Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 2,000 Christians gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA The energetic “blazing band” accompanies sung worship at Anglicans Ablaze conference.Photo: Bellah Zulu/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] About 2000 Christians from Southern Africa and beyond are in Johannesburg for one of the continent’s most popular Christian gatherings: Anglicans Ablaze.Day one was characterized by lively praise and worship songs led by Bishop Martin Breytenbach of the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist (Limpopo Province of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa), backed by an energetic “blazing band.”The bishop told attendees: “People are spiritually thirsty and desperate for a living God” and he encouraged participants to be “engaged and meet God despite the different styles of praise and worship” at the conference.The Anglican-run conference, with the theme Hope is Rising, runs from July 2-5, and will address various topics ranging from re-imagining mission, the environment, social justice, discipleship and leadership, among many others. Speakers have been drawn from various backgrounds, denominations and countries mostly from Africa.Hope, an anchor for the soul‘Hope’ was a common thread to many of the presentations throughout the first day. “Christian hope is not wishful thinking,” one speaker said, “but our confident expectation in Christ.”In his charge, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), drew extensively from Scripture and various theologians on the meaning and the need for hope in the church.“Hope is the belief that we’re called and invited to be ready to respond to the love of God,” he said. “Anglicans should be witnesses with a difference, and nothing, not even death shall separate us from the love of God.”Makgoba addressed many other issues within the church and the country. He spoke of “the need to care for the environment” and the current efforts to organize local clean-up campaigns and even lobby government for an eco-conference. He also bemoaned the disparities that exist between the rich and the poor, the employers and the employees.Theological education also took center stage in his charge. The archbishop has been outspoken on the need for improved education in the country and the way it could impact the nation in general and the church in particular. He said: “Theological education of parishioners is important in addressing the many challenges the church faces today.“Theological education is a must for Southern Africa and equips us to embody and proclaim the message of God’s redemptive hope. Education boosts the levels of trust among Christians,” he said. “Unfortunately distrust is taking over in South Africa due to lack of transparency in the nation and therefore, the church needs to act to bring about a renaissance of trust.”Re-imagining missionSteve Maina is a charismatic Anglican priest who heads up CMS in New Zealand. He gave a rousing speech on “re-imaging mission” in 21st century Africa. He said, “As Anglicans we sometimes get caught up in the debates and forget what our core essence is. The Kingdom of God is not only about the seed or weed, but the whole story.”He added, “It’s about the small seed becoming the big tree and therefore Anglicans should not despise small beginnings. Breakthroughs don’t always happen at the center but at the fringes.” He encouraged Christians not to be scared to be in “obscure places because that’s where the renewal and expansion of the church is happening.”“It’s time for Africa to evangelize the world,” he proclaimed. There is need for quality and depth in churches and discipleship. Boundaries should be broken to re-imagine mission and share the gospel of Christ.”However he explained that African Anglicans need a plan to successfully evangelize the world. He explained the various opportunities that the church can take advantage of in order to effectively evangelize.“Children present a wonderful opportunity for sharing the Gospel with others,” he said. He wondered why the African church had ignored Christians in diaspora. “Those should be commissioned and prayed for,” he said.He explained that this missionary model is not capital intensive since the people are already out there and hence the church does not need to spend to take them there.A different form of worshipNancy Nyagi is a social development leader from Kenya. She addressed young Anglicans in a special workshop on social development. She said: “Social justice is a different form of worship. Let justice roll in our countries.”She related social justice to the teaching in the Gospel of Matthew. “We need to care enough for our neighbors as Jesus taught us,” she said. “We need to build relationships and break bondages of injustice.”Nyagi emphasized that the church needs to break the bonds of injustice and set people free. “The church should break the bondages of dehumanizing poverty and let justice roll while doing away with oppression,” she said.In conclusion, she warned: “However, giving aid only is like trying to be God and trying to fix everything in the world without understanding the source of the problems.”The Anglicans Ablaze conference has been organized by Growing the Church, the province’s growth institute. It is a follow up to a similar conference held in 2012 which saw the participation of about 1,400 Christians. This year, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion, will be the keynote speaker. 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Former England Rugby Captain Ugo Monye is taking on the BT MyDonate Nine Hour Challenge to raise money for BT Sport’s The Supporters Club.The mountain biking and hiking event takes place on 23rd April in the Lake District, and raises funds for Action Medical Research, BBC Children in Need, Missing People and The Supporters Club. More than £450,000 has been raised for charity since the event launched in 2013.The most challenging route combination is the black route, which Monye has signed up to, which comprises a 38km bike ride with 1,000 metres of ascent, followed by a 12km hike with 800 metres of ascent. Shorter routes are also available including the red 30km bike ride and 10km hike route, and a 20 km green hike only route.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-bnD-VMltQ[/youtube] Melanie May | 11 March 2016 | News Former England Rugby Captain takes on Nine Hour Challenge 117 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the BT MyDonate Nine Hour Challenge and raising money for The Supporters Club. It’s going to take a lot of mental as well as physical strength to get through it. I am sure it will be a really tough experience but I will have some great people alongside me to help push me to the end.” 116 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: BT MyDonate fundraising events 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. The Supporters Club helps community projects and charities that use sport to help disadvantaged young people in the UK and overseas with donations from BT and its customers invested into projects selected in partnership with Comic Relief. When customers sign up to BT Sport, they are given the opportunity to take out a £1, £3 or £5 monthly subscription to The Supporters Club to help support its projects.Sam Calvert, director of go-to-market and channel at BT, said:“The BT MyDonate Nine Hour Challenge is hugely important to us and the variety of routes allows people of all abilities to take part and raise money for their chosen charity.”Monye added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
“President Zine el-Abidine Bel Ali was an all-powerful dictator for 23 years, tolerating no criticism and never hesitating to jail his detractors,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “His departure must now lead to a complete break with the years of repression.“We urge Ben Ali’s successors to turn the page on the dictatorship. Freedom of information and diversity of opinions must finally become a reality in Tunisia. All prisoners of conscience must be freed without delay and censorship must be lifted. These decisive steps are needed if Tunisia’s citizens and the international community are to believe that a democratic future could be close in Tunisia.”——14.01.2011 – President’s promises must be followed by action Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en January 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Predator of press freedom leaves Organisation News November 12, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Tunisia Reporters Without Borders takes cautious note of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s promises yesterday in an address to the nation, in which he announced “complete freedom of information” and Internet access.The president’s words must now be followed by action. Tunisian and foreign journalists and bloggers must be free to cover and comment on the political and social situation at this critical moment for Tunisia, and in the months and years to come. Shortly after the president’s televised address, an enormous amount of Internet censorship seemed to be lifted. Websites that had been blocked for years inside Tunisia became accessible. They included not only Dailymotion and YouTube but also the sites of the independent radio station, Radio Kalima, and the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).Hundreds of Facebook pages relating to the unrest in Sidi Bouzid that had been blocked in recent weeks are also now accessible. “La régente de Carthage,” a book about the president’s wife by Nicolas Beau and Catherine Graciet, is now available via Facebook. So it is Mohamed Bouebdelli’s book, “The day I realised that Tunisia is not a free country.” The French daily Le Monde’s website became accessible last night after being blocked for months.Shortly after the end of the president’s speech, Reporters Without Borders was relieved to learn that two journalists were released in the evening. They were Nizar Ben Hassen of Radio Kalima, who was arrested on 11 January and Wissem Sghaier, the editor of the “Youth” section of the opposition weekly Al-Maouqif, who was arrested on 7 January. Two Internet users who had been arrested on 6 January, Slim Amamou and Azyz Amamy, were also released last night.These measures are clearly positive and seem to constitute a sign of goodwill on the part of the authorities. But caution is necessary. What about the cyber police? Is this the end of the Internet censorship department, which Tunisians call Ammar 404? Or is it just a temporary respite? Will Tunisian Internet users now be placed under surveillance?What about the print media? Tunisia has just three opposition newspapers – Al-Mouatinoun, Al-Maouqif and Attariq Al-Jadid – and all three have the utmost difficulty in getting printed and distributed.What about radio and TV? Tunisia’s broadcast media are controlled by the government or are run by government supporters. The system of granting broadcast licences is completely lacking in transparency.And what about the two journalists who are still detained, Hammama Hammami and Ammar Amroussia (http://en.rsf.org/tunisia-censorship-continues-11-01-2011,39283.html)?“President Ben Ali, we have listened to your speech but we want action,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said today. “It takes more than restoring access to YouTube and Dailymotion to guarantee freedom of expression in your country.”The following are all reportedly still detained:- Hamma Hammami, the former editor of the banned newspaper Alternatives and spokesman of the Tunisian Workers Communist party. Violence was used when he was arrested at his home on 12 January- Mohamed Mzem, a lawyer and a moderator of a group campaigning against Tunisia’s censorship of Facebook, and Monia Abid, a teacher. They were also arrested on 12 January. Several moderators of Facebook pages linked to the protests were reportedly arrested in the past few days.- Ammar Amroussia, who covered the recent events in Sidi Bouzid for the banned newspaper Al-Badil and its website (http://www.albadil.org/) and participated in many solidarity protests in Gafsa (400 km south of the capital), condemning corruption and urging his compatriots to combat the “dictatorship.” Arrested on 29 December and held in Gafsa prison, he is facing the possibility of more than 12 years in prison on a range of charges under articles 42, 44 and 49 of the press code, articles 121, 131, 132, 220-b, 315 and 316 of the criminal code and article 26 of a 1969 law about the “organization of public meetings, processions, exhibitions, demonstrations and gatherings.” Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further
Help by sharing this information October 20, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist beaten up by members of ultra-nationalist Turkish Cypriot group Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the beating received by newspaper editor Murat Kanatli from members of an ultra-nationalist group on 17 October in Nicosia and urged the authorities to identify and punish those responsibility, so that a feeling of impunity does not endanger all journalists covering the political situation in Cyprus.The incident occurred after Kanatli, who edits the opposition weekly Yeni Cag, covered a demonstration held by the ultra-nationalist “Grey Wolves” in protest against the positions adopted by the European Union, United Kingdom and United States on a settlement in Cyprus.Kanatli subsequently went to the headquarters of the Grey Wolves with the aim of interviewing the group’s leader. On his way back to the newspaper’s offices, he was attacked in the street by some 30 members of the group, who punched and kicked him and took his digital camera.The police did not carry out any arrests, but they questioned Kanatli at great length about his reasons for going to the Grey Wolves headquarters. At his request, the police recovered his camera but the Grey Wolves kept the memory card. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News CyprusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Cyprus to go further News December 2, 2020 Find out more CyprusEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out more
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ColumnsDifferently Abled Candidates: More Unequal Than Others? (Part-II) Shashank Pandey15 July 2020 5:06 AMShare This – xIn the first part, we identified a person’s autonomy and substantive equality within the contours of human dignity principle. In this piece, we will see how this substantive equality is actually achieved vis-à-vis disabled people. Reasonable accommodation According to T Degener, disability should be considered for changing the environmental or social life in order to grant…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?LoginIn the first part, we identified a person’s autonomy and substantive equality within the contours of human dignity principle. In this piece, we will see how this substantive equality is actually achieved vis-à-vis disabled people. Reasonable accommodation According to T Degener, disability should be considered for changing the environmental or social life in order to grant genuine access and inclusions. He used the term “reasonable accommodation” to denote such actions. Disabled people do not constitutes a homogeneous group. Presence of different disabilities requires different measures. Thus, the promotion of equality or reasonable accommodation can be achieved when an individual is put at the centre i.e. the different needs are recognized. The principle of reasonable accommodation, derived from substantive equality, is an individualised concept as opposed to affirmative actions which are general in nature. Reasonable accommodation is a legal mechanism to dismantle the social barriers, stereotypes and prejudices to achieve this substantive equality and equality of opportunity. This reasonable accommodation lies at the heart of the civil rights advancement in the context of disability. The reasonable accommodation casts a positive duty upon the state to remove such barriers and hence, provide a corresponding right of disabled people. The non-homogenous character of disabled group demands different treatment and each individual deserves a varied degree of accommodation. Reasonable accommodation has been recognised, though not directly, in Indian common law jurisprudence. The 1995 Act provided provisions asking the states to take necessary steps to facilitate education, employment and accessibility of services. Article 21A of the Constitution is framed in a universal language implying that disabled people have the right to study in “traditional” schools with able bodied people i.e. inclusive education. Thus, the Act casts an obligation upon the state. This right to inclusive education was recognised by the US Supreme Court in Brown v Board of Education. Failure on the part of the state to provide inclusive education was held to be ‘inherently unequal” thus violative of equality principle. In Social Jurists, A Civil Rights Group v Govt of NCT of Delhi, the Delhi High court ruled that it was obligatory on the state to ensure accessible education. Similarly in Ranjit Kumar Rajak v SBI, the petitioner was declared to be medically unfit for employment as an officer in SBI despite being able to perform the required duties after his renal transplant. SBI contended that it would have to bear his monthly medical expenses which would be substantially high. The Bombay HC rejected SBI’s argument and ordered it to appoint the petitioner as well as provide him “reasonable accommodation” in the form of his medical expenses. The court went ahead to hold that “reasonable accommodation” could be read into Article 21. The above discussion shows how the court traced “reasonable accommodation” to Article 21 which encompasses human dignity. A broad reading of the National Federation of Blind v Union Public Service Commission would also reveal that the primary duty of the state was to provide structural changes that help the physically handicapped to become self-supporting active members of the society. Social model of disability The Supreme Court used a medical model of disability in Surendra Mohan. Feldblum explains the medical model as, “impairment being the cause of experience and disadvantage of the PwD and impairment as the focus of the intervention. Person’s impairment/limitation is the root cause for any disadvantage which can only be treated.” People beyond 50% disability were considered to be disadvantaged and incapable because of the degree of their impairment. The social model of disability shifts focus from impairment to the “disability” itself. The term “disability” is used to connote the disabling social, environmental and attitudinal barriers rather than the lack of ability. According to the social model, the disabled people don’t face disadvantage because of their impairment but are disabled by society and its economic, social or legal structure. Society creates disability by accepting an idealised norm and by measuring deviation from this ideal norm. Social model of disability advocates for accommodation of societal barriers and eradication of ideal norms which are inherently discriminatory to the disabled. The stereotypes and prejudices carried by the society along with the failure to provide an accessible environment constitute the component of this disability. Thus, the notion of discrimination is key in this model. The “disability” can be removed only when we opt for the social model as it is a tool to achieve substantive equality. Concluding remarks It can therefore be argued that according to the social model, loss of opportunity resulting from failure to implement reasonable accommodation which affects the person’s autonomy or freedom to make certain choices is what constitutes disability. Additionally, the failure to reasonably accommodate disabled persons results in failure of substantive equality and thus, violates human dignity. Therefore when J. Chandrachud says that “…human dignity has no exception”, he is right and thus a natural corollary is that “social model of disability has no exception”. The eligibility threshold of 50% took away the autonomy of individuals to be a judge. The limit was discriminatory on two folds; firstly, it was against the principle of substantive equality and, secondly, the eligibility discriminated between disabled people without any intelligible differentia, thus, ignoring the reasonable accommodation principle. The tales of successful disabled judges are already well documented. Richard H. Bernstein ,the first visually impaired judge of Michigan, provides a vision into the life of a visually impaired judge and argues that people with disability make for good judges. His argument should not be looked at as binary but through a lens of diversity which ensures a greater empathetic bench as diversity is a guarantee for the principle of equality. As rightly pointed out, Surendra Mohan was the lowest point in India’s disability movement which affected millions across the country. It relied on the medical model of disability because it failed to take note of the human dignity principle, never considered the1995 Act as an anti-discrimination legislation, and opted for medical model of disability. However, if any legislation is to be understood as anti-discrimination, it has to be based on the assumption that discrimination is wrongful and a major problem to disabled people. The court not only failed to overlook its anti-discriminatory nature but also overlooked the social model of disability. The social model clearly didn’t form part of the 1995 Act (if the ‘person with disability’ is to be interpreted literally). However, other facets discussed in the article were part of the 1995 Act or Constitutional obligation that the court chose to ignore. The court also chose to ignore the Convention of Rights of Person with Disability (CRPD) which casted an obligation on Indian state to realise it in word and spirit. In Suchita Srivastava & Anr. v Chandigarh Administration SC observed that India has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on October 1, 2007 and thus, the contents of the same are binding on our legal system. It is quite ironic that the SC relied on rules made under the RPD Act to interpret the intention of rule making authority for prescribing the 50% criteria but ignored the RPD Act for all other purposes [see Surendra Mohan para 32]. While upholding the 50% cap, SC was being too shortsighted in its approach. This is visible from the ramification of the ruling i.e. Persons above 50% will be ineligible and people below 40% won’t qualify as “Person with Disability” (under 1995 Act). Thus, only a miniscule population falling within this 10% bracket can only hold a position of a civil judge. In this fashion, the j udiciary was itself a victim of the stereotypes and prejudices against disabled people SC not just set a bad law that was to be followed by lower courts thus, making them reluctant to develop the disability jurisprudence [most recently: See Delhi HC decision in Bhavya Nain v High Court of Delhi], but also stripped many lawyers/law students (including me) of their human dignity. Lastly, I would like to cite an instance for the courts to ponder. When Universal franchise was being discussed in the Constituent Assembly, it was proposed that suffrage should be made contingent on literacy. However, our Assembly never countenanced the idea of limiting suffrage. Rather it believed that instead of limiting the suffrage, the challenge was to resolve the problems posed by universal suffrage. They acknowledged the seriousness of the problems. (emphasis intended)(The author is a visually disabled 5th year law student at Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. The author may be reached at [email protected]) Next Story