Press release: Training introduced to help faith leaders support their communities

first_imgOver 300 faith leaders will benefit from new training to support their leading roles within communities, Faith Minister Lord Bourne today (8 February 2019) confirmed.Developed following direct consultation with faith leaders, the Faith Leader Training programme will empower faith leaders with the confidence and knowledge to meet the changing needs of their congregations.The voluntary training will be delivered in-person and online and will focus on improving the capacity of faith leaders to identify issues like domestic and sexual abuse and mental health concerns, as well educating them on equalities legislation and UK marriage law.The initiative will help places of worship to have well-qualified, informed and confident faith leaders able to better support their congregants and signpost them to the relevant professional services.Faith Minister Lord Bourne said: Office address and general enquiries Great leadership can have a transformative effect upon an organisation. Our faith communities are doing amazing work up and down the country and one of the reasons for this is the exceptional dedication, vision and passion of their leaders. This training initiative will support them in their continued pursuit of excellence and help ensure that our faith leaders are confident in engaging with some of our pressing social challenges, committed to the highest standards of governance and effective and fulfilled in their ministries. Strengthening Faith Institutions (SFI): A programme which helps places of worship build effective governance structures, develop robust financial management procedures and support Charity Commission registration Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Media enquiries General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Contact form https://forms.communit… 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Register Our Marriage (ROM): A campaign working with faith communities to raise awareness on elements of marriage legislation (i.e. the need for UK religious marriages to be registered / the fact that spouses are not protected by English law in unregistered religious marriages which have been conducted in the UK). I welcome a dynamic and focused training programme for faith leaders as I believe that enhancing faith leaders’ capacity to minister confidently in the British context will help them to engage and support their communities in a much more effective and cohesive way. Social media – MHCLG In designing and developing the Faith Leader Training programme, the government has engaged directly with faith leaders of various faiths and denominations to help collaboratively shape and structure the curriculum and ensure the training offer meets the needs of religious ministers themselves.Imam Qari Asim, Senior Imam at Leeds Makkah Mosque and Executive Member of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board: Faith ministers are the heart and soul of our communities, acting as role models and leaders and providing support and guidance to their congregations. Our Faith Leader Training programme recognises this central role and will ensure they are able to better support their congregations. It is the first-step as we follow our commitment in the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper to support and listen to our faith communities Email [email protected] The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion have been selected to deliver the training following an open tendering process.They have a strong track record of working collaboratively with different faith communities across the UK. Their rich experience and expertise will help ensure the programme addresses the needs of faith communities in ways that are constructive, relevant and meaningful.Andrew Davies, Director of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion: Further informationIn March 2018, this government published the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, which invited views on our vision for building strong, integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.We anticipate the Faith Leader Training initiative will complement the following programmes: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more

2012 Tony Winner Steve Kazee Visits 2013 Winner Billy Porter at Kinky Boots

first_img View Comments Related Shows Billy Porter In 2013, Billy Porter won his first Tony Award for his performance as drag diva Lola in the hit musical Kinky Boots, and on April 13, he got a visit from someone who knows a thing or two about winning the prestigious award: Steve Kazee! The Once alum, who took home the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, caught up with Porter after a performance of the acclaimed musical by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Of course, seeing these two talented Tony winners together begs the question: Who will win the coveted trophy this year? Find out on June 9! Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019center_img Kinky Boots Star Files Steve Kazeelast_img read more

Caribbean Airlines to end London route

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! BusinessInternationalLifestyleNewsPrintRegionalTravel Caribbean Airlines to end London route by: Caribbean Media Corporation – August 11, 2015 Tweetcenter_img PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says it will be ending its three weekly flights to London early next year because it is not profitable.In a statement, CAL said in addition to stop servicing the route in the first quarter of 2016, it would also be retiring the Boeing 767s from its fleet.The London service was launched in 2012, however the route performed below expectations. CAL said that the Boeing 767-300s would be returned to the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC).The airline, which registered a loss of US$60 million last year, said it is taking measures to suspend loss-making routes and optimise its fleet and so far this year returned two Boeing 737-800s, with two more to be removed soon, reducing the fleet size to just 12 of that model.CAL said the move will allow it to reduce operational costs while focusing on its North American prime routes – Fort Lauderdale, New York and Toronto and allowing it to compete harder for the budget-wise leisure travellers on these routes.Since 2013, CAL has been competing with increased competition from low-budget airlines such as Jet Blue and increased flights by US mainline airlines.In February, Finance Minister Larry Howai told legislators that the unaudited accounts showed a loss of US$60 million and that the airline had developed a strategy plan which envisaged it breaking even by 2017.Howai said the transformation of CAL would take three to four years following a consistent company strategy to achieve identified objectives with major milestones targeted during this period. He said this strategy plan was recently developed and completed towards the end of last year. Share 128 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Teams miss 9 penalties in a row in crazy Japanese Super Cup shootout [VIDEO]

first_imgVermalaen still missing penalties???..even in Japan— Manye1’sHUNNY (@_SurvivorsGuilt) February 8, 2020 they’ve been watching city recently i see— ⚽️🏀 (@DeBrruyne) February 8, 2020 Hire Ronaldo. The PK king, making a living off PKs.— FCB XTRA ((⚽️)) (@FCB_XTRA) February 8, 2020 when no one can figure out the new penalty kick controls in FIFA— The RU Screw Podcast (@RUScrewPod) February 8, 2020center_img When Vissel Kobe and Yokohama FM stepped up for the penalty shootout at the end of their pulsating 3-3 draw in the Japanese Super Cup, few would have predicted what would happen next.After both sides converted their first two spot-kicks each, with former Barcelona star, Andres Iniesta also finding the net, the two finalists then proceeded to miss the next nine penalties combined.Hotaru Yamaguchi scores the winning penalty for Vissel Kobe during the Fuji Xerox Super Cup 2020 football championship at Saitama Satadium on Saturday, February 8, 2020, in Saitama, Japan. Emperor s Cup champions Vissel Kobe defeated J-League champions Yokohama F Marinos 3-3 3pk2. Noxthirdxpartyxsales 121816040And they were not all well-struck efforts which were saved by the goalkeeper either.While some were unlucky to hit the post, others were lucky not to fly out of the stadium, given how poor they were.Even former Arsenal defender, Thomas Vermaelen managed to miss his effort.Eventually, Vissel Kobe’s Hotaru Yamaguchi stepped up and found the net as his side claimed the Japanese Super Cup.Take a look at the NINE straight penalty misses here:   NINE straight penalty kicks were missed in the Japanese Super Cup final 😳 pic.twitter.com/clufVnIEel— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 8, 2020The surreal shootout dominated headlines over the weekend as everyone tried to come to terms with what they’d seenCommitment to incompetence. I respect it.— Emmanuel❣️ (@em_umoh) February 8, 2020 they’ve been watching city recently i see— ⚽️🏀 (@DeBrruyne) February 8, 2020last_img read more