Costa Rican church takes step toward welcoming LGBTQ community

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] In its first step toward welcoming the LGBTQ community, the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica March 4 partnered with other religious and human rights organizations to sponsor a forum on faith, the Bible, sexual orientation and gender identity.The Episcopal Church of Costa Rica joined the Lutheran Church of Costa Rica, the U.S.-based Human Rights Campaign, and two local groups – the Diversity Movement and the Student Federation of the University of Costa Rica – for the event at the University of Costa Rica that included a screening of “Before God, We Are All Family,” a short film produced by HRC, followed by a panel discussion.Costa Rica Bishop Héctor Monterroso, in an e-mail to ENS regarding the church’s participation in the event, said that openness is part of the identity of the Episcopal Church, and that includes supporting initiatives that respect human rights, efforts toward equality and accompanying people of faith in their struggle.“In Costa Rica many people are talking about and campaigning in favor of human rights, particularly regarding the LGBT community,” he said. “At the same time, [the] country’s churches also are talking about LGBT rights, some positively and some not so positively.”Richard Weinberg, who helped to organize the event, is on leave from his job as director of communications at Washington National Cathedral and has spent the last two months as a volunteer missionary serving the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica.“The help of Richard and his own testimony coincided with an important moment in Costa Rican society and in the Episcopal Church,” said Monterroso, adding that Lent offers an appropriate time for the church to “reflect, listen and learn.”The church’s participation in the forum marked its first public effort toward the full inclusion of LGBT people.“The first step is to promote dialogue, learn, listen and declare what we always have said. We want to heal the wounds that many LGBT people have with religion. We should understand that they are God’s creation and God does not err. We must accept them as God created them,” said Monterroso in a press release announcing the event.The film “Before God, We Are All Family,” details the lives of five Latino religious families who have lived with the pain of the church’s repressive teachings on sexuality and gender identity. Filmed in the United States and Puerto Rico, the film explores the experiences of LGBT people of profound faith who say they have no place in their churches of origin, and their parents and families who at times have felt they’ve had to choose between their religion and their loved ones.“I believe that this forum, this space for dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the LGBT community, will help us discover how we can work together and how both communities can contribute to the building of the reign of God,” said Monterroso, in the e-mail. “What I would like to see clearly is that the members of the Episcopal Church eliminate all forms of discrimination toward LGBT people and whatever other kind of discrimination.”As an American serving as a volunteer missionary in Costa Rica, Weinberg has remained conscious of his outsider status, but through cross-cultural exchanges, friendships and social media, he became acquainted with the local activist scene.And although he didn’t arrive in Costa Rica with an agenda toward advancing LGBT rights, as he and Monterroso became better acquainted the issue surfaced naturally, he said. (Weinberg shared his experience in a first-person piece published by the Huffington Post.)Washington National Cathedral and the Very Rev. Gary Hall, its dean, have long been involved in the struggle for LGBTQ full inclusion, both in the church and society. Weinberg co-chairs the cathedral’s LGBT ministry group.“Bishop Héctor knew about my work, but wasn’t sure if I was interested in getting involved,” said Weinberg, adding also that he was curious about the bishop’s and the church’s position, especially since the Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador, a church in a country less developed than Costa Rica, has embraced the LGBT community.Across Central and Latin America, LGBT people continue to suffer discrimination and violence, often with impunity.  And despite the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity violates international law, legal protections vary widely across the region.The Anglican-Episcopal Church of El Salvador is the only Episcopal church in the region to have an official LGBT ministry, which it started in 2009. The Episcopal Church is present in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador, and all have formed a covenant with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.The hope in Costa Rica, said Weinberg, is that those in the local LGBT community who might feel called may step forward and the leaders might emerge.“We’re planting a seed and hope that something grows,” said Weinberg. — Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.  Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Human Sexuality, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Costa Rican church takes step toward welcoming LGBTQ community Episcopal diocese co-sponsors film, human rights panel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Latin America, By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 5, 2014 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Province IX Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Anglican Communion Standing Committee bulletin – Days 2 to 4

first_img Posted Dec 2, 2014 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Anglican Communion Standing Committee bulletin – Days 2 to 4 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Standing Committee met in London from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The following is a bulletin issued for days 2 to 4 of the meeting. The bulletin for day 1 is available here.Bible in the Life of the Church projectStephen Lyon began the day by sharing with the Standing Committee that the Bible in the Life of the Church’s project stage will come to an end in 2016. He hoped the project would leave the Anglican Communion a legacy of “a toolkit to do the Bible better.”“As Anglicans and Episcopalians we’ve no doubt that the Bible has a central part of our life,” he said, “but whether people coming to our churches would know that is another thing.”In answer to the question: “How do we make [the toolkit] equally well produced and easily accessible?” Lyon is proposing four resources:• A booklet showing where all the resources can be found;• A book containing different pathways for deeper engagement with scripture;• A longer book outlining the resources and providing links/a memory stick where people can access information sheets and other resources; and• A transcript of email conversation on the Bible from leading thinkers around the Anglican Communion.“What we’ve been trying to do is resource those whose ministry is one of preaching and teaching,” said Lyon. “To try and offer to them resources that enable them to encourage those within our congregations into a deeper engagement with Scripture.”Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of Burundi shared his concern that such material might not consider the needs of Anglicans in the majority world. Lyon said he had tried to do that, but admitted more could be done in this regard. He appealed for more input from non-western provinces.ACC-16Lyon then shared the preliminary plans for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Anglican Communion’s main policy-making body, which is scheduled to meet in 2016. He stressed that there had been some thinking around how to ensure every participant, regardless of their background, had a common understanding of what the Anglican Consultative Council meeting is and is for.This prompted a discussion among the Standing Committee about the future of the Instruments of Communion (the ACC, the Lambeth Conference of bishops, and the Primates Meeting) in relation to other Anglican Communion gatherings that might be more relational, conversational and perhaps missional in nature.Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori mentioned that at a recent meeting between the Episcopal Church and several senior bishops from across Africa [read more], there had been “significant energy” behind the idea of an Anglican ‘gathering’ of some kind, above and beyond the Instruments of Communion.Ntahoturi said, “The Toronto Congress created the language of mutual responsibility and interdependence. Now there’s a feeling that again we need that [another chance to meet in this kind of way]. A wider gathering of Christians — Anglicans and Episcopalians, lay and ordained — coming together to see and discuss and share and build relationships.“The Instruments of Communion, they have a 10-year schedule or three-year schedule. In the present world of instant communications, that’s becoming a long time. What happens between those meetings? If communion is really communion then we want something new [over and above the Instruments].”ACC Chair Bishop James Tengatenga said that it might be that ACC-16 could be a Kairos moment for the Anglican Communion for going forward in this regard. “The idea of a ‘gathering’ has been hanging over our head for a long time. Each generation has been crying for one and we’ve never quite birthed it.”Knowledge and Information ManagementInformation and Knowledge Manager Stephanie Taylor shared with the Standing Committee her plans for an area of work that is very new for the Anglican Communion Office.She explained that effective knowledge and information management had not only a theological mandate, but also one from the Instruments themselves.“Right from its very inception, information and communication has been at the heart of the mandate of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The functions of the ACC as outlined in resolution 69 of the 1968 Lambeth Conference instruct the mandate to share information; to advise; to develop; to encourage; to help in the dissemination of information; to keep in review; to promote enquiry and research. Information and knowledge are at the very heart of these functions. They are the foundation and building blocks.”Taylor said her vision was: “To harness the power of the Communion’s information and knowledge, to serve the Communion and work together to the Glory of God.” Key objectives included:Harnessing and exploiting the ACO’s knowledge and informationFostering a culture of information and knowledge sharing;Introducing and establishing best practice information management, records management, and knowledge manage policies, processes, procedures, tools and techniques;Improving the quality of the data on the Anglican Communion Office’s database, working in partnership with Provincial Secretaries, and promoting its use among ACO colleagues; andBuilding relationships with professionals in similar and related professional disciplines particularly those working for Christian organizations.She explained that the ACO had not previously had “a resourced, professionally qualified information professional dedicated to the guardianship and stewardship of its information and knowledge.” Therefore, in her first year, she is looking to draw up and implement some basic policies, processes, and procedures to ensure effective records management. Taylor will also focus on the ACO’s archives to ensure their preservation, and work with office staff members to embed knowledge management practices and techniques which, she said, will have enormous potential to facilitate their work.The Standing Committee then went into closed session.___________________2014 Standing Committee Meeting 2 – Day 3Unity, Faith and OrderDirector for Unity, Faith and Order the Rev. Alyson Barnett-Cowan said in her report on the work of Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) that she is, among other things, currently mapping how the churches make decisions. “What power do the Primates have? What power does the General Synod have?” said Barnett-Cowan. “Not every province makes decisions in the same way.” She explained the purpose was to produce a resource to help provinces better understand why member churches made decisions in the way they did.Barnett-Cowan told the Standing Committee that IASCUFO was waiting for to hear from all provinces about their decisions regarding the Anglican Communion Covenant. She expected the Covenant to be an agenda item at ACC-16 in Lusaka, Zambia in 2016.She went on to explain that IASCUFO’s Ecumenical Working Group was considering questions from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and the Church of Ceylon regarding the recognition of ministries of non-Anglican Churches. She added that themes adopted by the Lutheran World Federation for marking the commemoration of 1517 — the start of the Protestant reformation — will be recommended for study by Anglicans. These include: Salvation not for sale; Human beings not for sale; Creation not for sale.The Anglican Orthodox dialogue working group has been preparing a draft document on theological anthropology – what it means to be human theologically. This will be reviewed by IASCUFO alongside its own work on the subject.The Standing Committee then went into closed session.____________2014 Standing Committee Meeting 2 – Day 4The Standing Committee met in closed sessions today. Following the end of the meeting, Chair Tengatenga said the committee expected a job description for the secretary general of the Anglican Communion to be issued in the next few weeks. 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Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura

first_imgArchDaily Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing Architects: Casa14 Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900851/ibirapuera-apartment-casa14-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Maira Acayaba+ 47Curated by Martita Vial Share Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveIbirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura “COPY” Photographs:  Maira Acayaba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Cosentino, Atelier Leopardi Esperante, Decameron, Dpot, Egg, Etel, Lumini, SecuritEngenieer:Kleber CanistralBuilder:Lock EngenhariaArchitect In Charge:Mariana Andersen e Mariana Guradani (Casa14 partners)Other Participants:Max Heringer and Gabriele AzevedoCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maira AcayabaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. This never inhabited triplex covers 900m2 and is located nearby the Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo (Brazil). Its original environments were fragmented and darkish. The project, signed by the architects of Casa 14 Arquitetura, Mariana Andersen and Mariana Guardani, aimed at integrating the floors and stressing the character of the materials.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaSave this picture!Plan 3The generous openings of the walls offered a visual connection between different environments in each of the three levels of the apartment. The Project also emphasized the relationship between the environment, gardens and circulations. The staircase – a folded steel plate lined with wood on the bottom and white stone on the top – appears as the sculptural element that interlinks the three decks. The vertical structure stands out.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaEach floor was designed for a specific use. In this order: live, work and rest. On the first level are the rooms, kitchen and service area. The second was designed to receive a library of 5 thousand titles integrated into a garden where the resident works, reads and writes. The last level brings the leisure area, with a music studio, hot tub, sauna and a barbecue, permeated by a vertical garden in all its extension.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaSave this picture!© Maira AcayabaThe furniture sheds light on the Brazilian design. The art pieces, carpets, among others, establish a counterpoint to the absence of ornaments and the straight lines of the residence.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaThe main materials – wood, glass, light stone and vegetation – allow a dialogue with the environment and produce a luminous and inspiring atmosphere for the residente, who works as a writer at home.Save this picture!© Maira AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow less18 Spectacular Living Roofs in DetailArticlesDavid Chipperfield’s IMPACT Centre Offers a Contemporary Interpretation of Edinburgh…Unbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:São Paulo, State of São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img CopyHousing•São Paulo, Brazil 2015 Brazil Projects Year:  Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900851/ibirapuera-apartment-casa14-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeCasa14 ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSão PauloBrazilPublished on August 28, 2018Cite: “Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura” 28 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Charity Bank aims for major growth

first_imgAn increase in loan enquiries of more than £100m showed that borrowing is clearly becoming a mainstream source of finance for many charities and social enterprises, said Hayday. This reflects a broader change in the way that they manage their finances and underlines why we need to expand to meet this need.As well as the expansion plans, the bank is to undergo a structural reorganisation which will involve the development of a more widespread regional network to creater closer on-the-ground working relationships with loan applicants, investors, depositors and other stakeholders.It has also undertaken a wide consultation process with its stakeholders prior to implementing a system of measuring the social outcomes and impact of its activities. It is now developing a values statement that will form the basis of the social reporting system and will announce further details next year.So far the bank has agreed loans totalling more than £55m for more than 500 charitable organisatiosn.  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2007 | News Tagged with: Finance Charity Bank, the only not-for-profit bank in the UK, is intending to more than double in size in the next five years.It is undertaking a major capital initiatives so that it can deliver a sustainable fundraising regime for social enterprises and voluntary organisations. At the organisation’s AGM chief executive Malcolm Hayday said the bank had achieved overall growth rate of just under five per cent durign 2006 and increased net lending by 50 per cent to £16.4m. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Bank aims for major growth 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

Intuit UK to give £500 each fortnight in online charity vote

first_imgIntuit UK to give £500 each fortnight in online charity vote Tagged with: corporate Funding Over the next two months financial software company Intuit UK will be giving £500 every two weeks to a UK registered charity, chosen from a shortlist of five as voted for by the public.In the first draw of the Intuit Charity Challenge, the five charities that receive the most votes by midnight on 27 September will go to the final judging panel for the winner to be decided. All five finalists will receive Intuit UK’s Pro software and unlimited support, “to help our chosen charities stay on top of their accounts and give them more time to do what they do best”.To enter, charities simply have to fill in some contact details and explain in 200 words of less how they would use the £500.The deadlines for the four giveaways are:Challenge 1 – open for entries 13 – 27 SeptemberChallenge 2 – open for entries 30 September – 14 OctoberChallenge 3 – open for entries 19 October – 2 NovemberChallenge 4 – open for entries 5 – 19 Novemberhttp://smallbusinessbritain.intuit.co.uk/charity-challenge/entry.aspx  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 September 2010 | News 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

Reach Volunteering awarded £300,000 to help charities with trustee recruitment

first_img Reach out to more charities and more prospective trusteesReach Volunteering will establish new partnerships with private, public and voluntary sector organisations to encourage more charities to use its service, and to promote trustee vacancies to new audiences. Support boards to recruit digital skillsBuilding on its digital trustees programme, Reach Volunteering will encourage charities to recruit trustees or external advisors with digital expertise to help them explore the opportunities and risks of digital for their charity.Janet Thorne, CEO of Reach Volunteering said:“Every charity needs a board of trustees that collectively has the right combination of skills, expertise, lived experience and passion. This enables them to make well-judged decisions about opportunity and risk, and to provide robust support and challenge to the charity’s leadership.“Recruiting the right team of trustees is one of the most effective ways to strengthen trustee boards, and open recruitment is now a recommendation of the charity Code of Good Governance. We will support more charities to use open recruitment, and to appoint new trustees who will strengthen their boards. Encouraging more charities to recruit in this way signals an openness to a wide range of candidates that is key to attracting people who otherwise might not consider applying for trustee roles.”  229 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 10 May 2018 | News Reach Volunteering has been awarded more than £300,000 of National Lottery funding to enable it to support over 500 charities with their trustee recruitment.The funds are intended to help charities increase the expertise and diversity of their trustee boards and Reach Volunteering has set up a project, backed by three years’ of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support them in this.The project has four strands: Encourage better trustee recruitmentReach Volunteering will develop materials aimed at encouraging more boards to consider diversity, clarify skills gaps and use open recruitment methods when looking for new trustees.  It will collaborate with The Association of Chairs and The Small Charities Coalition to develop effective materials and widen their reach. Develop an online service to generate more trustee appointments Reach Volunteering will keep developing and iterating its service so it can help more charities attract more suitable candidates for their board vacancies. Advertisement Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding trustees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13center_img  230 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Reach Volunteering awarded £300,000 to help charities with trustee recruitmentlast_img read more

Workers, community denounce move to privatize nursing homes

first_imgMarch 24 meeting was packed with defenders of the nursing facilities.Freehold, N.J. — A meeting called by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held on March 24 to discuss the decision to privatize two county nursing facilities: the John Montgomery and the Geraldine L. Thompson nursing homes. Freehold is the county seat and is located about 50 miles south of New York City.The two homes have been run by the county for 60 years. There are 423 workers at the two facilities and there are about 225 residents, some of them severely disabled.The meeting was packed with 225 people — office workers, nurses and maintenance workers, as well as caregivers and friends of the residents. They all spoke vehemently against the impending privatization, expressing how the quality of the care would suffer and how the move would bolster their employer’s union busting. The nursing home workers have not had a raise in six years and endured givebacks as well.The Board of Freeholders tried to claim that the nursing facilities were operating at a loss, but participants noted that the operating costs were only 2 percent of a $480 million budget for Monmouth County.The nursing homes provide a needed service in the community. They should remain publicly run and operated. The workers provide this service and deserve better. A community-labor movement has to be started to fight this privatization move.People before profit!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 22nd

first_img WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – January 22, 2020 Facebook Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 22nd News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article13 candidates in Donegal to contest upcoming general electionNext articleLYIT defeated by Carlow IT in Sigerson Cup semi-final News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 22nd:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/22news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebooklast_img read more

Cross border search continues for stolen digger

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest By News Highland – September 29, 2020 Twitter A cross border operation is underway to trace a digger which was stolen in Strabane last week, and then brought across the border into Lifford a short time later.Gardai say they are liaising with the PSNI in relation to the stolen Hitachi 135, which is Orange and Dark Red in colour.On the Community Garda Slot on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Sergeant Eunan Walsh said diggers taken in previous thefts have been used in ATM robberies……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/eunandig1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleMilford gardai issue missing persons appealNext articleDCC’s Director of Economic Development welcomes LPT decision News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Cross border search continues for stolen diggerlast_img read more

Tánaiste indicates tighter restrictions for Donegal

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Tánaiste indicates tighter restrictions for Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleNumber of Covid patients at LUH dropsNext articleSix Donegal heritage projects to share €45,000 in funding News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img The government will make a decision later today on whether to impose tougher Covid-19 restrictions in Donegal and other border counties. Northern Ireland is to announce plans for a four-week lockdown this morning, with all pubs and restaurants expected to be closed and schools shutting for an extended 2-week Halloween break.A formal announcement is due during a special sitting of the Assembly, to respond to rapidly-rising infection rates.Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says once an announcement is made, the Irish government will make a decision on border counties:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/leo10am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – October 14, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebooklast_img read more