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England name Sevens squad for Gold Coast opener

first_imgTEDDINGTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Matthew Turner of the England Sevens team in action during practice at The Lensbury Club on September 26, 2012 in Teddington, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Points pony: Mat Turner heads to the Gold Coast for the opening HSBC World Sevens Series legENGLAND NAME their 12-man squad for the first leg of this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series.The Gold Coast Sevens on October 13-14 is the first event of the new Olympic sport’s biggest ever season, which sees nine legs of the global series followed by the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow next June.Head Coach Ben Ryan has the top two try-scorers in world sevens in the shape of Mathew Turner and Dan Norton in an experienced squad led by Rob Vickerman that contains 10 players who have won major international tournaments.The England Sevens programme has expanded to 19 full-time players this season, increasing strength in depth and competition for places, and making selection for Ryan tougher than ever.“Every training session is very competitive and everyone pushes each other on – we’ve had a fair bit of niggle over the last few months, too, because everyone’s been itching to get on the plane,” said Ryan. “That competition for places has given us some very healthy dilemmas when it comes to selection and we’ve left players out who will have an important role to play in our title bid. Among those who miss out on the trip to Australia is former World Player of the Year Ollie Phillips.“One or two injuries have put him a couple of weeks away from his absolute best but he’ll be in great shape by the time we get to legs two and three in Dubai and Port Elizabeth,” Ryan added.There are two changes to the squad that appeared in the Marriott London Sevens, the final leg of last season’s series. Returning from injury are playmakers Marcus Watson and Christian Lewis-Pratt – who both featured in England’s Dubai tournament victory last year – with Sam Edgerley and Dan Bibby making way. England, who finished third in last year’s series, face Kenya, Spain and Samoa on the Gold Coast opening day at Skilled Park with Australia and Fiji potential quarter final opponents.Sevens squad:John Brake, Chris Brightwell, Chris Cracknell, Christian Lewis-Pratt, Tom Mitchell, Dan Norton, Tom Powell, James Rodwell, Mathew Turner, Rob Vickerman (Captain), Marcus Watson, Jeff Williamslast_img read more

Why rugby needs more professionals to take up the whistle

first_imgAnd if any player chirps at the pair asking them if they have ever played the game then they will be able to put them back in their box. They have worn the shirt with distinction and rugby needs plenty more of them.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here Cricket doesn’t seem to have any problem recruiting ex-players to become umpires and former Test players such as Peter Willey and John Hampshire, India’s Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Sri Lankan Kumar Dharmasena and Aussie Paul Reiffel have all done both jobs at the top end of the game.But in rugby they are thin on the ground and some recent events might give you a clue why. Rugby is probably the hardest sport in the world to referee, everyone has their opinions and some of them are ready to tell you all about them in the most strident way.Tough calls: Greg Garner was harangued by a fan for his controversial sending off of Anthony WatsonAt Bath’s recent Premiership game against Saracens a spectator got into referee’s room to have a pop at Greg Garner, presumably about Anthony Watson’s sending off. Nigel Owens has had homophobic abuse hurled at him at Twickenham – the RFU then banned the offenders – and in France in April Oyonnax full-back Silvere Tian was suspended for 14 months after abusing Romain Poite during a Top 14 game after he had been sent off against Grenoble.As Owens said: “It is impossible to referee a match for 80 minutes and not make at least one mistake.” And don’t the referees know it. They cop it from the fans and anyone who gets to sit near a coaches’ box on match days will know they cop it from that direction as well.Some of the stuff that goes on in the amateur game is even worse so you can’t blame them if they’re not dancing through hoops to sign up.Not all plane sailing: Despite being one of the world’s best, Nigel Owens has suffered abuse from fans“Teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship are our core values and we expect everyone involved in rugby union, whether they are players, coaches, referees or spectators, to uphold these values,” say the RFU. “Match officials are an integral part of the rugby family.” But they might not feel like it sometimes.But Dickson and Haughton might be role models for the current generation of players. They might not make it to the top of the reffing pyramid like Jackson, Rolland and Louw but at least they are giving it a go. It is easy to lob bottles from the back of the classroom without having to have a whistle in your mouth and make the big calls. Taking up the whistle: Harlequins No 9 Karl Dickson is moving into reffing LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson could be showing the way to go for pros who are hanging up their playing boots. The game needs more of them to become referees One of the most significant things to come out of Monday’s A League semi-final at Sandy Park was not the result – a 48-15 win for Exeter Braves over their counterparts from Newcastle – or the fact that the teams took it seriously enough to field a host of first-team regulars.No, it was the name of the referee at the bottom of the team sheet that would have caught the eye – Karl Dickson, the Harlequins scrum-half who has ambitions to be a whistler. Good on the bloke, I say.This has to be the way forward. How many times have you heard a commentator claim that referees are guessing at scrum-time or you can’t be a top-flight referee unless you have been a top-class player? At least the garrulous commentator and former England hooker Brian Moore has taken a refereeing qualification.Understanding of the game: Wasps’ Richard Haughton is another to try refereeingSurely the authorities should be pushing for former stars to become officials. For the elite officials it is not such a bad gig; decent salary, keeps you fit and you see a bit of the world.But they are not exactly being bowled over by the rush.Apart from Dickson, who joined up with the England tour to South Africa in 2012 and has a Premiership title to his name, Richard Haughton – the ex-Saracens and Wasps winger has ambitions to become a ref.Further afield, another former Saracen, the New Zealander Glen Jackson has refereed at Test level and Alain Rolland played for Ireland before becoming a first-class ref. In the mists of time Boy Louw, the legendary prop, who starred for the 1937 Springboks, was in charge of the first Currie Cup final in 1939 but never officiated in a Test match. And that is pretty slim pickings from all the men and women who have played the game.Former footballers don’t make the transition but most of the players who retire from the Premiership are so rich they needn’t have to work again. Most professional rugby players, however, do need a job once they retire and they can’t all get coaching posts or work in the media. When you weigh it up, reffing seems a credible option.Making the step: Glen Osborne has graduated from playing to being the man in the middleExcept that very few of them take it up, even though the RFU are sympathetic to fast-tracking recent players because they have empathy, deep understanding of the game and respect of the players automatically. Plus, they don’t need a month on the treadmill to get up to speed.As Tony Spreadbury, a former Test ref who runs the officials at Twickenham now, said: “We want to encourage any ex-player to take up the whistle, because their game understanding is up there, while their fitness is ready made.” No-brainer really.last_img read more

The making of 
Peter O’Mahony

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A big figure: Peter O’Mahony poses for a portrait (Inpho) From Cork Con to icon, the Munster flanker is integral to Irish hopes 
at the World Cup. We talk to those who have witnessed his rise Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “At Con he was incredibly passionate and he was a skinny little wretch, so they’d fling him up in the lineout and he’d be robbing ball left, right and centre – not ideal for a young hooker trying to build up confidence!Standing apart: O’Mahony after a loss to Wales (Inpho)“We joined Munster at around the same time and you could definitely tell there was something about him. He got slagged a lot at the time – not now as he’s a bit older – but when he was young he had a real old head on young shoulders. He was very sensible and is now very mature, but to a point.“Whenever there’s a coffee group going or lads go for a meal (he’s there). Despite the kind of image he might like to portray as a hardman or whatever, he’s actually very good craic. On a 
night out he’s regularly competing 
for Man of the Match. He has a good balance between that, being serious and coming down hard on people and he can be hard on himself. He’s very, very demanding in terms of perfection. He’s stern but there’s definitely a fun side to him.“We were at John Ryan’s wedding in Barcelona not long ago and you’d think his outfit was fancy dress. But he thought it was the business and cracked on for the day. He looked like your man 
from Jurassic Park (Richard Attenborough’s character) with the white linen suit and hat. “He’s the best lineout player I’ve ever played with. He’s a dream to throw to. You throw it as high as you can and he’ll pluck it out with one hand or catch it if it’s a bit wayward.“In defence, in the last few years when I was running the opposition plays at Munster training, it was a nightmare trying to throw over him. It’s almost 
like he psyches you into it and you throw the ball into his hands.“Lineout callers and coaches at Munster over the years have always 
had extensive meetings about every possibility and then it’s previewed back to the squad, but I don’t think Pete sits in on those meetings too much. I think he’s given a free rein over certain areas and because he’s so good with his timing and so fast, he can get to balls.“He’s world class, if not the best in the world, in the lineout, defence and attack. His breakdown work is incredible.“I think it’s taken for granted the big moments and turnovers. If he has six or seven tackles and five or six carries, but has these moments, it’s swept under the carpet a bit and his stats are unfairly compared to other back-rows. He comes up with game-changing moments.”THE KITMANIreland cult hero Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly spent years kitting out O’Mahony for his country and the British & Irish Lions“I have so many happy memories spent in Peter’s company. A gentleman and 
a rugby legend he is, and a proud 
Cork Con man, as is his dad, John.“I remember his first Irish cap and the first occasion he wore the famous British & Irish Lions colours. And he’s a great Munster captain. His achievements just keep coming and coming and maybe there will be more at this World Cup.Relaxed: O’Mahony off the field (Inpho)“My forever memory when I think of him is his visits to my room with the lads, on tour – the Barry’s Tea, the chats, the craic and the odd piece of cake. He 
was always in the middle of it with his laughter, his messing and his singing.“I also remember a long, long time ago, having a bit of a tumble – I must have fallen over a snail that was trying to pass me by! He was first on the scene and really looked after me. He is such a kind person.“I remember on the eve of the first Lions Test in Auckland (in 2017, when he was captain) seeing him talking to his dad in the lobby. I stared over with a glaze in my eyes thinking about the big day and how proud everyone from his 
club and province were.“I last met him at his club when my team Terenure were there. We were just chatting away. I wish him well.”This article appeared in the October 2019 issue of Rugby World magazine. The making of 
Peter O’MahonyAhead of this Rugby World Cup, has honed his reputation as one of the finest defensive lineout technicians and ball snafflers in the global game.Just ask the All Blacks, who saw the momentum swing away from them last November as the flanker stole ball at the ruck and even tore back to snuff out a certain New Zealand try, despite injury.Related: O’Mahony emerges as hero against All BlacksBloody-mindedness is to be expected, as is the thousand-yard stare. Here, those who saw his rise fill us in on his evolution as key man for Munster and Ireland.THE FRIENDChildhood pal Peter Kelleher was O’Mahony’s hooker at Cork Con juniors, Presentation Brothers College and more“We started playing at U8s – I think he started when he was about five or six – and he was always as competitive. 
He always just wanted to win.“We played together from eight to 12 at Cork Con. At that time, he was still playing out-half. Then we went to secondary school together, with Pres. He moved to second-row when he was about 15. We were part of the Munster U16 team and that’s where he really started to kick on and take leadership 
of the whole team, even though he had just swapped positions and wouldn’t have been perceived around the province as one of the best players. 
But you could see he felt he was and 
he was perfectly capable.First love: O’Mahony for Cork Con (Inpho)“I remember we had our state exams, and it’s in the summer, in June, and 
it’s really warm. Nobody wants to be there. But in Ireland it’s when you go from U15 to U16 that you start lifting in lineouts. And so during our junior certs (the state exams), Pete was organising lineout sessions in between them.“Everybody else is studying for the next exam. So you had a set at 9am that probably finishes at 12 and you might have another starting at 2 o’clock. Peter’s doing lineout sessions.“I remember walking in after one and it’s seriously hot, I’m bucketing sweat. We’re going in to get to another exam and we met the teacher who looks at us and says, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ We say, ‘Oh, we were out there on the pitch doing lineouts.’ That’s when he started to take control of that side of things and show his leadership qualities.”Fans favourite: At Thomond Park (Inpho)THE COACHBrian Walsh coached O’Mahony when Con won an All-Ireland League and in 
a spell as an assistant at Munster“I was playing with Cork Constitution, like Peter’s dad John, who has been a president of Con in the last few years. He would have been up there kicking the ball around with his buddies. And then I suppose when he got a bit older he was working in the bar, collecting glasses.Related: The making of Kyle Sinckler“I also went to Pres so I’m always interested in the rugby there, so I’ve seen Peter play a lot there. I just think he was fiercely competitive. I’d say Peter was always the alpha male in 
his side. You always got the sense speaking to him about rugby that he was mature, he wanted to get out and get it done. He was very physical and in his younger years quite confrontational.“Especially then it was very important for Peter to show that he wouldn’t take 
a backward step. You know, sometimes when you’re a younger player coming into an experienced men’s side, playing against older players, they can spot that and they can try and test somebody. Peter would never be shy in giving his opinion. As that matured, it turned into demanding standards of other people.“In essence, Peter just wanted to play. But it also could have been an easier path for Peter, he could have gone to a different club, walked into the first team. The club was very successful at the time. It suddenly became a challenge and Peter is not a man for the easy road or short cuts. He embraced that and it was difficult at times because he had the ability potential. He took on the challenge and made a huge impact.First one: Making his Ireland debut in 2012 (Inpho)“I do remember, there was a final we played one year. Peter was making that step up for Munster and wouldn’t be available to the club side that often. 
We had a good unit, were going well.“Peter became available for the final but he didn’t start at this time. He came out at half-time and had a big impact. I remember having a conversation with him around that and I knew he just wanted to play and pull on the jersey and do what he could do. But he never challenged me over it. He understood it.“Peter’s satisfaction is in seeing the team do well. He transitioned very quickly to that understanding, from being the best player on the park at 
a school level to seeing the value of somebody who drives a team.”THE TEAM-MATEFormer Ireland hooker Mike Sherry spent years throwing the ball to O’Mahony at Munster“He was in the age grade below me but I’d played against 
him at school a couple of times. Then in the club game it was Garryowen versus Con and then we were in the academy set-up, so I’ve played with and against him a lot.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Onell A. SotoPosted Mar 14, 2012 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] Rowan Williams, arzobispo de Cantórbery y primado de la Comunión Anglicana y el papa Benedicto XVI oraron juntos el sábado pasado en el monasterio de San Gregorio en el Celio. La significación del lugar es que hace más de 1,400 años el papa Gregorio envió al monje San Agustín con 40 de sus compañeros a evangelizar a Inglaterra. Benedicto XVI y Rowan Williams también inauguraron la Capilla de San Gregorio, que servirá como lugar de oración para los peregrinos anglicanos que visiten Roma. Williams donó una cruz que será albergada en ese templo.La Casa Blanca, la residencia oficial del presidente Barack Obama, ha rechazado los cargos hechos por obispos católicos romanos sobre el uso de píldoras anticonceptivas en un nuevo plan de atención médica para la nación. La conferencia de obispos ha calificado la posición oficial del presidente como “intransigente” y una manera de “disminuir el papel central de los obispos”. El cardenal Timothy Dolan de Nueva York, presidente de los obispos, ha dicho que las conversaciones “no están yendo a ninguna parte”.Dale Regan, directora del Colegio Episcopal de Jacksonville, fue asesinada el 6 de marzo por un profesor de español que había sido despedido. Tenía 63 años de edad. El asesino Shane Schumerth de 28 años de edad, se suicidó en el acto. Regan había trabajado en el colegio durante 34 años y era muy querida y admirada por la facultad y los alumnos. Al sepelio asistieron representantes de otras escuelas, sacerdotes, políticos y ex alumnos.Bruno Musaró, nuncio apostólico en Cuba, ofició el domingo pasado una misa en la catedral de La Habana para pedir por la salud del mandatario venezolano Hugo Chávez, quien se recupera de una intervención quirúrgica. En la ceremonia estaba Jaime Ortega, arzobispo de La Habana y varios personajes del mundo diplomático, eclesiástico y político. Musaró invitó a los presentes a orar por la salud de Chávez y dijo que el acto se debía a las gestiones hechas por la embajada venezolana. Hasta la fecha no hay ningún certificado médico que aclare la condición del gobernante. Chávez dijo, sin embargo, que la operación era “una recurrencia” del cáncer que se le extirpó en junio pasado.Pese a peticiones internacionales al gobierno de Cuba para que haya paz y tranquilidad, varios organismos de derechos humanos han informado de las amenazas y los maltratos a que son objeto los que no están de acuerdo con la revolución. Dos iglesias bautistas, una en Alamar (La Habana) y otra en Yaguajay (Sancti Spiritus) han recibido serias amenazas de expropiación.Japón conmemora esta semana el primer aniversario del terremoto y el devastador tsunami que arrasó el noreste del archipiélago japonés y causó casi 20,000 muertos y desaparecidos. Ésta ha sido la peor crisis nuclear desde Chernóbil. Varios científicos han sugerido que se tenga mayor seguridad de las plantas nucleares. Millones de personas guardaron cinco minutos de silencio recordando a las víctimas de la tragedia.Un sínodo de la Novena Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal celebrado la semana pasada en Boca Chica, República Dominicana, pasó una resolución con la determinación de obtener suficiencia económica en un futuro próximo. El sínodo reeligió a Francisco Duque, obispo de Colombia, como presidente de la provincia por los próximos tres años.Los Tigres del Norte, el popular grupo musical mexicano, no podrá presentarse en Chihuahua por haber interpretado “canciones que glorifican a los narcos” en un reciente concierto.Pat Robertson, tele-evangelista y fracasado aspirante a la presidencia de Estados Unidos, ha sorprendido a muchos con sus declaraciones sobre la marihuana en su programa “El 700 Club”. “Creo que debemos tratar a la marihuana de la misma manera que el alcohol. La guerra contra las drogas ha fracasado”, dijo el anciano evangelista.La BBC de Londres dijo en un programa en español, que ha hecho investigación en América Latina sobre la vigencia de los Diez Mandamientos. Según la emisora, después de una serie de entrevistas a historiadores, teólogos, sociólogos y filósofos encontró que los Diez Mandamientos sí tienen relevancia para el día de hoy pese a la oposición de los críticos. La nueva versión de los mandamientos fue creada por el canónigo anglicano J. John, conocido por su sentido de humor. La versión está siendo elogiada por líderes religiosos. Alguien sugirió que un título apropiado sería “consejos prácticos para las congregaciones modernas”.PARA PENSAR. No eres más porque te alaben, ni menos porque te critiquen; lo que eres delante de Dios, eso eres y nada más. Thomas De Kempis (1380-1471), teólogo alemán. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rapidísimas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Resumen de la Convención: reestructurar la Iglesia para el siglo…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem General Convention, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Resumen de la Convención: reestructurar la Iglesia para el siglo XXI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Por Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 17, 2012 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention 2012 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] La Convención General ha llamado a la Iglesia Episcopal a reconsiderar su estructura, a tomar medidas históricas hacia la plena inclusión [de sus miembros], a respaldar la inversión positiva en los Territorios Palestinos y a reafirmar su compromiso de edificar las relaciones de la Comunión Anglicana, si bien dice que no puede adoptar el Pacto Anglicano.La 77ª. Convención General aprobó el 11 de julio, por unanimidad, el presupuesto de la Iglesia Episcopal para el trienio 2013-2015 basado en las Cinco Marcas de la Misión.El presupuesto, que se puede consultar aquí, se equilibró en $111.516.032, en comparación con $111.808.350 para el trienio actual, y viene con un pequeño superávit de $30.000.La Obispa Primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, y Bonnie Anderson, la presidente saliente de la Cámara de Diputados, se dirigieron a los periodistas en una conferencia de prensa de clausura el 12 de julio.En esta convención “han visto a la Iglesia Episcopal no sólo del futuro, sino del día de hoy, con la presencia de jóvenes adultos, cuyo número ha sido el más significativo que hayamos visto en mucho tiempo, de personas de muchas naciones y tribus y tradiciones idiomáticas”, dijo Jefferts Schori, quien resaltó que más de 40 invitados internacionales habían asistido a la Convención. “La Iglesia Episcopal goza de buena salud, se hace cada vez más saludable, y se prepara para hacer un impacto aún más significativo en el mundo que nos rodea. Nada nos detiene. Que el mundo esté atento. Estamos por llegar”.Anderson, que ahora deja la presidencia de la Cámara de Diputados, dijo que había sido una gran convención y que los diputados, el 44 por ciento de los cuales eran nuevos, estaban extremadamente bien preparados.La Convención General, que sesionó del 5 al 12 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Indiana, está compuesta por la Cámara de Obispos y la Cámara de Diputados, que incluye a clérigos y laicos.Reforma estructuralDe las casi 400 resoluciones que se presentaron a la Convención General más de 90 estaban relacionadas con la reforma estructural. La mayoría de esas resoluciones eran de naturaleza semejante y fue labor del comité de estructura de la Convención sopesar la legislación y hacer sus recomendaciones a la cámara.La aprobación por unanimidad de la Resolución C095 -que solicita la creación de un equipo de trabajo para reconsiderar la obra de la Iglesia Episcopal en el siglo XXI- provocó aplausos y vítores en la Cámara de Obispos. Un día antes, los diputados habían aprobado la misma resolución por unanimidad.La legislación crea un equipo de trabajo especial de hasta 24 personas que hará acopio de ideas durante los próximos dos años, en todos los niveles de la Iglesia, sobre las posibles reformas de sus estructuras, gobierno y administración. Su trabajo culminará en una reunión especial de personas procedentes de todas las diócesis para oír las recomendaciones que el equipo de trabajo se propone hacer a la 78ª. Convención General. Su informe final deberá presentarse en noviembre de 2014.El obispo Stacy Sauls, jefe de operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal, encomió la labor tanto del comité de estructura como de la Convención.“Mi esperanza siempre ha sido que comenzaríamos a tener una conversación y que la Iglesia abrazaría eso. La conversación se convirtió en un movimiento de esperanza para el futuro de la Iglesia”.Añadió que el pueblo de la Iglesia Episcopal se ha dado cuenta -y lo institucional lo percibe- “que estamos a punto de un momento sin precedentes, que lo hemos visto como una oportunidad más que como amenaza”.El presupuestoLa porción de gastos del presupuesto para el próximo trienio se ha asignado según las Cinco Marcas de la Misión de la Comunión Anglicana, y las categorías de administración y gobierno. Las cinco marcas son:Proclamar las Buenas Nuevas del Reino de Dios.Enseñar, bautizar y formar a nuevos creyentes.Responder a las necesidades humanas con amoroso servicioProcurar la transformación de las estructuras sociales injustas.Luchar por salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y por el sostenimiento y la renovación de la vida en la tierra.El presupuesto asume $73,5 millones en compromisos de las diócesis de la Iglesia, cerca de $4 millones menos que en el trienio actual. El total se basó en mantener el 19 por ciento del monto que la Iglesia le pide como contribución anual a las diócesis para el presupuesto denominacional.Bendiciones a parejas del mismo sexoEn una decisión histórica, la Convención autorizó el uso provisional de un rito para las uniones de parejas del mismo sexo. [Con el nombre de] “El testimonio y la bendición de un pacto de por vida”, el rito se podrá empezar a usar a partir del 2 de diciembre (el primer Domingo de Adviento), pero, según lo estipulado en la resolución, los clérigos necesitarán de un permiso de su obispo.La resolución le pide a la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música (SCLM por su sigla en inglés) “llevar a cabo un proceso a lo largo del próximo trienio, dejando en claro que se trata de un trabajo en progreso”, dijo a los diputados la Rda. Ruth Meyers, representante de la Diócesis de Chicago. Ella presidió el subcomité sobre bendiciones y la SCLM del Comité del Libro de Oración, Liturgia y Música Eclesiástica.La resolución instruye a la SCLM que incluya “diversas perspectivas teológicas en el ulterior desarrollo del material teológico” e invita a reacciones provenientes de toda la Iglesia, así como de la Comunión Anglicana y de los aliados ecuménicos de la Iglesia.La resolución dice que, conforme a los cánones existentes, un clérigo puede rehusar presidir una liturgia de bendición y dice que nadie “debe ser coaccionado o penado en manera alguna, ni sufrir ninguna incapacidad canónica” por objetar o apoyar la decisión de la 77ª. Convención General sobre las bendiciones.Identidad y expresión sexualesDos resoluciones aprobadas por la Convención le brindan apoyo a la comunidad transexual al añadir la expresión e identidad sexuales a dos cánones que impiden la discriminación. Una deja en claro que el proceso de discernimiento de la ordenación está abierto para [los transexuales] y la otra garantiza su lugar de igualdad en la vida, culto y gobierno de la Iglesia.Luego de las decisiones sobre las bendiciones [a uniones de personas] del mismo sexo y de los derechos de los transexuales, la mayoría de los diputados de la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur abandonó la Convención General el 11 de julio porque, en las palabras de uno de sus diputados clericales que se quedó, la convención había violado la doctrina, disciplina y culto de la Iglesia Episcopal.Sin embargo, ese diputado, el Muy Rdo. John B Burwell, le dijo a Episcopal News Service “no nos vamos de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Inversión positivaLa Convención apoyó por abrumadora mayoría una resolución sobre la inversión positiva en los Territorios Palestinos. Pero los obispos convinieron en aplazar indefinidamente un diálogo sobre el compromiso corporativo.La Resolución B019 afirma la inversión positiva “como un medio necesario de crear una sana economía y una infraestructura sostenible” en los Territorios Palestinos. También le pide a la Iglesia que sostenga “el estudio judío, musulmán y cristiano sobre paz con justicia en el Oriente Medio” y presenta una bibliografía anotada de materiales [de consulta].La Resolución C060, que convocaba a la Iglesia a participar “en una responsabilidad corporativa social con un compromiso corporativo más vigoroso y público con compañías en la cartera de inversiones de la Iglesia que contribuyan a la infraestructura de la ocupación” fue postergada después de que el obispo Sean Rowe, de Pensilvania Noroccidental, pidió que el diálogo fuese aplazado indefinidamente. Los diputados habían aprobado esa resolución el 9 de julio, pero aún requería del consentimiento de los obispos.Pacto Anglicano, Indaba ContinuoLa Convención también ratificó su compromiso de mejorar las relaciones con la Comunión Anglicana, especialmente a través del programa Indaba Continuo, y rehusó asumir una posición sobre el Pacto Anglicano.Luego de considerar ocho resoluciones, el Comité sobre Misión Mundial de la Convención General recomendó la adopción de dos resoluciones sobre las relaciones con la Comunión Anglicana y el Pacto Anglicano, un documento que inicialmente había tenido el propósito de vincular a los anglicanos de todo el mundo más allá de diferencias culturales y teológicas.Ian Douglas, obispo de Connecticut y presidente del Comité de Misión Mundial, dijo a ENS luego de la votación que las resoluciones son “una genuina respuesta pastoral porque no tenemos la misma opinión, y presionar por una decisión en este momento provocaría lastimaduras y alienación en nuestra Iglesia, en ambas partes, de ahí que, en lugar de eso, decidiéramos mantenernos en el diálogo”.La Rda. Gay Jennings, de Ohio, fue electa para servir como la próxima presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, y Byron Rushing, de Massachusetts, como el próximo vicepresidente. Cada uno prestará servicios por un período de dos años a partir del fin de la Convención General.Entre otras legislaciones aprobadas por la Convención se incluyen:SudánResolución A019, que reafirma la promoción y apoyo de la paz en el SudánLiberación de presos cubanosResolución A021, pide la liberación de todos los que se encuentran en las prisiones cubanas por actividades religiosas o por abogar pacíficamente a favor de un cambio político en la República de Cuba; y apoya los empeños por el trato humano y el cuidado pastoral de cuatro ciudadanos cubanos convictos de espiar para el gobierno de la República de Cuba, y quienes se encuentran cumpliendo condenas de prisión en Estados Unidos.EcumenismoResolución A036, que encomia la relación de 11 años de plena comunión con la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América y pide al Comité Coordinador Luterano-Episcopal que aborde las áreas donde las costumbres episcopales y luteranas difieren, especialmente en torno al asunto de quién puede presidir la Santa Comunión y el papel de los diáconos.Estudiar el matrimonioResolución A050, que autoriza a un equipo de trabajo a que estudie el matrimonio. Pide la creación de un equipo de trabajo de 12 miembros para estudiar el matrimonio, incluida las necesidades de respuestas pastorales de parte del clero para las parejas del mismo sexo en estados donde el matrimonio civil es legal [para estas parejas], así como a los problemas “suscitados por el cambio de las normas sociales y culturales y las estructuras legales”.Libro de OraciónResolución A059, que revisa las lecturas de Semana Santa en el Libro de Oración para que se correspondan con las que aparecen en el Leccionario Común Revisado.Pobreza y justiciaResolución A135, una compilación de varias otras resoluciones que responden a los problemas de la pobreza y la injusticia. Compromete a la Iglesia durante los próximos tres años a “enseñar, predicar, organizar, abogar y construir relaciones mutuamente transformadoras con aquellas [personas] que son pobres para concentrar nuestros corazones y la misión de nuestras congregaciones y diócesis en reducir la pobreza e incrementar la justicia económica y racial”. Pide también que en cada reunión que tenga lugar en la Iglesia se incluya un espacio para orar y reflexionar “sobre cómo nuestra labor aborda los problemas de la pobreza y de la justicia económica y racial” a fin de “cultivar la conciencia acerca de la pobreza en nuestras comunidades y en el mundo”.Supervisar a las mujeres y a otros grupos subrepresentadosResolución A144, que exige el rastrear la proporción de mujeres y hombres en el proceso eleccionario de obispos, junto con la de minorías raciales y étnicas, e insta a las diócesis a luchar por una mayor diversidad en los candidatos.Apoyo al hospital de GazaResolución B017, que pide a la Iglesia apoyo para el Hospital Al Ahli de Gaza, perteneciente a la Diócesis [Anglicana] de Jerusalén con recaudación de fondos y promoción social luego de que la Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados de Palestina (UNRWA) suspendiera su ayuda económica, reduciendo el presupuesto del hospital casi a la mitad.Reconciliación o disolución de una relación episcopalResolución B021, que enmienda los cánones al objeto de proporcionar un mecanismo para abordar un desacuerdo en la relación pastoral entre una diócesis y su obispo.Plan de salud denominacionalResolución B026, que le da a diócesis y parroquias tres años adicionales para cumplir con el requisito de ofrecer paridad en compartir los costos del seguro de salud entre empleados clérigos y laicos. Esa fecha límite se extiende ahora hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2015. Las diócesis y parroquias aún deben ofrecer seguros de salud a sus empleados a través del Consorcio Médico de la Iglesia [Church Medical Trust] hasta fines de 2012. [La resolución] también pide al Consorcio Médico que continúe explorando “una partición más equitativa de los costos de las primas de la atención sanitaria”.Acceso al Santo Bautismo, Santa ComuniónResolución C029, que afirma la enseñanza de la Iglesia Episcopal de que el Bautismo es la norma para los que deseen recibir la Santa Comunión.Reubicación del Centro denominacional de la IglesiaResolución D016, que aprueba un traslado del centro denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en el 815 de la Segunda Avenida en Nueva York, pero autorizó la venta de este inmueble.Establecer una oficina para el desarrolloResolución D025, que establece una Oficina de Desarrollo para que la Iglesia Episcopal solicite importantes donaciones y otros recursos.Programa experimental de préstamo estudiantilResolución D049, que pide la creación de un fondo de préstamo estudiantil con carácter experimental para seminaristas que convengan en ejercer tres años de ministerio en zonas insuficientemente atendidas de la Iglesia Episcopal.Diálogo con la Iglesia mormonaResolución D081, que instruye a la Comisión Permanente sobre Relaciones Ecuménicas e Interreligiosas que inicie un diálogo entre la Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia mormona “para los fines interreligiosos de amistad, buena voluntad y comprensión mutua” y a la expectativa de la 78ª. Convención General que ha de celebrarse en Salt Lake City en 2015.Para ver una lista completa de las resoluciones aprobadas en la 77ª. Convención General, haga un clic aquí.— Matthew Davies es director y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

Rapidísimas, Octubre 18 de 2013

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Antje Jackelen, obispa de la diócesis luterana de Lund desde el 2007, de 58 años, madre de un hijo y esposa de un clérigo, ha sido electa arzobispa de Suecia. Es la primera mujer en ocupar este cargo. Hasta el año 2000 los obispos eran nombrados por el estado. En esta elección participaron clérigos y laicos. Los suecos son luteranos en su gran mayoría.Al fin los legisladores de Estados Unidos se han puesto de acuerdo después de dos semanas de tensas discusiones. La decisión no significa el fin de la controversia. Cuando pasen las Navidades y el Año Nuevo se repetirá el mismo sainete para aprobar el nuevo presupuesto.La prensa bogotana ha informado que dos sacerdotes católico romanos fueron asesinados en el Municipio de Roldanillo, Valle del Cauca, con la intención de robarles. Las víctimas son Bernardo Echeverry de 62 años y Héctor Fabio Cabrera de 35. El arzobispo de Cali, Darío de Jesús Monsalve, dijo que estaba “absolutamente consternado” por el doble asesinato y pidió a las autoridades hacer una investigación exhaustiva. “Es triste que en nuestro país la vida humana no valga nada”, añadió.El Servicio Bautista de Prensa informa que hay preocupación por la disminución de bautismos en las iglesias bautistas. En una reunión celebrada en Nashville se informó que en el 2012 hubo una caída de 5.52 por ciento de los bautismos en las iglesias del sur de Estados Unidos. Esta es la primera vez desde 1948 que el número de bautismos es inferior a 315,000.Varias iglesias en Estados Unidos han recolectado instrumentos musicales usados y los han puesto a buen uso en Cuba. “Instrumentos polvorientos y abandonados se han convertido en medios de esperanza y evangelización en Cuba”, dijo uno de los líderes del proyecto.Una reciente encuesta realizada por el Instituto de Investigación de la Religión revela que el sistema económico de Estados Unidos favorece a los ricos, que trabajar duro y con determinación no garantiza el éxito de la mayoría de la población actual, que el gobierno debería hacer más para reducir la diferencia entre ricos y pobres. El llamado “Sueño Americano” cada día luce más distante de los hispanos.En el imponente marco del Salón Libertador del Palacio San Martín de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, el pasado miércoles 16 de octubre, la Comisión Argentina para los Refugiados y Migrantes (CAREF), celebró sus 40 años de prolífica vida comprometida con los derechos de los migrantes, dentro del marco mayor de la defensa de los derechos humanos en Argentina.El cantautor argentino-venezolano Ricardo Montaner está trabajando febrilmente para la obtención de fondos para la Fundación “La Ventana de los Cielos” que sirve a niños con el síndrome de Down. Montaner ha tomado interés en esa obra desde que descubrió que una de sus hijas nació con esta condición. Enhorabuena, Ricardo.En una nueva guía para los capellanes militares, la Convención Bautista del Sur dice que ningún capellán certificado por la Convención “participará en actividad alguna dentro o fuera de la base que dé la apariencia de aceptación del matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo”.La Iglesia Católica Romana en Alemania ha comenzado a dar los primeros pasos para que los creyentes divorciados y puedan volver a contraer matrimonio, lo que hasta ahora les impedía acceder a los sacramentos.En Doha, capital de Qatar, país musulmán en el Golfo Pérsico, se ha inaugurado un amplio edificio con capilla gracias a las gestiones de William Schwartz, misionero norteamericano. El edificio llamado “Centro Anglicano” sirve a todos los cristianos. El terreno fue donado por el estado y los edificios por contribuciones particulares. En Qatar hay miles de personas que han venido a trabajar en la industria petrolera.Billy Graham, el predicador de 95 años y que ha tenido fama internacional por sus campañas evangelísticas en más de 184 países del mundo, ha sorprendido a muchos con su predicción de que la presente inmoralidad en el mundo es señal que “el retorno de Cristo está cerca”. Muchos otros predicadores y hasta científicos han pronosticado el fin del mundo. En su sabiduría, Graham no señaló fecha alguna.David Gitari anterior primado de la Iglesia Anglicana de Kenia ha fallecido en el Hospital Mater de Nairobi. Tenía 72 años de edad. Consagrado obispo en 1975 sirvió como primado de 1997 hasta 2002. Su ministerio se caracterizó por su incansable defensa de los derechos humanos y el multipartidismo en Kenia y otras partes de África.VERDAD. Es curioso que la vida, cuanto más vacía, más pesa. Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rapidísimas, Octubre 18 de 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Por Onell A. Soto, [email protected] Oct 18, 2013 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Liverpool Bishop : Hillsborough is a story of ‘loss, grief…

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA By Gavin DrakePosted Apr 26, 2016 Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, has spoken of the “loss, grief and pain” felt by the victims of the Hillsborough disaster as a jury ruled that the 96 Liverpool FC fans who were killed in a crush at the FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest in April 1989 were unlawfully killed.Today’s verdicts come at the end of a fresh inquest that was ordered after an independent panel, chaired by the former Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd James Jones, discovered evidence that 41 of the 96 fans could have survived if they had received better medical treatment; and that some 164 police statements had been significantly amended before they were submitted to the original inquests and inquiry.The disaster occurred when police opened a gate to speed up entrance into the ground; with the result that an increasing number of fans being were sent into already overcrowded fenced pens. The families of the victims have fought for 27 years for justice after the police, politicians and media conspired to cover up the cause of the tragedy and deflect blame onto the fans.Today’s verdicts say that the fans were not responsible for the disaster. Instead, it says that there were failings by the police and ambulance service, by Sheffield Wednesday, the owners of the Hillsborough Ground, and by the Football Association and the ground’s engineers.The inquests – the longest in British legal history – heard that there were two other crushing incidents in the years leading up to the Hillsborough disaster and that the ground did not have a safety certificate.“We have waited a long time for these determinations, and today was bound to be a difficult day,” the current Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, said. “It brings raw emotions and painful memories to the surface once again, for the families and for our city region.“But there is also real comfort today, because the accusations at the time that Liverpool’s fans contributed to this tragedy have finally been proven to be false.“The steady journey continues. The families have always said that they seek truth and justice, and the inquests have worked longer than any in British legal history to uncover the truth. Now justice must follow.”Bishop Bayes continued: “I pay tribute to those whose courage and tenacity has never wavered over the years. In particular, I honour my predecessor Bishop James Jones and the work he did with the Independent Panel which did so much to get us to this point.“Now we move forward once again on this long journey to justice. Together with my colleagues from all the churches, I commit myself to support those who hurt, help those who grieve and show God’s love and compassion for all.“As we take in this week’s news and consider our reactions, let us not lose sight of what is most important. At the heart of this story are the 96 people who lost their lives and countless more who have had their lives and their hearts broken.“We honour the families and those who have supported them over the years. We honour those who have stood for truth and justice. Ours is a story of loss, grief and pain. This story continues because that pain continues, but we will walk forward with hope in our hearts. And as Christians we believe that the God of all love and strength will walk alongside us into the future.”Last week, in a statement to mark the 27th anniversary of the disaster, Bishop Bayes said: Like anyone else who lives their life in this city and region, I have grown to understand the impact of the Hillsborough tragedy on us all, and the importance of keeping its memory alive. We remember the 96 with pride, and we honour their memory by seeking justice.“I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with my colleagues from denominations and faiths as we mark the anniversary this year, and as we await the outcomes of the inquiry. I am particularly honoured to stand with my predecessor Bishop James Jones, who as chair of the Independent Panel did so much to open the doors to the justice and truth we seek.“I continue to pray for God’s comfort and healing to touch the families and all those affected in our wider community.” Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Liverpool Bishop : Hillsborough is a story of ‘loss, grief and pain’ Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

La construction de l’oléoduc stoppée

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ de Lynette Wilson et David PaulsenPosted Sep 9, 2016 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Par conséquent, la construction de l’oléoduc sur les terres du Corps de l’Armée de terre sur la rive ou sous le lac Oahe ne se poursuivra pas pour le moment ».« Ce sont là d’excellentes nouvelles. Les intervenants présents ici au rassemblement de Bismarck ont déclaré que c’était une victoire » explique John Floberg, joint par téléphone alors qu’il participait à un rassemblement sur l’eau potable dans la capitale. « La décision du juge aurait autorisé le Corps de l’Armée de terre à faire avancer le projet mais ce dernier n’est pas obligé de délivrer le permis ».La décision du juge était en réponse au procès intenté par la tribu sioux de Standing Rock qui s’opposait à l’approbation donnée par le Corps of Engineers de l’Armée de terre américaine à l’oléoduc de Dakota Access. Les Sioux de Standing Rock affirment que l’oléoduc traverserait des terres du traité, perturberait des sites sacrés et menacerait l’eau potable pour 8 000 membres qui vivent sur la réserve de la tribu de près d’un million d’hectares située juste au sud de l’endroit où l’oléoduc traverse le fleuve Missouri.Energy Transfer Partners, la société basée à Dallas qui est à l’origine du projet d’oléoduc, rétorque que l’oléoduc est sûr, économique et nécessaire pour transporter le pétrole du Dakota du Nord jusqu’aux marchés et raffineries de l’ensemble du pays. Le 26 juillet, les organismes fédéraux de réglementation ont délivré des permis autorisant l’oléoduc de 3,8 milliards de dollars à traverser quatre États, à savoir le Dakota du Nord, le Dakota du Sud, l’Illinois et l’Iowa.L’autorisation délivrée ce jour là a émue les gens sur le terrain dans le Dakota du Nord.« Le rejet par le juge fédéral de la demande d’injonction de la tribu sioux de Standing Rock visant à stopper la construction de l’oléoduc de Dakota Access, suivi peu après par une déclaration commune des Départements de la Justice, de l’Armée de terre et de l’Intérieur allant dans le même sens, a provoqué chez nous qui sommes solidaires avec Standing Rock une montagne russe d’émotions » explique l’Évêque Michael Smith du Dakota du Nord. « Je suis d’accord avec ce qu’a dit Dave Archambault, le Président de Standing Rock, il y a quelques jours que « c’est le début d’un long processus juridique ». Dans le Diocèse du Dakota du Nord, nous sommes reconnaissants de l’appui que nous avons reçu dans ce combat de la part de toute l’Église épiscopale et nous savons qu’il faudra que cela continue. Nous continuerons à travailler et à prier pour un règlement juste et pacifique de cette situation difficile ».L’Église épiscopale est solidaire d’autres actions en faveur de la justice autochtone et raciale et de la justice environnementale ; les Épiscopaliens de Standing Rock ont été présents aux manifestations depuis le début. Le 8 septembre, Heidi J. Kim, missionnaire de l’Église épiscopale pour la réconciliation raciale et le Révérend Charles A. Wynder Jr., diacre missionnaire de l’Église épiscopale pour la justice sociale et la défense des droits, se sont solidarisés avec les Épiscopaliens, la tribu sioux et des milliers d’autres défenseurs des autochtones, de la justice et de l’environnement sur le site de la mobilisation près de Standing Rock. Aujourd’hui, Heidi Kim et Charles Wynder ont rejoint John Floberg au rassemblement qui a lieu à Bismarck.John Floberg a exprimé ses remerciements, pour le soutien qu’elles ont apporté à l’Église épiscopale, à l’Église anglicane du Canada, l’Église luthérienne évangélique en Amérique, l’Église méthodiste unie et l’Église unie du Christ qui ont toutes soutenues les opposants. (Cliquer ici pour obtenir le guide intitulé Episcopal Advocacy Guide to the Dakota Access Pipeline)« La bataille juridique continue. Les manifestations vont se poursuivre » déclare John Floberg, ajoutant que plus de 200 peuples autochtones se sont également engagés à soutenir la tribu de Standing Rock. « Notre unité continuera et notre détermination à protéger l’eau et les droits du traité de la tribu de Standing Rock demeurent fermes ».L’action des agences fédérales dans la foulée de la décision du juge prouve que Dieu œuvre de manière mystérieuse, déclare le Révérend Brandon Mauai, diacre épiscopal de la Réserve sioux de Standing Rock.« La lutte continue. Cela [l’action des agences fédérales] prouve que nos prières sont entendues, de la manière la plus inattendue » ajoute-t-il. « Nous avons attendu que le juge fédéral se prononce et, lorsqu’il l’a fait, ce n’était pas en notre faveur. Puis le Département de la Justice est intervenu.« Cela montre que Dieu continue d’entendre nos prières, tout comme on pouvait s’y attendre ».Les agences fédérales ont également dit dans leur déclaration que l’affaire de Standing Rock met l’accent sur la nécessité d’avoir de réels débats sur la réforme qui a pour objectif de prendre en compte le point de vue des tribus dans « ce type de projets d’infrastructure ». Et notamment sur une meilleure manière de prendre en compte dans les décisions, les propositions des tribus relatives à la protection des terres et des ressources ainsi qu’aux droits du traité.Les rassemblements et les manifestations vont au delà du Dakota du Nord. Les défenseurs de l’eau potable, les alliés des peuples autochtones et les sympathisants du mouvement No North Dakota Access Pipeline, hashtag #NoDAPL, ont organisé des rassemblements au niveau national. Une journée d’action nationale est prévue pour le mardi 13 septembre.En prévision de la décision du 9 septembre, le Gouverneur du Dakota du Nord Jack Dalrympl avait la veille prévu la Garde nationale pour aider si nécessaire, les responsables locaux des forces de l’ordre à proximité du site de protestation de Standing Rock.Le week-end dernier, la situation a dégénéré en http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/7/standing_rock_sioux_tribe_s_lawyerviolences lorsqu’il y a eu des affrontements entre les opposants et des agents privés de sécurité engagés par Energy Transfer Partners. Les agents de sécurité ont fait usage de chiens et de gaz poivré à l’encontre des manifestants qui s’étaient réunis pour stopper la construction sur un site funéraire tribal sacré. Quatre agents de sécurité privés et deux chiens de garde ont également été blessés.Le 6 septembre, le Juge Boasberg a accédé à la demande de la tribu de stopper provisoirement la construction sur la partie de l’oléoduc qui traverse le fleuve Missouri mais il a autorisé la construction à avancer sur le segment qui inclut le site funéraire.Certains membres des congrégations épiscopales voisines ont rejoint les lignes de front des manifestations ou ont offert leur soutien aux centaines – et parfois aux milliers – de personnes qui campaient près de là où la société de l’oléoduc avait prévu de démarrer la construction.L’affaire a pris une résonance particulière pour les Épiscopaliens qui soutiennent le peuple Dakota depuis leur exil du Minnesota au cours de la Guerre de 1862 entre les États-Unis et le Dakota. Il y a neuf Églises épiscopales sur la réserve de Standing Rock. Le 5 septembre, les églises ont publié une lettre exprimant leur solidarité avec le peuple sioux.« Nous sommes appelés à être témoins. Nous sommes appelés à être fidèles au sein du peuple que nous servons » est-il dit dans la lettre. « Nous sommes appelés à être des gardiens de l’âme. Au milieu de cette épreuve, nous prions et œuvrons pour la réconciliation ».Le Diocèse du Dakota du Nord a publié une déclaration le mois dernier exprimant son soutien à la tribu sioux de Standing Rock et l’Évêque Primat Michael Curry a suivi avec une déclaration de soutien, définissant l’opposition comme « une action qui allie le combat pour la justice et la réconciliation raciales à la justice climatique et à la sauvegarde de la création de Dieu dont nous sommes les gardiens ».– Lynette Wilson est rédacteur et journaliste de l’Episcopal News Service. – David Paulsen est journaliste indépendant basé à Milwaukee (Wisconsin) et membre de la Trinity Episcopal Church de Wauwatosa. 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On the brink of unity?

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm P.S. God’s dream… Jesus’ work is not to leave behind anyone. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Archbishop of Canterbury, Jason VanBorssum says: Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April Love-Fordham says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 12, 2016 at 2:24 am Women are so often thrown under the bus to avoid stiring things up. We would never dream of leaving people of color out of these gatherings so why women? When we treat women and their religious calling as expendable, we are treating them as less than human and showing that we still don’t take their callings and convictions seriously. Comments (11) Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ann C. Dutton says: Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Pope Francis meets Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Vatican Oct. 6, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Tony Gentile[Episcopal News Service — Rome] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and more than half of the Anglican Communion primates have travelled to Rome this week to celebrate a historic and significant milestone – 50 years since Pope Paul VI met with Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey in Rome in 1966. It was the first time an archbishop of Canterbury had met with the Roman Pontiff since the Reformation and Pope Paul presented Ramsey with his episcopal ring as a sign of their friendship and the deepening partnerships between their two churches.Pope Paul VI places his episcopal ring on Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey’s finger during their 1966 meeting.This week’s events have included an ecumenical vespers service at San Gregorio Magna al Celio in Rome, a site of major significance to the origins of the Church of England, and a private meeting between Pope Francis and the Anglican primates on Oct. 6 at the Apostolic Palace, the pope’s official residence at the Vatican City.The 1966 meeting “was historic because it brought together two churches and two ways of faith in ecumenical unity in a time when we had in many respects been separated from one another,” said Curry, speaking to Episcopal News Service Oct. 5 outside the Gregorian University in Rome where he was attending a colloquium on current relations between the two churches.“We’re here now in celebration of that 50th anniversary, but maybe more importantly to carry on the legacy … that has to do with carrying on the Jesus Movement … together as Roman Catholics and as Anglicans,” he added. “We’re here not simply to celebrate; we’re here to rededicate ourselves and our churches and our communities to the work of Jesus, to following in his footsteps, to make sure that children do not go to bed hungry, to proclaim the good news of Jesus to all creation, to help to make followers of Jesus Christ, and to be a leaven in the world that leavens the whole lump, so that this world looks something less like our nightmare and something more like God’s dream.”The Oct. 5 vespers service brought together Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis, the combined choirs of Canterbury Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel, Anglican archbishops and bishops, Episcopal bishops (including Curry) and Roman Catholic cardinals, and many other church leaders and ecumenical representatives. The archbishop and the pope each preached a sermon (videos available here), exchanged gifts as an expression of their commitment towards common mission and issued a common declaration saying that they are “undeterred” by the “serious obstacles” to full unity between Anglicans and Roman Catholics.Fifty years earlier, Ramsey and Pope Paul issued their own Common Declaration saying that their meeting “marks a new stage in the development of fraternal relations, based upon Christian charity, and of sincere efforts to remove the causes of conflict and to re-establish unity.”Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby towards the end of the vespers service on Oct. 6. Photo: Matthew Davies/Episcopal News ServiceVespers on Oct. 5 marked the fourth time in recent history that a pope and an archbishop of Canterbury have worshiped together at San Gregorio. Pope John Paul II prayed at the church with Archbishop Robert Runcie in 1989 and again with Archbishop George Carey in 1996; Pope Benedict and Archbishop Rowan Williams prayed together in 2012.The church is built on the site from which St. Gregory the Great, in the 6th century, sent St. Augustine, first archbishop of Canterbury, along with 30 monks to re-evangelize England. They landed in 597 and are credited with laying the foundations for the renewal of English Christianity.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preaches at the ecumenical vespers service at San Gregorio al Celio in Rome. Photo: Matthew Davies/Episcopal News ServiceAt the end of the service, and perhaps turning a new chapter in the relationships between the two churches, the archbishop of Canterbury and the pope commissioned a new phase of IARCCUM – the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission. They blessed and sent forth 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops to work together in joint mission.Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee Bishop John Bauerschmidt and Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore Dennis Madden are among the pairings.Bauerschmidt described the initiative as “a significant ecumenical development. It indicates that the Roman Catholic Church and the churches of the Anglican Communion are resolved to move forward toward unity and mission together despite difficulties.”The paired bishops, he told ENS, “are meant to encourage our churches to realize the life we already share through our common baptism into Jesus Christ, and to practice that life on the local level.”Bauerschmidt serves as co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue in the U.S. (ARCUSA), which has been meeting regularly since the 1960s, making it the Episcopal Church’s oldest dialogue relationship.The Rev. Margaret Rose, the Episcopal Church’s deputy for ecumenical and interreligious relations who is in Rome for the celebrations, told ENS that the work of ARCUSA, “as with other dialogues … emphasizes the desire to share work in mission and shalom that helps to put both life and work, faith and order in perspective.”But while there is much to be celebrated this week, the relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church has been somewhat turbulent since the Reformation of the 16th century, and strained in recent years due to differences concerning women’s ordination and human sexuality. The Vatican’s efforts to offer a spiritual home to former and disaffected Anglicans while enabling them to retain aspects of their liturgy and traditions through what is called a “Personal Ordinariate” has also strained the relationship.Although there are many women serving as bishops in provinces throughout the Anglican Communion – in Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Southern Africa and the U.S. – the 19 pairs of bishops commissioned during the vespers service included only men.Diocese of Indianapolis Bishop Catherine Waynick, who participated in the commemorations in Rome, told ENS she believes that “ecumenism is essential to the life of the church, if we are to be faithful. None of us has all the truth, and if we hold ourselves apart from each other we put ourselves in a spiritually dangerous place.”“I am well aware that the decision of provinces in the Anglican Communion to include women in the episcopate has met with rejection by other churches,” Waynick said. “But having entered my twentieth year as bishop of Indianapolis, and having known other women serving in this ministry, I can only say that for other churches to hold themselves apart from the truth and value of our faithful ministry is a mistake.”Waynick, who is a governor of the Anglican Centre in Rome, said that “wearing a collar and purple shirt in Rome draws comment from all sorts and conditions of people — who invariably express the sentiment that it would be a good and faithful thing if the next time bishops are sent out two by two, women are among them!”In any case, Waynick said, “ecumenical dialogue must continue for us to remain faithful to the mind and heart of Jesus — ‘that they all may be one.’”Rose agreed, saying that “in these troubled times, it is heartening to see our churches moving toward unity.”“The visible sign of bishops working together and the exchange of gifts in the vespers service are one aspect of this. The commitment to addressing openly the challenges of our difference is yet another sign of hope. In future gatherings, the inclusion of ordained women among the working partners would offer an opportunity to live into this commitment at an even deeper level.”The week’s celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of the Anglican Centre in Rome, established in response to that 1966 meeting as an official presence with an ambassadorial role on behalf of the Anglican Communion in the Eternal City.The Anglican Centre houses an extensive library, serves as an ecumenical meeting place and educational center, and includes the offices of the archbishop of Canterbury’s diplomatic representative to the Vatican, Archbishop David Moxon.“We’ve been here as a place where we can extend the hand of friendship and fellowship to our Roman Catholic sisters and brothers in Rome, and to look the Vatican in the eye, to speak the truth in love and to repair a bridge that has now got a lot of traffic going across it,” Moxon said Oct. 4 addressing a gathering of the American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He reminded the gathering of the words that Pope Paul VI had spoken to Archbishop Ramsey at the 1966 meeting: “You are repairing a bridge that had long fallen in ruin centuries ago.”Curry told the American Friends that the “mission of the church is to help the human family, with all its variety and all its diversity and all its differences, to find a way to become not simply a disparate community but a human family of God. Dr. Martin Luther King said it this way, ‘we shall either learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or we’ll perish together as fools.’ The choice is ours, chaos or community.”The Episcopal Church has a presence in Rome through St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church, which hosts a significant ministry serving the city’s refugees through the Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre. The parish is part of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.Curry will visit the refugee center on Oct. 7 and preach at St. Paul’s during Sunday Eucharist on Oct. 9.— Matthew Davies is editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: This story was recast at 2:15 EDT Oct. 6 to include comments from Diocese of Indianapolis Bishop Catherine Waynick. October 7, 2016 at 1:59 pm I thank God for the courageous and heartening stand of the Pontiff, the Archbishop of Canterbury, our Presiding Bishop and Bishop Waynick. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” from St Paul and “that they may all be one,” from St John’s Gospel. By Matthew DaviesPosted Oct 6, 2016 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 7, 2016 at 12:48 am Seems to me that April has a great grasp of the gospel. 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Canon Ian Elliott Davies says: October 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm When both the Anglican and Catholic churches are unwilling to welcome women and the LBTQ community in full communion, then this “unity” is just a bunch of (mostly white) men “unifying” while disenfranchising so many of us. October 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm It is not April’s agenda, but God who created ALL of us inthe image of God! Thomas Finlay says: On the brink of unity? Anglicans, Roman Catholics celebrate 50 years of dialogue and partnership Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC October 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm April, I think you’re putting your own agenda ahead of almost any other agenda… not sure that counts as necessarily gospel. Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET October 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm This is so heartening to witness!We have so much in common and so much to learn from each other.Christians are so quick to throw stones at each other when we should be using them to build a strong foundation to serve Jesus. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, October 7, 2016 at 11:34 am Yes, women have to ultimately be a part of Roman Catholic/Anglican unity, but you have to start somewhere, and somehow. The presence of Bishop Waynick at this event doesn’t hurt. The polity of the Anglican provinces that do ordain women may make an impression on Rome, a sort of living example of how women can function very effectively as ordained clergy, particularly as priests (the big stumbling block for Rome right now). Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL October 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm April, you are doing the very thing you condemn others of doing. Being judgmental to other people whose interpretation of scripture differs from yours. Using the same tired leftward-leaning accusation of “mostly white men” disenfranchising women, gays, and people of color. Have you ever once attempted to sit down with a person you disagreed with, talk to one another, and try to understand why they believe the way they do, while giving them a chance to see the reasons behind your convictions. This may be a little harder to do than simply looking down on people you disagree with, but it is the Christian thing to do. And you’re right when you say Jesus’ work is not to leave anyone behind. But he also doesn’t want Christians to pass judgement on other Christians. That is His job April, not yours. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY October 8, 2016 at 3:44 pm Ut unum sint! Ecumenical & Interreligious, Tags April Love-Fordham says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Proposal to change provincial representation on Executive Council draws questions

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Kit Wang says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The Governance and Structure Committee on July 5 struggled with the question of how to ensure that the geographical areas covered by the Episcopal Church’s nine provinces receive adequate representation on Executive Council under a proposed resolution submitted for its consideration.Resolution A075 proposes to ensure “diverse representation on Executive Council” by including representatives from the provinces but allowing the election of the representatives to be held at General Convention rather than as part of provincial elections.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.“I’m troubled by all elections going through one centralized committee,” said Colorado Deputy Lawrence Hitt II, a committee member. “I don’t think it’s healthy for the church.” Currently, two representatives to Executive Council are elected by each of the nine provinces.The resolution was submitted by the Task Force to Study Provinces. The task force was enabled by a resolution to eliminate provinces that was presented at the 78th General Convention. Resolution D011 charged the task force with studying the potential effects of eliminating the provinces and to consider what structures might replace them that would support the ministry and mission of the church.In its report to the 79th General Convention, the task force said that restructuring how representatives to Executive Council are selected is an effort to refocus the energy of the provinces “on the mission of the church and relax their focus on the polity of the Episcopal Church.”The Very Rev. Craig Loya, Diocese Nebraska deputy and a member of the committee, said that if representatives are elected at General Convention, “it’s unlikely that anyone from Nebraska would ever be elected. My issue is not who is elected from Province VI but that someone from our neighborhood is elected.”Several committee members also shared their thoughts about whether the provincial system is even effective anymore. “Is the current provincial system viable?” asked North Carolina Deputy Joseph Farrell. “If we don’t agree on the concept, I don’t see how we can move forward.”Earlier in the day, the Governance and Structure Committee held a joint hearing with the Congregational and Diocesan Vitality Committee, which is considering additional resolutions submitted by the Task Force to Study Provinces. The joint hearing was scheduled to allow members of both committees to hear comments on overlapping issues.During a general discussion, members of both committees grappled with a series of proposed resolutions relating to provinces, including their purpose, representation and funding.The Governance and Structure Committee made no immediate decision on whether to approve those resolutions before it, including Resolution A075. Subcommittees were formed to review the resolutions in more detail and report back to the entire committee on its recommendations.Other proposals included Resolution A076, which would remove representatives from each province from the process of selecting a location for General Conventions because “approving the site of General Convention does not seem to relate to the mission of the church.”Resolution A072 asks dioceses over the 2019-21 triennium to “review, consider and align with whichever province best serves their identify and needs.”In its report, the task force concluded that key advantages to the province system are they foster collaboration throughout the church, they facilitate the preparation of deputies for the General Convention and they enable small ministries to find individuals and resources to carry out their mission. “To remove this structure would jeopardize these advantages,” the task force reported.The task force said that “the pattern of having some type of structure connecting the diocesan level with the church is important. Rather than invent something new, the recommendation is to look at what already exists and maximize what is working, as well as shifting what may not be working in each of the provinces.”It also suggested a shift in emphasis from provinces helping to maintain the structure of the church. “The energy in the system needs to support the mission of the church, not be used in maintaining the structure,” the task force said. “The task force sought to focus the work of the provinces on supporting the mission of the church rather than on maintain parts of the system focused only on the organization of the system itself.”This shift in emphasis led to the proposed resolution to amend how provincial representatives are elected to Executive Council.— Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. He is a member of ENS General Convention reporting team and can be reached at [email protected] Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Comments (5) Executive Council, General Convention, Lawrence Hitt II says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET General Convention 2018 July 5, 2018 at 11:37 pm Corrected with our apologies. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm I agree. Proposal to change provincial representation on Executive Council draws questions Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Mike PattersonPosted Jul 5, 2018 Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH July 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm I think our church has too much bureaucracy. Drop the provincial synods. Change the name to regions (to avoid confusion with Anglican provinces);and do the elections at convention. Of course, I can say that because I have no role in TEC polity. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Deborah Matherne says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET mfschjonberg says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Randy Marks says: Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 6, 2018 at 1:04 pm I think it’s important to gather representation wider than the folks who show up at General Convention and who have access those elections. The election process is VERY different when managed by the folks at 815 than when it happens at the provincial level. The Rev. Kit Wang, MainePresidentProvince 1(A colleague in Maine who is an Asian-American woman rector under 50 was told by folks at 815 that she wasn’t diverse enough to be nominated for an Exec Ctte seat from Province 1.) Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm Mike Patterson, you quoted me but incorrectly reported my name: Lawrence Hitt II, not Hill please correct, thanks Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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