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Europe bishop represents Anglicans, Episcopalians at launch of Interfaith Rainforest…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Ecumenical & Interreligious, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Advocacy Peace & Justice, By ENS staffPosted Jun 19, 2017 Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Anglican Communion, Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN center_img Environment & Climate Change Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] Religious and indigenous leaders from across the globe launched an unprecedented initiative June 19 in Oslo, Norway, aimed at bringing “moral attention and spiritual commitment” to bear on global efforts to end deforestation and protect tropical rainforests—forests that are fundamental to human life, the planet’s health and reducing the emissions fueling climate change.“The Norwegian government has made major investments in protecting the rainforest, but this is the first attempt to bring together religious leaders, scientists and indigenous peoples,” the Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, said from Oslo in a telephone interview with Episcopal News Service.Whalon helped organize the conference and was scheduled to speak during a June 19 dinner. Indigenous people from across Africa, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Indonesia have joined Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Daoist and Buddhist religious leaders for the June 19-21 launch of the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative aimed at framing rainforest protection in moral terms.The conference is meant to “change minds and hearts and get people working together,” said Whalon. The urgency is clear, he added, from the stories shared by indigenous people living in the rainforest and from satellite images.“Rainforest destruction is not just tearing down all the trees and turning into soy fields. It’s literally ethnic cleansing,” said Whalon. There’s a real moral and spiritual imperative to protecting the rainforest. Conference organizers made sure to give indigenous peoples a chance to share their stories from the front lines, and what they have to say will “curl your hair,” he said.Palm oil plantations; cattle, soy and other crop production, and illegal mining and logging operations are destroying tropical rainforests in South America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia at high rates. Rainforests are home to indigenous people; provide food, water and income to 1.6 billion people; contain most of the planet’s land-borne biodiversity; help regulate rainfall and temperature globally, regionally and locally, and store billions of tons of carbon, which is essential for curbing global warming.“The world’s rainforests are a stunning example of the life-sustaining beauty of the planet; they are spectacular, vital to life and at grave risk. This meeting represents a tremendously important first step forward for faith communities, who must join First Peoples and commit to rainforests’ health and restoration,” said the Rev. Fletcher Harper, an Episcopal priest based in New Jersey and the executive director of GreenFaith, in a press release.Religious and indigenous leaders from 21 countries will have discussions with forest advocates, climate scientists and human rights experts to develop goals and actions, along with milestones to mark their progress. They expect to follow up with an action plan and a global interfaith rainforest summit in 2018. The group was convened by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative, Rainforest Foundation Norway and the United Nations Development Program in cooperation with the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, GreenFaith, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Religions for Peace, REIL Network and the World Council of Churches.The rainforest initiative is linked to a surge of grassroots action over the last few years in which environmental, climate and indigenous rights issues are being embraced as spiritual imperatives that strike a chord with multiple faiths and traditions. Other leaders of Evangelical Christian and Muslim organizations, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, have stressed the shared human responsibility to protect the planet.“Tropical rainforests occupy a sacred place in many faiths, religions and spiritual traditions,” said Mary Evelyn Tucker, director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, in a press release. “Indeed, spiritual reverence for nature and all life can be found across the world’s religions, including among indigenous peoples and other residents of the world’s tropical rainforests. Given what we are hearing from religious and indigenous leaders worldwide, we believe we can create a global movement around this shared vision.”Whalon became involved in the conference’s planning because of previous involvement in roundtable discussions related to the environment and communicating the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology. 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Allied pancake supply at risk from strike, says union

first_imgAllied Bakeries workers in Belfast are set to take strike action in a dispute over pay.Union Unite has warned that a strike at Allied’s factory in Castlereagh Road, Belfast, could hit supply of pancakes ahead of Shrove Tuesday, as the site is the only one that produces jammy pancakes for the UK market.Allied responded by saying it has contingency plans in place and does not anticipate that supply of core Kingsmill and Sunblest pancakes would be significantly impacted by the strike.Three-quarters of Unite members voted for strike action. They are seeking a 5% pay increase after the company offered 2.2%.“Strike action is set to proceed after an overwhelming vote of 75% for industrial action,” said Unite regional officer Sean McKeever.He added that management had been informed pickets were going up, which meant 250 workers would be on strike immediately following the seven days’ notice period.“The strike is set to commence two weeks before Shrove Tuesday and will shut down production of pancakes at the Castlereagh Road site.”McKeever said the 2.2% pay increase offered to workers was barely enough to keep pace with the current rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index.“This situation is untenable and is putting huge pressures on these workers. The current pay offer was an insult to Allied Bakeries’ workers.”Allied Bakeries said it was “disappointed” that some employees had voted for industrial action over pay.“All those involved within this ballot are paid at rates above The Living Wage Foundation’s recommended UK hourly rate and provided with a range of in-work benefits, including life insurance and pension provision that, for some long-serving colleagues, is based upon their final salary.“As in previous years, we have committed to increasing our annual rate of pay this year and our hope remains that we can resolve this situation without disruptive industrial action.”News of the Allied strike comes two weeks after Hovis bakery workers cancelled a strike over pay, accepting a 4% increase.Update: The strike action at Allied Bakeries’ Castlereagh Road site in Belfast has been paused after an improved pay offer was made by the company.last_img read more

Fosu-Mensah: I’ll give my all to make it with Man Utd

first_img Loading… “So, yeah, I’m definitely eager to come back and to do well and to help the team and to give my all, my heart for this great club. “My goal is to be a regular for the club, to win so many trophies for the club, to have memorable experiences with this club. That’s the goal. read also:Here’s how Man Utd could line-up for FA Cup tie “I think that’s everyone’s goal who plays in the team for Manchester.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Timothy Fosu-Mensah believes he can make it at Manchester United. Fosu-Mensah has not played for United since the final day of the 2016-17 season against Crystal Palace, but is set to be given another chance at the club after they extended his contract to 2021 earlier this year. “Who doesn’t want to play for United?” Fosu-Mensah told the PA news agency.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more