Scotland: Bishops condemn Trump photocall

first_img[Scottish Episcopal Church] In response to the staging of a photocall by U.S. President Donald Trump outside an Episcopal church on June 1, the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church has joined in condemnation of what it says is a “blatant mis-use of both a church building and holy scripture”. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME President Trump held up a Bible for media photographers in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C., shortly after crowds were cleared from the area by police using tear gas and rubber bullets. Protesters have taken to the streets across the United States following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis last week.The President’s action has been condemned by church leaders in the United States, and the College of Bishops has written to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Primate of The Episcopal Church in the United States, to express its support.The letter says:Dear Bishop Michael and Bishops of The Episcopal ChurchWe, the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, have watched the news reports on the protests being made across the USA in light of the death of an American citizen killed while in police custody. The horrific scene, as caught on camera, offends all of us.We then witnessed the blatant misuse of both a church building and holy scripture in the pursuit of political gain – in circumstances where the President of the USA had only managed to stand in front of the church because his officers had cleared a pathway through peaceful protesters by the use of tear gas and rubber bullets.The message of the Church and the Bible is about love and equality and all sharing in the bounty of a generous God. Nothing we witnessed last night by the President represented that.May we thank you for your careful and loving words and for the determination of the Bishop of Washington and many others to call this out, to say “not in the name of the Church or in the name of God”.We wish to offer you our prayers and whatever support we can in helping your people find a path towards freedom and equality for all, regardless of race.BlessingsThe Most Rev. Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal ChurchThe Right Rev. Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll & The Isles, Bishop elect of Glasgow & GallowayThe Right Rev. Dr John Armes, Bishop of EdinburghThe Right Rev. Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & OrkneyThe Right Rev. Andrew Swift, Bishop of BrechinThe Right Rev. 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PUSD Celebrates Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

first_img Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Art Contest WinnersElementary School1st Place: Peter Devletyan, McKinley School2nd Place: Jane Kim, McKinley School3rd Place: Kate Hanloser, McKinley SchoolMiddle School1st Place: Bethany Chun, Eliot Middle School2nd Place: Nadine Satamian, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School3rd Place: Maria Muñoz, Eliot Middle SchoolHigh School1st Place: Miguel Garcia, Blair High School2nd Place: Cristian Fabian, Blair High School3rd Place: Fernando Vasquez, Blair High School Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Education PUSD Celebrates Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Art & Essay Contest Winners Announced From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 5:52 pm Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students participated in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Jackie Robinson Park and honored the civil rights leader’s legacy with service activities and essay and art contests.On Saturday, January 19, John Muir High School hosted students, staff and community members to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with “A Day On, Not Off,” a day of campus beautification, landscaping and planting. The event, sponsored by the Pasadena Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Coalition, was designed to encourage individuals to improve their community as part of celebrating the legacy of Dr. King.Students from PUSD schools performed at the MLK Celebration at the Jackie Robinson Center on Monday, January 21. PUSD students, winners of the top three places in all categories in Pasadena’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Essay Contest, read their essays and displayed their art at the event. The winners are listed below:Essay Contest WinnersElementary School1st Place: Kacie Ossmen, Sierra Madre Elementary2nd Place: Janelle Johnson, McKinley School3rd Place: Victor Huffman, McKinley SchoolMiddle School1st Place: Johanna Dickie, Blair Middle School2nd Place: Axel Tanner, Sierra Madre Middle School3rd Place: Jordan Bray, Marshall Fundamental Secondary SchoolHigh School1st Place: Madeleine Cameron, Peace and Justice Academy at Pasadena High School2nd Place: Hyun Soo Kim, Center for Independent Studies3rd Place: Patsy Estrada, Blair High School Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Challenges, solutions for South Asia

first_imgSouth Asian nations long beset by problems that demand global attention — poverty, poor health, and unrest — are increasingly places where solutions are being developed and where technology enables innovation, according to panelists examining the region’s future.The discussion Friday (April 8) came during a conference sponsored by the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University. Held in the Radcliffe Gymnasium, the two-day event featured key leaders from the region as well as several prominent Harvard officials, including President Drew Faust, Provost Steven E. Hyman, and deans of several graduate Schools.Among the regional officials who attended were Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, and Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s ambassador to the United Nations. Panelists examined the challenges facing the region, involving energy, technology and climate change, water security, population and aging, and social changes.In her opening remarks, Faust said Harvard has long had connections to the region, which is dominated by India and Pakistan, but which also includes Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. In recent years, Harvard’s engagement has grown, as the region’s rising importance has attracted the attention of several professional Schools, including Harvard Business School (HBS), which has opened a research center in Mumbai.Harvard has more than 100 faculty members whose work involves South Asia, Faust said, and Harvard students are increasingly choosing to work and travel there.Faust praised the South Asia Initiative’s “dynamic and multidisciplinary approach” toward the region’s challenges. Initiative Director Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School, said the Harvard community has been very engaged over issues in the region, which he joked makes his job easier.“All that we have to say is we’re going to provide food and get out of the way. The intellect and energy of Harvard takes over,” Khanna said, adding that the initiative is also a matchmaker between students with interests in the region and resources to help them pursue those interests.Details of Harvard’s increased engagement with South Asia were discussed during a panel moderated by Hyman and featuring the deans of several Harvard professional Schools. The panel featured Dean Julio Frenk of the Harvard School of Public Health, Dean Mohsen Mostafavi of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Dean Nitin Nohria of HBS, and Dean Cherry Murray of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).Nohria said HBS seeks to have the largest intellectual footprint with the smallest physical footprint. The School’s engagement has included creating 120 cases that are shared with business schools there. The School also trains instructors from around the world, including South Asia, in the HBS case teaching method during workshops each summer.Mostafavi said faculty and students from the GSD are examining the region’s rapid urbanization, whereby major cities are developing in short time periods. The growth is largely due to informal settlements, like slums and shantytowns, that have little infrastructure and for which traditional methods of urban planning fall short. Investigating these types of communities, Mostafavi said, is one way that the GSD can contribute to the region’s future.Murray said there are opportunities to learn from South Asian technological advances. Tata Motors, for example, has developed the world’s cheapest car and may offer lessons for other automobile developers.A panel on energy, technology, and innovation examined potential responses to challenges facing the region from climate change. R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and director of the Yale University Climate and Energy Institute, said climate change presents many challenges to the region. Rising sea levels coupled with more intense and more frequent storms will affect densely populated, low-lying regions like those in Bangladesh. He suggested that surging waves and heavy rains will become more frequent, while melting glaciers will threaten drinking water for many in the region who rely on glacier-fed rivers.“Where is the space in Bangladesh to which you can move?” asked Pachauri. “One is not talking about the entire coast becoming submerged. But major impacts from weather events, coastal flooding — these become increasingly severe as sea level rises.”Pachauri, who was joined on the panel by former SEAS Dean Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Daniel Schrag, director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, who chaired the panel, said the Indian national plan to fight climate change recognizes that the country’s development can’t follow the Western pattern. Innovation, he said, will be important in improving the lives of India’s poorest citizens.One approach, aimed at the 400 million who don’t have access to electricity, uses a solar lantern program to provide lighting in rural areas. In the program, developed through the Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi, lanterns are charged daily by a local entrepreneur who generates electricity through solar panels. They are then taken out by area residents each night, and are returned in the morning for recharging.“You can’t minimize the importance of innovating for the poorest of the poor,” Pachauri said.last_img read more