Hong Kong Sevens teams confirmed, includes Mexico

first_imgLast year’s Hong Kong Sevens was one of the most fiercely contested in recent memory as all four of the previous Hong Kong champions (England, New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa) reached the Cup semi finals.Samoa eventually ran out champions and the extra points available to the Hong Kong champions – Hong Kong’s 24-nation field yields more Series points than the other seven events – helped propel the islanders to their first ever Series title.If the first two events of the 2010/11 World Series are any indication, fans in Hong Kong are in for another thriller. England and New Zealand were the early Cup champions in Dubai and South Africa and four-time Hong Kong champions England currently occupy top spot in the table with 44 points. They are closesly followed by New Zealand (40), defending champions Samoa (36), Fiji (32) and South Africa (24). The next two legs of the World Series will be held in Wellington, New Zealand and Las Vegas, USA over the first two weekends of February. Following the USA Sevens, the official pool draw will be made for the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens on 17 February 2011.Organised by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, the 2011 Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens is expected to attract upwards of 120,000 spectators through the gates from 25-27 March at the Hong Kong Stadium. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has announced the 24 international teams to take part in this year’s Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens 2011, the fifth leg of the World Series, with Mexico set to compete for the first time.The Mexicans become the first team to make their maiden Hong Kong voyage since Madagascar first appeared at the tournament in 2006. Invited by the International Rugby Board, Mexico becomes the 49th country to compete at the Hong Kong Sevens in its 35 years.Spain is included in the Hong Kong draw for the first time since 1998, while Malaysia will make their first outing there since 2003.“Mexico’s participation in the Hong Kong leg of this year’s Series gives them an opportunity to compete at an international level in preparation for the upcoming Rugby Sevens competition in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara later in the year,” said IRB Sevens Manager, Beth Coalter.“With 24 teams in Hong Kong there is a wider range of team strengths to compete against and together with Hong Kong’s renowned atmosphere, the experience will go a long way to further assist Mexico’s preparations.”The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is excited to welcome the 12 core teams participating in all eight events on the Sevens World Series – Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, USA and Wales. Seven other nations from outside Asia join those sides – Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Tonga and Zimbabwe – while China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Hong Kong complete the line-up.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Rugby World – September 2011 edition contents

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Click here to find out where to buy Rugby World Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. [imagebrowser id=15]THE 2011 World Cup is now just weeks away and the new issue of Rugby World has everything you need to get into the spirit of the event. There are interviews with the star players, a look back at the 1987 tournament and debates on rugby’s big issues. Check out our contents for all the info…———————————————————————————————————————————————–Forwards…Jonny Wilkinson reveals how hard he’s working to ensure he plays for England in the World Cup30 minutes with Matt StevensRoss Ford says Scotland are looking to rectify their Six Nations mistakes this monthAfter an injury lay-off Shane Williams can’t wait to play his part in Wales’ warm-up TestsJamie Heaslip on this month’s TestsChris Ashton – England’s wing is feeling the pressure of RWC selectionSam Warburton – The flanker takes you inside Wales’ Polish training campAl Kellock – A return to New Zealand is top of the Scotland lock’s agendaSpotlights…Toby Flood – The fly-half was a sub at the previous World Cup but is the main man in 2011. Paul Morgan meets himTavis Knoyle – The Wales scrum-half has taken an unusual path to professional rugby, as Sarah Mockford discoversCian Healy – Have Ireland learned the lessons of their 2007 World Cup disaster? Katie Field checks their progressJohn Barclay – Katie Field discusses birthday plans and World Cup dreams and dramas with Scotland’s star opensideCentres…England – Ben Foden on the highs and the lows that have shaped him as both a player and a personWales – Will this be the year No 8 Ryan Jones finally gets to represent his country at a World Cup?Scotland – Scottish lock Richie Gray has risen to stardom quicker than he could ever have imaginedIreland – After a frustrating year, lock colossus Paul O’Connell is timing his return to perfectioncenter_img Technical Zone – Want to stop dropping the ball? Here are some top tipsMini Rugby – Get your minis catching and passing with rugby frisbeeFitness Zone – Wrestle with James Haskell and fine-tune your fitnessTonga – We discover the many sides of Northampton and Tonga’s star prop Soane Tonga’uihaThe Big Debate – Will New Zealand choke again? Neil de Kock v Sean FitzpatrickStephen Jones – Just who is to blame for the headlines damaging rugby?France – Outspoken forward Sébastien Chabal will turn heads whether he makes the World Cup or notBath – Experience some front-row banter with Duncan Bell, David Barnes and David FlatmanNew Zealand – Sonny Bill Williams has played rugby in both Australia and France. What can he do at home?Super 15 – Relive the Reds’ triumph and find out how they won1987 World Cup – The first global event was a far cry from what we know todayAustralia – He’s only 28, but Matt Giteau is now one of the experienced heads in a young Wallaby teamThe Tourist – We take a look round Dublin’s award-winning Aviva Stadium ahead of Ireland v EnglandRising Star – Former “big fat blob” Ben Morgan is catching the eye of Wales and England selectorsLeeds Carnegie – James Tincknell has recovered from a horrific car crash to reignite his rugby dreamsBacks…Naked Truth – England centre Riki Flutey on his rugby educationArmchair Zone – The latest books and productsTour Tale – Don’t mess with this prop!———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby Worldlast_img read more

European Champions Cup final: A statistical preview

first_imgJack D’Arcy takes a look at the facts and figures ahead of this weekend’s European Champions Cup final between Clermont and Toulon at Twickenham… Colour clash: Toulon wing David Smith scores against Clermont in a Top 14 game. Photo: Getty Images With larger bounties come larger amounts of mercenaries – and the Top 14 is no exception. As rugby trundles its way into the deeper realms of professionalism, the game has become an international affair. On Saturday players will come from each corner of the globe to play out the European final, but what affect will this have on the French national side? Have foreign imports dragged the French players to European finals? Or have ageing southern hemisphere stars deprived French youth of opportunity? Either way it’s likely 13 Frenchman will take to the field on Saturday – a considerable amount more than England (2), Wales (2), Scotland (0) and Ireland (0) put together.Clermont v Toulon, Twickenham, Sat 2 May, 5pm LINEOUTSPower player: Canada’s Jamie Cudmore on the charge for Clermont. Photo: Getty ImagesIf they do chose to kick downfield, Clermont will look to the well-oiled springs of Damien Chouly to steal opposition ball. No other player has pinched more lineouts in this year’s competition than the Frenchman (5), claiming two in his last appearance against Saracens.The battle in the engine room will be ferocious with the wizened old pairing of Ali Williams and Bakkies Botha pitted against the gargantuan Jamie Cudmore and Sébastien Vahaamahina. However, Bernard Laporte will be concerned with his locks’ discipline after Jocelino Suta and Botha were fortunate not to join Williams in the sin-bin during the semi-final. Unfortunately for Leinster both forwards went on to make a positive contribution to proceedings. Botha was impeccable in defence, not missing a tackle, and Suta took three lineout catches, although somehow escaping disciplinary action for choking Richardt Strauss.FOREIGN EXPLOITScenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Whatever the final score at Twickenham on Saturday history will have been written. Either Toulon will claim an unprecented third successive European title or Clermont will lose their tag of ‘the best team not to have won it’ by taking that final step to glory. Toulon are narrow favourites with the bookies but will it be one game too far for an ageing side? Or will Clermont choke at the last again, a la 2013? We look at some of the key statistics ahead of the European Champions Cup final…TURNOVERSOnce again nominated for European Player of the Year, Steffon Armitage’s influence at the breakdown remains tyrannical. Toulon lead the way in terms of turnovers in the Champions Cup with 78 – and almost 27% of those came from the clawing paws of Armitage. Benched for the semi-final against Leinster the back-row’s impact was immediate when he took to the field – wrestling Sean O’Brien to the ground and forcing a turnover after Jamie Heaslip and Devin Toner failed to budge the Englishman off the ball. At 5ft 9in and 16st 3lb, his squat stature and low centre of gravity means he is near enough immovable on the deck. An ‘exceptional circumstance’ perhaps?KICKINGLeigh Halfpenny‘s kicking accuracy has fallen on the tedious side of metronomic lately! The ‘other Jonny’ has slotted an amazing 87.8% of his 41 shots at goal this tournament, amassing 92 points, but has surely found a worthy adversary in the form of Brock James. The Clermont fly-half has not missed a kick from his 11 attempts off the tee while his punts and chips from hand were magnificent in gaining territory against Northampton and unlocking a resolute Saracens defence in the last round. James has battled his way to a starting berth after the promising early-season form of Camille Lopez but will hope one more noteworthy performance will be enough to erase the memory of 2013.On target: Leigh Halfpenny has been accurate from the kicking tee all season. Photo: Getty ImagesA TALE OF TWO FULL-BACKSWhile Halfpenny’s boot may lead Toulon to their third successive European crown, his running game has lacked a certain fizz. The full-back’s last try in the competition actually came against Toulon, over two years ago, while playing for the Cardiff Blues. With ball in hand Halfpenny has made four clean breaks, beaten six defenders and gained 228 metres. The statistics are worthy but by no means comparable to the open-field carnage performed by Nick Abendanon. Also in the running for European Player of the Year, Abendanon seems to have a monopoly on swerving and gliding related adjectives. And his performances, along with those of Armitage, continue to challenge England’s protectionist selection policy.last_img read more

The greatest hookers of all time: Raphael Ibanez

first_imgHe was named club captain but a series of concussions that autumn prompted Ibanez to retire in February 2009.Having done some coaching with Wasps Academy while he was still playing, Ibanez has made the move into management and took up the reins at Bordeaux-Begles in 2012. He was hotly tipped to get the France coach’s job last year before Guy Noves was named instead, but his time will surely come. Major teams: Dax, Perpignan, Castres, Saracens, WaspsCountry: France
Test span: 1996-2007France caps: 98 (75 starts)Test points: 40 (8T)He took over the France captaincy at the start of 1998 on just his third Test start and led les Blues to a Grand Slam that year. Three more Six Nations titles followed, while Ibanez also played in three World Cups, captaining his country at the 1999 and 2007 tournaments.He concedes he had a confidence crisis after his first World Cup when new coach Bernard Laporte, seeking cool-headed discipline in place of hot-headed passion, suggested Ibanez wasn’t the type of hooker he wanted.Ibanez got the message, not only assessing his mental approach but sharpening up in every technical area, as well as adding weight without any loss of mobility. In short, he became an even better player and if he hadn’t retired from Test rugby after RWC 2003 – only to return in 2005 – he would have exceeded a century of France caps. Only Fabien Pelous (111) and Philippe Sella (118) have more than him. TAGS: The Greatest Players Once the world’s most-capped hooker, Raphaël Ibanez lifted trophies at domestic, European and international level and was a popular and highly respected player and leader Raphael Ibanez on the charge LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Born in Dax in the Basques region in 1973, Ibanez grew up around bull fighting and rugby, as his father Jacques played hooker for the home-town club. Ibanez played for Dax from 1991-98, then had spells at Perpignan and Castres before crossing the Channel to join Saracens after the World Cup.In 2005 Ian McGeechan lured him to Wasps and Ibanez shared in some of the club’s greatest triumphs. There was none better than the 2007 Heineken Cup final, when Ibanez scored one try and made another through two brilliantly-worked lineout moves against Leicester.last_img read more

Slain Episcopal School head remembered as loving teacher, guide

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 13, 2012 at 10:51 am Doug, perhaps the comment section on a story of a murder-suicide at a school is not an appropriate or effective place to advocate for gun rights. And perhaps there are those who would take great offense at what could be seen as a profound lack of sensitivity and sensibility given the facts in this case. And perhaps tragic incidents such as this demand reflection on our society’s relationship to firearms, for good and ill. And perhaps this story does suggest that there are those among us who legally possess and yet horrifyingly misuse them. Since we’re tossing around “perhaps”….. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 9, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Slain Episcopal School head remembered as loving teacher, guide ‘This is the day of Dale’s resurrection,’ preacher affirms Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Dale Regan, who was shot and killed March 6 by a disgruntled former teacher, had been at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida for 34 years, teaching English before she became head of school six years ago. Photo/Episcopal School of Jacksonville[Episcopal News Service] Members of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville community and their friends, including city and state officials, were assured during a memorial service March 9 that it was the day of resurrection for murdered Head of School Dale Regan.“This is the third day since the tragedy occurred. This is the day of Dale’s resurrection,” said the Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, dean of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jacksonville and vice-chair of the school’s board of trustees, during her sermon.Regan, 63, died in the early afternoon March 6, a few hours after she had been involved in firing Shane Schumerth, 28, a Spanish teacher at the school. He returned to campus with an AK-47 in a guitar case and 100 bullets, went to her office and shot Regan as many as 10 times before killing himself, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office and a report in the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union newspaper.Moorehead began her sermon during the open-air service on the Episcopal campus with a declaration: “Let me clear with you: this was an evil act. It was a moment of great darkness for all of us and we will never be the same. This is a Christian school. What that means is that this school was founded on the principle that God will make new life out the worst kinds of darkness.”The open-air service was conducted from an altar on a raised platform in the school’s Campion Courtyard between Parks and Lastinger Halls. Regan oversaw the 2010 construction of the two classroom buildings.Thousands of attendees formed a standing-room only congregation that filled the courtyard and spilled out onto the surrounding campus. The school broadcast the service to attendees in another location on campus. Among the mourners were Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, a graduate of Episcopal.Students standing on the balconies above the courtyard hung a sign on the railing saying “Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You.” They also pinned ribbons in the school maroon color bearing the date of the shooting and a cross to their school uniforms.Students served as readers and a school choir led the congregation in singing the hymns, including “I’ll Fly Away,” “What Wondrous Love is This?” and “God of Grace and God of Glory.” Diocese of Florida Bishop Samuel Johnson Howard presided at the Great Thanksgiving.Moorehead told the mourners that “we believe that Dale’s love lives on in each one of you, that it surrounds us, and we believe that this love has not only not been diminished by this violence but it has grown.”“We also know that Dale would not have us make this day [be] about her death,” she said. “She would want us this day to celebrate her life because, although her death was dark, her entire life was a witness to the light.”Regan, 63, was contemplating when it would be the right time to retire, Moorehead said, describing a conversation she had with Regan a few months ago in which the school head said she feared she would “out-stay” her welcome.“Dale, you will never out-stay your welcome here. For 34 years we have loved you and we long to see your face. Your love will continue on in this place and it will bless us,” Moorehead said. We will be changed for the better. We will continue on as a school in which young people are taught how to be leaders in this complex and frightening world.”Regan had been at Episcopal for 34 years, teaching English before she became head of school six years ago.The Jacksonville Florida Times-Union newspaper offered live blog and streaming video coverage of the service, allowing people from all over the world to add their comments about Regan and the deaths. Leah Armstrong Bennett, Class of 2000, wrote as the service was ending that the fact that people were watching the live feed from as far away as the U.K. and Vietnam, as well as all over the United States, was evidence of “how far of a reach that Ms. Regan had in our lives.”The school said in a statement earlier in the week that Schumerth was let go because he was “failing to meet the expectations of the school and was repeatedly counseled for issues associated with attendance and a lack of timeliness in complying with the requirements of the position.” He made no threat during the “separation meeting” but the school followed its standard practice of escorting him off the campus and informing the security force, which placed a guard at the entrance of the school, according to the statement.The Times-Union reported March 9 that Schumerth’s acquaintances remembered him as shy, awkward and in need of a friend. He often spoke of Christian metal music and theology, they said, and appeared to be proud of being a teacher. One neighbor echoed earlier recollections of students and parents that Schumerth talked about socialism in government and Marxism.Schumerth seems to show none of those tendencies here while auditioning for an independent movie about a month before the shooting.On March 6, two people, one male and one female, called 911 from the school and identified Schumerth as the gunman. He was dressed in a red sweater or jacket, black shirt, blue jeans and aviator-style sunglasses, according to a recording of the calls.The recording omits any information the callers give about their identities or involvement with the school but both callers appear not to be students, because they expressed concern about the students.“We’re very scared,” the female caller told a dispatcher. “We’re just worried about the students and if the headmaster is OK.”The caller said she heard the shots as she was walking by Regan’s office and at first thought it was roofers. After calmly and precisely telling the dispatcher how to locate Regan’s office, she can then be heard softly saying “Oh, my God, I’m scared” as she begins to cry and later telling the dispatcher, “thank you for helping us.”She told the dispatcher that she and the people she was with in another school office did not need immediate contact with the numerous arriving police officers. “I think it’s more important if they can tell the kids to get inside if they’re not already and to make sure she’s OK,” she said.When the dispatcher asks if the school has been locked down, the female caller replied “we started to” issue what she called an “all-call” that sends an announcement to class but that process was interrupted by the automatic bells signaling a change of class periods. Instead, an email was sent “to all campus telling them not to leave.”The caller later asked for an officer to tell them when it was all right to let students leave.The campus is closed until March 19, in part because spring break had previously been scheduled for the week of March 12. School officials began providing grief counseling on campus and meetings between students and teachers the day after the murder-suicide.As part of that process, on March 8, students gathered on the school’s Flag Plaza to paint 3,000 river rocks to give away to mourners as they proceeded to receive communion during the service.Regan kept a basket of such stones with words such as “courage,” “hope” and “wisdom” written on them in her office, Moorehead explained during her sermon. When someone “was going through a difficult time or had to make a difficult decision, Dale would offer them the basket” and suggest that they take a stone to carry with them. She suggested that the person could return the stone when they no longer needed it.Moorehead said during her sermon: “I’m going to hold onto my river rock until I see your face again.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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 Leslie Scoopmire says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Michael Cadaret says: Comments (3) Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Advocacy Peace & Justice, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Doug Simmons says: March 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm This woman of courage obviously was a gifted educator and friend to hundreds and hundreds of people. When will we try to keep guns meant solely for killing people out of the hands of madmen? TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Gun Violence Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 March 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm Perhaps when there are no more madmen from whom we need to defend ourselves. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TNlast_img read more

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first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Por Onell A. SotoPosted Mar 22, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] Rowan Williams, 61, arzobispo de Cantórbery y primado de la Comunión Anglicana, sorprendió a todo el mundo el 16 de marzo con la noticia que dejará su cargo antes de fin de año y que regresará al mundo académico en la Universidad de Cambridge. Williams lleva 10 años en su cargo. En su oficina se han recibido cientos de mensajes de muchas partes del mundo. Todos los mensajes coinciden en que ha tenido un “inmenso y difícil trabajo” en mantener la unidad en la Comunión Anglicana frente a varios y complicados asuntos como la sexualidad humana. Como es costumbre ya hay personas que están apostando a su sucesor. Se rumora que el arzobispo de York, John Sentamu, originario de Uganda y el obispo de Londres Richard Chartres, son posibles candidatos. La elección será hecha mediante un complicado mecanismo por el primer ministro, John Cameron y la Reina Isabel, cabeza titular de la Iglesia de Inglaterra.La disidente cubana, Bertha Soler, y otras 30 integrantes de su agrupación Damas de Blanco fueron detenidas el domingo por el Departamento de Seguridad del Estado cuando se aprestaban a realizar su habitual marcha dominical con gladiolos en las manos y asistir a misa en la Iglesia de Santa Rita en Miramar, La Habana. Posteriormente fueron puestas en libertad.Hay informes contradictorios con referencia al grupo de 13 personas que ocuparon la semana pasada la Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad en La Habana para pedir una audiencia con el papa Benedicto XVI. Unos medios dicen que el grupo fue expulsado por la fuerza. Sin embargo, una nota de prensa del arzobispado de La Habana relata los hechos y añade en parte: “Los 13 ocupantes fueron invitados a salir del templo y no ofrecieron resistencia. Los agentes que ejecutaron la operación habían asegurado que no portarían armas, que trasladarían inicialmente a las 13 personas a una unidad policial y que después los llevarían a sus casas. Igualmente aseguraron que no serían procesados por este hecho”.La reforma en materia de libertad religiosa al artículo 24 de la Constitución mexicana es un “tema inoportuno e innecesario” que está generando un debate inventado y falso, coincidieron senadores líderes de los principales partidos políticos.El pastor cristiano iraní Youcef Nadarkhani convicto en Terán por haberse convertido al cristianismo, un delito catalogado como apostasía y castigado con la pena de muerte, según la ley iraní. Cuando se le pidió que negara su fe en Cristo dijo que no podía hacerlo. Desde el 2009 está en prisión separado de su esposa y los dos hijos de ambos. En varias partes del mundo están luchando por su liberación.Horas antes de que se celebren las elecciones primarias en Illinois, clérigos evangélicos han retado a los aspirantes a cargos electivos a que re-valúen sus posturas con respecto a la inmigración. En conferencia de prensa, un grupo de pastores se unió a estudiantes indocumentados para criticar a Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum y Newt Gingrich por favorecer políticas sobre inmigración “que separan a las familias al tiempo que afirman ser personas religiosas”.Shenouda III, papa de la Iglesia Cóptica Ortodoxa, falleció el sábado 17. Tenía 89 años y había servido en la más alta posición de su iglesia por 41 años. Todos los miércoles se reunía con unas 5,000 personas y les explicaba la Biblia y otras enseñanzas cristianas. Durante el gobierno del presidente Anwar Sadat sufrió arresto domiciliario por sus diferencias con el gobierno. Según la tradición ortodoxa los obispos deben ser célibes. La iglesia copta en Egipto tiene 12 millones de fieles.El mandatario Hugo Chávez parece no estar de acuerdo con la idea de una nueva operación quirúrgica que removería su tumor en el colon, para así evitar un largo período de recuperación. Otras fuentes que aseguran haber tenido acceso directo a la información médica de Chávez coincidieron en que la enfermedad se encuentra en una etapa terminal y que al mandatario sólo le quedarían meses de vida. “Yo les he prometido que voy a vivir, y vamos a vivir y a seguir venciendo”, afirmó Chávez por la televisión estatal.Un grupo de sacerdotes austríacos que el año pasado llevó a cabo una “Llamada a la desobediencia”, se ha movilizado este año en favor del celibato opcional y de la plena participación de mujeres y laicos en la Eucaristía. Los firmantes también se oponen al cierre de parroquias cuando la única razón es la escasez de sacerdotes. “Cuando nos añaden parroquias nos convertimos en celebrantes itinerantes y dispensadores de sacramentos para personas que carecen de un adecuado cuidado pastoral”, dice el documento.VERDAD. Tras la tormenta siempre viene la calma. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rapidisimas In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

New Zealand Anglicans choose unconventional bishop

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 martha knight says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI David Ross Lyon , Lay says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev. Tim McKenzie says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 April 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm Congratulations, Anglicans of Wellington, for your vision and prayers to Bishop-Elect Duckworth. Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH jim colwell says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Nancy Barnard Starr says: Rector Albany, NY (The Rev.) Charles Chatham says: April 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm Could we hear some more about new Bishop-elect Duckworth, and photos? What is his vision for New Zealand, background education, etc.? Sounds refreshing, and good for New Zealand!!! Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (15) Submit a Job Listing April 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm A bit unconventional, though hardly without precedent… recall stories of early Bishops risen up unexpectedly by popular appeal and (sometimes mobs), despite youth or not even having been ordained yet! Sounds like they are recieving a treasure.You can view a video of him here. He’s been wrestling with how to fit the mitre over his dreadlocks!http://www.urbanvision.org.nz/As someone involved in Anglican and ecumenical New-monastic/new intentional communities in Boston and now Omaha, I’m very encouraged by this. I was blessed to work with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge, MA, during Divinity School, an ecumenical project that is part of the Anglican Ecclesia Ministries network born out of Boston’s Cathedral and now in many cities around the country – meeting people “where they are” to claim the presence of Christ among them, rather than “preaching at” or “fixing.” It sounds like New Zealand has a powerful voice for the riches of living and serving among the “last, lost and least” in Jesus’ name. Prayers for the your new Bishop!Kieran Conroy, MDivRessurection House, Outdoor Church AlumMember-at-Large of the Crossing, Boston Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Kieran Conroy says: Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Bea Berry says: May 2, 2012 at 6:53 am This is very good news indeed. For those who are interested, Justin and Jenny have written a book about their journey with Urban Vision and working with people on the margins, ‘Against the tide, Towards the Kingdom’, which is the latest addition to my Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/Against-Towards-Kingdom-Monastic-Library/dp/1608998673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335955857&sr=8-1 Rev. Ruth Paulus says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By David CramptonPosted Apr 30, 2012 May 4, 2012 at 4:22 am Have a look here, Charles:http://anglicantaonga.org.nz/ with articles on his biography and a TV interview this week.and a radio interview here: http://www.rhema.co.nz/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3677:new-anglican-bishop-justin-duckworth&Itemid=15 Rector Shreveport, LA May 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm Very glad to hear your voices, so enthusiastic for change — look hard and you will find the seeds of transformation among you as well. Give thanks and praise to God for Aotearoa, and the ‘thin places’ where God touches down and inspires. 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 May 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm You keep right up with the dreadlocks , the cargo shorts , and whatever else you feel comfortable doing , or wearing… God is not a bit concerned with our clothing , or what style we wear our hair in….but rather is looking into our soul to see if Love for Him , and his Loved ones abides there .I must admit that the first time I met + C.Wallis Ohl , Provisionary , Fort Worth , he came striding up with a huge grin , wearing a 10 gallon western hat , and stuck his hand out saying … ” Hi , I’m Wally…whats your name… ? ” ” At that point I knew I had met a lover of God , and a real Bishop .Heed well that God looks not on the outward , but on the inward man… The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Craig McDonald says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm I’d love to see a photo of Bishop Duckworth! Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm Re: last comment above by the bishop-elect;The people who construct mitres will measure the head with the dreadlocks and then the mitre will fit properly. The only problem will occur if Bishop Duckworth removes his dreadlocks. At that point, a new mitre will have to be constructed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs May 3, 2012 at 10:13 am This is just totally cool! Picture please! Would be lovely to see more of our Bishops in shorts and barefoot! How refreshing! Go New Zealand!! Prayers and blessings come your way! April 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm Karen Joy – check out the video at http://wn.anglican.org.nz/Regardstim Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI May 1, 2012 at 7:51 am “Félicitations from Paris” from a french episcopalian for this new bishop… May God bless him ! The Rev. Sue Reid says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm Alleluia for New Zealand. The mission of the church is to carry the gospel to all our brothers and sisters particularly those on the margins. Rector Collierville, TN April 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm As our Savior, Jesus Christ was born in unconventional way in a manger, and spread the gospel among common people, so does Dioceses of Wellington chose their Shepard an unconventional person, who knows how to catch fish in modern day and maintain peace in the world. Common people are 99% of population, if they have gospel in mind, there would be peace in the world as God promised. It is true example of inclusion within God’s love. May God bless him with abundant wisdom to lead his sheep! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Simon Winn says: Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR S-Frida Botétémé says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Zealand Anglicans choose unconventional bishop May 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm Don’t worry about a cardboard hat. Christ, the Holy Spirit, and on some days , I will know you are a bishop. Change the church !!!!! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Ecumenical News International — Wellington, New Zealand] A dreadlocked priest who is usually seen in shorts and bare feet is to be the new Anglican bishop in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Justin Duckworth replaces Bishop Tom Brown who recently retired after 14 years.In announcing the appointment on April 29, Archbishop David Moxon pointed to Duckworth’s lifestyle, Christian discipleship and mission, citing more than 20 years of mission to street people and those on the margins. “I am confident that his election will challenge, invigorate and grace the church with a deep sense of the breadth and height and depth of the love of God,” Moxon said.While Duckworth said he feels “humbled, privileged – and terrified,” he believes the Anglican Church has huge potential for change. “I think the Anglican Church is doing amazing stuff, and is a total treasure. But it’s a treasure that needs to be dusted off. God wants his people to go on a journey – and if we have the courage, he’ll be faithful to equip and sustain us,” he said.An Anglican for just six years, Duckworth and his wife Jenny founded Urban Vision in 1996, a housing ministry in which young Christians live alongside street people. In 2008, Urban Vision became an Anglican missionary order.The couple then pioneered Ngatiawa, a lay contemporary monastery which welcomes those who are struggling, seeking prayerful retreat or a missional lifestyle. While colleagues welcomed the somewhat unexpected appointment, Duckworth acknowledged concerns that he doesn’t look like a bishop.“One of the big points of dialogue is ‘how will the mitre fit over my dreadlocks?’” he said. 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Mensaje para la Cuaresma 2016 del Obispo Michael Curry Presidente de…

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN 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 Comments (1) Tags Presiding Bishop Michael Curry February 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm Providencial do texto do revmo.Bispo Cury. Publiquei na página Arquivo Provincial IEAB ( Igreja episcopal Anglicana do Brasil) Face. Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL “Se acerca el tiempo de la Cuaresma”, dijo el Obispo Presidente y Primado Michael Curry en su Mensaje para la Cuaresma del 2016. “Es la temporada en la que se hace un compromiso renovado de participar y formar parte de la movimiento de Jesús en este mundo”.La temporada santa de la Cuaresma comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza, el 10 de febrero y continúa hasta la fiesta de la Pascua el 27 de marzo.El video está disponible aquí.Lo que sigue es el texto del mensaje del Obispo Presidente para la Cuaresma del 2016:Mensaje para la Cuaresma del 2016Hace muchos años Clarence Jorden del Movimiento Koinonia escribió esto:Jesús fundó el movimiento más revolucionario de la historia humana, un movimiento edificado sobre el amor incondicional de Dios hacia el mundo, y el  mandato a los que siguen de vivir ese amor.Se acerca el tiempo de la Cuaresma. Es la temporada en la que se hace un compromiso renovado para participar y formar parte del movimiento de Jesús en este mundo. Usted puede observar algo de eso en la lectura del evangelio para el primer domingo de la Cuaresma, donde Lucas dice que después del bautismo Jesús se fue al desierto, para allí ser tentado por Satanás.Después del bautismo. El bautismo es el sacramento del compromiso con el Movimiento de Jesús. Por así decirlo, es para ser lavado en el amor y la realidad de Dios, y para salir de ese gran lavado como uno cuya vida está dedicada a vivir ese amor en el mundo.En esta época de la Cuaresma, nos tomamos un tiempo para centrarnos en lo que eso significa para nuestras vidas, si es tan simple como no tomar caramelos de chocolate o tan profundo como asumir el compromiso de servir a los pobres o servir a los demás de alguna manera nueva. Sea lo que sea, permita que ese algo sea algo que le ayude a usted a participar en el movimiento del amor de Dios en este mundo, siguiendo los pasos de Jesús.Y la verdad es que el hecho de que Jesús fuera bautizado y comenzara ese movimiento en el mundo y de inmediato se viera tentado por el diablo es un recordatorio siempre presente de que este movimiento no se realiza sin lucha. No es fácil. La verdad es que este movimiento es difícil. Es un trabajo duro. Es el trabajo de seguir a Jesús hasta la cruz. Y es el trabajo de seguir a Jesús a través de la cruz a la resurrección. Para una nueva vida. Y a una nueva posibilidad. Esa es nuestra vocación. Ese es el trabajo del movimiento. El ayudar a este mundo a pasar de lo que suele ser la pesadilla del mismo mundo, hacia el sueño que Dios quiere.Así que rezo para que esta Cuaresma, como solían decir hace muchos años, pueda ser el primer día del resto de la vida de usted. Pueda ser un nuevo día para este mundo.Dios le ama. Dios le bendiga. Tenga una bendita Cuaresma, una gloriosa Pascua, y manténgase en la fe.El Reverendísimo Michael CurryObispo Presidente y PrimadoIglesia Episcopal Rt.Rev.Clovis Erly Rodrigues says: Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Posted Feb 8, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Lent, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Mensaje para la Cuaresma 2016 del Obispo Michael Curry Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal Se acerca el tiempo de la Cuaresma. Es la temporada en la que se hace un compromiso renovado para participar y formar parte del movimiento de Jesús en este mundo. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Prayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017: Fred Hiltz

first_imgPrayers for the Primates’ Meeting October 2017: Fred Hiltz The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers his prayer for next month’s Oct. 2-6 Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Primates Meeting 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Lynn Cawthra says: Please pray…Pray that we have patience with one another in continuing conversations about same sex marriage.Pray for perseverance in our commitment to honor the Calls to Action from Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission. These calls revealed the horrible suffering endured by Indigenous People through the Residential Schools System established to enforce a colonialist policy of assimilation.Pray for God’s continuing guidance as we work together in supporting the emergence of a truly Indigenous Church.Pray for our commitment to eradicating the crime of human trafficking.Pray for our Church’s response to the Communion Wide Call to a Season of Intentional Discipleship.Pray for the Primates that at our gathering we have a heart not only for the unity of the Church but for the peace of the world. Pray that we be humbled and graced to be a prophetic voice speaking into the suffering of the poor, the enslaved, and those forced to flee from their homelands. Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Primates Meeting, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls September 23, 2017 at 11:33 am Also pray that both open minds and open hearts, with listening ears and a listening heart prevail!! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Sep 21, 2017 Anglican Communion, Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

Primates’ communiqué from their Oct. 2-6, 2017 meeting

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC God’s Church for God’s WorldThe meeting of Anglican Primates, the senior bishops of the Anglican Provinces, took place in Canterbury between Monday 2 October and Friday 6 October at the invitation of the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.We affirm that we believe our time together to have been a gift from God, through which we experienced many signs of God’s presence amongst us. The sense of common purpose underpinned by God’s love in Christ and expressed through mutual fellowship was profound.Primates from 33 Provinces attended the meeting. Three Primates were absent because of a combination of personal circumstances and difficulties within their Provinces. Primates from Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda declined to attend citing what they believed to be a lack of good order within the Communion. We were saddened by their absence and expressed our hope and prayer that all will join us at future meetings.We welcomed sixteen new Primates attending for the first time , including the Primate from the new Province of The Sudan. They received a briefing on the role of the meeting, within the Instruments of Communion, on the day before the main meeting.The first morning was spent in prayer. The agreed agenda focussed on the Five Marks of Mission of the Communion, in particular the challenge of sharing the love, compassion and reconciliation of Jesus with those in need around the world. This followed initial consideration of the internal affairs of the CommunionInternal Affairs of the CommunionWe welcomed the progress being made towards the 2020 Lambeth Conference (#LC2020) and encouraged all Provinces to seek to find ways to contribute towards the cost of their Bishops and spouses attending.It was agreed that the Archbishop of Canterbury be invited to regional meetings of Primates and others during 2018 and 2019 so that the vision for the 2020 Lambeth Conference can be shared. The Archbishop of Canterbury will consider whether another full Primates’ Meeting will be held before the Lambeth Conference. We welcomed progress in implementing resolutions agreed by the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka in 2016; in particular the responsibility of all Provinces to ensure comprehensive safeguarding measures to protect children and vulnerable adults. The creation of the Anglican Safe Church Commission was welcomed and endorsed.In our last meeting in January 2016 we made a clear decision to walk together while acknowledging the distance that exists in our relationships due to deep differences in understanding on same sex marriage. We endorsed this approach, which we will continue with renewed commitment.The Archbishops’ Task Group, established in 2016, gave an interim report on its work. This was warmly welcomed, particularly the recommendations around development of common liturgy, the principle and practice of pilgrimage and a season of prayer of repentance and reconciliation.We listened carefully to the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) and with sadness accepted that the consequences for our relationships agreed in January 2016 would also apply to SEC after its decision on same sex marriage. This means that for three years, members of SEC would no longer represent the Communion on ecumenical and interfaith bodies; should not be appointed or elected to internal standing committees and that, while participating in the internal bodies of the Anglican Communion, they would not take part in decision making on any issues of doctrine or polity. The Archbishop of Canterbury will take steps within his authority to implement this agreement.We agreed the importance of all Provinces contributing to the operational costs of supporting the communion, but according to each Province’s capacity and potential to contribute.It was confirmed that the Anglican Church of North America is not a Province of the Anglican Communion. We recognised that those in ACNA should be treated with love as fellow Christians.We discussed difficulties arising from cross-border interventions, agreeing that the principles were clearly stated from the Council of Nicaea onwards and in the 1998 Lambeth Conference. We recognised that there were opportunities for joint initiatives and mission partnerships for the benefit of the Gospel where these are agreed between Provinces. However consent was critical to any inter-provincial collaboration and it was essential that courtesy and love should be extended to Provinces at all times.Attempts to deal with breaches of consent and courtesy should be made in regional Primates’ Meetings and only referred to the Secretary General and the Archbishop of Canterbury as a last resort. We recognised that persistent and deliberate non-consensual cross-border activity breaks trust and weakens our communion.We recognised that there is a need for a season of repentance and renewal including where interventions may have happened without prior permission having being sought.We reaffirmed commitments made in 2016 regarding the LGBTI community, specifically the Communion’s sorrow for previous failures to support LGBTI people and its condemnation of homophobic prejudice and violence.We welcomed the news that the Church of England has embarked on a major study of human sexuality in its cultural, scientific, scriptural and theological aspects and anticipated considering the results of this work at a future meeting.External IssuesFor most of the meeting we focussed on external issues including evangelism and discipleship, reconciliation and peace building, climate change, food security, refugees, human trafficking and freedom of religion. On the final day the Anglican Inter Faith Commission was launched.The world has never felt the need of a Saviour more keenly. We have shared stories of pain and loss, of natural disasters and tragedy, of violence and threat. However in this world we have joy, courage and hope because of the light of the Saviour of all, Jesus Christ. God has poured his love upon his whole Church by his Holy Spirit. The Church lives to proclaim this gospel in word and deed. We therefore commit ourselves afresh to lead those we serve in the joyful announcement of the gospel of Jesus Christ.We pledge to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, that we may witness effectively to the good news. To this end between Ascension day and Pentecost in 2018 we call all those who are able, to join us in praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – that the Holy Spirit may empower the announcement of the Gospel so that many may believe.We recognised that at least half of the Provinces in the Communion had areas with food security issues. Whilst developing nations suffered more, there were pockets of food insecurity elsewhere, for example, reliance on food banks for many in the British Isles.As at previous meetings, we were deeply concerned to hear accounts of the severe impact of climate change, including the threat of rising seas to many islands and low-lying lands. We understood the importance of giving moral leadership because the effects of climate change are not evenly distributed. Drought and flooding most affect the poorest of the poor, with the least resources to rebuild a home, replant a field or seek medical care for flood-borne illnesses. We recommitted ourselves to advocate for improved stewardship of God’s creation.We heard powerful testimonies of the church’s engagement in reconciliation in a number of places, particularly by those torn apart by apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and civil wars, historic and on-going: in places such as South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We pledged solidarity with each other in this sacrificial and often costly ministry.We are committed to mediating in situations of violent conflict; ministering to the victims of war, including refugees; upholding indigenous rights; supporting the victims of sexual and domestic violence; and maintaining a faithful presence in situations of extreme persecution and terror. We discussed the role of reconciliation at every level, from personal relationships, to communal, societal and with the rest of creation, including care for the environment. Reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel – it is because we are reconciled to God in Christ that all are given the message and ministry of reconciliation.We recognised the vital role of all spouses in supporting bishops and archbishops, and particularly the importance of women placed in front line roles because of the offices held by their husbands. We appreciated the leadership and initiative of Mrs Caroline Welby and others in supporting women in such situations.We heard of the plight of Indigenous Peoples, resulting from government policies of forced assimilation associated with colonial expansion. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission that addressed this history in Canada grounded its report and calls to action on the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We reaffirmed our commitment to encourage all governments to support the UN Declaration.We recognised God’s call for justice and dignity for all humanity and raised with profound concern the desperate plight of millions of people facing hunger. We are committed to support actions which end hunger, promote sustainable agriculture and address the root causes of food insecurity.We grieved for the 65 million refugees and internally displaced people forcibly uprooted by conflict, persecution and violence; the nearly 20 million displaced by natural disasters; and the millions of vulnerable migrants. We committed ourselves to respond with others to ensure protection, meet immediate need, and address underlying causes.We heard about the suffering of 40 million victims of modern slavery and human trafficking – a crime against humanity which profits from the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable individuals. We committed ourselves to address this issue in ourb countries and across the globe.We discussed freedom of religion and belief and heard about particular challenges faced in some Provinces. We endorsed the need to ensure that provisions relating to the freedom of religion are included and upheld in national constitutions, working with ecumenical and interfaith partners, where appropriate.We heard of issues arising from living alongside those of other faiths; a painful daily reality in many Provinces. We commit to seeking ways to develop better understanding on the path to peaceful co-existence. We are excited at the prospect of the Anglican Inter Faith Commission working in this area.We were deeply grateful to the staff of the Anglican Communion Office, and especially the Secretary General, to the staff at Lambeth Palace and at Church House, Westminster. We are especially grateful for the warm welcome, generous hospitality and kindness offered by the Dean of Canterbury and all at the Cathedral: their contribution was very important in setting the mood of the meeting in prayer and mutual listening. We also thank the Community of St Anselm for their prayer, help and support.We leave enriched by the communion we share and strengthened by the faithful witness of Anglicans everywhere. We deeply appreciate the prayers of many throughout the world over our time together.Canterbury6 October 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Oct 6, 2017 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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