Sexual assault prompts prayer service

first_imgAbout 100 members of the University community gathered at the Grotto on Monday afternoon for a student-led “Prayer service for healing,” sponsored by Notre Dame’s student government. The prayer service was organized following an e-mail alert sent by Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) on Friday afternoon informing students, faculty and staff that a sexual assault had been reported in a women’s dorm on the northeastern area of campus.Annmarie Soller| The Observer The alert, the first one the community has received this school year, sparked the prayer service, which kept with a tradition started by student body president emeritus Alex Coccia and student body vice president emeritus Nancy Joyce last fall.Senior Francis Vu opened the service with a prayer.“We gather in the peace of the sacred Grotto, joined together, united in Christ to support and pray,” he said.Vu asked those in attendance to pray not only for the healing of the victims, but for the perpetrators as well.Senior Alison Leddy, a resident assistant in Cavanaugh, delivered a call to action focusing on the responsibility of the community in ending sexual violence on campus.“On Friday, the day we all received the first email report of the year, the White House launched a national campaign called ‘It’s On Us’ to end sexual assault,” Leddy said. “This movement seeks to bring awareness to and support survivors of sexual assaults on college campuses across the country. While this ambitious and worthy campaign took life in Washington, our community in South Bend feels the impact of this problem closer to home and to our hearts.“We are not any college; we are not any community. We are ND. … When we chose to attend this University, which seeks to educate the mind and the heart, we chose to be more,” Leddy said.“One is too many. What affects one of us affects all of us.”In 2013, the White House launched a sexual assault prevention campaign with the tagline “One is Too Many.” On campus, Coccia and Joyce adopted the mantra and began Notre Dame’s own “One is Too Many” campaign, which involved pledge cards signed and placed outside dorm rooms, an online petition and videos put together by student government.This year, student body vice president Matt Devine told The Observer that sexual assault prevention may take off in a different direction.“We had a lot of great visibility with ‘One is Too Many’ last year. Perhaps this is an opportunity to move in some way; we’re looking at more action words … if there’s something we can do to incorporate the idea of an active bystander into the title, then we’d like to,” Devine said.“The prayer service today is very important, because it’s the first one. It’s the first-year students’ first introduction to something like this, and it’s important for them to understand that this is our response,” Devine said.Senior Grace Carroll ended the prayer service with an invitation for all to light a candle at the Grotto and to continue praying for an end to sexual violence.“When the light shines in the darkness, the darkness cannot overcome it,” she said.Tags: Campus Ministry, Prayer service, sexual assault, Student governmentlast_img read more

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Messi’s father tells PSG about his son interest in Man City

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… read also:Inter won’t give up on Messi The French champions and Champions League finalists were reportedly politely told Messi already has his mindset on City. Jorge Messi is understood to have touched down in England yesterday for talks with City. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, is aspiring to join Manchester City this summer. That’s according to L’Equipe, which are reporting Messi’s father has informed Paris Saint-Germain of his son’s desire to move to Manchester City. PSG’s sporting director Leonardo reportedly contacted Jorge Messi to express the club’s interest in the Barcelona star.Advertisementlast_img read more

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CECAFA U-20, Uganda optimistic of defeating Sudan

first_imgEritrea will play Djibouti at 2:00 pm while Uganda faces Sudan in the final last group A game at 4:00 Pm Pece Stadium.Sudan lead group A with four points, Uganda second while Eritrea and Djibouti are third and fourth respectively.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso has said his team will defeat Group A leaders Sudan, in the last group game in the on-going CECAFA U-20 challenge cup.Byekwaso in an interview on Wednesday says that he has been emphasizing ball possession and physicality as well as clinical finishing especially in the final third of the pitch.Byekwaso however says, Sudan is a matured team and needs to be approached cautiously.Mohamed Mousa the Sudan head coach says his players are confident and ready for their last group game.Mousa says during their training they focused on the defensive midfield and defence especially after seeing Uganda score five goals past Djibouti on Monday.last_img read more

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Award winning 3 Hammers joins England Golf

first_img Tags: 3 Hammers, Affiliation, support The award-winning 3 Hammers Golf Complex in the West Midlands is gearing up for more success by joining England Golf’s affiliation programme.3 Hammers, situated just off the M54 near Wolverhampton, is a thriving, innovative centre which has introduced 20,000 adults to golf in the last four years alone.It’s the first stand-alone golf centre to affiliate since England Golf recently extended the opportunity to short courses and ranges, as well as golf clubs. The move recognises that people play golf in different ways and at different venues and that all should be offered the same support.Affiliation offers wide-ranging benefits, including the chance to make use of England Golf’s extensive business support and to achieve the new SafeGolf accreditation, demonstrating a commitment to safeguarding children and young people.Complex owner Ian Bonser (pictured) said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to affiliate. It means we can take advantage of all England Golf can offer to help us become even more successful in attracting new golfers and keeping them playing.“3 Hammers continues to go from strength to strength and with the additional backing of England Golf we’re looking forward to an exciting and prosperous 2019.”Gareth Shaw, England Golf Regional Manager, added: “3 Hammers is a go-ahead golf centre and we’re delighted to welcome them to England Golf and to work even more closely with them to grow the game.”The centre has an 18-hole short course, a 20-bay driving range with the latest Toptracer technology and a very busy academy of six PGA professionals offering a wide range of tuition. It successfully launched a women’s programme, Ladies Love Golf, and it’s working on a new programme for boys: Lads, Lads, Lads.Over the last four years, as well as attracting 20,000 adults, the centre has introduced 4000 young people to golf and created links with 13 clubs in Shropshire and Staffordshire.In the New Year, 3 Hammers plans links with the Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK to promote health benefits to their customers.Around 1900 golf clubs are already affiliated to England Golf and the decision to extend this opportunity to ranges and short courses was made earlier this year.Affiliation incudes:– tailored support from England Golf’s local network– access to promotional campaigns like Get into Golf– access to mapping tools and resources to understand the local market– governance advice, including SafeGolf accreditation and free legal helpline– value added services from Preferred Partners and suppliersTo find out more about affiliation opportunities please email clubsupport@englandgolf.org 30 Nov 2018 Award winning 3 Hammers joins England Golf last_img read more

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