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Tags January 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm Then have a service and do all the prayers! Just DON’T do it for the Inauguration! John Merchant says: January 13, 2017 at 3:55 am Not a big fan of the Graham groups but he is right on here. We voted for President Elect Trump and are ecstatic with his win. At last we will have a person who knows what business is all about. He has chosen wonderful people as advisors and in his Cabinet. This is a win-win for real Americans. We will be there to show our support and those “others” will be there to provide mayhem. Had we conservatives acted as the liberals are doing we would have been thrown in jail. These protestors, most of whom didn’t bother to vote, will be kept far from the supporters and we will be allowed to have our day just as they had theirs. We did not protest, we did not make threats against the current failed president we still did our work and we VOTED. If you want a change try voting, protesting has never solved any problem. Thank you Cathedral Choir for performing with great honor and thank you, Dean, for welcoming our new president properly. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel January 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm Thank you, Bishop Curry. We Episcopalians sometimes disagree with one another. Those of us who can still stay together, pray together, and work together will accomplish more for the good of all of God’s children. This can surely apply to persons of all religions and denominations, as well as we of all political parties.Tallahassee, Florida, The Episcopal Diocese of Florida Faith & Politics Comments (206) Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Judy Wright Mathews says: January 13, 2017 at 9:52 am YES! I agree with you Kimberlee Bridgeford. Thank you! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Clergy lay hands and pray over President-elect Donald J. Trump Sept. 21, 2016, at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/ REUTERS[Episcopal News Service] The involvement of Washington National Cathedral and its choir in the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump has stirred concern in parts of the Episcopal Church.The Cathedral Choir accepted an invitation to perform during the musical prelude to the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony. That prelude begins at 9:30 a.m. EST. The actual ceremony is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. The program is here.The cathedral confirmed three weeks ago that it would once again play out one of its traditional roles in U.S. life by offering Trump and the nation a chance to come together in prayer. The invitation-only 58th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 21, the day after Trump is sworn in as the 45th president.After news of the choir’s participation prompted a deluge of comments on social media as well as emails to officials involved, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Budde and Cathedral Dean Randolph Hollerith all issued statements on Jan. 12 addressing those concerns.“We all know this election has been contentious and there are deep feelings being felt by Episcopalians on all sides of the issues,” Curry said in his statement. “We recognize that this election has been contentious, and the Episcopal Church, like our nation, has expressed a diversity of views, some of which have been born in deep pain.”Acknowledging that there has been “much discussion, and some controversy” about the appropriateness of the cathedral hosting the traditional prayer service, and of one of its choirs singing at the inauguration, Curry said that those issues raise “some basic Christian questions about prayer.”“When I pray for our leaders, why am I doing so? Should I pray for a leader I disagree with? When I pray, what do I think I am accomplishing?” is how Curry described the questions.The presiding bishop said the practice of prayer for leaders is “deep in our biblical and Anglican/Episcopalian traditions.”Curry said that tradition of prayer means Episcopalians are praying that “their leadership will truly serve not partisan interest, but the common good.”“We can and, indeed, I believe we must pray for all who lead in our civic order, nationally and internationally. I pray for the president in part because Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord,” he said. “If Jesus is my Lord and the model and guide for my life, his way must be my way, however difficult. And the way of prayer for others is a part of how I follow the way of Jesus.”Construction on the 58th Presidential Inaugural Platform continued Jan. 4 on the west front of the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies via FacebookPrayer is both “contemplative and active,” Curry said, adding that people who pray should both listen to God, and serve and witness to the world in the name of Jesus.“We participate as followers of Jesus in the life of our government and society, caring for each other and others, and working for policies and laws that reflect the values and teachings of Jesus, to ‘love your neighbor,’ to ‘do unto others as you who have them do unto you,’ to fashion a civic order that reflects the goodness, the justice, the compassion that we see in the face of Jesus, that we know to reflect the very heart and dream of God for all of God’s children and God’s creation,” he said.Hollerith replied to questions about the choir’s participation in his statement.“Our choir is singing at the inauguration to honor the peaceful transition of power that is at the heart of our democratic government,” he said. “Let me be clear: We do not pray or sing to bless a political ideology or partisan agenda, regardless of the man (or woman) taking that sacred oath of office. We sing to honor the nation.”The dean said choir members are not required to participate in what he called “part of our call to serve as a spiritual home for the nation.”“In our bruised and polarized country, we hope the gift of our music can help remind us of our highest ideals and aspirations as one nation under God,” he said.Budde said that “while I do not ask you to agree, I simply ask you to consider that we, too, acted on spiritual principles.“Those principles, while they may seem to conflict with yours, are also essential for the work that lies ahead.”The first principle, she said, is that Episcopal churches “welcome all people into our houses of prayer.”“Welcoming does not mean condoning offensive speech or behavior; it does not mean that we agree with or seek to legitimize,” she said. “We simply welcome all into this house of prayer, in full acknowledgment that every one of us stands in need of prayer.”The second principle, Budde said, is that “in times of national division, the Episcopal Church is called to be a place where those who disagree can gather for prayer and learning and to work for the good of all.”Saying she is “alarmed by some of Mr. Trump’s words and deeds and by those who now feel emboldened to speak and act in hateful ways,” Budde said. “I believe in the power of God to work for good, and the capacity of our nation to rise to our highest ideals.”Episcopalians and others have also questioned whether the cathedral ought to host the customary prayer service for the incoming president on the day after the inauguration.Beginning with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inauguration in 1933, presidential inaugural prayer services have taken place at Washington National Cathedral, which calls itself a “house of prayer for all people.” That tradition has been more recently consistent since President Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985. The exception was President Bill Clinton, who chose Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, the historic black church in downtown Washington, for both of his inaugural prayer services. The cathedral has also been the location of funeral and memorial services for nearly all the 21 U.S. presidents who have died since the cathedral’s founding.“At a time when emotions are raw, we hope to offer a few moments of spiritual solace and the healing gift of transcendent beauty,” Budde said. “We also want the nation to know that we are still here, as people of hope. While the inauguration is a civic rather than a religious ceremony, it is also an occasion for prayer and an opportunity to offer the balm of beauty.”Budde previously said she would participate in that service, as is traditional for the bishop of Washington which includes the District of Columbia and four neighboring counties in Maryland.Curry has asked Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries James “Jay” Magness to represent him at the prayer service because the presiding bishop will be leading a pilgrimage of reconciliation to Ghana, a commitment he made more than a year ago.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: A previous version of this story indicated that the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys is scheduled to participate in the inauguration’s musical prelude. This story was updated at 11:15 EST Jan. 13 to clarify the fact that the entire cathedral choir is participating. January 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm Praying for – yes, of course – but that’s not the same thing to offer a whole service. The church needs to be welcoming – yes, of course – but welcoming those in search of coming closer to Christ’s spirit. This is clearly not the direction Trump’s agenda is heading to – at least for now. He clearly rejects the values that are (should be) important to us. By hosting this service, the Episcopal church is holding a position that is at best schizophrenic, at worst hypocrite. It’s never fun to say no, tough love is tough – yes – but the love of Christ is demanding. We cannot accept to do this service when Trump’s agenda threatens so many people. We need to start resisting NOW and refuse clearly any compromise with this government. John D. Andrews says: Rev. Cindy Nawrocki says: Ruth Rocchio says: January 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm I Timothy 2:2 is pretty clear on the duty to pray for those in authority – that, or the Bonhoeffer option, and I don’t thin we’re there yet! January 13, 2017 at 12:43 am Thank you John D. Andrews. This is the gospel reading for Independence Day in the Book of Common Prayer. It is true: we find our deepest freedom in trusting God’s goodness and mercy even as we suffer at the hands of our enemies. Prayer changes things, and the first thing it changes is the one who prays. True prayer changes our hearts of fear and hatred to hearts of courage and love, despite our human instincts. I pray that the hearts of all our leaders, including the President-elect, will be opened to see, hear, and respond compassionately and respectfully to all people at all times and in all places. January 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm My words above were for Mr. Warren. I totally agree with Ms. Stone. How could we do less and call ourselves Christians? Carol Stone says: Rector Knoxville, TN Mark P. Kessinger says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Jan 12, 2017 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Donald Heacock says: Rector Shreveport, LA Valleri Callahan says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR John Ira Clemens says: robert hunter says: Rector Collierville, TN January 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm If you think the treatment of our vets under President Obama was bad wait till you see what Trump does to the vets: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/01/03/VA-Doesn-t-Need-Be-Privatized-and-Our-Vets-Know-It Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH January 12, 2017 at 8:41 pm Bishop Curry is right. The Episcopal church is NOT an arm of the Democrat party. It is Jesus’ church. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ronald Peak says: Heather Hollowell says: January 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm There is a difference in hosting a service of prayer for Mr Trump and the country and particiapting in the celebration of his values. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA January 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm an forceful and wonderful statement sir, thank you. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rachel mash says: January 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm While I would acknowledge the need for prayer for our nation and citizens, I shudder to think any church professing the love and spirit of Jesus would have invited Adolph Hitler into their sanctuary to ask God’s blessings on him. While the service may have been conducted for incoming presidents of both parties, never before has such an openly racist, misogynistic, ethnocentric and homophobic member of the human race won the office. January 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm It’s time for the country to join together in prayer as we have done for many years. The radicals on both sides will dispute the issues forever and never come to a reconciliation.Let us move forward not backward Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC January 12, 2017 at 9:11 pm I’m saddened and appalled that The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys will sing at the political and secular governmental ceremony of inauguration at the capitol. This is especially so this year as a man whose words and actions, especially in regards to those in our nation who are marginalized, oppressed, and disenfranchised, are in clear contradiction with the Gospel and with the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church. Following tradition of some years, it is right and good for the Cathedral to host the service of prayer for the new president and for the cathedral choir to sing there. It’s very disappointing, however, to see the cathedral, which has been a part of my life since I was a boy, depart from its longtime traditional ministry of worship for our nation in the inaugural festivities. January 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm Kitty is clearly misinformed, typical and unfortunate of those who voted for a sexual predator for president. Very sad statement on the lack of education of some sectors of our population today. I grieve. Joe Simpkins-Arganbright says: Kimberlee Bridgeford says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cliff Cannon says: Kilty McGowan says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI January 12, 2017 at 10:02 pm Life long Episcopalian here. I find that interesting- I really do. We are a third generation military family, most are retirees. My husband and father in law both disabled as well. Son retired fairly recently, and son-in-law is still active duty. We think our President has done a pretty good job with regard to vets. My husband and father in law get wonderful care at VA ad don’t worry about hearing aids, or any other health care issue. This may be a regional issue. However, my biggest concern is NOT how Obama has dealt with vet issues, it is Trump! Heather Hollowell says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ January 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm Let’s not conflate two separate issues. Hosting the prayer service is a tradition and a right and good thing to do. No one who is upset that I know of is arguing that we shouldn’t pray for our leaders. Having the boys choir sing at the inauguration, on the other hand, is unnecessary, and from the discussions I’ve seen, is more divisive. You could do one without the other. After all that has neem done and said by church leadership to oppose and condemn the horrors of Trump’s campaign, be careful of being in too much of a hurry to bury the hatchet. It seems like resignation, not reconciliation. That will require a an admission of guilt and repentance on the part of the offender. Kilty McGowan says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI January 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm I have no issue with the traditional prayer service being offered at the Cathedral. To schedule the choir to sing at another venue and a clearly secular and political event, however, is another matter. Accepting the engagement and performing at the Inauguration suggests endorsement of the man being honored. Neither the Episcopal Church, nor any of its cathedrals, choirs, bishops, or clergy should not be seen to endorse this, or any, president or politician. As with lawyers, judges, and presidents, we should avoid even the appearance of impropriety; performing at the Inauguration not only looks improper, it is improper. Hold the prayer service in the Cathedral, by all means, but do not grace the Inaugural venue with an implied endorsement of the President-Elect! In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 January 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm Where do you get your information that most “protestors” don’t vote, Ms. McGowan? I am an involved citizen who has voted in every national and local election since I was 18, including this most recent election (when I did not vote for Trump). Remember, too, that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million. I will be marching in Washington on 1/21. How can you admire Trump’s business acumen? He has had many failed businesses (think Trump Steaks, Trump Casino in Atlantic City, Trump University, for starters), declared numerous bankruptcies, and brought lawsuits against workers he didn’t want to pay. He has been married three times, cheated on one wife while still married, and had a child out of wedlock. He has ridiculed or demeaned minorities, the disabled, women, immigrants, and those living in poverty, and has offered no apologies for or shown any remorse about any of his actions. Hardly a Christ-like example, at least as I was brought up to understand Jesus. Still trying to understand the Cathedral Choir’s decision to sing at the inauguration; very little in the way of explanation has been offered, beyond justification for the Saturday prayer service. Pamela Payne says: Rector Martinsville, VA Julie E Kaufman says: Comments navigation Newer comments 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 Rector Washington, DC January 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm thank you for saying this! I am glad my father, an Episcopal priest for 40 years, is not alive to see this obscenity. Judy Whelchel says: January 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm I thank our Presiding Bishop, Michael and the other contributors for this article to bring us confirmation that the National Cathedral is for all – prayers, music and leadership in our nation. May God through the Trinity bring healing, guidance, wisdom and leadership for the common good of our country to our new President and the governing bodies of our land. January 13, 2017 at 3:59 am We don’t need a woman’s march or anything else from them. There will be no one there, in any event, it is just another false group or those whose intent is destroying American traditions. Rector Albany, NY Susan salisbury says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem January 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm As much as I feel that Mr. Trump is as wrong for the position of President of the United States as any person could be, I feel that we should follow the example of President and Mrs, Obama in honoring the Democratic transition of power. It is far more important how we conduct ourselves than how we regard the President-Elect. There will be more appropriate forums for me and other Episcopalians to make our sentiments heard than at this moment. January 13, 2017 at 7:17 am I agree Jeffery. The whole thing will be perceived by millions around the world as a stamp of approval on Trump. It was a neighbor who voted for Trump who gloated and gushed as she told me about the choir singing. If anything it should have been an all adult choir and not the children whom I feel certain Trump will use to vindicate himself many times over. Joe Simpkins-Arganbright Curate Diocese of Nebraska John Schroeder says: Comments navigation Newer comments January 13, 2017 at 9:11 am The Cathedral was chartered by an act of the United States Congress. I don’t know whether the grounds are owned by the Federal Government. I shudder to think what would be the national public reaction if the Cathedral had refused, if it could have refused.The public prayers do serve to comfort the divided nation; that all our actions are most acceptable by our loyal benevolent God January 13, 2017 at 1:43 am I, too, am a lifelong Episcopalian. My husband died of service-connected disabilities 3-1/2 years ago. He was proud to vote for Obama in ’08 and, had he been competent, would have voted for him in ’12 as well. Jim received wonderful treatment from the VA out here in Portland, and without them we would have lost everything since he spent his last years in a nursing home. Jim was always treated with respect – as was I – and thanked for his service. What many don’t realize is that a large percentage of those providing care for Veterans – from neurosurgeons all the way to receptionists – are, themselves, Veterans. I am very worried that both my SS and my survivors’ benefits will not get me through a Trump administration. January 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm “This is a win-win for real Americans.” ~Kitty McGowan. So “real Americans” are ones that agree with you? I didn’t agree with George W. Bush on many issues and didn’t vote for him, but I would happily gone to his inauguration because I could see he was a man of gentleness and honor. Not Trump. I will pray for him and our country because we will need it, and I’m fully behind the National Cathedral prayer service. But I don’t want my church endorsing this man which participating in the secular celebrations I believe does.. January 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm No matter how much lipstick you try to put on this pig, it’s still a swine. Pray for him all you like, but he is only using the church for his own ends, which are unholy at best. I am ashamed to see the church I love standing with debauchery and one who takes pride in openly doing wrong. This is anything but a peaceful transition of power when so many march against it. It dishonors our country, our people and our God. Rector Tampa, FL Ruth Rocchio says: January 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm The people of the United States, in a process whose structure has been in place since 1789, have duly elected Mr. Trump the President. I am glad the National Cathedral Choir will participate and that a prayer service will be conducted as it would be for any other President. This is exactly the right way to begin Mr. Trump’s tenure — to pray for him in this role. Cheryl Nix says: January 12, 2017 at 8:35 pm I agree Ms. Stone. I did not vote for Trump, and do not agree with his agenda and his conflicts of of interest, but he is the President-Elect, and we need to pray for guidance for him and his administration. Our National Cathedral is a place of national prayer, and should continue in that role, without taking partisan positions. January 12, 2017 at 11:45 pm The prayer is good. As long as the cathedral prays prophetically.it could be a powerful moment. I hope the choir would boycott though. They are musicians and should make a statement. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Judith Hoy says: Ruth Rocchio says: January 13, 2017 at 1:10 am Graham is wrong. God is apolitical. He had no part in the outcome of this election. Jesus/God/Holy Spirit loves and cradles all people, including the “atheists” in Washington. All Jesus preached was love for everyone – to treat your neighbor as you would want yourself treated. We need to pray that our leaders will move ahead and do what is best for EVERYONE in this nations. Not just for one party or the other. There are good and bad ideas on both sides. I pray that our leaders go with the good, even if it comes from the opposing side. Donald Trump, Christopher L. Webber says: January 13, 2017 at 9:27 am I could not say it any better than has the Rev. Dr. Funston. Count this lifelong, active, pledging Episcopalian as one who is seriously considering leaving the Churth. I will see more of Jesus in the work of organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, Salvation Army, National Wildlife Fund, and National Resources Defense Counsel than I fear I will in Trump’s administration. Saddened that the Episcopal Church is giving what will appear to many to be a tacit endorsement of the incoming administration by singing at the inauguration. Bishops Budde, Curry, and Hollerith dance around that decision in their public statements. Ronald Davin says: January 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm Hear what comfortable words Rev. Graham has to say;“Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that not only did God have a hand in getting Donald Trump elected as U.S. president, but that Trump is God’s answer to people’s prayer for a president who will stand up to the “humanistic, atheistic agenda” in Washington D.C.” January 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm I agree with this. The inauguration is secular and the church has no need to participate. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID January 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm I don’t agree with the Cathredrals role in having its choir at the inauguration itself. I challenge Bishop Budde and Bishop Curry to walk with the Women’s March on Washingon, and put prayer, listening and Jesus into passionate action. January 13, 2017 at 9:25 am Thank you Valleri. A little off topic but there are those who served and have navigated the VA system for generations and those who perpetuate rumor and innuendo. I am a multigenerational veteran and have served veterans my entire life. I know the issues and that no system is perfect but GOP efforts to destroy the federal workforce and the systems that serve our vets is traitorous.BTW, pray for our leaders indeed. They’re going to need it. January 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm Matthew 5:43-48New International Version (NIV)43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Comments are closed. Diane Pyle says: Fanny Belanger says: Cheryle Gardiner says: Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group John T Hollingsworth says: Danielle A. Gaherty says: January 13, 2017 at 6:59 am Um . . . did Billy Graham become an Episcopalian when I wasn’t looking? January 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm I have always prayed for the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA, and I will continue to do so. Prayer for wisdom, guidance, and for the welfare of this land, and I will continue to do so. Also, if the Episcopal Church wants a seat at the table to advocate on issues, this service is important in establishing ourselves’ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Christine Moseley says: January 13, 2017 at 6:50 am I agree – could not say it more bigly…. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA January 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm sir, there is no comfort to be had here, especially for those of us in the trenches who will see the great harm coming. I hope you understand that. 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 kathy Schlecht 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 January 12, 2017 at 10:54 pm I agree. Trump is unfit to be President. He represents a threat to democracy and world peace. Episcopal leaders who recognize the threat should be denouncing his words and deeds, not celebrating his inauguration. Ruth Rocchio says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Pat Kraft says: Submit a Job Listing Kim Hobby says: January 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm I did not vote for Donald Trump, nor do I like him as a person. However, he is my President Elect, and he was elected under the laws of this democracy known as The United States of America. Like it or not, he is my President. As such, he is allowed to (and encouraged to be) in the Church I consider my home. I pray daily that he will become a great President, that he will be filled with the Spirit in such a way that this country may continue to be known as the greatest democracy in the world. I pray my brother and sister Episcopalians will join me in prayer for the world, this country, and our President Elect. Fr Ron Peak, Retired January 13, 2017 at 11:56 am I absolutely agree with the comments from The Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston. The Rockettes have the gumption to note why it is inappropriate to be part of this inauguration’s hoopla. One would think that the National Cathedral’s choir members would agree with the Rockettes on this one, not wanting to go down in history as enthusiastic participants. Yes indeed, as the Rev. Funston said, “we should avoid even the appearance of impropriety; performing at the Inauguration not only looks improper, it is improper.”It’s not too late to change this part of it. Get the choir out of this please. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis January 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm These prayers are needed now more than ever. Episcopal leaders address church’s part in Trump’s inauguration Presiding Bishop, Washington Bishop, Cathedral Dean see role as urging unity, prayer Stephen Mills says: Anthony Price says: Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Bonnie Kroll says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK January 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm I suggest the church authorities decal the cathedral’s role in the 2nd inaugural of Richard Nixon in 1973. It was the site for a “counter-inaugural” event, the presentation of Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War” by the National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leonard Bernstein as conductor. There were 15,000 persons present. I was the Cathedral Canon responsible for arranging the event, along with a supportive dean and fine staff, and the bishops, Wm Creighton and John T. Walker. To think that the inauguration of a personality who has attracted universal ridicule for his vindictive, uncivil antics and absurd doctrines against immigrants, members of certain religious groups, and his political opponents, constitutes normalcy, or anything less than considerable alarm and a potential threat to our democracy, is simply weak-willed and hiding in the shadows of the truth. The Episcopal Church needs to stand up to this caricature of a national leader, and mourn for the fate of our nation in his hands. The bishop, dean and other church officials are living in a delusional reality and need to seize a prophetic moment and say no, forcefully and publicly, while still praying for the health of the nation. The Mozatrt Requiem would be a good way to start the new term. January 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm I support The Presiding Bishoo’s Statement. I prayed for President Obama at every service for 8y . Years..I profoundly disagreed with his treatment of.Veterans & military but I prayed. Press Release Service January 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm Your words and your expression is shameful! Ruth Rocchio says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Rev. Gerardo Ramirez says: January 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm Bishop Budde’s words speak for many of us. While we certainly do not condone the president-elect’s behavior or words, we respect the need for prayer for our nation’s leaders. Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Rev. Fred Fenton says: The Rev. Jeffrey P. Cave says: Marjorie Oughton says: Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA January 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm Jesus was a left-wing radical, profoundly anti-establishment and very much a man of the little guy. The Episcopal Church in my youth actually exemplified this. I am sad to see the very financially safe leaders towing the political line. Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Mary English Morrison says: January 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm Let’s also keep in mind that the Episcopal Church is still regarded by many as the “Church of the Establishment”, with a legacy from pre-1776 Anglicanism. Probably that’s why the National Cathedral is an Episcopal Church, for example. Seems we have a duty to uphold, regardless of our personal political views. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC
2018 Mexico Xolotl House / Punto Arquitectónico “COPY” Xolotl House / Punto ArquitectónicoSave this projectSaveXolotl House / Punto Arquitectónico Photographs: Tamara Uribe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895032/xolotl-house-punto-arquitectonico Clipboard Manufacturers: Coolfan, Helvex, Mosaicos La Peninsular, Teca, TecnoliteConstruction:Central ConstructoraStructural Calculation:I. E. S. E. Ing. Emanuel Solís, Ing. Julio BaezaArchitects In Charge :Alejandra Molina Gual, José Israel Ramírez Segura, Mauricio Rosales AznarDesign Team:Cristina Cámara, Rolando Lizárraga, Maricruz Alcalá, Estéfani Luis, Br. Estephania Lugo, Christopher Estrella, Manuel FerrerCity:MeridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tamara UribeRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Casa Xólotl site is in a building within the historic center of Mérida`s city. Located in a not crowded street, the Main facade faces the street containing a house dedicated for resting, which overturns and contains the visuals inside it.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe Project arises in a 100m2 pre-existing old house, composed of 3 main bays (social area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom). Enclosed by a plot of ten by twenty-two meters. The new program must had to accommodate a social area with terrace, a pool and 2 bedroom each one with its own bathroom.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe main access to the property is located at the right extreme of the first bay, which develops through a lobby that serves as a pause between urban reality and the serene interior environment. The rest of the bay had enough space to develop a bedroom with an internal bathroom.Save this picture!Ground FloorAll the social area is located in the second bay. The living room, the dining room and the kitchen are developed in n a single space, which is linked to the third bay through different windows that help fuse space visually and functionally.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe third bay of the property was the more intervened one. The poor condition of the original slab was replaced with a light one, which contrasted with its materiality concept. Sheltering the terrace, the concrete slab, the structure of it passes tangent to the existing walls without touching them.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe master bedroom is located at the rear of the lot, as an independent Villa, serving as the focal view from the inside of the Main House, and borders the central patio, containing the views inside it.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeAs a result, form the reduced measurements of the lot, the placement of the master bedroom, and the preexisting house and a traditional cistern, the pool becomes the main element of the patio. Placed between both constructions, old and new, the pool floods the remains of the posterior bay and surrounds the cistern, generating greater contact and integration to the terrace. The flooded room becomes the visual focus from the entrance and becomes a space in which the interior-exterior limits blur and fuse.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe enveloping materials of the house combine new textures with the original textures, generating contrast with the marks product of the passage of time. The interior-exterior boundary between the hammock social area and the terrace is accentuated by exposing the stone material that composes the dividing wall. The cover and structure of the terrace, made with reinforced concrete and left without finer finish, show their earlier age with a sober palette.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeProject gallerySee allShow lessVoids and Canopies Feature in Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Renovated Transport Hub in …Architecture NewsPeriferica Workshop: The Open Museum [Architecture + SelfConstruction]Call for Submissions Share Year: Architects: Punto Arquitectónico Area Area of this architecture project Residential Architecture ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895032/xolotl-house-punto-arquitectonico Clipboard CopyResidential Architecture, Houses, Renovation•Merida, Mexico Save this picture!© Tamara Uribe+ 53Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Area: 165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officePunto ArquitectónicoOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMeridaMexicoPublished on May 29, 2018Cite: “Xolotl House / Punto Arquitectónico” [Casa Xólotl / Punto Arquitectónico] 29 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
On Sept. 6, seven left-wing activists were brutally arrested during an anti-oligarchy protest in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Today, more than two months later, all seven remain behind bars. What began as a 72-hour detention has been extended three times so far. And they face charges that could keep them in prison for up to eight years.These activists weren’t picked out at random. All seven are members of the Red Bloc party — a new communist party founded earlier this year on the basis of a leftist electoral party called “Our Home is Moldova.” Among them is the Red Bloc’s leader, Grigory Petrenko, a former parliamentary deputy who led workers’ protests last summer that blocked steep hikes in utility and fuel rates.Five of the political prisoners are youth. Two of them — Pavel Grigorchuk and Mikhail Amerberg — had already spent several months in jail and under house arrest this year, after being framed during a government scare campaign before last year’s November parliamentary elections.Moldova is a former Soviet republic of 3.6 million people, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania in eastern Europe. Since 2009, it’s been ruled by pro-Western parties dominated by wealthy oligarchs. Brandishing deceptive names like “Democrats” and “Liberals,” these right-wing parties have imposed harsh austerity on the workers and farmers of Moldova. At the behest of the Western imperialists and their own anti-Soviet ideology, the oligarchs have broken traditional economic and political ties with Russia in a headlong rush for “Euro-integration.”Petrenko and his comrades were singled out for pointing the finger of blame at Vlad Plahotniuc, Moldova’s top oligarch and political kingmaker. An energy and media tycoon, Plahotniuc is the force behind the country’s Democratic Party and ruling Alliance for European Integration. His henchmen control key government posts, including the prosecutor general’s office, the bureau of prisons and many courts.The Red Bloc earned Plahotniuc’s wrath when it set up a protest tent camp outside his mansion in Chisinau in July — it was quickly broken up by police and private security goons — and by marching to the gates of his media empire during the fight to stop utility rate hikes. The mobilization of workers, youth and pensioners across the country included occupations of many city halls. As a result, officials were forced to temporarily roll back the rate hikes — which cost Plahotniuc a lot of profits, according to the Red Bloc.On Nov. 9, however, with the protest leaders safely behind bars, the National Energy Regulation Agency announced it was again hiking electricity rates by 37 percent. Water rates are next to rise. (Grenada.md)Abuse and torture of political prisonersAccording to the Red Bloc prisoners, their imprisonment is meant to intimidate protesters from taking to the streets to resist the oligarchs and pro-fascist and pro-imperialist forces, such as those who seized power in neighboring Ukraine last year.Petrenko, Grigorchuck and Amerberg most recently had their “preventive detention” extended by 45 days, until Dec. 20. However, there is no guarantee they will be released then.At the same time, the other four political prisoners — Alexander Roshko, Oleg Buzni, Andrey Druz and Vladimir Zhurat — had their jail time extended by another 30 days, which means they won’t be freed until at least Dec. 5, three months after their arrest.Every court hearing has been surrounded by masked riot police wielding automatic weapons. In some cases, supporters, family members and media have been unlawfully blocked from entering the court.According to attorneys and the prisoners themselves, they have been subject to abuse that could be classified as torture.In early October, Oleg Bunzi, who suffers from insulin-dependent diabetes, was in danger of falling into a coma after being denied medicine and proper nutrition, family members said. During a court hearing on Oct. 2, supporters had to fight to have an ambulance called to the courthouse to treat him. (MoldNews)Bunzi was also denied the right to attend his grandfather’s funeral. The activist blamed his grandfather’s death on the media campaign to demonize the Red Bloc prisoners. (PAN.md, Oct. 23)Petrenko has been singled out for special abuse. On the night of Oct. 18, a Sunday, his cell was raided by agents from the prison bureau in defiance of regulations and without notifying the warden. Petrenko was roughed up and his personal papers illegally searched.Attorney Ana Ursachi called the raid a clear threat to Petrenko’s safety from the new head of the prison bureau, Alexander Pynzar, a Plahotniuc loyalist. It was meant to show that they could get to him at any time, she said. (MoldNews, Oct. 23)Recently, Petrenko and his attorney learned that he had been deliberately exposed to tuberculosis. At a press conference on Nov. 10, Ursachi reported that a prison guard told Petrenko that the yard where he was taken for daily walks was otherwise used exclusively by TB patients. The attorney confirmed the information. Since then, Petrenko has refused to go.Earlier, the car driven by Petrenko’s spouse, Lilia Petrenko, was pulled over and searched after a court hearing. Agents of the prosecutor general clumsily planted stun grenades in the backseat of the car which she drives their young children to school in. The entire episode was caught on amateur video. (OMG.md, Sept. 16)Urgent to fight for their releaseThis and other information has been reported to the United Nations, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the U.S. and European Union ambassadors, said Ursachi. A case is also being brought before the European Court of Human Rights.Demands for the political prisoners’ release have come from diverse political forces throughout Europe and Russia, including from members of all factions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), of which Petrenko is a former leader and honorary member. Street protests have been held in Moscow, Kiev, New York and other cities.Despite the abuse and threats, the Red Bloc prisoners continue to speak out, both in court and through letters to friendly media. There’s an urgency to fighting for their release that goes beyond the safety of the prisoners themselves. Their leadership in Moldova’s political life is sorely needed.Since late August, Moldova has been engulfed by protests from both the right and left against the ruling regime. By Oct. 29, Prime Minister Valieriu Strelet’s government was forced to step down.The political program of the right-wing “Yes Alliance” is virtually indistinguishable from that of the ruling parties. These forces are hostile to workers and do not seek improved relations with Russia. They simply want a bigger slice of the pie for themselves. The Yes Alliance includes extreme right-wing and outright fascist forces, much like Ukraine’s Euromaidan. The ruling group has treated this movement with kid gloves.The struggle against rate hikes and the case of the political prisoners helped to fuel a left-wing protest movement in response. So far, this has been critical in preventing a development like the far-right coup in Kiev.But heavy repression against the Red Bloc and its ally, the “Our Party,” led by Mayor Renato Usatîi of Balti, Moldova’s second largest city, as well as maneuvers by Plahotniuc to form an alliance with reformist parties now cast the future of this movement in doubt.The fate of the anti-fascist and anti-imperialist struggle in Moldova will have ramifications throughout Europe and worldwide. It demands solidarity from workers’ organizations in the U.S. and European imperialist countries. Free the Red Bloc political prisoners now! Return the most resolute leaders of the struggle to their rightful posts at the head of the anti-fascist movement!WW urges readers to sign and share a petition from the International Action Center demanding the immediate release of the Petrenko Group in Moldova at https://goo.gl/tNrBg1.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Bailey Kirbyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bailey-kirby/ Facebook Friday on the Green provides music and fun for all ages ReddIt Near Southside strives to be economic powerhouse of Fort Worth Bailey Kirby City celebrates the grand opening of Zbonz Dog Park printhttps://vimeo.com/157519282When two-time gold medal winner, Camille Herron, prepared to start the Cowtown Ultra Marathon Sunday, she knew something wasn’t right.The Ultra Marathon consists of 50 kilometers, 31.6 miles. The race is 5.4 miles more than a regular marathon.The Cowtown added the Ultra Marathon in 2008 as a 30-year anniversary celebration. Though it was only supposed to last one year, the popularity generated by the event made it a permanent race.“The Ultra Marathon is actually one of our fastest growing events, even though it is our smallest event by percentages,” said Cowtown executive director Heidi Swartz.In 2015, Herron was the World Champion for the 50K and 100K. She planned to run in the Cowtown Ultra Marathon in hopes of beating Janis Klecker’s 1983 American record for the 50K.This was Herron’s first time participating in the Ultra Marathon. Though Herron planned on making her debut in the Ultra last year, the race was cancelled due to snow and ice.“We will see if there will be a record or not,” said Swartz. “Camille Herron from Oklahoma is trying to set the national record for the Ultra Marathon.”The route of the Cowtown Ultra Marathon is unique because it allows participants to run on the same route as marathoners, rather than on a trail.“The runners run with the marathoners all the way up to mile 25 and then they break off and do about 5 miles on their own and then reconnect with the marathoners to finish the race,” said Swartz. “Most ultras aren’t done that way.”After a three-month race hiatus, Herron kicked off 2016 at the Cowtown 50K.It was at the 10-mile mark that Herron was forced to withdraw. She said it was due to exhaustion and a lack of training.“I won the 50K World Championship back in December and I took a break after that,” said Herron. “I probably made the mistake of not racing the past three months so I maybe came into today feeling a bit rusty and just felt flat.”She said she saw her husband at 10 miles and, in that moment, knew she would not be completing the race.“This race felt different as I had a sense of overwhelming fatigue and lethargy from the get-go and lack of gusto in my whole body,” said Herron.Herron will make her trail debut in April and hopes to qualify for the Western States in June, the largest 100-mile run in the United States.“Running to perform isn’t just about putting in the training, but also, how everything else around you impacts your well-being,” Herron writes on her website. Residents of Bluebonnet Place want to solve Bluebonnet Circle traffic issues Bailey Kirbyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bailey-kirby/ Linkedin Bailey Kirbyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bailey-kirby/ Bailey Kirbyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/bailey-kirby/ Previous articleSGA asks students what changes they want on campusNext articleTCU mercy rules UT-Rio Grande Valley in 13-0 shutout Bailey Kirby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter Facebook Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Grief can have an astonishing shelf-life. â€œEven when we think that weâ€™ve managed the emotions well, and weâ€™re doing well, there are times in our life when unexpected triggers bring the grief back to us full-force,â€ said the Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou of La CaÃ±ada Presbyterian Church. â€œOften we are taken by surprise. The journey of grief is very unpredictable.â€To help members of the community deal with these unexpected swings in emotion, Hintzoglou will lead a series of six grief support sessions beginning Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. in the LCPC Library.The sessions will explore the journey of grief and its unpredictable emotions: depression, loneliness, guilt, anger. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions, which will be held on Sundays in that 4-5:15 p.m. time period, but it is permissible to drop in on any session or sessions.Hintzoglou has been the bereavement coordinator at Heartland Hospice for several years and has served as parish associate at LCPC, counseling families in the end stages of life and the journey of grief.La CaÃ±ada Presbyterian ChurchÂ is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. The Library is just to the left of the Sanctuary entrance. For additional information, call the church office at (818) 790-6708 or visitÂ http://www.lacanadapc.org/. First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. More Cool Stuff Faith & Religion News Grief Support Offered Sundays at La CaÃ±ada Presbyterian Church From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 11:01 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Giving Back Five Acres Receives Impressive Grant from The Ahmanson Foundation Grant award is in support of vital facility renovations From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 11:51 am Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 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 Five Acres announces today it has been awarded a generous grant from The Ahmanson Foundation in support of renovations planned for 2015-2016, including flooring repairs and refinishing, carpeting and exterior and interior repainting of the Robert Ketch Administration Building.These restorations are part of a phased series of critical improvements that Five Acres is undertaking to ensure the agency’s historic Altadena campus remains safe, functional, and in good condition for years to come.“Founded in 1888 and after outgrowing our original location, Five Acres Altadena residential campus and administrative headquarters was opened in 1926. Designed by famed architect Myron Hunt, the facility was built specifically for the care of children. As we near our 90th anniversary of this campus, we offer our heartfelt gratitude to the Ahmanson Foundation for their continued support and tremendous encouragement towards the facility renovations and to the children who will benefit from their investment both now and in the future.” – Jennifer Berger, Chief Advancement OfficerThe Ahmanson Foundation, incorporated in 1952, is a private foundation with initial funding from financier Howard F. Ahmanson and his wife, Dorothy Grannis Ahmanson.The Ahmanson Foundation has been generous towards Five Acres’ buildings and programs since 1981. The Foundation has provided eight significant grants to Five Acres as well as a few smaller, foundation board member designated gifts. The last grant was made in 2010, toward the addition of a tenth grade class at the Five Acres Therapeutic (non-public) School.Five Acres trusts the great generosity of many individuals, corporations and foundations to build and sustain its vital programming for vulnerable children and their families. The Ahmanson Foundation gift underscores the importance of maintaining services for years to come, which help children and their families attain safety, well-being and permanency.About Five AcresFive Acres is a child and family services agency strengthening families and preventing child abuse through treatment and education in community based and residential programs. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including foster care and adoption, supporting nearly 8,400 children and family members in five counties.For more information please visit www.5acres.org or contact Director of Communications, Rebecca Haussling at [email protected] Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 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 More Cool Stuff The Board of Trustees of Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) announced today that Bill Davis, President and CEO, has decided to step down and begin the leadership transition process for the organization. Davis, who will continue in his current responsibilities through December 2019 or until his successor is appointed, will work closely with the SCPR Board to identify a new President and CEO for the organization.The SCPR Board also announced that Davis will assume the newly-created role of President Emeritus of SCPR following the transition period.Davis joined SCPR in 2001 as its Founding President and over his nearly 20-year tenure led its transformation from a struggling, underperforming public radio station into a powerful community voice serving a growing and diverse audience across Southern California. Davis significantly expanded SCPR’s audience, membership and financial performance and recruited and developed a top-notch staff at all levels—establishing an ethical and inclusive culture that attracts outstanding journalists and creative talent.“The pride I have in Southern California Public Radio’s success during my tenure as CEO will always pale in comparison with the many accomplishments of our team and the lasting value of my friendships with colleagues on the Board of Trustees and the staff,” said Mr. Davis. “Through the years, SCPR has benefited from an exceptionally engaged Board, which has supported me and our management team every step of the way.”“I am blessed to have the opportunity after 19 years to leave SCPR at its peak, with an outstanding team in place ready to take the organization to new heights,” Davis added. “I begin this transition with a vigorous commitment to ensuring SCPR continues to grow and prosper. I look forward to working with the Board to further refine our strategic path and to identify a leader who will build on SCPR’s excellence and its commitment to serving the diverse and growing Southern California audience.”Ana Valdez, Chair of the SCPR Board of Trustees, said, “Southern California Public Radio is in the best shape in its history thanks to Bill’s initiatives and community-first ethos. With a strong and diverse management team in place, a growing audience and expanding membership base, and the best financial results in its history, SCPR is poised not only for more growth and success, but also to continue its vitally important public service mission.“SCPR will continue to benefit from Bill’s vision and expertise, as we search for the best possible new leader to build on our accomplishments,” Valdez added. “The Board also looks forward to working with Bill on the completion of our strategic planning process during the transition period. Working together, we will further the diverse, inclusive and ethical culture that has thrived at SCPR for nearly two decades of rapid change in the industry and in the communities we serve. We are committed to ensuring a seamless and successful transition for SCPR and its audiences, members, employees, and partners.”A nationally known and respected broadcast professional, Davis led the production of a wide range of local news and public affairs programming and the development of compelling content across a range of broadcast, digital and live event platforms. In addition to its public radio network, SCPR interacts with audiences through its web site, mobile and social media channels and through live events and has become a nationally recognized leader in public service journalism and civic engagement.These initiatives and investments resulted in impressive audience growth and an equally impressive expansion in membership and funding. SCPR’s audience has grown from 200,000 in 2000 to 800,000 in 2018, and it has added a digital audience that now totals 800,000. Current memberships at SCPR are also at an all-time high of 73,196 members. SCPR’s revenues are projected to reach $32.5 million in 2019, also a record. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News ShareShareTweetSharePin it
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