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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

Posts Tagged ‘gathering’

WJC appeals for pan-European stand against neo-Nazi gatherings planned for Hitler’s birthday

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 aprile 2019

NEW YORK – As neo-Nazis and extremists prepare to gather in Sofia and elsewhere in Europe this weekend on the date of Adolf Hitler’s 130th birthday, the World Jewish Congress is calling on governments across the continent to condemn and oppose neo-Nazi movements. In addition to the conference of fascists who refer to themselves as European nationalists in Sofia, other planned events include meetings in various locations across France, a hiking trip and picnic in Ukraine, a rock concert in Italy and another two conventions in separate locations in Germany.The WJC, under the leadership of President Ronald S. Lauder, has embarked on a widespread social media campaign to raise awareness about the proliferation of neo-Nazi gatherings across Europe, with an array of informational and visual content, calling on users everywhere to share employing the hashtags #NazisOut and #NazisRaus (a current anti-fascist slogan being used in Europe). The content will be posted on the World Jewish Congress’ Twitter page, http://www.twitter.com/worldjewishcong, throughout the weekend, highlighting the connection between pre-WWII era Nazi gatherings and contemporary neo-Nazi movements.
WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer appealed directly to Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Marinov ahead the Bulgarian National Union’s three-day conference in Sofia, urging him to speak out against the extremist gathering. “Bulgaria should not be seen as a legitimate meeting place for those seeking to promote such hateful and destructive politics,” Singer wrote.In his letter, Singer expressed his gratitude to the Bulgarian government for the productive and warm relationship developed in recent years and noted that the WJC was deeply encouraged by the government’s efforts to combat antisemitism and promote tolerance in Bulgaria as part of its “long tradition of being a bastion of ethnic and cultural diversity and tolerance.”. That said, Singer wrote, “we are strongly opposed to the pan-European neo-Nazi conference scheduled to take place under the auspices of an extremist Bulgarian political movement. We urge you do to strongly denounce this event, as well as to do all in your power to prevent this odious meeting from occurring, in keeping with the Bulgarian values of tolerance. The spirit of this conference is part and parcel with the inciting and violent nature of the annual [neo-Nazi] Lukov march and should be met with the same condemnation and denunciation.”

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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm Available February 14, 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 novembre 2018

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm will introduce an active planet where geology and climatology present unique new challenges. Players will build new Engineering Projects, manage their cities’ Power and Consumable Resources and work with other world leaders in the World Congress to deal with the challenges presented by the dynamic forces of nature. This new expansion also extends the Technology and Civics trees with a future era and adds nine new leaders from eight new civilizations, a new Diplomatic Victory condition, a variety of new units, districts, wonders, buildings and more.

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A new Gathering of the Children of Selvino

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 marzo 2016

A view of the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh near Acre, IsraelOrganized by the former “children” and their second and third generation, will take place from March 31 to April 2 in Kibbutz Ze’elim (Eshkol region). This new gathering, in addition to the pleasure of meeting, has the purpose of renewing the twinning between the kibbutz Ze’elim (where most of the Selvino children went to live after Sciesopoli), the Eshkol Region (in whose territory the kibbutz Ze’elim is) and the city of Selvino. The meeting will also focus on the latest developments of the work done for the Memory of Jewish Sciesopoli and the possible developments, especially in light of the new commitment by the descendants of the Selvino children.
The meeting has as its motto: Remembering the past – Living in the present – Creating the future.
Will attend: the Children of Selvino, the Italian Ambassador in Israel Francesco Maria Talo, the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor of Selvino Guido Bertocchi and Paolo Carrara, the Italian Committee for the Memory of Sciesopoli, the Head of the Eshkol Region Gadi Yarkoni, the President of the Joint Distribution Committee in Israel Shaar Beer, the wife of the President of the State of Israel Nehama Rivlin, and numerous other authorities. (Marco Cavallarin)

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Women’s Ordination Worldwide

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 giugno 2010

Roma Tuesday, June 8th, 11:00 am CET Via Acciaioli 7 ADISTA Press Conference of the Leaders from the Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) with Catholic activists from around the world to demand that Pope Benedict XVI fix his damaged priesthood by ordaining women and accepting their full and equal participation in the Catholic Church.  The press conference will be followed by a vigil in St. Peter’s Square to protest the Vatican’s “Year for Priests,” a year-long celebration of the priesthood culminating with an international gathering of priests from June 9-11, 2010 at the Vatican. “The absolute hypocrisy of the ‘Year for Priests’ celebration cuts to the core of what is wrong with the all male hierarchy,” said Erin Saiz Hanna, executive director of the WOC.  “The Vatican is all too happy to turn a blind eye when men in its ranks destroy the lives of children and families, but jumps at the chance to excommunicate women who dare try to share Christ’s message of hope and joy with others.  It’s clear the Church’s priorities need a serious realignment, and that’s why we’ll be speaking out in Rome next week.”
From: Patricia Fresen, Interreligious Conference of European Women Theologians  Angelika Fromm, International Movement We Are Church, Germany Erin Saiz Hanna, Women’s Ordination Conference, USA Collette Joyce, New Wine, UK Therese Korturbash, Catholic Network for Women’s Equality, Canada, & Housetop, International Mary Leslie, Catholic Women’s Ordination, UK Mary Ann Schoettly, Roman Catholic Womenpriests, North America

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Letter from Obama

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 marzo 2010

Letter to editor: “I wanted to take a moment to thank you directly for the outstanding work you’ve been doing as part of Organizing for America’s Final March for Reform. I can tell you that your voice is heard in Washington every day. I see how your efforts are moving us toward victory. But I also know that with just days remaining, the final vote is shaping up to be extremely close. Everything we’ve worked for is on the line, and your voice is needed now more than ever before.
In these final, crucial days, much more will be asked of us. Our resolve will be tested. During moments like this, I believe it’s important to remember why we have worked so hard for so long. That’s why I spoke to the country Monday at a gathering in Ohio and said it plainly: I’m here for Natoma. Natoma Canfield is like most of us: She works hard, and tries to do what’s right. Years ago, she had battled back from cancer, so she always maintained health insurance in case she ever really needed it again. But because of her medical history, the insurance company kept raising her deductible and her premiums. Last year alone, Natoma paid over $10,000 in monthly premiums and co-pays, while her insurance company chipped in just $900. And then they hiked up her rates another 40%. She simply couldn’t afford it — she had to cancel her policy. That’s when she wrote to me. I read her letter, and shared her story with insurance company CEOs as another reason why the system has to change. That was two weeks ago. Then, just last week, the unthinkable happened: Natoma collapsed, and was rushed to a hospital. It’s leukemia — the cancer has returned. Now she’s in the hospital, worried sick not just about her condition, but how she’ll financially survive. So why am I still in this fight? Simple. I’m here for Natoma. I’m here because of the countless others who have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. I’m here for the small business owners forced to chose between health care and hiring. I’m here for the folks who are forced to watch helplessly as their premiums skyrocket with no reason or recourse. And I’m here for my mother. She died of cancer, and in the last six months of her life, I saw her on the phone in her hospital room arguing with insurance companies instead of focusing on getting well and spending time with her family. As I was finishing my remarks Monday, a woman in the crowd called out, “we need courage.” She’s right. The politicians in Washington need courage to face down the powerful interests who have held back progress for far too long. And all of us who share this cause need courage to speak up with persistence and clarity in these final days. I’ve always found that courage comes from remembering that we fight for something and someone beyond ourselves. It comes from our faith. And it comes from our commitment to those we love. So please take a moment to remember those who inspire you — those who give you the strength to march on. There’s very little time left, and still much to do. But I believe to my core in the power of Americans to change history when we put our mind to it. And if you’ll stay with us in these final days, I know we can do it again. Thank you for making it possible, (President Barack Obama)

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