Julia Gillard opens hostilities

Julia Gillard opens hostilities
Church chairs
Image by Leonard John Matthews
The Prime Minister’s chair was vacant.

Julia Gillard has opened hostilities by not attending the church service to mark the commencement of Australia’s 43rd parliament.

As Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has a responsibility to attend such events as a mark of respect for the major faith in Australia.

Julia Gillard was present at the Welcome to Country, even though she is not indigenous, simply out of respect. So too she should have attended the church service.

How can Julia Gillard demand respect when she does not respect others?

Virginia Theological Seminary Opens Call for Nominations for Dean and President

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2006

The Board of Trustees of Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) and its nominating committee have announced an international search for its 15th dean and president to take office in mid-2007. The search begins as The Very Rev. Martha J. Horne approaches her retirement after 12 years of distinguished service and leadership. Nominations are being sought for this important post. The Committee will review expressions of interest through February and conduct initial interviews in March.

The 12-year tenure of Dean and President Martha Horne has been an era of development, growth and change. The recruitment and nurture of a talented and accomplished faculty and staff, continued financial soundness, robust enrollments, distinctive programs, a beautiful campus with well-maintained facilities, and a dedicated Board of Trustees are measures of the achievements of Dean Horne and of the strength and readiness of VTS for the future. This moment is truly one of opportunity for the new Dean and President.

The Committee is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. of Washington, D.C. If you know of individuals within the Anglican Communion who could provide outstanding leadership to Virginia Seminary, or if you wish to discuss the position further, please contact Dr. Herman Collier at 910-695-9953. Information provided will be held in strict confidence.

An Institutional Profile and statement of Presidential Qualifications, located on the VTS web site at www.vts.edu, will provide more information about VTS and the position.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume along with names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five (5) professional references.

Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church and was founded in 1823. The school prepares men and women, representing all eight of the domestic provinces of the Episcopal Church, as well as students from several different provinces and countries within the Anglican Communion, for service in the Church, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas.


New Photography Exhibit Opens In Annapolis Maryland

Maryland Inn & Statehouse in Historic Annapolis Maryland

Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) August 24, 2008

Long time resident and photographer Bill Burnette announces the opening of a photographic exhibit and service in downtown Historic Annapolis Maryland. The images include scenes of Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Naval Academy, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, and other prominent features, streetscapes, and natural settings.

The exhibit is located at 222 Main Street, across from the Maryland Inn and McBride’s Gallery. A few of Burnette’s thousands of photographs can be viewed in this exhibit and at http://www.flickr.com/photos/28807279@N05/.

Photographs can be purchased at the exhibit or by contacting Burnette at WilliamCBurnette @ aol.com. Custom service is also available. Just describe the scene or subject.

Burnette, in describing some of his photos, said, “Imagine being able to get up at dawn on a stormy Sunday morning and photographing the Maryland Statehouse, the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, and the Chesapeake Bay. With the sun peeking out of the clouds over the Bay, the scenery is startlingly beautiful.” Burnette captures it all.

The crying and swooping seagulls over Ego Alley, a narrow strip of water that comes right into the heart of Annapolis, ending at the Historic Market House and Middleton Tavern, bring downtown alive even before people show up.

Annapolis is a small town with a lot of history. George Washington resigned his commission in the still-standing Statehouse topped with the golden acorn that can be viewed from almost spot in town. The gold dome of the Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy is equally useful as a landmark when exploring Annapolis’ streets that radiate from the water.

Burnette’s artful skill in capturing and preserving these modern day scenes from the past is mesmerizing. If you have lived in or visited Annapolis, the photographs give viewers a new perspective. If you haven’t been to Annapolis yet, Burnette’s photographs will start your travel plans in motion.

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church has beautiful stain glass windows, including at least on by Tiffany. The sunlight shining through those windows is heavenly. The angel in St. Anne’s Cemetery, with a full moon between her wings and face is unearthly.

Photographs printed 8×10, signed, and matted for your personal framing are just each. Shipping and taxes are included. Checks can be mailed to Bill Burnette, 222 Main Street, Annapolis MD 21401. Email Burnette at WilliamCBurnette @ aol.com if you have a special need or request.