University to host immigration conference

first_imgNotre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) will host “The Church and Immigration” conference next week in McKenna Hall Conference Center, which will focus on the role of the Catholic Church in immigration reform.  Keri O’Mara | The Observer Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C, associate professor of theology and director of the Immigration Initiative at the ILS, said the conference aims to promote the increasing importance of immigration reform, highlight the ethical issues involved and make connections to the gospel of Jesus Christ.“235,000,000 people are migrating around the world today, and in the United States alone 10 to 12 million of those are undocumented,” Groody said. “If Notre Dame as a Catholic university had nothing to say about this, how would it be credible as a university or a Catholic institution?”The conference will explore what roles the Catholic Church can play in redefining immigration policies and practices, Groody said.“Part of what has made America the great country that it is are the immigrants who have helped make it what it is today,” Groody said. “The focus of this conference is on what the Church has done, is doing and can better do in response to this challenging and important issue.”The ILS will host various speakers, including several bishops and University President Fr. John Jenkins, and will hold workshops such as “Human Trafficking” and “Immigrant Voters and the Changing American Electorate.”Groody said the United States can do more to aid immigration reform.“People migrate because of economic need, the violation of human rights, weak juridical structures, environmental disasters and many other reasons,” he said. “While the United States cannot accept every migrant in need, there is much more it can do.”Groody said the conference is born of out of principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which are based directly with the dignity of the human person.“However one identifies oneself in liberal or conservative terms, the heart of Catholic Social Teaching deals with justice in the world and building a peaceful society,” Groody said. “Catholic universities should have a role in that process. Notre Dame is involved in this issue because this is both a national and global issue of significant importance.”Colleen Cross, project coordinator of the conference, said the initiative critically engages the issue of immigration in the United States.“Building on Notre Dame’s long-standing commitment to a faith that does justice, as well as the significance of immigration in Latino communities, the Immigration Initiative seeks to highlight the Church’s commitment to immigrants and immigration reform in the United States,” she said.The conference will run from March 2 through 5.Tags: Church and Immigration, Immigration, immigration reform, reformlast_img read more

University to celebrate ecumenism with global Christian leaders

first_imgNotre Dame is planning to host two events to celebrate ecumenism and the relationships between Christians of different traditions, according to a Monday press release. “Notre Dame’s commitment to ecumenism is an essential dimension of our character as a Catholic university,” Fr. Gerry Olinger, vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, said in the release. “We share in Jesus’ prayer for unity, and we seek to build a culture of encounter which leads to greater understanding, collaboration and love. Notre Dame strongly agrees with Pope Francis when he says that ecumenism is not optional.”The first event, scheduled for March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, is an ecumenical prayer service featuring co-presiders of different Christian faiths and a performance from the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir. Guests will include Rev. Chris Ferguson, general secretary for the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general for the Anglican Communion, Rev. Martin Junge, general secretary for the Lutheran World Federation, Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Rev. J.C. Park, president of the World Methodist Council. The second event is a lecture titled “From Conflict to Communion: The Future of Christians Together in the World” and will take place Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. The panel will feature senior leaders from several different Christian denominations and will be moderated by Notre Dame assistant professor of theology Neil Arner. Both events are free and open to the public.A private ecumenical meeting will also take place on campus between Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Reformed and Catholic leaders. These five denominations have all identified themselves with the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justice, a document that asserts an understanding on the shared beliefs between different Christian religions. According to the release, the goal of the meeting is to “provide recommendations for how the Christian communities that have adopted the Joint Declaration can demonstrate deeper communion with each other.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, christian faiths, ecumenism, joint declaration on the doctrine of justicelast_img read more

Consumer perception doesn’t have to be reality

first_imgConsumer perception is an important driver of growth in any business, but especially in the financial services industry. This is both good and bad.On the one hand, according to the year-end figures published by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), credit union membership grew 4% in 2015, due in large part to the positive perception of the credit union value proposition.On the other hand, the lingering perception that credit unions have sparse surcharge-free ATM access — and many fewer ATMs than banks — has limited their growth.While consumers like the idea of joining credit unions for such benefits as favorable interest rates on savings, at the end of the day, they want convenience. When people need cash, they don’t want to drive 50 miles — or even 10 miles — for the nearest surcharge-free ATM in their network. But, as market research has shown, many consumers believe that joining a credit union will mean they have to do just that.Fortunately, perception doesn’t have to be reality.Expanding your ATM network is as easy as aligning your credit union with the right EFT network provider. By joining the right EFT network, you can offer your members the same broad, ATM access they can get from the big banks, without the usual, associated negative issues. In addition, the right network provider can provide added benefit, such as ATM Fleet Management, which helps offload the time-intensive burden of coordinating multiple vendors, keeping up with regulatory and industry changes (like the transition to EMV) and large capital investment.Working with the right EFT network gives your credit union access to cutting-edge services, such as a mobile app that helps members easily locate surcharge-free ATMs.Ultimately, by working with the right ATM network provider, your credit union will not only expand its footprint, but also become more enticing to consumers. And, by offloading ATM management to a trusted network partner, you can refocus your energies on helping members see how working with your credit union is both convenient and cost-effective.The number of ATMs worldwide is expected to grow by more than 25%, from 2.6 million at the end of 2013, to approximately 3.3 million by 2017, according to the Mercator Advisory Group — even as mobile technology usage grows. To keep up with industry trends, ensuring that your ATM footprint expands, is only going to become more important as time goes on. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Woods Joe Woods, CUDE is a 15-year credit union veteran.  He has spent time with Corporate One FCU, Liberty Enterprises, co-founded Legacy Member Services and was part of the senior management … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Where does Pasaol’s 49-point game stack up against past scoring outbursts?

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody But Pasaol came six points short of the record held by now-Mapua assistant coach Ed Cordero.Cordero fired an eye-popping 54 points in his heyday with the then-UST Glowing Goldies to set the long-standing UAAP feat in 1979.Letran coach Jeff Napa, who owns the highest scoring output in the past two decades after firing 43 points for National U in 2002 in Season 65, meanwhile, sees this as an opportunity for Pasaol to make a difference for the 0-6 Red Warriors.“It’s a great motivation for him so that he can work harder in his career and help his team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco completes sweep of Star with OT win, returns to Finals LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol set the Philippine basketball scene ablaze after his 49-point outburst on Wednesday.Former UAAP standouts were nonetheless impressed with the feat from University of the East forward even if it came with a 106-100 loss to La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Two-time UAAP MVP Kiefer Ravena, whose career-best was 38 points in Season 77 back in 2014, tweeted: “49 is already hard to do. But in 20/30 FG% and in 32 mins? Well I be damned.”Fellow two-time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks, who only scored as high as 35 in Season 75 in 2012, hoped that the guard could have broken the half-century mark, as he tweeted: “Let Pasaol get his 50 piece!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPasaol’s 49 points on an efficient 20-of-30 shooting, that went with top of eight rebounds, is the most points scored by a Red Warrior since James Yap’s 36 in UAAP Season 65 in 2002.In terms of scoring, he also surpassed Paolo Mendoza, who had a 48-point performance for UP in 1999, the legendary duel of UE legend Allan Caidic, who had 46, and UST great Pido Jarencio, who answered with 48 markers, in Game 3 of the UAAP Season 47 Finals in 1984. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more