Ecumenical statement on Senate’s passage of immigration reform

first_img Submit a Job Listing Posted Jun 28, 2013 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In response to the United States Senate’s vote to pass S. 744, the Senate’s immigration reform legislation, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson have issued the following joint statement.United States Senate Passes Compassionate and Humane Immigration ReformToday, Lutherans and Episcopalians celebrate the Senate’s passage of comprehensive immigration reform. As people called by our faith to welcome the newcomer, we are thankful for the relief the bill seeks to provide to migrants who are our friends, family, neighbors, and members of our congregations.Serious and long-standing problems in our current immigration system will be remedied if the Senate’s bill becomes law.  As many as 11 million men, women, and children are currently living in the United States with no lawful immigration status.  These individuals live on the margins of our society and face constant risk of exploitation, discrimination, and deportation. Families are separated through bureaucratic delay and inadequate legal immigration channels as well as immigration enforcement actions. Our clergy are often among the first people families turn to for help when separated from a loved one and this ministry makes clear the pressing need for reform.The Senate’s bill improves our ability to minister to the neediest among us, as our congregations and service organizations provide assistance to help newcomers thrive in the United States. The legislation recognizes the many blessings migrants bring to our communities and moves our immigration system closer to compassion. Although the Senate’s bill is not perfect, U.S. citizens and aspiring Americans alike would benefit from the enactment of this historic legislation as families are reunited, businesses are opened, and vulnerable migrants and refugees receive the protection they seek.At this joyful moment, Lutherans and Episcopalians thank the Senate for approving comprehensive immigration reform. As the legislative process moves to the House of Representatives, we will continue our prophetic witness to justice, calling for immigration laws and policies that unite all families and treat all persons with dignity and compassion. Ongoing and bold advocacy, in partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries, will not stop until our laws, policies, and practices offer welcome, compassion, and justice to migrants and refugees.  We pray members of the House of Representatives will continue this momentous work and keep the plight of migrants and refugees in their hearts as they consider immigration reform.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev. Mark S. 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Royals pull into 3-3 draw with Dash on late King goal

first_img Tags: Houston Dash/NWSL/Tziarra King/Utah Royals FC Associated Press June 30, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Royals pull into 3-3 draw with Dash on late King goal Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Rookie Tziarra King came off the bench and scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal to pull the Utah Royals into a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dash in the Challenge Cup tournament.Rachel Daly scored a pair of goals as the Dash built a 3-1 lead but the Royals came back with late goals from Vero Boquete and King for the tie at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.The NWSL is the first professional team sports league in the United States to play amid the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

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Cricket News Following Sourav Ganguly’s Announcement, When And Where Can India Potentially Play First Pink Ball Test?

first_imgNew Delhi: The Day-Night Test, played with a Pink Ball, came into realisation during the 2015 Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide. The success of the Test, with regards to attendances at the stadium and the television ratings, charted a new coure for Test matches. Since then, the Adelaide Test fixture in Australia has predominantly been the Pink Ball Test. Brisbane was the other venue where Day-Night Tests were played against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. West Indies, England and South Africa have also played Pink Ball Tests, with South Africa creating a unique record by playing a four-day Pink Ball Test against Zimbabwe. Only India and Bangladesh have not yet played a Pink Ball Test.However, the announcement by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has created excitement. During a felicitation function at the Cricket Association of Bengal, Ganguly, who has been a vocal advocate of the Pink Ball Test, said Kohli and the Indian cricket team are ready for a Pink Ball Test. “I must say that Virat Kohli is agreeable to it. There are reports that he does not want to play day-night Tests which is not the fact. So once the captain of India is agreeable to it, life becomes a lot easier. We will see how we can push it. The game needs to go forward. We all are thinking about this and we will do something about it. I am a firm believer in Day Night Tests. I don’t know when will that happen. But till the time I am around, I will be pushing for it,” Ganguly said. The news comes in the backdrop of low attendances which were witnessed in two out of the three venues during the recent India vs South Africa Tests in Pune and Ranchi. After the end of the series, Kohli had said that Test matches needed to be played in five strong centres. There is a certain belief that playing the Day Night Test in India could improve audience attendances in venues and give a different outlook for Tests in India.”In my opinion, we should have 5 strong Test centres. In Test cricket, teams coming into India should know that they are going to play at these 5 centres, these are the pitches and crowds to expect. It can’t be sporadic and spread over so many places. We should have five strong Test centres where the team coming to India knows that this is where we’re going to play and nowhere else,” Kohli said. Pink Ball Test PossibilitiesAlthough the annoucement is welcome news, it might come a bit too late. India and Bangladesh are slated to play two Tests in November and that will be the last home series for India November-December 2020. The chances of a Pink Ball Test happening in Indore or Kolkata look bleak as most of the players have not had experience tackling the Pink Ball. In the lead-up, the domestic tournaments will not be playing with the Pink Ball and players will not be available. The Duleep Trophy, which was played with the Pink Ball for a couple of seasons, reverted to the red ball this season.The Pink Ball Test has revived crowd attendances and boosted television ratings in Australia since 2015. (Image credit: Getty Images)Thus, the chances of India and Bangladesh playing a Pink Ball Test in the month of November looks remote. India’s next assignment will be the tour of New Zealand and they will play five Twenty20 Internationals, three ODIs and two Tests. Will Ganguly drop a bombshell and ask one of the Tests in New Zealand to be a Pink Ball Test? Considering India’s woes and with the ability of Tim Southee and Trent Boult in their home conditions, India might not want to risk playing with the Pink Ball in either Auckland or Christchurch.The only time New Zealand played a Pink Ball Test at home was in Auckland in 2018 and England were shot out for 58, after being reduced to 27/9. However, playing with the Pink Ball for the Tests in New Zealand does make sense for Indian television broadcasters and for revenue. A normal Test match time in New Zealand begins at 4 AM for Indian audiences. The Pink Ball Test will be played at 6:30 AM and it is a far more convinient time. 2020 Mostly In All LikelihoodIn all likelihood, the chances of playing the Pink Ball Test appear more concrete in 2020. India have five Tests scheduled against England in November December and one of them could potentially be the Pink Ball Test. A Day Night Test played at that time makes more sense as that would give the BCCI, the players and the domestic tournaments the time needed to expose the players to the Pink Ball. A Pink Ball Test against England could pave the way for India to play the Day Night Test against Australia in Adelaide in 2020/21.Also Read | In India, We Should Have Five Strong Test Centres: Virat Kohli After Whitewash Of South AfricaIndia did not play the Day Night Test in Adelaide in 2018 as there was reluctance from the BCCI. However, with Ganguly slated to leave office by July 2020, will the new head of the BCCI push the Indian cricket team to play with the Pink Ball? For all of Ganguly’s eagerness, a chances of a Pink Ball Test for India during his tenure seems very unlikely. However, in Indian cricket, a surprise is never far away. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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