A Welsh perspective on the Lions squad

first_imgPride of LionsEveryone obviously gets carried away with how many players have been selected from their respective nation, but it’s all irrelevant now. The 37 Lions are no longer Welsh, Scottish, Irish or English – they are ours. The players of the home nations are no longer foes, they are friends. As far as I’m concerned Owen Farrell may as well have been born in Aberystwyth, Rob Kearney is from just outside Neath and Stuart Hogg hails from the Gwendraeth Valley. We will cheer them all as if they are our own. Come on the Lions! NOT FOR FEATURED Familiar foes: Mike Phillips will be facing Australia again this summer – along with 14 other Wales playersBy Paul WilliamsRed hotFOR SOME of the 2013 Lions squad, pulling on a red rugby shirt will be a new experience. This won’t be the case for 15 of the players and three of the coaching staff – all of whom are involved with the Wales squad. To have such a large representation from Wales is a real achievement for Welsh rugby. For a country with a senior male player base of just 12,000, compared to England’s 131,399 and Ireland’s 25,616 (IRB database), Wales has seriously over delivered with regards to representation in the Lions squad. Whilst the number of players derived from Wales is striking, the positional coverage that the 15 players provide is also noteworthy. For example England have a clutch of players in the front row; a reflection of their Test team’s core strength. Wales, however, have representation all over the field. In fact, barring outside-half, Wales have a player in every position on the team sheet. If Justin Tipuric could turn his hand to playing ten, which he probably could such is his skill-set, then Warren Gatland could field an entirely Welsh starting XV in Australia. This Lions tour is a real feather in the cap for Welsh rugby – in fact, make that three feathers.Chip chop! Dan Lydiate has to prove fitnessDan’s the manDan Lydiate’s inclusion in the Lions squad will undoubtedly have raised some eyebrows in Ireland, Scotland and England. Particularly in the Robshaw household where the raising of eyebrows will only have been matched by the raising of blood pressure. However, it is easy to see why Lydiate has been selected. Prior to his injury, Lydiate was the finest defensive forward in the northern hemisphere and arguably the world. He single-handily dictates where the tackle line is and his ultra-low technique has redefined the standard of defence expected from a back-row forward. Lydiate’s inclusion is also vital to Gatland’s game plan. Gatland’s back rows don’t operate as three players – they are one unit. The Lions head coach will want to play a genuine six, with a genuine seven, with a genuine eight – not three ‘six-and-a-halves’. If Lydiate can attain match fitness, which he has time to do, Lydiate will be Gatland’s first-choice at six.Covering the cracks It may seem impossible for a Lions tour to have any negative connotations, such is the splendour of this historic event. However, having 15 Welsh players and three of the coaching staff selected to represent the Lions magnifies the divide between Test rugby in Wales and the regional game. This year Wales have retained their RBS 6 Nations title and have now dominated the Lions selection, yet the regional game lies in ruin. Whilst the world was awaiting the big reveal at 11am on Tuesday, many in Wales were also keeping an eye out for an announcement from the WRU, the Professional Game Board or Regional Rugby Wales. Sadly no announcement has yet been made. But it had better come soon because if the long-term regional game in Wales isn’t fixed sharpish, Wales will be lucky to have any British & Irish Lions in 2025.Leading man: Lions skipper Sam WarburtonCaptain marvelSam Warburton deserves enormous credit for becoming a Lion and, in particular, for being named as captain. Six months ago, according to some, all of this seemed impossible. Both supporters and the media were gunning for Warburton and questioning whether he should have even been playing for Wales, let alone be captain of the Lions. During the first few weekends of this year’s Six Nations, Warburton was receiving a level of criticism that could severely dent the confidence and impair the performance of a weaker character. But it didn’t. Warburton’s performances towards the end of the Six Nations were exemplary. His display against England, playing out of position at blindside flanker, was particularly impressive. Some may still question Warburton’s role as captain, but if the past six months are anything to go by, he will have the answer. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Top 14: Claassen and co. are ready to topple Toulon

first_img All in good time: It’s been a stellar season for the South African-born No 8, so much so he doesn’t want it to endBy Gavin MortimerTHERE ARE still moments when Antonie Claassen has to pinch himself. Can it really be true? A French international and in the final of the Top 14? “It is hard to believe at times,” says the South African-born No8. “This time last year I was at about the lowest point of my career and now here I am, I’ve played for France and I’m about to play in my first Top 14 final. I couldn’t have dreamt of a better season.”A Brive stalwart for five seasons, Claassen suffered as much as anyone when the club was relegated from the Top 14 last May. “At Brive I felt more and more under pressure to perform every week,” he says. “I was the captain and I felt that responsibility.”Freed of that burden, the 28-year-old Claassen has been outstanding this season, his explosive pick-ups from the base of a scrum are a familiar sight as Castres finished fourth at the end of the regular Top 14 season. That achievement earned them a play-off against Montpellier, a match Castres won 25-12, with Claassen scoring the only try of the game. Next up was Clermont in the semi-final in Nantes, and few in France gave them much hope of success against a side that finished 17 points clear of them in the table.But Castres not only won, they dismantled the much-vaunted Clermont pack in an astonishing 25-9 victory. The more one-eyed Clermont supporters might say their boys were still sluggish after their Heineken Cup final defeat to Toulon the previous week, but don’t believe it: Clermont were simply outplayed.Slaying David: Castres destroyed Clermont in a 25-9 victory“No one gave us much chance going into that game but we believed in ourselves,” says Claassen. “So while we were surprised by the margin of victory we weren’t by the result. We played controlled, clinical rugby and we took the points when they were on offer.”What pleased Claassen most about the win was the camaraderie, an esprit de corps that he singles out as the prime factor in his own continued good form. “I don’t want the season to end!” he declares when asked if he’s not feeling the strain after ten months of rugby that includes three appearances for France in the Six Nations. “Right now I feel I could continue playing for another couple of months. The key is feeling fresh mentally and I’m still feeling that because I’ve enjoyed coming to training every single day. The coaches [Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers] deserve a lot of credit for that; they’ve created an environment where it’s a pleasure to train.” Castres’ French number 8 Antonie Claassen (2nd R) passes the ball during the French Top 14 semifinal rugby union match Clermont vs Castres on May 25, 2013 at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Claassen and his Castres buddies arrived back from Nantes on Sunday morning, touching down at the airport to find hundreds of fans there to greet them. “It’s been crazy since the moment we arrived back,” says Claassen. “They love their rugby in Castres and it’s a great boost for the town and the whole region that we’ve reached the final.”Castres last appeared in the Top 14 final in 1995 so not surprisingly the town is preparing to decamp en masse to Paris to see if their boys can do to Toulon what they did to Clermont. The French press are talking up the final as David versus Goliath. Toulon are the European champions, a side sparkling with stars and possessing a €22m budget that is €5m more than  Castres’. Then again, when the two sides met at Castres in February, Toulon went down 25-20, so the glamour boys from the Cote d’Azur are unlikely to arrive in Paris believing it’s job done.“They won’t be complacent,” predicts Claassen, who jets off to New Zealand to join the France squad the day after the Top 14 Final. “They’ve got too much experience in their side to allow themselves to fall into that trap.”So Claassen is preparing for another shuddering encounter as well as the opportunity to pit his wits against two Springbok legends in Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw. “I don’t see it as extra motivation,” says Claassen. “But it will be fun playing against a couple of South Africans.” ‘Fun’… playing against Botha? That will surely be a first, but perhaps it will be Claassen having the last laugh on Saturday night.The Top14 final between Toulon and Castres will be screened live on TV5MONDE (Sky channel 799 and Virgin Media 825)last_img read more

Lions name team for opening game against NZ Provincial Barbarians

first_img Leading man: Sam Warburton will captain the Lions in their opening game. Photo: Getty Images Lions starting XV: Stuart Hogg; Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Ben Te’o, Tommy Seymour; Johnny Sexton, Greig Laidlaw; Joe Marler, Rory Best, Kyle Sinckler, Alun Wyn Jones, Iain Henderson, Ross Moriarty, Sam Warburton (capt), Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, Tadhg Furlong, George Kruis, Justin Tipuric, Rhys Webb, Owen Farrell, Jared Payne. We take a look at the Lions team Warren Gatland has named for the opening game of the 2017 tour With the British & Irish Lions team for the first game named, this tour feels real now!The Lions open their 2017 campaign against the NZ Provincial Barbarians at Toll Stadium in Whangarei on Saturday – and Warren Gatland has picked a strong squad.As expected, those players who have been training with the Lions from the off make up the bulk of the starting XV – they have had the longest to work on combinations and game plans. Only Jared Payne of that original 14 misses out on a place in the run-on side, with Alun Wyn Jones and Johnny Sexton completing the line up.Man at No 10: Ireland’s Johnny Sexton has got the nod at fly-half. Photo: Getty ImagesThere are nine new Lions in the starting line-up but the leadership credentials of the side are impressive, with three national captains – Jones, Greig Laidlaw and Rory Best – and Lions skipper Sam Warburton in the XV.“We have named a side that showcases a strong combination of experience and youth,” says Gatland. “It’s a great opportunity for the whole match-day squad to lay down a marker and get the tour off to a good start.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERESexton gets the first opportunity at fly-half, with Owen Farrell on the bench. The Ireland No 10 had a poor game for Leinster in their Guinness Pro12 semi-final defeat by the Scarlets two weeks ago so will be looking to put in a performance that is up to his more usual high standards.It will be interesting to see whether Farrell comes on as a straight replacement for Sexton at ten or for Ben Te’o in the midfield – the latter option would give the coaches to see the much touted Sexton-Farrell 10-12 combination in action.Danger man: Stuart Hogg will get to show his attacking abilities from full-back. Photo: Getty ImagesThe back three looks dangerous, with the creativity of Stuart Hogg, the pace of Anthony Watson and the work-rate of Tommy Seymour a good balance, while Te’o and Jonathan Joseph in the centres will be familiar with one another from their time with England.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The all-Welsh back row should complement each other too – the power of Ross Moriarty, the softer skills of Taulupe Faletau and the jackling of Warburton.It’s a powerful partnership in the second row with Jones teaming up with Ireland’s Iain Henderson, who should also work well with his Ulster team-mate Best at lineout time. There’s another club duo in the front row, Harlequins’ Joe Marler and Kyle Sinckler the props.Double act: Kyle Sinckler and Joe Marler, of Quins, are the starting props. Photo: Getty ImagesHaving familiar combinations is a boon for the Lions in their opening game given their lack of preparation time, but it must also be stated that this will be by far their easiest game of the tour, with the majority of players in the Provincial Barbarians squad from the level below Super Rugby. They will probably be more unfamiliar with each other than some of these Lions and the tourists should win comfortably.Come Saturday night in Whangarei, we’ll see what the Lions Class of 2017 are made of.NZ Provincial Barbarians v British & Irish Lions, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Toll Stadium, live on Sky Sports and TalkSportlast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2017: Round Two review

first_imgNew Zealand 121-0 Hong KongCanada 15-0 WalesPool BEngland 56-13 ItalyUSA 43-0 SpainPool CIreland 24-14 JapanFrance 48-0 AustraliaThursday 17 August FixturesNew Zealand v Canada (noon)England v USA (2.30pm)Italy v Spain (2.45pm)Australia v Japan (5pm) The second day of action from the Women’s World Cup had thrills and spills aplenty, from Portia Woodman’s eight tries to Ireland’s spirited comeback against Japan.Things kicked off at noon at University College Dublin with New Zealand taking on World Cup debutants Hong Kong. The four-time world champions won 121-0 and ran in 19 tries in all – eight of them provided by winger Woodman, who is also the top try-scorer in Women’s Sevens Series history.“It was an awesome game,” said Player of the Match Woodman. “The girls on the inside of me did a lot of the work and made it easy for me to finish off.”The win puts the Black Ferns top of Pool A with a maximum ten points from their first two games and a huge points difference of +153. Yet the crunch game in this group is still to come – their contest with the world’s No 3 side Canada on Thursday.Stop sign: Canada’s Latoya Blackwood is wrapped up by the Welsh defence. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Canadians were made to work for a 15-0 win over Wales, whose defence was extremely impressive with Sioned Harries and Rachel Taylor standouts. The fact Canada failed to secure the expected four-try bonus point puts even more importance on Thursday’s match as they are off the pace in terms of the best runners-up spot with both England and USA on ten points in Pool B and France on the same in Pool C.England continued their title defence in the same vein as they opened it, scoring ten tries against Italy in a 56-13 win. Danielle Waterman, Emily Scarratt and Lydia Thompson all scored try braces while Marlie Packer made her presence felt in the tight and loose.“There were some really good bits in there individually and as a team, but there’s still plenty to work on and tidy up,” said skipper Scarratt.Leading role: England centre Emily Scarratt breaks against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesHaving led only 12-0 at half-time in their game against Spain, the USA ran in five second-half tries for a 43-0 victory that puts them level on points with England ahead of their pool decider on Thursday afternoon.The defending world champions should win that one but they will be wary of the speed in the USA back-line and the Americans are definitely in the mix for the semi-finals with a maximum haul so far.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIn Pool C, France are in pole position having picked up a try bonus point in seeing off the challenge of Australia 48-0. It was Japan, however, who provided the biggest surprise of the day.With a well-drilled scrum and slick handling they scored two first-half tries against Ireland to lead 14-0 at the break. The Irish recovered to win 24-14, Paula Fitzpatrick scoring two tries and Alison Miller the other while the boot of Nora Stapleton provided nine points. If the hosts are to reach the semi-finals they must now beat France on Thursday night to ensure top spot in the pool.Power surge: Paula Fitzpatrick drives over for a try against Japan. Photo: Getty Images“We didn’t play well but we won,” said Ireland coach Tom Tierney. “We have to dust ourselves off and go again against France. The beauty of this tournament is the quick turnaround; we can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to get back on the horse and go again.“Japan had 61% possession in the first half; we can’t give France 61% possession and we have to play in the right areas. We have to improve in a number of areas to be competitive on Thursday.”If round two was good, round three promises to be a cracker. It’s all to play for!Pool A LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A look at all the action from the second round of pool games at the Women’s World Cup in Dublin Great eight: Portia Woodman scored eight tries against Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Highlight Wales v Hong Kong (5.15pm)France v Ireland (7.45pm)last_img read more

The ‘war on women’

first_img the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Rector Knoxville, TN Thomas Andrew says: February 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm Thank you, Elizabeth, for leading the way. This fight for women’s rights and women’s dignity is far from over. There has been a lot of slippage in the last couple of decades as the U.S. economy enjoyed its heyday and things looked like they would never crash. Now it’s time to get serious again to ensure that women can effectively use our right to vote and our share of the economy, our families’ and our nation’s, to help our sisters and daughters claim their places in the workplace, in our churches, in the government, in the boardroom, and with medical service providers. Lelanda Lee says: February 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm There’s actually a war against humanity. It’s been going on a long time. If you would perhaps move from a self-centered single-issue of sexuality/gender, perhaps you could see the bigger picture. But any action that murders millions of unborn Children of God every year can not be condoned by those claiming to represent their Creator. Comments (34) Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC February 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm Please tell us how we can help. [Episcopal News Service] There is an undeclared war on women in this country and around the world.The recent decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to essentially end its decades-long partnership with Planned Parenthood brought this struggle, which was played out in the Internet at head-snapping speed, to a different new battleground.Komen’s founder and chief executive, Nancy G. Brinker, held a news conference and insisted that the organization’s decision had nothing to do with abortion or politics. Rather, she said, it resulted from improved grant-making procedures and was not intended to make a target of Planned Parenthood.Her comments directly contradicted those of John D. Raffaelli, a Komen board member and Washington lobbyist, who reported that Komen made the changes to its grant-making process specifically to end its relationship with Planned Parenthood.By the end of the week, Brinker apologized and said that the grants promised to Planned Parenthood – $700,000 last year, a tiny portion of its $93 million in grants to finance 19 separate programs – would be re-instated. Indeed, in the process, Planned Parenthood received over a million dollars in additional contributions – including a very public matching grant of $250,000 from New York Mayor Bloomberg – in less than 72 hours.No one from the Komen Foundation is talking, but from the buzz on the Internet, hundreds of thousands of people – men and women – are pledging not to support the efforts of the organization that made pink ribbons an outward and visible sign of the “race for the cure” to end breast cancer.That battle was won but the war is far from over. The reproductive rights of women are under sharp attack from the religious and political forces of the evangelical right, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. The battle plan is patently clear: limit women’s access to abortion, birth control, and services after rape and sexual assault by changing laws, state by state, and ensure that government funding is not delivered to any agency that supports reproductive rights in any way.  Do this with a ballot in one hand and a Bible in the other. And when you don’t get what you want, cry “religious intolerance.”On another front, human trafficking is a mega-billion dollar global industry unregulated by any country or international body. It is a criminal activity ignored and/or tolerated with devastating consequences for the person involved. Trafficking ranks just behind drug and arms trading as the most lucrative forms of commerce. It is no surprise that the vast majority of trafficked persons are women and children. Nor is it any shock that most of those who do the trafficking are men.The violence continues unabated. A report released in late December 2011 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that one in four women in the United States suffers “severe physical violence,” and one in five is raped at some time in their life. Millions of women are suffering serious violence quietly at any time.According to another CDC survey, four women die because of domestic violence every day in the United States of America. For every woman who dies, hundreds keep suffering without any recourse, without any letup in violence. They remain alive, but are not “living” by any dignified definition of the word.These are just some of the battles of this war. There are many, many others, including employment, education, immigration, access to affordable health care options, health insurance, the military and yes, the church,As national convener of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, I receive calls and e-mails from women – ordained and members of the laity – who tell horrific stories of unfair employment practices, which include discrimination in salaries as well as hiring, firing, insurance and pension benefits. These may not show up in the statistics of the church, but the anecdotal evidence is overwhelming.The recent battle between Komen vs. Planned Parenthood gives us many insights on how women and men of quality can fight back for equality. The fatal flaw in the Komen battle plan was to consider Planned Parenthood just another organization. It is not. It is what it always has been: a movement. Organizations are fine. Movements are better.Social media played a critically important role in this battle. Women can mobilize without the cost of meetings and gatherings and travel expenses or salaries for executives and staff. It is relational but not incarnational, so it does have its drawbacks, but it remains a highly effective way to have our voices heard about what happens to our bodies.“The personal is political.” That was the battle cry of the early feminist movement. It has never been more true than today. It is also deeply spiritual. Women of faith must begin to use the tools offered to us in the post-modern world to fight a battle that in many ways is as old as the Garden of Eden.  With a modicum of organization, we can become a movement that is a force to be reckoned with.So, pick up your smart phones, ladies, and take up your fax machines, turn on your laptops and fire up the Internet. Let’s tweet, text, IM, Facebook, fax, phone and e-mail our way to justice and equality.There is an undeclared war on women in this country and around the world.— The Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Newark and the national convener of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus. She was recently elected to a three-year-term on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Doug Desper says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls P.M. Summer says: February 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm Religious fundamentalists and radical extremists who desecrate Scripture (“a ballot in one hand and a Bible in the other) to enact laws against women’s’ health and reproductive health, must be watched most closely, especially in state legislatures. Some of the most onerous laws against women are made in rural areas, putting unreasonable barriers between women, especially poor women, and their health providers.Legislators have no business in the examination room, dictating the practice of medicine.And while abortion invokes much passion, religious leaders have a special duty to reinforce that a woman is more than a pelvis.We must also remember the “fathers” of the Church never agreed exactly when life (ensoulment) began. We must be wary of “personhood” legislation, which would give full rights to an embryo in her earliest days.Let us remember we must come to the assistance of the poor, sick, and needy, AKA the already born.Thank you for you work, Mother Kaeton.Let us pray that the Light of Scripture and the Gospel Teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, envelop those who would be false teachers, those who are hard of heart, and bring them the Truth of God.H.G. Bishop Timothy (MacLam)Pilgrim Prayer & Healing Ministries The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Submit a Press Release February 8, 2012 at 6:58 am The HHS ruling requires employers’ compliance regardless of whether they receive government funds. mary grech says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Dennis Reeves says: P.M. Summer says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Jeffrey Wells, RN says: February 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm To each his/her own. February 16, 2012 at 12:34 am Thank you!!! At last a voice of reason. You’re right! Call it what it is, I can’t believe grinding up a baby in the wound can possibly be considered an advancement of woman’s rights. The more I read here is that you can justify murder or anything else as long as you slap the woman’s rights label on it first. I do believe in birth control but not murder. Woman should exercise their rights before they become pregnant, that is, use contraception. If it applies, wait until your prepared to have children – this horrible act of Abortion is easily avoided. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm Paul – If any church of any denomination is going to accept government money to provide medical care, it must follow the law. Birth control is legal. Any religious denomination has the absolute right to its beliefs but it can not deny legal medical care to people because of those beliefs.Thomas – If abortion were murder, it would be illegal. It is not. The War Against Women includes more than the denial of reproductive rights. That is only one battle, many of which I’ve listed in this article. You are absolutely entitled to think abortion is wrong. You are not entitled to prevent a woman from having an abortion if she believes it is right for her. No woman gets pregnant in order to have an abortion. In the Episcopal Church, we recognize that an abortion is always a tragedy but we support the woman’s right to make that choice for herself. Tracy Wood says: February 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm Martha – A more careful reading of this post will reveal that the accusation you articulated was not made about Komen. Allow me to quote directly from this article: “The reproductive rights of women are under sharp attack from the religious and political forces of the evangelical right, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party. The battle plan is patently clear: limit women’s access to abortion, birth control, and services after rape and sexual assault by changing laws, state by state, and ensure that government funding is not delivered to any agency that supports reproductive rights in any way. Do this with a ballot in one hand and a Bible in the other. And when you don’t get what you want, cry “religious intolerance.”I hope this clarification is helpful to you. February 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm I write with deep gratitude to you Elizabeth on behalf of your global sisters across the world – the struggles for women actually know no cultural or geographic bounds – the injustices we experience simply vary only in the intensity and in the form of the violence being used against us.Kia kaha, kia maia. mary grech says: February 11, 2012 at 11:38 am I am a “so called” prolifer. I am a small business owner, mother to three beautiful women, and a former Episcopalian. At 19 I was single and pregnant. I was advised to abort by my friends and the father. I did not! 30 yars later I provide FREE Occupational Therapy services to the “already born” and our small family business has been named Disability Employer of the year. Why am I no longer an Episcopalian? Because the inner city parish I attended REFUSED to provide information about the local FREE Elizabeth’s New Life Center, & Black Woman’s Network. They are excellent resources for adoption, grants for school, and other ways to choose life for the LONG TERM! My former parish would actively fund raise for Planned Parenthood, however. When I pressed to display literature (not even fundraise) for the Network, I was asked to leave the parish (after 25 years an Episcopalian). So Virginia, please start a dialogue with those you so openly deride. There are many,many of us women fighting for the unborn AS well as the already born. The Episcopal Church just doesn’t want to hear from us! Oh, and being prolife is NOT cheap or easy – the hours and money spent to save the unborn as well as already born adds up quickly.I will provide verification of this information to any who ask. MMG Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 February 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm Most of Komen’s board ARE women, so it’s a “war on women” being fought against women BY women. See how childish your buzzwords sound now? Come to think of it, most pro-lifers are women. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH February 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm “If abortion were murder, it would be illegal. It is not.” Elizabeth Kaeton“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.“Hell is paved with priests’ skulls.” St. John Chrysostom Mary S. Gould says: February 11, 2012 at 9:30 am The war against women can be fought without killing ANY babies! February 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm Actually, I am pretty sure the war has BEEN declared, against women, and against children who are born and suffering. Here in Missouri, one crazed state legislator, Cynthia Davis, kept bottled up for THREE years a bill to improve oversight of unlicensed day cares because she was adamant that she would only deal with laws that would restrict abortion. She scoffed at the grieving grandmother of a toddler who died in an unlicensed day care, saying that the family merely wanted a “souvenir” law to somehow assuage their grief. This same woman assailed school lunch programs because she said that hunger could be a great motivator out of poverty. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_742c86a5-e549-57bc-ac3d-fe8a82cb5afe.html February 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm Thank you so much for asking. I have lots of ideas but I’ll limit myself to a few:1. Conduct faith-informed adult forums about Reproductive Rights, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Immigration, etc. in your church and diocese and province. Weave the topic into your sermons when you can.2. Have bright neon colored stickers made in English and Spanish with the telephone number of the local domestic violence hot line and the message that says something like “You are made in God’s image. God loves you. No one deserves to be abused or beaten.” Put the stickers up in the church bathroom. Distribute them in your diocese/province. Put some in your purse and stick them in the ladies’ room on the wall or door or mirror at local restaurants and theaters. Bumper stickers are a little more expensive but they work, too. Don’t hesitate to put your church name or diocese and website on the bottom of the sticker or bumper sticker.3. Do some community organizing – ecumenical, interfaith and secular – to build economically, culturally, racially and religiously diverse coalitions to bring new individuals and organizations into the interfaith movement for reproductive justice. Check out RCRC’s website for inspiration and assistance http://rcrc.org/perspectives/resolutions_2012.cfm. Support Planned Parenthood and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Be as generous as you can.4. Invite RCRC to hold Peaceful Presence Training Programs at your church, and/or RCRC’s counseling and theological resources for clergy and religious leaders, so they may help more women and influence policy and legislation on reproductive and sexual health.5. Have a module of your Confirmation/Reception/Inquirer’s Class on sexism at the intersection of all the vehicles of oppression.6. Be a ‘parson’ – a public religious figure. Challenge religious extremists where and whenever they appear by writing to them or about them in your parish or diocesan newsletter or local newspaper. Write letters to the editor or open letters to members of Congress who say or do or sexist, misogynist things or propose legislation. Be an outspoken, clear, strong, compassionate moral voice of a person of faith committed to women’s health and dignity.7. Take an inter-generational group to a domestic violence shelter. Talk with staff. Talk with some of the guests. Listen to their stories.There’s more but this is a good enough start. Chad Huelsman says: 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 Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY February 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm Superb piece! February 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm This is not a war on women. It is a war against the powerless, silent, innocent unborn.A society that can refuse to recognize the ‘human dignity’ of the unborn can soon turn that same blind eye to other ‘inconvenient’ (the old, the infirm, the mentally and physically challenged, even the ‘different’). In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC February 8, 2012 at 5:24 am Please instruct me in some basic facts, because if I am to believe this post, I was gravely mistaken.It is my understanding that the Komen foundation raises and provides funding for research and treatment of breast cancer. That the grant it gave to Planned Parenthood was for local programmes providing breast exams and referrals for mammograms, not for sex education, provision of contraceptives, abortion or the like.That being the case, how is either the payment of a grant in such limited and defined circumstances or its withdrawal an attempt to “limit women’s access to abortion, birth control, and services after rape and sexual assault “? Unless I am to understand you as meaning that Planned Parenthood was not spending the grant money on the services contracted, in which case the Komen foundation were entitled to cease donations, just as any charity or organisation would be.If you gave me a grant of money to work on publicity materials for a reproductive rights campaign and instead I spent it on a campaign for provision of clean water to the Third World, you might approve of the cause but surely you would decine to renew the grant on the grounds that it wasn’t going for what you wanted? the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI John Kirk says: center_img February 7, 2012 at 8:38 am There is a war on women who believe that killing unborn children is somehow to be exalted, almost raised to the status of a sacrament. I’m constantly surprised that liberals on the East and West Coasts believe that folks in the middle of the country are not reasonable, not sophisticated and are rightist crackpots.Could it be that God values everyone and he “He forms you in your mother’s womb.” Folks who believe in abortion should be shown sonograms of a four-week old fetus. He or she is one of God’s children who, if left to live, will worship its maker. Timothy D. MacLam says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, 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 Paige Baker says: Comments are closed. Featured Events P.M. Summer says: February 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm God bless you for fighting the good fight, Elizabeth! I keep having flashbacks to Susan Faludi’s book “Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women” which was published IN 1991, and thinking—how long is it going to take us to wake up and DO something?Russ Johnson–Komen didn’t “change its mind.” Komen has a long track record (since the Clinton Administration) of lobbying against healthcare reform legislation that would have given poor women access to healthcare and strengthened patients’ rights. If you want your donor dollars to be spent undermining women’s healthcare, suing small nonprofits/charities that have the temerity to use the words “the Cure” in their fundraising, or paying Komen’s top people (37 of them in 2010) more than $100K a year, go ahead and donate to them.If, however, you want to ensure that all women have access to safe, affordable, quality healthcare, send your money to Planned Parenthood or some other organization that doesn’t hide its right-wing agenda behind a big pink ribbon. February 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm Oh dear Lord! This makes me sick! Women are killing the most pure and innocent in our society. Abortion is murder – not a blessing. The so-called “war against women” is just a smoke screen to hide this slaughter of children. Shameful. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The ‘war on women’ Round I: Komen vs. Planned Parenthood Rector Hopkinsville, KY the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 the Rev’d Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton says: February 23, 2012 at 11:34 am God bless you, Mother Elizabeth, and I thank you for your clear mind and cool head in presenting the truth in this Episcopal venue. May I add that politics was afoot in the Komen Foundation decision and on their board? Yes truly, there is a war against women, especially poor women, not only here in the U.S. but also throughout the world. Again I say thank you for speaking out. Jenny Plane Te Paa says: February 8, 2012 at 1:03 am I don’t think those who are pro life should be so self righteous in calling their opposition “baby killers”. Ten million (already born) children under the age of 5 die every year from communicable diseases and starvation. The pro lifers should worry about the “already born” and prevent their miseries and death before they push more “unborn” into the world that neither they nor their parents can protect against a brutish and short life. Saving the “already born” would show more compassion and good sense. It would also take more effort than just forcing women to undergo a pregnancy they are not ready for. In short, the pro life piety is cheap. Douglas W. Archer says: David Batlle says: P.M. Summer says: February 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm The left/liberals claim that this is an attack on women’s rights and access to “free” abortions, contraception and sterilization. The right/conservatives assert that this is an attack on people of faith, the Constitution and tax payers.Ms Kaeton reflects the left/liberal view and it appears that the Episcopal Church does too. This left/liberal view seems to be carefully modulated and communicated to keep those checks coming from generous, giving people on the right. Those generous pledges and plate pay your salary, benefits and retirement, Ms. Kaeton.I feel as if my church has left me and my family. I work too hard to provide for my family to have it spent on partial birth abortions, gender selection abortions and late-term abortions as contraception. Please, Ms Kaeton, we simply disagree. I am pro-choice and pro-life, but not pro-abortion.Please, Ms Kaeton, stop the nasty hate speech against those you disagree with, people of faith working to follow their moral conscience. Many of us see this aspect of ObamaCare for what it is – illegal according to our Constitution. Oh, and immoral too. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/BoardofDirectors.htmlDr. Keaton, perhaps you should follow your own advice rather than offering it so freely and piously. Rector Belleville, IL Martha O’Keeffe says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 February 20, 2012 at 1:10 am Dear Mr. Archer. There are very few women who are pro abortion. To have an abortion is one of the most difficult decisions that a woman will ever have to make. But most of us are pro choice. There is a difference. It is not up to you or anyone else. Because YOU and others like you are not the ones that have to live with the decision. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Diane Kirse, RN says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Rev. Laina Wood Casillas says: February 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm The Komen Foundation made itself clear that it wanted to scrutinize its funding to those organizations with questionable financial practices and so a collective managerial decision was reached last year to exclude Planned Parenthood due to its current financial accountability. The Congress has likewise uncovered questionable practices in Planned Parenthood. So, the Komen Foundation exercised its conscience to not partner with Planned Parenthood. To ascribe this as a “war” on women is a reaching mischaracterization and villainizes those who do not support PP for their own well-reasoned motives. However, because of the pressure by interest groups, Komen found that they could not exercise their conscience after they made a collective decision last year. Current movers and shapers in the Episcopal Church have often exercised their consciences even to the extent of calling their actions prophetic. The same tolerance should have been given to Komen by progressive activists, including those in TEC, and one wonders why it cannot be generously extended if freedom of conscience is a hallmark of Episcopal thought. That this commentary also goes on to criticize the Republican Party, the Tea Party, the Roman Catholic Church, and conservatives in general suggests a clear liberal orientation; and more than just a question about one organization. By Elizabeth KaetonPosted Feb 6, 2012 February 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm P.M. Summer – This IS a war on women. You can see it if you move from your obsession about the single issue of abortion. If a society can not honor the “human dignity” of a lowly woman, it can, with breathtaking easy, turn a blind eye toward any of the “the lesser children of God”. Rector Bath, NC Paul Spengler says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC February 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm As usual Elizabeth+ raises the clarion call of justice in measured, rational, and stylish terms. Thank you, Mother Kaeton, for putting so well into well-chosen words what we all need to hear. Bless you. February 7, 2012 at 10:00 am The issue is not as clear cut as Elizabeth Kaeton thinks. At stake is not only the right of women to control their own reproduction, but the right of religious organizations, in this case the Roman Catholic Church, to exist and to provide services in a manner consistent with their beliefs. Personally, I have no objection to birth control, I would gladly make it available to anyone who wants it. The Catholic Church thinks differently. I have no right, nor does Planned Parenthood, or the Episcopal Church, or the Obama administration to interfere in the internal affairs of the Roman Catholic Church. Forcing Catholic institutions to provide birth control would be equivalent to forcing Jewish community centers to serve pork chops on the grounds that pork is good for your health or because some of their employees or non-Jews or don’t observe kosher. This is a First Amendment issue. I am a life long Episcopalian, but in this instance right and justice are on the side of the Roman Catholic Church. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm David – It’s really, really important, I’ve found, to think carefully – Christians would add, prayerfully – before you speak or write. As Mark Twain once wrote: “It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virginia Fitzpatrick says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY February 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm My apologies. Leslie Scoopmire says: February 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm PM Summer: It’s KAETON. Not KEATON. I send the same advise in return. Submit an Event Listing Deborah Griffin Bly says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rapidísimas 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 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 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 Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jun 20, 2012 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service] La situación de Siria empeora. Las Naciones Unidas y comentaristas internacionales están hablando de “guerra civil” ya que ha causado miles de muertos y muchos miles más de refugiados y desplazados. Rusia está enviando dos buques de guerra y 1,500 soldados. El presidente de Siria Bashar al-Assad que heredó el cargo de su padre, es odontólogo, está casado con una inglesa y no da muestras de ceder su cargo. Rusia, China, Irán y Cuba son los principales aliados de Siria. La población del país es de 21 millones.La comunidad latina de Estados Unidos está de plácemes porque el presidente Barack Obama, mediante acción ejecutiva, ha suspendido la deportación de jóvenes estudiantes que están sin documentos en el país desde hace años. “No es todo lo que necesitamos pero es un paso”, dicen muchos jóvenes en entrevistas. La medida podría beneficiar a 800,000 jóvenes. La normativa impone ciertas restricciones difíciles de cumplir. Líderes de la oposición han dicho que el presidente no siguió los pasos normales que establece la constitución y que lo ha hecho para beneficiarse en las próximas elecciones de noviembre.El Vaticano le ha recordado a la Conferencia del Liderato de Mujeres Religiosas que representa a 57,000 monjas en Estados Unidos, que ellas están “bajo la suprema dirección de la Santa Sede” y que hay “serios problemas doctrinales” en sus declaraciones así como “ciertos temas feministas radicales que son incompatibles con la fe católica”. Varios teólogos han defendido a las monjas diciendo que Roma “tiene cultura de dominación”.La diócesis anglicana de Uruguay espera una respuesta a la apelación que ha hecho al Consejo Ejecutivo Provincial luego que éste no ratificara la elección de Michael Pollesel, anterior secretario general de la Iglesia Anglicana de Canadá, que sucedería al obispo diocesano, Miguel Tamayo, cuando se jubile. Uruguay es parte de la Iglesia Anglicana en el Cono Sur de América.En un esfuerzo por evitar un cisma, el Vaticano ha propuesto un estatus legal especial en la iglesia a los seguidores del fallecido obispo francés Marcel Lefebvre. El superior del grupo tradicionalista, Bernard Fallay, dijo que “contestará en un tiempo razonable”. El estatus es similar al que goza el movimiento conservador Opus Dei.Ocho de los diez obispos de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Dinamarca presentaron al Ministerio de Asuntos Religiosos del gobierno, un ritual para el matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo. El Parlamento ha aprobado el matrimonio homosexual en las cortes civiles.El presidente Hugo Chávez afirma que se siente “absolutamente bien” en momentos en que circulan rumores contrarios. La Corte Suprema de Venezuela rechazó la idea de que los candidatos presidenciales debían pasar un examen médico antes de su postulación. Sus palabras lapidarias: “Tengo fe en Dios, tengo fe en Cristo, mi Señor, y en la ciencia y en la voluntad de vivir que tengo para seguir batallando por este país”.Ciento dos obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos han escrito al presidente Barack Obama para que anule la decisión de suspender la ayuda al Hospital Ahli Arab en la Franja de Gaza. Fundado por la Iglesia Anglicana en 1882, sirve a todos los que lo necesitan sin distinción alguna. El hospital tiene 120 empleados, es administrado por la diócesis de Jerusalén y no por Hamas, el partido palestino que gobierna la franja.El Parlamento de Noruega ha votado por la separación de la Iglesia Luterana con el estado, decisión que debe ser confirmada en una enmienda constitucional. En la práctica, el cambio significa que el estado renuncia a cualquier control sobre la Iglesia de Noruega, incluyendo el nombramiento de pastores y obispos. La decisión, además, establece la igualdad de todas las religiones representadas en el país.Roberto Cazorla, escritor y antiguo corresponsal de la agencia noticiosa EFE de España, dice en el semanario Libre de Miami que la expansión de China le atemoriza. Cita como ejemplo que en 1963 había dos restaurantes chinos en Madrid y hoy el 60 por ciento de los comercios de Madrid son chinos.¿Cuál es la misión de la iglesia? El Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en Londres, propuso cinco responsabilidades: 1. Proclamar las buenas nuevas del Reino. 2. Enseñar, bautizar y nutrir a los nuevos creyentes. 3. Responder a las necesidades humanas en servicio amoroso. 4. Buscar la transformación de las estructuras injustas de la sociedad. 5. Proteger la integridad de la creación y sostener y renovar la vida de la tierra.PREGUNTA. ¿Soy yo acaso guarda de mi hermano? Respuesta de Caín cuando el Señor le preguntó por Abel. (Génesis 4:9). Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Los diputados piden que el obispo presidente retenga la sede…

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Por Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 8, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Los diputados piden que el obispo presidente retenga la sede diocesana [Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] La Cámara de los Diputados dio otro paso hacia el cambio de status quo de la iglesia cuando se adoptó una resolución que permite que el próximo obispo presidente, que será elegido en el año 2015, permanezca siendo obispo diocesano. Los cánones actuales requieren que el obispo presidente renuncie a su sede en las elecciones.El debate sobre la resolución B013 se centró en si esta acción debe llevarse a cabo ahora o esperar a una discusión más amplia acerca de la restructuración que está siendo tratada por la Comisión de Estructura.El Muy Reverendo Bill Ellis, deputado de Spokane, comparó esta acción a “poner el carro bien delante del caballo”. Dijo: “No tenemos idea en qué nos estamos metiendo. Ni siquiera hemos empezado a hablar acerca de una nueva comprensión del oficio del obispo presidente y si es o no apropiada una medida de este tipo”.La Dra. Fredrica Thompsett, diputada de Massachusetts, abogó por tomar ahora esta acción. Dijo que ella y otros miembros de la Comisión de Estructura “eran conscientes de que tenemos que mirar a todo el conjunto, pero también tenemos que empezar. Esto nos da una posibilidad creativa y permisiva que favorezca una toma de decisiones racional y opciones en un periodo en el que estamos considerando, y vamos a considerar el nombramiento de un próximo obispo presidente”.Otros oradores se preguntaron si era posible que alguien sirviera como obispo diocesano y como obispo presidente, teniendo en cuenta las exigencias de ambos trabajos. En última instancia los diputados votaron a favor de adoptar la resolución y la remitieron a la Cámara de los Obispos para su consideración.También se aprobó la resolución D037, que pide al Comité Permanente Conjunto de Programa, Presupuesto y Finanzas que considere la restauración de casi $3 millones en fondos para la formación cristiana y la pastoral juvenil, que habían sido cortados en los borradores del presupuesto.Las deputados también eligieron a 12 personas en calidad de fideicomisarios del Church Pension Fund (Fondos de Pensión de la Iglesia):Diane B. PollardBarbara B. CreedGeorge L.W. WernerDiane M. Jardine BruceRosalie Simmonds BallentimeGordon FowlerVincent C. CurrieRyan K. KusumotoKathryn Weathersby McCormickDelbert C. GloverSleiman (Soloman) OwaydaCecil WrayLos diputados también escucharon a Marcia Hines, presidente de las Mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal, que se reúnen para su reunión trienal, y al reverendo George Werner, quien desempeñó como presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados desde 2000 hasta 2006.También se aprobaron otras resoluciones sobre una variedad de temas:D042 – pedir que de nuevo la iglesia siga protegiendo a las víctimas de la trata de personas;A114 – un llamado para aumentar los fondos destinados a las misiones mundiales;A107 – designar al secretario de la Convención General como registrador oficial de la Convención;A026 – pedir al oficial de operaciones de la iglesia que desarrolle un plan estratégico de la tecnología de la información para el personal del Centro de la Iglesia EpiscopalA035 – reafirmar el compromiso de la iglesia en las relaciones interreligiosas a todos los niveles;B017 – pedir a la iglesia que apoye el Hospital Al Ahli de la Diócesis de Jerusalén en Gaza, con la recaudación de fondos y la defensa después de que la Agencia de las Naciones Unidas de Ayuda y Obras y recortara su ayuda financiera, recortando el presupuesto del hospital casi a la mitad.— Melodie Woerman es un miembro del equipo de Episcopal News Service en la Convención General. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Hispanic artist offers colorful reflections at General Convention

first_img General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Joan Reed says: Rector Bath, NC Holly Stauffer says: By ENS staffPosted Jul 7, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Hispanic artist offers colorful reflections at General Convention Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm Dear friends:Enedina is a gift to anyone who hears her voice and sees the light of her art. So grateful that she is a leader in the Episcopal Church and sharing her insights and illuminations at the General Convention.Look up her website at EneArt.com. Meeting Enedina is a way to learn of [email protected] spirituality and San Antonio Folk art. So proud to call Enedina, “mi Amiga!”De su carnal from el WestSide Director of Music Morristown, NJ Father Richard Aguilar says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 8, 2012 at 10:16 am I would love a tshirt with the top image! Imelda Favila says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Ethnic Ministries, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 8, 2012 at 8:01 am Very cool Enedina – Thanks for bringing the 77th to us in a new and colorful “plugged in” light. These are fun and led one into a different kind of presence with the conventions “goings on.” The art of today — which you speak to — has the ability to “touch” beyond touch – how spiritual is that? And powerful. Father Richard Aguilar says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Enedina Vasquez of San Antonio, Texas, is the Hispanic Ministries Team’s artist-in-residence at General Convention in Indianapolis.[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] General Convention is, for the most part, a world of words, but Enedina Vasquez is giving it a visual interpretation with colorful drawings reflecting her experiences at this year’s meeting in Indianapolis.Vasquez, a resident of San Antonio, in the Diocese of West Texas, is at the convention as artist-in-residence for the Hispanic Ministries team headed by Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, missioner for Latino/Hispanic ministries for the Episcopal Church.Vasquez’s artworks and written reflections may be found here.She served in a similar capacity at the New Communities Conference held in San Diego, California, earlier this year.Enedina Vasquez has created a series of drawings illustrating the Anglican Communion’s “Five Marks of Mission,” which have been adopted as guiding principles by the Episcopal Church. The fourth mark is illustrated here.It was at that meeting that Vasquez began to draw on her iPad colorful reactions to the issues being discussed at that meeting, which focused on ethnic and emerging ministries in the Episcopal Church. For instance, when she participated in a Native American sage and water prayer blessing, she painted a sprig of sage with droplets of water streaming from it, set against the blue sky. When one of the speakers mentioned that the Episcopal Church should “change our context or at least consider it …” Vasquez drew the Episcopal shield in just a few strokes of red, white, and blue as if it were in motion, streaming in the wind.A retired schoolteacher, Vasquez owns a business that produces fused glass art pieces. Her artworks have been exhibited in major museums in the United States, Mexico, Japan and Germany. She is a also a published author, poet and playwright; her play, Te Traigo Estas Flores Y Marshmallow Peeps, was produced in the Shakespeare Theater Festival in New York by Joseph Papp.She is a graduate of Sewanee, University of the South’s Education for Ministry program, and a member of Daughters of the King.On Day 2 of General Convention, Vasquez illustrated the bemused reaction of an attendee trying to find her way around.“In today’s world of speedy technology, with young people who text rapidly on cell phones their news of the day, their cares, their fears, the Episcopal Church must go in that direction to catch their eyes so that they can receive the good news of Christ,” says Vasquez. “We must produce and send out news that is instantaneous, to the minute, colorful, whimsical, short and to the point. In 2012, creative ways are available to us through Facebook and Twitter (to mention a few) — and it is the artists that throughout history have reflected the true news of the day for all ages and times.” Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 8, 2012 at 1:38 am I would LOVE to see more of her work, perhaps through ECVA? The bright colors and simple designs express the metaphors for events at GC77. 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Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY July 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm dear friends: Enedina is a voice from the WestSide of San Antonio and a dear friend of many persons throughout the world. She is a gift to everyone who knows her insights and illuminations. Grateful that she is a leader in the Episcopal Church and sharing her art at the General Convention. Pray that Christ brings all into fellowship through the words and work of Enedina, mi amiga del barrio. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Jean Olsen says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel February 10, 2013 at 12:29 am I saw a segment of the Texas County Reporter featuring Ms Vasquez. At once I was caught with her enthusiam for Hispanic culture and her unique way of creating art and expressions reflecting the very essence of our culture. Her home, from what I saw on the program, is a colorful reminder of what being Hispanic is all about. I would love to meet her in person and see her home. Ms Vasquez, you are truly “un orgullo Hispano”. Thank you. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC August 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm Ms. Vasquez, I saw a segment on Texas Country Report today and was so taken with your kind demeanor and soft speaking. I got a wonderful feeling that you are a very special person and told my niece that is a lovely and gentle lady I would love to sit down and talk with – I bet she could share some very wonderful thoughts. 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 Martinsville, VA February 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm Ms. EnedinaI saw a segment of the Texas Country Report ……I love the way you speak and see things in life…. I enjoyed your art ….. I would love to meet you and talk with you…..Thank You….. I hope to hear from you.Mary Carmen….. 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El Salvador: Misioneros que se adentran en el terreno y…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 19, 2013 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel El Salvador: Misioneros que se adentran en el terreno y enfrentan los retos Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tom y Dianne Wilson.[Episcopal News Service – San Salvador, El Salvador] Para los misioneros Tom y Dianne Wilson la parte del servicio que les ha presentado hasta ahora un mayor desafío ha sido aprender español.La pareja, proveniente de Rutland, Massachusetts, y miembros de la iglesia episcopal de San Francisco [St. Francis Episcopal Church] en Holden, en la Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental, llegó el 4 de marzo y ha pasado las primeras seis semanas de servicio misionero en la Iglesia Anglicana/Episcopal de El Salvador estudiando español en el Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad y viviendo con una familia anfitriona, lo cual completa su experiencia de inmersión en la lengua española.“El idioma es el mayor desafío”, seguido por el calor y los mosquitos, dijo Dianne Wilson, de 65 años, jubilada como asesora de impuestos del gobierno municipal.Antes de llegar, Tom Wilson, de 50 años, dijo que “ellos tenían un millón de preocupaciones” relacionadas con ser “extranjeros en una tierra extraña”, pero que la Iglesia ha llevado a cabo con ellos una gran labor de acogida y los ha ayudado a aclimatarse.La primera participación de los Wilson con los misioneros de la Iglesia Episcopal tuvo lugar cuando eran miembros de la iglesia de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church] en Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, e integraban un equipo de apoyo para un amigo que estaba prestando servicios en Kenia. Cuando se mudaron a St. Francis en 2007, la iglesia acababa de establecer una relación  con la Fundación Cristosal, explicó Dianne Wilson.La iglesia de San Francisco se había comprometido a diezmar, a contribuir con el 10 por ciento [de sus ingresos] a la organización de desarrollo comunitario basado en derechos humanos que surge de las iglesias Anglicana y Episcopal que sirven en El Salvador, pero Cristosal no quería el dinero a menos que los miembros de la iglesia se propusieran hacer una visita, contó ella.“Cuando llegamos allí [a la parroquia de San Francisco] acababan de planear su segundo viaje a El Salvador y yo quise ver el otro lado [el servicio misionero sobre el terreno], dijo Dianne Wilson.Sin embargo, Tom Wilson, ex director de finanzas de una organización sin fines de lucro, no se sintió inmediatamente convencido, explicó, porque el viaje no incluía la construcción de algo. En lugar de “proyectos” de construcción, Cristosal se empeña en capacitar a los pobres a laborar en pro de la justicia y el desarrollo como ciudadanos iguales en una sociedad democrática, y Tom dijo que a él no le interesaba tener un momento “kumbaya” [una experiencia de confraternización superficial], pero al final decidió que no podía dejar que su esposa fuera a Centroamérica sola.“El desarrollo basado en los derechos humanos es un concepto difícil, hasta que uno lo ve”, afirmó Tom Wilson, quien luego se convirtió en presidente del comité de misión de la iglesia de San Francisco. No obstante, fue la pasión de Noah Bullock, el director ejecutivo de Cristosal, lo que puso a los Wilson en la senda del servicio misionero, dijeron ellos.Esa fue la primera de tres visitas que los Wilson hicieron entonces a Cristosal y a El Salvador. Su cuarta visita se produjo en agosto de 2012, cuando pasaron dos semanas viviendo en El Maizal, una pequeña comunidad a dos horas y media en auto de San Salvador y a 32 kilómetros de la frontera de Guatemala, donde la Iglesia tiene una casa de huéspedes y una granja. Los Wilson cumplirán su compromiso misionero en El Maizal, y se mudarán allí en los próximos días.La primera prioridad de los Wilson, dijeron ellos, es enseñarles inglés como segunda lengua a los niños de la comunidad y a los adultos que les interese, y administrar la casa de huéspedes que, cuando esté funcionando, puede llegar a albergar 12 personas.Hay unas 30 viviendas de bloques en el área, y también una escuela episcopal. Es una zona que fue destruida por terremotos en 2001 y reconstruida con la colaboración de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales.En los años 80, El Salvador fue víctima de una brutal guerra civil, librada sobre todo por el problema de la desigualdad [económica y social]. Y en los años que siguieron a los Acuerdos de Paz arbitrados por las Naciones Unidas en 1992, el país más pequeño y más densamente poblado de América Central ha experimentado varios devastadores desastres naturales. Tiene, además, uno de los índices de asesinatos más altos del mundo. La desigualdad aún persiste, con alrededor del 50 por ciento de la población adulta desempleada, y el 47 por ciento que vive en la extrema pobreza.Los Wilson se han comprometido con tres años de servicio, pero entienden que el trayecto a recorrer no será fácil.“Esta es una vida dura, para no mencionar lo que a uno le tocará presenciar: personas que viven en una pobreza abyecta”, dijo Dianne Wilson. “Es una vida increíblemente difícil: Nosotros estamos visitándola, ellos la viven”.Los Wilson están compartiendo su experiencia en un blog que pueden visitar aquí.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Se encuentra actualmente radicada en San Salvador, El Salvador.Traducción de Vicente Echerri AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN 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 Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Canada: Church leaders sign climate change declaration

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Canada: Church leaders sign climate change declaration 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 Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Environment & Climate Change Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Anglican Journal] On April 15, Christians from across Eastern Canada gathered at the Green Churches Conference/Colloque Eglises Vertes in Quebec City to learn about how churches can practice better environmental stewardship and to sign an ecumenical declaration committing their churches to creating a “climate of hope” in the face of worsening climate change.Rooting itself in ancient biblical teachings and modern climate science, the declaration committed churches to enact “an ecological shift” by “bringing improvements to our places of worship.” It also pledged churches to “act as good citizens in order to build a society which is greener and more concerned about the future of the next generations.”The principal signatories of the declaration were Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, primate of the Catholic Church in Canada; Archpriest P. Nectaire Féménias of the Orthodox Church of America; the Rev. David Fines, former president of the Montreal/Ottawa conference of the United Church of Canada; Bishop Dennis Drainville of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec; Diane Andicha Picard, Guardian of the Sacred Drum Head for Andicah n’de Wendat; the Rev. Katherine Burgess, incumbent at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Quebec City; and Norman Lévesque, director of the Green Church Program.However, to emphasize the collective responsibility of churches in fighting climate change, the declaration was read by all present, and everyone was given the opportunity to sign.The reading of the declaration followed a presentation by Dr. Alan K. Betts, an atmospheric scientist based in Vermont who has been studying the effects of climate change for more than 35 years. Betts explained how the unusual weather patterns of last winter — in which parts of western North America experienced record highs while Easterners experienced an especially cold winter — were in keeping with larger changes to weather patterns consistent with the rise of C02 in the earth’s atmosphere.But Betts also spoke about questions that touched much more closely on faith, arguing that climate change was a “spiritual denial” of the facts. “Climate deniers do not want to see truth,” he said. “We are in a society where the rich are very dependent on propaganda to defend fossil fuel exploitation.”While Betts was very clear about the enormity of the threat that climate change poses, he did not suggest that there was no hope, but argued that people “united with the spirit and the science” can cause change, “because when we stand for truth, creation responds.”The conference was organized by Green Churches, an ecumenical network that began in 2006 as a project of Saint Columba House, a United Church mission in Montreal. In the nine years since it began, the network has grown to include 50 churches across Canada from Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, United, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Evangelical and Quaker traditions.Following Betts’ presentation and the reading of the declaration, participants spent the late morning and afternoon of the one-day conference in a series of workshops, held in both English and French, focusing on practical ways in which churches could reduce their carbon footprint and energy use. One workshop, led by the Rev. Cynthia Patterson and Sarah Blair of the Diocese of Quebec, looked at the work that the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is doing to return its grounds to their original function as gardens.Lévesque, director of the Green Church Program, said that while there were slightly fewer people in attendance than he had expected, he was impressed with the number of prominent church leaders in attendance, such as Cardinal Lacroix and Bishop Drainville.He was also struck by the participants’ passion. “The people here, the interest — it was more than interest — it was conviction,” he said, adding that it was important that participants included people with the power to change church structure.Elana Wright, who works for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace and led a workshop on the relationship between food justice and climate justice, was likewise impressed with the level of participation.“It showed that there is a critical mass of people that want to take action and do something,” she said, “and they are following the Christian principles of respect for creation and really putting it into action and bringing it to their church leaders.”Drainville also viewed the conference as being highly important — so much so, in fact, that he delayed his flight to the House of Bishops meeting by a day in order to participate.“It is always a great opportunity to spend time with people who see the same kind of priorities,” he said, “and obviously as an Anglican, believing strongly in the Marks of Mission and particularly the fifth mark of mission [To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth], coming here and showing our solidarity as we respond to the needs of creation is very important.”The next Green Churches Conference is scheduled to take place in Ottawa in autumn 2016. By André ForgetPosted Apr 16, 2015 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

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