The Rev. Fredrick Robinson honored

first_img Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY People Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [Church of the Redeemer press release] The Very Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, was honored and thanked for 20 years of outstanding service and leadership to the parish and the local community during an outdoor block party at the church on Friday, May 16.  Hundreds of parishioners and friends of the church attended the “Potluck on Palm” event on Friday, which featured a big-screen video presentation chronicling Fr. Robinson’s years at Redeemer.  The Right Reverend Dabney T. Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, attended as well, and formally blessed a gift of a chalice and paten given by the parish to the church in Fr. Robinson’s honor.Bishop Dabney Smith blesses Eucharistic vessels given to given by members of Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, in honor of their rector, the Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson.Fr. Robinson’s long tenure has provided a stability and continuity in pastoral leadership rarely found among parishes of Redeemer’s size. Many staff members have been working for the church for 20+ years, and his Associate Rector, the Rev. Richard C. Marsden, whom Fr. Robinson hired in 1995, has been with the church for nearly two decades as well.Under Fr. Robinson’s leadership, church membership has grown tremendously, leading him to establish positions for a full-time youth minister, a full-time priest in charge of the Hispanic ministry, and a Director of Children’s Christian Formation. The church has also expanded its schedule of worship offerings to include a Saturday evening contemporary service, and a Sunday afternoon mass entirely in Spanish.Over the past 20 years, Fr. Robinson has been the guiding force behind a number of Redeemer’s ambitious outreach ministries.  He is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the ecumenical day center for the homeless, Resurrection House, which Redeemer helped found.  The walking of the Stations of the Cross down Main Street in Sarasota — a tradition begun by Redeemer 18 years ago, has grown into a partnership with the Downtown Ministerial Association that involves the participation of 60 area churches and faith-based organizations, as well as hundreds of participants from the community.  Redeemer is an active participant in Day of Hope each year, and at least once a year since 1999, the church has been sending mission groups of both adults and youth to serve those in need in the Dominican Republic; Fr. Robinson has participated in these trips nearly every year.With Fr. Robinson at the helm, Redeemer has embarked on many significant improvements to the church facility and campus. The church added a second story to its parish buildings to accommodate the growing number of students in the church school, and in 2003 installed the massive 50-stop Nichols & Simpson organ which highlights Redeemer’s acclaimed Great Music in Sacred Space annual music series. The nave has been improved, new lighting and sound systems and stained glass windows were installed, and the church’s faith has been illuminated by the addition of several masterful works of art including life-size mosaics on exterior walls, and an interior thirty-foot icon painted by world-renowned religious iconographer and Romanian Orthodox Nun Sister Eliseea Papacioc.Cultivating extensive adult education offerings and a developing a robust program for children, youth and families have been focal points for Fr. Robinson’s energies over the years.  To augment in-house programs, he regularly invites noted theologians, preachers and speakers from around the globe to speak to the parish on a diverse range of topics.Fr. Robinson is the chairman of the Southwest Florida Diocesan Commission on Liturgy and Music; he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Nashotah House and as chairman of the External Affairs Committee for the school. In 2013, he was appointed Dean of the Manasota Deanery.Prior to being called to Redeemer, Fr. Robinson served as Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe, Louisiana, and at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Ohio State University, a Magistri in Sancta Theologia fromNashotah House Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Perkins School of Theology. He lives in Sarasota with his wife, Linda; the couple has two children. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Rev. Fredrick Robinson honored Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted May 22, 2014 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Interfaith voices demanding changes to immigration policy make a difference…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA John Hobart says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags June 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm Thanks Matt, for your rational and well-supported responses to these and other comments on this site. this is not an issue for partisan opinions: it is a defining one for our national morality. June 24, 2018 at 11:06 pm What I noticed, or did not notice, was whether the several Episcopalian congressmen were there. That would be newsworthy. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH June 24, 2018 at 7:53 am ENS has always been biased towards the church’s allegiance to progressive democratic politics. Those who share their bias will never see it as bias, just as the evangelical republicans will never see Fox News as biased. I would suggest that you read all news with an eye towards finding the “via media” between those who serve the left and those who serve the right. Rector Tampa, FL Refugees Migration & Resettlement Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET regina mcilvain says: June 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm In what way is the article biased? It calls out the immoral policy of separating children from their parents at the border. That has been condemned from a variety of faith groups, as the article reports. And it should be condemned. Opposing the ripping apart of families is not a partisan issue, but a moral issue that liberals and conservatives should agree on. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Jennifer Johnson says: Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ecumenical & Interreligious, June 23, 2018 at 5:43 pm It would be good if those alleging bias in this article provided specific examples of what that bias consists of. Does the bias consist of not including quotes by people who support separating children from their parents? Those quotes are actually hard to come by, since few want to be quoted advocating for that position. June 27, 2018 at 5:21 pm An interesting quote from today’s Wall Street Journal: “We separate children from their parents every day – it’s call Law Enforcement.” In short, the way to keep families together is for the parents to obey the law (including immigration law). Matt Ouellette says: Ken Alexander says: June 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm It would be good if those alleging bias in this article provided specific examples of what that bias consists of. Does the bias consist of not including quotes by people who support separating children from their parents? Those quotes are actually hard to come by, since few want to be quoted advocating for that position. By Lynette WilsonPosted Jun 22, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ June 23, 2018 at 12:10 am It is informative to hear from Democrats complaining about the separation of children now when they were silent for the same policy under Obama. The feigned concern completely escapes the church facilitators of the Trump haters. The issue is not about children but open borders. As Ann would say “Wake up and smell the coffee!” June 28, 2018 at 1:33 pm Illegal border crossing is a misdemeanor in most cases, not a felony. It is unnecessarily harsh to enforce legal border crossing by ripping families apart or detaining them in internment camps when there are plenty of more humane ways to do so:https://www.vox.com/2018/6/22/17483230/family-separation-immigration-alternatives-immigrant-detention-centers Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. Donald Trump, Immigration, Comments (14) Interfaith voices demanding changes to immigration policy make a difference in Washington Episcopal Church hosts ‘family unity’ vigil Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 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 center_img June 23, 2018 at 5:34 am President Obama would not have separated children from their families! The Borders have always been “closed” but not to asylum seekers! June 23, 2018 at 9:35 am Obama did not have a zero tolerance policy designed to separate children from their parents at the border:http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/jun/19/matt-schlapp/no-donald-trumps-separation-immigrant-families-was/This is a falsehood being propagated by the Trump administration and it’s supporters to deflect blame for their immoral policy. Don’t fall for it. william dailey says: Submit a Press Release Migrant families from Mexico, fleeing from violence, listen to officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection before entering the United States to apply for asylum at Paso del Norte international border crossing bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on June 20. Photo: Jose Luis Gonzalez/REUTERS[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Phones are ringing off the hook at congressional offices on Capitol Hill as Americans call demanding migrant children be reunited with their parents, and for an end to the Trump administration’s immigration policy of separating families at the Southwest border, according to legislators.U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“Calls coming in to Capitol Hill are at an all-time high, from Democrats and Republicans, the business community,” U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Democrat and Roman Catholic from Massachusetts, told those gathered June 21 at a 12-plus-hour prayer vigil for family unity at the Simpson Memorial Chapel on Capitol Hill.“This [family separation] can’t be the face of who we are, so I appreciate you being here, I appreciate your prayers, I appreciate your activism,” McGovern said. “I’ve always felt that faith is more than just ritual, it’s action; and you all have powerful voices, and this is a time to use them for the sake of these kids, for the sake of these parents and for the sake of this country.”The Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations hosted the prayer vigil in the United Methodist Building’s chapel on Maryland Avenue N.E. Of the members of Congress invited, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a Presbyterian and a Democrat from Delaware; McGovern; and two other Democrats, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a Methodist from South Carolina, and U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, a Baptist from Pennsylvania, all dropped in and offered comments. The vigil in the chapel began with an 8 a.m. Morning Prayer and ended with Compline.Western New York Bishop William Franklin preached during Morning Prayer about the role of the first Presiding Bishop William White, the first chaplain to the Continental Congress. He saw two authorities for Christians – the Bible and belief in scripture, and reason.“We are called by scripture to be compassionate, and reason compels us to see that the administration’s policies do not make us safer or more secure, and that it is possible to have a just and humane immigration policy,” said Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Office of Government Relations.At least 150 people attended the vigil in Washington and 20,000 people tuned in on Facebook Live.U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware, Western New York Bishop William Franklin and Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, during a 12-plus-hour vigil held at the Simpson Memorial Chapel on June 21. Photo: Alan Yarborough“We are moved and energized by the passion and the compassion we are seeing. We are committed to praying and to acting and to stopping this outrage,” said Blachly. “From a political standpoint, we have seen that politicians from both parties have spoken out against this cruelty – we know that the trauma inflicted on children spans to the next generation.”While people of all faiths dropped in and out of the chapel for prayers, stories, testimony, hymns and fellowship, the House of Representatives convened across the street to vote on two immigration bills.U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, a Democrat from Pennsylvania. Photo: Alan Yarborough“Unfortunately, we are voting on what I call ‘deportation bills’ not ‘immigration bills.’ today, and it still doesn’t solve the problem,” said Evans of Pennsylvania, who came by after the first vote.“It [the legislation] doesn’t do anything about the immediate problem in terms of the separation of the children and families that the president talked about yesterday, let alone it doesn’t do anything about the Dreamers’ long-term citizenship,” said Evans, in an interview with Episcopal News Service outside the chapel.Two bills came up for vote in the House on June 21. The first, a hard-line bill, failed. House Republicans delayed the vote on a compromise bill that would provide young undocumented immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” a path to citizenship and would allow families to be detained together.Still, the compromise bill doesn’t provide a permanent fix for the at least 3.6 million Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as minors and who are protected from deportation by the 2012 immigration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.“The pathway to citizenship in the compromise bill, however, is tied to the funding for border enforcement and the wall. If a future Congress revokes the border funding appropriated in the bill, the pathway to citizenship would be revoked,” said Lacy Broemel, the church’s refugee and immigration policy adviser.Since the summer of 2014 when unaccompanied minors began arriving at the border in unprecedented numbers, every summer brings another humanitarian crisis. “This summer it is a disastrous situation that is happening because they are separating children from their parents,” said Eva Maria Torres, president of Dreamers’ Moms of Virginia, who came to the United States from Mexico in 2006.Every day, Torres, who was the last to speak at the chapel, said she hears stories from mothers separated from their children, either because they left them behind with family in Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala, three of the world’s most violent countries, so they could send money back home. She also hears the anxieties of undocumented mothers who fear deportation and being separated from their U.S.-born children. Now, the stories, images and cries of children and mothers being separated at the border as a result of the administration’s zero-tolerance policy have created new fears and anxieties, Torres said.The women take risks and face danger to protect their children and are being separated from those they came to protect, she said. “The images have made me reflect, how much more are we going to allow to happen … as a faith community that believes in God, and know and count on God’s protection? I find myself asking, what actions is God asking of us, calling us to do? Now is the time to take action,” Torres said. “The immigrant community is taking a lot of risks, but not just Latinos – it’s immigrants of all nationalities.”Torres implored American citizens to speak up.“You, those who are citizens, you have the power to make a change and do something,” she said. “Let’s be proactive so that we don’t repent later the situation or actions that have taken place. The support that is needed is not a handout; that’s not what the community needs today. As citizens, I’d ask you to be empowered to talk to those in power.”It’s not just migrants on the move fleeing Central America; worldwide, an unprecedented 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, 24.5 million of them are refugees and half are younger than 18. For more than a century, the Episcopal Church has welcomed refugees and advocated for immigration policies that protect families, offer a path to citizenship and respect the dignity of every human being. Some of this work happens behind the scenes; other times, it is carried out in public statements, advocacy and public witness.It was the phone calls, letters and emails that forced the president’s hand, not anything that happened in the halls of Congress, the legislators agreed.Under intense public pressure, President Donald Trump on June 20 reversed course and signed an executive order meant to keep children and parents together for an indefinite detention period. Still, it’s unclear how the administration would implement the policy, and the order stated that the more than 2,000 children already separated from their parents would not be “grandfathered in,” creating confusion in the capital and at the border.Later that evening at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, the president returned to his fear-based rhetoric, doubling down on his travel ban and his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceFor Clyburn, of South Carolina, watching the news unfold on television and in newspapers has made him think back to the time when French historian Alexis de Tocqueville traveled across the United States first to study its prisons but eventually in search of America’s greatness. De Tocqueville searched the halls of government and the countryside, and eventually found it in the churches, during the time of slavery, no less, Clyburn said.“He saw in the people he worshipped with a certain amount of goodness, and he said in talking about that experience that ‘America is great because America is good.’ And if America ever ceased ‘to be good, America will cease to be great.’ “What we are seeing today is ill-advised policy, not law, but policy. It’s a loss, if it ever existed, of goodness. We cannot as people of faith sit idly by and ignore this,” Clyburn said.Since October 2017 through the end of May, Customs and Border Protection agents have detained more than 252,000 people – 32,371 unaccompanied minors and 59,113 families. In early April, the Trump administration implemented its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy aimed at prosecuting migrants crossing the border illegally and separating them from their children; 2,322 children have been taken from their parents, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The policy was meant to deter other families – many fleeing violence in Central America – from attempting to request asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.Never in his wildest dreams did the Rev. Grey Maggiano, rector of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and a former State Department employee who worked on prison reform in Afghanistan, think he’d see mothers and children kept in detention centers in the United States. It wasn’t unusual in Afghanistan to see boys fleeing sexual violence, girls seeking protection from child marriage, and mothers escaping domestic violence and their children held in detention centers for their protection, but still it was under horrible circumstances and had a traumatizing effect on everyone.“It’s like a bad dream … seeing all the things you never thought would happen here, seeing what’s possible in our country coming to fruition in real time,” said Maggiano, outside the chapel after addressing those present.When Carper, the senator from Delaware spoke earlier in the day, he talked about the violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle and told the story of a brother and sister. The brother was forced to join a gang and his initiation included raping his sister. Rather than let that happen, their parents helped them leave, and they landed in Delaware.“There is hope in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador; there’s hope in those countries in the Northern Triangle, but there’s a lot of misery, and we are complicit in their misery,” he said, referring to Americans’ appetite for drugs.The humanitarian crisis at the Southwest border has drawn international condemnation, bipartisan criticism and outrage from American citizens and religious leaders, particularly following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ and other Trump administration members’ use of scripture to defend the family separation policy.“I’m just so profoundly disappointed with this government, and I’m so profoundly disappointed, not only with the president, but with my colleagues who are going along with this,” said McGovern. “I just don’t know how people can do this. I worry we are losing our humanity, and when we hear biblical versus being invoked to justify this, you know, I’ll be honest with you, I just want to scream. We keep on saying this is not who we are; we’ve got to prove it.”Trump made curbing immigration a centerpiece of his campaign and his administration. Within days of taking office, Trump signed three executive orders cutting funding to so-called sanctuary cities, calling for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and suspending the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump also made a significant reduction to the nation’s refugee resettlement program, setting the number of refugees allowed to enter the country in 2018 at 45,000, less than half the 110,000 admitted in 2017.“Our country has been in the midst of a great, profound moral debate over keeping families together,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a video promoting the June 21 vigil. “Whether children should be separated from their mothers and from their families, while there appears to be some sense of resolution about that immediate issue, the broader concerns about detaining families continue. The ways that we implement our immigration concerns, the ways that we secure our borders, need not be separated from our compassion and our human decency.”For more on this issue from Episcopal News Service, click here. To join the Episcopal Public Policy Network, click here, and to take action, click here.— Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. She can be reached at [email protected] Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem GEOFFREY LAYTON says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Matt Ouellette says: Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Mary Barrett says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 June 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm I wish Episcopal NEWS Service writers would write with an objective voice when it comes to news of politics and politically-charged public policy situations. It would also further help the credibility of ENS to present facts and let the reader draw his or her own logical conclusion rather than presenting a conclusion that supports the ENS agenda but does not necessarily follow the case presented. If it cannot do those things, it should be called the Episcopal Editorial Service. There is a lot of emotion, but not enough comtemplative thought and problem solving in this piece. I hope our our church does not spend much money supporting such bad journalism. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Doris Macsherry says: Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Brother Michael Anthony says: Matt Ouellette says: Faith & Politics, Ken Alexander says: John Hobart says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm You can say that again. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA June 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm Jennifer Johnson, how refreshing to read that I’m not alone in seeing the bias in this reporting. I am so burdened by this incessantly politically charged message. Many are so blinded by their detestation of the President that they cannot see any logical solutions. May God help us all… Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

CELL Apartment / SUGAWARADAISUKE

first_imgArchDaily Apartments Area:  29 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/144080/cell-apartment-sugawaradaisuke Clipboard “COPY” CopyApartments•Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/144080/cell-apartment-sugawaradaisuke Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!+ 19 Share CELL Apartment / SUGAWARADAISUKESave this projectSaveCELL Apartment / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE Area Area of this architecture project Projects 2011 “CELL” is a SOHO “one-room apartment” renovation project. The main target is to maximize the functions and space perception in a confined area.  Save this picture!PlanRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThere are three areas. “Equipment core”, “Free Space” and “Intermediate area”. Each area shares one space to dominate maximum functions and depth like a “CELL”. Save this picture!The twisting boundary surfaces are carefully planned to control the connection between each area. This place shows us various aspects and connections between areas according to moving viewpoints, sunlight and the different activities. Save this picture!The experience in “CELL” may be the same as with a forest or field walk, giving us a sense of discovery and surprise. Cell is two separate studio apartments on different stories of the one apartment building, each with the same plan. Save this picture! One is designed with free curved surfaces of fabric, the other with timber triangular surfaces.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessA Peripheral MomentArticlesThe Apple Campus in CupertinoArticlesProject locationAddress:Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CELL Apartment / SUGAWARADAISUKE CopyAbout this officeSUGAWARADAISUKEOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInteriorsResidentialJapanPublished on June 17, 2011Cite: “CELL Apartment / SUGAWARADAISUKE” 17 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?细胞公寓 / SUGAWARADAISUKE是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Bass Ensemble / Hyla Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/417138/bass-ensemble-hyla-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Singapore CopyHouses•Singapure, Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/417138/bass-ensemble-hyla-architects Clipboard Bass Ensemble / Hyla Architects Architects: HYLA Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2009 Area:  377 m² Area:  377 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek SwalwellSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Our first project at Sentosa Cove, this bungalow presents a simple and subtle statement along Cove Way. Hidden behind a bamboo planting screen, the 1st storey is transparent – privacy being provided by a series of horizontal timber blinds. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThese complement the oxidized brass roof that folds to become the front facade and also the canopy and carporch in one dynamic sweep. The living, dining and dry kitchen open across a covered timber terrace and an infinity lap pool. This maximises the entertainment possibilities at the 1st storey for our client. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe pool deck then cascades to a lower terrace level, before connecting to the seawall with it’s future yacht mooring on the water. A unique stair structure clad in timber connects the 3 levels. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe master bathroom utilises a barrel vaulted roof space and an oval skylight to create an interplay of light & shade. At the attic, the guest bathroom is seen as an extension of a luxe spa bath opening out onto a pebble garden on the roof terrace. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHigh Line Co-Founders Awarded Vincent Scully PrizeArchitecture NewsResidence Bemmel / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob RondaySelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 15 Share Bass Ensemble / Hyla ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBass Ensemble / Hyla Architects Photographs “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeHYLA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSingapureHousesSingaporePublished on August 25, 2013Cite: “Bass Ensemble / Hyla Architects” 25 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2009last_img read more

Easy ‘prosocial’ acts give people license to say ‘I’ve done my bit already’

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 April 2014 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Easy ‘prosocial’ acts give people license to say ‘I’ve done my bit already’ Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics Allowing people to carry out “prosocial” acts with little cost to themselves could give them the ‘moral licence’ to avoid making bigger contributions later on.At the JustGiving-sponsored Fundraising Insights conference last week, Alex Imas, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, summarised two pieces of recent research he had conducted.The first experiment looked at how people engaged in prosocial incentives schemes of the type that might be offered by employers, such as lunchtime keep fit classes or recycling schemes, which often offered people some kind of incentive for taking part. Sometimes, the incentive can be that money will be donated to charity.Imas’s research found that people were more likely to work harder in schemes that gave money to charity only if it was a relatively low amount, but if it was a much higher incentive, they worked harder if it benefitted them directly rather than charity.The second area of research summarised by Imas looked at whether acting prosocially affected people’s future ethical behavior. This found that people who made an initial costly contribution were more likely to act with ‘moral consistency’ and behave more prosocially in the future.But if they made a low cost contribution, they used this to give them the ‘moral license’ to avoid acting prosocially in the future – in effect to say that they had ‘already done their bit’. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Mother’s Day 2017 round-up

first_img6) Mummy’s Gin FundStrictly speaking this is not Mother’s Day-related, but it does involve mothers…. Mother’s group Mummy’s Gin Fund supports parents across London and the South East, offering a community to swap clothes, toys and advice. Now the community has set up a JustGiving page to thank founder Helen Hamston by raising funds to buy her something she’s always wanted – a KitchenAid cake mixer. The target was £550, and the page has raised £580 from 99 supporters.  313 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 22 March 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 1) British Heart Foundation Mother’s Day fun runBritish Heart Foundation is holding a fun run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Mother’s Day. Participants can choose between a 5k or 10k run, and the charity will be giving away small gifts to mums attending the event, either as runners or supporters. Last year’s run raised £70,000 for the charity’s research. The charity also has a range of Mother’s Day gifts on offer including watches, jewellery, bags, and candles. Mothering Sunday is almost upon us, so here’s a round-up of some of the events, campaigns and products launched for this year’s special day.From fun runs, to clothing donations, corporate partnerships that see a percentage of product sales donated to charity, and special Mother’s Day gifts, there are plenty of ways charities can help supporters celebrate Mother’s Day and raise funds at the same time. Tagged with: fundraising events Fundraising ideas Mother’s Day 4) JoJo Maman Bébé From a Mother to AnotherIn the run-up to Mother’s Day, JoJo Maman Bébé’s From a Mother to Another campaign is asking mums to help children in Lebanon displaced by war, and families in crisis in the UK and Ireland by donating a bundle of coordinated outfits for ages 0-6, for a family in need to receive as a gift this Mother’s Day. Parcels can be delivered to any JoJo store until 26th March and those donating two or more coordinated outfits will receive a £5 voucher while bags will be distributed through its charity partners in Lebanon, Trussell Trust foodbanks in the UK, and also through Crosscare in Ireland.  314 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 2) Cancer Research UK Because of YouCancer Research UK has launched a Mother’s Day campaign, Because of You, aimed at the charity’s supporters and showing how their donations have increased survival rates from 1 in 4 to 2 in 4 for ten years or more – meaning ‘thousands of mums are still being mum right now.’ The video shows user-generated content of mums that have survived cancer – thanks to donations that have funded research. 5) Unicef Mother’s Day Gift Parcel£25 purchases a Unicef Mother’s Day Gift Parcel providing essential supplies to help protect children in danger around the world. The box includes high-energy peanut paste, measles vaccines, exercise books and pencils, rehydration salts and clean water tablets, while the sender can personalise a card or e-greeting to send to the person they bought the gift on the behalf of. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 3) Breast Cancer Care Mum of a KindBreast Cancer Care has teamed up with Boux Avenue, Folli Follie, Dorothy Perkins, QVC and Buy a Gift to offer special gifts this Mother’s Day that for two weeks only will see Breast Cancer Care receive a donation from each gift purchased as part of its Mum of a Kind campaign. £12.50 from every purchase of Buy a Gift’s Superwoman Smartbox, at least 60% of every sale of QVC’s Breast Cancer Care jewellery range, and 10% of Folli Follie’s Heart4Heart collection sales will go to the charity. Mother’s Day 2017 round-uplast_img read more

E3 Soybeans Ready for 2020 Season

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 23, 2019 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter E3 Soybeans Ready for 2020 SeasonBeginning with the 2020 growing season, farmers will have the opportunity to plant Enlist E3 soybeans from Corteva. Product Manager Shawna Hubbard says the number 3 is significant, “The Enlist E3™ soybean trait provides tolerance to new 2,4-D choline in Enlist Duo® and Enlist One™ herbicides, as well as glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides.” She added that Growers can apply Enlist™ herbicides post-emergence to Enlist E3™ soybeans to help control glyphosate-resistant weeds and that additional tolerance to glyphosate means they can utilize three post-emergence herbicide modes of action in Enlist E3™ soybean fields, with near-zero volatility and reduced potential for physical drift.Approval by China of the technology was the last barrier to full commercial roll-out. Hubbard says E3 seed production will be ramped up in 2019, giving growers plenty of supply for the 2020 season, “Seed production will be our focus in 2019.  Enlist E3™ soybeans will be offered in Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. across all Corteva Agriscience™ seed brands. Commercial sales will begin in 2019; timing will vary by country. First-half 2019 activities will focus on expanding grower experiences with Enlist E3™ soybeans through demonstration plots, field technology days and other opportunities. Second-half 2019 activities will focus on commercial sales efforts. Robust ramp-up plans and extensive seed production will ensure that Enlist E3™ soybeans are broadly available to farmers in 2020.”“I am excited to announce one of the largest soybean technology system launches ever,” said Corteva Agriscience™ Chief Executive Officer, James C. Collins, Jr. Enlist E3™ soybeans are among more than 20 new technologies that Corteva Agriscience™ plans to launch by 2021. They are a key part of the Corteva Agriscience™ strategy to grow and to drive customer and shareholder value through the Company’s combined seed and crop protection pipeline.To learn more about the Enlist™ weed control system, visit Enlist.com and follow on Twitter at @EnlistOnline. Home Indiana Agriculture News E3 Soybeans Ready for 2020 Season Facebook Twitter E3 Soybeans Ready for 2020 Season Previous articleDairy Industry Research Shows Consumers Thoughts on Plant-Based Milk ImitatorsNext articleUsing Cover Crop Mixes Improves Soil Health and Bottom Line Gary Truittlast_img read more

The GEO Group, Inc. Announces Pricing of Offering of $200 Million of Exchangeable Senior…

first_img Facebook KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: REIT LAW ENFORCEMENT/EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT SOURCE: The GEO Group, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 06:55 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 06:55 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005114/en Twitter Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp WhatsApp BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO) (“GEO” or the “Company”) announced today the pricing of the offering by its wholly-owned subsidiary, GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc. (“GEOCH”) of $200,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.50% exchangeable senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the “notes”) in a private offering under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The notes will be guaranteed by GEO and GEO’s subsidiaries that are guarantors under GEO’s senior credit facility and outstanding senior notes. GEOCH also granted to the initial purchasers of the notes an option to purchase up to an additional $30,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the notes within a 13 day period beginning on, and including, the initial closing date. The offering of the notes is expected to close on February 24, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to result in net proceeds of approximately $192.0 million (or approximately $221.1 million if the initial purchasers exercise in full their over-allotment option), after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and estimated offering expenses payable by GEO or GEOCH. The notes will mature on February 23, 2026, unless earlier repurchased or exchanged. GEOCH will pay to the noteholders cash interest at an annual rate of 6.50% plus an additional amount based on the dividends paid by the Company on its common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Company’s common stock”). Interest will be payable semiannually in arrears on March 1 and September 1 of each year, beginning on September 1, 2021. Subject to certain restrictions on share ownership and transfer, holders may exchange the notes at their option prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding November 25, 2025, but only under the following circumstances: (1) during the five consecutive business day period after any five consecutive trading day period, or the measurement period, in which the trading price per $1,000 principal amount of notes for each trading day of such measurement period was less than 98% of the product of the last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock and the exchange rate for the notes on each such trading day; or (2) upon the occurrence of certain specified corporate events. On or after November 25, 2025, until the close of business on the second scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date of the notes, holders may exchange their notes at any time, regardless of the foregoing circumstances. Upon exchange of a note, GEO will pay or deliver, as the case may be, cash or a combination of cash and shares of the Company’s common stock. If the Company or GEOCH undergoes a fundamental change, holders may require GEOCH to purchase the notes in whole or in part for cash at a fundamental change purchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes to be purchased, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to, but excluding, the fundamental change purchase date. The exchange rate for the notes is initially 108.4011 shares per $1,000 principal amount of the notes (equivalent to an initial exchange price of approximately $9.225 per share of the Company’s common stock). The exchange rate will be subject to certain adjustments. The Company and GEOCH intend to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund the repurchase, redemption or other discharge of GEO’s existing 5.875% senior notes due 2022, to pay related transaction fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes. The notes are being offered in the United States only to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside of the United States to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Neither the notes nor any of the shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon exchange of the notes, if any, have been, or will be, registered under the Securities Act and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding GEOCH’s intention to issue the notes and its and GEO’s intended use of the net proceeds. These forward-looking statements may be affected by risks and uncertainties in GEO’s business and market conditions. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factor disclosure contained in GEO’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including GEO’s reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Commission. GEO wishes to caution readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect GEO’s actual results and could cause GEO’s actual results for subsequent periods to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of GEO, including the risks that the offering of the notes cannot be successfully completed or that the repurchase, redemption or other discharge of its 5.875% senior unsecured notes due 2022 cannot be successfully completed. GEO undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005114/en/ CONTACT: Pablo E. Paez Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations (866) 301 4436 The GEO Group, Inc. Announces Pricing of Offering of $200 Million of Exchangeable Senior Notes Due 2026 by Its Subsidiary, GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc. 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2 Million Forbearance Plans Set to Expire This Month

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / 2 Million Forbearance Plans Set to Expire This Month 2 Million Forbearance Plans Set to Expire This Month September 11, 2020 1,814 Views 2020-09-11 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago There was an improvement in the number of active forbearance plans this past week. The latest data from Black Knight shows that more than two million forbearance plans are set to expire in September.That number is already down 350,000 to 1.7 million in the first full week of the month as those expirations begin to be assessed for extensions and removals.After dropping by nearly 150,000 last week, the total number of mortgages in active forbearance declined another 66,000 (-2%) this week.All in all, active forbearances are now down 238,000 (-6%) over the past 30 days, as servicers continue to proactively work their way through the wave of forbearance plans set to expire in September.As of September 8, 3.7,000 homeowners remain in COVID-19-related forbearance plans. That’s down more than 22% from the peak of over 4.7,000 in late May.These loans represent 7% of the active mortgage universe, down from 7.1% last week. Together, they represent $789 billion in unpaid principal.Some 5% of all GSE-backed loans and 11.3% of all FHA/VA loans are currently in forbearance plans. Another 7.4% of loans in private label securities or banks’ portfolios are also in forbearance.The week’s decline was primarily driven by GSE loans, which experienced a 36,000 decline in the number of active forbearance plans. FHA/VA loans saw a more modest weekly decline at -18,000. Active forbearances among loans held in private label securities or banks’ portfolios were down 12,000.Portfolio-held loans actually saw the largest decline over the past 30 days, falling 13% month-to-month, though the 8% decline in GSE mortgages in active forbearance represented the largest volume. Forbearances among FHA/VA loans have improved by a much more modest -2% month-after-month, while private labeled security forbearances have risen by 2% over the past month.While 75% of borrowers in forbearance have had their plans extended, new forbearance plan starts hit their lowest level in more than 5 months. A an estimated 48,000 plans were initiated in the first week of September, down 16% from the previous week and down 22% from the first week of August.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to represent significant uncertainty for the weeks ahead. Black Knight will continue to monitor the situation and report our findings on this blog. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Industry to Convene for Five Star Virtual Conference Next: Fannie Mae Announces 17th Sale of Reperforming Loans The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribelast_img read more

Temple Lands Shall Not Be Alienated Or Used Against Interests Of Temple: Madras High Court Directs To Retrieve Encroached Temple Properties

first_imgNews UpdatesTemple Lands Shall Not Be Alienated Or Used Against Interests Of Temple: Madras High Court Directs To Retrieve Encroached Temple Properties LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Nov 2020 10:31 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has directed the HR & CE Department to initiate appropriate action to retrieve land belonging to temples by removing all encroachments.Justice R. Mahadevan also directed that the the lands belonging to the subject temples shall not be alienated or leased or encumbered illegally and against the interests of such temples and shall only be used for temple…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has directed the HR & CE Department to initiate appropriate action to retrieve land belonging to temples by removing all encroachments.Justice R. Mahadevan also directed that the the lands belonging to the subject temples shall not be alienated or leased or encumbered illegally and against the interests of such temples and shall only be used for temple related purposes.The court also criticised the HR&CE Dept., which is the custodians of the temple properties, for having not taken any steps to protect the interest of the temples. “Such callous attitude on their part cannot be countenanced. This Court, time and again observed that Temples in Tamil Nadu are not only a source of identification of the ancient culture, but also a testimony of pride and knowledge of the talent in the field of arts, science and sculpture and a conduit for spiritual activities as well; and that, the properties of the religious institutions, more particularly, the temples have to be maintained properly in order to derive more income to spend for its betterment.”, Justice Mahadevan observed.The court was considering a batch of writ petitions challenging the transfer of land belonging to various temples to other Departments entirely / partially and also encroachments. Certain Government orders which ordered transfer of the disputed land to the Fisheries Department were challenged.The court held that the temples are entitled to the rights of possession and enjoyment in respect of the respective disputed lands, subject to the control and administration of the HR&CE Dept. and  no trustee / private individual shall claim right over the disputed lands possessed and enjoyed by the temples in any manner whatsoever. The court added that the Government shall not utilise/ alienate / assign / transfer the same and construct permanent structures therein for the purposes other than the beneficial interests of the temple. The following directions have been issued by the Court:(i)The Commissioner, HR&CE Dept., Chennai, shall initiate appropriate action to retrieve the subject lands, remove all the encroachments, if any, and maintain the same with utmost care and for beneficial interests of the subject temples. (ii)It is made clear that the lands belonging to the subject temples shall not be alienated or leased or encumbered illegally and against the interests of such temples. (iii)The HR&CE Dept. shall have the administration and entire control over the subject lands and shall deal with the same in accordance with law. (iv)The HR&CE Dept. shall take steps to start construction by putting compound wall to secure and safety of the subject lands. Except temple related purposes, the lands shall not be used for any other purposes. (v)Except the HR&CE Dept., no other private individuals / trustees shall claim any right over the lands possessed and enjoyed by the subject temples. (vi)The Officer in-charge shall not permit any unauthorised shop / construction inside the temples’ premises. (vii)The Officer in-charge shall ensure the unrestricted freedom of worship by the devotees to the subject temples. (viii)The Officer authorised by the Commissioner, HR&CE Dept., shall maintain proper register with respect to the financial aspects of the subject temples and its properties and file the same before the authority concerned in regular intervals. If he/she fails to discharge his/her duties assigned, he/she is personally liable for such lapses and appropriate departmental action be taken against him/her. (ix)The Commissioner, HR&CE Dept., shall order appropriate enquiry forthwith related to the missing documents and files connected to the respective temples and its properties and initiate action against erring officials responsible for the same. (x)The Government shall provide necessary assistance to the HR&CE Dept., for proper maintenance and protection of the subject temples and its propertiesCase: S.Sridhar vs. State of Tamil Nadu [Writ Petition No.17248 of 2013]Coram: Justice R. MahadevanClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more