EU Referendum: Statement by the Primus of Scotland

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. David Chillingworth, bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, has responded to yesterday’s EU referendum in the U.K. with the following statement.The decision of the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is one of the most significant political events of our generation. It turns away from the long term project of building a new Europe following the devastation of two World Wars. It aspires to reclaim national sovereignty and to establish Britain as a major independent world trading nation.The people have spoken and the will of the people must be respected.In a hard-fought and at times bruising campaign, it has been clear that debate about Europe has allowed a number of difficult issues to come to the surface. The debate and the patterns of voting suggest that our politicians in recent years may not have paid sufficient attention to some of the deeper issues which are present in our life. The inevitable and necessary period of reflection which must now follow will allow space for questions of poverty and immigration to be explored.Those of us who live in Scotland are aware that the outcome of the Referendum is potentially of great significance. We hope that our politicians on all sides will take time for careful reflection and consultation.This a time when we should hold all of our political leaders in our prayers.Chillingworth also spoke on BBC Scotland this morning with the following Thought for the Day.So now we know. There is some sense of an end point. But this leave result really marks the beginning of a long period – a time for working out of the implications of the choice which the people have made. That will occupy us for years to come.It’s another beginning too – the beginning of the process by which we find healing after a bruising Referendum Campaign. It’s part of the way we do things that there are some issues so important that we should ‘let the people decide’. But as the campaign has run its course over the past weeks and months, there has been growing concern about whether that has led to a tendency to over-simplify complex issues and to political debate which has at times been fractious and angry. We may regret this – but it also shows how important this choice has been.So now we have to put it all together again.Faith can be about many things. I believe that it’s particularly about how we deal the painful past and find healing – in less religious language it how we let go and make a new start. You can probably hear in my accent a bit of Northern Ireland – where I was one of many who worked to lay to rest the legacy – not just of a short and bruising Referendum campaign – but of hundreds of years of bad history.To say that ‘that was then and now is now’ isn’t enough. You have be able again to recognise the ‘other’ person as somebody of integrity – that person whom you may have thought and maybe said was lying or scaremongering or bringing in issues which were nothing to do with the matter in hand.That means relationship – lots of coffee and talking which is serious and quiet. It means that, in the period of difficulty and uncertainty into which we are entering, our elected representatives express clarity but have the courage to be flexible.To fight the political battles with passion – that’s what politicians are for. But they must also build the agreements which bring measured and ordered movement. That’s what the people who have voted now need. 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Anita Berrizbeitia appointed chair of GSD’s Department of Landscape Architecture

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has appointed Anita Berrizbeitia, M.L.A. ’87, as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture as of July 1, 2015. Berrizbeitia is currently professor of landscape architecture and director of the Master in Landscape Architecture degree programs at the GSD.Berrizbeitia is a landscape architect specializing in theory and criticism of nineteenth and twentieth-century public landscapes in the United States and Europe. Her research on Latin American cities and landscapes centers on the creative hybridization of local and foreign cultural practices as a response to a centuries-old process of global cultural exchange; the role of large-scale infrastructural projects on territorial organization; and the interface between landscape and emerging urbanization.At the GSD, Berrizbeitia has taught design studios and theory of contemporary practices, investigating innovative approaches to the conceptualization of public space. Editorially, Berrizbeitia has edited and co-authored several award-winning books, and her essays have been published in numerous books and journals. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Landscape Architecture and the advisory board of the South America Project, and also has served on major competition juries in Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Madrid.A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Berrizbeitia studied architecture at the Universidad Simon Bolivar before receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in 1980 and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the GSD in 1987. Since then, she has taught in various capacities at the GSD, including as assistant professor of landscape architecture from 1993 to 1998 and as professor of landscape architecture since 2009.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Getting better with each passing day: Steve Smith on elbow injury

first_img New Delhi: Newly-appointed Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith was all praise for the 17-year-old Riyan Parag who was associated in a 70-run fourth wicket partnership with him to lay the foundation of the five-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians in an IPL match here Saturday.”He (Parag) played with cool head, he is calm, cool and composed. In the previous matches he had batted the same way, he works very hard, he is big and strong young kid. He came out and played with that freedom, saw the ball and hit the ball did not worry about anything, just played the game,” Smith said after his side’s victory.”I think he has got some terrific skills with the ball too. He bowled really in his first game against Chennai and bowled pretty well today also. The kid learns really quickly and that is sign of a really good player and someone who has a great future,” said Smith about the Assam youngster who showed great application. Smith also praised Ajinkya Rahane from whom he took over the captaincy on Saturday.”It is not easy to be told such kind of things but he is a terrific guy. Look at the way he came out and played his shots to give us a decent start. It was the management’s decision. I was called and told about the decision and I was bit surprised by it,” said the Australian.”Ajinkya has done a good job in the last year and half. I did have a chat with him.  I am lucky to start with a victory; hopefully we go from strength to strength and have to play every game as final,” said Smith who returned to competitive cricket last month after serving a 12-month ban for his involvement in the infamous ball tampering scandal in South Africa.Talking about his individual performance, he said, “I am getting better and better, the way I am hitting the ball, more importantly my mind getting better and better, the decisions I am making and I am clear in the mind.”My elbow also is better but I can’t stretch it completely and I still have to play heavily strapped. Couple of weeks ahead I would be out with full pace. I like to be in action and involved in game. I am getting better and better with each game,” said Smith.Mumbai Indian batsman Suryakant Yadav said his side knew that the first six overs of Rajasthan Royals innings were going to be crucial.”We had reached a par score on a wicket which was similar to the one we had played earlier. I think Smith and Parag batted really well and did not feel the pressure in the middle and death overs,” he said.”I don’t feel that Hardik Pandya and Keiron Pollard were a bit slow in the death overs. They batted the way as they always do. The wicket was not that easy. The runs they could add were very important ones,” said Yadav.On Mumbai Indians’ five consecutive defeats against Rajasthan Royals, Yadav refused to concede that luck had any role.”There is no role of luck. It’s hard work which pays dividends. Jos Buttler had played a good knock when we played in the last game and here too they have batted well and have shown character. Hopefully, we will turn it around when we meet next time.”(Inputs: PTI) highlights Steve Smith slammed 58 runs against Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals won their third game in the tournament. Mumbai Indians lost both the games against Rajasthan.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more