Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA The Union of Black Episcopalians hosted a “Vigil for Racial Justice and the Healing of Our Nation” online on May 31. Screenshot: Lynn Collins[Episcopal News Service] With voices echoing those of 1960s’ civil rights leaders, a rainbow of black, white, Asian, Latino and Native Americans from across the church swelled to the 300-participant online capacity for a “Vigil for Racial Justice and the Healing of Our Nation,” hosted on Pentecost by the Union of Black Episcopalians and joined by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The May 31 vigil came on the sixth day of nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the latest African American to die in police custody.UBE National President the Very Rev. Kim Coleman led the prayers, lament, witness, and call for racial justice, invoking the names of Floyd and three other African Americans — Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed and Ahmaud Arbery — who were recently killed by police or vigilantes. The vigil was intended as a sacred conversation in their memory and for “thousands of others like them whose voices have been silenced and who have been robbed of their lives over the past 400 years by the sin of racism,” Coleman said.These assaults, she said, “have broken our hearts, erupted onto our streets and crippled cities across our country.”“‘We are sick and tired of being sick and tired,’” Coleman said, quoting civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. “‘That’s why we’ve come back to that place where people of faith know to go when our backs are against the wall. We turn to God through prayer and we turn to community through witness.’”The online vigil was attended by the presiding bishop, Missouri Bishop-elect Deon Johnson, New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes and the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, The Episcopal Church’s bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries who is an honorary UBE adviser.“We’ve run a long race, and this race will not be over until all of God’s children know the glorious liberty of the children of God,” Curry told those gathered.Floyd, 46, died during a May 25 arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On May 29, Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee to the back of Floyd’s neck while he lay on the ground, was arrested and charged with murder and manslaughter. In an 8-minute video captured by a bystander and shared widely on social media, Floyd could be heard saying “I can’t breathe,” the same words Eric Garner spoke in 2014 before he died in the hands of police in Staten Island, New York.Garner’s death was also captured on video and led to nationwide protests over the use of excessive police force and the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement. New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo was never charged in Garner’s death, though an administrative judge found Pantaleo guilty of using a banned chokehold. The Justice Department dropped federal civil rights charges against Pantaleo last July. A month later, Pantaleo was fired from his job.Coleman also referenced the recent deaths of three other African Americans.Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, 21, was shot May 6 after he was stopped by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police who said they had observed him driving recklessly. His death was livestreamed on Facebook.Breonna Taylor, 26, an emergency room technician, died March 13 when Louisville, Kentucky, police used a battering ram to break down the door of her apartment. During the subsequent confrontation, Taylor was shot eight times.Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed February 23, while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, a coastal city about 250 miles south of Atlanta. Two armed white men chased him, and after a struggle, Arbery was shot twice. A prosecutor, who later recused himself from the case, had argued that the two, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were acting within the state’s citizen arrest and self-defense laws. The McMichaels were arrested May 7 and charged with murder and aggravated assault after a New York Times investigative report.Voices of lament, anger, fear, sadness, changeRepresentatives of the UBE’s six regional chapters offered prayers and reflections during the hour-long vigil. The Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens described fears for “my own family, my father, my brothers and, one day, my tiny, smiling innocent son Jeremiah, if I continue to ignore this petrifying wound” of racism.“We call out in holy rage for all those murdered by the state … for the 140 million poor and low-wage people now living in the wealthiest nation in the history of the planet,” said Stephens, who is dean of the chapel and spiritual life at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. St. Augustine’s was founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina to make education available to newly freed slaves.She invited participants to join a national call for moral revival scheduled online for June 20, 2020, organized by the Poor People’s Campaign, “because somebody’s been hurting our family and it’s gone on far too long. We won’t, we can’t, we refuse to be silent anymore.”The Rev. Ellis Clifton Jr., UBE Midwest regional director, reminded the gathering that even Jesus ran out of patience and cleared the temple of the moneychangers. Although not condoning violent protest and property destruction, “‘There comes a time when tired people have had enough. And they rise up, they act. For many years they have shown amazing patience. But we come here tonight to be saved from patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice,’” Ellis said quoting Martin Luther King Jr.‘What white people can do’It is up to white people to change the narrative, said the Rev. Mike Kinman, rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles.“We need to learn the history — the real history — and we need to tell the history … un-whitewashed … that there have been far more, far more instances of violence perpetrated against black people by white people than the other way around,” he said.“It is up to us to listen and to hold space for black and brown people as they express the centuries of trauma they are carrying in their bodies and spirits because of that history.”Kinman was dean of the Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri, when 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown was shot and killed Aug. 9, 2014, by a white police officer. His killing sparked weeks of protest and civil unrest.“What is playing out right now in this country will continue to happen over and over again until we change something. We need to make some new history,” Kinman said.Racism has infected the American economy, systems and structures “and continues to damage us all,” Stokes, the New Jersey bishop, said, acknowledging the country’s history of racism and its institutionalization.“Racism is a white problem, the effects of which more often than we can measure bring great harm and often premature death to people of color. [It will take] great intentionality, genuine sacrifice and real resolve by whites in this country to help dismantle racism and its structures to assist in bringing about a just society,” he said. “It’s time for white America to wake up fully to the truth of our racism and oppression and own it. Until we do, we will not be either well or great as a nation.”Hope, transformation Transformation is possible by putting faith into action and by confronting educational and health care inequality, as well as lack of economic and other opportunities, said John Robertson, chair of UBE’s Mental Health Task Force. “You’ve heard the expression, ‘making lemonade out of lemons,’ but transformational growth is changing the lemonade so that it sustains us through the rest of life,” he said.Prayer is action, according to the Rev. Sandye Wilson, a UBE adviser. She said white Episcopalians must stand up, speak up, show up and act. “It’s not enough to tell me how close you are to me and how much this hurts you. You have work to do.“Prayer is voting. Prayer is getting others out to the polls. Prayer is naming systems that oppress and being unafraid. Prayer is challenging one another in our own internal opposition to not look down on those who have taken to the streets and say, ‘That’s not the way I would do it, and they are not really related to me.’ We are all in this boat together, and those that are taking to the streets in peaceful demonstrations are exercising their right to pray. Will you join us in this movement dear friends?“The time is now. We need moral courage to stand up and speak up. It’s in our hands, friends. Jesus gave us all we need. Let our prayer be our action, let our action be our prayer and may God go with us and bless us always,” Wilson said.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles, California. 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El Reno damage pic.twitter.com/XLf2T3YhM0— Dillon Richards (@KOCODillon) May 26, 2019The tornado that hit El Reno comes on the heels of a very active severe weather week in the Southern Plains. There were 104 tornadoes reported across eight states — Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Maryland — from Monday to Thursday.Three people were killed in Golden City, Missouri, on Thursday as a tornado moved through the region. The state’s capital, Jefferson City, about 170 miles northeast of Golden City, also suffered severe damage the same night from a tornado, but no one was killed.At least four other people were also killed from storms, including flash flooding, in the central U.S. this week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. KOCO-TV(RENO, Okla.) — At least two people were killed and 29 injured, some critically, when a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb in the middle of the night, wiping out a hotel, a mobile-home park and several other buildings.The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a tornado hit El Reno, a town with a population of nearly 20,000, on Saturday night.El Reno Mayor Matt White said at a news conference Sunday morning that the two deaths occurred in the area of a mobile-home park where the twister touched down about 10:30 p.m.He said search-and-rescue teams were conducting grid searches through the devastated area, “picking up walls of debris to make sure nobody is under there.”“This community is brokenhearted, we’re hurt, we’re absolutely devastated,” White said.He said an unknown number of people are still unaccounted for.White said 16 people were taken by ambulance to hospitals from the epicenter of the disaster zone and another 13 were raced to hospitals in private vehicles. He said injuries ranged from minor to critical, and that several people were undergoing surgery at the Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City.“Search and rescue continue, National Guard will report here within the hour; still an unknown number of people missing, two confirmed fatalities,” Andrew Skidmore, emergency manager for Canadian County, Oklahoma, told ABC News. “We called every available resource to come help.”Emergency officials said the tornado cut a 2-mile long, 200-foot wide swath through the community, and that debris was carried more than 4 miles northeast of El Reno.The mayor said preliminary indications are that the twister was a category EF-2 or EF-3, meaning wind speeds ranged from 111 to more than 200 miles per hour. National Weather Service said the tornado was at least an EF-2 on the intensity level scale that goes to EF-5.Video showed the devastation. The tornado hit the hotel, an American Budget Value Inn, on Interstate 40, ripping off most of its second floor, and reducing much the structure to splintered pieces of wood and shattered glass.“As far as we know right now, there is no one in the rubble,” the hotel’s owner, Ramesh Patel, told ABC Oklahoma affiliate KOCO-TV.A woman who was working in the office when the tornado hit suffered a broken leg, Patel said.White confirmed that everyone at the hotel when the tornado struck has been accounted for.At sunrise Sunday, video showed a mobile-home park next to the hotel strewn with shattered glass, wood and other debris that just hours earlier were residences of a thriving community. Aerial footage showed the twister slammed residences in a corner of the mobile-home park while leaving other homes virtually unscathed.Several vehicles were overturned and others were smashed by debris.A woman who survived the tornado told KOCO that she and her two grandchildren escaped their mobile home only to find themselves in the middle of a “disaster zone.”“We heard screaming and stuff, children and adults both,” she said. “A lot of destruction, a lot of chaos and a lot of death … just bodies everywhere.”After striking the mobile-home park, the tornado hit the hotel and a nearby Dodge dealership, tearing the roof off the business, aerial footage showed.“We have absolutely experienced a traumatic event here in El Reno,” White said. “We had an incident where a tornado hit a mobile-home park, a hotel, and several businesses.”White asked people to stay away from the area while search-and-rescue teams continue to pick through the rubble from the hotel and mobile-home park.“I think El Reno, Oklahoma, needs a lot of prayers. It’s been a traumatic experience,” White said. “None of this is easy. We’re all shook up.”Police in the neighboring town of Union City said the ferocious funnel cloud created a “very serious situation” with “serious injuries and fatalities involved.”“Please pray for those affected by these storms as well as the emergency services workers assisting in this ongoing rescue,” police said in a statement posted to Facebook. “This is an unfortunate example of just how quickly these types of storms can develop from a simple thunderstorm into a deadly supercell tornado.”A National Weather Service meteorologist confirmed the catastrophic weather event was a tornado by analyzing radar images and seeing a “debris ball” in the area, and by detecting telltale evidence of a twister by examining pictures of the damage and eyeballing the devastation in person, officials said.
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CCBC is committed to equal opportunity andseeks faculty who demonstrate the ability to function effectivelywithin a diverse population.Minimum RequirementsRequiredMaster’s degree in Philosophy or in a closely related field, two(2) years demonstrated success teaching Philosophy in a collegesetting, including capability with learning management systems,emerging instructional technologies, online instruction, andevidence of an effective and creative approach to teaching,including to diverse student populations.For best consideration please apply by December 18,2020.Class Specific Essential Duties Class Specific Essential Duties: Facilitate and support student learning by developing andproviding clear and effective instruction using traditional andtechnology-based instruction.Meet all classes as assigned during instructional periods.Basic teaching load is 15 contact hours each week.Communicate effectively with students by disseminating academicinformation including syllabi and academic policies, and byresponding to e-mails and phone calls from students in a timelymanner.Provide opportunities to meet with students (Office hours) atleast one hour each week for scheduled or unscheduled meetings foreach three credits of teaching contact hours.Provide effective and appropriate assessment with promptqualitative and quantitative feedback.Keep instructional materials and student work organized andaccessible. 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Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and arenot intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties asassigned. CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. 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This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. 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