Anglican Health Network communiqué

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Provinces were invited to send representatives to the conference and to an AHN provincial representatives’ meeting immediately following.Those who gathered for the provincial representatives’ meeting reflected on the Faith, Health and Healing conference and on their own ministries and experience. We realised that this was an important watershed moment and that there were very important messages to be shared widely in the Communion, hence this communiqué which has been drafted by the group.Key messages:Health and Healing are a Mission imperative.The assets of faith communities represent enormous spiritual and social capital that makes an impact on the health of the people.Supportive family and social relationships are a very important ingredient of mental, physical and spiritual health.Thankfully there is increasing evidence for the value of holistic care; this needs to be widely publicised.The importance of faith and churches in healthcare has not been sufficiently documented—what we take for granted really matters but is not widely understood.Evidence-based documentation of our contributions to health in our communities will help us gain access to partnerships with governmental and non-governmental agencies.Churches need to re-assert their value as healthcare partners with governments. The advocacy of Bishops is vital.The health mission of Anglican churches would benefit from being connected within the Anglican Communion and through networking with other churches.The Faith in Health and Healing conference in Birmingham focused on much of this evidence and shared powerful stories of the difference faith and churches can make. The communication tools which are being set up following the conference will enable all Provinces to access this information and share their own good news. (See below.)Some facts about the Faith in Health and Healing Conference:Almost 200 people took part, and around 60 different sessions were presented. With a strong following among professionals from churches and health services from the UK, participants also came from the United States, Canada, Barbados, Palestine/Israel, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. A range of Christian traditions was represented and it was a privilege to hear from an innovative Sikh project also.Some facts about the AHN Provincial Representatives’ MeetingAt the two day meeting in the Anglican Communion Office, London, that followed the conference in Birmingham, the following Provinces were represented: the Church of England, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of Ireland, the Church in the Province of the West Indies, the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Church of Ceylon and the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia. On the final afternoon of the meeting, the group was joined by four Anglican health administrators who, facilitated by the Anglican Alliance, were participating in a Commonwealth Fellowship scheme in the UK. This added representation from Tanzania, Kenya and Pakistan.As well as considering the learning of the Faith in Health and Healing conference and how that might inspire work in our various churches, the group consulted further with Sally Keeble of the Anglican Alliance, Jan Butter, Director for Communications at the Anglican Communion Office (ACO), John Kafwanka, Director for Mission at the ACO, Janette O’Neil, Chief Executive of Us (formerly USPG) and Helen Stawski, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Deputy Secretary for International Development.The future development of the Anglican Health Network was discussed and plans made. The powerful role of web-based resources and social media for facilitating the all-important connections around the Communion was recognised, some existing websites were identified, new ones commissioned and social media links created.See: http://faithinhealth.net/  www.anglicanhealth.org/; www.anglicanhealthnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/Follow @faithhealthnet on TwitterWe are exploring the possibilities of using Facebook and LinkedIn.We warmly invite you to promote these resources and communication tools in your Province and to encourage interested parties in your Province to join the Anglican Health Network. The representatives listed below will help to steer the future of the Network. They would welcome the involvement of other provincial representatives to develop further the impact of the Network.For further information contact:The Revd Paul Holley, Coordinator, Anglican Health Network [email protected] The Revd Terrie Robinson, Networks’ Coordinator, Anglican Communion Office [email protected] in ChristRobin Paisley, Scottish Episcopal ChurchOn behalf of the AHN provincial representatives Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Posted May 21, 2013 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

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HSBC Head of Mortgage Raman Muralidharan Talks Reevaluation

first_imgFor people who want a different treatment, like maybe extending the missed payments out, as a balloon, to the end of the loan, that’s available. That’s available in a very streamlined way, with very limited or no documentation.There are other modification treatments like term extension, principle reduction, interest rate reduction, which all can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. And, again, our ability as a portfolio lender, who keeps our loans on our balance sheets, it just gives us a lot more flexibility to work with borrowers and find a way to always keep them in their home and do what’s right for them. Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago August 12, 2020 1,796 Views HSBC Head of Mortgage Raman Muralidharan Talks Reevaluation in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago As the head of mortgage, he’s responsible for the entire mortgage profit and loss, including sales, underwriting, fulfillment, servicing, and collections. At HSBC, he was previously the Head of Customer Value Management, Head of Intelligence and Chief Marketing Officer and Consumer in Mortgage Lending.Muralidharan spoke with DS News on how mortgage originators may reevaluate business operations. And how servicers can assist homeowners leaving forbearance plans.What can mortgage servicers do to assist homeowners exiting forbearance plans?We had numerous customers who called and asked for forbearance and we had a little bit of head start in helping them in the sense that us, like many others in the industry, already had forbearance programs in place, which we’d used before for natural disasters. We were able to take those programs, adapt them to the requirements of the CARES Act, and other things that are COVID specific, and really begin to use them. Working with our sub-servicer, we were able to field all customer calls, inquiries, whether they came in via mail, via call, digitally via the web, and we were able to make it easy for our customers to contact us and request forbearance. Customers who requested forbearance got it with no questions asked. Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / HSBC Head of Mortgage Raman Muralidharan Talks Reevaluation Tagged with: HSBC Raman Muralidharan Previous: Preparing for the End of Forbearance Next: RealtyTrac Names Rick Sharga EVP of Marketing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago How could COVID-19 cause mortgage originators to reevaluate business operations?We’ve been facing some unique challenges across the mortgage industry. As interest rates have come down, a lot of customers have looked to the industry to help us help them in this time, and lower payments by refinancing their mortgage. We’ve had a lot of volume but a lot of the things we do to serve that volume have gotten more complicated during the lockdown. It’s been harder to do appraisals. County offices have closed. Title searches have become more difficult. So, we’re trying to deal with both record volumes and difficulties in operations. A lot of us are working from home. So how do we make all that work? Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in the August 2020 edition of DS News, now available.Raman Muralidharan, EVP and Head of Mortgage, HSBC has been with the bank for more than 16 years, has been Head of Mortgage for the past five years. HSBC Raman Muralidharan 2020-08-12 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Our average answer times were within 10 to 20 seconds. Our abandonment rateswere two to 3%, so we did a lot better than the rest of our industry in helping people request forbearance, and we continue to do that. Now that we have the first set of people who request forbearance in March, coming to a 90-day point, where we’re checking in with them and seeing what next? We’re contacting these customers and having conversations with every one of them to figure out what is the best option for the customer. We work through this one customer at a time making sure that we’re offering the customer all the options that are appropriate for them.With some customers, it’s very appropriate to come out of forbearance and resume making payments. About 31% of our customers, who are on forbearance, have already been making, at least, one payment through the forbearance period. Many of them maybe ready to come out of forbearance and catch up. And that’s great, we’ll help them do that. For those who want to catch up, but do that over a period of a few months, say six to 12 months, over a repayment plan, that lets them do so.For others, people who want to extend their forbearance, the CARES Act allows you to extend your forbearance for a full year, and we’ll make that option available. Related Articles We needed to adapt and at HSBC, we’ve been able to do that very well. A lot of things have helped us. First, we’re largely a portfolio lender, which means we keep the loans we make, for the most part, on our balance sheet. And then we service them ourselves. We have a lot of flexibility in deciding how we originate and how we continue to serve our customers well through difficult times. We have flexibility on where we could, for example, use an alternative appraisal method—like a desktop appraisal. That has really helped us in being able to keep more of our loans on our books, and be more flexible, and be more nimble go forward.We’ve also had a focus on international mortgages, and we work with borrowers from all over the world. We’ve always been prepared, and had the infrastructure in place, to work with borrowers remotely, people who can’t meet with us face-to-face. All of that work, which we’ve done in building up our digital infrastructure, and letting borrowers interact with us digitally through a point of sales system, the one we have is Roostify, and through automated underwriting, et cetera, has really helped us transition very seamlessly into a remote work, work from home, environment.I think that has all helped us really deal with record volumes. I’m really pleased to say that, not only have we had record origination volumes through the past few months, we’ve also delivered a great customer experience. Our net promoter score, which is the method by which we measure customer experience, is at all time high levels. It’s over 60 for the month of May, and anything over 60 is considered world class. In June our NPS increased further to 70. The mortgage industry average is about a 38, so this has worked well for us, and I’m glad we’ve been able to help our customers at a time where they really needed help in lowering their payments.last_img read more

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Red Cross volunteers learn to make mass meals

first_imgThe volunteers will head to a Burbank classroom at the American Red Cross’ district office for eight hours today to finish the two-day training. Safety is the most important thing to keep in mind when preparing mass meals, said Tom Busk, the American Red Cross instructor. “Kitchens are rather dangerous places with knives and the heat,” said Busk, a senior response associate with the agency’s Pacific Service Area. Usually the classroom portion of the preparedness lesson is held the first day, but the organization switched the schedule to be able to distribute the food to Operation Gratitude volunteers, who were assembling care packages Saturday for troops overseas at the Army National Guard Armory in Van Nuys. Saturday’s menu included beef brisket, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrot cake, which only needed to be thawed and sliced. SANTA CLARITA – Making 550 meals in two hours was no problem for a dozen American Red Cross volunteers who scampered around a church kitchen for two hours Saturday morning. Volunteers from the Greater Los Angeles Chapter were learning how to make mass meals so they could repeat the drill after emergencies such as wildfires and earthquakes. “As a volunteer, to be able to help people in need is a great reward,” said Don Dodson, a 50-year-old computer technician from Van Nuys. “This is preparation for that.” Dodson mastered the art of making mashed potatoes in a 60-quart pot, mixing them with a 4-foot-long wooden paddle. Two lead cooks directed the rest of the volunteers, who cleaned out food containers, boiled the green beans, and took trays out of the convection ovens. Volunteer Sue Hammarlund, 60, of Porter Ranch was in charge of the beef brisket. She said she took this class in January, but learned something new on Saturday. “The kitchen makes all the difference,” she said with a laugh as she stood in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita. By 10:30 a.m., the meals were being loaded onto two emergency response vehicles for their trip to Van Nuys. At the Armory, 500 to 600 volunteers worked in a seamless assembly line to finish 5,000 care packages before the lunch break. “It’s a factory,” said Operation Gratitude volunteer Bill Van Trump, 62, supervising the assembly line’s first section. “It’s fun.” His worker bees were filling those boxes with Girl Scout cookies, a “History of Nascar” DVD, headphones, pistachios, and cigars donated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even actor Ben Affleck was filling boxes along with the volunteers from local churches, companies and schools. For some soldiers, the boxes from Operation Gratitude are the only care packages they will get during their deployment in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. “It made a big difference,” said U.S. Army Maj. Julian Bond, 37, who commanded a unit in Iraq last year. “It shows that people care.” Two seventh-graders from El Sereno Middle School in East Los Angeles were ready to volunteer again after finishing their three-hour Saturday shift. “I felt good because I was helping out the troops,” 12-year-old Monica Salas said. Jessica Zavala, 12, agreed. “They are heroes,” she said. “They are fighting for us.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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