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Liturgy and music group offers General Convention two ways to…

first_img Rector Albany, NY February 15, 2018 at 8:04 am First off, thanks for hard work. 2nd, while there is value and comfort in repeating the familiar, there must be a way to also have timely and dynamic prayers to share. We now have a school shooting roughly once a week. There are hurricanes and disasters and issues. How do we benefit from a Steven Charleston or all the ministry of the baptized in such moments? While not as immediate as I might like in this social media era, St. Louis University’s Sunday website is a good vehicle for delivering timely prayers: http://liturgy.slu.edu/ February 14, 2018 at 2:24 am I’m not certain if this is where I comment, however, I wish that there was a more transparent, hate to use that word, as it is too political now, but someone somewhere decides we need to have revisions to the BCP and The Hymnal 1982 – ?? Why? There is a reference above regarding better written liturgy for non-English speaking congregations, but can we be given any indication as to what the issues are with our present liturgy and our hymnal? I grew up with the 1928 version of the BCP, so the adaption of the 1979 revision was painful. Now that our BCP has a Rite I and a Rite II service which is rich in liturgy and theology, I have to ask why are we again revising it? And the 1982 revision of the 1940 hymnal has become revised, so why change it. If the changes are only additions to which would be more inclusive of the many, many nations around the world who are part of the Anglican Communion, then I have no problem with it – if that means we can still use our current editions of both BCP and Hymnal. However, if there are major changes in the liturgy, hymns, etc., which entails a complete change over to new material, then I am really not happy. We have only just within the last ten years purchased and are using the new RCL, and now perhaps we will need a new one along with a new Gospel Book, along with many copies of a new BCP and a new Hymnal – I don’t think our small churches can nor will support purchasing these items. This amounts to hundreds of dollars which we just don’t have. Through memorials and some generous gifts we were able to purchase copies of the WLP Hymnal Supplement, however, there is just so much small congregations can support. And when they are comfortable with and appreciate the liturgy they are using at this time, a few changes in words will most likely not convince them or the church administration to expend the dollars needed to purchase new books. I realize that the Episcopal Church is not a “congregational church” where the congregation has input into the elected decision-making body’s decisions- well perhaps indirectly. However, even though it might be a total nightmare, there should be some avenue for the layperson, especially one who is very involved in the service, its preparation and its delivery – I am a church organist in a small congregation and I prepare the weekly bulletin on my own with small input from our Rector. Our Rector has been with us for 7-8 years, and prior to her time of discernment and preparation for priesthood, was from another church denomination, so the tradition in our church falls onto me a lot of times just because she doesn’t know the history of the Episcopal Church and Communion. Also, at least 50% of our small congregation are “imports” from another denomination – mainly Roman Catholic, but still are not well versed in the traditions of the Episcopal/Anglican Communion. It grieves me that people such as I who have a long history of knowledge of the Episcopal Church, I am 74 years old, cannot have any input into the revisions of our beloved BCP and Hymnal. As I said, I am and have been a church organist since I was 16 years old – 58 years on the organ bench – honestly, do you not think that I have some knowledge of the liturgy and the hymns. (Perhaps more than some who are sitting on the committee to revise the BCP and Hymnal). When I started playing the organ our church, as many other Episcopal churches at that time, had Morning Prayer services on three Sundays and Holy Communion on the 4th Sunday. Our congregation sang with great gusto all of the canticles in Morning Pray as easily as if they were singing an old favorite hymn. In the early 1960’s our priest, who had a magnificent singing voice, decided we would have a sung Eucharist as well as Eucharist every Sunday. We proceeded to sing, from the 1940 hymnal, the “Fourth Communion Service” music, Plainsong. If you have a 1940 Hymnal, look it up, this music was not for wimps. We sang this music every Sunday. The next Rector used Morning Prayer as the first part of the service with the readings, psalms, etc., and we again sang/chanted, as a congregation, the “Te Deum Laudamus”, as easily as if we were singing the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”. Thus, the tradition in our small church and congregation is rich and full. We need to have some voice in a revision or some sort of “survey” or some other instrument to be able to make known our thoughts and fears about what the General Convention is proposing. I just don’t feel it is fair to any of us Episcopalians that we are spoon-fed this new revision because some committee decided it needed to happen. Perhaps each Diocese could submit a culmination of thoughts and ideas which they in turn have gathered from each Deanery, which would hopefully give each of their parishes a chance to voice their opinion. Perhaps many are not as passionate as I am about this, however, I am passionate about it. I would be happy to facilitate any of the above actions if this suggestion every became an actual action. Thank you for your consideration of my thoughts and concerns. Comments are closed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Liturgy and music group offers General Convention two ways to approach the prayer book Both options are meant as invitation to churchwide discernment about its common prayer Submit a Job Listing February 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm I am excited that my church is taking on the difficult discernment about our liturgical language in prayers and hymns. Expansive language is just plain sensible. I am passionate about including language about the image of God in whatever revisions and options for the options the SCLM and GC present—as long as they include God x 3 in their deliberations. For centuries our God imagery has been dominantly transcendent, dominantly almighty, and exclusively masculine. Is it not time to create a just and loving language for humanity AND divinity? Whatever is decided will require, mandate, a lot of on-the-ground teaching, conversation, and advocating for adult formation options such as Education for Ministry. I’m proud of my church and its willingness to tackle tough controversial issues. As long as everyone comes away feeling a little uncomfortable with outcomes, we’ll be fine. Early biblical editors after all did canonize diversity and the tensions that go with it. So did Creator-God. Let’s follow. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC February 13, 2018 at 5:09 pm I personally favor Option 2, which will focus our attention on the current BCP and supplemental liturgies, to ensure that we understand where these prayers enrich us, and where we need to expand our outreach. Only then can we undertake the sensitive and prayerful revision of the BCP. I know that many, such as myself, who are only familiar with the 1979 BCP want to be careful in our approach to revision. We need to find where the current BCP “ain’t broke, so don’t fix it” and where we are called to augment our common prayer lives. Blessings to the Commission for their hard work. Kenneth Knapp says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release 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 Charlotte Weaver-Gelzer says: Pamela Payne says: February 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm In my view, the most compelling finding in the Standing Commission’s report is that we are not making anywhere near full use of the BCP as a resource for discipleship and evangelism. To quote the report: “The BCP 1979 offers a wonderful instrument for deepening the Christian formation and the devotional life of the people of God, and holds great potential as a means of evangelism. However, we have not broadly employed the Prayer Book for either of these purposes.” I have no problem with needed revisions, updates or inclusionary language. But if we’re going to invest the time and money, we should not allow the “new” BCP to gather dust in the increasingly empty pews of our churches. We need to make the BCP a daily companion on our own faith journeys, and take its rich prayers, liturgies and catechism into the world to those unaware of this wonderful resource. Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ mfschjonberg says: Tom Sramek, Jr. says: February 16, 2018 at 12:26 am Thank you for this thoughtful article! As someone who returned to the Episcopal Church as an adult (after meaningful forays into other of the world’s faith traditions), I have seen how the liturgy can be an impediment to newcomers who (in the words of my brother and wife) find themselves scrambling to keep up with the standing up and sitting down and kneeling, while going from the Order of Service to the insert and back again, and trying to sing hymns from a century ago or more, with unfamiliar melodies….” -resulting in an hour and a half of confusion rather than an encounter with Jesus. No matter how warm and welcoming people are at coffee hour, they don’t return. Yes, the BCP is indeed a rich resource for spiritual deepening, but it also doesn’t speak even to many of my generation who are delving deeply into writers like Cynthia Bourgeault, Henri Nouwen, Richard Rohr, etc., much less to millenials. It’s a difficult road, to be sure. I love the Episcopal Church; it’s my spiritual home, and I want to see it building bridges into a suffering world, reaching people *where they are*. To borrow a phrase from current psychology, we need to be a church that is “spiritually available” to people whose lives are often rushed, stressed, and over-committed, caught in over-consumption and divisive politics, and whose moral compass may have lost True North. Our prayers, hymns and liturgies must be part of bridge construction, building a sure path into the church. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Robert Olliges says: Submit an Event Listing February 13, 2018 at 5:54 pm Maybe one has to read the “Blue Book Report”, but it is unclear to me what we are trying to fix with a revision. Without a clear statement of the problem I don’t know how one can select an approach or evaluate the results. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Karen Morgan says: February 14, 2018 at 10:37 am The explanation given in this article feels like a pulled punch–from the top down. I am not at all sure calls for common prayer to ensconce the denomination in the “Jesus Movement” and the “Beloved Community” are heard by all who would then be using the revised prayer books and hymnals–much less understood or felt as needed by most people worshiping in TEC congregations. Perhaps part of the projected study periods could be accompanied by trials of small sections revised and put in strategic places in every diocese, along with the commitment to participate in evaluation exercises. Any study of this sort must cover a full year, so all seasons of the church year are experienced using the different liturgical options. I fully support review of liturgical resources, but I feel apprehensive about the approach of a compulsory change in which only some of the people who worship, have decisive influence on all the rest. February 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm It will be interesting to see how we develop a new, updated liturgy to reflect a new, updated church of the Jesus movement when we’re not sure that new, updated church looks like yet. Perhaps it might be the other way around: we create a new, updated liturgy/prayerbook and try to model our church after it? I’m not sure that will work. The Rev. Lyn G. Brakeman says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Sally Marciniak says: Rev. Tom Garrison says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Ainslie Kincross says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 15, 2018 at 9:53 am Man, it’s the hymnal. Who decides the BCP needs updating? This summer’s meeting of General Convention is being invited to consider how it orders its common prayer and why.[Episcopal News Service] The prospect of revising the current Book of Common Prayer is filled with risk, complexity and “potentially great promise.”That is the gentle invitation the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has put before the Episcopal Church five months before the start of the 79th General Convention.The church does not revise the prayer book lightly or frequently. The current book dates to 1979, which replaced the 1928 version. The General Convention asked in 1997 that the Standing Liturgical Commission, as it was then known, develop a comprehensive plan for prayer book revision. The group did so, and convention approved it in 2000 but failed to provide adequate funding. However, that effort resulted in the liturgical commission’s developing a series of supplemental liturgies known as “Enriching Our Worship.”In 2015, General Convention charged the liturgy and music committee with presenting to the upcoming July 5-13 gathering in Austin, Texas, a plan for a comprehensive revision of the Book of Common Prayer. After considering four different approaches, the SCLM is offering a comprehensive plan for revision, as requested, as well as a way for the church to spend time discerning the future shape of its common prayer. The SCLM has included “guiding assumptions,” work plans, suggested processes and tools, hundreds of pages of supplemental material and budgets for each approach.The approaches are described in a portion of the SCLM’s Blue Book report released to the church Feb. 13. The prayer book subcommittee’s report is here.All the information represents what the group explored and synthesized, the Rev. Devon Anderson, SCLM chair, told Episcopal News Service. It is being offered to General Convention as a resource to help guide the conversation on what should be done.The current edition of the Book of Common Prayer dates to 1979. It is the result of a long process of discernment and congregational use of various proposed liturgies. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe first option would move the church immediately into a full-blown prayer book revision process that would be complete in nine years. “As a church, we are engaging energetically in our presiding bishop’s call to assert our place in the Jesus Movement. We are turning outward to our neighborhoods, exploring new modes and ancient ways of being church, and rethinking our structures,” the commission says in its so-called Blue Book report. “This may well be a time when we are primed for change.”The commission added that it is important that the church be intentional about the direction of the change. Thus, it said, it is offering a second approach.That option calls on the church to plumb the depths of the current Book of Common Prayer’s theology, as well as its usefulness as a tool for unity in a diverse church, for evangelism and discipleship. “The more we thought about Option One, the more we focused on the essential need for the church to take stock of its devotion and commitment to common prayer, not only to be clear about why we have a Book of Common Prayer in the first place, but to embrace a common life that celebrates our unity in difference,” the report says.Anderson said that the SCLM “spent a lot of time making sure that Option Two wasn’t just the anti-prayer book revision option.”Instead, she said, it is meant to seize the attention of General Convention and suggest a way for the church “to have a real discernment about our common prayer” and about where God is calling the church to be now.“The whole point about everything we put out there [in the report] is to equip General Convention to have a unifying discernment about our common prayer and trying to elevate the debate above asserting our personal piety.”If convention agrees to the second approach, this would include new BCP translations. The commission says it is “generally recognized” that the current word-for-word Spanish and French translations are inadequate. Moreover, the book needs to be translated into Haitian Creole and many other languages, especially First Nations languages. The present state of BCP translation “belies our oft-stated desire to be fully inclusive” and can be solved by handing the task of translation to the communities most affected and giving them the resources they will need, the report says.The commission sees this work as part of the reconciliation to which Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called for in Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church’s Long-Term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation, and Justice. “One concrete way to invest ‘in the flourishing of every person’ [as described in that document] is to offer the poetic beauty and depth of the Book of Common Prayer in the languages in which it is prayed,” the commission’s report says.For generations, Episcopalians have valued their personal copies of the Book of Common Prayer. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceFinally, the second option would include an expansion of the canonical categories for forms of authorized worship. While there is a provision for liturgies approved for trial use, there is no canonically supported or authorized category for liturgies beyond the Book of Common Prayer. “Yet, over the last two generations General Convention has created a confusing field of ‘supplemental’ liturgies with no canonical home,” the commission says, suggesting that remedying this situation would make for good order in the way the church approves and uses liturgies and would expand the range of liturgies that “could richly inform any future revision.”“Such an expansion would also be vastly less expensive and more efficient than the wholesale revision of the prayer book, not diverting precious funds from urgently needed mission,” the commission members say.The commission estimates that beginning comprehensive prayer book revision would cost $1.9 million in the 2019-21 triennium alone, and the entire revision process would cost between $7 and $8 million. The estimate for the second approach is $1.1 million for one triennium only, a price tag that includes the suggested translations project but not a formal prayer book revision process. The budgets in the SCLM’s report details what that money would cover.Anderson told ENS that the commission felt it owed the church “a very detailed budget analysis to accompany each of the two options.“To the extent possible we were exhaustive in parsing out every single step and resource at market rate to substantiate the price tags attached to the different approaches.”Anderson said she is proud of the work the commission accomplished, given its “huge mandate” that included much more than just the issue of prayer book revision. In addition, General Convention sent resolutions to the SCLM asking for a plan for revision of the Hymnal 1982, a complete revision of the Book of Occasional Services, a revision of the church’s calendar of saints, development of new prayers about racial reconciliation and pursuing efforts of the commission’s Congregational Song Task Force. Anderson estimated that convention sent SCLM upwards of $500,000 worth of projects.Despite the scope of that work, SCLM’s initial funding from convention allowed for only two face-to-face meetings in two years, and as many Adobe Connect video conferencing and teleconferences as it needed. Convention did not provide money for work on any of the projects it requested. The Executive Council gave the commission more money at midterm, and the group also found some additional small grants.The order of the Eucharistic liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer has changed over the years. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service“Liturgy and the act of worship is, at its foundation, relational,” Anderson said. “While Adobe Connect and other online tools can be helpful, they are no replacement for the kind of team- and trust-building that happens in person.“While these tools are also cost-efficient, when we rely on them too heavily, what we sacrifice is the full inclusion of the church. Both prayer book options would require real relational engagement – visiting and listening where Episcopalians are gathered to pray. Spending time in the ‘natural habitats’ of Episcopalians everywhere, and developing relationships there, would allow either option to benefit from the experience, cultures, knowledge and poetry that live across the church.”Read more about itThe SCLM plans to post on its blog a series of essays about the various projects it worked on this triennium, and will host online discussions there. The lead-off posts on the prayer book report is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. February 14, 2018 at 1:58 am BCP ?? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Rector Washington, DC February 14, 2018 at 12:22 pm A profound thank you to Mary Frances Schonberg for writing and presenting this most important article ASAP. 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 Kevin McGrane Sr. says: center_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET February 13, 2018 at 10:26 pm I believe one of the biggest things we’re trying to update (not “fix” per se) is the lack of inclusive language in the current BCP. Even the “more inclusive” EOW is 20 years old! I routinely have members of my congregation using “she” to refer to the Holy Spirit and substituting “God” for “Lord” or “He” when referring to the first person of the Trinity. Why not have a prayer book, or at least some options, that reflect the way we actually pray rather than the way we prayed in the 1980s or 1990s? Prayer Book Revision Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET February 13, 2018 at 9:40 pm I know this is a bit off-topic, but I think a revised Hymnal might be more useful than a revised BCP. Let me change that a bit. It’s important that the BCP be meaningful to today’s churches, but much of the music in the Hymnal is more outdated than the services in the BCP are. However, I know there are some life-long Episcopalians who might not wish to lose what is familiar to them in both the Prayerbook and Hymnal. Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 STANLEY ZIMMERMAN says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI General Convention, Rector Tampa, FL February 14, 2018 at 1:02 pm Sally Marciniak, stand by for the committee’s take on hymnal revision. General Convention asked it to consider that issue as well. Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Liturgy & Music, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Len Freeman says: February 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm My experience is that we are not using or living into the 1979 BCP much at all… and that we’re kind of been driven by a need to “do something different” without letting the words of the BCP and the faith shape us, rather than the other way around.We’d certainly kill a lot fewer trees if more congregations stopped churning out full copy bulletins each Sunday, and just used what is in the pews.My other experience, as a priest of 40+ years, and a communications scholar, is that too often the shifts are pushed by the experience of we who are ordained rather than the laity.In communications terms redundancy is in fact a major positive, especially for enculturating people into a coherent body. The laity, who often come once or twice a month, experience the liturgy very differently from we who two or three services every Sunday.We clergy get “bored”… want something “fresh” and “innovative” …while they are often wanting and looking for a recognizable pattern to respond to and feed them.“The primary impact of mass media is to reinforce and support people in things they already believe in” is what the literature says…..It strikes me that worship and the BCP are precisely mass media phenomena in these senses… and our worship a place to particularly “reinforce and support” our people in the things of the faith that they have come to believe in.Bottom line… take a breather….. and use the book, (or put it up on a screen in front, or on iPads.. if you really want to be “current.”) Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 13, 2018 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Keith Coppage says: mfschjonberg says: 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 February 15, 2018 at 1:52 am Let us consider that every church has a growing population of worshipers with dementia. In the later stages of this disease the person is non-verbal. However, if the Lord’s Prayer is recited there is both memory and voice! In earlier stages the old hymns and other parts of our liturgy produce the same wonderful responses in dementia sufferers. Let us also consider the the Book of Common Prayer in the Church of England was last revised in 1662. Perhaps there is an alternative way of thinking about this issue. General Convention 2018, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (18) Bob Murray says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm George Price, you are welcome. 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Bogerse Velden Social Housing / META architectuurbureau

first_imgArchDaily Products used in this ProjectThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to ConcreteDesign Team:Bert Goetvinck, Sofie Dubbers, Pieters Lambrechts, Greet Van Der Linden, Marco Zanfra, Frank BotmanClients:Lierse Maatschappij Voor De HuisvestingEngineering:Tractebel Engineering, EnergiconCity:LierCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filip DujardinText description provided by the architects. The Bogerse Velden social housing in Lier by META architectuurbureau contains 3 autonomous and identical apartment buildings, 13 semi-detached homes and 14 terraced houses with a dynamic volumetric.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinFacades demarcate the open spaceWhen designing the Bogerse Velden social housing, META placed the emphasis on the open space. The practice expanded the terrain earmarked for the play network required by the programme and created a well-organised area that is geared towards cyclists and pedestrians. The surrounding green belt, hitherto comprised of small and large zones, was completed through the inclusion of additional greenery.Save this picture!Type A – Plan 0,1,2Three clean-cut and autonomous apartment buildingsThe 3 apartment buildings present themselves as autonomous volumes. The programme envisaged each individual building as comprising 11 apartments plus a common semi-underground garage for 11 cars and 35 bicycles. The ground floor is raised by half a level. This provides a number of advantages: it eliminates direct sightlines into the building and thus ensures privacy; unnecessary energy consumption is avoided because the semi-underground garages are naturally ventilated; finally, the depth of the underground level can be limited, which makes it a budget-friendly solution.  Save this picture!© Filip DujardinThe balconies on the buildings resemble robust sun wheels on the facades: they interrupt the volumetric of the overall design but without diminishing the clean-cut nature of the building.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinInterruption of the facade row with semi-detached housesIn addition to the apartments, META has designed 13 semi-detached houses, a configuration that was created following an in-depth analysis of the various boundary conditions: views, orientation, grouping of wet functions, avoidance of long flat facades, and so on.Save this picture!Section BThe semi-detached houses have the advantage of interrupting a flat row of facades. Moreover, the connections enable sufficient houses to be constructed while also facilitating the inclusion of wider living rooms. Furthermore, the windows in the living spaces face each other diagonally and let in plenty of light. Finally, each of these rooms is adjacent to an outdoor space: a walled outdoor area at the front, a garden at the back. All of these details contribute towards a high quality of life for the residents. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinDynamic volumetric within terraced housesLast but not least, the project also includes 14 terraced houses in which the ground floor and first floor are always identical. A shallower volume is provided on the second floor, which is either on the street or the garden side. In the more compact houses, the second floor has been omitted. The alternation of the different types of dwellings creates an attractive volumetric within the row of houses. Save this picture!© Filip DujardinVarious elements are reiterated throughout the project: window openings with fixed widths, identical concrete elements, characteristic balconies, choice of 3 types of bricks… The repetitions not only create rhythm in the streetscape, thereby enhancing clarity and recognisability, but also forge a collective identity. Furthermore, the use of different but matching colour tones, coupled with the receding rhythm of the 13 dwellings, binds the entire project into a harmonious whole.Save this picture!© Filip DujardinProject gallerySee allShow lessCampos House / ARKITITO ArquiteturaSelected Projects“The Era of Powerful Buildings and Weak Entourage is Over”: Interview with Luxigon’s…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Stierstraat 1-31 / Tweelingenstraat 1-27 Lier, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Filip Dujardin+ 24Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  Bogerse Velden Social Housing / META architectuurbureauSave this projectSaveBogerse Velden Social Housing / META architectuurbureau META architectuurbureau Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Schöck, Aliplast, Niko, Wavin, Architon, De Cock garden wood constructions, Desta, EB Projects, IBIC Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942521/velden-social-housing-meta-architectuurbureau Clipboard Architects: META architectuurbureau Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Filip Dujardin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img 2019 Area:  8979 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942521/velden-social-housing-meta-architectuurbureau Clipboard Belgium CopySocial Housing•Lier, Belgium Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Social Housing Lead Architects: Bogerse Velden Social Housing / META architectuurbureau “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMETA architectuurbureauOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingLierOn FacebookBelgiumPublished on July 05, 2020Cite: “Bogerse Velden Social Housing / META architectuurbureau” 05 Jul 2020. 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Nokia and International Youth Foundation announce partnership

Mobile telephony giant Nokia have announced a partnership designed to improve the lives of young people around the world through education. During the first year Nokia will invest 2.5 million in four key business markets.Find out more from the International Youth Foundation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nokia and International Youth Foundation announce partnership 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. Howard Lake | 11 April 2000 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement read more

Aid agencies buy online keywords to promote Asian floods appeals

first_imgAid agencies buy online keywords to promote Asian floods appeals 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. Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Rick Christ, president of NP Advisors, recommended this approach to those non-profits involved in the relief effort. Writing in a special edition of his e-fund news yesterday, he said: “keyword buys are vital to disaster relief charities because the ads get picked up in many online news articles, providing a link directly from those news articles on the disaster to the donation pages of the charities.”His agency was quick to buy related key words for clients, and has also written copy for clients’ emergency e-mail appeals.UK Fundraising has spotted that organisations that have secured their adverts to appear on Google’s text advert network include the British Red Cross, Save the Children, World Vision, Methodist Relief, and The Jewish Community in Thaliand [sic]. The latter typo demonstrates that haste is not always conducive to accuracy. Howard Lake | 29 December 2004 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Aid agencies are promoting their online appeals for the Asian floods emergency by buying related keywords to target their text adverts to relevant news pages.Some aid agencies have moved quickly to promote their online fundraising appeals following the devastating tsunamis of 26 December that have killed tens of thousands of people around the Bay of Bengal.They have bid on disaster-related keywords on text advertising networks such as Overture and Google AdWords. As a result, their text advert appeals for donations are appearing on news pages that cover this major story. Potential donors are therefore just one click away from offering practical support. Advertisementlast_img read more

IoF Cultural Sector Network to expand with funding from Arts Council England

first_img 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.  173 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: arts Arts Council England Funding Institute of Fundraising IoF Cultural Sector Network to expand with funding from Arts Council England  174 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Howard Lake | 8 March 2018 | News Arts Council England is to provide funding to help the Institute of Fundraising’s Cultural Sector Network to expand from its initial London focus across England.Arts Council England will provide £432,000 over four years to provide peer learning, mentoring, networking and onward education opportunities targeting arts and cultural fundraisers.Minister for Arts, Michael Ellis, confirmed the support at the Institute of Fundraising’s Culture Sector Conference at the beginning of this week.The programme aims to:Raise the profile of fundraising for arts, culture and heritageEnhance the expertise of cultural sector fundraisers and share that knowledgeEnable cultural sector fundraisers to engage with other charitable sectors to develop best practice, promote ethical fundraising and share ideas and successExpanded programme activitiesThe funded programme will include:Running specific events tailored to arts and cultural sector fundraisers (and early career arts and cultural sector fundraisers) in each of the Institute of Fundraising regionsProviding mentoring opportunities for early career fundraisersOffering full and discounted bursaries to the IoF Convention and CSN National Conference for arts and cultural sector fundraisersOffering bursaries to enable arts & cultural sector fundraisers to undertake an IoF qualification or Introduction to FundraisingIncluding one session on arts & cultural fundraising at Regional and Special Interest Group conferencesContributing content (articles, interviews, webinars and thought pieces) and sharing examples of excellent fundraising in the arts and cultural sectorThe programme will be able to recruit a fully-funded Project Officer, and it will be coordinated with input from representatives of the Culture Sector Network, Black Fundraisers UK, Sole Fundraisers and IoF Regional Groups.Founder and Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Cultural Sector Network, Martin Kaufman, said: “This new funding from the Arts Council will make a huge difference to cultural organisations across England, many of which are struggling to find the funds they need.“By greatly expanding the IoF’s Cultural Sector Network’s support to build fundraising skills and capacity, it will mean we will be able to support a highly diverse range of cultural organisations to raise the funds they need to continue and to grow their wonderful work across the country.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

What we’re reading: Miami declares state of emergency, Trump eyes his own social network

first_imgTwitter Court could reimpose Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence The Supreme Court is considering reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to the Washington Post. The justices agreed to review the decision by a lower federal court in July that said that some jurors were not properly vetted before Tsarnaev’s trial. The issue is whether the lower court’s decision entitles Tsarnaev to a new penalty-phase trial. Tsarnaev was convicted of 30 charges related to the bombing in 2015. Trump plans to release his own social network A top adviser to former President Trump said that Trump is working on creating his own social media platform, according to the Washington Post. Trump saw a number of major tech accounts suspend his accounts as a result of the Jan. 6 Capitol attacks. “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News. Miller claims that the new social media will “redefine the game and everybody will be waiting and watching to see exactly what President Trump does.”   Facebook + posts Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event printCity of Miami Beach declares a state of emergencyDuring a last-minute meeting Sunday, Miami Beach officials decided to extend the 8 p.m. curfew for another week, or until however long needed as raucous spring break crowds continue, according to The Associated Press. The curfew is from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Officials claimed that the unruly spring break crowd gathering by the thousands, fighting in the streets, destroying property and refusing to wear masks had become a threat to public safety.City Manager Raul Aguila said that more than 1,000 arrests have been made, half of them being people visiting from out of state. Officials claim that it’s not just college students, but also adults taking advantage of the fully open state during the pandemic.  Mia Yarto Facebook Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week First-year experience at TCU What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ COVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semester Linkedin Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ ReddIt Previous articleThe cold scoop: Ranking the best ice cream shops in Fort WorthNext articleLending a hand: how TCU resident assistants helped serve food during February’s winter storm Mia Yarto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tourists and hotel guests are being told to stay indoors during the curfew hours. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP) Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Journalist arrested in Tripoli

first_img to go further News RSF_en News June 24, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned of the arrest on 16 March in Tripoli of Lofti Ghars, a journalist with joint Tunisian and Canadian citizenship who works for Al-Alam TV. Ghars was reportedly detained by pro-Gaddafi forces as he arrived in Libya from Tunisia. Lofti Messaoudi, a Tunisian journalist working for Al-Jazeera who was released on 31 March, said he heard Ghars’ voice while held in a Tripoli jail. Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate release.On 3 April, the Libyan authorities asked the Daily Telegraph reporter Damien McElroy to leave the country without giving any reason. US journalist Michael Georgy of the Reuters news agency was previously expelled on 30 March, again without explanation.Three Al-Jazeera journalists who were arrested in early March – Mauritian reporter Ahmed Vall Ould el-Dine, Norwegian photographer Ammar Al-Hamdane and British photographer Kamel Al-Tallou’ – are still being held by pro-Gaddafi forces in the west of the country. A fourth Al-Jazeera journalist who was arrested at the same time, Tunisian Lotfi Messaoudi, was released on 31 March. Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about the whereabouts of Syrian journalist Rana Akbani, who has not been heard of since her disappearance in the east of the country on 28 March. In a televised interview on Al-Libya TV, a presenter accused her of spying. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out morecenter_img On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya News December 17, 2019 Find out more April 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested in Tripoli Organisation Help by sharing this information Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrestlast_img read more

Pasadena Woman Finds Cure for World Endemic Disease

first_img 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Elizabeth Huttinger (L) with Jane Pauley (R), a long time supporter of Encore.org and a member of the Purpose Prize Jury. Photo by Encore.orgA Pasadena woman found a sustainable cure for one of the most devastating parasitic diseases in the world, second only to malaria, through an environmental restoration process.Last Thursday, Purpose Prize recognized Elizabeth Huttinger, a 63-year-old Westridge School alumn, with a $25,000 prize for her international social relief efforts to eradicate schistosomiasis. Schisto, as the disease is commonly called, is a water-transmitted disease carried by snails currently infecting millions of the world’s poorest people.“Elizabeth brings a really innovative approach to her work that we were excited to be able to highlight. Everyone who heard about Elizabeth’s idea was blown away. She is a remarkable person, a creative social advocate fully utilizing her past experiences – everything from her international development work to her experience as a mother – to help eradicate a global disease,” Eunice Lin Nichols, Director of the Purpose Prize said.Purpose Prize, who recognized Huttinger as the only 2013 international prizewinner, is the nation’s only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience into “second acts” for the social good.Impacting 240 million people in 76 countries per year, schisto’s symptoms include diarrhea, stunted child development, seizures, liver and bladder cancer, and at least 200,000 deaths each year. Mostly prevalent in West Africa, Schisto is contracted simply by coming into contact with infected water as the snail-carried infectant penetrates through skin.In West Africa, life revolves around the river where bathing, laundering, and playtime takes place. Thus the entirely effective drug treatments can be futile, since most people are re-infected upon entering the water. Many donors and researchers seemed to have given up on finding a cure.However, when Elizabeth Huttinger met evolutionary biologist Dr. Armand Kuris eleven years ago and heard his plan to eradicate the disease by reintroducing the native prawn that was the natural predator to the parasite-carrying snails, she jumped on the opportunity.“It’s really hard to make a health program sustainable after the funding is gone. Ninety percent of them just stop. So when Armand was telling me about the prawn, I got very excited because prawns are high value fish products so people can fish them and sell them,” Huttinger said.The problem all began in the 1980s when several dams were built throughout the Senegal River Basin for agriculture reasons. The dam stopped an important natural process. Although prawns live in freshwater, they reproduce in salt water. The prawns could not swim upstream to the salt water to reproduce so they became extinct.With the snail’s only predator gone, the snail population and the urinary and liver infecting disease that the snail can carry exploded at the same time.Dr. Kuris realized that by reintroducing the natural predator to the snail, the prawn could help balance the snail population and eventually eliminate all the disease carrying snails until areas become parasite free and schisto free.With her background working with the UN Global Fund and USA ID after the Bosnian war, “Tizzie Oldknow” as her old classmates may remember Huttinger, realized the implications of what this professor said and knew she could be the bridge to the solution, that she could put the plan into action. The words all-important words—sustainability, microenterprise, community involvement, and empowerment—oozed from the idea.“The health benefit will continue because the motivation is cash in your pocket. Motivation to keep the prawns alive in the river is the fact that it can become a fishery. To me that stood out right away as the best kind of sustainability,” Huttinger said.She immediately got to work by heading to the Senegal River Basin, the worst hit location to restore the native prawn that had gone extinct in hopes she would have a profound and positive impact on schisto.“The water is polluted with parasites over there. You can have a whole beautiful big river flowing with water and people can’t go in it and it’s boiling hot. That’s just sad. We’re turning that around,” Huttinger said.Huttinger has already helped decrease infections of ‘snail fever’ by forty one percent in the trial areas. In just six months, Projet Crevette reversed an epidemic that had ravaged local communities for three decades.“Our first site, we started 18 months ago, there are no more infected snails at all. There are snails and there are prawns, but there’s no more infected snails,” Huttinger said.Today, Projet Crevette is a prawn-farming microenterprise, operated by locals at public watering holes. The project is sustainable, empowering the very people affected by the disease to essentially cure themselves and their children. It’s also socially innovative, creating microbusinesses and restoring the environment while improving health.The next steps include stocking prawns throughout 106 miles of interconnected waterways over a 30-mile area in the Senegal River Basin. Projet Crevette also plans to release 20,000 fingerling prawns each month, and will construct fish ladders on dams to aid the prawns’ migration.An entire ecosystem was disturbed and now will be restored with Huttinger’s work. If the eradication proves successful, she hopes to take the cure to all of West Africa.“It’s really an environmental restoration, that’s solving the leading cause of global morbidity. More than 250 million people per year are sick,” Huttinger said. “I am learning there’s a reason for everything, there’s a reason why some societies are behind. There are wars, and that’s terrible, but when it’s a disease that’s tragic.”Huttinger is hopeful that the economic state of Senegal can improve significantly with the 4 million prawns they will be putting into the rivers each year. If the people fish 20 percent of those prawns it could produce around $5 million into the local economy helping up to 10,000 people per year to come out of poverty.“People are sick, It’s not that they don’t have motivation and they’re not bright enough, in the background they’re sick everyday. So fix that problem and things will be a whole lot better, the economy will get better,” Huttinger said.Huttinger spends almost half of her time in Senegal, going four times a year for six weeks at a time. She said her situation is lonely sometimes since she is working in isolation and loses touch with her friends. Being a Purpose Prize winner encouraged her that she was not alone.“It was amazing because all the other prizewinners had the same problem. When you get really committed and engaged in something that uses all of your mental resources, you love it and keep doing it and may be lonely, but knowing there are others doing the same thing, it’s very motivating to keep going,” Huttinger said.However, she knows that she is pursing the right opportunity because the project is moving along at a steady pace.“It is incredible and it keeps being incredible and I think that it is a project that really wanted to happen because opportunities come along and we just take advantage of them and it gets better and better,” Huttinger said.“A lot of it just comes from being open to opportunity when it comes along. That is something true of all the Purpose Prize winners that something has come along that’s made us go hold on, I know I can do that and it’s a great thing to do and I want to. It’s a community of people who provide great resources to each other,” Huttinger said.For those interested in Projet Crevette, check out the website at http://www.projet-crevette.org or visit http://www.encore.org/elizabeth-huttinger. Projet Crevette could use help in bookkeeping, public relations, and raising money for the fish ladder.“Funding is hard to find because this is a health issue that were solving without getting involved with the human body. It’s not medical research, but it’s breakthrough stuff if it works,” Huttinger said. 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GOOD NEWS: The Breast Center recognized for excellence

first_img TAGSCertified Quality Breast Center of ExcellenceNational Quality Measures for Breast Centers ProgramThe Breast Center MIDLAND The Breast Center at Midland Health has recently been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC).This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast healthcare to patients in our community. This level of certification in the NQMBC Program is valid for one year.Measuring and comparing quality performance is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired. In today’s dynamic healthcare industry, breast centers are faced with providing quality care while simultaneously keeping costs under control. A center’s staff must not only be familiar with existing standards of care but must also be aware of new advances in technology. The Breast Center actively ensures they provide the best possible quality care to breast patients in our community.The National Consortium of Breast Centers is proud to recognize The Breast Center as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence.The National Quality Measures for Breast Center were developed by referencing the Health Care Advisory Board’s Clinical Quality Dash Board for breast centers published in the fall of 2004. The National Quality Measures for Breast Centers reflect more than 11 years of work, which has culminated in the adoption of more than 33 National Quality Indicators.Midland Health’s Breast Center began this journey 10 years ago, in 2011, as a Certified Participant Quality Breast Center. In 2013, the Breast Center achieved the title of Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. The Breast Center has continually maintained this certification for our patients and community.The National Consortium of Breast Centers promotes excellence in breast healthcare for the general public through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources.For more information regarding the NQMBC Program, visit www.breastcare.org. GOOD NEWS: The Breast Center recognized for excellence Facebook By OA Life – May 22, 2021 WhatsApp Local News Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Atmos Energy delivers thousands of meals to healthcare heroesNext articleChurch News May 22, 2021 OA Lifelast_img read more