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20
Jun
2021

Gunmen attack South Sudan Anglican cathedral, killing at least 23

first_img Submit a Press Release By Juma PeterPosted Aug 4, 2020 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Africa, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Gunmen attack South Sudan Anglican cathedral, killing at least 23 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA St Luke’s Cathedral in Makol Chuei, South Sudan, in 2018. Photo: SOMA UK[Religion Unplugged] At least 23 people were killed and 20 others were wounded when unidentified gunmen stormed a church compound in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan’s Diocese of Athooch in Jonglei state on July 27. The assailants took six children as hostages, Bishop Moses Anur Ayom told Religion Unplugged.The gunmen attacked Makol Chuei village from two directions, killing the cathedral’s dean and at least 14 women and children who had sought refuge in the church compound, vandalizing the church, destroying their worship instruments and then setting the area ablaze along with the entire village.“After killing people in the church, the gunmen went to the homestead village and killed people there,” Ayom said. “The gunmen burned down the whole village in Makol Chuei. Thus far, we have six people who are missing and we are not sure whether they are alive or dead. In addition, six children were also abducted.”About 90% of Jonglei state’s population is Christian, but they are from many different ethnic tribes. Communal violence has intensified in the state, recently killing hundreds of civilians and creating humanitarian emergencies in the region. Meanwhile, political leaders are meeting in the South Sudan capital of Juba to implement the revitalized peace agreement designed to end the six-year civil war pitting President Salva Kiir Mayardit against the opposition leader, First Vice President Riek Machar Teny.The country’s vice president, James Wani Igga, visited Jonglei earlier in July and kneeled in front of the warring communities, begging them to embrace a peaceful means of resolving differences.There have been ongoing clashes between the Nuer, Dinka and Murle tribes in Jonglei since before the creation of the Pibor Administrative Area in 2014. In mid-May, gunmen armed with machine guns attacked villages in Jonglei, killing hundreds of people, including a number of aid workers. Thousands of civilians were displaced. Several peace activists have accused the government of doing little to quell the cycle of tribal conflicts in the region.Participants at the recent peace conference in Jonglei that brought together traditional elders and government officials headed by Igga recommended the creation of a buffer zone and deployment of neutral armed forces to curtail the counter attacks between the youth from Jonglei and the Pibor Administrative Area.Rampant cattle raiding, child abduction and conflict over grazing land have been blamed for the unrest in Jonglei. However, Bishop Ayom believes the latest killing of women and children in the church compound is politically motivated.“The only solution to the communal conflict is to engage the youth, elders, and church leaders and bring them together for peace dialogue,” Ayom said.Another attack in Jalle village killed an Anglican archdeacon, Jacob Amanjok, along with three pastors.“There is no need of killing the pastors,” Ayom said. “I am not happy about this issue of killing and destroying churches. I would like to appeal to the international community to intervene. As a church leader, I forgive the gunmen. The Bible says we have to forgive those who do wrong to us.”The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng, confirmed the incident in Makol Chuei, calling on the United Nations mission in the country to intervene and save the lives of people wounded in the communal fighting.Deng said the hospital in Juba is full of patients wounded by gunshots and fire and asks the U.N. to help equip facilities with doctors and medical equipment.The proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons is one of the most pervasive problems facing South Sudan, and one which it has been struggling to reverse since before independence in July 2011.Several attempts to disarm civilians have been unsuccessful and have increased insecurity. The lack of a consistent country-wide approach to disarmament has meant that communities that have been disarmed are vulnerable to attacks from their neighbors who have not.President Mayardit recently appointed a committee chaired by Lieutenant General Rin Tueny Mabor and mandated to use minimum force in disarming the heavily armed communities in Warrap and Lakes states, as well as Terekeka County.The rise in communal conflict among Nuer, Dinka and Murle ethnic groups threatens the implementation of the peace agreement, shifting the attention of peace partners from solving national issues to addressing communal tensions.Due to a U.N. arms embargo, the government of South Sudan said it cannot buy arms to enable the country’s armed forces and police to enforce law and order in parts of the country.“The civilians are better armed than the government,” said Deputy Minister Deng. “This is the challenge because we have been locked in, and we cannot access the international market even just to arm the police for them to keep law and order.”The U.N. Security Council in 2018 imposed an arms embargo and placed sanctions on top of government and opposition officials branded as “the peace spoilers” in an attempt to pressure the regime and the warring factions to commit to the peace agreement to end the conflict in the world’s youngest country.“Under the terms of the resolution, all Member States must prevent arms and related equipment of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and any spare parts-from entering South Sudan,” the U.N. Security Council resolution read.The United States ambassador to South Sudan, Thomas Hushek, has said that easing the painful sanctions and arms embargo depends on the South Sudan government’s willingness to fully implement the provisions of the peace agreement.The international community will lift the sanctions and arms embargo on South Sudan only if the government and parties signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) fully and in a timely fashion execute the agreement.The implementation of the revitalized peace agreement is facing challenges relating to funding and a desire to implement critical reform protocols as well the need for the establishment of special court to try the perpetrators of human rights abuses to ensure accountability and justice in the country.Though the main opposition leader, Teny, and other opposition factions joined the government in implementing the fragile revitalized peace agreement in anticipation of ending the conflict, military skirmishes are still taking place on the outskirts of Juba between the government forces and the National Salvation Front (NAS).The NAS leader, General Thomas Cirilo Swaka, signed a declaration of cessation of hostilities in 2018, but later rejected the agreement, saying the deal falls short of addressing the root causes of the conflict.The signatories to the peace agreement formed the revitalized transitional government of national unity in February 2020, appointing a coalition of cabinet ministers and nine out of ten state governors. However, the security arrangement protocol remains only partially implemented.The security arrangement protocol provides for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of the armed forces and the formation of an inclusive national army, as well as the demilitarization of Juba and the deployment of necessary unified forces and joint integrated police to protect senior government officials in order to prevent the recurrence of conflict similar to that triggered by the July 2016 “state-house invasion.”This story is republished with permission from Religion Unplugged. Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

12
Jun
2021

Volunteers Needed for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

first_img Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to Los Angeles, CA and Santa Anita Park this fall on November 4 & 5 and volunteers are needed! The Breeders’ Cup is an annual year-end affair for those at the absolute pinnacle of the Thoroughbred horse racing industry. This Olympic-esque event held at premier North American racetracks is where participants from all over the world converge to compete for over $26.5 million in purse money.Operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, the World Championships were first held in 1984 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, CA. A one-day event until 2006, the Breeders’ Cup is now spread over two highly anticipated days of racing that produce some of the most exciting moments of the year.Santa Anita, or “The Great Race Place,” as it is commonly referred to, opened in 1934 and sits atop 320 acres of land at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, CA. The Art Deco designs throughout remind even the most casual of fan the history horse racing has to offer. Once home to Seabiscuit and more recently, the 2015 Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah, Santa Anita optimizes Old Hollywood at every turn, which is ever appropriate as many past, and now current celebrities call this place their own.To offer support during the Breeders’ Cup is a true opportunity. Not only are local individuals encouraged to gain volunteer hours, but local fans who are willing to donate their time are awarded the chance to be amongst the top personalities of the racing world.Nationally televised on NBC, the Breeders’ Cup attracts thousands of fans, sports stars and famous personalities from every genre, and truly embodies the surreal experience every horse owner, trainer and jockey could only ever hope for.If you’re a friendly and helpful individual who is willing to meet hundreds of new people and be on your feet all day, please inquire about volunteering for the 2016 edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Volunteers will greet guests, escort horse owners and provide information all while being true ambassadors of both the overall event and our region.This is the chance of a lifetime to be involved with an international sporting event, right in your own back yard!Contact Breeders’ Cup Volunteer Coordinator Kaitlyn Lavo at (626) 574-6663 or by email at [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Volunteers Needed for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships To be held at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4 & 5 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 12:20 am 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. Make a comment HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

09
Sep
2020

Mourihno could see punishment from English FA

first_imgAlso in soccer, there’s one game in the Championship this evening.Huddersfield will move up to fourth if they defeat struggling Wigan at 7.45pm. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks likely to face more disciplinary action from the Engish FA after being sent to the stand for the second time in a month.He was punished for his reaction to Paul Pogba’s booking for diving in their 1-1 Premier League draw with West Ham at Old Trafford.Former Ireland winger Stephen Hunt says Mourinho’s touchline behaviour could come back to haunt him.last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Off colour Mew good enough for second Champions title

first_img An off colour Alan Mew was still good enough to win his second Seniors County Champions title in three years after shooting 76 over the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa.Following his sub-par first round 69, the second round left the Hampshire man on 145, three over par, and two strokes ahead of runner-up Paul McGarry from Shropshire & Herefordshire with Hertfordshire’s John Ambridge third on countback from Derbyshire’s Graham Coppen.“I played horrible today,” said Mew (image copyright Leaderboard photography). “Yesterday I couldn’t miss a fairway. Today I couldn’t find one. There was no reason for it but my swing was so poor I couldn’t make anything work.“My wife Maureen was on the bag and she tried to motivate me all the way round. Fortunately I had a good lead from the first round so I got away with it but it wasn’t pretty.”Mew began the second round four strokes clear of playing partner Coppen but he soon ran into trouble with a double-bogey at the sixth hole. He followed that with bogeys at nine, ten and 13 before securing his only birdie at the long 14th.Fortunately for him, Coppen was also failing to find his first round form and even another bogey at the last couldn’t deny Mew his success. “It’s always good to win but I’d liked to have done it in style,” he added.“I’m grateful that the rest of the field didn’t play that well otherwise I would not have won. Another reason I wanted to play well was because I’m off to Scotland for the Senior Home Internationals with England in a good frame of mind.“It was much windier today that yesterday but there was no excuse for my poor play but, as I said, I got away with it.”One man who did play well was McGarry, whose 69 was easily the best of the day and deservedly saw him into second spot on 147, five over par.The 57 year old son of the late Bill McGarry, who managed Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town among others, had five birdies in his 69 and but for bogeys at the 16th and 18th would have forced a playoff with Mew.“I played well today,” said McGarry. I struggled a bit on the back nine but overall I was pleased with the way it went. I had a hip replacement last year and not having any pain when I play is a bonus.“This is a great course and Woodhall Spa is a delightful place to come. I last came here in 1974 for the English Amateur Championship,” added the man from Bridgnorth.McGarry covered the front nine in 32 strokes, three under par, with birdies at the second, fifth and ninth. He dropped his first shot at 11 but hit back with further birdies at 14 and 15 before that disappointing finish.Senior international Ambridge carded 75 for 149, admitting: “I putted like a lemon”, while Coppen said he’d had a bad day at the office with his 76 which left him out of the prizes.But as Mew headed for North Berwick and the Senior Home Internationals he knew he had secured Hampshire’s second title of the weekend and repeated his Senior County Champions success of 2012. 14 Sep 2014 Off colour Mew good enough for second Champions title last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Teams set to challenge for boys’ county crown

first_img Tags: Boy’s County Finals Teams from BB&O – Berks, Bucks & Oxon – Somerset, Staffordshire and Yorkshire will meet this week to decide the English Boys’ County Championship.The action will start tomorrow and unfold over the three-day competition at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.Somerset are seeking their first title; Staffordshire and BB&O will target their second after their previous wins in 2013 and 1999 respectively; and Yorkshire will aim for their seventh outright crown and their eighth overall, including a tied result in 2004.The championship will be played from Tuesday to Thursday, 29-31 August, and is a round robin competition, with three foursomes each morning and six singles in the afternoon.Tomorrow, Somerset will take on Yorkshire in match one, while Staffordshire play BB&O in match two. On Wednesday the match one winners play the match two losers; and the match two winners play the match one losers. On Thursday the round robin will be completed.Teams:BB&O Harrison Arnold, Castle RoyleFraser Bown, Maidenhead,Melan Dhaubhadel, Calcot ParkConor Gough, Stoke ParkThomas Lawton, East BerkshireTaylor Paul, Stoke ParkSebastian Tannum Donaldson, BuckinghamshireSomersetLouis Archer, SaltfordJake Bovington, Enmore ParkOllie Brimfield, Mendip SpringJosh Higgs, WellsHuxley Howell, SaltfordAdam Jolly, BathDylan Xanh, Mendip SpringStaffordshire James Bailey, BranstonThomas Beasley, The ChaseAlex Chapman, TrenthamHarry Fearn, LeekOllie Read, BranstonJack Smith, South StaffsJames Wilkes, StaffordshireYorkshireCharlie Daughtrey, RotherhamMichael Hay, Hunley HallGeorge Heath, Woodsome HallJack Leversidge, AbbeydaleCallum Macfie, LindrickBen Schmidt, RotherhamJames Swash, MiddlesbroughClick here for the championship webpageImage copyright Leaderboard PhotographyTeams set to challenge for boys’ county crownTeams from BB&O – Berks, Bucks & Oxon – Somerset, Staffordshire and Yorkshire will meet this week to decide the English Boys’ County Championship.The action will start tomorrow and unfold over the three-day competition at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.Somerset are seeking their first title; Staffordshire and BB&O will target their second after their previous wins in 2013 and 1999 respectively; and Yorkshire will aim for their seventh outright crown and their eighth overall, including a tied result in 2004.The championship will be played from Tuesday to Thursday, 29-31 August, and is a round robin competition, with three foursomes each morning and six singles in the afternoon.Tomorrow, Somerset will take on Yorkshire in match one, while Staffordshire play BB&O in match two. On Wednesday the match one winners play the match two losers; and the match two winners play the match one losers. On Thursday the round robin will be completed.Teams:BB&OHarrison Arnold, Castle RoyleFraser Bown, Maidenhead,Melan Dhaubhadel, Calcot ParkConor Gough, Stoke ParkThomas Lawton, East BerkshireTaylor Paul, Stoke ParkSebastian Tannum Donaldson, BuckinghamshireSomersetLouis Archer, SaltfordJake Bovington, Enmore ParkOllie Brimfield, Mendip SpringJosh Higgs, WellsHuxley Howell, SaltfordAdam Jolly, BathDylan Xanh, Mendip SpringStaffordshireJames Bailey, BranstonThomas Beasley, The ChaseAlex Chapman, TrenthamHarry Fearn, LeekEllis Muckley, Great BarrOllie Read, BranstonJack Smith, South StaffsJames Wilkes, StaffordshireYorkshireCharlie Daughtrey, RotherhamMichael Hay, Hunley HallGeorge Heath, Woodsome HallJack Leversidge, AbbeydaleCallum Macfie, LindrickBen Schmitt, RotherhamJames Swash, Middlesbrough 28 Aug 2017 Teams set to challenge for boys’ county crown last_img read more