 36 emergency response grants to support Anglican dioceses and organizations in Africa, the Caribbean and South America, ensuring access to essential supplies. Trinity also awarded a grant of over $1 million to Episcopal Relief & Development to support its international pandemic response.“With the support of Trinity Church Wall Street, we’re reaching half a million people in COVID response internationally with food and protective equipment. There’s a massive global mobilization program happening right now through the church and through our work,” Nelson said.Episcopalians are also supporting mission work in Africa through the United Thank Offering and direct connections between dioceses. In October, UTO awarded a $3,600 grant for an emergency campaign against COVID-19 in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan’s Diocese of Nzara. The diocese also has a partnership with the Diocese of Iowa, which contributed an additional $3,000.The Diocese of Wanyjok in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan participated in COVID-19 awareness campaigns in the summer of 2020. Photo: Diocese of WanyjokThat grant, even though the amount is small, has enabled the diocese to take a proactive approach to preventing the spread of the virus, said Ray Gaebler, the Diocese of Iowa’s partnership coordinator.“The main thing they’re doing is they are deploying a network of pastors, Mothers’ Union [members] and young people to spread the word on COVID safety,” Gaebler told ENS. “They’ve been distributing masks, they’ve been preaching safety measures, things like that.”They’re distributing more than masks, though, Aquilla, the bishop in Nzara, said. When they visit parishes in rural areas, they also “encourage the believers not to give up their faith in God.”Aquilla said he and the diocese are deeply grateful to their friends in Iowa and to the UTO for standing with them in a time of need.“I would like to appreciate our companion Diocese of Iowa which really stands with us till this time,” he told ENS. “I thank God and appreciate the UTO, who have done a wonderful job in Nzara.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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People prefer to donate to charities run by ‘amateurs’ rather than salaried staff

first_imgImage: trust by Tischenko Irina on Shutterstock.com  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 28 October 2014 | News A new survey by New Philanthropy Capital – Matter of Trust: What the Public Thinks of Charities and How it Affects Trust – found that 66 per cent of people said they would prefer to donate to charities “run by volunteers”. But less than a fifth (18 per cent) said they would rather give to charities they thought were “run by professionals”.The survey of 1,000 plus people – conducted by IPSOS-Mori in March this year – also found that people would rather give to:• small organisations (59 per cent) than large (25 per cent)• organisations that are not involved in political issues (76 per cent) compared to those that are political (eight per cent)• focused on providing services (70 per cent) rather than awareness raising (14 per cent).Respondents were asked how much they knew about charities: 46 per cent reckoned they knew “a fair amount”, while 42 per cent admitted to “not very much”. The more people knew about charities the more they tended to trust them: 69% of people who said they knew ‘a great deal’ or ‘a fair amount’ about charities had high or medium trust in them.The survey did not present responses (such as the preference to give to volunteer-run or staff-run charities) of people segmented according to their self-reported knowledge.The survey also asked people to rate how much they trusted charities on an 11-point scale of 0-10. Thirty-five per cent of people rated their trust in charities as below the midpoint on the scale while 61 per cent rated their trust in charities above the mid-point (four per cent didn’t know).The report begins with a quotation from former Minister for Civil Society Brooks Newmark MP which includes the phrase: “The important thing charities should be doing is sticking to their knitting and doing the best they can to promote their agenda, which should be about helping others.”center_img People prefer to donate to charities run by ‘amateurs’ rather than salaried staff About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

Devolved Scotland could lead a Gift Aid revolution, suggests report

first_img  93 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Gift Aid Research / statistics Scotland could create a Gift Aid scheme that would reduce its cost for both charities and HMRC, and increase take up, a report from nfpSynergy has suggested.How could Gift Aid be improved and generate more income for charities by nfpSynergy‘s Joe Saxton looks at the main issues associated with the current Gift Aid scheme and sets out two possible solutions to improve it. It says that with income tax devolved to the Scottish Government, there is an opportunity for it to create a new scheme.The report suggests four possible amendments the Scottish Government could make:Allow Gift Aid declarations to be made with an email address or mobile phone as the unique identifier to make online donations much easierReclaim invalid claims from the charity – not the donorInclude National Insurance as an eligible tax for Gift AidRemove the restrictions on the GASDSThe report’s other suggestion is to give every adult a Gift Aid allowance, for example of £500, for which all donations are treated as tax effective, regardless of what tax an individual pays. This solution, it says, could encourage more people to give in the knowledge that Gift Aid would automatically be on their donations, and reduce bureaucracy because donations could then be assumed to be Gift Aid compliant. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4center_img Devolved Scotland could lead a Gift Aid revolution, suggests report About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 9 February 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Anti-war activists report on Pakistan trip, attack drones

first_imgJudy GreenspanWW photo: Terri KayA standing-room-only crowd came out to the Berkeley Fellowship Hall on Dec. 2 to hear eyewitness reports of a visit to Pakistan in October by a delegation of 34 U.S. anti-war activists. They had met with anti-drone activists and relatives of the 760 civilians murdered by U.S. drones.Speaking at today’s meeting were Joe Lombardo, national co-coordinator of the United National Antiwar Coalition; Leah Bolger, national president of Veterans for Peace; and Toby Blome and Dianne Budd of CodePink, the group that initiated the Pakistan visit.All the speakers exposed the inhumane U.S. military policy of sending drone missiles to murder and maim the Pakistani people. Bolger talked about the frequent protests against drone attacks in Pakistan. “All military-aged males are considered enemy combatants and legitimate targets for drones,” the Vets for Peace activist noted. “The U.S. has no idea who is being killed.”Lombardo, the UNAC representative, talked about the domestic U.S. war against the Muslim community and recent government-inspired frame-ups of Muslim activists. He talked about the case of Aafia Siddiqui. “In Pakistan, this woman is a hero,” Lombardo explained. He explained that her case is tied together with the national campaign against U.S. drones. The slogan “Free Aafia — Stop Drones” was quite visible during a slide show of Pakistani anti-U.S.-war demonstrations.A national campaign against U.S. drone makers was announced. Activists from around the country have already been blockading and committing civil disobedience at the gates of these warmakers.The San Francisco Bay Area tour includes several speaking engagements in the East and South Bay. For more information about the campaign to stop the U.S. drone war, contact CodePink, Veterans for Peace or the UNAC. A special website called droneswatch.org is being set up to orchestrate this campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hazardous drug awareness event

first_img Facebook Hazardous drug awareness event Local News WhatsApp Facebook By admin – February 1, 2018 Fake Drugs, Real Effects: Synthetic drugs in our communityThe Prevention Resource Center Region 9 has scheduled a free Fake Drugs, Real Effects: Synthetic drugs in our community event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at PRCR9, 620 N. Grant Suite 802.Nurses Educating on Illegal Drugs & Synthetics (NEIDS) is a group of emergency nurses and nurse educators from Lubbock, who use first-hand experience to inform the public of the hazards of synthetic marijuana and other harmful drugs. What to expect: NEIDS presentation, breakout sessions, and strategic planning efforts to address synthetic drugs in the area.Lunch will be served at noon. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Speak up through advocacyNext articleAnnual Queen of Hearts Ball admin Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

DAILY OIL PRICE: May 9

first_img Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: May 9 Pinterest Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: May 9 Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articlePolice searching for 7-Eleven robbersNext articleORMC earns Level III neonatal facility designation admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Crude Oil: 71.14 (+2.08)Nymex MTD AVG: 69.3000.Natural Gas: 2.737 (+.005).Gasoline: 2.1673 (+0.0559).Spreads: June/July (+.09) July/Aug. (+.30).Plains WTI Posting: 67.50 (+1.75). WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot By admin – May 9, 2018 Twitter Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSouthern Style Potato SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Facebooklast_img read more