IN FOCUS in the News
3/27/12—The Morning Call—Rep. John Lewis' life offers a lesson in justice
3/26/12—The New York Times—OPINION | Op-Ed Contributor: The Rich Get Even Richer
The bottom 99 percent received a microscopic $80 increase in pay per person in 2010, after adjusting for inflation. The top 1 percent had an 11.6 percent increase in income
2/23/12—InCommon Newsletter—Taking a close look at proposed state budget cuts
2/23/12—InCommon Newsletter—Rev. Jesse Jackson shares his message with the Moravian community
2/22/12—On April 21, the Episcopal Church will sponsor a forum on a critical topic: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment. Originating from St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Salt Lake City, UT, the two-hour ecumenical forum will be live webcast beginning at 10 am Mountain (9 am Pacific, 11 Central, noon Eastern).
“Through The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment, we will explore the differential effects of environmental degradation and changing climate patterns on the poor – in this country and around the world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said.
The Intersection of Poverty and Environment aligns with the Anglican Five Marks of Mission, specifically “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.” “April 21 is the day before Earth Day, when the world stops to contemplate the relationships between humanity and God’s creation,” commented Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies.
Moderated by Kim Lawton of PBS’s Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, featured speaker at the forum will be Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori, who was an oceanographer prior to ordination and is well-versed in environmental matters.
Anderson, author of Spirituality and the Earth: Exploring Connections and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources, will be a key panel member along with experts in the fields of the environment and poverty, as well as ecumenical representatives.
The forum will feature speakers, videos, and thought-provoking discussion. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the participants during the live webcast.
Resources such as bibliography, materials for community and individual review, websites, discussion questions, Sunday school lessons, environmental resources will be available.The forum is ideal for group watching and discussion, or on demand viewing for Earth Day observations as well as Sunday School, discussions groups, community gatherings, and other get-togethers. The event leads the way in implementing the recommendations of the Environment and Climate Change Committee of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to hold regional conferences on engaging faith and community groups in environmental stewardship.
For more information contact Neva Rae Fox, Public Affairs Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org .
2/15/12—BBC Today—Hunger in the Delhi slums
2/9/12—InCommon Newsletter—Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak on campus
- 2/9/12—InCommon Newsletter—Keeping the campus IN FOCUS
- 2/8/12—Pocono Record—Rev. Jackson to speak at Moravian College Feb. 14
2/2/12—Lehighvalleylive.com—The Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak at Moravian College, Lehigh University
- 2/2/12—Bethlehem Patch—Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at Moravian College
1/27/12—Rotavirus vaccine milestone achieved during proceedings of the ASCODD conference, January 2012, as the first South-East Asian nation implements the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2009 recommendation to introduce life-saving rotavirus vaccines through its national immunization program. Asia bears a staggering burden of rotavirus disease: 42% of the 435,000 annual global rotavirus-related deaths occur in Asia. The Philippines will begin vaccinating children against rotavirus in 2011
- 9/30/11—Facebook—Comenius Center featuring Johnathan Kozol
- 9/29/11—InCommon Newsletter—Teachers are his heroes- Jonathan Kozol addresses alumni educators
9/25/11—Earth Mother Wangari Maathai Dead at 71—Sunday, September 25, 2011
"Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own - indeed to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come." - Wangari Maathai
8/15/11—The Comenian—Poverty and Inequality: Moravian's In Focus Theme
8/10/11—InCommon Newsletter—Welcome Class of 2015
5/6/11—InCommon Newsletter—2011-12 INFOCUS to Address Poverty and Inequality—Jonathan Kozol Chosen as Fall Convocation Speaker