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Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue finds unity in…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Prof. Emmanuel Asante as an ecumenical contribution from the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Akan concept of sankofa served as a guiding framework for the Seventh Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, which took place from May 25-29 in Accra, Ghana. The gathering brought together bishops from Canada, Ghana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Burundi, Zambia, England, and the United States.Sankofa — literally, “It is not a taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind” — refers broadly to the unity of past and present, where the narrative of the past is a dynamic reality that cannot be separated from consideration of the present and future.The Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue emerged after the 2008 Lambeth Conference as a way for bishops from different backgrounds to continue an ongoing, respectful dialogue in the midst of significant disagreements, primarily over the issues of human sexuality and same-sex marriage.The document that emerged from the latest meeting, A Testimony of Unity in Diversity, highlights the growing sense of understanding among the bishops of each other’s experiences. Referring to the self-examination and presence of the past inherent to sankofa, the testimony notes: “It is this sense of history and tradition that informs and guides us … In our Anglican tradition this means unity but not uniformity. Unity in diversity is a distinctive feature of Anglicanism throughout the Christian world. Such unity always brings about dialogue and self-examination.”Among the members of the Anglican Church of Canada in attendance for the seventh consultation were Archbishop and Primate Fred Hiltz; the Rev. Canon Isaac Kawuki Mukasa, African Relations Coordinator for Global Relations (who also works jointly for the U.S.-based Episcopal Church), who has coordinated and staffed each of the consultations since 2010; Bishop Michael Bird of the Diocese of Niagara; Bishop Jane Alexander of the Diocese of Edmonton; and Bishop Michael Ingham (ret’d), formerly of the Diocese of New Westminster.Ingham, who has attended all six of the previous consultations, described the Accra gathering as “very much a continuation of what we have experienced before,” which allowed the bishops to build on trust and friendships they had established and model a way of active listening and respectful exchange of views.Throughout all seven gatherings, he noted, there has been one constant: “The fact that we are united by mission more than we are divided by controversy.”Promoting understandingWith more bishops attending the consultation than ever before, this year’s gathering was the first at which the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, was present. Both Curry and Hiltz, who was present for approximately one and a half days, spoke about recent developments in the U.S. and Canadian churches on the question of same-sex marriage.“The value in having the two of us there, I think, was that the issue that originally brought people together — that is, our challenges and our differences over matters of human sexuality — was actually put right on the table,” Hiltz said.Ingham noted that despite the bishops present holding many different theologies on marriage, sexuality and biblical interpretation, “we’re not divided by these differences. Rather, we’re spurred to be curious with each other and to hear how these matters play out in our different parts of the world.”“We’re all very aware that mission is contextual,” he added. “And I think most of the African bishops who attend understand that social and legislative challenges have taken place around homosexuality in Western countries.“That doesn’t mean that they agree with it, but they understand that we are placed in that situation and must respond to it. And I think by the same token, the Western bishops … have a deep sense of respect for the way African churches are trying to deal with this, because all of the Africans know that they have to deal with it. It’s not an issue just for the West.”Global and historical contexts for missionThe major focus of the meeting was on bishops sharing their stories and experiences with each other, reflecting the wide variety of contexts for mission around the world.“There is a growing awareness of the different missional demands of the participants’ contexts and greater recognition of one another’s faithfulness in addressing the particular demands of their mission fields,” Mukasa said. “There is no agreement on issues of human sexuality. But there is a greater willingness to listen and learn from one another’s testimonies.”In the case of the diocese of Kondoa in Tanzania, as well as the church in Zanzibar, bishops learned about the difficulties of Christian mission and evangelism in a context where the vast majority of the population is Muslim.Illustrating the continued impact of the past on the present, speakers from the diocese of Oklahoma in the Episcopal Church described the effects of the forced relocation and disenfranchisement of Indigenous people during the formation of the United States. The Diocese of Liverpool — a major hub for the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th to the 19th century, from which the city derived much of its wealth — described its efforts to promote social justice through the establishment of food banks and by providing advice for getting out of debt and poverty.The legacy of the slave trade — also visible at last year’s consultation in Richmond, Virginia — has impacted much of West Africa, including Ghana. During the consultation, the bishops journeyed to the Diocese of Cape Coast to visit one of forty “slave castles,” large commercial forts built by European slave traders.“It was a particularly solemn moment to walk through the ‘gate of no return’ that was the portal through which the slaves were led out to the ships that carried them to North America and to other parts of the world,” Bird said.“I believe that this experience reinforced in all of us the importance of the work that we have been engaged in that has focused on reconciliation, and the gift we have been given in our common life together.”Read A Testimony of Unity in Diversity.Read a historical background to the Bishops in Dialogue Consultations.Read a paper on the concept of sankofa presented by Prof. Emmanuel Asante. 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Pasochoa House / Juan Esteban Ruales Laso

first_img Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943447/pasochoa-house-juan-esteban-ruales-laso Clipboard Architects: Juan Esteban Ruales Laso Area Area of this architecture project Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Acabados Briko, Aserradero GD, El Tejar, NOVACERO, Trimble ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943447/pasochoa-house-juan-esteban-ruales-laso Clipboard CopyHouses•Quito, Ecuador Photographs Ecuador 2015 “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeJuan Esteban Ruales LasoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on July 13, 2020Cite: “Pasochoa House / Juan Esteban Ruales Laso” [Casa Pasochoa / Juan Esteban Ruales Laso] 13 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Pasochoa House / Juan Esteban Ruales Laso Save this picture!© Juan Alberto Andrade+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share Juan Esteban Ruales Laso Design Team:Juan David Pozo LasoClients:Santiago Teran, Cecilia EspinosaEngineering:Carlos Del Castillo ArellanoLandscape:Juan Esteban Ruales LasoCollaborators:Juan David Pozo LasoCity:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodEGGERLaminatesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the northeast hillside of Pasochoa Volcano, 3200 meters above sea level, some few kilometers from Quito. The request is a family gathering space, ideal for weekend rest and getaways. It had, however, one essential requirement: to be a one-story house where all the different spaces take as much advantage of the amazing view as possible. The steep inclination of the lot lead to one of the first major decisions, to place the house in the opposite direction to the natural slope. This resulted in a cut in the terrain, which then created a platform that allowed the development of the project according to the client’s needs.Save this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeSave this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeThe house was conceptualized with a combination of contemporary materials like structural steel, concrete blocks, as well as more traditional materials, such as hand-carved stone, wood, brick and clay tile, that sought to harmonize the house with the environment and traditional architecture of the surrounding area. The architectural program is developed with an open concept. Spaces are disposed horizontally and articulated by a corridor which joins them and at the same time becomes part of them. A limited budget restricted the house’s size, but it did not reduce the usefulness and appeal of it’s different spaces. Except for the bedrooms and bathrooms, all spaces are communal and as open as possible in order to maximize the use of space.Save this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeIn terms of volume, the house consists of two main volumes of different materials, which seek to contrast each other. These volumes lay over a platform and are interlaced with the roof, creating new spaces that then become part of the house’s program. The roof has one single inclination which opposes the natural slope of the terrain in order to achieve more amplitude for the front facade, which opens up to the surrounding views.Save this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Juan Alberto AndradeProject gallerySee allShow lessSuhrkamp Ensemble Offices / Bundschuh ArchitektenSelected ProjectsSimpatia Apartment / Lez ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Juan Alberto Andrade Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Pasochoa House / Juan Esteban Ruales LasoSave this projectSavePasochoa House / Juan Esteban Ruales Lasolast_img read more

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Thyngs partners with Fidel to speed up Gift Aid donations

first_imgThyngs partners with Fidel to speed up Gift Aid donations Thyngs has partnered with card-linking API provider Fidel to help charities maximise Gift Aid donations by automating the form filling process for consumers.Currently, the Gift Aid system requires consumers to fill out a Gift Aid form when they donate to charities. Thyngs will use Fidel’s card-linking API to automate the process for consumers, enabling faster card-linked donations via smartphone. In addition, if consumers consent to their card data being linked, they will be automatically informed in real-time when they can add Gift Aid to card transactions with participating merchants.In practice, the partnership means that:A consumer uses one of Thyngs’ contactless donation pointsThey are asked to link their card using Fidel’s secure SDKThey consent for all transactions made with that card at participating merchants to be monitoredWhen a transaction qualifying for Gift Aid is made, the consumer is automatically notified in real-time and can approve the donationDr Neil Garner, Founder and CEO at Thyngs, said:“Thyngs was founded to support charities, and we’re passionate about finding new ways for them to get the donations they need. The current pandemic has amplified the urgency to reach out with our immediate and sustainable fundraising solutions. Partnering with Fidel to pilot this hands-free solution could ease the burden, and help consumers to continue to support the causes they care about from home.” Advertisement Tagged with: Gift Aid mobile thyngs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Dev Subrata, Founder and CEO at Fidel, said:“This partnership will provide another tangible solution to charities that will really help to do some good. Increasing Gift Aid donations by even a few percent will result in a huge increase in revenue right when charities are struggling with donations. This is exactly the type of value we want to create in the fintech ecosystem and we’re delighted to partner with Thyngs to make it happen.”Thyngs and Fidel are currently looking for brand partners to pilot the Gift Aid scheme. For more information on how to participate, fill out this contact form. Melanie May | 20 April 2020 | News  628 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.  627 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

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Juneteenth: ILWU shuts down 29 ports along the West Coast

first_imgOakland, Calif.Taking bold stands against systemic racism and oppression is nothing new for the Bay Area’s Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10. The union has organized work stoppages to protest many injustices from apartheid in South Africa to the police murder of Oscar Grant to the Israeli bombing of Gaza. Local 10 was instrumental in organizing the Million Worker March in 2004 and bringing back the militant tradition of May 1, International Workers’ Day, to the San Francisco Bay Area.ILWU Local 10 President Trent Willis, with other union members, speaks on June 19 about their militant West Coast action. WW Photo: Judy GreenspanWhen Local 10 put out a call for action on Juneteenth (June 19, 1865, is the date the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas during the Civil War) to protest police terror against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and all the victims of police brutality, every single ILWU local joined in to shut down the entire West Coast.On June 19, longshore workers brought shipping commerce to a halt from Vancouver to San Diego. This work stoppage cost the ship owners and ports tens of million of dollars. In Oakland, ILWU Locals 10, 34, 75 and 91 organized a march and a car caravan under the union banner: “An Injury to One Is an Injury to All.” On the morning of Juneteenth, thousands of people on foot, in cars, on bicycles and even on motorcycles showed up at the Port of Oakland.The opening rally included speeches by “the real Clarence Thomas” — the retired ILWU Local 10 leader — as well as scholar and activist Angela Davis and actor/ activist Danny Glover, calling in from home. ILWU Local 10 President Trent Willis spoke and helped chair the opening rally.Then the march and car caravan took off slowly toward downtown Oakland. Thousands of demonstrators wearing masks, many carrying homemade signs and banners, streamed across the Adeline Overpass down to the city streets. ILWU members and supporters stopped traffic to allow the huge protest to work its way up Broadway. On this day, not only did all work stop at the Port of Oakland — all traffic in Oakland ground to a halt! First stop was the Oakland Police Department headquarters, where Michael Brown Sr., whose son was killed in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014; the parents of Oscar Grant; and other victims of police terror spoke out for a citywide campaign to defund the OPD and invest in Oakland’s communities. Cat Brooks of the Anti-Police Terror Project called on everyone to support this effort as well as the campaign by the Black Organizing Project to end the school police department, creating “police-free schools.”Thousands of people crowd Oscar Grant Plaza for the final port shutdown rally on June 19. WW Photo: Judy GreenspanFinally the march reached Oscar Grant Plaza (renamed by the people after Grant’s 2009 murder by Bay Area Rapid Transit police). The plaza was filled beyond capacity with thousands of demonstrators, and the streets were clogged with hundreds of cars from the caravan. Closing speakers included ILWU members, community activists and family members of those killed by police — all expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. One special guest speaker was hip-hop artist, rapper and movie director, Boots Riley, who comes from Oakland. Riley talked about the political significance of the shutdown. He asked everyone to imagine what would happen if this wasn’t just a one-day shutdown of West Coast ports. He said the financial costs of an indefinite shutdown would be unimaginable, but that’s what would be needed to make change happen. Riley said, “We need to show them we ain’t asking, we’re telling. We’ll stop the world and make them motherf—ers jump off.” (SFGATE.com, June 20)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Supreme Court rules kids can be thrown away

first_imgThe Supreme Court of the United States ruled April 22 that children under 18 years of age–the vast majority of whom are poor and of color–can be incarcerated in prison for the rest of their lives with no possibility of release from behind the razor wire.Since 2005, when SCOTUS ruled in Roper v. Simmons that juveniles could not be sentenced to death, the highest court has been limiting harsher penalties for juveniles. Their rulings accepted that, because children’s minds are still developing, they are less culpable and deserve special consideration when they are sentenced for serious crimes, including murder. The court issued a string of decisions based on the science of adolescent brain development. In 2012, the high court ruled in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs that judges must consider the unique circumstances of each juvenile offender, banning sentences of life without parole for nearly all juveniles — the only exception being those determined to be “permanently incorrigible.” In 2016 this decision was made retroactive for those sentenced prior to 2012. But that streak of rulings, which juvenile justice advocates cheered as shielding minors from the harshest punishments, ended April 22, when Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote for a 6-3 majority that “a separate factual finding of permanent incorrigibility is not required” to sentence a juvenile offender to life in prison without parole.About 70% of children sentenced to life without parole are Black and Brown youth. Life without parole sentences for juveniles are banned in 25 states and the District of Columbia. In the remaining states, life without parole for juveniles is still allowed; when 2020 began, 1,465 people were serving those terms for crimes committed as minors.The case Jones v. Mississippi involves Brett Jones, who was 15 years old when he killed his grandfather in self-defense. At a resentencing hearing in 2014, Jones told the court, “I’m not the same person I was when I was 15. . . . I’ve become a pretty decent person in life. And I’ve pretty much taken every avenue that I could possibly take in prison to rehabilitate myself.“Minors do have the ability to change,” he reflected. He noted in closing, “If you decide to send me back without the possibility of parole, I will still do exactly what I’ve been doing for 10 years. But all I can do is ask you . . . please give me just one chance to show the world, man, like, I can be somebody. I’ve done everything I could over the past 10 years to be somebody. . . . I can’t change what was already done. I can just try to show . . . I’ve become a grown man.”Today, Jones is 31. He has spent more years in prison than out of it.A ‘very significant rollback’Brooklyn Law School professor and former juvenile defender Cynthia Godsoe said of the Jones ruling: “It’s a very significant rollback of what had been a very promising line of jurisprudence.”Judge Kavanaugh, credibly accused of illegal behavior in his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, argued that his childhood “indiscretions” of sexual assaults, disgusting yearbook statements and wild drinking parties shouldn’t be considered because he was young. Yet this Brett has ruled that the other Brett, Brett Jones, should spend the rest of his life in prison — for a crime he was convicted of at age 15.Justice Sonia Sotomayor, joined by Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, criticized the new justices’ change of course in her dissent.Sotomayor recounted the story of the defendant in this case, Brett Jones, to show how “many aspects of Jones’ crime seem to epitomize unfortunate yet transient immaturity. Jones was the victim of violence and neglect that he was too young to escape. His biological father was an alcoholic, who physically abused his mother, who had severe mental health problems. His stepfather abused him, too, using belts, switches and a paddle. He openly expressed his hatred for Jones.”When Jones moved to Mississippi to live with his grandparents, he abruptly lost access to medication he took for mental health issues, including hallucinations and self-harm. His grandfather beat him. One day in 2004 when Jones’ grandfather tried to hit him, Jones stabbed him repeatedly, killing him. He had turned 15 just 23 days earlier. Jones tried to save his grandfather with CPR but failed. After making minimal efforts to conceal the crime, he confessed to police.Nanon Williams, a Texas prison activist sent to death row at age 17, spoke to Workers World from prison in Rosharon, Texas: “If you say a kid can’t change, then who can? Even a kid convicted of a bad crime can change. If you’re not going to give a child a second chance, then you are ignoring the truth. Rich kids’ parents can buy justice. But for the rest of us, we are victims of a system that doesn’t value us.”Williams said that psychologists and criminologists studied juveniles, and the science told them how brains develop much later than age 18, that kids are more susceptible to peer pressure and that teens are impulsive and do not consider long-term consequences of their actions.“In Texas they studied me, Napoleon Beazley and Shaka Sankofa. But when Shaka used these findings to stop his execution in 2000, it failed — and he was executed. Napoleon was executed in 2002, and his crime involved extreme peer pressure. We were three Black men, two of us innocent. Then a white kid named Roper files a case about juveniles on death row, and they rule in his favor. I only survived because of the 2005 Roper decision. I’m still trying to prove my innocence, but now I’m off death row.”   Consider these facts: 2,363 children are arrested each day in the U.S. — one every 37 seconds. About 76,000 children are placed in the adult criminal justice system each year.The criminal injustice system in the U.S. favors the rich and powerful and destroys working-class and oppressed people ensnared in its clutches. It cannot be reformed. The whole system must be overthrown for the majority to receive justice. We must create a society where children are treated as precious, with all the love and dignity they deserve.George Stinney, convicted in a 10-minute trial, was 14 years old when the state of South Carolina executed him in 1944. His conviction was not overturned until 2014.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Cannot Have The Spectacle Of A Damocles Sword Hanging Over A Journalist’s Head While Conducting Public Debate; Bombay HC [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesCannot Have The Spectacle Of A Damocles Sword Hanging Over A Journalist’s Head While Conducting Public Debate; Bombay HC [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap30 Jun 2020 3:23 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday observed that we cannot have a damocles sword hanging over the head of journalist while conducting a public debate and suspended proceedings in two FIRs filed against Arnab Goswami for allegedly communalizing the coverage of Palghar mob lynching incident and the incident regarding gathering of migrants outside Bandra station during lockdown. Division bench…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday observed that we cannot have a damocles sword hanging over the head of journalist while conducting a public debate and suspended proceedings in two FIRs filed against Arnab Goswami for allegedly communalizing the coverage of Palghar mob lynching incident and the incident regarding gathering of migrants outside Bandra station during lockdown. Division bench of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice Riyaz Chagla noted- “We cannot have the spectacle of a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of a journalist while conducting a public debate. India is now a mature democracy. Seventy years into our republic we cannot be seen to be skating on thin ice so much so that mere mention of a place of worship will lead to animosity or hatred amongst religious communities causing upheaval and conflagration on the streets. Subscribing to such a view would stifle all legitimate discussions and debates in the public domain.” Senior Advocates Harish Salve and Mlind Sathe appeared on behalf of the petitioner Arnab and Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal and Raja Thakare for the State. Salve referred to the facts of the present case and submitted that the transcripts of the telecast would have to be read as a whole, in other words, in its entirety. There should be no cherry picking of sentences from here and there and then say that this sentence is communal and therefore an offence of provoking or inciting communal disharmony is committed, Salve said. Salve admitted that the language used by the petitioner in the two broadcasts “might have been sharp” and a view may even be taken that it was in bad taste or defamatory. But it does not make out a case of committing offence under sections 153, 153A, 153B and 295A IPC. On the other hand, Sibal after reading out various portions of the transcripts relating to the two broadcast forming the subject matter of the two FIRs, contended that prima facie it shows commission of offence of trying to provoke or incite ill-will or hatred or animosity towards the Muslim community. Also, the attack on Smt. Sonia Gandhi is not on account of her being President of the Congress party but because of her being a Christian and that is why the petitioner had accused her of seeking approval from Italy which is pre-dominantly a Christian country, Sibal argued. At the outset, the bench examined the allegations regarding the show telecast on Republic TV in relation to the Palghar mob lynching incident and said- “Prima facie, it appears that petitioner as a media journalist had questioned the response or rather the alleged non-response of the Congress party and its President Smt. Sonia Gandhi to the killing of two Hindu saints juxtaposing this with the question as to whether the Congress party or Smt. Sonia Gandhi would have kept quiet if any Maulvi or Padri was killed. Thereafter the petitioner made allegations against the foreign origin of Smt. Sonia Gandhi. It is quite clear that the object of or the target of the petitioner’s attack was primarily Smt. Sonia Gandhi and the Congress party. There was no mentioning of either the Muslim community or the Christian community. It would be too far fetched to say that two religious communities were involved in the debate. As a matter of fact, there was no reference to the Muslim community or to the Christian community.” Moreover, Court noted that the debate centered around a very sensitive subject i.e., killing of two Hindu Sadhus- “Petitioner had highlighted the fact that this killing had taken place in a state where the Congress party was part of the ruling dispensation.The crux of his questioning or statements was relating to the response of the Congress party in general and its President Smt. Sonia Gandhi in particular to the unfortunate incident. What is deducible is that the petitioner had accused the Congress party and its President of having a communal mindset, of being communal in their response or rather in their silence vis-a-vis the unfortunate incident. However, if the transcript together with the first information are read as a whole, we do not find any statement made by the petitioner which can be construed to be against the Muslim community or Christian community.” Court concluded that in such circumstances, it cannot be said that any offence has been committed by the petitioner of provoking rioting or promoting or attempting to promote, on the grounds of religion, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious groups which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious groups or which disturbs or is likely to disturb public tranquility, thus prejudicial to national integrity. The bench reasoned- “Neither any statement nor the conduct of the petitioner can be said to have been made deliberately and with malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of any class of citizens of India or insulting any religion or religious beliefs of that class of citizens. A view may be taken that the language of the petitioner was quite sharp and vicious; it may also be construed as an act of defaming the Congress party or its President. But as pointed out by the Supreme Court, the offence of criminal defamation would be excluded from the purview of investigation of the present FIR because the said offence can only be taken cognizance of by a Magistrate on a complaint, that too, instituted by the person aggrieved.” Furthermore, Court said that it cannot also be overlooked that the present FIR was part of multifarious FIRs/complaints lodged by Congress party members and supporters in diverse jurisdictions, all total 15, relating to one and the same incident i.e., broadcast by the petitioner on April 21 on Republic Bharat. Referring to Sibal’s contention that Arnab had questioned why gathering of migrants took place outside a Masjid, even though they gathered outside Bandra station, Court said that Arnab had already clarified this statement on the show wherein he said that there was no question of targeting any community. “It was a fact that the incident had taken place outside the Jama Masjid but there was no question of any religion. He further clarified by saying that if the same incident had happened outside the Siddhivinayak temple or any other temple, he would have said the same thing and asked the panelists not to bring religion in every issue”, Court said. Finally, the bench concluded- “We cannot have the spectacle of a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of a journalist while conducting a public debate. India is now a mature democracy. Seventy years into our republic we cannot be seen to be skating on thin ice so much so that mere mention of a place of worship will lead to animosity or hatred amongst religious communities causing upheaval and conflagration on the streets. Subscribing to such a view would stifle all legitimate discussions and debates in the public domain.” Thus, after considering various judgments of the Supreme Court and submissions on behalf of both Arnab and the State, the bench admitted the petition for hearing and directed the office of the Attorney General of India be notified regarding the challenge to vires of sections 153A and 153B(1) IPC. All further proceedings in the two FIRs will remain suspended and no coercive action shall be taken against Arnab until the petition is disposed of.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]  Next Storylast_img read more

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Case of man charged with deaths of two women in Donegal crash adjourned

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleFinn Harps Commercial Manager Aidan Campbell on the clubs latest fundraising driveNext article2017 Ulster Rally launched in Derry News Highland Pinterest Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Case of man charged with deaths of two women in Donegal crash adjournedcenter_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – June 27, 2017 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The case of a man charged with killing two women in a crash in Donegal last year has been adjourned until December.Maria Wallace and Kiara Baird were passengers in a car which crashed on the Glenfin Road, Ballybofey on September 21st last year.24 year old Dermot Dowd has been charged with dangerous driving causing their deaths.The case was up for mention today at Letterkenny Circuit Court with family members of the victims present in court for the hearing.An application was made by the defence to adjourn the case to the next sitting of the court.Defence counsel for Mr. Dowd, Barrister Peter Nolan told the court that he had only received the book of evidence this week.It’s understood that Dowd of Donegal Road, Ballybofey is currently in custody, is facing other charges and is in a trial which begins this Friday in Dublin.Judge John O’Hagan noted that the victims’ families were in court and said that he was wary of the trauma that they were going through.Due to the book of evidence having only been served and the upcoming trial, Judge O’Hagan adjourned the case until December. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+last_img read more

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Zero new Covid-19 cases recorded at Stranorlar practice this week

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Zero new Covid-19 cases recorded at Stranorlar practice this week Previous articleWoman seriously injured following crash near Castledooey, road remains closedNext articleBad decisions costing us- Declan Devine News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Pinterest The number of people with Covid-19 in hospital has fallen by almost a quarter since the start of the month.Latest figures show 208 patients are being treated – including 51 in intensive care units.The number of infectious cases at Letterkenny University Hospital has dropped from 8 to 4 this week.While for the first time in seven months there were no new positive Covid-19 cases recorded at the Millbrae Surgery in Stranorlar, an area that was once synonymous with Covid-19.459 vaccines were also administered at the practice this week.GP Ciaran O’Fearraigh says we are still in a delicate stage but the indicators are positive.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CiaranGP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 10, 2021 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Murder investigation launched in Derry

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 4, 2018 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ A murder investigation has been launched in the North after a man was stabbed in Derry.It’s thought the victim was fatally injured after an altercation involving a number of men in the early hours of this morning in the Grafton Street area.Three men, aged 19, 20 and 27 have been arrested in connection with the incident.The PSNI is asking anyone in the Grafton Street or Park Avenue areas of Derry between 2:30am and 3am to contact them. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Murder investigation launched in Derry Twitter Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleDerry City train on new Brandywell surface for the first timeNext articleIrish Water urges customers to conserve water following cold snap News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Adam Toledo police shooting: Chicago to release body cam footage of 13-year-old’s death

first_imgamphotora/iStock(CHICAGO) — Body camera footage of the fatal Chicago police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo will be released Thursday, according to the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA).COPA agreed to release the video at the request of Toledo’s family, who got a first look at the footage on Tuesday. A statement from the law firm representing the family said the “experience was extremely difficult and heartbreaking for everyone present and especially for Adam’s family.”City policy requires that body cam footage be released within 60 days of an incident. COPA also plans on releasing third-party video of the incident, ShotSpotter recordings, Office of Emergency Management and Communications transmissions, as well as use of force and arrest reports.The Toledo family’s lawyers say they are conducting an investigation of their own.“We are continuing to conduct our own investigation as we seek justice for Adam and his family,” the lawyers said in a statement. “We are meeting with representatives of the city of Chicago and will have no further comment on the facts in the case at this time.”On March 29, the Chicago Police Department’s ShotSpotter detected gunshots on the city’s West Side in the early hours of the morning. A ShotSpotter is a gun detection system with sensors that can identify and alert officials of potential gunshots, according to CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson.Police were dispatched just before 3 a.m. and saw two males: Adam Toledo and a 21-year-old man, Ruben Roman. When the two ran, officers pursued them. Toledo, who police say had a gun, was shot once in the chest when confronted by officers.Roman has been arrested on felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and child endangerment.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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