Video: Presiding Bishop says Mississippi bears ‘faithful witness’

first_imgVideo: Presiding Bishop says Mississippi bears ‘faithful witness’ Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Rector Tampa, FL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Mississippi] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says reconciliation work in the diocese and state of Mississippi can teach other communities about confronting divisive issues. Jefferts Schori spoke during a Nov. 15 news conference before the opening session of “Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America,” a two-day gathering sponsored by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Jackson.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books State of Racism, Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Video In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 18, 2013 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Rieko Ioane calls Springboks and All Blacks classic toughest Test he’s played

first_imgMonday Oct 9, 2017 Rieko Ioane calls Springboks and All Blacks classic toughest Test he’s played Winger Rieko Ioane has said that Saturday’s epic 25-24 Test win over South Africa in Cape Town was the toughest he’s played so far in his young career. Ioane, who had a try disallowed in the first half, scored a crucial intercept try in the second. Ioane, still just 20-years-old, has cemented his place as the regular left wing starter for the All Blacks, after coming in for a slightly out of form Julian Savea.In scoring on Saturday, Ioane became joint top try-scorer in this year’s Rugby Championship, tied with Wallaby fullback Israel Folau on five tries each.The match lived up to the hype, according to Ioane, who first played NZ Sevens aged 17. “They were saying it is one of the tougher Test matches, and for me, that was the toughest one I’ve ever played and one that I won’t be forgetting,” Ioane said.The first half of the match lasted a gruelling 50 minutes, as South Africa piled on the pressure.“I think, after that first half though, the game would have been over – it was that long.“They rushed up and brought a lot of line speed, and I think that put us under a bit of pressure, especially in that first half. Nothing was really sticking for us, a couple of passes were dropped.“They just put us under huge defensive pressure with their line speed and I think that flowed on well for them. But it was good that the boys were able to grind it out and come away with the victory.”On his try, Ioane says that he just ran, despite being gassed at the time.“We were on defence for a bit, the ball popped up and I had the easiest job, to just run it in and put the ball down. I did my bit, credit was to the boys for their hard work on defence.“My lungs were blowing, my legs were gone and I was just hoping that I’d make it the full distance. These young legs managed to do it. I was just happy enough to get over the line, sucking a few big ones on the way back.”The All Blacks now head back home for a week off before they begin preparations for the third and final Bledisloe Cup Test against the Wallabies, in Brisbane on October 21st.Catch up on highlights from the match belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

How to recast antiquity

first_img Noah Wuerfel ’17 gently repairs a plaster cast of an ancient relief. Agnete Lassen (from left), Alma Barjamovic (age 6), Gojko Barjamovic, and Adam Aja examine one of the plaster casts. Classmates Haakon Sigurslid ’18 (left) and Georgia Stirtz ’17 mix together the bright-green silicone that will form the mold for a new resin cast. Rebecca Chen ’16 (left) and Noah Wuerfel ’17 carefully apply a thin layer of silicone. Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Gojko Barjamovic likes to use sensory-driven teaching methods in his classes, like the recasting project, to help bring the past to life. A plaster cast of an ancient relief is pictured. Rebecca Chen ’16 (left) and Elizabeth Hubbard ’18 repair a plaster cast of an ancient relief. Adam Aja discusses the project in the basement of the Harvard Semitic Museum, where the careful work is unfolding. Still, making the ancient past come alive can be tricky, so Barjamovic entices his students by engaging their senses. With the help of Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis, students have re-created detailed maps of the area for the course. They have played a reconstructed, 4,500-year-old instrument, and listened to some of the world’s earliest known music. During a recent lab, they cooked a three-course Mesopotamian meal following ancient Babylonian recipes. “To tempt people to commit a semester of their life to something so strange and far away as ancient life,” he said, “you have to think about how to make it meaningful.”Helping re-create the ancient reliefs is meaningful, said Barjamovic, and fits his teaching-to-the-senses approach. About half the class signed up for the 30 hours per student the museum requested to help with the restoration of eight plaster casts. The additional hours and hands have dramatically reduced the work for Adam Aja, the museum’s assistant curator of collections. Aja recently spent almost an entire semester restoring and recasting one relief on his own. Thanks to the students, the process has been trimmed to about a week per cast.“With a little training, they are doing a fantastic job,” Aja said. “They are getting up to my standards.”The original reliefs once hung in the throne rooms and banquet halls of the palaces of Nimrud and Nineveh, the massive homes of the great Assyrian rulers Assurnasirpal II (883–859 B.C.) and Assurbanipal (668–627 B.C.). Some reliefs display battle scenes; others portray the hunt. On one restored relief, Assurbanipal, on horseback, drives his spear into the jaws of a lunging lion. The artworks’ threatening themes, captured in striking detail by expert craftsmen, signaled to foreign dignitaries and Assyrian subjects the king’s undisputed power.“The king of the human world, victorious against the king of the animal world. That’s the symbolism,” said Barjamovic.On a recent afternoon, two sets of students were hard at work in the museum’s basement. One group gently repaired a large relief. Using small brushes and a mixture of fine marble powder and glue, they smoothed over holes and filled in cracks in the chipped plaster. Next to them, two students carefully prepared a bright-green silicone formula in small plastic buckets, then painted the mixture onto another restored cast. (When dry, the rubber is peeled from the plaster and used as the mold for a new resin cast.)Sophomore Georgia Stirtz, her hands in blue latex gloves, spread the silicone onto the surface of a restored relief. “I feel like there’s a much deeper connection when you are actually able to see the thing in real life rather than just on a slideshow,” she said. “Seeing that this simply exists in the world is very different from actually being able to touch it and work with it.”With fighting in the region continuing between the Iraqi government and the self-declared Islamic State, the Harvard project has taken on even greater meaning. In recent months, videos posted online have show ISIS militants destroying the very palace in Nimrud that once housed the Harvard reliefs, and smashing antiquities from Iraq’s Mosul Museum.“That was heartbreaking,” said Stirtz. “I didn’t know much about that until recently. It makes this [work] all the more important.” Gojko Barjamovic (left), who teaches “Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives,” and Adam Aja, assistant curator of collections at the Harvard Semitic Museum, discuss the project. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Gojko Barjamovic (from left) and Adam Aja discuss the details of the project while Rebecca Chen ’16 and Noah Wuerfel ’17 work to repair a plaster cast of an ancient relief. Refashioning Mesopotamia Classmates Haakon Sigurslid ’18 (left) and Georgia Stirtz ’17 mix together the bright-green silicone that will form the mold for a new resin cast. Georgia Stirtz ’17 (left) and Haakon Sigurslid ’18 mix silicone. Near the end of the 19th century, the director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, David Gordon Lyon, turned to a kind of virtual reality to help him augment the museum’s teaching and displays. But the cutting-edge equipment of the day didn’t involve digital technology or flashy 3-D software. It involved plaster.Following a quick request to museums in London, Paris, and Berlin, Harvard was soon the recipient of copies of Mesopotamian masterpieces: plaster casts of original, vivid reliefs from the ancient world. Many of the originals once adorned the walls of the massive Assyrian royal palaces at Nimrud and Nineveh, both in what is now northern Iraq.At Harvard, the reliefs were displayed in the museum’s galleries and used in classrooms for years. But today many of those 100-year-old casts are crumbling, and a group of Harvard professors, curators, and students is working to save them for future generations to work with and view.As part of the General Education course “Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives” and with support from the Elson Family Arts Initiative Fund, Harvard students are fashioning new, lighter, more durable copies of the old casts from resin. The result is a boon for the museum, which is overhauling its third-floor galleries, and a chance for students to touch antiquity.“The students are learning something about the creation process up-close and personal with these wonderful Mesopotamian reliefs and contributing in a very physical way to the revitalization of our gallery spaces,” said Peter Der Manuelian, the museum’s director, who is helping lead the project.The course delves into the early human civilizations that were thriving in Mesopotamia more than 3,000 years ago.“What’s relevant about studying the ancient past? It’s insanely interesting,” said Gojko Barjamovic, the course’s instructor. Peering back in time offers students a look at the foundation for “the givens in our daily lives,” he said: how people organize themselves, what they do when they arise in the morning, the music to which they listen, the gods to which they pray. “Looking at that timespan and looking at what it is fundamentally to be human teaches us an enormous amount about not only them, but about ourselves.”last_img read more