Churches challenged to ‘rehabilitate and refresh’ how they explain the…

first_img Comments are closed. 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The new Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has said churches are “not always seen for the good which we do, or for the just causes which we support or further, or for the justice and truth for which we call.” He called on churches to “rehabilitate and refresh” how they explain the Gospel message, particularly to young people who, he said, would high-five the prophet Job and queue for selfies with Jesus – if they properly understood Christianity. Davies made the comments as he was enthroned as the 13th archbishop of Wales during a service in Brecon Cathedral on Dec. 2.Read the full article here. Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Comments (1) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Churches challenged to ‘rehabilitate and refresh’ how they explain the Gospel Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL December 4, 2017 at 6:50 pm John Davies is part of the worldwide movement described in an importantnew book by Brian McLaren: “The Great Spiritual Migration How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian.” That “better way” is to emphasize living according to the teachings and example of Jesus rather than placing the emphasis on correct belief. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Posted Dec 4, 2017 Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

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Smile, ‘Candid Camera’ Host Will Lead Today’s Doo Dah Parade

first_imgPeter Funt, host of ‘Candid Camera,’ will be grand marshal for Saturday’s Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City’s annual tribute to humor — the 29th Doo Dah Parade — starts at noon today, and leading the fun will be grand marshal Peter Funt.Funt is son of “Candid Camera” founder Allen Funt and a former host of the same show.In the same week he accepted the invitation to come to Ocean City, he also received a call that TV Land would air a revival of the show starting this summer. At a press conference on Friday morning, Funt, of course, attributed his good fortune to the Doo Dah Parade.Having reached Ocean City’s Port-O-Call Hotel only at 3:16 a.m. after a day of travel when “everything that could go wrong did,” Funt said he already was mining the situation for humor.Perhaps we’ll see on hidden camera a taxi pulling up to an unmanned tollbooth (just maybe a little like the Garden State Parkway Exit 30 tollbooth in Somers Point) that takes only six quarters.“It’s important to laugh at the world around us,” Funt said.That’s the message he tries to remember as he pulls hidden-camera pranks on the unsuspecting (are they going to be able to laugh along with everybody else?). And that’s the message of today’s Doo Dah Parade.Ocean City Public Relations Director Mark Soifer created a local version of a California event in the early 1980s. The event has grown into an early-season weekend dedicated to getting outside and having some fun.“It’s one of our signature events, and it means that means spring is here,” Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian said.The parade starts at noon at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. It runs through the downtown shopping district on Asbury Avenue and takes a left on 12th Street. to the Boardwalk. The parade ends at the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets), where all invited to smoosh shaving-cream pies in the annual Pie-Asco.Later on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m., all children are invited to participate in a free Easter egg hunt on the beach between 11th and 13th streets. The event is sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association.last_img read more

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London pension schemes abandon Allianz equity fund [updated]

first_imgThe pension fund’s decision followed Ealing Council’s redemption of more than £300m and Wandsworth’s withdrawal of £234.5m, both in April 2018.The fund was the first to be launched by the London CIV when it opened for business in 2015.The Islington pension scheme plans to transfer its investment to a sustainable equity fund within the London CIV, managed by RBC. According to a spokesperson for Allianz, this was scheduled to be enacted this month.However, the London CIV is still trying to reclaim £1.5m in withholding tax charged to the Allianz fund, which would then be paid to Islington. It is working with custodian Northern Trust to reclaim the tax.According to Islington council documents, the Allianz fund posted an 11% return in the 12 months to the end of March 2019, but this lagged its performance target – 2% above the MSCI World index – which was 12.6%. However, since it was first appointed in January 2009, the Allianz fund outperformed its target by 0.12% a year.The London CIV offers 15 funds for use by the borough council pension funds, including eight equity funds and four multi-asset portfolios. Most recently, it named StepStone as its first infrastructure manager in March.In total, the London CIV has pooled roughly £8.5bn of the boroughs’ £38.2bn in total pension assets, according to an update from the pool dated 14 June 2019.The London CIV had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.This article was updated on 22 August to clarify that, while StepStone has been appointed to manage infrastructure investments for London CIV clients, no fund has yet been launched. The first pooled fund launched by the London CIV has been abandoned by its founding investors.The asset pooling company formed by London’s 32 public sector pension funds is weighing options for the LCIV Global Equity Alpha fund, run by Allianz Global Investors, after the £1.4bn (€1.5bn) Islington Pension Fund decided to withdraw its investment.Islington’s investment in the Allianz fund was worth roughly £124m as of 31 March 2019, according to council documents.last_img read more

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