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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector Washington, DC General Convention, Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Dios les está enviando a una casa rebelde, llena de gente insolente y terca. Su trabajo consiste en ir a decirles: “Escuchen, este es el pacto, del Gran Hombre en sí mismo”. Y si no escuchan, por lo menos sabrán que han conocido a un profeta.Garrison Keillor es famoso por señalar que nadie quiere un profeta en una fiesta de cumpleaños. Nuestra imagen de los profetas es algo así como la de los dragones que respiran fuego o Nunzilla, pero un profeta no es más que alguien enviado a hablar en nombre de Dios, para decir las cosas como son. A veces los profetas dicen palabras de consuelo y fortaleza, la clase de palabras que el salmista está pidiendo: misericordia y socorro. Y a veces, el profeta dice palabras que son más difíciles de escuchar, nos recuerda que se supone que debemos amar a Dios con todo lo que somos y tenemos y a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos. El recordatorio generalmente nos llega porque los oyentes de los profetas no han estado a la altura de esa expectativa. Lo que Jesús dijo en la sinagoga parece haber sido ese tipo de palabra retadora.Los amigos y vecinos de Jesús, obviamente, no esperan oír nada profético del carpintero ordinario de la misma calle o del hermano de sus amigos. Él nunca antes se puso de pie en la sinagoga y dijo algo particularmente retador, ¿quién se cree que es? Marcos no nos dice lo que Jesús lee o dice. Lucas dice que es parte de un pasaje de Isaías que dice así, “el Espíritu me ha ungido para dar la buena nueva a los pobres, la liberación a los cautivos, vista a los ciegos, justicia a los oprimidos, y para anunciar el año del Señor”. Y sus amigos y vecinos se sienten ofendidos.Es ofensivo – y confrontador y desafiante – el saber que a pesar de que creemos que nos hemos estamos llevando bien, no hemos dado la talla. Sin embargo, hasta que podamos escuchar el abismo que hay entre lo que es y lo que deberíamos ser, no tenemos ninguna esperanza de cambiar.A veces los profetas que anuncian tales noticias aparecen de una manera muy normal y tranquila, y eso puede ser lo que molestó tanto la gente de la ciudad natal de Jesús. Es más difícil hacer caso omiso de alguien a quien respetamos y conocemos muy bien.Oí una invitación profética como esa hace un par de meses. Se me pidió que participara en una reunión de líderes cristianos y políticos para tener en cuenta el estado del discurso público en Estados Unidos, y la invitación hacía referencia a una de nuestras más conocidas figuras políticas, el senador Jack Danforth. La reunión estaba programada para celebrarse en Washington, DC, justo antes de que yo tuviera que partir para ir a la Convención General. Una conversación acerca de la civilidad parecía una tarea muy apropiada, pero como el día se acercaba, yo estaba mucho más centrada en los asuntos de esta reunión. Estuve a punto de cancelar el viaje, más de una vez. Pero fui, y oí un coro de voces proféticas: clero y religiosos católico romanos, predicadores bautistas del Sur, miembros del Congreso de ambos partidos, obispos luteranos y metodistas, ministros evangélicos de la Asamblea de Dios y de tradiciones pentecostales. Cada uno de nosotros estaba allí para lamentar la pérdida de respeto hacia los oponentes políticos y la incapacidad de crear una causa común por el bien mayor. No leímos el Salmo de hoy, pero sin duda era apropiado para la conversación:Ten piedad de nosotros, Señor, ten piedad, hemos tenido más que suficiente desprecio. ¡Por favor! ¡Que no haya más ridículo por parte del arrogante, o abuso por parte de un pueblo orgulloso y engreído!Comenzamos nuestro encuentro hablando de la esperanza de los estadounidenses ante el desprecio y la arrogancia que escuchan en el Congreso y en otros políticos, pero pronto empezamos a hablar del abuso y ridículo que escuchamos de nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo. Mantuvimos unas conversaciones animadas, y terminamos por aceptar orar con y por un compañero, comenzamos a dar forma a una declaración común, y desarrollamos una lista de acciones positivas que podríamos tener para el fomento de un discurso más civil y efectivo, tanto en la política y como en nuestras vidas religiosas. Las palabras importan profundamente, y como cristianos afirmamos eso cada vez que nos reunimos para dar gracias por el Verbo encarnado en medio nuestro.Los profetas hablan y actúan en nombre de Dios, con palabras habladas y encarnadas de fortaleza, esperanza y desafío. El ministerio profético se nos presenta de muchas formas. Consideren la obra agradecida de la Ofrenda Unida de Acción de Gracias [UTO] y de las Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal [ECW], ayudando en una posibilidad creativa aquí y en todo el mundo. La reunión trienal comienza con una bendición y distribución de cruces, y las manos que se extienden para recibirlas son un sacramento de bendición. Cuando Jesús pone en las manos y cura a algunos, incluso en un lugar que no creía que tenía mucho que ofrecer, está haciendo algo profética. El trabajo que las manos de mujeres de la iglesia Episcopal hacen en la recolección y en los ministerios de bendición en todo el mundo es también profético.¿Qué pasa con las manos de ustedes? Ellas también son instrumentos de sanación, reconciliación, y re-creación, ¡veamos esas manos! Eso es un sacramento de la misión de Dios. ¿Cómo va usted a usar esas manos en una casa insolente y rebelde? Estas manos pueden ser instrumentos de advertencia, o de consuelo y fortaleza para los indecisos. Las manos pueden ser instrumentos de comunicación profética, un regalo que no todos hemos aprendido.Cuando Jesús se va a otros pueblos para enseñar, está usando las palabras y las manos de una manera profética, anunciando el reino de Dios ya cercano, la curación, la alimentación y llamando a la gente a reunirse en comunidad. Envía a sus amigos a hacer las mismas cosas:a anunciar la buena noticia del reino de Diosa enseñar a los nuevos creyentesa sanar al heridoa combatir la injusticiay a cuidar del jardín que compartimos con todo el resto de la creación.Esas cinco marcas de la misión son la tarea y la marca de los profetas, de todos los amigos de Jesús y sus socios. Todo el comentario acerca del equipo de viaje es un recordatorio para que sea sencillo, vamos como emisarios de la palabra encarnada, para ser un don y hablar y actuar a favor del sueño de Dios.Por lo tanto: ¡mortales, profetas, levántense! Dios les está enviando a una casa rebelde, llena de gente insolente y terca. Algunos de ellos, como el profeta Pogo, dicen: “Somos nosotros” . Su trabajo es ir y decir: “Escuchen, este es el pacto, Dios tiene en mente un mundo mejor, y les necesitamos para logarlo”. Y una vez que hayan comenzado la conversación acerca de las buenas noticias, sigan mostrando y diciendo al mundo cómo es el sueño de Dios.Con el tiempo, la gente de todo el mundo se dará cuenta que han conocido a un profeta, y a toda una comunidad de profetas. 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TAGSFlorida HospitalThe VOICE of Charity Previous articleWhy aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?Next articleTricking and treating has a history Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The VOICE of CharityCommunity comes together for a second time to donate thousands of canned goods, baby products, over-the-counter medicine and other supplies. Florida Hospital, in partnership with Cox Media Group Orlando and the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, hosted a second “Blessings for Puerto Rico” collection drive, where Central Floridians showed their generous support for the ongoing Puerto Rico relief efforts by filling a total of eight 24-foot box trucks, dozens of pallets of donated items and over 40,000 meals. The items, including hundreds of prepackaged meals, bottled water, hygiene kits and baby supplies, will be shipped to the island later this week.“The television and radio properties of Cox Media Group Orlando are honored once again to partner with Florida Hospital,” said Paul Curran, market vice president for CMG Orlando. “The second Blessings for Puerto Rico event will supply much needed relief to the people of Puerto Rico who continue to be severely impacted by this historic storm.”Items will be shipped via 45-foot long containers and distributed in Puerto Rico by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. The shipping containers will then be converted into housing in Puerto Rico for those who have been misplaced.“The need Puerto Ricans are still facing is critical,” said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and Central Florida Division – Adventist Health System. “It’s been heartwarming to see our community rally together and come out time after time to help them back on their feet as they recover and rebuild.”The list of needed items was created by Florida Hospital emergency physician teams who were on the island for nearly a month, in conjunction with response agencies and health care organizations. Four teams of doctors provided critical care and assistance to local physicians, while also assessing the island’s overall health needs.The Blessings for Puerto Rico collection drives couldn’t have been possible without the support of all our partners, donors, more than 300 volunteers, members of the 501st Legion — an organization that has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide — characters who rallied the crowd as they drop-off donation items and all those who graciously donated.
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Apartments Year: M Building / Kennerly Architecture & Planning Photographs: Bruce Damonte, Daniel Gaines Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project M Building / Kennerly Architecture & PlanningSave this projectSaveM Building / Kennerly Architecture & Planning Photographs Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 22Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Kennerly Architecture & Planning Area Area of this architecture project 2017 ArchDaily Area: 52300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926537/m-building-kennerly-architecture-and-planning Clipboard Projects CopyApartments•San Francisco, United States “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bosch, GE Lighting, Grohe, Hettich, J+J Flooring Group, Sherwin-Williams, Summit Appliances, Viking Range, Adobe, Bluebeam, Broan, Liebherr Group, Shaw Industries, Tile Tech Pavers, TrimbleDesign Team:Sarina Bowen Kennerly, Owen Kennerly, William ReidClients:Build Inc.M E P Engineer:Fard Engineers, Inc.Structural Engineer:Ingraham DeJesse AssociatesCivil Engineer:Sherwood Design EngineersAcoustical Engineer:Rosen Goldberg Der & Lewitz, Inc.Landscape Architect:CMGInterior Designer:Dilworth EliotCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. With a novel approach to a difficult site, this mixed-use, multi-family project captures the optimistic spirit, craft culture, and quirky contrasts of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. The site is a 75-foot sliver alongside the I-280 Freeway. What was previously a collection of blank warehouses on Indiana Street, engulfed in traffic noise, is now transformed into a duo of complementary residential buildings designed by separate architects.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThis intervention brings scale and richness to this rapidly developing neighborhood with a series of courtyards, gardens, and stoops, and acts as a visual and acoustic buffer from the busy freeway. The streetscape is activated with the addition of a new café and art plaza right across the street from Esprit Park.Save this picture!Save this picture!The entire project consists of 116 new apartments, including 17 on-site affordable dwelling units. The 61-unit “M” Building has a porous, fine-grain fabric with open courts and stoops in board-formed concrete, vertical bays of glass and Corten steel, vaulted roofs, and a cantilevered white tower that signals its glass-walled main lobby.Save this picture!© Daniel GainesThe building has roof-deck lounges with downtown views and features private roof decks and semi-public landscaped outdoor plazas that overlook Indiana Street. Different scale outdoor rooms provide a variety of spaces for tenants to relax and congregate outside, a feature so critical to those living in dense urban areas. Below, a garage for 76 cars, tenant storage, and bicycle parking serves both buildings.Save this picture!© Daniel GainesDwellings are a mix of flats and townhomes. Studios and one-bedroom units complemented by family-friendly two- and three-bedroom apartments. All dwellings receive ample natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows and bays. Open kitchens and diversity of layouts provide a variety of living and entertaining options for the residents. Sustainable Design Considerations: “M” Building is located within walking distance to a variety of neighborhood amenities and commercial districts and an array of public transportation options, such as regional rail, urban light rail, trolley bus, and bus.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteAdditionally, ample bike parking is provided in and around both buildings for tenant and visitor use, thus encouraging biking as a viable transportation option. The design team also incorporated a green roof system and planters that provide bio-filtration for stormwater run-off along with ample green space and plantings at the ground-level courtyards of the building. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe project is set up to receive recycled water from the future city network and the designers made sure to specify environmentally friendly, zero-VOC and ultra-low VOC adhesives and sealants, as well as Energy Star appliances and an efficient HVAC system. The building achieved a Gold Greenpoint rating by Build It Green.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessParmida Commercial- Office Building / Alidoost and PartnersSelected ProjectsEl Mirador House / CC ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:660 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Western imperialist states, with the support of the United Nations Security Council, are preparing for a full-scale military intervention in the West African state of Mali. Since March, the country has been in a severe political crisis after a military coup and its effective partitioning into north and south.The French government of Francois Hollande has moved surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secret talks with U.S. officials in Paris. Mali was colonized by France in the 19th century but won independence in 1960.Before a coup toppled President Amadou Toumani Toure in March, the U.S. Africa Command had established training programs and joint operations with the Malian army.This planned imperialist intervention is being carried out under the guise of fighting in North and West Africa.The Tuareg people in northern Mali have been at odds with the central government in Bamako in the south for many years. After the U.S.-NATO engineered war of regime change in Libya, many Tuaregs who had worked in Libya relocated back to northern Mali, where Tuaregs have lived for many centuries. The Movement for the Liberation of Azawad is reported to have led the campaign that seized several major cities in the north earlier this year and declared a separate state of Azawad.The MNLA is viewed as a secular organization concerned with addressing grievances between the Tuareg and the central government. Organizations of an Islamic orientation also have a formidable presence in northern Mali. The imperialists are using the presence of groups such as Ansar Dine, the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, and Al-Qaeda of the Islamic Magreb to justify intervention and occupation.France has been turning more attention to the entire Sahel region as it accelerates its withdrawal from Afghanistan. It plans to move two surveillance drones to western Africa from Afghanistan. (AP, Oct. 22)Imperialists want to use African troopsU.S. Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson was involved in the Paris talks on Mali. On Oct. 12, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for the deployment of 3,000 troops under the ostensible authority of the West African regional organization. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was given 45 days to put forward “detailed and actionable recommendations.”In Brussels on Oct. 19, the European Union resolved to “speed up planning of a possible (EU) military operation to help reorganize and train the Malian defense forces. The EU will maintain the option to adopt targeted restrictive measures against those involved in the armed groups in northern Mali and those hindering the return to constitutional order.” (skynews.com.au, Oct. 22)Once the imperialists made their plans, they held a meeting in Bamako, Mali’s capital, on Oct. 20-21 with regional leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the recently installed African Union Commission chair, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.France’s special envoy to the Sahel, Jean Felix-Paganon, told the international press during his visit to Mali that “we are at their disposal.” (telegraph.co.uk, Oct. 22)Tuaregs deny influx of Islamist fightersThe rationale for imminent military action in northern Mali, according to a wave of news articles, is the claim that fighters from various Islamist groups have been pouring into the region. Voice of America put out an inflammatory report on Oct. 22: “Hundreds of additional Islamist fighters have deployed in northern Mali, as neighboring countries make plans to send troops to the troubled nation.” It claimed, “Residents report seeing hundreds of Tunisian and Egyptian militants in the city of Gao, while many other militants went to the central town of Douentza, close to Malian army positions in Mopti. The al-Qaida linked militants in the region have carried out public executions, amputations and floggings in an effort to enforce their strict version of Islamic law.”The MNLA has denied these reports. Ibrahim Ag Mohamed Assaleh, a spokesperson for the organization, said reports of “the arrival of convoys of jihadists from Sudan and the Western Sahara are totally false. We categorically deny it.” (iol.co.za, Oct. 22)Even a Malian security source told the French Press Agency that while “new terrorists” had arrived in the north of Mali, claims of several hundred were “exaggerated.” (Sapa-AFP, Oct. 22)The aims and objectives of the E.U., U.S. and U.N. Security Council are related to the overall imperialist strategy for the African continent, which has oil and other minerals indispensable to the world capitalist market.Western intervention, even if masked by thousands of regional troops from ECOWAS, cannot resolve the problems of underdevelopment and lack of empowerment among the African masses. Africa and its people have no other choice but to take control of their resources and to develop mechanisms for ensuring the security, stability and development of the continent.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this