Durante la Eucaristía en la Convención general La Obispa Presidenta…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service 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 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Cesar CardozaPosted Jul 9, 2012 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Durante la Eucaristía en la Convención general La Obispa Presidenta nos insta a ‘Actuar por el Sueño de Dios’ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Narcisa Cabrera Molina says: [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Estando la Convención General en su punto medio, miles se reunieron en el Hotel J.W. Marriott para celebrar este domingo la Santa eucaristía y la Reunión de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias (UTO).Un coro de cientos de voces, integrado por diversas congregaciones de Indianápolis, junto con órgano y metales interpretó himnos en la ceremonia. Obispos, representantes de UTO e invitados ecuménicos nacionales e internacionales llenaron con sus voces el gran salón del hotel con el himno “Christ is made the sure foundation,” con una melodía del siglo 17 del compositor inglés Ralph Vaughan Williams y de los compositores contemporáneos Joel Martinson de Dallas, Craig Phillips de Los Ángeles y Frank Boles de la iglesia de St. Paul en Indianápolis.La Obispa Presidenta Katharine Jefferts Schori ofició la misa con un mensaje de unidad en la diversidad y en la misión y un llamamiento a la acción. “Un profeta simplemente es alguien enviado a hablar en nombre de Dios.  A decir las cosas tal como son. A veces los profetas dicen palabras de  aliento y fortaleza, (…) y a veces el profeta dice cosas que son difíciles de escuchar  (…) recordándonos que debemos amar a Dios de todo corazón y amar al prójimo como a nosotros mismos –dijo la Obispa Jefferts Schori- “un recordatorio que usualmente obedece a que los que escuchamos no hemos estado cumpliendo con esa expectativa.”“Las palabras significan mucho y como Cristianos lo afirmamos cada vez que nos reunimos para dar gracias por la palabra trascendente y viva entre nosotros. Los profetas hablan y actúan en nombre de Dios, con palabras y acciones de Fortaleza esperanza y reto. Ese ministerio se da en diversas formas”, dijo la Obispa Presidenta.Instándonos a todos y a cada uno a actuar bajo nuestra fe, a pesar de las dificultades, la Obispa Jefferts Schori manifestó: “cuando Jesús impuso sus manos y sanó a unos pocos, aun en un sitio donde pensaban que no tenía mucho que ofrecer, estaba haciendo algo profético (…) ¿Qué pasa con tus manos? Ellas son también instrumentos de sanación, reconciliación, re creación. Muestren sus manos. He aquí un sacramento de la misión de Dios. ¿Cómo vas a usar esas manos en un ambiente impúdico y rebelde? Esa manos pueden ser instrumentos de advertencia, o de aliento y fortaleza…”La Obispa Jefferts Schori hizo un paralelismo entre la misión encomendada por Jesús a los Apóstoles y nuestra misión en el presente: “cuando Jesús fue a los pueblos a enseñar, uso las palabras y sus manos de manera profética, anunciando el reino de Dios, alimentando, sanando y atrayendo gente a la comunidad. Él envió a sus amigos a hacer lo mismo; a pregonar el mensaje de Dios, del Reino de dios, a enseñar a los nuevos creyentes, a sanar a los necesitados, a confrontar las injusticias y a cuidar del jardín que compartimos con toda la creación. Esos cinco pilares de la creación son el trabajo y sino de los profetas. De todos los amigos de Jesús (…) ir como emisarios de la palabra encarnada, ser el don, y de hablar y actuar en nombre del sueño de dios. Adentrarse en el mundo soñado por Dios.”Instándonos a actuar a todos y cada uno, la Obispa Presidenta manifestó: “Dios te está enviando a un mundo rebelde, lleno de gente impúdica y terca (…) algunos de esos somos nosotros. Tu tarea es decir: “escuchen, la cosa es así: Dios tiene en mente un mundo mejor y te necesita para hacerlo realidad; y una vez que comiences la conversación sobre las nuevas de Dios, sigue adelante, sigue mostrándole y diciéndole al mundo como es el sueño de dios, y a la larga el mundo sabrá que ha conocido a un profeta, a toda una comunidad de profetas.”Representantes de La Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias, (UTO) de cada provincia y diócesis, muchas de ellas vestidas con el color azul característico de la organización, se acercaron al altar y entregaron tarjetas con los montos recaudados en el último trienio para la UTO, una entidad que ayuda a costear programas Para aliviar el sufrimiento humano. Las donaciones canalizadas por UTO en su mayor parte provienen de donativos de los Episcopales en las “alcancías azules” que muchos tienen en sus hogares y oficinasEl Obispo de Haití Zache Duracin y el Obispo Sufragante Ogé Beauvoir concelebraron la Eucaristía con Jefferts Schori. Los  Reverendos Drew Klatte de Indianápolis Pamela Nesbit de Pennsylvania fueron los diáconos.— Cesar Cardoza es miembro del  equipo del Episcopal News Service en la Convención General. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (1) Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

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Construction industry needs support from Government during recovery

first_imgNewsPoliticsConstruction industry needs support from Government during recoveryBy Staff Reporter – April 19, 2014 692 THE Government must prioritise the construction industry as part of the programme for recovery because the number of new houses being constructed nationally is too low to meet demand.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During a Dail debate, Minister of State for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan was told that while the construction industry dominated the economy during the economic boom, it was clear to Patrick O’Donovan TD that the industry needed to be supported now by Government because changes in the planning process were needed to ensure that the Department of the Environment put time limits on the time being taken by An Bord Pleannala in relation to appeals.Consideration must be given, he said, on different ways of deliver much needed local authority houses.The State should consider the possibility of public private partnerships with the relevant agencies and the Credit Union movement nationally, according to Deputy O’Donovan.Welcoming the Department’s announcement of the construction of new local authority houses, it was encouraged that more needed to be done in the area with the Department examining in greater detail the properties and lands owned by the State. Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Previous articleA new dawn for St Mary’s Park flood victimsNext articleMcManus makes it a Good Friday for Limerick FC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSConstructiongovernmentMusic Limerick Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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Experts stress vigilance over emerging, unpredictable diseases

first_img “The take-home message is: Yes, the United States is at risk,” Gubler said Tuesday. But in a bit of good fortune, he said, dengue’s most efficient vector, the mosquito Aedes aegyptii, has been pushed out of most of its US range by another foreign import, the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus. Using rapid-throughput technology, researchers in his lab have identified 75 previously unknown infectious agents within a year. Most recently, they identified a never-before-seen arenavirus as the cause of an ongoing hemorrhagic fever cluster in South Africa—extremely rapid work, as the first case was hospitalized only Sep 12. The disease has been amplified by the ferocious growth of Asian mega-cities, where new construction provides an almost endless series of pools and puddles for mosquitoes to breed, and has expanded its range around the world. “Learning the lessons of what caused a normal commensal [type of] bacteria to suddenly expand into a large outbreak with 30% mortality has implications for emerging diseases generally,” Farrar said Monday. Emerging drug resistanceStill, the most important emerging threat may not be any one disease, but the growing resistance of many diseases to the drugs used against them, he said. He pointed to evidence presented at the conference of a malaria cluster in Cambodia that is resistant to artesunate, a botanically based compound that is the centerpiece of malaria treatment in much of the developing world. “The most important emerging disease of all is drug resistance, in which Asia leads the world,” he said. “The emergence of drug resistance, which is somewhat insidious and which does not get the headlines it deserves, is going to challenge us more in the 21st century, I suspect, than any individual disease.” “Chikungunya poses a major public health problem for authorities throughout the world, because by the time you discover it, it is too late for environmental control measures to be effective,” he said Monday. There was abundant evidence at the meeting of pathogens’ ability at taking advantage of changes in the human environment, from increased travel and trade to the growth of mega-cities to climate change. The chikungunya experienceDr. Harold Townson of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine outlined the unexpected behavior of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that causes debilitating joint pain that lasts for months or years. The virus was identified in Africa in 1952, and moved to India and Asia along trade routes. In 2005, though, a minor mutation allowed it to cause a massive outbreak on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion; it sickened 260,000 people, one third of the island’s inhabitants. It spread to France, causing about 900 cases there and 37 in the United States, through a chain of transmission that started with French soldiers sent to assist with the outbreak and European tourists returning home. Oct 29, 2008 – WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) – Health authorities must remain alert to new and renascent disease threats, experts warned this week at an international medical meeting. And in 2007, it caused 250 cases of illness in Italy—not as a result of the French outbreak, but in a separate introduction via a visitor from Kerala, India. On analysis, the Italian strain proved to be a different strain from the Reunion outbreak, but it possessed the same mutation, an adaptation that allowed more copies of the virus to move into mosquito salivary glands and deliver a larger dose to victims. With no effective treatment and no vaccine, Townson said, the only feasible strategy for blocking chikungunya is mosquito control. But it must be practiced routinely, a painstaking, expensive undertaking that is beyond the resources of many areas in the developing world. Keeping an eye on hot spotsAssessing new disease threats requires investment in new tools, said Dr. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. Lipkin directs a World Health Organization collaborating center on diagnostics for emerging infections and recently received a Google.org philanthropic grant aimed at early detection. Though the appearance of chikungunya in Italy has been taken as an indicator of global warming, the mosquito responsible for spreading the virus was already present in the area thanks to global trade, Townson said. But he cautioned that climate change may yet play a role in the spread of mosquito-borne diseases—not because of warming temperatures, but because increased rainfall may make drier areas more hospitable to the bugs. Mosquito control and dengueThe low-tech but often unachievable measures of spraying pesticides and eliminating standing water are essential to controlling the mosquito-borne disease dengue and its most serious form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, said Dr. Duane Gubler of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Singapore. The concern expressed in their reports was echoed by a report released today by the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health (see cross-reference link above). In a series of briefings and presentations of data, speakers at the 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and the 46th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) ticked off a long list of bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens whose recent behavior has taken scientists and public health authorities by surprise. As examples of the unpredictability of pathogens’ behavior in such hot spots, he offered the experience of Streptococcus suis, a bacterium commonly found in pigs in Southeast Asia. S suis is a frequent cause of mild meningitis in humans in Asian pig-growing areas, but in 2005 it changed its behavior, roaring into an acute infection that killed more than 30 people. And to be as prepared for new threats as possible, it is necessary to get even further forward of the epidemic curve, by keeping an eye on the “hot spots” where concentrations of humans and animals are likely to birth new diseases, Dr. Jeremy Farrar said Monday. Farrar, the director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, has been at the forefront of treating human victims of avian influenza H5N1. Ironically, excellence in mosquito control created dengue’s current foothold in the Americas, Gubler said. The disease was eradicated in South America in the 1950s as a byproduct of campaigns to eliminate yellow fever. Those campaigns were so successful that they were stopped after several decades, and dengue resurged, going from zero cases in Central and South America in 1959 to more than 600,000 in 2007 and becoming endemic in 28 countries. See related article posted today: “US urged to launch major campaign against emerging diseases” “Albopictus is a very good host for dengue but a very inefficient vector,” he said. “So though we are at risk of transmission in the US, it is not likely we are going to have a major epidemic of the disease here.”last_img read more

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