South Carolina court temporarily restrains use of diocesan names, seal

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bryan Hunter says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Nicholas Forde says: Tags South Carolina January 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm ^^^ sorry, “sell” not “sale” January 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm It matters not a tinker’s cuss what the Episcopal Diocese is called. The Diocese of Charleston? The Diocese of Christ’s Table at Table Rock? Who cares? It’s still the Episcopal Diocese, and that’s what matters. How about the Diocese of Judge Diane S. Goodstein. This would probably annoy her, so might be a good idea. Greg Fry says: January 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm What kind of world do we live in? Really, the Episcopal Church can’t use “Diocese of South Carolina”? John M Stevenson says: Chris Walchesky says: January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm Nope. Sorry, Moputo. That name is registered to the REAL Diocese. Under SC law, religious entities such as congregations and dioceses can become incorporated legal entities. That is exactly what the Diocese did many years ago (1973 or so). As such, it has registered three names and a registered trademark recognized by the SC Secretary of State’s Office in Columbia,SC. That other group does not hence -they need to incorporate under a different name or face possible fines for being in violation of the TRO. According to some lawyers, those fines could get very expensive very quickly as courts/judges typically do not like it when court orders are ignored!The Temporary restraining order says that only certain individuals and officers of the Diocese can use the name. Those individuals are clearly listed in the TRO. NO ONE else may use the names and/or diocesan seal (registered trademark). Alas, that group’s website still uses the name and diocesan seal. I hope some of their people have deep pockets to pay for these fines! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm Carol McRee is correct. The Diocese of South Carolina incorporated in 1973. Since our esteemed PB has no regard for the rule of law, it should be of no surprise that she would ignore the ruling. The ECUS is in an uphill battle in South Carolina. First, the ECUS is the defendant and not the plaintiff. They will have to defend their actions and why they violated their own canon law(s). Secondly, the Denis Canon was effectively voided/ignored in the All Saints Pawleys Island trial (in which the Diocese of SC joined the ECUS as plaintiff). Plus, the membership of the SC Diocese has some very deep pockets who will fight this to the end as they have been harrased by the national church going back to Bishop Salmon. If I was Ms. Jefforts Shori, I would pack it up and move on to another diocese to continue her scorched earth strategy (Dallas, Albany, and Western LA are most likely on her radar.). She’s most likely met her match in South Carolina. January 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm With all due respect, we initiated a defensive action in SC. “So much law and order….” No one can dispute that the law and order policy was instituted years ago by TEC against orthodox parishes and diocese. That’s a poor argument. It is difficult to condemn your opponent for doing once what you initiated and what has become your own usual course of business. TEC people watched other Diocese be attacked and ravaged by TEC. They boast about it in blogs. Don’t act shocked that we did not wait to become victimized by outsiders. January 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm This is such Southern SECESSIONIST nonsense. Southern dioceses also did the same thing when they were on the Wrong Moral side of slavery in the U.S. As an African American Episcopalian I am enraged that the same bigotry in the name of God continues to haunt the South. Vance Mann says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm Another mess like Pittsburgh. Evangelicals on one side and liberals on the other. The fighting was so horrible I found Buddhism to be my redemption. Christians love hating each other. Have at it. Jesus will be so impressed by your devotion. Bryan Hunter says: John M Stevenson says: Donald Hill says: John M Stevenson says: John M Stevenson says: Hank Otto says: January 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm It seems to me that 41 out of 71 parishes with 11 undecided that are not associated with TEC would be a MAJORITY, rather than SOME churches that are no longer associated with TEC. The arithmetic says this. Director of Music Morristown, NJ January 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm I will leave Mr. Lawrence and those who join him to their tempest in a teapot. If you believe that The Episcopal Church has abandoned the “faith once delivered to the Apostles”, then I assume you will form a church that best meets your needs, with a name that people will not associate with The Episcopal church. January 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm You’re funny Mr. Stevenson Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI January 27, 2013 at 7:36 pm Excuse me, emendation: neglected adverb “necessarily” before “…make it right …”. (Still working on perfect, Lord.) January 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm Mr Wilkinson, we were The Protestant Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina before there WAS an Episcopal Church USA. TEC doesn’t have a monopoly on the term “Episcopal. ” Episcopal simply signifies a church polity headed by a bishop. There are other denominations in the States with “Episcopal” in their names: The African Methodist Episcopal Church; the Reformed Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church (historically, before it became the United Methodist Church). The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina isn’t going to abandon its history or its identity simply because TEC has chosen to abandon the “faith once delivered to the Apostles.” John M Stevenson says: Hank Otto says: January 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm Maybe anticipating that the order is, in fact, temporary? Bryan Hunter says: January 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm Arithmetic? Majority may rule but but that doesn’t make it right any more than might makes right. Bryan Hunter says: Bryan Hunter says: January 25, 2013 at 10:23 am Here we go – you’re playing the race card. That’s what all you liberals do when you can’t win an argument by its merits. What gives you any authority to judge who is Christian? Typical angry liberal. Joseph F Foster says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR January 24, 2013 at 11:37 pm True, Grant! Beers, a wealthy white man, gets more wealthy, while people that truly need the money are forced from their homes by Beers’ 1%! January 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm TEC “abandon”? Opinion, not fact just because you say so. January 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm Thank you. But about texts, today’s reading attributed to Paul from I Corinthians spoke to me (at least): “… God so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it…”. As I’ve said before in another posting, I’m a member of the Standing Committee in our diocese (3d term with appropriate breaks) and we voted against ordination of Mark Lawrence as Bishop in 2006 because he would not give a straight answer to questions but engaged in nuance.; we were well aware of anecdotal information that the Standing Committee of Diocese of SC wanted a Bishop to lead them out of TEC. The second time around in 2007, he assured our Bishop that it was not his intent to lead the Diocese of SC out of TEC and so we consented (with bare majority of our members) in 2007. I made excuses for him in that he appaeared to be walking a fine line between conservative and progressive elements of the diocese. However, like a leopard, he revealed his spots so to speak. I was disappointed in him because I was among those who took him at his word and, now, it appears his word meant little. How much will that mean going forward? I’m still looking for the grace in all this rancor and vilification stemming from those who “disaffiliated” with TEC. Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (75) January 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm I thought Mr. Lawrence, and those who wish to follow him, decided to leave The Episcopal Church. Why would they want to keep names that are affiliated with The Episcopal Church? January 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm The church does not exist to meet my needs. The church exists to glorify Christ crucified, dead and resurrected and to proclaim him as King of kings and Lord of lords. That is the root of the problem with TEC: it has become anthropocentric rather than christocentric. Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] A South Carolina Circuit Court judge Jan. 23 issued a temporary restraining order preventing any “individual, organization, association or entity” from using registered names and marks that are claimed by Mark Lawrence and other leaders who led some Episcopalians in that state out of the Episcopal Church.Judge Diane S. Goodstein’s order is in effect until Feb. 1 when a hearing is scheduled.The order says Lawrence and 24 other people associated with him are the only ones who may use the diocesan seal as described in its registration with South Carolina Secretary of State as well as the names “The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina,” “The Diocese of South Carolina” and “The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.” Those three titles were registered on Nov. 5, 2010, according to the order.The temporary restraining order is related to the suit that was filed in state circuit court Jan. 4. The action, the original plaintiffs said in a press release at the time, was taken “to protect the diocese’s real and personal property and that of its parishes.”The suit also asked the court to prevent the Episcopal Church from “infringing on the protected marks of the diocese, including its seal and its historical names, and to prevent the church from assuming the diocese’s identity, which was established long before the Episcopal Church’s creation,” according to the press release.Goodstein’s Jan. 23 order made clear that the restraining order applies only to the names and seal, and not the other matters alleged in the suit. The judge said in the order that a hearing was needed because the group of people who opposed Lawrence’s departure from the Episcopal Church has “allegedly and repeatedly” been using the names and the diocesan seal, “including those so similar that they are perceived to be the Diocese of South Carolina.”“This use has the clear ability to cause extraordinary confusion over the corporate identity of The Diocese of South Carolina,” she wrote.The judge noted that the plaintiffs are concerned that a group of people who want to remain in the Episcopal Church plan to hold a meeting Jan. 26 at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston. That gathering “could intentionally affect the corporate status of those uninformed that the actors are not, in reality, the corporation” known as the Diocese of South Carolina.That meeting is meant, according to a notice issued Dec. 13 by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, to elect and install a provisional bishop and other lay and clergy leaders, consider resolutions dealing with “recent purported amendments to the Constitution and canons of the diocese” and any other matters “that may be properly brought” to the meeting.Retired Diocese of East Tennessee Bishop Charles vonRosenberg is expected to be nominated as the provisional bishop during the Jan. 26 meeting.It is anticipated that the group meeting that day may choose a temporary name under which to conduct its business and operate at least during the time until the Feb. 1 hearing.The Jan. 4 lawsuit was amended on Jan. 22, according to information here, to add 15 more congregations, bringing the total number of congregational plaintiffs to 32.A Jan. 23 press release about the restraining order said that 44 of the 71 congregations involved have joined the suit while 16 have remained with the Episcopal Church and 11 are undecided.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. January 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm If the TEC bunch assume any name other than the one the judge banned them from using, that is proof that Diocese can leave TEC. Back off Mrs. Schori. Let the charade go that you are hierarchical, as you erroneously put forth. Cut the losses at 22,000,000 US dollars in legal fees and call it a day. January 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm Brian Hunter, the church exists not just to glorify God but to do His work in the world. To be a follower of Christ means to follow the commandments of Christ: to feed the poor, to clothe the naked. A faith that prays loudly in public but does not seek to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world is a hollow faith. If seeking to serve our fellow humans in the love of Christ and as Christ commanded is what you call “anthropocentric”, so be it. I grew up in a splinter “continuing” Episcopal church (part of the 1979 splinter movement) run by a bunch of people who felt mighty superior that they were “following the faith”, but from what I could see they were petty, mean-spirited, prideful and not overly Christian. I went back to the mainstream Episcopal church as an adult and am proud of our stance for social justice. Some of my fellow parishioners are the most humble, good, giving, and truly Christian people I’ve ever known. I’ve been hearing that trope about The Episcopal Church not keeping the faith of the apostles for the last 35 years. It wasn’t true then, and it isn’t true now. January 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm I am sad, just so sad, about my home diocese. Forty years ago, it patiently nursed me into a deeper vocational call, and I will always hold those times and people sacred in my heart. January 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm And one further point, if you decide you no longer want to live in Oregon, so you decide to move to Illinois, The State of Oregon won’t insist that it now owns your house just by virtue of the fact that it happens to be geographically located there. Guess what? You get to SALE your own house in Oregon, which after all you paid for, and keep the proceeds (imagine that!). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Jan Rogozinski says: 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 Grant Carson says: January 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm Please note, I said “provisional” … look it up. Robert H. Crewdson says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Steven Long says: Milton Finch says: January 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm SCHISMATICS! Tod Roulette says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA January 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm I think it’s pretty funny that Mark Lawrence’s sect still wants to cling to the “Episcopal” name. After all, don’t he and his sycophants think we Episcopalians are a bunch of heretics? The irony … it burns! By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jan 24, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 January 25, 2013 at 11:31 am Ms Fox, with all due respect, The Diocese of South Carolina is not seeking or claiming anything paid for by money or gifts designated to The Episcopal Church. That’s a straw man. The suit for declaratory judgement is, in part, for money and gifts given to individual parishes and/or the diocese. When money was given 260+ years ago to build my own home parish, St Michael’s, TEC did not even exist. Those gifts were given to the parish. If there is attempted theft by any party, it’s The Episcopal Church. Steven Long says: Bryan Hunter says: January 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm Mr. Hunter…all cities in Virginia are not part of a county. There may be locations taking on the name of a city (Fairfax) but it is not a city only a county. This is the law in Virginia…and has nothing to do with Charlottesville wanting to be seperate from the county of Albemarle. Also TEC is the identified and “legal” representative of the Anglican Communion in the USA. Since Mr. Lawrence has decided to take his church and diocese (which is not his but the larger church’s) out of The Episcopal Church so do so and change your name and identy and move on. Many of us are and will be praying for The Presiding Bishop as she visits South Carolina. Bryan Hunter says: January 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm Blowing off 4000 years of the hallmarks of religion seems the be the behavior of TEC that has driven hundreds of thousands of Christians from the original homes of their youth. And for $183.33 a pop per soul. Pop it TEC, pop it! Does Mrs. Schori really think that a true Christian will trade their soul for $183.33? Hank Otto says: January 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm By long standing Anglican trafditon we are geographically defined and described. A parish leaving a diocese or a Diocese leaving the denomination makes as much sense to me as a county in Indiana deciding it wants to be in independent of the state or wants to be part of Oregon. People from a county can move anywhere they want to. But the jurisdiction belongs to the entity of which it is apart. And simply saying “I don’t want to be part of Indiana and would prefer to be part of Oregon”cannot make it so in the tradition we have and claim to value. Moputo Jones says: Michael Russell says: Lisa Fox says: January 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm Well, they could always assume a provisional title of Episcopal Diocese of Lower South Carolina. John M Stevenson says: January 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm Not all who disagree with you are liberals. Besides, liberal need not be a perjorative any more than being labeled en evangelical is. Robert Felton Britt says: January 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm Don’t forget Central Florida January 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm Whyever in the world would they want to retain such a name? They quit the Episcopal Church and now are Congregationalists. Parishes are at liberty to blow off Mark Lawrence as he has blown off TEC. This is simply more of the pusillanimous behavior that is their hallmark. January 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm Milton & Bryan, you two are pretty het-up against TEC. Whatever the law may say, the Bible is pretty clear: “Thou shall not steal.” For over 200 years, gifts have been given and property has been purchased on behalf of The Episcopal Church. As a matter of justice, Mark Lawrence and his sect don’t get to steal it now. As to what the courts may decide, I don’t know. January 25, 2013 at 9:22 am “Sale” may turn out to be prescient. When the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA, now calling itself “The Episcopal Church”, realizes it has won a Pyrrhic victory in States where it has wrested the sessecionists’ property back because it now will have a lot of nearly empty churches to pay the upkeep and mortgages on, it will have to find some way of getting out from under those real liabilities. Watch for lots of church sales.center_img January 25, 2013 at 11:06 am You need to send your post to Mrs. Shori. The ruling by the Circuit Court very clearly states that the names and seal are the property of the Diocese of SC. Mrs. Shori is not a corporate officer or director of the Diocese and the Diocese is not a legal subsidiary of TEC. The PB and her cronies breached the law by unauthorized use of the names and seal (a/k/a theft). January 25, 2013 at 10:13 am Mark Lawrence is following scripture. I cannot say as much for the PB. January 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm You’re conflating unrelated things. A parish is not equal to a country; a diocese is not equal to a state; a denomination is not equal to a country. At least not in THIS country, by specific design of our Founding Fathers–and TEC’s founding fathers, for that matter (who were practically one and the same, after all). BUT, believe it or not, a city can actually elect to leave a county (e.g., Charlottesville, VA, is geographically in the center of Albemarle county, yet it is independent and not a part of the county) , and there have been cases where cities bordering two states have left one state to join another. And there is a fairly famous case of roughly one half of a state leaving the other half of the state and forming its own state (West Virginia ring a bell?). John M Stevenson says: Connie Hoar says: January 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm In addition to South Carolina, I expect TEC to lose big time in Fort Worth. The matter has gone to the supreme court of Texas. We expect their decision this spring. “Litigate until they capitulate” not only is un-Christian, but may turn out to be very bad policy as well. The only one who may come out ahead in all this mess is David Beers, Schori’s chosen chancellor, whose firm is collecting a goodly portion of that $22,000,000 in legal fees. January 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm I have to agree with the dissenters. Everything I have given to me church was not given to TEC. You will have an uphill battle showing me how a gift to a parish at which I worshiped while being repulsed by actions taken at 815 was an intent on my part to create a gift, outright or in trust or otherwise, to TEC. We in SC do not think nationally and never have. We act locally and always have. Thank goodness the South Carolina Supreme Court has already ruled on this matter, but God only knows how much we are going to have to spend to reach the end…… Milli Hayman says: January 25, 2013 at 9:31 am I’m not so sure that “The Anglican Communion ” is a legal or corporate entity in the United States or the States severally. Any readers actually know? John M Stevenson says: Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Carol McRee says: Joseph F Foster says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Chet Wilkinson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA January 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm Donald – Steven Long’s post above explains it in this case:Secondly, the Denis Canon was effectively voided/ignored in the All Saints Pawleys Island trial (in which the Diocese of SC joined the ECUS as plaintiff).And, it was a few years back, but West Virginia exists becs it split off from Virginia over the slave issue. That might or might not be used in court as an example. January 25, 2013 at 9:57 am Being a member of the Episcopal Church in MN, where the emphasis is on living out our calling in our state, rather than the name “Diocese”, I think those who are so into legalistic titles should hang right on to the name. I think the Pharisees would fully understand and those trying to carry on the work of Christ will find a way. (I am not speaking for all MN folks, just for myself …) January 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm Twenty-two million dollars spent in legal maneuvering. 120,000 souls leaving the TEC. That comes to $183.33 per soul. That is little to spend for the saving of a soul. Yet, if one comports it to property, that is a lot of money spent for a few things that have no soul. Figure the expenditure. Figure the spirit behind the move. Judge likewise. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC January 25, 2013 at 11:15 am You raise a good point. In Charleston alone TEC would really find itself in a bind if were to “win” church property. I serve on the vestry of a parish with a large 262-year-old church building and grounds that are National Historic Landmarks and brooded over by Historic Charleston Foundation, the Architectural Review Board, etc, as it happens to be in the “Old and Historic District” of downtown Charleston. As a vestryman, I also happen to know (quite clearly!) what it takes to operate and maintain such an edifice. There is no way on God’s green earth that a “remanant” congregation of 50 people could afford to even keep a roof on the place. The monthly utility bills alone would likely outstrip their total annual income. Any idea how much maintenance costs on a 200-year-old organ? Any idea what the going rate is on a master plasterer when a leak occurs due to condensation (which happens about three times a year? All this is just the tip of the iceberg. Now multiply that times six or seven (the number of such historical parishes located in and around Charleston alone). The thing is, Historic Charleston Foundation and Architectural Review board would not look too favorably on any application to liquidate these “assets” to convert them into hotels or condos (there is population and parking density control on the lower Charleston Peninsula). What on earth would TEC do with a whole handful of empty, 200-plus-year-old church buildings that it would be required by local ordinance to keep in tip-top shape? Dog in the manger. Randolph Charles says: Steven Long 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 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 Comments are closed. Bryan Hunter says: Hank Otto says: January 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm Who comprises the “angry” in this charade? Why necessary to resort to labeling by painting all who may be in disagreement with your and your ilk’s position with the same brush? Tsk-tsk. Chris Walchesky says: January 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm Well …. From the perspective of this unabashed sycophant, several things come to mind. You are probably correct in that a lot of us view a lot of people, not all but nevertheless a lot, of people in TEC as heretics. I don’t mean this in the apparent petty way you meant sycophant in your posting. I am simply admitting to the fact of what you were suggesting. We feel justified in retaining our historic name for three reasons not the least of which is the fact that it is OUR name. It was not a gift from 815. The second reason is that we are episcopal in that we have parishes under a Bishop. Yes we know that you say + Lawrence is no longer a bishop. We disagree and are prepared to support him. Lastly, we feel we have the right to do so because we DO feel very deeply that it was TEC that abandoned Christianity and not us. If TEC wants to go their way – fine. However, it is not we who changed and it is not we who will change our name. By the way, why does me supporting Mark Lawrence in positions I begged his predecessor to take make me a sycophant but you touting TEC lines not make you one? I really don’t think you are a sycophant – just a tad sardonic. Chet Wilkinson says: John Speller says: Milton Finch says: Milton Finch says: January 25, 2013 at 11:43 am I see that the new TEC diocese being formed in South Carolina is still in contempt of the court order by trying to hide behind a new domain name. The following official link still misappropriates the name Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina and the diocesan seal, in violation of the Temporary Retraining Order: http://scstewardship.com/ Coleen Tully says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET John M Stevenson says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA January 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm I don’t have time to look up the reference, but there was a similar case in the 18th century in Scotland. Money had been left to pay pensions to the wives of Presbyterian ministers. Some folk sued because the Presbyterians no longer believed in the Calvinist doctrines of their ancestors. The English courts ruled in favor of the wives.That has been the common law principle. If an a legally recognized body has existed continuously, it retains its property, and its officers can manage that property in accordance with the rules of the body. During the previous century, there were numerous similar situations regarding Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox denominations. As far as I know, the courts always have sided with the denomination in such cases. The Lawrence group is playing fast and loose with immemorial legal traditions.Also, note that the United States constitution recognizes only the federal government and the states. Municipalities are creatures of a state. If a city was able to secede from a county, then it did so only after appropriate legislation was passed in the state assembly. Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ January 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm Oh, grow up. Mark Lawrence and his groupies are acting like a bunch of teens. Who would ever want to confuse them of being followers of Jesus? So much law and order and so little grace says to the world we can hardly be Christian. South Carolina has always been on the cutting edge of seceding from something – e.g. war of southern insurrection in 1861. Press Release Service January 25, 2013 at 11:25 am Mrs. Hoar, we are praying for her as well, as we did at our vestry meeting last night. We do not wish any ill will on her, TEC, or those in the Lowcountry who wish to remain in TEC. That is their choice and their right, and we respect that. But TEC has contributed NOTHING–not one red cent–to the cost or maintenance of diocesan or church property (quite the reverse, as a matter of fact). This idea that some organization headquartered in New York can claim as its own and take property and funds that it didn’t contribute to in any way, form or fashion from those who have and are paying for it with their own finances and the sweat of their brows is absurd, and that anyone would actually see that as anything other than theft is incomprehensible to me. Surely any sane, reasonable person would agree. Otherwise the world really has gone mad. Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments navigation Newer comments January 25, 2013 at 10:29 am Tod Roulette: Is that all you liberals can do: play the race card? This is not about race; it’s about the rule of law; however, to you the law is just a suggestion. January 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm I hope you are wrong but fear you are right. As one in the middle of this fight and not merely a spectator on the sideline jabbing the dogs in the pit to make them fight all the harder, I have to consciously struggle with civility every time the matter comes up. I am angry I had to leave the church I thought I would see my grandchildren baptized in because it was one of those that did not follow Bishop Lawrence. I am not angry with my fellow congregants because I know them and know them to be acting out of the same conviction in their positions that I am in mine. They are friends and family. However, I am deeply impassioned, just as those TEC Carolinians are who had to leave their churches because they stayed with the Diocese. How wonderful it would be if we were allowed to work it out among ourselves as families outside of court, mending fences instead of throwing salt on open wounds. Outsiders do not understand how South Carolinians think or work. That is painfully evident from the posts on this site, but we would and we could. However, we are a unique lot and will not back down if challenged. Both sides espouse the love of Christ. It will be the first thing to go when the fight is engaged. You are right. That is the pity. 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Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL January 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm Given that ENS has posted this story, surely TEC is aware of the court order, which was effective immediately. Given that, the TEC group that has been impersonating The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, in violation of South Carolina corporate law, is clearly in contempt of court as they still have their Web site up prominently featuring the diocesan name and seal, in direct defiance of the court order. Whatever influence TEC has in the Lowcountry of South Carolina should be brought to bear on this group to convince them to adhere to the order of the South Carolina Circuit Court. Judges tend not to treat contempt of court lightly. January 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm Proof texting? … hmm, wonder who fits those shoes. John M Stevenson says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Bryan Hunter says: Bryan Hunter says: Featured Events January 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm AEEoSC!!!!!! Sally Rowan says: January 25, 2013 at 11:38 am One further point, Ms Fox. If I do get “het up” over the issue, it’s because I happen to serve on the vestry of one of these parishes. Protecting the finances and property of the parish is part of my sworn duty. I happen to be privy to how gifts are given by whom and to whom in my own parish. They are not given to some nebulous organization in New York. They are intended for the mission of the local parish and, to a lesser extent, our diocese. You betray a dim understanding of the history of Anglican polity. From the beginning the central functioning unit in Anglicanism has been the local parish, not dioceses (or archdioceses, for that matter, which, by the way, were intentionally eschewed by TEC). Lisa Fox says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bryan Hunter says: Rector Washington, DC John M Stevenson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET South Carolina court temporarily restrains use of diocesan names, seal January 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

General Convention takes a first step, admits: ‘Alcohol affects us…

first_img July 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm “Scripture does not condemn drink (alcohol) or drinking of alcohol; rather, Scripture says no to “drunkeness.” I agree 100%. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Bishops on July 1 passed three resolutions, one with an amendment, on the issue of alcohol and drug abuse.“I’m Mark and I’m an alcoholic,” said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of Ohio, chair of the Legislative Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, as he introduced the resolutions to the House of Bishops and acknowledged his own journey of addiction and recovery.Hollingsworth said that the committee represented “hundreds of years of sobriety and recovery.” He expressed “profound gratitude” to the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies for establishing the committee and thanked all the bishops for their affirmation of the work.Resolution D014 recommends that ordinands should be questioned at the very beginning of the discernment process about addiction and substance use in their lives and family systems.The bishops also passed Resolution A159, which acknowledges the church’s role in the culture of alcohol and drug abuse.Hollingsworth said A159 is intended to give direction in how the church can move forward in owning that reality of complicity and in healing.Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe said that Europe is, in many ways, “far behind the U.S. in understanding alcohol and drug addiction.” The resolutions, he said, “will enable us in Europe to put forward the policy in our church…to address a culture of denial in many respects.”Resolution A158 adopted a policy on alcohol and other substance misuse and encourage dioceses, congregations, seminaries, schools, young adult ministries, and affiliated institutions to update their policies on the use of alcohol and other substancesDeputies examine ‘unhealthy and unholy’ relationshipA day earlier, deputies had overwhelmingly supported the resolutions, asserting the time has come to transform the church’s “unhealthy and unholy relationship” with alcohol and addiction.“We have lived too much into the jokes of ‘where there are four Episcopalians, there is a fifth’ and ‘we are whiskey-palians’: we must redefine the norm,” said the Rev. Kevin Cross, a deputy from Easton, Maryland.Deputy Mary June Nestler of Utah said that alcohol topped the list of diocesan inquiries during preparation for General Convention.“The No. 1 question that came into our offices went like this: Can we get a drink in Utah? Will we be allowed to drink in our hotel rooms? Can our group hold an evening meeting and serve alcohol? Can I bring alcohol in from other states?’“We must address this in our corporate culture.”After Maryland: courage to change the things we can Paraphrasing the prayer popularized by recovery ministries, Deputy Scott Slater of Maryland, told deputies June 30: “I ask God to grant me the serenity to accept legislative actions I cannot change. I pray that we as a church will have the courage to change the things we can.”Slater, a member of diocesan staff, said former Suffragan Bishop Heather Cook’s drunken driving arrest for manslaughter in the Dec. 27, 2014, hit-and-run death of cyclist Tom Palermo, a 41-year-old husband and father of two, “has shaken so many of us and we have yearned for our denomination to take a hard look at this issue.”Legislative Committee 22 on Alcohol and Drug Abuse was created by the presiding officers to do just that and “there was a clear charge to us to conduct our work with compassion for all affected by the devastating effects of alcohol misuse and addiction,” said deputy Steven Thomason of Olympia, a co-chair.“Many members of the committee and several who testified in our hearings shared their experiences with alcohol. Many shared their shameful experiences of the church’s complicity in a culture of alcohol,” he said. “Some have even felt unwelcomed or stigmatized by the church simply because they are in recovery.”The Rev. Steve Lane, treasurer of Recovery Ministries of The Episcopal Church, was stationed at a booth during General Convention and said he is excited to see the church finally beginning to face the challenges of addiction.“Addiction is rampant in every congregation in our church, I believe, in one form or another,” he told Episcopal News Service.“The best known solution for it is a spiritual one, but our church needs to be aware of it and see our own shortcomings and be aware of our own failures first before we can reach out and help others.”Retired Bishop Chilton Knudsen of Maine, who will begin assisting in the Maryland diocese in October, is a recovering alcoholic, an experience that is central to her ministry, she told ENS recently.“When the case in Maryland happened, my heart broke, as everybody’s did,” she said. “There’s some good leadership in Maryland, and good recovery, and those folks are part of the forward movement in the diocese.”Advocating abstinence is not the answer – training is, she said, and understanding addiction not as a moral issue but as a health issue. “Many denominations that do advocate abstinence have the same rate of alcoholism as we do.”Rather, she is advocating for a sense of “intentional awareness that some people are at risk, and to make our social life so hospitable that it’s not weird or strange if you decline to drink.”Updated policies and training for seminarians and communities of faith are needed “the way we make anti-racism training mandatory, the way we make sexual misconduct training mandatory,” Knudsen said.Otherwise, “the church can be helpful, or can really help foster somebody’s denial or support their being sick for awhile.”And finally, she said, becoming healthy requires telling the truth about who we are and requires telling our stories. “The tragedy in Maryland presents us with an opportunity,” she said.Deputy Doris Westfall of Missouri agreed. “The church holds out the hope of living into recovery, which is no less than resurrection,” she said.When urging adoption of Resolution A159, Westfall said: “This resolution also recognizes that addiction is a complex disease, that it needs to be treated in its totality and with all the support and love that we can muster as the people of God.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan and Matthew Davies are part of the Episcopal News Service team reporting on the 78th General Convention. Editor’s note: This story was corrected Sept. 9 to remove an inaccurate description of Resolution A158’s intent. Rector Tampa, FL General Convention, Comments (18) Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm I am a pastor and life-long Methodist until retirement when I returned to Mother Anglicanism. I am also a recovering alcoholic with 20 years of sobriety. The denomination in which I served in full-time ordained ministry has the rubric in its Book of Discipline: “The pure unfermented juice of the grape shall be used…” in the Eucharist. This has been one of the stumbling blocks to full communion between the United Methodists and Episcopalians. Aside from being contrary to Scripture, the practice has its roots in the Methodist participation in the temperance movement of the last Century. I don’t believe it has made any difference in the number of abnormal drinkers in that church. The use of grape juice instead of wine in the Eucharist has its own set of problems. For example, the only way the common cup can be used is by intinction since grape juice lacks the sanitizing capabilities of wine. Abstinence from alcohol is something I MUST practice as an abnormal drinker. The vast majority of clergy and laity, however, are not abnormal drinkers. I am able to receive the wine of the Eucharist, appropriately enough, like a child — by intinction. It seems to me the Episcopal Church can be hospitable to recovering alcoholics like me without requiring abstinence from the entire membership. My religious order, the Order of Saint Luke, usually has one chalice under the sign of wine, and another under the sign of dealcoholized wine or grape juice. My parish is hospitable to persons who cannot tolerate gluten by providing gluten free hosts. It would be quite easy to, in like manner, provide an alternative for those who cannot tolerate alcohol. It’s a little more work for the Altar Guild, but not an awful lot.Alcoholism is a serious disease and it is good that we are looking for ways to be in ministry to the 10% or so of the adult population who cannot drink like normal men and women. Education is a good starting point, and my local parish has had an excellent Recovery Weekend which I commend to every Episcopal Church. A balanced approach which avoids the extremes of prohibition and being “whiskypalians” is not only in order here, it’s downright Via Media Anglicana! July 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm Try a little controlled drinking. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Jim Cutshall says: Featured Events Bob Bates says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 2, 2015 at 9:14 am Why would we be surprised? Alcoholism is everywhere. I minister in the prisons and many are there because of alcohol and related drug use.Why would a church be different?Why does the obvious require a resolution?AA has transformed many lives.Our tool chest should contain many tools to help one another.This is but one of many that faces man. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Annette says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cindy Clark Selby says: Mack Allison says: Moira Cradgwyn says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm As an alcoholic with 21 years in recovery, I am also tired of the “Whiskey-palian” jokes and the frequent spotlighting of alcohol at our church events. As a member of the Evangelism Committee at my parish, my heart broke recently when I approached a newcomer to welcome her, and she replied, “I was looking for a good party church, and I think I’ve found it!” Party church? Really? I don’t even know how to respond to that. martha knight says: Rector Washington, DC July 2, 2015 at 2:15 am We should retire the phrase “drugs and alcohol.” We should instead say, “alcohol and other drugs.” Alcohol is as much a drug as heroin or cocaine or Vicodin, but because it is legal for adults, we shy away from that label. July 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm I am saddened by the curse of alcoholism, and I am also saddened by the nannyism displayed in so many of these responses. The latter is more frightening. Is it possible that the Episcopal Church is now led by self-righteous old cat ladies? (political incorrectness intended) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Moira Cradgwyn says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 2, 2015 at 8:56 pm For four years, I offered non-alcoholic wine at our weekly Eucharist at the Homeless shelter where I serve. Great for people who were not alcoholics–good taste, sense of wine, a fine alternative. Or so I believed until one person told me he was addicted to our non-alcoholic wine, another told me that our alcohol-free communion wine triggered a relapse, a third said, “I’ll skip the bread; I just want the wine.” We now serve grape juice. It’s a gesture of hospitality for all. Selena Smith says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. July 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm Praise God for Resolution A159 and for the courage of the clergy and bishops in recovery to take the leadership on waking up the church. Although some of us have been trying to train and educate clergy (see http://www.goalproject.org/resources) it has been an uphill ministry. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 2, 2015 at 2:04 am I’m not totally sure what was meant by “try a little controlled drinking” but I don’t think it evidences either understanding or empathy. I say this as a person for whom “controlled drinking” proved over 40 years to not be an entirely feasible option. Twenty-two years of ‘controlling’ drinking by choosing not to include alcoholic beverages in my social or solitary activities has worked pretty well for me. And I’ve often found myself in situations where it is assumed that alcoholic beverages are the beverages of choice, perhaps especially for our clergy. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Pat McCaughan and Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 1, 2015 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID July 2, 2015 at 11:18 am I praise the fervent work that is addressing the prevalent use of alcohol in TEC especially in parish events. As someone who has been in recovery for 25 years I applaud this work. Years ago when I participated in The Alpha Course in my parish, bottles of wine were in abundance for every session. This saddened me deeply. We are in all of this together. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Susan Allison-Hatch says: Press Release Service Submit a Press Release 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm The problem may well be in the clergy, not the bottle. David Loving 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 Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 2, 2015 at 10:22 am I hope now that the next step will be to offer Grape Juice at Eucharist.The only rationale for using Wine is from Lambeth Conferences in 1888 and 1908. It’s now 2015 and we know that for many the smell/taste of wine may be more related to the last drunk than “The Blood of Christ”. Jesus did not pass the bread and say to his disciples they had a choice of bread only. July 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm Scripture does not condemn drink (alcohol) or drinking of alcohol; rather, Scripture says no to “drunkeness.” Submit a Job Listing Terry Webb says: Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY General Convention 2015 Featured Jobs & Calls Kathleen Kuczynski says: Rector Martinsville, VA Frank Bergen says: Robert Horwath says: General Convention takes a first step, admits: ‘Alcohol affects us all’ Bishops and deputies approved task force, update policies July 7, 2015 at 7:50 am As a life long episcopalian and an alcoholic, this discussion brings about mixed emotions. I feel that my recovery began in earnest when I stopped asking the world to change around me, so I have long accepted that Episcopal gatherings usually involve wine. On the other hand, at least acknowledging that alcoholism exists in our denomination helps many people. There were times in which I could not, given our culture, accept that I was an alcoholic and an Episcopalian. It seemed that I’d have to give up one or the other. Also, communion wafers are really terrible without any liquid to help them down. The common way alcoholics take communion is to receive the wafer, and skip the wine. July 3, 2015 at 8:02 am I believe many of the comments here go toward intolerance and Prohibitionism. Your problems with alcoholism will not end by wiping out the presence of alcohol. Just because some of you state are unable to be social or controlled drinkers doesn’t mean that millions of others can’t. We already live in a society where unprecedented numbers of people have quit going to church and declare “no religion” in large part because of the visibility of the religious right in politics–trying to enforce their wills on others. We should certainly develop a culture in our churches in which we understand and recognize addiction of all kinds and be loving, understanding, and helpful to all. Further, just because of your experience doesn’t mean “all parishes” even have an issue with their current policies. Seamus P.Doyle says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Lee Cunningham says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Lee Cunningham says: August 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm Unfermented grape juice should be offered on our altars along with wine since we never adopted the eucharistic theology of the Latin church regarding proper matter in regard to the Eucharist or their doctrine of validity. The presence of Jesus in the eucharistic elements is essentially mysteriological and thus use of grape juice makes sense for us or should…it should be offered to the faithful, especially children, teen agers, and those challenged by alcohol addiction along with those who prefer it who have come into our tradition from ecclesial communities which do not use fermented wine for communion. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 3, 2015 at 10:42 pm I also hope that the Episcopal Church will officially authorize the use of non-alcoholic grape juice for communion. We are a progressive denomination and we have rescued ourselves from fundamentalism and from narrow and outdated thinking in so many ways. Why do we cling to the necessity of including alcoholic content in the “fruit of the vine”? Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

Apopka Police ask for video or info on Monday’s shooting on…

first_img August 12, 2020 at 11:11 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Reply 2 COMMENTS Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I don’t know anything about that shooting, but glad I wasn’t coming along there at that time. I wonder if anyone is missing their car? A small later model grey Mazda. I know it was a Mazda, because I always call the Mazda emblem, a whale tail, because that is what it looks like….a whale tail sticking up, like out of the the water, sort of, if you know what I mean. I could see the emblem, and I didn’t even have my glasses on, and usually don’t focus too well. We came behind Dream Lake, and saw two cop cars checking the car out. It was sitting on the grassy down slope, and appeared to have flat tires, not sure, as it was grassy. My husband went to get cigs early around eight o’clock this morning, I was still asleep, and he said the car was sitting there then. We figure it was a stolen car, abandoned after being joy-rode, don’t know the story, and probably will never know. I hope you are not missing your car!!! Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TENITA REID August 12, 2020 at 9:33 pm Reply TAGSApopka Police DepartmentInvestigationShooting Previous articleRelief funding helps Orange County Clerk of Courts avert office closures, including in ApopkaNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here From the Apopka Police DepartmentOn Monday, August 10, 2020 at approximately 4 p.m. the Apopka Police Department (APD) responded to the crossroads of S. Park Ave. and E. Main St. in response to reports of individuals in two different vehicles exchanging gunfire. According to APD, the shooting was the result of an on-going dispute between two parties.This is an ongoing criminal investigation and APD is asking anyone with information or video to contact them at 407-703-1757 or [email protected] Individuals with information can also call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.This story will be updated as more details are forthcoming. I wonder why the Bank of America on Main St. was shut down today in Apopka? You couldn’t use the ATMs, and no one was inside, and the doors were locked, and we were told by other customers leaving the front door, they would not reopen until Friday. We drove to Hunt Club Bank America, got in line for the drive thru, and it was all ATMs and no employees. I got my transaction done, but it is all too sad, people replaced by machines. I was at Walmart looking around, and here comes this robot, slowly turning around and moving over to the shelves and for what is what I want to know? I think their goal is to replace all their employees. Seems to me, it is happening everywhere!!!last_img read more

Puxadinho / VAGA

first_imgManufacturers: Marcenaria Embaúba, Ramper InstalaçõesText:Fátima MenezesAuthors:Fernando O’leary, Pedro Domingues, Pedro FariaCity:Vila MadalenaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manuel SáRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. There were two young friends who bought an apartment on the ground floor of a building in Vila Madalena neighborhood. Although life there is intense, it keeps some bucolic aspects of São Paulo residential neighborhoods.Save this picture!© Manuel SáThey started often having young people like them, some Brazilian and some foreigners, as guests in the small room in the back for a short while. Then they noticed that they could use the room to receive guests with much more comfort.Save this picture!AxonometricThe name “Puxadinho” was chosen because it refers to a kind of informal building very common in Brazilian cities and, simultaneously, it was a nice way of identifying the peculiar feature of the building, enclosed to the previously existing one.The challenges for the project and for the undertaking were, at first, the very limited budget, besides the small space and difficult access to the building site.Save this picture!© Manuel SáThe first step was to demolish the existing building, a very unsteady one, and to create two rooms and a bathroom which could be used separately or together, therefore, extending the capacity of the area.Save this picture!PlanHowever, throughout the process, it was possible to identify the opportunity to extend the social areas while the bedrooms were not used by guests and the possibility of using the rooftop to grow plants and as a leisure and sunbathing area.The door was a key solution adopted to create the new intended dynamics.In literature or in philosophy, doors usually have a metaphoric meaning that connects them to several possibilities in the future or to the closing of opportunities. In the dictionary entry, doors are meant to show entrance or define exits.Save this picture!© Manuel SáBut it is not the case of Puxadinho: there it is the main element, accountable for the flexibility of different spaces, extending or restricting them, however always establishing several levels of integration among the social areas and the private spaces. Save this picture!© Manuel SáThrough the door, the same flexible area may open up one of three possibilities: a living room and a suite, or, a living room with a bedroom and a bathroom or, then again, two bedrooms and a bathroom.The rooftop, which extended the external area to the upstairs level, besides offering a privileged view of the city, incorporates the other previously designed uses. Save this picture!© Manuel SáThe construction system consisted on the use of concrete molded lattice panel slabs supported on a brick layered concrete block structure. This system enabled a cheap, fast and effective construction for a narrow space with difficult access. Whereas the window frames, as well as the stairs and the benches were made of metal work and carpentry.Save this picture!SectionThe touch of sustainability that gives the project another aspect of modernity is the fact that all the rainfall water drained from the rooftop is directed to a cistern, thus enabling its use for cleaning the external area and for watering the plants.When concepts of flexibility, sustainability and modernity are added to the intervention in the original space that gave birth to the dream of young friends and to the Puxadinho project, it also gives a new meaning to the concept of this peculiar kind of informal construction so common in the Brazilian reality.Save this picture!© Manuel SáProject gallerySee allShow lessRome Contemporary ChapelIdeasDavid Adjaye Named to TIME’s List of 100 Most Influential PeopleArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869464/puxadinho-vaga Clipboard ArchDaily Brazil Area:  18 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Puxadinho / VAGASave this projectSavePuxadinho / VAGA+ 20 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeVAGAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVila MadalenaBrazilPublished on April 20, 2017Cite: “Puxadinho / VAGA” [Puxadinho / VAGA] 20 Apr 2017. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869464/puxadinho-vaga Clipboard Projects 2016 Puxadinho / VAGA “COPY” Architects: VAGA Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Vila Madalena, Brazillast_img read more

ActionAid offers prize incentives for recycling mobile phones

first_img ActionAid Recycling, a fundraising organisation for the international development agency ActionAid, is launching its 2006 Mobile Phone Amnesty.By collecting old, unwanted mobile phones and PDAs (as well as empty toner and inkjet cartridges) ActionAid Recycling sell these waste products to the recycling and remanufacturing industries. Last year, 75% of the business profits from these sales went to support ActionAid. As a special incentive for the months of June and July 2006, recycling old mobiles and PDAs with ActionAid Recycling can win one of several prizes including a free weekend stay at a 4 star hotel. Advertisement  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Further details are available from the website. Howard Lake | 14 May 2006 | News ActionAid offers prize incentives for recycling mobile phonescenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading 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

Grant Writing For Dummies® (For Dummies)

first_imgGrant Writing For Dummies® (For Dummies)  19 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Fight for socialism! Vote for Moorehead- Lilly in 2016!

first_imgIn New Jersey, Utah and Wisconsin, our campaign is on the ballot. For instance, in New Jersey you can find our campaign in the “I” column.Write in Monica Moorehead for president and Lamont Lilly for vice president in these states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington (state), Washington (District of Columbia), West Virginia and Wyoming.We encourage everyone to write in our candidates, even if your state may not recognize the vote.Can’t vote? Vote online here! vote4socialism.orgReady to continue the struggle after the election? Join us in New York for the WWP National Conference on Nov. 11-13 in NYC!Go to this link — youtu.be/G0la_-GoP_g — to see Monica Moorehead read WWP’s election campaign 10-point program at a Nov. 4 street meeting in NYC. “As members of the working class, it’s so important that we vote intelligently, with our own hearts and minds. This ‘lesser of two evils’ narrative is old and played out now. People know damn well that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton represent the interests of poor, Black, Brown or working people. Voting for socialist candidates isn’t just a ‘protest vote.’ It’s an expression that something better is very possible. It’s a refusal to go along with what the ruling class is trying to force feed us,” says Workers World Party’s Vice Presidential Candidate Lamont Lilly on  LeftVoice: “We Don’t Subscribe to Reforming the Police” (tinyurl.com/jhjptpl/).On Tuesday, Nov. 8, we want you to join us in voting with your hearts and minds, voting for revolutionary socialism vs. white supremacy and all other forms of inequality under capitalism.WWP candidates Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly have been tireless champions of those who are fighting on the frontlines for a better world. Our campaign (tinyurl.com/z8e66js) has stood with Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, migrant workers, labor and nearly every issue concerning people of color, women, LGBTQ communities, people with disabilities, students and more, along with national liberation movements fighting the U.S. empire from Occupied Palestine to Haiti to Venezuela.We have met thousands of people who are fed up with both capitalist candidates and who want nothing less than a revolutionary change.Take a stand on Tuesday — independent of the two parties of racism, capitalism and war — by voting for Workers World Party.How do I vote for Monica and Lamont? Here’s how you can vote for Monica and Lamont: FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PSNI promise no more Bloody Sunday soldier arrests before judicial review

first_imgHomepage BannerNews PSNI detectives have given a commitment not to arrest any more former soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings until a legal bid to stop the murder investigation has been heard.Seven ex-soldiers have applied for a judicial review of the latest legacy investigation, with their lawyers claiming the new investigation is politically motivated.Last week, a 66 year old former soldier was bailed after he was detained in County Antrim and questioned for two days as part of the new investigation. Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp PSNI promise no more Bloody Sunday soldier arrests before judicial review Previous articleLandmark in Seamus Coleman’s careerNext articleRoy Keane: It will be an interesting few months admin Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – November 17, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Update – Injured climber airlifted off Errigal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Update – Injured climber airlifted off Errigal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Rescue helicopter 118 has successfully airlifted an injured woman off Errigal.The operation, which also involved Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, got underway earlier this evening.DMRT has now been stood down.Pic – DMRT Facebook page. Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJoule Donegal International Rally: Day 1 WrapNext articleBoyle, Moffett and Barrett look ahead to Day 2 of the Joule Donegal International News Highland Pinterestcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – June 21, 2019 last_img read more

SBARC closed to the public due to pandemic

first_img Google+ SBARC closed to the public due to pandemic By Tommie Lee – November 19, 2020 0 319 Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Princess, an adopted cat, grabs a nap. (photo/Tommie Lee) The South Bend Animal Resource Center has been closed to the public, in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.For this reason, SBARC is not currently accepting strays or owner surrenders, but will respond to life-threatening emergency calls.Pet Refuge has stepped in the help fill the void, but admits they are running low on space.Adoptions at SBARC are currently by appointment only and the closure is until further notice. To schedule an appointment, call (574) 235-5966. Twitter Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleSouth Bend man arrested on drug chargesNext articleBerrien County coalition of health, business leaders issue open letter to the public Tommie Leelast_img read more