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Following the conclusion of their Triennial Conference the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have issued a statement in which they express concern over the increasing violence and widening gap between the rich and the poor in South Africa. They also called for all parties concerned to work towards a just peace in Israel and Palestine and request churches to dedicate Sunday services on 16 March during Israeli Apartheid Week to reflect and pray for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel.
The full statement follows below:
The South African Council of Churches (SACC) held its Triennial Conference from the 25-26th February at the Willow Park Lodge under the theme “God of Life: Renew, Restore and Transform us for the service of Your Kingdom.” The SACC Conference drew inspiration and hope from the key text found in Isaiah 43:19: See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland, as it reflected on the state of the nation, the economy and the SACC.
On reflecting on the state of the nation, we give thanks and praise to Almighty God for the changes in our country since the birth of our democratic South Africa some 20 years ago. We recognise with thanksgiving and gratitude the many positive things that have been accomplished in these past years. We also, regrettably, express our concern that still much more must be achieved in the areas of education, health and social transformation. We were hoping that President Jacob Zuma would have used the opportunity in his recent State of the Nation Address to unfold a vision and action plan to address these issues as we move into the future but we were left somewhat disappointed that this was not the case. We are deeply concerned about the ever increasing corruption, service delivery protests and the unrest and violence it is bringing upon our land. Particularly disheartening is the fact that innocent people are dying at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them.
We are really concerned about the safety of our children as we observe the increasing numbers of rape, sexual abuse and murders of innocent little ones. We are deeply alarmed by the rising cultic and satanic practices, rituals and killings that seem to attract our youth. We realise that the context in which we do mission and ministry as churches has become a moral challenge. Hence we call on church leaders to not wait for government alone to address these matters but to seriously engage and address these on the ground.
On reflecting on the state of the economy, we express our deep concern over the widening gap between the rich and the poor in South Africa. We are therefore not surprised by the strikes and protests emerging from the mines and other sectors of business and society. Inequalities in society are bound to lead to social instability and this is what we are seeing daily in our country. Added to this is the escalating rate of unemployment and the struggles young people are encountering to find decent jobs. Resources are a gift from God for all and not just a few. We call on our churches to proclaim this biblical message as we seek to address the inequalities and economic discrepancies in our country, especially as we focus on the needs of the poor. We hope and pray that the latter would be seriously factored into Budget Speech of the Minister of Finance. We thus call for a fresh social dialogue on the trajectory of the political economy of our country.
The Conference also recognised that on the 7th May 2014 South Africa will hold its next General Elections. We take joy in the report of the IEC that more people have registered to vote than ever before and this includes 1.2 million new young voters. We encourage all those who have the right to vote to exercise it in the interest of our democracy and the development of our country. We call on all political leaders and parties to restrain from acts of violence and to refrain from endeavours to make certain areas as no go areas for other political parties to campaign. Indeed, we call upon churches to pray for, and participate at all cost to ensure that the elections are peaceful, free and fare.
The Conference also heard about the situation in Palestine and Israel and called for all parties concerned to work towards a just peace and reiterated our solidarity and support for all those working towards this goal. We urge churches to campaign for greater awareness on all Palestinian struggles in general and the plight of Palestinian Christians in particular. We also request churches to dedicate Sunday services on 16 March during the upcoming Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign to reflect and pray for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel.
Against this background and in keeping with its theme, the Conference entered into a process in which it looked at the role and value of the SACC today, what it could do to renew, restore and transform the organisation, and the value Member Churches and partners could bring to the work and life of the SACC. This exercise injected a strong positive response and commitment of churches to the work of the SACC and created a new found spirit and joy to make it a formidable and strong organisation again.
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This ain’t ‘Portlandia’ but it sure feels like it, according to a survey highlighting the Rose City’s very lefty political leanings
Everyone knows Portland is more liberal than the rest of the region and the state. People joke that a Republican can’t be elected dog catcher in Portland, and that business support is the kiss of death for any politician in the city.
Conventional wisdom holds that the only conservatives live in far east Portland, and they are vastly outnumbered by everybody else in town.
Guess what? It’s not a myth.
A major statewide poll conducted last year, the 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey, shows that most Portlanders are vastly more liberal than people living in the rest of the tri-county region and Oregon. Differences are dramatic on issues ranging from the economy to the environment and the proper size and role of government.
Turns out IFCs Portlandia TV series is more documentary than comedy.
Results from the 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey have been presented publicly before, including at a Portland City Council work session. But the Portland Tribune asked the Davis Hibbitts & Midghall Research firm to run the numbers again, this time separating Portland from the rest of the region and the state. Those results show just how large the gap has grown between Portland and its suburbs, as well as the rest of the state.
An obvious example from the poll: far more Portlanders describe themselves as liberals on both social and economic issues.
According to the poll, a statistically astonishing 43 percent of city residents consider themselves to be very liberal on social issues, compared to just 11 percent of the rest of the region and 13 percent of the rest of the state. Another 31 percent of Portlanders consider themselves to be somewhat liberal on social issues, compared with 24 percent of the rest of the region and 23 percent of the rest of the state.
In other words, a substantial majority of Portlanders 74 percent consider themselves to be liberal on social issues, compared with 35 percent of the rest of the region and 36 percent of the rest of the state.
Critics of Deanna Santana, Oakland’s city administrator who is leaving this week, say her departure won’t come soon enough, while others say the city is about to lose a tireless and essential voice of reason. “I will miss her.
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03.17 Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, has said on Twitter that “Russia must directly dialogue with Ukraine, immediately pull back forces, and allow international monitors”. 02.55 The supposed 5am (3amGMT) deadline for surrender is looming – and according to Ukrainian TV 22 Ukrainian units in Crimea are still guarding their bases and there have been no reports of action by Russian troops. 02.39 During the two-hour National Security Council meeting, Barack Obama discussed with his advisers what steps the United States and its allies could take to “further isolate” Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine, a White House official has said
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Russian President Vladimir Putins brazen takeover of Crimea has caused an uproar among the international community, but Ukrainians shouldnt expect military assistance unless their leaders pull a wild card and join NATO, according to experts.
My understanding is that military assistance is reserved for if a member of the NATO alliance is attacked. Ukraine was a candidate for NATO, and that option is theoretically still there, said Serhii Plokhii, a professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University. Under the current arrangement it doesnt appear that there will be any interference from America or other NATO countries.
Members of NATO, an alliance of 28 countries including the United States, have an obligation to defend each other in military spats. Ukraine, which doesnt have full-member status, can only plead for assistance, but the U.S. and European neighbors have no obligation to step in with troops.
If Russia attempts to trudge forward and occupy other parts of Ukraine, it may be enough for the divided country to request membership and, in turn, military protection, according to one expert.
The current government hasnt announced any current plans to join NATO. However, if Russia continues to invade and intends to occupy other parts of the Ukraine, it makes it more likely that the rest of the country specifically the central government would actually ask for NATOs protection, said Oxana Shevel, a political science professor at Tufts who grew up in Ukraine.
Ukraine was on the road to potential affiliation with NATO until its now ousted President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a partnership agreement with the European Union in favor of strengthening the countrys ties with Moscow.
NATO members have excoriated Putin for his quick takeover of Crimea. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary general of NATO, has taken to Twitter to air his frustration.
(There is an) urgent need for de-escalation in Crimea. NATO allies continue to coordinate closely, he wrote, adding in his next tweet that Russia must respect Ukraines sovereignty, territorial integrity (and) borders, including … movement of Russian forces in Ukraine.
He later wrote that NATO allies are coordinating closely on what he called a grave situation in Ukraine. The North Atlantic Council, the principal political decision-making body within NATO, will meet today, he tweeted.
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The Private Sector Coordination Council (PSCC) includes within its membership the major institutions, which represent most of the Palestinian private sector….
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Two polls in the last few months showed that a large number of Oakland voters remain undecided about the 2014 mayor’s race. But the surveys also revealed that a plurality of residents prefer a candidate who has not yet announced her candidacy for mayor: Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
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A group commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to promote “a just peace in Israel/Palestine” publishes a study guide that includes depictions of Zionism as a heresy at the root of the Middle East crisis.
Meanwhile, a major governing body recommends that the church pull its investments in three corporations linked to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.
The two actions, while taking place separately in recent weeks, drew praise from advocates for Palestinians but have combined to roil already-tense relations between Presbyterians and Jews, both locally and nationally.
Representatives of Pittsburgh Presbytery — one of the denomination’s largest regional bodies in the nation — met with local Jewish leaders late last week to talk over the controversies.
“We rediscovered what we already knew, which is our fundamental agreement on the two-state solution to the problem, and our fundamental agreement that the Palestinian situation is intolerable as it is and needs to be corrected,” said the Rev. Sheldon Sorge, general minister for the presbytery.
The study guide, “Zionism Unsettled,” while not an official church declaration, represents the work of a group created by the denomination 10 years ago. The illustrated 72-page guide, produced by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), decries what it calls years of fruitless talk over a two-state solution, saying Israel has effectively been creating a single state with apartheid-style oppression of Palestinians. It decried Israel for “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians from hundreds of communities in 1948 and said the state resulted from a “toxic relationship between theology and politics.”
Gregg Roman, director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, said he realizes the study guide “isn’t something that is emanating from the grassroots.” But he called it “a crash course to advocate for an end of the Jewish state.”
He said it reads “as if there were no wars waged against Israel, no campaign of terror by groups including Hamas and Hezbollah and … ignores the reality that Israelis … and the American Jewish community support a two-state solution.”
Among national Jewish groups, the Anti-Defamation League said the study guide may be the “most anti-Semitic document to come out of a mainline American church in recent memory,” while the Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ president, Rabbi Steve Gutow, called it “worthy of a hate group, not a prominent American church.”
The leadership of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has also distanced itself from the publication, emphasizing the decentralized nature of the denomination. While produced by an official church entity and sold through the denomination’s in-house distribution network, the report is a statement to the church rather than on its behalf, said Linda Valentine, executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, which oversees most of the national offices in the Louisville, Ky.-based denomination.