Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) 2014 Circular

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 circular For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2014 circular Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Border Timbers Limited 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgBorder Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgWilldale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 UK shares with 5%+ dividend yields I’d buy in an ISA for 2021

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 3 UK shares with 5%+ dividend yields I’d buy in an ISA for 2021 See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Making a passive income with UK shares may be a sound move in 2021. After all, the income opportunities available elsewhere are rather unattractive. Low interest rates mean that cash and bonds provide scant reward for their holders. The high prices of property means that buy-to-let yields may also be relatively low.With that in mind, I’m looking at three UK stocks that offer dividend yields of 5% and above. They could provide a worthwhile passive income in 2021, as well as the prospect of capital growth as dividend shares become more popular in a low interest rate environment.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A resilient income among UK sharesNational Grid could provide a relatively robust passive income compared to many UK shares. The company has a low correlation with the economy’s performance, in terms of it being less impacted by a slowdown in GDP growth. This could mean that its dividends are more secure than those of other FTSE 100 shares.Its 5.7% dividend yield is relatively high compared to its long-term average. This suggests that it could offer good value for money. It may also become more popular among investors should a UK lockdown cause a shift towards greater risk aversion in the coming months.A robust performance and a high dividend yieldVodafone could become more popular among UK shares for similar reasons. Its business model is likely to be more impacted by an economic slowdown than utility stocks. However, its updates throughout 2020 were generally resilient, with its sales falling modestly despite disruption in some key markets.With a dividend yield of 6.5%, Vodafone is among the highest-yielding shares in the FTSE 100. It has reduced dividends over the past few years in response to operational challenges. However, it appears progress is being made in this regard, and could lead to a stronger financial performance in the long run, providing scope for dividend growth.A high yield with above-average volatilityBHP’s future performance is likely to be volatile relative to many UK shares. The mining company’s profitability is closely linked to the outlook for the world economy, since it relies on commodity prices that are affected demand. As such, its share price performance could be turbulent when compared to many large-cap shares in the FTSE 100.However, it has a 6.1% dividend yield at present. This suggests that its uncertain future may have been factored in by investors. Similarly, its low cost base, diverse range of assets, and strong balance sheet could protect it from potential challenges in 2021.I’m going to keep it in mind. Within a diverse ISA portfolio, BHP could offer a sound long-term income investing opportunity. It may also be able to post a brisk pace of dividend growth as the world economy recovers in the coming years. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 last_img read more

Hotshot: Ospreys back-row Morgan Morris

first_imgWhen did you link up with the Ospreys? After playing U16s, I went to Hartpury College for three years and then I came back. Sean Marsden, the Hartpury coach at the time, rang me and I went to have a look around; it’s amazing as a young rugby player with the pitches and gym and stuff there, so it was a no-brainer to go.I was 16 when I first moved away and it probably made me more independent; I grew up as well. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. I did a little bit with Gloucester U18 but mainly the college team, then Andy Lloyd offered me the chance to join the Ospreys Academy.What are your goals for 2021? To play as much rugby as I can. I had a decent year last year and want to nail down a starting jersey at the Ospreys, hopefully get that No 8 jersey as much as I can.How have you found Toby Booth as coach? I’m really enjoying it. He’s brought a big culture theme with him and we all feel close together, one big team, all as one.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? My parents. My mum and dad always helped me to do what I wanted to do, drove me where I needed to be.RW Verdict: Toby Booth wants to build his Ospreys side around local talent and Morris is set to be a key part of that plan. The 22-year-old, who has represented Wales at U16, U18 and U20 level, is dynamic in attack and has a high work-rate. Growing reputation: Morgan Morris has stood out with his recent regional performances (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The 22-year-old has been impressing in the Pro14 and here he talks through his rugby rootscenter_img Ospreys back-row Morgan MorrisDate of birth 28 August 1998 Born Swansea Position Back-row Region Ospreys Country WalesWhen did you first play rugby? At 11, at primary school. I started off with football but as soon as I started rugby I stopped football. I liked running at people!What positions have you played? I’ve only ever played back-row. You get the ball a lot, which is the best thing about rugby. No 8 is my favourite – you get involved the most, with tackling, jackling, running a lot. You just get the most involvements in the game.What are your strengths? Ball-carrying is the biggest strength, I’m quite good at getting over the gain-line and beating defenders.And work-ons? Probably being more dominant in defence, matching defence with attack to make my game more rounded.Who were your childhood heroes? Taulupe Faletau, Justin Tipuric, Richie McCaw… I liked watching back-rows who were the best at what they do. It’s a bit crazy seeing Justin every day now, but I’m getting used to it. All the back-rows, him and Dan Lydiate as well, give tips on what I can do better and it’s good to learn from them. This article originally appeared in the February 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop, ecumenical religious leaders descend on Washington, DC, to…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Angustia Hamasaki says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS John Miller says: Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books May 25, 2018 at 6:20 am So according to Richard Warren racist DNA exists in the majority of white people in this country. Well I guess if Mr. Warren says it, it must be true! What an incredibly judgmental, self-righteous, unchristian, and frankly, dumb thing to say. It amazes me how progressives can engage in this kind of rhetoric and then have the nerve to accuse conservatives of being divisive! Let me assure Mr. Warren as well as den mark wichar and others like them that Christ doesn’t consider you one iota better than the people whose politics you disagree with. You may consider a Trump supporter beneath you as a human being but our Lord most assuredly does not. And no, I didn’t vote for Trump. (Or Hillary.) John Hobart is spot on when he says intolerance of other people’s opinions is indeed bigotry. Featured Jobs & Calls Donald Heacock says: Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (25) Doug Desper says: May 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm Too bad the Republicans in Congress who claim membership in the Church don’t take the Baptismal Covenant to heart and let it guide them as they do the business of the people that they were elected to do. S.R.Price says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR May 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm B.D. you are spot on but don’t expect any reply from the Church. The progressives in the Church hierarchy will do what they always do with comments like yours – ignore them. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 May 25, 2018 at 10:51 am “We are living through perilous and polarizing times as a nation, with a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches…”I couldn’t agree more. I can vent elsewhere about our leaders in government so here is where I call out our Church leaders, our PB in particular, who are every bit of what they claim to be against.Our “loving” and “inclusive” Episcopal Church is often neither. Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA May 25, 2018 at 11:06 am This is a vailed political statement against the present administration. It would have been better to sit down and discussed this with the President. I am sure he would have given the group time to do so. He was recently at the National Cathedral. If Rev. Billy Graham were alive I doubt he would have found this the appropriate manner to proceed.Try working with the President than against him. Dialogue instead of protest.The term immigrant was used and no one has an issue with legal immagration. We cant afford to allow the flow of drugs to kill and enslave our childeren.I am afraid you may have divided many of your congregations with this action.I was so hoping the Bishop was going to use his recent world stage to stay on topic with love. This protest and the words I read were a bit over the top. I was also hoping for him to grow the church but he may have struck a blow to it instead. It seems presiding Bishops have a habit of dividing the church by pushing personal agendas.I hate I had to write this but and my love for god is not effected. Its man that has the issues. Tags Terry Francis says: B. D. Howes says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK John Hobart says: June 1, 2018 at 3:19 pm Terry Francis,Spare me, please, of your righteous indignation. Ever heard of slavery, white priveledge, white superiority, Jim Crow, mass incarceration, Emmit Till? Trump’s appeal to the racist under current in the white populous is one thing that helped elect him. I’m always amused at the reaction of a white person when one suggests that they might be a racist, the hair stands up on the backs of their necks and the defensiveness comes out in full blush. People of color in this country are still being marginalized, scapegoated, even persecuted to make whites feel how much better they are than their “colored” brothers and sisters. Most of us white folks in this country, myself included, are tainted by the institution of slavery in one way or another. How many honest conversations have you heard or been engaged in when racism is the subject, not many I’d wager. So you’re not a racist? OK if you say so. Bill Louis says: May 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm Another march by the Episcopal Church this time to “reclaim Jesus”. Interesting spin on furthering the church’s liberal agenda. Its not clear as to how the church plans to reclaim Jesus. A link in the article leads to a summary of affirmations and rejections that are supposedly the rally cry for this latest march but lack a plan or suggestions for a path forward. The summary of 6 points, signed by the 23 original signers is as follows:1. Rejection of “White Nationalism and Racism” in politics. Not clear if it includes the violence and racism perpetrated by organizations such as ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter. Isn’t singling out white people racist or is this just a another slight at the current administration?2. Misogyny in culture and politics. Are we not seeing public, Hollywood and political abusers of women being outed and charged with crimes? What else is the church looking for here?3. “How we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner…..” Code words for amnesty for DACA and illegal immigrants, open borders and unfettered immigration, social justice, prison reform and the list of grievances goes on.4. “We reject the practice and pattern of lying that is invading our political and civil life.”. Not sure what this means without examples. Politicians have been lying to us since the dawn of time.5. “We reject any moves toward autocratic political leadership and authoritarian rule. … They raise deeper concerns about political idolatry, accompanied by false and unconstitutional notions of authority.” Autocratic = tyrannical or dictatorial. Authoritarian = same thing. Another shot at the current administration. How soon we forget what happened over the last 8 years with a “pen and a phone”.6. “We reject ‘America first’ as a theological heresy for followers of Christ.”. There is so much to be done here in America. This country need to get its house in order before it “goes into all nations making disciples.” People cannot afford healthcare, veterans wait moths for care, young people are not coming to church, there’s violence in our large cities, we have an increasing homeless problem, a drug problem, children go hungry everyday, nearly a million babies are being aborted in this country each year and the list goes on. Perhaps if we make disciples here at home we could solve some of these problems. In the meantime we still send billions over seas in foreign aid.This summary of rejections and affirmations is another Progressive wishlist vailed in flowery language with no suggestions or plan on how to achieve the desired objectives so its just another march to appease those that support the liberal agenda. It’s exhausting to watch how these overpaid representatives of the church use our money that we contribute to move their political agenda in the Name of Jesus. From the comments I’ve seen here its hard to deny that this is nothing but a slam on the Republicans and the Trump administration. Not all of us in the Episcopal Church agree with you.The 2019 budget to be discussed in the upcoming convention is considering waivers for 17 Diocese that appear to not be able to meet their financial commitments to the EDUSA. The number of waivers needed will surely increase as more members tire of the church’s incessant political activism and leave the church. May 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm Louis Farakhan and his Nation of Islam racist rantings isn’t mentioned in the Statement. Black Lives Matter and Antifa aren’t mentioned in the Statement. Revealing. May 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm Bill, since you have pointed out to us all that’s wrong with the Church, do pray tell, enlighten us as to what it is TEC should be doing in the world that would earn the respect of you and other like-minded individuals? Bill Louis says: By Lynette WilsonPosted May 23, 2018 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Terry Francis says: May 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm Will the Pope attend the march with our Bishop? They both share the same opinions and admiration of our United States leadership. Will Michelle and Chicago’s Rev. Wright join in? They both share the same estimation of the United States as a country and would seem to complete a fitting counterpoint. I suspect this will not be a membership drive for our Episcopal church. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tourists gather in front of the White House in November. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry travels this week to Washington, D.C., for a series of events as part of the “Reclaiming Jesus” initiative, including meetings with lawmakers on Capital Hill, a Morning Prayer service and a candlelight procession to the White House. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Jim Wallis of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners will co-lead a May 24 service at National City Christian Church followed by a candlelight procession to the White House.The events in Washington, D.C., are part of “Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis,” an ecumenical Christian elders’ initiative launched in March to “reclaim Jesus” from those believed to be using Christian theology for political gain.“We are living through perilous and polarizing times as a nation, with a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches,” said the 23 original signers of the statement. “We believe the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith are now at stake.”It’s the church’s role to change the world through the love and life of Christ, the signers’ statement says. When political leadership undermines that role, “faith leaders must stand up and speak out,” they said, invoking the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: “the church is the conscience of the state, not its master or servant.”The contemporary Christian religious leaders supporting this initiative believe the United States is in a political, moral and theological crisis. They are concerned with the resurgence of white nationalism, racism and xenophobia; misogyny; attacks on immigrants, refugees and the poor; the distortion of facts and consistent lying by the nation’s highest leaders; and moves toward autocratic political leadership and authoritarian rule.Since its release, other Christian leaders have requested to sign on to the statement. At the same time, Curry’s own profile has risen dramatically since he was chosen to preach May 19 at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. His sermon continues to generate praise this week as Curry turns his attention to Reclaiming Jesus.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, May 19. Photo: Reuters“This weekend I spoke about the way of love. As elders, we view bringing the Reclaiming Jesus declaration to the public square as a tangible example of how to live out that way of love,” Curry said in a news release on Sojourners’ website. “We are Christian leaders bearing moral witness to the teachings of our faith in the public square. As citizens we want our government to reflect our values. As a Bishop I believe we should follow the teachings of Jesus – who taught us to love God and love our neighbor.”The May 24 service begins at 7 p.m. Curry and Wallis will address “faith in a time of crisis,” prayers and declarations will be offered, and the Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University will perform. It’s no coincidence that church leaders planned their trip to Washington to coincide with Pentecost, a time when early Christians took their faith to the streets and the public square.For the presiding bishop, however, the visit to Washington is more than a public witness. Curry will begin the day by offering Morning Prayer at the U.S. Capitol for members of Congress and their staffs. This is a continuation of the monthly Morning Prayer services organized by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Affairs and led by Episcopal bishops and clergy for more than a year. Following Morning Prayer, Curry is scheduled to meet with lawmakers from both parties and with Republican leaders to share the church’s values and look for points of agreement on issues ranging from refugee resettlement to higher education and criminal justice reform.The Episcopal Church maintains an official presence in the capital; its Office of Government Relations – housed on Capitol Hill – carries out the church’s nonpartisan, values-based agenda. Every three years, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention meets to conduct church-related business and to discuss and pass legislation ranging from revisions to the Book of Common Prayer to resolutions supporting criminal justice and immigration reform. Episcopalians can join the Episcopal Public Policy Network to become involved in this work.Churches and religious communities have a constitutional right to petition the government. The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause does not prohibit churches from meeting with, educating or advocating to elected officials with the aim of creating laws in line with the churches’ values. Throughout U.S. history, religious communities have engaged politically on issues of the era: from abolition to civil rights movements to immigration reform.Incidentally, the United States has a long history of political leaders from the Anglican tradition, starting with President George Washington and many members of first Congress in 1789. The Episcopal Church’s prominence on Capitol Hill has been eclipsed by other denominations as the country has diversified over more than two centuries, though dozens of members of Congress still identify as Episcopalians or Anglicans.Today, at least 38 of the 535 citizens serving in Congress identify as Episcopalians: 22 Republicans and 16 Democrats.In November 2017, Episcopal News Service interviewed several Episcopalians who serve in Congress to report on the range of ways faith influences lawmakers’ public service.Reclaiming Jesus is just one ecumenical campaign joined by the Episcopal Church. Others include Pray Fast Act and the Poor People’s Campaign.More information about the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is available here. For more information about or to join the Episcopal Public Policy Network, click here.– Lynette Wilson is managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] Bill Louis says: May 24, 2018 at 10:36 am If the Episcopal Church is going to survive, we need to stop condemning people (on both the right and the left) who don’t agree with our political opinions. Intolerance of the opinions of others is the definition of bigotry. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Kenneth Knapp says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Richard Warren says: Richard Warren says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 May 25, 2018 at 7:15 am Richard, I took some time to think about your challenge to me regarding what I would like TEC to do in the world. Here’s what I’d like to see.TEC supports inclusiveness in the LBGTQ community and is considering performing same sex marriages. If anyone objects we are called homophobes. Meanwhile in the Middle East gay men are tossed off buildings. TEC response: CricketsTEC supports climate change and respect for God’s creation. POTUS 45 pulls out of the Paris Climate Accord. TEC response: Outrage. Meanwhile church demonstrators camped out for weeks at the Minnesota Dakota pipeline access leave tons of trash and debris for others to clean up. TEC response: cricketsTEC supports the Palestinian’s in the Israeli/Palestine conflict. Israelis protecting their borders kill 50 “peaceful” Hamas demonstrators and some Palestinian citizens burning tires and throwing rocks, molotov cocktails at Israeli troops. TEC: response: Outrage. Meanwhile Hamas fires rockets into Israel killing civilians and children. TEC response: Crickets.TEC supports women’s rights, Encourages, supports and organizes marches in the DC Women’s March. Meanwhile women in the middle East are being stoned to death, beaten, young girls sexual molested and sexually mutilated. TEC response: CricketsOne more:Christians abroad are being persecuted, their homes and churches destroyed, some are murdered for their faith. TEC response: crickets.So you ask what I would like TEC to do in the world. I would like to see the hypocrisy and bias from the church ended. “Take the Baptismal Covent to heart” and apply what it preaches to all people not just what suits it’s narrative.Hope that helps. John Stewart says: Press Release Service May 23, 2018 at 5:37 pm I wish we had known about this earlier and organized similar demonstrations/events in every state capitol on the same day…a nationwide Reclaim Jesus! Joe Prasad says: center_img Presiding Bishop, ecumenical religious leaders descend on Washington, DC, to ‘reclaim Jesus’ Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Faith & Politics, May 24, 2018 at 9:29 pm Having never disclaimed Jesus, I don’t feel any need to reclaim him. But it sounds like others are trying to find their way home. That may turn out to be a good thing. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 25, 2018 at 2:51 am Bp. Curry dropped about 75% in my estimation after his otherwise uplifting sermon in Windsor with this “reclaim Jesus” schtick. ie to “reclaim Jesus from those believed to be using Christian theology for political gain”.(Name ’em, Bp. Curry – don’t be coy). In a CNN interview with Bp. Curry it was suggested this DC “protest” was in opposition to “white nationalism”, but he won’t say that openly. He apparently is a closet Al Sharpton. He obviously has issues with Trump, who is a member of Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach. Curry is a showboat, unfortunately. I had hoped he was better than that. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Jeff Ken says: May 27, 2018 at 2:36 am I largely agree with Bill Louis. I’m a 60 year old cradle Episcopalian. A lot of my ancestors going way back are likewise. Being gay I’ve largely dropped out of the church. Being gay doesn’t really fit the Christian lifestyle. I consider myself to be a agnostic atheist. Christopher Hitchens said ”I’m an atheist, but a protestant one”. He detested the Catholic Church. I’d say the same only I’d say I’m an Anglican agnostic atheist. Anglicans mix reason with scripture. Hitchens also said “what can you say about a church founded on the morals of Henry VIII.” As far as ending the occupation of Palestine, it isn’t totally a left/right issue. I think Israel is handling the situation terribly, but I support them strongly. There needs to be a jewish State. As far as gay marriage and gay clergy are concerned, I don’t know many gays who really care. I think in the future a lot of mainstream churches will marry gays. The internet has changed everything. Kids grow up very early now with web access so easily available. There are no needs for a lot of those little talks anymore. I have been with my partner for 25 years; we aren’t interested in marriage. I think marriage is a tacky institution. It’s all but disappearing in Scandinavian countries. Rector Albany, NY May 23, 2018 at 8:09 pm Actually I didn’t want either one of them but given a choice I’d have never voted for the Manchurian Candidate. Please don’t sing the praises of Trump as a champion of people of color, he’s used them to bring out the unspoken but very real racist DNA that exists in most whites in this country, whether they will admit to it or not. And it helped him get elected. Yes the Dems ran a bad candidate and a bad campaign but when you look closely there isn’t a dimes worth of difference between them and the GOP as George Wallace pointed many years ago. May 23, 2018 at 6:34 pm The Bible is for all wings, is unlimited to everyone. The more knowledgeable we are and practicing the word of GOD the better. Better for our country and for our churches and the schools. Ecumenical & Interreligious, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN June 1, 2018 at 12:12 am Everyone knows what people like Louis Farakhan stands for but Presidency is a different matter. There was a time when words of US President was taken for truth and the President behaved in a manner that maintained the dignity of the post. I suppose this is no longer the case which is why many governments and their leaders are having difficult time understanding President Trump.My knowledge comes from mainstream media and the news may not be factual. I attended the local Memorial Day service recently where the guest speaker was a former marine. I was aghast to learn from his speech the contempt that many universities and groups here in US have towards the American flag that they would rather not fly the flag. Obviously a powerful group of people are doing a good job of spreading hate and divisiveness in society.I wonder if this is what PB Curry and those involved along with him are trying to fight against. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Daphne Messersmith says: Dennis Keith says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing May 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm One wonders whether quasi-leftist-evangelical Bp. Curry is seeking, with his “Reclaim Jesus (from those who seek to use Christianity for political purposes)”, to counter Franklin Graham’s authentic “Decision America” (currently known as “Decision California”) camp meetings currently occurring daily throughout California until the June 5 California primary. Recall that Graham conducted such gatherings in all 50 states prior to Trump’s election. Who knew there was a political connection ? Two days ago in Oxnard, CA Graham’s evening camp meeting was filled with liberal SEIU workers from throughout Ventura County. Apparently makes the libs like Bp. Curry, Sharpton, Obama and Valerie Jarrett (now Obama’s tenant) nervous. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ den mark wichar, Vancouver WA says: Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL May 23, 2018 at 7:59 pm I thank God daily for our church leaders who are calling, as Jesus and the Old Testament prophets did, for justice, for mercy, for compassion, for truth to an immoral leadership. May 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm Dennis Kucinich was asked at a labor breakfast here in Vancouver why the “right wing” seems to own the Bible. Kucinich’s quick reply was, “We should take it from them, open it up, & read it to them!” Making the rich richer & destroying the environment does not fit with Jesus’ words to love our neighbors as ourselves. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Richard Warren says: John Stewart says: May 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm Richard, thanks for your question. My comments were not to meant illustrate “everything that’s wrong with the Episcopal Church” but rather what I see as wrong with the church leadership. This latest march is just one more example. As a matter of fact. I’m happy. with the church where I worship. I’m happy with my church family, our rector and the work we do in the community.You see, I view the leadership of the ECUSA similar to the way I view the Federal Government. Both are organizations that produce no revenue on its own but instead takes it from others. In the case of the Federal Government, we have no choice but to pay our taxes, not so with the EDUSA. We can choose not to contribute and hopefully those that do not agree with the politics of the church will discontinue to do so.. The income for the EDUSA is estimated to be $128M assessed from small churches like the one I attend, money we could use to pay our rector fairly and use to do more work in the community but instead we are forced to pay homage to our local Diocese and in turn the EDUSA.The EDUSA is a bloated political lobby organization that promotes a liberal/progressive agenda using our contributions. Not all of us are liberals. You can argue this point but the reality is those of us that are not do not have much of a voice on how our money is spent above the local level. Personally, I would feel much better if the church would stay out of politics, reduce the size of the Diocese, especially the Office of Government relations and its Episcopal Public Policy Network for a savings of around $2.5M for starters. I guess I just don’t see the value we get for our dollars.Hopefully, I’ve answered your questions. I doubt you’ll be satisfied with my answers since you probably stand in the ranks of those that are happy with how the church is run. Charles B. Allen II says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA May 31, 2018 at 6:26 pm No matter the blogspot or the subject matter involving the Episcopal Church,the same names keep showing up to attack the Episcopal Church and it’s leaders.Shades of the ACNA counterfeit Anglicans? Richard Warren says: Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC May 23, 2018 at 7:37 pm Who is using Jesus for there own purpose. Certainly not Donald Trump. He did go to.Church Christmas eve & I never saw a single news report. If Barack Obama went to Church it was widely reported. Apparently you really wanted the Clintons back in the White House. This President has done for his.black & brown neighbors he got them a job!last_img read more

Charity Technology Trust announces direct debit system

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Technology Trust has launched ‘DCCM’, its direct debit collection management system for charities.Charity Technology Trust’s (CTT) new direct debits collection management system will be used to deliver and support its Charity Direct Debits Service, launched in May 2005.The system has been developed for CTT by one of the UK’s leading providers of payment processing software systems which is certified by BACS and the leading high street banks. Advertisement CTT says that DDCM meets three key areas of need for charities. It can enhance supporter care through its ability to access information about any mandate to answer supporter queries efficiently and accurately, and import the relevant date into the supporter databases.Its management information and reporting functionality can help improve financial control by reconciling direct debit collections and fulfilling the necessary management accounting requirements.It supports fulfilment by offering the flexibility to handle new paperless mandates and data entry of paper mandates, as well as the transfer of existing mandate files through one integrated system.William Hoyle, Chief Executive of Charity Technology Trust, said: “I’m delighted that once again CTT is launching a service that offers charities a real step change improvement in efficiency.” Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 15 July 2005 | Newscenter_img Charity Technology Trust announces direct debit system  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Meet the fundraiser: Tony Jules, fundraising from his hospice bed

first_imgMeet the fundraiser: Tony Jules, fundraising from his hospice bed [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTVL318SrZ0[/youtube]Indeed, his total has now increased to over £44,000.Jules said afterwards:“I am more tired now than when I first set about getting my angel. My body is letting me down but my spirit is still very much shining on.“I pray it’s not the case, but if others are ever unfortunate enough to find themselves in a similar position to myself, I hope they’re fortunate enough to have the excellent care and support me and my whole family continue to receive. It makes me happy knowing others, and their families, will benefit from my angel”.  67 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tony Jules has spent the past six months fundraising from his bed at Keech Hospice Care in Luton, with the aim of raising £40,000 to fund a nurse to work at the hospice for a year.Suffering from terminal prostate cancer, the 63-year-old has made it his final wish to “pay for an angel”. On his JustGiving page he wrote:“I knew little could be done, but I want to continue to help my community, as I have done all my life”.He added: Advertisement “People find it strange when I say, I am so lucky to be here. The positive spirit at Keech is amazing – you can’t see it, but you can feel it”.His fundraising activities have included selling a CD, made with the hospice’s music therapist and one of the nursing team; joining in a Calypso fundraising event via Skype; and inspiring staff at an insurance company to secure a company donation.He has also inspired individuals to join his team page on JustGiving – events include an abseil at the Olympic Park in London and a group walking the ‘Star Walk’.A feature on his fundraising on BBC TV Look East resulted in an anonymous donation of £5,000.Reaching his targetJules discovered that he had reached his target when nurses and hospice staff gathered round his bed to let him know the good news. He couldn’t quite believe it at first. Tagged with: Events hospice Justgiving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 13 January 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Local stores offer four-legged Valentines for $10 adoption fee

first_imgTori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store + posts printThis year for Valentine’s Day, a four-legged companion could be that special someone.This weekend is National Adoption Weekend and Fort Worth Animal Care and Control has partnered with PetSmart for an adoption fair that is reducing adoption fees to $10.The adoption fee includes a microchip, all vaccinations including rabies, a city license and their spay or neuter, said Brandon Bennett, director of public health and code compliance at the city of Fort Worth.Dogs and cats will be available for adoption. The event begins Feb. 12 and ends Sunday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s day.“If someone’s looking for a house pet, or a companion pet, maybe for a pet they already have, this weekend will be a great opportunity,” said Bennett.Buddies Place Cat Rescue is also participating at the PetSmart Hulen location, although their cats will not have a reduced adoption fee, said CEO Lyn Sykes.Bennett said most of the animals available for adoption were found as strays.“A few that are, maybe, a little on the lean side, those are the best ones to take home,” said Bennett. “A little bit of time, a little bit of love and care, they end up being the best pets for life.”The Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter has a live release rate of 92 percent, which is one of the highest in the state and nation, said Bennett.“92 percent means there is still 8 percent of the animals in our shelter that we have to try to find homes for,” said Bennett.Bennett said the shelter is hoping to find homes for 200 animals this weekend.“It [the adoption fair] gives us an opportunity to try to save more lives,” said Bennett.For more information about the National Adoption Weekend click here.For information or directions to the Hulen PetSmart visit their website. ReddIt Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady Linkedin Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Twittercenter_img Male TCU students came out to the Commons on Thursday night wearing dresses and heels to raise money for the university’s Relay for Life club. Five male volunteers walked around with purses and asked students to donate money to Relay for Life. The male that collected the most money was crowned the TCU “Ms. Relay” winner. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleSGA Diversity Director promotes inclusion on campusNext articleGamer’s Guild brings in new generation of games into club Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gang evolution does not match common perceptions National Night Out increases community safety Tori Knox https://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ ReddIt Facebook Twitter Tori Knox Linkedinlast_img read more

Farnsworth Park Offers After-School Program

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Los Angeles County Parks offers an after-school program from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays at Altadena’s Charles S. Farnsworth Park at 568 E. Mount Curve Avenue.The program includes dedicated homework time and a healthy snack. There also will be activities including arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, cooking classes, educational science projects and field trips.All participants will be supervised by park staff. Students will meet at the lower William D. Davies Memorial Building at the park.The cost is $20 per week.For more information, call (626) 798-6335 or visit parks.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dpr/Parks/Charles_S_Farnsworth_Park. Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Childrens events Farnsworth Park Offers After-School Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 3, 2017 | 1:07 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more