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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Feb 3, 2014 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Diocese of Maryland press release] In accordance with the Canons and Constitutions of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Maryland, the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland today announced its slate of three nominees for the office of Bishop Suffragan of Maryland.The nominees have been presented by a Search Committee comprised of 15 individuals – six clergy and nine laypeople – who represent the diversity of the many congregations within the diocese.The search process began in May 2013.“Eight months ago the Standing Committee charged the Search Committee with presenting to the diocese a slate of qualified and diverse nominees for Bishop Suffragan. The Standing Committee was excited to learn who the Search Committee discerned for the slate of Bishop Suffragan at our meeting on Thursday, January 30th,” said the Reverend Dina van Klaveren, president of the Standing Committee.The Right Rev. Joe G. Burnett served the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland as its assistant bishopsince April 1, 2011, following the retirement of the Rt. Rev. John L. Rabb, bishop suffragan. Bishop Burnett had planned to end his tenure as assistant bishop with the consecration of the new bishop suffragan in the fall of 2014; however his final day in the Maryland diocese was December 31, 2013. Bishop Burnett became interim rector of St. Columba’s Church, Washington, DC, on January 1, 2014.NomineesFor videos and photographs, and detailed biographies, resumes and letters of introduction please visit bishopsearchmd.org.The Reverend Canon Heather Cook, 57, is the canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Easton, where she works closely with the bishop around transition, communication and reconciliation. Cook’s life work has been to create connections and build community around the Good News of God’s love, and she is committed to helping the Church re-tool for greater effectiveness in a post-Christendom society.The Reverend Nancy Gossling, 61, is currently on a discernment sabbatical after having completed a ministry experience at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland and a Spanish immersion course in Barcelona, Spain. Gossling served as the rector of St. James’ Church in Glastonbury, Connecticut, until 2012, and offers her energy and visionary leadership to empower the mission and ministry of God’s people.The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota, 64, is the canon pastor and vicar of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. Sirota previously served as vicar of the Church of the Holy Nativity, Pimlico (Baltimore City). She is a professional musician, co-founder of the Order of Urban Missioners in Baltimore and New York City, and has a commitment to preaching, pastoral care and congregational growth.“This slate is the culmination of many months of prayerful hard work on the part of a committee which came together and worked as if we had been together for years. These were exceptional people chosen from all walks of life in the Diocese of Maryland, and their ability to work so well together went a long way to getting to a final slate of such exemplary candidates,” Faye Houston and the Rev. Dr. Chip Lee, Search Committee co-chairs said.Public ForumsThe next step in the process of electing a new bishop is a series of meet-and-greet sessions commonly known as Walk-Abouts. Scheduled for April 2-5, the anticipated format is small group question-and-answer sessions. Locations to be announced.Bishops in the Episcopal Church are elected by ballot by both clergy and lay delegates. The election for bishop suffragan of Maryland will be held at the annual Diocesan Convention, May 2-3, Turf Valley Resort, near Ellicott City.The Walk-abouts and election are being planned by the Transition Team.Petition Process OpensIn accordance with the Canons and Constitutions of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Maryland, there is also an opportunity for clergy to self-nominate as a petition candidate. The petition process opens Tuesday, February 4.Each applicant will be vetted by the Standing Committee and will be required to submit 16 petition signatures as well as a complete set of materials as required of search process applicants. All completed materials must be received no later 5 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Petition information and materials can be found online at bishopsearchmd.org.The Standing Committee’s role is similar to that of a board of directors. The committee serves as the council of advice to the bishop(s), and when there is a vacancy in the office of bishop, the committee performs the duties and powers of the bishop in matters of governance. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Chris Epting says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Maryland: Diocese announces nominees for bishop suffragan In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ann Beladi says: David Krohne says: February 4, 2014 at 5:32 am As if there are no elections where no biological femaales need apply! Comments (6) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 February 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm “Male and female He created them.”Seems to me to say that God plays no gender favorites. Nor should we. Featured Events Comments are closed. April Johnson says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 4, 2014 at 12:14 am Seriously!?! Really!?! How old are you? These women are the ones that have been nominated by people that feel they have what we need to assist our Bishop and move our Diocese forward. Thinking like that is really backward, sexist and insulting to YOUR parish because you have put this opinion forward in a public forum. There will be more self nominated nominees and probably there will be some gentlemen who end up in the lineup but that should make no difference. We are looking for the most qualified person not what their gender is, you should be ashamed of yourself. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET February 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm Apparently no biological males need apply? Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Elections Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York February 4, 2014 at 2:50 pm I think that David asks a valid question. If this was reversed, and no women were nominated, I think many people would ask the same question, only in reverse. And I doubt that April would so vociferously label him a sexist if he asked “Apparently no females need apply?” Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ George Kooney says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Selena Smith says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC February 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm A Nominating Committee for the Election of a Bishop does their best work following the diocesan canons, as well as the diocesan profile for the next bishop, and submits a slate. Then, however a diocese has its canons, nominations by petition (there used to be some that could be made from the floor at the electing convention) can be made. If there are candidates whom should or could be nominated and were not placed on the slate by the Nominating Committee, please participate in that process and see if those persons wish to be nominated by petition. The whole election from Nominating Committee to Election and afterward is a very political process. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC
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Save this picture!© Felipe Fontecilla+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/151116/3-element-house-tomas-swett Clipboard Houses Chile 3-Element House / Tomás Swett Photographs: Felipe Fontecilla Text description provided by the architects. Building a new house in a land where there was an existing one floor house of 300 square meters, keeping only 50% of the construction and demolishing the rest, was the client´s requirement because of the poor state of the original house and its location in the land. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPart of the client’s requirements was to get a new image house, creating a new access associated with a courtyard, living spaces connected with outside areas and an independent main room with views to the landscape. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaWith these 3 requirements, we proposed to work with two main operations. First, a few first floor extensions should define several programmatic courtyards as an entrance area, barbecue area, garden and playground. Second, almost all the new program should be on the second floor to release the land, with a new building material which creates a new image of the house. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaWith the first operation, we defined different programmatic areas in a continuous garden. We projected a new living room and terrace area, defining a barbecue and a pool zone. Also, we extended the bedrooms area and we defined a playground area and a private terrace. Save this picture!© Felipe FontecillaIn the second operation, we worked with 3 stone elements to give a new look to the house which brook to the flat geometry of the original house. These 3 elements defined a double-height entrance, a second interconnected living room with an outdoor terrace and finally, the main room as an icon volume, dominating the garden and landscape.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessPAS House / Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon DelapointeArticlesAD Round Up: Interiors Part VIIIArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/151116/3-element-house-tomas-swett Clipboard 3-Element House / Tomás SwettSave this projectSave3-Element House / Tomás Swett Projects Architects: Tomás Swett Photographs CopyAbout this officeTomás SwettOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHousesSantiagoChilePublished on July 20, 2011Cite: “3-Element House / Tomás Swett” 20 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
July 6 — The Pentagon-backed and -coordinated bombing campaign has killed thousands and wounded thousands more in Yemen since the air war by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council began on March 26. The Pentagon is providing intelligence, refueling technology and diplomatic cover to the Riyadh-based alliance.The alliance attacked the General People’s Congress headquarters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh on July 6 in the capital, Sana’a, “killing employees and guards and destroying the building,” reported party official Faeqa al-Sayed. The bombing occurred while a meeting was going on with U.N. envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed elsewhere in Sana’a. This was reported by the GPC’s news site, almotamar.net.Al-Sayed said the bombings were “an attempt to derail the U.N. envoy’s mission.” Ahmed’s job is ostensibly to create conditions for a humanitarian ceasefire so negotiations for peace can take place there.An alliance between the General People’s Congress and the Ansurallah (Houthis) has been fighting forces backed by ousted fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is based in Riyadh.Hadi insists that there can be no ceasefire until an agreement is reached to return him to power. Recent talks in Geneva failed because the U.S.-backed Saudi regime did not hold discussions aimed at a resolution of the political crisis.Furthermore, the pro-Hadi Saudi-GCC alliance is demanding that U.N. humanitarian relief can only be guaranteed if the Ansurallah and GPC forces are withdrawn from the vast territories they now control in Yemen.U.S.-backed fighter planes bomb SouthHuman Rights Watch reported on June 30 that several airstrikes on Ansurallah-held areas in Saada City between April 6 and May 11, destroyed markets, homes, a school and a gas station — and killed at least 59 people, in violation of international law. A strike on a residential neighborhood on May 5 killed 27 members of the al-Ibbi family, including 17 children. With the U.S. providing technical assistance and political support for the war, Washington is just as responsible for these atrocities as are their regional allies.On July 6, the Saudi-GCC alliance bombed a marketplace, killing many civilians in Yemen’s South. The Associated Press reported that day, “A massive airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels hit a local marketplace in Yemen, killing over 45 civilians. … More than 50 civilians were also wounded in the strike in Fayoush, a suburb just north of the southern port city of Aden.” An eyewitness, Abu-Ali al-Azikbi, saw “dozens of dead strewn about and a sea of blood, while the wounded were being evacuated to nearby hospitals.”Millions are facing critical food shortages and death due to the bombing of civilian areas and infrastructure, such as ports, and the imposition of a blockade preventing goods from entering the underdeveloped Middle Eastern nation.Since the bombing began, 20 million Yemenis have been wiithout access to safe drinking water, while more than 1 million people have been driven from their homes. The United Nations has announced the highest-level humanitarian crisis in Yemen where more than 80 percent of the people desperately need assistance.No U.N. sanctions imposed on U.S.-backed GCCThis war has been described as an indirect conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Middle Eastern countries aligned with Washington and Wall Street. However, Tehran’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance or work toward a peace settlement have been rebuffed by Saudi Arabia and the U.S.Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that the only solution to this war is a ceasefire and the adoption of a framework for dialogue between the parties.Press TV quoted Amir-Abdollahian, “Since the onset of the foreign military strikes on Yemen, Iran has unequivocally announced that the Saudi military action is a strategic mistake, the only outcome of which will be the slaughter of the people of Yemen and the spread of terrorism and insecurity in the sensitive Persian Gulf region.” (July 6)Despite Tehran’s diplomatic overtures, the U.N. refuses to impose sanctions or other punitive measures against the Saudi-GCC alliance, surrogate rebel forces and U.S. supporters,Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TVA claimed that Tehran was coordinating Ansurallah military activities in Yemen through military advisers, some of whom were killed fighting in Yemen. But Amir-Abdollahian denied that Iran has military advisers there. He stressed, “Riyadh’s war crimes against innocent Yemeni people ‘have no justification.’” (Press TV, July 4)This war of destruction and genocide is part of U.S. imperialism’s broader strategy to dominate the regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Developments in Yemen cannot be viewed independently of what has taken place in Iraq, Syria and Egypt where Washington’s interventions have left a trail of destruction, dislocation and death.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
On 14 December, a prosecutor has charged Lee Sang-ho (photo), a reporter with the privately-owned TV station MBC, and Kim Yeon-kwang, the editor of the monthly Chosun, with violating the law on confidential communications. Reporters Without Borders today called on Justice minister Chun Jung-Bae to seek a revision of the conclusions “insofar as the prosecutor’s decisions violate the freedom of the press that is guaranteed by the constitution.” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on South Korea News November 11, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts South KoreaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Organisation to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on South Korean Justice minister Chun Jung-Bae to seek a revision of the conclusions of a public prosecutor’s investigation into telephone tapping by the South Korean secret services a decade ago “insofar as the prosecutor’s decisions violate the freedom of the press that is guaranteed by the constitution.”In his findings published on 14 December, a Seoul prosecutor decided that two journalists who revealed the phone tapping will be tried, but those whose involvement in political corruption was exposed by the tapping will not be charged because too much time has elapsed since the offences were committed.“The findings of this long investigation with enormous political implication are extremely surprising,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We expected to learn the names of the 75 journalists whose phones were illegally tapped, but instead we find the prosecutor only takes an interest in the journalists who revealed this case.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is grotesque that those responsible for the corruption and those who ordered the phone taps have been whitewashed, while the journalists who went out of their way to investigate this case now face the possibility of prison sentences.”The report published on 14 December by Hwang Kyo-an of the central Seoul bureau of prosecutors details the findings of his investigation into clandestine phone tapping carried out by the secret services from 1993 until November 1997, a period in which the conversations of more than 5,400 people including 75 journalists were monitored.The taps revealed, for example, that a former chairman of the opposition conservative party illegally received 10 million dollars from the consumer electronics giant Samsung in 1997. Yet none of the senior political officials implicated in corruption by the phone taps are to be charged because of the lapse of time.However, the prosecutor has charged Lee Sang-ho, a reporter with the privately-owned TV station MBC, and Kim Yeon-kwang, the editor of the monthly Chosun, with violating the law on confidential communications. It was MBC who exposed the phone tapping scandal in July. Lee was questioned several times by the prosecutor’s office, while Kim was questioned just once, for two hours on 7 December.Kong Un-yeong, the former head of the “Mirim” phone tapping unit, tried to commit suicide in July following the revelations. He is currently detained. William Park, a Korean-American businessman, has meanwhile been sentenced to 14 months in prison for trying to blackmail Samsung and for passing recordings to Lee.Lee received an award from Transparency International at the start of this month for his active role in combating corruption. He told Reporters Without Borders: “I have always put the public’s right to be informed above respect for a law on confidential information that was adopted by the same government that carried out all these thousands of illegal phone taps.”This is the first time that journalists have been charged under this law. Their trial, in which they face up to 10 years in prison, could start as early as next month. August 18, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Probe into secret service phone tapping scandal clears everyone except the journalists Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” South KoreaAsia – Pacific News RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia
May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Organisation Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Departure of media group editors “a serious blow” for independent journalism in Russia May 21, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information The growing pressure on the Russian media group RBC reached a climax yesterday with the departure of three top editorial executives. The editor of the RBC newspaper, Maxim Solyus, was fired, and both Elizaveta Osetinskaya, the media group’s editor-in-chief, and Roman Badanin, the editor of the RBC news agency, resigned. In two years, the team had transformed the brand into an authoritative source of political and economic news. RBC is the only independent news outlet that has a following comparable to the official media. “The departure of the RBC editors is a serious blow for independent journalism,” said Johann Bihr, head of the RSF Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “It is obvious that investigative and in-depth journalism, the foundations of a quality press, is no longer tolerated in Russia. Large-scale corruption and illegal activity by the government are now clearly the best-kept state secrets.” RBC earned its reputation with its uncompromising investigations into corruption on the part of the Russian elite, such as embezzlement of public funds, abuses of the tendering procedure the acquisition of wealth by senior officials and those close to the government. After it covered the “Panama Papers” and its disclosures about the wealth of President Vladimir Putin’s presumed son-in-law in spring this year, it appeared increasing likely that RBC would be reined in. Its owner’s offices were searched, a criminal investigation was launched into its CEO and it was announced that Osetinskaya would taking sabbatical leave. Although the management argued that financial reasons were behind the shake-up, no-one doubts that the three editors were forced out for political reasons. Several independent news outlets report that from now on editors at RBC will be requested to have all articles approved for publication by the group’s CEO. Several journalists were believed to be about to resign and others were waiting for the censor’s red pencil before drawing the appropriate conclusions. The dismissal of the editorial leadership of an independent news outlet is one of the classic ways of taking control in Russia, ever since the television station NTV was brought to heel in 2001. After Gazeta.ru, Russia’s first news website, in 2001, in 2014 Lenta.ru was reined in over its coverage of the conflict in Ukraine. As a rule, the titles that are targeted become innocuous or turn their attention to topics such as fashion, or else become propaganda mouthpieces, as happened to the official news agency RIA Novosti. Follow the news on Russia to go further Receive email alerts RussiaEurope – Central Asia Media independence May 15, 2016 Departure of media group editors “a serious blow” for independent journalism in Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Media independence Related documents Читать по-русскиVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 6.38 KB
WhatsApp Twitter EntertainmentMusicNews#Video #GoodStuff The RubberbanditsBy Eric Fitzgerald – January 21, 2014 972 Facebook Linkedin THE new release from Limerick’s Rubberbandits is ‘Dad’s Best Friend’ accompanied by this unnerving video. Comedian Russell Brand recommended the new track to his 7 million followers today tweeting, “I think Rubberbandits are a bit like David Lynch, gentle terrorists against mundanity.”The Rubberbandits debut their new show, Continental Fistfight at London’s Soho Theatre from Thursday January 30 to Saturday February 22.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Email Print Previous articleLimerick Lakers claim Cork Cup crownNext article#Video Paul O’Connell and Special Olympics athlete Christine Delaney launch 2014 Ireland Games in Limerick Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.
Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Local News TURNING IT AROUND Home Local News TURNING IT AROUND Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook Twitter Twitter Chris Cooper, Salvation Army Shelter manager, moves items delivered by the West Texas Food Bank to the shelter recently. Previous articleSCRAPBOOK: Jan. 21, 2018Next articleBUILDING PERMITS: Jan. 8, – Jan. 12, 2018 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning By admin – January 21, 2018 Chris Ryan Cooper led a whimsical and often dangerous life until deciding to turn things around.Now manager of the Salvation Army’s Mabee Red Shield Lodge, Cooper had taken a peripatetic path from growing up on a farm and ranch near Gruver, in the northern Panhandle, to two one-year stints at Texas Tech, being “a ski bum” in Colorado, serving in the Navy for six years and building houses in Texas and Utah to spending six years on the streets of San Diego and Fresno, Calif., injecting methamphetamines. “I was wanting to die,” he says.“Every day I’d wake up and say, ‘Well, today I’m going to die.’ It just never happened. Jesus had work for me to do.”The pivotal event was meeting a former Major League player in the San Diego County Jail, where they were incarcerated. “He opened my ears to understanding that salvation is a free gift,” said Cooper, who had remained a baseball fan.Chris CooperI’m the most joyful I have ever been. I encourage the community to support the Salvation Army because we do a lot of good work here.“He told me about Jesus and said I had misunderstood as a youth that you must be holy because God is holy. I had thought I couldn’t do that, given up on Christianity and gone from unbelief to anger. He’d broken his back in a collision at the plate and turned to painkillers and alcohol.”Down to 100 pounds, Cooper went to Austin after his release, spent six months in the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center and was assistant manager of one of its thrift stores until taking an offer in 2012 to manage the shelter at 811 E. 10th St. He now weighs 180 at age 55.“We love the unlovable and care about the people that people don’t tend to care about,” he said.Cooper’s father Carl died in 2002. His mother Sue Pafford is in Tyler. He has a brother and a sister. He has no children.Accepting residents after 5 p.m., the shelter only requires that they be sober and find work to stay for up to three months. Putting out cots in cold weather, it has held up to 65 men, women and children. Cooper has four staff members, somewhat similar to his assignment as a supervisory sonar technician on the U.S. Bunker Hill cruiser.Cooper said being homeless is less daunting than people think because a homeless person quickly learns where food and shelter may be gotten. “It’s very doable,” he said.“There’s almost a joy in it because of the lack of responsibility. I had always had alcohol and occasionally marijuana, and I had a friend who managed a construction company in California. I went out there from Utah, and things brought me down to a very dark place. I was a good builder, but I lost the desire to build other people’s homes when I got divorced.“I have never been a violent person, but I was always hustling, trying to get enough money to get my stuff. I met a fellow who had a peach ranch, and for the last three years I lived on that ranch and worked for room and board. I didn’t care about people and was happy to use them. Now it’s the other way around. I don’t mind being used and putting someone else’s will above my own.”Cooper also finds fulfillment as an elder at Redeemer Lutheran Church and in studies of theologians Martin Luther and Martin Chemnitz and hymnist Paul Gerhardt. “I’m in love with the clarity of our belief in Scripture alone,” he said.“I’m the most joyful I have ever been. I encourage the community to support the Salvation Army because we do a lot of good work here.”Redeemer Lutheran Pastor Erik Stadler said Cooper “is so thankful for the change God made in his life that he wants to share it with those around him.“Chris has a lot of patience with the people at the Salvation Army and others,” Stadler said. “He and others have saved us thousands of dollars in maintenance fees by their donations of time. He has done electrical work, cut down trees and taken out carpet and put in laminate flooring.“He went with me to Katy to repaint the inside of my house and get it ready for sale. He is a great self-trained Bible scholar who has pointed me to sources on the Internet and podcasts that I appreciated.”Fellow elder Bobby Stokes said Cooper “is a dedicated Christian who loves to serve people and serve God.“He found Christ later in life after he had been through a lot of ups and downs,” Stokes said. “Chris is a humble person who feels like what he does at the Salvation Army is what God wants him to do. He is always willing to share what he has with anybody who is down and out.” 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School
Facebook Previous articleOAT060719 Texas Tech OSU 05Next articleRetailers Embrace AI Tech for Improved Customer Experience Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Museum of the Southwest Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Unsweet Ts from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. For more information, call 683-2882. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitter TAGS Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Lawn concert Pinterest