Recuerdan al obispo Browning por su coraje, su compasión y…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Recuerdan al obispo Browning por su coraje, su compasión y su interés en todas las personas Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [Episcopal News Service] Al difundirse la noticia del fallecimiento del ex obispo primado Edmond Lee Browning el 11 de julio, tributos provenientes de todas partes del mundo expresaban un apesadumbrado sentimiento de pérdida por [la desaparición de] un líder que tuvo el coraje, la fuerza y la convicción de hacer de la Iglesia Episcopal un lugar donde —dicho en sus palabras— “no habrá parias”.“El obispo Browning ensanchó las puertas de la Iglesia Episcopal, al invitar a entrar a toda una serie de personas que previamente se habían quedado fuera”, dijo el Rdo. Canónigo Brian Grieves, ex director del ministerio de paz y justicia de la Iglesia Episcopal y quien formó parte del personal de tres obispos primados, incluido Browning.“Motivado por la compasión, él orientó a la Iglesia Episcopal por un rumbo que le permitiría a los homosexuales, hombres y mujeres, salir del armario y servir abiertamente en la Iglesia”, dijo Grieves a ENS desde su hogar en Hawái, donde Browning sirvió como obispo diocesano antes de convertirse en obispo primado.En su primera conferencia de prensa después de su elección como obispo primado en septiembre de 1985, a Browning le preguntaron sobre una resolución de la Convención General que intentaba claramente impedir que los homosexuales fuesen ordenados, recordaba Grieves. “Él respondió diciendo que no creía que la Iglesia debería legislar contra las personas”.En 1988, en su primera Convención General como obispo primado, acogió con beneplácito una exposición de la manta de retazos del SIDA, y retó a todos los obispos a establecer una relación personal con alguien que estuviera viviendo con SIDA, para lo cual él mismo dio el ejemplo. “Hasta entonces, las personas con SIDA habían sido en gran medida excluidas e ignoradas”, apuntó Grieves.Bruce Garner, presidente del grupo de promoción LGBT Integrity USA y ex miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo proveniente de la Diócesis de Atlanta, dijo que la Iglesia Episcopal había perdido a uno de sus gigantes.Durante los primeros años de la década del 90, cuando Garner desempeñó su primer período como presidente de Integrity, recordaba la reunión que sostuvo con Browning y elogió la apertura con la que él abordó el tema de la plena inclusión de las personas LGBT en la vida de la Iglesia.“Yo sería el primer presidente de Integrity en reunirse con un obispo primado. Estaba un poco nervioso, pero no necesitaba haberlo estado. El obispo Browning me acogió con su aura de cariño y se sentó conmigo en un sofá de su oficina mientras hablábamos”, afirmó. “Otro primer paso y prueba de su visión de que no hubiese marginados fue el aceptar ser nuestro orador e invitado en nuestra próxima convención de Integrity. Cuando él dijo desde el púlpito… que no le importaba lo que pensara la prensa, tuvimos un atisbo de su apasionado apoyo por nosotros y de su renuencia a que fuésemos marginados por la Iglesia”.El arzobispo Francisco de Assis da Silva, primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil, dijo que Browning dejó “un valioso legado teológico pastoral a la Comunión Anglicana al conducir con seguridad a la Iglesia más allá de las lindes de tantísimos tabúes y difíciles problemas. De una manera generosa y práctica él tendió puentes con iglesias hermanas, en un gesto efectivo de lo que se ha llamado ‘Asociados en Misión’”.Assis dijo estarle agradecido a Browning por haber acercado aún más las dos provincias —que tenían relaciones históricas que se remontaban a 1890—, en particular luego de los apuros que experimentó la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil desde que la Iglesia Episcopal le otorgara la autonomía en 1965.“El obispo Browning y el ex primado [brasileño] Dom Olavo Ventura Luiz iniciaron un nuevo movimiento en las relaciones entre nuestras iglesias, las cuales habían estado inactivas durante algún tiempo, y las iglesias, madre e hija, reconstruyeron sus relaciones afectivas e históricas”, dijo Assis. “Queremos expresar nuestra gratitud por la vida y el ministerio del obispo Edmond Browning, ¡que fue verdaderamente un ‘pastor de las ovejas’ alentando y apoyando a todos los bautizados en sus ministerios y dones!”.Browning hizo historia al consagrar a la Rda. Barbara Harris, de la Diócesis de Massachusetts, como la primera obispa de la Iglesia Episcopal y de la Comunión Anglicana.“La noche antes de que él impusiera las manos sobre la cabeza de Barbara Harris y la ordenara como primera obispa, conmovió a una asamblea al decir: ¡‘estas manos están prestas’!”, recordaba Grieves.Browning también será recordado por haber alertado a la Iglesia Episcopal de la injusticia de la ocupación israelí del pueblo palestino, una causa que su esposa Patti también abrazó con visitas anuales a Tierra Santa, dijo Grieves.Cada uno de los tres obispos primados que sucedieron a Browning —Frank Griswold, Katharine Jefferts Schori y Michael Curry— rindieron tributos a su vida y ministerio en un comunicado de prensa de la Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia Episcopal.“La Iglesia Episcopal busca fielmente llegar a ser en verdad ‘una casa de oración para todos los pueblos’, como dijera Jesús citando a los profetas hebreos, y ese es notablemente el caso porque el obispo Browning nos enseñó que la Iglesia debe ser un lugar donde no haya marginados”, dijo Curry, el 27º. obispo primado, en el comunicado de prensa. “Ese legado perdurable aún sigue ayudando a liberar a muchos cautivos. Es prueba de que Dios no ha terminado todavía con nosotros, porque cada cierto tiempo andan entre nosotros gigantes espirituales como recordatorios vivientes”.Muchas condolencias y tributos se divulgaron en las redes sociales, entre ellos del Rvdmo. George Packard, primer obispo sufragáneo para las Fuerzas Armadas y los ministerios federales, quien describió a Browning como “constante y fiel, él nos condujo hacia donde no había barreras, incluso cuando dudábamos y carecíamos de su coraje y de su amor”.El Rvdmo. Steven Charleston, ex funcionario del personal para el Ministerio Nativoamericano y obispo de la Diócesis Episcopal de Alaska de 1991 a 1996 y más tarde decano de la Escuela Episcopal de Teología, llamó a Browning “una persona verdaderamente santa, llena de visión y de valor”.Browning había trabajado para expandir los ministerios de la Iglesia con los nativoamericanos, para lo cual creó un innovador comité nacional compuesto en su totalidad de miembros indígenas de la Iglesia.Owanah Anderson de la nación choctaw y funcionaria indígena de la Iglesia Episcopal en el equipo de Browning, dijo al enterarse de su muerte: “el obispo Browning fue el mejor amigo que mi gente jamás tuviera”.Grieves apuntaba: “Eso probablemente resume el sentimiento de la mayoría de las personas de la Iglesia que tuvieron la buena fortuna de conocerlo”.Browning “inspiró a una generación de nosotros como sacerdote misionero, obispo internacional y obispo primado”, dijo el Rvdmo. Christopher Epting, antiguo obispo de Iowa que sirvió en el Consejo Ejecutivo con Browning durante tres años. “Cuando él presidió en mi consagración, mi única oración fue seguir sus huellas. Su contribución a esta Iglesia, y a la causa de Cristo, es incalculable. Que su descanso sea hoy en el Paraíso de Dios”.Garner, de Integrity, dijo que Browning “descansa ahora en el seno del Dios que lo creó, lo redimió y lo sostuvo a lo largo de un ministerio largo y productivo. “Ya él ha escuchado las palabras ‘bien, buen siervo y fiel’. Que descanse en paz y resucite en gloria. Que reflexionemos sobre nuestra pérdida mientras celebramos un ministerio del cual recibimos innumerables beneficios”.El obituario oficial, escrito por Sheryl Kujawa Holbrook, autora de Alma de pastor, vida de Edmond Lee Browning [Heart of a Pastor, A Life of Edmond Lee Browning] puede encontrarse aquí.ENS ha recogido tributos y obituarios en memoria del obispo Edmond Lee Browning aquí.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

Nightly I-210 Freeway Closures Through Thursday

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Business News Four nights of consecutive full closure of the eastbound I-210 Freeway are scheduled to occur this week through Thursday, Dec. 13. , as follows:• Beginning at 9:00 p.m., on-ramps to the eastbound I-210 Freeway at Rosemead Blvd., Michillinda Blvd. and Baldwin Ave. will be closed.• Closure of up to three lanes of the eastbound I-210 Fwy. will begin at 10:00 p.m.• Full closure of the eastbound I-210 Fwy. will begin at 11:00 p.m. and continue through to 5:00 a.m. the following morning, when all lanes and on-ramps will reopen.Lane closures begin on eastbound I-210 Freeway near Rosemead Blvd. and end at Santa Anita Ave.Traffic delays are expected on eastbound I-210 Freeway as crews wrap up work on the Gold Line Bridge. Construction equipment including temporary k-rail lining each side of the eastbound I-210 Freeway will be removed from the project area.For more information, call Toll-Free Project Hotline: 855-446-1160 or visit www.foothillextension.org and www.go511.com. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty latest #1 Nightly I-210 Freeway Closures Through Thursday Published on Monday, December 10, 2012 | 12:12 pmcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

FCT Court Frees Pinnick, Sanusi from $8.4m Corruption Charges

first_imgOn 5th November 2019, Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja dismissed in its entirety a 16 –count charge of financial misdeeds (misappropriation of FIFA grant of $84.m in 2014; moving the sum of N4billion from NFF account in November 2018), conflict of interest and non-declaration of assets brought against Pinnick, Sanusi, Seyi Akinwunmi (NFF First Vice President), Shehu Dikko (NFF Second Vice President) and NFF Executive Committee member Yusuf Ahmed Fresh by the now-defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel, saying the case should not have been brought before her in the first place. It was made clear that the proof of evidence exculpated the NFF officials, and in addition, the certified true copies of NFF accounts supplied by the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that on the said date (3rd November 2018), no transaction whatsoever took place on the account. It was also established that inflow into the NFF account for the entire year 2018 was less than N700million.Prior to Thursday’s judgment, precisely on 26th September 2019, the Federal High Court declared that the trial of the NFF officials was political and that the court had no time for politics.Also in September 2019, the same case at the FCT High Court was put on hold as the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation submitted that it was taking over the case with a view to ascertaining its validity, seeing that same persons were being charged spuriously in different courts and/or investigated by several agencies over the same allegations hewed out of petitions by the same individuals.At the court sitting of 20th January 2020, the Office of the Attorney General declared that it had no further interest in the case at the FCT High Court, as the one brought before the Federal High Court by the SPIP had been thrown out, and the substance of both cases are similar.Yesterday, the NFF lawyers argued and prayed through a motion duly served on the Office of the AGF that based on law and constitutional provisions, the NFF officials could not be joined in the matter, having been discharged and acquitted by the Federal High Court on practically the same charges, with the same witnesses and proof of evidence for both cases. Furthermore, the NFF lawyers argued that the entire charges bordered on use of FIFA funds and on which by relevant laws, only FIFA Ethics Committee has the exclusive right to investigate and adjudicate.In this case, they said, FIFA has not complained to any third party that their funds were missing and/or misappropriated. Rather, FIFA has continued to relate very well with the NFF and even NFF’s account audited by PwC is published on the FIFA website.Justice Affen, after listening to the arguments, ruled the trial would continue with the three persons initially charged, and he could not allow the motion to join the NFF chieftains in the matter having been discharged and acquitted on similar charges by a court of concurrent jurisdiction.This means that chieftains of Nigeria Football Federation are not on trial for corruption anywhere and in any court in the world.NFF’s counsel, Festus Okpe, gave a summary of the judgment: “This case has been going on since 2018. Initially the EFCC filed corruption charges against some staff of the NFF, which we challenged.“Midway into the trial, they tried to join the leadership of the NFF, namely Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, but we opposed that because Mr. Pinnick and Dr. Sanusi were by that time standing trial at the Federal High Court on similar charges.“This morning, the court delivered ruling and refused the amendment, so as we speak, there is no charge pending against both of them. The trial will continue with the three persons initially charged and we hope to in due course prove the innocence of these persons.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Justice Peter O. Affen, presiding at the FCT High Court, Thursday declined to add the names of President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.In his judgment, Justice Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial involving three members of staff of the NFF (two of whom are no longer with the federation) with regards to the utilisation of $8.4million grant from world football –governing body, FIFA, and which began in 2018.It is the second time in few months that a court of law would trash allegations of financial misappropriation against the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, vindicating their claims that such charges were as a result of envy, malice, victimisation and vendetta.last_img read more

Badgers head to Boston to face pair of ranked opponents

first_imgAfter starting out the season 2-0 for the first time since 2004, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team hits the road for a pair of games against Boston’s finest.The No. 2 Badgers (2-0) will take on No. 7 Boston College (1-1) Friday night before heading to a meeting with No. 15 Boston University (3-0) Saturday. Both are a one-game series showdown of some of hockey’s most successful names, and UW will be eyeing success in its first contests against ranked opponents of the season.“Road series are a blast. We love traveling together. I think a lot of us look forward to on the roadies,” junior defenseman Jake McCabe said. “Going to two programs that are as competitive as they are, it should be fun.”Determined to take it one game at a time, UW has solely focused on BC in its preparations this week, knowing it will be facing a faster and more skilled opponent than it has seen thus far.“Boston College is known for small, chippy, fast forwards. We are focusing on that and finding their key players and taking them away from the puck,” McCabe said. “They have a great squad and a lot of offensively gifted players.”BC is coming off a 7-2 win over Rennselaer Sunday. All seven of BC’s goals were scored by different players, showing the depth of the team’s strength UW will have to be ready for.“They are very strong down the middle. They have three seniors in center ice. They have some good size on the defense,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “They have abilities and they like to play at a high tempo. They are going to jump at us and try to take time and space away.”Yet BC’s defense will face a similarly strong team in Wisconsin. In last Friday night’s matchup alone, 10 Badger players recorded points. Currently leading the team in goals is freshman forward Grant Besse, who scored the game winning goal in a thrilling game two against Northern Michigan Saturday. While the freshman still has a way to go in learning the offensive schemes of his new Badger team, the depth of Wisconsin will pose a huge challenge to BC skaters and goaltender.Sophomore center Nic Kerdiles is riding a 14-game point streak, starting off the season on a strong foot with a goal and two assists alongside linemates senior Michael Mersch and junior Joseph LaBate. Adding to the depth are seniors Mark Zengerle and Tyler Barnes, who together have tallied a goal and three assists on the season. While freshman redshirt linemate Morgan Zulinick has yet to earn a point this season, his highly anticipated return after a season-ending injury last year did not go unnoticed last weekend.While on the depth chart Kerdiles might be listed on the second line, Eaves sees little distinction between the two top lines.“I would say, and some will say, that we have two first lines and two third lines. I think that’s a pretty good analogy,” Eaves said.Working on the power play will be a key to Wisconsin’s success come Friday. BC suffered its first loss of the season to UW’s new Big Ten conference foe Michigan on Thursday. In the 3-1 defeat, the Eagles fell victim to the power play, giving up two goals while a man-down.Wisconsin showed fluctuating strength on the power play last weekend with a strong set of skaters in Barnes, Mersch, Zengerle, Kerdiles and McCabe leading the man-advantage squad. However, Wisconsin scored on just one of 10 power play opportunities against Northern Michigan. Against ranked teams this weekend, UW will need to capitalize on these opportunities if it hopes to return with a pair of wins.“We have some good personnel on it and we are clicking right away and coach is happy about that,” Kerdiles said. “We all feel confident it’s just going to take some more reps for it to start getting even better.”Eaves confirmed junior goaltender Landon Peterson will start in net for UW to begin the weekend. Peterson and junior guard Joel Rumpel split the series against NMU, as they did for most of last season before Rumpel earned the starting job come playoff time.Historically, BC holds a 12-9-0 record over UW, beating the Badgers the last two times the teams faced off at Kelley Rink in 2008 and 2002.After the game with Boston College, UW will head Agganis Arena to play the Terriers the following night. Boston University is riding a 3-0 start to the season with wins against St. Francis Xavier, Massachusetts and Holy Cross, all within a two-goal margin.Like BC, the Terriers have a widespread set of scorers that will be called to action against the Badgers.Giving up just three goals thus far and two coming from power plays, the ability to capitalize on the man-advantage will be equally as important in the second game of the weekend.last_img read more

Groundbreaking held for downtown Mason City apartment & town house complex

first_imgMASON CITY — The groundbreaking was held this morning for a $16 million downtown Mason City housing development. Talon Development LLC of Sioux Falls is constructing the development that will include 113 apartments and 20 town houses on the site that used to be the overflow parking lot south of Southbridge Mall. The project is seen by city leaders as one of the first spinoffs of the River City Renaissance project.Talon president Steve Boote says with the work involving the River City Renaissance project, they wanted to place this development in a downtown location.  “It was clear that Mason City is on the right track. The Renaissance project was gaining steam. We wanted to be downtown. I think when the corridor and the city was driving us around, we were looking at outskirts, we’re looking at farm fields, we’re looking at all the classic places to build an apartment. We started to drive around this part of downtown, and I said this is where we want to be.”The land on where the complex will go has been classified as an “Opportunity Zone”, which Boote says was perfect for this project.  “Most people probably don’t even know what the Opportunity Zone is, but it’s really a key element of the Trump tax cuts. What it does is it offers some incentives for people that have capital gains to invest in blighted areas, areas in communities that that are underserved, and it just so happens that this part of downtown is one of the Opportunity Zones. So fast forward today, a year later, we are forming the first qualified Opportunity Zones in Mason City, and one of the first few in Iowa.”North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation president Chad Schreck says this project helps address the need for affordable mid-range  housing in the community.  “Looking back at the old records, it’s been over 20 years probably since the last major developments happened in that area. As we were doing out strategic planning initiative, we were going through interviews and surveys of our community, our businesses, over and over again the housing issue, rental issue came up. As we’re bringing in teachers, bringing in nurses, we’re brining in young professionals that can’t afford a house right off the bat, they have had a hard time finding that market rate, high-quality, newer, modern place to live, and we just haven’t been able to get that and lost people because of it.”Boote and Schreck made their comments on the “Ask the Mayor” program earlier today on AM-1300 KGLO. Listen back to the program by clicking on the audio player below.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Drums of the Serengeti

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEThere is loud African drum line echoing throughout the sports world in regards to the racist remarks recently caught on tape of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.  In an audio recording released by TMZ the man believed to be Sterling questions his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, about her association with minorities. Stiviano who is Black and Mexican, posted a picture of herself with “Magic” Johnson on Instagram. That picture is no longer available for public viewing.This is what was said by the man on the recording. “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with Black people. Do you have to? You can sleep with [Black people]. You can bring them in; you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that…and not to bring them to my games.”Scoop Jackson wrote:  “Donald Sterling’s remarks show that although we’d like to think of sports as a haven from racism, it simply isn’t.” Has Scoop lost his ever lovin’ mind?  How many plantations have been havens from slavery?What person Black or White living in 21st century America would consider professional sports as a “haven” from the institution of racism? Racism starts at the top, remember?  May I remind you of “voodoo economics” and the so-called “trickle down theory?” Let the lily white ownership make the bulk of the dough, and they might allow some to trickle down.  If I were “Mr. Scoop” I would read or refresh myself with the book “40 Million Dollar Slaves” written by the legendary New York Times sports columnist, Bill Rhoden. After that “Mr. Scoop” please report back to America if you continue to believe that the world of sports is a haven to protect anyone from the insidious institution of racism. As a matter-of-fact the “Ivory Tower” of sports is one of the most consistent perpetrators and “sanctuaries” of racial stereotypes and racial misperceptions.last_img read more