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Evangelism: Becoming community

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Jason EvansPosted Dec 17, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs [Episcopal Diocese of Washington] The gospel is not “come to church.”And the gospel is “come to church.”When I talk about evangelism with folks it frequently is implied that evangelism is equal to inviting someone to church. Inviting someone to church does not equal evangelism as I’ve talked about so far. But at the same time, it is part of evangelism.My kids love spending the night at their grandparents’. There’s nothing like staying up late, watching as much T.V. as you want and consuming as much popcorn and ice cream as physically possible. My kids also love sleeping in. On one occasion when they had spent the night, they were reluctant to get out of bed on Sunday morning. My mother-in-law, urged them, “Come on, it’s time to go to church.” Still in a fog, my daughter replied, “People are ‘the church.’ You can’t go to church.” To which grandma quipped, “Well, then, get up! ‘Cause we’re going to see the people.”It’s critical at this point in western Christianity that we re-capture an imagination for the original Christian use of the term “ecclesia.” “Ecclesia” is what we translate today as “church.” In its original meaning, it was used to refer to those people called together by God. Have you ever noticed how a story breaks down when you begin to mix metaphors? In the same way, when we confuse the ecclesia with holy real estate, we easily get confused.When we invite a person to church, it’s important to recognize that we are inviting them into a community of people called together by God. Just think about that. Why would God gather folks together? For what reason? If you read through the book of Acts, it seems as though the church believed it existed to reflect the reign of God, a glimpse into the world–into being human–as God intended it. Even today, most of our Christian practices are rooted in showing us another way to perceive of life’s most ordinary experiences, traditions and habits. Through this, we declare through our common life the good news of Jesus.The local church is evangelism.If that is the case, then our churches certainly ought to be communities in which we say to our neighbors, friends and co-workers, “Come and see!” But this hinges on one critical behavior: discipleship. By discipleship I mean something akin to the story of Jesus and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. In that story, Jesus translates the tradition for his contemporaries. In so doing, the disciples’ eyes are opened to the good news.We can’t expect an increasingly un-churched population to understand, not only what, but why we do what we do. In order for that person to become “native” to the church, we have to interpret the faith in way that connects with their life. Yet, if how we answer the “why” doesn’t connect back to the idea that God is at work in the world–the good news–then I doubt we will get far. Sure, we should invite those we love to worship with us. But we also need to learn to unpack, in conversation, how our common practices shape how we live in the world. Then, the eyes of those we love might be opened to the good news of Jesus.— Jason Evans is the Diocesan Young Adult Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. His posts on evangelism will continue on Saturdays during Advent 2012. Join an online discussion of this series on the EDOW Facebook page. Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Advent, Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Evangelism Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Evangelism: Becoming community 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

Horoscope: March 28, 2021

first_imgLinkedin Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Facebook Tamia Banks ReddIt Tamia Banks Twitter Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Banks + posts ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Tamia Banks Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo until 1:22 a.m., when the Moon enters Libra.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, March 28, 2021:Confident, enthusiastic and impulsive, the desire to learn and grow moves you in a positive direction. This year, you acquire knowledge that enhances your ability to connect with people personally and professionally. Keep an eye on your finances since you may be tempted to spend more than usual for business and pleasure. If single, friendship may lead to love. If attached, your partner is your biggest cheerleader. CAPRICORN directs your energy.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★Spend the day outdoors with someone special. Make sure there are no crossed wires and you both agree about the game plan. Look forward to a deep conversation. Give your point of view sweetly, though firmly. Tonight: Sample something sweet.his Week: Compromise more than usual.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★You may be preoccupied with an unfinished project. Work on it in the morning, and then set it aside. Children and grandchildren may come to visit. Brush up on your cooking skills. Experiment with herbs and spices. Tonight: Family film.This Week: Volunteer for a good cause.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Get your household chores done early. Take a car, bus or train ride somewhere off the beaten track. You may be invited to a gathering or party. Someone you meet could become an important contact. Tonight: Phone a friend.This week: Join an online information group.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Attending a sporting event or watching it from home may define your day. Try to persuade an out-of-town relative to come for a visit. If that does not work, arrange to Zoom with several family members. Tonight: Solve a problem.This Week: Long hours and hard work.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Enjoy your breakfast and the morning paper before the day takes you by storm. You may want to indulge in a lazy Sunday, but others have different plans. Bite the bullet and go out with friends. Tonight: Carve out alone time.This Week: Research travel destinations and prices.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★You may discover you have less cash on hand than you thought. Explore online bargains and creative ways to buy what you need. Think of it as a treasure hunt. Involve your family and compare what you find. Tonight: Relaxation.This Week: Start a new exercise regimen.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Family may make plans without asking you. Be accommodating and assertive. You know how to bring others around to your point of view. Take advantage of that quality. Make others feel they have gotten what they want. Tonight: Online shopping.This Week: A new relationship may emerge.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Be sure to jot down last night’s dream. It might contain an illuminating message. Ask someone you love for a favor you have been hesitant to bring up. The positive response may surprise you. Tonight: Start an exciting page-turner.This Week: Romantic feelings can overwhelm you.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Reflect on advice you recently received from friends. They know you well and can provide the objectivity you need. Think about joining a book club. You will expand your social circle when you widen your interests. Tonight: Laughing out loud.This Week: Fun with children and grandchildren.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Pat yourself on the back for making it through a challenging week. The recognition you receive will boost your confidence. Share happy thoughts with someone feeling down. Talk them into going for a walk in the park. Tonight: Artistic impulses.This Week: Brighten your home with color.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Research destinations for a family trip. The good news is, if you do your homework, you’ll discover the perfect place at a great price. Children and grandchildren may provide you with surprising tips on where to go. Tonight: Dance party.This Week: Put your thoughts to paper.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★The entrepreneur in you is ready to emerge. Use your natural charm, and someone may be interested in marketing your ideas or selling your products. Ask an informed friend to guide you through the process. Tonight: Catch up with friends.This week: Concentrate on money matters.Born today: CONTENT Previous articleTCU library still partially closed from winter storm damageNext articleFifth annual Drew Medford Memorial Tournament honors former Paschal pitcher, awards 20 scholarships Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Facebook Tamia Banks last_img read more

TV cameraman gunned down in Santiago

first_img Follow the news on Dominican Republic News Help by sharing this information Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo to go further News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by yesterday’s murder of Normando García, a cameraman and producer with local TV station Teleunión, in the northern city of Santiago. He and a friend were shot many times at close range by men who fled in a car. García died on the spot while the friend died a few hours later in hospital.García had worked for several years as the cameraman of “Detrás de las Noticias,” a current affairs programme on Santiago-based Teleunión. He was also co-producer of “Pachanguiando,” an open forum programme on Teleunión. García’s car was set on fire in an apparent arson attack a few weeks ago and he had for the past few months been getting anonymous threats from people who objected to allegations made in some of his programmes.Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the climate of violence in Santiago and calls on the city’s authorities to protect journalists, who are often threatened in connection with their work. The press freedom organisation also calls for a thorough investigation into García’s murder to ensure that it does not go unpunished. June 25, 2015 Find out more Dominican RepublicAmericas Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 RSF_en center_img Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast August 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV cameraman gunned down in Santiago Organisation Receive email alerts February 15, 2017 Find out more September 22, 2014 Find out more News Dominican RepublicAmericas Newslast_img read more

Limerick to host Ireland’s first Urban BioBlitz

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy LIMERICK City is to host Ireland’s first ever ‘Urban BioBlitz’ from 5pm on Friday August 23 to 5pm on Saturday August 24.Hosted by Limerick City Council, Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns Group and the National Biodiversity Data Base Centre, the event aims to identify and document wildlife species, from butterflies and birds to flowers and fungi, over a 24-hour period.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinead McDonnell, environment awareness officer with Limerick City Council said: “The primary aim of the BioBlitz is to promote the abundance of animal and plant life in Limerick City and in doing so increase public awareness of the importance of biodiversity in urban areas.”Members of the public can volunteer to record the wildlife that they see around Limerick City during the 24-hours.The recording sheets can be returned to the Urban BioBlitz Hub at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square on or before 4.00pm on Saturday where they will be inputted into the National Biodiversity Data Base Centre’s records database.A Bat Talk by NPWS Conservation Ranger, Elaine Keegan will take place in a city location at 7.15pm on Friday. On Saturday, there will be a moth viewing and trapping event in the People’s Park and Westfields at 11.30am followed by art workshops in the Hub (Limerick City Art Gallery) from midday to 1.30pm.A birds of prey display will be held in the Peoples Park from 11.30am to 3.30pm.Anyone interested in participating can email [email protected] NewsLimerick to host Ireland’s first Urban BioBlitzBy John Keogh – August 23, 2013 546 New Music: 40Hurtz Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleLimerick teenage twins building IT empireNext articleNew music from Limerick singer Maigread John Keogh Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBioBlitzLimerick city councilMusic Limerick last_img read more

Family of Sean McNair relieved after body is recovered

first_imgNews Family of Sean McNair relieved after body is recovered Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Twitter WhatsApp The family of Sean McNair are “relieved” that his body has been recovered and can now bury him at home.The remains the teeanger from Creggan were found yesterday – nine days after he drowned in Lough Swilly.SDLP councilllor Jim Clifford was with the McNair family when Sean was taken from the water….[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleTwo arrested in Letterkenny after drug findsNext articleFresh appeal lauched by PSNI in search for David Colhoun News Highland Twitter Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – July 25, 2011 WhatsApp Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterestlast_img read more

High achieving schools lose out in Leaving Cert results

first_img WhatsApp High achieving schools lose out in Leaving Cert results Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleFears heighten over Brexit BillNext articleDeclan Devine – “Not Good Enough” News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Students in high achieving schools appear to have lost out the most during the Leaving Cert standardisation process.Students have been able to view the estimated mark their teachers awarded them, as well as their final grade since this morning.Anyone unhappy with the mark they were awarded can appeal the decision to the Department of Education. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – September 14, 2020 Facebooklast_img read more

USA: VCNO Visits San Antonio Wounded Warrior Support, Joint Force Training Facilities

first_img View post tag: VCNO USA: VCNO Visits San Antonio Wounded Warrior Support, Joint Force Training Facilities View post tag: visits May 27, 2012 The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) toured the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and visited Navy and joint training sites during a May 24 trip to the greater San Antonio area.Adm. Mark Ferguson interacted with patients, staff and family members at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) and Warrior and Family Supprt Center (WFSC), and then met with Sailors at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) and Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Lackland.VCNO began his day with visits to CFI and WFSC to better familiarize himself with the wounded warrior care and family support offered at SAMMC.The mission of the CFI is to provide rehabilitation to personnel who have sustained amputation, burns, or functional limb loss; to provide education to military and Department of Veteran’s Affairs professionals on rehabilitation; and to promote research in orthopaedics, prosthetics and physical/occupational rehabilitation.WFSC provides coordinated services to patients, next-of-kin and extended wounded warrior family members. Injured service members and their family visit the WFSC to receive emotional support, answers to their questions, and to extend their rehabilitation away from the hospital.During his visit to METC and NTTC Lackland, Ferguson had the opportunity to address students, school officials and family members as he toured living quarters, recreational facilities, and various training classrooms at the two sites.At all-hands calls at both locations, Ferguson discussed the Sailing Directions from the Chief of Naval Operations. He provided the audiences real-world examples of how today’s Navy was putting the tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready into practice worldwide.VCNO also thanked both groups of Sailors for their service and sacrifice. “You have all chosen to serve–to give up comforts and embark on a life of high standards–to be ready when the country is least ready.”In his METC remarks, Ferguson thanked Sailors training to be hospital corpsmen for their hard work, telling them that today’s men and women were, “the best we have ever had. You are the most educated, intelligent and physically fit group of Sailors in the history of our Navy.”METC is the primary Department of Defense healthcare education campus and trains enlisted medical personnel in over 60 medical programs, graduating 24,000 joint service personnel annually.At NTTC Lackland, Ferguson told an audience of Sailors training in the Master-at-arms (MA) rating, “you are making a difference because you make us safer–you protect us against terrorist and criminal threats.”Sailors attending the MA school are trained and tested in the areas of antiterrorism, security force fundamentals, and basic law enforcement.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 27, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Force View post tag: Joint Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: VCNO Visits San Antonio Wounded Warrior Support, Joint Force Training Facilities center_img View post tag: Warrior View post tag: San View post tag: Support View post tag: Antonio View post tag: facilities View post tag: Wounded View post tag: Training View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Memorial to former Czech president unveiled in Oxford

first_imgA memorial to the former Czech President, Václav Havel, was yesterday unveiled at Oxford University Parks. The ceremony coincides with this month’s 25th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution, which brought an end to over four decades of communism in what was then Czechoslovakia.Dignitaries from the Slovak and Czech Republics, including the two nations’ ambassadors to the United Kingdom, were present at the unveiling of ‘Havel’s Place’, as were four current Czech cabinet ministers.Commemorating the first democratically elected leader of his nation following the communist era, ‘Havel’s Place’ at Oxford is an initiative of the Oxford University Czech and Slovak Society (OUCSS), and supported by the Czech and Slovak embassies. Funding was provided by Mr LudÄ›k Sekyra, a Czech businessman and Foundation Fellow of Harris Manchester College.In a nod to the spirit of free discussion and debate that Havel championed, the memorial takes the form of two seats linked by a round table through which grows a Linden Tree, the national tree of Havel’s homeland. It is the work of Czech designer, BoÅ™ek Šípek.The table is inscribed with Havel’s 1989 campaign slogan, ‘Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred’.Czech ambassador to the UK, Michael Žantovský, served as an advisor to Havel and is the author of a new biography of the former President. He told Cherwell that the “very modest” monument would be “a place of meditation, of reflection.”He added, “It symbolises Havel’s devotion to the reflective process — the process of concentrating on our inner identity and our inner responsibility. It’s for everyone to draw conclusions for himself. There is no prescription in ‘Havel’s Place’ for what one should think about there.”Walter Sawyer, Superintendent of the University Parks, said, “The parks’ Curators rarely agree to erecting any kind of structure to mark the life or work of an individual”. However they felt Šípek’s structure, entitled ‘Democracy Talks’, was “an inspired format.” Roger Scruton, Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, was awarded the Medal of Merit (First Class) of the Czech Republic. In the mid-1980s, he had been arrested by communist authorities and placed on the ‘Index of Undesirable Persons’.Prof Scruton told Cherwell, “Havel is one of the few examples of somebody who emerged as a leader of his nation without having that ambition and without having any desire for power at all. He is a symbol of another type of politics.“He was an ordinary, decent person motivated by conscience rather than a desire to control things. He stands as a symbol of an honourable politics that the Czechs wish their country to represent.”Former President of Magdalen and Chairman of the Jan Hus Educational Foundation that established the underground university, Anthony Smith, was “delighted to know that Oxford is commemorating Havel.”Kryštof Vosátka, President of OUCSS, commented, “The lessons of Václav Havel continue to resonate even as many countries, including ours, often turn a blind eye to the transgression of human rights in seeking economic advantage.“His legacy is that of firmness in the face of blatant injustice and oppression, a firmness which never resorts to violence yet remains vocal and persistent.”Mr Vosátka also sees a wider significance in having a monument to Havel at Oxford. He added, “The freedom to study anywhere in the world, including the famous English universities, is one of the important outcomes of the Velvet Revolution.“Among other things, Havel’s Place is thus an expression of the right to pursue good education, which Havel recognised as the necessary part of any society.“Its significance in Oxford derives also from Havel’s unfaltering defence of the principle of human rights, along with his personal example of intelligent, non-violent political dissent against authoritarian interests: Oxford being one of the global centres of studying and debating politics, we believe that this modest memorial is more than suitable here.”The Chancellor of the University, Lord Patten, said, “I was delighted to hear about the unveiling of “Havel’s Place” in Oxford. Vaclav Havel was one of the bravest champions of pluralism and democracy in Europe in the second half of the last century. The triumph of liberal pluralism over authoritarianism was the result of the courageous actions of Havel and others like him.“When I say that, however, I should also add that there were not many like him because, as well as his political actions, he wrote brilliantly about his ideals. Wherever people campaign and fight for freedom Havel offers inspiration and encouragement – and that includes Hong Kong today.” Sawyer added, “We chose a space near to the pond in the Parks as it is a quieter, more reflective area. One can sit overlooking the pond and river, but similarly the memorial can be turned to look into the adjoining copse of trees, or across the Parks to the city.“The seats can be swivelled for the sitters to look inwards at each other, or to look outwards. The permutations are almost endless and the Curators hope that the seat will be used in the spirit that it was gifted to us for discussion and debate.”With this week’s unveiling, Oxford joins Washington DC, Dublin, Prague, Barcelona and Venice as one of a network of cities to host a ‘Havel’s Place’ in memory of the former Czech president who died in 2011. The network was kick-started by Petr Gandalovič, Czech ambassador to the United States.Hailed by former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, as “one of the most important figures of the 20th century”, Havel was instrumental in the toppling of communism in his country.Ambassador Žantovský said, “Havel’s historic significance is enormous, as both a leader of the resistance to the communist regime and as leader of the Velvet Revolution. And after that as leader of the country, who oversaw its enormous changes to liberal democracy, a market economy, the rule of law and Czech integration into Western international institutions, be it NATO or the European Union.”The Ambassador also highlighted Havel’s ties to Oxford, saying, “There are faculty in Oxford whom he knew very well and for whom he had a very high regard.”Among them were the late philosopher, Isaiah Berlin, as well as Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European studies, “who was a witness of the revolutionary events in 1989 and became a friend and confidant of Havel.”In October 1998, the President received an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the University.At that time the playwright-statesman also attended a ceremony at Magdalen College and conferred honours on a number of Oxford academics for their work in establishing an underground education network in Czechoslovakia, facilitating the study of material considered subversive by the communist regime.last_img read more

Hoboken mayoral candidate calls out opponent’s supposed lack of disclosure

first_img ×Councilman Michael DeFusco HOBOKEN – Michael DeFusco’s campaign has charged that Hudson County Freeholder and mayoral candidate Anthony Romano “has seemingly again violated campaign finance reporting laws by failing to file the mandatory 29 Day Pre-Election report with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission for either his mayoral or Freeholder campaigns.” “This latest example of Anthony Romano ignoring campaign finance law and denying Hoboken voters the right to see who is funding his campaigns is simply outrageous and should be disqualifying for his candidacy,” said DeFusco in a press release.“Team Romano is in full compliance with election law,” said Romano’s Campaign Manager Pablo Fonseca. “We will continue to focus our campaign on policies and issues relevant to the voters and residents of Hoboken. We have filed our elect reports on time for Romano for Mayor as well as Team Romano.”According to ELEC filings reviewed by The Hoboken Reporter it appears Romano hasn’t submitted his 29-Day Pre-Election report for his mayoral campaign but he has submitted a report for the joint candidate committee he is sharing with his council slate. It shows a closing balance of just over $2,000 and it does not include disbursement information.“I can’t control ELEC and what they post and what they don’t post,” said Fonseca. “Sometimes Election Enforcement posts things very quickly and sometimes they don’t.” Councilman Michael DeFuscolast_img read more