Religion

Website developer Five More Talents launches COVID-19 dashboard and online resources for churches

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 2:15pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200406005444/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200406005444/en/
    Screenshot of Five More Talents COVID-19 dashboard (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Five More Talents has been developing websites for churches throughout North America for more than 10 years now.
  • Because were aware of the limited technical and financial resources many churches have, we felt compelled to step up, said Doug Vos, the companys president.
  • Within two weeks our team put together the COVID-19 dashboard to give churches recommended tools and resources for online giving, video streaming and alternatives for staying connected while self-distancing.
  • This dashboard provides a comprehensive list of helpful resources useful to churches scrambling to update their online communications during this time of crisis, said Nakhla, who shared that Five More Talents developed the original disaster response website for their denomination.

AJC Welcomes New UK Labour Party Head Pledge to "Root Out" Antisemitism

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 3:33pm

"Anti-Semitism has been a stain on our party.

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  • "Anti-Semitism has been a stain on our party.
  • I have seen the grief that it's brought to so many Jewish communities," said Starmer soon after his election yesterday.
  • "We agree with our partner organization, the British Board of Deputies, that concrete action to assertively eliminate hatred of Jews inside the Labour Party must now follow Sir Starmer's pledge."
  • In January, the Community Security Trust reported an increase in antisemitism in the UK for the fourth consecutive year.

Publix Pharmacy Expands Hours

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 10:51pm

To better serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Publix Pharmacy is expanding hours chainwide beginning Monday, April 6.

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  • To better serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Publix Pharmacy is expanding hours chainwide beginning Monday, April 6.
  • The expanded hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. 7 p.m., and normal hours on Saturday and Sunday.
  • In-store pharmacies will continue to be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during shopping hours for customers age 65 and over.
  • Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 200,000 associates, currently operates 1,242 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Salvation Army Grateful for $5 Million in Government Funding to Meet Extraordinary Challenges

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 9:28pm

"With more and more Canadians needing our help, we are grateful to the Government of Canada for their support as we continue to deliver our life-changing services."

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  • "With more and more Canadians needing our help, we are grateful to the Government of Canada for their support as we continue to deliver our life-changing services."
  • "As the world continues to change, The Salvation Army's programs and services matter more than ever," says Lt-Colonel Murray.
  • "The Salvation Army believes that everyone needs an armyto know they are not struggling alone," continues Murray.
  • When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

One Planet Launches A Global Prayer Chain In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

The website is meant to accommodate the human need to come together during this global health crisis.

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  • The website is meant to accommodate the human need to come together during this global health crisis.
  • LightUpTheWorld.org enables people around the world to participate in a never-ending prayer chain that will go on until the current collective suffering caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has ended.
  • Visitors to the site will be able to see in real-time when someone offers a prayer or a positive reflection for the world.
  • "As a follower of the Baha'i Faith, I believe that prayer is a powerful spiritual force.

Church Mutual® Recognized as a National Leader in Advancing Women and Diversity

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., (a stock insurer)1 was recognized as a national leader in advancing women and diversity at the Women and Diversity: Expanding Opportunity in Insurance conference in New York City Feb. 28, 2020.

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  • Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I., (a stock insurer)1 was recognized as a national leader in advancing women and diversity at the Women and Diversity: Expanding Opportunity in Insurance conference in New York City Feb. 28, 2020.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200402005639/en/
    Church Mutual WLI President Kathy Iriarte, left, accepts the Women and Diversity award on behalf of Church Mutual from APCIA Chief Operating Officer June Holmes during the Feb. 28 conference in New York City.
  • (Photo: Church Mutual)
    Kathy Iriarte, president of the Church Mutual Womens Leadership Initiative (WLI) group, along with Dawn Schroder-Silvela, WLI past president, attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of the Church Mutual family of companies.
  • I think it validates the efforts Church Mutual and its employees are undertaking for continued success, said Iriarte, WLI president.

Church Pension Group Appoints Theodore Elias Chief Administrative Officer

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, today announced the appointment of Theodore Ted Elias as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

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  • The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, today announced the appointment of Theodore Ted Elias as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
  • He will report directly to CPG Chief Executive Officer and President Mary Kate Wold .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200402005660/en/
    The Church Pension Group, a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, today announced the appointment of Theodore Ted Elias as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
  • The Church Pension Group (CPG) is a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church.

The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation Announces Launch of Online Ignatian Retreat

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation, which operates an Ignatian retreat facility in Gretna, Nebraska, today announced it will offer an online Ignatian retreat to support a worldwide community of those seeking comfort and support during these challenging times.

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  • The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation, which operates an Ignatian retreat facility in Gretna, Nebraska, today announced it will offer an online Ignatian retreat to support a worldwide community of those seeking comfort and support during these challenging times.
  • The online Ignatian retreat will use materials adapted by Father Andy Alexander, S.J., and Maureen McCann Waldron from the original texts of St. Ignatius, from Creighton Universitys Online Ministries website.
  • People who are not already members of the Cloisters Community are invited to join the Cloisters Community and to make the online retreat by visiting www.CloistersOnThePlatte.com .
  • The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation operates an Ignatian retreat center near Gretna, Nebraska.

GoNoodle launches Buena Energía, Spanish resources to keep kids moving at home

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

Now we're launching GoNoodle: Buena Energa to make select GoNoodle Good Energy videos and activities available in Spanish.

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  • Now we're launching GoNoodle: Buena Energa to make select GoNoodle Good Energy videos and activities available in Spanish.
  • "GoNoodle is about helping build a world where all kids are happy, healthy, and empowered to be their best - and that means making sure as many kids as possible see themselves in our content," says GoNoodle CEO KC Estenson.
  • "Ligero Como Una Pluma" - This calming mindfulness video helps kids use their breath and bodies to feel lighter and happier.
  • GoNoodle is a media and entertainment company dedicated to empowering kids and creating good energy.

Pastor Rick Warren Hosts Global Easter Pastor Prayer Gathering

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:18pm

Online simulcast in 12 languages of an unprecedented digital Global Easter Pastor Prayer Gathering of clergy worldwide, hosted by Pastor Rick and Kay Warren and led by recognized and respected church leaders representing each continent.

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  • Online simulcast in 12 languages of an unprecedented digital Global Easter Pastor Prayer Gathering of clergy worldwide, hosted by Pastor Rick and Kay Warren and led by recognized and respected church leaders representing each continent.
  • More than 30 years ago, Pastor Rick Warren began an annual Pastor's Easter Prayer Breakfast at Saddleback Church for all pastors in Southern California.
  • Regardless of these unprecedented circumstances, the message of Easter remains the same: Jesus is the hope of the world.
  • Pastor Rick and Kay Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980.