HSBC bid ups Nedbank rating

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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) Q12011 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2011 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d invest in cheap UK shares to make a million after the stock market crash

first_imgForget Bitcoin! I’d invest in cheap UK shares to make a million after the stock market crash Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. When the equities sell-off reached its zenith in mid-March, many investors ditched the stock market for alternative assets such as Bitcoin. The virtual cryptocurrency can be traded like anything else on an exchange and recently, its price has risen sharply. But despite its appeals, I’d still invest in cheap UK shares to build serious wealth in the long run. Why? Well, let me explain.The problem with BitcoinThe price fluctuations of most cryptocurrencies make for a stomach-churning ride. In fact, it’s not rare for upswings and downswings of 20% or more to occur within the space of a few weeks. This makes it difficult to assign any significant role to Bitcoin in a portfolio when it comes to building wealth over the long term.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s more, after 11 years in circulation, the cryptocurrency is still not widely accepted or recognised. For me, this raises concerns regarding the long-term viability of the virtual currency.Perhaps the main problem with Bitcoin is that its value is determined by pure speculative demand. In other words, there is no measurement to determine what the intrinsic value of the asset might be. Don’t get me wrong, that’s no reason to cast Bitcoin aside, but as for using it to build long-term wealth, it’s a no go in my eyes.To clarify, I’m not completely ruling out a small exposure to Bitcoin as part of a well-diversified investment portfolio. Rather, I’m warning against using Bitcoin as your core asset to build capital in the long run. The reason being is that I think there are much safer and superior options.The strength of cheap UK sharesDespite the recent volatility in the stock market, investing in shares is a tried and tested way of building long-term wealth. Stick at it for long enough and you could even reach a six-figure portfolio.I’d focus on identifying companies with strong market positions, stable earnings growth and solid business fundamentals. Think of companies such as Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, and BAE Systems. Alternatively, you could hoover up the entire market with a UK tracker fund like the HSBC FTSE All Share Index.Either way, after every major sell-off, the stock market has gone on to reach new highs. We’ve already seen this in the wake of the 2020 market crash with the American tech-heavy index, the NASDAQ 100. This underscores the importance of sticking at it for the long term. That way, you can ride out any temporary downswings and also enable the process of compounding returns to take effect, which is key to generating serious wealth.The miracle of compound returnsTo illustrate, if you invested £400 a month and managed to receive an annual return of 9% (similar to that of the FTSE 100’s historic annual return), you’d have an investment pot worth £1,085,200 after 35 years.Ultimately, I reckon that building a well-diversified portfolio of quality UK shares is a superior and safer way to build serious capital over the long term. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Stock market crash: how I’ll invest to protect my money in any future downturn

first_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Stock market crash: how I’ll invest to protect my money in any future downturn I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Andy Ross | Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. There are plenty of potential known, or currently unknown, catalysts for a stock market crash. From a worsening of coronavirus through to an ending of central bank action to prop up economies, plus geopolitical concerns and wars. There’s always something to keep the investor up at night – if you let these things bother you.I prefer to take little notice of the news. I want to buy great companies which make profits and cash and hold them for a long time. That way I think I can weather any stock market crash. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…So, without further ado, here’s how I’ll invest to limit the downside and protect my money in any future downturn.Build the house on solid foundations, not sandTo build a great house that’ll stand the test of time, you need solid foundations. A shares portfolio also needs to have solid foundations in the form of a strategy and an edge. The latter can be achieved by focusing on an industry you know well, or by becoming an expert at value investing for example, or growth investing.From my point of view, solid foundations come from having shares which produce an income in the form of dividends. The dividends received can be reinvested in more shares. This creates a spiral of growth which is called compound interest. This approach I believe works after a stock market crash. Having no strategy or direction is like building a house on sand. It won’t last and you’ll lose everything.Take a long-term view: invest with knowledge and confidenceTo have a strategy will require you to think about your investing style, objectives and plan. With this in place, you can invest for the long term and make better, more profitable decisions. With improved planning and decision making, you can invest with knowledge and confidence. This will insulate you when markets sour – as they occasionally do.Taking a long-term view allows you to look past short-term problems and challenges. These can come in the form of company-specific problems, or the background noise of economic updates and the forecasts of others.Diversify to limit the impact of a stock market crashAnother aspect is to build a diversified portfolio. I aim to make sure some of my portfolio is defensive in nature. In practice, this means including companies that can survive –and possibly thrive – in a stock market crash. Examples include supermarkets, pharmaceuticals and utilities where demand doesn’t dry up when consumers or governments are short of cash. Or at least demand doesn’t go away to the same extent as it does for luxury goods or cars.Given another stock market crash is almost inevitable, I think it’s best to have a balanced portfolio which looks to include both income and growth. If you plan for the worst and take a long-term view, then I think you can position yourself well to profit from any market downturn. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Collars on the Corner brings prayer, spiritual connection to streets…

first_img Ann Brophy says: By David PaulsenPosted Jun 20, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Don Burr says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (10) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Kate Anderson says: June 21, 2017 at 12:36 am Blessings on your wonderful ministry. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious June 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm What an inspiring story of living the gospel! July 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm I feel privileged to know Kevin Stewart and am so proud that the Episcopal Church has seen this need and responded to it in such a concrete and meaningful way. Stephen Stray’s comment is right on – lay people need to join in the prayer as well, and the prayer list helps us do just that. Thank you to all who lift people up in prayer 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 Stephen Stray says: Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 21, 2017 at 9:57 am While I applaud this outreach effort, and it’s great to see the Episcopal Church reaching into areas we’ve not served well before, we need to remember that it can’t just be the “collars” doing all the work. Prayer and outreach are the responsibility of the entire priesthood of all believers, not just the professional “pray-ers”. This is a wonderful beginning! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 June 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm Wooo Hooo!!! This is awesome! Mary Lee Wile says: Collars on the Corner brings prayer, spiritual connection to streets of Milwaukee Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Clergy members from the Milwaukee area pray with Luria Sampson, center, during a Collars on the Corner session in May at West Center and North 51st streets. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Milwaukee, Wisconsin] Luria Sampson had plans Saturday morning, and they didn’t include prayer – not at first.Driving east down West Center Street in Milwaukee, he was on a course for his daughter’s house, his thoughts focused on her safety in a city suffering through a surge in shooting deaths. But when he slowed for the stoplight at 51st Street, an unexpected sight gently altered his morning travels.Sampson, 59, stopped his car, and prayer found its way into his plans.He turned to park the Pontiac Vibe next to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, exited the car and, grabbing his cane, walked up to the sidewalk where men dressed in black and wearing white clergy collars were waiting to greet him.It is called Collars on the Corner, a public ministry that an Episcopal deacon and Roman Catholic deacon launched after a Milwaukee police shooting last August. The killing of a black man during a chase by an on-duty city officer, also black, sparked days of protests and unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood and thrust the city’s stark segregation into the national spotlight.Although the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee’s congregations are well represented in the city’s surrounding suburbs, there are no Episcopal churches in city neighborhoods with majority black or Latino populations. Despite lacking a structural presence, the diocese’s commitment to a personal presence in such neighborhoods is embodied by the Rev. Kevin Stewart, the diocese’s missioner for community engagement.Stewart has spent much of the past year growing the ecumenical Collars on the Corner ministry with fellow deacon the Rev. Jim Banach, with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. They invite clergy of all denominations to join them outside collecting and responding to prayer requests, and they encourage churches to host the ministry on their own nearby corners.The intersection at Center and 51st is the unofficial home base for Collars on the Corner. On this Saturday morning in May, the warm sun rose over the sidewalk at the corner where a card table was set up. Taped to the side was a sign that read, “Prayer Requests.” Atop the table, a prayer box invited submissions.“We’d be happy to pray with you right here and now,” Stewart announced.“Yes, please do. I could use a good prayer,” Sampson replied.The men gathered in a huddle as one of them, the Rev. Anthony Luckett of the nondenominational Saint Paul Church, led the prayer. Luckett called on God to bless Sampson and his family and give him strength as he spreads his compassion to those around him.The prayer lasted little more than a minute. After tearfully offering his thanks and shaking hands, Sampson continued on, leaving the men in white collars to await their next prayer requests.Praying here has become a routine Stewart repeats every Saturday morning, as his schedule and the weather will allow. He and Banach teamed up last year after discussing their shared desire to get outside and connect with Milwaukee-area residents in new ways.“My understanding of scripture is Jesus spent more time out on the streets than Jesus did in a building, so we felt that we should go,” Stewart said. “But go where, and do what?”The Rev. Kevin Stewart, the Diocese of Milwaukee’s missioner for community engagement, talks in May about his work on the Collars on the Corner ministry. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThey settled on this street ministry, offering a handshake or hug and a prayer – and wearing their white collars so their calling and purpose would be immediately discernible to passersby. Banach, who was familiar with St. Catherine’s Catholic Parish, suggested the location even before the police shooting in Sherman Park brought wider attention to the neighborhood.“I thought to myself, it’s busy. There’s a need. This tends to be a pretty proactive social justice parish. I bet if we ask, they’ll say yes,” Banach said. “Then Sherman Park happened.”Three weeks later, they set up their first Collars on the Corner in front of St. Catherine’s. They found people were hungry for personal and spiritual connection, Stewart said. “They were hungry to pray, on day one.”Deacon is force for street-level ministriesStewart, 60, has a track record of addressing hunger. After being hired by the diocese as missioner in 2011, he founded the Hospitality Center in Racine as an outreach ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The day center, under Stewart’s leadership, became known in the community and the diocese for its success in providing food and services for the homeless.“Kevin has a gift for meeting people where they are, learning and listening to their needs and then building a community to address these needs,” Milwaukee Bishop Steven Miller said in an email to Episcopal News Service.In 2015, with the Hospitality Center well established in Racine, Stewart stepped down to turn his focus to Milwaukee, where the diocese was looking to create ministries that would respond to the city’s sudden spike in deadly violence. The number of homicides in the city hit 145 that year, the most in two decades, and the number of nonfatal shootings had been on the rise since 2010, the Journal Sentinel reported while noting that the causes were hard to pin down. “As a diocese, we are committed to making a difference in Milwaukee,” Miller said. “This ministry of building relationships is the beginning.”Stewart was given the freedom to venture into the community, listen to residents and local leaders and use what he learned to develop new ministries, like Collars on the Corner.That ministry continued to grow in the fall, but over the winter, Stewart and Banach moved it indoors. They distributed prayer boxes across the Milwaukee area, and Stewart now collects prayer requests weekly from 25 locations, including seven congregations and 12 laundromats, from Cedarburg to Waukesha to Racine. He then sends them out to an expanding prayer chain, by email and on Collars on the Corner’s Facebook page.“To maintain my sobriety,” reads one prayer request.Another asks for prayers “for my family’s safety and happiness. I also ask you to pray for my strength to overcome things that bring me down.”Busy corner is Saturday morning hub of prayerThe collars returned to the corners in the spring, with prayer request stations set up in downtown Waukesha, in Milwaukee’s Bayview neighborhood and at multiple anti-violence events in Milwaukee. And while Stewart and Banach work to involve more churches, they maintain a regular presence at Center and 51st.“The beauty of it is we’ve already got some friends in the neighborhood,” Banach said. “They see us out here and they come running.”The Rev. Anthony Luckett of the nondenominational Saint Paul’s Church prays in May with Darren Haywood on the corner of West Center and North 51st streets in Milwaukee. Haywood, 48, has grown used to seeing the men in collars here Saturdays and asked them to pray to stop the violence plaguing the city. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceSome of the foot traffic on this corner is generated by St. Catherine’s Saturday food pantry. Jacqueline Garcia, 46, said she stops by the food pantry once a month, but this was her first time seeing the prayer request station.Stewart prays with Jacqueline Garcia, 46, who was stopping by a nearby food pantry when she saw the Collars on the Corner. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceShe and her friend, Micha Jones, 38, each scribbled their prayers on paper and put them in the box. Then, over the sound of cars cruising by on Center Street and the drone of the lawnmower at St. Catherine’s, they prayed – Jones with Luckett and Garcia with Stewart.By the time they were done, tears were running down Garcia’s cheeks. Jones had been similarly moved by her prayer, and “I don’t cry for nobody,” she said after regaining her composure.Jones said she sometimes attends church services, but not regularly. That tenuous connection to a physical church is common among the people served here, but these sidewalk parishioners need not be churchgoers. The goal of Collars on the Corner isn’t to fill the pews.Stewart recalled welcoming someone on the corner who feared going back to church. The person had been away “too long” and had “done too much wrong.”“Maybe that person will walk inside a church door again, we don’t know,” Stewart said. “But on that day, the church was out here meeting people where they’re at.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release June 21, 2017 at 6:41 am Love this. I have done this kind of street praying. It can be powerful. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 11, 2017 at 9:14 am So diaconal, a living bridge, incarnated — love this! Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments are closed. Pam Payne says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Robin Kassabian says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bp Greg Brewer says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR June 27, 2017 at 9:18 am This is so very encouraging . . . and the ecumenical aspect of it is “church” as it should be! Prayers for continued success and growth of this ministry. So many other cities could benefit from this. Richard Basta says: June 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm Now that is evangelism without hype or pressure! Bravo to Collars on the Corner for meeting people where they are. June 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm Great ecumenical effort! Rector Knoxville, TN Barry K. Luedloff says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Black religious leaders are up front and central in US protests…

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II addresses protesters gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate In an interview earlier this year, Rev. Barber said: “There is not some separation between Jesus and justice; to be Christian is to be concerned with what’s going on in the world.”By Lawrence Burnley, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, University of DaytonWhen the Rev. Al Sharpton implored white America to “get your knee off our necks” at the memorial of George Floyd, his words were carried by news outlets across the globe.Meanwhile in the U.S., the Rev. William J. Barber II has been an ever-present voice in the protests, prompting some to place him as the successor to past civil rights greats.That people of the cloth are at the forefront of the current protests over police brutality should not be a surprise.From the earliest times of the United States’ history, religious leaders have led the struggle for liberation and racial justice for black Americans. As an ordained minister and a historian, I see it as a common thread running through the history of the United States, from black resistance in the earliest periods of slavery in the antebellum South, through the civil rights movement of the 1960s and up to the Black Lives Matter movement today.As Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of Black Lives Matters, says: “The fight to save your life is a spiritual fight.”Spiritual callingFor many black religious leaders in the United States, civil rights and social justice are central to their spiritual calling. Informed by their respective faith traditions, it places religion within the black American experience while also being informed by African culture and the traumatic experience of the Transatlantic trade of African people.We see this in Malcolm X’s 1964 exhortation that black Americans should form bonds with African nations and “migrate to Africa culturally, philosophically and spiritually.” Malcolm X’s desire to internationalize the struggle in the U.S. after his 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca also speaks to the role he saw Islam having in the civil rights movement.“America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem,” he wrote in a letter during his visit to Saudi Arabia. The struggle of black Americans informed Malcolm X’s reading of the Quran.Similarly, the interaction between religious text and real-world struggle informed earlier black civil rights and anti-slavery leaders. Slave revolt leader Nat Turner, for example, saw rebellion as the work of God, and drew upon biblical texts to inspire his actions.As the historian and Turner biographer Patrick Breen noted in an article for Smithsonian Magazine, “Turner readily placed his revolt in a biblical context, comparing himself at some times to the Old Testament prophets, at another point to Jesus Christ.” In his “Confessions,” dictated to a white lawyer after his 1831 arrest, Turner quoted the Gospel of Luke and alluded to numerous other passages from the Bible.Turner had visions he interpreted as signs from God encouraging him to revolt.VisionsSuch prophetic visions were not uncommon to early anti-slavery leaders – Sojourner Truth and Jarena Lee were both spurred to action after God revealed himself to them. Lee’s anti-slavery preaching is also an early example of the important role that black religious female leaders would have in the civil rights struggle.In arguing for her right to spread God’s message, Lee asked: “If the man may preach, because the Saviour died for him, why not the woman? Seeing he died for her also. Is he not a whole Saviour, instead of a half one?”Sojourner Truth was driven to anti-slavery activism by spiritual visions.GHI Vintage/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesThese early anti-slavery activists rejected the “otherworld” theology taught to enslaved Africans by their white captors, which sought to deflect attention away from their condition in “this world” with promises of a better afterlife.Instead, they affirmed God’s intention for freedom and liberation in both this world and the next, identifying strongly with biblical stories of freedom, such as the exodus of the Hebrew community from Egyptian enslavement and Jesus’ proclamation to “set the oppressed free.”Incorporating religion into the black anti-slavery movement sowed the seeds for faith being central to the struggle for racial justice to come. As the church historian James Washington observed, the “very disorientation of their slavery and the persistent impact of systemic racism and other forms of oppression provided the opportunity – indeed the necessity – of a new religious synthesis.”At heart, a preacherThe synthesis continued into the 20th century, with religious civil rights leaders who clearly felt compelled to make the struggle for justice central part of the role of a spiritual leader.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching in Chicago.Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images“In the quiet recesses of my heart, I am fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in a 1965 article for Ebony Magazine.Racial justice remains integral to black Christian leadership in the 21st century. In an interview earlier this year, Rev. Barber said: “There is not some separation between Jesus and justice; to be Christian is to be concerned with what’s going on in the world.”Recognizing the rich legacy of black religious leadership in the struggle of racial justice in the United States in no way diminishes the role of historic and contemporary secular leadership. From W.E.B. DuBois to A. Philip Randolph, who helped organize 1963’s March on Washington, and up to the current day the civil rights movement has also benefited from those who would classify themselves as freethinkers or atheists.But given the history of religion in the black protest movement, it should be no surprise that the killing of George Floyd has unleashed an outpouring of activism from black religious leaders – backed by supporters from different faith traditions.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 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GMTV to help TimeBank to promote Volunteers’ Week 2006

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering Moira Swinbank, TimeBank Chief Executive said: “GMTV’s programming brings volunteering to life – inspiring viewers to get out and make a difference in their own communities.“We register viewers by phone, text and online, helping them to find local opportunities that match their interests and lifestyles. To date the programming has recruited 6000 new volunteers.”Volunteers’ Week 2006 will broadcast from 30 May to 1 June on GMTV. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 GMTV to help TimeBank to promote Volunteers’ Week 2006 Howard Lake | 20 May 2006 | Newscenter_img GMTV will once again be encouraging viewers to give their time and be matched to volunteering opportunities by national charity TimeBank during Volunteers Week.This is the fourth year that GMTV has teamed up with TimeBank to highlight the importance of volunteer work in the UK. This year’s campaign will feature Coronation Street’s Bill Ward, Footballer’s Wives’ star, Zoë Lucker, and Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward. Working closely with their favourite charities, Bill Ward visited Women’s Aid, Zoë Lucker flew to Zambia with VSO, and Sammy Winward visited Home-Start, to see and film the charities in action. Advertisement  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Marathoners raise over £19 million for charity on JustGiving

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Justgiving London London marathon Technology About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 27 April 2010. Virgin London Marathon runners have raised over £19 million, including Gift Aid, on JustGiving (www.justgiving.com) this year. Over £1.66 million of this total was raised on Friday, Saturday and Marathon Sunday.The total amount, benefiting over 2000 charities, is set to grow; historically, up to 20% of donations are made after the race.The Friday (24 April) before the marathon was a record-breaking day for JustGiving. The total amount raised for charities across the site, including marathon pages, topped £1.8 million. This is the largest amount raised in a single day on JustGiving so far this year – and its second-highest single-day total ever.Over 20,000 Virgin London Marathon pages have been set up on the JustGiving website this year. Fundraisers who have received donations have raised on average £1308 per page. This is 4.5% higher than the average amount raised at the same time last year.JustGiving’s managing director, Anne-Marie Huby said: “Our marathon fundraisers have done an incredible job this year. Raising over £19 million for charity, especially in these uncertain times, is such an achievement. The rising averages per JustGiving page show that our recent enhancements to our Facebook application, and developments like our new iPhone app, are making it easier for our fundraisers to connect, and share their stories, with more people than ever before.”The JustGiving team led cheer points at strategic locations along the Marathon route this year. It also hired the eco-friendly Seymour Green recycling vans, which were parked at Buckingham Palace and key areas around Central London during the Marathon. Marathoners raise over £19 million for charity on JustGiving Howard Lake | 28 April 2010 | News  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Kami Hoss, DDS of The Super Dentists Launches Super Toothbrushes for Kids – Infants…

first_img Facebook Kami Hoss, DDS of The Super Dentists Launches Super Toothbrushes for Kids – Infants to Teens Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Previous articleIntroducing Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, Ring’s Most Advanced Wired Doorbell Featuring 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye ViewNext articleNew pups hit the dog park; owners are nervous wrecks Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp The brand-new Super Sonic Light Toothbrush is ideal for children ages 6- to 36-months. The toothbrush comes with a built-in LED light, as well as sonic vibrations to gently massage babies’ and toddlers’ gums to relieve discomfort from teething. Extra soft rounded bristles help protect enamel on delicate new teeth. The Super Electric Toothbrush is targeted for kids, tweens, and teens, who prefer an electric toothbrush. It comes in two characters – Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile and The Tooth Keri – and features integrated augmented reality, long battery life, and premium Tynex DuPont bristles, and has an ergonomic design to help clean plaque in hard-to-reach places. The Super Sonic Light and Super Electric Toothbrushes join The Super Toothbrush®, introduced last year. The Super Toothbrush® now comes in six of The Super Dentists characters: Dr. HaveOneSuperSmile, The Tooth Keri, Cavitar, and Molar; including two new characters, MeloD and Flossosaurus. By Digital AIM Web Support – March 23, 2021 last_img read more