With FIFA protecting the most obvious search terms as trademarks only official brand partners can use, gaming brands need to be creative, says Blueclaw’s Martin Calvert Marketing & affiliates With FIFA protecting the most obvious search terms as trademarks only official brand partners can use, gaming brands need to be more creative, says Blueclaw’s Martin Calvert.According to Google, the term “World Cup 2014” was the most searched sport event in history, with more than 2.2bn searches. Now, with the 2018 tournament underway, marketers across all industries will have worked out how they can (sensibly) take advantage of the event.Although it’s a global phenomenon, search engine interest in the World Cup generally spikes hugely but vanishes almost as quickly. Just look at the Google Trends line for the three previous tournaments below. The major challenge for brands is how to capitalise on this large but short-lived opportunity. In AdWords, the major challenge faced is FIFA’s lockdown of copyrighted terms related to the tournament.As big an opportunity as the World Cup is for betting brands, it’s an even bigger opportunity for FIFA itself. To this end, it will clamp down hard on unofficial mentions of the copyrighted terms that their partners pay big bucks to use. FIFA’s trademarked terms are many and varied, and misuse will be swiftly identified.From obvious terms like “FIFA” and “World Cup” to less specific phrases like “Russia 2018” and “Moscow 2018”, there are limits to what can be used in marketing material.In AdWords PPC in particular, bidding on these terms is easy to identify and will very likely require FIFA to approve use of the terms as an Authorised Third Party. The question is, then, who is permitted? Here’s what FIFA has to say:“The six FIFA partners have the highest level of association with FIFA and all FIFA events as well as playing a wider role in supporting the development of football all around the world, from grassroots right up to the top level at the FIFA World Cup.“The main rights for a sponsor in this tier are brand association, the use of selected marketing assets and media exposure, as well as ticketing and hospitality offers for the events.“FIFA World Cup Sponsors have rights to the FIFA Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup on a global basis.“The National Supporter level is the final level of FIFA’s sponsorship structure, allowing companies with roots in the host country of each FIFA event to promote an association in the domestic market.”So, what do you do if you aren’t one of these brand partners? Firstly, it’s important to note that there is some flexibility in bidding on trademark or brand terms where the term itself is not featured in the body of the advert.Technically, this means you should be able to bid on terms like “Russia World Cup” with ad copy that simply offers, for example, football betting or tips with no specific reference to the tournament.Even so, there’s evidence to suggest that Google is more stringent than usual about brand term bidding during major sporting events such as the World Cup.It all comes down to who pays who. Official brand partners, which pay FIFA for the rights to use trademark terms, complain to football’s governing body, while FIFA itself complains to Google, which relies on being able to enforce trademark protections to continue as a leading platform.In our opinion, restrictions on trademarks associated with the World Cup will lead to two things: first, a lot of headaches for companies that have not done their research, and second an AdWords landscape dominated by official partners which, like McDonald’s, really don’t have a strong and direct relationship to the sport.For marketers in betting and gaming, it’s not enough to just rely on Google to fairly enforce its normal policies. During the World Cup, the official brands get the run of things and gaming brands need to be more creative.For gambling, the terms with the highest propensity to convert are always ones using “bet” and “betting” prefixes. They will naturally be more competitive, so it then comes down to how strong an offer your brand has.Brand loyalty is not as strong for events such as the World Cup, so a strong offer can make the difference — if the company can afford it.For marketers in sports betting, we have several recommendations:1. Avoid official trademarks – and think about terms that show ‘intent to bet’A lot of official terms may be off limits, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the name of participating countries and players.More than this, while the search volume for the World Cup and related terms is huge, only a proportion of that traffic will ever choose to place a bet. So the more specific your ads are about the types of bets that people might want to try during the tournament, the more successful you will be. Clearly, this means thinking more about players and their interests and appetites than the tournament itself.A great starting point if you are an operator is to look back at previous football tournaments and consider this: was there anything different about the types of bets made or the traffic that visited your site?The more closely you can meet player requirements, the more scope there is to indirectly profit from the World Cup – without ever actually mentioning it.Furthermore, the better your ability to identify profitable terms not specifically related to the World Cup as part of your keyword methodology, the more scope there is to avoid bidding wars where costs-per-click hit crazy levels driven by World Cup traffic.The big brands will still get solid volume based on their branding. However, it is a chance for others to gain some market share if they can afford a strong offer. A solid World Cup in acquisitions can make all the difference for the next six to 12 months on a sportsbook client. And while the lifetime value of these new acquisitions is generally lower than other times of the year, the sheer volume more than offsets it.2. Focus on players, nations and real-time performanceIt’s widely known that “unofficial” sponsors will still be very visible thanks to them sponsoring various things such as national kits and, of course, players themselves.Naturally, some brands do go overboard. At Euro 2012, for instance, Paddy Power cheekily sponsored Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner to visibly wear his ‘lucky’ Paddy Power pants – and got him fined as result.In today’s mobile-first world, we’re used to making single-word searches and hoping that Google is smart enough to figure out the rest. Bidding on particular player or country names could therefore be a fruitful strategy if we can anticipate customers might be looking for bets related to in-game activity.Mobile is expected to be the highest driver of volume. It’s a time when brand CPC’s are likely to inflate given increased competition. Further to that, generic searches around teams, goal scorers and accas all see a rise in impressions.It’s an approach that requires care to not waste ad spend, but given the size of the World Cup opportunity, it’s worthy of solid investigation.3. Take advantage of competitor effortsAs a sports betting brand, you’re not the only company that is battling to take full advantage of the AdWords opportunity presented by the 2018 tournament.For that reason, it’s worth taking an especially close look at competitor campaigns – paid and otherwise – to be inspired by approaches that you may not have considered.Apply the learnings that make sense and get a better awareness of who you’re up against and your AdWords strategy will stay grounded and focused on practical opportunities.Much like during Cheltenham and the Grand National, with a mega-event like the World Cup, there is always a heavy focus on offers used in ad creative and copy. So pay attention to what competitors are doing, and use whatever leverage you have in terms of creativity or offers to win profitable traffic.4. Investigate paid social and target the player, not the keywordKnowing your potential customer is important and opens new ways to get around trademark restrictions.If your own data is telling you that certain demographics have a higher-than-usual propensity to bet during the World Cup, apply that insight to the most cost-effective channels to reach these audiences.By targeting the player – and not a trademarked term – there is scope to increase deposits without getting into hot water.Search volume is directly linked in different regions to the progress of local teams. So the further the Three Lions progress, the more we’ll see PPC opportunities in England.It is therefore essential to adapt in an agile way as the tournament develops, focusing in on the audiences who will become more likely to bet, and avoiding the audiences who will become less likely to bet, to maximise your ROI.These are just a few approaches to take in PPC. Moreover, a lot of what we at Blueclaw advise for global football tournaments also applies to other mega-events where huge audiences, impassioned fans and the richest rewards come together.Martin Calvert is marketing director at Blueclaw, a betting and gaming-focused SEO, content marketing, PPC and social PR agency. Martin heads up Blueclaw’s internal marketing team and performs a strategic role on behalf of a number of key clients.Related articles: Round table: World Cup strategies (paywall) 888Sport top for World Cup betting (paywall) World Cup: And the winner is… (paywall) World Cup 2018: pay-per-click advertising predictions and tips Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting 14th June 2018 | By Joanne Christie Email Address
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SBM Holdings Ltd (SBMH.mu) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileSBM Holdings Limited is licenced as a commercial bank by the Bank of Mauritius and provides personal banking products and services, including savings accounts and term deposits; home, personal, educational loans, auto lease for cars and prepaid, debit, and credit cards. The bank also provides corporate and institutional banking products and services comprising working capital finance and project finance, as well as finance for the acquisition and installation of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment. SBM Holdings Limited together with its subsidiary businesses in Kenya, Mauritius, Madagascar and India, is known as SBM Group. SBM Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem November 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Shoreline, WA (Diocese of Olympia) fed a complete Thanksgivingmeal to 259 people on 11/25. We provide over 200 dinners a week to folks who are hungry, that includes two tent encampments and in our parish hall.Our parish is a growing community of Christians with several different outreach programs.Visit our website: http://www.sdch.org Comments (3) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Pat McCaughanPosted Nov 26, 2014 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Br. john Ryan. O.C.P. says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS November 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm The EPISCOPAL CHURCH rocks, and its light is shining brighter than ever! Anglicans have been reaching out to help people in need for over four hundred years in this country. Let it be known! Don’t hide your lamp under a bushel. We must find that balance between quietly helping others and boldly proclaiming the Gospel of Christ. We can no longer be content with allowing others to define who we are or what we believe. The Episcopal Church: Steeped in tradition, moving forward in faith. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rich Basta says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth group members at Historic Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, get ready to box up items for distribution to local working poor. Photo courtesy Tara Knox[Episcopal News Service] Whether boxing up turkey with all the trimmings or serving delicious home-cooked meals restaurant-style, Episcopal churches across the country are giving thanks this holiday season by giving to the hungry, the homeless and the lonely.A Florida priest who received a criminal citation for feeding the homeless in a public park earlier this month says he’ll be doing just that come Thanksgiving morning.“I will be accompanying my adult parishioners and youth group members to one of the [Southeast Florida] diocese’s outreach centers, St. Laurence Chapel, to serve Thanksgiving dinner between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day,” according to the Rev. Canon Mark Sims, rector of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Coral Gables.“We will serve a traditional dinner of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, drink and dessert. We will also make sandwiches and to-go meals, to be delivered to individuals who are homeless on the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale,” said Sims, who has challenged the constitutionality of the city ordinance.And Norman Lee, 63, says he will consider himself an honored guest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit where he plans to arrive bright and early for a Thanksgiving meal.“It’s real nice, especially when you’re out on the street and no one invited you for the family dinner, and you have no money to spend for a nice meal,” added Lee, a self-described regular at the church’s five-day-a-week soup kitchen, a collaborative effort among several local congregations.“They serve turkey dinner first thing in the morning, starting about 7:30 a.m. or 8 a.m.,” Lee said. And not just turkey but “all the fixings, cranberry sauce, dressing. They bring it to your seat. They dress up the kitchen; they decorate it and put tablecloths on the table and decorations to set the mood.”It reminds him of holidays past, “to be able to have a real, old-fashioned dinner,” he said.Marianne Arbogast, who manages the church’s Manna Community Meal soup kitchen, said she expects to serve between 700 and 800 meals on Thanksgiving Day with the help of hundreds of volunteers.In Southern California, one woman’s gift of love has multiplied by the thousands.Kim McCurdy, a parishioner at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Claremont began sharing Thanksgiving meals with a few homeless people 21 years ago.This year, with the help of volunteers, McCurdy and her catering business partner Gayle Jensen will help organize, cook and distribute meals for several thousand people at the church and four other locations in Southern California.When she noticed homeless and hungry people “it reminded me of when I was growing up in Vietnam,” she said. “My mother had eight children and my father died young. We were hungry all the time.”McCurdy approached her rector about wanting to help feed local people who are homeless. She and Jensen use the parish’s kitchen and their efforts have garnered thousands of donated turkeys and other food items. The women also have organized a weekly interfaith food program that feeds hundreds.“There are so many working poor and people alone, seniors, and people are hungry year-round,” Jensen said.In Ohio and Virginia: Boxing up holiday delightsJill Burket Ragase’s 6-year-old twins, Pippa and Truman, and even her 18-month-old twins, Penelope and Quentin, are “Thanksgiving box experts now.”And Ragase, volunteer coordinator for Cincinnati’s Episcopal Church of the Redeemer’s Thanksgiving outreach program, says she thinks they may even understand a little bit about food scarcity because they’ve rubbed elbows with those experiencing it.Sharing a family ministry while helping others is a reason she agreed to lead Redeemer’s program this year, said Ragase. She and other volunteers recently divvied up an estimated 940 sticks of butter, 2,820 extra large eggs and enough 5-pound bags of potatoes to fill 250 boxes with turkey and all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal for local working poor residents.“We are so blessed,” said Ragase. “A local grocery store offers the turkeys at 99 cents a pound and gives us 10 percent off the rest of the perishable items. So, I got to go and order those this week.”According to Sharon Jenkins, Redeemer’s communications director, the parish has partnered for several years with the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC) and negotiates with the grocery store “to get the turkeys at a reduced rate, and we include eggs, potatoes, and all the makings for a big meal.”After donated bundles of corrugated boxes arrive, parishioners sign up in October to commit to fill at least one. “Some take as many as three boxes,” increasing this year’s total from the 225 filled in 2013, Ragase said.Parishioners “include a $15 donation toward the cost of the turkeys” and the boxes come with a shopping list for nonperishable items such as macaroni shells, mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, pie filling and pie crust mixes. The boxes are filled and then “this week is the best part” because the turkeys arrive, Ragase said Nov. 21.On Nov. 22, volunteers arrived in shifts, some to pick up turkeys and other perishables from the local grocery store, others to deliver the boxes to MEAC’s food pantry for a Nov. 23 distribution.Similarly, members of Historic Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, helped fill boxes with turkey and all the trimmings for 150 local families to make a complete Thanksgiving meal, according to development director Tara Knox.“The families are Alexandrians who have requested assistance from the church’s Lazarus Outreach Ministry which serves local people in need,” according to Knox.On Nov. 23, youth in grades six to 12 helped set up for the food distribution by converting part of the parish hall into a Thanksgiving food pantry, she said. They receive donated turkeys and canned goods.When those who’ve requested assistance arrive, a personal shopper accompanies them through the pantry, Knox said.“It’s a nice opportunity to have their family meal cooked in their own home,” she said. “And it’s really fun for us because everybody can get in on the act and the kids get to set up the food pantry. It’s kind of fancy, and the Sunday school kids put together treats and inspirational messages to go with the bags.”–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Giving thanks by giving: Episcopal churches box, dish up holiday meals TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group November 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm Good stuff! Jesus is well pleased. This is the Church at its best. 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Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Por Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 7, 2015 Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention, General Convention 2015 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY La Convención insta a ofrecer más solidaridad y apoyo a los cristianos perseguidos Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La defensa de los cristianos que enfrentan persecución y viven el contexto de la guerra civil son el tema de varias resoluciones aprobadas por la 78ª. Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, que sesionó aquí del 25 de junio al 3 de julio.La Convención conviene en que los cristianos en Pakistán, Siria, Liberia, Sudán del Sur y El Sudán se encuentran entre aquellos a favor de quienes la Iglesia debe incrementar su apoyo y solidaridad mientras muchos de ellos viven con temor a la muerte, el hambre y en el desplazamiento en países asolados por la guerra o influidos por extremistas.Reconociendo el trauma y el estrés causados por el terrorismo, la violencia de la guerra y el desplazamiento, la Resolución A047 pide un trienio (2016-2018) de cuidado pastoral y formación cristiana que se centre en aquellos cuyas vidas “se han visto directa e indirectamente afectadas por la exposición a eventos traumáticos…”Cristianos perseguidos en PakistánEl obispo Samuel Azariah, moderador de la Iglesia de Pakistán, habló el 26 de junio ante el Comité Legislativo sobre Misión Mundial de la Convención General acerca de la población cristiana perseguida en Pakistán, uno de los epicentros del terrorismo mundial. Los extremistas religiosos agreden a las minorías en Pakistán por tener diferentes creencias o afiliaciones.Él también se refirió a la draconiana ley paquistaní contra la blasfemia que puede imponer una condena de cadena perpetua por profanar el Santo Corán, mientras las ofensas contra el profeta Mahoma pueden ser punibles con la muerte.Sin embargo, la comunidad cristiana paquistaní —1,5 por ciento de 180 millones de personas— sigue manteniéndose firme en su fe a pesar de la persecución diaria que enfrenta, dijo Azariah, obispo de la Diócesis de Rawind.Él encomió la Resolución D035 que insta a la continua solidaridad con la comunidad cristiana en Pakistán y que exhorta al gobierno de Pakistán a garantizar adecuadas protecciones para todas las minorías religiosas, “específicamente respecto a la prevención de secuestros, conversiones forzadas al islam y matrimonios forzados de mujeres jóvenes de las comunidades religiosas minoritarias”.Azariah dijo ante el comité de la misión mundial que la oración y la defensa social son importantes, pero añadió que las asociaciones con la Iglesia Episcopal son “muy laxas y no están bien organizadas”. Le pidió a los episcopales que preparen viajes de misión y que visiten la Iglesia de Pakistán. Esa clase de actos, dijo, es el tipo de solidaridad que los cristianos paquistaníes necesitan durante este tiempo difícil.La Rda. Melissa McCarthy, diputada de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles y proponente de la Resolución D035, recordaba el haber leído en octubre de 2001 un artículo en el New York Times sobre el brutal asesinato de 16 paquistaníes, hombres y niños. “Estas personas eran cristianas y fueron asesinadas al final de su culto mientras oraban. Este fue mi primer conocimiento de la violencia anticristiana en Pakistán y del abuso de la ley contra la blasfemia… Todo lo que hace falta para el triunfo del mal es que unos cuantos hombres y mujeres de bien no hagan nada. Esta resolución nos da a todos una oportunidad de hacer algo”.El Rdo. Titus Presler, sirvió durante tres años en Pakistán como director de Edwardes College, una institución de la Diócesis de Peshawar que atiende a 2.000 estudiantes (unos 1.800 musulmanes y 200 cristianos) matriculados en programas de ciencias, humanidades, administración de empresas y computación.Dirigiéndose al comité de misión mundial, Presler le dio gracias a Azariah por su liderazgo en estos tiempos difíciles y dijo que el llamado del obispo a visitas de delegaciones y misiones es “muy idóneo. Durante mis tres años en Peshawar, recibí una visita de la Iglesia Episcopal y… esa solidaridad significó mucho para la Diócesis de Peshawar y para los cristianos en Pakistán”.Presler también habló de la reciedumbre de la comunidad cristiana en Pakistán, pese a la constante persecución a que se enfrentan.En septiembre de 2003, dos terroristas suicidas tomaron de objetivo la iglesia anglicana de Todos los Santos en Peshawar al final del oficio del domingo, atentado en el que mataron a 127 personas e hirieron a 170. Muchas de las víctimas eran mujeres y niños.El Día de Pascua de 2013, Presler participó en la procesión de la iglesia de Todos los Santos, que transitó por las calles de la ciudad a oscuras “proclamando el evangelio del Cristo resucitado entre nosotros”, le dijo él al comité de la misión mundial.Naeem Nazir, que había sido líder del coro y director de música en Todos los Santos durante 30 años, encabezaba la procesión. “En la primera estación, él se subió a la parte trasera de una camioneta y leyó en pashto, el idioma local, el Evangelio de la mañana de Pascua de Mateo 28, recordó Presler. “Él dijo: ‘ésta es nuestra evangelización’”.Cuando los petardistas suicidas entraron en Todos los Santos más tarde ese año, Nazir perdió la vida en el intento de interponerse en el camino de uno de los terroristas.“Esta fue su evangelización”, dijo Presler. “Mi pregunta para ustedes es: ¿Cuál es nuestra evangelización en la Iglesia Episcopal en solidaridad con los cristianos oprimidos en Pakistán?”.Sudán del Sur y el Sudán asolados por la guerraLa Resolución B018 encomia a la Iglesia Episcopal allí por sus esfuerzos en la obra de pacificación y reconciliación, y pide a las diócesis y parroquias de la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos “el contemplar asociaciones de oración y el trabajar conjuntamente con obispos, diócesis y organizaciones eclesiásticas” en la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y del Sudán “para apoyarlas a reducir y resolver los actuales conflictos, ayudar a refugiados, exigir responsabilidad a los criminales de guerra y mejorar las condiciones de vida de la gente”.Sudán del Sur se convirtió en la nación más nueva del mundo en julio de 2011, cuando se separó del norte luego de casi medio siglo de guerra civil.Pero un nuevo conflicto estalló en diciembre de 2013 luego de que el presidente de Sudán del Sur, Salva Kiir, acusara a su ex vicepresidente, Riek Machar, de conspirar para darle un golpe de Estado.En tanto el conflicto comenzó a partir de una disputa política dentro del partido oficialista, se transformó rápidamente en una guerra tribal entre los dinkas, aliados fundamentalmente de Kiir, y lo nuer, con Machar ahora como líder rebelde.Pese a varios intentos de negociar la paz entre los dos líderes, el conflicto ha continuado, y más de 1,5 millones de personas siguen internamente desplazadas y en desesperada necesidad de ayuda humanitaria.La Iglesia Episcopal en EE.UU. tiene asociaciones de larga data con la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y del Sudán, a través de relaciones de diócesis compañeras, de los programas de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, la labor de promoción social de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales, el apoyo y la solidaridad de la Oficina de Asociaciones Globales y a través de varias redes tales como los Amigos Americanos de la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán y de Esperanza con Sudán del Sur [Hope With South Sudan].Mediante la Resolución B018, la Convención General pide que se reserven varias semanas en 2016 para orar por la paz en Sudán del Sur y en el Sudán e instruye “a las oficinas y agencias de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera a utilizar todas las medidas a su disposición para abogar por la protección de refugiados, la resolución del conflicto y el desarrollo sostenible en Sudán del Sur y el Sudán con las agencias y organismos gubernamentales e internacionales idóneos”.Guerra civil siriaLa Convención General denunció la matanza y el desplazamiento de sirios —en una guerra que ha estado librándose durante más de tres años— en la Resolución D041, que le pide a la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales que les proporcione, a los miembros de la Iglesia Episcopal, específicas medidas de defensa social [a favor de los sirios].La resolución insta a las comunidades de fe “a crear oportunidades, tanto corporativas como personales, para orar por la paz en el Oriente Medio, por un fin de la crisis humanitaria y de refugiados en Siria y por el continuo testimonio y presencia de comunidades cristianas allí”.El Rdo. Thomas Brown, diputado de la Diócesis de Massachusetts que propuso la resolución, dijo: “La ayuda que nuestra Iglesia debe prestar es la parte de la defensa social, es por eso que la resolución le pide a la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales que organice en nombre de toda la Iglesia para instar a nuestro gobierno a abordar la atrocidad de la crisis de refugiados en Siria. Nos vamos de Salt Lake City con un enérgico llamado a participar en la misión de Dios, y mientras hablamos y nos empeñamos en cosas tales como la reconciliación racial y la reconciliación con nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBT aquí en el país, también debemos empeñarnos en la reconciliación de las personas en el resto del mundo”.Socorro humanitario en LiberiaAl expresar “su más profundo amor e interés por el pueblo de Liberia”, la Resolución A176 reconoce “la crisis que experimentan nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo” mientras siguen esforzándose en la reconstrucción de su país luego de la crisis del ébola, los conflictos militares y el desastre económico.La Iglesia Episcopal de Liberia está asociada en pacto con la Iglesia Episcopal. Mediante la resolución, la Convención anima y conmina a las diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal “a crear asociaciones diocesanas con la Iglesia de Liberia y otras iniciativas que operando mancomunadamente abordarán el desarrollo humanitario y económico que producirá la sostenibilidad económica de nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la Iglesia de Liberia”.La Resolución C018 expresa solidaridad y apoyo hacia los cristianos en Israel y en los territorios bajo ocupación israelí; afirma la obra de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén en recuperación, educación y cuidado pastoral; y respalda la labor de los cristianos comprometidos en hacer relaciones, en el diálogo interreligioso, en el adiestramiento en la no violencia y en la defensa de los derechos de los palestinos. La resolución insta también a los episcopales a mostrar su solidaridad haciendo una peregrinación a Israel y a los territorios ocupados por Israel y a aprender de los hermanos cristianos de la región.Día de oración de toda la IglesiaEn otra medida, la Resolución C055 pide un día de oración de toda la Iglesia en 2016 en recordación de “los mártires contemporáneos y en solidaridad con los cristianos perseguidos en nuestro propio día”, y la Iglesia Episcopal “condena los atroces actos de violencia y persecución dirigidos contra nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo y todos los demás a través del mundo [que son] perseguidos por su fe”.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Tracy Sukraw colaboró con este artículo. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Melanie May | 15 July 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Health Lottery increases charity funding by 25% Tagged with: Health Lottery The Health Lottery has announced that it is increasing its charity funding by 25% in response to the financial impact of Covid-19 on the sector.Prior to this initiative, the percentage to good causes was 20.34%. This initiative will increase that percentage to 25.5% – an increase of 25%.To date, over £115 million has been raised for more than 3,000 community projects and charities through The Health Lottery and it is hoped that by increasing the percentage that goes to good causes, more grassroots projects and charities across Great Britain will receive support.Last year, the total amount People’s Health Trust distributed to good causes on behalf of The Health Lottery was £6.8million.Announcing the news, Martin Ellice, Joint Group Managing Director of The Health Lottery said:“There has never been a more important time in living memory than now to ensure that we support the phenomenal work carried out by the thousands of charities and projects across the length and breadth of Great Britain – many of whom are in desperate need of funding.”“The Covid-19 crisis has left many charities and projects in a vulnerable position. That’s the reason we have taken the decision to increase the level of contribution by over 25%, allowing us to support the health inequality projects that are so important to local communities. Every single one of the charities and projects funded through The Health Lottery carries out wonderful work and it’s of paramount importance that we keep them alive.” 389 total views, 5 views today Advertisement 390 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.