Canadians must take responsibility for climate change, says Hiltz

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo/Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] Canadians need to shoulder their share of responsibility for addressing climate change, says the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. After all, points out Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Canada is one of the world’s largest per capita emitters of greenhouse gases.In a statement issued during the final week of the 17th Session of the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, Hiltz expresses concern that “not enough action is being taken by developed countries” to address climate change. He urges Canadian Anglicans to join him in praying that the conference will produce actions that “represent real commitment on the part of developed nations and real hope for those most adversely affected by the impacts of climate change.”On Dec. 6, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared that a binding climate change agreement appeared to be “beyond our reach – for now.” He blamed “grave economic troubles” and “conflicting priorities and strategies for responding to climate change” for the slow progress of the talks.In South Africa, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called for rich nations to think about the consequences of climate change on the world’s poor. If global temperatures continue to rise, he said, Africa “faces a range of devastating threats.”The full text of Hiltz’s statement is available here. 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Southern Ohio: Beans and Grapes, serving the community and God

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Interchange: Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio] Community building, relationship and stewardship epitomize the goals of a new ministry in Cincinnati. All Saints Episcopal Church, Pleasant Ridge, celebrated the grand opening of Beans and Grapes in mid-December.A coffee house and wine bar, Beans and Grapes began as a Pleasant Ridge business with a focus on the community’s own vision of its future. It was conceived following several years of community conversations, an assessment of the needs of Pleasant Ridge and a desire to be of help in fulfilling a vision for a safe, collaborative, neutral space that was neighborhood-centered and community-driven.The Rev. Eileen O’Reilly welcomes a group in the community space, Greet and Gather. Photo: InterchangeSpearheaded by the Rev. Eileen O’Reilly and the congregation of All Saints, partnerships with people throughout the community and beyond grew through both individuals and corporations, private and public, who caught Pleasant Ridge’s vision for a different kind of community space.When O’Reilly first arrived as rector of All Saints, she wanted to understand the local community and its needs. She spent nearly two years meeting with parishioners and people from the neighborhood. A distinct need soon became apparent: the need for a community meeting or gathering place.“I kept hearing that there was no neutral location or space to meet, especially for evening meetings that extend beyond 8 p.m.,” said O’Reilly.So, O’Reilly brainstormed ideas of how to provide a community space – as well as to find ways to pay for it. She looked at what the community already offered and what would suit it. The combination coffee house-wine bar seemed to be a great fit, especially after Pleasant Ridge was named an “entertainment district” by the city, O’Reilly said. That designation makes it easier for restaurants (as well as Beans and Grapes) to get liquor licenses.Once the concept was in place, O’Reilly sought and received generous support from the Diocese of Southern Ohio, All Saints and the neighborhood.The next step was to find the location.“We went looking and looking for space,” she said. Ultimately they ended up at 6200 Montgomery Road, just a few blocks from the church.After they completed the build-out on the property and ironed out all the other details, the business was ready to open.Growing Beans and GrapesBeans and Grapes is an informal, neighborhood place where people can gather for a cup of coffee or glass of wine. It also offers pastries and cupcakes. Patrons can relax on comfortable couches and chairs, and local groups can conduct meetings in one of two rooms designed especially for this purpose. The charge for using the meeting rooms is on a sliding scale.Beans and Grapes supports the community by offering the meeting rooms, builds relationships among neighbors as a gathering place and acts as a good steward in every facet of the business. A paid staff person and a volunteer usually are on hand to serve customers and tend the business.The manager, Deanna Martin, was a campus minister at Xavier University when a friend told her about the job at Beans and Grapes.“I had always wanted a restaurant, so I was really excited about Beans and Grapes and its mission,” said Martin.One way patrons and workers are reminded of Beans and Grapes’ mission is a quote from the Dutch priest and writer Henry Nouwen that is featured prominently in its décor, seen by everyone who walks in the door: “Hospitality is a space around us that we create for others in which they can come be themselves, and discover who they are.”Another way the center seeks to build and strengthen the local community is by showcasing local artists and musicians.Grounded in stewardshipActing as good stewards is also an integral part of Beans and Grapes’ business model, said O’Reilly.“The wood floor was made from reconstructed rubber tires. The coffee we serve supports 20 coffee growers in Guatemala. We serve fair-trade chocolate,” she said. “Everything we’ve done has been with the idea that we are stewards, and we’re supporting community sources.”The building has energy- and water-saving infrastructure, and all paper products in Beans and Grapes are 100 percent compostable/recyclable. Baked goods sold at Beans and Grapes are made by local bakers and include vegan and gluten-free products.Beans and Grapes tapped into Deeper Roots Development, a nonprofit organization that works with the coffee growers in Guatemala. They buy the coffee beans from Deeper Roots, roast and then sell it.So far, the business at Beans and Grapes is doing well, said Martin.“The coffee business is growing every day, and we’ve already had a lot of groups using the meeting rooms.”These groups include Bible studies, diocesan staff for a retreat and a group committed to a raw-food diet.“It’s about right relationships with growers, baristas, the community,” said Martin. “I love coming in and welcoming people.”Future goalsBeans and Grapes, along with its community meeting spaces called Greet and Gather, are two of five business components under development. The nonprofit umbrella company for all five segments is called Sacred Grounds.A call-a-thon was held to raise funds for Sacred Grounds on Jan. 26. An ongoing fundraiser allows people to purchase a brick and have a person or organization’s name placed on it for placement in a wall in Beans and Grapes.In the future, Sacred Grounds plans to offer a school to teach people how to cater and cook (Learn and Create), a catering company whose initial purpose is to serve churches after funerals and for other social gatherings (Cook and Feed) and an incubator kitchen, where local artisans can make sufficient quantities of their food products for sale (Collaborate and Grow).These segments are knit together by their commitment to service and community, said O’Reilly.“The catering company will eventually supply food for the coffee shop,” she said. And these businesses will result in additional benefits for the community in the form of new jobs and educational opportunities for kids in the neighborhood.It all comes back to community, building relationships, and stewardship, and all for the purpose of serving God, said O’Reilly. “Everything we’re trying to do, we’re doing for the glory of God.”This article first appeared in the December 2012-January 2013 issue of Interchange, the newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. 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Rapidísimas

first_img Rector Bath, NC Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 22, 2013 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA David Álvarez, obispo episcopal de Puerto Rico, ha inhibido al sacerdote Rosalí Fernández-Pola por un período de tres meses. Durante este tiempo según los Cánones de la Iglesia “queda relevado de la celebración de los sacramentos en cualquier feligresía de la diócesis”, además se le prohíbe participación en las asambleas diocesanas. Fernández-Pola ha rechazado el dictamen del obispo diciendo que en sus 41 años de ministerio nunca ha sido amonestado de “ninguna falta grave” y que la decisión del obispo es injusta y tiene el propósito de eliminar su nombre de la lista de candidatos para la elección de un obispo diocesano, señalada para el 7 de septiembre. El documento ha sido elevado a la obispa presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal y a otras autoridades eclesiásticas.El ministerio de Asuntos Domésticos en Inglaterra está usando vehículos con grandes vallas anunciadoras para alertar a los inmigrantes indocumentados a que regresen a sus países de origen o serán deportados. Dos obispos, uno anglicano y otro católico romano han criticado al gobierno por esa propaganda que da la impresión “que en Inglaterra los extranjeros no son bienvenidos”.  En el país hay unas 570,000 personas principalmente procedentes de África que no tienen documentos de permanencia legal.El arzobispo de York, Inglaterra, anunció que tres diócesis de su jurisdicción han sido consolidadas en la nueva diócesis de Yorkshire  y las Dales. La diócesis de Bradford deja de existir. El cambio tendrá lugar el día de la Resurrección de 2014. Algunos abogados constitucionalistas se oponen a la medida y hasta han hablado de llevar el asunto a una corte civil.La Universidad Evangélica Dominicana ha celebrado su graduación número 39 y en sus 27 años de servicio han pasado por sus aulas más de 15,000 alumnos que hoy son profesionales en diferentes ramas del saber. El rector de la universidad, Salustiano Mójica, dijo que “al arribar a este nuevo aniversario, nos encontramos en plena consolidación de logros altamente relevantes y significativos, lo que se refleja en un mayor posicionamiento académico”. Añadió que la universidad seguirá formando profesionales permeados de valores y vivencias socio-espirituales. La universidad ofrece carreras en informática, educación, administración de empresas,  contabilidad, mercadeo, enfermería, sicología, teología, ingeniería agroforestal, gestión escolar y terapia familiar entre otras.En Estados Unidos se discute el derecho constitucional de portar armas  y la discusión ha llegado hasta las iglesias. Unos dicen que “la vida es sagrada y hay que defenderla” mientras que otros están de acuerdo pero opinan que ante la hora de violencia que sacude al mundo, portar un arma no es un buen ejemplo. El estado de Arkansas ha aprobado que es legal llevar un arma escondida. La misma decisión la han tomado estados como Dakota del Norte e Illinois.En Caracas muchas personas creen que los chavistas están abusando de la imagen del fallecido presidente Hugo Chávez  pues “usan su nombre para cualquier cosa”, añaden que ya es tiempo que lo dejen descansar en paz y que le rindan respeto por  sus aciertos. Los chistes abundan sobre las pifias gramaticales del presidente Nicolás Maduro y el pajarito que se le aparece de vez en cuando.La Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Estados Unidos (ELCA) ha elegido a la obispa Elizabeth Eaton como obispa presidenta de la iglesia nacional. La elección tuvo lugar en el quinto escrutinio de una asamblea nacional celebrada en Pittsburg el 14 de agosto. Otro candidato a la elección fue Mark Hanson, actual obispo presidente que ha estado en ese cargo por 12 años. Eaton es graduada de la Universidad de Harvard y del Colegio de Wooster, una institución luterana en Ohio. Antes de la votación había dicho que “somos una iglesia esencialmente europea y tenemos que alcanzar a muchos otros que también necesitan el evangelio”. Su esposo, Conrad Selnick, es sacerdote episcopal rector de una iglesia en Gates Mills, Ohio. La obispa presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori dijo que estaba muy contenta con su elección.La situación en Egipto sigue candente y ya los muertos pasan de mil. Como refugio muchos se han congregado en mezquitas e iglesias pero muchos han sido asesinados al salir de los templos. Alguien disparó desde el minarete de una céntrica mezquita en El Cairo y eso originó un fuego cruzado con los soldados y los agentes de policía que habían cercado el templo. Observadores dicen que no se vislumbra una solución a la situación egipcia. Se cree que más de 80 iglesias coptas han sido destruidas.VERDAD. El que habita al abrigo del Altísimo morará bajo la sombra del Omnipotente. Salmo 91. 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Con los presos y sus familias en la Navidad

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 25, 2013 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY center_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Unos niños hacen coronas como parte de la fiesta anual de Navidad que les brinda New Hope Oklahoma Foto de la Rda. Judy Gann.[Episcopal News Service] Esta es la estación para alegrarse en la fiesta de Navidad de New Hope Oklahoma, el 21 de diciembre, a la que asistieron cientos de niños que tienen padres en la cárcel y que tuvo lugar en la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Tulsa.Michelle Young empezó a asistir a los programas extraescolares de la agencia —y también a sus fiestas de Navidad— en séptimo grado, cuando alguien le contó acerca de New Hope Oklahoma. La agencia fue fundada por la Diócesis Episcopal de Oklahoma hace unos 20 años para ayudar a niños que tienen al menos uno de sus padres en prisión.“Muchísima gente me dijo que yo terminaría igual que mi papá, entrando y saliendo de la cárcel continuamente. Pero con New Hope, te dicen, te muestran, un camino diferente. Puedas permanecer en la escuela y educarte”, dijo Young, de 19 años, que es alumna de primer año de la Universidad del Estado de Oklahoma, y quien sirve de voluntaria en eventos como la próxima fiesta de Navidad.“Es muy divertido. Hay diferentes actividades. Uno puede crear su propio reno y sus propios regalos. Hay juguetes y presentes y comida.  Es bastante agitado, pero divertidísimo. A los niños les encanta”.La directora ejecutiva, Lindsay Fry-Geier, dijo que New Hope se empeña en ser algo más que “una mera agencia. Vemos a nuestros niños todos los días de la semana. Queremos ser la coherencia de sus vidas cuando tanto en sus vidas es incoherente.Oklahoma tiene la mayor tasa de mujeres encarceladas de la nación y el tercer lugar entre los hombres; New Hope Oklahoma se fundó en respuesta a la preocupación por los niños que se quedaban detrás, dijo Fry-Geier.La agencia apareció recientemente en el programa Today Show de NBC, que se unió a Walmart para proporcionarles regalos de Navidad a cientos de niños, una oportunidad que Fry-Geier espera “le dará voz a… esos niños que han sido olvidados por tantos, especialmente en torno a estas fiestas en que les echan de menos a sus padres”.New Hope no está sola; congregaciones y ministerios a través de la Iglesia Episcopal se han asociado con agencias tales como Angel Tree, y otras organizaciones para ofrecerles regalos a los presos y sus familias. Angel Tree estima que 2,75 millones de niños tienen uno de sus padres en prisión y espera ofrecer 425.000 regalos este año.Llegar a los presos ‘pabellón por pabellón’Para Beverly Duncan de la iglesia episcopal El Buen Pastor [Good Shepherd Episcopal Church] en Acton, Massachusetts, empacar bolsas de regalos de Navidad para los presos de los centros correccionales locales puede asemejarse bastante a una producción.“Imagínese 1.700 barras de jabón Irish Spring y el espacio que ocupan, dice ella riendo durante una reciente entrevista telefónica con ENS. “A veces creo que no querría volver a oler otra barra de Irish Spring en mi vida”.Además del jabón, las bolsas de regalo incluyen otros artículos de uso personal: pasta de dientes, champú, desodorante, calcetines, papel de cartas, sobres y una tarjeta de Navidad “firmada por alguien con una nota. Muchas de las tarjetas son hechas por los niños de las escuelas dominicales de la localidad”, agregó ella.Todo comenzó cuando El Buen Pastor se asoció con Concord Prison Outreach, una coalición de comunidades religiosas de la localidad que, según Duncan, “quiere ayudar a los reclusos de hoy a convertirse en los buenos vecinos de mañana”.La recaudación de fondos y las compras prosigue el año entero para las bolsas de regalos y el Departamento de Centros Correccionales publica directrices [para informar] sobre los artículos que son aceptables, explicó ella. “Somos obsesivos con los detalles respecto a estas cosas e importunamos a las autoridades carcelarias con preguntas como [por ejemplo] ¿cuán grande o pequeño tiene que ser este tubo de pasta?, agregó.Más enriquecedora es la oportunidad de distribuir las bolsas a los reclusos mismos.“Entramos en la Institución Correccional de Massachusetts y los reclusos van bajando por pabellones”, explicó Duncan, de 79 años. “Los revisan a la entrada y salida del gimnasio y les entregamos… [las bolsas de regalo] a cada recluso, y les damos la mano. Él tiene que recorrer los seis o siete voluntarios. Queremos estrechar todas las manos.Las reacciones son diversas: “Algunos no nos miran a los ojos; algunos bailan en la cola. Un hombre dijo que era el primer presente de Navidad que había recibido en su vida”.Pero ella agregó que [los presos] son “enormemente agradecidos. Siguen llegando, pabellón por pabellón. Es algo espantoso. Se trata de una sola prisión en un solo estado y tenemos tanta energía y talento tras las rejas”, dijo Duncan.“En parte responde a la necesidad, pero no en la medida que debiera, y el talento [que está encerrado] en esos edificios es increíble y la falta de educación también es increíble”.Ella recibe unas 60 cartas de agradecimiento cada año de los presos. “Un hombre decía que cuando regresó a su celda, el desempacar sus regalos lo llevó a él y a su compañero de celda a hablar acerca del verdadero significado de la Navidad.“Algunas de las cartas son prácticamente [de] analfabetos. Todas te dan las gracias por los artículos, pero la mayoría por ser recordados, por no convertirse en seres olvidados tan sólo por estar en prisión”.Jermain Billinger ha sido uno de los destinatarios de esas bolsas de regalo.A los 33 años, él ha pasado casi la mitad de su vida en lugares como Attica, Sing Sing y otras prisiones estatales de Nueva York.“Me metí en problemas desde que tenía unos 13 años, esa fue la primera vez que me arrestaron”, dijo el hombre de voz suave y padre de dos hijos durante una reciente entrevista por teléfono con ENS. “Me arrestaron 15 veces entre los 13 y los 15 años”, añadió Billinger, que vino a conocer a su hijo de tres años hace unos pocos meses, después de salir de la prisión.Si estar encarcelado ya resulta bastante difícil, están en prisión durante las fiestas de Navidad es peor. Su madre murió cuando él estaba preso; a su novia “le dieron un tiro en el pecho y yo no estaba allí. Te sientes tan impotente, tan débil. Yo no me di cuenta lo deprimentes que pueden ser estos días hasta después de que mi madre falleció.“Cuando era más joven, era muy duro”, afirmó él. “Usted sabe, estaba lejos de mis seres queridos y resultaba doloroso. Me hice insensible. Bloquee ese sentimiento de alguna manera, lo puse bajo siete llaves.“Uno se deprime allá dentro”, agregó. Uno se deprime tanto que ni siquiera sabe que está deprimido. Ya sea que te hayan encontrado culpable o que hayas llegado a un acuerdo [con la fiscalía], está toda esta ansiedad, intentas lidiar con la aceptación de lo que está pasando y, en tanto tratas de procesar eso, la ansiedad nunca te deja, o el vacío, o la soledad, por [la ausencia] de tus seres queridos”.Recién liberado, ya está trabajando y ansioso de empezar de nuevo y de marcar un cambio.“Me di cuenta de que basta ya”, dijo. “Los problemas que le he causado a mi familia… Veo el modo en que eso ha afectado a mis seres queridos. No quiero volver a hacerlo”.Actualmente, se concentra en cambiar su vida, en ayudar a otros, especialmente a los que dejó atrás.Junto con el Rdo. Petero Sabune y la iglesia episcopal de los Santos Juan, Pablo y Clemente [Episcopal Church of Saints John, Paul and Clement] en Mount Vernon, se ha hecho partícipe de los esfuerzos de Toys for Joys, una agencia sin fines de lucro que ayuda a proporcionarles regalos de Navidad a niños desfavorecidos.“Primero, encontramos lo que los niños quieren, como una petición secreta a Santa Claus”, explicó Billinger. “Luego conseguimos los regalos y se los enviamos a los niños como si procedieran de sus padres”.Él mira hacia el pasado con remordimiento, pero hacia delante con entusiasmo, disfrutando lo que él llama los verdaderos regalos y el significado de la estación: paz, gratitud, gozo, libertad, esperanza.Al presente, acepta llamadas de presos con cobro revertido y les ofrece apoyo, y añade: “quiero retribuir tanto como pueda y llegar a aquellos que son menos afortunados”.¿Y sus deseos de Navidad? “No te olvides de tu hermano que está encarcelado”, respondió. “Hay allí algunos hombres inocentes y algunas personas que cometieron errores cuando eran niños; ahora son adultos y siguen sufriendo. Nadie es malo del todo; las personas sí cambian. Querría que el mundo le diera una segunda oportunidad a alguien que al menos está intentando cambiar”.En Tulsa, dijo Lindsay Fry-Geier, New Hope Oklahoma sirve, durante todo el año, a más de 400 niños a través de campamentos de verano, programas extraescolares, reuniones regulares de familias y otros eventos, tales como la fiesta de Navidad del 21 de diciembre.“También hacemos retiros y tenemos un terapeuta en el equipo que se ocupa de las evaluaciones de casos para las familias. Tienen tantas necesidades. No podemos atender todas las necesidades de todas las familias, pero podemos colaborar activamente con ellas y conocer sus necesidades e intentar cubrir sus carencias”.La agencia ofrece ayuda con clases particulares, grupos de apoyo y otros programas de carácter comunitario, brindándoles transporte a los niños de unas 20 escuelas de la zona hasta la iglesia de La Trinidad para sus programas extraescolares y auspiciando agrupaciones escolares en otros siete planteles.“La Trinidad es una parroquia grande y bella y hemos llegado a llenar todas las salas, todas las aulas, los salones de conferencia. Funcionamos de 5 a 7 PM”, explicó ella. “Los niños vienen y trabajan unos con otros y luchan juntos; tenemos también un grupo de apoyo para los cuidadores. En verdad, nuestra esperanza es que esto forme una comunidad”.“Todo nuestro personal del verano este año estuvo compuesto de estudiantes universitarios que estuvieron en el programa y que se habían graduado y que eran los primeros de sus familias en asistir a la universidad”, agregó. Es algo tan hermoso. Algunos de nuestros estudiantes de secundaria dirán que les encanta asistir al campamento y a los programas y se fijan en los chicos mayores y saben que ellos van a lograrlo. Es algo impactante para nuestros niños”.Michelle Young estuvo de acuerdo. “New Hope ha significado muchísimo para mí”, afirmó. “Traen a montones de personas y uno espera que no sepan tu nombre, pero sí lo saben. Saben el nombre de todos y cada uno de los niños que asiste a su programa. No eres una cifra. Eres una persona real”.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es una corresponsal de Episcopal News Service radicada en Los Ángeles. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Con los presos y sus familias en la Navidad Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 last_img read more

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Mar 21, 2015 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] During its March 19-21 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions, which are summarized below.Advocacy and Networking for Mission* Condemn the use of religion for the purpose of advancing political agendas directed at terrorizing, victimizing, and oppressing individuals and communities and impairing their ability to enjoy basic human rights because of their religious beliefs and social, ethnic, class, caste, gender, and national affiliations; condemn serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations and abuses; call on the governments of the world’s nations to confront the reality of religious persecution, protect religious minorities and civilians within the framework of international and humanitarian law, address political exclusion and economic desperation that are being manipulated by the forces of extremists, scale up humanitarian and development assistance to host countries and trusted NGOs, and accept for resettlement a fair share of the most vulnerable people where return to their countries of origin is impossible;encourage all Episcopalians to engage in prayers, support, education, and advocacy for displaced people and the churches that are providing succor and hope to those displaced people who have been uprooted by conflict and living in refugee camps (A&N040).* Recognize the increasing urgency globally for governments, communities, and individuals to take action through legislation and regulation, business and community partnerships, personal initiative, and widespread education and dialogue to address the full range of activities necessary to reduce and eliminate the human-caused detrimental effects on climate and the environment; reiterate the church’s commitment to Jesus’ preferential option for the poor, so that such actions to reduce and eliminate the human-caused detrimental effects on climate and the environment do not disproportionately harm the lives and livelihood of the marginalized among us; encourage all Episcopalians to review the Pastoral Message on Climate Change from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori together with the presiding bishops of our ecumenical partners, to take advantage of the teachings to be offered in the March 24 webcast forum, “The Climate Change Crisis,” with follow-up resources, and to participate in the 30 Days of Action that will kick off on the day of the forum, by signing up to receive a daily e-mail from the Episcopal Public Policy Network here (A&N0041).* Express support of the efforts of worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, working collaboratively, to eradicate the scourge of modern-day slavery commonly known as human trafficking, and commend specifically, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the Global Freedom Network, the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and its April 2013 report “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern Day Slavery: Report of Recommendations to the President”, the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and other emerging networks of governmental and non-governmental organizations working to raise attention, cultivate responses, and generate advocacy around human trafficking and modern-day slavery, including the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the United States Department of State, the Polaris Project, and the United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking & Slavery; extend the life of the D042 Coordinating Committee on Human Trafficking and direct the committee to provide a report on its activities to the Executive Council to be included in council’s triennial Blue Book report for the 79th General Convention; urge dioceses and congregations to learn to recognize the signs of human trafficking in their neighborhoods, support services to victims and survivors of human trafficking, and urge local, state, and federal lawmakers to pass laws that punish traffickers and those who profit from the slave labor of, or trafficked, women, girls, boys, and men (A&N042).Finances for Mission* Establish Trust Fund 1076 as investment account for All Saints Episcopal Church, Concord, North Carolina (FFM076).* Accept revised investment policy statement of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (FFM077).* Authorize treasurer, chief operating officer and director of mission to use income distributed annually from all trust funds of Class 100 for individual scholarships, educational and/or theological programs as recommended by the Scholarship Committee in adherence to trust language, donor’s intent, and scholarship guidelines; to use income distributed annually from all trust funds of Class 101 to fund program grants in adherence to trust language and guidelines established by granting committees; to use income distributed annually from all trust funds of Class 13 to effect distributions in adherence to trust language and Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society guidelines; any annual balances not awarded be reinvested (FFM078).* Establish Trust Fund 1075 as an investment account for the Diocese of Nebraska (FFM079).* Establish Trust Funds 1077-1115 as investment accounts for the Diocese of West Missouri (FFM080).* Affirm the March 17, 2015 resolution of the House of Bishops calling for an independent commission to explore the canonical, environmental, behavioral and procedural dimensions of matters involving the serious impairment of individuals serving as leaders in the church, with special attention to issues of addiction and substance abuse, and revise the 2015 budget to include $150,000 to fund the work of this commission (FFM081).* Authorize a line of credit to the Episcopal Church in Navajoland in the amount of up to $350,000 to be accessed through Dec. 31 for operating support (FFM082).* Accept amendments amounting to $295,000 in additions to the 2015 Budget for The Episcopal Church (FFM083).Governance and Administration for Mission* Require all children and staff participating in the General Convention Children’s Program be vaccinated, as appropriate by age (child may be exempted by presenting a certificate from a licensed physician to the staff stating that due to the physical condition of the student one or more specified immunizations would endanger the student’s life or health); staff of the General Convention Children’s Program, working with the General Convention Office, will verify the immunization records of all children and staff and General Convention Children’s Program will comply with at least all applicable minimum requirements of Utah State Law with respect to such programs (GAM027).* Adopt changes to the United Thank Offering bylaws (GAM028).* Forward to the wider church a response to the report of the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (GAM029).* Adopt amendment to the Episcopal Church Women bylaws (GAM030).Finances for Mission and Governance and Administration for Mission* Create an ad hoc committee of Executive Council on the Location of the Church Center to be nominated by council chair and vice-chair of Executive Council and appointed by the Executive Council; membership of the committee may, but need not, be members of council and may be supplemented by additional appointments from time to time; committee charged with examining the missional, strategic, and financial aspects of the location of the Episcopal Church Center; committee will continue the work of the GAM-FFM Joint Subcommittee on the Location of the Church Center and any money allocated to the subcommittee are transferred to the committee; committee charged with providing a final recommendation to the Executive Council on the location of the church center (FFM GAM003).Local Mission and Ministry* Affirm six entities as Jubilee Centers, including Iglesia San Bartolomé Barrio Buena Vista, desuio a La Esperanza Siguatepeque, Honduras (Diocese of Honduras); St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Ministries, Fayetteville, Arkansas (Diocese of Arkansas); Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Breckenridge, Colorado (Diocese of Colorado); Chaplains on the Harbor, Westport, Washington (Diocese of Olympia); Hope Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland (Diocese of Maryland) and St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Destin, Florida (Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast) (LMM015).World Mission* Acknowledge the staff of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, giving special thanks for their financial stewardship as demonstrated by consistently ending each fiscal year under the approved budget; recognize various initiatives by DFMS staff to reduce administrative expenses, including renegotiating loans and lines of credit; note and applaud efforts by Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society staff to improve income, such as the rental of space in the church center, express its appreciation for the consistent, visionary leadership of the chief financial officer and the chief operating officer throughout this triennium (WM034).* Celebrate the continuing evolution of the relations with the Episcopal Church of Cuba and The Episcopal Church and commit to pray for our brothers and sisters in Cuba during this time of new possibilities and opportunities (WM035).* Express our deep concern and heartfelt affection for our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Church of Pakistan (United), and their leaders, Archbishop David Vunagi, and the Most Rev. Samuel Azariah respectively, in light of recent crises; and commit The Episcopal Church to a continuing relationship of prayer during these times of challenge faced by the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Church of Pakistan (United) (WM036). Executive Council March 2015 Rector Albany, NY A summary of Executive Council resolutions 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: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Executive Council, Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing 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 Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

La Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal presenta el mensaje…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [17 de junio de 2015] “Con demasiada frecuencia el mundo quiere cerrar sus fronteras, condenar las puertas de entrada y ahogar los gritos de los hambrientos y los desprotegidos”, nos dice la Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori en su mensaje del Día Mundial del Refugiado 2015. (“Somos guardianes de nuestros hermanos y hermanas, y cuando somos reflexivos, recordamos que nuestro bienestar depende de la seguridad de los demás”.)El Día Mundial del Refugiado se celebra el 20 de junio, y en su mensaje, la Obispa Presidenta se refirió también a la ardua labor de reasentamiento que realizan los Ministerios Episcopales de Migración.A continuación el mensaje de la de Obispa Presidenta Jefferts Schori.Día Mundial del Refugiado 2015Por miles de años, los seres humanos han sido sacados de sus hogares debido a conflictos, desastres y opresión. Abraham y Sara comenzaron como inmigrantes y sus descendientes se convirtieron en refugiados:“Un arameo errante fue mi antepasado; él descendió a Egipto y vivió allí como extranjero, pocos en número… Cuando los egipcios nos trataron duramente y nos abatieron… el Señor nos sacó de Egipto… a este lugar y nos dio esta tierra… en la que fluye leche y miel”.[1]Sus descendientes se convirtieron en una bendición para Egipto, hasta que se vieron oprimidos y huyeron para salvar sus vidas. Siendo niño, Jesús y su familia fueron refugiados en la otra dirección, huyendo de la violencia de la dominación romana en la tierra de Israel y buscando refugio en Egipto[2].Hoy en día hay más refugiados, solicitantes de asilo y personas desplazadas internamente que en cualquier otro momento desde el final de la II Guerra Mundial. Más de 51 millones de personas alrededor del mundo viven en peligro de muerte, con temor e incertidumbre. Como descendientes de los arameos errantes, cuyos antepasados huyeron de la esclavitud en Egipto, estamos encargados de cuidar al peregrino. Amar al prójimo como a nosotros mismos es fundamental para nuestra vida de fe.Con demasiada frecuencia el mundo quiere cerrar sus fronteras, condenar las puertas de entrada y ahogar los gritos de los hambrientos y los desprotegidos. Somos guardianes de nuestros hermanos y hermanas, y cuando somos reflexivos, recordamos que nuestro bienestar depende de la seguridad de los demás. Si algunos viven en la miseria y la inseguridad, la violencia por lo general es el resultado. Sólo tenemos que mirar a nuestro alrededor y reconocer que la violencia muy a menudo viene de quienes supuestamente viven de manera segura así como de quienes carecen de medios o recursos. Si queremos paz, debemos cuidar de quienes huyen de la violencia – y orar por sus perpetradores. Estamos hechos a imagen de Dios y fuimos creados para vivir en paz.Al conmemorar el Día Mundial del Refugiado, reflexionemos acerca de cómo estar conscientes e involucrados:Conozcamos sobre las actuales migraciones a gran escala – de África a lo largo del Mediterráneo; de áreas del sudeste de Asia; del conflictivo Oriente Medio; de Burundi a las naciones circundantes; los refugiados de guerras de las pandillas en América Latina; y en tantos otros lugares de conflicto, desastre y discriminación.Oremos por aquéllos que viven en los campamentos de refugiados, en centros de detención y en el limbo migratorio.Busquemos maneras de involucrarnos personalmente y a través de las congregaciones.Participemos en los Ministerios Episcopales de Migración, que celebran 75 años de ayudar a reasentar a los refugiados en Estados Unidos. Contribuyamos con ayuda financiera, defensoría e involucramiento personal. El año pasado, los Ministerios Episcopales de Migración reasentaron a más de 5,000 personas de 32 países diferentes.Seamos defensores de los inmigrantes, quienes luchan por ser escuchados, quienes suelen ser invisibles o estar marginados. Unámonos a otros para abogar por políticas de inmigración y asilo que busquen la justicia para todas las clases y condiciones de personas desplazadas.Trabajemos por la paz en nuestros propios vecindarios y en todo el mundo – relaciones que aquí abarcan las diferencias pueden sustentar iniciativas de consolidación de la paz en otros lugares.Los refugiados y los inmigrantes se convierten en fuertes miembros de las comunidades locales y son una bendición para sus vecinos. ¿Seremos igualmente nosotros una bendición para ellos, buscaremos que tengan una dignidad similar y responderemos con compasión a sus necesidades?Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidenta y PrimadaLa Iglesia EpiscopalMinisterios Episcopales de InmigraciónLos Ministerios Episcopales de Inmigración son el programa de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Sociedad Misionera para Locales y Extranjeros. Cada año, la Sociedad Misionera trabaja en colaboración con su red de afiliados, junto con las diócesis, las comunidades religiosas y voluntarios, para recibir a refugiados de las zonas de conflicto de todo el mundo.[1] Cf. Deuteronomio 26:5-9[2] Mateo 2:13-15[1] Cf. Deuteronomio 26:5-9[2] Mateo 2:13-15 Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Tags Submit a Job Listing Posted Jun 17, 2015 Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs World Refugee Day Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS La Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal presenta el mensaje en el Día Mundial del Refugiado 2015 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury shocked at government’s plan to block child…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Posted Feb 10, 2017 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Children, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop of Canterbury shocked at government’s plan to block child migrants from entry Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Refugees Migration & Resettlement center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Archbishop of Canterbury, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Faith & Politics, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is shocked and saddened over a government decision to end a plan to let unaccompanied migrant children into the United Kingdom. Welby said the U.K. had a “great history of welcoming those in need” and hoped the government would reconsider its decision.Full article. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Presiding Bishop speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, emphasizes love over…

first_imgPresiding Bishop speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, emphasizes love over divisions Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, with President Donald Trump seated at a table to his right, read a passage from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in brief remarks Feb. 7 at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.Curry was one of several faith and government leaders asked to offer prayers, scripture readings and blessings at the beginning of the morning program. The presiding bishop, who spoke for about three minutes, noted that the passage from 1 Corinthians 13 often is read at weddings – “Love is patient; love is kind” – but he also explained that Paul was writing about more than a sentimental kind of love.“He wasn’t thinking about a wedding. He was worried about a community that had divisions in itself. And he wrote to show them the way,” Curry said.Video of Curry’s remarks can be found here or in the clip below.This year’s keynote speaker was Gary Haugen, chief executive officer of International Justice Mission. Haugen described working as an intern with South Africa Archbishop Desmond Tutu when Tutu was a leader in the movement to end apartheid. He spoke of faith’s ability to triumph over forces of division. And, citing the cause championed by his organization, he called for action against human trafficking, forced labor and other forms of modern slavery.“Even in this divided era, there’s good that we all agree should be done,” Haugen said.He was followed by Trump, who spoke for about 20 minutes. Among the highlights was the president’s praise for faith leaders who backed one of the few bipartisan achievements during the first half of his term, a criminal justice reform bill aimed at reducing the nation’s prison population and correcting racial disparities in sentencing. The bill, which passed in December, was supported by The Episcopal Church’s nonpartisan Office of Government Relations, based in Washington.“America is a nation that believes in redemption,” Trump said. “Every day, the people in this room demonstrate the power of faith to transform lives, heal communities and lift up the forgotten.”The high-profile annual event comes just two days after the president’s State of the Union speech, in which Trump issued a call for unity while tensions are running high. He, Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party are at odds on a range of issues, particularly immigration.Curry received a burst of international attention and acclaim last year when he preached at the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a sermon that focused on the power of love. His appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast provided him an opportunity to apply that message of love to a different context.“If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. … Faith, hope and love abide, these three, and the greatest of these is love.” Curry said, reading from 1 Corinthians.“Paul saw what Jesus meant,” Curry said. “That way of love can set us all free.” He closed his remarks by quoting the traditional black spiritual “There Is a Balm in Gilead,” a common refrain in Curry’s sermons, including in his royal wedding sermon.The National Prayer Breakfast has been held every year in Washington since 1953. It is hosted by members of Congress and organized by the Fellowship Foundation, a Christian nonprofit organization.Before this year’s program began, Trump greeted Curry and the other speakers with handshakes as the president made his way to his seat at the Washington Hilton near Dupont Circle. The president shook Curry’s hand again afterward on his way out. It wasn’t immediately clear if this was Curry’s first time meeting Trump face to face.Curry often includes themes of faith-based unity over partisan division in his speeches and sermons while emphasizing that the Christian church courts trouble when it strays from the teachings of Jesus.Last month, during his pastoral visit to the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, he preached at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Panama City, Florida, and recounted a recent visit to Washington. While on Capitol Hill, he participated in a prayer service that is attended regularly by Episcopalians in Congress.“And some of them were Democrats, and some of them were Republicans,” Curry said. “And I realized baptism is the great equalizer.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 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 Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Faith & Politics, Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing By David PaulsenPosted Feb 7, 2019 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Southern California Episcopalians petition to halt Israel’s annexation of Palestinian…

first_imgSouthern California Episcopalians petition to halt Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Diocese of Los Angeles] Vivien Sansour lives just footsteps away from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the oldest site continuously used for worship in Christianity, thought to contain the birthplace of Jesus.But for Sansour, a former peace and justice director at All Saints Church in Pasadena, and more than 25,000 other Palestinian residents, the ancient city has become more like “an open-air prison where our movement in and out is completely controlled” because of the continued Israeli annexation of their lands.Even in the time of COVID-19, “We are under quarantine, but the Israeli bulldozers have not stopped working and construction of the wall has continued; the annexation has continued,” Sansour told The Episcopal News during a recent telephone interview from Bethlehem.“Even during the quarantine, they’ve finished constructing the wall,” she said. “So, we are severed from the ancient terraces where we cultivate grapes, fruit trees, almonds, and apricots. Farmers often don’t have access to their lands” (see related story here).Now All Saints, along with the Program Group on Global Partnerships of the Diocese of Los Angeles, is circulating a petition calling upon U.S. congressional leaders to oppose “Israel’s planned annexation of their illegal settlements and much or all of Oslo Area C in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.”PGGP member and All Saints parishioner Randy Heyn-Lamb told The News he was inspired to write the petition after a December 2019 visit to the West Bank to see friends. He also feared that congressional leaders have been focused on the coronavirus pandemic to the exclusion of other pressing world concerns.“We visited Bethlehem, Ramallah and Nazareth and with the Christian community there,” he said. “We spent a significant amount of time in what’s considered to be Area C, which could very well be gobbled up in annexation.”The Diocese of Los Angeles has for some 12 years maintained a companion relationship with the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Many greater Los Angeles Episcopalians have visited the Holy Lands on church-sponsored pilgrimages.Under the 1993 and 1995 Oslo Accords, the West Bank was divided into three areas; A, B and C. The accords helped to establish the Palestinian Authority, with limited governing power in Areas A and B, and favored a two-state solution in the long-standing Israel-Palestinian conflict.However, Israel controls the Palestinian economy, as well as civil and security matters in more than 60 percent of the West Bank, designated as Area C. The West Bank is home to about 2.7 million Palestinians and about 391,000 Israeli settlers in 33 cities, including East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron.The Israeli government has continued to expand its settlements in spite of opposition from Palestinians, the United Nations and international human rights groups. According to news reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently pledged to annex parts of Area C — the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea region — where some 65,000 Palestinians and about 11,000 Israeli settlers live.“With the exception of the Trump Administration, the world sees annexation as a direct violation of international law and conventions,” according to the PGGP petition. “Even if certain states will be cowed into silence and turn a deaf ear to the Palestinians’ call for justice, the United States should not.”“The crisis in Israel and Palestine is reaching a perilous inflection point,” Bishop John Harvey Taylor of the Diocese of Los Angeles told The News. “Those who promote freedom and security for all in the region are finding less and less ground to stand on as leaders in Jerusalem and Washington methodically undermine the two-state solution. If Israel annexes settlement territory on the West Bank, the next step would be annexing land where Arab Palestinians live. Annexation of territory without giving all residents the immediate right to vote in Israeli elections would be a step down the road to apartheid. I invite all who want peace with justice to speak up for the two-state solution by signing the petition.”A proposed peace plan, unveiled in January 2020 and brokered by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, supports continued annexation. It was rejected by Palestinian leadership. As recently as May 13, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem in a show of support for the Israeli government.The Rev. Mae Elise Cannon, executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace said, “the big concern has been the growth of Israeli settlers in Palestine territories. It has been exponential. There are more than half a million settlers in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.”CMEP, founded in part by The Episcopal Church 36 years ago, represents 30 Christian denominations. The organization has launched a 48-day campaign, “Churches Against Annexation” because, Cannon said, the Israeli government actions ultimately “will mean the death of the two-state solution.”Israeli leaders are expected to vote in just over a month — 48 days from the launch of CMEP’s campaign — on the annexation.“Over the past several weeks we have witnessed, from Washington to Jerusalem, signs laying the groundwork for formal annexation of parts — or all — of Area C in the occupied West Bank by the Israeli government as early as July 1,” according to a CMEP statement.“Given the Trump Administration’s support, Congress must step up to ensure no U.S. funds are used in the recognition or facilitation of annexation — and for there to be any chance they will, elected officials must hear loudly and clearly from their constituents.”The organization is hosting a series of webinar discussions featuring Palestinian Christian leaders, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT on June 4, 2020.Cannon said it is critical “that all who support peace and justice in Israel-Palestine use their voices to oppose annexation.”Heyn-Lamb agreed. He created the petition, he said, “out of a personal sense of wanting to do something for the people of the land and their hopes and dreams.“If annexation occurs, we don’t know what will happen to their lives and livelihood. There is plenty of settler activity in some of these areas that are approved by Israel and those that are illegal under current Israeli law.”Art Fisher, a parishioner at Trinity Church in Santa Barbara, who has been circulating news of the PGGP petition, said that supporting it requires only clicking on an internet link at change.org. The continued annexation of Palestinian land is a justice issue that should concern all people of faith, so the petition is directed toward an interfaith audience, he added.“Unless you visit Palestine, you have no idea of the restrictions there,” he said.” It’s like living in a prison. You can’t go into Jerusalem without a pass, and passes are arbitrarily granted. Like the barrier wall they’re building. It isn’t a fence. It isn’t barbed wire. It is 27 feet of cement, then barbed wire, then electric wire, and then television cameras. It completely controls Palestine. This annexation is further extending this.”Sansour, who was born in Bethlehem, returned there in 2010 and created the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library. It is an effort to recover and to cultivate vegetable and fruit seeds to prevent lush farmland from becoming wasteland and “to give us the power to continue to grow our own food,” she said.She is grateful for the support of Heyn-Lamb and others.“I have no commitment to nationalism,” she said. “But I am a human being, and I am someone who believes in the teachings of Jesus. In a lot of ways, we are the offspring of Jesus’s revolutionary tradition. He came with a vision, that there should be enough for everybody.“You can’t be sitting in California and not understand that what you choose to do, how you choose to vote, who you choose to vote for, how you express your political opinions, is of the utmost relevance. It impacts my life right here, and thousands of other people, who are literally struggling to drink a sip of water or to water a plant or to harvest a tree, which should be the most basic human right.“Our only crime is that we are here,” she said. “We live here. We were born here. We have a very deep relationship with this land.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing 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 Knoxville, 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Pat McCaughanPosted May 27, 2020 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Leaving Netflix in July

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Here are the titles that are currently scheduled to expire on Netflix in July: July 1st30 Degrees in February – 2 SeasonsAmerican Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)An Unmarried Woman (1978)Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)Annie (1982)Bad Boys II (2003)Bad Hair Day (2015)Bajatey Raho (2013)Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse – 1 SeasonBatman, aka Batman: The Movie (1966)Becoming Jane (2007)Belly (1998)Big Trouble in Little China (1986)Blazing Saddles (1974)Braveheart (1995)Carousel, aka Carrusel (2012)Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)Chicken Town – 1 SeasonChocolat (2000)Comics Without Borders – 1 SeasonCounting (2015)Darr @ the Mall (2014)Dave Attell: Road Work (2014)Death Race 2 (2010)Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)Dutch (1991)El Cartel 2 – 1 SeasonEl Cartel – 1 SeasonEl Dorado (1966)El Secretario – 1 SeasonEscape from New York (1981)Flicka 2 (2010)Futurama – Seasons 1-6 (Seasons 7-10 leaving in December)Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) – 1 SeasonGentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)Ghost Whisperer – 5 Seasons (2010)Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)Greater Elephant (2012)Hello Dolly! (1969)How I Got Over (2014)How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)Hugo (2011)Inami – 1 SeasonJustin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)Kate & Leopold (2001)Katt Williams Presents: Katthouse Comedy (2009)Katt Williams: 9 Lives (2010)Kshay (2011)La Promesa – 1 SeasonLa Ruta Blanca – 1 SeasonLas muñecas de la mafia – 1 SeasonLove & Engineering (2015)MacGyver – 7 Seasons (1991)Made in Cartagena – 1 SeasonMade in China, aka Hecho en China (2012)Man Up (2015)Mo’Nique: I Coulda Been Your Cellmate! (2006)Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)Must Love Dogs (2005)Nazi Temple of Doom (2013)Nevada Smith (1966)Operación Jaque – 3-Part Spanish TV Mini-Series (2010)Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014)Perfect Sense (2011)Quiz Time – 1 SeasonReasonable Doubt (2014)SamSam – 1 SeasonSaving Grace – 3 Seasons (2009)Sirius (2013)Speed Kills – 2 Seasons (3 episodes each) (2014)Taratabong: The World of the Meloditties – 1 SeasonThe Cold Light of Day (2012)The Garfield Show – 2 SeasonsThe Immortalists (2014)The Impossible (2012)The Midnight Meat Train (2008)The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz (2013)The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)Trotro – 1 SeasonWhile You Were Sleeping (1995)Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)Working Girl (1988)Worms (2013)Yakari – 1 SeasonJuly 2ndThe Glades (4 Seasons)I’ll Have What Phil’s Having (1 Season)July 3rdThe Last Samurai (2003)Two Weeks Notice (2002)July 4thFaults (2014)Genius on Hold (2013)July 5thBottled Up (2013)July 6thEl Capulin Colorado (1972)La Familia P. Luche (2012)La Usurpadora (1998)Lo que la vida me Robo (2013)Maria la del Barrio (1995)Maria de todos los Angeles (2009)Miss XV (2012)Rubi (2004)Teresa (2010)Una Familia de diez (2007)Vecinos (2006)July 7thThe Search for General Tso (2014)Witches of the East End (2 Seasons)July 8thMono (2016)July 9thMe and You and Everyone We Know (2005)Mystery Files – 1 Season (2012)Touching the Void (2003)July 10thDos Hermanos (2010)El Hombre de al Lado (2009)Esperando la carroza (1985)Un Oso Rojo (2002)July 11thOpposite Field (2012)July 12thThe Adventures of Pepper and Paula (2015)In the Basement, aka Im Keller (2014)Sleeping Beauty (2014)July 13thKevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (2011)July 15thAll That Glitters (2010)El Chavo Animado – 4 Seasons (2010)Lessons for a Kiss, aka Lecciones para un Beso (2011)My Animal Friends – Season 2XH Derbez – 1 Season (2002)Your Brush with Nature – Season 4July 17thCurious and Unusual Deaths – Season 2Dealers: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Season 5Last updated: June 29th, 2017 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSnetflix Previous articleHave the heart of an entrepreneur? The Apopka Business Incubator can helpNext articleGot Prediabetes? 1 in 3 do and don’t know it Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more