Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Jun
23

Bradley Davies banned for 7 weeks

first_imgBradley Davies can resume playing on 26 March 2012, and has the right of appeal. Davies was sent off by referee Wayne Barnes for his tackle on Donnacha RyanAt a disciplinary hearing in London today, Bradley Davies, Wales lock forward, was suspended for 7 weeks having been cited by the independent Six Nations citing commissioner Achille Reali (Italy), for an incident of foul play in the RBS 6 Nations match between Ireland and Wales in Dublin on Sunday (clip below).The independent Six Nations Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Antony Davies (England) along with John Doubleday (England) and Jean-Noel Couraud (France), having considered the citing report and the television footage and having listened to the player’s explanation, found that the incident, in which the player lifted his opponent beyond a horizontal position but did not bring him to the ground safely contrary to Law 10.4(j) and the IRB’s particular emphasis on this aspect of the game, merited a top end entry to the IRB’s table of sanctions.The Committee applied an additional two weeks to the entry point of 10 weeks to reflect the need for a deterrent for this type of foul play but, in mitigation, took account of various factors in the player’s favour including his admission of guilt, his previous good disciplinary record and his conduct at the hearing in allowing the maximum possible reduction of five weeks. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 05: Bradley Davies of Wales is shown the yellow card by referee Wayne Barnes after a tackle on Donnacha Ryan during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)last_img read more

Jun
23

Aviva Premiership: Round four preview

first_imgRugby World’s prediction: Gloucester by 6.Think you can do better than us with your predictions? Make your own guesses in our SuperBru pool: here! Rugby World’s prediction: Wasps by 2.Quins v SarriesWhen two of the big dogs meet it makes little sense to ring the changes, so Harlequins have an identical starting side to the one that defeated Worcester last Friday while Saracens have made one switch, swapping Ernst Joubert out for a fit again Kelly Brown.This will be a slobber-knocker, but there are plenty of match winners out there for this one.Rugby World’s prediction: Saracens by 3.Chiefs v TigersPlaying Exeter in Exeter is always a tricky proposition and Leicester have been bushwhacked at Sandy Park before. However, they Louis Deacon, Anthony Allen, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Geoff Parling, Julian Salvi and Niall Morris all make comebacks and Niki Goneva moves to the centre that Manu Tuilagi has had to pull out of due to a pectoral injury.The Chiefs, meanwhile, have brought Dave Ewers in at No.8.Rugby World’s prediction: Tigers 10.Scots why aye: Hogg and Blair return for NewcastleFalcons v GloucesterThe Scots are back as Falcons play in their favoured, family-friendly Sunday slot as Mike Blair comes back in at scrum-half and Ally Hogg returns at No.8.On the other end, rollercoaster Gloucester have Jonny May starting for the first time this season and Ben Morgan has finally done enough to start in the back-row alongside Matt Kvesic. Shaun Knight comes in at tight-head and Will James comes in to the second-row for young Elliott Stooke. Here’s hoping for plenty more tries: Round four of the Aviva Premiership is here and we’ll all be hoping for excitementTHE FOURTH round of the Aviva Premiership is upon us and even at this early stage things are getting tight. After four games the big ‘C’ word can be blurted out by angry fans (crisis) and the bottom segment of the league is already looking as likely to drag you in and destroy you as a pie and pint smoothie.So onwards we lurch.Back in harness: Danny CiprianiSaints v SharksDid Northampton deserve to lose last week? Maybe not, many of you could contend. But they did, and they’ll be smarting. Sharks on the other hand, have had a second win of the season against Wasps at the weekend.They have a blitzed squad now, though, with several casualties hobbling around Greater Manchester and Danny Cipriani is back into the line-up to either aid them or lead them reeling into a merry dance their unable to keep up with. It probably doesn’t help that Saints welcome back Alex Corbisiero.Rugby World’s prediction: Saints by 18.Bath v IrishThe big news for Bath is that Kyle Eastmond is back after crawling out of the first game of the season, joining Jonatha Joseph in the middle. Dave Attwood is in as skipper with Stuart Hooper on the bench. Matt Garvey is on the blindside.For Irish the Leo Halavatau starts at tight-head and Topsy Ojo switches to full-back. Kieran Low plays openside.Can Irish frighten Bath at the Rec? It may be relatively close, but with George Ford starting again and confident, a few kicks could make the difference.Rugby World’s prediction: Bath by 9.Fit again: Elliot Daly starts for WaspsWasps v WarriorsThree losses from three betrays the way Wasps have battled, but they face the other side who has lost every single game and who have less bonus points, Worcester.Which could mean this is the weekend’s hardest fought match.Elliot Daly returns to Wasps’ centre while Worcester bring back Euan Murray and Chris Jones. SALFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 20: Danny Cipriani of Sale gestures during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and London Wasps at the AJ Bell Stadium on September 20, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Jun
23

Rugby World columnist: The Secret Player

first_imgThe five-week holidays, on the other hand… In our July edition of Rugby World, The Secret Player opened up about the end-of-season all-day and team-bonding in the close-season The off-season has finally arrived and professional rugby players around the country are resting their battered carcasses after another long year of sponsored brutality. The length of the break varies from club to club, and may depend on how well the preceding season went. A poor finish in the league can lead to a week or two of your summer holiday being lopped off as the management will want a bit of extra-time to flog the squad into better rugby players, perhaps treating you all to an army boot camp in North Wales or some other hellish culture-building experience.Ironically, those at the better clubs might also find themselves with less time on their hands than the mid-table plodders, as success leads to extra games in the play-offs eating into their mojito time, and the top boys may also have international duty over the summer to keep them busy. With a home World Cup in a few months, internationals will be lucky if they get any time off at all this year. You see, son, it pays to be mediocre sometimes. At least it does if you prefer travelling round Thailand for a month over getting ready to play the All Blacks in a final.No time off: France are working hard this summer but they find it easier than most to switch offThe average break these days is five weeks or so, which sounds a long time to your average desk jockey but is entirely necessary to allow a player’s mind and body to reset itself before getting back on the hamster wheel.The problem is, you spend the second half of that time with the creeping dread of the pain you are going to go through in pre-season hanging over you. Like many players, I always found it hard to completely relax and would end up doing CrossFit classes or hill sprints at 7am every morning (not that it did me much good).The time I spent playing in France went some way to curing this neurosis, as nobody can switch off like the French. It also helped to know that the pre-season training awaiting you would be perfunctory at best. All-dayer: In the off-season, things can get very messyYour average rugby player isn’t on footballer’s wages so any holiday will generally be to a bog-standard resort somewhere in the Mediterranean or the Canaries, and often with the missus, as rugby players tend to ‘settle down’ at a very young age. Meanwhile, those with foresight and ambition will spend the break diligently doing work experience in the profession they hope to move into after rugby. Unfortunately, I possess neither foresight nor ambition, so never quite got round to it.In any case, before all the professional relaxation can officially start, you have to safely negotiate the club’s end-of-season do. This is usually an ‘all-dayer’ the day after the final game of the season – either a Super Sunday or a Mad Monday. Frankly, it’s a recipe for disaster. There will have been nights out during the year, of course, but this will probably be the only time that the entire squad has gone out en masse. And been quite this drunk.Few bevvies: Many rugby players like a drink as much as the fansThe day will often take place in a different city to avoid the opprobrium of the club’s fans, but the perceived anonymity this affords only prompts players to greater feats of outrageousness/stupidity. Rugby players have a proud tradition of behaving like tits on a night out, and you don’t have to do much scratching to find professionalism’s veneer of respectability is thinner than the walnut dash in a Rover 45. The EOS party provides a perfect storm of booze, testosterone and either frustration or jubilation at the team’s performance over the previous nine months. Something will go wrong. At each club I’ve played at there has been at least one player fined, suspended or, at worst, shepherded out the door due to a Super Sunday incident.I never got involved in anything illegal or that could affect my livelihood – I like money too much for that – but my final act at my last club was getting wrestled through a glass table by the second-choice hooker, as a reward for my general dick-ishness on our big day out. I quickly took myself off for a spew and a curry before the bus home, and as I contemplated the river of urine and vomit that was sloshing up and down its aisle I could only conclude that this was one part of rugby I wouldn’t miss. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Jun
23

Youngs brothers throw weight behind Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2019

first_img Youngs brothers throw weight behind Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2019Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2019 is just weeks away and the organisers have pulled off quite a coup by securing the Youngs brothers, Tom and Ben, as Event Ambassadors.The Festival, which takes place at Loughborough Grammar School’s playing fields on Saturday 27 July, returns for its 11th year and has already raised more than £81,000 for the Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and the Jake McCarthy Foundation.Tom’s wife Tiffany has battled cancer in recent years and although happily she is now in full remission, the raison d’être for Robbie’s Rugby Festival remains a powerful and emotional draw for the rugby-playing brothers.“I’d heard about the festival in the background for a while and when we were asked if we’d like to be ambassadors, we said we’d love to be, 100%,” says Tom, the Leicester Tigers hooker and captain recently spotted at a charitable event for Doddie Weir and Matt Hampson. “It’s for a great cause and they’ve done a fantastic job. You need to keep the wheels turning, it’s the 11th year and they’ve done so well, raising a lot of money.Passing fancy: action from last year’s tens tournament, which attracts entries from across the country“I went to Leicester Royal (Infirmary) recently and met them; they had just opened up a therapy room there for patients and I know how much those things mean to people because I’ve gone through that journey with my wife. It’s nice to break away sometimes, for the families and everyone involved really. It’s very dear to my heart and I’m looking forward to helping on 27 July. I hope lots of people turn up and there’s a lot raised for it.”“Don’t move an inch!” Face-painting is encouragedBen, the Tigers and England scrum-half preparing for the autumn World Cup in Japan, showed the strength of the family bond when, with Tiffany’s condition deteriorating in 2017, he withdrew from the Lions tour of New Zealand to support his big brother and sister-in-law.“The festival has been very popular across the Midlands; it’s held down the road in Loughborough and that’s one of the reasons I’ve become an ambassador,” says Ben, named in a 35-strong World Cup training squad announced this week.“Obviously to raise money for cancer trusts is very close to myself and Tom and the family’s hearts. So it’s an easy fit and we just wanted to be a part of it and support it.”Come on down: the playing fields of Loughborough GS make a great setting for the ever-popular festivalThe backdrop to Robbie’s Rugby Festival is a tragic one. Robbie Anderson was only 13 when in 2006 he lost an 18-month battle against cancer, a disease that strikes six teenagers daily in the UK. He created a trust to help young people and their families cope with and fight cancer, and the therapy room is just the latest tangible example of the difference the charity is making to the lives of young patients.The Jake McCarthy Foundation, which raises awareness of the symptoms behind brain tumours, is the festival’s other beneficiary and is named after an old boy of Loughborough GS who died in 2012 after suffering a seizure on holiday in Thailand. Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 27 July at Loughborough Grammar School playing fields from 10am. Donations are welcomed on the gate on the day. For more details and to book tickets to Party on the Pitch, see robbiesrugbyfestival.com“Yippee, it’s almost here again!” A fun time is guaranteed, we just need the weather to play ball on 27 JulyFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ambassadors: Tom and Ben Youngs leapt at the chance to support Robbie’s Rugby Festival (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Robbie’s Rugby Festival, the Midlands’ largest tens tournament, is going from strength to strength. Now Leicester and England stars Tom and Ben Youngs have got on board Festival winners2009 Loughborough Endowed Schools2010 Syston RFC2011 Team Schweff (Loughborough Endowed Schools Alumni Team)2012 Syston RFC2013 Syston RFC2014 Seals (Loughborough Endowed Schools Alumni Team)2015 Do it for Dawson (Durham University Alumni Team)2016 Seals2017 Do it for Dawson & Hinckley RFC (shared)2018 Team SchweffRobbie’s Rugby Festival set out as an old boys’ reunion match in 2009 but has become the largest tens tournament in the Midlands, attracting 30 teams and thousands of spectators.Proud supporter: ex-England flanker Neil BackLuminaries such as Eddie Jones, Clive Woodward, Warren Gatland, Sam Warburton, Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have lent their support over the years. And in addition to the Youngs brothers, England World Cup winner Neil Back is continuing in his role as an Event Ambassador.Visitors on 27 July can expect a day of exciting rugby action and fun activities. They include The Rugby Village, sponsored by The Loughburians, that houses an outside bar, physio tent, hot tub, face-painting, ice-cream van and water tent.The Summer Garden, sponsored by The Little Retreat, will bring together the elements of a typical British summer celebration including jugs of Pimm’s, a gin bar, BBQ, raffle and afternoon tea stand.And then there’s the Party on the Pitch, a full evening of entertainment, live music, photo booths and charitable fun activities.The festival’s vision remains as it has done since its inception: to create an atmospheric, unforgettable and inspiring event that leaves a legacy to be remembered by uniting local communities, businesses and teams from across the country.Music to your ears: the evening entertainment hits all the right notes, so make a full day of it if you canLast year the Loughborough GS Schweff team emerged victorious in the main tournament – their first success since 2011 – while Market Harborough RFC won Jake’s Round Robin. Among this year’s club entries are Rosslyn Park, Loughborough, Durham University and Woodbridge.last_img read more

Jun
23

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every Tri-Nations match wherever you are

first_imgRugby Championship live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show the Tri-Nations. All matches will kick off at 7.45pm in Oz apart from Argentina v New Zealand on 14 November, which will get underway at 5.10pm.The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.If you don’t want a long-term contract, you can also stream games live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Fast show: Two Australia v New Zealand fixtures kick off the Tri-Nations (Getty Images) Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandWith the Tri-Nations taking place in Australia, the tournament is morning viewing for viewers in the UK and Ireland – and Sky Sports will be showing all six matches.Pumas power: Argentina start their Tri-Nations campaign on 14 November (Getty Images)If you don’t have a Sky contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because a Now TV pass allows you to get instant access to 11 Sky Sports channels. It’s £9.99 for a Day Pass if you just want to watch one match or £33.99 for a month, which would allow you to watch more rugby from the southern hemisphere over the coming weeks.Get a Now TV PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when a Tri-Nations match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from EuropeCanal+ has the rights to show the Tri-Nations in France while Sky Italia airs matches in Italy and Switzerland, with kick-offs an hour later than in the UK. Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from South AfricaThe Springboks may not be taking part in the Rugby Championship this year but if you want to watch the other southern hemisphere teams in action in the Tri-Nations, tune into SuperSport in South Africa, with most matches kicking off in late morning.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from South AmericaIf you want to keep track of the Pumas and the Tri-Nations from Argentina or elsewhere in South America, ESPN has the rights.ESPN3 will also show Tri-Nations matches in the USA.Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from AsiaIn Japan, J Sports have the rights to show Tri-Nations games while Rugby Pass will show matches in other parts of Asia.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you’re in the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sky Sport NZ will have live coverage of all this year’s Tri-Nations matches. New Zealand is two hours ahead of Australia so kick-offs will be later in the evening.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The tournament has a different look for 2020 but you won’t want to miss any of the action Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every Tri-Nations match wherever you areThe Rugby Championship returns this weekend, albeit in a different guise. The withdrawal of defending champions South Africa means that in 2020 it will be a Tri-Nations tournament featuring Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.The Tri-Nations will be played over six weekends from 31 October to 5 December, with the opening two rounds also part of the 2020 Bledisloe Cup series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks.Then the Pumas play their first Test since last year’s World Cup, against the All Blacks on 14 November.2020 Tri-Nations Fixtures (UK & Ireland kick-off times)October 31: Australia v New Zealand (8.45am, ANZ Stadium, Sydney)November 7: Australia v New Zealand (8.45am, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)November 14: New Zealand v Argentina (6.10am, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)November 21: Argentina v Australia (8.45am, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)November 28: Argentina v New Zealand (8.45am, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)December 5: Australia v Argentina (8.45am, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)If you want to keep track of the southern hemisphere’s premiere international competition, here is how you can watch the matches wherever you are…How to watch the Rugby Championship when abroadIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Rugby Championship coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNlast_img read more

Jun
20

Catholic bishops narrowly reject a wider welcome to gays, divorcees

first_img Anglican Communion, Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Catherine Cheek says: By Josephine McKennaPosted Oct 20, 2014 Rector Knoxville, TN Michael Grear says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL [Religion News Service – Vatican City] Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church.While the various proposals received a majority of support from the bishops gathered for the Synod on the Family, they failed on Saturday (Oct. 18) to receive the required two-thirds majority that would have carried the weight of formal approval and churchwide consensus.Saturday’s vote was an abrupt about-face from Monday’s mid-term report from the Synod, which spoke of “welcoming homosexual persons” and acknowledging the gifts they have to offer the wider church.The revised proposal on homosexuality, that “men and women with homosexual tendencies should be welcomed with respect and delicacy,” failed in a vote of 118 to 62; a similar statement about opening Communion to divorced Catholics who remarry outside the church failed in a vote of 104-74.Despite the divide, Francis received a standing ovation that lasted several minutes in his final address to the Synod, where he had called for  “sincere and open” debate.After days in which divisions inside the Vatican spilled over into the press, the pope described the two-week summit as a “journey together,” and like any human journey, one that featured moments of “desolation, tension and temptations”.He said the role of the pope was to guarantee the unity of the church, and that he would have been “very worried and saddened if there had not been these temptations and animated discussions.”Even though the sections on homosexuality and divorce did not pass with formal approval, Francis ordered them into the Synod’s final report so that Catholics could continue to debate the ideas.Saturday’s vote, however, is not the final word. Francis plans to host a follow-up summit a year from now, and both sides are expected to spend the next 12 months trying to either reinforce existing policy or trying to nudge the bishops toward a more open approach.Nonetheless, the closeness of the votes reflected a deep divide within the hierarchy that erupted into the open after Monday’s gesture toward gay Catholics.  After a vocal conservative revolt, English-speaking bishops pressed to change the wording from “welcoming” to  “providing for homosexual persons”.Catholic reformers and gay groups wasted no time in expressing their disappointment. The progressive reform group Call To Action said the bishops’ report showed “positive steps” but also “missed opportunities.”“It’s disappointing that some in the institutional church are not yet ready to welcome all God’s children to the table,” said Jim FitzGerald, the group’s executive director.Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, a Maryland-based gay Catholic group that’s often at odds with the hierarchy, was disappointed that the bishops’ final report overturned the “gracious welcome” issued to gays earlier in the week.“Instead, the bishops have taken a narrow view of pastoral care by defining it simply as opposition to marriage for same-gender couples,” he said in a statement, adding that the bishops had failed to take account of those gays who receive “unjust and oppressive treatment” from governments, church, families, and society.At a Vatican media conference earlier Saturday, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, insisted there was “no cleavage,” or divide, among the bishops, and that gays and lesbians were welcome in the church.“Are gays welcome? I would say certainly, they are part of the church,” he said. “There’s no question of condemnation. I would say we are working together.”American Cardinal Raymond Burke, the conservative former archbishop of St. Louis who now heads the Vatican’s highest court, earlier blasted Francis for allowing the synod’s message to stray from official church teaching, especially on homosexuality.“The pope, more than anyone else as the pastor of the universal church, is bound to serve the truth,” Burke told BuzzFeed from Rome. “The pope is not free to change the church’s teachings with regard to the immorality of homosexual acts or the insolubility of marriage or any other doctrine of the faith.”Burke also acknowledged rumors that Francis is poised to demote the fiery conservative to a ceremonial post far away from the church’s center of power.“I very much have enjoyed and have been happy to give this service, so it is a disappointment to leave it,” Burke said. “On the other hand, in the church as priests, we always have to be ready to accept whatever assignment we’re given. And so I trust, by accepting this assignment, I trust that God will bless me, and that’s what’s in the end most important.”Asked by the National Catholic Reporter who had told him of the pending demotion, Burke replied: “Who do you think?” Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Human Sexuality Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET October 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm Although I am not a Roman Catholic, I do have an opinion about this. The RC church needs to understand that things are never black or white. A person should not be scorned for getting a divorce. Sure, it isn’t a good thing. But sometimes it is inevitable. I just can’t believe our Lord would want any of His children to live their lives being abused, just because they want to be able to take the Sacrament.As for homosexuals, no one has a right to judge them, or keep them out of our churches. Some of the clergy in our parish are gay, and they are some of the nicest people I know. You can feel God’s spirit within them. If the Episcopal Church banned gays, Trinity Church (Columbus, OH) would miss out on the kindness and compassion of these people who help the poor, tend the sick, and fight for human rights and dignity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA 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 October 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm genesis 1 G=d put everything in complimentary polar opposites…dont’ confuse the Absolute of Love, which the church has never had any problem with…the issue is the Absolute of orgasm Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC October 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm To the RC bishops who voted, “No,” on being more welcoming to gays; please, answer this simple question:“How old were you when you choose your sexuality, and how did you choose heterosexuality over homosexuality?”God has never granted a choice on this issue. Both are just different gifts which only He, can and will, explain upon our deaths…with divine love…as to why He gave both to the world. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Susan Zimmerman says: Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Catholic bishops narrowly reject a wider welcome to gays, divorcees Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (3) Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

Jun
20

Young radio reporters in Liberia to spread the word about…

first_img Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs By ACNS staffPosted Oct 30, 2014 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Children’s Radio Foundation partners with local radio stations and community organizations on more than 50 projects across Africa to create opportunities for broadcast, youth dialogue, leadership, and social engagement. Photo: Children’s Radio Foundation[Anglican Communion News Service] Young radio reporters in Liberia will soon be broadcasting programs to teach people there about how to prevent the spread of Ebola.The Children’s Radio Foundation, led in the U.K. by Anglican priest the Rev. Charlotte Bannister-Parker, has worked hard to build up this network of youth reporters across 29 of the country’s radio stations.The charity exists to provide young people in countries across Africa with the skills to make radio and connect them with local radio stations where their packages can be aired.“We already have an army of young people who are active youth reporters,” said Bannister-Parker, “So what we’re doing now is putting together an Ebola Health Information Pack (EHIP) to send out to their 29 stations containing accurate, effective information about Ebola.”Over the years CRF quickly learned from young people in the countries where they worked that there can be a lack of trust among children and young adults about public health messages that come from government officials.“Government messages can often fall on deaf ears because they’re not created by young people for young people,” she said. “What we’ve been doing is putting together an information pack that is also appropriate for young people to engage with and use.”Bannister-Parker added that CRF’s radio packages will also compliment the work and appeals of those charities that would normally respond to such a multi-national crisis.“Thanks to the other appeals people are getting buckets and soap and protective clothing, but if they don’t know how best to use them there’s almost no point in getting them. So our radio messages come in at a crucial point in that educational process.”She added that radio is also a safe, contact-free form of distributing information and is locally contextual: CRF-trained young reporters exist in five other countries South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, the DR Congo and Kenya and the organization works in 25 languages.“Because there’s a chance Ebola may spread to other countries across Africa we’re going to use these EHIPs in all our other radio stations, with all our other children in the other partner countries.”Bannister-Parker, who used to work in television broadcasting, explained that the charity has also been invited to connect with the Disasters Emergency Committee and other major humanitarian charities as well as to consider bringing their radio education model to Sierra Leone — another country affected by the killer disease.She added that she considers the charity’s presence in Liberia was “God-given. It’s a very unusual country for us to be in in the first place—I believe Unicef invited us in because of the high infant mortality and low education levels. It’s the epicenter of the disease and we’ve been given an incredible opportunity to help.”NotesThe Children’s Radio Foundation http://www.childrensradiofoundation.org/ has launched a £20,000 appeal at https://www.justgiving.com/crffightsebola/ to help create an Ebola-ready continent.Donations will go towards creating and distributing CRF’s EHIPs (Ebola Health Information Packs), using these information packs for radio outreach in schools, clinics and community centres; training their radio youth reporters to air the EHIP’s accurate health information via community radio stations; and hiring a full-time Health Educational Director to launch the EHIPs and training across Liberia and their other partner counties. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Africa, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Young radio reporters in Liberia to spread the word about Ebola Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Health & Healthcare last_img read more

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La Reverendísima Jefferts Schori: El Sínodo de la Novena Provincia

first_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel La Reverendísima Jefferts Schori: El Sínodo de la Novena Provincia An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, 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 Posted Mar 2, 2015 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK El Sínodo de la Novena Provincia25 febrero 2015Quito, EcuadorLa Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadoLa Iglesia Episcopal Somos creados para la vida abundante, como dijo Jesús, “yo he venido para que tengan vida, y para que la tengan en abundancia.”[1] La abundancia es una señal de la presencia real del reino de Dios alrededor de nosotros. Cuando estamos haciendo lo que mandó Jesús, amando a Dios y a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos, la abundancia fluye y crece. La abundancia no es solamente espiritual, pero necesita ser corporal y física también. Hay abundancia cuando los hambrientos tienen comida, y los encarcelados están liberados, y todos/as viven en paz porque hay justicia. Esto es la misión de Dios, de lo cual somos siervos y ministros, y la iglesia es un instrumento para trasformar sus miembros y el mundo entero hacia el reino de Dios.Los teólogos misioneros desde muchos años han dicho que una iglesia madura tiene tres características. Ella da evidencia de ser auto-extendiendo, auto-gobernante, y auto-suficiente. No significa que no necesita otras partes del cuerpo de Cristo, pero vive en relación amplia e interdependiente. Tiene capaz de dar vida a nuevas comunidades de fe. Es una célula que recibe y da a otras. Es un compañero en Cristo a otras comunidades. Existe en solidaridad, y está creciendo hasta la estatura completa de Cristo. Los dones que hemos recibido fueron dados para “capacitar a los santos para la obra del ministerio… hasta que todos lleguemos… a la medida de la estatura de la plenitud de Cristo.”[2] Una iglesia madurando tiene fe que Dios ha dado lo que es necesario por la misión de Dios en ese lugar. Cuando una iglesia está viajando y trabajando hacia este ideal, está buscando la vida abundante, un parte del cuerpo mutuamente responsable e interdependiente con los otros partes.[3]Ese concepto es una imagen que refleja la Trinidad de Dios, tres miembros en una comunidad, cada uno con su propio ser y todos integrados en una sociedad, dando vida abundante uno al otro y al mundo entero.La característica de ser auto-extendiendo significa que la iglesia, la comunidad de Cristo, puede trasmitir la fe a nuevas generaciones y en contextos nuevos y los que están cambiando. Los miembros tienen bastante confianza para enseñar a los demás. Los miembros forman una comunidad de trasformación – a sus mismos y a la sociedad externa. Está trabajando a construir el reino de Dios aquí en la tierra como está en el cielo.Podemos relacionar las Marcas de Misión Anglicana[4] con estas tres características. La primera marca es “proclamar las buenas nuevas del Reno de Dios.” La segunda es “ensenar, bautizar, y capacitar a las nuevas creyentes.” Ambas marcas son relacionadas con la extensión y el crecimiento del cuerpo de Cristo. Y al mismo tiempo, a la trasformación al mundo en el Reino de Dios.La característica de ser auto-gobernante es relacionada con la capacidad del cuerpo de Cristo de funcionar integrado, colaborando por la misión de Dios. Ningún parte del cuerpo cree que es más importante que otra parte, y todas las partes trabajan juntas, en solidaridad una al otra y también con el mundo entero. Todos son contables y responsables al cuerpo. Todos consideran y responden a las necesidades de los más pequeños, y todos participan en el crecimiento hasta la estatura de la plenitud de Cristo.La tercera marca y la cuarta son relacionadas con auto-gobernación. III: responder a las necesidades humanas con ministerio tierno y amoroso. IV: trasformar sistemas de injusticia, oponerse a toda forma de la violencia, y buscar la paz y la reconciliación.Gobernación del cuerpo puede significar como tomamos decisiones.   Hay algunas cosas que TREC ha comendado a la Iglesia Episcopal sobre este tema, como una convención general que funciona en una sola cámara. Gobernación es relacionada con el uso de los recursos financieros del cuerpo, especialmente como rendimos cuentas al cuerpo. O también como construimos o mantengamos sistemas de justicia al dentro de la iglesia (como Titulo IV, o el acceso igual por ambos géneros y los discapacitados, y antirracismo). Una iglesia auto-gobernante también busca de cambiar sistemas de injusticia afuera de la iglesia – en las leyes nacionales, en sistemas penales, en las políticas de migración, o la esclavitud actual.La característica de ser auto-suficiente no significa solamente que una iglesia tiene bastantes recursos financieros para promulgar su ministerio. Es una actitud que puede ver que los dones que Dios ha dado están suficientes para hacer el ministerio en un lugar. Es una orientación de fe. Es también la práctica de ver abundancia al contrario de ausencia. Y es un proceso continuo de crecimiento en fe y capacidad para trasformar el mundo hacia el reino de Dios. Iglesias auto-suficiente colaboran por la sanidad del cuerpo más grande; son creativas y de emprendedor; no tienen miedo de riesgo necesario; pueden cambiar para servir la misión de Dios; son capaz de acomodarse y cambiar – no son fijadas en el cemento. Se pueden seguir a Jesús a Galilea, al dentro de la vecindad local y mundial. Se entienden que toda es inter-relacionada en la creación de Dios, y cada parte tiene sus propios dones y funciones para el bienestar del entero.Esta característica es relacionada con la quinta marca, que defina nuestro papel de asegurar la integridad del ambiento, de la tierra, de la planeta que es nuestro hogar.Este entendimiento de una iglesia madura que es auto-extendiendo, auto-gobernante, y auto-suficiente puede ser reflejado en varias partes de la iglesia – en una diócesis, en una congregación, y en la provincia anglicana que es TEC. Podemos pensar también en la iglesia universal y la familia humana de los hijos e hijas de Dios. Tenemos todos/as la responsabilidad de aumentar la capacidad de cada nivel y parte de experimentar la vida abundante que es el sueño de Dios por todos/as.Creo que la función de este sínodo y la de la convención general son de considerar cómo podemos aumentar la capacidad por la vida abundante en cada comunidad y contexto. El presupuesto que vamos a considerar en Utah necesita ser fundado en un sueño de creciendo capacidad por la vida abundante en cada parte de la Iglesia Episcopal, y también en el mundo. ¿Cómo podemos aumentar las posibilidades para cada miembro de la iglesia? ¿Cómo podemos fomentar el viaje de cada parte hacia el ideal espiritual de ser auto-extendiendo, auto-gobernante, y auto-suficiente? Algunos funciones pertenecen a las dióceses, y algunos a la iglesia general – y es nuestro papel de discernir cuales funciones necesitan los dones de la iglesia más grande, y proveer o compartir los recursos por el bienestar de todos los miembros del cuerpo.En esta época de nuestra vida como episcopales, podemos considerar ejemplos por cada marca de misión.Primera Marca — proclamar las buenas nuevas del Reno de DiosAquí debemos considerar la formación cristiana, como capacitar a los creyentes como líderes trasformativas en la iglesia y en el mundo. Un papel de los clérigos es capacitar a los miembros en comunidades locales, y por eso, dióceses y la iglesia general deben considerar cómo formar clérigos y líderes laicos por ese trabajo. Estamos tratando nuevas formas y métodos, y hay urgente necesidad de considerar como podemos compartir los recursos de educación teológica que tenemos o que hay en otras partes de la iglesia universal. No estamos buscando la vida abundante cuando seminarios y programas de formación no comparten recursos y oportunidades. Hay muchas oportunidades para mejorar las interrelaciones y la capacidad del cuerpo entero.Podemos vivir más interconectados cuando estamos planificando y considerando nuestros sueños por el futuro. La semana pasada el arzobispo de la Provincia de África Occidental, el Arzobispo Sarfo de Ghana me dijo que su plan estratégico provincial ha distribuido responsabilidad de liderazgo por varios temas a los obispos y sus dióceses. Uno es responsable por planificación, uno por educación, otro por ministerio de desarrollo social, otro por relaciones ecuménicas e interreligiosas, otro por propiedades y generación de ingresos, etcétera. Es una forma de liderazgo compartido que utilice los dones de cada uno y una. Si el liderazgo compartido será mejor integrado en toda la iglesia, podría aumentar la visión y la posibilidad de vida abundante por el mundo.Segunda Marca – enseñar, bautizar, y capacitar a los nuevos/as creyentesNecesitamos también una visión más amplia de las formas de las comunidades cristianas. Todas no necesitan edificios eclesiásticos – hay algunas que funcionan en escuelas o en edificios públicos, o que reúnen en medio de un ministerio social. Los sitios creciendo en nombre de miembros en la Iglesia Episcopal incluyen un gran porcentaje de ellos afuera de los Estados Unidos, los que ministran a migrantes, y los que están enfocados a sus vecindades y no solamente a su interior. Es interesante que en los años recientes hemos experimentados un cambio en el estilo teológico de congregaciones crecientes – ahora las más progresivas están más propensas a crecer, y las más conservadores son menos propensas a crecer. Nuevas comunidades de fe y en los nuevos contextos también son bien propensas a crecer.Creo que la Iglesia Episcopal necesita una reforma de nuestro Libro de Oración Común. Claro por una mejor forma de la lengua española, pero también una forma más adecuada a los contextos cambiando. Por ejemplo, nuestro pacto bautismal no tiene en alta voz un referente a la necesidad de cuidar a la tierra y el medio ambiente. Ni podemos oír en el culto la variedad bíblica de nombres de Dios. Es el momento de considerar una revisión o reforma.Tercera Marca – responder a las necesidades humanas con ministerio amorosoComo Iglesia estamos enseñando a oír y buscar los pequeños quien sirvamos como misioneros del Reino de Dios. Creo que nuestro trabajo como iglesia entera será formada en los próximos años por los metas de desarrollo después de 2015 (las metas de desarrollo de milenio terminan este año). Van a seguir enfocan se en la pobreza y la inequidad económica que es creciendo en nuestras países y alrededor del mundo. Creo que continuaremos enfocar también en la trata de personas y la esclavitud moderna. Somos todos relacionados, y nuestro bienestar depende en el bienestar de nuestros vecinos.Cuarta Marca – trasformar sistemas de injusticia, enfrentar la violencia de toda forma, y buscar la paz y reconciliaciónHay varios tipos de injusticia en contextos diferentes, pero muchos de ellos se refieren a la desigualdad económica y la distribución desigual del poder. Son las mismas cosas que los profetas siempre clamaban contra, y cuando estamos unidos en voz y acción, estará mucho más posible de trasformar estos sistemas. Uniendo en voz y acción puede ser una oportunidad espiritual para nosotros, así como una forma de enfrentar a la violencia e injusticia del mundo como el cuerpo de Cristo.Quinta Marca – salvaguardar la integridad de la creación y cuidar la vida de la tierraLa tierra, este planeta, es nuestro hogar. Dios nos plantó aquí en un jardín, para cuidarlo. Como seres humanos estamos relacionados con cada criatura, cada especie. Nuestro bienestar es conectado con el bienestar de todas las otras partes de la creación. Cuando contaminamos el aire, los océanos, el suelo y los ríos, invitamos enfermedad y el sufrimiento para nosotros y los demás. Es nuestra responsabilidad a la comunidad y al cuerpo de creación, de cuidar de la tierra. No podemos evitarlo sin consecuencias. Pero cuando nos encargamos de la tierra, y el cuidado de sus recursos, encontramos con la vida más abundante – porque estamos amando a nuestros prójimos como a nosotros mismos, y estamos amando a Dios y lo que Dios ha creado.Tenemos oportunidades como la iglesia general que no tienen las dióceses individuales, y esos son los que necesitan nuestra colaboración y cooperación. El trabajo hacia el auto-sostenimiento es un ejemplo importante. En este trienio la iglesia general ha dado subvenciones para desarrollar “las zonas de misión empresariales,” y ha aumentado los fondos asignados para el cuerpo de misioneros jóvenes adultos. Los dos han proporcionado oportunidades para sembrar, animar, o expandirse nuevas iniciativas de misión.Las otras cosas que podemos hacer lo mejor o solamente como un cuerpo unido constituyen apoyo por crecimiento hacia la meta de responsabilidad mutua en el cuerpo de Cristo, que incluye las características de ser auto-extendiendo, auto-gobernante, y auto-suficiente. Pero no es solamente por dióceses o provincias – es la meta para TEC en la comunión anglicana. Dios ha dado regalos únicos y diferentes a cada cuerpo en creación, y cuando están trabajando junto para el bien y bienestar de todo, estamos viajando hacia el Reino de Dios. Y por esta existimos, gracias a Dios. ¡Adelante![1] Juan 10:10b[2] Efesios 4:11-13[3] Cf. http://anglicanhistory.org/canada/toronto_mutual1963.html[4] http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/mission/fivemarks.cfm#sthash.U6LBF1XK.dpuf Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Eventslast_img read more

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Los esfuerzos de la Diócesis de Venezuela para acompañar a…

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Clara Villatoro Posted May 30, 2016 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Latin America Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Los esfuerzos de la Diócesis de Venezuela para acompañar a las comunidades en la crisis El trabajo pastoral en medio del caos político, la violencia y la escasez de alimentos es el día a día para los sacerdotes de la Diócesis de Venezuela. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags [Episcopal News Service] La rutina no es parte de la realidad venezolana. Cada día viene cargado de sorpresas. La comida y las medicinas escasean, la inflación aumenta pero los salarios no suben al mismo ritmo. Las marchas a favor y en contra del gobierno invaden las calles, a tal grado de que hay días en los que ir a trabajar o a estudiar resulta agotador. La situación no es diferente para la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana y sus feligreses.Es miércoles y el teléfono suena en las oficinas centrales de la Diócesis en Caracas, nadie contesta. Dos días antes, el 16 de mayo, el Gobierno aprobó extender las medidas excepcionales y continúa negándose a la posibilidad de un referéndum para revocar el mandato del Presidente. La acción del Gobierno ha generado marchas. En un lado de la capital se concentran los que se oponen al presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, y al otro lado los que muestran su apoyo al Gobierno.Es por esas protestas, justamente, que nadie responde al teléfono en las oficinas de la Iglesia. El tesorero de la Diócesis y coordinador de Educación Teológica, el Rdo. José Francisco Salazar, explica más tarde que, debido a la ubicación geográfica de las oficinas —justo en el centro de ambas concentraciones—, ha sido imposible llegar.“En el Centro Diocesano hay momentos en los que hemos tenido que suspender reuniones porque, con una protesta, cierran el metro y no se puede llegar. Si ya estamos aquí, nos quedamos encerrados. Nos toca esperar hasta muy tarde en la noche para poder salir”, explica Salazar.Venezuela enfrenta una realidad compleja. Las marchas demuestran lo polarizado que está el país y esa polarización muchas veces termina en violencia. La Iglesia ha decidido mantenerse al margen de lo político y dedicarse al trabajo directo en las comunidades.“Tratamos de apoyar todo lo que sea beneficioso para la comunidad pero respetando todas las ideologías del pueblo. Hemos tratado, en la medida de lo posible, de no involucrarnos en la parte política, sino en ayudar y respetar la dignidad del ser humano. Ese ha sido nuestro norte. Y el Obispo [Orlando Guerrero] ha sido bien tajante en ese sentido”, expresa el Rdo. Salazar.Pese a la suspensión de algunas actividades por el caos político, la labor pastoral sigue adelante. La Iglesia trata de responder a la realidad que vive el país, según comparte Salazar: “Nos ha tocado mediar en algunos casos; en otros, atender con consejería a las familias de víctimas de maltrato y violencia [política]. Los domingos, en general se respetan, casi no hay protestas, y se ofrecen los servicios de manera regular.”Unidos ante la escasezEn Venezuela diferentes medidas económicas y políticas de los últimos años han llevado a una escasez de los alimentos básicos y los medicamentos.  El informe semestral de perspectivas económicas del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI)  pronostica que la inflación de Venezuela llegará al 720% en 2016 y —si nada mejora— en 2017 podría llegar al 2.200%. El panorama económico es asfixiante. En el área de salud, el New York Times reportó el pasado 15 de mayo la falta de medicamentos básicos y la escasez de agua en algunos hospitales públicos, lo cual impide incluso lavar la sangre de los quirófanos.Para cumplir con su misión social y promover la ayuda mutua en las comunidades, las parroquias episcopales han organizado una red de apoyo para localizar alimentos básicos y medicinas.El funcionamiento es sencillo, los feligreses se turnan para  ir por los supermercados y farmacias de su ciudad y luego comunicar qué artículos de primera necesidad hay disponibles en cada zona. En las iglesias, las personas pueden anotar qué medicamento necesitan, se comparte la información en la red de contactos y si alguien lo encuentra (incluso en otra ciudad) lo compra.La distribución de alimentos y artículos de primera necesidad se realiza mediante la PDEVAL (Producción y Distribución Venezolana de Alimentos), por lo que no se pueden hacer envíos de medicamentos o comida por correo o servicios de mensajería. Es por ello que los feligreses coordinan viajes para poder entregar la medicina que han encontrado. Nada se hace de manera masiva.“La Iglesia está tratando de no perder su rol profético y evitar caer en la politiquería, preferimos que la gente sienta que sus sacerdotes están con ellos, que no son la élite que vive fuera sino que viven entre ellos,  que padecen como ellos lo que se vive aquí”, asegura Salazar.Su afirmación se refleja en el testimonio del propio obispo Orlando Guerrero, que padece de diabetes y, como todos los feligreses, incluye en las peticiones a la red de parroquias su propio medicamento.  “A veces la medicina de él no se consigue en Caracas, pero en otra región sí y cuando alguien viaja la trae, “ asegura el Rdo. Salazar.Ante la escasez de energía eléctrica, desde principios de abril, el Gobierno redujo la jornada laboral a tres días a la semana para los empleados públicos y a cuatro para los privados. Cuando alguien  de la feligresía no tiene día laboral se ofrece para este “trabajo social”.La Iglesia también ha permitido en algunas regiones que la PDEVAL realice la venta de alimentos junto al templo o en su estacionamiento, dado que esto genera menos desorden en la distribución. “Lo permitimos porque en la iglesia hay más respeto en la fila para la compra de alimentos. Ellos solo usan el estacionamiento”, matiza Salazar.Los enfrentamientos entre el presidente Maduro y la oposición son constantes. Las medidas excepcionales y el plan de ahorro de energía ha agudizado la polarización. Muchas veces las manifestaciones terminan en violencia. La semana pasada el secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), Luis Almagro, publicó una carta abierta al presidente venezolano en la que le acusa sustraer el dinero del pueblo y mantener el poder contra la voluntad de los venezolanos.La carta se publicó el mismo día que llegó a Caracas el ex presidente español, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, en una misión mediadora junto con el ex presidente panameño Martín Torrijos y el ex mandatario dominicano Leonel Fernández. Luego de reunirse con el gobierno y la oposición, Zapatero aseguró en conferencia de prensa que hay voluntad política de ambos bandos. Pero, mientras se logra un acuerdo, los venezolanos siguen enfrentando el reto de sobrevivir frente a la escasez general y adaptarse a los constantes cambios políticos.— Clara Villatoro es una periodista que reside en El Salvador. 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Northern California Bishop Barry L. Beisner announces retirement plans

first_img People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Tags [Episcopal Diocese of Northern California] The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California since 2007, has announced his intention to retire and will call for the election of a new bishop during diocesan convention on Nov. 3 to 4.The tentative timetable calls for the election of the next bishop in February 2019 and consecration in late June 2019, at which time  Beisner will retire upon the consecration of his successor.“What a blessing it has been to be bishop of this diocese! It’s been such a great joy and privilege, and I thank God for it. This decision is in response to God’s call, discerned after months of prayer and consultation.”“I don’t feel a need to go; I feel a call, having discerned with family, friends, the presiding bishop, spiritual directors and colleagues. I’m clear that this is something that I am called to do,” Beisner said.Beisner served as canon to the ordinary to the previous bishop, Jerry Lamb, from 2002 to 2006. Before that, he was the rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Davis from 1989 to 2002. He and his wife, the Rev. L. Ann Hallisey, are the parents of six grown children.The Diocese of Northern California includes 14,000 members in 69 parishes and missions in the Northern California region. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis House of Bishops, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Northern California Bishop Barry L. Beisner announces retirement plans Election of Beisner’s sucessor set for Feburary 2019 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Elections, Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Posted Sep 12, 2017 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more