Video: Talking about religion, growing in faith

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Frank Jacobson says: Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Video: Talking about religion, growing in faith Dan Herron says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Knoxville, TN October 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm I am happy to see sons of Abraham come together. Yes, they do get! Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Featured Events thomas mauro says: 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 [Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in nearby Irvington have worked together to serve the people in the sometimes violence-ridden city of Newark, New Jersey, for the last five years. Each says their relationship has helped them grow in faith. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY October 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm This is an inspiring story and one which desperately needs to be duplicated in every diocese of the Episcopal Church. I am hoping to have this kind of interfaith witness in the Diocese of the Rio Grande and have already begun entering into intimate religious dialogues and nurturing loving relationships. Thank you Bishop Mark and the Diocese of Newark. Bless you. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm Love God of your own and love each other irrespective of one’s faith on deity of one’s God/gods. All faiths including atheism teach love for humanity. If all faiths practice what they preach, there should not be any turmoil in the name of God/gods or no-god. God/gods of any religion are the supreme authority and God/gods do not need human hand to protect God/gods’ supremacy. Respecting individual human rights, all faith should have right to propagate their own believe as per their religious teaching. We are living in an imperfect world and dialogue is the way to know each other. It is appreciable taking this courageous step at a time when world is in turmoil because of misunderstanding among different faiths. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 1, 2012 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC October 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm Some people get it. some don’t. these GENTLEmen get it. Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bishop Michael Vono says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC P.J. Cabbiness says: Video This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA October 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm This kind of sustained dialogue among members of the Abrahamic faiths should be very precious to us. I can’t help believing that God, as great and wise as we all believe God to be, smiles on such attempts to advance understanding. 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 Julian Malakar says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm Beware of the wolf in Sheep’s clothing. I understand the good intentions but we know what the road to hell is paved with. This is disheartening. 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Balance Foundation to make first grants from unclaimed assets

first_imgBalance Foundation to make first grants from unclaimed assets Howard Lake | 7 December 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img The Balance Charitable Foundation for Unclaimed Assets has begun releasing to charity some of the substantial amounts of money sitting dormant with financial institutions, which for a variety of reasons remain unclaimed by their original owners.The Balance Foundation was established as a registered charity independent of Government in December 2003 and is working with financial institutions to release unclaimed assets to charitable causes. The Balance Foundation’s initiative on unclaimed assets received the endorsement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 2004 and has the support of the Financial Services Authority. The Balance Foundation is currently focussed on discussions with investment banks and investment management companies. Insurance protects the continuing rights of owners of unclaimed assets who may subsequently reclaim them, so that original owners can reclaim their money at any time. Advertisement Several million pounds have been released to charitable causes under the Balance initiative this year by a number of financial institutions. Some of these funds have been passed to the Balance Foundation and, following invitations earlier this year to charities to submit applications for amounts between £50,000 and £100,000, the first awards will be made over the coming weeks to charities addressing the Foundation’s priority area the needs of vulnerable people over the age of 75 in the UK who are at risk of social exclusion. This first transfer of funds for charitable use marks the completion of the first cycle from release to grant and it is anticipated that further funds will be released next year. A further round of grantmaking is planned for 2006. The Balance Foundation will continue to work in partnership with the voluntary sector, statutory bodies and with the newly formed Commission on Unclaimed Assets, launched last week.  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Judge Halts Execution Amid Claims Inmate Isn’t Mentally Fit

first_imgTERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution after a 17-year hiatus.Wesley Ira Purkey, convicted of a gruesome 1998 kidnapping and killing, was scheduled for execution Wednesday at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death Tuesday after his eleventh-hour legal bids failed.U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C., imposed two injunctions on Wednesday prohibiting the federal Bureau of Prisons from moving forward with Purkey’s execution. The Justice Department immediately appealed in both cases. A separate temporary stay was already in place from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.The early morning legal wrangling suggests a volley of litigation will continue in the hours ahead of Purkey’s scheduled execution, similar to what happened when the government executed Lee, following a ruling from the Supreme Court.Lee, convicted of killing an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation, was the first of four condemned men scheduled to die in July and August despite the coronavirus pandemic raging inside and outside prisons.Purkey, 68, of Lansing, Kansas, would be the second, but his lawyers were still expected to press for a ruling from the Supreme Court on his competency.“This competency issue is a very strong issue on paper,” said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. “The Supreme Court has halted executions on this issue in the past. At a minimum, the question of whether Purkey dies is going to go down to the last minute.”Chutkan didn’t rule on whether Purkey is competent but said the court needs to evaluate the claim. She said that while the government may disagree with Purkey’s lawyers about his competency, there’s no question he’d suffer “irreparable harm” if he’s put to death before his claims can be evaluated.Lee’s execution went forward a day late. It was scheduled for Monday afternoon, but the Supreme Court only gave the green light in a narrow 5-4 ruling early Tuesday.The issue of Purkey’s mental health arose in the runup to his 2003 trial and when, after the verdict, jurors had to decide whether he should be put to death in the killing of 16-year-old Jennifer Long in Kansas City, Missouri. Prosecutors said he raped and stabbed her, dismembered her with a chainsaw, burned her and dumped her ashes 200 miles (320 kilometers) away in a septic pond in Kansas. Purkey was separately convicted and sentenced to life in the beating death of 80-year-old Mary Ruth Bales, of Kansas City, Kansas.But the legal questions of whether he was mentally fit to stand trial or to be sentenced to die are different from the question of whether he’s mentally fit enough now to be put to death. Purkey’s lawyers argue he clearly isn’t, saying in recent filings he suffers from advancing Alzheimer’s disease.“He has long accepted responsibility for the crime that put him on death row,” one of this lawyers, Rebecca Woodman, said. “But as his dementia has progressed, he no longer has a rational understanding of why the government plans to execute him.”Purkey believes his planned execution is part of a conspiracy involving his attorneys, Woodman said. In other filings, they describe delusions that people were spraying poison into his room and that drug dealers implanted a device in his chest meant to kill him.While various legal issues in Purkey’s case have been hashed, rehashed and settled by courts over nearly two decades, the issue of mental fitness for execution can only be addressed once a date is set, according to Dunham, who teaches law school courses on capital punishment. A date was set only last year.“Competency is something that is always in flux,” so judges can only assess it in the weeks or days before a firm execution date, he said.In a landmark 1986 decision, the Supreme Court ruled the Constitution prohibits executing someone who lacks a reasonable understanding of why he’s being executed. It involved the case of Alvin Ford, who was convicted of murder but whose mental health deteriorated behind bars to the point, according to his lawyer, he believed he was pope.Legal standards as to whether someone has a rational understanding of why an execution is taking place can be complex, Dunham explained.“I could say I was Napoleon,” he said. “But if I say I understand that Napoleon was sentenced to death for a crime and is being executed for it — that could allow the execution to go ahead.”Purkey’s mental issues go beyond Alzheimer’s, his lawyers have said. They say he was subject to sexual and mental abuse as a child and, at 14, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and psychosis.Last week, three mental health organizations urged U.S. Attorney William Barr to stop Purkey’s execution and commute his sentence to life in prison without possibility of parole. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America and the Treatment Advocacy Center said executing mentally ailing people like Purkey “constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and does not comport with ‘evolving standards of decency.’”The mother of the slain teenager, Glenda Lamont, told the Kansas City Star last year she planned to attend Purkey’s execution.“I don’t want to say that I’m happy,” Lamont said. “At the same time, he is a crazy mad man that doesn’t deserve, in my opinion, to be breathing anymore.”The runup to Lee’s execution demonstrated that a lot can still happen before Purkey’s scheduled one.On Monday, hours before Lee was set to be put to death, a U.S. District Court judge put the execution on hold over concerns from death row inmates on how executions were to be carried out, and an appeals court upheld it, before the Supreme Court overturned it early Tuesday.last_img read more