Anglican Alliance urges use of Freedom Sunday resource against human…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Aug 13, 2015 Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Alliance] The Freedom Sunday resource promotes a day of worship, prayer and action towards ending human trafficking/modern slavery. Together churches and faith groups have developed resources to raise awareness and mobilise their communities so that they can be united in their response to end the worldwide crime of modern slavery.The Anglican Alliance has been working for the past year with other church denominations and agencies on researching and creating a church resource to hold a day of worship, prayer, study and action on tackling the scandalous issue of human trafficking and modern slavery.There are estimated to be between 21 and 30 million people caught in slavery in the world today – suffering cruel and brutal treatment in every part of the world.The Freedom Sunday resource has been designed for local churches and can be adapted for use in different contexts around the Anglican Communion.Speaking about human trafficking, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said:“Human trafficking is a grave crime against humanity. It is a form of modern day slavery and a profound violation of the intrinsic dignity of human beings. It is intolerable that millions of fellow human beings should be violated in this way, subjected to inhuman exploitation and deprived of their dignity and rights.“This outrage should concern each one of us, because what affects one part of humanity affects us all.“If we are to combat this evil then we must work together to prevent the crime, support the survivors and prosecute the criminals. The knowledge that churches have of their local communities puts them on the frontline in this campaign.“Freedom Sunday provides churches with an opportunity to join together with others around the world in a day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking. Freedom Sunday challenges us and resources us to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking in our local and global communities.”The Anglican Alliance is encouraging churches around the Anglican Communion to take part in raising awareness and mobilising their congregations to end human trafficking. This day can be held at any time, but can be linked to the following dates:30 July – World Day against Trafficking in Persons18 October – EU Anti-trafficking Day2 December – International Day for the Abolition of SlaveryThis year on 30 July 2015, events were held around the world to raise awareness and build action to end human trafficking to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons.The Anglican Archbishop of Brazil, Francisco De Assis Da Silva, released [a] message on 30 July saying:“Brazilian society must be more conscious about this silent and obscure problem, which amasses at least 30 billion dollars in the world, enriching national and international mafias. Children and adults are lured into a world of dreams that becomes a nightmare. Economic and social exploitation submits them to undignifying living conditions and, many times, to death”.He encouraged the local church to commit to raising awareness and taking action against human trafficking:“May our dioceses and churches save some time to gather their members and discuss about it, offering prayers for victims and their families. These actions can be done in partnership with other churches and human rights organizations. If there’s no local network against human trafficking, why not organize parish-based groups?”Also on 30 July and 7 August, the Revd Rachel Carnegie, Co-Executive Director of the Anglican Alliance, ran seminars on tackling modern slavery at the Christian ‘New Wine’ festival in the UK.Rachel shared stories of survivors of modern slavery and highlighted ideas of how local churches can get involved in the global campaign. In practical terms, local churches can:Study the issuePrayPlan a service or community eventTake action by: Knowing their community; Finding out about local services & helplines for assisting victims of slavery; Raising awareness on prevention; Knowing and spotting signs of slavery and reporting this; Campaigning on supply chains to be free of slavery; Supporting anti-trafficking agencies.The participants discussed how they would respond, as individuals and within their local churches, reflecting on the Freedom Sunday materials.Download the Freedom Sunday resources.Check back on the Anglican Alliance website to learn how the Communion has been using the Freedom Sunday resources. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ August 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm I have come to change my mind about who are the criminals who need exposing first and quite a bit of consciousness raising and conscience changing before they are brought to justice.A war on human traffickers will be like the war on drugs. Yes, people seek to get rich, or maybe just make some money, by selling desperate people a way out that often ends up locking them into slavery, and particularly horrible slavery. But as Freedom Day approaches I think of the refugees from Syria denied sanitation or food now being sprayed with fire hoses and gas to control them by Greek police. Who is really responsible for the Syrians’ plight and for the Greeks’? I think it hypocritical to visualize the criminals as brutal heartless low lifes and ignore the rational decisions to protect and maximize the finances of some Episcopalians in good standing. The interest on the Greek debt must be lowered and only God know what any American can do to compensate the human victims of fellow American and British actions to control the price of oil for the last 50 years. Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 15, 2015 at 9:26 am Balanced article on trafficked women: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/sine-plambech/violence-in-safety-of-home-life-in-nigeria-after-selling-sex-in-europe Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Servicelast_img read more

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‘New Thread Ministry’ supports the least of these

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Gunter said there is no way he can adequately thank the ladies of the Southside Baptist Church sewing group for their continuing support of missions. But he was in Troy to simply say “thank you” from all the little lives they have touched in such a loving and personal way.Anne Register, a relatively new member of the ministry, said she joined in support of the ladies and the wonderful work they are doing.“I’m don’t sew much but I can use a pair of scissors,” Register said, laughing. “These ladies do wonderful work and what they do brings God’s love and happiness to others. I just want to be a small part of their ministry.”The group includes Rita Shirley, Evelyn Henley, Annette Cordle, Janice Johnson, Ann McWhorter and Jean Fortune.The late Jean Snoddy was instrumental in the organization of “New Thread Ministry” and her leadership and involvement continues to influence the ministry, the ladies said.“New Thread Ministry” is currently involved in the Shoebox ministry by making jumpers for little girls and shorts for little boys. The ladies also support Sav-A-Life with layettes for the newborns and blankets and pillowcases for homeless veterans. You Might Like Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… John Gunter, a former missionary to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, understands what it’s like to be poor and for a simple cotton dress to be a treasure for a little girl.Gunther and his wife, Dana, and sons, Daniel and Luke, spent eight years sharing God’s Word and the Good News of salvation with the people in the Dominican Republic, where the majority of the youths are either poor or live below the poverty line, and in Haiti, the poorest country in the western world.There, on “their” island, the Gunters chose to minister to the poorest of the poor.center_img Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 6, 2019 The ladies’ group meets on Wednesdays in support or their “thread ministry” and for a time of sharing and fellowship.The ladies make 100 cotton sun dresses for little girls, three times a year. “Simple and simply beautiful to them,” Gunter said.“Unless you are there to see the happiness that these sun dresses bring to these little girls, you can’t really know what something so simple but yet so beautiful can mean,” he said. “The dresses are usually given out at the conclusion of Bible School and, for most little girls, those sun dresses will be their Sunday best.“You can see the happiness radiate in their little faces. I would like for the members of ‘New Thread Ministry’ to experience the happiness they bring to those little girls.” ‘New Thread Ministry’ supports the least of these Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day There is no way to describe the poverty those people have to endure, Gunther said, nor the blessings they receive when they accept Jesus Christ and are better able to endure their dire circumstances.Gunter now lives in Dothan and works with the Spanish ministry in that area. He also speaks to area mission groups going to the Dominican Republic and Haiti and goes “home” to visit, often three times a year.Gunter was in Troy to speak to the ladies of the “New Thread Ministry” at Southside Baptist Church and to thank them for their support of the people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. LIGHT SHOW: Troy hosts fireworks display Fireworks lit up the night sky over Veterans Memorial Stadium at Troy University Thursday night to celebrate the Fourth of… read more Skip Print Article Sponsored Content Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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