Croft to captain Tigers against Gloucester

first_imgThe Tigers ticket office is open until 5pm Friday and from 9am Saturday. Phone the hotline on 0844 856 1880, call in at Welford Road or book online.Leicester Tigers Welford Road, Saturday 3pm Tom CroftLeicester Tigers return to home ground on Saturday after a six-week absence as they host Gloucester Rugby in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership season. Martin Castrogiovanni, George Skivington and Thomas Waldrom return to the Tigers starting XV and Rob Hawkins, Ben Woods and Billy Twelvetrees also come into the line-up.Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “It’s great to be back at Welford Road after a run of away games and we have two of our last three league games here. We have to get over the defeat in the Heineken Cup – there is nothing we can do about that now. You just have to pick yourself up and go again. There is still a lot to play for this season.”“We’ve made a few changes this week because guys like Craig Newby and Anthony Allen have played a lot of rugby and we need to have everyone fit and fresh for the run-in. “Gloucester have been going well in the second half of the season and Bryan Redpath is doing a good job there. They’re in a good place for a semi-final place themselves and it’ll be a good contest.”Tom Croft will lead out the team in Newby’s absence. Louis Deacon is ruled out this week with an Achilles injury, joining Geordan Murphy, Geoff Parling and Ben Pienaar on the sidelines. Marcos Ayerza misses out due to suspension. LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Tom Croft (R) is congratulated by team mate Geordan Murphy after scoring a try during the Heineken Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Scarlets at Welford Road on October 17, 2010 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 15 Scott Hamilton14 Horacio Agulla13 Manu Tuilagi12 Billy Twelvetrees11 Alesana Tuilagi10 Toby Flood9 Ben Youngs1 Boris Stankovich2 Rob Hawkins3 Martin Castrogiovanni4 Steve Mafi5 George Skivington6 Tom Croft (C)7 Ben Woods8 Thomas WaldromReplacements16 George Chuter17 Julian White18 Dan Cole19 Jordan Crane20 Craig Newby21 James Grindal22 Jeremy Staunton23 Matt Smithlast_img read more

Tietjens names his Sevens side

first_img“DJ, Lote and Tomasi have played in over 40 tournaments and there are quite a few players in this squad that travelled to every tournament in the Series last year which gives them invaluable experience to pass down to the younger players.“There are some young players in this squad showing great promise which bodes well for the future as we head towards the 2016 Olympics,” he said. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 07: D J Forbes of New Zealand trains with his team during day two of the New Zealand International Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 7, 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images) Meanwhile, new Highlander and All Blacks winger Hosea Gear will join the New Zealand Sevens squad in Wellington on Friday. Gear has made himself available for selection for the Hertz Sevens and will be released by the Highlanders for the tournament should he be selected.The New Zealand Sevens team will be holding a public training session at Porirua Park this Saturday 28 January at 10.00am.  Members of the public are invited along to view the training session and players will be available to meet and greet fans. Captain DJ Forbes will be joining the squad for a seventh seasonNew Zealand Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens has named four new caps in his 2012 national contracted squad of 15 who are preparing for next weekend’s Hertz Sevens tournament in Wellington.Wellington’s 18-year-old Ardie Savea, the younger brother of Hurricane and former New Zealand Sevens player Julian Savea, has been named in Tietjens’ squad for the first time. Savea was nominated for the New Zealand Rugby Union Age Grade Player of the Year at last year’s Steinlager Rugby Awards and he also captained the New Zealand Schools side in the same year.Other new caps include Hawke’s Bay’s Mark Jackman, Taranaki’s Waisake Naholo and 19-year-old Lolagi Visina from Auckland.The squad includes plenty of experience with senior players Lote Raikabula, captain DJ Forbes and playmaker Tomasi Cama all heading into their seventh season with the side.Titejens said his squad had a good mix of youth and experience.last_img read more

The big questions for Australia after Fiji victory

first_img Will they regret missing out on a bonus point?A 28-13 win over Fiji isn’t a bad start to a World Cup campaign, but Australia’s failure to score a fourth try and thereby take five match points from this game could come back to haunt them.England took the full five points from Fiji in the opening match of the tournament last weekend and Wales did the same against Uruguay, but even though Australia scored their third try with 38 minutes of play remaining, they didn’t cross the whitewash again.With 12 minutes to go and the score 25-13, Australia opted to kick a penalty and take their lead out beyond two converted tries, rather than kicking to touch and going for a try from a driving maul – a tactic which had gleaned them two first-half tries.Head coach Michael Cheika said afterwards: “We haven’t even thought about bonus points,” which, if true, is astonishingly naïve.Pool A has looked like being a fight to the death, where every point – and even points difference – will count. Australia’s decision to let that bonus point go begging may be one that they rue next month.Is Michael Cheika’s tinkering with selection counter-productive?The process of selecting a 31-man World Cup squad undoubtedly means different combinations have to be tried in the run-up to the tournament. However, Cheika made so many changes during the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches that it begs the question of whether Australia’s team is actually settled enough to reach its full potential in the next month.The fact that at 25-13 up with 12 minutes to go against Fiji, they were still worried about closing out the win, rather than gunning for a bonus-point try suggests that the combinations aren’t quite comfortable enough with each other. Their starting XV against Fiji boasted 720 caps, but do the individuals trust each other and the game plan enough? The fact that Cheika will change most if not all of his run-on team for Sunday’s clash with Uruguay, because of the short turnaround, means the combinations won’t have more time to settle before they play England on 3 October.In a tight spot: The scrum is better, but is it good enough? (Photo Getty Images)Is Australia’s scrum still a weakness? Nearly there: Sekope Kepu scores Australia’s third try, but the fourth never came. (Photo: Getty Images) For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here Australia had to wait five days from the start of the World Cup to play their first game, so will be happy enough with the bright start they made in a 28-13 win over Fiji. What issues did the game raise for the Wallabies? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia and Fiji produced some of the most stable scrums seen in Test match rugby for a long time, but it was noticeable that while the Wallabies mostly held firm against the Fijian eight, hooker Stephen Moore couldn’t strike the ball and needed his pack to drive over it to claim the possession instead.This took quite some time in several scrums, which meant scrummaging ball did not equate to quick ball for Australia. It also meant the forwards expended a lot of energy. At the second scrum of the game, Fiji got a strong secondary shove on, and turned possession over and the English and Welsh coaches and players will have noted that. Yes, Australia’s scrum is better than it used to be, but is it good enough?Are Pocock and Hooper the best back-row option?David Pocock is playing out of position at No 8 so he and openside Michael Hooper can feature in the same team. They both played a major role in the win over Fiji, with Pocock touching down two tries from lineout drives, Hooper making 22 tackles and Pocock 16.Cheika was certainly pleased with them, saying: “He (Pocock) worked hard and was in the tackle contest area a lot. It’s obviously a strength of his so we want to try and put him there or thereabouts so he can have a bit more of a roving mission in defence. But he also did his business well in attack, too. He had his technical stuff right. Both himself and (Michael) Hooper were very good around there and their work rate off the ball.”Come in No 8: Pocock scored two tries while Hooper also shone. (Photo: Getty Images)Assistant coach Stephen Larkham said the duo gave the back row good balance as Hooper is particularly strong in attack and Pocock thrives at the breakdown, but Larkham also admitted there might be a downside to the duo playing in tandem.“When you pick two relatively short back-rowers – I guess these two are, in terms of the world stage – sometimes your lineout struggles.”Larkham hoped Scott Fardy was good enough in the lineout to counter that problem and Australia had a 100% record in that area until the 55th minute against Fiji, but lost four lineouts on their own throw after that.It is possible that Pocock and Hooper both at 6ft leave the Wallabies with limited lineout options, which may be exploited by Wales and England, but they helped Australia beat the All Blacks 27-19 in Sydney in August, so their strengths probably outweigh their weaknesses. TAGS: Fiji last_img read more

Ten big reasons why you have to buy RW’s sevens special!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If all the guides and social stuff wasn’t enough, we also have technical advice from two of the best in the game, with South Africa men’s coach Neil Powell talking you through some handy drills and moves while Fiji men’s coach Ben Ryan explains his team’s attacking principles.This is as well as experts in S&C and nutrition.So hopefully that grabs your attention. Se7ens is in shops now, and will be throughout the Olympic Games. Enjoy! The excitement levels are building as it is now less than a fortnight until the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kicks off. From the 6 to the 8 August, 12 women’s sides will compete for a gold medal at sevens rugby. From 9 until 11 August it will be the men’s turn.Here at Rugby World we’re pretty excited about it all too. Which is why we have brought out ‘Se7ens‘ our special issue all about the abbreviated form of rugby set to impress in Brazil. But rather than just assume you will go out and buy it, here are ten reasons it’s a must-have.1: A guide to every men’s and women’s teamYou may know a fair bit about sevens, but not all of us know the differences in style, team-to-team, or what these sides have gotten through to grace the Olympics. All of the sides in the men’s and women’s competition are covered in our special issue.2: The stars to keep your eye onDuring the Games there will be some heroes emerging from the arena, both for the men and women. If you don’t want to miss out, we have the big names to watch out for, with 14 pages of info on the stars set to shine.3. Team GB’s captain writes for RW!Tom Mitchell, captain of Team GB men writes a feature just for us on what it’s like to travel the world, playing sevens in far flung, exotic locations. If you want real insight into the life of a top-level sevens star, this comes straight from the horse’s mouth.4. 24/7 – the facts on the gameWant plenty of pub ammo for when the Games are on, so all of your friends think you’re a sevens expert? We have 24 bite-size facts on the game, ranging from where and when the game was invented to the top point-scorers ever and where the famous tournaments are.5. Listing Many may want in on this whole sevens thing after Rio, but it can be hard to know where the big events are and which time of year to expect events to take place. So we’ve teamed up with the good folk at Ultimate Rugby 7s to put together a listing of all the big tournies in 2017.6. Sevens in seven tweetsBasically this is the rules of sevens, but condensed down to the 140-character limit you get on Twitter.7. Snapchat DiarySticking with the social media theme, we have hot snaps from two huge invitational and amateur sevens events, held in two countries on the very same weekend. A feast for the eyes.8. Playing rugby with a hangoverWe have one former international sevens player offering advice on how to play in a sevens event when you’re not feeling the freshest… And we also have advice for veteran athletes from one international player still lacing up the boots well into his thirties.9. Idiots guidesWe not only tell you how to design flash kit and do fancy dress properly, we also have former England wing David Strettle telling you how best to camp at a sevens festival, as well as a playlist thought up by one of NME’s finest.10. Technical expertise Massive force: France’s Virimi Vakatawa will star in the Olympics last_img read more

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. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rapidísimas Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

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