Wales v England – Head to Head

first_img Matthew Rees and Lewis Moody at the Six Nations launchBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorWALES V ENGLAND, Millennium Stadium, Friday 4 February, kick-off 7.45pm, Live on BBC1 Who has the best hair… HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 23: Mike Phillips is interviewed during a Wales media session at the Kingsgate Hotel on June 23, 2010 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images) …Flood or Phillips?!THE HALF-BACKSMike Phillips has been out of form of late while Ben Youngs is being hailed as the saviour of English rugby. The Welshman relishes a high-pressure occasion and is sure to raise his game (as well as his voice – he’s sure to have a few choice titbits to offer the England players during the game!) but Youngs is the more skilful of the two and will look to lead England’s attack with a few sniping runs around the base. He will also get the best out of Toby Flood and bring him onto the gain-line. You’d back Stephen Jones in a kicking duel, but in terms of creative spark this is where England look better.THE CENTRESBoth teams have opted for big, powerful lumps at centre so expect to see a lot of straight running from midfield – and not much kicking. If these four do put boot to ball it could end badly for their respective teams! The clashes between Mike Tindall and Jamie Roberts could draw a few winces from the crowd, but it is Jonathan Davies who poses the biggest attacking threat. The Scarlets centre has been in superb form this season, picks lovely lines, finds space and can be a clinical try-scorer too.THE BACK THREEEngland’s biggest success story from the autumn was their back three of Ben Foden, Chris Ashton (see that try v Australia below) and Mark Cueto. All proved to be dangerous counter-attackers who aren’t afraid to run the ball – and if they choose to run at Morgan Stoddart they are likely to reap the rewards. To say he had ‘defensive frailties” would be an understatement. We all know what Shane Williams can do and Wales will want him to be involved early on so expect him to come in as first receiver a lot. James Hook is another talent but he doesn’t find it as easy to weave his magic from full-back as the midfield. England will be looking to capitalise out wide and on the counter.Wales: James Hook; Morgan Stoddart, Jamie Roberts, Jonathan Davies, Shane Williams; Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Matthew Rees (capt), Craig Mitchell, Alun Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Andy Powell.Replacements: Richard Hibbard, John Yapp, Ryan Jones, Jonathan Thomas, Dwayne Peel, Rhys Priestland, Lee ByrneEngland: Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Mike Tindall (capt), Shontayne Hape, Mark Cueto; Toby Flood, Ben Youngs; Andrew Sheridan, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Louis Deacon, Tom Palmer, Tom Wood, James Haskell, Nick Easter.Replacements: Steve Thompson, David Wilson, Simon Shaw, Joe Worsley, Danny Care, Jonny Wilkinson, Matt Banahancenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This year’s Six Nations kicks off with what is sure to be a classic Wales v England encounter in Cardiff – but who will come out on top? And how will each side fare in key areas? Hopefully these head-to-head comparisons will help you pick your favourite to win the game…The packs battle it out during last year’s Six NationsTHE SCRUMWales have been hurt by the loss of props Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins, but Paul James is a more than adequate replacement on the loosehead. In fact, he is probably a better scrummager than Jenkins, he just doesn’t offer as much in the loose, so he will be able to take care of Dan Cole. The tighthead is a different story, however, and Craig Mitchell faces the biggest test of his career in Andrew Sheridan. All things considered it could well be honours even at the scrum – if both front rows are actually prepared to scrummage that is and the game isn’t marred by constant collapses.THE LINEOUTThis is where injuries have most hurt England. Not only have the lost Courtney Lawes from the second row but Tom Croft at six, and he’s a key jumper in his own right. Wales will have the edge here with Alun Wyn Jones, Bradley Davies and Matthew Rees forming a consistent lineout unit over the past 12 months. And if they start to pinch a few England throws, Dylan Hartley may well crumble under the pressure – as he did for Northampton against Leicester – and give Wales even more opportunity to steal possession.THE BREAKDOWNSam Warburton is becoming a great snaffler of the ball while Dan Lydiate is another who relishes the battle at the tackle area, but all there good work could be undone if Andy Powell continually spills the ball in contact. This is a big test for Tom Wood on debut while neither James Haskell nor Nick Easter are renowned for their turnover abilities and England’s locks are not as dynamic as Wales’ pair either. Another plus for Wales – if Powell can keep his hands on the ball.last_img read more

Richie Vernon to move south of the border

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Scots’ capture maintains a hectic period which has seen a flurry of transfer activity at Edgeley Park. And Sharks executive director of sport Diamond admitted he was delighted to secured yet another key addition to his new-look squad. “I am delighted that Richie is joining us. He is part of the current Scotland squad and played very well when he came on in the Calcutta Cup game at the weekend, he is a hard working flanker or number 8 and he will fit in very well with my plans for next season and beyond.”For his part, Vernon couldn’t disguise his excitement at his summer move across the border. “Steve Diamond is very clear on the way forward for Sale Sharks and I am delighted to commit myself to the club for the next two seasons,” said Vernon. “Having broken into the Scotland side I see playing in the Aviva Premiership as a challenge that will only improve me as a player.” EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 13: Richie Vernon of Scotland takes the lineout ball above Sam Whitelock of the New Zealand All Blacks during the Test match between New Zealand and Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) center_img Richie Vernon to move to Sale SharksSCOTLAND AND Glasgow flanker is to follow in the same footsteps as teammate Max Evans – who is to join Castres,  in moving south in search of a fresh start. He is the latest high-profile player to sign up for Steve Diamond’s ongoing Sale revolution.Vernon – who came off the bench as a replacement for Scotland at Twickenham in Sunday’s Calcutta Cup clash with England – has penned a two-year deal and will arrive at Edgeley Park in the summer. The Glasgow Warriors flanker – who offers the versatility of also being able to play at number eight – has been capped by Scotland at all levels, including Sevens. Vernon, who is arguably Scotland’s most athletic and skilful forward, stands at 6ft 5ins and weighs 16st 7lbs and at 23 his best years are still ahead of him.If Sale fans are looking for any encouraging omens, Vernon will be following in the illustrious footsteps of fellow former Glasgow Warriors player Jason White who also took the high road south to join Sale back in 2003 and who went on to become one of the most destructive back-row players in world rugby.last_img read more

Danny Cipriani pleads guilty to nightclub assault in Jersey

first_imgThree other charges of larceny, assault on police and being disorderly on licensed premises were dropped.Gloucester Rugby said in a statement that they were “very aware of an incident involving Danny Cipriani in the early hours of Wednesday morning following an incident at a St Helier nightclub.”His new club will make a further announcement on the situation in “due course.”Related: The alcohol issues some elite players battleCipriani was in Jersey with his Gloucester team-mates as part of their pre-season preparations. The fly-half had moved to the club over the summer, having left Wasps for the second time in his career. Gloucester’s new star signing was arrested at the venue in St Helier in the early hours of Wednesday. The 30-year old fly-half appeared at Jersey Magistrates’ Court on earlier today. The England fly-half was arrested while on a trip with his new club, Gloucester Danny Cipriani pleads guilty to nightclub assault in JerseyEngland’s Danny Cipriani pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting arrest after a late-night incident at a Jersey nightclub.He has been fined £500 for assaulting a doorman and then £1,500 for resisting arrest. Finally, he has been ordered to pay £250 in compensation to a female police officer who suffered bruising during the incident.Cipriani later tweeted out his response to the decision and an apology, saying he was “mortified” by his actions. Cipriani had earned a recall to Eddie Jones’s England squad, touring South Africa in June. It had been three years since his last appearance for his country, but he had impressed with his performances on the trip.Gloucester are set to kick off the new Gallagher Premiership season at home, facing Northampton Saints on Saturday 1 September. Fitting in: Danny Cipriani in training with his new club, Gloucester LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees

first_img Too Much, Too Soon: the strain on young referees“I was playing on a tour and I reffed the U13 and U15 girls but since then I haven’t reffed and I haven’t got back into it. I lost a lot of confidence with it and the people on the sidelines don’t really help. Like coaches, parents even the players sometimes – it can be quite intimidating, especially as a female.“I’ve been wanting to get back into it, but just haven’t managed it yet.”Those are the words of Beth Wilson, from Taunton. A young referee who did her Level Two course in November, she officiated veterans’ games, girls’ county U18s (her age group, at 17) and then she went on the tour. Over that time she grew to feel that commentary from the sidelines got too much.We are forever discussing if we interact with match officials appropriately, as members of the public. When young officials are involved, the impact of your words can be twice as hard – but as a sport it’s as vital to nurture the next generation of referees as it is players.Wilson’s friend Ben Pomeroy, another junior ref, has had a slightly different experience. He has whistled up to Level Nine, so everything from U14 to colts, and now adult fixtures for 2nd and 3rd XVs.Related: The latest issue of Rugby World magazineAs he says: “It’s interesting sometimes, especially officiating senior fixtures and having that much responsibility. But personally, I thoroughly enjoy it. I like having that control and running the game.”But can he understand why some, like Wilson, get put off early?“It can be extremely difficult,” he replies. “Especially with that level of responsibility. But on the pitch you’ve got 31 different opinions – yours and the 30 players. Even then, with games, you’ve got 100 people in the crowd with their opinions.“Rugby is such a subjective game and normally they’ll voice their opinions. Actually, blocking that out and trying to ignore it is very, very difficult. Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent Expand Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for South African rugby talent We speak to young officials with contrasting experiences of abuse. Part of our Too Much, Too Soon series. Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing for the future Collapse Too Much, Too Soon: The French gateway for… Too Much, Too Soon: Harry Robinson on preparing… “You do get cases where spectators get so vocal that you do get hesitant, you do doubt yourself. And I think that’s what happens to a lot of people do get put off.“I haven’t had a particularly bad game but you do hear stories of people getting abuse from the sidelines.” Referee’s whistle and a yellow card (Getty Images) According to Dan Evans, Somerset Rugby’s Young Match Officials co-ordinator: “The YMO programme in Somerset aims to ensure we encourage young people to start refereeing and develop their skills and confidence. The programme takes an individual approach to each YMO to ensure that each referee is given the support they need and are refereeing appropriate fixtures.”Once YMOs have a number of games under their belt, are confident and comfortable refereeing, then where possible they are allocated a coach to help with advice and act as a sounding board during their development.Evans continues: “As the YMO co-ordinator my aim is to ensure that feedback from coaches and mentors is collated, YMOs receive appointments appropriate to their development and to appoint YMOs to suitable events, such as youth county fixtures and junior cup competitions.“In addition, I aim to ensure myself, the safeguarding officer, sevens co-ordinator, appointments team, training officer and chairman all work in unison to ensure we all work together in the interest of match officials.“We currently have eight active YMOs in the society, from a range of backgrounds, geographical locations and situations. Several have progressed through the programme and are now refereeing either within the society or in others after continuing refereeing while at university.”As Pomeroy concludes, we need young referees getting into the game, and spectators and players need to accept that they may get a 16- or 17-year-old ref – and there still aren’t that many across the country. That number rising could help others adjust.Related: Preparing for the financial futureAt the grass-roots level we see games cancelled because of lack of officials and Pomeroy adds: “Turning people away in their best years for getting into it isn’t helping that situation as well.”For Wilson, she still really enjoys coaching her younger brother. Getting back into the game as a referee can be tough though. Her tutor at college is keen to get her to referee one of their matches and the hope is that she can rediscover her confidence. You can read our original special report – Too Much, Too Soon – in the current issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Awards honor 4 dioceses for creative stewardship programs

first_img People 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 Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN John Schaffer says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL 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 Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments (2) General Convention 2012, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Awards honor 4 dioceses for creative stewardship programs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 9, 2012 at 11:39 am I cannot understand why there is no “web link” that further describes in some detail what these four programs really are. Just what is the big secret? I am, once again, disappointed that TEC seems to plays lip service to stewardship rather than providing real life examples of what is (and is not) successful. Guess I am not one of the chosen elite. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By Janet KawamotoPosted Jul 7, 2012 August 2, 2012 at 7:36 am John,Please feel free to visit http://www.tens.org to access many useful tools for creating cultures of generosity in your parish. TENS provides many tips and ideas through blogs, articles and other resources. Most of the information is free. There is a members only section for those whose parishes or dioceses are members. I don’t know what diocese you are in, but if you require additional help or information, please email me at [email protected] I am a TENS Board member and blogger. Would be happy to help you discover “the big secret”.Kristine Miller Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Kristine Miller says: Tags Rector Washington, DC The Rev. Charles Chen of the Diocese of Taiwan accepts a stewardship award honoring his parish’s commitment to building churches. Photo/Janet Kawamoto[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Good stewardship can be a transforming experience, and the Episcopal Network for Stewardship celebrated four success stories with its Apostles in Transformational Stewardship awards during a July 6 reception at General Convention, meeting here.TENS president J.R. Lander and the Rev. Laurel Johnston, the Episcopal Church’s program office for stewardship, welcomed representatives of four dioceses – New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma and Taiwan – who accepted awards recognizing innovative, creative programs emphasizing stewardship of time, talent and treasure.The award winners were nominated by their dioceses at the request of TENS. Short video presentations described the programs and their effects.Following the awards presentation, the gathering heard a keynote address from the Rev. Canon Edwin Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, in the Diocese of Los Angeles.First honored was the Rev. Charles C.T. Chen of St. James’ Episcopal Church and Kindergarten in Taichung, Taiwan, which has funded the construction of 12 other churches, although it is not a particularly wealthy congregation.“I pray that our example may be challenging and inspiring to others in Taiwan and throughout the world to serve others,” Chen told the gathering when accepting the award. “The world is full of selfishness and greed and the world is also full of corruption and indifference and, in the personal, broken relationships. Everyone wants to serve themselves, not others. We can show the world the joy that comes from serving others and serving Christ. ”Elizabeth McKay Moosbrugger of St. Paul’s, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, led the Diocese of Ohio’s “Bricks for Haiti” project, a response to the January 2012 earthquake that leveled much of the nation’s infrastructure, including the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, which had been a center of community life in Port-au-Prince. Moosbrugger inspired congregations in her diocese to find creative ways to raise money to contribute to the Episcopal Church’s relief efforts in Haiti.“I’ve been astounded by the power of that word, ‘yes,’” said Moosbrugger of the unexpectedly successful campaign, which raised more than 115% of its financial goal. “My ‘yes’ was followed by 68 parishes saying ‘yes.’” The efforts in Ohio, she said, also inspired other dioceses to assist Haiti, which is the largest diocese in the Episcopal Church.“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of all those who say yes to transforming the world through stewardship,” she concluded.Field Griffen of the Diocese of Oklahoma’s stewardship commission accepted the TENS award on behalf of the diocese. The commission created an annual giving campaign titled “Gratitude, Prayer and Faith,” which was intended “to bring about life-changing attitudes toward gratitude, giving and discipleship,” according to a program description. “While often our culture stresses the contractual nature of giving, [the program] addresses the joyful nature of covenantal giving,” the description said. Some congregations achieved a 30% increase in giving and many first-time pledgers.“Retelling people what they already know about stewardship is not enough,” Field said as he accepted the award, adding that what is necessary for success is to build a program that can transform lives.Clergy, lay leaders and diocesan leaders in the Diocese of New Hampshire built a stewardship program based on a rule of life and spiritual depth, “founded on prayer, non-profit management excellence and theological principles of stewardship,” according to a program description. Program leaders produced video messages, preaching notes and a campaign manual, as well as an annual stewardship institute. The result was a diocesan-wide increase in giving of 10% in a time of economic downturn.“This award tells the clergy, lay leaders and congregational donors of New Hampshire that courage, prayer and hard work do pay off,” said the Rev. Charles LaFond, canon for congregational life for the diocese.The people who built the program adopted a can-do attitude, he said. “When the recession hit, we prayed for mountains to be moved – and we brought our shovels.”In his keynote address, Bacon described the importance of generosity, which he said was the heart of stewardship. “One of my favorite geographical features on the planet is the headwaters at the top of the Jordan River — so tiny and insignificant, but it flows into this great river, then into the Sea of Galilee,” he said.The Sea is full of life, he continued — families and fishermen and boaters and jet skiers. Then the Jordan flows out of the Sea of Galilee into the Dead Sea — which is dead because nothing flows out of it, Bacon said.“We want you to be a Sea of Galilee, not a Dead Sea,” he told the assembly. “Absolutely everything we have is a gift from God. It is a great pleasure to give and give.”— Janet Kawamoto is an associate editor for Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

La Iglesia le envía un memorando al presidente y al…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] Un memorando enviado el 10 de enero por la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C. al gobierno de Obama y a los miembros del Congreso de EE.UU. resume la crisis actual de Sudán del Sur y hace recomendaciones en las que instan al gobierno y a la comunidad internacional a asociarse con los líderes cívicos y religiosos de Sudán del Sur para frenar la oleada de violencia y construir la paz.El memorando de seis páginas, basado en los relatos de primera mano de líderes de la Iglesia sobre el terreno en Sudán del Sur y sus asociados episcopales y anglicanos en todo el mundo, expresan la interpretación que hace la Iglesia de la crisis actual que ha envuelto a la nación más joven del mundo. El memorando aborda específicamente cuatro áreas: representación pública del conflicto y responsabilidad; asistencia exterior; protección de los derechos humanos y prevención de atrocidades masivas; y construcción de un futuro de paz.“Los episcopales en Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo han mantenido largas y estrechas relaciones con los episcopales de Sudán del Sur”, dijo Alexander Baumgarten, director de relaciones internacionales de la Iglesia Episcopal. “Como resultado, tenemos una responsabilidad de compartir las singulares y apremiantes perspectivas de los asociados en Sudán del Sur que desempeñan un papel de pacificadores en medio de [un clima de] agitación y violencia extraordinarias”.Entre otras cosas, advierte el memorando “si bien las tensiones étnicas son reales y reflejan los frutos de décadas de agitación y conflicto, no son la fuerza motriz fundamental de la violencia actual” y afirma que la representación que hacen los medios de prensa y, en cierta medida, el gobierno de EE.UU., de la violencia un [conflicto] entre grupos tribales y étnicos es “engañoso” “simplista” y “podía acarrear funestas consecuencias”.Advierte también que la nación centroafricana podría estar al borde de la guerra civil, y que EE.UU. y los demás [actores internacionales] tienen la responsabilidad de prevenir las atrocidades masivas y las violaciones de los derechos humanos. Haga un clic aquí para leer el texto completo del memorando al Presidente y al Congreso.Se calcula que la cifra de muertes había llegado a 10.000 personas para el 9 de enero. Unas 200.000 personas se han visto desplazadas internamente dentro de Sudán del Sur y decenas de miles de refugiados han cruzados las fronteras hacia los países vecinos.El conflicto estalló en Juba, la capital de la nación, el pasado 15 de diciembre, luego de una disputa política entre el presidente Salva Kiir y su ex vice, Riek Machar. En las semanas transcurridas desde entonces, este conflicto se ha extendido a siete estados y ha creado una crisis humanitaria en la novísima nación.“Nuestros informes más recientes indican que la violencia sigue extendiéndose y que la urgente necesidad de alimentos, medicinas y albergue podría continuar durante meses. La situación refleja la pavorosa época anterior al Acuerdo Global de Paz del Sudán en 2005, en la cual una guerra civil interminable costó la vida de millones de personas y desarraigó a millones más de sus hogares”, dice la introducción del memorando.Baumgarten hizo notar que los episcopales y anglicanos de todo el mundo con lazos misioneros con Sudán y Sudán del Sur han estado celebrando llamadas de conferencias en las semanas transcurridas desde que estalló la violencia a mediados de diciembre, y que el personal de su oficina ha estado compartiendo información vital, en la medida en que la reciben, con funcionarios del gobierno de EE.UU. que están coordinando la respuesta humanitaria y pacificadora.“Este es un ejemplo de un área en la cual el activismo de los episcopales puede significar un diferencia sustancial”, dijo Baumgarten.  “No hay ninguna institución cívica en Sudán del Sur con una impronta mayor que la Iglesia, y nuestra experiencia es que los funcionarios del gobierno en Estados Unidos y en cualquier parte  están bastante dispuestos a escuchar a los asociados de la Iglesia en el terreno.La Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y el Sudán, con 2 millones de miembros, tiene 31 diócesis, 26 de ellas en Sudán del Sur, donde es una de las organizaciones no gubernamentales más grande de la nación y donde ha desempeñado un papel en la reconciliación luego de la guerra civil de dos décadas  que se libró en gran medida entre el norte árabe y musulmán y los rebeldes del sur animista y cristiano, conflicto que dejó 2 millones de muertos y, según algunos cálculos, 7 millones de desplazados. Sudán del Sur obtuvo su independencia del norte el 9 de julio de 2011.Las partes beligerantes del Sudán firmaron el Acuerdo Global de Paz en 2005.El memorando señala que “Los líderes del nuevo Estado no emprendieron vigorosamente la tarea de abordar los desafíos [que conlleva] desarrollar una nación unificada y sanar las pasadas divisiones”… Y esa unificación y esa restauración son centrales a los empeños de pacificación.(En mayo de 2013, el presidente de Sudán del Sur nombró al arzobispo Daniel Deng Bul para presidir el comité de reconciliación nacional, el cual planeó una campaña nacional de cuatro o cinco años que tenía por objeto alcanzar y fomentar la paz y la reconciliación).El memorando encomia al gobierno de Obama por su promesa del 3 de diciembre de [contribuir] con $50 millones adicionales de ayuda humanitaria, pero insta a hacer un “examen” de su estrategia de ayuda y de la del Congreso. El 9 de enero, los informes noticiosos sugerían que Sudán del Sur corría el riesgo de perder cientos de millones de dólares en ayuda de EE.UU. si el gobierno y las fuerzas rebeldes no le ponían fin a la violencia.Entre tanto, episcopales y anglicanos a través de la Comunión Anglicana, incluidos Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y el Fondo de Ayuda y Desarrollo Mundial de los Primados, en colaboración con asociados locales en Sudán del Sur, han comenzado a responder a la crisis.“La Iglesia Episcopal, junto con sus asociados episcopales y anglicanos del mundo, ha organizado su propia respuesta de sostén económico, acompañamiento material y oración por el pueblo de Sudán del Sur. Creemos firmemente que la Iglesia Episcopal de Sudán del Sur y otros grupos religiosos allí se cuentan entre los actores potenciales más fructíferos en conducir y facilitar la paz, la asistencia humanitaria y la recuperación”, dice el memorando.El permanente apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal al Sudán se manifiesta a través de sus asociaciones y de sus relaciones de diócesis compañeras, de los programas sostenidos por Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales y de la labor de promoción de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales, la cual se afinca en las resoluciones de la Convención General.Dos misioneros de la Iglesia Episcopal que estuvieron sirviendo en Sudán del Sur, Ed Eastman y Noah Hillerbrand, dedicados a la tarea de seguridad de alimentos, fueron evacuados de Renk a Nairobi, Kenia, el 20 de diciembre.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Los anglicanos de El Salvador llevan la delantera en la…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Lisbeth M. Meléndez Rivera, directora de iniciativas latinas y católicas para la Campaña pro Derechos Humanos con sede en Washington, D.C., moderó un debate luego de la exhibición de “Ante Dios, somos todos familia” [Before God, We Are All Family] un documental que explora las vidas de cinco familias religiosas latinas que pasaron por alto las enseñanzas de la Iglesia para aceptar a los miembros LGBT de sus familias. El panel incluyó a Gene Robinson, obispo jubilado de Nuevo Hampshire, y a Martín Barahona, obispo de El Salvador. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] Cuando Cruz Torrez, el hermano de Bessy Ríos —entonces estudiante universitario— le dijo que era gay, ella estuvo tres días llorando.En ese tiempo, Ríos, que es abogada, trabajaba de voluntaria con una organización de derechos humanos que buscaba niños perdidos que habían sido desplazados por los 12 años de guerra civil en El Salvador, y un colega le dijo: “tu hermano sigue siendo tu hermano. Lo único diferente es que tú hoy sabes algo que no sabías ayer”.En retrospectiva, Ríos, que dirige “De la mano contigo”, un grupo de apoyo para familias de personas LGBT (homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales) que acompaña al ministerio de diversidad sexual de la Iglesia Anglicana-Episcopal de El Salvador, creció defendiendo a su hermano, primero de su padre, que se dio cuenta de la feminidad de su hijo y amenazaba de “darle un tiro entre ceja y ceja” si era homosexual; luego de los bravucones en el terreno de juegos. Sin embargo, la confesión de su hermano la dejó pasmada. Según dijo ella, durante 15 años había ocultado su identidad.En El Salvador y los otros países pertenecientes a la Iglesia Anglicana de la Región Central de América, o IARCA que es su sigla en español, ocultar la identidad homosexual sigue siendo algo común; la comunidad LGBT es víctima de violencia, amenazas y discriminación y esto último se arraiga profundamente en las enseñanzas católica romana y cristiana evangélica.La homofobia, el heteroxesismo y el machismo, las actitudes culturales que motivan las creencias sociales profundamente arraigadas que alimentan el odio y la discriminación en El Salvador, son las que Ríos, las organizaciones de derechos humanos, el ministerio de diversidad sexual de la Iglesia y otros activistas se están esforzando en cambiar.“Me enamoré de esa causa”, dijo Ríos, madre de cuatro hijos, quien además de tener un empleo de jornada completa defiende los derechos de los LGBT y coordina “De la mano contigo”Sin embargo, crear un ministerio de apoyo a la familia, independientemente de la determinación de Ríos, ha sido un proceso lento, dijo ella, porque los miembros de la familia aún prefieren reunirse con ella por separado que en grupos, puesto que ellos también quieren proteger su privacidad y, en algunos casos, sus reputaciones de familia.A principios de julio, Ríos compartió su historia con un grupo de 12 norteamericanos que estudian los derechos de los LGBT en El Salvador como parte de una peregrinación de LGBT organizada por la Catedral Nacional de Washington y la Escuela Global de la Fundación Cristosal.“Esta es la primera vez que Cristosal ha participado en las cuestiones de los LGBT”, dijo Ernesto Zelayandia, coordinador de la Escuela Global, cuyo currículo fomenta la ciudadanía global. “Nuestro principal objetivo es fomentar espacios de diálogo para resolver los problemas actuales”.Creado en 2009 el ministerio de diversidad sexual de la Iglesia Anglicana Episcopal en El Salvador ofrece un lugar para que las personas LGBT se expresen libremente, encuentren una comunidad y restablezcan una relación con un Dios amoroso en lugar de con un Dios condenatorio.Martín Barahona, el obispo de El Salvador, era el primado de la IARCA en 2003 cuando la Diócesis Episcopal de Nuevo Hampshire eligió a Gene Robinson, jubilado en la actualidad, como el primer obispo abiertamente homosexual en la Iglesia Episcopal, una elección que conmocionó a toda la Comunión Anglicana.“Yo fui el único obispo de América Latina que asistió a la consagración de Gene Robinson”, dijo Barahona, en una entrevista con ENS en San Salvador.Luego de la consagración de Robinson, Barahona creó ministerios pastoralmente inclusivos en tres áreas: personas con discapacidades físicas, diversidad sexual y jóvenes en peligro (La Iglesia Anglicana Episcopal desempeñó un importante papel en negociar una tregua entre las dos pandillas más notorias de El Salvador y el obispo se ha destacado por ministrar a miembros de las pandillas).El ministerio de diversidad sexual llegó a ser parte de la congregación del Rdo. Luis Serrano en San Juan Evangelista, en una zona de San Salvador llamada “Salvador del Mundo”, donde hay una estatua de Jesucristo que se alza sobre un planeta Tierra.“Comenzamos por abrir los corazones, las puertas de la iglesia, y luego la comunidad comenzó a tener confianza en la iglesia, y después empezaron a venir”, dijo Barahona.Desde el comienzo del ministerio, el obispo enfatizó la integración en la vida de la parroquia, no la creación de una segunda congregación de homosexuales.“Les expliqué que si provienen de un ambiente discriminatorio uno no crea otro grupo de discriminación en la iglesia”, afirmó. “Ustedes son miembros de la Iglesia, y en esta ocasión recibí a más de 70 personas que querían ser episcopales”.En tanto la cultura de EE.UU. favorece la plena inclusión e igualdad de derechos civiles para las personas homosexuales y, en consecuencia, le lleva la delantera a la Iglesia; en El Salvador la Iglesia le lleva la delantera a la cultura, dijo Robinson, durante una entrevista con ENS en San Salvador.“[En Estados Unidos] la Iglesia de muchas maneras juega a ponerse al día; de cierto modo somos los últimos en comparecer”, dijo Robinson. “Mientras aquí en El Salvador la cultura es abrumadoramente crítica y condenatoria de las personas LGBT. Y es la Iglesia aquí la que está liderando lo que creo llegará a ser un empeño nacional para expandir e incluir a las personas LGBT en la vida de la sociedad, pero eso significa que se enfrentan a mayores dificultades.“Son en su sentido más exacto el grano de mostaza que promete florecer y desarrollarse en algo mucho más grande y contagiar la cultura de la inclusión… una tarea mucho más intimidante en una cultura que sigue siendo tan renuente a incluir a las personas LGBT en la vida de la cultura”.Las marchas del orgullo homosexual y las celebraciones en conmemoración de los disturbios de Stonewall en junio de 1969, que se considera en gran medida como el evento que dio lugar al movimiento de los derechos de los homosexuales en Estados Unidos, tiene lugar anualmente en todo el mundo [el sábado más cercano al] el 28 de junio. Cuatro personas fueron asesinadas este año luego de la marcha [del orgullo] homosexual en San Salvador, donde más de 4.000 personas desfilaron en defensa de los derechos de los LGBT.El Salvador tiene uno de los índices  de asesinatos más elevados del mundo y la violencia pandilleril se ensaña sobre todo con los pobres y los marginados. Entre tanto, los delitos contra miembros de la comunidad LGBT, en particular los que se cometen contra mujeres transexuales, las más visibles y las más vulnerables, por lo general se perpetran con impunidad. Los delitos de odio y la discriminación en los centros laborales obliga a muchos miembros de la comunidad LGBT a vivir con temor y en aislamiento, para algunos eso conlleva no saber lo que significa verdaderamente ser homosexual.La mayoría de los ministerios cristianos que sirven a la comunidad LGBT en El Salvador, incluso si existen, se concentran en la terapia de conversión, en el intento de cambiar la orientación sexual de los homosexuales.El movimiento de conversión in El Salvador encontró eco en Mike Airhart, quien dedicó cerca de una década a la verificación de hechos y a criticar al movimiento de ex homosexuales para dos cibersitios que vigilaban esa actividad.“A posteriori, creo que —al igual que mucha gente— dediqué demasiado tiempo a criticar los tropiezos obvios de los líderes del movimiento”, dijo Airhart, que asistió a la peregrinación como parte del grupo de la Catedral Nacional de Washington. “Creo que pasé por alto, o simplemente no tuve tiempo de atender, la labor más ubicua y menos visible de las iglesias grandes. De manera que mientras éramos de los primeros en protestar de las actividades de los activistas anti homosexuales en Uganda a principio de 2009, algunos de nosotros perdíamos de vista las enseñanzas diarias de la Iglesia que afectan a 300 millones de personas en América Latina”.Sin embargo, a pesar de los avances logrados en Estados Unidos, el matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo sólo es legal en 19 estados y sólo el 21 de julio el presidente Barack Obama vino a enmendar una orden ejecutiva firmada en 1967 que extendía las protecciones federales en los centros de trabajo a homosexuales y transexuales.“En demasiados estados y en demasiados centros laborales, simplemente ser homosexual, bisexual o transexual puede ser todavía causa de despido”, dijo Obama. “Creo firmemente que es hora de que todos los estadounidenses enfrenten esta injusticia”.En El Salvador y en otros países de Centroamérica, los hombres y mujeres homosexuales con frecuencia, aun cuando se confíen en sus amigos o familiares, mantienen una identidad heterosexual en el centro de trabajo, para no arriesgarse a discriminación o despido.“Como homosexual y cristiano nacido en Estados Unidos en [un medio de] enorme privilegio, diría que me siento encantado del progreso que estamos presenciando en nuestro país, particularmente en lo que concierne a la igualdad matrimonial”, dijo Richard Weinberg, que hace poco dejó su puesto como director de comunicaciones en la Catedral Nacional de Washington para matricularse en un seminario.Weinberg ayudó a crear el grupo del ministerio LGBT de la catedral en 2012. En la medida en que el movimiento LGBT ha progresado en Estados Unidos, el grupo ha comenzado a buscar maneras de apoyar a movimientos internacionales. Sin embargo, dijo Weinberg, el progreso en Estados Unidos no se compara con el sufrimiento, la indignidad y las violaciones a sus derechos humanos que experimentan a diario las personas LGBT en todo el mundo.“Estamos hablando de [problemas de] vida o muerte, de indignidades que como cristianos estamos llamados a denunciar y a socorrer tanto como podamos”, agregó.A principios de este año, Weinberg tomó un descanso sabático y se ofreció para servir de misionero en la Iglesia Episcopal de Costa Rica donde organizó una presentación de “Ante Dios, somos todos familia”. Fue la primera vez que el obispo de Costa Rica, Héctor Monterroso, y la Iglesia [Episcopal] de ese país tomaban medidas para acoger a la comunidad LGBT en la Iglesia (Lean la reflexión de Weinberg aquí.)Mari Carmen Aponte, embajadora de EE.UU. en El Salvador y los embajadores de Canadá y Alemania asisten a la exhibición de “Ante Dios, somos todos familia”, en el Museo Nacional de Antropología en San Salvador a la que asistieron más de 70 personas. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Durante la peregrinación, la Fundación Cristosal y la Campaña pro Derechos Humanos con sede en Washington, D.C., organizaron un exhibición de la película en el Museo Nacional de Antropología en San Salvador al que asistieron más de 60 personas.El documental explora las vidas de cinco familias religiosas latinas que se sobrepusieron a las enseñanzas de la Iglesia para aceptar a los miembros LGBT de sus familias.El filme busca abordar la injusticia y fomentar el diálogo, dijo Lisbeth M Meléndez Rivera, directora de iniciativas latinas y católicas en la Campaña pro Derechos Humanos con sede en Washington, D.C.“Al colaborar con comunidades religiosas locales podemos mostrar una perspectiva diferente, que hable de una Iglesia inclusiva, que expande su alcance y abre sus puertas a todos en oposición a la narrativa que predomina en la actualidad, que es excluyente y que acentúa el aislamiento de las comunidades marginadas, lejos de nuestros hogares espirituales o religiosos”, dijo Meléndez Rivera.“Ante Dios es también una forma magnífica de mostrar que nuestros parientes pueden ciertamente lograr aceptación tanto en el seno de la familia como en el medio religioso en lo que toca a nuestras complejidades, incluida nuestra orientación o identidad sexual”, añadió.Para Ríos, aceptar la identidad sexual de su hermano la condujo a su propio activismo. Además de realizar trabajos de abogacía gratuitos, escribe un blog sobre feminismo y diversidad sexual para El Faro, un servicio investigativo de noticias por Internet.Al final, como fue la experiencia de Robinson con sus propios padres, “el amor se impone”; sin embargo, a veces las familias necesitan tiempo. Durante una sesión de preguntas y respuestas que siguió a la exhibición de la película, Robinson instó a los presentes a darles a sus familias tiempo para llegar a persuadirse. Lea la reflexión de Robinson sobre la visita aquí.El tiempo parece haber desempeñado un papel positivo en las otras iglesias de Centroamérica también. Durante el último sínodo de la IARCA en El Salvador, el ministerio de diversidad sexual hizo una presentación a los obispos de Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá y Costa Rica, las otras iglesias anglicanas episcopales de Centroamérica. La reunión indicaba un cambio de las actitudes prevalecientes in 2003, según los que asistieron.El ministerio acoge a los salvadoreños LGBT de todas las procedencias religiosas, y estimula a los que pertenecen a otras denominaciones a compartir sus enseñanzas. Durante una reunión dominical, más de 30 personas se congregaron para compartir su experiencia de ser homosexuales en El Salvador. Un hombre, que había sido durante mucho tiempo miembro del grupo y había estado ausente durante un par de años, compartió su experiencia como diácono catolicorromano, [ministerio] en el que predicaba contra su propia identidad. Otro habló acerca de su carrera diplomática y cómo casi llegó a casarse con una mujer para conservar las apariencias y avanzar en su carrera.Durante más de cinco años desde que el ministerio comenzó, sus miembros dicen que no siempre ha sido fácil, y que a veces ha resultado difícil atraer a una lesbiana, algunas de las cuales se sienten acogidas en sus propias comunidades de fe, así como otras que se identifican intensamente con el feminismo y rechazan la naturaleza patriarcal de la Iglesia. Sin embargo, para los que han encontrado un hogar en el ministerio, éste les proporciona un lugar seguro no sólo donde pueden responder a sus necesidades espirituales, sino también donde pueden explorarse los problemas emocionales y otros asuntos de salud, y donde las personas se reúnen en busca de modos de minimizar la discriminación y otros estigmas sociales.El Rdo. diácono Josh Shipman y la Rda. Josefina Beecher le ofrecen la comunión a Eduardo Mazariego durante un oficio en la iglesia anglicana de San Romero. Shipman, estudiante del Seminario del Sudoeste, viajó a El Salvador para estudiar los derechos de los LGBT con ayuda de una subvención de SCOM o Consulta para la Misión del Seminario, foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.“Vine aquí por un amigo, que me pidió que viniera… y decidí venir porque creía que era un lugar donde podía encontrar a Dios y en verdad ser yo mismo. Ésta ha sido una gran oportunidad para mí de madurar como persona, como profesional y también como miembro de la comunidad homosexual”, dijo Eduardo Mazariego, miembro del grupo que se reúne semanalmente en la iglesia de San Juan Evangelista en San Salvador.El ministerio de la Iglesia, agregó, es importante para El Salvador porque hay muchísimas personas en la comunidad LGBT que se sienten rechazadas por la sociedad y por Dios, y que [creen que] su orientación sexual está en contra de las enseñanzas de la Iglesia.“Este ministerio es realmente importante para mi país porque yo no sabía montones de cosas respecto a ser gay, hay muchísimas personas que no saben que tenemos razón, que realmente nacimos así porque Dios lo quiso, de manera que yo creo que este ministerio es en verdad una gran oportunidad para que El Salvador se abra a las personas homosexuales”, afirmó Mazariego. “Yo nací en una familia católica y ellos [mis familiares] creen que ser gay es un pecado”.Antes de llegar a formar parte del grupo, Mazariego contó que él creía que el concepto de orientación sexual era, para él, una elección.“Cuando era un niñito solía decir que yo estaba equivocado porque mi orientación sexual estaba en contra de lo que Dios quería”, dijo él. “Vine aquí en busca de esperanza, de un lugar donde pueda hablar con personas como yo y, en verdad, cuando vengo aquí entiendo realmente quién soy y lo que significa ser gay”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Lynette Wilson Posted Aug 1, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Los anglicanos de El Salvador llevan la delantera en la Iglesia y la sociedad respecto a la plena inclusión de los LGBT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Christians worldwide to celebrate Season of Creation

first_img Submit an Event Listing Posted Aug 22, 2016 Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Advocacy Peace & Justice, Environment & Climate Change Press Release Service Christians worldwide to celebrate Season of Creation Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglican Communion, [Anglican Alliance] Churches across the world will be marking this year’s Season of Creation with services and times of worship that celebrate God’s creation and serve as a reminder of humanity’s duty to safeguard the earth.The season runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called on Anglicans to join Christians worldwide and take part. In the video below he says, “The outcome of climate change is not potentially bad, it is potentially fatal, for the most fragile countries and regions on earth, and for the billions of people who live in them.”This year, Pope Francis has declared Sept. 1 an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. His recently released video calls for a renewed awareness of the free gift of creation and asks that the month of September be a time of renewed commitment to pray and work for the protection of the environment.Resources for worship and prayer have been produced by the Environment Task Group of the Church of England. They are available online.The Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN) also has a resource hub for the 2016 Season of Creation here.The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Holtam, bishop of Salisbury and the Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment, has celebrated the resources. He said: “Celebrating Creationtide marks a shift in the Christian understanding of our relationship to creation under God. The consequences of teaching over recent centuries that humanity has been given domination over creation are clear in the complex environmental crisis we now face. It is important that Christians rediscover older traditions of a godly relationship of humanity to the wider created order.”Follow the links below for further resources for prayer and action:Season of Creation websiteWorld Day of Prayer for the Care of CreationOrganise a prayer serviceTake action Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

Child abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England…

first_img Children The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Robert Robinson says: March 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm A similar inquiry needs to occur in the US. The Diocese of NY is totally non responsive to sexual abuse cases dating to the 1950’s. Zero transparency. Zero authenticity. Zero accountability. Victims are re-victimized and ignored. Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (1) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Child abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England safeguarding failures Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Mar 5, 2018 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] The statutory inquiry investigating institutional responses to child abuse in England and Wales has begun a public hearing into the Church of England’s Diocese of Chichester. The diocese is being investigated as a case study in the “Anglican Church” strand of the inquiry’s investigation into the Church of England and the Church in Wales. Today, Senior Counsel for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Fiona Scolding QC, began the hearing by setting out the structures of the Church of England and a history of cases involving the diocese, from the 1950s onwards.Read the entire article here. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

New Zealanders celebrate 150 years of ‘glad tidings of great…

first_imgNew Zealanders celebrate 150 years of ‘glad tidings of great joy’ – the Bible in Maori Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Sep 18, 2018 Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] The 150th anniversary of the first printed edition of Te Paipera Tapu – the Bible in the Maori language – is being celebrated in New Zealand. The work that led to the Maori language Bible began years beforehand, when Anglican priest Samuel Marsden, working as a Church Missionary Society worker in Sydney, Australia, was given permission to establish a mission in New Zealand. He preached at New Zealand’s first Church service on Christmas Day in 1814, introducing 300 Maori to the Gospel, using as his theme Luke 2:10 – “Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy.”Read the full article here. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more