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David Anderson says: April 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm If Jim Wolfe were to be correct, then states really would have no basis for saying that marriage is between 2 people only. Many cultures practice marriage as one man several women, and only a few one woman several men, so Mr. Wolfe’s rationale would open the door, in fairness, to many options beside traditional monogamy. If the state is going to be involved in marriage at all, from a legal and tax standpoint, then they can create relationship categories, define them, and give them whatever rights that the voters and the courts will allow. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY RB Clay says: Joseph F Foster says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group April 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm I seem to recall at confirmation promising to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” May 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm What’s interesting to me that at the time that some, and I mean “some”, loud leaders in our Church attack God’s first institution (marriage for those who need to be reminded) that our Church’s own revered institutions are dramatically crumbling, at an ever-increasing rate: cathedrals closed or closing (count ’em up), dioceses faltering and becoming insolvent, parishes closing, the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral shuttered, seminaries stumbling along and barely surviving, the National Cathedral unable to pay its bills (now wanting to charge $10/head to get in and look). What else has to hit us over the head? Must we go back to the near-dead pulse of the post-Revolutionary days before somebody says that we have been myopically distracted on many, many wrong matters? We’re arriving at those days right now with bishops who accomodate the culture rather than seek to transform it with the Christian faith and life. Director of Music Morristown, NJ May 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm I believe that a marriage should be defined as a man and a woman. I am not against a civil union for gays and lesbians. This is an honored tradition that I have held to for my life time. Why should I have to give up what is important. Why can’t the gays and lesbians accept a civil union? This goes for the church doctrine as well. I hold the traditional values to me important and why should I have to give them up. The gays and lesbians knew what the doctrines were and accepted them when they accepted this faith. Perhaps there should be a “Reformed” or “New Life Style” chapter of the Episcopal Church for those that object to what we hold dear? Tim Manolescu says: April 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm So you are saying that as a “conservative Christian,” you do NOT respect the dignity of every human being? Gretchen Pickeral says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The three diocesan bishops of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina on April 19 issued a letter to Episcopal clergy across the state outlining their opposition to Amendment One.Amendment One, also known as the “marriage amendment,” is a proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in North Carolina on May 8. The measure would define marriage as between one man and one woman, and as the only legal domestic partnership recognized by the state.Bishop Michael B. Curry, Diocese of North Carolina, Bishop Clifton Daniel, III, Diocese of East Carolina, and Bishop G. Porter Taylor, Diocese of Western North Carolina, co-authored the joint letter to provide context for their stance against the amendment and to encourage clergy to study what they see as likely impacts should the amendment pass.“We oppose Amendment One because the love of God and the way of love that has been revealed in Jesus of Nazareth compels us to do so. We oppose Amendment One because every time we baptize someone in the Episcopal Church, the entire congregation vows to ‘strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.’ We oppose Amendment One because it is unjust and it does not respect the dignity of every human being in the state of North Carolina. If passed, it will harm not only law-abiding gay and lesbian citizens but other men, women and innocent children in our state,” reads one excerpt from the letter.Find the letter and other related Amendment 1 resources from the Diocese of North Carolina online here.Nationally, the Episcopal Church is on record in support of measures that extend equal benefits and protections to gay and lesbian couples and against any state or constitutional amendments that prohibit same-sex civil marriage or civil unions. The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina echoed that stance during its 196th Diocesan Convention in January. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK April 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm I seem to recall at baptism also vowing to “continue in the apostles’ teaching, resisting evil, and whenever falling into sin, repenting and returning to the Lord.” Bruce Bogin says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR May 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm No. Baptism is indelible. It need not be renewed several times a year. And, anyway, the vows I took at age 8 — none of that “sponsor” or “Godparents” nonsense– in 1951 were NOT those of the current Book of Common Prayer. So even if I renewed my vows, they wouldn’t be the ones of the so-called baptismal “covenant”. 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 Jason Brinn says: Submit a Job Listing May 4, 2012 at 2:13 am There are two issues, civil and religious. Civil marriage affords legal rights, religious marriage blesses the union. It is wrong for the State to dip their finger in religious matters, or matters that affect anyone’s religious beliefs. All people who love and commit themselves “death do us part” should be afforded civil marriage regardless if they are gay or straight. I am an Episcopalian and applaud that we have lay and ordained members that believe in equal legal rights for all under both civil law and religious blessings of marriage between two loving individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. The labels liberal and conservative are used to divide us as a Christian body and do not serve to promote the Gospel of Christ. Posted Apr 24, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Chuck Sharp says: Doug Desper says: April 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm What is “the truth”? Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA May 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm I love how revisionists want to redefine marriage and then when people wake up to the pressure they are the ones who get accused of “destroying civic unity”. I believe that the unity of society or the Church is being fractured by those who seek to redefine the Church according to the secularized vision of marriage held by alternative lifestyle pressure groups. April 25, 2012 at 9:41 am “Dignity is earned – not conferred.” I find this a troubling notion. The image of G-d appears on every face, even those in which it is hiding behind the distressing disguise of poverty, crime, addiction or social disapprobation. The image of G-d is divinely created, everything else is constructed. We always have the option of agreeing with the views, words and behaviors of others, almost always depending on how close they come to our own. But human dignity flows from our divine creation, a creation that the Creator G-d assessed as “very good.” When we fail to honor G-d’s creation, we spit in the very face of the Creator. Ellen Warren says: Doug Desper says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS April 25, 2012 at 7:49 am a) What’s a Diocesan “COM”? And I don’t work for a Diocesan anything.b) Don’t get what? M. Bowles says: April 25, 2012 at 9:37 am Bruce Bogin’s reply is well-thought-out, in my opinion, and holds much truth. There is plenty of bigotry in various denominations, and some religions claim to know exactly who God is and neatly put God in a well-defined box. Some of those people then proceed to judge everyone else. They often make God a vindictive and punishing God, rather than a loving God whose grace is all around us. I believe that God is bigger and more loving than any mortal can comprehend. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Harry Coverston says: Jim Wolfe says: The Rev. Mary S. Janda says: May 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm A little something from Romans; judge ye not lest ye be judged. michael Neal says: NORTH CAROLINA: Diocesan bishops sign joint statement against ‘Amendment One’ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm So – in the midst of all this fear and worry and lousy economic outlook – I find myself wondering about the very shape of “households” in the foreseeable future.What about two or three single parents who want to live in the same household and file joint taxes and purchase household insurance? What about seniors who get along great and who want to create a “household” with similar privileges? What about siblings who are widowed or divorce who create a “household” during their last years of life and expect to have medical oversight of one another and joint tax responsibility and auto-insurance, medical insurance.I’m wondering if we define “household” or civil unions so narrowly we will be closing off options for folks at at time when logic would dictate new ways of creating households!Just sayin’ – G 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 April 26, 2012 at 8:37 am God calls us to think , speak and act through the lens of Jesus christ’s teaching in the world. Can we agree that the first commandment is to love..bigotry is not love, exclusion is not love, a strict adherence to SCRIPTURE alone ( scripture -that by the way: was written at another time, in another language, and in another cultural context), can t provide us with direction. As Episcopalians we are called to also REASON ( thinking ! remember a time before FOX news !!), and to look at TRADITION ( traditions adapt and change, right?)- with discerning minds and hearts! Let’s have prayerful conversation and dialogue and not leave the Church.Just prayin’…. Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Doug Desper says: Comments (37) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 JackMMcKelvey says: Chuck Till says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA April 25, 2012 at 10:11 am I belong to one of the conservative parishes that split from TEC. In my opinion this comes under the separation of church and state. Whatever your views might be on same-sex marriage, (if you’re reading this) they are probably based on some interpretation of the Bible. While I believe that congregations and individuals need to make up their own minds on this matter, the State has no right to impose a religious belief on everyone else. Thus, unless there has been some proven concrete societal harm in same-sex marriages (which I don’t believe is the case), Amendment 1 should fail. Not because it might be justified by some interpretation of the Bible, but because it simply isn’t the place of the State to impose religious dogma. May 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm Good for you!! Go for it and God bless. Jack NIck Theuner says: May 3, 2012 at 8:51 am Brother, let me say that I agree with you. This world has made its way into the church today and few “followers” seem to know and accept the Bible anymore. You sir stand on the word and the truth and I want you to know that you are not alone and are appreciated! Joseph F Foster says: Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ david johnson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Joseph F Foster says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska April 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm It’s the same old business every time— a few courageous Christians (like the Bishops in this article) stand up for justice and the truth, while and so-called believers, those vast “unwashed pagans of the pews” resist and deny until society finally moves on. Gender equality, equal pay, apartheid, sexuality, Civil Rights and any of the other dozens of “issues” confronting everyday life are seen as threats to God and religion. But, in the end, regular people just stop listening to the hypocrites and haters who are merely social churchgoers. Joseph F Foster says: Rector Collierville, TN brent tilson says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 April 25, 2012 at 9:20 am I should like to add this: discrimination aimed at a group of people based upon race, gender, sexual orientation, etc., is bigotry, no more, no less. Bigotry based upon an interpretation of a book one considers holy and to have been give by God, is none the less bigotry. One cannot justify bigotry by wrapping it in Scripture. If your interpretation of Scripture causes you to discriminate against a group of people because of the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation (which they get at birth), then your interpretation of Scripture is just plain wrong. I suggest that those who do not wish to revise their views about prejudice and wish to cling to bigoted views by wrapping them in Scripture, perhaps would be happier seeking a church which practices bigotry. There are plenty around. No, I do not and I will not have respect and accord dignity for views which I believe are bigoted. Someone may sincerely believe that the Jews killed Christ and are meant to suffer for it to this day. That’s fine. It’s called anti-Semitism and cannot be justified by Scripture. Harry Coverston says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs April 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm Easy now, and “respect the dignity of every human being.” We pray for forebearance among the people of our church and its leaders every Sunday. While I support the view of the three bishops, sometimes older churchgoers whose experience is different from that of mine find change difficult. April 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm The distinction of legal rights and liturgical rites is something we talked about in seminary 20 years ago. Many then believed the church should get out of the marriage business (and it IS a business!). Having observed this distinction in practice in a number of countries I have visited, I have come to believe that the legal contract of marriage ought to be a matter of the state’s domain. Historically that has been the case at least since the Romans.Liturgical rites, on the other hand, are the realm of the church. Blessing of anything is up to the body which bestows its blessings. Of course, that does raise questions as to why a body might be willing to bless a nuclear submarine whose primary purpose is to destroy and lay waste to the creation while it simultaneously refuses to bless loving relationships. Even so, while that is a question of conscience between the believers and their G-d, legal rights are a matter of public interest that transcends that body of believers.Discriminating against any identifiable group of citizens carries with it the burden of demonstrating a compelling state interest. The sheer force of traditional understandings alone does not meet that burden, particularly in a time where those understandings are far from unanimously held. That includes those within the religious bodies who would legitimate their understandings with the imprimatur of G-d. As Anne Lammot says, “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Joseph F Foster says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET April 28, 2012 at 9:23 am No, I have not “been involved” with the New “Covenant”. I don’t “renew my vows” during a congregational baptism because I never took those vows.I object to the major change in the Baptism (and Confirmation) service which made it far less focused on belief and more on “response.” It was part of the general secularist accommodationism of the 1960s and 70s.My’Understanding” of Xianity — not enough space here but some abbreviated points:It is confessional — belief is not subordinate to and may be superordinate to practice, or “response”.It is not accommodationist — It does not wed the “spirit of the age” since it does not wish to be shortly left a widow.It does not subordinate the Holy Trinity to the Wholly Trendy.It does not confuse ‘love’ with ‘placation’. It loves the sinner but also calls us to repent and sin no more.It does not seek to make us Children of a Looser God.It is not politicized.It notes that Jesus loved his disciples. It also notes that he did not marry them; nor did they marry each other. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm So goes TEC, what a shame……………………use to be a vibrant church when I was younger……….but when you stop preaching the “truth” well, need I say more…………….. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books April 25, 2012 at 12:19 am Pilate’s question…with Jesus in front of him. Hmmm. Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bruce Green says: May 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm The preceding comments offer a lot of thoughtful reasons to support the position set out by the three bishops of North Carolina. Their letter addresses Amendment 1, an issue that must be voted on next week. What also needs to be understood, however, is that this move by the North Carolina legislature is part and parcel of an explicit strategy devised by the national Republican Party to divide the electorate, to antagonize voters, to wage war against women’s rights, workers’ rights, the interests of poor people, the interests of students, the health and welfare of the elderly, all in the hope of gaining political power by tapping the prejudices of as large a segment of the population as possible. Republican-dominated legislatures in states from Wisconsin and Ohio to Mississippi, North and South Carolina and Florida are attempting to enact similar laws that discriminate against parts of the public. We are witnessing one of the most brazen attempts to destroy civic unity to which our country has been subjected since the era of the John Birch society and the assault on Civil Rights. Let’s be grateful to the three bishops who have had the wisdom and the courage to speak out against Amendment 1 as an instance of that strategy. Robert Hansel says: Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bruce Marshall says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Stephany Borders says: April 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm No I did not say that. Read what I wrote. I don’t make any promises under the new baptismal vows. If you’re too young to remember the baptismal and confirmation vows under the 1929 PB, fish one out and compare it to the new set. Quite a bit of change. The Bishops assume the “entire congregation vows…” but their assumption is sometimes unwarranted. May 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm Actually, Brent, your quote is from Jesus as recorded in Matthew 7.After the admonition of Jesus to not judge hastily is this: “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye”. We are not to judge in order to mete out a sentence as was the fashion of the instant justice with punishments pronounced out in public in Jesus’ day. Judges sat at gates awaiting claims and arraignments which could take place immediately on the word of a couple of witnesses (remember the woman found in adultery? She was judged on the spot and was to be stoned immediately.) Those instant judgments with harsh sentences were what Jesus criticized, but he conversely later noted that we should indeed help others to take the “speck” out which will help them see more clearly. One is instant condemnation – the other is good because it is accountability.It is also clear that Jesus wants us to inspect the claims of others and to test them, which requires discernment and critique of others instead of placid accommodating affirmation. In the same Matthew 7 as “judge not lest ye be judged is”… 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits”. Mollie Douglas Turner+ says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 25, 2012 at 5:55 am OY VEY!!!!! Most of you on here probably work for your Diocesan COMs and still don’t get it!!!! Rector Knoxville, TN April 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm Do you not renew your baptismal vows several times each year? Joseph F Foster says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Barbara Thomas says: Rector Martinsville, VA April 25, 2012 at 7:52 am It must be wonderful to have figured “life” out, who are the “good guys” and who are the “bad guys”. If the “good guys” would be so kind to share their unique insights with the “bad guys” we would all be better off. Or, perhaps, the “bad guys” would finally know what makes the “good guys” tick. And then perhaps we would find the “good guys” to be as flawed as everyone else. I have a better plan: let’s all take care of our own faults and not try to fix the perceived faults of others. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL April 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm I was baptized in 1952 and did not do that “Covenant” in the 1982 Prayer Book. I was confirmed in 1963 under the 1929 PB and the phrase Mr. Till quotes wasn’t in the vows I took. As to the Bishops’ claim that “the entire congregation” vows…..&c.”. No, some of us remain silent or say “No” when asked to repeat the new baptismal vows. But since a good many of us conservatives are leaving, the time will probly come when everybodty left does say those things. Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY April 26, 2012 at 9:44 am Dear Mr. Foster,I also was baptized and confirmed under the 1928 BCP, but if you are still in the church today, you have been involved with the 1979 Baptismal Covenant. If you remain silent or say no to the teachings of Jesus–and yes, those vows do reflect our Lord’s teachings, I wonder why you are so opposed to these Covenantal vows. What is your understanding of Christianity? Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT
An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ENS staffPosted Feb 14, 2013 Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags [Episcopal News Service] Retired Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Huntington Williams, Jr., died Jan. 28.A requiem Eucharist was held at Christ Church, Charlotte. Williams, 87, was buried at St. Peter’s Church, also in Charlotte.Williams served as bishop suffragan from 1990-1996.In the Diocese of North Carolina he served as rector of the parishes of St. Peter’s, Charlotte, 1963-1990; and St. Timothy’s, Winston-Salem, 1956-1963. Prior to his service in North Carolina he was an assistant at Calvary and St. George, New York, 1954-1956, and curate at St. Thomas’ Church, Garrison Forest Owings Mills, Maryland, 1952-1954.During his ministry in North Carolina he served several terms on the Diocesan Council, the Standing Committee and for many years on the Commission on Constitution and Canons as the chairperson.A biography on the diocesan website notes that in Charlotte he was known for his public support of desegregation and his commitment to urban ministry; in the parish he was noted for his encouragement of the ministry of all the baptized; in the diocese he was prized for his expertise in the Constitution and Canons of the Church and for his skill as a consultant. In addition to his parish work, he was a founding board member of Planned Parenthood of Greater Charlotte and Hospice of Charlotte, according to an obituary here.“His gifts of assessment and encouragement were especially well-suited to his work as bishop with the university chaplaincies, the Camp & Conference Center, and the ordination process,” the biography says.Williams volunteered to serve in World War II after matriculating at Harvard in 1943. He was in the 87th Infantry Division in the Third Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, the obituary noted. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Infantry Badge for his service during the war.Williams returned to Harvard and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1952. He was ordained deacon on Jan. 1, 1953, and priest on June 1, 1953, by then-Maryland Bishop Noble C. Powell. He married Mary Britton in June 1949 and they have four children. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1991. 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 RIP: Former North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Hunt Williams laid to rest November 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm My father, Marion S. Hair, took us to St. Peters from 1955 till I went into the service in 1967.Rev. Hunt Williams was one of the finest man I’ve ever known.God bless him!Robert D. Hair Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis House of Bishops, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY October 27, 2015 at 9:23 pm Thanks to all who knew and loved my father. He is still with all his four children in mind and spirit and we miss him and think of him often.Today would have been his 90th birthday. Hip hip horray. We are lucky for all the joy, fun, wisdom and love he gave us.Thomas C.WilliamsCharlotte and Fairview NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Thomas C. Williams says: Robert D. Hair says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (5) February 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm I remember Hunt Williams with great affection and gratitude. He was one of my principal mentors in my early ministry and preached at my ordination to the priesthood, He and his wife remained good friends during my years in Baltimore when they visited the area. A fine man of high integrity, good humor and warm friendship. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL 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 Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI John Denham says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 20, 2013 at 1:21 am I remember Bishop Hunt williams quite well as Suffragan Bishop when I served as Chaplain at Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh in the Diocese of North Carolina. He was a kind and compassionate man who was a friend of the college, and donated to its library many of his books upon his retirement, and relocation to his home in Charlotte. “May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory”. Amen. Bob Van Keuren says: Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Raleigh Daniel Hairston, D.Min. Rector Retired says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service February 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm When I was a parishioner at St. Peter’s in Charlotte I had the great privilege of serving with Hunt representing the parish at the Charlotte Uptown Cooperative Ministries. I remember him with great fondness and carry the mark of his influence on me to this day. Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI People Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Obituary,
Según se acercan las elecciones, entidades de la Iglesia Episcopal ofrecen recursos Featured Events Rector Bath, NC De la redacción de ENSPosted Oct 10, 2016 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service] Existe un número de recursos relacionados con la Iglesia Episcopal que se encuentran disponibles para ayudar a los votante en Estados Unidos a prepararse, en el transcurso de los próximos 40 días, para las elecciones generales del 8 de noviembre.3:07 El obispo primado Michael Curry opina sobre la votación“Votar y la participación en nuestro gobierno es un modo de participar en nuestra vida común”, dijo el obispo primado Michael Curry a fines de agosto. “Y ese es un deber cristiano. En verdad, los que seguimos el camino de Jesús de Nazaret somos llamados a participar activamente, como reflejos de nuestra fe, en el proceso cívico”.El vídeo está subtitulado en español. El texto del mensaje del Obispo Primado en inglés y en español puede encontrarse aquí al final del artículo.Conjunto de materiales para participar en las eleccionesEl Conjunto de materiales para la participación en las elecciones de la Red Episcopal de Política Pública (EPPN por su sigla en inglés)es una introducción para las congregaciones que están ansiosas de participar “fiel, responsable y legalmente” en el proceso electoral. El conjunto de materiales afianza esa participación en la promesa del Pacto Bautismal de “luchar por la justicia y por la paz y respetar la dignidad de todo ser humano”.Sugiere que algunas actividades específicamente adecuadas son conversatorios sobre política pública, foros de candidatos, inscripción de votantes y campañas sobre temas de educación y participación con jóvenes adultos que tienen derecho a votar por primera vez, las campañas de “Sal a votar” y la defensa de la legislación por el derecho al voto.La página #EpiscopaliansVote incluye un calendario de fechas relacionadas con las elecciones, una letanía y otras oraciones relativas a las elecciones, un mapa interactivo de EE.UU. con información sobre las elecciones en cada estado, muestras de mensajes por Twitter sobre la votación y otros materiales.La EPPN también invita a los miembros de la Iglesia a suscribir la Promesa del votante episcopal, el que afirma que la Iglesia Episcopal considera que votar es un acto de mayordomía cristiana.Una temporada de oración por las eleccionesDurante los 30 días que anteceden a las elecciones, el Movimiento Adelante [Forward Movement] le pide a los episcopales y a todos los demás unirse en un tiempo de oración.“Esta temporada electoral ha estado entre las más contenciosas de reciente memoria”, dijo el Rdo. Scott Gunn, director ejecutivo de Forward Movement, en una carta en que anunciaba el ciclo de oración del 9 de octubre al 9 de noviembre. “He oído a la gente decir, una y otra vez, ‘no estoy seguro/a de qué hacer’. Para los cristianos, siempre hay una cosa que podemos hacer, cada uno de nosotros. Podemos orar”.La temporada de oración incluye PDFs semanales con oraciones para cada día. Todo el ciclo puede descargarse en un solo PDF. Excepto por la oración final, todas las oraciones provienen del Libro de Oración Común. La oración final para el 9 de noviembre, titulada “Oremos para vivir como un discípulo de Jesucristo hoy, no importa cuáles hayan sido los resultados de las elecciones”, está impresa en cada número de Forward Day by Day con el título de “Para hoy”.Las descargas, una en inglés, otra en español, pueden hacerse aquí.Forward Movement también publicará cada oración diaria en sus cuentas de Facebook y de Twitter, y en español en Adelante día a día.Fe, política y la Regla de OroEl escritor de Los Angeles Times Mark Oppenheimer, otros panelistas y participantes en la Conferencia anual Lansing Lee que tendrá lugar del 16 al 18 de octubre en el Campamento y Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga en Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, explorarán la idea del liderazgo transformacional y la interrogante “¿Cómo puede pasar el país del partidismo al compromiso? Con Oppenheimer estará Arsalan Iftikhar, abogado especializado en derechos humanos, y Elizabeth Bruenig, directora auxiliar de The Washington Post. Más detalles pueden encontrarse aquí.Salvar la divisoria política ChurchNext ofrece el curso en la Red “Salvar la divisoria política” [Bridging the Political Divide] con Parker Palmer por una tarifa de $10. Viene en dos formatos: individuales y en grupos.La descripción del curso dice que “muchos observadores advierten que el rencor y la retórica políticos han alcanzado niveles muy elevados, inyectando temor, división e inquietud sin precedentes en nuestra cultura”. Palmer, dice la descripción, “cree que nuestro actual clima político ofrece una rara oportunidad de pensar más profundamente en quiénes somos como pueblo y como nación”. El curso pregunta cómo el pueblo de fe debe responder y cómo ellos pueden “permanecer calmos y centrados en medio de nuestras diferencias y tensiones, tomando seriamente nuestros papeles como pacificadores e incluso como profetas”.Palmer ofrece cuatro presentaciones en vídeo, incluidos temas de debate descargables para grupos y “El aporte” [The Takeaway] para estudio personal.
Tagged with: Events London marathon Research / statistics Virgin Money Giving 73 total views, 1 views today Anthony Nolan London Marathon results 2014Anthony Nolan has reported its results from this year’s London Marathon.The charity had 467 runners, and the average amount they raised was £2,783. Twenty runners raised over £5,000 each.80% of the runners had a personal connection to the cause, including 132 people running in memory of a loved one lost; 13 people who have donated stem cells to a patient, and 16 transplant survivors.Virgin Money staff voted for the charity to benefit from its two major fundraising activities – the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014 Official Charity, and its Charity of the Year partnership for employees. The results beat Anthony Nolan’s target of £1.1 million.Catherine Miles, Director of Fundraising at Anthony Nolan, said:“We have had a fantastic year working with the London Marathon and Virgin Money, and the results will save lives. The partnership was embraced at every level of the charity from the Chief Executive and the Board, to the 800 volunteers who lined the route on marathon day to cheer on our 500 amazing runners”. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Over a quarter of a billion pounds has been raised for charity by London Marathon runners in the last five years since Virgin Money took over sponsorship of the event. The total raised is now £261.4 million.The total was boosted by the record amount raised by runners in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon – £53.2 million. The average amount raised by every London Marathon Golden Bond charity runner was £2,407.Record-breaking fundraising eventsIndeed, 2014 was the eighth consecutive year that London Marathon entrants have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest annual single-day charity fundraising event worldwide.On Sunday 13 April 2014 35,868 London Marathon runners completed the course. Of these, 77% were raising money for good causes, a 2% increase on the previous year.Record breaking fundraising totals at London Marathons from 2010-2014. Totals are £m. These figures bring the total raised for hundreds of charitable causes since the race began in 1981 to more than £716 million.Virgin Money London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher said:“We are extremely pleased to reach the quarter of a billion pound figure in only five years with our partnership with Virgin Money, and especially delighted that this year’s amazing London Marathon runners have, once again, raised a record-breaking amount of money for charity.“Our official charity of the year, Anthony Nolan raised over £1.3 million, smashing their own target of £1.1 million. It was a pleasure to support this exciting and lifesaving charity in its fortieth anniversary year, and to welcome its biggest team of runners yet. Anthony Nolan’s passionate supporters who lined the streets of London carried people around the route, and summed up the uplifting spirit of marathon day”. Advertisement 74 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 September 2014 | News Over £260m raised in first five years of Virgin Money London Marathon Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson added: “Over £77 million has been raised to date by Marathon fundraisers using Virgin Money Giving, and long may they continue to do so.”The 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon is on Sunday 26 April 2015, and the official charity will be Cancer Research UK.
Workers World Party’s 2016 Presidential Election Campaign released the following statement April 14:SOLIDARITY WITH VERIZON STRIKERS! WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!We stand in full solidarity with the Verizon strike by CWA and IBEW members begun April 13 — the biggest U.S. labor strike in over four years. We also are in this fight for the long haul and will be walking the picket line alongside our union friends for contract justice now! The outrageous company program of layoffs, cutbacks, outsourcing, forced relocation, attacks on injured workers must be stopped in its tracks.Today, CWA and IBEW workers can win as they build unity across job classifications, nationalities, abilities, sexualities and genders. All Verizon workers — landline and wireless—have the same enemy — Verizon — with its lust for billions in profits, but no love for the people who create Verizon’s wealth. And all employed and unemployed workers, in or out of unions, have more in common with striking workers than with corporation heads!Telecommunications workers know the way to win is by building alliances with communities they serve. CWA President Shelton recognized this in a Black History Month message, saying: “We must end structural racism … Structural racism has filled our jails, yet we have not prosecuted the biggest criminals of our time — the big banks, the one percent and Wall Street barons who destroyed our economy, and more recently the city officials of Flint, Michigan, responsible for the devastating water crisis.” In fact, prisoner-workers are now super-exploited as call-handlers, forced to perform tasks that once were good-paying jobs for union members.Working-class and oppressed people are rising up everywhere! The upsurge encompasses both the dynamic Black Lives Matter movement as well as a growing number of strikes like the recent massive Chicago teachers’ strikes, last year’s oil strike, the Kohler UAW strike, Wisconsin’s “Day Without Latinos/as” and “fight for $15 and a union” low-wage worker actions. As in the Verizon strike, women and workers of color are playing leading roles in all these struggles. Together we are part of a global working-class fight back. We will be victorious if we refuse to be divided.Organized workers can beat back telephone company greed! In the 1970s, NYC telephone operators fought AT&T (Verizon’s grandparent) and won affirmative action — access to training for higher-paying skilled jobs, pregnancy disability benefits and Spanish-speaking information services for callers. WWP women members and friends were worker-operators leading those campaigns — and WWP had their back. The union learned the most disenfranchised workers are often the fiercest fighters and belong in the leadership of Labor.A victory for CWA and IBEW will help everyone fighting for jobs with decent wages, benefits and conditions—and for a decent life free of bigotry and racist violence. For a complete victory we must get rid of the capitalist system of wage-slavery that always puts profits before people.SOLIDARITY with the rising of the Verizon workers! CONTRACT JUSTICE NOW!Monica Moorehead, Candidate for President Lamont Lilly, Candidate for Vice-PresidentJohn Parker, Candidate for Senate, Calif.We encourage you to learn more about our campaign at WorkersWorldParty.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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. Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Education Clairbourn Shines at High School Fair Article and Photography by DAVID ALVARADO Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 1:37 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Clairbourn School opened its doors to aspiring high school students and their families as they hosted their annual High School Night so that they could meet with up to 35 local independent and private schools, including boarding schools.The hall was packed with eager students, their families and equally enthusiastic representatives from schools such as Ramona Convent, Bosco Tech, Maranatha, Judson International School, The Hillside School, St. Monica Academy, Southwestern Academy, Pasadena Waldorf School, Peace and Justice Academy and Polytechnic School to name a few. It was truly a fun filled evening as everyone enjoyed themselves gathering information as well as giving information.Clairbourn School, 8400 Huntington Drive, San Gabriel, (626) 286-3108 or visitÂ www.clairbourn.org. Top of the News Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe
A new report by ValuePenguin.com states that just 7% of homeowners have a flood insurance policy, despite floods being the most common natural disaster.The Atlantic hurricane season is less than a month away, and while 91% of homeowners have a homeowners insurance, almost three-fourths of U.S. adults think disasters such as hurricanes are getting worse and more than 40% have had property damage from weather.The report states that 44% of homeowners in Louisiana have flood insurance, which is the highest in the nation. Louisiana was followed by Florida ( 36%), Hawaii (23%), South Carolina (16%) and New Jersey (11%).Minnesota and Utah have the lowest rate of flood insurance at 0.6%. Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are the most expensive states to purchase flood insurance, with premiums 69-100% more than the national average.The average cost of a flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program is $699 a year.The issue of underinsurance within flood policies is closely tied to a report by Corelogic last month that revealed how underinsurance can impact the lending industry.According to Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, “The disruption of a family’s regular flow of income and payments, as well as substantial loss in property value, can trigger mortgage default; especially if homeowners are underinsured and cannot afford to rebuild.”The report notes how each area at high risk for natural disasters, such as Southern California and wildfires and the Northeastern Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions from Hurricane damage, as well as Tornado Alley, can be impacted by insufficient funding.Disruption to income from natural disasters including wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes can lead to mortgage defaults, and CoreLogic notes that delinquency and foreclosure spikes following a disaster.“The financial impact of underinsurance touches everyone; this is especially true after a catastrophic event where widespread property damage can cost billions of dollars,” said CoreLogic. About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Homeowners Underinsured for Certain Natural Disaster Related Articles CoreLogic flood homeowner Insurance natural disaster 2019-05-08 Mike Albanese May 8, 2019 1,793 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Homeowners Underinsured for Certain Natural Disaster The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Previous: The Age of the Super-Servicer Next: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic flood homeowner Insurance natural disaster The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
ColumnsThe Puzzling Dismissal Of Aadhaar Review Despite Pendency Of Larger Bench Reference On Money Bill Issue Ashok Kini21 Jan 2021 4:09 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, by 4:1 majority, dismissed the review petitions challenging the Aadhaar verdict.The majority order, which starts by rejecting the prayer for open Court/personal hearing of Review Petition(s), is very brief and non-speaking. It only ‘hastens’ to add that change in the law or subsequent decision/judgment of a coordinate or larger Bench by itself cannot be regarded as a ground…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court, by 4:1 majority, dismissed the review petitions challenging the Aadhaar verdict.The majority order, which starts by rejecting the prayer for open Court/personal hearing of Review Petition(s), is very brief and non-speaking. It only ‘hastens’ to add that change in the law or subsequent decision/judgment of a coordinate or larger Bench by itself cannot be regarded as a ground for review. The ‘subsequent decision/judgment of a coordinate or larger Bench’ is an indirect reference to the Constitution Bench judgment in Rojer Mathew case.Justice DY Chandrachud, in his reasoned dissent, opined that the review petitions should be kept pending until the larger bench decides the questions referred to it in Rojer Mathew. Terming this dismissal as a ‘Constitutional Error’, he observed that, ‘if these review petitions are to be dismissed and the larger bench reference in Rojer Mathew were to disagree with the analysis of the majority opinion in Puttaswamy (Aadhaar-5J.),’ it would have serious consequences – not just for judicial discipline, but also for the ends of justice’.’Refusal Of Open Court HearingOrder XLVII Rule 3 of Supreme Court Rules, 2013, provides that, unless otherwise ordered by the Court an application for review shall be disposed of by circulation without any oral arguments. The 1966 Rules provided open court hearing as of right, until its amendment in 1980, which replaced the public hearing method by ‘circulatory’ system. This amendment was unsuccessfully challenged before the Supreme Court in P. N. Eswara Iyer vs The Registrar, Supreme Court Of India [AIR 1980 SC 808]. The court said that such an amendment was necessitated as a result of unwarranted “review baby” boom. It was clarified that deciding a review petition by ‘circulation’ would mean that there would not be hearing in Court but still there would be discussion at judicial conference and the Judges would meet, deliberate and reach a collective conclusion. In Mohd. Arif @ Ashfaq vs The Reg. Supreme Court Of India, the Constitution Bench held that, in review petitions arising out of those cases where the death penalty is awarded, it would be necessary to accord oral hearing in the open Court. “Review petitions arising out of death sentence cases is carved out as a separate category as oral hearing in such review petitions is found to be mandated by Article 21. We are of the opinion that the importance of oral hearing which is recognised by the Constitution Bench in P.N. Eswara Iyer (supra) itself, would apply in such cases.”, it was observed.The review petitions filed challenging the Aadhaar judgment questions the upholding of certification of the Aadhaar Act as a ‘Money Bill’ and its consequence on the constitutionality of the enactment. Most of the review petitions which raises this ground was filed even before the Constitution Bench delivered its judgment in Rojer Mathew case expressing the same doubt expressed in the review petitions.The judgment under review in this case, i.e. Aadhaar judgment, (delivered on 26th September 2018) had read down some of the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, struck down a few but significant ones (mainly Section 33(2), 47 and 57), and upheld the rest. Justice Chandrachud, in his dissent, opined that the entire Aadhaar project is unconstitutional. Later another Constitution Bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi (then CJI) in its judgment [Rojer Mathew vs. South Indian Bank Ltd [19th November 2019] examining the validity of provisions of Finance Act 2017 affecting tribunals, doubted the correctness of the interpretation of the majority judgment which held that Aadhaar Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of Article 110(1) of the Constitution. It was observed that noted that the majority dictum in Aadhaar judgment did not substantially discuss the effect of the word ‘only’ in Article 110(1) and did not examine the repercussions of a finding when some of the provisions of an enactment passed as a “Money Bill” do not conform to Article 110(1)(a) to (g). The bench had therefore referred the matter to larger bench which is still pending.In PN Eswara Iyer, it was observed thus: “The merit of the oral hearing lies in the fact that counsel addressing the court are able to discern what are the aspects of the controversy on which more light is needed. The court can utilise an oral hearing in order to express its doubts on a point and seek clarification thereon from counsel. If there is no doubt whatever oral hearing becomes a superfluity and at best a mere formality.” It is important to note that the review petitions against the Sabarimala verdict was heard in the open court without stating any reasons. No other bench of the Supreme Court had doubted the said judgment and yet such indulgence was given to the review petitioners. Later, the bench referred the matter to a larger bench. The nine judge bench, in an order passed last year, rejected the challenge against such reference made by the 5 judge bench. If Sabarimala is a precedent, then the ‘doubt’ expressed by a coordinate bench about the Aadhaar judgment, is more than sufficient to not dismiss the review petition by circulation, especially when one of the judges expressed dissent. Subsequent decision/judgment of a coordinate or larger Bench The brief majority order indirectly refers to Constitution Bench judgment in Rojer Mathew (without naming it) and holds that it cannot be regarded as a ground for review. This might be true in cases when a subsequent judgment by a coordinate bench stops by expressing a different opinion. But in Rojer Mathew, the exact issue, which the review petitioners have also raised, was referred to a larger bench. The majority order reads thus: “Given the various challenges made to the scope of judicial review and interpretative principles (or lack thereof), as adumbrated by the majority in K.S. Puttaswamy (Aadhaar5 J.) [K.S. Puttaswamy (Aadhaar-5 J.) v. Union of India, (2019) 1 SCC 1] and the substantial precedential impact of its analysis of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, it becomes essential to determine its correctness. Being a Bench of equal strength as that in K.S. Puttaswamy (Aadhaar-5 J.) [K.S. Puttaswamy (Aadhaar-5 J.) v. Union of India, (2019) 1 SCC 1] , we accordingly direct that this batch of matters be placed before the Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India, on the administrative side, for consideration by a larger Bench.”In his dissent, Justice Chandrachud identifies this situation very clearly and observes thus: “It is important to draw a distinction with a situation where a judgment attains finality and the view propounded by it is disapproved by a larger bench subsequently. In the present case, the above-mentioned review petitions had all been filed before the judgment in Rojer Mathew was delivered on 13 November 2019. The review petitions were pending on the date when a reference was made to a larger bench in Rojer Mathew. These review petitions were previously listed before a five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on 25 August 2020, and were not disposed of. Hence, these review petitions have continued to remain pending until now, and there is a strong reason for us not to dismiss them pending the decision of the larger bench, especially in light of the adverse consequences highlighted above.”It is settled that ‘the decision on a question of law on which the judgment of the Court is based has been reversed or modified by the subsequent decision of a superior court in any other case, shall not be a ground for the review of such judgment”.” However, nothing stopped the Court to keep the petitions pending till a larger bench decides the very same issue now before it. By doing so, the court could have avoided a perception that it is sweeping the review petitions under the carpet. Next Story
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SIPTU to ballot for strike action in New Year By News Highland – December 28, 2018 Previous articleGardai again urge motorists to slow downNext articleGardai appeal for information over two serious assaults in Letterkenny News Highland Twitter Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford SIPTU says they’ve been left with no other choice than to ballot hospital support staff for strike. The New Year ballot will affect more than 7,000 support staff in hospitals and healthcare centres across the country.Divisional Organiser Paul Bell says some members are being underpaid by up to 6,000 euro a year and they’re being ignored by both the HSE and Government.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/16bell-siptu-stridffgfdgdfke-alt-clip-tg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2