Twitter Print Advertisement Thomond Community Colleges multicultural day 2017Thomond Community College, Limerick, will hold its annual Multicultural Day on March 9th, 2018.With such a diverse school population this heritage festival is a hugely worthwhile, inclusive event, giving a unique opportunity to each of our International students to showcase their home nation. To see the pride of students in their native traditions and language is just wonderful. So many students can find a voice through this event and all in attendance, students, staff, parents and guests, learn so much – it truly is an education for all. The day creates a real opportunity to celebrate both diversity and integration.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year, students from 20 different countries will showcase their cultures to the entire school community. Each country will have its own ethnic theme with posters, pictures & items from that country creating a visual display on all that makes their individual cultures unique and interesting. Many of the students also wear traditional costume on the day. Delicious food, prepared and cooked by the students and their families, further reflects the intercultural theme. An afternoon of international music and dance, attended by the whole school, will bring the celebrations to an end. On March 9th in Thomond Community College as a response to a simple hello we expect to hear “yassou”, “ni hao” or “hola” amongst others!Students from local National Schools also attend on the day as will the Mayor of Limerick and local politicians and Doras Luimní.Regarding timing on the day itself students will be at stands for each different country all morning, 9.15 to 12.15. Visitors can move around the stands chatting to the students about their different nations. Many students will be in ethnic clothes and the displays are very colourful. At 12.30 lunch is served – this involves typical food from the various countries prepared by the students and their families. At approx. 1.30 a concert featuring international talent brings the day to a close at 3.00p.m. This concert is hosted by Richard Lynch and will feature the Rusangano Family amongst other ethnic acts.More about education here. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick celebrates Africa Day Concern over migrant families being accommodated in hotels Free Céilí Afro Dabke workshops and performance Email UL Hospitals Group Inaugural Multicultural Celebration Day Linkedin Doras Luimní hold events in Limerick for World Refugee Day NewsEducationThomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural DayBy Staff Reporter – February 26, 2018 2011 TAGSdiversityDoras LuimníintegrationMulticultural DayThomond Community College Previous articleALONE calls for older people to take care during cold weather conditionsNext articleSkilled workers to receive pay increase says Limerick TD Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp SING OUT WITH STRINGS celebrates a decade of music with showcase performance
On Monday evening, the Tocqueville Program, the Institute for Church Life, the Gender Relations Center and the Center for Ethics and Culture sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Marriage, the Church, and the Common Good: Philosophical, Pastoral, and Social Reflections.”The panel featured Sherif Girgis, Ryan Anderson, Ron Belgau and Jennifer Roback Morse, who discussed evolving views on sexuality and challenges people face in modern marriages.Belgau, founder of the website Spiritual Friendship and a graduate student in philosophy at Saint Louis University said marriage should be defined as a communion of persons.“It’s not just a meeting of bodies,” Belgau said. “It is a comprehensive bodily and spiritual union, and it’s a profound insight into human nature, and the nature of conjugal union to describe it as a way for a husband and wife to ‘know’ each other. Human beings are rational animals. We are embodied spirits, and so what we do has to address both our rationality and our embodiment, and this is particularly realized in the marital union.”Belgau said he wants to encourage a deeper engagement to the Catholic Church’s teachings on chastity.“Obviously, if you look at the culture, we tend to have a debate that’s very shallow,” he said. “There’s a lot of slogans yelled back and forth, but a real challenge on getting deeper engagement.”The virtue of chastity orders sexual desires in accordance with right reason and God’s plan, Belgau said.“God’s plan, which can be discerned by natural reason, is also revealed to us in Scripture and the teaching of the Church,” he said.Girgis, a JD candidate at Yale and a PhD candidate in philosophy at Princeton, said that the Church’s theology of marriage is not only a theological principle, but also a vision.“It’s something about the human good, and not just a sacrament,” Girgis said. “Beyond an ethic, it’s also a kind of political philosophy. It’s a vision for the human good, but also for the common good.”Anderson, a William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society at The Heritage Foundation and PhD candidate in political science at Notre Dame, said the marriage debate can also be viewed from a public policy perspective.“Taken from this perspective, marriage serves as a policy institution to unite a man and a woman as husband and wife, to then be mother and father to any children that union might create,” he said. “It’s based in the anthropological truth that men and women are distinct and complementary, it’s based in the biological fact that the union of a man and a woman can produce a child, and it’s based in the social reality that a child deserves a mother and a father.”Marriage serves to maximize the likelihood that a father will play a role in raising his children, Anderson said.“The state is not in the marriage business because it cares about my love life or your love life,” he said. “The reason the government is in the marriage is because that sexual union between a man and a woman can create a child. And that man and woman need to commit to each other and raise that child, or someone else will, frequently at great social cost.”Morse, who is a founder and president of the Ruth Institute and has a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester, said the ideas presented by sexual revolution are flawed.“First, the sexual revolutionaries told that society ought to separate sex and procreation from each other, and ought to separate both from marriage,” Morse said. “Second, the sexual revolutionaries teach that men and women are interchangeable for all socially significant purposes. Any observable differences between men and women are socially constructed, and evidence of unwarranted discrimination.”Morse said the “equality” encouraged by the sexual revolution has led to dissatisfaction.“The idea that men and women are identical has led us to pursue a vision of equality that is making us miserable,” she said. “To take just one example of many I could name, we expect everyone to operate in higher education and labor markets designed for people who never give birth to babies—that would be men. This form of labor market equality, which disregards obvious and immutable differences between men and women, creates a trap for educated women.”Morse said the modern world views the person as without intrinsic value and sexual acts as meaningless.“The Catholic view of all these matters is quite different,” she said. “We believe that God loved the universe into existence, and that God wishes for us to participate in this love. We believe that marriage between one man and one woman is a symbol of God’s covenant with his people. We believe that every sexual act is deeply meaningful, whether we recognize that meaning or not. And we believe the human body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, not a toy, not a shell, not an empty vessel.” Tags: catholiscism, marriage, same-sex marriage
The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team lost to Jac Cen Del Thursday night by a final score of 26 to 10.Evan Vogelsang, Adam Cox, Johnathan Deal, & Jacob Deutsch all made it into the scoring column. Zach Harmeyer & Joey Gutzwiller had solid performances.The 8th Grade SLS Cardinals basketball team opened the season at Jac Cen Del Thursday, November 6 with a 38-13 victory.A total team effort both defensively and offensively was responsible for the one-sided win.Alex Geers led the Cardinals in scoring and the team received a spark from Gus Cooper coming off the bench. Kevin Salatin and Nathan Eckstein controlled the backboards. Robert Raver did not play due to injury.Courtesy of STL Coaches Mike Burkhart and Dale Amrhein.
With that kind of desperation, F-M jumped all over C-NS, taking a quick lead and then furthering it by outscoring the Northstars 22-6 in the second quarter.Up 40-16 at the break, the rest was routine, James Madill leading the charge as he earned most of his 17 points from five 3-pointers.Ethan Page and Luke Davidson both converted twice beyond the arc as Page had 12 points and Davidson got 10 points. For the Northstars, only Brian Bonin, with 12 points, hit double figures. At the very least, the Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball team has kept alive its chances of reaching the Section III Class AA playoffs to the last week of the regular season.At home Tuesday night in what amounted to a must-win game against struggling Cicero-North Syracuse, the Hornets pulled through in convincing fashion, defeating the Northstars 69-47.F-M had to make a late-game comeback to win 56-53 the first time they met on Jan.3. Six consecutive defeats had followed, and with tough games ahead the Hornets could not afford any more setbacks. Even more impressive was the fact that, 24 hours later, F-M went on the road and knocked off 16-3, state Class B no. 17-ranked Solvay 66-61.Granted, the Bearcats were coming off a draining overtime win over Westhill two nights earlier, but it still had enough energy to rally from a 30-25 halftime deficit to tie it, 46-46, through three periods.But the Hornets regained the lead in the fourth quarter and kept it, again showing balance as Page led with 17 points, Madill and Charlie Gadsden had 12 points apiece and Davidson added 10 points.F-M now needed just one more win to clinch a playoff berth, facing daunting tests against the trio of West Genesee, Nottingham and Baldwinsville.It would have to wait for the West Genesee game, though, as snow on Friday postponed it until next Saturday at 2 p.m., the second half of a doubleheader that starts with the F-M girls against WG at noon.Those F-M girls had to work its way around the injury that had sidelined leading scorer Lexie Roe.Unfortunately for the Hornets, it had to face state Class AA no. 12-ranked Cicero-North Syracuse while short-handed, and even though the Northstars didn’t have its own standout, Jessica Cook, in the lineup, F-M got overwhelmed in the early stages of a 54-32 defeat.Everything was decided in the first quarter, when the Northstars’ relentless pressure produced turnovers and baskets, the run not letting up until F-M had fallen behind 22-3.Things improved from there for the Hornets, Lily Fish earning 11 points as Lexi Kellish got eight points and Lilly Coleman had six points.But C-NS demonstrated that it didn’t have to rely on Cook to put together a fine all-around performance. Julia Rowe led the Northstars with 15 points as Alita Carey-Santangelo added 12 points.Aside from making up the games with West Genesee, each of the F-M sides would also meet Nottingham on Tuesday and the girls would have a non-league game Thursday at Chittenango.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: basketballF-M