Church of England synod welcomes climate change policy

first_img 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 Press Release Service Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Church of England] The General Synod of the Church of England has overwhelmingly welcomed the new climate change policy adopted by the church’s investing bodies.Speaking during a July 13 afternoon debate, titled “Climate Change and Investment Policy,” Bishop of Manchester David Walker said: “Climate change calls for an urgent response from all of us – individually, institutionally, nationally and internationally. And that includes investors. The question is not whether climate change is an important and urgent ethical investment issue, but how to reflect this importance and urgency in ethical investment policy.”Talking about the new climate change policy implemented since May 1 on the recommendation from the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group, Walker said: “The EIAG develops policies formed by biblical understanding, theological reflection and an appreciation of the views of the church. These policies are, without exception, extraordinarily well considered and distinctly Anglican. They are practical for institutional investors with fiduciary responsibilities.The new policy has already been welcomed from both within and outside the church. Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam called the policy “exemplary.” Nick Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, has praised the investing bodies’ “fine and wise leadership.” Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, has said the policy is “expressive of investor integrity.”Read further commentary on the debate from the Bishop of Manchester on the Church of England website. Rector Smithfield, NC Environment & Climate Change Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Jul 14, 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Church of England synod welcomes climate change policy An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing 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 Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Happy Birthday Indiana

first_imgDear Friend,Today, the Statehouse was filled with hundreds of fourth-grade students commemorating Indiana Statehood Day 2016. These students from all areas of the state visited at a very special time, as Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 11.Leading up to this weekend’s Bicentennial Celebration, thousands of Hoosiers in each of Indiana’s 92 counties worked hard to showcase all that makes Indiana unique. To all those who contributed and participated, thank you for leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.But we aren’t done celebrating yet.On Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, you can help recognize this major historical event at Ignite the Future, which takes place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds inside the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The two-hour program will include a variety of speakers from diverse faith backgrounds as well as music, dancing and more.A birthday bash is also being hosted by the Indiana Historical Society at the history center from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be daylong activities, crafts, two special productions, a balloon drop and much more.Indiana has a lot to celebrate, and I look forward to our promising future.Happy birthday, Indiana! State Rep. Wendy McNamaraFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

A tourist agreement was signed between Lika-Senj County and the Chinese province of Shanxi

first_imgThe Office for Culture and Tourism of Shanxi Province and the Sino-Croatian Association for Cultural and Economic Cooperation organized a conference on tourism cooperation between China and Croatia, with the aim of strengthening tourism cooperation. With this agreement, Lika-Senj County opens tourist cooperation with a very important Chinese province with over 37 million inhabitants, which is certainly a great potential and opportunity for countless tourist cooperation. On that occasion, cooperation agreements were signed, including an agreement on tourist exchange and cooperation between the Chinese province of Shanxi and Lika-Senj County, writes the portal Likaclub.eu. The agreement was signed by the director of the Lika-Senj County Tourist Board, Ivan Radošević, and the leader of the Chinese province of Shanxi. The form is there, and now it’s the most important thing – the content and radical changes in the connection. And not only through tourism, where the Plitvice Lakes National Park is certainly one of the main motives for the arrival of Chinese tourists, but also in the economic field through new investments. Photo: Pixabay.com / Source: Likaclub.eulast_img read more

Argentina’s qualification hopes hang in the balance

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 As the enduring South American World Cup qualifying process draws to a close, football fans are left contemplating the possibility of a World Cup without Lionel Messi and Argentina. A disparaging draw with Peru last week has left La Albiceleste desperately needing a victory over Ecuador tonight if they want to save their dwindling World Cup hopes. Although Argentina have lost two out of their last three games in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, Betway’s Alan Alger told SBC: “It’s still very likely they qualify, obviously.  A win guarantees at the very least a play-off against New Zealand for which they’d be very strong favourites over two legs.“If they win and Brazil don’t lose at home to Chile they qualify automatically. There are a few other scenarios that a draw will also see them qualify automatically.There doesn’t appear too much motivation for Ecuador who have lost their last five qualifiers. The new Head of Sports at LeoVegas, Riku Jokela added: “The last World Cup Argentina have missed was in 1970.  Ecuador away won’t be an easy match for Argentina considering the massive pressure and the fact that the match is played at 2,850 metres in the thin air of Quito.“However, we strongly think that Argentina’s star players will step-up and they will get the crucial win, then it’ll be up to other results in the group to ultimately decide whether they will qualify directly or whether they need to face New Zealand in the Play-offs or not. In case of Playoffs, we strongly believe that Argentina have got what it takes to beat New Zealand in two-legged tie.”Jokela continued: “If Argentina didn’t make it to the tournament- there would be an impact on outright odds as Argentina are currently #5 favourite to win World Cup 2018 – other favourites’ odds like Germany’s, France’s, Brazil’s, Spain’s, Belgium’s and England’s would naturally drop a bit. In general, a World Cup without Argentina, Messi, and other Argentinian star players would likely lose a bit of its charm.Furthermore, Jorge Sampaoli’s side are currently 10/1 outsiders to go one step further in Russia next Summer, then they did at Brazil in 2014, where they suffered an excruciating extra time final  defeat at the hands of Mario Götze and Germany.If Argentina make it to Russia, at the age of 30 it maybe Messi’s last chance to capture international honours, something that Alger anticipates will lead to their misfiring qualifying campaign becoming a distant memory for punters. Alger commented that: “We feel most punters will have forgotten the qualifying process by the time the tournament is near approaching and still be backing Argentina because of the Messi factor regardless of their current struggles.”Jokela agreed that for Argentina the “World Cup 2018 is a whole new ball game from the Qualifying campaign and if/when Argentina qualify for the tournament, they might be much stronger and united team after a more than challenging World Cup Qualifying campaign. At the end of day, when they have got a good day they can beat any team in the world with players like Messi, Dybala, Agüero, Icardi, Di Maria, Otamendi and Mascherano.” Related Articles Submit Share Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more