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Cricket NBA’s first ever games in India to feature Sacramento Kings-Indiana Pacers by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStick24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftThe announcement was made today by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colacoin Mumbai.“We are proud to be the first global sports league to bring games of this scale to India. The NBA and basketball have never been more popular in India, and fans will get to enjoy world-class showcases for our sport between two exciting teams in the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers,” says NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco.Tickets to the games will go on sale at a later date. Fans can visit nbaevents.com/indiagames to register interest for information and tickets.In addition to the games, the league and its partners will conduct interactive fan activities, Jr. NBA youth basketball programming and NBA Cares community outreach events that will bring the NBA experience to fans in Mumbai. The NBA India Games 2019 will be produced by BookMyShow and AEG and supported by a roster of marketing and merchandising partners.Also Read: Kobe Bryant’s sports academy venture to have esports facilityThe games will air live in India, and will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital and social media.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver added, “Our inaugural NBA India Games will help further us tap the enormous basketball potential in a country with a thriving sports culture and a growing, young and engaged population. We thank the Kings and Pacers organizations for participating in this historic event.”The Kings, under the leadership of the NBA’s first Indian-born majority owner and Mumbai-native Vivek Ranadivé, currently features 2018 No. 2 overall draft pick Marvin Bagley III, 2017 No. 5 overall draft pick De’Aaron Fox and 2016 No. 6 overall draft pick Buddy Hield (Bahamas). The Pacers’ roster currently features 2018 NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo, 2016 NBA All-Rookie second team member Myles Turner and 2016 No. 11 overall draft pick Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania).“The Sacramento Kings are proud to be playing in the first NBA games ever held in India. As an Indian-American, it is an honor to help bring this historic moment to the country where I was raised. The sport is experiencing tremendous growth in India and we are excited about continuing to expand the NBA’s reach to fans across the globe. The world wants to watch basketball and India is a fast-growing new frontier,” said Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé.Indiana Pacers Owner Herbert Simon added, “We are thrilled to be one of the first two teams to play the first-ever game in India and proud to be part of the expanding NBA worldwide footprint of our game of basketball.”More than 350 live NBA games are available each season on SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 3 and SONY ESPN, including 78 games with Hindi commentary. The 2018-19 season also includes five consecutive Sunday games from March 10 to April 7 that will air in primetime in India, marking the second straight year that five games will be televised in primetime.Since 2006, more than 35 current and former NBA and WNBA players have visited India on behalf of the NBA. The NBA office in Mumbai opened in 2011.BookMyShow CEO and Founder Ashish Hemrajani, said “We are pleased to partner with the NBA to bring an unmatched international basketball experience for sports enthusiasts in India. Basketball continues to gain in popularity in India, and institutions including school and colleges are investing in improving the sport’s infrastructure. This association not only marks an addition of a phenomenal world-class experience to BookMyShow’s array of offerings but also strengthens our leadership position as we continue to tread on the path of bringing the best out-of-home experiences for our users.”AEG Asia President and CEO, Adam Wilke, added, “We are thrilled to join the NBA and Book My Show to assist with these historic NBA games in India between the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings. In a country known for its passionate sports fans, Mumbai needs to prepare for the amazing experience of NBA basketball.”The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017 and builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India, including The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program that has reached more than 10 million youth from 10,000 schools and trained more than 10,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play in two preseason games in Mumbai next year. The games schedule for October in Mumbai will mark the NBA debut in India. These will also be the first games staged in the country by a North American sports league.The NBA India Games 2019 will take place Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 next year at the NSCI Dome, Mumbai. 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Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
As an investor, you usually get classified according on your risk appetite. If you do not like taking risk and prefer to play it safe with conservative investing ideas, then this article is probably not best suited for you. On the other hand, if you are more adventurous in terms of what you like to invest in and are happy to take on additional risk for the potential of higher rewards, then read on!The stocks I’ll be discussing can all be added to your Stocks and Shares ISA, meaning that the gains made from them would be tax-free. Given their potential to generate large returns, this tax wrapper will be very useful should you have high capital gains when you decide to exit the investment.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Building for the long termThe first firm I am keen on is Marshalls (LSE: MSHL). The FTSE 250 firm is a supplier of materials for the construction sector, ranging from stone and concrete to more developed water management systems.Performance over the past year has been strong, gaining some 67% over the past 12 months. This has been down to a combination of factors, although the immediate one is good financial performance.In the latest trading update last month, the company expects group revenues to be up 10% to £542m from the previous year, despite poor weather and Brexit uncertainty in the sector. This outperformance despite some hamstringing leads me to conclude that this is a stock waiting to move significantly higher this this year.In the trading update, Marshalls noted that the outcome of the general election had created “a more certain political environment” that will benefit the business. Should we see Johnson agree a trade deal this year, then we could see a strong bounce back in the construction sector.Looking for a sparkFrom a rallying stock that could go further, I’ll turn to a falling stock that could recover. That describes Marks & Spencer (LSE: MKS), the embattled FTSE 250 firm that has had several disappointments over the past couple of years. Store closures and a poor Christmas trading period saw downward revisions on trading updates for the firm. My colleague Andy Ross summarized M&S’s latest trading update here. Looking forward, I think Marks & Spencer could be a turnaround buy for aggressive investors due to the shift in personnel at the top. Last week saw the announcement of Eion Tonge as the new CFO, set to come in to try and turn the finances around. In addition Katie Bickerstaffe was recently appointed as chief strategy and transformation director, and the incumbent Melanie Smith will head up the new partnership with Ocado (one initiative I am excited about).These types of changes at the top have worked for various firms in the past to give new direction and new life to struggling companies, so this could be the spark we have been waiting for to jolt the share price back higher. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: MKS MSLH I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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The stock market crash is official. Here are 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy now (and 2 I won’t) Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Friday, 13th March, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. At yesterday’s close, the FTSE 100 dropped by almost 11% from the day before. A 10%+ fall in a single day is one definition of a stock market crash. So, a crash has officially happened. The FTSE 100 saw a double-digit fall for the first time since 1987. So, what happens now? I think a lot rides on how fast COVID-19 is contained. If it is brought under control quickly, then the hit to companies and the economy will be sharp but short lived. If it isn’t, then a slump can set in, which will take time to shake off. But what’s true for the economy isn’t always necessarily true for stock markets. And I reckon the near future could be one of those times. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Liquidity injection to counter stock market crashHere’s why. Central banks are pumping liquidity into the system through quantitative easing measures. The Bank of England cut the base rate by 0.5 percentage points (pp) on Wednesday, an action not seen since the financial crisis of 2009. The US Federal Reserve also slashed the fed funds rate by half a pp earlier this month in response to the spread of coronavirus. The New York Fed is ready to provide loans of up to US$1.5 trillion, which can have a positive impact on financial markets. The European Central Bank, too, has announced a series of measures to support the economy. This coordinated response can lift the stock markets; indeed, it’s already started doing so. At the time of writing, the FTSE 100 is already 7.2% up from yesterday’s close. Admittedly, it’s still far from the highs seen earlier in 2020, but it’s an improvement nevertheless. Avoid the most affected stocks This is comforting news, but I’d still be discerning in any purchases I’m tempted to make at current low prices. Not all FTSE 100 stocks are going to bounce back with equal vigour, or at all, for that matter. The Lloyds Bank share price is a good example from the last crisis that started in 2008. It’s been almost 12 years since, but its price has never gone back to pre-crisis levels. Like financials in the last stock market crash, the biggest losers from the latest crisis will be travel, tourism, leisure, and entertainment companies because of restrictions on being in public spaces. The world’s largest tour operator and FTSE 100 share, TUI, is taking extraordinary steps like freezing pre-payments and recruitments. Similarly, the FTSE 100 leisure travel provider Carnival suspended cruises yesterday. Consider the gainers There are others, however, that have the potential for limited share price fall, if not outright gains in this stock market crash. I’m talking about consumer healthcare providers like Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. At the time of writing, the FTSE 100 is down 26% compared to the start of the year. By contrast, ULVR is down only 6% and RB’s down 10%. Of course, with a lock-down on the global economy, these companies will also be hit, but with demand for cleaning products on the rise the blow will be relatively soft. They’ve proven their merit over the long term, and I think they’ll hold investors in good stead in the future too. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Is the IAG share price set for a rebound? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Airlines have been a huge casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) is no exception. While the FTSE 100 has fallen by about 20% so far this year, the IAG share price is down by more than 65%.However, experienced investors and company bosses know that you should never waste a good crisis. I don’t want to be insensitive to the human cost of this pandemic, but I do think it’s an opportunity for airlines to become leaner, greener, and more efficient.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Long-haul benefitsOver the next few years, I think we’ll see some winners and losers emerge from the current turmoil. Airline fleets will get smaller and fuel-hungry older aircraft will be scrapped.Will IAG shares be a long-term winner in this scenario? I can see some reasons why they might.The group’s bias towards long-haul flights means that it has no realistic competitors in terms of alternative means of transportation. I think this could become an important factor if EU governments take serious action on climate change.For example, Air France’s recent state-backed bailout apparently includes a clause requiring the airline to phase out flights of less than 2.5 hours, as these compete with high-speed trains.Strong brands could support IAG sharesIAG also has several strong brands. British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus are all flag carriers in their respective home markets. These airlines face intense competition from budget airlines on short-haul routes, but enjoy much greater customer loyalty in long-haul markets.Newer aircraft and better service could improve these airlines’ reputation with business travellers and help rebuild the IAG share price.Of course, this depends on business travellers returning to the skies when travel restrictions end. I think they will. If I’m right – and British Airways premium cabins fill up again – then I think we could see IAG shares recover more quickly than anyone expects right now.Could IAG go bust?IAG is planning to start flying from July, but doesn’t expect passenger numbers to return to 2019 levels until 2023. Management are planning to defer the delivery of 68 new aircraft and British Airways alone is expected to cut 12,000 jobs.However, I don’t think that the airline group is in any immediate danger of going bust. Weekly costs have been cut to €200m during lockdown and IAG had €10,000m of cash and undrawn credit available at the end of April. That should be enough, in my view.The IAG share price looks tempting to meAt the time of writing, the IAG share price is around 200p. This gives the business a market value of about £4bn, which is around 30% below its December 2019 net asset value of €6bn.Of course, selling aircraft is pretty difficult at the moment. I’d guess that that used aircraft prices have fallen sharply. But in my view, IAG’s heavily discounted valuation suggests that investors are pricing in a very gloomy outlook.I think this might be too harsh. Historically, IAG’s profit margins have been above average. British Airways also controls a valuable portfolio of long-haul slots at Heathrow, and has few competitors on some routes.I think there’s probably some value here. If you can handle the risk and uncertainty, I think the IAG share price looks tempting at this level. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Roland Head | Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 | More on: IAG See all posts by Roland Head
Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Pilgrims continue to #ShareTheJourney, become refugee advocates 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 April 10, 2015 at 7:40 am The Episcopal Church maintains the only daytime refugee center in Rome, Italy, since 1987. we have several other refugee ministries in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Refugee resettlement is a big issue in the 28-member country European Union: various agreeements and treaties over the years have come to naught. Fear of immigrants is as much on the rise on the continent as it is in the USA… Immigration, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 9, 2015 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Pierre Whalon says: Refugees Migration & Resettlement Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN In early March, Episcopalians taking part in a #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage to the Great Lakes Region of Africa visited the International Organization for Migration’s office in Kigali, Rwanda, where they met with Didacus Obunga, an IOM operations officer, right, and Dr. Samuel A. Baghuma, national migration health physician, center. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church has been resettling refugees for 75 years, working with local congregations and resettlement agencies across the United States to welcome some of the most vulnerable people in the world who’ve fled violence, war, political, ethnic and cultural oppression.In early March, eight Episcopalians traveled to Kenya and Rwanda to learn about refugee resettlement today through the lens of Congolese refugees on a #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage organized by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business and carries out mission.“Our hope,” said Episcopal Migration Ministries Director Deborah Stein, “is that the participants will be able to share the enthusiasm they have shown throughout this pilgrimage with people in their parishes, in their communities, in their dioceses, and become champions and advocates for refugees: to communicate to the broader church about the wonderful opportunities for Episcopalians to be involved in the life-saving work of refugee resettlement, and ultimately that Episcopalians will see a place for themselves in this work.”Alyssa Stebbing, outreach director for Trinity Episcopal Church of The Woodlands in the Diocese of Texas, came into the pilgrimage with an awareness about refugees that heightened through the journey.“This experience has really taken the blinders off,” said Stebbing, who plans to engage with the interfaith community in greater Houston and share what she learned on the pilgrimage.Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of nine agencies partnering with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States. Across the church, Episcopal Migration Ministries works with 30 communities in 26 dioceses.Of the 15.5 million refugees worldwide, less than 1 percent will be resettled, with more than 75 percent of those coming to the United States.Dr. Muddassar Ban Abad, who oversees the International Organization for Migration’s Health Assessment Center in Nairobi, Kenya, leads #ShareTheJourney pilgrims on a tour of the facility. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSIn 2014, Episcopal Migration Ministries and its partners helped to resettle 5,155 of the tens of thousands of refugees who came to the United States through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) screening process. They’ll work to serve as many people this year, as the United States plans to resettle 70,000 refugees.Many of those refugees will come from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the next several years, UNHCR plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from the Congo, with 80 percent to be resettled in the United States.The March 2-13 pilgrimage, funded by an Episcopal Church Constable Fund grant, educated the participants about the plight of refugees and the refugee process so that they might share their experience with their churches, dioceses and communities.In Rwanda, they visited Gihembe, a refugee camp housing 14,500 refugees from eastern Congo. There, they heard questions and concerns from refugees in a town hall setting. The pilgrims also learned about the refugee-resettlement process from the overseas perspective through meetings with the UNHCR, Church World Service’s Africa Resettlement Support Center and other non-governmental organizations.The Rev. Canon Frank Logue, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Georgia, speaks to refugees during a town hall-style meeting in Gihembe Refugee Camp. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSFor the Rev. Canon Frank Logue, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Georgia, to be able to meet with refugees and listen to their frustrations regarding the resettlement process was informative.“I think it’s hard for any of us to appreciate what it’s like to flee your country, what it means to be a refugee, so to have had the experience of meeting and talking to refugees was helpful,” said Logue, who journeyed with his wife, Victoria.The visit to the refugee camp included a tour of its medical clinic, an elementary school classroom, a women’s empowerment initiative and an ESL classroom for refugees approved for resettlement.Meeting 10 HIV-positive women at the refugee camp who find hope in growing mushrooms made a big impact on Cookie Cantwell, youth ministries coordinator for Province IV.“Once you’re exposed to something that you know will forever change your perspective, you have to share it,” said Cantwell, who is from the Diocese of East Carolina. “Once you’ve been touched, you have to make a decision about what you’re going to do about it.”A Somali refugee woman who works as a community health worker poses with Cookie Cantwell, during a visit to Refuge Point, an organization that works to empower some of the most vulnerable refugees in Nairobi and other locations worldwide. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSFor Cantwell, it means sharing the women’s story. “They’re living, they’re not dying,” she said.Many of the pilgrims blogged about their experiences.“One of the things we asked of all of the pilgrims that have participated in the #ShareTheJourney trip is that, when they come home, they use their experience to talk to as many people as possible to share what they learned: to become advocates for refugees, to visit a local EMM affiliate office, to see what happens on the receiving end to see what they can do to share the information they learned while they were in Nairobi [in Kenya] and Rwanda,” said Stein.Jessica Benson of the Diocese of Idaho had built a relationship with a Congolese family resettled to Boise through the Agency for New Americans. But seeing resettlement from the overseas end was a completely different experience, she said.The pilgrims learned, for example, that once a family is referred for resettlement and begins the lengthy process of background, security and medical checks, any change in the family’s status, such as the birth of a child, can delay the process.“One of the things that stuck in my mind is that infants are screened at the level of adults,” said Benson, adding she also didn’t know large numbers of urban refugees lived in cities, outside the camps.Before the pilgrimage had ended, Benson already had reached out to a state legislator to schedule a meeting. She also planned to speak to students in the public-school system where the numbers of refugee students have increased to educate them about the resettlement process, she said.Alice Eshuchi, country director for Heshima Kenya, talks with Alyssa Stebbing, outreach director for Trinity Episcopal Church of The Woodlands in the Diocese of Texas, during a visit to Heshima’s operations office in Nairobi. Heshima Kenya specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women and their children living in Nairobi. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSAfter visiting the refugee camp in Rwanda, the pilgrims visited Heshima, an urban program in Nairobi, Kenya, that empowers refugee girls and young women, many of whom who have lost or been separated from their families.For Spencer Cantrell, gender violence fellow at the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project in Washington, D.C., the contrast between the refugee camp and the urban program was stunning. In the camp, she visited the dwelling of a man who had lost all hope, despite his family having been resettled to Mississippi, she said. That was hard to reconcile with the hope emanating from the positive attitudes of the girls and young women in Nairobi, many of them survivors of trauma and sexual violence and many of them teenage mothers, she said.“I’m looking at ways to share this with the church,” said Cantrell, a former Young Adult Service Corps missionary to Hong Kong now living in the Diocese of Washington.To walk into a classroom in the refugee camp full of eager young boys, four years below grade level and sharing two or three books, was heartbreaking for the Rev. Burl Salmon, middle school chaplain and dean of community life at Trinity Episcopal School in the Diocese of North Carolina. Yet he was encouraged by the rapport the teacher had with his students, he said. “He saw education as their ticket.”“Education is universal,” said Salmon. “For one it’s a lifeline, and for the other it’s a given.”Back in the United States, besides engaging with an Episcopal Migration Ministries affiliate office, ways the pilgrims and other Episcopalians can continue to learn about and advocate for refugees include: organizing an event for World Refugee Day, which takes place annually on June 20; encouraging a congregation to co-sponsor a refugee family; sharing their experiences with refugees at The Episcopal Church’s General Convention; advocating for refugees at the local and state level by scheduling appointments with elected officials and speaking at civic gatherings; and becoming a member of the Episcopal Public Policy Network, which engages in public-policy advocacy at the federal level.One of the things The Episcopal Church, which is present in multiple countries, should do is to encourage other countries to increase the number of refugees they resettle, said the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, one of the pilgrims and the executive director of Forward Movement, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based ministry of The Episcopal Church that encourages discipleship.There are 2.7 million refugees and asylum seekers across East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region. Ethiopia and Kenya host the majority of people fleeing violence and political instability in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and the Congo.“Ninety-nine percent of refugees will not be resettled,” Gunn said. “We also need to do whatever we can to influence the stabilization of conditions in East Africa; one country is taking another country’s refugees.“If 2.7 million people could be repatriated, everybody wins. It’s a morally outrageous shell game that’s being played with people’s lives,” said Gunn. “No human being should ever have to utter the words: ‘I have no hope.’”— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 10, 2016 at 11:07 am The Archbishop’s statement was released to the press and read aloud to the representatives of the Anglican Consultative Council. Once Lambeth Palace made it a press matter, which they were forced to do by British press, and an official part of ACC-16, Episcopal News Service had a responsibility to cover it. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ed Lane says: April 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm I applaud the Archbishop’s openness and candor. Keeping the story private implies there’s reason for embarrassment of shame; Justin Welby’s approach and that of his courageous mother belie that also very outdated attitude. I agree with the statement in the Telegraph that his story is better than a thousand sermons. There are surely many others who can be inspired to let go of the shame or embarrassment of their own hidden histories and stand tall in who they are. Thank you for sharing his witness to his humanity and his identity in Christ. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (12) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 9, 2016 at 2:39 pm This is a public story (and not a scandalous story in any way) because the Archbishop himself spoke about it in a public forum when he addressed the youth on April 7th, before he had the final DNA test results. Also, the secular media are covering this story in a big way, so it would be bizarre indeed if ENS were simply to pretend it wasn’t there. Kudos to the AB of C for leveraging this news into an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel! kronae Konstanopolis says: April 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm Why in the world are you even following this bizarre story? It should be a private family matter. ACC16, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Mary Cattan says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 9, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL April 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm Forgot to include his inclusive statement:“My identity is in Jesus Christ and your identity must be in Jesus Christ. The more your identity is in Jesus Christ, the more suited you are to lead his church; and the more you want to lead his church, the less suited you are to lead his church.”SO, why all the fuss over gender or sexual IDENTITY if anyone is united in identity with Christ? Just doesn’t make much sense to exclude or call anyone inferior or not called to lead or shepherd the Church. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 9, 2016 at 2:03 pm I agree. No person, regardless of the circumstances of their birth or life, IS a legitimate, real, not a counter-fit human person. Also, the business of the Church is forgiveness, showing the redemption & love of Jesus Christ, and living in Christian fellowship. The Episcopal News Service serves The Episcopal Church and ought to reflect that in all its texts. PAX The Rev. Frank J. Corbishley says: T Mikael Jahns says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Anglican Communion, The Rev. Robert D. Taliaferro says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 13, 2016 at 1:48 am I lilebthe “just plain nuts” comment Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing April 10, 2016 at 9:34 am I agree with you 1,000%. 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One day the news is filled with revelations of a newly made saint, St. John Paul 2 is found to have a deep relationship with a married woman that lasted more than most regular marriages.Now we find the Archbishop of Canterbury is the product of an irregular relationship. Amazing!The next great announcement will be…are you ready… WE ARE ALL HUMAN! Despite our genetic makeup or our status- look how much good we can accomplish. It isn’t all negative to be human. Jan Mortensen says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby learned recently by way of a paternity test that his father was the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne rather than Gavin Welby, as he and his mother believed. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service – Zambia, Lusaka] The second day of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting here got off to a strange start when the members were read a statement from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby that he had learned the true identity of his biological father.The Telegraph newspaper reported April 8 that while Welby had always assumed he was the son of Gavin Welby, who was married briefly to his mother Jane Williams, a recent paternity test showed that his father was instead the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne, Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary. The Telegraph’s lengthy story broke overnight local time here.“This comes as a complete surprise,” Welby said in the statement which was read April 9 before the council’s daily Bible study by Bishop of Lambeth Nigel Stock.Welby said in his statement that “in my life and in our marriage Caroline and I have had far worse.” The Welbys’ seven-month-old daughter was killed in a car crash in France in 1983.“I know that I find who I am in Jesus Christ, not in genetics, and my identity in him never changes,” he said in the statement. “Even more importantly my role as archbishop makes me constantly aware of the real and genuine pain and suffering of many around the world, which should be the main focus of our prayers.”Welby said that his experience in learning about his biological father “is typical of many people.”“To find that one’s father is other than imagined is not unusual,” he said in the statement. “To be the child of families with great difficulties in relationships, with substance abuse or other matters, is far too normal.”The late Sir Anthony Montague Browne was a British diplomat and Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary. Photo: WikiemediaThe Telegraph said that it had pieced together information pointing to Browne as Welby’s father and discussed that evidence with the archbishop, who then decided to take a paternity test. The paper reported that Welby’s mouth swabs were compared with hair samples from Browne and showed a 99.9779 per cent probability that they were father and son.Lady Montague Browne, who worked as personal secretary to Churchill’s wife, Clementine, and became Sir Anthony’s widow in 2013, suspected her husband was Justin Welby’s father because of the unmistakable resemblance between the two, according to The Telegraph. Shelagh Montague Browne still had some of her husband’s hairbrushes, which contained some of his hair on them, thus providing evidence for a DNA test.Sir Anthony served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and then entered the British diplomatic corps. He served Sir Winston Churchill as private secretary for foreign affairs for a time while Churchill was prime minister. After Churchill’s retirement Sir Anthony became his private secretary, serving Churchill until his death.For centuries, Church of England canon law men born what was termed “illegitimately” were barred from becoming archbishops but a change in the 1950s ended that prohibition, The Telegraph said.Welby’s 86-year-old mother, who carries the title of Lady Williams of Elvel, said in a statement of her own, that “fueled by a large amount of alcohol on both sides,” she had slept with Sir Anthony “in the days leading up to my very sudden marriage.” However, she never realized that Sir Anthony was Justin Welby’s father, the paper said.“It appears that the precautions taken at the time didn’t work and my wonderful son was conceived as a result of this liaison,” she said. “My beloved husband Charles Williams and I have enjoyed a loving and stable marriage from 1975 to the present day. With that stability and love I have been able to blossom as never before.”She said that she had “watched Justin, from an almost impossible childhood (Gavin was alcoholic as well), grow into what he is today, marry his beautiful wife Caroline in 1979 and see his children and now grandchildren grow up around them.“As a family we are truly blessed. But none of this would have been possible without our firm Christian faith and a determination never to relinquish hope. God has given us so much and my gratitude knows no bounds.”Welby said in his statement that his mother has been in recovery since 1968, and has not touched alcohol for more than 48 years. “I am enormously proud of her,” he said. She served on the Parole Board, as a magistrate, as a member of a board of visitors of a prison and as a deputy lieutenant for Greater London.Jane was married to Gavin Welby, a whisky salesman and son of a Jewish immigrant, for three years, according to The Telegraph. The newspaper described him as a “chancer,” or a confidence man, who was born Bernard Gavin Weiler and made himself out to be more than he was. The Telegraph’s biography of Gavin Welby includes the fact that the 50-year-old later fell in love with the 23-year-old actress Vanessa Redgrave. Her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, persuaded her to break it off.Welby, who was Jane Williams’ only child, learned through the test that he has a half-sister, Jane, who is three years older and whom he has not yet met, The Telegraph said.As a boy, Welby had met Browne when he and his mother worked at Downing Street, according to The Telegraph. Much later, Browne wanted to meet Welby, who agreed. But Browne died just days after Welby’s 2013 enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury, The Telegraph reported.On April 7, Welby hinted that something was afoot in his life when he addressed 50 young people from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.“For me I am who I am because I am in Jesus Christ. That’s the only thing that gives me identity, and you’ll see why I am saying that in a couple of days’ time,” he told the gathering of young people whose conference was focusing on intentional discipleship and environmental stewardship. “My identity is in Jesus Christ and your identity must be in Jesus Christ. The more your identity is in Jesus Christ, the more suited you are to lead his church; and the more you want to lead his church, the less suited you are to lead his church.”In an accompanying opinion piece, The Telegraph said that Welby’s story, including his response, “is better than a thousand sermons.”Welby spoke with media on April 10 about the DNA revelations. The video of that interview follows:– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said in the lead that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had been born illegitimately. That sentence has been recast to remove the term illegitimate. The sentence concerning canon law was also recast. Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 DNA tests reveal Archbishop of Canterbury Welby’s biological father Welby’s father was British diplomat, Sir Winston Churchill’s private secretary Archbishop of Canterbury Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Dr. Bruce Atkinson says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Janet Diehl says: Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ April 9, 2016 at 4:44 am love this . how inspiring. “My identity is in Jesus Christ and your identity must be in Jesus Christ. The more your identity is in Jesus Christ, the more suited you are to lead his church; and the more you want to lead his church, the less suited you are to lead his church.” What a statement. A very wise man indeed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Daniel O. Williams says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA April 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm This is screwy to say the least. Who cares? Why put his own family through this? This is just plain nuts. Anglican Consultative Council, Rector Belleville, IL
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSJuneteenth Previous articleAstronaut Sally K. Ride’s legacy – encouraging young women to embrace science and engineeringNext articleShould I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still, another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which or neither of this version could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln’s authority over the rebellious states was in question For whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.General Order Number 3One of General Granger’s first orders of business was to read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3 which began most significantly with:“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.”The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation. While many lingered to learn of this new employer to employee relationship, many left before these offers were completely off the lips of their former ‘masters’ – attesting to the varying conditions on the plantations and the realization of freedom. Even with nowhere to go, many felt that leaving the plantation would be their first grasp of freedom. North was a logical destination and for many, it represented true freedom, while the desire to reach family members in neighboring states drove the some into Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Settling into these new areas as free men and women brought on new realities and the challenges of establishing a heretofore non-existent status for black people in America. Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures encountered in their new territory. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. Juneteenth continued to be highly revered in Texas decades later, with many former slaves and descendants making an annual pilgrimage back to Galveston on this date.Juneteenth Festivities and FoodA range of activities was provided to entertain the masses, many of which continue in tradition today. Rodeos, fishing, barbecuing and baseball are just a few of the typical Juneteenth activities you may witness today. Juneteenth almost always focused on education and self-improvement. Thus, often guest speakers are brought in and the elders are called upon to recount the events of the past. Prayer services were also a major part of these celebrations.Juneteenth In Modern TimesToday, Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum and others have begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities. In recent years, a number of local and national Juneteenth organizations have arisen to take their place alongside older organizations – all with the mission to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African-American history and culture.Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.The future of Juneteenth looks bright as the number of cities and states creating Juneteenth committees continues to increase. Respect and appreciation for all of our differences grow out of exposure and working together. Getting involved and supporting Juneteenth celebrations creates new bonds of friendship and understanding among us. 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