Covid-19 hits French sports betting in second quarter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 1st September 2020 | By contenteditor France’s online gambling market reported a 5.6% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter after the sports betting vertical saw stakes and revenue plummet as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker France’s online gambling market reported a 5.6% year-on-year decline in revenue for the second quarter after the sports betting vertical saw stakes and revenue plummet as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).However, growth in the first quarter of 2020, coupled with a resilient performance from betting on racing and stellar quarter for poker in Q2, meant that first half revenue grew 8.3% in the first half.For the three months to 30 June, revenue declined to €323m (£289m/$387m). French gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des jeux (ANJ) blamed this on Covid-19, which caused mass cancellations of sporting events, including an early end to the French football season in April.This resulted in amounts wagered on sports dropping 57.2% to €513m, of which €445m was wagered on football, with a further €36m staked on baseball and €18m on basketball.The regulator attempted to mitigate the loss of the major sports by approving betting on a number of additional competitions, including Australian rules football and association football; Hungary’s domestic football cup, as well as South Korea and Chinese leagues. Betting on Korean baseball and Belarusian hockey was also approved.While sports betting struggled in the second quarter, horse racing betting proved more resilient despite French racing being halted from 17 March to 11 May. Amounts wagered rose 34.6% to €362m, with revenue up 33.3% to €88m. ANJ noted that the market had not recorded such growth rates since the regulated French market opened for business in 2010, setting new records for both revenue and handle.Poker was the standout performer in Q2, with revenue more than doubling year-over-year to €142m – the highest contribution of all products – as players switched to the vertical under lockdown. This broke down to €39m in cash game revenue – up 81.4% – with cash game revenue soaring 148.2% to €103m, and followed a strong first quarter showing.The number of active player accounts for poker climbed 67.8% to 1.01m, with average spend per active account increasing 35.4% to €134 in the second quarter.This meant that online revenue for the first half of the year, to 30 June, was up 8.3% to €758m, with sports betting’s struggles offset by growth in poker and horse racing.Amounts wagered on sports over the six month period was down 30.0% to €1.73bn, with revenue falling 18.3% to €356m, at a time when all major sports were suspended.Under lockdown, which began on 16 March in Q1 and stretched into Q2, to 10 May, amounts wagered were down 84.7% at €121m, with operators’ revenue for this period plummeting 86.8% to €20m, compared to 18 March to 12 May 2019.Horse racing, on the other hand, saw stakes rise 22.1% to €662m, and revenue grow 21.8% to €162m, in the first half. ANJ said the vertical benefitted from sports bettors shifting to betting on racing, as well as increased coverage of foreign events offsetting the loss of French races.This meant that during the lockdown period, while the average number of active player accounts per week declined to 119,000, handle was up 16.4% to €192m, with revenue growing 20.0% to €48m. As soon as French racing resumed, ANJ added, player numbers increased rapidly and accelerated growth in stakes.Poker’s first half performance, meanwhile, was driven by its second quarter showing, with revenue up 82.4% to €239m. Of this total, €110m was generated under lockdown; between 16 March and 10 May, the average number of active accounts per week jumped 89.0% to 499,000, with the revenue of €110m a 175.0% improvement on the €40m generated between 18 March and 12 May 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Western Europe France Email Address
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 7, 2012 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing General Convention, Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags 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 Bath, NC July 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm I like D007:“That the General Convention, having prayerfully considered the meritsof the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant and believing said agreement tobe contrary to Anglican ecclesiology and tradition and to the best interests of theAnglican Communion, respectfully decline to adopt the same.”Vote it down! July 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm The Anglican Communion has done just fine without a covenant. Vote it down! Stuart Hobbs says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 8, 2012 at 11:21 am When Christ’s arms were spread wide on the cross, there was no one behind him, all in front of him. How dare we act otherwise? Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm I’m not aware of the request that dioceses study the proposed Covenant during the just-ended triennium was taken seriously in my diocese and I wonder how many throughout the church might make the same observation. A very quick read of the article on the July 6 discussion leads me to think a sensible step might be to adopt Resolutions D007 and D008, thus affirming that a Covenant isn’t Anglican and that we are committed to being Anglican in deepening communion with the churches that make up the Communion. Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT JOAN OGDEN says: Anglican Covenant resolutions addressed at public hearing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 July 8, 2012 at 7:35 am Get rid of the Anglican Covenant! Clearly another way of creating the “Ins” and the “Outs”. It, along with the same sex marriage material, is one of the most prejudiced documents I’ve read in a long time. VOTE IT DOWN! 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Frank Bergen says: July 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm I will be the first to admit that life would be much easier if everyone else agreed with our (The Episcopal Church’s) definition of the Anglican Communion. But life does not work that way. What is the definition of the Anglican Communion?In 1930 Lambeth Conference adopted this self-definition: “The Anglican Communion is a fellowship … of those duly constituted dioceses, Provinces, or regional Churches in communion with the see of Canterbury, which have the following characteristics in common: … c) They are bound together not by a central legislative and executive authority, but by mutual loyalty sustained through the common counsel of the Bishops in Conference.” (Resolution 49) Note: the Preamble to our Constitution essentially quotes this 1930 Lambeth resolution but omits the “c” clause quoted above. Thus, OUR definition of being a “constituent member of the Anglican Communion” did not include a sense of accountability to the Lambeth Conference. The problem is that the 2003 General Convention of the Episcopal Church violated the “c” clause in that 1930 definition. We acted in a manner which clearly indicated that we were no longer bound by “the mutual loyalty sustained through the common counsel of the Bishops in Conference.” When the 1930 self-definition failed, trust was compromised. The 2008 Lambeth Conference turned inward – its historic role of sustaining mutual loyalty no longer viable. The wider Communion could have left things there, thereby accepting this new self-definition (1930 minus the “c” clause). Alternatively, it could craft something to augment it as recommended by the 2004 Windsor report. It chose the latter course of action. Furthermore, many argue that the proposed Anglican Covenant is yet another step towards a genuine, Christ-centered, biblical concept of communion rooted in our understanding of covenant which naturally flows from Lambeth 1867 and the self-definition put forward by Lambeth 1930. In other words our “new” self-definition (written by representatives from a broad spectrum of the Communion) continues to evolve. Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Jeremy Bates says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service David Justin Lynch, Esquire says: Rector Tampa, FL July 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm The Anglican Covenant is a poorly written and poorly conceived attempt to bring commonality to the Church by fiat. It could be used by various churches as a bludgeon against others to toe a political agenda that is not in-keeping with the way that the Anglican Communion has developed over the past 100 years. It is a modernist attempt to control the change that is happening in all Churches in differing degrees and will be catastrophic for TEC as we try to meet the needs of a post-modern age. It has been voted down by the Church of England, the Episcopal Church of Scotland, and is going to be voted down in New Zealand and Australia. Even the Churches who have split from TEC do not wish to sign on to this poorly constructed attempt to turn the ACC into a magisterial body. We need to send a message loudly and clearly to the Communion that we can and are about being in Communion with one another, but do not need this covenant to do so. The Chicago/Lambeth Quadrilateral still stands as sufficient. Please vote the Anglican Covenant down. General Convention 2012 Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm As a cradle Episcopalian, with both my daughter and son-in-law priests in the Episcopal Church, I have struggled with whether “preservation” of the Anglican Communion is worth the effort. I have come to the conclusion that if the Episcopal Church is called to abandon the Second Great Commandment – “Love your neighbor as yourself” (BCP pg. 351) – then such preservation is not only not worth the effort, but would represent at the highest levels a turning away from Christ’s command to us. For example, I believe any pressure to force the Episcopal Church to treat differently the up-to-10% of its membership with different sexual orientation is pressure to break that commandment. Further, the draft Covenant uses language which leaves the document “not well defined”. That is, the wording of the draft is such that it could be interpreted to support a single segment of the Church’s vision of what is right, forcing any entity deviating from that segment’s particular view as forcibly excluded. So my conclusion is that the Anglican Covenant as drafted would not strengthen the interdependent life of the Anglican Communion, but rather strengthen those who would use such a document to punish segments of the Communion who see God’s world differently than they. If there is a need for any Covenant, I propose it contain only those words in Mark 12:29-31. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Anglican Covenant, Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Val Neeley says: July 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm On June 11, 2012, in response to the Preludium posting. “The Scottish Episcopal Church says, “No.” Shall we join them?” by Mark Harris, on June 9, 2012, I submitted the following comment: “From the beginning my great fear was that with a covenant the Anglican Communion would no longer be bound together by mutual affection, as an instrument of God should be bound, and that with that bond replaced by a covenant the Communion would need more lawyers than priests. The ongoing arguments about its adoption has convinced me that such is the case. Accordingly, I think that proposed resolution A145 [which is printed below] should be amended to delete the third “Resolved”, which is confusing and redundant as this point was set forth clearly in the preceeding “Resolved”. In the final “Resolved”, the words “in its present form” should be deleted. With these changes, Resolution A145 should be adopted.”I compliment Deacon Perrin on his remarks and join him in preferring “the messiness to stricty, enforced, unity”.In plain language, I said “No” to the idea of an Anglican Covenant. I still do as emphatically as possible.John David SpanglerLayman, Dioceses of Southern VirginiaA145 TOPIC: ANGLICAN COMMUNION — Continue Dialogue in the Anglican CommunionPROPOSERExecutive CouncilRESOLUTION TEXTResolved, the House of _______ concurring, That this 77th General Conventionexpress its profound gratitude to those who so faithfully worked at producing theAnglican Covenant; and be it furtherResolved, that The Episcopal Church commit itself to continued participation inthe wider councils of the Anglican Communion and to continued dialogue withour brothers and sisters in other provinces to deepen understanding and toinsure the continued integrity of the Anglican Communion; and be it furtherResolved, that The Episcopal Church recommit itself to dialogue with the severalprovinces when adopting innovations which may be seen as threatening to theunity of the Communion; and be it furtherResolved, that The Episcopal Church is unable to adopt the Anglican Covenant inits present form.Printed: Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM. Page 1 of 1 The Rev. Lauren Gough says: Jim Edwards says: July 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm Rev. Pierce said:“Thus, OUR definition of being a ‘constituent member of the Anglican Communion’ did not include a sense of accountability to the Lambeth Conference.“The problem is that the 2003 General Convention of the Episcopal Church violated the “c” clause in that 1930 definition.”Just a second, Rev. Pierce.If our definition of being a member of the Anglican Communion never included being accountable to the Lambeth conference, then what exactly is the problem?Why should clause (c) matter at all?You seem to be suggesting that the Episcopal Church has violated some commitment that we never agreed to in the first place.Nice try. But wholly unpersuasive. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (11) Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal News Service] General Convention’s legislative committee on World Mission heard public testimony July 6 on eight resolutions regarding Anglican Communion relationships and the Anglican Covenant, a document that supporters say offers a way to bind Anglicans globally across cultural and theological differences.The resolutions range from rejecting to approving the covenant, with one proposing a via media approach, urging continued study and committing the church to ongoing participation in the process. All eight resolutions affirm the Episcopal Church’s membership in and commitment to the Anglican Communion.The first resolution to emerge was A126, submitted by the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, which would have the church say it is “unable to adopt the Anglican Covenant in its present form.” Another council resolution (A145) expresses gratitude to those who have worked on drafting the covenant and commits the church to continued dialogue and participation in the Anglican Communion.Then in April, another two resolutions were filed.Resolution B006, proposed by Bishop John Bauerschmidt of Tennessee and endorsed by 10 other bishops, asks the church to affirm and adopt the covenant.At the July 6 hearing, Bauerschmidt said his resolution commits the church “to continue the process” and to discern how to modify the covenant according to the Episcopal Church’s constitutions and canons. “This is necessary if we are really seeking as a communion to be of one mind and one heart and to share a common life,” he said. “We have seen how much damage has been done in the Episcopal Church in the absence of a process to resolve widely disputed questions.”The Rev. Carola von Wrangel, a deputy from the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, also spoke in favor of B006. “We are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. I believe the covenant will strengthen the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church. How do we stay at the table together?Wrangel said her congregation at Christ-the-King in Frankfurt, Germany, represents 35 different countries. “The issues that are dividing us are the issues that are dividing my parish. I believe the covenant will help us stay together, not walk away from one another.”Resolution B005, proposed by Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas and backed by two other bishops, would encourage the church to embrace the preamble and first three sections of the four-section document. This, Douglas told ENS, would ensure that the church does not remove itself from the ongoing covenant process.The document’s fourth section, which outlines a disciplinary method for resolving disputes in the communion, has been the covenant’s main sticking point.Other proposed resolutions include D006, which calls on the church to decline to adopt the covenant, saying that after extensive study the church is “unable to reach a clear consensus and is therefore unwilling to continue expending funds, time and energy on this proposed covenant.” Instead, the resolution asks the Episcopal Church to commit itself to “A Covenant for Communion in Mission,” developed by the Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism, “so that provinces of the Anglican Communion can be effective in promoting God’s presence and healing to those in our world that are broken and disenfranchised,” according to the proposed text.Another resolution (D007) also urges the church to decline to adopt to the covenant, saying it is “contrary to Anglican ecclesiology and tradition and to the best interests of the Anglican Communion.”The Rev. Susan Russell, deputy from Los Angeles, proposed D007. “The covenant attempts to create a centralized authority … that inhibits the church to pursue the gospel mission,” she said. “Scripture and tradition tell us to value the idea of a covenant and reason tells us to reject it. Urge to choose communion over covenant and to say no to this ill-conceived proposal.”Colorado deputy and Executive Council member Lelanda Lee spoke in favor of D007 because she said that the covenant “does not do the things it was set out to do when it was first drafted and section 4 is punitive to anyone who would be brothers and sisters.”Lay Deputy Mary Reorich from Pennsylvania, speaking to D007, said the covenant “has served to divide. [It] will be used in unanticipated ways to interfere … This is not helping or encouraging for bonds of affection. I did not join a covenanted or confessional church nor do I want to go on to join such a church.”Resolution D008 doesn’t specifically mention the covenant, but it is modeled on legislation adopted by several Church of England dioceses that have opposed adopting the covenant.D008 calls on the church “to find ways to maintain and reinforce strong links across the world-wide Anglican Communion” and to deepen its involvement in existing communion ministries and networks, especially Continuing Indaba, which is exploring ways of communicating across different contexts.The Rev. Tobias Haller, a deputy from New York who proposed D008, has served on the reference group for Continuing Inbada. He said that whether or not the church adopts the covenant, “we are Anglicans.”Continuing Indaba, he said, helps the Anglican Communion “not to let disagreements disable us but to empower us. I urge you to adopt this resolution or at least incorporate this language into whatever resolution the committee recommends.”Lay Deputy Samantha Cutlip from Western New York spoke in favor of Resolution D046, which calls the covenant “moot” and asks the church to “re-affirm the Episcopal Church’s commitment to historical principles of Anglican Christianity …”“If we vote in favor [of the covenant] we will only further divide ourselves,” she said. “We can only learn more from one another if we move forward in bonds of affection.”Another resolution (C115) proposed by the Diocese of Easton encourages further study and reflection on the proposed Anglican Covenant during the next triennium. Public testimony on that resolution will be heard on July 9.The World Mission committee will discuss the testimony from the hearings and consider all the resolutions that have been proposed before recommending legislation to the houses of General Convention.The Anglican Covenant first was proposed in the 2004 Windsor Report as a way that the communion and its 38 autonomous provinces might maintain unity despite differences, especially relating to biblical interpretation and human sexuality issues. The report came in the wake of the 2003 election of Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, as bishop of New Hampshire, a development that caused some provinces to declare broken or impaired communion with the Episcopal Church. The covenant also was a response to some church leaders crossing borders into other provinces to minister to disaffected Anglicans.Following five years of discussion and several draft versions, the final text of the covenant was sent in December 2009 to the communion’s provinces for formal consideration.Douglas, who is co-chair of the World Mission committee, recently told ENS that the Episcopal Church has participated “at an extremely high level” in considering each draft of the covenant.The 76th General Convention in July 2009 asked the dioceses, via Resolution D020, to study the Anglican Covenant during the 2010-2012 triennium. It also asked Executive Council to prepare a report, along with proposed draft legislation, to the 77th General Convention this year. That resolution led council to create the D020 Task Force, which released its report along with the proposed Resolution A126 in October 2011.The Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons determined in a June 2011 report requested by the D020 Task Force that adoption of the current draft Anglican Covenant “has the potential to change the constitutional and canonical framework of TEC, particularly with respect to the autono¬my of our church, and the constitutional authority of the General Convention, bishops and dioceses.”Resolutions A126, B005 and B006 being considered by General Convention call for the creation of a new task force that would explore the canonical changes needed if the church were to adopt the covenant in its entirety.Some Episcopalians and Anglicans, including the Executive Council, have raised concerns about the covenant being used as an instrument of control, questioning in particular its section 4 and the dispute-resolution process contained therein. Some critics have warned that adopting the covenant could result in a two-tier communion.“I don’t find section 4 helpful,” Douglas told ENS recently. “I think it moves the covenant from a document that is relational to one that is more juridical. I do think the first three sections are relational and missional.”Communion-wide considerationThroughout the Anglican Communion, seven provinces have approved or subscribed to the Anglican Covenant. They are Ireland, Mexico, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, South East Asia, Southern Cone of America, and the West Indies.The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church on June 8 voted against adopting the covenant.In March, it became clear that the Church of England could not adopt the covenant in its current form when a majority of its dioceses voted the document down.The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the document pending ratification at its next synod meeting later this year.The Church in Wales last April gave the covenant “an amber light, rather than a green light.” The church’s governing body said it feared the recent rejection of the covenant by the Church of England jeopardized its future and clarifications about that were now needed before a decision could be made. It sent questions on the matter to the Anglican Consultative Council, the church’s main policy-making body, which meets later this year.The Episcopal Church in the Philippines bishops have rejected the covenant and Maori action in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia last November means that it could be rejected when it comes before the province’s General Synod in July 2012.The Rev. Malcolm French from Anglican Church of Canada spoke at the July 6 hearing in favor of D007, noting that the Anglican Communion is a family of churches. “If we are prepared to meet, then no covenant is necessary and if we are not, then no covenant will suffice,” said French, moderator of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition. “Notionally I would have seen a problem if we had been the first church to say no, but that is not the case.”Lionel Deimel, founder and convener of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition, said that “the underlying purpose of the covenant is to suppress change. Many promote the covenant in the name of unity but the Anglican Communion is not monolithic… We do not need other churches punishing us when we try to do justice.”Douglas previously told ENS that “Communion is fundamentally about relationships – relationships across our differences in service to the mission of God – and not some kind of juridical or contractual or ecclesiological statement.”— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Jeremy Bates says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET John David Spangler says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm I agree that Art. 4 is the worst part of the Covenant. I could almost support the measure that affirms only the first 3 parts. But, it is clear that Art. 4 is the heart of the thing, so Covenant supporters won’t be impressed by support for the first parts of it.So I am back to my original position: No Covenant but the Baptismal Covenant.Vote the Anglican Covenant down. 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Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon John Crean says: August 3, 2018 at 5:38 pm I don’t think so. Bishop Roger White died in 2012. August 8, 2018 at 10:05 pm Dear Rev. Thomson: Would your support for an early release of B+ Cook so that her “ministry for good would be exponentially more powerful than any previous harm” be as ardent if she was an avowed atheist advocating removing the tax exempt status of church property? Or if she was an ordained minister of the Church of Scientology recruiting new members and advocating that Christ was nothing more than a spiritual leader? I’m not saying B+ Cook should not be allowed to achieve redemption, but I have seen nothing “factual” warranting her early release from her 7-year sentence. An advocate for her early release should have something more than just abstract “Christian Privilege” or “Clergy Privilege” or the hope that she might do good things in the future. July 30, 2018 at 9:06 pm The former bishop was denied parole the first time she applied was because she showed no remorse and took no responsibility for her actions that caused a man to loose his life. I don’t think she would be suitable for prison chaplaincy and the church did the correct thing by removing her orders. As for reforming how we elect bishops, I heartily agree. There were countless points at which this ordination could have been stopped, but people chose to turn a blind eye. That is another tragedy in this situation that is often overlooked. August 4, 2018 at 6:02 pm YES. REALLY! The best example that Christian folk know about regarding my statement with which you take issue is a fellow who became known as St. Paul. He had killed far more that one person before he had “done the deal” and he didn’t have the support of AA. I would say the good that he accomplished after a life as a killer, was “exponentially more powerful than any previous harm,” wouldn’t you? July 30, 2018 at 4:27 pm What a sad story. It points to the need for reform of the whole process for electing bishops. We also need to look into the cause of increased alcoholism among the clergy. As for texting while driving, that is now causing thousands of lives lost every year. In my opinion, a clergy person caught texting while driving should be removed from the ministry at once. That is inexcusable behavior. Karen Emery says: July 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm This was a horrific tragedy…I cannot see what good is done by leaving this woman in jail. IF she is released, she can be denied a driver’s license…she can serve the community in so many charitable situations. She can also be an example to others who might be tempted to feel they can stretch the limits of the law…Her life is now already an example of disaster. I feel great compassion for her. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 31, 2018 at 7:10 pm John, I couldn’t care less that Heather Cook was laicized involuntarily. Ms. Cook was a reckless individual whose selfish and thoughtless actions killed a husband and father. She didn’t do something innocuous and inadvertent like bounce a bank account. She ran the streets drunk, texting on her cellphone, and on another occasion was found with drugs in her car and she eventually killed a man and drove off. The bishop’s miter is not a crown. She was ordained, not enthroned, and her actions betrayed the role of shepherd. By any New Testament standard she is no longer anything close to a shepherd, especially since she couldn’t even voice true remorse. July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm Doing work as an “in house chaplin” while serving out the rest of her full sentence is a great idea! July 30, 2018 at 5:22 pm The big question that is still “out there” still deserves coverage and a response; maybe I missed it in ENS. Apparently Bishops Schori and Sutton suspected that Cook was impaired (drunk) at a dinner just before her consecration and yet they went ahead with it anyway. If — and it isn’t clear because no exposure has been given to it — if this is true then why hasn’t there been a House of Bishops response? Between Bishop Bruno, Bishop Charles Bennison and then this horror most people could be convinced that the episcopacy is viewed as a dictatorship by some who are elected to it — and not a very benevolent one at that. “Woe to the shepherds who scatter My flock…” Rector Knoxville, TN July 30, 2018 at 4:57 pm Released in August 2019, after 4 years and 9 months, for one with priors of DUI, leaving scene and resulting in death, work release should Not be given. Serving time of only 4 years and 9 months seems too short of time. August 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm And I do not disagree with that. She has had 3+ years in a cloistered environment and a great opportunity to seek help either AA or professional counseling. My question is has he done so. The second question is just as Shylock required his pound of flesh, the state require it pound of flesh, I do not believe that has been met. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 30, 2018 at 7:03 pm The family the dead father, wife wants her to stay prison. She is a repeat offender of alcohol. I’m thinking she has already been through a facility treating for alcoholics before killing with a car.. If so it did’t take. Pamela Forbes says: August 4, 2018 at 11:44 am Mr. Pierce: I am not sure if your comment was directed at me because we seem to agree that +Cook does not deserve special consideration or “clerical” immunity from our laws. Our society requires that people take responsibility for their actions–blaming others or “alcoholism” is scapegoating. Most states have dramshop statutes that provide the serving of alcohol is not the cause of an accident–driving while impaired is the cause. Forgiveness has to come from the family of Thomas Palermo and from God. My compassion is for the family, not for the author of this tragedy.My condemnation of +Cook is tempered by my own flaws and realization that my own errors in judgment can have unintended consequences, and I have made many errors myself. Charles Pierce says: 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 Very Rev Canon John Crean says: July 31, 2018 at 4:18 pm Of course the sacrament of ordinaltion effectuates an ontological change,* sub specie aeternitatem, in the person upon whom it is conferred. I’m not sure that’s really the issue here, however. Speaking as a former deputy chancellor of the relevant diocese, (and retired well before this series of events began,) the Church needs to be diligent and prayerful about those it clothes with apparent authority.*At least according to many of us! The Rev. Coryl Lassen says: Submit a Job Listing Gale Erwin says: August 1, 2018 at 2:12 am By all means find work and pay restitution to one single mother of two. mike geibel says: Lloyd Newell says: Rector Tampa, FL August 7, 2018 at 10:03 am Thank you Canon Crean. It is a relief to me that you “get it.” Your understanding shine like a beacon in the dark. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group August 7, 2018 at 8:39 am B+ Cook is no St. Paul. July 31, 2018 at 9:25 pm Bishop Cook was driving, texting and struck and killed 41-year old Thomas Palermo from behind when she veered into a clearly marked bicycle lane. The Bishop promptly fled the scene with the bicyclist’s helmet embedded in her shattered windshield. She returned home but made no calls to 911. She returned to the scene and said nothing to police. She left again to take her dog home before turning herself in. Judge Doory stated: “Your leaving the scene at that time was more than irresponsibility, it was a decision.” A breathalyzer test taken 30 minutes after the hit and run showed a blood alcohol level at 0.22 percent, three times the legal limit. Thomas Palermo was the father of two children. Rachel Palermo put her children to bed that night without telling them their father was dead. “The pain on my daughter’s face is etched in my mind.” Her son hit her and ran away. Rachel is now dealing with life as a single mother. She had no full-time job at the time.Bishop Cook could have received 39 years in prison for the drunken fatal hit and run accident but was given a plea deal. She was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, but 13 years of that sentence was suspended, leaving seven years to be served. In her prior drunk-driving charge, Police found marijuana and empty liquor bottles in her car. As soon as the interlock device was taken off her car, she went back to drinking.Her request for early parole was denied, with the note: “During the hearing she did not accept responsibility. She lacked remorse. She called it a ‘brutal irony’, and she did not apologize to the victim (Rachel) present. She spoke about herself, Her family, Her issues, Her needs, Her disease ….” She will probably be given early release next year. Thomas is dead and his family scarred forever. Rector Smithfield, NC The Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Roger D White says: Lloyd Newell says: August 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm Substance Abuse and Alcoholism has the possibility of rehabilitation according to many federally funded programs in the United States.This clergy member should be permitted to return to the priesthood in some capacity regardless of her ability to drive.I’m certain she could find reliable transportation in a large city like NYC or hire an Uber driver on her dime.Perhapse,she could be given a teaching job at an Episcopal Seminary. July 31, 2018 at 11:12 am Is this Bishop White, formerly the Ordinary of Milwaukee??? David Johnson says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 1, 2018 at 9:58 pm Yes, I agree with needed education on distracted driving: drug use, alcohol use, texting and driving while very tired. Also friends of clergy can help their friends and others by reporting the need for long term treatment and on- going counseling and follow up. Save livesm August 5, 2018 at 2:42 am She should be in the slammer the rest of her days. The Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: Charles Pierce says: Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release David Sayers says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: Canon John Crean says: Charles Pierce says: July 31, 2018 at 10:42 am I am torn between Ms. Cook and the family of the man she killed while driving Drunk. We are all sinners, what punishment has or will God put on Ms. Cook. What temporal punishment is enough to fit the crime as her actions have destroyed a family that can not be reconstructed. How do you split the baby in this case? Press Release Service August 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm I am the adult child of an Alcoholic and a co dependent mother. Alcoholism does not excuse what Ms. Cook did, society needs to punish her with serving the full sentence. I wonder if she is required to make restitution to the family that she destroyed. Lloyd Newell says: August 7, 2018 at 9:56 am Mr. Pierce, it is abundantly clear to me that you have lived with the disease of alcoholism all your life. What is not clear is the degree of healing you have experienced to recover from the affects of living with this pervasive, deeply soul damaging condition. I try to be a messenger of healing and hope to all who still suffer from this devastating disease. If you know of anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired, I and millions of others in recovery stand ready to share our experience, strength and hope. Lloyd Newell says: August 4, 2018 at 9:11 am Sir you have far more compassion than I do. Ms. Cooks action were very callus and calculation. She is drunk, texting when she hits a man on a bicycle. Does she stop, no. She drives on. She later returns. She has effectively destroy a family. Society must first extract its pound of Flesh and then she can deal with the aftermath of her actions.I find you last paragraph interesting you sound more like a corporate lawyer than a person of any theological back ground. A Lawyer could argue that she is on duty all of the time, and that she was coming form a TEC function where alcohol was served and that the TEC is at least some responsibility. mike geibel says: The Rev. H Rogers Thomson says: Rector Bath, NC Debra Aring says: 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 August 5, 2018 at 7:05 pm She is now and forever out of any priestly functions from my prospective. Federal funding programs. She can wait. I remember well how long it took to get Agent Orange, PTSD, Suicides of Vietnam Veterans recognized by the feds, over 20 years! Still waiting for apology how this country stuff the Vietnam Veterans. Rector Hopkinsville, KY By ENS staffPosted Jul 30, 2018 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books August 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm No mention was made by me of excusing past behavior. I suggest that everyone affected by alcoholism needs to avail themselves of the same healing opportunities as the alcoholic themselves. Comments are closed. Canon John Crean says: August 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm Substance Abuse and Alcoholism has the possibility of rehabilitation according to many federally funded programs in the United States.This clergy member should be permitted to return to the priesthood in some capacity regardless of her ability to drive.I’m certain she could find reliable transportation in a large city like NYC or hire an Uber driver on her dime.Perhapse,she could be given a teaching job at an Episcopal Seminary. Sylvia Temmer says: August 3, 2018 at 9:09 am Addictive disease such as alcoholism is typically diagnosed accurately only by the individual with it and usually that individual is the last one to identify it. This is a disease in which Cat-Scans, X-Rays, MRI’s, blood work, etc. will not definitively diagnose. Since alcoholism is not a psychiatric disorder, psychiatric evaluations will not identify it. Alcoholism is an illness diagnosed conclusively only by the person who suffers from it. Effective treatment for the illness is a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty, guided and supported by a spiritual program of attraction rather than promotion. If Heather Cook has demonstrated that she has “done the deal” with the help of such a program, her ministry for good would be exponentially more powerful than any previous harm. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Richard Sanger says: Former bishop suffragan convicted of automobile manslaughter applies for work-release program August 4, 2018 at 2:41 pm As a recovering alcoholic with long-term sobriety (43 years) I say “amen” to that. The Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis House of Bishops Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 August 7, 2018 at 9:05 am If memory serves me correctly, St. Paul was not St. Paul when he was murdering folks, so maybe, just maybe, B+ Cook is now Mother Theresa II. Jus sayn. Charles Pierce says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Eric Bonetti says: The Reveverend H. Rogers Thomson says: mike geibel says: Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR August 9, 2018 at 6:33 pm As for reforming how we elect bishops, I heartily agree that much change is needed. There were countless points at which this ordination could have been stopped, but people chose to turn a blind eye. The fact that all of the background information on Cook was withheld from those of us who voted on her ordination at convention is unconscionable. It has made us all victims. That is another tragedy in this situation that is often overlooked. August 7, 2018 at 9:39 am I have live with the disease of alcoholism all of my life. That does not excuse the actions Ms. Cook. Finish Ceasar’s punishment and then we can talk. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing August 1, 2018 at 7:30 am Why should the the treatment of a priest committing a crime be any different from a lay person? In fact, a priest should be held to a higher standard. I can’t believe there are so many willing to “forgive and forget” what she did to this family. To allow her to continue on in any capacity in the church would be a travesty. Would you say the same thing for a priest guilty of pedophillia? mike geibel says: July 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm This woman should be shown some mercy. She has been involuntarily laicized by TEC, which itself is guilty of ha Bing done due diligence in her vetting process. There had been a clear record of the prior untreated disease of alcoholism.Let’s try to make sure we now help her at least put back the shards of her shattered life into some new resurrection format. Lord, have mercy. TEC, have mercy! Winnie Woo says: mike geibel says: The Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: Canon John Crean says: August 4, 2018 at 12:07 pm I read your comments in a very different light. Please forgive my error. I have trouble dealing with people who do not follow Caesar’s law and try to hide behind God’s law. July 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm Unless my memory is playing me false, Ms Cook resigned her orders, episcopal, priestly and diaconal. She was not deposed, either by consent or after ecclesiastical trial. One way or another, at least as to holy orders, she got it. Once she gets out of prison, whenever that may be, perhaps the Holy Spirit will point her toward a vocation in which her painful experience may yield positive fruit.These events were wrenching for all of us, lay and ordained, in the Diocese of Maryland. Many contributed to a fund for the Palermo family, and many have upheld all the people involved in prayer in the intervening years. I agree that the process for vetting candidates for episcopal election needs detailed examination and probable revision. Would that the Holy Spirit would inspire all of us to prayer and self-examination as we contemplate the long term consequences of these events. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bill Louis says: August 3, 2018 at 11:09 pm “If Heather Cook has demonstrated that she has ‘done the deal’with the help of such a program, her ministry for good would be exponentially more powerful than any previous harm.”Really? The harm she did is irreversible. A father is dead. His wife and children are irreparably harmed. “Ministry for good” is not more worthy than a human life, nor can monetary restitution replace the permanent loss of a loving father. This was an avoidable tragedy that cannot be undone, and Bishop Cook is personally responsible. Expressions of compassion for the author of this tragedy will be perceived as a hurtful insult by her victims.Under civil laws, driving drunk constitutes “conscious disregard” for the safety of others. She was not unconscious when she killed Thomas Palermo. She was texting on her cell phone.Rehabilitation is not the primary purpose of jail time and serving only four years of what was a 20 year sentence is not perceived as “justice” by the family of Thomas Palermo or by many others. Incarceration serves three societal purposes: removal of a person who is a threat to society, punishment by loss of personal freedom, and most importantly, satisfaction of society’s expectation of justice. When prosecutors offer slap-on-the-wrist plea deals or Judges are too lenient in sentencing, the public respect for the criminal justice system is lost along with respect for our laws.Let God be the ultimate judge of Bishop Cook, not us. Pray for her soul. Encourage and allow her to try to reconstruct her shattered life. The fact she was a Bishop is an embarrassment for the TEC, but the Church is not responsible for this tragedy–the blame lies solely with +Cook. The Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: August 7, 2018 at 9:36 am Rogers Thompson has it right. And he has suffered and understands the disease of addiction and the healing of forgiveness. God bless you, Rogers! Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY mike geibel says: Charles Pierce says: Charles Pierce says: August 1, 2018 at 6:17 pm One thing I found disconcerting was that when Executive Council met in Maryland, very close to where she was incarcerated, no one allegedly visited her. Whatever happened to ministering to those in prison? Note that I am not in any way minimizing her actions. Indeed, having lost six members of my family to a drunk driver, I am acutely aware of the suffering that alcohol can cause. But we are still talking about another human being, made in the image of God. 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 July 31, 2018 at 8:53 pm Alcoholism is indeed a disease requiring treatment. Part of that treatment is spiritual, often in the form of living by and continuing to practice the 12 Steps. I would want to know not only if she was genuinely remorseful, but if she is (and will be) continuing to receive treatment. Is she attending AA in prison? Is she working the Steps? I believe one of the issues in the Discernment process was that she said she was an alcoholic, but both she and those interviewing her treated her disease as something she had “taken care of”. That’s not how it works. She will not stop being an addict. What mattered then and matters now is whether she continues, day in and day out, to do the spiritual, emotional and practical work of living as a sober alcoholic. She is being punished for her crimes. The adequacy of that punishment can be debated, of course. But I don’t believe she can be safely released unless she is seeking and participating in treatment for the disease that underlies the crimes. July 31, 2018 at 12:36 pm Let’s remember some basics about sacramental theology:“Once a deacon/priest/bishop always a deacon/priest/bishop.”Heather resigned her faculties to exercise ordained ministry. But she cannot remove the indelible character of the Sacrament of Order. It was a “forced resignation,” I would imagine, with all kinds of pressure from “higher ups” who were so careless and dismissive of her disease until it finally did its worst.I would like to see her restored to some ministry, perhaps beginning with a life of prayer and penance. But she remains ontologically a deacon, priest and bishop. Make no mistake about that. Peter Currer says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls The. Rev. H. Rogers Thomson says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 31, 2018 at 7:46 am This woman killed an innocent man. I cannot even bear to resurface the memory of this horrific killing.Maryland, please grant her NO favors. August 5, 2018 at 9:09 am POSITIVE, CREATIVE AND REAL, then our attitudes and actions are about GOD, which means our attitudes and actions are about LOVE. Rector Collierville, TN Charles Pierce says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 7, 2018 at 9:34 am Paul was Saul and caring out Caesar’s law. After the Road to Damascus he changed his toon. But Ms Cook had not accepted what she did was wrong. August 8, 2018 at 10:19 pm “As long as we continue to have a need to assign blame, the systemic sickness will continue…there is no blame, no shame, no judgment, no condemnation, no controlling.”So if we blame B+ Cook for killing a father while driving drunk and texting on her phone, we all suffer from a “systemic sickness” and it is us, not her, who are to blame because there is no right and wrong. That does not sound POSITIVE, CREATIVE AND REAL. It sounds like Jabberwocky to me.‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. Robbie Johnson says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Gale Erwin says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] Heather Cook, formerly Episcopal Diocese of Maryland bishop suffragan, has asked the Maryland prison system to release her for a daytime work program.Her request is being reviewed, and if approved, Cook could begin the unspecified work within a few weeks, according to the Baltimore Sun.Cook is serving a seven-year prison sentence for fatally striking a bicyclist on Dec. 27, 2014, while texting and driving drunk, and then leaving the scene.The Maryland Parole Commission denied her May 2017 request for parole after a hearing at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, where Cook, 61, has been serving her sentence since October 2015. In May of this year, she was denied her request to serve the rest of her sentence on home detention.Cook pleaded guilty in September 2015 to automobile manslaughter and three other criminal charges for causing the car-bicycle accident in suburban Baltimore that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a 41-year-old software engineer at Johns Hopkins Hospital who also built custom bike frames. He was married and the father of two young children.The charges included driving while having nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood system, texting while driving and then leaving the scene of the accident. Cook originally faced 13 charges relating to the fatal accident. She had been previously arrested in 2010 on an impaired-driving charge.In the aftermath of Cook’s crime, the Episcopal Church began to take a deeper look at the way it handles impairment of various kinds at every level and stage. As a result, the recent 79th General Convention passed three resolutions calling for mandatory training on alcohol, substance misuse and other forms of addiction for those in the ordination process and for all priests and deacons; a team established by the presiding bishop to respond to impairment issues, give confidential advice and help monitor a person’s recovery; and an evaluation by the Executive Council and the House of Bishops of their policies and practices surrounding alcohol and substance during their gatherings.Resolution A148, also passed by convention, which among other things says that every bishop nominee should be evaluated for substance, chemical and alcohol use and abuse. For a bishop-elect, those findings must be included in the information sent to bishops and diocesan standing committees that are required to consent to that person’s election.Diocese of Maryland Assistant Bishop Chilton R. Knudsen, known as an expert in addiction and recovery with clergy and congregations, chaired the bishops’ legislative committee on churchwide leadership.Alisa Rock, a sister of Palermo’s wife, emailed The Sun to say his family opposes Cook’s latest application.Under Maryland law, Cook was eligible for parole after serving a quarter of her sentence. She reached that date in July 2017. The Sun reported that Cook has been earning 10 days off her sentence each month by working in the prison sew shop for Maryland Correctional Enterprises, an arm of the department that hires people while they are incarcerated. She would continue to earn those days on a work-release program.Cook’s current release date is in late August of next year, according to a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Comments (51) Rector Martinsville, VA August 5, 2018 at 9:12 pm There is an old Jewish proverb that teaches men not to condemn people whom you have no direct responsibility over.Personally,I believe this is a civil matter.Some of us probably know of clergy members whom:earned several speeding tickets,were sighted for DUI’s,had anger management problems,suffer from eating disorders,carries from psychological baggage throughout their ministry posts!Voc.Rehab.is a federally funded program that has been known to provide educational opportunities to people who have alcohol/substance abuse issues & people with other disabilities.It is my expressed hope that when the former bishop returns to society,that she finds a community of friends & family that will support her regardless of what may or may not have happened in the past.She does not need a clerical collar to perform the work of our Lord. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA August 4, 2018 at 5:42 pm “It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities, ..”.p 85For 13,803 days I have lived in remission from the disease of alcoholism. I also assist others as a nationally certified, licensed, and qualified substance abuse professional, in addition to being a priest and a hospice chaplain. My personal history includes burying a child from a drug overdose and a grandson murdered by a drug-impaired childhood friend. To those who focus on retribution with regard to Ms Cook, I can truthfully say that I have forgiven the killer of my 24 year old grandson who was the shining star of my life. My daughter, his mother, has done the same thing. It hurts my heart to read where some still focus on what was done by Ms Cook, continuing to drink the poison of un-forgiveness expecting someone else to get sick. To those I say, you could be missing the peace which passes all understanding, and my heart hurts for you. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Pamela Forbes says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 31, 2018 at 4:41 pm Amen to what Pamela said! Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ August 5, 2018 at 9:06 am To Mike Geibel’s comment: “the Church is not responsible for this tragedy–the blame lies solely with +Cook,” I respectfully disagree. The Episcopal and Roman Churches have for centuries maintained a systemic pathology of denial when it comes to addictive behaviors such as alcoholism and pedophilia. Those in positions of authority have long enabled this kind of conduct to continue. Outside the church, this systemic pathology is now more evident than ever before, ie Penn State, Ohio State, Olympic gymnastics, entertainment, and on and on and on. There is no way possible that Ms. Cook is solely responsible for what happened. All of us are. It is “corporate” responsibility with no blame. As long as we continue to have a need to assign blame, the systemic sickness will continue. The solution is spiritual and if the solution fits what I understand spirituality to be, “about God/about love,” there is no blame, no shame, no judgment, no condemnation, no controlling. If the attitudes we develop and the actions we take are POSITIVE, CREATIVE AND REAL, then our attitudes and actions are about GOD, which means our attitudes and actions and about LOVE. It is that simple to me. SIMPLE NOT EASY. Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Doug Desper says:
Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916164/tivoli-building-martin-lejarraga Clipboard Photographs: David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily CopyApartments, Renovation, Extension•Cartagena, Spain Tivoli Building / Martin Lejarraga Oficina de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTivoli Building / Martin Lejarraga Oficina de ArquitecturaSave this picture!© David Frutos+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Martin Lejarraga Oficina de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Tivoli Building / Martin Lejarraga Oficina de Arquitectura Manufacturers: Atlas Schindler, Cortizo, Ikea, Gresancu, TempioPromoter:Saratoga Properties S.L.City:CartagenaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916164/tivoli-building-martin-lejarraga Clipboard Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© David FrutosText description provided by the architects. The project restores the original building through the recovery and preservation of its latent historical and architectural qualities. The intervention provides the necessary perspective to emphasize the value of these unique characteristics, revitalizing both the building and the surrounding urban area.Save this picture!© David FrutosRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThe architectural solution for the whole is conceived as an integral and continuous intervention resolved in two differentiated and complementary layers.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Save this picture!© David FrutosBy restoration of the original materials, the surface treatment of the historic facade takes on the palette of textures and colours of the urban landscape of the city. Thus, the environmental materials (tabaire stone, brick, stucco, zinc) enhance the prioritized reading of the facade.A volume with a new floor plan and a distinctive presence is executed on top of the existing construction, which establishes an apt dialogue between the historical legacy and the current reality.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe new volume studies the intrinsic conditions of the existing building, adopting as its own the same ceiling heights, the proportion of the openings in the facade, the relation of volumes and hollows and the stark structural axes. In this way, the upper part adapts to these conditions with a sinuous configuration, contrasting the geometric rigour and military order of this historical building that overlooks the Naval Arsenal of the city.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Save this picture!© David FrutosThe contrast between the two levels of the project is further emphasized by the blue ceramic modular elements that make up the ventilated facade of the new apartments, generating a continuous and recognizable image. In addition, the setbacks, respecting the historical facade, are destined for terraces and pools that complement the apartments on the exterior.Save this picture!© David FrutosOn the inside, the distribution of the apartments adapts to the original configuration of hollows, producing different types, depending on the capacities and qualities of each apartment.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe corridors and common interior areas are generated from the contrast with the existing building. The curved lines together with a blue ceramic finish flowing throughout the whole building, give these spaces a feeling of homogeneity and fluidity in the same way as on the outside.Altogether, the Tivoli building is presented to the city as a piece capable of activating the environment thanks to a controlled and respectful, as well as contemporary and distinguishable performance. An action that, maintaining the intrinsic value of a building of the early 20th century, gives it a new and optimized program and presence.Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessEtherea Building / rdlp arquitectosSelected ProjectsTerunobu Fujimori Discusses Freedom of Design in Traditional SettingsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Cartagena, Murcia, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: 2018 Area: 3871 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Spain CopyAbout this officeMartin Lejarraga Oficina de ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionCartagenaSpainPublished on January 18, 2020Cite: “Tivoli Building / Martin Lejarraga Oficina de Arquitectura” [Edificio Tívoli / Martin Lejarraga Oficina de Arquitectura] 18 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Both website and Facebook page allow users to search over 170,000 charities for causes that matter to themselves, their friends or family. Users will be able to make payments to them directly via credit and debit cards or from CAF Charity and Trust Accounts. The research was conducted for CAF by GfK NOP via telephone between 26-28 September 2008 amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,002 UK adults aged 16+. Britons prefer charity donation to unwanted Christmas present Shelia Hooper, Marketing Director at CAF, said: “We recognise that charities are facing a potential shortfall in funds . With the Pants Presents campaign, CAF is helping charities launch a Christmas fundraising drive at no cost to them. For many small and medium sized charities this may provide a financial boost in what are tough economic conditions.” From the appeal’s website, users can send an email to their friends and family asking them to give to charity instead of giving them a present. A dedicated Facebook page featuring the campaign will also be created. Advertisement www.pantspresents.org Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation christmas Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Following this research CAF is launching the “Pants Presents appeal” to encourage people to say no to ‘pants’ presents this Christmas and for friends and family to donate to charity instead. Charities who work with CAF will receive a free campaign pack. This could serve as a do-it-yourself Christmas fundraising campaign for charities on very limited budgets. The decision of what to do with any unwanted presents that are still received will be tackled in a post-campaign email. Last year, donating to charity shops was the most popular outlet for unwanted presents (37%), ahead of giving to family or friends (34%) and selling the unwanted presents on eBay (7%). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 November 2008 | News Chocolates (27%), soaps or perfume (21%), books (17%) and DVDs (16%) topped the list of unwanted Christmas presents in 2007. A survey for Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has found that nearly two-thirds of Britons would prefer a donation to charity rather than an unwanted Christmas present.CAF’s research showed that 54% of the UK adult population received unwanted Christmas presents in 2007, and that 65% would rather receive one less gift and a donation made to charity instead. Nearly a fifth (18 percent) received a charity donation on their behalf instead of a Christmas present in 2007. 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.
About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention 422 total views, 2 views today The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has lowered its ticket prices for this year’s Fundraising Convention, in response to feedback that the cost was not accessible in the current climate.Individual member ticket prices have fallen from £300 to £180, made possible, the IoF has said, by new funding and sponsorship. Non-member individual tickets are £350.The IoF has also introduced 1,500 free places for individuals from small charities with income of up to £1 million. Applications for these open on the website on Monday 15 June and close on Friday 26 June.It has also extended its small charity rate of £100 to individuals from charities with an income of under £2.5million, and group ticket discounts are available too.The IoF will contact people who have already made a booking where the tickets have seen a price change.To benefit from the member discount, people will need to have applied for individual membership and had their application confirmed at least five working days before booking.This year’s Fundraising Convention takes place from 6-8 July online.More information on the ticket prices for both IoF members and non-members is available on the Convention site. Ticket prices drop for July’s Fundraising Convention Melanie May | 10 June 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement 423 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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