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CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgCIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileCIEL Textile Limited is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of knitted garments locally and internationally. The countries in which the company sells these products include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, and South Africa. Within the company’s production line, there are fabrics, jersey-wear garments, t-shirts and polo shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, and knitwear. CIEL Textile Limited operates the sale of its products through the company’s subsidiaries such as Harris Wilson, Blu River, Aquarelle Shirt, and Floreal Boutique. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Group and is based in Ebène, Mauritius. CIEL Textile Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

GetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgGetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about GetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GetBucks Financial Services Limited (GBFS.zw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileGetBucks Zimbabwe provides unsecured loan products and educational loans to low income earners employed in the formal sector. Their product offering includes salary advances and term loans, aswell as an operation that accepts savings deposits. GetBucks Zimbabwe has a nationwide footprint with 14 branches in major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company is majority-owned (50.3%) by GetBucks Limited, a holding company domiciled in Mauritius and wholly-owned by MyBucks SA. The remaining shares are held by Brainworks Capital Management (Private) Limited, DBF Capital Partners Limited and local pension funds with a combined sharing holding of 10%. GetBucks Zimbabwe is registered and supervised by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe under its Microfinance Act. GetBucks Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Twitter reacts to ridiculous Mataele offload in Super Rugby

first_imgThe crusaders are reigning Super Rugby champions and are hunting for their third title in a row. You can read our piece on the stars to keep an eye on in this year’s tournament here – Super Rugby Players To Watch.Did you know that former All Blacks wing and ex-Crusaders flyer Seta Tamanivalu is Mataele’s uncle? Both men were born in Fiji and actually joined up at the ‘Saders. Tamanivalu now plays for Bordeaux Bègles in France’s Top 14.The 22-year-old Mataele is currently uncapped, though he did star for Fiji U18s. It was his performances for them against age-grade sides from Australia and New Zealand that got him spotted by Kiwi sides. He first moved to Taranaki from Suva to join their academy and from there earned a Super Rugby spot with the Crusaders.Mataele and Tamanivalu have played a fair bit together, but when they first did it for Taranaki, the younger man said: “When we played together against Bay of Plenty, that was just awesome because it was something that I always wanted to do, to play with a family member in the same team. The fact that he was also an All Black, that just made it even more special.” Moment of magic: Manasa Mataele of the Crusaders (Getty Images) As you can imagine, after the initial shock of seeing this out-the-back flip to set up Richie Mo’unga for a try, some took to social media to voice their delight and admiration for the piece of skill.Here are a few of the comments made. Cusaders wing Manasa Mataele’s incredible pass had many waxing lyricalcenter_img Forget relatives or any Test future – let’s just enjoy that offload for now. Wow, it was good!Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Twitter reacts to ridiculous Mataele offload in Super RugbyThe Crusaders had a field day against the Hurricanes in Super Rugby on Saturday, winning 38-22, but there was one moment that stood out among the rest. Check out this superhuman offload form Fiji-born wing Manasa Mataele. How on earth did he do that?last_img read more

Aplazan la elección del Obispo de Puerto Rico para el…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service] El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis Episcopal de Puerto Rico aplazó la elección del próximo obispo para el 7 de diciembre, según un comunicado publicado en la página web de la diócesis en el día de ayer.El comunicado también incluía el nombre de un candidato adicional, el Rdo. José Díaz, de la Diócesis de Pensilvania.El 8 de julio el Comité Permanente dio a conocer una lista de cuatro candidatos, a saber:Rdo. José A. Peña Muñoz, Diócesis de Puerto RicoRdo. Rosalí Fernández Pola, Diócesis de Puerto RicoRdo. Luis F. Padilla, Diócesis de Puerto RicoRdo. Juan Carlos Restrepo, Diócesis de ColombiaUn proceso para solicitar la presentación de candidatos adicionales se cerró el 15 de julio.El 23 de agosto, el Comité Permanente, emitió un comunicado en la página web de la diócesis en el que decía que se aplazaría la elección a partir de una carta de la obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, en la cual ella expresaba su preocupación por “sucesos recientes en el proceso” y sugería un período de tiempo para “armonizar” y “reorientar” el mismo proceso.No quedaba claro a que sucesos recientes se refería el comunicado.El 30 de agosto, el Comité Permanente emitió otro comunicado en el que esclarecía que el proceso no se había detenido o suspendido y que el mismo no había violado la Constitución y Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal. El comunicado decía también que se había consultado con la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral de la Iglesia Episcopal a lo largo del proceso desde que éste se iniciara en enero.El obispo que resulte electo sucederá al Rvdmo. David Álvarez, que ha sido obispo de Puerto Rico desde 1989. 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Episcopal Church expands its stand with refugees, immigrants and the…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 1, 2017 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Lisa Ann Mauro says: Bill Louis says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Kathy and mike medovich says: Refugee Ban, Terry Francis says: Comments (32) February 2, 2017 at 10:43 am Grateful for this piece and for the work and witness of The Episcopal Church standing up and speaking out on behalf of the most vulnerable and marginalized. And thank you particularly for framing the issue for what it is — a moral issue — as opposed to what it is not — a partisan issue. Jesus did not say “inasmuch as you supported the right political party.” Jesus said “inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these.” If we are truly the Jesus Movement we can do no less. February 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm Dear Ms. Cheek:” Hearing and seeing our president display acts of Hitler is frightening.”Hitler’s para-military supporters were the Brownshirts, who started riots and rampaged through streets committing acts of violence to support his political agenda of intimidation and repression of free speech. I think I saw some of those Brownshirts at the recent riot at UC Berkley–only they were dressed in black with masks over their faces and were burning American flags.I appreciate that it is difficult not to react emotionally with words of hyperbole and slander on divisive political issues, but rhetoric which consists of name-calling, and church resolutions that call for disregard of our federal laws, are not conducive to finding a path to citizenship for deserving families and refugees that will also protect our citizens and respect the rule of law. Please read the EO–it does not call for rounding up illegal aliens, putting them in camps, or mass deportations. It requires state and local police to detain and report a person who has committed a serious crime against citizens to federal authorities if that person is in this country illegally.I am no fan of Trump, the man, but that does not mean his stance on immigration reform is immoral or un-Christian, or that withholding federal grant money is not a good idea. Churches need to stay out of politics, whether they are right-wing fundamentalist churches or the left-wing Episcopal Church. Immigration is a divisive political issue and announcing leftist “one world/open border” political positions under the mantle of being “Episcopalians” will polarize congregations and may empty some pews. I am under no illusions about changing the extremist mind-set of Episcopal leaders so I have left the Church. Other disaffected Episcopalians who are not yet ready to abandon ship might want to consider suspending their pledges. February 8, 2017 at 7:55 am Just wondering: How many of the Christians that fret over allowing unvetted refugees into our country would be willing to sign a contract to take some into your homes and be responsible for them much like like foster care for children. The contract would specify you would support them financially and ensure they show up for court appearances etc. In the event they “disappear” then you will pay the costs for the DHS to find them. Also you would be responsible for any destruction or mayhem as well, Any hands… anybody? February 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm “The chaos in Germany” has been drastically over-stated. Did the German government take on more than they should have in a short period of time? Yes. Are we managing now? Yes. Are there parts of my city, Nürnberg (Nuremberg) that I’m afraid of going into now? Absolutely not.Both the Protestant (Lutheran – our host parish) and Catholic Churches here see caring for refugees as a core part of their missions as Christians. I’m very happy that my own church has taken emphatic action, too. Marceline Donaldson says: February 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm Kitty, you are not alone. I don’t know where some of these people get there information from. I am in awe of Marceline’s delusional ranting and lack of facts. Hitler, Jim Crowism, participation in porn, really! It makes me ill to see how they try to justify their rants with Scripture. I can’t understand why people wouldn’t want to take the time to find out who we are allowing into our country. Take a look at what is going on in Germany, France, Sweeden and the Netherlands ever since they’ve allowed “refugees’ into their country. Attacking Christians, stabbings, rapes, groping women, riots, total disrespect and disregard for women’s rights, the list goes on and on. Why aren’t they concerned with that? I’ve about had it with the Episcopal Corporation’s Left leaning agenda. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Jennifer Rich says: February 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm you are wrong sir by saying what you said instead of having real dialogue you have made your stance a partisan issue. Are you supporting the minorities first who are being killed off by Muslim groups across the middle east. Are you taking in first the Yezidi’s, Assyrians, Copts and others who were long before Islam existed. The majority populations are the individuals who are the oppressors. The Least of these the ones who cannot themselves deserve are immediate help. Muslims should be last since most of what they are facing is economic and is caused by their religious leaders in the middle east.the best we can do is save the minorities and great safe zones in the middle east. I proudly stand against your hypocrisy and lack of understanding of the situation on the ground in the middle east. Talk to Canon White of Iraq or any of the leaders of the Anglican Communion in the Third World. I guess according to you these guys are followers of Satan I ashamed of the stupidity that comes out of the mouth are Church leaders. May God forgive us. Dianne Aid says: February 2, 2017 at 5:00 am Please stop using the phrase Episcopalians surge forth against President Trump to support democrat ideals. There are relatively few Episcopalians who are running into the streets to support much of anything except hate for our president and for killing the unborn. You will find a few misguided women out here yelling and screaming obscenities along with a bunch of people who can’t read.I think it is time for those of us who still believe in the Bibles teachings as rules and not suggestions have no desire to march in the streets like common prostitutes. Take care of those in need in our own communities and after all of that is accomplished take care of others outside our nation. We are not required by the Bible nor the Tenents of the church to place ourselves in danger to ourselves. When we can see evidence that all the children in the U.S. have been well educated, housed and fed then we can be concerned about people who refused to take responsibility for their own status and that of their country. I applaud all our much maligned President Trump has done in such a short time. If anyone can bring American back it is he and God is on his side and ours. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Trinity Episcopal Church and Iglesia Episcopal de la Trinidad of Los Angeles pose with signs to show their support for immigrants and refugees. Their signs read “Stand with Refugees. #GreaterAs1.” Photo: Trinity Episcopal Church via Facebook[Episcopal News Service] Even before President Donald Trump upended a major part of U.S. immigration policy, many Episcopalians were recommitting to support refugees and finding new ways to extend their advocacy. And those efforts are expanding.The Diocese of Los Angeles overwhelmingly approved sanctuary status in early December after an impassioned plea by the Rev. Nancy Frausto.“At 8 years old, I crossed the border with my mother and brother. I have stayed in this country, living in the shadows for most of my life,” said Frausto, a priest who serves both Trinity and St. Mary’s churches in Los Angeles.“It was the church (that) gave me hope,” she said. “I am one of over 700,000 DACA  (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. It is such a scary position to be in right now. I could lose my work permit and be deported back to a country I do not know.”The Rev. Francisco Garcia, rector of Holy Faith Church in Inglewood, said that at least 50 congregations have expressed interest in and requested information about a sanctuary designation or how to support the vulnerable.During a Jan. 18 webinar, Garcia, who co-chairs the sanctuary task force Episcopal Sacred Resistance – Los Angeles, said the effort comes straight out of the baptismal promise to resist evil – in all forms including racism, sexism, homophobism, Islamophobia and any institutionalized structures targeting the vulnerable.Holy Faith Episcopal Church in the Los Angeles-area community of Inglewood has long been involved in immigrant justice work. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles via FacebookGarcia was joined by the Rev. Canon Jaime Edwards-Acton, rector of St. Stephen’s Church in Hollywood and task force co-chair, and United Church of Christ pastor Noel Andersen, grassroots coordinator for immigrants’ rights with Church World Service. Andersen said the number of sanctuary congregations, representing a broad range of faith traditions, has nearly doubled nationally, to about 800, in recent months.Acton said sacred resistance can take many forms, depending on local context. “There is no cookie cutter model. … Sanctuary will be different for different congregations.”Garcia said that the work of sanctuary extends “to stand with anyone who is under attack” to be aligned with the Baptismal Covenant to persevere in resisting evil … and “all systemic evils that oppress others.”Andersen said that in other instances, activists have trained as rapid-response volunteers in a kind of “Sanctuary on the Streets” preparation to respond immediately when notified of a deportation raid, often in the middle of the night. “In Philadelphia, it’s been very successful.”“We have seen when allies show up to a raid, it can deter” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from proceeding with the deportation process, he said. “They don’t want to be seen deporting people.”Exploring next steps to protect refugees, undocumented personsWhile protestors were gathering at airports Jan. 28, including nearby Newark International Airport, Diocese of Newark convention delegates overwhelmingly supported a plea from a group of 24 laity and clergy for the diocese to study the sanctuary church movement. The group called for Newark Episcopalians to explore what others are doing and to begin to engage in immigrant justice as a diocese, as congregations and as individuals.Membership in local churches includes both immigrants and the undocumented who are at increased risk of deportation, the Rev. J. Brent Bates, rector of Grace Church, Newark, told the convention. “It doesn’t matter who we voted for,” Bates said. “We believe the Holy Scriptures tell us we are to respect and to treat with respect the alien, because we too were once aliens in a foreign land.”Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith applauded the effort. “This has been framed as a political issue,” he said. “I don’t see it that way at all. It is a moral issue and we need to be a moral voice in the world.” Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bill Louis says: February 2, 2017 at 10:01 pm This just sounds unhinged. Bill Louis says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments are closed. February 2, 2017 at 3:52 pm can we find out where the church stands on the families of those who lost loved ones to illegal immigrants? are they offering anything? February 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm …see if you can find some of the larger mosques in this country who might offer a memorial service for those who have been killed by some of the crazy Muslim extremists…i think if a day was picked by the leading Muslim leaders to hold a Muslim memorial all over this country people might begin to hold a bit more respect…to show that they really do not agree w/the crazys…something of an ecumenical service might even be more interesting. Episcopal Church expands its stand with refugees, immigrants and the undocumented Country-wide groundswell of moral, sacred resistance expands Amanda Debler says: J. Brent Bates says: Dianne Aid says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK February 2, 2017 at 7:58 am ‘America First’ parallels the same tenets proclaimed by the Nazi’s when they moved politically to take over Germany. They constantly called their citizens to self-absorption – better than those they defined as sub-human so these could be exploited, abused and used – those whose bodies were even used to produce soap for those calling for their country to be attended to ‘first’ – ignoring all the Bible calls us to because it is that which calls us away from attention to self. Jesus spent a great deal of time in the streets and in the Temples in protest – like a ‘common prostitute’. In fact, the crucifixion came shortly after Jesus overturned the tables of the money changers in the Temple. Isn’t that Jesus calling you to extreme protest ignoring self? Donald Trump – with his record of abusing women, having participated in soft porn films, adultery against three women, refusing to rent his apartments or sell his condo’s to Blacks, and so many other sins which are listed wherever you turn – is not exactly who I could see as having God on his side. I would also seriously be concerned about exactly what it is you want American brought back to – slavery? Jim Crowism? Refusing women the right to vote and denying them jobs for which they were qualified – except when men were called to war? and etc.? Brought back to a time when WASP was advantaged in America and everyone else struggling? There were times of change – maybe that’s what you meant – like Reconstruction, The Black Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement – during which time those “..common prostitutes” were out marching in the streets? The need to be better than, in your comment, is so consuming it blinds you to your own sin and to the sin of others. When you turn around and call sin – goodness from God; and the call to follow the Bible which you call acting like common prostitutes, I hate to think of the condition of your soul and will pray for you constantly – and for those like you who have confused god with God. I have no doubt that Trump follows and has god on his side – but God is not anywhere near what he is doing. Godless is what I see – and parts of the Bible, which are very clearly calling all of us to – ‘let justice roll down like water and righteousness like an ever flowing stream’ has no part in Trump’s world, or from your comments, from your world either. Of those ten sentences in the Bible – the 10 commandments, Trump has broken all of them and there has been no call from him for redemption, reconciliation or anything even close. He is now alienating and moving against his own family because they have served their purpose. And this is the man you see as having God on his side? Donald Trump, Catherine Cheek says: Rector Albany, NY 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Advocacy Peace & Justice, Kilty Maoris says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA February 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm “our own” include our neighbors, which includes the undocumented members of my parish, and likely your parish. Of course you can be a Christian and have voted for Trump. This isn’t a political issue. It is a moral issue. Mike Geibel says: February 3, 2017 at 9:29 am Dear Mr. Bates:The sanctuary resolution by the LA Diocese called out “Trump” by name along with the word “hate” and issued that resolution shortly after the election. The timing is absolutely political. Refusing to report illegal aliens who commit crimes against citizens to federal authorities cannot be rationalized on “moral” grounds. That is what the EO requires. As to the sanctuary Church, the delegates have voted, and it is my turn to vote as a parishioner–with my feet. I have ended my membership in the Episcopal Church. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Doug Desper says: February 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm Marceline Donaldson, while I didn’t vote for Trump and don’t agree with everything Kitty said, I find your reply to her outrageous. It was self-righteous, condescending, insulting, judgmental, shall I go on? She confused God with god? Really? Many would say progressives like yourself have made the same mistake in regards to God madam. The biggest piece of nonsense was when you implied she and people like her wanted the country to return to, what was it? Jim Crow? Slavery? Refusing women the right to vote? Are you serious?? People like Kitty are merely referring to returning to a country that has secure borders, lower taxes, fewer regulations, etc. While Trump may not be the most likable person to occupy the WH, there are no parallels between his administration and Hitler’s Nazi regime. None. Zero. A total fantasy. Last I checked, there are no concentration camps popping up anywhere in the country so far. And finally Marceline, don’t worry about the condition of Kitty’s soul. Worry about your own soul, because unless it is perfect in the eyes of God you don’t need to worry about others. Bty, where is this evidence that Trump was in soft porn? That’s a new one! February 4, 2017 at 9:50 am Time for the Church to get away from the Presidential bashing and take an interest in what happened to the kids who were forced to flee Aleppo. Are they being provided for, did they flee the city only to starve to death ? Regardless of what the President is is not doing, what is the Church doing to help the basic needs of these people where they are ? February 2, 2017 at 2:33 pm Thanks Terry. I’m not alone. OOH-RAH! Janet Diehl says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Among Episcopal congregations reacting to the changes in U.S. immigration policies is St. Mark’s Church in New Canaan, Connecticut. On Jan. 29 it helped launch a community-wide refugee resettlement program through “neighbor-to-neighbor work and community gathering,” according to the church website. St. Mark’s is the first sponsor of the program that began with more than 100 local mothers organizing on Facebook.Next steps: education, discernment, local connectionLacy Broemel, a refugee and immigration policy analyst with the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C., said that becoming a sanctuary diocese or congregation involves legal, theological and material consideration as well as individual discernment.For example, Broemel said hosting an undocumented person to protect them from deportation in a parish building would require such considerations as: “Does your church have a shower, a bed, a way to provide them food and clothing during the time they will be in sanctuary?”“If your congregation cannot provide physical protection to have someone living in the parish, there are other ways to stand with the undocumented,” she said.Members of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles proclaim their solidarity with Muslim immigrants. Photo: Diocese of Los Angeles via FacebookA church could offer legal clinics, ‘know your rights’ workshops, advocacy training or language classes, said Broemel, whose office is offering webinars on advocacy.UCC Pastor Andersen agreed. He said food, clothing, legal fees and other kinds of support are always needed, especially in fighting deportation cases.An estimated 11 million undocumented persons live in the United States. During a Nov. 13 “60 Minutes” interview, Trump vowed to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and to immediately deport or incarcerate some 2 to 3 million undocumented persons he called criminals. These vows have prompted activists to intensify organizing efforts, Andersen said.In some cases, Broemel said, advocacy could include simply talking about concerns for the undocumented with local, state and federal governmental officials, and neighbors and friends, holding vigils, and registering for legislative and policy updates from the Episcopal Public Policy Network.EPPN on Jan. 31 announced a “2×4 Fight for Refugees” campaign, challenging Episcopalians to call national, state and local elected officials at least four times in the next two months to voice opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.A resource for congregations interested in providing sanctuary is Sanctuary Not Deportation.The local connection is vital, Andersen said. Congregations need to become aware, educated and discern how they may participate.“It’s always transformational for the church and the families” impacted, he said. “The family is astounded by the love and welcome they are given. It is something formational for person going into sanctuary.”With so much uncertainty, activists must be fully prepared, he said.Speaking out against Trump’s actionsBishops, clergy and laity are urging reconsideration of Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order, which halts refugee resettlement for 120 days and bars Syrians from being resettled in the United States for an unspecified amount of time.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Jan. 25 urged Trump to reconsider his then-anticipated order on immigration, calling refugee resettlement “God’s work.”Curry added: “We ask that we continue to accept as many refugees as we have in the past, recognizing the need is greater than ever. We ask that refugees from all countries receive consideration to come to the U.S. and not to ban those who come from countries most in need of our assistance.”House of Deputies President Gay Jennings said Jan. 31 that she was “particularly horrified by the ban on refugees signed by President Trump on Friday evening.”“It is quite simply an act of malice, particularly toward our Muslim sisters and brothers, and Christians must oppose it loudly and with strength. Many of you are doing so, and I am grateful for the statements and sermons I have seen and the photos in my Facebook feed of Episcopalians gathered at airports and other protest sites to express our church’s commitment to welcoming the stranger.”The Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), has said that the rationale given for taking the action was “to make us safe. Yet, isolating ourselves from the world does not make us safer, it only isolates us. Being afraid of those who differ from us does not make us wise, or even prudent; it only traps us in an echo chamber of suspicion and anger, and stops us cold from loving as Christ loved.”Episcopal News Service has posted a number of responses here.Stevenson said that EMM will continue to minister to those who have fled their homes because of persecution, violence, or war. “Through our network of affiliates across this country, and with the help of the wider Episcopal Church, we will welcome these men, women and children who did not choose to become refugees. In partnership with the other resettlement agencies, we will work with our government and local communities to provide a place of welcome.“We can make a difference in these days. We can save lives. We can answer the cry of the persecuted, and the call of God.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service.  February 2, 2017 at 8:28 am My husband and I were involved with refugee settlement from Bosnia years ago, and have lasting friendships…they are productive citizens…a wonderful experience…. AND they are NOT terrorists….. C. P. Klapper says: mike geibel says: F William Thewalt says: February 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm I am saddened that the Episcopal Church that I joined over 45 years ago has shifted its focus so politically. There is virtually no cause, especially if it is leftist, progressive or liberal that it will not support. The church I joined back then did not send marchers in the streets to protest and wreak havoc, did not make knee jerk reaction to every “liberal” cause, and did not even think of protesting government except letter writing. I long for the return of civility where I can once again be comfortable in the pew. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Dr. William A. Flint, MDiv, PhD says: February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am Radical Islam is a treat both to mainstream Islam and Christianity. There is no sin in wanting to halt those coming from countries who have lost control of their populations until the US State Department can properly vet and determine whether one meets the requirements to come into this country. Most European Countries have strong immigration policies. Some require immigrants to have jobs and at least 30 to 45 thousand deposited in government escrow accounts, also 2 to 3 citizen sponsors to insure the immigrant family does not need state aid. Most of these countries do not offer aid to immigrants. By far, the USA is much more accommodating. 90 to 180 days is not much to ask, we could be like Germany or Canada. Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 2, 2017 at 10:46 am I agree with you. Donald’s actions are very similar to Hitler’s when he was elected. I am in terror of the future actions – D.T. is not fit to be president. February 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm For someone casting several stones, what are you actually doing to improve the lives of others? Just asking … or do you also live in a glass house, and void of all sin? Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI susan zimmerman says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Marion Franks 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL February 2, 2017 at 8:07 am This is your second posting saying the same thing. This one at 5am and another at 5:02am. February 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm I am a servant of God, a brother in Christ, a Republican Free Immigrationist and an Episcopalian in Metuchen, NJ. In 1986, I wrote a song to recapture the spirit of this country and this people. You may find it a more positive path for your thoughts. It is called “A Home for All”. See my link for a more recent performance. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 2, 2017 at 5:36 am Sanctuary is deeply rooted in our Faith Tradition in the Hebrew Scriptures (cities set aside for those being persecuted). Mary and Joseph took Sanctuary in Egypt with the infant Jesus. Historically Christians have been at the center of movements like the Undeground Railroad.The Episcopal Church is international and includes Dioceses in Latin America and the Caribbean from which refugees (both documented and un-documented come from). Migration is part of human history and survival. Europeans came to what now is the United States – that story did not turn out too well for people that were already here – and thankfully the Episcopal Church (and other denominations) are at the heart of healing, and yes, wd have a long way to go.Many years ago, I would not miss church on a Sunday morning. One day I was invited to accompany my farmworker friends on a May Day march. I decided to go. Reflecting on the day, I realized I had experienced an incarnational liturgy of prosession, singing, praying, hearing Gospel words in tne testimonies and sharing a meal. The marches today serve the same purpose that the Civil Rights marches served – gathering for purpose and with pride proclaiming a community which deserves dignity and peace.I am so grateful for the many Episcopalians who marched a few weeks ago, and for those whi went to Standing Rock.Carry on! Dean Hensel says: February 2, 2017 at 10:45 am As an Episcopalian I am in agreement with our POTUS. We elected him to help keep the US safe. Most of us (and Episcopalians) don’t want to live in a third world nation. Our Vets go without and some are homeless. We have great crime ridden cities (Chicago) and drugs/heroin is rampant. Too many US citizens are living in poverty. Let’s keep our hard earned tax dollars to help our own. The President has great ideas and plans and he has been handed 47 trillion debt from the previous POTUS. I’d saddened that I’ve seen on some other sites hateful things against Pres. Trump. When I say I voted for him and stand w/my country, I was told I can not be a Christian. Why is it that those who tell us to be tolerant are the least tolerant. God bless Pres. Trump and the USA!! Lisa Ann Mauro says: February 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm Remember, our Lord and Savior, is the most famous refugee of all time. I am so happy to be an Episcopalian Christian. We stand for justice and human dignity, we put into action, what Christ told us to do in the Gospels, which includes immigrants and refugees. Although I do respect the office of the President of the United States, I cannot support Trump. He stands against everything in which I believe. I don’t care for the man, but I do pray for him. Trump is still a child of God. Like most of the country, I feel fear for what will happen in our future. Hearing and seeing our president display acts of Hitler is frightening. I hope all of you are praying for our country, and for the immigrants and refugees. Each and every human being is a child of our loving God. Please keep this in mind, as we deal with the turmoil in our country, and it’s affect on the rest of the world. And read through the Baptismal Covenant on occasion. We need to reflect on it and what it truly means, and we need to pray. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC February 3, 2017 at 2:53 am Thank you Terry – beautifully said. I am saddened that most parishioner (who didn’t vote for our POTUS) are suggesting that “we” should not call ourselves Christians. It seems like my Episcopal denomination has turned it’s back on the middle class working people who pay taxes and barely get by. They claim that this is a moral issue. What about a fiscal issue? Life is not black and white. It can mostly be grey. Therefore, did they expect all of us to go along with the left/Dem candidate? Are we who voted and support Pres. Trump supposed to flee our Church? I again will say – I am truly saddened that we are made to feel sinners. Shame on them – Clergy and others. God can only judge! Refugees Migration & Resettlement February 4, 2017 at 6:41 pm This so wrong. Under the last president Visas were being denied to minority groups who were being afflicted with genocide by radical Shia and Sunni Muslims. Instead, the last President chose to ignore the plight of these populations that were decimated across the middle east. Instead, the last president chose to take the oppressors of these minority groups. This in the face of a number advocacy groups that were trying to get these people out before they killed executed raped etc. This stuff is available on every major news source including CNN. We should not be helping those who support militant islam which is another form of Fascism. The first groups we should be helping are the minorities who cannot defend themselves against the proponents of radical Islam. Jesus calls us to defend the least of these not the politically convenient. Kilty Maoris says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Jaan Sass says: February 2, 2017 at 5:39 am SORRY ABOUT THE TYPOS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm Thank you for being the church with a conscience and fulfilling God’s mission on earth. That’s why I’m in an Episcopalian! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing February 1, 2017 at 9:02 pm I get it. We’re in perilous times when violence has reached a fevered pitch. Only foolish people ignore the chaos that is in Germany and elsewhere in Europe which is caused by the influx of refugees who are mingled in with a larger migration that is often violent and chaotic. It’s right to ask questions and set limits. We must. We cannot be the world’s police force, nor can we be the world’s foster parent. There’s much undone and troubled among our own citizenry that cries out for attention. Set limits, but always remember that PEOPLE are our most important concern, even when we have to respond as they don’t want. I say, err on the side of caution but don’t leave any possible option of compassion unturned.I have a friend who is a Muslim and she is very devout. I have learned a lot by listening including how to ask for Halal food for Muslim friends when I order for them at Kentucky Fried Chicken. We talk from time to time about some differences between Islam and Christianity. We don’t seek to convert one another, and we recognize the distinctions that can’t be brushed away. When talking we seek to know challenges that our beliefs bring upon us. She once said, “You Christians see God as your reliable, understanding friend, but you often are not much of a friend to God in return.”OUCH! One thing about Najeeha: she’s cursed with working eyes. She was perplexed by Christians who rely on God as a friend (“the Man upstairs”) and yet are very casual about the depth of their return response to God. Is Najeeha right? Do we Christians sometimes reduce God to the easily available One who is undeserving of a meaningful return response? Islam challenges its followers to think about what is due to God – what God’s honor requires.In the thoughts and actions of its misguided followers the giving of honor to God has sometimes been horrific through terrorist acts. However, for Najeeha and others, who fled as refugees from such people in Pakistan, the word “jihad” means a daily struggle to tame oneself self to honor God above all. Bullets, bombs, and war not included, allowed, or considered.Our answer to Najeeha’s encounters with disappointing Christians isn’t found by showing more casual Christians who mishandle God’s embrace. Instead the answer is found by returning to the words that we say that we value. On Sunday, February 5th the Lord will say in Matthew’s Gospel, “whoever does them (His commands) and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven”. And Jesus Himself summed up these commands as …. Love God With Everything – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself.The return embrace as a friend to God is seen in a Christian’s love, time, effort, compassion, treasure, talent, voice, and action. These reveal “all those who live the words they pray.” (Hymn 517) Just as Jesus watches in anticipation so do all of the wondering and weary Najeehas of His world. The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Marceline Donaldson says: Tracy Lawrence says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Jaan Sass says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ronald Davin says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 2, 2017 at 5:02 am Please stop using the phrase Episcopalians surge forth against President Trump to support democrat ideals. There are relatively few Episcopalians who are running into the streets to support much of anything except hate for our president and for killing the unborn. You will find a few misguided women out here yelling and screaming obscenities along with a bunch of people who can’t read.I think it is time for those of us who still believe in the Bibles teachings as rules and not suggestions have no desire to march in the streets like common prostitutes. Take care of those in need in our own communities and after all of that is accomplished take care of others outside our nation. We are not required by the Bible nor the Tenents of the church to place ourselves in danger to ourselves. When we can see evidence that all the children in the U.S. have been well educated, housed and fed then we can be concerned about people who refused to take responsibility for their own status and that of their country. I applaud all our much maligned President Trump has done in such a short time. If anyone can bring American back it is he and God is on his side and ours.last_img read more

England Rugby World Cup 2015 shirt launched at Twickenham

first_imgMonday Jul 6, 2015 England Rugby World Cup 2015 shirt launched at Twickenham Canterbury and England Rugby have today launched their new Rugby World Cup 2015 shirt, with captain Chris Robshaw revealing the kit to media at Twickenham Stadium. This follows the likes of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand also launching their new World Cup jerseys in the last week or so.  The new shirt features a range of innovations that have been developed by Canterbury and England Rugby across more than 220 hours of testing and over 250,000 miles of travel to improve both the look, feel and performance of the kit.The rose symbolises the connection between the fans and the players and between former internationals who have worn the shirt and those who wear it now. In a striking innovative twist the rose has been 3D injection moulded, developed through rapid prototyping technology to standout in a way that merits the significance of the rose for players and fans alike. The shirt also features contoured ‘ball deadening’ grip placement to complement the players’ physique.On the pitch, players will benefit from a range of innovations, including reduced fabrication weight, minimising moisture absorption for Canterbury’s most lightweight kit ever. The super-enhanced fit technology, developed through position-specific 3D body-mapping supports the varied physiques of the modern rugby player.Canterbury’s traditional yet innovative loop collar design has been integrated within the shirt, having featured on Canterbury sports apparel since 1949. The 360° loop bound neckline has evolved to withstand every physicality of the game, providing resistance to challenges with enhanced elasticity and shape retention, resulting in Canterbury’s toughest collar to date.Speaking about the new shirt at the Twickenham Stadium launch, England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said; “Every player in the squad takes enormous pride in pulling on the England shirt.  As a group, we talk about the unbreakable bond of the rose between former, current and future players and for this symbol to be emphasised in 3D form is a key feature.“We are grateful for the support of the fans and in the year of a home World Cup the power of the nation behind us can be the difference. It is great that it was the supporters who launched the shirt and that they have been central to the day.”The new England Rugby World Cup shirt from Canterbury is available now for pre-sale, and in stores from Friday 17th July, as well as at Canterbury.com and EnglandRugbyStore.com ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 43 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face

first_imgMonday Aug 29, 2016 Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face The entire rugby world seems to be united in shock that Owen Franks escaped punishment for what looks to be clear contact with the eyes during the second Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday. There has been no citing, despite another angle looking very incriminating.Only one angle was shown during the match (the live angle, as seen above) but since then another has been made public by an Australian newspaper, showing what looks to be Franks’ fingers making contact with the face and eye area of the Wallaby lock.It came at a lineout early in the game, with the All Blacks scoring their first try shortly afterwards on their way to a 29-9 victory in Wellington.The incident sparked outrage on social media and even led Ireland great Brian O’Driscoll, who was famously dumped on his head and shoulder against the All Blacks in 2005, to tweet World Rugby asking what is going on.This is an absolute sham @WorldRugby ???! Makes a mockery of citing. If nothing comes of this it’s a farce. https://t.co/sDr92ggzcU— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) August 28, 2016While it’s another example of a player not clearly sticking his fingers in the actual eyes of the opposition, it certainly appears to match the stipulated criteria that we have seen countless players punished for in recent years, ie: a player cannother make “contact with the eyes or eye area”.Wallaby coach Michael Cheika was confident it would be picked up by the citing commissioners, saying: “They couldn’t miss it, it was pretty in the open. It’d be pretty hard for the match review to miss.”However nothing has come of it, and New Zealand coach Steve Hansen hasn’t made the relationship between the two bitter rivals any better, by stating: “I’ve seen the footage and I agree with the independent person who said there’s nothing to answer for.“There’s a process and that process has been followed, and whoever was running it, he’s obviously seen all the angles and believes there is nothing to answer for.”Hansen claimed that there were other similar incidents throughout the match.“In the same game, you can go to two or three other lineouts where they’re driving and the same thing happens. It’s an unfortunate by-product I think of the mauling rules that we have because the only way you can get there is through clamouring over the top, and then that creates a response, people try and pull them out of the way and the only thing they can use is the head area.“We’ll look at that and try and make sure we don’t go around that area because it creates a problem. But if there’s no case to answer, there’s no case to answer.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

One Foundation opens grant programme

first_imgOne Foundation opens grant programme 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. The grants awarded will range from ‚€1000 to ‚€20,000. They will be awarded based on ability to demonstrate some of the following:1) Good practice2) Innovation3) A model that can be replicated4) Policies & Strategies for increasing accessibility, promoting access.Applications can be downloaded from the Foundation’s site and the deadline for applications is 12th September. Howard Lake | 12 August 2007 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The One Foundation in Ireland has opened up its grant giving to support organisations and groups who promote the inclusion of minority children and young people into the on-going activities of child and youth-serving organisations. The One Foundation previously sought out organisations to support. The One Foundation’s mission over 10 years is to improve the lives of vulnerable people – children, minority communities and people with mental health problems -in Ireland. It has also supported programmes in Vietnam. This is first time One have offered this type of grant and they feel it is an opportunity to gather learning and knowledge on best practices to support and enable equal access for minority children and young people. This fund can be used to address this issue where ever an organisation is currently at and to help organisations get where they want to be in terms of developing projects, programmes or an intercultural policy. Advertisement Tagged with: Irelandlast_img read more

The political rebellion of Colin Kaepernick

first_imgMegan Rapinoe kneeling. Much has happened since Colin Kaepernick, the 28-year-old San Francisco 49ers quarterback, made national and international news when he was spotted sitting during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at a National Football League pre-season game on Aug. 26. Although he took the tactic of quietly sitting in protest of police brutality and the general oppression of Black and other people of color, the result created a loud firestorm of both support and criticism.What Kaepernick has done since Aug. 10, when he sat during the anthem in the first pre-season game, is nothing short of a heroic political act of rebellion. His stance has tarnished even more the façade of the U.S. being the “greatest democracy” on the face of the Earth. He boldly stated on Aug. 27 that “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” (See Aug. 30 WW article, tinyurl.com/zgdyrt3) Some of the police getting paid leave were those recently acquitted for the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.On Aug. 28, a Black GI started #VeteransForKaepernick on Twitter to answer critics who said that Kaepernick’s protest disrespected veterans and active duty soldiers. Thousands of military personnel came to Kaepernick’s defense, stating that they defended his constitutional right to protest. Many GIs were angry that right-wing critics were speaking on their behalf. They wanted to thank Kaepernick for helping to give them a voice for their issues as well. The tweets were posted by Black GIs, men and women, speaking on the police brutality that they face at home, along with their family members. Others raised the general plight of veterans, who fight imperialist wars abroad but return home traumatized with mental, emotional and physical trauma. They spoke of facing no hospital care, homelessness and no jobs, resulting in an average of 22 vets committing suicide every day.#VeteransForKaepernick became the No. 1 trend worldwide on Twitter for almost two days.Police, NFL hierarchy attack KaepernickAs to be expected, police organizations, especially in the Bay Area, have condemned Kaepernick’s views on police brutality. The San Francisco Police Officers Association issued a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers CEO Jed York, demanding that Kaepernick be strongly reprimanded and apologize for his “foolish” statements. Some members of the Santa Clara police “union,” who “work” the 49ers games, have threatened to boycott those games, particularly in response to Kaepernick’s wearing of socks during practice sessions that depict the police as pigs.High-profile athletes can help expose the myth that the police as a force are protectors and servers, rather than the deadly occupiers they really are — whether it’s Kaepernick or even members of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Lynx, who wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts following the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in July. Police also threatened to boycott the Lynx’s games.Seven anonymous NFL executives launched vile attacks on Kaepernick, including labeling him as a “traitor.” Interviewed by Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, an online sports publication, one executive stated, “He has no respect for our country. F–k that guy.” Another executive told Freeman that he would rather resign than sign Kaepernick to a team. A NFL general manager told Freeman that he had never seen a player more hated by NFL executives than Kaepernick. (theguardian.com, Aug. 31)Groundswell of solidarityOn Sept. 2, before the start of the last pre-season game for the 49ers versus the Chargers in San Diego, a heavily militarized city, Kaepernick was joined by another Black teammate, Eric Reid, in kneeling down while the national anthem was played. “I just wanted to show my support for him and the cause that he is trying to bring awareness to,” Reid stated. (49ers.com, Sept. 2) On the same day, Jeremy Lane, a Seattle Seahawks player, sat during the anthem in a game against the Oakland Raiders. Lane told the Seattle Times: “I wasn’t trying to say anything, just standing behind Kaepernick. I just liked what he’s doing and I like standing behind him.’’ (Yahoo.com, Sept. 2)And then there is Megan Rapinoe, a professional soccer player with the Seattle Reign, who bent on one knee during the playing of the anthem before a game in Chicago on Sept. 4. Rapinoe, who is white and a lesbian, is the first known non-NFL player to openly take “a nod from Kaepernick.” In an interview with espnW, she stated: “I am disgusted with the way he has been treated and the fans and hatred he has received in all of this. It is overtly racist. … We need a more substantive conversation around race relations and the way people of color are treated.” (espn.com, Sept. 5) She has pledged to keep kneeling before every game this season.Support for Kaepernick’s stand has come from the legendary singer Harry Belafonte and actors Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Rosie O’Donnell. The number of supporters will continue to grow.Kaepernick: Actions ‘bigger than football’Kaepernick’s protest has even helped to expose the racism behind the words of “The Star Spangled Banner,” written during the War of 1812 by Francis Scott Key, an aristocrat and slaveowner. The third stanza of the anthem celebrates the massacre of the Colonial Marines, Black men who escaped slavery and joined the British Royal Army to win their freedom outright. There is a growing debate on whether the anthem should be played at any sports events.Kaepernick, as an individual, reflects the Black Lives Matter struggle ever since he stated on Twitter that the police murder of Alton Sterling was a “lynching.”Calling Kaepernick “a noble and courageous man,” Belafonte told TV One’s Roland Martin in an interview: “To mute the slave is always been to the best interests of the slave owner. … When a Black voice is raised in protest to oppression, those who are comfortable with our oppression are the first to criticize us for daring to speak out against it.” (newsone.com, Sept. 1)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Jeremy Lanecenter_img Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernicklast_img read more

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