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Maundy Thursday commandment reveals new depth, challenges in Holy Land…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Israel-Palestine, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Middle East, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Holy Week/Easter, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm Without knowing all the detail I would agree that the new Jerusalem Municipality tax plan may be unwise though somebody has to pay the bills! But since Muslim entities will apparently also be taxed the move does not seem to be specifically anti-Christian., Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry washes congregants’ feet March 29 at the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem during the cathedral’s Maundy Thursday service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Jerusalem] Jesus’ commandment to his disciples on the night before he was killed, that they should love one another as he loved them, took on deeper meanings tinged with political challenges March 29 for those on a Holy Week pilgrimage with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The group spent part of the day discussing the struggle for peace in the Holy Land, and part of the day participating in traditional Holy Week liturgies. Even then, they heard the call for justice and harmony among followers of the Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, each of which considers Jerusalem to be a holy city.“As we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as the Bible teaches us, we must find ways to work for the peace of Jerusalem, which will be found where there is true equality for all, true justice for all and true freedom for everyone,” Curry told Episcopal News Service, as he reflected shortly before the traditional Maundy Thursday Eucharist and foot-washing service. “Here it is clear that this is not simply an idealistic dream. It is the only hope, and we must not rest until it is realized.”Curry’s complete reflection on his pilgrimage experience so far can be found here.The group began the day with an early-morning visit to the site known to Muslims as Haram Al Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as the Temple Mount. Mohammed Azam Al-Khatib, director general of the Department of Awqaf Jerusalem and of the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, gave Curry and the group a tour of both the mosque and the Dome of the Rock. They also visited a museum in the complex.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, right, walks March 29 with Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, left, and Mohammed Azam Al-Khatib, director general of the Department of Awqaf Jerusalem and of the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Dome of the Rock (in the background) to the mosque. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceMuslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad ascended from the site. They call it the Miraculous Night Journey, and it is commemorated in the architectural wonder known as the Dome of the Rock shrine. The 35-acre compound, which is administered by Jordan, also includes the remains of the Western Wall of the Second Temple, the most important religious site for Jews. Over the centuries, various groups of people have been banned from the site, depending on who controlled it.Al-Khatib gave Curry and his group a summary of the recent conflict between Muslims, Christians and Jews over the site.In the end, “as Muslims we have full respect for the Jews, because of their religion. We respect it,” Al-Khatib insisted, with the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, the Anglican archbishop in Jerusalem, acting as translator. The problem, he said, is not the Jewish people, but is instead with “the politicians who are trying to impose their ideas on this place.”Al-Khatib said Muslim and Christian holy sites are under attack, both through violence and via laws such as the recent struggle over an onerous Jerusalem Municipality taxation plan. For centuries, religious bodies in the city have been exempt from such taxes, but the municipality is now demanding millions from religious groups as part of an ongoing dispute with Israel’s finance ministry. He called this an “extremist and radical position.”The Times of Israel recently reported that the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has been hit with a bill of the equivalent of nearly $2 million. Al-Khatib said Muslim religious groups would owe $120 million. Even though the controversial plan was put on hold earlier this month, the diocese’s accounts are still frozen.“We’ve been attacked by this government,” Al-Khatib said. “It seems there are no wise people in Israel.”Al-Khatib contended that for 1,500 years, there was “much tolerance and mutual understanding” between Christian and Muslims. “We lived together as one family,” he said, adding later that “it seems Israel does not like to see this kind of relationship between Muslims and Christians.”He asked Curry to do what he could to work for peace in Jerusalem.“This is what Jerusalem needs: a just peace for everybody and to stop any religious wars here,” he said. “We don’t want any religious wars here. We don’t need war. We want to live in peace and harmony with everybody.”Shoes belonging to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and those traveling with him wait outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceCurry greeted Al-Khatib in the name of “your brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Church.”“Following the lead of our brother and archbishop,” he said, gesturing to Dawani, who sat between them, “our church stands with you and with him for what is just and right.”The presiding bishop said the Episcopal Church knows that Jordanian King Abdullah II “is a man of peace.”“We will share your message and the story you have told with our people back home,” Curry said. “I was raised to believe that God made all people to be equal and all people to be free. Growing up as an African-American in America, the work for freedom and justice is deep in my bones.”Later at the traditional Holy Week Chrism Mass, Dawani said in his sermon that Curry’s visit had “empowered us here in this land, especially in the difficult and challenging time we face.”Clergy must preach God’s word to all, as well as to heal and teach, trying to transform the world the way Christ did, Dawani said.“Being one of God’s ministers, we are used to the having the eyes of our parishes, and our parishes, our communities and also our traditions fixed on us, especially here in this land where we deal with so many governments,” the archbishop told the clergy. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is spread over five countries — Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. The challenge, he said, is to know how to deal with each of those governments “to keep the balance among all the governments of this region.”Clergy in the Holy Land have “a public role to proclaim Christ’s love to all humankind,” Dawani said. “This can lead us into difficult situations: situations when we feel we have to speak when everyone else is silent; situations when we have to be silent when everyone else is speaking; situations when we have to stand up for justice, when everyone else seems to go along with the crowd.”Dawani said Anglicans must discern “how we carry Christ’s message at this difficult time in the midst of all the hardships and all the difficulties and how we stand up for our rights in order that the witness will continue, and our presence will be empowerment.”Deacons and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem gather March 29 with Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry after the traditional Holy Week Chrism Mass. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceClergy typically renew their ordination vows during the Chrism Mass, and Dawani said the question his clergy ought to consider while doing so is whether “we are able to have the courage to speak such words of truth, to speak up when all around us are silent. Are we prepared to take the risk for Christ by standing up for those around us who are downtrodden?”The archbishop noted that the Anglican Jewish Commission recently met in Jerusalem to discuss migration and immigration, what he called “the most challenging issue at this time.” Dawani criticized, most especially, “politicians who cause all these troubles and cause innocent people to suffer because of their agendas, because they’re asking for more richness, they’re asking for more oil.”“We discussed how we should deal with the stranger in our midst; how we are to welcome those who are different to us,” he said. He said the Christians at the meeting “became passionate about this,” recalling the parable of the Good Samaritan. “In our ministry, in our offering services to the people who are in need, we don’t differentiate. Black, white, Jewish, Christian, Muslims, we help those who are in need in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”Living in a land with three religions, Dawani said he knows “sometimes the political situation affects our relationships, but we should put politics aside” and remember that all people are made in the image of God, “whether he be a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew.”Later in the afternoon, the presiding bishop and his group also had a strategic conversation about peace building with Yusef Daher, executive secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Center and Zoughbi Zoughbi, local program coordinator for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel.Curry was in the sixth day of a Holy Week pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Previous ENS coverage of his travels can be found here. Dawani invited Curry to make this Holy Week pilgrimage.The presiding bishop is accompanied by the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Margaret Rose, Episcopal Church deputy for ecumenical and interfaith relations; the Rev. Robert Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East partnership officer; and Sharon Jones, Curry’s executive coordinator.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Tony Oberdorfer says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Case adjourned pending directions of DPP

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCase adjourned pending directions of DPPBy admin – October 4, 2011 941 WhatsApp A CONVICTED gang rapist has been granted bail at Limerick District Court after he was arrested and charged with an assault on a woman, as well as breaches of the public order act. 24-year-old Dean Barry with an address at Garryglass Avenue was arrested after gardai were called to a disturbance on Vartry Avenue, Raheen. Barry was found at the scene to be involved with a number of others as part of a verbal dispute. Gardai told Limerick District Court that he was seen shouting and roaring at people in the vicinity shortly after 9.30pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the course of their initial investigation, gardai gave evidence that Barry was seen striking out at a female and punching her in the face. He was said to have been very abusive and highly intoxicated.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard that the accused man was arrested and charged with the offences and held to appear before court on September 29 last.Dean Barry has 47 previous convictions, including the gang rape of a woman in Cratloe while her boyfriend was locked in the car booth.Judge Eamon O’Brien consented to bail after no objection was made by the State and he was ordered to sign on, stay away from the alleged injured party and the area.Ted McCarthy solicitor was assigned as legal aid for the accused and the matter was adjourned until November 24 next for the directions of the DPP to be furnished to the court. Advertisement Print Emailcenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous article32-year-old man charged with Purcell murderNext articleLynxs deal launchpad for global cargo hub admin Linkedinlast_img read more

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Serious concern over future of Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee

first_img Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Previous articleNo people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleAED Defibrillator installed at Mountain Top Letterkenny News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Serious concern over future of Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee By News Highland – April 4, 2019 center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Serious concern has been raised over the future of Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee.It’s understood that there’s major discontent among members of the committee over what they say is a lack of support and resources from Donegal County CouncilDespite a commitment that resources would not be scaled back after the abolishment of the Town Council in 2014, members say that services have been seriously impacted.Cllr Jack Murray says frustration is heightening, and all Inishowen Cllrs must unite on the issue to find a solution:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/buncranatidyraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Happy 1st birthday! Now it’s time to leave the nest

first_imgMercatorNet 17 Sep 2013….Daycare for young children is taken for granted in Sweden. Children are generally between 13 and 18 months old when they start. To put your child in daycare at two years old is universally considered late – a deviation from the norm.….The most outspoken critic of this system, Jonas Himmelstrand, is currently living in exile with his family on a Finnish island because he and his wife also insist on homeschooling their children, which is illegal in Sweden. But that has not stopped him from talking about the flaws in the Swedish system. Earlier this year he was speaking in Britain, where he described how academic performance in Swedish schools has plummeted since the 1980’s from among the best down to below average in, for instance, math. Discipline problems are now also among the worst in Europe. He ascribes this to early daycare because it fosters peer-orientation, which is detrimental to psychological maturation and learning. As a matter of fact, psychological problems among schoolgirls have tripled in the last 30 years. Could there be a connection?http://www.mercatornet.com/family_edge/view/12772last_img read more

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CAF Awards 2015: Dortmund calm anxious fans who think Aubameyang is leaving BVB

first_imgHe did not turn up at training on Tuesday and the rumour mill simply went nuts. But Borussia Dortmund have quickly moved to kill all speculation that prized asset, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is leaving the club. Their explanation was as simple as it was sensible, actually.Dortmund said the Gabonese was en route to Abuja for the Glo CAF Awards ceremony that will reward the best African Footballer of the Year 2015 on Thursday.But by turning off one rumour, Borussia Dortmund has just fed another.Aubameyang was conspicuously missing from training as the team resumed following a holiday break. The wildest rumours ensued, with some media announcing his imminent departure.On Wednesday, the BVB therefore held to calm things down, justifying the absence of his regular scorer. “Working closely with the club, he flew to the election of the best African player of the year (in Abuja, Nigeria, ed) which will take place tomorrow evening”, say the Yellow and Black on their Twitter account. “Fingers crossed! Auba Then of course will be repatriated directly to the training camp in Dubai,” where Borussia makes its recovery.The explanation advanced by the German club might not be to the liking of CAF. In announcing that the Panther is present in Abuja, Borussia seems to have spilled the beans since usually only the winner of the title of best African player of the year attends the ceremony.But that assertion may not be accurate because Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew are both expected to be in Nigeria. In fact the German championship is only restarting late in January, while Yaya Touré (Manchester City) and André Ayew (Swansea), the two rivals of Auba, will be engaged in the FA Cup this weekend.You can be sure the speculation will not go away.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more