Statement from the Province III bishops of The Episcopal Church

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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And, as leaders in a predominantly white denomination, our responses are all too familiar.We write letters and make public statements. We hold vigils and pray for reform. We urge our clergy and people to become better educated concerning the realities of institutional racism and implicit bias. We reach out to black community leaders and express our sorrow and our solidarity.Then, gradually, we get busy with other things, until the next murder, the next video, the next spasm of racial violence, when we repeat the cycle.And nothing changes.We are heartbroken and angered by this pattern, by our complicity in it, above all by the thought that we might let this moment pass us by without responding with vigor, zeal and persistence to its challenge.We are determined, with God’s help, not to let this happen again. And yet, we need the participation of our communities in Christ to join in the movement of transforming our society with its sinful way of oppression, into Jesus’ loving, liberating and life-giving Way of Love. Our baptismal promises compel us to act.As bishops of Province III of the Episcopal Church, we resolve:To seek, first, the guidance and wisdom of people of color as we look for ways to dismantle racism in our dioceses.To formulate a plan, each in our context, to build relationships with leaders in the black community offering our support, committing to partnership, and working together to address racial injustice in our localities.To offer ongoing support to leaders in communities of color, local politicians and local law enforcement, in building a healthy culture in our police departments, ensuring safety for all our citizens and fostering trust between police and people in all our neighborhoods.To name the reality of systemic racism in our own dioceses and local contexts, and to recognize and address the white privilege embedded in our Episcopal Church culture.To be fervent in prayer for the coming of the day when all of God’s children are free.In all of this, we pledge ourselves to the work of overcoming the sin of racism. We ask for the prayers of our fellow bishops, and of all the people of God, that this resolve may remain strong for as long as it takes to bear fruit.  May God help us all.Faithfully in Christ,The Rt. Rev. Mark BourlakasBishopDiocese of Southwestern VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar BuddeBishopDiocese of WashingtonThe Rt. Rev. W. Michie KlusmeyerBishopDiocese of West VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-DavidsonAssistant BishopDiocese of VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Chilton KnusdenAssisting BishopDiocese of WashingtonThe Rt. Rev. Kevin S. BrownBishopDiocese of DelawareThe Rt. Rev. Santosh K. MarrayBishopDiocese of EastonThe Rt. Rev. Susan E. GoffBishop Suffragan & Ecclesiastical AuthorityDiocese of VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnellBishopDiocese of PittsburghThe Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. GutiérrezBishopDiocese of PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Kevin NicholsBishopDiocese of BethlehemThe Rt. Rev. Susan B. HaynesBishopDiocese of Southern VirginiaThe Rt. Rev. Sean RoweBishopDiocese of Northwest PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey C. ScanlanBishopDiocese of Central PennsylvaniaThe Rt. Rev. Robert W. IlhoffAssisting BishopDiocese of MarylandThe Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor SuttonBishopDiocese of Maryland Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

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Police in Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper

first_img Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation RSF_en May 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police in Gafsa mining region harass reporter for banned newspaper Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Tunisia November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the police in Gafsa (400 km southwest of Tunis) have been harassing political activist Ammar Amroussia in recent days. Amroussia writes for El Badil (Alternative), a banned newspaper that supports the Communist Party of Tunisian Workers, which is also banned.“The authorities want to silence all the dissidents who are disseminating information about the wave of popular unrest in Gafsa,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Amroussia is a source of irritation for the authorities and they want to make him shut up. How far will they go with their mental and physical harassment?”Amroussia told Reporters Without Borders he was alarmed by the harassment, but he added: “I fear silence even more.”The police harassment of Amroussia follows the publication of articles on the El Badil website about the tension in the Gafsa mining region. Amroussia helped to publicise the wave of protest in the region in January 2008 and the ensuing crackdown the following June.Like many other journalists and human rights activists in Gafsa, Amroussia was barred from the courthouse on 14 May for the start of the trial of seven youths who were arrested for staging a sit-in Gafsa. A second hearing is due to be held on 21 May.Amroussia was physically attacked by six police officers including Gafsa police chief Sami Yahyaoui while meeting with the wife of one of the Gafsa protest leaders in a public place on 15 May.A group of police officers, including Gafsa deputy police chief Mohammed Yousfi, publicly insulted him on 16 May and warned him that he could be killed if he did not stop covering developments in the mining region.Unrest erupted in Gafsa in January 2008 after the Gafsa Phosphate Company, the region’s main employer, announced the results of a recruitment competition in which favouritism and loyalty to the ruling party were clearly much more important factors than competence. It sparked the biggest wave of protests in Tunisia since Ben Ali became president in 1987. News December 26, 2019 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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