Month: June 2021

 

London Welsh 29 – 24 Doncaster Knights

first_imgHalf-time: 29-3Attendance: 920 Coach Phil GreeningLondon Welsh maintained their 100 per cent start to the season at Old Deer Park with a bonus-point win over Doncaster Knights – the club’s third consecutive bonus-point win at home.The proverbial game of two halves saw Welsh have the four-try bonus-point in the bag before half-time, thanks to tries from Dominic Shabbo (2), Ben Sevenson and Marc Breeze, only for the Exiles to be left clinging on at the end as Doncaster fought back.The sinbinning of Shabbo coupled with Stephen McColl’s try turned the momentum in the away side’s favour, and tries from Dougie Flockhart and Petaia Gidlow ensured a losing bonus-point for Doncaster, and more than a few anxious moments for the Exiles late on.After a rather subdued opening few minutes, Welsh then manufactured a superb opening try from first phase possession. From clean lineout ball on half-way, Hudson Tonga’uiha’s dummy run and Gordon Ross’ miss pass created space for Errie Claassens and the full back fed Dom Shabbo to beat Flockhart on the outside and touch down.Ross couldn’t add the conversion and Doncaster looked like they might respond after a great scrum by the Knights’ pack won a penalty and Tristan Roberts took play into the Exiles’ half. However, McColl’s grubber for Matt Williams to chase was overcooked and Claassens was able to marshal the ball dead.Welsh rode their luck when Stevenson and Claassens both failed to clear their lines, but the luck was clearly with the home side as the ball broke lose in the Doncaster midfield and Shabbo was on hand to collect the gift, sprint clear and score under the posts. Ross converted.Flockhart was then caught offside as he intercepted Ross’ pass and the former Scotland international extended the Welsh lead to 15-0 with a sweet strike from just inside the Knights’ half.Roberts immediately cancelled out Ross’ penalty, though, as Welsh were then penalised at a maul and the Doncaster fly half found the centre of the posts to open the visitor’s account.But Welsh extended their lead further ten minutes later with a moment of magic from scrum half Stevenson. Tongu’uiha made the initial break before off loading to Stevenson in support, and he cleverly chipped last man McColl before gathering and diving over the line. Ross added the extras and the home side led 22-3.Welsh were now rampant, threatening to carve Doncaster open at every opportunity and Simon Whatling danced his way into the Doncaster 22, only for Martin Purdy to be bundled into touch.Welsh were not to be denied, however, and they wrapped up the bonus-point three minutes before the break as Chris Hallam was yellow carded and Ross drilled the ball into the corner.Purdy secured lineout possession and the Welsh pack drove their way over the line, with hooker Breeze the man to emerge with the ball. Ross converted to see the Exiles take a commanding 29-3 lead into the break.Doncaster escaped without further punishment on the scoreboard before Hallam returned to the fray, and when he did the scrum half was just in time to see Williams’ slicing run take the Knights as close as they’d been to the Welsh try line. But Welsh weren’t out of the woods and quick ball saw Roberts’ miss pass pick out McColl to barge through two Welsh tacklers and score in the corner. Roberts added an excellent conversion from the touchline.Welsh were struggling to recapture their first half spark, only fleetingly showing glimpses of the rugby which had seen them dominate the opening 40, and ultimately they need did.A come back looked beyond Doncaster until Shabbo was sinbinned for ten minutes. The Knights took swift advantage of their numerical superiority and McColl drove up to line before Steve Boden supplied the final scoring pass for Flockhart to dive over in the corner.Roberts converted and suddenly there was an air of anxiety around Old Deer Park, but the Doncaster fly half then twice spurned the chance to crank it up a few more notches when he missed two kickable penalties.Welsh were unable to hold on to possession and build anything resembling a concerted period of pressure, while at the other end Ed Jackson took play to within touching distance of the Welsh line. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The Exiles, though, emerged unscathed having been pinned in their own corner as Nick Runciman made a crucial interception and it looked as if the home side had finally seen the game out.But there was still time for Roberts to push a late penalty into the corner and for Gidlow to force his way over to secure a losing bonus-point for the visitors – something that looked unlikely in the extreme at half-time.London Welsh scorers:Tries: Shabbo (2), Stevenson, Breeze; Cons: Ross (3); Pen: Ross.Doncaster Knights scorers:Tries: McColl, Flockhart, Gidlow; Cons: Roberts (3); Pen: Roberts.London Welsh: Errie Claassens, Dom Shabbo, Hudson Tonga’uiha, Simon Whatling, Josh Drauniniu, Gordon Ross, Ben Stevenson, Michael Holford, Marc Breeze, Shawn Pittman, Martin Pudy, Matt Corker, Dan Williams, Lee Beach, Ben Russell.Replacements: Lorne Ward for Holford (34min), Nick Runciman for Stevenson (46min), Vili Ma’asi for Breeze (47min), Epi Taione for Russell (51min), Aled Thomas for Ross (58min), Liam Gibson for Whatling (60min), Mike Powell for Purdy (61min).Yellow card: Dom Shabbo (54min).Doncaster Knights: Stephen McColl, Dougie Flockhart, Chris Briers, Petaia Gidlow, Matty Williams, Tristan Roberts, Chris Hallam, Dan Frazier, Steve Boden, Michael Cusack, Matt Challinor, Glen Kenworthy, Andy Boyde, Neil Cochrane ©, Ed Jackson.Replacements: Stuart Corsar for Frazier, Dom Parsons for Kenworthy, Zack Farivarz for Boyde, Oliver Goss for Briers, Lewis Thiede for Cusack.Replacement not used: Peter Jericevich, Tom Doughty.Yellow card: Chris Hallam (36min).Officials: Ref – Michael Tutty; TJ’s Terry Hall & Darryl Chapman.last_img read more

 

England Women’s Autumn Internationals Squad

first_img Scotland Autumn Internationals Squad Expand Expand “As we start our journey towards the 2021 World Cup, the focus over the Quilter Internationals is not only on winning but performance. We have reshaped our game and we will be looking to see which players can bring the plan to life in the intensity of an international match environment.” England Women’s Autumn Internationals SquadForwardsZoe Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury)Sarah Beckett (Firwood Waterloo Ladies)Jo Brown (Loughborough Lightning)Hannah Botterman (Saracens Women)Shaunagh Brown (Harlequins Ladies)Poppy Cleall (Saracens Women)Vickii Cornborough (Harlequins Ladies)Lark Davies (Worcester Valkyries)Vicky Fleetwood (Saracens Women)Sarah Hunter (Loughborough Lightning)Heather Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)Ellie Mulhearn (Bristol Bears)Cath O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning)Marlie Packer (Saracens Women)Ellena Perry (Saracens Women)Abbie Scott (Harlequins Ladies)BacksLucy Attwood (Bristol Bears)Rachael Burford (Harlequins Ladies)Katy Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning)Abigail Dow (Wasps FC Ladies)Zoe Harrison (Saracens Women)Tatyana Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury)Claudia Macdonald (Wasps FC Ladies)Sarah McKenna (Saracens Women)Leanne Riley (Harlequins Ladies)Kelly Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury)Lydia Thompson (Worcester Valkyries)Carys Williams (Loughborough Lightning)Sarah Bern, Lagi Tuima, and Amber Reed are all unavailable through injury. Amy Cokayne also misses out due to commitments with the Royal Air Force. Centurion: Katy-Daley McLean is set to make her 100th appearance (Getty Images) Autumn International Fixtures 2018 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Make sure you know when, where and on… Take a look at the Welsh squad for… England Women’s Autumn Internationals SquadKaty-Daley McLean is set to make her 100th appearance for the Red Roses provided she makes an appearance in one of the three fixtures England Women are playing in the coming months. She, along with Red Rose captain Sarah Hunter, will look to lead an England squad with plenty of new faces in it.Lucy Attwood, Sarah Beckett, Ellie Mulhearn, and Ellena Perry all featured in England Women U20’s summer tour to Canada but are yet to make their first appearances at the top level. Additionally Claudia Macdonald, Tatyana Heard and Carys Williams will all be looking to secure their first caps for the Red Roses.Vicky Fleetwood, Sarah McKenna and Lydia Thompson are returning to the 15s format of the game after playing last season in the England Womens Sevens side.“As a group, we are really looking forward to getting the Quilter Internationals underway and performing to our maximum,” said head-coach Simon Middleton.“We have made a number of changes within the squad, with 12 new faces named since the 2018 Six Nations. While there is a great feel of youthfulness, with seven players fresh from the Under 20’s summer tour, we have critically been able to retain a number of world class performers from the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, ensuring an essential balance of quality, youth and experience. Wales Autumn Internationals Squad Scotland Autumn Internationals Squad Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Fixtures – England Women v USA Women – Friday 9 November – Allianz Park (KO 7.45pm, Sky Sports Action)England Women v Canada Women – Sunday 18 November – Castle Park (KO 2pm, Sky Sports)England Women v Ireland Women – Saturday 24 NovemberDon’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Collapse Take a look at Gregor Townsend’s Autumn Internationals… Expand How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals Take a look at which teams are playing… Wales Autumn Internationals Squad How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals Check out Simon Middleton’s England squad for their upcoming Autumn matches. last_img read more

 

Sebastien Chabal performs at Hong Kong Sevens while dressed as a caveman

first_imgNothing comes close to the Caveman belting out “sha-la-la-la!” over and over, though.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. As sevens commentator Sean Maloney was moved by the artistic display to say: “What more could you want on a Friday morning? I’ve never seen anything like this on a rugby field. This is the best. I’ve seen it all.” Sebastian Chabal, dressed as a caveman, singing the Proclaimers in front of the South Stand. Only in Hong Kong. #Seabass #hk7s pic.twitter.com/SQJz2T8WQ6— Rupert Cox (@RupertCoxSKY) April 5, 2019 — Alan Dymock (@AlanDymock) April 5, 2019Chabal is in Hong Kong fronting an advertising campaign for Marriott Bonvoy, who are a sponsor for this leg of the Sevens World Series.Dragon attack: scenes from the opening ceremony (via HKRFU)The ex-Sale Sharks, Racing 92 and France back-rower was known for his physical presence throughout his career. This ferocity, twinned with his trademark long locks, beard and size led to him being nicknamed by fans as l’Homme des Cavernes— the Caveman.Chabal was not the only performer at the Hong Kong sevens. Thank u Hong Kong !!! 2019 gx pic.twitter.com/jkUFExTK7v— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) April 6, 2019US singer Gwen Stefani performed a special show at the city’s Central Harbourfront for the sevens. And during the days, between the rugby action there was lots more going on.There were the customary dragon displays and sing-alongs – it wouldn’t be the Hong Kong Sevens without Sweet Caroline. There were pipe band performances, cheerleaders and a special photo with Shane Williams, David Campese Bryan Habana and Daisuke Ohata (the four top try-scorers in Test rugby history). Sebastien Chabal performs at Hong Kong Sevens while dressed as a cavemanFile this one under ‘surreal’. Former France No 8 Sebastien Chabal was not only at Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2019, but he was performing there for the crowd too.While dressed as a caveman, Chabal – who has 62 Test caps and last played for Les Bleus in 2011 – performed I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers, in front of the famously raucous South Stand. Beside him there were, of course, three other, moustache-sporting cavemen dancing around, standing on each others’ shoulders, playing guitar and generally enjoying the atmosphere in Hong Kong.center_img This is not a drill: Chabal is singing – dressed as a caveman – at the Hong Kong 7s. Yes you read that right. The Frenchman was unleashed to perform in front of the South Stand. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Furry prospect: Chabal performs on the pitch (pic via HKRFU) last_img read more

 

‘It takes a community’ … to godparent

first_img‘It takes a community’ … to godparent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC “God-dads” Bob Mikrut, left, and Ken Garner take two-year-old Matt Kirk to a Philadelphia Phillies game. Mikrut and Garner still take Matt, now 19, and his family to a Phillies game every year to celebrate his birthday. Photo/courtesy Ruth Kirk[Episcopal News Service] When considering what makes for great godparents, think 12-step program sponsor.“One of the things I tell parents when I’m doing baptismal preparation is, it’s like the sponsor in an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) context,” said the Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk, rector of Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington, Delaware.“You want somebody further down the road, who has more experience in this thing we call Christian faith. They’re willing to walk with you, not for you, but to be present and help you along the road,” she said during a recent telephone interview from her office.The tradition of choosing godparents evolved with infant baptism, possibly as early as the first century. But the role is still open to interpretation.For some, it means serving as a kind of spiritual sponsor. For others, it involves taking an active interest in another’s life and personal development. And for still others it implies a readiness to step in and serve as parents should the need arise, a practice that’s “long gone in American society,” Kirk said.“The tradition in the Episcopal church when I was baptized was you needed two godparents of the same gender and one of the opposite gender. I have no idea where that came from but it was pretty uniform,” added Kirk, 50.“People have asked me, how many godparents am I supposed to have, and the question I throw back is, how many people do you need to help your child’s growing up as a Christian?“Because the truth is that a community raises a person,” she said. “You don’t have to have godparents but we hold onto this tradition because we know how important it is to do things in community and relationship. That’s a big part of being Episcopalian.”Often family members are asked to serve as godparents, a choice Kirk avoided with her son, Matt, because “you will always have a relationship with family.”Instead she asked Ken Garner and Bob Mikrut, who are partners and were parishioners at St. Paul’s Church in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Kirk served there as associate rector immediately after seminary. She chose Garner and Mikrut because “I wanted someone to manifest Christian faith to (her son) Matt.”“We were thrilled to be asked to be god-dads,” said Garner during a recent telephone interview from the Philadelphia home he and Mikrut share.So thrilled that Mikrut was pulled over for speeding en route to the hospital shortly after the birth of Matthew Kirk, now 19, and a sophomore at Temple University, Garner’s alma mater.“I know I can go to them,” Matthew said of his godparents during a recent telephone interview from his dormitory room. “They’re family. It’s a really close relationship.“They are there for me. They love me and take care of me and they’ve always been here for me pretty much since day one.”Garner and Mikrut attended Matthew’s Rite 13 ceremony and confirmation, graduations, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Halloween trick or treating, and a yearly baseball game because they are all “rabid Philadelphia Phillies fans.“We took him to a Phillies game his first birthday. Ever since we and the entire Kirk family go to a Phillies game every year to celebrate Matt’s birthday,” said Garner, 57, director of communications and stewardship for Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr.“Right from the beginning we made the decision that we wanted to be very involved in Matt’s life as much as we could, knowing Ruth was a priest and might be moving around and we might not be in close proximity to her,” he added.Both Garner and Mikrut, 55, said the role has been especially meaningful because they don’t have children of their own. “We’ve been together 32 years. Now, it’s much easier for gay couples to have kids. I’m grateful to Rick and Ruth to have provided a little bit of that to us by making us god-dads and being able to be involved in Matt’s life from the time he was born.“I’m grateful to have a little hint of that while we weren’t able to do that ourselves.”What was important to her, said Ruth Kirk, was knowing that Garner and Mikrut “live the pattern of the Christian year, supported by prayer and by the witness of a life that is also doing those things.“For me, the primary qualification is being a faithful Christian,” she said. “You’re looking for somebody who has a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ken and Bob have been incredibly loyal and faithful Christians.”Zoe Steer celebrates her birthday with family and friends, including three of her five godparents: from center, Drusilla Grubb, Rhonda Muir and Steven Cooper. Photo/Melinda SteerSan Diego: A prayer on a chain link fenceMindy Steers was 30 years old, pregnant, homeless and using drugs when a note near a box by a chain link fence at Ocean Beach near San Diego, California caught her eye.“It said ‘leave a prayer,’” Steers recalled during a recent telephone interview. So, she did. She grabbed a sheet of paper from the stack provided and wrote: “Yes, I need a prayer. I need your help. I need a place to live. I’m about to have a baby.”Someone saw her prayer and told Drusilla Grubb, who called a friend, Rhonda Muir, who knew another friend, Steve Cooper, who had room to spare. They helped move Steers into the space. A day after the move, Zoe was born.That was five years ago and Grubb, Muir, and Cooper are among Zoe’s five godparents, a role cheerfully and joyfully accepted.“Zoe first came to church at the children’s service on Christmas Eve at All Souls Church” when she was about three weeks old, Grubb recalled during a recent interview from her San Diego home. “Zoe, of her own accord, at three years old decided she wanted to be baptized.”By then, they had all become a family anyway, growing and learning and struggling with each other. Introducing them to church seemed the natural thing to do, Muir said.“I remember when she (Zoe) as a baby could barely hold her head up. We were sitting in church within the first year of her birth. It was Fat Tuesday and she was watching all the other kids play. I could see her yearning to be part of that. Why wouldn’t we help them? Here’s this baby, here’s this young woman who are somehow in our care. Of course we’re going to bring them to church.”Grubb recalled standing at the baptismal font and promising to help raise Zoe in the church. “I care strongly that children be educated in Christianity. Faith is between you and God and it comes when it comes. But if you’re not educated, how do you know to recognize it?“I accept the role of godparent as the church defines it,” she added. “But by then we had grown through the Holy Spirit in love with each other. We had become Grandma Grubb and Grandma Rhonda. It’s a God thing.”After her baptism Zoe walked among the congregation with the Rev. Michael Russell, All Souls’ rector, greeting “her new family.” She continues the tradition. “She still walks with Fr. Mike as the newly baptized are greeted,” said Muir.“Her favorite part was when Fr. Mike put the water on her head,” said Steers. “She likes getting the “cookie” during communion. We call it a cookie but it’s communion. And she likes walking with Fr. Mike to welcome the newly baptized into the church.”Steers, 35, now has a full-time sales position, rents a home and has a car.She said Grubb and Muir “have always been there for me. This is who I consider family. They’ve adopted Zoe and I and they’re our family. It didn’t make any sense for anyone else to be her godparents.”Grubb, 58, and Muir, 57, agree. “We’ve talked with Mindy about this and should anything happen, we are prepared to raise Zoe.“I don’t know how you can actually perform your duty as godparent, bringing a child into the church and bringing them up in the faith without living it for them,” Muir said. “Faith isn’t just going to church. Faith is how you carry on every day. You have to have that relationship outside anything formal to fulfill your baptismal vows.”“People show up in your life and God gives them to you and you love them,” Grubb said. “What else is there?”Great godparents beget great godparentsJames R. Dennis credits his godchildren –and he has five of them — with bringing him back to church.When the lawyer, Dominican novice and blogger, moved from El Paso to San Antonio, Texas in January 2004 he began attending St. Luke’s Church, Alamo Heights, after deciding “that I needed to be in church with them (his godchildren).“I walked into the doors of the church they attended and within a few months I was teaching Sunday School,” he recalled. “Shortly thereafter I was on the vestry and now I am a Dominican novice.”His five godchildren are from three different families; they range in age from 4 to 18 and he has been friends with all of their parents for more than two decades. Dennis credits his own godmother with teaching him the importance of great godparenting.“I think it works as it works with God’s love itself,” he said during a recent telephone interview from his San Antonio office. “Thomas Aquinas said we love because we were first loved. We learn from the people who showed us what a godparent looks like. Mine were an aunt and a cousin but they were the people who were always in my corner and so I think it sort of works like that.“I take it pretty seriously because they took it pretty seriously … but the relationship isn’t cookie-cutter,” added Dennis, who is single and has no children of his own.“It’s ‘what do they need’ and what can you do to meet that need, whether that’s just be a pal or somebody who helps out financially or in other ways. Most importantly, it’s somebody who is there for you when troubles come, as they do for all of us.”It includes “keeping track of birthdays and Christmases for them … and baptismal dates. I try to send them a note on the day of their baptism. Three of them are involved in drama so I go to lots of plays. Another was involved in band. That meant I went to lots and lots of performances.”One of his godchildren, Taylor Allam, 18, called Dennis “a fantastic godfather. He never forgets a birthday or Christmas,” she said. “He always invites us to church and to plays and other things.”She recalls an “iconic memory” of Dennis. “When my dad was in the hospital and my mom couldn’t come and get me, he (Dennis) did,” said Allam, whose father has since passed away. “If I ever need to, I can talk to him (Dennis), about what’s going on in my life or if I need anything or if I have problems with college.”For his part, Dennis said godfathering means “first of all that they are in my regular and daily prayer life.“Secondly, I view it as being somebody who is their parents’ age who just thinks they’re cool.”He continued: “All most kids want in this world is somebody who thinks they’re okay. And so you begin to understand the sacramental part of being a godparent first by understanding the emotional part of being a godparent. That it starts with a deep and abiding affection for this generally little baby. Because,” he laughed, “most of us were a whole lot easier to love when we were little babies.”Sobering, he added: “Either you will continue to take that seriously or you won’t.”At every baptism, “we say we’re all going to help raise this child. It seems that a spiritual commitment is also going to be involved and it can’t be stripped away from a pretty deep emotional commitment, that this is somebody I care about.”—The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA February 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm Thanks for a great article, Pat, about lovely people. I know an aunt of mine was a godmother for me, but she kind of used it as a power trip. Kristi’s were a good friend of mine and a good friend of Gus’ but they were both pretty far away as she grew up, so not much connection. I’m sad about that.Nancy Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

 

CANADA: Sex workers with cameras project strikes a chord

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Photographs, taken by sex trade workers, are sold by silent auction at The Exposure Project fundraising event at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square on April 19 in Toronto, Canada. The Project is the creation of Carly Kalish, a social worker at All Saints Sherbourne Community Centre. Photo/Michael Hudson[The Anglican Journal] A photography project to empower women who work in the sex trade has raised about $38,000 for the drop-in program at All Saints Church–Community Center in downtown Toronto, where the project began.Carly Kalish, a full-time social worker hired by the church, dreamed up the idea of giving 10 women disposable cameras and photography lessons as a way to tell their stories. The result was The Exposure Project, an exhibition of 33 images at Holy Trinity Church in downtown Toronto. The exhibition ended in a fundraiser on April 19 which attracted a sold-out crowd of 250 people. Most of the photos, which were professionally framed, sold for $75 to $200 each; gala ticket sales and donations further boosted the bottom line.While the photographers did not attend the gala themselves, they did bring partners and friends to a private viewing beforehand. “It was just breathtaking to see them see their own work,” says Kalish. “They were so proud of themselves.”Importantly, the experience helped the women feel more comfortable about coming to All Saints for support — with housing, with experiencing violence or just to talk. “To me, that’s the success of the project,” says Kalish. All Saints will do the project again next year, she adds. In addition, a 2013 calendar with The Exposure Project photos is under consideration.Now Kalish is dreaming of a fashion show, working with women from the drop-in center as well as local designers. A proponent of art therapy, Kalish envisions a sewing group at the drop-in center that will begin by making fashion accessories such as jewelry and headbands.— Leigh Anne Williams is a staff writer for The Anglican Journal,  publication of the Anglican Church of Canada. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC By Leigh Anne WilliamsPosted Apr 25, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

 

Major report calls Anglicans to intentional discipleship, disciple-making

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service ACC16, 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This image of baptisms in India has been chosen as the cover illustration of “Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making – An Anglican Guide for Christian Life and Formation,” a major new report from the Anglican CommunionPhoto: Anglican Witness[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican Communion-wide season of intentional discipleship should not be created to address poor church attendance, or to counter the challenge faced by churches with high attendance and low commitment. Instead, it should be “a response to the biblical call to make disciples to honor and glorify God, as Christians live out their faith in everyday life as faithful followers of Jesus Christ, their Lord and Master,” a major new report published by the Anglican Communion says.Addressing those problems would, however, be “by products” of any period of focused intentional discipleship, which would also have “the potential to catalyze renewal and transformation in the Anglican Communion,” the report says.The report, Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making – An Anglican Guide for Christian Life and Formation, has been published for members of the Anglican Consultative Council as they prepare to meet in Lusaka beginning next week. But, says the Rev. Canon John Kafwanka, the director for mission at the Anglican Communion Office, “this book is a text for everyone and should be accessible to the laity, ordinands, clergy, bishops, theologians and young people” throughout the Communion.The 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16) takes place in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, from April 8 until April 19. ACC-16 will bring together lay and ordained representatives from across the Anglican Communion “to facilitate the co-operative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, exchange information between the provinces and churches, and help to co-ordinate common action.”Its theme, “Intentional Discipleship in a World of differences”, was chosen by the Standing Committee after discussing a paper on discipleship which formed the basis of the new report, described by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as the “best document I have read on the subject.”The report’s introduction explains that a Church Growth Initiative (now known as Anglican Witness: Evangelism and Church Growth Initiative of the Anglican Communion) was established following concerns expressed by the Lambeth Conference in 2008 and subsequent discussions at ACC-14 in Jamaica in 2009. The initiative was created to “spearhead research, thinking, and action within the Communion” on mission and discipleship.The Archbishop of South East Asia, the Most Rev. Moon Hing, Bishop of West Malaysia, describes the biblical imperative to discipleship in the report’s foreword: “‘Follow me.’ These two simple words of invitation and command stand at the head of every relationship with Jesus, the Son of God, whether spoken on a Galilean lake shore, on the streets of Lusaka, or in a hospital in Chicago,” Archbishop Hing said. “Like every child responding to the outstretched hand of a parent, Simon and Andrew, Mary and Salome, and millions of Christians through two millennia have accepted that simple invitation in faith and often with minimal understanding of the life-transforming decision they have taken.”He describes a decision to follow Christ as “simply the most challenging, the most beautiful, the most costly, the most rewarding journey we could ever choose to begin.”The archbishop goes on to explain that reconciliation “becomes a pressing priority” for Christians as they are drawn deeper into the body of Christ. “Humanity shares the brokenness and pain of our world, and this needs to be brought to God, to be offered at the cross – to find reconciliation, wholeness, and life in the shattered life of God. As Paul reminds us, the heart of our discipleship is not only to ‘be reconciled’ with God but also to exercise a ‘ministry of reconciliation’ (2 Cor 5.11–21).“That ministry is to be exercised within the church, in the wider community, and in our relationship with the whole created order. In many ways this life of reconciliation is the most public aspect of our Christian discipleship and at the same time deeply enmeshed with our witness, or evangelism.“As a communion we are profoundly in need of reconciliation and we find ourselves in a world equally riven by fear, division, and brokenness. It is for this reason that, as never before, we need to accept Jesus’ invitation to an apostleship, a discipleship, of the whole of our lives. A narrow, pietistic attachment to Jesus, whether individualistic or ecclesial, was never what God intended and will not serve us well today.“Following Jesus will and must change every aspect of our being. At the core will be our reconciliation with God, but this can never be complete until we are at peace with ourselves, in vital communion with the whole Body of Christ, in a renewed relationship with the whole human family, and discovering a new harmony with creation as a whole. Wrestling with environmental issues, with peace-building and peace-keeping, with the complexities of human relationships, with truth, justice, and loving, and with the care of our family and ourselves –these are all key concerns for those who accept the invitation of Jesus to ‘follow’.”To purchase or download copies of Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making – An Anglican Guide for Christian Life and Formation see the links at the foot of this articleKafwanka described the report as “a key resource” for next month’s meeting of the ACC, but added that “the ACC members will bring their own diverse but rich experience on how their faith is lived out and expressed as Christ’s ambassadors, how and what resources they have available in equipping themselves and their gathering communities in being the salt and light of world, and in proclaiming Christ as the hope of the world in these challenging times.”He added: “My earnest hope is that ACC members will have a passionate discussion on this important theme and point to some future direction of how a communion committed on intentionally being disciples and making disciples of Jesus would do more in transforming communities with the love and the Gospel of Christ, and thereby bringing many more to love and follow Jesus Christ as his disciples.”He said: “My hope and prayer is that, for some people, this book will be a challenging and welcome reminder to go back to the basics of where we should be a body of Christ and as individual Christians, and for others the book will be an inspiration and important companion on their journey of discipleship, and to others to discover that this so commonly used term, discipleship, is in fact the bedrock of our existence as followers of Jesus.”Explaining the use of the word “intentional” to describe a type of discipleship, he said that: “Anglicans/Episcopalians all over the world are witnessing to Christ’s reconciling love in all sorts of ways as a sign of their discipleship. But there is also a renewed realization among many people that there is need to be more intentional and invest in ways of resourcing and equipping ourselves and those who join as new members to be lifelong disciples of Jesus in every sphere of our daily life.”He said that having a Christian faith should “make a difference in ways Christians relate to one another and to the environment around them, including the choices they make [as they] love the world and respond to the various challenges [they face].“In sense, there is already a movement of Anglicans/Episcopalians – and other Christians for that matter – who are committed to Christian discipleship. This ‘emerging’ and growing movement among Anglicans/Episcopalians in many dioceses is coming out of a renewed appreciation that as Christians, we are here for an important purpose, to honor God and our Lord Jesus Christ by the way leave our life, as Christ’s ambassadors; and that the need to focus on discipleship is the basic call to the Church and to all the baptized, and one which has the potential to make all the difference in a troubled but God’s world.“So, I do pray that ACC will send out such rallying messages and call the Communion to intentional following and intentional equipping of all baptized Anglicans/Episcopalians to love Jesus and love the world. That is the ‘renewed discipleship movement’ I pray and hope for.“This ACC has the potential to be a ‘springboard’ for a ‘discipleship movement’, which [Presiding] Bishop Michael Curry [of the Episcopal Church in America] often calls the Jesus Movement.”The report, Intentional Discipleship and Disciple-Making – An Anglican Guide for Christian Life and Formation, can be purchased from the Anglican Communion Shop (available shortly), priced £6.50 GBP plus postage and packing; or downloaded as a PDF (148 pages) from the ACC-16 webpage. 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First layperson elected to lead Order of the Ascension

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 People Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Posted May 24, 2016 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Michelle Heyne, OA, was elected April 21, 2016, by the professed members of the Order of the Ascension to serve as the eighth Presiding Officer of the community. Michelle assumed her role immediately during the Order’s retreat at the Community of St. John the Baptist in Mendham, NJ.Michelle has been a professed member since 2010 and is the first layperson to lead the community since its founding in 1983. She works full-time as a consultant to financial services firms, having previously worked as a financial industry executive. She also consults with Episcopal churches and dioceses, and leads leadership retreats and training programs.  She is interested in helping build productive relationships between clergy and lay leaders, and in developing capacity for parish health and management through sound spiritual and secular processes and methods.The Order of the Ascension is a dispersed Benedictine community with a charism for parish revitalization. The charism is expressed through the individual work of members, as well as through materials published by Ascension Press of the Order of the Ascension. Michelle brings to the Order a particular passion for Christian formation, and for truly equipping the laity for service in daily life by building proficiency in traditional practices.  She received training through the Church Development Institute and National Training Laboratories, and is the author of In Your Holy Spirit: Traditional Spiritual Practices in Today’s Christian Life. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY First layperson elected to lead Order of the Ascension Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

 

El espíritu de oración de la Iglesia Episcopal contribuye a…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release [Episcopal News Service] Antes de que la Iglesia fuera la Iglesia, los primeros seguidores de Jesús se enfrentaron a un momento de incertidumbre. Él había ascendido al cielo, luego de prometer que enviaría al Espíritu Santo “dentro de no muchos días”. Sin embargo, la prometida investidura para ser sus testigos no se había materializado. En consecuencia, Hechos 1:14 dice que ellos “perseveraban unánimes en oración”.Se dice que oraron durante 11 días hasta que las lenguas de fuego de Pentecostés descendieron sobre ellos y el Espíritu Santo les dio el poder de predicar el evangelio, contando la historia de cómo el reino de Dios se les había acercado en la persona de Jesús. Su testimonio empezó a atraer a otros que se comprometieron a seguir a Jesús y juntos formaron la Iglesia naciente.En la Iglesia de hoy, estos 11 días que llegan después de Pascua, en el momento en que la primavera da paso al verano, no llaman mucho la atención. Sin embargo, por segundo año consecutivo, la campaña Venga tu Reino, iniciada por el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, se propone reenfocar a los cristianos de todo el mundo en el ejemplo de los primeros discípulos. Él quiere que las personas conozcan “lo que significa seguir a Cristo y a qué sorprendente trayectoria eso puede llevarlas”, explicó Emma Buchan, líder del proyecto de evangelización del Palacio de Lambeth.Venga tu Reino invita a los individuos, familias y congregaciones a orar — entre el Día de la Ascensión (25 de Mayo) y el Domingo de Pentecostés (4 de junio)— que sus amigos, familiares y vecinos vengan a conocer a Jesucristo. La campaña sugiere que los participantes mantengan a cinco personas específicas en sus oraciones durante los 11 días. Además, se les invita a dar a conocer sus oraciones compartiendo una breve plegaria cada uno de los 11 días a través de las redes sociales (véanse los detalles al final. El lema es “Rézalo —Retrátalo — Publícalo”.El tema de cada día es tomado del catecismo de la Iglesia Episcopal que aparece en el Libro de Oración Común. La sección de Oración y Culto del catecismo (página 748 aquí) menciona los principales tipos de oración como adoración, alabanza, acción de gracias, penitencia, oblación, intercesión y petición. Los organizadores añadieron una oración a Jesús así como oraciones de celebración, de silencio y porque venga tu reino. Modificaron algo el lenguaje, convirtiendo la oblación en “ofrenda”, la intercesión en “oración por [alguien o algo]” y la petición se convirtió en “ayuda”.“Se nos pidió que sugiriéramos una estrategia para implicar a clérigos de todo el mundo y también para determinar un modo de garantizar que el componente de la oración en que se les pide a las personas que participen sea substancial y profundo”, dijo Jamie Coats, director de los Amigos de la Sociedad de San Juan Evangelista a Episcopal News Service.Los hermanos de la SSJE habían colaborado con la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana para ofrecer Palabra de Adviento y esa oficina les pidió discutieran con el Palacio de Lambeth “ideas que pudieran ayudar a las personas a orar juntas alrededor del mundo”A la cabeza de su lista de sugerencias estaban las oraciones de Venga tu Reino que siguen el patrón del catecismo  y que los hermanos elaboraron a petición de la entonces obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori para la Oración de los Fieles en la reunión de la Convención General de 2015.Definiendo al catecismo episcopal como hermoso y poético, así como bien formulado, Coats dijo que la opción es un “reconocimiento de la obra extraordinariamente bella que se plasmó en el catecismo”.“Ha sido estupendo trabajar con el Palacio de Lambeth y verles extenderse y colaborar con personas de todo el mundo”, dijo Coats. Añadió que gran parte del trabajo se ha hecho adaptando el lenguaje de la Iglesia a audiencias más amplias y diversas extendidas por muchas zonas horarias.“Estamos realmente encantados de trabajar con la Iglesia Episcopal y en verdad nos encanta unirnos con iglesias de todo el mundo en este tiempo de oración”, dijo Buchan a ENS.“A nosotros nos parece una gran cosa tener un tema para cada día”, subrayó Buchan refiriéndose al enfoque diario basado en el catecismo. Sencillamente darle a la gente una oportunidad de congregarse para orar de muchas maneras, y considerar lo que Dios podría estar llamándoles a hacer, a orar por los que aman”, así como por todas las otras cosas de sus vidas.Todo el trabajo se basa en la esperanza de que la gente se acerque más a Jesús, afirmó ella.Esa esperanza se ajusta perfectamente a la misión de la SSJE. “Como miembros de una comunidad monástica, estamos comprometidos a ayudar a que las personas aprendan a orar en sus vidas”, dijo James Koester, superior de la SSJE.“Creemos que esto es lo que Jesús hizo cuando enseñó a sus discípulos la oración que conocemos como el Padre Nuestro. Durante los 11 días de Venga tu Reino, es nuestra esperanza que todo el que participe profundice su amistad con Jesús y llegue a saber que todos los aspectos de su vida son materia de oración.En su vídeo inicial de las meditaciones diarias de Venga tu Reino, el obispo primado Michael Curry dice que la oración lo cambia todo. Foto de ENS.La meditación del obispo primado Michael Curry en “AJesús” [#ToJesus] da inicio a las 11 jornadas el 25 de Mayo. Más de 100.000 personas se comprometieron a orar en la primera ronda de Venga tu Reino en 2016, según Buchan, a quien contrataron para planificar ese empeño. Ese año el objetivo era de 5.000 participantes. Buchan definió el resultado como “una obra sorprendente del Espíritu Santo”.Coats dijo que los 11 días tienen la intención de “darles a probar a las personas diferentes maneras de orar” y de pensar cómo podrían usar los materiales de Venga tu Reino, los cuales son esencialmente intemporales, en otros momentos del año también.Los detalles de cómo hacerloComprométete a orar [Pledge2Pray]Ve a http://thykingdomcome.globalahora e inscríbete para recibir un correo [email] diario.Mira el vídeo incluido en el correo (la lista aparece al final).Responde al correo.Compártelo en las redes sociales. En Twitter (com/thykingdom_come) e Instagram (www.instagram.com/Pledge2Pray), etiqueta tu imagen/oración con #Pledge2Pray y la etiqueta [tag]para el día. Cerciórate de que hay espacio suficiente entre las etiquetas, por ejemplo: #Pledge2Pray #ToJesus.  En Facebook, ve a la página de Venga tu Reino. (www.facebook.com/ThyKingdomComeUK) y publícalo en la línea de tiempo usando #Pledge2Pray y la etiqueta del día, por ejemplo #Pledge2Pray #ThyKingdomCome.Ayuda a crear un Muro Global de Oración.Acceso a los materiales e informaciónUna amplia gama de materiales e información para ayudar a participar en Venga tu Reino se encuentran disponibles aquí. Por ejemplo, un diario de oración para que jóvenes y adultos registren pensamientos, oraciones e ideas a lo largo de los 11 días puede descargarse aquí. Una guía del coordinador para personas que quieren seguir Venga tu Reino en un grupo puede encontrarse aquí.Ora en personaA través de Inglaterra, tendrán lugar eventos de oración de todas formas y tamaños, entre ellos salones de oración continua, días de oración, caminatas de oración y vigilias de oración que durarán la mitad de la noche. Catedrales, iglesias y otros espacios de la Iglesia de Inglaterra serán sedes de “Eventos modelos” que reunirán a personas para adorar y pedir ser investidos del Espíritu Santo para dar un testimonio eficaz.Si bien la mayoría de tales eventos tendrán lugar en Inglaterra, hay una lista breve pero creciente de eventos que tendrán lugar en EE.UU.La Iglesia de Inglaterra está supliendo ejemplares a bajo costo (aproximadamente a $1 cada uno) de “La Vida: un relato de la vida de Jesucristo según Lucas [The Life: An Account of the Life of Jesus Christ According to Luke] para ser repartidos en los eventos relacionados con Venga tu Reino.Mensajes de vídeoEl líder de la oración de cada día ofrece un vídeo que lo presenta a él o ella rezando una oración de su propia cosecha basada en el tema del día. El programa es:Mayo 25 #ToJesus [A Jesús]: Rvdmo. Michael Curry, obispo presidente y primado de la Iglesia EpiscopalMayo 26 #Praise [Alabanza]: Su Eminencia Christoph Cardenal Schonborn, arzobispo de VienaMayo 27 #Thanks [Gracias]: Rvdmo. Paul Kwong, arzobispo de Hong KongMayo 28 #Sorry [Penitencia]: Ven. Liz Adekunle, arcediana de Hackney, LondresMayo 29 #Offer [Ofrenda]: Rvdma. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, obispa de CubaMayo 30 #PrayFor [Oración por alguien]: Rvdmo. Fred Hiltz, arzobispo y primado de la Iglesia Anglicana del CanadáMayo 31 #Help [Ayuda] Rvdmo. John Sentamu, arzobispo de York y primado de InglaterraJunio 1 #Adore [Adoración]: Rdo. Roger Walton, presidente de la Conferencia Metodista BritánicaJunio 2 #Celebrate [Celebración]: Su Excelencia Obispo Angaelos, obispo general de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Copta en el Reino Unido.Junio 3 #Silence [Silencio]: Hno. Keith Nelson, Sociedad de San Juan EvangelistaJunio 4 #ThyKingdomCome [Venga tu Reino]: Rvdmo. Y Excmo. Justin Welby, arzobispo de Cantórbery y primado de Toda Inglaterra.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Rector Belleville, IL Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 18, 2017 Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest El espíritu de oración de la Iglesia Episcopal contribuye a la campaña de ‘Venga tu Reino’ Comprométete a orar durante 11 días, desde Ascensión hasta Pentecostés Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

 

Western Massachusetts bishop delivers testimony to legislative committee

first_imgWestern Massachusetts bishop delivers testimony to legislative committee Posted Jun 20, 2017 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (3) Susan Butler says: Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and correctional services. The following statement is based on Fisher’s prepared testimony and received the support of bishops of the Diocese of Massachusetts, Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Suffragan Gayle E. Harris.Bishops and others from the two Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently had the opportunity to visit Dismas House in Worcester and Dismas Family Farm in Oakham. The house and the farm are named for the Good Thief in the Gospel of Luke. Dismas is one of two criminals crucified next to Jesus. He asks Jesus to remember him when he enters paradise. Dismas accepts personal responsibility for the wrongs he has committed, yet believes that God can save anyone. His last breath is a leap of faith. One of us also recently had the opportunity to meet with inmates and conduct the Rite of Confirmation at the Devens federal correctional facility. The men we met recently at Dismas Farm and Devens are like Dismas. Many speak honestly about the impact of drugs and alcohol on their lives, their failures to “get clean” or “stay sober.” Most importantly, they acknowledge that their actions have had consequences for society and for those who love them. Those at the farm, they spend their days tending a harvest that will feed the local community. They have the chance to do good again, to feel connected to the needs of others. We experienced men who own their failure but who believe their lives are meant for something better. We experienced hope.The men we met at Dismas were imprisoned for crimes related to drugs and alcohol. Addiction is killing us in the Commonwealth. Instead of sending these people to prison, we need to offer treatment. Some must go to prison for their crimes, but a prison system that reinforces shame, strips away dignity and hope – such a system does not do the good we intend.  Prisons are in need of a deep, cleansing ideological shift. We must seek to reconcile the incarcerated person with the community they have damaged. We need to seek restorative justice which emphasizes the role of the whole community in the reintegration of the offender. Somehow, we’ve made jail an end in itself. Get sent there and that becomes your story. We’ve forgotten that removal from the community is a consequence – not the last chapter in a flawed human being’s story. Restoration to the community must be the end of incarceration whenever possible.We must also ask the legislature to consider the staggering inequity of incarceration by race. Many of us have been deeply affected by our reading of The New Jim Crow, or viewing of the documentary “13th.”  We are striving honestly to examine our own Episcopal Church systems to rid them of the sin of racism; we urge you to do the same as you consider reform of our judicial system.  Racial reconciliation is of ultimate concern to us as people of faith. We ask you to be conscious of our nation’s need to own the mass incarceration of young black and brown men.Our governing bodies have been given power to wield justly and for the good of all people. If we pass the Justice Reinvestment Act, we’ll be able to tell a new story – a story of justice and redemption, a story of second chances and greater safety for our communities. Be assured of our prayers for you and for all leaders in government who strive to respect the dignity of all human beings.The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western MassachusettsThe Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of MassachusettsThe Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET June 21, 2017 at 10:55 am Bishop, thank you for bringing the Church’s voice on these issues to be heard in our Statehouse. May there be a loud Amen to all that our MA bishops advocate in this testimony. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Pjcabbiness says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 June 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm As usual, the Clergy driven false, progressive criminal justice narrative dominates and the victims of crime are ignored. Additionally, it appears that the Bishops above have completely rejected the theological and political concept of free will. Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Faith & Politics Comments are closed. June 21, 2017 at 7:51 am Thank you for speaking out on such a critical issue. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL 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 Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Peter Elvin says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

 

El director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración responde a la…

first_imgEl director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración responde a la definición de ‘relación’ en las restricciones de viajes An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Donald Trump, Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Faith & Politics, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Ministerio Episcopal de Migración] El Rdo. E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, emitió la siguiente declaración el 30 de junio en respuesta a la definición de “relación” en el decreto ejecutivo del gobierno de Trump que impide el ingreso al país de [ciertos] ciudadanos extranjeros.Una respuesta a la decisión del gobierno sobre relacionesReverendo Canónigo E. Mark StevensonDirector, Ministerio Episcopal de MigraciónA principios de esta semana, el Tribunal Supremo emitió un fallo respecto al litigio en torno al decreto ejecutivo del Presidente que impide el ingreso al país de ciertos ciudadanos extranjeros y suspende por un tiempo la acogida de refugiados. El Tribunal parecía asumir la posición de que el Presidente tiene el derecho a hacer estas dos cosas, pero que él tiene que tener en cuenta [otro] cierto número de cosas —particularmente las relaciones— a la hora de aplicar una política. Yo escribí en ese momento que deberíamos esperar  a que se organizara la logística. No esperaba que la organización se convertiría en un instrumento para desmembrar las relaciones y para seguir propagando un relato falso de personas que han huido de la violencia y la persecución.El tribunal estableció como norma respecto al ingreso permisible la idea de la necesidad de una existente y auténtica relación dentro de EE.UU. [Los magistrados] pusieron el obvio ejemplo de la familia, pero también citaron relaciones con entidades que son formales, documentadas e integradas en el curso ordinario de los acontecimientos. Si bien no estoy de acuerdo con este fallo en otras partes, al menos me consolaba saber que el más alto tribunal del país reconocía que aquí estaban en juego  personas reales, vidas reales y relaciones reales.En el núcleo de mi fe cristiana está el concepto de que la relación es importante. Entiendo que Dios es una relación perfecta, una Trinidad de personas. Entiendo que debido a que los seres humanos fallamos en nuestras relaciones de unos con otros y con Dios, Dios tomó las medidas necesarias  para reparar esas relaciones y nos llama a hacer lo mismo. Nuestro creador llega al extremo de encarnarse en la persona de Jesús para darnos un ejemplo de la manera de tratarnos mutuamente, de cómo sacrificarnos los unos por los otros; y lo más importante, de cómo amarnos los unos a los otros a toda costa. Sí, las relaciones son importantes.Hemos venido a enterarnos a última hora que la Administración ha decidido reconocer una norma diferente. Nada menos que el gobierno de EE.UU. mismo tiene una relación existente, formal y documentada con miles y miles de refugiados que ya se han sometido a una extenso [proceso de] investigación para venir a nuestras costas, investigación mucho más minuciosa y exhaustiva de las que han enfrentado cualquier otro grupo o individuo. Habiendo aprobado esa investigación, a estos refugiados les dieron garantías de que serían acogidos por agencias de reasentamiento para [iniciar]| una nueva vida. Y sin embargo, la Administración ha dicho que esta relación carece de importancia, que la palabra empeñada por nuestro gobierno carece de importancia.La Administración también ha decidido que la relación de abuelos y nietos carece de importancia. Yo tengo nietos. Nadie puede decirme que esas relaciones no son importantes. Si me cree nada de lo que digo, créame al menos esto: si ellos estuvieran en peligro, yo movería montañas para salvarlos.La Administración ha elegido un camino demasiado estricto que carece de compasión y desconoce las relaciones. No tiene que haber hecho eso. Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 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 Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Jun 30, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Refugee Ban, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Featured Events Refugees Migration & Resettlement Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 last_img read more