Un centro de refugiados en Roma le pide a todos…

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Austin Ríos, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo Intramuros [St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church] en Roma, Italia.La cripta de San Pablo es el hogar del Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma (JNRC, por su sigla en inglés), un ministerio de hospitalidad radical en el corazón de Roma, donde cientos de refugiados pueden encontrar un desayuno y multitud de otros recursos para sobrevivir y reconstruir sus vidas. Debido al elevadísimo número de africanos que migran a través del mar Mediterráneo para escapar de la persecución, muchos de los cuales se ahogan en el camino, Italia se encuentra en el foco de la última crisis migratoria.Cada año, el Día Mundial de los Refugiados se conmemora el 20 de junio. Con la crisis mundial de refugiados en su peor nivel desde la segunda guerra mundial, [la iglesia de] San Pablo quería ofrecer a la Comunión Anglicana materiales litúrgicos y de otro tipo para usarlos en las congregaciones el domingo 21 de junio (el domingo más cercano al Día Mundial de los Refugiados) como parte de su campaña “Acoge al forastero” para crear conciencia de los refugiados y de sus conflictos, y para alentar una respuesta más compasiva hacia su travesía. Es una iniciativa que apoya la embajada de Estados Unidos ante la Santa Sede.Los misioneros Jared Grant y Will Bryant del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos, cuyas experiencias en el Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma los inspiró a preparar los materiales para el Domingo Mundial de los Refugiados, adaptaron el material eucarístico a partir de una liturgia del Seminario Teológico General.“El Día Mundial de los Refugiados nos da a los cristianos una oportunidad de poner en práctica lo que predicamos”, dijo Bryant, que está prestando su segundo año de servicio como misionero del YASC y quien sucedió a Grant en 2014 como voluntario en el centro de refugiados. “Nos da una oportunidad de hablar en nombre de aquellos que no tienen voz. Nos permite honrar a los que nos resulta fácil olvidar: los millones de refugiados que viven en la periferia de la sociedad. Son pobres, son vagabundos, pero siguen siendo el cuerpo de Cristo”.Bryant, cuya colocación en el YASC concluirá en agosto, dijo que una conmemoración del Día Mundial de los Refugiados en toda la Comunión [Anglicana] se necesita ahora más que nunca cuando la crisis de los refugiados ha alcanzado niveles históricos.“Debemos cambiar la dinámica y las vidas de los refugiados [y] cambiar las actitudes de la gente hacia ellos”, dijo a ENS en una entrevista por Skype desde Roma, en el centro donde los muchos voluntarios de diferentes comunidades religiosas conocen a los refugiados como “huéspedes”. “Se trata de inspirar a la gente a acoger a los forasteros, en lugar echarlos fuera”.Los movimientos migratorios globales y sus pérdidas afectan a todos, dijo, y responder a las necesidades de los refugiados “no recae sobre un solo país ni sobre un solo continente, sino sobre toda la raza humana. Mi esperanza es que gente de todo el mundo conmemore esta ocasión especial, y que cuando nos congreguemos el 21 de junio, nos comprometamos con nosotros mismos y con el mundo a recibir a los extranjeros en medio nuestro. Después de todo, y esto es particularmente cierto para los norteamericanos, todos fuimos una vez inmigrantes”.La Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS) — el nombre legal y canónico con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión— también ha preparado materiales para conmemorar el Día Mundial de los Refugiados en diócesis y congregaciones a través de la Iglesia Episcopal.Los materiales incluyen textos para el culto y un boletín para insertar [en los programas de los oficios] del domingo 21 de junio; una mapa interactivo de las actividades del Día Mundial de los Refugiados a través de la Iglesia Episcopal e información acerca de dónde encontrar un afiliado al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración y oportunidades para voluntarios locales.“En conmemoración del Día Mundial de los Refugiados, la DFMS invita a los episcopales a aprender más de la manera en que la Iglesia Episcopal recibe y reubica a refugiados en asociación con nuestros treinta afiliados de reasentamiento en 26 diócesis”, dijo el obispo Stacy Sauls, director de operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal según un comunicado de prensa.Deborah Stein, directora del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración la agencia de reasentamiento de refugiados de la DFMS, dijo que el Día Mundial de los Refugiados, establecido por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en 2000 para honrar las contribuciones de los refugiados en todo el mundo y crear conciencia acerca de la creciente crisis de refugiados, “es especialmente significativa este año en que la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera sigue celebrando el 75º. aniversario de este ministerio de salvar vidas”.Para la celebración de los 75 años, la DFMS ha lanzado #ShareTheJourney, un empeño de multimedia “para educar, formar y preparar a los episcopales a comprometerse en amoroso servicio con los refugiados reasentados y a convertirse en testigos proféticos y defensores de los refugiados, asilados, migrantes y personas desplazadas en todo el mundo”.Esta no es la primera vez que la Iglesia Episcopal ha respondido con recursos para hacer frente a los problemas de los refugiados: durante la crisis migratoria de menores de edad en la frontera de EE.UU. y México en 2014, muchas iglesias encontraron modos de consolar y de acoger a menores que llegaban solos y de ayudarlos a través de su laberinto burocrático.“He tenido la oportunidad de ser testigo de primera mano de la obra compasiva e inspiradora del JNRC, y de oír de sus huéspedes como la acogida que reciben allí es tan vital para su capacidad de afirmar su humanidad en media de circunstancias verdaderamente desesperadas”, dijo Stein, que dirigió una peregrinación a la región de los Grandes lagos en África en marzo para analizar la apremiante situación de los refugiados. “En tanto los episcopales celebran la labor que realizamos aquí en Estados Unidos para acoger a refugiados, el Día Mundial de los Refugiados es un recordatorio de que estamos uniéndonos con las iglesias anglicanas y episcopales a través del mundo en este importante ministerio”.El Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma se inauguró en 1995 y ofrece santuario a refugiados que buscan consejo y ayuda en San Pablo Intramuros, una parroquia de la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa. El centro ofrece desayuno, distribuye artículos de aseo personal y prendas de ropa, ayuda con solicitudes de empleo y ofrece servicios para que los refugiados aprendan idiomas y se familiaricen con el manejo de computadoras.Mediante un programa de orientación, un mediador cultural adiestrado acompaña a los refugiados a las audiencias de asilo o a las citas con abogados y médicos, explicó Ríos en un reciente ensayo reflexión. Durante más de dos años, un grupo de artesanos ha estado fabricando y vendiendo objetos de artesanía. Cada pieza de artesanía va acompañada de una historia que aboga a favor de los refugiados en Roma y da a conocer sus dificultades. Los artesanos comparten las ganancias entre ellos y hacen donaciones al centro.“Los cristianos siguen y adoran a un Señor que no sólo ‘descendió del cielo’, migrando en el misterio de la Encarnación, sino que con sólo unos días de nacido se vio obligado a huir a un país extranjero debido a una campaña gubernamental de infanticidio”, dijo Ríos a ENS. “Jesús experimentó tanto la acogida (de María y José, de los pastores, los magos, los animales) como el rechazó (de Herodes) desde su nacimiento…—una dinámica que continuaría a lo largo de toda su vida terrenal.“Jesús comisionó a sus primeros discípulos a llevar a cabo su misión cuando en Mateo 10:40 dice: ‘el que a vosotros recibe, a mí me recibe; y el que me recibe a mí, recibe al que me envió’”, explicó Ríos.“Como herederos de esta tradición de comisión y sus inherentes responsabilidades tanto de recibir como de extender la hospitalidad que Dios nos ha ofrecido, somos llamados a brindar también esta acogida, especialmente en lo que concierne a los que son vulnerables debido a la itinerancia o migración forzada”, dijo Ríos, “no sólo porque la acogida es una respuesta propiamente humana al sufrimiento, sino porque es parte esencial del ADN de nuestra fe. […] Acoger nunca resulta fácil; implica sacrificio. Pero si hemos de creer en las promesas de Dios, entonces sabemos que de ese sacrificio proviene la vida gozosa, abundante y compartida que respalda nuestra salvación”.Además de San Pablo [Intramuros], la catedral de San Juan [St. John’s Cathedral] en Hong Kong y la catedral de los Fieles Difuntos [The Cathedral of All Souls] en Asheville, Carolina del Norte, se han comprometido a celebrar el Domingo Mundial de los Refugiados con una liturgia especial el 21 de junio.Los materiales incluyen también reflexiones que se pueden descargar escritas por líderes religiosos y huéspedes del Centro de Refugiados Joel Nafuma que vienen de países devastados por la guerra en Oriente Medio y África, con la intención de que los feligreses puedan llegar a entender más profundamente la situación de los refugiados en la crisis migratoria de la actualidad.“Ayudar a aliviar a los refugiados significa no sólo proporcionarles alimento, agua y albergue, sino también ayudarles a aprender un idioma, a ir a la escuela, a encontrar trabajo”, dijo el obispo Pierre Whalon de la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa en un ensayo reflexión del 2 de junio en la página web del centro. “Los beneficios de acoger son grandes, incluidos los económicos y sociales. Las penas por rehusar acoger al forastero son severas. En las enseñanzas de Cristo, es un asunto de vida o muerte, no sólo para el migrante, sino para todos nosotros”.Este es un momento de extrema crisis para los migrantes en todo el mundo, especialmente los que viajan desde el norte de África a través del mar Mediterráneo, según un comunicado de prensa de San Pablo.En abril, más de 900 migrantes a bordo de una embarcación murieron en el intento de ir de África a Italia. “Esta tragedia insensata estuvo en el foco de los principales medios noticiosos durante una semana. Arrojó luz sobre las difícil situación de los refugiados en todas partes”, señalaba el comunicado. “Pero luego, tan rápidamente como había aparecido, el tema desapareció de los titulares y de la vista del público. Conmemoramos el Día Mundial de los Refugiados como un mensaje al mundo de que no hemos olvidado a los refugiados, aunque el resto del mundo simplemente ha cambiado el canal. Estamos unidos para acoger a los forasteros en medio nuestro”.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling

first_img Organisation November 12, 2019 Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling Police Colonel Julian Entoma, the head of the Negros Oriental provincial police, told the media that, in addition to Aledro, the police have identified three other suspects: Aledro’s brother-in-law, Teddy Salaw, and two accomplices within the police force, Glenn Corsame and Roher Rubio. So far, only Salaw and Corsame have been arrested. Aledro and Rubio are still at large. CCTV video footage helped the police establishing one of Dindo Generoso’s hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle from which he shot the radio commentator (Photos: Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office – Twitter). June 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimePredatorsViolence Dindo Generoso, the host of a daily programme on Dumaguete-based dyEM 96.7 Bai Radio and critic of a popular local form of gambling, was driving to work on the morning of 7 November when he was shot seven times by two gunmen on a motorcycle, and died on the spot. News Generoso’s murder recalls that of Edmund Sestoso, another Dumaguete-based radio commentator, who was gunned down by a motorcycle gunman as he was driving home in May 2018. Sestoso’s murder is still unpunished. The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine police to complete their investigation into last week’s murder of a radio commentator in Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental province, and to bring all the suspects to justice. “We hail the speed with which the police appear to have identified the perpetrators and instigators of Dindo Generoso’s terrible murder,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Now they must ensure that all these criminals are found and brought to justice in order to break the vicious cycle of impunity that so often accompanies crimes of violence against Philippine journalists.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimePredatorsViolence News News Follow the news on Philippines Receive email alerts to go further At first the provincial police suggested that his murder was the result of a family feud. But then they established from CCTV video footage that one of the hitmen left a pickup before getting on the motorcycle, and that the pickup, after it was found abandoned in a Dumaguete suburb, belong to a bookmaker called Tomasino Aledro. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Aledro is a local operator of a form of gambling called Small Town Lottery. Based on the traditional numbers game jueteng, it is very popular in the Philippines, soaking up vast amounts of money and reportedly giving rise to a great deal of corruption. It is particularly popular in Negros Oriental province and was often denounced by Generoso on his radio show. May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Meet the Carolina Trekker: Roger Upton shares memorable moments in the mountains

first_imgBRO: What are your favorite places to hike? Upton: My favorite areas to hike are the Black Mountains, Middle Prong Wilderness, and Linville Gorge Wilderness — all located within Pisgah National Forest.* What advice to you have for others who may want to follow in your footsteps? Do your research. Respect nature. Care for it. Always bring extra socks. Photography isn’t something I know too much about—I’m a hiker with a camera—but I simply try to capture what I see and tell a story. I write as a means of decompression after a good hike, and as a means of conveying information that is hopefully educational and inspires you to get out there. The ancient rock formations of Linville Gorge never cease to incite awe. This photogenic area along the Mountains To Sea Trail is known as The Chimneys. Catching sunsets along the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of my favorite things to do. Seeing how the dimming rays of the sun mixes with shadows to create explosions of color upon the layers of the Blue Ridge is awe-inspiring, if not breathtaking. A perfect day to me is hiking somewhere off the Parkway, grabbing a pizza, and watching the light show at Cowee Mountain Overlook with faves. Heaven.  Sun rays cuts through the dissipating morning fog along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. The Crest Trail is my favorite hike in WNC. It’s the highest alpine trail on the east coast, boasting almost a dozen 6,000’ peaks along its 12-mile route — and while the hike is a challenge, the countless mountain vistas and moss-covered cloud forests are unparalleled.   What lessons or insights have you discovered on the trail?Be prepared. Nature provides, but nature can also be deadly. Respect it. I’ve found that nature is as spiritual as church, and climbing over rocks, up hills, and through thorns is as relaxing as any vacation. Everyone should try it. Roger Upton has hiked in every national park and national forest in the Southeast, and for the past several years, he’s shared his journeys as the Carolina Trekker. The South Carolina native explored the outdoors from an early age, and today, he continues to wander deep into the wilds of Appalachia. We asked Upton to offer his insights from his years of hiking in these hills. He’s also shared his five favorite photos and the stories behind them.This was a quiet moment in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness as my hiking companion, Matthew, stopped to rest and double check his map. It’s always refreshing to hike with those who “get” you and whom you trust and respect out on the trail. This peaceful moment would soon be forgotten as we began the near-vertical push through thorns, blowdown, mud, and rocks to the Naked Ground terminus of Slickrock Creek Trail #42.center_img What have the toughest, scariest, or most memorable moments from the trail?  All those can be answered in one hike: Slickrock Creek Trail in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Creek Wilderness, located in Nantahala National Forest. It’s revered in the hiking community as one of the ten or so toughest hikes in the country. Aside from the endless creek crossings, insane heat (we hiked it in mid-July), climbing over downed house-sized trees, keeping the faint trail among overgrown thorns, picking ticks and dodging snakes — the final straight up ascent is enough to break most hikers — if they even make it that far. I’ve never left a hike so bloodied, bruised, and battered physically and mentally. But was it worth it? Hell yeah! Anyone who knows me knows I am most at home among the mountains and streams and trees. Nature both rejuvenates and humbles me. It’s the one place where I feel truly connected to something far greater than myself. I am a guest of the wilderness, if not a welcomed outsider. For whatever hours and miles I hike, it’s here that I am truly free and without care. I might not be lost, but it’s here that I lose myself.  How far along are you on your South Beyond 6,000 attempt?The SB6K is a challenge of bagging 40 peaks in the Southern Appalachians that are at least 6,000’ in height. I like to climb, I like a challenge, and I like solitude. These peaks and their trails meet all those criteria for the most part. I’m about halfway through the challenge.last_img read more

WTO AGAIN: Antigua hints at taking the United States back to WTO

first_img Sharing is caring! Share WASHINGTON, CMC – Antigua’s American-born legal counsel in World Trade Organization (WTO) matters, Mark Mendel, says the United States may have opened itself up to a new challenge when it shut down certain offshore Internet gambling sites last Friday.“The WTO ruled that these kinds of laws criminalizing the provision of remote gaming services are contrary to the obligations of the United States under the WTO agreements,” said Mendel, in a statement issued here.“The United States, being a very heavy user of the WTO rules to its own benefit, simply cannot continue to prosecute persons for engaging in legitimate international commerce,” he added.“Given the time that has been spent by the Antiguan government on sincere attempts to negotiate a reasonable settlement with the United States, and the very eager results that have come of those discussions, it might be time for Antigua to go back to the WTO and compel American compliance with the rulings that this very small country fought so hard for and deserves to see implemented,” he continued.Observing recent initiatives to authorize remote gaming in various American states and the proliferation of state-sanctioned gambling in America generally, Mendel said “what the United States has attempted to cloak as a moral issue is now clearly nothing but economic protectionism at its worst.“Rather than engaging with Antigua and the world gaming community to reach a reasonable accommodation on this relatively new but now globalised form of economic commerce, the United States has instead determined to protect its domestic gaming interests regardless of international legal obligations,” he said.“This is very hard to reconcile not only with its pronouncements regarding the imperative of other countries to strictly observe their WTO trade obligations but also with stated official United States government policy of adherence to the rule of law,” he added.Antiguan officials, who license Absolute Poker, among other Internet gambling companies, say they are considering bringing an action against the US before the WTO for discriminatory trade practices.Reacting to last week’s indictments of a number of individuals allegedly behind prominent Internet poker operators, the Antigua Minister for Finance and the Economy, Harold Lovell, expressed disappointment in the latest effort by US authorities.“I am concerned that, at this point in time, United States authorities continue to prosecute non-domestic suppliers of remote gaming services in clear contravention of International law,” he said.“I am not aware of any other situation where a member of the World Trade Organization has subjected persons to criminal prosecution under circumstances where the WTO has expressly ruled that to do so is in breach of an international treaty,” he added.Having won a “hard-fought dispute” at the WTO against the United States some years ago over laws criminalizing the provision of remote gaming services to American consumers, Lovell said Antigua has spent “considerable time and effort trying to reach a compromise with American authorities.”He said this effort is aimed at recognizing the legitimacy conferred by the WTO judgment with respect to Antiguan remote gaming services, while addressing any “material concerns United States authorities might have regarding the provision of these services from abroad.”The Antiguan finance minister said last weeks’ indictments would “seem to indicate that the United States is still unwilling or unable to tackle the issue of offshore remote gaming services in a mature and legally compliant fashion.“At this time, we are examining all of the options we have against the United States as a result of the WTO decision,” he said.“We are confident that the WTO rulings have significant strength, and we are now looking into ways to capitalize on that in order to achieve our objectives,” Lovell added.In 2005, the WTO ruled that the US had violated international trade agreements by prohibiting operation of offshore Internet gambling sites. Antigua claimed that it has lost US$3.4 billion a year due to the US action, but the WTO ultimately awarded US$21 million in damages against the US. Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional WTO AGAIN: Antigua hints at taking the United States back to WTO by: – April 25, 2011 19 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more