Boulder’s faith community comes together to grieve after grocery store…

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Photo: Carina Louise Julig/RNS[Religion News Service] The Table Mesa Shopping Center is ordinarily a hub of activity as locals swing in to do their errands. But since Monday’s (March 22) shooting at the King Soopers grocery store that killed a police officer and nine others, the small strip of stores has been fenced off as a crime scene, its chain-link barrier turned into a memorial for the victims.Crosses, flowers, stuffed animals and signs calling for gun control line the fence, along with messages of love to the departed and invocations for prayer. Since Monday’s attack, reeling Boulderites, many representing the city’s diverse faith communities, have congregated along the road to pay their respects in such numbers that the city blocked off a lane of traffic to accommodate them.On Tuesday, Rev. Deborah Hill, a priest at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, drove from her home in Gunbarrel to the memorial to pray with visitors not far from a sign reading “Pray 4 Boulder!”, adjacent to a row of Buddhist prayer flags.“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit,” another sign read, quoting Psalm 34. A small pile of stones sits atop each of the 10 wooden crosses erected for the victims, a Jewish tradition.On Thursday evening (March 25), a memorial vigil at nearby Fairview High School organized by the Colorado chapter of gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action and attended by more than 1,000 people, was led by clergy from around Boulder.Rabbi Fred Greene of Boulder’s Congregation Har HaShem opened the vigil, saying that since the attack, he had been thinking about a phrase from the book of Deuteronomy, usually translated from Hebrew as “You must not be indifferent,” Greene said. However, he offered a new translation: “You cannot hide.”“Tonight you cannot hide from the shock, from the grief and from the hurt,” Greene said. “I’m begging you — don’t hide, be real.“Help us to not hide from the world, to face the chaos. Help us to be incapable of indifference, help us to be impatient with injustice,” said Greene.The rabbi had also addressed an emergency city council meeting Wednesday along with the Rev. Mary Kate Rejouis, rector at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. The two offered a prayer and read the names of the 10 victims, who ranged in age from 20 to 65.At least two of the victims were members of local faith communities. On Tuesday, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila released a statement saying that Eric Talley, the police officer who was killed responding to the scene, regularly attended St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, just across the street from King Soopers. Aquila asked for the saint’s intercession in this difficult time so “that God would bring good out of this great evil.”In the 1990s, Neven Stanisic’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Bosnia to escape the violence engulfing the region. On Monday, the 23-year-old repairman fell victim to another form of violence when he was killed at King Soopers.Stanisic was a member of St. John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church in Lakewood, Colorado, whose head priest, the Rev. Radovan Petrovic, told the Denver Post that Stanisic’s family was devastated to have sacrificed so much only for Stanisic to die in this way.“To have this happen to him, that’s something neighbors and much of our community cannot comprehend,” Petrovic said to the Post.The suspect in the shooting is 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa of Arvada. He has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder and was denied bond at a preliminary hearing on Thursday.Law enforcement has yet to give a motive for the killings, but at the vigil at the high school, Islamic Center of Boulder representative Tracy Smith said that the suspect’s name has caused Muslims in Boulder to fear a backlash. Women with hijabs and men with beards have expressed fear about going outside, she said.Smith said that the suspect does not represent Islam and that Muslims “want to live in harmony with their community.” She urged anyone who has questions about Islam to reach out to the ICB.“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Boulder neighbors in grief and solidarity,” she said, tearing up.The Muslim nonprofit CelebrateMercy launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Boulder victims that has raised $21,000 in the past several days. It joins campaigns on GoFundMe and the Colorado Healing Fund in raising thousands for survivors of the shooting and families of the victims.The vigil ended with a prayer from Randy Spaulding, pastor at Boulder Mennonite Church.“Spirit of justice, as we leave this place help us find our voice,” Spaulding said. “May we turn from the worship of power, may we have the courage to confront our false gods and to protest the needless deaths caused by gun violence. 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Russian becomes sixth media worker to be killed this year in Ukraine

first_img September 7, 2020 Find out more June 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian becomes sixth media worker to be killed this year in Ukraine Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV (Photo: Pervy Kanal) UkraineEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News See videos of the incident, uploaded by pro-government Russian TV stations Russia Today and LifeNews: News UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority RSF_en News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Pervy Kanal cameraman is fatally shot outside barracks in Donetsk region February 26, 2021 Find out more Russian TV cameraman Anatoly Klyan (Анатолий Клян) has become the sixth media worker to be killed in connection with his work since the start of the year in Ukraine. Aged 68, he was fatally shot in the stomach last night near Opytnoye, a village in the eastern Donetsk region, his TV station, Moscow-based Pervy Kanal, confirmed.Klyan was shot as he and other journalists accompanied supporters of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (PRD) and the mothers of Ukrainian soldiers in a minibus displaying pacifist banners on a visit to a Ukrainian army barracks to ask the authorities to demobilize the soldiers.Driven by a man in camouflage fatigues, the minibus set off from Donetsk at around 11:45 pm. Pervy Kanal reporter Yevgeny Lyamin said shots were fired from the barracks as the minibus approached, forcing it to retreat about 500 metres. When Klyan and other passengers got out, more shots were fired, hitting the driver and Klyan, who died after being taken to a Donetsk municipal hospital.“We offer our condolences to Klyan’s family and colleagues,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “A full and impartial investigation must be conducted into all the circumstances surrounding his death, from the minibus’ departure in the middle of the night to the barracks, to the shot that cost him his life.”The Donetsk regional prosecutor’s officer and Russia’s Investigative Committee have launched parallel investigations. The PRD’s prosecutor-general’s office is also looking into the case.According to Pervy Kanal, the PRD press office hired the minibus. But PRD Prime Minister Alexander Borodai told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti that the trip was organized by an autonomous group. “This thoughtless action led to loss of human life,” he said. “We will use the required severity to deal with those who took the people there.”Klyan was killed two weeks after two other Russian journalists, reporter Igor Kornelyuk and sound technician Anton Voloshin, were killed by mortar fire in the eastern Luhansk region.Italian photographer Andrea Rocchelli and his fixer, the well-known Russian human rights defender Andrei Mironov, who were killed by a mortar shell near Sloviansk, in the Donetsk region, on 24 May. This year’s first media fatality was Ukrainian newspaper reporter Vyacheslav Veremiy, who was gunned down in Kiev on 19 February after covering the Maidan Square protests. More than 200 journalists have also been injured or attacked in Ukraine since the start of the year.Reporting has become extremely difficult for journalists since the clashes between the central authorities and the anti-Kiev rebels developed into an armed conflict in April.Dozens of journalists, bloggers and netizens have been taken hostage by anti-Kiev groups, while arrests of Russian journalists by the Ukrainian armed forces are becoming more frequent. The information war waged by the parties to the conflict has resulted in constant attacks on TV retransmission centres and harassment of local media in eastern Ukraine. Many journalists have also been harassed, attacked or detained in Crimea since its incorporation into Russia in March. to go further Organisation last_img read more

Soldiers and Police Guard Dangerous Neighborhoods in Honduras

first_imgBy Dialogo November 03, 2011 Honduras began to deploy joint Army and police forces in dangerous neighborhoods of the capital and other major cities, seeking to tamp down a spike in violence that has given the country the world’s highest homicide rate. In the Central American nation, plagued by executions linked to Mexican drug traffickers who have extended their activities southward, hitmen shoot people with impunity on the streets, in businesses, and in bars of the major cities. Bullet-ridden bodies are also frequently found in vehicles or along roads, and others that have been mutilated are found in remote locations, terrorizing the population of the country, where seven out of ten people live in poverty. As part of Operation Lightning, Soldiers armed with M-16 rifles are patrolling streets in the capital, Tegucigalpa, where they have set up checkpoints for vehicles and people, while military helicopters fly over areas where drug traffickers and gangs that victimize the inhabitants through extortion operate. Around 1,000 personnel, including Soldiers and the elite police Urban Counterinsurgency Unit (COBRA), are participating in the operation, while will be gradually extended to other cities and regions of the country. “We’re trying to bring peace and tranquility to the population in cities where there is more violence, both from common crime and from organized crime,” said the head of the Armed Forces Joint General Staff, General René Osorio.last_img read more

United Heavy Lift, Ocean7 Projects Open Joint Office in Norway

first_imgHeavy sea transport specialists United Heavy Lift (UHL) and Ocean7 Projects are opening a joint office in Bergen, Norway, from where they intend to offer a wider scope of service.As disclosed, the coordinated activities will allow Germany’s UHL and Denmark’s Ocean7 to cover all segments of their industry, offering customers a larger and more diverse fleet.It was also noted that the Bergen office was just the first of a number of joint branches planned to be set up.As noted by Lars Rolner, CEO of United Shipping Group, the two sides are working on opening new offices in Asia and the USA.“We see this new office as a start of building a world-wide network of offices together with Ocean7,” Rolner said.“We have always had the mindset of working together and this cooperation will enhance our ability of offering a wider scope to our customers in the future,” Stefan Petersen, CEO of Ocean7, added.Ocean7 Projects operates a fleet of over 25 heavy lift carriers, including RoRo vessels. United Heavy Lift was established in 2015 and is part of the United Group which also includes United Wind Logistics and United Engineering Solutions. Both UHL and Ocean7 specialize in the transport of heavy, project and breakbulk cargo.last_img read more