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 Liturgy & Music, Comments (4) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Video: Saint Thomas boys’ choir school Ms. Lee Berger says: 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm Not to demean St. Thomas, which is the pre-eminent choir school in this country, but you can also walk in and hear some pretty great music at the choir school at St. Paul’s Harvard Square in Cambridge and at the choir school of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City. Or at National Cathedral and St. Albans Schools at Washington Cathedral, inter alia. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jack H Haney says: Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET December 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm What happens when the boys “age out” or is there an “adult” choir for them to continue their educations and musical training?Have always loved a boys choir and am proud that there is an Episcopal school; only wish that small town USA could have such opportunities. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Bob McCloskey says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Frogmire Anders von Vondervolt says: Posted Dec 16, 2014 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the middle of New York City, young boys attend one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world. They live, attend school and learn some of the most difficult, beautiful music ever written in the Episcopal/Anglican cathedral choir tradition. They are ordinary boys with extraordinary talent. Hear them sing and see what life is like at this remarkable institution in a new video from the Episcopal Church Office of Mission Communication, Saint Thomas Choir School.Founded in 1919, Saint Thomas Boys Choir boasts a long history of training world-class musicians and singers while teaching them the basics of reading, writing and ‘rithmatic.“There is no other school in North America where you can walk in and hear this music,” commented the Rev. Andrew C. Mead, rector emeritus of Saint Thomas.“Saint Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church,” noted Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia. “It’s the only school of its kind in the United States and one of only three in the world.”For more information contact Collins at [email protected] Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs December 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm Yes to the above comments about the USA choir schools. However, to claim “one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world” is incredibly incorrect. For one thing it overlooks all of the cathedrals in Britain plus a number of large parish choir schools, and most notably university college chapels – such as Kings College, Cambridge whose annual broadcast of the Lessons and Carols this Christmas Eve was shared worldwide via NPR and affiliates of the BBC. I’m not trying to be a stickler but many others have remarked about the careless inaccuracies in ENS releases, Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm Also Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. There are probably others around. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing 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 Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA [Diocese of East Tennessee] George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor.Young expects to retire as a new bishop is ordained. Young’s successor will be elected in August 2017 and the anticipated ordination date will be December 2017/January 2018; the actual date will be determined by the presiding bishop.Young has served the East Tennessee diocese since 2011.In a letter to the diocese, Young said, “God has blessed us in many, many marvelous ways. I am more grateful to God and to you than I could ever express,” but said that in retirement he looks forward to spending more time with his family. Young maintains offices in Chattanooga and Knoxville, traveling from the home he shares at Sewanee with his wife, the Rev. Kammy Young, director of contextual education and lecturer in contextual theology at the Sewanee: University of the South’s School of Theology.Young has recently initiated diocesan participation in the Missional Network – networked communities of leaders that “partner and learn together how we might join with God in our local contexts.” This “Going Local Initiative” will be his primary focus during the next 18 months. Posted Apr 18, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem House of Bishops, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET East Tennessee bishop announces retirement Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ
ArchDaily “COPY” V12K0102 / Pasel.Kuenzel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveV12K0102 / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects The Netherlands V12K0102 / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167879/v12k0102-pasel-kuenzel-architects Clipboard Year: CopyHouses•The Netherlands Projects Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. On the site of a former slaughterhouse in the historical heart of the Dutch university city of Leiden, emerges one of the biggest urban developments of private dwellings in the Netherlands. In their series of eleven, the Rotterdam based architects, Pasel.Künzel Architects, present yet another spectacular house, giving a new interpretation of the classical Dutch housing typology. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgWith their V12K0102 residence Pasel.Kuenzel Architects created a remarkable project on an almost triangular building plot, the remnant of an inner city housing block. On a 30 meter long one-story high base, two building volumes were placed on opposite sides, one being the ‘children’s house’ and the other serving as the ‘Parents house’. The two parts facing each other allow a connection with visible eye contact, but are physically separated. Save this picture!ModelCollective spaces for living, dining and playing are situated on the ground floor, meandering around two intimate courtyards. This setup establishes an immediate relation between ‘life inside and outside’, creating an oasis in the city. Towards the city, the introverted house reveals its inner side with two gigantic glass panes that also permit Dutch light to reach deep into the museum like spaces.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessLOFT London Farm Tower Competition AwardsArticlesBarcelona Ecological Center / Vilalta ArchitectsArticles Share Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 CopyAbout this officePasel.Kuenzel ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on September 12, 2011Cite: “V12K0102 / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects” 12 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Area: 135 m² Area: 135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fresno House / Felix Raspall + Federico Papandrea 2012 Houses 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/343740/fresno-house-felix-raspall-federico-papandrea Clipboard CopyText description provided by the architects. Fresno house is a small summer house located in a forest near the South Atlantic Ocean. The slope and location existing trees are the major determinants of geometric and site strategies of the project: the house sits in a small clearing of the forest and sits perpendicular to the slope to gain transversal transparency. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformLiving room, dining room, kitchen and studio are located in the ground floor, open to the outdoor terrace, swimming-pool and patio through floor-to-ceiling windows. The double-height outdoor space by the grill is the main gathering space in the summer. The upper level houses three bedrooms with access to a large terrace. Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe main materials of the house are faced concrete, glass and white-rendered masonry. Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessQingdao Harborfront Redevelopment Proposal / EE&K a Perkins Eastman CompanyUnbuilt ProjectLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt Project Share Architects: Federico Papandrea, Felix Raspall Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Gustavo Sosa PinillaPhotographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla+ 30 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/343740/fresno-house-felix-raspall-federico-papandrea Clipboard Fresno House / Felix Raspall + Federico PapandreaSave this projectSaveFresno House / Felix Raspall + Federico PapandreaSave this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaHouses•Cariló, Argentina Argentina Projects ArchDaily Year: Year: “COPY” Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFelix RaspallOfficeFollowFederico PapandreaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCarilóHousesArgentinaPublished on March 14, 2013Cite: “Fresno House / Felix Raspall + Federico Papandrea” 14 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 20 August 2006 | News Peter L Offer, before taking up his position as President of RIBI, went on a fact finding trip to Bangladesh to see the work of IMPACT at first hand. He said: “My history with Sir John and Lady Wilson goes back many years when I was involved with Eye Camps in India. Today Impact has grown, and is not only restoring sight, movement or hearing to many, but giving medical help to those who are unable to get to a medical centre.“We hope that with the help that Rotarians can give in the next year IMPACT will be able to help even more people in desperate need.” 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Rotary partners with Impact Foundation Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has chosen the Impact Foundation, the international programme to prevent and alleviate needless disability, as its preferred international project for support in the next twelve months.The partnership was marked today by a reception at RIBI’s headquarters in Alcester which was attended by Lady Wilson, President and Trustee of the Impact Foundation. She was accompanied by her daughter Claire Hicks who now runs Impact.IMPACT was founded by the late Rotarian Sir John Wilson in the 1980s as a means of empowering local communities with simple low-cost ways of taking action today to prevent disability tomorrow. Impact is working in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.
4 snippets of agency news, from new appointments to new launches Fundraising consultancy Consultanci launchesA fundraising consultancy has launched with the aim of helping charities recover from the impact of Covid-19.Consultanci is a multi-discipline agency with consultants possessing experience in multiple aspects of fundraising from face-to-face to trust and grants and corporate sponsorship. The team also has in-depth knowledge of data compliance, digital marketing and public relations to offer a comprehensive support package to its clients.The fundraising agency is the creation of Vaughan Thomas (pictured), who previously held the position of Managing Director for face-to-face specialists Personal Fundraising Services. During his seven years in the position, the company recruited more than 150,000 new supporters a year across regular giving, lottery and sponsorship campaigns, raising millions of pounds for UK charities in the process.Thomas commented:“Consultanci was created for one simple purpose: to provide comprehensive fundraising support to charities and help create a more robust, resilient sector.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 30 December 2020 | News Tagged with: design Digital face-to-face REAL Fundraising a winner at 2020’s Business Culture AwardsREAL Fundraising, the face-to-face fundraising company, has been awarded Best Business Culture – Small Business (250 employees) at the Business Culture Awards 2020.REAL Fundraising was a finalist in 4 categories. Best use of Brand, Purpose & values, Best use of Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture in a Crisis and Small Business Culture. Being highly commended in the Brand, Purpose & Values category.Managing Director, Client Services, Liam McEntegart said:“After being Highly Commended for Small Business Culture in 2019, to go one better and win the Small Organisation Award really makes us proud. Nothing means more to us that being recognised for our core values of Respect, Ethics, Activism & Love and our driving mission to use business as a force for good. Congratulations to all the category finalists for being committed to small business culture. Lastly a huge thank you to our inspirational REAL Family members and charity clients.” CTI Digital appointed to manage Kidscan’s digital advertisingChildren’s cancer charity Kidscan has appointed CTI Digital to manage the strategy and delivery of its digital advertising.To create a more stable and predictable future for its research into childhood cancers, the charity has appointed CTI Digital to manage the advertising strategy and delivery of both grant funding and the charities advertising marketing budget.37% of Kidscan’s funding currently comes from digital channels.CTI Digital is developing and managing digital advertising campaigns for Kidscan to raise awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer and the research being undertaken. Campaigns will also encourage the public to fundraise, make a donation, and to register as volunteers.Kirsty Leigh, Head of Operations & Marketing at Kidscan said:“The charity sector is extremely saturated and because of limited funding during Covid, online donations have become more essential, but also more difficult to generate, than ever before.”“Sharing our message and research gives hope to children around the country so it’s very much a team effort in what we do. Because of this, I’m pleased about the way CTI has already become an extension of our marketing team and transformed our digital reach.” 181 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 WPNC Digital helps 2020 Poppy Appeal handle significant increase in online donationsWPNC Digital supported The Royal British Legion’s 2020 Poppy Appeal, handling 20 times more online donations than in 2019.The agency handled the online donation funnels for the charity. This included stress-testing the funnels to ensure they continued to work efficiently during an anticipated major increase in supporter activity.This year, supporters could also donate via QR codes on the charity’s posters in outlets such as its corporate partner Sainsbury’s, with the code linking directly to goDonate, WPNC’s donation platform.As well as receiving 20 times more online donations than last year, the 2020 Poppy Appeal also saw than 13,500 online donations an hour on Remembrance Sunday itself.Gillian Baxter, Head of Supporter Acquisition at The Royal British Legion, commented:“We needed to adapt the Poppy Appeal significantly this year and develop initiatives for people to still be able to support and obtain a poppy to display. Online donations were crucial to the Appeal and have surpassed our expectations. WPNC has capably and efficiently handled our requirements, ensuring the sites were optimised, stable and closely monitored.” Advertisement From WPNC Digital helping the Royal British Legion with this year’s Poppy Appeal, to Kidscan’s appointment of CTI Digital, and the launch of new fundraising consultancy Consultanci, here’s a short round up of some of the agency news of the last couple of months. 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.
Taja DeJesusIn the first two months of 2015, at least eight transgender women have been murdered in North America, including one trans woman in Canada. This killing spree, mired in hate and bigotry, doesn’t make the national corporate-owned news media. There is no mass outrage over the killings of these women, although they are mourned by many. It is mainly the lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer media and organizations that report their deaths.The year’s first three known killings of transgender women in the U.S. occurred over a two-week period in January. They were all trans women of color, two Black and one Latina.Lamia Beard, 30, of Norfolk, Va., was found the morning of Jan. 17 with severe gunshot wounds; she was transported to a hospital where she died. Beard was a musician who sang and played four instruments. A fluent French speaker, she received a full scholarship to Bethune Cookman College.Penny ProudOn Jan. 26, Ty Underwood, 24, of Tyler, Texas, was found dead in her car of three gunshot wounds. She had recently been accepted into the nursing program at Kilgore College. (autostraddle.com, Jan. 28)Michelle (Yazmin) Vash Payne, 33, of Los Angeles died of multiple stab wounds on Jan. 31. A candlelight vigil and march was held on Feb. 1 outside Payne’s apartment building.Taja Gabrielle DeJesus, a 36-year-old trans woman of color, was found the morning of Feb. 1 fatally stabbed multiple times in a stairwell in San Francisco. She was an active church member who volunteered at food pantries and with Trans Thrive. (janetmock.com, Feb. 16) A die-in for DeJesus by members of the LGBTQ community was held Feb. 10 in front of San Francisco City Hall. (nbcbayarea.com, Feb. 10)Penny Proud, 21, of New Orleans was found in the early morning hours of Feb. 10 fatally shot multiple times. A candlelight vigil was held for Proud later night. (advocate.com, Feb. 10)Bri Golec, 22, of Akron, Ohio, was stabbed to death by her own father on Feb. 13. An artist and drummer, Golec was active in the trans community. (pghlesbian.com, Feb. 15)On Feb. 16, the body of Kristina Gomez Reinwald, 46, was discovered in her home in Miami. She worked as an entertainer under the name Christina (or Kristina) Grant Infiniti. Local trans activists and friends held a candlelight vigil outside Reinwald’s house. (advocate.com, Feb. 26)Sumaya Dasia Dalmar, 26, of Toronto, also known as Sumaya Ysl, was found dead on Feb. 22. Damar, a Somali-Canadian, was a model and actress.Chilling statisticsToday, transgender people are 400 times more likely to be assaulted or murdered than are members of the “general population.”Although four years old, a 2011 study by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality confirmed that trans people of color suffer worse discrimination than their white counterparts.The study found 34 percent of Black and 28 percent of Latino/a trans and gender-nonconforming respondents had a household income of less than $10,000 a year. Some 41 percent of Black and 27 percent of Latino/a transgender and gender-nonconforming respondents experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. When attempting to access shelters, 40 percent of Black respondents and 45 percent of Latino/a respondents were denied access altogether. (thecolu.mn, Feb. 16)Fighting racism, sexism and anti-LGBTQ bigotry must be a priority for women, men, gender-nonconforming and all progressive activists in the U.S. The Black Lives Matter movement has revealed the power of the people in saying “No more!” to rampant police violence and killings of young people of color across the U.S.Black and Latino/a lives matter! Trans lives matter!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing on Sept. 3 and 4 will help strengthen what are already good Sino-African political and economic relations.With this objective as the goal, the motto of the meeting is “China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-win Cooperation.”Along with President Xi Jinping and other senior Chinese leaders, numerous African leaders, heads of the African Union, the United Nations secretary-general and representatives of international and regional entities are expected to attend the summit.Indicators of the strength of the current economic ties between Africa and China are impressive. For example, the volume of trade between the two parties increased 17 times between 2000 and 2017. According to Chinese customs statistics, the value of trade between the two zones last year amounted to $170 billion. By April 2017, with financing from China, more than 3,000 miles of motorways and railways had been built in African countries.These days, more and more opinions have been expressed on the third summit of FOCAC, an organization created in 2000.The Ethiopian deputy minister for Finance and Economic Cooperation, Admasu Nebebe, told Xinhua that “African countries need to transform their agricultural sector, engage in vigorous industrial development, invest in their infrastructure, and put resources to develop their science and technology if they are to successfully develop their economies like China.” (Aug. 26)Sun Baohong, Chinese ambassador to Kenya, said the upcoming FOCAC Beijing Summit will mark a new stage in China-Africa ties as it will formulate the direction of future development, backed by traditional friendship between the two sides. “The summit will also help China-Africa cooperation develop in a more coordinated and balanced manner and further promote South-South collaboration as well.” (China Daily, Aug. 27)Another diplomat, Ahcène Boukhalfa, Algerian ambassador to Beijing, said the traditional friendship between China and African countries has a long history and has always been based on mutual respect, mutual benefit, noninterference in internal affairs and win-win cooperation.While calling for further cooperation in science and technology and infrastructure construction, Boukhalfa said that he is certain that China and Africa “have a common future.” (China Daily)He Yafei, a former Chinese foreign minister, is of the opinion that the summit will confirm the success of cooperation with mutual advantages between different civilizations. He stresses that the deepening partnership between China and Africa will benefit both sides economically and help safeguard the rule-based international trading system.A Chinese scholar, Wang Liming, executive vice-president of Renmin University of China, said China and African countries have provided wisdom and solutions to building a more reasonable international order through FOCAC. “Given the increasing calls for reforming the existing global governance system to cope with the world’s common challenges, China-Africa friendly cooperation provides new thinking for resolving major global problems,” Wang said.This article was first published in Avante, the weekly newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party on Aug. 30. Its author was formerly a member of the Secretariat of the PAIGC, the party leading the struggle for the liberation of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. Translation by WW Managing Editor John Catalinotto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Released by Center for Constitutional RightsNew YorkJune 22 — The undersigned civil and human rights organizations, legal associations, and policy institutes condemn the excessive and politically-motivated charges that the federal government is leveling against two members of our community, Colin Mattis and Urooj Rahman, and its aggressive effort to keep them imprisoned and separated from their families pending trial.Colin Mattis and Urooj Rahman.In its attempt to use the courts and a case of alleged property damage to stifle a historic popular mobilization against systemic anti-Black racism, the United States Attorney’s Office only further exposes the injustices that gave rise to and sustain the mass protests.George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25 has led to a critical moment of national reckoning with the institutionalized legacy of racial violence and white supremacy in the United States. Structural violence pervades the criminal legal system: from law enforcement, to prosecution, to sentencing, to incarceration. This is the system that killed George Floyd and threatens Black lives, while protecting police officers from accountability.Attempt to chill popular protestThe Trump Administration is wielding the punitive force of this system against Colin and Urooj, who are Black and South Asian, respectively, in order to chill popular protest against the unjust status quo. On May 30, Colin and Urooj, both attorneys committed to social justice, joined tens of thousands of demonstrators in New York City in defense of Black lives.That night, they were arrested and charged by the federal government with allegedly attempting to burn an abandoned police car and charring the interior. For this alleged property damage — a routine state law crime — they are facing federal charges carrying a mandatory minimum of 45 years in prison. These are the types of charges that generally accompany incidents with mass casualties.If convicted, our colleagues, who are both in their early 30s, would be imprisoned for most, if not all, of the rest of their lives.Coupled with the outrageous charges designed to stifle dissent, federal prosecutors are insisting that the young lawyers remain in permanent pre-trial detention in the Metropolitan Detention Complex (MDC) in Brooklyn. MDC is a federal jail infamous for its human rights abuses and inhumane conditions, where health risks are only exacerbated due to COVID-19.Two federal judges decided Colin and Urooj could safely be released on bail, which they were, until the government made the highly unusual move to appeal the decision. Now the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will decide their fate.Meanwhile, the police officer who is charged with murdering George Floyd is currently out on bail. The perverse system that treats two protesters of color demanding racial justice more punitively for an alleged property crime than it treats a white police officer charged with the murder of a Black man is precisely the injustice animating the calls of the Movement for Black Lives and protesters for fundamental change.In our current system, Black defendants are far more likely to face charges that carry mandatory minimums than white defendants, and Black and Brown defendants are far more likely to be held in pre-trial detention than white defendants.As legal, advocacy and policy organizations with long histories of supporting movements for justice, we are well aware that, particularly at the tipping points of social transformation, the state will deploy maximum force to undermine momentum. The federal government’s cruel and unnecessary effort to keep Colin and Urooj in prison pre-trial, and potentially for the rest of their natural lives, is an approach guided by a political agenda rather than by law. It reflects the Trump administration’s animosity toward the powerful and growing Movement for Black Lives.Such political prosecutions mirror historic attempts to undermine racial justice movements in this country and in authoritarian regimes throughout the world. We cannot allow the federal government to use this case to distract from or suppress the underlying demands for justice that has brought many thousands of people in every state in the nation to the streets.We call for the immediate release of Colin and Urooj on bail and for the federal government to drop these excessive charges. Our community will be made safer upon their return home to their families, and when the state ceases to prioritize property over human life and our collective well-being.Center for Constitutional RightsCenter on Race, Inequality, and the Law – New York University School of LawCLEAR – CUNY School of LawDefending Rights & DissentDemand ProgressInternational Association of Democratic LawyersInternational Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)Make the Road New YorkMetropolitan Black Bar AssociationMuslim Bar Association of New YorkNational Lawyers GuildPrison Policy InitiativeFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Help by sharing this information News Newspaper heavily fined for libel May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus June 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Government persists in judicial hounding of independent press18 May 2005Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern about persistent government hounding of the independent press through the courts.The country’s leading independent newspaper, the Minsk-based Narodnaya Volya, selling 30,000 copies five times weekly, received a warning from the justice ministry on 16 May for “publishing false reports”, in violation of Article 32 of the media law. On the same day, the newspaper learned that workers at the state-owned company Belaruskalii had laid complaints for libel for having printed their names in a 23 April article headlined, “Such is the people’s will”.The article listed 300 Belaruskalii workers who had signed a letter backing the foundation of an opposition movement “The People’s Will”. Five workers denied signing and claimed the equivalent of around 18,200 euros damages from the paper.One of the workers suing the newspaper, Syarhey Katovich, admitted in an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty having come under pressure from the company’s management, as had his four colleagues. “You know, I nearly lost my job”, he said. News Reporters Without Borders said it was concerned about the latest case and condemned the exploitation of the media law to silence dissident voices. “”A country under the rule of law should ensure a separation of powers. President Alexander Lukashenko is fully justifying his place on our list of press freedom “predators”, it added.Narodnaya Volya received the list of signatories in favour of the creation of “The People’s Will” directly from the movement’s co-ordinator. After receiving a letter from Belaruskalii’s management, the newspaper published a retraction of the list in its 14 May edition, to avoid legal trouble.The paper’s editor, Yosif Syaredzich, told Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent that the “information ministry has played the role of examining magistrate, prosecutor and judge. Under the media law, anyone brining a case against a newspaper must first ask for a correction to be published and if necessary, apologies as well. In this case, the information ministry immediately sent a warning without first informing the editor of the basis of the complaints or the date of the decision.”The newspaper had received a previous warning on 13 April, for carrying an appeal from the “Defenders of the homeland”, a group that was not registered with the authorities, in its 31 March edition.Narodnaya Volya is also facing a complaint lodged on 5 April by Syarhey Gaidukevich, leader of the Belarus Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), who is claiming the equivalent of 73,000 euros damages against the newspaper for having suggested that the LDP cooperated with the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein and received financial backing from him. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation Narodnaya Volya, the country’s main independent newspaper, was fined 7,000 euros on 9 June by a Minsk court after publishing a petition in favour ofthe opposition party “The People’s Will” on 23 April that included the names of six people, some of them residents of the town of Klyotsk and others working for the firm Belaruskaliy, in Soligorsk, who denied havingsigned it. The verdict was delivered by judges Vera Tupik and Tatyana Zhyklovskaya, of the city’s Leninsky court. The paper had tried to avoid legal proceedings by publishing an apology on 14 May. RSF_en to go further RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 27, 2021 Find out more