Mauro Bergamasco on the cusp of equalling RWC record

first_img Mauro Bergamasco could be the second player in history to appear at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments. Here he is in action against Portugal at the 2007 tournament Italy go in search of their first victory of the 2015 Rugby World Cup when they take on Canada at Elland Road, Leeds, on Saturday.They still remain without inspirational captain Sergio Parisse through injury, and fan favourite Martin Castrogiovanni has been dropped to the substitutes bench. Mauro Bergamasco could be set to equal the record of appearing at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments set by Samoan Brian Lima Although he was not selected for Italy’s opening defeat against France, Bergamasco has however been named on the replacements bench for tomorrow’s encounter with Canada.Should Bergamasco cross the whitewash and make an appearance for Italy tomorrow, he will equal the record set by Brian Lima when he appeared at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italian veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco could be set to equal the record of appearing at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments tomorrow if he comes off the bench against Canada.Since making his international debut in 1998 at the age of 17, Bergamasco has won 104 international caps for Italy and has gone on to become a regular for the Azzurri and is one of the most recognisable faces in Italian rugby along with his younger brother, Mirco.The 36-year-old made his first Rugby World Cup appearance against England at Twickenham in a 67-7 loss in 1999.In August, Jaques Brunel named Bergamasco in his 31 man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, giving him the chance to appear at his fifth separate tournament.last_img read more

Who is Luke Cowan-Dickie: Ten things you should know about the England hooker

first_img9. In 2020, he was involved in England’s Six Nations and Autumn Nations Cup wins as well as Exeter’s Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup double.10. Cowan-Dickie’s dad is a fisherman and the hooker once did a nine-day trip with him.He told the England Rugby Podcast: “It was the sleep that got to me. We would empty the fish onto the deck and you’d probably do two or three hauls in the six hours, so you’d work for six hours and then sleep for six hours, but by the time you got to sleep you probably get four-and-a-half or four.” Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 5. Cowan-Dickie started out as a prop before moving to hooker. He has said his favourite exercise in the gym is the bench press.6. Cowan-Dickie was once ranked No 1 in the world for the Call of Duty computer game. He is still a keen gamer and admitted last year that he spends around three hours a night playing.7. He was part of the England U20 team that won the Junior World Championship in 2013, beating Wales in the final.8. He was once nicknamed ‘Luke Cowan-Sickie’ after he vomited having scored a try for Exeter against Leicester Tigers in August 2020. Luke Cowan-Dickie works on his throwing technique (Getty Images) center_img Find out more about the Exeter and England front-rower Who is Luke Cowan-Dickie: Ten things you should know about the England hookerLuke Cowan-Dickie made his England debut in 2015 against France but played only three more Tests between then and March 2018. Since then, however, he has become a regular in the match-day 23.Find out more about the England front-rower here.Ten things you should know about Luke Cowan-Dickie1. Luke Cowan-Dickie was born on 20 June 1993 in Truro. He stands at 6ft (1.84m) and weighs 17st 9lb (112kg).2. He has been part of the Exeter Chiefs set-up since 2010. He also played for Plymouth Albion early in his pro career at the Chiefs as part of a dual-registration agreement.3. He has described Chiefs boss Rob Baxter as the best coach he has worked with.He told The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast in November 2020: “This is my 11th season now and he has taken the club to where we want to be.”Does Luke Cowan-Dickie have children?4. He has a son, Arlo, with his long-term partner Chloe Rose. Their son was born seven weeks premature in early 2020 but after a short time in hospital, Cowan-Dickie shared on Instagram that both mum and baby were doing well, saying of Arlo: “He is already my world.”last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service 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 a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 center_img Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Desmond Tutu, anterior arzobispo anglicano de Sudáfrica, escribe en el influyente periódico dominical The Observer que el ex presidente de Estados Unidos George W. Bush y el ex premier ministro británico Tony Blair deben declarar ante la Corte Internacional de Justicia de La Haya y someterse a un cuestionamiento por “la devastación física y moral de Irak” teniendo como excusa para su acción la presencia de “armas de destrucción masiva”.El gobierno militar de Fijí y Rotuma ha dado permiso a la Iglesia Metodista para reunirse en asamblea después de una prohibición que duró cuatro años. Los primeros misioneros llegaron a estas islas del Pacífico en 1830. En la actualidad cuenta con 216,900 miembros agrupados en 2,860 congregaciones lideradas por 430 pastores.Los Talibanes en Afghanistán sorprendieron al mundo recientemente ahorcando a 17 personas (incluyendo a dos mujeres) por el supuesto delito de bailar en parejas. Expertos consultados declararon que hay una antigua tradición islámica de bailar en público por lo que no entienden lo ocurrido. Los Talibanes forman un grupo militante islámico que ha gobernado grandes partes de Afghanistán y su capital Kabul.El Concilio de Iglesias de Puerto Rico ha felicitado al pueblo esta isla por la muestra de civismo, democracia y respeto a los valores constitucionales en un referéndum el 19 de agosto en que se derrotaron dos propuestas para enmendar la constitución en cuanto al derecho absoluto a la fianza y reducir el número de representantes y senadores en la legislatura.La Fundación Lilly con dineros procedentes de la firma farmacéutica del mismo nombre, ha donado 5 millones de dólares para reparar parte de los daños causados en la estructura de la Catedral Episcopal de Washington por un terremoto reciente. La catedral comenzada en 1907 sirve como “el santuario de la nación” donde se celebran actos oficiales como funerales de dignatarios nacionales.Pastores chilenos han protestado contra un programa de televisión llamado “Morandé con compañía” por presentar un segmento “humorístico” llamado Las iluminadas en el que según los pastores se burlan de las mujeres evangélicas. Las actrices del programa dijeron por su parte que “siempre hemos hecho el trabajo con cariño y sin burlarnos”. Alfred Cooper, capellán de la presidencia dijo que el programa es “vulgar y burdo”.Un estudio realizado por el Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censo de Ecuador revela que el 91,9 de la población del país afirma ser creyente. El 80,4 dice pertenecer a la Iglesia Católica Romana y el resto a las iglesias evangélicas y a los Testigos de Jehová. El 15,9 por ciento del total dijo que asiste a la iglesia “en ocasiones especiales”.Abune Paulos, patriarca de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Etíope, ha fallecido en Addis Abeba, la capital de Etiopía. Fue admirado por su ministerio ecuménico e inter-religioso, así como su ayuda a refugiados y enfermos de sida. Tenía 76 años.En Seúl, Corea, falleció el lunes 3 de septiembre Sun Myung Moon, 92, controversial fundador de la secta de los Moonies también llamada Iglesia de la Unificación. Se creyó mesías, realizó matrimonios colectivos, patrocinó retiros para adoctrinar a jóvenes, construyó un imperio financiero y fue detenido en Estados Unidos por evasión de impuestos. Moon adquirió periódicos y apoyó a varios gobiernos autoritarios. Sus seguidores están esparcidos en 200 países del mundo.Según la agencia Religion News Service el prominente historiador eclesiástico Diarmaid MacCulloch cree que el cristianismo tiene “un futuro brillante” a nivel mundial, sin embargo, predice que la Iglesia Católica Romana tendrá un cisma de grandes proporciones debido a sus enseñanzas morales y sociales. MacCulloch, de 61 años, es profesor de la Universidad de Oxford en Inglaterra desde 1997.Héctor Conde, presbítero episcopal cubano, se ha acogido a la jubilación después de 47 años de ministerio ordenado, 30 de los cuales los dedicó a servir en la Iglesia de San Pablo en Cienfuegos, Cuba. Él y su esposa Eulalia Ulloa acaban de llegar a Miami donde residen sus tres hijos y sus ocho nietos.El cardenal Carlo María Martini, una de las figuras más brillantes de la Iglesia Católica Romana en los últimos 30 años, ha fallecido a la edad de 85 años. Era jesuita y arzobispo de Milán por 22 años. Con frecuencia fue crítico de su propia iglesia. En su última entrevista con el Corriere della Sera dijo que “La Iglesia Católica tiene un atraso de 200 años”. En el 2005 se creyó que sería electo papa.PROMESA: El que habita al abrigo del Altísimo morará bajo la sombra del Omnipotente. Salmo 91. Por Onell A. SotoPosted Sep 5, 2012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Earthquake-displaced Charleston congregation returns to historic home

first_img Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Sarah Moïse YoungPosted Oct 2, 2012 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The church re-opened its doors on Sept. 30, in time for the Feast of Michael and of All Angels. Both the Family Eucharist and the later Choral Eucharist were completely full for the joyful homecoming. Photo/Nancy Ezell Suggs[Episcopal News Service] Displaced for one year, one month, and one week, the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, returned home to its historic sanctuary this past Sunday, Sept. 30.A fixture of the city skyline for 167 years, the Gothic church was condemned following the Virginia earthquake of August 2011, after seismic sensors detected movement in the clerestory walls. After extensive and painstaking work to replace and strengthen disintegrating 19th century mortar, Grace was deemed “safer than the day it was built,” and reopened for Feast of St. Michael and All Angels.In his family service homily, Grace’s rector, the Rev. Canon Michael Wright, said: “Yes, our walls have been strengthened, but in revealing that weakness, the entire church has been healed and strengthened in community, from without and within…Like the Children of Israel, we would never have chosen to endure a time in the wilderness, but we did discover some incredible gifts along the way. And we have discovered God in new ways and in different places.”In 2006, Grace Church was poised to build a new parish hall to serve its growing congregation. During preparations, engineers discovered that the limestone mortar used in brick construction in the 1800s had become weak and powdery over time, causing the tower to lean and extensive cracking in its clerestory walls. Phase I in 2008 stabilized the steeple and included installation of corrosion-proof metal rods, and the injection of an epoxy substance in thousands of bored holes in the masonry walls. This work, which extended over three years at a cost of approximately $10 million, was completed in 2010. The planned second phase had to be expedited following the 2011 Virginia earthquake, which caused the clerestory walls to delaminate and the historic church to be condemned. After being displaced for more than a year, it reopened on Sept. 30 in time for the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Photo/Nancy Ezell SuggsDuring most of the reconstruction, the 9 a.m. family service was held in the church’s parish building, Hanahan Hall. But early services were held next door at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, and for the 11 a.m. Eucharist, Grace has been a recipient of the generous hospitality of the oldest Roman Catholic parish in the Carolinas—St. Mary of the Annunciation. These friendships promise to remain; Wright has been asked to deliver the homily for a Sunday Roman Catholic Mass in October.The congregation has celebrated both Easter and Christmas Lessons and Carols in the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, an offering of a sacred space that celebrated the unity between two faiths. The city’s Lutheran, Unitarian, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches have generously opened their doors for weddings, baptisms, funerals, and festivals during this yearlong time of both wandering and welcome.Indeed, Grace Church received encouragement from the wider Episcopal Church family, from Holy Cross Faith Memorial at Pawley’s Island, from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, to the clergy and leaders throughout the church. The Episcopal congregation has expressed its gratitude for being part of a church that is praying for them beyond its borders.“Did we know such goodness was present, freely offered and joyfully celebrated beyond our own sacred walls?” Wright asked during his sermon. “We do now!”The church was filled Sept. 30 for both the 9 a.m. Family Eucharist and the 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist, with members old and young, new and long standing.Anne Hawkes, a retired English professor and church greeter, admits she will miss the close-knit parish hall services. “You could look across the room and see families and people you knew. It was more intimate,” she said. “But of course, I’m thrilled we’re back in the church. I’ve missed going to the communion rail in the sanctuary. It was funny though, in Hanahan Hall, you couldn’t kneel; there wasn’t room. Today, we got to the parts of the services where we typically kneel, and we had to feel our way again.”Nancy Ezell Suggs, director of parish life, called this first day of service “emotional overload. I could see older parishioners coming in, and the return was so important to them. But also the kids…the Children’s Choir was thrilled. And some of our new children had never been in the church, or if they were very young, they had no memory of it.”Grace’s rector, the Rev. Canon Michael Wright, conducts the children’s sermon during the Family Eucharist on Sunday, Sept. 30, with a little help from puppet, Bartholomew the Sheep (on the arm of Rob Donehue, director of youth & young adult ministries). Photo/Nancy Ezell SuggsBartholomew, the rowdy sheep puppet (on the arm of Rob Donehue, director of youth & young adult ministries) who pokes fun of Father Michael for the benefit of the congregation’s littlest members, asked the children what was different about church today. Small, awed voices piped, “tall” and “big.” But when he asked what was the same, they all shouted, “The people!”“At the 9 o’clock, there was a whole lot of life, and excitement with the children,” said Hawkes. “It was nice to see that you can get that in the big church too.”Grace has been in a prolonged period of growth. A 2010 survey showed that one in four have been members here for fewer than five years, and one in two for fewer than 10 years.In 2005, this flourishing parish began to raise funds to expand its facility. But when architects were called in, they had some distressing news to report, Ezell Suggs said. “The steeple was leaning six inches, the walls were listing. The focus of the campaign changed from expanding ministry to saving our church home.”After the 2011 Virginia earthquake, Grace Church’s clerestory walls were delaminating, separating internally like a zipper. Bolts and plates were used as clamps, with flowable grout used to fill all of the voids, solidifying the entire wall. Weak areas were reinforced and the building’s historic wood timbers were secured. Including all of the bolts and grout holds, over 2000 holes were drilled to stabilize the clerestory walls. Photo/Nancy Ezell SuggsThe first phase of the project, a $12 million renovation of the church tower, began in 2008 and had just been completed when the earthquake struck. The tower remained strong, but sensors indicated that the stucco-over-brick clerestory walls were delaminating, separating internally like a zipper. The problem was serious enough to condemn the church as well as to displace the adjacent church school kindergarten.On Easter Day, Grace launched a new $5 million capital campaign: Home to Grace. The funds have been used to plate and regrout the clerestory walls, and also will be used to pay down the remainder of the loan for the tower work.Despite its displacement, new members have continued to pour into the historic church community for its welcoming environment and energetic attitude. For many, Sunday was their first time entering the historic sanctuary and worshiping from pews instead of folding chairs, and a first chance to see the famous stained glass windows.Engineer Joel Anderson teaches Sunday school and is deeply committed to Grace’s Episcopal Youth Community. Although he acknowledges that the church is its people, not its walls, “We can be a wonderful thriving church in a warehouse, but we want to grow. And it’s hard to grow when you’re crammed in Hanahan Hall. We’re the beneficiaries of a wonderful building, and we are caretakers for the next generation. Our church inspires us in our faith. The high ceilings, the beauty of it, you can’t walk in there without feeling like you’re in a holy place. You have to look up.”Members gathered in a special tent Sunday following the 9 a.m. Family Eucharist. The church’s congregation has been a long period of growth, and is still growing, despite being displaced from its church home for more than a year. During its time in the wilderness, communities of all faiths offered their churches, chapels and synagogues to Grace’s grateful congregation for services, baptisms, funerals, festivals and weddings. Photo/Nancy Ezell SuggsElizabeth Spitz, one of Grace’s young adult members, has been a loyal parishioner since the third grade. As a youth acolyte, one of her favorite memories is of the late rector explaining the concept of deliberate imperfections in church architecture, and pointing out the crosses painted on the ceiling, where one is missing. “I look at that missing cross every time I go up for communion, and I have missed seeing it.”She adds, “Our church is beautiful, and I admire all of the things people do to make it and keep it that way: the flower guild, the embroidered kneelers, the people that make it unique and different. There are kneelers for branches of the armed services, or depicting scenes from the Bible or from our church stained glass windows. People really care about the building and the way it looks and making it beautiful.”Judging from the throngs of delighted children, grandparents, and parents chattering between services, this parish agrees, “It’s good to be home.”— Sarah Moïse Young is a freelance writer and editor in Charleston, South Carolina, and a 25-year member of Grace Episcopal Church. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Earthquake-displaced Charleston congregation returns to historic home Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

Scottish bishop preaches unity in South Carolina

first_img [Episcopal News Service] Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney Robert Gillies visited Grace Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 10 for its “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” service.Gillies presented South Carolina Provisional Bishop Charles vonRosenberg with a crozier carved by John Jaffries from oak from Balmoral Castle. Jaffries, before his retirement, was gillie (fishing and hunting guide) to Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral.The Scottish bishop spoke in his sermon of the deep bonds of history and affection between the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church.Gillies called the “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” an “experience to end all experiences” in an official report about his trip. He noted that 500 people attended the 9 a.m. service and another 650 worshiped at 11 a.m.The pipe band from the nearby Citadel military college of South Carolina led the procession into Grace for the annual service. More photos from the day are here.“I have come away from a truly awesome experience in Charleston with appreciation for having met some truly remarkable people doing some remarkable things,” Gillies said in his report. “I have also come away having encountered at first hand the awfulness of a modern day schism in the church. Nothing in what I saw and heard of in the decision taken by the Diocese of South Carolina to split from the Episcopal Church … convinced me that the will of God was being heard or listened to.”Grace Church was recently the site of a reorganizing meeting of Episcopalians in South Carolina, needed after some, but not all Episcopalians followed Bishop Mark Lawrence out of the Episcopal Church.Gillies was also present Feb. 2 at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York for the installation of Bishop Andrew Dietsche as the 16th bishop of the Diocese of New York. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Comments (4) Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 March 1, 2013 at 10:25 am Moputo: You obviously don’t have a brain. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Ronald J. Caldwell says: Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm You’re joking, right? Get a life. F.W. Atkins says: Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 February 15, 2013 at 9:52 am Perhaps the anxiety at that forum was because Bishop Lawrence was unjustly restricted , and the diocesan authorities reluctantly decided to secede rather than have a false teacher imposed by a corrupt heirarchy. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Moputo Jones says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 February 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm “Nothing…convinced me that the will of God was being heard or listened to.” I say “Amen” to that. I attended a “forum” conducted by Bishop Lawrence last October. That hour-long meeting with 100 parishioners was filled with anxiety, uncertainty, anger, and loss. I also attended the restoration of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina ceremonies in Grace Episcopal Church of Charleston on Jan. 26. It was a joyous grand festival. The Holy Spirit filled the entire place in overflowing abundance. I know which one of those two meetings was closer to God. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Steven Long says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 South Carolina Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By ENS staffPosted Feb 13, 2013 Submit a Press Release Scottish bishop preaches unity in South Carolina Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

NJ bishops allow clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages

first_img Doug Desper says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 21, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis October 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm When did General Convention change the definition of marriage in the Canons, Catechism and Prayer Book? That did not happen at the last Convention. The authorization by Convention was to allow a blessing of same gender relationships. That has taken a draconian leap – by activists – to now mean priests legally wedding same gender couples. The absolute dishonesty of this is staggering, but not unexpected. Don’t expect any Title IV action, particularly since this doesn’t involve real estate. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Human Sexuality, Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing [Episcopal News Service]  Same-sex couples in the state of New Jersey began getting married shortly after midnight Oct. 21 after the state’s Supreme Court refused to postponed enactment of a lower court’s ruling.Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith said on Oct. 18 shortly after the state Supreme Court opened the door to same-sex weddings that he gave thanks for that action. He said he knew that many diocesan priests were preparing to officiate at those weddings.Beckwith allowed Newark clergy to bless civil unions starting in February 2007 after New Jersey enacted a civil union law. His Oct. 18 statement listed his expectations for clergy who officiate at marriages.In the Diocese of New Jersey, clergy were being sent a pastoral letter Oct. 21 from Bishop George Councell, who is due to retire Nov. 2, and Bishop-elect William H. Stokes, who will be ordained and consecrated that day, outlining guidelines for clergy who are asked to perform same-sex marriages.“We are entering a new era in society and in the life of the Church,” said Councell and Stokes in the letter. “We have both publicly stated our clear support of this right for same-sex couples and rejoice at the court’s decision. Many same-sex couples have longed to have their relationships afforded the same civil rights and privileges as heterosexual couples. It is also true that many same-sex couples long to be married in the Church and to have the sacramental nature of their relationship acknowledged and blessed by, and within, the Church.”Councell and Stokes asked the clergy to have “generous hearts” and to “honor and respect” for those who disagree with the court’s decisions and with the bishops’ decision to permit same-sex marriages in diocesan churches.The bishops in both dioceses told their clergy that they should use the liturgy for same-sex blessings approved at the 2012 General Convention.On Sept. 26, Judge Mary C. Jacobson of the State Superior Court in Mercer County ruled that if the state failed to allow same-sex marriage, it would deprive state residents of rights guaranteed them in June by the U.S. Supreme Court. She ordered the state to begin to allow same-sex marriage on Oct. 21.Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whom many consider a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said he would appeal the ruling and asked the state Supreme Court to stay Jacobson’s ruling. He had said he wanted the issue put to state voters in a referendum. In February 2012, he vetoed a same-sex marriage bill passed by the state Legislature.However, on Oct. 18, the court refused Christie’s request and the governor announced on Oct. 21 that he was dropping his appeal.Fourteen states and the District of Columbia now allow same-sex marriage. Thirty states ban such marriages and five allow civil unions or comprehensive domestic partnerships. More information is here. Only New Mexico has not enacted legislation allowing or banning marriage or other legal status. That state’s Supreme Court is due to consider the issue at a hearing Oct. 23.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Doug Desper says: November 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm Marriage between a man and a woman was originally defined by a “dominant cultural expression.” And this definition has achieved a validity. Why then should not the definition of marriage be re-defined or defined more broadly by a “dominant cultural expression.?” One has to wonder if some of the late-in-history strictures against same-sex unions were published by the hierarchy of the Church on earth to facilitate the propagation of the faith rather than from a Heavenly revelation. The Bible embraces male and female relationships which constitute a significant percentage of unions; however, it is unfortnately silent on the many types of social and sexual direction which are significant in number to be also considered as legitimate expressions of human interaction. The Church once posited that the earth was indeed flat,but that notion has been superseded; and in other areas of knowledge, there are discoveries which represent huge advances in the knowledge that was extant at the time that history yielded to the advent of Christianity. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel October 25, 2013 at 9:05 am Canonical disregard to the meaning of marriage in this Church – such as what is being employed in New Jersey – only results in keeping the Church in chronic turmoil. If the wider Church lets this go on it contradicts any critique alleging “lawlessness” of the several departing dioceses who seceded due to their view of incongruence and canonical “cherry-picking” in the decision-making of the wider Church. Based on the Dioceses of New Jersey and Newark’s trajectory for 40 years they appear to be none too concerned about the niceties of such conciliar relations, self-restraint, nor retaining their own membership. Their statistics are hostile witnesses to how a pursuit of revisionism has emptied their pews. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Doug Desper says: October 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm Marriage is and will always be what it was: a relationship of committed mutual self-giving honored by church and state. The definition has not changed. What has changed is who may have access to that relationship. Robert w. Scruggs says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA NJ bishops allow clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC November 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm The State defines what constitutes a legal marriage. The Church has acted as an agent of the State…as in “By the power invested in me by the state of __________, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife. The problem is that on this issue, Christ was pretty specific. (Matthew 19, 4-6)It is also not an anti/pro GLBT issue. In the same chapter of Matthew, I believe Christ tangentially addresses that issue with a great deal of delicacy.The Church always has, and always should bless loving relationships. I just do not believe, if we are followers of Christ, we should call these rites “marriage” within the Church. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (8) Doug Desper says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC October 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm Wonderful news–and I hope it continues to spread across the country. Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Gretchen R Naugle says: Rector Martinsville, VA November 5, 2013 at 7:31 am David —I agree with you about blessing a committed relationship, but not distorting marriage to accomplish that. The Church has for all of its history decided that difference, mainly by being faithful to the words of Jesus. When the dominant cultural expressions perverted the meaning of marriage, the Church continued to teach the Biblical design. If marriage is but a contract then that means that the Church is reduced to the mere chaplain to Caesar. Forgetting the legal contract, there is the sacramental nature of marriage that the Church was given as an apostolic teaching by Christ himself. Matthew 19 refers back to Genesis 2. This generation of Episcopalians has not found anything “new” which would require revision. Notwithstanding that, the older Prayer Books’ language on marriage have been tossed away as has the Scriptural basis behind the liturgy. God’s design in Genesis 2 has been distorted through many guises: marital slavery, multiple wives, chattel, etc. Each time these cultures have demanded some type of “new” understanding and have equally demanded religious consent to it. Our point of reference should always be that marriage is a sacrament referred to by Christ, and it’s not just an acknowledgement of an expression of love in this “new” time. I’m afraid, however, that each succession of General Conventions will have delegates who want to make their mark on the world — and I pray to God that they don’t smudge us all with the mark of Cain. Submit a Press Release David Halsted says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Same-Sex Blessings, November 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm Genesis 2 shows that God defined the marital relationship of one man-one woman. Jesus quoted it in Matthew 19 as the desired standard. If we can’t see that then what else can be said? Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Comments are closed. Same-Sex Marriage Don Caron says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tagslast_img read more

Israel and Palestine issues addressed at legislative hearings

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rula Khoury Borelli says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI General Convention 2015, Katherine Boler says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Gretchen Crawford says: Submit a Press Release Vicki Gray says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm Thank you, Vicki. God bless you. Rector Hopkinsville, KY June 27, 2015 at 7:29 am I sense some similarities with South Africa’s apartheid & freedom struggles in the 1980’s regarding divestment and investment in companies. Companies in the Mid-East may not be so clear cutregarding supporting solely Israeli or solely Palestinian. Listening to the Church in Jerusalem and those who live in those affected areas is obviously vital and important. Gretchen Crawford says: June 30, 2015 at 12:33 am Three things that bother me most, perhaps you are already aware of these:*More Palestinian neighborhoods and villages are soon to be destroyed, replaced by Israeli settlements.*Children are processed in military prisons after being taken from their beds at night. This is routine and soldiers allow it to be filmed. Huge child welfare issue. Jewish kids go to normal juvenile courts if there’s an issue.*People in Gaza need basics, like food and clean water.If it was my family or yours, all this talk would seem astonishingly inadequate. I know there are troubled spots world wide. Just so frustrating that our tax dollars pay for almost every penny of this apartite. Divestment would be a small step. But at least it would be a step.I appreciate everyone’s comments deeply. May God bless you, and may God bless everyone in the Holy Land. Erna Lund says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Phoebe Griswold says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 General Convention, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 27, 2015 at 12:37 am Divestment supports Palestinian human rights by clearly challenging the brutal apartheid conditions that Israel perpetrates on the occupied people. Angllican Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports It. He has the authority to address what works when it comes to ending apartheid. That our Episcopal clergy and lay employees’ benefits come in part from investments in HP and Caterplllar is revolting to me. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 27, 2015 at 1:15 am Good reporting, Matt, really good.All the words of testimony aside, however, I have the feelingthat the bishops and deputies of the legislative committee on social justice and international policy are struggling earnestly with the dichotomy between the fiscal and institutional demands of a hierarchical Church and the moral imperatives of their individual consciences. And, this afternoon, I was heartened that they seemed to find it time to present the House of Bishops not with the usual strawman on this issue, but rather with the same panoply of options they have dealt with the past two days – a set of options that will require the bishops and, through them, the Church to reflect and act on that admonition of Jesus that I fished out of my Gideons” Bible in the North Temple Inn tonight: “For where you treasure is, there will be your heart also.In the context of the curent situation in the Holy Land, that question translates to: Will we finally ask the bishops to decide between divesting from the manifest oppression of occupation and colonization under which Palestinians suffer or continuing the comfortable charade of “positive investment” and the dialogue of the deaf.For me, their answer constituents a critical matter of faith. I will be listening and praying on Sunday. Israel-Palestine, Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm When the Rt. Rev. Edmond Browning was Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, he wrote words which could take the form of a resolution: “As we Christians make our rightful claim to Jerusalem, we acknowledge that Muslims and Jews also have rightful claims to Jerusalem from their perspectives. It is useless to argue about sovereignty in the Holy City.”Mideast Peace = Peace of Jerusalem = World PeaceJerusalem must be shared in accordance with International Law. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Middle East center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (10) June 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm The call to divest comes from religious and secular Palestinian leaders. See The Kairos Palestine document, and Kairos USA which is a prayerful response tto the first. Divestment may also help Palestinian Christians in exile in , for example in Syria where some of these refugees have been massacred for their faith. When Christians the world over pipe up for Palestiinian human rights they show victims of racial and religious persecution that we are aware of their suffering and support their struggles for respect and justice. Divestment is a loving thing to do. Sometimes ‘tough love’ is called for. It takes courage and williingness to admit the severity of a problem. Rector Belleville, IL By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 26, 2015 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm We must stand up and speak out in support of Resolution CO18 for the voiceless and vulnerable Palestinians in the Holy Land, notably West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. Indeed during a visit I had expressed concern to the Israeli tour leader regarding settlers and settlements, and he quickly responded that Americans cannot criticize such Israeli policies and tactics as that is what the Americans had done in taking the lands of the Native Americans in colonizing the United States 400 years ago! And with these same brutal tactics of the Israeli military government/Israeli Defense Forces) on the defenseless Palestinians targeting children and families in their homes and villages … these same families ancestors from the early 1900’s were led to believe that they would be returning in a few weeks taking their house keys with them for the return … this is the same brutal tactic which the U.S. military in the early 1800s imposed on the Hawaii monarchy(Queen Liliuokalani) that it was temporary and thus she agreed to prevent blood shed and then she was subsequently arrested and confined/imprisoned in her Iolani Palace. We could not speak out at those historic times for these indigenous Native peoples and the Hawaiians but now the same parallels of subjugation and brutal oppression of indigenous peoples for Power, Money, Greed and Military force. We must demonstrate God’s love for all defenseless peoples with critical compassionate action, and if we are truly living by our Baptismal Covenant as the servants of God. Israel and Palestine issues addressed at legislative hearings 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 Gretchen Crawford says: Rector Albany, NY Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA June 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm Again and again we emphasize talking as the way forward to find peace in the Holy Land. I wonder who we are going to have to talk with in the Holy Land when all the Christians are gone! Facts name that the Christian population is dwindling and that there will be no more Christians left in the Holy Land. What is the tremendous loss of Jesus’ Christian presence and witness to this tinder box of the world?While we are talking, boys and girls are learning job skills and children are being treated in the Ahil Hospital all run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Where is our sense of urgency to respond to human need now. What would Jesus do in his home land? Talk and talk and talk? I don’t think so. Let’s look to our own Christian family, The Diocese of Jerusalem, and support them through The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the organization already in place that I believe is the Church’s best umbrella for working responsibly and transparently with sustaining Christian presence NOW! Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the focus of three legislative hearings June 25 as the Social Justice and International Policy Committee opened the floor for public testimony at the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention.Some 50 people rose to testify on the seven resolutions related to Israel and Palestine that range from calling for deeper investment in Middle East partnerships to calling the church to boycott against and divest from companies and corporations engaged in certain business related to the State of Israel.Several speakers addressed the need to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land through economic pressure, saying that the church’s current policy of positive investment has proved inadequate. Others underscored the Christian imperative for engagement and dialogue, citing concerns for any action that might cause further widespread hardship for the Palestinian people and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.During an evening hearing, Bishop Nick Knisely of the Diocese of Rhode Island presented his two resolutions (B012 and B013), backed by 10 other bishops, urging The Episcopal Church to endorse a model of restorative justice in seeking “new, creative and effective ways forward in its work toward peace and justice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” and to call political leaders to a conclusive negotiation of a two-state peace agreement.Knisely said his resolutions are about reconciliation, trying to find a process within The Episcopal Church where conversations are had and “where we can see one another not as the person who has caused the pain, but as the person who is also in pain … . I am not naïve about how long it will take, but I do not know of a more effective way.“I realize there is a disparity of views,” he said, “but we need to find ways to invest in Palestinian businesses so that they can build their economy and hopefully become an equal partner.”Paul Schumacher from Hawaii said the two resolutions complement and extend existing policies and offer some suggestions on how to move forward from the 2012 General Convention Resolution B019, which affirms positive investment “as a necessary means to create a sound economy and a sustainable infrastructure” in the Palestinian Territories.Lynn Gottlieb, an American rabbi in the Jewish Renewal movement, is not so convinced. “As Palestinians are pushed into an apartheid-like situation … it is almost impossible for them to export anything,” she said. “I encourage you to invest, but know that until the occupation ends, Palestinians will always be vulnerable to having their exports destroyed. Palestinian business people will always say to me, ‘yes invest and divest.’ They are not in conflict. This is restorative justice.”Earlier in the day, testimony was heard on five other resolutions, three of which call for divestment.The Rev. Vicki Gray, a deputy from the Diocese of California who spoke in support of Resolution C012, said that “divestment is not about anti-Semitism; it’s about justice … The people of Palestine want action, not more talk … It should be clear that after 20 years of talk in the never-ending peace process, our policy of positive investment has not worked … To do nothing would also have an impact: It would put us on the side of oppression.”Clark Downs of the Diocese of Washington, speaking in favor of Resolution C018, said that for several decades The Episcopal Church “has been aware of the strife in the Holy Land and vainly hoped that the people there would do something about it. Israeli leadership has turned a blind eye to injustice and kept up the illegal occupation. The Episcopal Church should respond more boldly to this tragedy than it has in recent years.”T. Dennis Sullivan, chair of the Executive Council Investment Committee, said the committee has discussed these issues and unanimously requests that any resolutions calling for divestment should be rejected “until the economic and social consequences of such divestment are thoroughly evaluated.”A liaison to the Committee from the Presiding Bishop’s staff confirmed that the investment portfolio of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society contains no holdings in any of the corporations some of the resolutions flag as problematic, such as Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, G4S, and Motorola Solutions.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, however, did invest $500,000 in the Bank of Palestine in 2013 for the purpose of economic development in the Palestinian Territories.The Church Pension Fund, whose investment policies are not required to mirror those of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, currently owns holdings in Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard, according to Church Pension Group chief investment officer Roger Sayler.CPF “is committed to its fiduciary responsibility to protect the pensions and related benefits” of some 15,000 clergy and lay employees of The Episcopal Church, Sayler said during the hearing. “We must be positively involved in the situation rather than using divestment as a tool.”The Church Pension Fund and its affiliated companies collectively form the Church Pension Group.The Rev. Jose Luis Mendoza-Barahona, a committee member from the Diocese of Honduras, challenged Church Pension Group to revise its practices.“Approximately 15,000 people are being protected by this pension plan. But I do believe that a life is more important and has more value than anything we can do,” he said through an interpreter. “I would like to invite you to re-engineer the investment process so that it would allow those 15,000 people to maintain their stability but also to allow us to assist those people in Israel and Palestine whose rights are being taken away from them. I hope that you find a way to place the money where it can do some good and take it away from companies that are hurting poor people in Palestine.”The Rev. Canon John E. Kitagawa, a deputy from the Diocese of Arizona, has served on the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace With Justice Concerns, one of the church’s interim bodies that are proposing Resolution A052 for consideration at General Convention.A052 calls for an “intentional process of Ubuntu,” and “peaceful, mutual discernment” regarding Episcopal Church policies “toward advocacy, economic investment or divestment, humanitarian mission, and peacemaking in Palestine and Israel.”Ubuntu is a Zulu/Xhosa word that describes human identity as being formed through community and encompassing a sense of caring, sharing and being in harmony with all of creation.The resolution suggests that a collaborative group should facilitate the process, collect and disseminate educational resources, and consult with a wide range of policy experts, humanitarian aid organizations, and ecumenical and interfaith groups “to inform and enliven a process of listening and conversation among those of differing convictions … so that The Episcopal Church in its deliberations and advocacy efforts might model the love of God and the possibility of civil dialog over controversial and confounding issues of global conflict.”Kitagawa, vice chair of General Convention’s international policy legislative committee, believes that Resolution A052 is the best approach at this time for The Episcopal Church on peacemaking in Israel and Palestine.The Rev. Susan Snook, a deputy from the Diocese of Arizona and a member of Executive Council, also supports Resolution A052. She said that following a visit to the Holy Land last year and talking to people on all sides, “I’ve learned that there are no simple solutions [that] will solve all the problems” and that the best way forward as Christians “is to remain engaged in relationships. … We need to use those relationships to help change minds and hearts.Snook said that she spoke with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and others who traveled to the Holy Land in January as part of an interfaith pilgrimage recommended by Resolution B019 from the 2012 General Convention. “They heard from people on all sides that Christians … can show people how to disagree respectfully and remain in relationship. I support the Ubuntu resolution. It’s what people in the Holy Land have asked of us. Diocesan institutions and ministries are possible because we have been remained engaged even though we deplore the violence. Divestment hurts the economy and hurts Palestinians.”Newland Smith, a deputy from the Diocese of Chicago spoke in favor of Resolution D016, which was drafted by the recently formed Episcopal Committee for Justice in Israel and Palestine, calling on The Episcopal Church to begin a process of divesting from companies that continue to profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.“U.S. companies that are contributing to the infrastructure that supports occupation must be held accountable,” said Smith, a member of the international policy committee. “This resolution provides a reasoned and prudent pathway for the church to be faithful for the cause of justice in this long and painful conflict.”Walid Issa, 26, a Palestinian from Bethlehem said he was “sad … that the people who matter the most in these discussions are not represented here. The importance of helping and investing in the Palestinians is more urgent than punishing the Israeli government. The problem is where to invest. We need to shift and find new, innovative and creative ways for the young Palestinian voices to be represented … Change is possible and fear can be defeated.”Issa, along with Israeli Lior Frankiensztajn, run the Shades Negotiation Program, which creates opportunities for Palestinian and Israeli decision-makers, politicians, educators and other leaders to meet and engage with their counterparts. The program is sponsored by Harvard University and partly funded by the U.S. Department of State.During the committee hearing, Frankiensztajn, 29, said that after serving in the Israeli army for five years, he “realized there is no military solution to this problem – it has to be a social solution.”Frankiensztajn’s world changed a few years ago after he lived with a Palestinian man for two months. He got to learn many things about himself and his roots, but most importantly, he saw “how reality looks from a different perspective,” he told the interfaith pilgrims following lunch in a Tel Aviv restaurant. Unfortunately, “politicians manage the relationships, which limits the opportunity for progress. … There has to be a different approach to policymaking, to education.”Acknowledging that it is easy to engage the converted, Frankiensztajn said that Shades is trying to identify the obstacles, areas that need more attention in helping people “to become better negotiators, better communicators through this experience [and] really getting to understand the nuances and the culture of the other side.” Creating trust, he added, is a critical part of the peace process.Kim Byham, an alternate deputy from the Diocese of New Jersey, spoke in support of Resolution C018, submitted by the Diocese of Washington, with the exception of the fifth paragraph, which calls for a full and public report “documenting all actions, including corporate dialogues and shareholder resolutions … regarding companies that contribute to the infrastructure of Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and companies that have connections to organizations responsible for violence against Israel.”The rest of Resolution C018 calls for continued support of the Diocese of Jerusalem and its institutions and calls on “individual parishes to take immediate steps to increase their understanding of the issues so they can engage actively to this end, especially with respect to considering non-violent approaches and actions to ending the occupation in light of the failure of peace talks and continued expansion of settlements.”Byham has served as chair of the Episcopal Church’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility for last six years. He previously served as chair of the church’s Social Responsibility in Investments committee, which in 2005 affirmed “positive investment” and “corporate engagement” to encourage positive change in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.“Divestment is something our committee has been skeptical about, said Byham, although he said that despite corporate dialogue with Caterpillar for the past 15 years, “they continue to take the same position that they don’t sell directly to the Israeli army, and that’s true, they sell to the U.S. army and the U.S. gives it to Israel.”However, he said, “divestment is a really limited tool [and] it has relatively few positives.”The Rev. Gary Commins, deputy from the Diocese of Los Angeles, disagrees.“We have an opportunity to move on divestment, to do something honorable and memorable,” said Commins, a member of the international policy committee. “To continue on our current policy is to do something forgettable and regrettable.”Many Episcopal Church dioceses and individuals have long-standing partnerships with the Jerusalem diocese and support the ministry of its more than 30 social service institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Territories. The institutions include schools, hospitals, clinics and centers for people with disabilities.The diocese and the institutions also are supported by the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization established in 1985.Anne Lynn, director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, spoke in support of mission in the Holy Land and of Resolution C018. “Many view the place where Jesus walked and talked only through the political lens,” she said. “Families need to put food on the table tonight and children need to go to school tomorrow. We should be very proud of the work that is being done by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Their schools are educating 7,000 children of all faiths. The diocesan hospitals serve the poor and saved hundreds of lives in Gaza. We can change the future of our Holy Land by building peace from the ground up.”Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has previously told Episcopal News Service that he prefers to hear about investment rather than divestment.Graham Smith, dean of St. George’s College, Jerusalem, spoke during the hearing and confirmed that Dawani has not changed his mind on the issue. “I hope this convention does not adopt any resolution about the conflict without checking with the archbishop,” he said. Such action “costs deputies nothing while making it more difficult for the archbishop to manage his institutions. We need to support the institutions as much as possible.”Dawani was not himself present, nor was he officially represented by anybody from the Diocese of Jerusalem, at the General Convention. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori invited Dawani to be a guest of hers at the convention, but he was unable to attend due to other commitments in his diocese.Cynthia Schumacher, a visitor from the Diocese of Hawaii, also spoke against C012. “Israel is the only free nation in the Middle East, but its institutions are constantly under ideological assault. This resolution forgets that many Palestinians support terrorist activities against Jews in Israel and the rest of the world. Israel is an open, multiethnic, multiracial democracy. It is not without fault, but it still offers Christians and Muslims protection from totalitarian states in the region. This is the reality that BDS [boycotts, divestment and sanctions] glosses over and chooses to ignore.”Several supporters and members of the U.S. organization Jewish Voice for Peace spoke out in favor of divestment.Jade Brooks said that Palestinians have been suffering far too long under the occupation. “You have the opportunity to be leaders in the movement for justice,” she told committee members.Other speakers said that the church needs to be doing more in engaging dioceses and congregations, and in educating people around the issues.Retired Bishop of Washington John Chane said that he’d fought against divestment for many years “but times have changed. … This is a matter of human rights. At the same time divestment is an issue that has lots of nuances.” However, he said that he hopes General Convention could pass a resolution that would allow Executive Council “to really make a clear statement on divestment.”The Rev. Scott Gunn, a deputy from the Diocese of Southern Ohio, said that from his two trips to the Holy Land he has realized that “relationships and positive encounter are the way forward … Why don’t we take a positive action of re-investment? It may be that a change in divestment policy would be good at some point, but we mustn’t do it irrationally. Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is what we need to be doing.”The international policy committee will discuss the resolutions and make its recommendations to the initial house of action, which will be the House of Bishops.If the bishops approve a resolution, it would require the House of Deputies to concur with the legislation before it could become an act of General Convention — Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Selena Smith says: The Rev. Roy Hayes says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing June 29, 2015 at 1:12 am As a Christian Palestinian American, I would like to thank the great people of the Episcopal church who are thinking of the welfare of the their fellow Christians, who are living under a brutal and oppressive occupation. Many blessings to you! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Video: The Community of St. Anselm on their year in…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Lambeth Palace] The Community of St. Anselm, launched by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby last year, speak about their “year in God’s time.”Applications for September 2016 residential membership of the Community of St. Anselm are open until the end of February. Non-residential applications are open until mid-April.In September 2015, the Archbishop of Canterbury invited young Christians from around the world to spend a year living in a new monastic-inspired community based at his residence, Lambeth Palace in London.His vision for the Community of St. Anselm was for young people to follow an intensive pattern of prayer, study and serving local communities that the ancient monastics would have recognized, before taking this experience back into their lives.The community is made up of residential members who live at Lambeth Palace, and non-residential members who commit to the same Rule of Life while continuing in their work or studies in London. Applications to join the Community as a residential member in September are open until the end of February, while non-residential applications will remain open until mid-April.The members, who come from many different countries and church denominations, divide their time between prayer and worship, study, and working alongside vulnerable people with local charities in London.In interviews with the BBC broadcast today, residential members spoke of how they decided to apply and their experience of living in the Community so far.George Karanja, a 28-year-old theology graduate from Nairobi, Kenya, who is training to be an Anglican priest, said: “I was following the Archbishop of Canterbury on Twitter, and when he welcomed young people to live and study and stay with him in Lambeth Palace, I decided to apply.”Agnès Vanhems, a 27-year-old Roman Catholic journalist from Lille, France, said: “It was the right time and the right place to give this time to God to talk to me,” and an opportunity to discover “how I can live the Gospel in my professional life.“What I will keep is if you put God in your heart, everything is possible. Everything can change. It’s really a lesson of life. I think I have more love and more curiosity to discover others, and to love them in their differences.”Joshua Brocklesby, a 26-year-old former advertising executive from Buckinghamshire, UK, said: “I think a lot of people were surprised, but I think they also understand why I’m doing it. They were really supportive, because they understood it was a chance to grow in a way that we don’t normally get the chance in normal life.”To find out more about the Community of St Anselm and apply for September 2016, visit: http://www.stanselm.org.uk Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth & Young Adults Tags 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 Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Video, Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Posted Feb 11, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Video: The Community of St. Anselm on their year in God’s time 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 Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Africa, 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events 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 People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 23, 2016 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The archbishop-elect of Burundi, the Rt. Rev. Martin Blaise NyabohoPhoto: Anglican Church of Burundi[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Makamba Martin Blaise Nyaboho has been elected as the fourth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. When he is installed on Aug. 21, Nyaboho will succeed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has led the church since 2005.The 61-year-old bishop, a former member of the Anglican Consultative Council (2005 to 2009), was baptized in 1965 and confirmed in July 1969. He was ordained a deacon in 1985 and a priest four years later. He was consecrated in 1997, becoming the first bishop of Makamba.His theological education began at the Mweya Bible Institute and Matana Theological School in Burundi and continued at the Kenya Highlands Bible College (now known as the Kenya Highlands Evangelical University) and the Asbury University College in Wilmore, Kentucky, in the U.S. He has also studied at the Haggai Institute Leadership Training in Singapore and the Panzi Development Training Centre in what was Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo).Before becoming a bishop, Nyaboho served in a variety of roles, including as a teacher at Matana Bible School, and as a Christian literature and Bible translator for Scripture Union and the Bible Society.He has participated in a number of local and international conferences on social transformation, leadership, peace-building and reconciliation, and on sustainability of the Anglican Church.He has contributed to good governance in Burundi serving as vice president and then president of the Provincial Electoral Independent Commission for the national elections in 2010 and 2015.Nyaboho and his wife Emilienne have eight children: six girls and two boys.Ntahoturi said: “The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi appreciates all the prayers and support from partners, friends and family.” Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

‘We want a local bishop’ say Ethiopian Anglicans

first_img‘We want a local bishop’ say Ethiopian Anglicans Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in the Gambella district of Ethiopia have expressed a desire that their next bishop be local. Within the Anglican Communion, Ethiopia is part of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.Read the entire article here. Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Africa, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Jan 31, 2018 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Elections Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more