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Kansas church repents treatment of its only black member

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Joe Woodyard says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ann Fontaine says: Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 William James Coley says: October 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm This is a thoroughly interesting article. Thank you for including it. Thank you also to Mr. Beck for following the various leads in Clay Center in order to write the history of such a remarkable woman. I am sure that there are many more like her. I am touched by the care and desire of the current congregation to not only to honor Elizabeth Mai DeKonza, but to make public its reconcilation. As others have stated, there is still much work to do to battle and conquer racism. September 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm Thank you for this amazing story. It is one step on a journey of miles we need to take as The Episcopal Church as we confront institutional racism. I am heartened by the dedication St. Paul’s Clay Center showed to marking this repentance and remembrance. I would love to read the 19-page history. Is there a way to access it? By Melodie WoermanPosted Sep 30, 2015 October 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm If you send me your email, I’d be happy to send those to you. You can find my email address on the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, David Veal says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Claire S. Milligan says: Melodie Woerman says: Carl Cunningham says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rt. Rev. Joel Marcus Johnson, Ret’d. says: October 18, 2015 at 9:02 pm I attend All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. This article brought tears of joy and excitment that God’s redeeming grace never, never, never stops. THIS is a beautiful article because it reveals the outcome of faithfulness to and reliance on a God who’s love, mercy, and justice is boundless and eternal as expressed in and through: 1) Mai DeKonza, 2) Jim Beck, and 3) St. Paul’s congregation. Ms. DeKonza’s strength to endure 59 years of exclusion is testimony of her strength of character. I do not know if I could or would have put up with mistreatment for fifty-nine years and still have believed that God loved me. Yet, like St. Paul, of whom the parish honors, Ms. Dekonza is a living example of God’s declaration in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness,” and Paul’s declarative response, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknessess, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”Mr. Beck reminds me of the High Priest Hilkiah ordered by King Josiah to repair the Temple and who found, according to 2 Kings: 22, the book of the law that spurned the king to reform worship in his land. Mr. Beck’s tenacity and faithfulness in searching out the truth and then presenting it to the congregation is wonderful.And finally, the response of St. Paul’s congregation mirrors that of King Josiah’s response “when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.” The congregation did not respond with an, “Oh, that’s the past.” No, they sought to rectify a great wrong with repentence. I wish more would be willing to do as this wonderful congregation did. You all like King Josiah will be honored by our God. This congregation has done the three things God requires 1) do justice, 2) love kindness, and 3 walk humbly with their God. Thank you for shining God’s light into this world.Sincerely,Will Coley Nancy Mott says: October 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm Amen to Rita Wallace. “Repentance requires more than a ceremony.” Certainly this parish has done something that is, sadly, most uncommon. The church I belong to, a Black African American Episcopal church, began because Episcopal African American children could not be baptized in the city’s White Episcopal churches. Diligent historical search followed by repentance is an important place to begin. Yet the most hopeful note in the story lies in the next-to-the-last paragraph: “the opportunity and responsibility to better understand systemic racism and other forms of oppression”. That’s an opportunity and responsibility of us all. October 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm This is the story of many African Americans in the United States. My family was introduced to the Episcopal Church in the mid-1800’s during slavery in Alabama. My great great grandmother, father was a white Episcopalian. This story is so painful to read because it just reminds me how harsh and evil people can be and still sit in a church and think it is okay and nobody speaks out against the evil. My family never departed from the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church has taught me to be the best Christian possible through outreach, the glorious liturgy, and the awesome parties. LOL!!! I love my church. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 September 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm In a literal sense, no one is a “cradle” Episcopalian, or any other kind of Christian, since one becomes a Christian at baptism, not by birth. However, I grew up in an integrated Anglo-Catholic parish in the 1950s and ’60s where many of the Black families proudly identified themselves as “cradle,” and indeed their families had lived in this country many more generations than mine had and been members of the Episcopal Church much longer. The same pertains to some Native Americans, whose ancestors were Anglican since before the American Revolution. The Oneida Nation brought the Episcopal Church to Wisconsin. So one ought not to generalize about terms like “cradle.” The same goes for the Anglo-Catholic tradition, which is as much a part of the complex strain that makes up Anglicanism as any other. Generalizations are, in themselves, a form of pre-judgement in which we distance ourselves from one or another group or the representative of that group, as was so unfortunately done to Mai DeKonza. She stands as a Christlike witness, one who persevered, loving her Church and parish despite rejection as our Lord did. Rita Wallace says: Phoebe Pettingell says: Helen Svoboda-Barber says: Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 1, 2015 at 10:20 am This sad story shows the depth of racism, North and South, in America. It is not just history. It exists today. In addition to public acknowledgement of past sins we need present, determined actions to cleanse the soul of the nation from the virus of racial prejudice. Rector Albany, NY October 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm When I encounter stories like these, my question is, “In what way am I still doing this?” Because racism continues even now, I urge gentle but honest self-examination followed by confession. Many falsely believe that they are tolerant; That they do not sin. So did Peter in Matthew 26:35– “Peter said to him, ‘Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.’ And so said all the disciples.” But Peter did deny Him, as do we around this issue. I pray that all who come out of denial are warmly embraced. Today, as we experience less interpersonal racism, we suddenly realize that racism has been woven into the policies and practices of our organizations and institutions. Institutionalized racism is racially-biased outcomes without the racists. Examples include mass incarceration driven by racially-biased law enforcement, or school dropout rates driven by racially-biased rates of discipline or healthcare disparities or underemployment or the wealth gap. Statistics are consistently showing that all of our institutions have very racially-biased and negative outcomes. With this service of repentance, a church confronted its own institutionalized racism. Finally, internalized racism is just coming onto our radar. Any tendency toward self-hatred or low self-esteem is magnified by racism. There are many black Episcopalians who are struggling to hold their heads up today because their own churches do not see them as equal members. All of these forms of racism, which is our collective sinfulness, must be healed in order for all of us to fulfill the Great Commission. My prayer continues to be …O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Ellen Tracy says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA September 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm My husband’s family went to St Pauls, Clay Center. By the time I was visiting there in the late ’90’s they were supporting marriage equality and had turned quite rational. This sort of sad behavior was probably not unique. Bless them for their atonement. October 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm This rural area of Kansas has very few African Americans living in it. That is true in much of the state. Fewer than 6 percent of our residents are African-American, mostly living in urban areas. And the people of St. Paul’s today are open-hearted, progressive and welcoming. Though small in number, they are committed to providing food for people in need, their primary ministry. October 4, 2015 at 7:55 am The 19 page story of the life of Mai DeKonza is posted on our church’s Website: Thank you for your interest. Rector Bath, NC Haley Smith says: Jim Beck says: Melodie Woerman says: October 6, 2015 at 12:15 am Dear Bro Hicks,I am an African American, baby Episcopalian. I believe your heart is in the right place. But I have a strikingly different perspective on many of your reflections. Here is just one example: “There are many black Episcopalians who are struggling to hold their heads up today because their own churches do not see them as equal members.” THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. In the spirit of Ms. Mai, we are not “struggling to hold our heads up.” I wish we could discuss others of your comments, to include:“Today, as we experience less interpersonal racism…”“…we suddenly !! (Emphasis mine) realize that racism has been woven into…”“Institutionalized racism is racially-biased outcomes without the racists.”“Finally, internalized racism is just coming onto our radar.”“Any tendency toward self-hatred or low self-esteem is magnified by racism.”“All of these forms of racism, which is our collective sinfulness, must be healed in order for all of us to fulfill the Great Commission.”Bro. Hicks. Racism, white skin privilege, can be very subtle. Allow me to make two suggestions: please watch the documentary film, TRACES OF THE TRADE. And, please take our church’s course: SEEING THE FACE OF GOD IN EACH OTHER (also known as the “anti-racism” training). September 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm The most remarkable thing to me about this story is the perseverance of this amazing Christian. How many people I have talked to who have left the church over a slight or grievance, and Ms. DeKonza stayed with it. Blessings to her for all that she can teach us. Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Rev. Blaine Hammond says: WJoe Hicks says: Rex Botengan says: center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC September 30, 2015 at 11:41 am If this had happened to Bp Curry’s mother — he would probably not be an Episcopalian. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET December 11, 2016 at 8:40 am A better description for Episcopalians is to be called “A Cradle Baptized Christian” 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 Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Kansas church repents treatment of its only black member September 30, 2015 at 9:53 pm What a wonderful event and story, and Elizabeth such an inspiring person who did not desert her church. In Easton MD, our Talbot County Association of Clergy and Laity (TACL) is sponsoring our first Conversation on Race, an event which will continue to reshape itself in the years ahead. It includes inter-congregational Sunday suppers in our churches, synagogue and mosque, as well as Community Conversation Days for such professional categories as the justice system, secondary and higher education, medical delivery of service, the business community, and even our religious congregations. It is important for our spiritual leaders to respond to Dr. King’s challenge, that 11 o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. This issue is looming large for us as TACL has forged a deeper relationship with NAACP in such events as the King Day Breakfast, now adding educational events for young and old alike. More to the point, Elizabeth, St. Paul’s Clay City and Wards Chapel AME’s story will be shared among our planners. Thank you for this inspiring story. Comments (25) Submit a Job Listing October 1, 2015 at 12:15 am As acatholic I am familiar with the term cradle catholic, which refers to someone born into a catholic family and baptized as a baby. I unaware of any other meaning for Catholics. I am not a cradle catholic as I converted in my late teens. I haven’t never heard it used in any other referrnce than birth or convert. Perhaps episcopalians use it differently. 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 Racial Justice & Reconciliation The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 12, 2015 at 4:24 am As a third generation Episcopalian and therefore cradle Episcopalian, I find the term merely descriptive. I was baptized in the Philippine Episcopal Church when it was still part of TEC (then PECUSA). My grandparents remember the missionaries who seeded the Church in the Philippines, including Charles Henry Brent (whose feast day is March 27th). I find it odd that so many find this term oppressive. At what point should I deny the rich heritage that belongs to me? And how does my history “piss off” other who do not share it? Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm What is astounding to me is that she is still called the church’s ‘only black member’. There have been none since? There are none now? Hmmm… I suppose, given how she was treated, it should not be surprising that other black people didn’t feel drawn. (I probably wouldn’t go to that church myself now, being black.) I think repentance requires more than a ceremony, though. They should be actively working for racial reconciliation and racial justice in the here and now. There is work crying out to be done. October 1, 2015 at 1:50 am I would like to see the words of the hymn she wrote. Our choir sings a hymn with the music to “Finlandia”; that tune can never be used enough. September 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm I’m glad you don’t like people who prejudge others. As a “Cradle Episcopalian” I am none of the things you describe nor were my parents or grandparents. But thanks for the blanket assessment. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL robert Hunter says: Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Althea Benton says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Susan Kay Miller says: Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Lynne Hatter says: Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA October 1, 2015 at 3:39 am Can’t help but think of Deacon Joe Thompson and how this would have made him feel. Knowing him, he would have driven to Clay Center from the cathedral to attend. Rector Collierville, TN October 2, 2015 at 11:39 am I worshiped at this church for 7 1/2 years before moving away in 2009. I loved that place and I love those people. I’m thankful that we’re still trying to get it right. 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Members of St. Paul’s and guests gather at the grave of Mai DeKonza for the blessing and dedication of a stone on her previously unmarked grave, 56 years after her death. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Diocese of Kansas[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] On a recent Sunday afternoon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Clay Center, Kansas, was packed with worshippers, including half a dozen guests from the Ward Chapel AME Church in nearby Junction City.They had gathered Sept. 20 for a service of repentance, healing and reconciliation to acknowledge the mistreatment of the only African-American member in the church’s 134-year history, Mai DeKonza, who died in 1959.Over and over again, the people prayed, “Forgive us our sins. Forgive us our sins. Forgive us our sins.”DeKonza, who was confirmed in 1900 in the small church in north-central Kansas, was a poet, musician, playwright and prolific letter writer who mostly was ignored by her fellow church members during her 59-year membership. Her separation from them was even more complete by their use of a designated chalice to administer communion only to her.Parishioners and guests sing a hymn that was written by Mai DeKonza during the service of repentance. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Diocese of KansasNow, to help give her a voice in the church that she didn’t have in life, the service included excerpts from letters she had written to Bishop James Wise, the fourth bishop of Kansas who served from 1916 to 1939, as well as a hymn she wrote that had been arranged by parish organist Sandra Carlson to the tune Finlandia.And when it came time for communion, the only chalice on the altar was the one that had been reserved for DeKonza.In her sermon, the Rev. Lavonne Seifert, the church’s priest-in-charge, said that the service was to address twofold sorrow. “Today, we express our sorrow for the actions and inactions of those good Christian people who worshipped in the era of ‘Jim Crow church,’ as Mai described it,” Seifert said. “But I am most sorry that those who came before us missed the opportunity to really know Mai DeKonza and to hear her wisdom, benefit from her insights and enjoy her company.”Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe sent remarks that were included in the worship bulletin: “Today, let us repent of the sins of prejudice and racism and strive to be the inviting, loving people God has called us to be. Today let us say ‘thank you’ to a woman we did not know, yet who is teaching us still, long after she has joined the saints in light.”Hazel Washington, an African-American woman who was among those who came from the AME church in Junction City, said she thought the service “brought a lot of healing.” She added, “I felt God here.”DeKonza: Musician, poet, committed Episcopalian The church’s attitude toward DeKonza had been acknowledged in a history written for the parish’s centennial in 1981. That account called the church’s treatment of her “a blot on the glorious history of St. Paul’s” and noted that for years “she was tolerated but not accepted.”Hazel Washington lays flowers at the grave of Mai DeKonza. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Diocese of KansasBut the depth of this alienation, and the talents DeKonza possessed, remained hidden until Jim Beck and his wife Ginny moved to Clay Center when they retired in 2013. After he read the 1981 account, he said his background in psychology – he holds a doctorate in the subject – prompted him to ask, “How did this happen?”With a college degree in history and research experience honed through a hobby in genealogy, he began to dig. He found information in the local museum and census records, as well as in the archives of the Diocese of Kansas.Beck learned that DeKonza was born in 1870, the daughter of a white man from England and a black woman who was freed from slavery by being brought into free-state Kansas from Missouri by Union General and U.S. Senator James Lane.Her given name was Elizabeth May Lawton, and when she was 21 she legally changed her last name to DeKonza, an acknowledgment of her beloved home state. It isn’t known when she started to use Mai, an adaptation of her middle name, as her first name.As a child DeKonza contracted typhoid fever that left her disabled and required the use of crutches to walk. Although she had only an eighth-grade education, she worked as a music teacher, stenographer, seamstress and light housekeeper.She also composed and performed music, and wrote poetry and dramas, some of which were published. She gave speeches and lectures about race, and she became active in politics, including support of Prohibition.Later in life she mostly was homebound after being run over by a car.St. Paul’s, Clay Center, placed this marker on the grave of Mai DeKonza, the only black member in the church’s history, as a mark of repentance for her lack of acceptance by the congregation during her life. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Diocese of KansasBeck wasn’t able to learn what drew DeKonza to The Episcopal Church, but in the diocesan archives he found what he called a treasure trove of 20 letters from DeKonza to Bishop Wise, and copies of some letters from him to her. In those letters “she described her own experiences,” Beck said. “They were like a diary.”In them she shared the depth of her commitment to her faith and The Episcopal Church, in spite of her treatment by fellow parishioners.On April 11, 1934, she wrote to Wise that in spite of her sense of alienation from the church, she had tried to attend Easter service, making the 11-block walk on her crutches. She discovered that the church had changed the service time from 8 a.m. to 6 a.m., and she arrived just as people were finishing breakfast.She wrote, “And I thought, as I saw them enjoying themselves so merrily, Easter morning, that if the church had requested them to make up an Easter box for African heathen, how gladly they would have given to it; but nobody in St. Paul’s thought of me, of the African race, right at hand, with an Easter egg, or card, or message of cheer, nor of suggesting that a bite of their fine Easter breakfast be sent to me. They simply forgot me.”Later, when she heard that all black Episcopalians might be put under the jurisdiction of Rt. Rev. Edward Demby, suffragan bishop for colored work, she said she simply would not comply; she was sticking with the bishop of Kansas. He had been a pastor to her when her local clergy had not.She wrote, “Please let me stress this fact, dear Bishop, that all the Bishops in the Episcopal Church, of the entire American continent, backed by all the Bishops of the Church of England, could not have the power to change me from Bishop Wise to Bishop Demby. I am small and weak in body, but have you ever seen my spirit?”Beck also learned that when she died in 1959, her funeral took place at a local mortuary, not at St. Paul’s, and she was buried in an unmarked grave in the paupers’ section of the local cemetery.Making amends through repentance and a gravestoneIt took Beck about six months to complete his research and compile it into what became a 19-page history. When members of the congregation read it, they knew they had to do something. They needed to make amends of some kind for how the church – their beloved church – had treated DeKonza. And they had to get a marker on her grave.Seifert suggested they have a service to publicly acknowledge St. Paul’s poor treatment of its only black member.Carolyn Garwood, the church’ senior warden, said it was painful to learn the depth of DeKonza’s story. A lifelong member of the parish, Garwood realized her grandmother would have been a contemporary of DeKonza’s. “My grandmother was pretty accepting – at least I thought she was – and taught us to respect people who were disabled,” Garwood said. “I learned tolerance from her. I would hope that she would have been accepting of Mai. It scares me because I know all these people who I wouldn’t have expected to ignore her. It upsets me.”The Rev. Lavonne Seifert, St. Paul’s priest-in-charge, consecrates wine in a chalice that previously had been set apart for use solely by Mai DeKonza. At the service of repentance, the entire congregation received communion from it. Photo: Melodie Woerman/Diocese of KansasBeck wondered what had happened to the chalice reserved for DeKonza’s use. After some searching, two old chalices turned up in the church basement. He then turned to the Rev. Frank Holtz, retired priest at St. John’s in nearby Abilene, for help. Holtz had grown up at St. Paul’s and as a teenager had been the church’s sexton. He told Beck that he once had asked about a chalice he saw in the basement and was told, “That’s for the colored lady.” Beck took both old chalices to Abilene, and Holtz pointed out the one he remembered.Seifert said she knew that in the service she was planning, that chalice would be the only one used.Church members also donated money toward a marker for her grave, and a committee worked with the local monument company to create a design. It includes the outline of a chalice, with an Episcopal shield forming its bowl. It is surrounded by ivy, which the monument company told them was a symbol of strength.Seifert received permission from the Diocese of Southern Virginia to adapt the diocese’s service of repentance for slavery. The service in Clay Center was called a “Service of Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation” and featured a variety of hymns and music with the theme of reconciliation, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a hymn of longing and deep meaning for the African-American community.After the service, most of the 75 worshippers caravanned to the local cemetery to dedicate the new marker on DeKonza’s grave and place flowers around its base.“You can’t heal something that hasn’t been revealed”Heidi J. Kim, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s missioner for racial reconciliation, said that St. Paul’s efforts show that its members understand what reconciliation means. “The people of St. Paul’s have said, ‘This is a wound, and we are going to try to find out what happened.’ ”(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)Taking an honest look at its history gave St. Paul’s the chance to experience “a mutuality of repentance and healing,” Kim said. “You can’t heal something that hasn’t been revealed.”She said that the depth of love current members have for their church gave rise to their sense of pain and grief that the same love wasn’t extended to DeKonza.Kim said that since she had learned what St. Paul’s has done, she has shared the story with others in The Episcopal Church, “and everyone I have told has been moved to tears,” she said. “This is remarkable, and I can’t wait to hold it up churchwide.”Retired Bishop Nathan Baxter of Central Pennsylvania, honorary chair of the board of directors of the Union of Black Episcopalians, said in an e-mail that what the people of St. Paul’s did was “an incredible story of grace.” He said that as bishop he’d heard about an occasional black member in small, scattered communities, but few people, including him, had stopped to ask about their stories.He said St. Paul’s work to uncover the truth about its relationship to DeKonza shows “that it is never too late to heal our conscious or unconscious histories with truth, confession and heartfelt acts of corporate penance.” Such efforts, he said, “when blessed by sincerity, can become a liberating witness of Christian grace for us, and for the world around us.”A start, not an endGarwood, St. Pauls’ senior warden, called the Sept. 20 service an important start, but it can’t be the end. “We have to keep this going,” she said, “and encourage other parishes to tell their stories. This can’t just go on the back burner. We have to keep the momentum going.”Beck said that his research into DeKonza’s life makes it pertinent for him and his fellow parishioners to find out “who are the Mai DeKonzas of 2015 who live in Clay Center but who have been brushed off.” He wondered what actions undertaken by people today will cause similar embarrassment to their community in 50 years.In her sermon, Seifert said the church now has the opportunity and responsibility to better understand systemic racism and other forms of oppression that leave people with a sense of hopelessness. “This is the time,” she said, “to rededicate ourselves to noticing, caring for and walking with the Mai DeKonzas we meet here and now.”Washington, of the Junction City AME church, said she would like to see congregations of different people come together, perhaps around Thanksgiving. She said more opportunities to share across racial lines should happen “not to right a wrong, but because it is right.”– Melodie Woerman is director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. October 1, 2015 at 8:16 am Well said, Phoebe! Thanks. As you know, most “Cradle Episcopalians” in the South are staunchly Protestant “Low Churchmen,”…”Virginia Churchmen” as we used to say. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Kathleen Kuczynski says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

House N / Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh

first_img Projects CopyHouses•Gemeinde Gramastetten, Austria “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh Area Area of this architecture project Houses House N / Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT GmbhSave this projectSaveHouse N / Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh Year:  Save this picture!© Archipicture+ 17 Share “COPY” Area:  188 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 Photographs:  ArchipictureSave this picture!© ArchipictureRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The residential family home is located on a hillside that slopes towards the east on the outskirts of the city of linz. The topography of the building site, building regulations, and the location of the plot were defining parameters for the design and conception of the house. The result is a clear structure, which appears monolithic from the outside, but has a complex interior spatial structure. The interior is marked by the characteristically slanted shear walls – as a podium-like stepped “living landscape” or a dynamically aligned ceiling. Save this picture!© ArchipictureThe different use areas on the ground floor and upper floor form an interconnecting spatial ensemble. The real abundance of space results from the slants, the high openings and the connection between the top and the bottom, which is further enhanced by the changing light over the course of the day. The staircase-like podiums broaden the living room and lead to the upper floor. The mid-day sun shines through the large west-facing window, over the podiums into the living space.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less2013 Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards CompetitionArticlesKunshan Middle School Proposal / United Design GroupArticles Share Austria Photographs House N / Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh CopyAbout this officeArchinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT GmbhOfficeFollowProductFabric#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGemeinde GramastettenHousesAustriaPublished on January 25, 2013Cite: “House N / Archinauten Dworschak + Mühlbachler ZT Gmbh” 25 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Lloyds NI opens international grants programme

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Lloyds TSB Foundation Northern Ireland has reopened its grants programme for Northern Ireland charities which carry out work within disadvantaged communities overseas.Organisations can apply for grants up to £5,000 for smaller projects or up to £20,000 for larger projects.Proposals should be for work in poor communities overseas which are supported by organisations with a significant presence in Northern Ireland. The scheme particularly invites applications:* For costs associated with volunteering programmes that focus particularly on the development and transfer of skills to poor entities and communities overseas.* Which support sustainable indigenous projects overseas that enhance local social and economic rights and autonomy. Projects encouraging social enterprise and entrepreneurism will be particularly favoured.* For projects that help build the capacity of advocacy and civil society representative organisations overseas, that are working in areas of local basic social and economic rightsApplication packs and ./guidance can be obtained by telephoning the Foundation on 028 9032 3000. The closing date for applications is 24 September  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lloyds NI opens international grants programme Howard Lake | 19 July 2010 | Newslast_img read more

RSF joins coalition to launch new website tracking press freedom violations in United States

first_img August 1, 2017 – Updated on August 2, 2017 RSF joins coalition to launch new website tracking press freedom violations in United States News June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News SAUL LOEB / AFP Help by sharing this information Led by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Freedom of the Press Foundation, the site will serve as a central repository for data at a time when journalists in the U.S. are facing increased hostility. RSF serves on the steering committee for the site.In recent months, journalists have been charged with crimes while covering protests in Washington D.C. and North Dakota; stopped at the border and subjected to searches of their electronic devices; and physically assaulted, and in the case of Ben Jacobs, by a congressional candidate. Data collected on the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker shows that 19 journalists have been arrested in the course of their work in 2017 and that at least 10 reporters are currently facing charges. In 2017 at least four journalists have been stopped at the border and 11 have faced physical attacks, according to the tracker. These numbers may increase as we receive new information.“The United States has some of the strongest legal protections for press freedom in the world and a robust and varied media landscape, but this cannot be taken for granted. Open hostility, threats of leak prosecutions, and arrests have created a precarious situation for journalists,” said Alex Ellerbeck, senior research associate for the U.S. at the Committee to Protect Journalists and chair of the steering committee for the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. “A full and honest accounting of challenges to press freedom in this country is sorely needed.”“RSF is thrilled to be a part of the strong coalition behind the tracker as we notice a deeply worrying downward trend in the country’s press freedom record, as evidenced by its decline in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The U.S. now ranks 43rd out of 180 countries,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF’s North America Director. “The tracker is an excellent tool that will provide in-depth information demonstrating this decline.”The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker collects data based on news reports and tips submitted by journalists, professional organizations, and press freedom organizations. The coalition behind the tracker will use the research in letters, legal briefs, and advocacy campaigns.“With the Trump administration ramping up its war on journalism, this initiative could not come at a more important time,” said Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. “We hope it will be vital to highlighting the threats to press freedom in the U.S. and the important work journalists do to hold the government accountable.”Freedom of the Press Foundation is leading the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, with its senior reporter, Peter Sterne, serving as the managing editor. The Committee to Protect Journalists is providing the initial funding and chairing the steering committee. Along with RSF, the steering committee also includes representatives from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Knight Institute at Columbia University, and Index on Censorship. Please find a full list of partners on the website.In honor of the launch, read a blog post from RSF’s Delphine Halgand and Margaux Ewen: “As America’s press freedom declines, the world is watching.” Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation Follow the news on United Statescenter_img to go further News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowersViolence United StatesAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassmentWhistleblowersViolence RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins more than 20 press freedom organizations announcing the launch today of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the United States. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

More and more freelance journalists are being prosecuted

first_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF_en Since 2009, journalists working for media based abroad are supposed to be accredited with the foreign ministry but the ministry systematically rejects all accreditation requests, forcing them to work illegally and exposing them to prosecution on a charge of “illegal production of media content” under article 22.9 of the Code of Administrative Offences.In one of the later cases, the police notified Ales Zaleuski on 13 November that he would be prosecuted for doing a report on corruption for Warsaw-based Belsat TV. He was already fined 4.5 million roubles (330 euros) last May on a similar charge.Two policemen went to Andrey Myaleshka’s home in the western city of Hrodna on 13 November to question him about an interview he did in October for Radio Racyja, a radio station based in Poland. They told him he would be charged with producing media content illegally because he had worked without accreditation.This will be Myaleshka’s third prosecution in the past six months. He was fined 4.5 million roubles (330 euros) in June and 5.25 million roubles (395 euros) in October on similar charges.He told Reporters Without Borders that nothing would stop him from working. “But the judicial proceedings, appeals and paper work take up a lot of time and are distracting, while many sources now think twice about talking to me,” he said, adding that he was under close surveillance.Ales Burakou, a journalist based in the eastern city of Mahilyou, was questioned by tax inspectors on 13 November about his earnings from foreign sources from 2010 to 2013. He called it a new form of harassment, saying he already filed all the required tax declarations. He was fined 6 million roubles (445 euros) on 8 October for an article for German public radio Deutsche Welle’s website. Belsat TV contributors Maryna Malshanava and Alyaksandr Dzianisau were also fined in September and April, respectively. No fewer than six other journalists have received warnings this year for working without accreditation.On 23 October, the government formally rejected an appeal filed in September by the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ), a Reporters Without Borders partner, calling on it to stop persecuting independent journalists and to bring the country’s media laws into line with the international treaties ratified by Belarus. Follow the news on Belarus Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of Belarusian journalists working for foreign media. It consists of raids, warnings and fines and could escalate still further in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. June 2, 2021 Find out more ————-26.09.2014 – Authorities step up harassment of independent journalists The persecution is above all targeting journalists working for media based abroadIn a continuing drive to suppress independent news coverage, the authorities are stepping up the penalties imposed on journalists who work for foreign media, often using their inability to obtain the obligatory government press accreditation as a pretext.In the latest case, a judge in Babruysk, in the eastern region of Mogilev, imposed a fine of 357 euros yesterday on Marina Malchanava for a report about an NGO that supports children with cancer. It was broadcast by Belsat TV, a station based in Poland that criticizes the Belarusian government.Three other journalists – Ales Dzyanisau, Andrey Myaleshka and Ales Zaleuski – were fined for working for Belsat TV without accreditation, while Viktar Parfyonenka, who works for Radio Racyja, another station based in Poland, was denied accreditation for the seventh time on 24 September.On 16 September, police raided the apartments of Ales Burakou and his parents in Mogilev on the grounds that he had sent reports to German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle without the necessary accreditation. The police took Burakou’s laptop and USB flash drives, and two desktop computer towers belonging to his father. Seven policemen carried out the search of Burakov’s home, which was filmed.He has filed complaints with the foreign ministry, the public prosecutor’s office and the Mogilev executive committee requesting prosecution of those responsible for the unjustified police raids and assurances that the material acquired by the police during the raids will not be used to bring further charges against him.All these journalists have been charged with “illegally creating and disseminating media products” under article 22.9 of the code of administrative offences, which does not apply to working without accreditation, As the Belarus Association of Journalists says, “the Belarusian authorities are misusing article 22.9 when they equate working without accreditation with the illegal creation and dissemination of information.”During a 15-17 September visit to Belarus, Dunja Mijatovic, the OSCE representative on freedom of the media, called on the authorities to abolish obligatory accreditation for journalists in order to improve media freedom.“As well as systematically stifling the few remaining critical media, the government has launched an offensive against foreign media and against journalists who are forced to work for foreign media without accreditation because they cannot get it,” said Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles.“The regime’s strategy is clear – to create the conditions under which independent journalism disappears of its own accord,” Dangles added.The authorities are also directly targeting media based abroad, such as Belsat TV. A lawsuit against Belsat TV, a station based in Poland that broadcasts to Belarus, was heard by a court on 4 September. Brought by BELSATplus, a company that sells TV cable and other TV broadcast equipment, it accused Belsat TV of using an existing company name. The court dismissed the case for lack of evidence.Created in 2003 under the name of Hi-Tech Market, the company changed its name to BELSATplus in 2006, a month after Belsat TV’s creation in Poland with the aim of providing independent news coverage of Belarus and the rest of Europe.Belsat TV’s attempts to register its Minsk bureau with the appropriate authorities have been repeatedly rejected.Belarus is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. center_img News Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information to go further News News May 28, 2021 Find out more November 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More and more freelance journalists are being prosecuted May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

USMC Major David Denial Thanks La Salle Students for Portraits of Courage

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Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Giving Back USMC Major David Denial Thanks La Salle Students for Portraits of Courage By VICKI PALUCH | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN BLACKSTOCK Published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 1:00 am More Cool Stuff Business News With paintbrushes and drawing pencils at the ready, 11 La Salle High School students worked after school throughout the academic year to create a dozen Portraits of Courage, depicting various U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton as a way of thanking them for their bravery and service.Sixteen-year-old Isabella Camargo presented Maj. David Denial (CQ) with the acrylic painting she created of him and his wife, Maj. Tera Denial, on Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day.“Wow! That is beautiful,” exclaimed Maj. David Denial, who was dressed in a casual green shirt and walking shorts, not a uniform because he didn’t want to cause the student body to think he was recruiting.The sophomore based her painting of the Denials on a formal U.S. Marine portrait of the couple, which he submitted to the school’s newly formed Portraits in Courage club.With the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag to the left and the flag of the U.S. Marines with its proud eagle to the right, the Denials stare directly at the viewer as their heads lean gently toward one another. On their dress uniforms, they each have a row of medals for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their smiles convey their love for each other and their country.“This is really special,” said the major, who drove up from Camp Pendleton to collect the artwork and to personally thank the students for the work they are doing to help military families. “It’s a surprise birthday present for her. And for me, it’s like coming full circle. I was in art class for all four years of high school.”Maj. David Denial enlisted in the Marines four days after he graduated from Warren High School in Downey 22 years ago. Both he and his wife, whom he married nine years ago on Valentine’s Day, have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.Isabella Camargo painstakingly painted their medals, including one of his three Medals of Valor which he received for his bravery in Fallujah, Iraq, where both of his ear drums were lacerated. “I have two hearing aids, but that’s a small price to pay,” he commented modestly. Maj. Tera Denial, a contracting officer, had also been awarded medals for her meritorious service, including one for her efforts in support of the Global War on Terrorism.“For the rest of our lives, we will have this to look at and remember,” Maj. David Denial said.The 11 members of the Portraits of Courage club were allowed to pick the subject they wanted. Isabella Camargo selected the only couple in the batch of photos submitted to the club last fall.“I picked them because they look really happy,” said Isabella Camargo. “To paint a portrait of them, I feel, is a great honor because they have worked so hard in the military and it’s good to give back.”Isabella Camargo was one of the few students to paint a portrait, the other students did pencil drawings. It took her nearly five months to complete it.Taylor Brennan, a La Salle High School sophomore, founded the new school club, Portraits of Courage, last October as a way to help military families through the healing powers of art. For his effort, in this club and another school club he started, Support Our Troops, he was featured last February as an ABC7/ KABC-TV Cool Kid.La Salle art instructor Joanne McGee-Lamb is the staff moderator of the club, meets afterschool on Tuesdays, when the students work on the portraits. Mrs. Lamb explained that these students, who are either freshmen and sophomores, are highly gifted artists who are serious about their art and about giving back to the community. The other students in the “Portraits of Courage Crew” include Mariel Lo Guercio, Olivia Pope, Ethan Chong, Aubin Schuster, Jodie Kaya, Elias Villalpando, Corinne Dyson, Jacqueline Tooley and John Stover.“It’s so cool that the kids got to meet him,” Mrs. McGee-Lamb said, noting that the other student-made portraits will be shipped to the servicemen or their families by May 31.center_img Community News Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Gun provocation reveals tensions in Michigan tourist haven

first_img WhatsApp Gun provocation reveals tensions in Michigan tourist haven By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Twitter By JOHN FLESHERAssociated PressTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants. The Jan. 20 proceedings were livestreamed, with members joining from home because of the pandemic. As usual, citizens phoned in to sound off. Among them was Keli MacIntosh, who complained about remarks to the board last spring by members of the Proud Boys on designating the county four hours northwest of Detroit as a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” As MacIntosh urged the chairman to disavow the far-right group that was a leading agitator during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, commissioner Ron Clous — seated in a room with deer heads mounted on a wall — briefly disappeared from view and returned holding a rifle. He brandished it for the webcam, then set it aside. The chairman, Rob Hentschel, laughed onscreen. But many in this Lake Michigan bayside community, which prizes tourism and a friendly image, were not amused. To them, the provocative gesture that made national headlines was another sign of a deeper problem in this woodsy, idyllic region that couldn’t be brushed aside. Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula is more than a resort community with sandy beaches, cherry orchards and arts festivals where vacationers come to play. Beneath the cheery exterior lurk racial and cultural divides eerily similar to those that have ignited protests and violence elsewhere. “In this age, no place is an island,” said Warren Call, president of a business organization in Traverse City, the county seat. The incident “goes against everything we stand for.” This postcard-pretty patchwork of small towns, forests and fields is far removed from the tough streets of urban America and the South’s racial tinderboxes. But as northern Michigan becomes more popular and accessible, long-simmering conflicts boil over. Income inequality is stark in the area, notorious for skimpy wages. Producers of the fruit for which Traverse City bills itself “cherry capital of the world” are struggling to survive. Meanwhile, pricey condominium developments spring up to accommodate an influx of wealthy retirees and summer residents whose yachts pack lakefront marinas, while 20-somethings who serve their meals in upscale restaurants scramble for affordable housing. Some elderly newcomers from big cities — and younger ones who can work remotely via wireless internet — bring progressive ideas that clash with Northern Michigan’s entrenched conservatism. The area remains solidly Republican, although Democrats have captured two county commission seats representing Traverse City, which has a gay mayor. Leelanau County, adjacent to Grand Traverse and dotted with wineries and a national lakeshore, was embarrassed last August when road commissioner Tom Eckerle used the N-word during a meeting while blaming Blacks in Detroit for spreading the coronavirus. The 75-year-old farmer resigned under pressure. “I got calls about that from the East Coast to the West Coast,” Chet Janik, the county administrator, said in an interview. “We had minority people asking if it was safe for them to come up here.” Janik, 63, who immigrated to the area from Poland as a child and endured taunts about his heritage, said Eckerle’s racial slurs don’t represent his rural county. But he acknowledged the rapid pace of change had unsettled some. “It’s just that they want things to be the way they used to,” he said. But local residents of color say discrimination — often subtle, sometimes blatant — is commonplace in the region, which is well over 90% white. Members of Northern Michigan E3, an anti-racism group, described uncomfortable encounters with law enforcement, bullying in schools, suspicious gazes in stores. A Native American pupil recently was the target of racist language and violent videos, said Holly T. Bird, an activist and attorney. A doctor of Iranian descent wrote in a local newspaper that a sheriff’s deputy had knocked on his door after someone apparently saw him in his yard and reported a “suspicious person.” “We agree this is a wonderful place filled with wonderful people but it has a racism problem,” said Bird, who is Native American. Tyasha Harrison, a Black woman who moved to nearby Benzie County eight years ago, said such experiences had made family and friends from elsewhere reluctant to visit. “Some Black people that know what’s going on in Michigan don’t feel welcome, and for some reason we keep making national news for doing some crazy, off-the-wall, racist stuff,” she said in an interview. Her organization formed after a Black Lives Matter rally along the Traverse City waterfront last summer. A handful of armed counter-demonstrators in camouflage garb showed up, but kept their distance. Their presence came during a year of resurgent paramilitary activity in the state, with protesters angry over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pandemic policies carrying firearms into the Capitol in Lansing. Last fall, six men were charged in an alleged plot to kidnap the Democratic governor. Eight others were accused of planning terrorist acts, including storming the statehouse. Northern Michigan was a hub of the self-styled “militia” movement a generation ago. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, convicted in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, reportedly met with activists in the state. More recently, dozens of Michigan counties have declared themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries,” pledging to resist gun control. Grand Traverse County’s board of commissioners did so last March. The Jan. 20 incident involving Clous and his rifle vividly illustrated the region’s cultural and political schism. He and Hentschel, the chairman, rejected calls for their resignation, and the commission deadlocked on whether to censure them. Clous didn’t returns calls and emails from The Associated Press. He told the Traverse City Record-Eagle he wanted to show support for gun rights and described the Proud Boys as “decent guys.” Hentschel said during the meeting he knew some members of the all-male organization, which says it defends “western chauvinism.” “I’ve met multi-racial, Puerto Rican Proud Boys, and they informed me they also have gay proud boys,” he said. “I don’t see how that’s a hate group.” MacIntosh, who was speaking when Clous retrieved the firearm, said she was shaken by the gesture. “I didn’t think he was going to shoot me, but I do think his whole point was to intimidate me,” she said. The act prompted hours of phoned-in comments during subsequent meetings. David Barr, a businessman, said in an interview that Clous should apologize but the matter had been “blown out of proportion.” “People feel if somebody makes a mistake any more on an elected body that you need to manufacture outrage and scream and holler and carry on like it’s the end of the world,” he said. Six years ago, lawyer Michael Naughton joined the wave of young professionals moving from a big city — Detroit, in his case — to Traverse City, where he had vacationed as a child. Now 42, married and the father of two daughters, he wrote a letter seeking Clous’ resignation and shared it with others. Eventually more than 1,500 — including the mayor and city commissioners — signed on. Naughton said he understood the mistrust of government shared by many in Michigan. But to shrug off the commissioner’s act would send a message that such behavior is acceptable, he said. “The picture of Mr. Clous with the gun is not what should define us,” Naughton said.Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Activists Tyasha Harrison, left, and Holly T. Bird pose along the Grand Traverse Bay waterfront in Traverse City, Mich., Feb. 13, 2021. They are among local residents who have criticized a county commissioner for displaying a gun during an online meeting. The official’s provocative act came as a caller was raising concerns about right-wing extremism. Some activists say the incident is among many showing that Michigan’s seemingly tranquil north has some of the same racial and cultural divides that have ignited protests and violence in bigger cities.John Flesher Pinterest Facebook Local NewsUS Newscenter_img TAGS  Facebook Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Audio update – Derry councillor hits out after car is burned out in Galliagh

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Audio update – Derry councillor hits out after car is burned out in Galliagh By News Highland – November 6, 2014 Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleINMO figures show Letterkenny General’s overcrowding crisis continuesNext articleMan arrested in Derry in connection with Syria activity News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest A Derry councillor has condemned a petrol bomb attack on a family car in Galliagh.Cllr Brian Tierney said the victims were “shocked and distraught” after their vehicle was set ablaze by three masked men at Glencaw Park last night. They were last seen heading off in the direction of Leafair Park.After visiting the family today, he says they remain shocked and distraught following the cowardly attack.Cllr Tierney says there are four young children living in the house, one of whom has disabilities and requires transport to medical appointments several times a week.He’s urging anyone with information to contact the PSNI.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more