Bailey: European contagion worry

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England says ‘no’ to women as bishops

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is applauded after speaking in favor of the women bishops legislation during a meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England in London Nov. 20. Photo: REUTERS/Yui Mok[Episcopal News Service] The Church of England on Nov. 20 rejected legislation that would have enabled women to become bishops.The legislation, called a measure, required a two-thirds majority in all three houses of laity, clergy and bishops at General Synod, the church’s main governing body meeting at Church House in Westminster. The measure passed the houses of bishops and clergy, but failed in the House of Laity by 6 votes. The laity voted 132 in favor, 74 against, with 0 abstentions; clergy 148 in favor, 45 against, with 0 abstentions; and bishops 44 in favor, 3 against, with 2 abstentions.Archbishop of York John Sentamu said the measure would not proceed any further and cannot be considered again until a new synod is elected in 2015, unless a convincing case is presented by the leadership of synod and supported by its members.Speaking after the vote, Bishop Graham James of Norwich, said: “A clear majority of the General Synod today voted in favor of the legislation to consecrate women as bishops. But the bar of approval is set very high in this synod. Two-thirds of each house has to approve the legislation for it to pass. This ensures the majority is overwhelming. The majority in the House of Laity was not quite enough. This leaves us with a problem. 42 out of 44 dioceses approved the legislation and more than three quarters of members of diocesan synods voted in favor. There will be many who wonder why the General Synod expressed its mind so differently.”According to a press release from the Church of England, the House of Bishops will hold an emergency meeting at 8.30 a.m. on Nov. 21 to consider the consequences of the vote.Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, named recently as the 105th archbishop of Canterbury, had expressed enthusiasm for the legislation and his overall support for female bishops. Ahead of the Nov. 20 vote, he urged synod to pass the measure, acknowledging that the past 20 years of women’s ordained ministry “has contributed enormously to the Church of England.”Welby received prolonged applause after saying: “We cannot get trapped into believing this is a zero-sum decision, where one person’s gain must be another person’s loss. That is not a theology of grace…We Christians are those who carry peace and grace as a treasure for the world. We must be those who live a better way.”Incumbent Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said he recognized that most synod members would have arrived at their “substantive convictions over a long period of time.” But, he said, “a ‘no’ vote would not do anything positive for our mission, and the question remains: how much energy do we want to spend on this in the next decade.”Williams said that he hoped “we can decide to liberate ourselves … I do believe it’s time to turn a page.”Williams began a month-long campaign in October, called “Enough Waiting,” to persuade General Synod members to back the female bishops legislation, saying that he considered it “inconsistent to exclude in principle any baptized person from the possibility of ordained ministry.”Many of those opposed to the legislation cited among their reasons that the measure does not offer adequate provisions for those who cannot accept women bishops.The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England. It continues a tradition of synodical government, which in England has its origins in the medieval period.A pivotal moment in setting the stage for today’s vote came in July 2006, when the synod called for the practical and legislative arrangements of admitting women to the episcopate to be explored.Tom Pugh, a Church of England Youth Council representative at the time, told the 2006 synod that he didn’t have difficulty with women becoming bishops because he came from a generation in which men and women seemed to be treated equally at all levels.“I have never known the world without the ordained ministry of women,” he said. “I am told there was once a woman prime minister, but that was well before my time.”Fast forward six years. Hannah Page, a current youth council representative, told today’s synod that she was 1 year old in 1992 and that she had grown up in a Church of England that always included women priests. “It would appear to me that we have been discussing this issue my entire life and waiting for a decision,” she said. “Please don’t make me wait until I am 30 before making a decision.”The Nov. 20 debate lasted almost seven hours with more than 110 synod members speaking to the measure.Bishop Nigel McCulloch of Manchester, introducing the debate, said: “Today, I believe we are in a better place. I hope that today’s debate will answer one key question – will God’s mission and ministry be advanced better if this legislation is approved or if it is rejected?”McCulloch said he believed the measure would have enabled the Church of England “to flourish and enable women to exercise leadership that the great majority of us see as God’s gift to this church. And I believe that those with theological differences will be enabled to have an honored place within [the] Church of England and will be able to continue their valued contribution to the mission of the church. Let’s not underestimate the degree of compromise and accommodation they have made.”The Rev. Canon Simon Killwick, a synod member from the Diocese of Manchester, said that the legislation would not be good for the church. “We are all desperate to move on from the sad conflicts of [the] last few years, but this legislation does not provide a clear way forward,” he said, noting that it relies on a code of practice yet to be drawn up and agreed to.“The code has the potential for becoming a new battle ground,” he said. “The furor over the bishops’ modest clause in the summer gives an idea of what we might face. There could be a struggle over the context of the code for years to come. This does not provide a clear and lasting way forward.”Killwick refers to clause 5 (1) (c), which the House of Bishops had introduced to the legislation earlier in May and which suggested that a code of practice called for in the now-defeated measure should have enabled parishes who do not accept female bishops to request a male bishop who shares their beliefs.A final vote had been expected on the draft measure in July, but the synod agreed after some heated debate to send the legislation back to the House of Bishops and not to vote on final approval until November. The postponement was intended to allow the House of Bishops further consideration of the amendment it had introduced.Opponents of women bishops welcomed the bishops’ clause, but many supporters found it unacceptable.Those opposed to the amendment said that the legislation already contained a provision for parishes who object to female bishops to request that they be placed under the care of a male alternative, but they said that the bishops’ amendment could be viewed as discrimination. Williams told the July synod that an adjournment might “lower the temperature” within the Church of England over the dispute.The bishops met in mid-September and agreed on an amendment to their amendment, submitted by the Rev. Janet Appleby, a synod member from Tyne & Wear, to say that the code should cover “the selection of male bishops and male priests in a manner which respects the grounds on which Parochial Church Councils issue Letters of Request.”Had the measure passed, Letters of Request would have been the way a traditionalist parish would have asked for a new priest or for episcopal oversight by someone other than the diocesan bishop.After the bishops’ Sept. 12 meeting, Williams called it “particularly significant and welcome that the new text emerged not from the House of Bishops itself but rather from a serving woman priest.”Bishop James Jones of the Diocese of Liverpool said during synod’s Nov. 20 debate that the future of the Church of England was at stake.“With a third of all clergy being women, the parish network would now collapse without their leadership and ministry,” he said. “Without the leadership of women the worldwide church would be smaller … The truth is that without women in leadership we no longer are able to serve the people of parishes in England … I now believe that for the mission of God for the people of England it is right for women to take their place in this House of Bishops.”But Jane Pattison of the Diocese of Sheffield urged the synod to defeat the measure, saying that it would “promote the loss of conservative evangelical and traditional catholic ministry in the Church of England. I suggest that the church cannot afford this loss. … England cannot afford this loss if we are serious about sharing the gospel with the nation.”Philip Giddings, chair of the House of Laity, said it was his role to ensure that the views of the whole house were heard. “Synod already knows that the substantial majority are in favor of women bishops [but] … can we not find a better way of taking this historical step…without unchurching those who cannot in conscience accept [women as bishops]?” he asked. “We may disagree with the dissenting minority, but does that mean we have to exclude them from the future of this church? … You cannot achieve a solution unless all parties agree to it and own it. That’s the missing piece in this legislative package. Those for whom the provisions are intended do not own it.”The Rev. David Houlding of the Diocese of London acknowledged that there would be “pain and distress, anger and tears, whichever way the vote goes” but said that it was important “to protect the rights of the minority … We are all right and we are all seeking to be obedient … to make sure that the code of practice delivers what we need it to, and therein will lie our battle.If this legislation is not clear and acceptable to all, Houlding said, “then what hope is there that a code of practice will work? … We need to wait patiently in prayer, prayer that God will lead us to a consensus … But I am committed to this process whatever we decide today … because we do have an honored place in the beloved life of this church.”Meanwhile, the Ven. Jan McFarlane of the Diocese of Norwich, speaking in favor of the measure, said: “I’ve listened and listened and listened and listened, and for the past year I don’t think I’ve heard anything new. And in today’s debate, I don’t think I’ve heard anything new. You could argue we’ve been waiting almost 2000 years for this point … Come on synod, vote for the sake of the church and its witness.”History of women’s ordained ministryIn July 2005, 13 years after agreeing to ordain female priests, the General Synod began its steady course toward allowing them to become bishops when it passed a motion to remove the legal obstacles to ordaining women as bishops.In July 2006, the synod called for the practical and legislative arrangements of admitting women to the episcopate to be explored. It also called for the formation of a legislative drafting group to prepare a draft measure and amending canon necessary to remove the legal obstacles.At its July 2008 group of sessions, synod agreed that it was the “wish of its majority … for women to be admitted to the episcopate” and affirmed that “special arrangements be available, within the existing structures of the Church of England, for those who as a matter of theological conviction will not be able to receive the ministry of women as bishops or priests.”General Synod voted in February 2009 to send a draft measure on women becoming bishops to a revision committee so it could rework the legislation.The revision committee met 16 times beginning in May 2009 and considered 114 submissions from synod members and a further 183 submissions from others. In May 2010, the committee published a 142-page report, which offered a detailed analysis of the draft legislation in time for the July 2010 synod debate and vote.The July 2010 synod backed legislation that paved the way for women to become bishops and referred the measure to diocesan synods for their consideration. A majority of diocesan synods needed to approve the measure for it to return to General Synod.From July 2010 to February 2012, 42 of the 44 diocesan synods throughout England approved the legislation supporting female bishops.The February 2012 General Synod rejected a bid to provide greater concessions for those opposed to female bishops. Those concessions essentially were an amendment to the legislation that would have enabled two bishops to exercise episcopal functions within the same jurisdiction by way of “co-ordinating” their ministries.The long path towards accepting women’s ordained ministry in the Anglican Communion began in 1920 when the Lambeth Conference called (via Resolutions 47-52) for the diaconate of women to be restored “formally and canonically,” adding that it should be recognized throughout the communion.The first female priest in the communion, the Rev. Li Tim-Oi, was ordained in Hong Kong in 1944. Due to outside pressure, she resigned her license, but not her holy orders, following World War II. In 1971, the Rev. Jane Hwang and the Rev. Joyce Bennett were ordained priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong, though their ministries were not recognized in many parts of the Anglican Communion.In 1974, there was an “irregular” ordination of 11 women in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church, which officially authorized women’s priestly ordination two years later.Bishop Barbara Harris, now retired, was elected bishop suffragan of Massachusetts in 1988 and became the Anglican Communion’s first female bishop after her consecration and ordination in 1989.The Rt. Rev. Penelope Jamieson made history in 1989 when she was elected bishop of the Diocese of Dunedin, New Zealand, and became the first woman to serve as a diocesan bishop in the Anglican Communion.The Rt. Rev. Mary Adelia McLeod, who was ordained a priest in 1980, was consecrated in 1993 as bishop of the Diocese of Vermont, becoming the first female diocesan bishop in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. She retired in 2001.The Rt. Rev. Canon Nerva Cot Aguilera became the first female Anglican bishop in Latin America when she was consecrated bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Church of Cuba in June 2007.The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya on Nov. 17, 2012 was ordained as bishop of Swaziland and became the first female bishop in any of the 12 Anglican provinces.The Church of England opened the priesthood to women in November 1992, five years after women first were ordained to the diaconate. More than 5,000 women have been ordained as priests in England since 1994 and today they represent nearly 40 percent of all clergy.– Matthew Davies is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. November 21, 2012 at 12:55 am I can’t imagine why women want to be bishops. On the other hand: they couldn’t do a worse job than the men have done. Rector Martinsville, VA November 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm Minority voice is hard, for unity of the Church. Let’s God be glorified, neither man nor woman’s power. Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK John Buck says: Nancy Barnard Starr says: Rector Albany, NY Alda Morgan says: England says ‘no’ to women as bishops Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 21, 2012 at 9:55 am The Church will always wait on God for direction and am sure that for now this is what is right the few Laity who stood their ground and said No God bless them for the rest accept defeat and wait till 2015 and make provisionfor those parishes that are conservative November 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm I share the dismay of those who have commented. What is striking are the convoluted arguments about including the minority in “unity”, in essence presenting us once again with the conundrum of being told to include those whose agenda is to exclude. Respecting the dignity of all is of critical importance, of course, but “what will become of us if women are consecrated bishops?” does not deserve our respect. November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm Amen! Leon Spencer says: November 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm Regarding Chuch of England and George Bush analogy: get over yourself. I’m quite sure your guy won this time. The simple fact is that like so many other members of the Communion, the COE has a markedly different polity from ours. And while I agree that the decision is unfortunate, it doesn’t change the fact that we all belong to GOD and that we all pray that “Thy will be done.” Nothing in there about OUR will be done. The time will come The Rev. Rodgers T. Wood says: Rector Shreveport, LA Alfred Russsel Wallace says: Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Matthew DaviesPosted Nov 20, 2012 Vic Spencer says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 November 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm I am deeply in shock and sadness over the Church Of England’s House of Laity’s decision against the consecration of female bishops. My shock comes from the fact that the HOL voted against this, but the Clergy and Bishops voted in favour. Usually it is the laity who affirm such equal status of ordained persons. I know very many of my sisters and brothers in the USA share my sadness over this decision. I pray this will NOT be the end of the discussion. November 21, 2012 at 10:58 am Those who are still opposed to women being consecrated as bishops can kick and scream and dig their heels in the sand, but look at the vote totals. The arc of the universe is bending toward justice, and 2015 is not that far away. Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Julian Malakar says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Christopher Epting says: Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH November 21, 2012 at 2:46 am This is an opportunity for gentleness. The Episcopal Church must speak to her mother in charity, not with anger, with a gentle guiding voice. The Episcopal Church must show the benefit that comes with women’s ordination. As unfair as it is, this means that the women who are bishops in America must work extra hard to be a positive example. It is also worth noting that if the Episcopal Church can accomplish this, it might show a way to guide the Roman Church to accepting women’s ordination. As hard as it may be, I think this could be an opportunity for wonderful things. John Whitlock says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm Every time I feel that maybe I can come out of self-imposed exile and re-establish ties with a church that has the unfortunate effect of making me feel unsafe and kicked in the teeth over and over again, something like this happens. I guess it is still not meant to be. Comments (22) November 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm It is very difficult, after all this time, not to see this action as a stubborn rearguard maneuver. I am so sorry for the disappointed majority who pleaded for the ordination of women to the episcopate and for the fearful stubborn minority who successfully opposed it. And I am sad for the Church’s witness, imposing yet another internal dispute between the world and the Gospel. 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Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Robert Smith says: Christopher Cleveland says: David S. Halsted says: November 27, 2012 at 5:08 am It took quite awhile for the spirit to work in the Episcopal Church and patience was the key.It will eventually happen. Continue the prayers. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Father Clark Powers says: Mark B. A. Cappetta says: November 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm I am sad. It’s hard to be a member of a class of people who are excluded. I find the term “temporary delay” ironic because women have waited for 2000 years and individual women have waited their entire lives. I don’t think the call to love and serve God through a religious institution is a gendered call. God calls each of us to be ourselves. Rector Washington, DC November 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm ‘We have resisted the Wisdom of Godand refused to seek her face’. — Janet Morley,(Litany of penitence for the denialof women’s authority)As I see it, most voted in favour of women as bishops; it took only a handful of laity to vote the measure down. So sad, so insular! a decision that affects the Communion and the wider world. I remember coming down for lunch while in seminary to find strawberries and champagne in the refectory at CDSP — we celebrated as women became priests in C of E. May there be another sea change soon. Again from Janet Morley, a blessing for women taking on authority: ‘May your vision be fulfilled, in company with us; may you have brothers on your journey’ — and sisters, too. Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem November 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm My first thought on hearing this news was that TEC should emphasize to all Americans that even though it is related to COE, it is not controlled by COE.My second thought was that this provides a firm indication that they consider the human body to be more important than the human mind.My third thought was that there’s no liturgical (or at least biblical) reference to COE (or even to England), so maybe the whole enterprise needs rethinking.And, fourth, I guess even Queen Elizabeth couldn’t be a COE bishop. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Darcy Scholts says: David Justin Lynch, Esquire says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm Today the Church of England confused “unity” with “unison” and voted down a compromise resolution that would have ended centuries of discrimination against women as bishops while leaving a place to stand for those who disagree.The victims in this sad, fear based decision are not the women whose vocations have once again been reduced to bargaining chips in a game of church politics or even the conservatives who feel marginalized because of their increasingly minority position. The real victims are the tender souls yearning for spiritual community and for the Good News of the Gospel and hearing instead from the Church yet-another-reason not to be a Christian.Today’s decision was inward looking, short-sighted and a deep disappointment to all who yearn for a robust proclamation of the inclusive love of God made manifest in Christ Jesus. And for all the challenges we face as the Episcopal Church, I have never been more grateful to be an Anglican on this side of the pond. November 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm I am appalled at this vote. We are setting the church back decades. The ministry of women has been proven over and over again to be in the best interest of Christianity and deeply obedient to the Word of God as we have received it through Jesus. We are faced again with the sexual bigotry of small people who have no idea what they are preventing. I was present in 1994 at the ordination of a woman in Blackpool who was an elegant priest. I can’t imagine the mindset of people who would deny the Episcopate to women. November 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm I applaud the outcome of this vote even as I support womens ordination at all levels.The Anglican Communion is bleeding out and in great distress, largely due to TEC.There are too many unresolved conflicts tearing at the church and a vote of this magnitude would only add to our identity crisis and lead many more to leave the CofE for Rome.We must live between now and not yet while the church is in triage. The vote will happen in due season. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Anglican Communion, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN November 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm If indeed this astonishing miscarriage of justice was due to an unlikely coalition of those actually opposed and those who did not think the measure went far enough, it is the most foolish action since those in this country voted for Ralph Nader thereby defeating Al Gore, electing George W. Bush and sending us into two wars and an economic calamity. So sad… Jane Gilgun says: November 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm This vote is terrible and the motives of the people who “cannot accept female bishops” are nothing short of disgusting. Parliament should swiftly right this wrong and leave those who “cannot accept female bishops” behind. Such people are useless and deserve no respect. November 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm The Church of England will remain the most beautiful anachronism and religious museum of the 21st century! No lady bishops, there are bishops who are “ladies” believe me I have met a few, but no women need apply. This has not been a good week for either the Episcopalians or the Anglicans. But have no fear the day will come when gender is not the determiner of calling and vocation even the Romans may have to change, well in about a hundred or so years. The Orthodox naw never but Pentecost may yet happen again! Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL November 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm So very sad. I am sure that “Wormwood” of C.S. Lewis’ imagination would be rejoicing today that so few were able to inflict such great harm on so many and on the ministry of love and inclusion that Christ himself has left in our hands. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Mils Muliaina’s rough night

first_imgWednesday Jun 4, 2008 Midweek Madness – Mils Muliaina’s rough night I often feel for fullbacks. One of the most exposed positions on the field, any errors you make are clear for the world to see. Poor clearing kicks are scrutinised, and dropped high balls normally result in one thing – more up-and-unders heading your direction. All Black fullback Mils Muliaina is one of the most talented players in the game though, and is particularly good under the high ball. He’s as cool as a cucumber, even if he has gorillas charging down at him while he has his eyes on the ball, unaware of their presence. Against the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup in 2003, Muliaina found himself under not one, but two well placed up-and-unders that he got up high for and took easily. The problem for him wasnt the catch, it was the manner in which he came back down to ground. First, Wendell Sailor took him in the air, resulting in a card for Big Dell and a painful landing for Mils. 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Sodexo contract set to expire, administration looking for feedback

first_imgMariana Rivas Horoscope: November 15, 2019 Linkedin Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Horoscope: November 14, 2019 printStudents tired of the current dining options offered on campus could be in luck next year.TCU’s current dining contract with Sodexo is set to end in August of 2018. The administration is now trying to determine whether to renew a 10-year contract to consider drafting a new one with a different company.“We are seeking people’s feedback about what is going well, what needs change and what we might need in the next several years as the demographics of our campus continue to change,” said Vice Chancellor Kathy Cavins-Tull.Students, faculty, and staff members are invited to participate in an open forum Sept. 18 at noon in the Tucker Technology Center to discuss their opinions on the current Sodexo food contract. For those who can’t attend the meeting, there will also be a campus-wide survey and people can send written feedback to [email protected] first open forum to discuss the dining contract was Wednesday, where mostly staff and faculty members were in attendance and praised the kind and welcoming nature of the employees in dining services. As for student opinion on the food, Student Government Association (SGA) Representative Laredo Loyd said that Sodexo does a good job of catering to the university lifestyle with programs like Late Night and Sunday brunch.However other SGA representatives were not as happy with the Sodexo options, citing market Square’s layout, its lack of ethnic and diverse food options, its lackluster food quality and the out-of-budget catering price for student organizations as some of the issues with the contract.Hall Director Keely Teters said that some students have to eat after or before traditional meal times which can limit their options at Market Square even more.Several students are also less than pleased with their choices at Market Square. “Market Square I think could definitely use some help,” said sophomore Callie McClellan. “Most people eat there, but I feel like they have the least quality food.”A vocal displeasure at the Sodexo food options is a common occurrence from many students around campus, dating back for years.As for solutions to their issues with Market Square, SGA Representative Alexis Hood suggested that local produce be available in retail shops in order to accommodate the growing population of students with food allergies and vegan and vegetarian students.Some faculty and staff members also said that bringing more food trucks on campus could reach far-off campus locations, and it could allow for more diverse, healthier options.The Food Service Review Committee encourages all students to suggest ways that TCU dining can improve long-term and send them to their SGA representatives or to the [email protected] email.The committee is expecting to reach a decision on the Sodexo contract by the end of the semester.</p><section><h2>Should the Sodexo contract be renewed?</h2></section><section><h2>Yes</h2></section><section><h3>No</h3></section><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Quiz Maker – powered by RiddleCorrection: A previous version of this story stated the incorrect email address. The correct email address is [email protected] + posts ReddIt ReddIt New Stacks location. Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Horoscope: November 13, 2019 Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Twitter Previous articleTCU looks to avoid becoming a cautionary tale against SMUNext articleTrack and Field releases 2017-2018 indoor and outdoor schedules Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombialast_img read more

Newest DFW retail store offers a different kind of discount shopping

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Logan Orsinihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/logan-orsini/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printA retailer new to the metroplex has brought a twist to discount and membership shopping. Crazy Cazboy’s features overstocked, damaged and returned merchandise at steep discounts based on the day of the week. The store at 5425 S. Cooper St. is closed on Thursdays when the merchandise bins are restocked. Nancy Jones, involved in marketing and communications at Crazy Cazboy’s, said shopping at the store is experiential and adventurous.“It’s thrilling,” Jones said. “You truly never know what you are going to find in the bins.”Jones also said there is no guarantee what will be in stock that day, but one thing they can guarantee is that it will all be one price. The Arlington store is Crazy Cazboy’s fifth location.Founder and CEO John Cassimus said he wants to bring a high energy environment and create excitement around these “incredible” deals.The idea came to Cassimus in 2017 when he learned how exciting the liquidation business is and how few people were integrating the sales process and a high-energy marketing effort.“I purchased my first truckload of overstock and box-damaged merchandise and that led to opening my first fixed priced liquidation store, Mike’s Merchandise,” Cassimus said. “I was introduced to the bin store concept and the uniformed step down model was thrilling and a great opportunity for growth.” Dispute over 24/7 poker room in Hulen Pointe Mall resolved Logan Orsinihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/logan-orsini/ Linkedin Linkedin Logan Orsinihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/logan-orsini/ Twitter Facebook What we’re reading: Biden to pull troops out of Afghanistan, Chauvin chooses not to testify Logan Orsini Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Logan Orsinihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/logan-orsini/ Cassimus said they are continuing to rapidly grow the brand, and expect six to eight new stores to open this year.“We have the largest liquidation deals in the country with Amazon and many other US retailers,” Cassimus said. “We have an enormous amount of product to sell at incredible prices.” What we’re reading: Biden to unveil gun control plans, MLB moves All-Star Game to Colorado + posts Previous articleHoroscope: April 11, 2021Next articleBoard approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Logan Orsini RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The outside of DFW’s newest retail store. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Jones) Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Open letter to European Union foreign ministers

first_img CubaAmericas October 12, 2018 Find out more January 28, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to European Union foreign ministers News to go further CubaAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls on the 25 European Union (EU) foreign ministers, on the eve of their 31 January meeting to discuss relations with Cuba, “to maintain and even extend their support for Cuban dissidents”. Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba News News Help by sharing this information Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago RSF_en 27 January 2005 Dear Minister,Following the release of 14 dissidents in 2004 and the Cuban authorities’ recent decision to renew relations with European Union (EU) countries, you will decide on 31 January with your counterparts from the 24 other member countries on a review of the June 2003 measures taken against Cuba. Reporters Without Borders wishes to draw your attention to the absence of noticeable progress in respect for press freedom in this country and urges you to decide to maintain and even extend the policy of support for dissidents.Our organisation obviously welcomed the release of Raúl Rivero and three other journalists a few weeks ago. But 22 of their colleagues are still detained, which makes Cuba the world’s biggest prison for the press after China, with 26 journalists detained.The EU member states condemned the poor prison conditions of Cuba’s political detainees in July 2003 and voiced concern about their health problems. It is now nearly two years since their arrest, yet these prisons conditions have not changed and the state of health of several of the detained journalists is worrying. Normando Hernández González, who is held in the western province of Pinar del Río, was recently transferred to a hospital after tests showed he has contracted tuberculosis. Those of his fellow journalists who are not in prison are banned from being published in Cuba and are subject to constant harassment aimed at forcing them into exile.To make their voices heard, the European Union member states decided to reduce their cooperation with the Cuban authorities, limit high-level governmental visits of a bilateral nature, reduce the importance of the participation by member states in cultural ceremonies and invite Cuban dissidents to events organised for national day celebrations.While the European Union Committee on Latin America (COLAT) advocates the suspension of these measures, Reporters Without Borders is calling for them to be maintained or even strengthened. Firstly because these measures, especially the invitations to attend official functions, extricate the dissidents from the confrontation between Cuba and the United States, in which President Castro’s government tries to enclose them.Secondly because the Castro regime has never made any concessions on respect for human rights and political pluralism in the course of political dialogue. The Cuban government currently shows no sign that a resumption of dialogue would result in significant progress in these areas. Indeed, there has never been such extensive dialogue between the European Union and Cuba as during the months preceding the March 2003 “Black Spring,” when Cuba had been on the point of benefiting from the Cotonou Accords.Furthermore, the Cuban government’s announcement that it has normalised relations with the EU in no way constitutes a concession as it was Cuba that broke them off in reprisal for the measures adopted by the EU.The European Union can no longer content itself with condemning the jailing of political prisoners. It must now reinforce its support for the democrats in Cuba who fight for recognition and respect for basic freedoms and a multiparty system. As with the former Soviet bloc countries that are now EU members, Cuba’s future will depend on the strength of civil society. Without closing the door to the Cuban authorities once they show real signs of an opening to dialogue (such as an end to the state monopoly of news and information), the European Union must develop cooperation programmes aimed at the dissidents.That is why Reporters Without Borders hopes that you will decide in favour of maintaining the measures adopted after the wave of arrests in March 2003 and recommend more active support for the democrats and civil society that is now being repressed.I trust that you will give our appeal your careful consideration.Yours sincerely,Robert MénardSecretary-General May 6, 2020 Find out more News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alertslast_img read more

Law On Reels: ‘Just Mercy’- A Poignant Tale Of Racial Injustice

first_imgColumnsLaw On Reels: ‘Just Mercy’- A Poignant Tale Of Racial Injustice Dev Sareen8 Aug 2020 9:55 PMShare This – x”Hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push forward, even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand up when they tell us to sit down, and to speak when they say be quiet.” -Bryan Stevenson Based on the novel titled “A story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson, the movie “Just Mercy” explicitly brings out the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push forward, even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand up when they tell us to sit down, and to speak when they say be quiet.” -Bryan Stevenson Based on the novel titled “A story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson, the movie “Just Mercy” explicitly brings out the predicaments, controversies and the contentions that are often suppressed by the system engulfing all of us. The movie is based on Bryan Stevenson, an African-American Harvard graduate and his journey to redeem justice for the people on death row in the state of Alabama by establishing Equality Justice Initiative (EJI). The movie revolves around Walter MacMillan, a poor black man wrongfully convicted for the murder of an 18 year old girl, Ronda Morrison. The conviction is solely based on a preposterous testimony of a witness and there is no evidence supporting the claims of the District Attorney and Sheriff. Despite all this, McMillan is on trial for six long years and is issued a death warrant signed by the Court of Circuit. Naturally, Mr. Stevenson applies for retrial in the court of circuit submitting the evidence of alibi and stating no conclusive proof for conviction for Mr. McMillan. But to the astonishment of everyone, racial discrimination, prejudices and corruption reach to the peak when the judge orders in the favor of the state and sets the date for execution. The appeal is laid against the order in the Supreme Court of Alabama. Fortunately, retrial is granted and this time the trial court provides relief to McMillan and orders an immediate release. Supplementing to the trial, the story entails attacks on Mr. Stevenson, death threats to the employees of EJI, and many other wrongful convictions and death sentences. Persecution of Blacks and the prejudices “Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice.” ― Michael Crichton The persecution of blacks and the prejudices faced by them are the spotlights of the movie. Right from the beginning, where Mr. McMillan is convicted to the strip-search of Mr. Stevenson and the police brutalities on the black convicts, they all highlight the incapabilities and the failure of the Constitution and the Politics in obliterating the prejudices. This is not only limited to the notions at the pretrial stage but also plagues the whole trial and Criminal Justice System. This can be illustrated by one of the cases handled by Stevenson of Mr. Richardson, a Vietnam War veteran suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) , who is facing trial for the offence of killing a lady by planting a bomb under her porch. But the major thing underlying here is the concealment of his mental disease by the prosecutor and the inability of Mr. Richardson to explain it to the Judge and the Jury. One of instances of persecution of Blacks can be highlighted by the conversation of Stevenson with a white prison guard- “Guard- Before entering, gonna have to search you. Just go in that room and take everything off. Stevenson- Attorneys aren’t strip-searched for legal visits. Guards- You ain’t gonna visit **** unless you get in that room and strip.”(and at the same time the guard allows the other Attorneys to pass without the search) All this is not even the fraction of atrocities that supplement during the trial. Darnell (the key witness) who could prove the innocence of McMillan is threatened to be put in jail and framed for robbery. The affliction on wrongful conviction can be acknowledged by the conversation where Darnell regrets agreeing to help McMillan- “How the hell they lockin’ me up for perjury if alls I did was say the truth? I knew I shouldn’t a signed that paper, man. Shouldn’t a listened to you.” “Nobody wants to remember that this is where thousands of enslaved people were shipped in and paraded up the street to be sold. Ten miles from here, black people were pulled from their homes and lynched and nobody talks about it”- This statement by Bryan Stevenson underlines the struggles faced by the blacks over the centuries.The movie is also a powerful statement against death penalty. Incidentally, the story takes place in the town of Monroeville in Alabama, where Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is also based, which is considered the foundation stone of Civil Rights Movements. Whether we take the example of Atticus Finch of Harper Lee or McMillan of Brian Stevenson or even the recent case of George Floyd, these events unveil the pathetic treatment and persecution of Blacks.Police Brutalities “The rule of law doesn’t mean the police are in charge, but that we all answer to the same laws.” -Edward Snowden Police brutalities are portrayed in this movie with all their horrors. The strip-searching of black attorneys, dreadful behaviour with the black inmates and wrongful conviction and swindling of witnesses, as shown in the movie, will shock a viewer, forcing one to question systemic prejudices. The brutalities to the prisoners and undertrials are not only limited to the state of Alabama but take place in each and every country. Taking the instance of India, where even after repeated judgments of the SC, police brutalities continue unabated, with the latest example of the Jayaraj-Bennix case of Tamil Nadu. These are the serious threats to the fabric of rule of law and to the dignity of the prisoners and citizens.Other Concerns Election of judges, who take the case politically and emotionally rather than legally, is another important issue addressed by the film. They rule by biases rather than the application of legal reasoning and evidence. The story ends with a harsh reality which is actually based on statistics that- “For every nine people executed, one person on death row has been exonerated.” This highlights the inadequacies in the criminal justice system and the need to reform the same. Conclusion ‘I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.’ – Martin Luther King Jr. “Just Mercy” is a grim tale of prejudices and racism that brings out the inadequacies in the administration of justice.  It shows a mirror to the legal system and highlights that unless judges are liberated from their personal prejudices and biases, justice will remain an unattainable ideal.(The author is a 3rd-year law student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU and may be reached at [email protected]).(This is the nineteenth article in the “Law On Reels” series, which explores legal themes in movies)   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Couple dies after being swept out to sea in front of their daughter in Oregon

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A couple drowned after being swept out to sea by a wave in front of their young daughter in Oregon on Sunday, just weeks after the family had moved to the U.S. from China, authorities said.Miaochan Chen, 49, and Wenjun Zhu, 41, were picnicking with their 10-year-old daughter along the coast when they decided to walk down a trail leading to rocks that overlook the ocean, Oregon State Police said in a statement. A wave washed over the rocks and swept the couple into the ocean, police said, but their daughter was unharmed.First responders pulled the couple out of the water and tried to revive them but they were declared dead when they reached the hospital, police added.Police said their daughter has been placed in a local foster home while officials work out a more permanent placement.The young girl is a sixth-grader at Lake Oswego Junior High, the Lake Oswego School District said in a statement.“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic incident that occurred over the weekend,” Superintendent Michael Musick said in the statement. “We send our condolences to the family and to their friends. Our first concern is for our student and her well-being.”The principal of Lake Oswego Junior High made an announcement to the students about the tragedy the next morning and activated a crisis response team to speak with students and teachers who need additional support, the school district said.The couple and their daughter had immigrated to the United States from China in July, Oregon State Police said, adding that their family overseas had been notified with the help of the Chinese Consulate.In their statement, police also warned people “to always be aware of the dangerous conditions that exist on the coastline regions. Being aware of tidal changes and wave patterns can help you avoid these types of tragic situations.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Surveillance video shows slain Ole Miss student Alexandria ‘Ally’ Kostial on her last night

first_imgLafayette County Sheriffs Office(OXFORD, Miss.) — Chilling surveillance video shows an Ole Miss student out on the last night of her life before she was killed allegedly by a college classmate.Alexandria “Ally” Kostial’s body, riddled with multiple gunshot wounds, was discovered in Harmontown, Miss., Saturday morning, authorities said. Brandon Theesfeld, 22, was arrested Monday for murder.Around 11:52 p.m. Friday, the night before her body was found, Kostial was seen on video walking out of Funky’s Bar in Oxford, the Ole Miss college town about 30 miles from Harmontown.In the video, the 21-year-old walks across a street, down a sidewalk, around a building and out of view.Several minutes later, a gray rideshare van pulls up to the corner, according to police. Kostial gets into the van, and just before midnight, the van drives off.The college student appears to be alone the entire time, only seen on video interacting with the rideshare driver and someone at the door of the bar.Deputies on a routine patrol found her body by a lake the next morning.Kostial, a St. Louis native studying marketing at Ole Miss’ School of Business Administration, was in Oxford for summer classes, according to her father.Theesfeld, also student in the School of Business Administration, has since been suspended from the university, according to the school.The 22-year-old has not yet entered a plea. His defense attorney, Tony Farese, told ABC News Thursday that he plans to enter a not guilty plea.Theesfeld’s father told ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA on Tuesday, “I’ve spoken to Brandon. I ask that everyone give him the benefit of the doubt that he is innocent.”Theesfeld and Kostial knew each other for four years, Kostial’s college friend, Rachel Macdonald told ABC News earlier this week.“I never would’ve seen him doing that,” said Macdonald, who said she’s known Theesfeld for about two years. “Not to say that he couldn’t, ’cause anyone’s capable of anything.”“The fact that it happened to Ally, it’s so hard to believe,” Macdonald said. “It’s so sad and she didn’t deserve this. No one deserved that.”Her funeral is set for Saturday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Climate change activists shut down streets in Washington, D.C.

first_imgDisobeyArt/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Morning commutes around Washington, D.C., were disrupted Monday by activists calling for action on climate change.The protest comes after activists gathered at the Capitol on Friday for the Global Climate Strike and coincided with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, where world leaders were meeting to “discuss a leap in collective national ambition” for climate change.The protesters in the nation’s capital, calling themselves Shut Down D.C., blocked major intersections around the city, including K and 16th Streets NW not far from the White House and near where many lobbying and law firms are located, and New York Avenue at Florida Ave NE, saying that “shutting down the nation’s capital could be our best shot at starting this justice-based transition” for climate change.The demonstrators tweeted as they blocked streets, some of them getting arrested.“We know that this shutdown will cause massive disruption to people who bear little responsibility for the climate catastrophe we are facing,” the group said on its website. “But we will also cause massive disruption for politicians, huge corporations and the lobbyists who control our government. We need to fundamentally change the power structure of the United States if we want to stop the climate crisis, and shutting down DC is a big step in the right direction.”Police could be seen at K and 16th Streets NW where a few dozen protesters had placed a pink sailboat in the middle of the intersection, christening it the “Extinction Rebellion.”Shut Down D.C. was live streaming the protest on YouTube showing demonstrators waving flags and holding banners saying, “ROAD CLOSED CLIMATE EMERGENCY.”The group is demanding immediate action on climate change including transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy production by 2030, protecting and restoring of 50 percent of the world’s land and oceans and honoring the rights of indigenous people’s lands.It was unclear how much disruption the protests are causing. Public transit agencies advised riders to be aware for their morning commutes.“Amtrak customers using Washington, D.C. (WAS) Union Station tomorrow (9/23) should allow extra time because of planned protests and expected traffic issues,” Amtrak tweeted.The Maryland Department of Transportation also warned of “possible delays” due to the protests.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more