Monday, November 18, 2013

Episcopal Church names ex-Planned Parenthood exec as UN delegate

November 18, 2013

...The 2014 priority theme of UNCSW is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.”

Pilling will be one of 20 provincial delegates who will join with those representing the provinces of the Anglican Communion.

 A member of Christ Church Philadelphia, Pilling has extensive experience in working with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), both professionally and in the Episcopal Church. A widely published author, lecturer and consultant, she also has worked with United Nations agencies, international nonprofit organizations as well as the U.S. Peace Corps with a focus on women’s health. 

She was vice president of International Programs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and senior program officer at Columbia University where she supervised a $50 million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative. Pilling managed primary health care programs in Africa and Latin America for 13 years (Ghana, Kenya, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Zimbabwe) and provided short-term technical assistance around the world. Dr. Pilling is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia.

She teaches courses in global health and public health in the community... the rest

Child abuse royal commission to focus on Anglican Church-run North Coast Children's Home in Lismore
Hearings for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will reopen in Sydney today, with the focus on a New South Wales home run by the Anglican Church.

Between the 1940s and the 1980s it is alleged that at least 200 children living at the North Coast Children's Home in Lismore were sexually or physically abused.

They were children who already had a tough start to life, having been neglected or abandoned by their families....

Church of England synod due to debate women bishops
The Church of England is preparing for a debate at its ruling general synod about how to create women bishops.

It is due to consider an accelerated programme for introducing women bishops and the appointment of an independent arbitrator to resolve disputes.

The synod's general secretary William Fittall has warned that failure would have "very serious" consequences... BBC

Diocese may opt out of marriage
The Bishop of North West Australia has warned that if the state or federal governments legalize same-sex marriage, Anglican clergy in his diocese would no longer serve as marriage registrars.

 The statement by the Rt. Rev. Gary Nelson follows the decision last month by the Australian Capital Territory to legalize same-sex marriage – a move that has been challenged by the federal government as being unconstitutional...


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