20 Jun
2021

Cuban church celebrates 110 years, its final synod before Episcopal…

first_img Rector Bath, NC By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 8, 2019 Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cuba, Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Latin America New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Cuban church celebrates 110 years, its final synod before Episcopal Church reintegration 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church of Cuba clergy and guests gather with Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio outside Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana following the March 3 closing Eucharist of the 110th General Synod. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Havana, Cuba] The Episcopal Church of Cuba recently celebrated its 110-year history during its final synod as an autonomous diocese in anticipation of its official reintegration with the U.S.-based Episcopal Church in 2020.“For 50 years the Episcopal Church has been isolated,” said Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, at the close of the Feb. 28-March 3 General Synod held at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana. Reintegration, she said, “is a way to be part of a big family.”Delgado’s strong leadership drove the reintegration, said Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada, who serves as chair of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. The council has overseen the Cuban church since its separation from The Episcopal Church in the late 1960s.Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio and Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada stand outside Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana, following the opening Eucharist of the 110th General Synod on Feb. 28. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“I mean every word when I say, she’s a visionary, she’s a hard worker,” said Hiltz, in an interview with Episcopal News Service. “She will do anything to promote the interest, well-being and resource capacity to support the ministry of this church. She’s steadfast, she perseveres, and it’s not always been easy for her.“Not everybody was thrilled with the idea of returning to The Episcopal Church, but she just plodded along consistently, she’s worked with the clergy, the laity. I watched her prepare for the special synod last year to decide what province they would belong to, and just the careful way she made sure there was conversation all the way across the church here in Cuba. They came into the synod with the decision, and that’s a huge credit to her style – organized and focused, spiritually centered leadership.”The Diocese of Cuba is set to join Province II, which includes dioceses from New York and New Jersey in the United States, the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Haiti and the Virgin Islands.The Cuban church’s reintegration with The Episcopal Church was one of many topics discussed during the synod, which brought together clergy and laity from across the island.“We are indeed so happy to welcome the church in Cuba back into The Episcopal Church; there is so much that we can learn from their creative approach to ministry and mission,” said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church.The House of Bishops on July 10, 2018, voted unanimously to readmit the Cuban church as a diocese, with the House Deputies concurring. The actions of the 79th General Convention accelerated the reintegration process first set in motion four years ago.Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio leads the recessional following the Feb. 28 Eucharist opening the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s 110th General Synod. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceIn March 2015, two months after the United States and Cuba agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations following a 54-year breach, the Episcopal Church of Cuba’s synod voted 39 to 33 in favor of returning to the church’s former affiliation with The Episcopal Church. That summer, the 78th General Convention called for closer relations with the Cuban church and a lifting of the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba.The Rev. John Kafwanka, the Anglican Communion’s director for mission, gives a presentation about the importance of training Christians for ministry in their everyday lives. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe Episcopal Church of Cuba traces its origins back to an Anglican presence that began on the island in 1871. In 1901, it became a missionary district of The Episcopal Church. The two churches separated in the 1960s, after Fidel Castro seized power following the 1959 Cuban Revolution and diplomatic relations between the two countries disintegrated. The Episcopal Church of Cuba has functioned as an autonomous diocese of the Anglican Communion under the authority of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba since the separation in 1967. The primates of the Anglican churches of Canada and the West Indies and The Episcopal Church chair the Metropolitan Council.The synod marked the final time Hiltz, who has served as the chair of the Metropolitan Council for 12 years and is set to retire later this year, would attend.“It’s a bit emotional for me, this synod. It is my last synod here as the primate of Canada and the chair of the Metropolitan Council,” he said.“It’s mixed emotions – great joy that things have come thus far. I would have felt really awkward ending my time as the chair of the Metropolitan Council if things hadn’t been as far along in terms of the reintegration,” said Hiltz. “It’s been just really wonderful to watch that process unfold since 2015. I’m really happy to see it coming to fruition and to think that at next year’s synod, their presiding bishop will be here because they have sometimes spoken of me as their primate. And I guess for all intents and purposes I have been.”Pending alignment of the Cuban and the U.S.-based Episcopal Church’s constitutions and canons and signoff from the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, next March, the Diocese of Cuba will hold its first convention along with a celebration and visit from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church, gave a presentation on March 2 about next steps in the process of reintegration during the 110th General Synod. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“We are deeply thankful to Archbishop Hiltz, to the Metropolitan Council (of Cuba) and the Anglican Church of Canada for their years of faithful partnership and support to the church in Cuba,” said Robertson.Delgado was installed in November 2010. Prior to that, Bishop Miguel Tamayo of the Anglican Church of Uruguay served the church as an interim bishop for six years, splitting his time between Montevideo and Havana. Bishops from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have also served in that role; both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are Episcopal Church dioceses in Province IX.On Feb. 27, The Episcopal Church announced a campaign to raise pension funds for retired and active clergy in the Episcopal Church of Cuba. The average priest’s salary in Cuba is $55 per month; the Cuban government doesn’t recognize religious employment, rendering clergy ineligible for state pensions or social security. Over the last 50 years, clergy have had to forgo pensions. The establishment of a pension system provides some security to clergy who can now rely on the church into old age, said Delgado.The Cuban church has 23 clergy members serving 10,000 Episcopalians in 46 congregations and missions across the island. At the time of the official announcement, The Episcopal Church already had raised more than half of the targeted one-time amount of $800,000. The money, to be managed by the Church Pension Fund, makes up for the absence of contributions during the separation and addresses an injustice.“This is part of the work of reconciliation, bringing us together across historic divides. This is not just fundraising; it’s following Jesus and finding our way back to each other,” said Curry, in a press release.During the church’s February Executive Council meeting, Curry referred to the pensions campaign and the Church of Cuba’s return to The Episcopal Church as an act of “reconciliation no matter what our governments do.” The Obama administration attempted to open relations between the U.S. and Cuban governments; before President Donald Trump’s election, travel restrictions imposed on American citizens were relaxed. In 2017, Trump restored the restrictions.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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16 Jun
2021

Norwich Union and NCH win Make A Difference Day Award

first_imgNorwich Union and NCH are in partnership to provide socially-excluded youngpeople with the help they need to reach their potential. Norwich Union isinvesting £1.4 million into the partnership over a five-year period. Itforms part of a larger Norwich Union sponsorship programme aimed atinvesting in the future of our children. 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. Norwich Union and NCH win Make A Difference Day Award AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Norwich Union and children’s charity NCH have won the Community Service Volunteers (CSV) Make A Difference Day Awards after winning the best employee team volunteering event.A team of 50 volunteers from Norwich Union’s Life Telebusiness area transformed a garden using ideas put forward by the youngcarers at the NCH Willows project in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. They created a quiet area with flower beds and a sea scene mural where the children and young people can relax. David Czerwinski, head of community at Norwich Union, said: “The employee volunteering programme, part of our ‘Young Lives, Our Future’ partnership with NCH, is all about giving employees the opportunity to make a difference in their local community, which fits well with the aims of CSV’s Make a Difference Day.” Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Awards Volunteering Howard Lake | 31 March 2004 | News  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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2 Jun
2021

Global FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure Market 2021-2025 – Transition For an All-packet Next-generation Network…

first_img Global FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure Market 2021-2025 – Transition For an All-packet Next-generation Network – ResearchAndMarkets.com WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Twitter TAGS  Facebookcenter_img DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– The “5G Powering the Global FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This study highlights the market trends, drivers, challenges, and restraints for equipment vendors selling FTTx equipment to service providers. It also discusses many issues the service providers face in order to meet the demands of this market. A new generation of tech-savvy consumers is using many devices and services in their homes, including extensive web surfing, downloading and uploading videos and photos, messaging, and voice over IP. Current DSL bandwidths are not sufficient to handle these large applications. Beyond entertainment, there are a significant group of applications that can be used to make life better for consumers. For instance, many employees are working from home, which demands professional business communications and network access, with the required security that goes along with it. Research Scope The scope of the study is the fiber to the “X” (FTTx) market which comprises the various methods of connecting fiber optic cable and equipment between the central office and residential homes and apartment buildings. FTTx refers to that point in a network where the fiber stops and another technology, such as VDSL2+ (very digital subscriber line 2), with high-quality copper cable, takes over. There are methods currently used to place fiber in a network, and many technologies are being run over the network, such as passive optical networks (PON) and active optical networks (AON). Major Telco customers are choosing technology on the basis of available infrastructure and demand from residential customers. Research Highlights The study also explores growth opportunities for vendors in the FTTx global optical access infrastructure market and identifies potential business models. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) PON adds multiple wavelengths in the fiber to increase capacity in the access technology system. Although physically it is similar to time division multiplexing (TDM) based passive optical network (PON) technologies, logically it is a point-to-point scheme. Each optical network terminal (ONT) at the subscriber has a dedicated wavelength and there is no time sharing of bandwidth. The limit to the bandwidth that the user can receive depends on what the wavelength can carry. Fiber deep, 4G long-term evolution (LTE) plus, and FTTH fast are driving FTTx optical access infrastructure. A cornerstone of 5G, C-RAN, along with fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) and distributed antenna system (DAS) deployments is expected to grow at a parallel pace, driving front-haul deployments involving fiber. The three traffic profiles defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for 5G services – high throughput, low energy, and low latency – are expected to put significant strain on the mobile front haul, generating a major fiber build-out to support the requirements from 5G services. This research sizes the market from the perspective of vendors (base year 2019) and forecast in terms of revenues from 2019 to 2025. The study also explores growth opportunities for vendors in the FTTx global optical access infrastructure market and identifies potential business models. Key Topics Covered: 1. Strategic ImperativesWhy Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?The Strategic ImperativeThe Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on the FTTX Optical Access Infrastructure MarketGrowth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine 2. Growth Opportunity Analysis – FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure MarketKey Growth MetricsFTTx Optical Access Infrastructure Market OverviewTop 5 Growth Opportunities in the FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure MarketGrowth EnvironmentCritical Success Factors for GrowthGrowth Drivers in the FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure MarketGrowth Restraints in the FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure MarketForecast AssumptionsRevenue ForecastRevenue Forecast AnalysisRevenue Forecast by RegionRevenue Forecast Analysis by RegionCompetitive Environment 3. Growth Opportunity Universe – FTTx Optical Access Infrastructure MarketGrowth Opportunity 1: Transition For an All-packet Next-generation NetworkGrowth Opportunity 2: Engineering Assessment for QoSGrowth Opportunity 3: Self-diagnose for Service MaintenanceGrowth Opportunity 4: Management Features for Secure NetworkGrowth Opportunity 5: Anticipate Take Rate for Plan Developments Companies MentionedADVA Optical NetworkingCienaCiscoECIFiberhomeHuaweiInfineraNokiaZTE For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/5rbe3f View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005945/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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