Hook to start at full-back?

first_imgThe rumours coming out of the Welsh camp suggest that James Hook could play at full-back against Wales on Friday with Scarlets’ centre Jonathan Davies coming into the backline instead of Hook. Is this a good idea? Many of the Welsh players pick themselves but the other big decision for Warren Gatland is in the back row. After dropping Ryan Jones Gatland looks like he will do the same to Jonathan Thomas and go for an inexperienced (but fresh faced) back row in Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton and Andy Powell, which has physicality and speed.The team will be announced at 12.15pm tomorrow Rugby World will be there to cover the announcement. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS But if this is the team is it good enough to win?Wales probable according to BBC Sport: James Hook (Ospreys); Morgan Stoddart (Scarlets), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Ospreys); Paul James (Ospreys), Matthew Rees (Scarlets, capt), Craig Mitchell (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Blues), Dan Lydiate (Dragons), Sam Warburton (Blues), Andy Powell (Wasps).last_img read more

Strength: the banded acceleration

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS IT’S COLD and wet outside, and the days are short. But we’re only half way through the season, so strength and conditioning for rugby is still a must! In the March 2014 edition of Rugby World, John Dams designed a workout to help you work on your strength, using some specific exercises. One of them, the banded acceleration, is demonstrated by the pros in the video below. Give it a go!last_img

Late Maro Itoje try wins Six Nations thriller

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England defeated France 23-20 at Twickenham Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. England would go on to concede 12 penalties through the game and there were fears that the crippling indiscipline of the previous three rounds was creeping back in. But England kept duking and, despite a little more disarray in the second half, the intent was still there. And in this one, you might permiss the use of “finishers” as England’s bench made telling contributions.France were unable to make significant inroads into the England 22 and in the closing minutes it was French indiscipline that allowed the hosts to set up an attacking platform deep in the opposition half. Redemption for @EnglandRugby. A fantastic performance and a hard-fought victory. #GuinnessSixNations #ENGvFRA pic.twitter.com/zXlEzfQxT3— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) March 13, 2021England’s last try was fine reward for their efforts. With Will Stuart picking and going, the next phase left a ball there in front of Itoje, who added momentum. Picking and plunging for the line, he took Cameron Woki over with him. Was it held up? No, said TMO Joy Neville, and referee Andrew Brace gave the try.France still had a chance to score at the end – and if they had won it with their last breath we would most likely declare this one of the greatest Six Nations matches of all time – but the mistake came from the unlikeliest of sources as Dupont knocked on.England have their big win in this Six Nations. France’s chance of a Grand Slam evaporates. And we have a great game to look back on.center_img It all started at a lick, as star scrum-half Antoine Dupont scored after 65 seconds. But England responded immediately through Anthony Watson.With England under the shadow of the French posts, the ball made it to George Ford, who slung it wide to Watson. France’s Teddy Thomas – who had made Dupont’s score possible with a canny chip ahead – flew up, and the England star had a clear run-in.The first half also gifted us another cracking try, as a fantastic set-piece move from France led to Damian Penaud scoring.From a whip-smart lineout move over the top, Gael Fickou passed back inside to Dupont. He found Matthieu Jalibert and a looping ball made it over to the wing. The try made it 17-13 in France’s favour and some will have been wishing that, just for today, half-time was abolished. Late Maro Itoje try wins Six Nations thrillerThis match was a double shot in the arm for rugby. From start to finish, it was thrilling as England and France went at it in the Six Nations.And in the last few minutes it was that man Maro Itoje who crashed over to claim the victory for England. As the final whistle blew it was 23-20 for the hosts. Superlatives sloshed around as pundits and fans alike celebrated a game played at breakneck speed. Maro Itoje heading for the try-line against France (Getty Images) last_img read more

Los episcopales leales de Carolina del Sur se reúnen para…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Los episcopales leales de Carolina del Sur se reúnen para planear su futuro Los delegados eligen a sus líderes y cambian de nombre para cumplir con el mandato del tribunal Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Posted Jan 31, 2013 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN El Rvdmo. Charles vonRosenberg, recién electo Obispo provisional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur, promete durante la reunión del 26 de enero en la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Charleston, C.S., “guardar y cumplir, hasta el máximo de mi capacidad, las responsabilidades y obligaciones de este cargo, esforzándome en todo por ser un fiel pastor del rebaño de Cristo”. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, Carolina del Sur] Reunidos en una ciudad a la que apodan la Ciudad Santa debido a la tolerancia religiosa de sus fundadores y en una iglesia que ha sobrevivido a la guerra de Secesión, a grandes tormentas y a un terremoto, los episcopales de Carolina del Sur se enfrentan a su futuro.Los episcopales leales de la zona inmediata a lo que se conoce como la franja costera o baja [Lowcountry] de Carolina del Sur se reunieron el 26 de enero en la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia, la cual estaba adornada de flores y repleta de gente. Muchos participantes expresaron el deseo de que hubiese una recuperación y un nuevo comienzo.La jornada se inició con la Santa Eucaristía, durante la cual la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori le dijo a la congregación en su sermón que “todos tenemos una responsabilidad de ser pastores, de ayudar a otros a encontrar su camino a través de las puertas de la vida abundante”.Refiriéndose al pasaje del Buen Pastor en el evangelio de Juan, ella instó a los episcopales que se encuentren con personas que han dejado la Iglesia Episcopal “a considerar que algunas de las ovejas pueden pensar que están escuchando la voz del Buen Pastor”.“También algunos sencillamente están exhaustos.  ¿Qué pasa con las ovejas que no están en el rebaño, que no saben que han de hallar un festín, descanso para el cuerpo y el alma y compañeros dispuestos a enfrentarse a los dictados de árbitros mezquinos o de lobos disfrazados de ovejas?Jefferts Schori contó la historia del piloto de un planeador a quien las autoridades locales acusaron de volar demasiado cerca de una planta de energía nuclear y luego lo arrestaron, pese a carecer de autoridad para hacerlo. Ella dijo que esa historia “es una muestra de las actitudes que hemos visto aquí y en muchas otras partes”.“Alguien decide que conoce la ley y sobrepasa cualquier autoridad que pueda frenarlo para dictar el destino de otros que pueden ser de hecho obedientes a la ley —y con frecuencia una ley para la cual este tirano local no es el juez”, agregó.“La mayoría de nosotros no vive en un mundo donde una sola persona es el árbitro último —porque, una y otra vez, hemos descubierto que las mejores decisiones se toman en comunidad con adecuado equilibrio de poderes”, dijo Jefferts Schori. “El poder asumido por una sola figura de autoridad con frecuencia es una receta para el abuso, la tiranía y la corrupción”.Sin embargo, agregó, “el debate es menos sobre quién tiene la razón y quién se equivoca en medio de las actuales controversias”.“Tiene más que ver con la manera en que lidiamos con los que discrepan: las otras ovejas del rebaño y la variedad de pastores que nos rodean”, afirmó.Haciendo notar que “el festín de Dios no precisa señales de exclusión”, Jefferts Schori dijo: “La mesa del banquete está servida con abundancia para todos, aunque resulta difícil participar del festín si uno está ocupado controlando la entrada”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori corresponde al saludo de Hank Mengedoht, de 6 años, mientras su hermano Teddy, de 8, los observa, durante una recepción con ella el 25 de enero en la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia en Charleston, C.S. La madre de los niños, Katherine, dijo que ella y su marido, Dan, trajeron al evento a los niños y a Georgia, su hermanita de 20 meses, para “mostrar su apoyo” al liderazgo de la Iglesia Episcopal. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Ella suscitó el aplauso y una ovación de pie al concluir su sermón diciendo que Jesús ya estaba a cargo de la entrada “y la consigna es: ¡Vengan todos. Vengan al festín!’”.El texto completo del sermón se encuentra aquí.Más tarde, en el curso de la reunión, la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, le dijo a la asamblea que “la Cámara de Diputados y toda la Iglesia está apoyándolos en oración mientras ustedes renuevan, reorganizan, refrescan, reconstituyen y, ciertamente, resucitan la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur”.Jennings le sugirió a los participantes: “cuando pueda parecer como si la gran amplitud de la convicción, de la experiencia y de la costumbre entre los episcopales amenazara aplastar vuestros anhelos de unidad y de claridad”, recuerden la reunión del 26 de enero y “la comunión de los santos que ha tenido lugar ante ustedes”.“Espero que estarán convencidos, como yo lo estoy, que nuestra amplitud anglicana es nuestro don particular de Dios y una gran bendición para la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur”, dijo. “Sigan la vía media anglicana, y ella les llevará entre los extremos en compañía de cristianos de todas las tendencias y de todos los dones del Espíritu”.El texto completo de sus palabras se encuentra aquí.El orden del díaDelegados clérigos y laicos de nueve parroquias, 10 misiones y ocho “parroquias leales” tomaron asiento para la reunión. La expresión “parroquias leales” se refiere a las congregaciones en que algunos, pero no todos, los miembros han seguido al obispo Mark Lawrence fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal. Entre más de 600 asistentes inscritos también se encontraban los miembros de cuatro “comunidades de culto” que están en el proceso de organizarse, así como miembros de otras congregaciones que están sopesando su permanencia en la Iglesia Episcopal.Un cartel afuera de la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia en Charleston, C.S., que muestra el nuevo nombre adoptado por los episcopales leales en esa zona del estado, refleja la prohibición de que el grupo use el escudo de la diócesis. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Jefferts Schori declaró que había quórum y el primer punto del orden del día fue actuar con lo que el abogado Thomas Tisdale llamó “sobrada cautela y con el deseo de obedecer una orden de restricción temporal del 23 de enero que le impide al grupo usar el escudo diocesano y los nombres “La Iglesia Protestante Episcopal en la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur”, “Diócesis de Carolina del Sur” y “La Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur”.El grupo convino en usar el nombre “la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur” en lugar de lo que Tisdale, más tarde electo canciller, llamó “lo que creemos que es nuestro verdadero y legítimo nombre”.Hay una audiencia fijada para el 1 de febrero sobre el mandato de la jueza de circuito de Carolina del Sur Diane S. Goodstein de prohibir a cualquier “organización, asociación o entidad individual el uso de nombres y marcas registradas que fueron reivindicadas por Lawrence y otros 24 líderes asociados con él. Más información acerca de la demanda legal se encuentra aquí.Los delegados en la iglesia de La Gracia eligieron por aclamación a Charles VonRosenberg, obispo jubilado de la Diócesis de Tennessee Oriental, como su obispo provisional. Jefferts Schori instaló a vonRosenberg en el curso de la reunión y le transfirió a él la dirección de la misma.Un obispo provisional tiene toda la autoridad y responsabilidad de un obispo diocesano, pero suele servir por un período de tiempo determinado y se concibe como un puente hasta el momento en que la diócesis esté en disposición de elegir a un obispo diocesano o a tomar otras decisiones respecto a su futuro.Los episcopales en Carolina del Sur necesitaban un nuevo líder porque Jefferts Schori declaró el 5 de diciembre que Lawrence había renunciado a sus órdenes. Ella y su Consejo de Asesores estuvieron de acuerdo en que, en un alocución en la convención especial diocesana del 17 de noviembre, Lawrence había dicho que la diócesis había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal un mes antes, el 17 de octubre, cuando ella había restringido su ministerio luego de que la Junta Disciplinaria para los Obispos le certificara que él había abandonado la Iglesia Episcopal “por una abierta renuncia de la disciplina de la Iglesia”.La Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, conversa con dos mujeres el 25 de enero durante una recepción en la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia en Charleston, C.S. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.El día en que se anunció la decisión de la junta, el Comité Permanente de la diócesis dijo que esa decisión “había provocado la activación de dos preexistentes resoluciones corporativas de la diócesis, las cuales simultáneamente desafiliaban a la diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal y convocaban a una convención especial”. Lawrence solicitó y recibió ratificación de esa ruptura en la reunión del 17 de noviembre.En consecuencia, el resto de los episcopales [de la diócesis] necesitaban un nuevo obispo y una nueva nómina de líderes laicos y clericales, los cuales también fueron electos el 26 de enero.VonRosenberg, de 65 años, ha tenido nexos durante mucho tiempo con Carolina del Sur. Él su esposa, Annie, ya viven en la comunidad de Daniel Island de Charleston, donde él se jubiló luego de servir durante 12 años como obispo de Tennessee Oriental. Desde octubre, él ha servido con carácter voluntario, junto con el obispo jubilado John Buchanan, como asesor del comité directivo que se creó en octubre.“Estamos aquí un grupo de personas comprometidas con la Iglesia Episcopal, algunos tristemente desplazados de sus hogares espirituales, otros descubriendo una nueva vida en momentos apasionantes, y un obispo que creía que se había jubilado” —le dijo vonRosenberg a los reunidos. “Estamos aquí enfrentándonos a un futuro incierto y dependiendo de la fuerza y apoyo de otros y confiando en la gracia de Dios para el mañana que nos aguarda”.Él instó a reconstruir la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur sobre el fundamento de lo que llamó las “virtudes crísticas” de humildad y amor, y que empiezan por buscar el perdón “por nuestro fracaso en lograr la unidad cristiana en nuestros tiempos”.vonRosenberg le dijo a los participantes que “como seguidores de Jesucristo, debemos reconocer que otros cristianos sinceros —ex episcopales— han escogido un camino diferente al nuestro. El suyo es una senda comprometida con Jesús tal como ellos entienden esa fe”.El texto completo de la alocución de vonRosenberg se encuentra aquí.En una posterior conferencia de prensa, el obispo sugirió que la recuperación podría comenzar cuando, en lugar de opinar ignorándose mutuamente, las personas empezaran a encontrar esperanzas en sus anteriores relaciones.“Mi esperanza”, dijo, es que la gente se dé cuenta de que aquellos que tal vez están en una posición diferente en este momento no son demonios, no dejan de ser cristianos, sino que han elegido un camino diferente”.El obispo dijo “en llegar a este punto y en avenirse a dialogar unos con otros como pueblo, es en lo que radica nuestra esperanza y donde creo yo que comienza la reconciliación”.En verdad, no todos los que asistieron a la reunión del 26 de enero, o de las casi 500 personas que asistieron a una recepción con la obispa primada la noche antes, han decidido adonde van a parar.Cheves Leland, delegada a la reunión de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago Apóstol [St. James] en Santee, le dijo a ENS que su congregación esta reflexionando respecto a su filiación. Santiago Apóstol es “una pequeña congregación en un pueblito” cuyos miembros no están todos de acuerdo respecto a qué rumbo seguir, afirmó.Ella con frecuencia ha votado contrario al otro delegado de la congregación. “Decimos que nuestros votos están divididos, pero nosotros no”.“Realmente no queremos que se produzca una ruptura y que alguna gente se vaya”, agregó. “Creo que hay un lugar para todos en la Iglesia y con Dios”.Julie Walters, directora del ministerio de los niños en La Gracia, sabe que ella está en la Iglesia Episcopal, tal como sus antepasados estuvieron hace seis generaciones cuando ayudaron a fundar La Gracia. Pero se encuentra enfrentada con sus vecinos episcopales. Ha tenido que defenderse “en la tienda de víveres y en la cancha de tenis” de acusaciones de otros episcopales que ella dice que “sólo escuchan una parte” de la historia.“Eso me resulta chocante”, dice, y agrega. “Odio este pleito más que ninguna otra cosa”.El pleito, dice ella, no es por cambios litúrgicos ni por distintas interpretaciones de la Escritura.“Es un pleito por quebrantar una regla… tuvimos la misma lucha respecto a la participación de las mujeres” en el liderazgo de la Iglesia, dijo Walters, cuya madrina, en sus propias palabras, fue la primera mujer en la junta parroquial de la Gracia y resultó blanco del desacuerdo.Elizabeth Jones le dijo a ENS el 25 de enero que ella tenía un sencillo deseo para el fin de semana: “que éste fuera el comienzo de la recuperación”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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

Zambia program receives $1 million Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant

first_img Africa, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Posted Dec 5, 2013 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Zambia program receives $1 million Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grant In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Relief & Development Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 A trained volunteer weighs babies at one of the early childhood development centers in Zambia that will benefit from a $1 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Episcopal Relief & Development. Photo: Episcopal Relief & Development[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to expand its Early Childhood Development (ECD) program in Zambia.The organization had previously been awarded a $350,000 grant from the foundation to launch the program in three geographic provinces, in order to develop an integrated ECD program strategy for families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural areas.  The current grant will enable Episcopal Relief & Development and its local partner, the Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC), to broaden the program’s reach and serve an estimated 12,500 children under six.“It is a tremendous vote of confidence to receive this grant from the Hilton Foundation,” said Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development. “Following on a successful two-year project period, we will be able to strengthen the program over the next three years and work through the Zambian Church to introduce our proven approach in new communities.  I am grateful to all of my colleagues who worked so hard to secure this grant, particularly Dawn Murdock, our resource mobilization manager, and Richard Hoff, our major gifts officer for the Midwest and Western regions.”Episcopal Relief & Development is one of the grantees in the Hilton Foundation’s Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Initiative. The program is aimed at holistically addressing the needs of families affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly vulnerable young children and their caregivers. Episcopal Relief & Development’s goal is to build community and caregiver capacity to create a safe, stable environment in which children can thrive and reach their full developmental potential.In Zambia, ZAC’s integrated rural program is based in churches and schools serving as Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centers.  The ECD program leverages the assets of the Zambian Anglican Church nationally and locally, focusing on young children’s cognitive, psychosocial and physical development.Trained ECD volunteers facilitate support and learning groups for caregivers and playgroups for children, make monthly home visits and provide referrals to needed services.Program activities support families in three additional areas:Health: water, sanitation and hygiene education, growth monitoring and malaria prevention and control through Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning NetsforLife® program partnership; Nutrition and Food Supply: feeding practices for infants and young children, vegetable gardening and sustainable agriculture; Livelihood Strengthening: business training, formation of savings and loan groups.“The ECD program addresses a serious need in the community, namely for young children impacted by HIV/AIDS to receive care that supports their healthy development,” said Grace Mazala Phiri, ZAC’s national program director. “But rather than having care take place in orphanages it is much better and more sustainable for us to work on strengthening families and enabling caregivers to provide this support. Furthermore, you cannot address only one area of need – if a child is hungry it may be because their caregiver is too sick to work or does not have skills to earn sufficient income, so you have to work on everything at once.  It is not quick or easy, but it is the best way to help our communities.”Over the next three years, with support from the most recent Hilton Foundation grant, the ECD program will build on its success to expand to other rural areas of Zambia. This funding will also help strengthen program quality through measures such as adding a preschool curriculum for children between the ages of three and five. Preliminary results have shown that the ECD program can be a catalyst for other community organizing efforts in marginalized areas, creating momentum for lasting change that fights poverty, hunger and disease. The program may also serve as a model for faith-based organizations working with families in rural, high HIV prevalence areas in other African countries.“The family-centered approach of this program has the potential for significant, long-term impact, particularly for children affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief & Development’s senior vice president for programs. “Strong families are essential for nurturing a child’s potential, and our partnership with the Hilton Foundation has made it uniquely possible for us to build up those faith-based networks that sustain families during challenging times.” Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Lacy Broemel named as refugee and immigration policy analyst

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Lacy Broemel named as refugee and immigration policy analyst Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a churchwide search, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named Lacy Broemel as Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.As Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst, Broemel will be based in the Washington DC office of The Episcopal Church, working with the Office of Government Relations and in cooperation with Episcopal Migration Ministries, on the immigration and refugee public-policy positions adopted by the Episcopal Church’s General Convention and Executive Council, and the ministry of the Presiding Bishop.  The analyst represents Church policies to government leaders, devises and executes legislative and communication strategy, proposes and monitors federal legislation, writes public-policy statements and letters, determines and writes public-policy alerts for the Episcopal Public Policy Network, trains Episcopalians in public-policy advocacy, and builds coalitions to support policy priorities.Since October 2014, Broemel has been the Manager for Communications and Operations for the Office of Government Relations. Broemel began working in the Office of Government Relations in August 2013 as the Staff Assistant/Office Manager.She graduated from Sewanee University of the South in May 2013 with a B.A. in History and a Minor in Women and Gender Studies.“I am delighted at the opportunity to continue my work for The Episcopal Church in this new capacity as Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst,” Broemel said. “The Episcopal Church, through Episcopal Migration Ministries, works tirelessly to support and protect refugees around the world and in our communities. I am eager to engage Episcopalians and our elected officials in this important and faithful work of advocating for just and humane migration policies.”She began her position June 1.Broemel can be reached at [email protected] The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Immigration, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Jun 3, 2016 Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Prayer call over Nuba Mountains warfare

first_img 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET June 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm Dear Lord, We thank you that you are faithful even in the midst of the most horrific tragedies, that you give these people strategies for survival that not even the most deadly of weapons can damage. The Bible says: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”. I thank you, dear Lord that this is a testimony and a wonder to those who are coming against the Southern Sudanese. Let these victims know that they are here for a purpose and that in Christ, they are more than conquerors. Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Africa, Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC 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 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 Shreveport, LA Sudan & South Sudan By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 23, 2016 Press Release Service The remains of Grace Secondary School in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. Photo: Diocese of Kadugli[Anglican Communion News Service] The only secondary school Umdorain County, in Sudan’s South Kordofan state, has been destroyed in ongoing fighting between government forces and the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Army in the Nuba Mountains. Grace Secondary School, built by the Diocese of Kadugli in 2008, is one of a number of casualties of the ongoing conflict.The state was due to hold “popular consultations” on its future following the peace deal which saw the creation of an independent South Sudan in January 2011. But the state’s governor Ahmed Haroun (who, along with the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes against civilians and crimes against humanity, cancelled the consultations, leading to ongoing violence.Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of Kadugli, in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, is asking Anglicans to pray for the people of the Nuba Mountains as they face ongoing violence with the continuing warfare between the two sides.“In grief, I am writing to bring to your attention the tragedy that our people in the Nuba Mountains are experiencing since mid-March up to the present,” he said in a letter published in the diocesan newsletter Tabaldi.“People in the Nuba Mountains are experiencing brutal ground attacks and aerial bombardment on a daily basis from the Sudan Armed Forces . . . who have been fighting the Sudan People’s Liberation Army . . . since the year 2011; causing a loss of many lives and destruction of property.“The situation of the people has become more difficult with the recent intensification of aggression on the civilian population that started since mid-March 2016 to this month of April. This scale of the war has spread all over the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile Regions. . . As a result, our Diocese of Kadugli is divided into two parts: some of its churches fall in the area controlled by the Government of Sudan, and others in the SPLA controlled areas.”Three thousand government troops were sent to the Karakaria area and the surrounding villages, including Ekwartang, the village where Andudu was born and raised. “They killed and drove people away [and] occupied the villages for six days before the Sudan Liberation troops defeated them and drove them out of the villages,” he said. “But the Sudan Armed Forces left nothing in the villages.”The bishop said that more than 22 civilians were killed during the attacks around Karakaria; many people are still missing. The troops burnt almost all the houses and two churches in the area. Another one was shot at from the inside, and all the iron sheets on the roof were destroyed.The troops destroyed Grace Secondary School with bulldozers. Sorghum crops, sesame, and ground nuts harvested over the last year were burnt. Civilians are currently left in open spaces, rivers, valleys and in caves on the mountains; and facing challenges to cope with the situation. Their plight is expected to deteriorate as the rainy season is expected to begin soon.“At the moment there is no humanitarian assistance by international NGOs or the UN agencies to assist the people in need [because] the government of Sudan . . . expelled and banned all humanitarian agencies,” the bishop said.Andudu, who says he is receiving bad news almost every day, is calling for prayers for the people in the Nuba Mountains and other places experiencing war.“Pray for peace, that God stops the bloodshed of innocent people. I still believe in prayers and good negotiation strategies, peace will prevail,” he said. 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Curry, Jennings take lead in Supreme Court brief on transgender-bathroom…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 2, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings are the lead signers on an amicus brief filed March 2 by 1,800 clergy and religious leaders in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving transgender-bathroom use policies.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, shown here at the Executive Council’s October 2016 meeting, say they anchored their decision to be the lead signers on a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in the theological understanding that all people are created in the image of God and thus entitled to equal protection under the law. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe “friend of the court” brief comes in the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, which the American Civil Liberties Union and its Virginia chapter filed on behalf of Gavin Grimm and his mother, Deirdre Grimm, in June 2015.The signers urge the high court to see that the ability to live in a country that guarantees transgender equality is a religious freedom issue. They said their faith communities have approached issues related to gender identity in different ways, but are “united in believing that the fundamental human dignity shared by all persons requires treating transgender students like Respondent Gavin Grimm in a manner consistent with their gender identity.”The signers urged the court to address the civil rights of transgender persons according to religiously neutral constitutional principles of equal protection under the law. Doing so, they said, “will not impinge upon religious belief, doctrine, or practice” and instead will adhere to the Constitution’s prohibition against favoring one religious viewpoint over any others.Curry anchored his support of the brief in Genesis 1:26-27, which declares that every human person is created in the image and likeness of God.“This divine decree proclaims the inherent sacredness, dignity, worth, and equality of every human person, by virtue of their creation imago Dei,” he said. “The way of love for God and our neighbor that Jesus taught is the way to honor the sacredness, dignity and worth and equality of each person. For this reason, we work for the equality and dignity of transgender people, who, like the rest of us, are created in God’s image and likeness.”Jennings said Jesus tells his followers to love God and love their neighbor as themselves. “And, he tells us not to be afraid. The Episcopal Church affirms the victory of love over fear by supporting local, state and federal laws that prevent discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression,” she said.That support dates at least to General Convention’s 2009 meeting, when bishops and deputies passed Resolution D012 opposing laws that discriminate against people based on their gender identity. It was in that vein that the Church’s Executive Council said in June 2016 that it opposed North Carolina’s “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” as well as “all legislation, rhetoric and policy rooted in the fear-based argument that protecting transgender people’s civil rights in the form of equal access to public accommodation puts other groups at risk.”Jennings noted that the last resolve of council’s resolution (AN014 on page 8 here) encourages Episcopalians to work against legislation that discriminates against transgender people and for legislation that prevents such discrimination, and to communicate the church’s position to courts, policymakers and others across the United States.“For the two of us to sign this amicus brief, that’s not a leap at all,” Jennings said. “We’ve already said as a church that’s what you do.”The outline of the caseThe case took shape in 2014 after Grimm and his mother told school administrators of his male gender identity at the beginning of his sophomore year. With their permission, he used the boys’ restroom for almost two months without any incident, according to the original complaint. However, some parents and other Gloucester County residents objected, prompting the school board to adopt a policy that limited students’ bathroom use to the one of “the corresponding biological genders” or “an alternative appropriate private facility.”The complaint said the policy stigmatizes Grimm, who is now 18 and will graduate this year. He is the only student in the high school using the private bathroom and this practice marks him as different, isolates him and exposes him to “serious psychological harm,” according to the complaint.The lawsuit argues the bathroom policy is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law, and violates Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination by schools.ACLU attorneys asked the district state court for preliminary injunction in time for Gavin to be able to use the same restroom as other boys when classes resumed for the 2015-16 school year. The district court denied the request and dismissed the Title IX claim. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned the lower court in August.The Gloucester County School Board successfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the appeals court decision. The Fourth Circuit’s ruling is on hold, pending the higher court’s ruling.The case was complicated on Feb. 22 when President Donald Trump revoked the Obama administration’s interpretation that Title IX required schools to “treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity.” The next day the Supreme Court asked the main parties for their views on how the case should proceed. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals relied heavily on that guidance in its ruling.Attorneys for Grimm on March 1 urged the justices to proceed with the current schedule for March 28 oral argument. The school board suggested putting off the case at least until April to allow the federal government to weigh in, SCOTUSblog reported.Religious freedom for allReligious freedom is a main concern in the amicus brief. Permitting religiously based anti-transgender types of laws would enshrine religious beliefs in the country’s law and implicitly favor religious viewpoints that reject the existence of transgender persons over those who embrace such persons’ existence and dignity, the signers said.“The First Amendment forbids both forms of religious favoritism,” they said.“Here, a public school student who happens to be a transgender boy seeks no more than to use the same toilet facilities as every other boy in his school,” they said at the conclusion of the brief. “Forcing him instead to use stigmatizing separate facilities humiliates him for no apparent reason other than to appease religious views denying the existence of his gender identity.”The signers said that causing Grimm such harm is inconsistent with their belief “as a matter of law, religious faith, and fundamental decency – that transgender students should be treated with equal dignity and respect.”Jennings said the opposing claims of religious freedom were at the heart of hers and the presiding bishop’s interest in joining the brief. “We oppose all legislation that seeks to deny the God-given dignity, legal equality, and civil rights of transgender people,” she said. “We support transgender equality not in spite of our Christian faith, but because of it.”Jennings said the brief very clearly says that religious freedom belongs to all Americans, not just one group’s theology.Curry and Jennings have acted on Executive Council’s admonition to confront discriminatory laws before. Shortly after council acted in June, Curry and Jennings wrote to the Episcopal Church explaining their opposition to the North Carolina bill and saying that they had written to the state’s governor and members of the state’s General Assembly, calling on them to repeal the bill.Last month, they wrote to the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to praise his opposition to a “bathroom bill” in that state.This is the second time in two years that Jennings has taken the lead in filing amici briefs with the Supreme Court. In April 2015, she was a lead signer on an amicus brief filed by nearly 2,000 individual lay and ordained religious leaders in the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage known as Obergefell v. Hodges and Consolidated Cases.More information about the Gloucester County School Board suit, including legal filings, is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Ann Tucker says: Diane Pyle says: March 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm Diane: Unisex single-user bathrooms are common. The conundrum is how to respect the rights and privacy of the transgender identity student(s) AND also respect the privacy, safety and modesty rights of women. The practical effect of the ruling sought by the Bishop’s brief under Title IX (equality for women’s sports) and Constitutional equal protection would create an unfunded mandate that all public schools and colleges must allow transgender identity men/boys to use the existing women’s communal locker rooms and showers unless they construct single user bathroom/shower stalls to accommodate transgender identity students. If this is the ultimate ruling, then it logically follows that transgender identity men / boys must also be allowed to participate on women’s athletic teams. March 3, 2017 at 7:26 am Once again the church leaders use Scripture to justify their position. Those of you that are disgruntled should vote with your wallet. If you disagree then why sit back and take whatever the church leadership serves up. You are a member of a lobbying organization! The greater church only survives because you all contribute every Sunday. Your church pays homage to the Diocese via an assessment and a pledge even though your church may not be meeting its budget, it’s due regardless. The assements cannot be rescinded and are not negotiable. Try it and the Dicese will defrock your priest, confiscate your church property and bank accounts. So in reality, you all are paying for this nonsense. If you are unhappy then find a small congregational church that does good works in your community. The Episcopal Church is in a death spiral. I expect the haters will retaliate with quotes from the Bible and call me “un-Christian” but that’s OK. It proves my point. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 7, 2017 at 4:55 pm In my struggle to continue to see the church as relevant, this stand against religious bigotry is a strong reason why it is. As a trans person I can assure you that the issue is relevant to us, and not merely a struggle for the church to remain relevant. March 6, 2017 at 10:30 am Well said, Hugh Hansen. Thank you. I find this incredibly disturbing and sad. Bishop Currey will alienate one half of the Church and drive them out. I’ve also wondered isn’t this not acceptable because the Church is tax-exempt? Actually wondering if they are gambling with losing such a status with becoming actually political? Lesley Hildrey says: Comments navigation Newer comments Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ March 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm Good grief! “Male and female created He them” (Gen. 1).If the Bible doesn’t awe you, what about the science? You have 37 trillion cells, each of them either male or female. If I “self-identified” as a member of a race that a child can see I am not, sensible people would laugh. Well, He Who sits in the heavens laughs at the silliness of breaking still one more bond of God’s Kingship over a rebellious people (Ps. 2:3). When He is finished laughing, He will speak in His wrath and terrify in His fury those who rebel against His King (Ps. 2:4-6).The Psalm concludes by advising we kiss the King (obey Him), and blessed are all who take refuge in Him (v. 12). The Gospel tells us this King is Jesus, who carried with Him to the Cross all our silliness, our cosmic treason, from which we are commanded to depart. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ian Montgomery says: March 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm Amen! 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Kenneth Knapp says: March 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm I think it is entirely appropriate to have two separate bathrooms and is also entirely appropriate to allow people to use the one consistent with their identified gender identity. Trust me, no boy or girl is going to “identify” as another gender and dress like that gender just to use the restroom of that gender. I also think that it is entirely appropriate for the Episcopal Church to weigh in on this considering that the argument being made against it are primarily religious arguments. Raya Schweitzer says: March 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm Thank you very much for taking this stand. Despite these unpleasant comments I am confident that there are many Episcopalians, like me, who are please and proud to call you our leaders. To see you take a stand to support those in need is truly awesome. Keep up the good work! In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events March 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm With all due respect to our leadership, I believe that this action is inappropriate and beyond the proper scope of their official duties as they relate to their particular offices. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem John Miller says: Raya Schweitzer says: March 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm Praise be to God? Really?? Let me see if I’ve got this right. The good Rev Jennings and our esteemed Presiding Bishop believe it is their “Christian duty” to force one’s daughter to see the genitals of a male student in the shower of the girls’ locker room because he believes he’s a female? This isn’t about civil rights or one’s dignity. This is, quite simply, insanity. The Bible calls Satan the father of lies and the progressive clergy in TEC are swallowing those lies hook line and sinker! Chuck deVarennes says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing March 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm I agree. March 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm Reverend, your comment, and Sherry’s, seem to me to better align with one of the more doctrinaire and traditional branches. One of the things I value about The Episcopal Church is the reasoned approach to real world issues. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry March 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm Excellent coverage of a complex set of issues, proud of our leadership who stand forward on behalf of those in our nation and world with the least voice and status to defend themselves. This is at the heart of the gospel and consistent with decades of evolving General Convention and Executive Council policy and study, drawing the circle of inclusion and grace ever wider. Bravo and brava. Ronald Davin says: Human Sexuality, Wayne Helmly says: March 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm I agree completely with Sherry Leonard. For the empty-minded leaders of the Episcopal Church to make toilet choice a matter of religious liberty is truly blasphemous. Shame on them. March 2, 2017 at 7:33 pm I am so proud that the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies have signed this amicus brief. I signed it as well. Like Gavin Grimm, I am a trans man, and while I have a hard time imagining what it might have been like to be openly trans in high school, I was gender non-conforming long before I came out as trans in my late twenties. I remember well how incredibly gender bifurcated the worlds of elementary, middle and high school were and how difficult it could be simply to be yourself if your gender exceeded the norms associated with the sex you were assigned at birth. And I say that as one whose experience was much less difficult than what many trans folks grew up experiencing. Gavin Grimm, and indeed all of us, should be able to access the spaces and activities that reflect the gender he knows himself to be, that respect his human dignity. Thank you to the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies for adding your voice and support to this important case and for standing with the trans community. March 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm How we organize our society around bathrooms seems to me to be more a matter of social convention than religious truth. With all due respect to our leadership, I think they are trying too hard to be relevant. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Sherry Leonard says: March 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm R Davin… was anything said about having gender-nuleutral bathrooms? I don’t think so. Perhaps reading and comprehension should be on your bucket list. Bill Louis says: President of the House of Deputies, Gender Justice, Ronald Davin says: Thom Chu says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Anne Hiemstra says: March 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm Reverend, your comment, and Sherry’s, seem to me to better align with one of the more doctrinaire and traditional branches. One of the things I value about The Episcopal Church is the reasoned approach to real world issues. Vicki Gray says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, mike geibel says: Betty Butler Cole says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm In Camelot mike geibel says: EstherDavid Steffens says: Submit a Press Release March 4, 2017 at 12:08 am All bathrooms should be private. No gender, no signs, just Restroom or Bathroom on door. That way it is no longer an issue. Calvin John says: Sheila Thrash says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Eddie Abernathy says: Ralph Davis says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cameron Partridge says: Menzo Faassen says: 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 March 4, 2017 at 8:02 pm There’s a slogan going around that we would all do well to remember: “It isn’t about bathrooms, just like it was never about drinking fountains.” Rector Knoxville, TN Louis Smith says: March 3, 2017 at 9:19 am Bill: You speak an “unpleasant” truth for those who may choose not to kneel at the altar of political correctness.. At a legal cost in millions in pledge dollars, Bishop Bruno of the LA Diocese won his court battles for ownership of St. James the Great in Newport Beach, California after the orthodox congregation bolted, and he installed a new reverend with his promises of rebuilding the congregation in the image of the new church. When numbers were not sufficient to financially support the operating costs, he secretly sold the church for $15 million to a developer who planned to replace the sanctuary with luxury condos, and then “locked-out” the new congregation. The cash deal has now fallen through. The “amens” echoing from the pews in this beautiful church have been replaced by the muffled footsteps of spiders and mice while the forgotten congregation holds services in a nearby park. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Raya Schweitzer says: March 6, 2017 at 4:40 am I am disappointed that PB Curry doesn’t see the distraction created by this Amicus Brief. He begins well with the gospel of evangelism but his ministry may not be marked by the call of God to this sacred calling, but by the powers he has helped place in the hands of the federal government. When will this church stay out of Caesars business? Lisa Ann Mauro says: PJCabbiness says: Comments navigation Newer comments Faith & Politics, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Velda cross says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curry, Jennings take lead in Supreme Court brief on transgender-bathroom policies Episcopal presiding officers say church supports transgender equality because of Christian faith Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 3, 2017 at 10:38 pm Blessing on my denomination for speaking truth to power–in the tradition of the prophets. We stand for justice and mercy for all. March 2, 2017 at 8:16 pm Amen! March 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm Why does my Church still have two separate bathrooms ? Good for the goose, good for the gander, as they say. March 5, 2017 at 5:06 pm I once again find myself in strong disagreement with the leadership of the Episcopal church. I have been a part of the church all my life and have watched it become less and less about faith and religion, and more and more about secular human politics. March 2, 2017 at 8:41 pm I love my churches stand on this. Bravo March 2, 2017 at 11:58 pm Michael, Gay, thank you!!! Thank you for showing us yet another way to honor our vow to respect the dignity of every human being. March 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm The leaders of the church keep finding more and more obtuse issues to proclaim and spend time on. As a cradle Episcopalian, I have no faith in the current or recently past leadership of the church. They continue to slide into more and more secular life issues, ignoring the place where they could truly help mankind: strengthening faith, teaching from the Bible, and enabling communities to have traditions which support our lives from birth to death. The ability to convolute some relationship between bathrooms and religious freedom is truly dizzying. Stick to at least 2 of the 3 basics: theology & tradition; you have no reasoning skills left. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm I am most appreciative of your work on this issue. I have dealt with transgender patients and their families. It is always a difficult situation and there are lots of difficult decisions to be made, Now that we are better educated about sexuality and the brain, things are different. Sex is not always black and white. The best explanation I ever had was from a 9 year old boy. His biological parents had divorced. His father looked after him, and his mother was not much involved. His father underwent treatment to become female. The young man, said he used to be my Dad and now she’s my Mom. But it is the same person who has always taken care of me. Rector Shreveport, LA Tony Oberdorfer says: March 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm I disagree that this bathroom debate is a religious issue, a civil rights/equal protection issue, or a “moral issue.” It is a privacy and personal security issue.It should be common sense that every person is entitled to privacy when using the restroom, changing, or showering. Individual privacy and security justify sex segregated bathrooms and locker rooms particularly for women who by biology and personal hygiene needs, are placed in vulnerable positions within restrooms or shower stalls. Most single-stall restrooms have a door which can be locked from the inside—for a good reason. The Church would have the Federal Government compel schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms, showers and locker rooms with members of the opposite sex. My daughters and grand-daughters will never attend a public school that does this.The Bishop’s brief ignores mention of privacy and safety concerns. There are many reported instances of where non-transgender identity men with cameras and voyeur tendencies, and worse intentions, have intruded into women’s restrooms. The posting of secretly obtained pictures on the internet is not uncommon. Every teenager has an iPhone and once a photo is posted on the internet, merely punishing the perpetrator cannot undue the public humiliation and damage. The common sense solution may be to accommodate transgender students by the use of single-stall restrooms and showers so that their privacy and security can be protected as well. That is a local responsibility for the community and schools. In my opinion, hiring lawyers and spending thousands of dollars on legal briefs purporting to speak on behalf of the entire membership on this divisive secular issue, and other partisan issues, is an unforgivable abuse of authority and pledge monies, and I have left the Church. I agree with Terry Francis that the voice whispering in the Bishop’s ear may not be God’s voice at all when the message is guaranteed to cause disharmony, dissention and a splitting of the Church. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm Many thanks to our Presiding Bishop and House of Deputies President. I believe that signing this brief is entirely appropriate. As the amicus brief states, Bishop Curry is charged with responsibility for “speaking God’s word to the [Episcopal] Church and to the world, as the representative of the [Episcopal] Church.”Jesus was very clear that he considered himself one of the “least of these,” and what we do to them, we do to him. That is God’s word. Transgender children are among the most vulnerable people in our society. I believe it a Gospel imperative to support and minister to them. I am grateful that our leadership is boldly speaking God’s word. mike geibel says: March 3, 2017 at 6:53 am I think that the Western Church’s obsession with things sexual — first the definition of, basically, all sexual behavior as dirty and sinful then, recently, a rush to bend the gospel to support anything that anyone can ask or imagine in terms of matters sexual have been both been problematic. The former made the church look irrelevant, the latter, and most recent, makes us look trivial and politically partisan. Worse, I daresay, in this case. Actions like these make us look blasphemous — daring to speak for God on matters on which faithful Christian men and women — whatever their biology or self identification — can reasonably disagree. We are driving people away from our pews by taking, nationally, regionally, and locally, various stripes of one political agenda. Is not the gospel all sufficient? A newcomer in my church just this past Sunday arrived after moving to the area recently and trying out the nearest church to him. After two weeks of “Trump bashing” from the pulpit, he tried the next closest church……ours……where he heard a sermon on sin and redemption based on the gospel assigned to the day with no illustrations written by the NYT editorial board. Shouldn’t we try to be a roomy tent again, and leave politics behind? We can explain the decline away all we like as “part of a national trend away from church going” but the fact is that our denomination, after moving hard left in its public actions and proclamations has lost more than one third of its members and worshippers and have not — despite predictions — found new ones. The churches that are growing stick to the gospel. That is what the soul wants. Leave community organizing to the community organizers. They do a better job. Tags Comments (44) Tom Sramek, Jr. says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 4, 2017 at 4:16 pm Don’t try to use science to justify your prejudices. Your knowledge of genetics and cellular physiology is woefully inadequate for the task. (Hint: Cells have neither a “sex” nor a “gender”; those concepts are appropriate only at the organismal level.)Try searching the Internet for “genetic chimera”. And do some reading in basic developmental physiology while you are at it.And if you truly believe GOD cannot create a male physical body and put the soul of a woman into it, or that GOD would never, ever, do such a thing, then I don’t think your Biblical and theological scholarship is up to snuff, either. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rev. Robert C. Walters says: March 3, 2017 at 12:19 pm I am so very proud of the moral stand our Bishop is taking!Thank you for being a strong, moral leader and model for us and a devoted follower of Christ.Praise be to God Terry Francis says: Bill Louis says: Betty Butler Cole says: Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Rector Smithfield, NC 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 March 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm You miss the point, perhaps intentionally. Trans folks identify and live as the other gender. That is why they should be able to use the restroom appropriate for their gender identity. No one has advocated the elimination of separate restrooms. March 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm With all due respect to PJCabbiness. But according to the duties of a bishop as outlined in the ordination services of a bishop. Several of the duties apply to this situation and the presiding bishop’s actions. “Will you boldly proclaim and interpret the Gospel ofChrist, enlightening the minds and stirring up theconscience of your people?AnswerI will, in the power of the Spirit.BishopAs a chief priest and pastor, will you encourage andsupport all baptized people in their gifts andministries, nourish them from the riches of God’sgrace, pray for them without ceasing, and celebratewith them the sacraments of our redemption?AnswerI will, in the name of Christ, the Shepherd andBishop of our souls.BishopWill you guard the faith, unity, and discipline of theChurch?AnswerI will, for the love of God.BishopWill you share with your fellow bishops in thegovernment of the whole Church; will you sustainyour fellow presbyters and take counsel with them;will you guide and strengthen the deacons and allothers who minister in the Church?AnswerI will, by the grace given me.BishopWill you be merciful to all, show compassion to thepoor and strangers, and defend those who have nohelper?AnswerI will, for the sake of Christ Jesus.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 3, 2017 at 5:13 pm Sherry, I agree with you whole-heartedly. Let these chaps think a bit about the feelings, especially of girls and women, of non-transgender persons. To transgendered folks, Just use the bathroom your physical equipment suggests and get on with your life. There is really more to think about than using the toilet! Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CAlast_img read more

El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry sobre el Huracán Harvey

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Aug 30, 2017 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY 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 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Hurricane Harvey, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT El Obispo Presidente Michael Curry sobre el Huracán Harvey Nuestros hermanos y hermanas de Texas y Luisiana necesitan nuestra ayuda. 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 2017 Hurricanes, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Un video del Obispo Presidente está aquí[El 29 de agosto, 2017] Del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry:Hace mucho tiempo el profeta Malaquías enseñó que todos somos hijos de Dios en virtud de haber sido creados por el mismo Dios. “¿No tenemos todos un solo padre?, ¿no nos creó un mismo Dios?”, preguntó (2:10). Jesús enseñó lo mismo cuando contó una historia sobre un buen samaritano. De hecho, somos todos hijos de Dios. Y si todos somos hijos de Dios, entonces todos somos hermanos y hermanas.En los últimos días, hemos visto y presenciado la devastación a raíz del huracán Harvey. Nuestros hermanos y hermanas de Texas y Luisiana necesitan nuestra ayuda.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo nos indica que no enviemos comida, ropa u otros artículos porque las diócesis afectadas tienen limitada o ninguna capacidad para recibir, almacenar o distribuir bienes. Es más eficiente y mejor para la economía local hacer una donación.La Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo nos dice qué podemos hacer para una ayuda de primera emergencia.• Para donar al Fondo de Respuesta al Huracán Harvey a fin de apoyar a las diócesis afectadas para que satisfagan las necesidades de sus vecinos más vulnerables después de este evento, consulte aquí• Inscríbase en la página Listo para Servir para registrarse como posible voluntario en el futuro. El personal de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo comparte estas listas con las diócesis cuando están dispuestas a reclutar a voluntarios externos• El inserto de boletín para su uso este domingo está disponible aquí • Las últimas actualizaciones del programa de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo están disponibles en Facebook y Twitter @EpiscopalRelief y aqui. • Visite el sitio web de la Iglesia Episcopal  para obtener actualizaciones e información importante.Mientras nuestros compañeros episcopales sirven a los necesitados, necesitan nuestra ayuda no sólo ahora o a corto plazo, sino a largo plazo. Nuestro apoyo a la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo es una forma tangible, práctica, eficaz y confiable de hacerlo, recen por  las personas de Texas y Luisiana cuyas vidas han sido cambiadas para siempre por el huracán Harvey.Juntos somos la familia humana de Dios y nuestros esfuerzos en tiempos como estos realmente aportan apreciable ayuda  a nuestras hermanas y hermanos en gran necesidad.El Rvdmo. Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia EpiscopalUn video del Obispo Presidente está aquí Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

El Pacto es el Primer Paso para Responder al Abuso…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Gender Justice, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET House of Bishops Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID El Pacto es el Primer Paso para Responder al Abuso y la Explotación Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Después de una liturgia de escucha especial el 3 de julio donde se reconoció el movimiento MeToo y de escuchar las historias personales de abuso, acoso y explotación, los/as obispos/as reunidos en la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal adoptaron un pacto que los compromete a hacer cambios. El documento, que solo aplica a los obispos, se titula “Un pacto por la práctica de la equidad y la justicia para todos en la Iglesia Episcopal’.Las historias que fueron leídas por los obispos/as durante la liturgia fueron escogidos de entre más de 40 cartas testimoniales que fueron sometidas. Los nombres e información que pudiera permitir la identificación de las personas fueron eliminados, pero las lecturas y los silencios dentro de la liturgia fueron dramáticos y profundamente incómodos para quienes asistieron. El pacto se entiende como un primer paso en la respuesta de la Iglesia.La obispa Audrey Scanlan de Pensilvania central dijo durante el debate que hay un plan en marcha para crear un juego de herramientas para ayudar a las diócesis a crear sus propias sesiones de escucha para empezar la dura tarea que es necesaria. “La violencia sexual, la agresión, la explotación y el acoso existen en nuestra iglesia. Pero no podemos dejar que ellos tengan la última palabra”.Un pacto por la práctica de la equidad y la justicia para todos en la Iglesia EpiscopalDando gracias a Dios, y escuchando atentamente el reciente clamor que expresa dolor y quebranto en nuestra Iglesia, reconocemos la urgente necesidad de cambio. La Iglesia, tanto comunidad de fe como centro laboral, no es inmune al abuso, el acoso y la explotación de personas de diversas identidades sexuales, raciales y culturales. Como líderes pastorales y proféticos de la Iglesia, asumimos la responsabilidad de continuar la obra de recuperación y transformación que no se ha realizado plenamente aún. Juntos, nos comprometemos en nuestros contextos locales a luchar diariamente para transformar la cultura de nuestra Iglesia en un lugar más justo, seguro, solidario y profético para todos.. Estamos agradecidos por el sólido y esclarecedor memorial dirigido a la Convención General, 2018 por el grupo Gathering the Next Generation, 2016. Buscamos cambiar nuestra vida institucional de ser una que beneficia a unos pocos a expensas de los otros, y vivir más resueltamente nuestros votos bautismales siguiendo el camino de Jesús.Liderando con mayor conciencia del sueño de Dios, con valor e integridad más profundos, nos proponemos actuar en nuestras culturas y estructuras diocesanas de las formas siguientes:Reconocer y respetar el poder, tanto oficial como extraoficial, que nos da nuestro cargo, ejerciéndolo con humilde cuidado y en amoroso servicio hacia todo el pueblo de Dios.Participar en [ejercicios] regulares de autoexamen y procurar enmendar la vida en nuestro uso personal y sistémico del poder [que nos otorga] la autoridad, las relaciones y la posición.Aumentar nuestra conciencia de las historias que reflejan los prejuicios profundamente arraigados en nuestra estructura, escucharlas y tomarlas en serio.1Crear una cultura de empoderamiento, dando lugar a un liderazgo basado en la equidad, no en el formulismo.Dar lugar a prácticas de liderazgo basado en la diversidad cultural y de género, fomentando una idiosincrasia de cooperación y colaboración, explorando y apoyando una amplia gama de modelos de liderazgo.Eliminar inequidades de salario y beneficio entre todas las personas.Crear y aplicar normas equitativas de licencia parental.Utilizar oportunidades formativas para que los comités de búsqueda congregacionales revisen sus prejuicios y tomen decisiones responsables respecto a su elección y el llamado de clérigos a ministrarles.1Página de la Amada Comunidad: www.episcopalchurch.org/Beloved-Community, con materiales adicionales sobre prejuicios implícitos que se encuentran en: https://episcopalchurch.org/resources-racial-reconciliation-and-justiceNesbitt, Rda. Dra. Paula, [Porqué el género es importante] “Why Gender Still Matters” (artículo), en Cast Wide the Net: Search and Transitions Toolkit for Female Clergy. Online compendium of resources, 2015. http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/cast-wide-net.Svoboda-Barber, Rda. Dra. Helen, Women Embodying Executive Leadership: A Cohort Model for Episcopal Discernment. Proquest Dissertation Publishing, 2017. #10617039. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Posted Jul 10, 2018 Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more