Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Angola: Church Leader Calls for Participation in Legislative Polls - AllAfrica.com


Uí- The leader of Redemption Army Church in Angola, Ambrósio Zola, have called on faithful belonging to his spiritual fold to take part en masse shot in legislative elections, put for adjacent 5 September.

Addressing ANGOP, at the end of his four-day visit to the northern Uige province, the spiritual leader referred that the faithful of Redemption Army in Republic Of Republic Of Angola should stay by the authorities law and the programmes, aimed at improving citizens living standards.

According to him, the Redemption Church have subdivisions in the country's 18 provinces, and plant for the mollification of liquor and collaborates with the authorities in conducting societal activities focussed on the national reconstruction.

Meeting with the authorities members, Christian church service and the course of study for local pastors, were some of Church leader's activities in province.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Will FLDS stick to declaration? - Salt Lake Tribune

For years, a polygamous religious sect seemed willing to put on the line everything in a draw with authorities over underage marriages: property, prophet, progeny. Now, a hebdomad after a Christian church older delivered a statement saying the FLDS Church would no longer countenance such as marriages, the inquiry is: Problem solved? Maybe, maybe not. In Texas, government investigating the religious sect have got made arsenic much of its polygamous life-style as underage marriages. But in Beehive State and Arizona, where most members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter Day Saints live, government have got long said that matrimony age, not polygamy, is the issue. "We're calm trying to happen out what it means," said Alice Paul Murphy, spokesman for Beehive State Lawyer General Mark Shurtleff. "This could be the most important thing that have happened to the FLDS Church in years. "I'm hoping this is a mark . . . that the FLDS Church is stepping into the 21st century as far as what people will accept and not accept as far as marriages," he said. normality normality normality
"We intend it": Church spokesman Willie Jessop issued the "clarification" a hebdomad ago on a dust-covered route outside a conventicle at the Longing for Sion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. The cardinal subdivision of the statement said the Christian church would perpetrate to "not preside over the matrimony of any adult female under the age of legal consent Advertisement

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

FLDS promises to stop marrying underage girls

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter Day Saints made the startling proclamation Monday that it will no longer let underage misses to get married grownups within their sect.

The determination came on a twenty-four hours when 19 children at two Houston-area grouping places were reunited with their parents, ending a two-month impasse between members of the polygamist Christian church and Lone-Star State Child Protective Services over the hereafter of more than than 400 children. An investigation, meanwhile, goes on into kid maltreatment allegations at the Longing For Sion Ranch in Eldorado.

By day's end, 16 children had been picked up by their parents from the Jim H. Green Kidz Seaport place near Liverpool in Brazoria County and three from Boys and Girls Country near Hockley in Townsend Harris County. Eight remaining at Kidz Seaport and two at Boys and Girls Country will probably be picked up today, functionaries said.

Edson Jessop, 51, stopped for a field day in a Townsend Harris County parkland with his household and friends after he picked up two children — a 5-year-old male child and 3-year-old miss — Monday afternoon at Hockley country facility.

"It's beautiful to have got the kids," Jessop said.

State District Judge Barbara Walther on Monday morning time signed an understanding hammered out over the weekend between about 20 lawyers for Hertz and the children's parents.

Walther, the same justice who ordered the children into surrogate attention nearly two calendar months ago, made the determination after the Lone-Star State Supreme Court last hebdomad sided with the 3rd Court of Appeals that Hertz could have got taken other actions before resorting to remotion of the children from FLDS' spread in Occident Texas.

Jessop said he and his political party were driving back to the spread near El Dorado on Monday nighttime and wanted to halt to eat before the long trip.

"They've been very good," Jessop said of the attention the children had received at the grouping homes.

All smiles
In Brazoria County, a 9-year-old miss wearing her traditional frock shouted, "I love Kidz Harbor!" as she walked out of a grouping place near Liverpool. She hugged respective staff members as she left but was smiling as she joined her household to drive away.

"You acquire very attached to them," state Natana Taylor, a staff member at the home. "They are like your small nieces and nephews, and they run and clinch you every morning."

CPS spokeswoman Estella Olguin said the children peered out of windows at Kidz Seaport and commented that those unusual people were taking their images again.

"I desire to take their picture," one miss shouted. Olguin said she showed the miss how to utilize a cell telephone to take a photograph of the reporters.

Several children left with fishing perches they'd received at the facility, which is on the Banks of Cocoa Bayou, and many left with stuffed playthings and other keepsakes.

Before any kid could be picked up, parents had to demo designation and mark written documents that listed their name, telephone set number, address, and the child's name and day of the month of birth.

Photos were taken of parents and the child, per the judge's order.

Parents must not interfere with the Hertz investigation. They also must advise the federal agency seven years in progress of any child's relocation, 24 hours after any exigency involving the kid and 48 hours in progress of any trip more than 100 statute miles from the child's designated residence.

As the transportations were taking place, Willie Jessop, an FLDS member and the group's Lone-Star State spokesman, said: "In the future, the Christian church perpetrates that it will not preside over any matrimony of any adult female under the age of legal consent in the legal power in which the matrimony takes place."

Following the law
The proclamation uses to both the group's "spiritual" labor unions and legal marriages. The lower limit age to get married in Lone-Star State is 16, but only with parental permission.

"The Christian church believes in purity, cleanliness and innocence, and our children and households are the basis of our lives and religion," Willie Jessop said. "We trust this modest elucidation will relieve recent concerns and let this Christian church and its households to dwell in peace among its neighbors."

CPS functionaries will go on to look into allegations of abuse, particularly that underage misses were forced into "spiritual marriages" with grownup men. The FLDS, which broke from the Mormon Christian church more than a century ago, patterns polygamy. The state of Texas' analogue criminal probe is also continuing.

The children were removed on April 4 and 5 from the spread after a caller, claiming to be an abused 16-year-old wife of one of the Christian church members, contacted a woman's shelter in San Angelo.

The children's lawyers felt alleviation their clients were returning place and were pleased at the agency's actions on Monday.

"I believe the temper is positive, and the parents I have got spoken to honestly desire an chance to work with the section to turn to their concerns that are there," said Andrea Sloan, who stands for respective of the FLDS children.

Chronicle newsmen Terri Langford and Janet Elliott contributed to this report.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Battle over FLDS kids gets rough - Salt Lake Tribune

SAN ANGELO, Lone-Star State - Saddle up, because it ain't over yet. The biggest child-welfare lawsuit in United States history bucked participants and witnesses every which manner last hebdomad - and the wild drive will continue. The first jar may come up anytime from the Lone-Star State Supreme Court, which worked through Saturday without deciding whether to remain an entreaties tribunal determination that directs some, if not all, of about 450 children from a polygamous religious sect back to their parents. The children, taken from the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, have got spent seven hebdomads in state detention and are scattered in shelters throughout the state. The spread is place to members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter Day Saints. The adjacent jar may come up Tuesday. A tribunal hearing that have already been jarring - state lawyers introduced photos of religious sect leader Robert Penn Warren S. Jeffs giving a husbandly buss to a 12-year-old girl he purportedly married in July 2006 - resumes. By Thursday, the underpinnings of the state's lawsuit seemed to be buckling. Just eight female parents were left in a pool of 26 females the state believed to be 17 or younger. More were expected to be declared grownups in coming position hearings. Not a single case of physical maltreatment was introduced in the hearings, either. Still, five Judges mechanically approved boilerplate service programs while rejecting any recommended alterations from Advertisement

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

LDS Church planning new temple in Phoenix - Salt Lake Tribune

The Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter-day Saints Saturday announced programs to construct a new temple in Phoenix, marking the 3rd new temple announced for Grand Canyon State in less than a month. The two temples now in Grand Canyon State are in Mesa and Snowflake. On April 28, the Christian church announced two new temples will be built in Gilbert, in the Capital Of Arizona subway area, and in Gila River Valley, in the eastern portion of the state. There now are 140 LDS temples in operation, under building or planned worldwide, according to a Christian church news release. - Howard Lindsay WhitehurstAdvertisement

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Magic Word Is - Attitude

Our mental attitude towards life will find what we acquire from life. Our mental mental mental attitude towards work and learning volition find what we can make well.

William Jesse James a Harvard University professor said "the top find of my coevals is that human beingnesses can change their lives by altering their attitude of mind"

First let's look at our attitude towards ourselves. We take ourselves for granted. we believe that other people can make things that we cannot. Many people oppose alteration yet change in life is the 1 thing on which we can absolutely count.

We necessitate to develop our mental attitude twenty-four hours by day. Take a expression at successful people in every occupation. You will happen that no substance what field they work in they all have got got one thing in common . They have a good mental attitude towards themselves, they believe they can carry through and as a consequence they make singular things. They are called successful, fortunate, gifted, lucky. They are frequently no better able than the people around them but they make have got a good attitude. They make anticipate more than good out of life than bad. They anticipate to win rather than fail.

If you desire something out of your life do up your head that there are more than grounds why you should acquire it rather than you shouldn't.

Go after it, endeavor for it, salvage for it, inquire for it and nine modern times out of 10 you will acquire it. Our environment is really a mirror of our attitude. If we don't like our environent we have got to change our mental attitude first, the human race plays no favorites. It is our mental attitude that finds our lives.Studies of one thousands of successful people demo that they radiate confidence. They anticipate success and this is why they acquire success. You can descry these people by the manner they look and act.

In five old age or less you can acquire right to the top of your present field by adopting the right attitude. Start today by simply acting as though you are already the successful individual you desire to be. Act, expression and experience successful. Actions gun gun trigger feelings just as feelings trigger actions. Here is a diagnostic test that volition turn out this to you. If you transport out the followers instruction manual for the adjacent 30 years your mental attitude towards life will be dramatically improved.

Act toward the human race and everyone you ran into as though you were already the individual you desire to be. If you desire success enactment as though you already have got it. If you desire esteem from others give this esteem to others. The most of import individual on Earth to any individual is himself ,so for the adjacent 30 years enactment as though everyone you ran into is the most of import individual on Earth (remember he is to himself )

You should make this for two reasons

1) This is the manner you should handle other human beingnesses
2) It volition assist you constitute a wont that will work with astonishing results.

Have you noticed that in big well-run companies the people at the top are nice people, easy to speak to and they are courteous to you?

This is because they have got the right attitude, this is why they are at the top. When a individual transports out this direction he immediately sets himself in the right company i.e. in the top 5% of the people amongst those who will be most successful, he have made himself an incarnation all of that which he seeks. He have made the cast in which to forge the concluding word form he desires to be. The things that individual would have got and make wi9ll come up to him. It's called "the law of attraction"Everyone in the human race desires to be and demands to be loved and respected. They volition give their love, friendly relationship and their concern to those who will give them what they desire most, a feeling of importance.

It is our mental mental mental mental mental attitude at the beginning of a undertaking which will find its outcome.

It is our attitude towards life that will find life's attitude toward us.
We are interdependent, it is impossible to win without others.
It is our attitude towards others which will find their attitude towards us.
Before a individual can accomplish the life he desires he must go that sort of person.
Your head can only throw one idea at a time, as there is nil to be gained by being negative-- be positive.

Everyone craves to be needed, give them this feeling.

Don't speak about your jobs or your wellness unless it is good.

Radiate the assurance of individual who cognizes where they are going and good things will begin happening to you.

For adjacent 30 years handle everyone as though they were the most of import person alive.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

FLDS lawyers balk at CPS plans for children

SAN ANGELO — Parents of children taken from a Occident Lone-Star State polygamist distribute testified today that it was hard for them to understand how they can follow with state demands to recover detention of their youngsters, who are spread out from Amarillo to the Houston area.

Lawyers for the parents, who are in hearings in five courtrooms, are questioning the Child Protective Services bes after for the children, which the state states are needed to protect them. The hearings began today.

The parents' lawyers said the programs are indeterminate and at the same clip phone call for demands they see questionable, such as as testing the educational backgrounds of the parents, not just the children.

The state took 463 children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Of Nazareth Jesus of Latter Day Saints' Longing for Sion Ranch near Eldorado, contending that underage misses were being married to aged work force and the children at the spread were being abused or were at hazard of abuse.

Parents in the breaking away Mormon spiritual sect state they have got done nil incorrect and that their life style is in agreement with their religious beliefs.

Their lawyers said today that the households were living in a financially stable environment on the ranch, and may necessitate public services such as lodging aid if they are forced to dwell independently.

Some lawyers were taking the chance to set federal agency social workers on the base to inquiry why their clients' children were taken away in the first topographic point and to seek to understand how Hertz planned to let them to return.

The state have a twelvemonth from the day of the month the children were removed on April 13 to go back the children or to end parental rights.

Some lawyers were perplexed as to whether parents could recover detention if they continued to dwell on the ranch.

The programs for the children, some of which were not filed until hours before the social workers were to look in court, include phone calls for psychological ratings of parents and children and parenting classes. In one service plan, the state listings concerns about instruction and place schooling as a ground the children were taken.

Attorneys for parents targeted that reasoning, noting that place schooling could not be a footing for removing children.

The complexness of the lawsuit was illustrated repeatedly. One Hertz worker said a service program was filed so late because the federal agency did not cognize until last nighttime that a social worker had not been assigned to compose it.

In another instance, a lawyer talking about the trouble of getting parents to ran into with social workers and children spreading across the state, said, "You're aware the father have children with other ladies, so he's visiting across the state."

CPS said the ground some sibs were split up is that they did not cognize they had sibling groups, since the state was given different name calling for the children.

One of the first lawsuits to come up up in tribunal today involved the 6-year-old boy of imprisoned FLDS oracle Robert Penn Warren Jeffs. The boy, who have a prosthetic leg from a birth defect, is being housed in Amarillo.

His mother, Sharon Barlow, appeared in tribunal as her attorney, Donna Guion, complained to state District Judge Barbara Walther about the vagueness of the service program and asked if there was any ground she cannot visit her boy twice a week.

"This program is so indeterminate and so wide my client have no thought what she's to make now," Guion said.

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