Civil servants need to be accountable

first_img WHAT a surprise. Sir Philip Green has found that the Government is “lamentably bad” at the procurement of goods and services and the management of its property portfolio. The budgets he looked at are worth £191bn in total, and he believes billions could be saved. He argues that the public sector is spending £700m a year too much on telecoms alone.Clearly, these are shocking figures; but they should be no surprise. Whitehall is littered with such reports. In 2009, the National Audit Office found that better public sector procurement could save anything up to £11.5bn annually. Bernard Gray’s defence review found up to £2bn of savings could be made from better procurement processes. Sir Peter Gershon, who advised government from 2000 to 2004 on how to make savings, recommended greater centralisation of purchasing by the public sector, precisely what Green is now calling for. Gershon was rebuffed by Gordon Brown, but Green will find the current government more receptive. Indeed, Francis Maude, the minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, who helped commissioned Green, has recently said that all procurement contracts over a certain threshold need to be authorised by him. Setting a centralised procurement framework but leaving purchasing – actually buying goods and services – more local is a sensible plan. It sends out powerful signals. So is that it – job done? Sadly not.The necessity to conduct a public finances rescue mission is a familiar and typically crisis-driven task. Eliminating waste and salami-slicing existing budgets tend to be the politicians’ stock answers, but neither of these approaches goes to the heart of the systemic and structural problem.The real problem at the heart of the civil service is accountability. The lack of responsibility for saving money, the lack of process for setting and challenging detailed departmental budgets and the inconsistent commercial skills – these things will not be sorted out by centralised delivery. That will shield officials from taking personal responsibility.No progress can be made on reducing the deficit and improving public services without introducing contracts that hold civil servants to account for the outcomes of their work. Offering performance-related pay, ending the notion of a civil service job for life and making it possible for ministers to sack their permanent secretaries are all vital. Only accountability will deliver real change.Nick Seddon is deputy director of the independent think-tank Reform. Share Civil servants need to be accountable Monday 11 October 2010 9:09 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comlast_img read more

Analyst views: Will Tesco bounce back from poor Christmas sales?

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TfL reveals details of £7.6bn savings

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BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Prayers for Orlando

first_img Press Release Service 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 Talmage G Bandy says: George M Jones says: Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska June 14, 2016 at 10:03 am We cannot understand on those who do these killings to others.we have to beware on our surrounding area to be safe & of danger.Not only to protect ourselves,but those of our families & friends Rector Washington, DC Peter Carey says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 13, 2016 at 7:40 am There is no doubt that the writings in the Koran inspired the Orlando Jihadhist to plan and execute his killing frenzy. The Jihadhist was indeed a most devout Muslim.As Christians, we need to stop the condescending and ultimately useless “Interfaith Dialogue’” with Islam as it is ultimately a one-way street. We must understand that a majority of American mosques receive funding from Saudi Wahhabiist sources, replete with rabidly anti-Western literature.The better plan is to gently lead Muslims out of their mental entrapment and ultimately to Christ.To do less than that is to turn your back on the Gospel. Rector Tampa, FL June 15, 2016 at 11:57 am George: The First Crusade was a “their time/their world” response during a violent era when Christians were being slaughtered by Muslims. Yes, the Church had too much blood — but note that it has ended for the most part. We had our Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Reformation. Christians – in the main – are not the ones blowing people up, strapping bombs to their children, and waging jihad on every continent on the globe. There is no single monolithic thing called “Islam”. As much as moderate (and sometimes well-meaning people) want it Islam has always had many faces and expressions ranging from moderation to extreme violence. The violent followers have been praised and followed since the first days when their founder conquered, subjugated, and used violence to spread his philosophy. That is an inconvenient truth that has to be dealt with. Holding hands in the National Cathedral and using that space for Muslim worship, or ignoring reality is easy—and wrong. Islam needs its Reformation; its self-critique, and it needs its loud prophets to urge the “moderates” to become intolerant to violence. They need to condemn their original subjugation and dominance orientation which has continued unabated for over 1,000 years. Until that happens, yes, “Islam” is the problem. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 13, 2016 at 4:25 pm I agree Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI June 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm Islam is not the problem, the Koran is not the problem, nor is the Muslim the problem. Both the Jew and the Muslim can make your same complaint against the Christianity. History records the many times Christians waged war in the Name of God and used the words of our Holy Bible to support the cause – against other Christians as well as non-Christians.My point in addressing your post is that we are all in the same boat together – the USS Planet Earth – and we better learn to live with one another and tend to the needs of this boat less we all perish together. It is the “Radical” of anything that is the problem, for radicalism leaves no place for love for the other, no place for sharing human dignity, no place for respecting our differences. What we need are people that DO justice, LOVE mercy, and WALK humble with God. 1:43[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Pray for the repose of the souls who have died,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in his video message, Prayers for Orlando, concerning the June 12 shooting in Orlando, FL in which 50 people died and 53 were injured.The video is available here. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET June 13, 2016 at 4:35 pm ORLANDO MASSACREIn the midst of things we cannot understand …The Orlando Massacre is an irreparable wound to humankind. Such a heinous act of destruction of human lives should never be a religiously inspired act of any sort. Why does such venomous cruelty happen again and again? What are the motives behind such uncivilized killings? These are the questions that the politicians and bureaucrats strenuously wrestle with, trying to come up with certain conclusions. But, we, the larger community, helplessly shed tears and share the pain, grief, and agony of those who mourn this tragic loss of innocent lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims. As such, all humanity is one body and the thread in one tapestry: “In a real sense, all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly….” –Martin Luther King Jr.“…[There] should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual concern for one another. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.” –Paul of Tarsus“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart” –Jose N. HarrisAlmighty God,Give courage and faith to those who are bereaved, that they may have strength to meet the days ahead in the comfort of a reasonable and holy hope, in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. Amen (BCP 481)Father Aaron Paul Collins Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. June 13, 2016 at 10:26 am I choose not to turn my back on Jesus. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Video Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Richard Henderson says: Thomas Hofer says: June 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm This statement of the Presiding Bishop is entirely inadequate. What occurred in Orlando was homophobic terrorism and yet Bishop Curry does not see fit even to mention the word gay. He has utterly failed to rise to the occasion. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release 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 Lawrence Philip Johnson says: June 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm A true Christian has unwavering love. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm As we know as Americans and of the Christian faith, what one sows one will reap–thus the U.S. war mentality as its focus in the Middle East is now “reaping its benefits” morosely ( in its force for power, oil and occupation) and w/Israel the war base w/sophisticated drones/iron domes/etc.,etc. the potent base is set … yet our government blames the victim identified primarily as Islam/muslim, conveniently ignoring the Christian origin(Jesus) throughout this Middle East region. And this Hypocrisy continues, perpetuated through our administrations(Clinton,Bush,Obama) and none has the moral fortitude to stand up for Truth–much easier to blame the victim… Doug Desper says: Gun Violence, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME June 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm I was to lead & March with our church, St. John the Baptist, in W. Seattle under the Integrity group , representing LGBTQ members & supporters in Olympia diocese. Because of this violence, my partner & I don’t feel safe. Yes we need an interfaith dialogue (on way to service/March as I type this ). This was a hate crime directed at my community. Just today, passages from Romans & Revelation were read on floor of Congress by a Georgia Represenative condemning homosexuals to death for their “sins”. This is not Tehran! What is the difference between that & “radical Islam”? Look at the tweets from the Texas Lt. Gov on Sunday saying you reap what you sow. Look at the vile comments on Twitter & FB if you don’t believe it. Example: “There’s 49 less ppl spreading HIV.” I’m sorry there are hundreds of daily examples of homophobia. Let’s remember , if this were done in a synagogue or church it would be called anti-Semitic/Christian. First we must acknowledge our fears before dialogue. I’m numb & angry at our direction. Peace & Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Prayers for Orlando Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Mavis Meadowes says: June 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm People may act in the name of their faith, whatever faith they choose to believe. Let us not confuse those actions, whatever they might be, with that faith. Let us not stereotype the actions of the misguided, nor give them power by that confusion. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Doug Desper says: Eric Simpson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm Lawrence: My Muslim friends and associates are appalled when violence is done in the name of their faith by people who claim to be of their religion. That has recently (and will again) lead us to talk about what it means to be a Muslim, and who gets to decide that. Their sticking point is always this: “they don’t represent us”, a statement said by both peaceful moderates and violent extremists — and they are both right. Islam doesn’t have a magesterium who decides what “IS” Islam, despite our media’s sin or wishful thinking by peaceful people. There is no central Islam that defines that nuances of that faith for everyone. Their traditions of Koranic interpretation are found in schools of thought — all claiming to be “the way”. Many look towards Saudi Arabia as the most central and authoritative school of thought with Mecca as its uniting shrine. What do they think in that school? Start with the signage as you approach Mecca. It orders any non-Muslim to no approach, to not enter Mecca. With certainty, non-Muslims are not welcomed to Mecca, and have been met with violence. That shows a dominant world-view that is at odds with our hopes of a welcoming faith. Saudi Arabia practices oppressive Sharia Law which condones the killing of gay men and women. That school of Islamic thought is not isolated in Saudi Arabia but is practiced around the world. It isn’t an aberration — but instead a long-held tradition for centuries. With urgency, the household of Islamic faith needs to gain the ability to self-critique. Yes, there are moderates, but yes there are violent extremists, both called faithful and both found in abundance in the mosques around the world. A true self-critique will begin when that household of faith comes to grips with its violent past and stops denying it. It is undeniable that the founder used violence and bloodshed to impress his views of obedience to God. History will forever remain a truthful and hostile witness to that proven era with its witnessed facts. Too many of that faith’s adherents continue to be taught such violence in their schools and mosques, so let’s stop pretending that violence exists in isolation by mentally unstable people. Notwithstanding, there are many millions of the faithful who distance themselves from those realities. Those are the people who need to lead Islam to comprehensive critique and reform. On this point it must be remembered that Islam did not experience a Reformation/Counter Reformation of self-examination as Christianity did. It did not experience a Renaissance or Enlightenment as occurred in the main of Europe. (Winston Churchill observed these realities and spoke at length on nation-stabilization during his time). The Islam of today would look very recognizable to someone from the 7th century in that it hasn’t changed much since then.It is now Islam’s turn to self-critique, to not deny its own realities, to have its Reformation, and that means that loud reformers need to stand in its worldwide schools and mosques to condemn violence and intolerance and challenge interpretations of the Koran that are literally frozen in the 7th century — and to say that its history of violence is a sin. Where are the reformers? This is their time. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Mary Koenig says: Orlando, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Gregory G Woodbury says: Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Judith Wood says: Nancy Harrison says: Nancy Ariz says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Comments (22) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Nancy Harrison says: Karen DeHart says: June 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm Thank you Bp. Michael for those blessings on all who are grieving. We in Southern Pines and Pinehurst are holding memorial services as many all over the country are doing. I will miss you at our deacon’s forthcoming retreat. May God bless you. Deacon Tally Bandy Rev. Aaron Paul Collins says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Kitt GASSMAN says: Posted Jun 12, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Dr. Erna Lund says: Stuart Lauters says: The Rev. Canon Dr. Clark Sherman says: June 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm Really? The PB was first in the church with any official response. The English archbishops who do not allow LGBTQI marriage and full inclusion in the COE? Those English archbishops? June 16, 2016 at 10:49 am It is very disappointing that the Episcopal church in the US apparently has no statement in writing about Orlando, and that the only general statement is an ad hoc video that fails to address the issues. At least the English archbishops made a clear statement in writing:https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2016/06/13/archbishops-issue-joint-statement-in-response-to-orlando-shootings/ June 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm Dear Bishop Curry, I recited the Lord’s Prayer with you.Who were the other two Bishops who appeared with you as you preached this most inspiring sermon?In Christ,Thomas Hofer June 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm We grieve for the victims in Orlando and indeed for our world. As a Christian I feel the need to take a stand, to DO something particularly about the need to ban assault rifles. NO civilian needs to own one – it is sheer idiocy! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest June 14, 2016 at 10:06 am Also to my last comment,we must have faith in ourselves,to have the strength to carry on.will keep the victims in my prayers. June 14, 2016 at 6:25 pm Mary E. Koenig says:Tragically, acts of violence can happen randomly, eroding the safety people feel in public places. If no authorized group seems to handle or control the violence, fear grows into hysteria then panic. It is possible to change this scenario, but it will take silent peace loving people to find their voice.I have wondered why the American Muslim population who are outraged at the violence haven’t banded together and demonstrated their desire for peace for all. June 14, 2016 at 10:30 am It saddens me that there is such violence in our country.That the the shootings in Orlando has to happen,or any where in our country.We have the freedoms in our great country,freedom of speech,religious beliefs,etc.Makes me wonder on why people do these kind of shootings.why do they do such things on hurting others? What do they accomplish by doing it? It must Isis or these other terror groups.If these terror groups are trying to get attention on what they’re doing. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA June 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm I appreciate Bishop Curry’s words and prayers; they speak healing to those who are suffering. However, I note with despair that his comments, like those of the politicians, fail to mention that the Pulse nightclub was selected because of the sexuality of the patrons. It may be less controversial to not “provoke” the ire of the ones who might tend to agree that the “homosexuals brought this on themselves” but it is fully within the Episcopal Churches tradition to not speak to the homophobia and hatred that still lurks within the Church.So far, very few of the nation’s religious and political leaders have directly spoken to this aspect of the massacre, just as they also fail to note that there is a worse mass murder in American histry: to wit, the massacre ate Wounded Knee in 1890. Hate and genocide need to be challenged directly, not mumbled over with a hope the truth will be ignored. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

General Convention approves compensation for deputies’ president

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 6, 2018 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN General Convention 2018, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem President of the House of Deputies Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention approves compensation for deputies’ president Bishops echo House of Deputies’ acceptance of plan for director’s and officer’s fees Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The House of Bishops on July 6 agreed to a plan to pay the president of the House of Deputies for the work of the office.The bishops approved Resolution B014 on a voice vote with some voting no. There is no dollar figure attached to the resolution, which would pay the House of Deputies president director’s and officer’s fees “for specific services rendered in order to fulfill duties required by the church’s Constitution and Canons.”The resolution, which the House of Deputies overwhelmingly approved July 5, is a compromise move. It was the fourth time over two decades that deputies had attempted to earn compensation for their president and the first time bishops agreed.Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe proposed B014 just before the start of convention as “a way forward,” he told his colleagues. Many bishops worried that paying the president of the House of Deputies could somehow change the polity of the church, especially in relation to the role of the presiding bishop. Rowe said he and a small group of bishops, assembled at the request of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, consulted experts in canon and secular law.Rowe asked his colleague to “do your best to separate any objection you may have about the way that the current incumbent or any particular incumbent of the position has approached or is approaching the role or whether the job is too big; these are separate issues from the pay matter.”The president’s role has been changing since 1964, when the convention gave the position a three-year term instead of simply being elected to preside during convention. In addition to chairing the House of Deputies during convention, the president also is canonically required to serve as vice chair of Executive Council and vice president of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, or DFMS, the nonprofit corporate entity through which the Episcopal Church owns property and does business. He or she has a wide swath of appointment powers. The president also travels around the church, speaking at conferences and other gatherings and meeting with deputies and other Episcopalians.The position, which is filled by election during each meeting of convention, has a travel budget and a paid assistant. Each president is limited to three consecutive three-year terms.The group of bishops shared its proposed resolution with current House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and her leadership team “as a matter of courtesy and consultation,” he said, adding that the bishops “engaged in significant diplomacy on this matter, and we have achieved results.”Many deputies “had to swallow hard to make this happen,” but it is “going to set the stage for a different kind of relationship” between the two houses.Diocese of Southern Ohio Bishop Tom Breidenthal agreed with Rowe. He said he and Diocese of Western New York Bishop Bill Franklin were happy to give the required endorsement of B014. They felt they were doing “our part to improve the relationship of trust that is so important to the proper functioning of these two houses.”Any risk that his colleagues might feel about “becoming vulnerable to an erosion of our own particular ministry and role as bishops is worth taking because it is a signal to the other house that we are walking alongside them and will give them a chance to trust us more and, therefore, help us to know better what they see us as when they look upon us as their bishops,” he said.Some bishops worried about the lack of a specific dollar amount in the resolution. The Task Force to Study Church Leadership and Compensation, called for by the 78th General Convention, concluded in its report to this meeting of convention that the work of the House of Deputies president amounts to a full-time job. Its Resolution A028 calls for a salary but does not set an amount.The task force asked Executive Council to include a proposed salary in the draft 2019-2021 budget, which it gave to the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) in January. The task force did not suggest an amount, but council included $900,000 for a full-time salary and benefits for the three years in the draft budget (line 557 here).Bishop Steven Miller of Milwaukee cited that amount and asked for a “clear accounting” once Executive Council sets the fees, as required in the resolution. He said the $900,000 “could be used for mission, it could be used for reconciliation.”Voting yes on the resolution without an amount, Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris said, feels like “we are writing a blank check.”Rowe said both bishops and deputies vote all the time on resolutions that ask for specified or unspecified amounts of money. It is then up to PB&F to sort out all the requests. Maine Bishop Stephen Lane, PB&F vice chair, said council put the amount into its draft budget “not knowing how this General Convention would move” and would revisit that amount when convention’s wishes were clear.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Inches from California wildfire, Episcopal church in Malibu faces uncertainty

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Nov 20, 2018 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Parish administrator Nathaniel Sherrill, whose home in Newbury Park, California, was close enough to the fire’s origin that it already had been evacuated, joined her to recite an evening meditation from the Book of Common Prayer: “Almighty God, we give you thanks for surrounding us, as daylight fades, with the brightness of the vesper light….”“That is the one thing that religion definitely does give us, whether you’re spiritual or religious or not — we’ve got prayers for times like these,” Stickney told Religion News Service late last week. “They’re words that are timeless and walk us through the motions: ‘Thank you, God, for the vesper light. The world is still turning and soon it’ll be nighttime; give us peace’ — the ancient wisdom of our tradition, our prayers.”By daybreak, Stickney opened the front door of St. Aidan’s rectory, where she lives with her husband and their seven children, to see thick plumes of smoke moving in their direction. Overnight the Woolsey Fire had jumped 101 Freeway and barreled west, bearing down on Malibu as it raced toward the ocean.Stickney, who has been rector of St. Aidan’s for 13 years, rousted children from bed and began packing in a hurry, knowing that a mandatory evacuation of Malibu would mean the main route into and out of town — the famed coast highway — would become gridlocked quickly, trapping motorists, potentially in the path of the fast-moving inferno, for hours.She grabbed the church registers and a chalice from the altar before setting out with her family for a wholly uncertain future.They took two cars — Stickney driving one, her 17-year-old daughter Grace driving the other — and headed north toward Oxnard, where the children’s babysitter lives, while thousands of their neighbors fled south toward Santa Monica. Stickney and five of their children (two are away at college) arrived at the babysitter’s mobile home where later that night they were joined by her husband, Paul, who had left for work on a TV show set at 4:30 a.m., before the smoke and chaos had descended.On Nov. 19, 10 days after the wildfires erupted, the Woolsey Fire had burned nearly 97,000 acres, destroying 1,500 structures — many of them in Malibu — injuring three firefighters and killing three civilians. Reportedly, none of the city’s dozen or so houses of worship was lost in the fire, but three large Jewish camps were destroyed, and Rabbi Michael Schwartz of the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue lost his home.Southern California Episcopalians respond to wildfires – Episcopal News Service https://t.co/VBUNeUZ5Gk— Episcopal Diocese LA (@LADiocese) November 13, 2018Wildfires are creating disaster areas across the state, with the Camp Fire in Northern California proving particularly deadly and destructive. Authorities report 79 fatalities and more than 12,00o homes destroyed in and around Paradise and Chico, as of Nov. 20, and the fire in that region has consumed more than 150,000 acres. Episcopalians there say they are gathering strength and resilience through community connections and an outpouring of love and concern from across the Episcopal Church.Thursday, Nov. 15 update on the Camp Fire: https://t.co/7W8UEc08kvPlease keep praying & you can donate here: https://t.co/MNINn4QPWV https://t.co/7W8UEc08kv— Diocese of NorCal (@norcalepiscopal) November 15, 2018In Malibu, waiting for news was a test of Stickney’s faith and mettle, but when she it came, it was a relief. St. Aidan’s survived the fire unscathed — miraculously so, Stickney said, as flames stopped at the edge of the new driveway that had been completed just days before the wildfires.As part of a multi-year parish renovation, the driveway was replaced for the express purpose of making it easier for fire trucks to reach the church, which also houses a preschool attended by her two youngest children — twin 2½-year-old boys.“The fire had come right up to the edge of the driveway, all along the side, and for whatever reason — whether it was the fire marshals, the wind, St. Aidan, God, all of the above — whatever it was, the fire did not cross over,” Stickney said.The same isn’t true for the church’s parishioners. At least 11 of the 50 or so active families at St. Aidan’s lost their homes in the fires.About half of the parishioners who lost their homes in the fire are elderly, and Stickney is concerned about their ability to rebuild in Malibu, where strict building codes and other local ordinances make construction a difficult, often maddeningly slow process under the best of circumstances.“This is catastrophic for those people, and they’re not wealthy people,” said the Rev. Ed Milkovich, St. Aidan’s associate priest, who has lived in Malibu for 20 years. “It may have a catastrophic effect on the church, too, because I think there’s a number of these people that may not be able to rebuild. If they don’t have a mortgage, they’ll take the insurance money and go someplace where they can afford it.”For most people, the word “Malibu” conjures images of a lavish enclave where mega-mansions line pristine beaches and kids ride to school in Bentleys. But according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Malibu had a median household income of $133,869, with about 10 percent of the population living below the federal poverty line.Although you’re more likely to run into a celebrity at the Ralph’s here than at most other grocery stores in America, Malibu is home to many more regular folks than not.St. Aidan’s congregation is emblematic of that diversity. While there are members who work in the entertainment industry — Milkovich was a TV and film producer for decades before he felt a call to the ministry and became ordained last year at age 63 — the parish is also home to several professors from Pepperdine University and retirees who worked for Hughes Aircraft and other local companies.Founded in 1956 as a mission church of St. Augustine’s in neighboring Santa Monica, St. Aidan’s initially met in local bars and restaurants until it could break ground on the hillside property overlooking the Pacific and Paradise Cove.The Malibu parish is the namesake of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, a 7th-century Irishman who became a monk on the Scottish Island of Iona before being dispatched to England, where he served as a bishop in Northumbria. The parish chose the name because of the saint’s association with the sea and the island monasteries of Iona and Lindisfarne.But Aidan is also the patron saint of fire protection.During the devastating 1993 wildfires, St. Aidan’s became the central gathering point for relief efforts for thousands of residents who were left homeless and displaced.Debbie Cornett’s parents were founding members of St. Aidan’s. In 1993, the family home in Malibu burned to the ground.“Mom and Dad were determined to rebuild because they loved Malibu, and we did — we built new memories and we had St. Aidan’s,” said Cornett, who gathered alongside St. Aidan’s priests and a handful of other parish members for a vespers service and meal late last week at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, about an hour’s drive from Malibu, but close to where Stickney and several parishioners were staying while evacuated.They prayed and read Scripture aloud before tucking into a meal of chicken and rice provided by a local Muslim group with whom the parish has struck up a friendship in recent years. The hall at Epiphany smelled of smoke six days after wildfires swept through, singeing the landscaping but sparing parish buildings and its nearby vineyard.There were hugs, tears and the kind of laughter borne of friendship that comes easily even in the hardest of times, as they compared notes on the well-being of neighbors and friends. One parishioner had spent her time in exile creating an elaborately detailed lot-by-lot map on her computer showing which homes had been destroyed and which were still standing.“I should have lost my house three times,” said Milkovich, who credited a neighbor with a garden hose who had stubbornly stayed behind despite the mandatory evacuation for saving his home. “This is my neighbor’s house on fire, and that’s my other neighbor’s house on fire … and this is my yard on fire,” he said, scrolling through photos on his smartphone.The Woolsey fire has been more than 90 percent contained and evacuation orders had been lifted for most of Malibu by Monday, but not in time for their Nov. 18 Sunday service. Instead Stickney and about 10 other St. Aidan’s parishioners joined their mother church, St. Augustine in Santa Monica, for worship. Stickney expects her parish to be back to a regular service schedule in Malibu beginning Nov. 25.In the wake of the fires, Stickney largely is shepherding the St. Aidan’s diaspora electronically, by phone, text and email, as displaced members have fanned out along the West Coast seeking shelter.Seated in a booth in the back of a Panera Bread 50 miles from St. Aidan’s and her home by the sea, a weary yet determined Stickney, enlivened by the faith of her own flock, read aloud a short note from a new parishioner whose family had recently relocated to Malibu from Texas, only to have the family’s new home burn to the ground.“‘I keep reminding my family of Isaiah 61:3 — ‘beauty from ashes.’ We will all together create a more beautiful Malibu and community spirit. God’s blessing on each of you as you move forward one day at a time.’” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Inches from California wildfire, Episcopal church in Malibu faces uncertainty Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 The view from the St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot shows how close fires came to the 52-year-old Episcopal parish that sits on a rise several hundred yards above Pacific Coast Highway in central Malibu. Photo: Joyce Stickney[Religion News Service] Two hours before the sun set over the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 8, the Rev. Joyce Stickney, rector of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Malibu, received word about wildfires that had broken out 30 miles away in the hills above the Simi Valley.Hot, dry Santa Ana winds were howling that day, which meant that a fire that began an hour away could pose a legitimate threat to seaside Malibu, where wildfires are a perennial concern — the 1993 Old Topanga blaze raged for 10 days, destroying more than 350 homes and leaving three people dead.So Stickney headed for St. Aidan’s sanctuary where, from its hillside perch a few hundred yards above the Pacific Coast Highway, with the Santa Monica Mountains in the distance to the east, she prayed for her city of about 13,000 souls. 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Global Anglican leaders call for ‘equitable’ Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to…

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Primates Meeting, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Primates Meeting 2020 Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Press Release Service 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET COVID-19, Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Washington, DC Global Anglican leaders call for ‘equitable’ Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to world’s vulnerable Rector Belleville, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] The primates of the Anglican Communion have called for potential Covid-19 vaccines to be made available to the world’s poorest people. They made their call after an online meeting last week (Nov. 5-6) at which they were briefed by representatives of the World Health Organization.The Primates’ Meeting is one of four “Instruments of Communion” in the worldwide Anglican Communion, and brings together the senior archbishops and bishops of the 41 member churches. It usually meets every couple of years and last met in-person in January. Last week’s online meeting was called to address the global health emergency. Representatives from 37 of the 41 member churches took part in last week’s meeting.“Epidemics are about communities. Communities stop epidemics,” the WHO’s Executive Director for Health Emergencies Preparedness & Response, Dr. Mike Ryan. “For this reason, we are eager to work with faith leaders to build solidarity and uphold social justice- enabling you to speak to communities in a credible and understandable way.”The main presentation was given by Dr. Sylvie Briand, director for Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness in WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme. Briand gave a global overview of the pandemic, before taking questions from the primates.Speaking at the meeting, which took place before this week’s announcement of a potential vaccine by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Briand said: “We have effective vaccines for many deadly diseases, WHO is doing the utmost to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is both safe and effective.”She added: “Together, I hope we can create a partnership to empower and engage communities.  It is certain that the most vulnerable in communities suffer the greatest impact of any epidemic, and these vulnerable communities most in need as the vaccine roll out begins next year. It is clear that there is opportunity for mutual collaboration between the Anglican Communion both locally and globally in this regard.”In their communiqué, the primates called for “the equitable roll out of anticipated Covid-19 vaccines, to prioritize health workers and the most vulnerable first in a highly politicized world.”And they appealed “to the governments of those countries developing vaccines to work closely with the WHO to ensure that distribution is on a just and fair basis, to the most vulnerable and not merely to the richest.”The primates also expressed “their deep thanks to the WHO for their service to the world.”Two new global Anglican bodies, currently being formed, are expected to work together on Anglican responses to the Covid-19 pandemic: an Anglican Communion Health and Community Network and a Anglican Communion Science Commission.The Communiqué from the Primates’ Meeting is available to download here. 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House VI / NKS Architects

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