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Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 26, 2013 at 1:03 am Prostitution is a choice. Depravity is never a product of necessity unless that particular path is chosen. The attempt to characterize the prostitute as a victim rather than a dehumanizing co-conspirator is troubling. October 16, 2013 at 7:51 pm The Episcopal Bookstore in Seattle, Washington, is proud to be selling Thistle Farms products. Two hundred fifty women from 31 states joined the Thistle Farms circle during the first Thistle Farms National Conference Oct. 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Nashville, Tennessee] Back when Regina Mullins was working Dickerson Pike, a Nashville thoroughfare known for prostitutes and drugs, there came a point when she didn’t want to turn another trick or smoke another crack rock.She’d been in-and-out of prison over a 13-year period and she wanted to go back.“I’d lost myself. I believed the lie that there was no way out,” said Mullins, during a Thistle Farms National Conference workshop session Oct. 15. “I started to believe the only safe place was prison.”Mullins was the fifth woman to enter Magdalene. Now clean and sober for 17 years, she is the outreach manager for the two-year residential program for women survivors of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and homelessness started by the Rev. Becca Stevens, the Episcopal chaplain to Vanderbilt University, in 1997.Two-hundred-fifty people – 98 percent women – gathered at the Scarritt Bennett Center Oct. 13-15 for the first-ever national conference bringing together survivors, social workers, lawyers, students, counselors, entrepreneurs, advocates, pastors and volunteers from 31 states to network and learn about Magdalene and Thistle Farms, the social business Stevens started in 2001 to provide work for Magdalene residents and graduates.The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene and Thistle Farms, gave the keynote address opening the Thistle Farms National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 13. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“I don’t want people to think that this is a charity, or just a social enterprise or a recovery model – we really are a movement,” said Stevens in an interview with ENS at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel on the edge of Vanderbilt’s campus. “We are a movement of people with small organizations around the country that are trying to come together to change a culture that still buys and sells women as commodities, that still has that tiresome argument about whether or not to legalize prostitution, [a society] that still believes the myth about it [prostitution] being a choice.“I mean it took a lot of broken communities to help women get to the street, so it takes a community to help women come back. And it takes a community that believes in radical love, which is nonjudgmental and that believes in the lavish use of resources just to do healing work,” she said.The conference had three objectives: to launch the Women’s Shared Trade Alliance, which will bring together small, social businesses allowing them to leverage and market their products more efficiently; to provide a space for people engaged or interested in starting similar programs across the country; and to share best practice models through workshops highlighting those best practices.“It is tough work, so the idea of networking with other groups and other people who are doing that same work is so important. So we really want the people in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to meet the folks in Rochester, New York, to Dallas, Texas, to southwest Florida,” said Stevens.“The truth is that once people get to know each other, everyone’s work gets better, the community holds us accountable and holds us up.”The conference included workshops sessions on topics including “housing first” for adult survivors of trafficking and prostitution, post-traumatic stress disorder and second-stage recovery, interrupting the cycle of supply and demand from a criminal justice perspective, survivors’ stories, and how to replicate the Magdalene and Thistle Farms models.Conference attendees had an opportunity to visit Thistle Farms, the 11,000 square foot manufacturing facility where thistle farmers manufacture, package and ship all-natural body care products. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThistle Farms raises $1 million annually through sales and donations and, as such, is one of the most successful social businesses of its kind in the country. Thistle Farms body care products are sold online and in some 30 Whole Foods markets. Magdalene has helped more than 140 women over the years with a 76 percent success rate.It works like this: Women live in community together for two years at no cost to them, and after four months, during which time they focus on recovery, they go to work either at Thistle Farms or in the community.“We are not a halfway house, a recovery center, a transitional center; we are a home, and finally there is no authority in the house, so it’s a communal model of radical hospitality,” said Stevens. “So it comes out of the Benedictine rule, it’s a belief that community really does heal, and that we need to be together without authority but in relationship to get to some of the deepest wounds we know and have the freedom to move forward.”In addition to housing, Magdalene provides women with financial support, from the moment they walk through the door, and an individualized treatment program, said Cary Rayson, Magdalene’s executive director, during a workshop titled “Housing First for Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking and Prostitution.”Rayson explained that “housing first” is critical for these women, all of whom have suffered childhood abuse, many at the hands of a family member, and who on average first took to the streets when they were between 14 and 16 years old. “You cannot get people who have been abused, trafficked and have prostituted themselves, you cannot get them to stop, without a place to live,” she said. “You’ve got to have a home before you can get better.”Magdalene also raises between $75,000 and $100,000 annually through the “john school.” Men arrested for soliciting a prostitute are given the option to attend the john school, where they hear from counselors, prosecutors and from Magdalene graduates who tell their personal stories of abuse that lead them to the streets.The men who attend the john school are doctors, lawyers, elected officials, husbands, fathers, grandfathers, said Kenny Baker, the school’s volunteer director. By attending the school, the man’s arrest is expunged.“The john could be your husband, your brother,” he said, adding that, for the most part, the men believe they are having consensual sex between adults. “The purpose of the john school is to educate men.”On that fateful day in 1996, the police told Mullins if they saw her walking down the strip again, they’d arrest her. She dared them to, and when they didn’t, she bent down, picked up some rocks, “and busted out the windows” of the patrol car. They arrested her, took her to jail, and later she became the fifth woman to enter Magdalene.“For the first six months, I kept looking for the hook,” said Mullins, explaining she didn’t think Magdalene could possibly be a free program, that women were given a place to live without answering to an authority, and without a catch. “I thought it was too good to be true, you had to give something to get something.”Since 1997, Magdalene has grown to include four residential homes and two transitional homes, for women who complete the two-year program, but who need additional time to transition to living independently.Magdalene Executive Director Cary Rayson, right, led a visit to Lena House, one of Magdalene’s four residences. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceFor many, like Shelia Simpkins McClain, who graduated Magdalene in 2007 after spending 22 years on the streets, the first step is to learn how to care for themselves and make positive choices.“I didn’t come in to get my life back, I didn’t have a life,” said Simpkins McClain, who with nine years of sobriety now serves as Magdalene’s assistant resident manager. “I needed to learn how to live.”Nicholas Kristof featured Simpkins in his Oct. 13 column in the New York Times about and Magdalene and Thistle Farms.Cheryl Oliver, executive director of Oasis House, which provides programs and services to women working in strip clubs and on the streets of Dayton, Ohio, attended the conference to network and learn from Magdalene’s and Thistle Farms’ successes.In her work, Oliver said, she’s noticed a “hierarchy”: women move from strip clubs, where they become addicted to alcohol and drugs, to Backpage.com and then, after they are “used up,” meaning too strung out to work in clubs or find jobs on Backpage.com, to the streets.“Every one of these women are victims of trafficking,” said Oliver.In addition to drug abuse, prostitution, and living on the streets, one thing every woman, without exception, who has come into Magdalene has shared is a history of sexual abuse or molestation, said Stevens and Rayson.The Rev. Suzanne Stoner, a priest associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, attended the conference with Kathy McGregor, project director, and Katie Nichol, writing director, of the Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project, a program that teaches incarcerated women the art of personal storytelling through writing, music and poetry.Twice a year, over a four-month period, artists work with the women and compile their words, describing the abuse and the traumas they’ve endured in their lives, into a 45-minute performance, delivered both inside the prison and also outside at St. Paul’s Church.“We sit there in silence, listening,” said Stoner, adding that some of the words are very difficult to hear. “Words they [the women] live with every day.”The outside performance makes an incredible impact on and challenges the community, Stoner added, saying that through the story project, they have identified the need for a transitional home, a place where women can go following their release from prison, an alternative to being sent back to abusive situations or the streets.In 2000, the United States enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which defines sex trafficking as a “severe form of trafficking” in which “a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion. Magdalene added the term “trafficking” to its program materials a few years ago.Recognizing the seriousness of the issue, the 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed a resolution calling for “the protection of all victims of human trafficking, particularly women and children, providing necessary attention to their physical, psychological and social needs, and using approaches that respect victims’ rights and integrity.”“This is really some of the most important work the church can do,” said Stevens. “The nice thing that has happened is the Episcopal Church, organically, is really growing this movement.”The Diocese of Louisiana and the Rev. Mitchell Smith, head of Trinity Church, New Orleans, were instrumental in starting Eden House, a Magdalene sister-community that opened its doors in New Orleans in October 2012; it was an Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina, that first opened Magdalene; it’s a woman who interned with Magdalene and became an Episcopal priest and opened a house in Rochester based on this model; and the Very Rev. Mike Kinman, of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, has helped to start Magdalene St. Louis; all of which are advancing the church’s role in this work, Stevens said.“So slowly but surely it is a movement,” she said. “And really the Episcopal Church needs … to celebrate that it’s been a part of the frontline work working with women who have survived sexual violence and are healing. I think it’s huge.”Following the Magdalene, Thistle Farms model, Kinman is working with other churches and organizations in St. Louis to create a similar program there.“When I first came to Christ Church Cathedral, I realized the cathedral could be a catalyst for doing something really important,” said Kinman, who attended the conference and who first met Stevens and became acquainted with Magdalene in 1998.“This is the closest thing to the Kingdom of God that I’ve ever seen,” said Kinman. “This is the first step in a wider movement.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest October 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm On Friday, October 11, Becca Stevens received an honorary doctorate from the University of the South for her work. The University’s website has the following statement: “The Rev. Becca Stevens, C’85, has been the chaplain at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel at Vanderbilt University since 1995. In 1997 she founded Magdalene, a residential program serving women survivors of violence, prostitution and addiction. In 2001 she began Thistle Farms, a national bath and body care company run by the women of Magdalene. She is the author of nine books and opened her latest venture, the Thistle Stop Café, in June of this year. Thistle Farms, as a best practice model, has helped more than 20 cities across the country develop similar programs, and also has partnerships with four women’s cooperatives in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana and Ecuador. Stevens has been featured on ABC, NPR, PBS, CNN, the Huffington Post and Christian Century; was named by the White House as one of 15 “Champions of Change;” was named “Tennessean of the Year” and Nashville’s 2011 Social Entrepreneur of the Year; and in 2010 was the youngest recipient of Sewanee’s Distinguished Alumnus award. She will be the Babson Center for Global Commerce’s Humphreys Entrepreneur in Residence this fall. Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY October 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm Amen to Love!! 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Teresa Marie Staal Cowley says: October 16, 2013 at 5:11 pm This story needs wider publication. Any church that does this type of ministry is nowhere near dead. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Rector Tampa, FL October 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm Great story……………………blessings……………………:) PJ Cabbiness says: December 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm Thanks to Anne Avery for speaking to the frequent error of believing that prostitution is a choice. It is very hard to understand how difficult lives can be when you’re looking through the eyes of one who is privileged to live in a safe and supportive environment. Such positive conditions are not present in every one’s lives, and it especially behooves church women to pick up the reins for changing those conditions whenever and however we can. I believe that is one of the roles for the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women as well as the women’s circles within The Episcopal Church. From 5 women in a Nashville home to a nationwide movement Thistle Farms hosts first national conference Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm It is stories like this that reconfirms and validates my membership with the Episcopal Church. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anne Avery says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI October 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm Cabbiness: Prostitution is not a choice when one is sexually abused early on or kidnapped, beaten and denigrated which is what happens to far too many young women. Teenagers are being kidnapped off the streets of Seattle and FORCED into prostitution by vicious pimps who have no respect for anyone. Some parents and other family members are abusive. When you are told over and other that you are useless and without value, you begin to believe it. PTSD is real is these women. Kathy Atkinson says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Kathy Atkinson says: Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Pam Jordan Anderson says: Featured Events Human Trafficking Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 17, 2013 at 10:26 am The Rev. Becca Stevens will be our keynote speaker at our annual diocesan Ministry & Mission Conference on May 3, 2014. All are welcome. We are very excited about her presentation and ministry. Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Nancy Marshall says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bruce Green says: Marge Christie says: Rector Shreveport, LA October 17, 2013 at 10:28 am The M&M Conference on May 3, 2014 is in Asheville, NC. James Dunkly says: Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Comments (11) Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC By Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 16, 2013 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Fr. Michael Neal says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL
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A total of 211 juvenile and paralarval squid were collected on five research cruises made in the Scotia Sea region during the austral summer (1996-1999). These included specimens of Alluroteuthis antarcticus (Neoteuthidae), Batoteuthis skolops (Batoteuthidae), Brachioteuthis sp. (Brachioteuthidae), Galiteuthis glacialis (Cranchiidae), Gonatus antarcticus (Gonatidae), Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (Cranchiidae), Psychroteuthis glacialis (Psychroteuthidae), and a number of small onychoteuthids. The specimens ranged in size from 3.8 to 51.9 mm (dorsal mantle length), and significant differences in the size of the specimens collected were found both between and within species. Water mass type, ocean depth, daylight state and cruise (year) all had significant effects on the overall pattern of catches of squid per trawl under specific circumstances, but no significant differences were found in the pattern of catches of the individual species. Indications were found that different species favour different water masses, that the near shelf environment may be the most productive for catches of juvenile squid, and that there are interannual differences in the catches of juvenile squid in the vicinity of South Georgia. Overall, although based on a small sample of specimens, this study found that the regional oceanography does influence the distribution of juvenile squid in the Scotia Sea.
The South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf (SOISS) Marine Protected Area (MPA) was the first MPA to be designated entirely within the high seas and is managed under the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). To assist with research and monitoring of the MPA, an international expedition (‘SO-AntEco’) was undertaken in the austral summer of 2016 to contribute towards a better understanding of selected benthic habitats within the region. The benthic assemblages of the SOISS MPA region were found to be strongly correlated with the texture of the seafloor, where hard substrates hosted a greater number of individuals, taxa and biomass with a dominance of filter feeding vulnerable marine ecosystem (VME) taxa, and soft sediments were dominated mostly by deposit feeders. Substantial differences in the abundance of VME taxa were found between sampling gears (shallow underwater camera system and Agassiz trawl). We conclude that camera systems may be more suitable for VME assessments, but additional trawling is advisable for collecting all faunal types and for higher taxonomic resolution. The designation of VME locations based purely on large scale geomorphic classification is not advisable, due to small scale variation in substrate and other local physical influences.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 0 —— AMERICAN LEAGUE Final N-Y Yankees 4 Minnesota 3 Final Seattle 5 Cleveland 4 Final Tampa Bay 9 Baltimore 5 Final Boston 5 Toronto 4 Final Chi White Sox 6 Kansas City 3 —— NATIONAL LEAGUE Final Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 4 Final Arizona 8 Philadelphia 2 Final St. Louis 4 N-Y Mets 3, 13 Innings Final Chi Cubs 1 Milwaukee 0 —— NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Final Milwaukee 97 Boston 86 —— NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Final Pittsburgh 3 Washington 2 Final Vegas 7 San Jose 0 Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 27, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard Roundup 4/27/18 Beau Lund
Written by July 31, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 7/30/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTriggerPhoto/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUE Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 1Washington 6, Toronto 4Boston 4, NY Mets 2AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 8, Baltimore 6Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 0Kansas City 5, Detroit 3Seattle 8, LA Angels 5NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 6, San Francisco 5Cincinnati, Chicago Cubs (Postponed)LA Dodgers 6, Arizona 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONUtah 106, New Orleans 104LA Lakers 103, LA Clippers 101Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Diamond Versi’s tribunal triumph symbolises the supposed struggle between an oppressed lone minority and a white establishment ogre, such as an Oxford University college.The law, quite rightly, has been interpreted to support the underdog in such cases for the last fifty-odd years in an effort to redress the balance. And, indeed, it is not as though racism has suddenly disappeared from the shores of the new multicultural Britain, just as other forms of discrimination also linger.Our generation is perhaps free from the age-old belief in British, and Caucausian, superiority – thank God – but that of our parents can, often unconsciously, slip into what would be termed a racist attitude. For the most part this manifests itself in an unfailing instinct to categorise everyone by labels approximating to ‘British’ or ‘foreign’, or perhaps even ‘white’ or ‘non-white’. But then, all of us pigeonhole people – it’s just that the pigeonholes we put them in vary according to our social conditioning.But the tables are in danger of turning – indeed some believe they have already turned. The white middle class male, while a majority figure in this country and especially in this particular establishment, is increasingly finding himself to be an easy target.Had Diamond Versi been an old Etonian from Wiltshire, and Roger Boden an Indian from Birmingham, I very much doubt that there would have been any case for “unfair dismissal”. Maybe there would have been no cause for it, but why do we assume that racism only works one way?Nor is racism the only area in which it is useful to belong to any subsection of society which could be classified as “a minority”.I, as a woman, could very easily bring an unfounded sexual harassment charge against my boss for pinching my bottom. But how successful would I be if I wanted to file a genuine complaint against a potential employer who I believed had not hired me simply because they had already filled their middle class ‘quota’?An ideology such as that used to uphold Diamond Versi’s claims is absolutely necessary to protect those who need protecting, and often it has been, and still is, used for exactly that purpose. But it also lends itself to potential abuse, especially when you consider the bias it gives to those groups which are traditionally discriminated against.I am not suggesting that we, as a society, need to worry excessively about protecting the white middle class male – he’s hardly an endangered species, yet.But are we brave enough to acknowledge that not all cases brought by someone of ethnic origin against an establishment figure need necessarily be ruled in favour of the prosecutor? And when will we see a true precedent for cases in which a middle class man successfully files a charge against a minority defendant for positive discrimination?ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005