Rugby Rant: Fund GB women’s sevens!

first_img SEVENS’ admission into the Olympics is one of the most exciting developments in rugby in decades. In the women’s game it is probably the most transformational development ever.Here, at last, is the opportunity to put women’s rugby on the international map; at the top of the TV schedules; in the conversations of the world’s sports fans.Unsurprisingly, the top nations have invested heavily in their women’s sevens sides, recognising the possibility of an Olympic medal and the importance of growing the game. They now have full- or part-time training programmes for their athletes.The Netherlands and Canada took the lead, followed by the USA, Russia, Spain, Ireland and now New Zealand and Australia.The obvious absence from that list is Great Britain. Whilst the other nations are well on the way with their Rio 2016 preparations, here the game is being stalled by arguments between the people who hold the purse strings about who should fund the team.UK Sport think it should be the RFU (whose England players will provide the bulk of any GB women’s team and who fund a men’s sevens programme), and the RFU think it should be UK Sport. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I have no idea who is right and no idea about the specifics of the arguments, but what I do know is that whilst those organisations fight amongst themselves the more impossible the task facing the GB women’s team becomes.Since NZ and Australia fully established their programmes last year, every IRB Women’s Sevens World Series event has been won by one of those two nations. In 2012, England won in London and Hong Kong. That is how quickly the world changes.In the context of the millions spent on GB Olympic sports and by GB rugby unions, a pretty small investment would turn GB women into Olympic contenders. But in the context of women’s rugby in this country the impact would be phenomenal: not just giving us another successful team to cheer in Rio but, more importantly, attracting the next generation of players and fans.Those opportunities will be lost without proper funding.center_img Australia women have really come on since they have received increased funding GB’s sevens team is being left behind in a funding row, says ex-England captain Sue Day in the June edition of Rugby Worldlast_img read more

George North v Chris Robshaw – Basketball showdown

first_imgFor the final round, it was a simple punt into the net, which North netted on his second attempt. Robshaw replied with a deft kick, Lionel Messi would have been proud of.Final score George North (Wales) 4 Chris Robshaw (England) 2.Will the Welsh keep the lead at 10pm tonight? We haven’t got long to find out. For more on the Six Nations, check out the latest issue of Rugby World. Inside the March 2015 issue, coach Graham Rowntree looks back at his Six Nations memories and explains the current team’s focus on the maul, while there are also exclusive interviews with forwards Tom Wood and Dan Cole.Plus, there are features on all of the other competing countries in the championship, including interviews with Samson Lee, Bernard le Roux, Greig Laidlaw and Luke McLean. They’ll be knocking bells out of each other this evening but away from the cauldron of noise at the Millennium Stadium, England captain, Chris Robshaw and Wales wing George North, took on the challenge of shooting hoops in a contest compered by David ‘Shaq Attack’ Flatman.In Round 1, with the free throw, North shows the skills of a back three player, to go into the lead, while Robshaw pushes his shot onto the rim and out. In Round 2, the hook shot, ‘grenade style’, North – what had obviously been practising – puts another ball into the net, while Robshaw pulls his horribly wide.http://youtu.be/0pkI50BS9bAIn, Round 3, North, who will surely be scouted for the NBA soon, nails the reverse back ‘over the head’ shot, while Robshaw can only squew his shot wide.With a rugby ball in Round 4, Robshaw’s mojo returned as he deftly spun a pass into the net, while North, surprisingly rimmed the hoop with the oval ball. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Chris Robshaw and George North are renowned for their skill and power on the field of rugby, but what are they like on the basketball court? Hoop dreams: Chris Robshaw and George North indulged in a little Wales v England rivalry last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Jonny Wilkinson

first_img Collapse His quest for perfection knew no bounds. Wilkinson was not only a deadeye two-footed kicker and exquisite passer off both hands, he was a remorseless and thumping tackler in a position that often sees reluctant and ineffectual defenders.He explained: “That ultra competitive switch in me gets flicked when a ball-carrier looks at me as if to say ‘I’m going to run straight over you’.” Major teams: Newcastle, ToulonCountry: England Test span: 1998-2011England caps: 91 (79 starts)Lions caps: 6 (6 starts)Test points: 1,246 (7T, 169C, 255P, 36DG) After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Introducing the English loosehead prop, who has made one… Unflappable: Jonny Wilkinson lines up a goal kick in Bloemfontein in 2000, one of his finest hours (Getty) Rugby’s Greatest: Jason Leonard Rugby’s Greatest: Lawrence Dallaglio TAGS: The Greatest Players center_img Rugby’s Greatest: Lawrence Dallaglio Here’s why English No 8 Lawrence Dallaglio is… Expand Rugby’s Greatest: Jonny WilkinsonIf Jonah Lomu shocked the world with his physical power, Jonny Wilkinson had no less an impact with his sheer professionalism. Nobody in history has done more to prepare himself for a game of rugby, and scores of fellow pros were driven to raise their own standards having seen the English fly-half’s obsessive training regime at close quarters.Even as a lad, Wilkinson would rise early so he could practise kicking at his local club in Hampshire, Farnham, for 90 minutes before school. The hours paid off as he was to finish his career with a clatter of records, including most World Cup points (277), most Lions Test points (67) and most Test drop-goals (36).Having a gallop: cutting past a Wellington defender during the 2005 British & Irish Lions tour (AFP/Getty)England’s youngest cap for 71 years when making his debut aged 18 in 1998, Wilkinson was initially an inside-centre before making the No 10 shirt his own by the age of 20. Among a multitude of outstanding performances, few match the one he gave off his sick bed in Bloemfontein in 2000, when he scored all the points in a 27-22 victory.That South Africa tour gave England the belief they could beat anyone, and three years later Wilkinson dropped the goal that won the World Cup in Sydney. England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: Jason Leonard Expand Against Ireland in England’s 2003 Grand Slam victory, he made three tackles in 22 seconds – not that we should be surprised because he regularly won the squad’s conditioning tests. He was also struck by the footwork and agility of code-crosser Jason Robinson and sought to add that to his game.Stardom sat uneasily on Wilkinson’s shoulders and he endured a painful three years of 14 injuries and unwanted attention, his all-time worse situation being stuck on an EasyJet flight with a stag party chanting his name. He returned to win another 42 caps, playing in two more World Cups, and after moving to France led Toulon to a domestic and European double before he retired. They even played God save the Queen at the Top 14 final. “He’s maybe the only English guy loved by all the French,” said former Toulon team-mate Felipe Contepomi.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Sale v Bath live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgThat’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Sale v Bath takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Sale v Bath live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Sale v Bath will kick off at 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Sale v Bath live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch Sale v Bath at 11.55pm on Sunday (AEST).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.Foxtel Sports HD bundle Here are all the details on how you can watch Sale’s upcoming match with Bath. International Contest: Sale and Bath will have plenty of internationals competing this weekend (Getty Images) Sale v Bath live stream: How to watch from the UKSale v Bath, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday, will be shown live on the BT Sport app. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25. 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.  Sale v Bath live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Sale v Bath from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 2am on Monday morning on Sky Sport 1.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 30 September 2020 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 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. Sale v Bath live stream: How to watch from anywhereSale are on fantastic form in the Gallagher Premiership at the moment winning their last four matches. This run of form has seen them rise up the table to as high as 2nd and they will be looking to cement that position against Bath this weekend.Bath are not a side to be taken lightly though as they have won their last two matches including a 40-15 drubbing or Worcester. They sit in 5th place right now only four points behind Sale so this weekend’s action could see big swings in the table.Indeed the last time the two sides faced each other was in December 2019 and it was a narrow victory for Bath. We expect the scoreline to be similarly tight this weekend. Below are the teams.Sale: Luke James, Denny Solomona, Manu Tuilagi, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Marland Yarde, AJ MacGinty, Faf de Klerk, Valerey Morozov, Akker van der Merwe, Will-Griff John, Matt Postlethwaite, Jean-Luc du Preez, Jono Ross (captain) Ben Curry, Tom CurryReplacements: Rob Webber, Coenie Oosthuizen, Jake Cooper-Woolley, Cobus Wiese, Jean Luc du Preez, Will Cliff, Sam James, Arron Reed. Bath: Tom de Glanville, Gabriel Hamer-Webb, Jonathan Joseph, Josh Matavesi, Ruaridh McConnochie, Rhys Priestland, Ben Spencer, Beno Obano, Tom Dunn, Will Stuart, Josh McNally, Charlie Ewels (captain), Josh Bayliss, Sam Underhill, Taulupe FaletauReplacements: Ross Batty, Juan Schoeman, Henry Thomas, Will Spencer, Tom Ellis, Miles Reid, Will Chudley, Cameron RedpathHere’s how to find a reliable live stream for Sale v Bath wherever you are.How to watch Sale v Bath from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Sale v Bath, 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 Premiership 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 ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The role of the team joker in rugby

first_imgCan’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. As events like Lions tours feel increasingly like life or death, we celebrate the comedians Brian O’ Driscoll enjoys a joke with Lions team-mates, 2009 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img In the end Quinlan received a lengthy ban that put a bullet in his tour hopes. But today he reflects on being name-checked as an energiser for the tour said to revive the Lions legacy after a haunted 2005 trip to New Zealand.“Was it a case of me going and being part of a midweek team that was gonna try and rally the troops and have fun?” Quinlan wonders alongside Rugby World. “I was always pretty outgoing and got on well with people and liked to have fun. I was never a big drinker – the opposite in fact – but I was a messer and a joker. I love to have fun with people and have conversations.“So maybe that was some part of it. I’d like to think that I was playing pretty well and could offer (something on the pitch), you know! But that was a nice thing as well. Because the history of summer tours with national teams, and particularly with the Lions, is about uniting people and coming together.”Tours of rugby duty are as much about making memories as they are results. One of Quinlan’s fondest recollections from rugby abroad came in 2008, after a hectic summer when Munster’s Ireland stars went from a Heineken Cup triumph to a national tour Down Under. Next stop was Boston, USA. It was Munster’s pre-season, weights and conditioning were at the front of the mind, as well as continuing momentum from a successful season. And there was jet-lag to wrestle with. So when hooker Frankie Sheahan suggested the non-playing group went to a sports bar for a few beers, it may have felt like an unnecessary excursion.What followed, Quinlan says, was “one of the most memorable nights ever”. Not because it was wild (Quinlan says they were likely all tucked up before 1am) but because they laughed, sang, told stories and enjoyed each other’s company.Quinlan was hesitant at first, being focused on the next day’s training. But what will always stick with him is when former All Black Doug Howlett told him that while he does remember a few of the bigger games he’d played, he probably remembered as many of the good team-bonding moments. Psychologically, Quinlan says, successful teams need to balance the intense times with the light-hearted.Mather and the Barbarians, 2017 (Getty Images)Reading those moments right is a skill, says Wasps Ladies coach Giselle Mather. She recalls one pre-season camp, when the team were on their way to another venue after canoeing down a river, and came across a rope swing on the riverbank. Could they really afford the hour delay to let the athletes cut loose? For Mather, it was a total no-brainer: “We got on with it and it was amazing.”But Mather has also weighed up the value of personas in a tight window, having coached and selected for the Barbarians women. What’s the trade-off?“If you’ve got a couple of characters in there who make people laugh, that can add perspective, that’s a massive thing. The Lions do a lot of training but there’s also a heck of a lot of downtime, and part of the beauty of the Lions is getting to know other people. It’s about mixing the English, Scots, Irish and Welsh into one team as quickly as possible.“With the Barbarians it’s even quicker, because the most you get is maybe two weeks together. It’s about getting to know people, enjoying each other’s company and playing the best style of rugby you can. People that find perspective through humour, that can create stories and make memories – which after all that is what touring is all about – they’re absolutely invaluable.”But if there’s a 50-50 call on two players for a squad, and one’s raw but has a big personality and the other is more polished but serious, who wins?“The dynamic of people makes it or breaks it,” Mather says. “It’s not the Lions tour, it’s the people on tour. It’s not a rugby team, it’s the people in that team. You can have the best facilities in the world and God knows what else, but it just doesn’t work; then you can have an environment with backs against the wall, with hardly a bean between them, and you go, ‘Oh my God, look at that group.’“If it’s a 50-50 thing, without question you look at the personality of the person. And sometimes it’s more than a 50-50. If you get someone who connects people, brings new perspectives, makes stories, makes memories in an appropriate way, they’re worth their weight in gold.”Warren Gatland sports a clown nose, 2017 (Getty Images)Dr Wagstaff has done work on subsets and cliques, and is aware of the dangers of trying to control so many little details. He laughs that young athletes have a very keen nose for ‘organised fun’ too.Ultimately, he says, the informal roles within any successful team tend to get filled organically. A rotating cast of characters can take on a comedian role and when someone gets it wrong, oh boy does it bomb. Pressure to perform can be exhausting too – studies show that putting on a performance to display emotions you do not feel is really tiring.But if you have a number of individuals who naturally display that comedic touch, with likability and authenticity, what a boost it can give. Pick a side based purely around performance, and without any natural entertainers, and it’s the selectors who become the clowns.This feature first appeared in the June 2021 issue of Rugby World. The role of the team joker in rugby HAVE YOU heard the one about the British & Irish Lions team bus after a body-breaking session?“There’s one incident I remember from the tour in 2009,” says Simon Shaw. “We’d just had a major contact session and the forwards were shot to bits. Everyone was lacking in energy, massively. Then Bobby (conditioning coach Paul Stridgeon) puts on some soundtrack and goes berserk. Dancing down the aisles and whatnot. We’re going, ‘What the hell?!’“But by the end of it the whole bus, including the coaches, was rocking. We arrived at the hotel and we all went, ‘Sod this, let’s go round again!’ We spent another 20 minutes on the bus, banging the windows and having a great time.“It’s within some people to be a massive influence, even if you think they’re not as serious. They bring something special.”Big character Paul Stridgeon in action (Inpho)In an age of one-percenters and edges in the face of stifling pressure, maybe people who man the release valve are elite sport’s most undervalued assets.So let’s all hail the joker. That special character – whether it’s an athlete or coach – who can break the ice, nudge the floodgates, get a dressing room roaring, and send a whole bus shaking.In an elite career that spanned the Nineties right through to the mid 2010s, Shaw has seen characters come and go. We saw him lurching around a court session on the 1997 Lions tour,  tearing through 2009 and a renaissance in Toulon. He gives credit to ‘Marmite’ Mark Regan and madcap Andy Powell for boosts they gave some teams with their antics.And of figures like Stridgeon, Shaw says: “They are absolutely crucial. They’re the dividing line between the coaches, and also like a shoulder to cry on, someone to share your thoughts with, but also an invigorator, an energiser from one day to the next.”There’s a significance here. Warren Gatland, Lions boss for the upcoming South Africa tour, recently said that looking after players’ mental wellbeing on a Covid-disfigured trip will be crucial.After naming his coaching staff, Gatland said of the downtime on tour: “It’s going to be challenging. I’ve spoken to the coaches about things they did in the Six Nations to keep players entertained and there are a lot of good ideas coming to us. Teams had card nights, games nights, pool games, golf simulators, different food nights. It’s different things to keep some sense of normality and alleviate some issues of boredom.”Mike Phillips shares a laugh in 2013 (Getty Images)But is the role of joker so important to factor into the talk of bubbles?Dr Chris Wagstaff is reader in applied psychology at Portsmouth University and is immersed in organisational sports psychology. He explains: “It’s both anecdotal and in the literature. (Joker) is considered an informal role, which has contrast with formal leadership roles, like the captain or vice-captain.“So although it’s informal, the person who sits in that team comedian role would still have some expectations around them. Maybe even a line on where ‘banter’ sits, things like that.“The academic literature talks about those informal roles being defined by three things. Firstly, there’s the degree to which they’re active. So, what’s their activity, and how do those activities or behaviours stand them out from the rest of the team? How ‘deviant’ (different from the norm) are they, essentially.“The second part would be the ability to fulfil the role. In a team comedian, it’s making people laugh or contributing something socially. And the third part is their likability, to the degree that they contribute to better group dynamics, how they improve the atmosphere within the team.“If you nail those three things, your influence is likely to go up because it’s a type of leadership, being that team comedian. And if you’re not nailing those and are underperforming, then your status would be reduced and you’d potentially become deviant in a negative way. So you’d be detracting.”Alan Quinlan and Doug Howlett share a laugh (Inpho)Sometimes language around group dynamics has been crudely reduced to talk of subtractors and sappers, boosters and ‘good blokes’ without further scrutiny. Of course, in the fast-paced world of (largely blokey) sport, do we need to get bogged down with labels or what the academics have decided the right nomenclature is? Do we even need to discuss it outside selection rooms?Well, Lions boss Ian McGeechan did in 2009. When the Munster flanker Alan Quinlan was selected to tour, despite not being a regular for Ireland, the veteran coach said he’d “have quite a big impact on the environment and the character of the squad as it evolves”.last_img read more

LA UNRWA extiende por seis meses la financiación al Hospital…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Por Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 30, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Suhaila Tarazi, directora del Hospital Ahli Arab, le informa a la obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, acerca del ministerio de esa institución. Jefferts Schori visitó Gaza y el hospital en marzo de 2008. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] La Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados de Palestina (UNRWA, por su sigla en inglés) ha ofrecido extender por seis meses su ayuda económica al Hospital Ahli Arab de Gaza, permitiendo así que el hospital cumpla con sus obligaciones financieras y mantenga su personal hasta fines de 2012.El 1 de junio, la UNRWA anunció que no continuaría financiando al hospital, el cual brinda atención sanitaria básica y de emergencia a la población casi exclusivamente musulmana de Gaza. La decisión reduce el presupuesto del hospital en aproximadamente $1 millón al año, o casi la mitad.El obispo Suheil Dawani dijo en un comunicado de prensa que la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, que dirige el hospital, está “absolutamente comprometida” a mantener abierta la institución, “ya que es el único hospital cristiano en la Franja de Gaza… [pero] sabemos que debemos  movernos con rapidez para ayudar a la transición del hospital hacia un modelo diferente, de manera que no sea económicamente dependiente de la UNRWA a partir de 2013 y, en consecuencia, que los donantes puedan tener confianza en seguir invirtiendo en equipos y programas”.Dawani dijo que la diócesis ha contratado una firma asesora a fin de ayudarla a desarrollar un nuevo plan estratégico para el futuro del hospital.La obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, acogió con agrado la noticia del contrato provisional de la UNRWA, que si bien no resuelve el problema de la financiación a largo plazo, dijo ella, al menos brinda algún espacio.“La Iglesia Episcopal se siente muy agradecida de la decisión de la UNRWA de proporcionar seis meses de apoyo transicional al Hospital Al Ahli Hospital”, dijo Jefferts Schori a este servicio de prensa [ENS] el 26 de julio. “Esto le proporciona a la Diócesis de Jerusalén un pequeño margen a partir del cual desarrollar la financiación para 2013 y más allá. Será un trabajo difícil, pero tengo esperanzas de sobra que los aliados de todo el mundo acudirán en socorro de este ministerio de curación esencial y transformador”.La UNRWA, que funciona como una agencia de socorro para refugiados palestinos, decidió a principios de este año llevar a cabo un proceso de transparencia en la aplicación de sus fondos para todos los servicios hospitalarios de Gaza. El Hospital Ahli Arab, uno de los 21 centros de atención sanitaria básica, no obtuvo el contrato. La decisión de la UNRWA se produjo luego de casi dos décadas de asociación con el hospital.La 77ª. Convención General, que tuvo lugar a principios de este mes, al aprobar la Resolución B017, le pedía a la Iglesia Episcopal que apoyara al Hospital Ahli Arab mediante recaudación de fondos y labor promocional. En la Resolución B019, la Convención General reafirmaba también la inversión positiva “como un medio necesario de crear una economía sana y una infraestructura sostenible” en los Territorios Palestinos.A principios de junio, Jefferts Schori y otros 101 obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal le escribieron al presidente Barack Obama solicitando su intervención para revocar la decisión [de la UNRWA] tocante a la financiación [del hospital] que, según decían, podía tener “desastrosas consecuencias para los más de dos millones de residentes de Gaza, quienes ya viven en condiciones de profunda necesidad humanitaria”.Según la página web de la UNRWA, 1.167.572 de los residentes de Gaza están inscritos como refugiados, y la Franja de Gaza, que tiene 40 kilómetros de largo y entre 5,9 y 12 kilómetros de ancho, incluye ocho campamentos de refugiados. De los más de 2 millones a que asciende la totalidad de los residentes, menos de 1.500 son cristianos.El Hospital Ahli Arab fue fundado como una misión de la Iglesia Anglicana en 1882 y pasó a formar parte de la diócesis en 1982. En la actualidad, se cuenta entre más de 30 instituciones administradas por la diócesis, que tiene su sede en Jerusalén, a través del Líbano, Siria, Jordania, Israel y los Territorios Palestinos.Suhaila Tarazi, directora del hospital, dijo en un comunicado de prensa el 26 de julio: “Nos enorgullecemos de nuestra larga y valiosa relación con la UNRWA. Invitamos a todos nuestros aliados en todo el mundo a ayudarnos a mantenernos abiertos y a estar listos a servir a los pobres de Gaza, independientemente de raza o religión”.Los Amigos Americanos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén (AFEDJ) enviaron recientemente $50.000 al hospital como parte de su constante misión de apoyar a las instituciones de la diócesis.Reconociendo que la tragedia humanitaria en Gaza “es bien conocida y actual”, Anne Lynn, directora ejecutiva de AFEDJ, dijo al Servicio de Prensa Episcopal que el Hospital Ahli Arab  “es el rostro del cristianismo para esta gente atribulada. En consecuencia, no es sorprendente que la Diócesis de Jerusalén se sienta comprometida a mantener el rumbo y las puertas abiertas”.Lynn añadió que AFEDJ y sus donantes están comprometidos a ayudar. “La diócesis está tomando medidas inteligentes y de largo plazo para sostener el hospital. Pero ellos no pueden hacer esta transición sin [contar con] muchísimo apoyo”, agregó. “Todos nos esforzaremos en encontrar ese apoyo para que el personal especializado del Ahli pueda seguir brindando atención compasiva para todos”.– Matthew Davies es el Director y reportero del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Eventscenter_img 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-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC LA UNRWA extiende por seis meses la financiación al Hospital Ahli Arab de Gaza Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Israel-Palestine, Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Middle East Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Connecticut Episcopalians announce new interfaith partnership

first_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut announces a new interfaith partnership with the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Inc. (FVAMC). The initiative will include interfaith educational programs and the leasing of a building in Avon, a former church on Harris Road.It is part of a broader diocesan effort of recommitting itself to interfaith initiatives in new ways. The partnership with FVAMC began when leaders of the Episcopal diocese asked about the needs and resources of the church and community in the greater Farmington River valley. Episcopal parishes in the local area, including Trinity Episcopal Church in Collinsville and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bristol, immediately joined in the conversations and planning with the FVAMC.“The initiation of this partnership with the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center is an incredible gift to us a Christians, because when we come into conversation with the religious ‘other’ it helps us to speak even more clearly about our own faith in the Triune God,” said the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.The initiative builds on and expands the interfaith work that is taking place in other areas of the diocese that include special educational programs, guest speakers, refugee resettlement, and shared space, as well as participation in interfaith coalitions.FVAMC members — who include doctors, college professors, businessmen, and other professionals — live in Farmington, Avon, Canton, and surrounding towns. They have been worshiping in Berlin and have been looking for a place closer to their neighborhoods where they could establish a center “dedicated to worshipping God, interfaith understanding and dialogue, service to community and country, and creating a secure, nurturing environment where our community can congregate.”“Our partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut is an exciting new venture for our center,” said Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, FVAMC president. “We look forward to further strengthening our community’s interfaith coalition and joining together on new initiatives.” Tags Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Tampa, FL Posted Sep 9, 2013 September 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm Good for you all. This sounds like true inter-faith work. God must smile on your efforts.For this to be happening now took a tremendous leap of faith. I am happy to hear of those who dare and reach out.Blessings on you all… and pray for the success on all fronts. Robert w. Scruggs says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC September 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm This sort of news make religion or spirituality credible. The Muslims probably get precious little outreach from other faiths. A fundamentalist Christian university in Nashville has reached out to the Imam of the Nashville mosque and has hosted at least one or two interfaith explorations with a Roman priest, Rabbi, Church of Christ minister, and the Imam. That particular Imam accepted a position in another city, but I am sure the present Imam is getting a welcome. A friend of mine started this initiative. Thanks be to God! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Connecticut Episcopalians announce new interfaith partnershipcenter_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments (2) Georgiana Cameron says: last_img read more

Bishops consider issues of diversity and impairment among leaders

first_img September 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm I personally think Jesus would be much more interested in Randy’s parish’s ministry of hospitality than he would be in your ideas about theological “syncretism.” In fact, though he repeatedly insists on hospitality, I don’t recall a single place in the gospels where he makes any remarks on theological “orthodoxy.” Not for nothing, but Paul’s description of the church’s purpose is “the ministry of reconciliation.” Calling people names when you don’t agree with them isn’t gonna get reconciliation very far. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Daniel Berry. NYC says: The Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, films the House of Bishops on Sept. 20 for inclusion in a video version of the house’s “Word to the Church” released at the end of the Sept. 15-20 meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] The House of Bishops spent part of the last day of its meeting here discussing diversity in the bishop-election process, as well as impairment of church leaders due to substance abuse and mental-health issues.Also on the final day of their Sept. 15-20 gathering, the bishops called on the entire Episcopal Church to “set our sights beyond ourselves and to minister to the several nations where we serve and the wider world.” The full text of “A Word to the Church for the World” is here, along with videos of various bishops reading parts of the letter in English and Spanish.And the bishops elected the Rev. Carl Wright to be the next bishop suffragan for armed services and federal ministries. Details of the election are here.After a short discussion, the bishops referred a resolution on diversity in the bishop-election process to the General Convention Task Force on the Episcopacy. The resolution first came to the bishops at their spring retreat. In that iteration it would have had the bishops reserve the option to withhold their consent after any episcopal election that did not include at least two qualified people of color and two qualified women. In the spring, the bishops tabled the resolution until this meeting. They were presented Sept. 20 with a substitute.The substitute resolution states that the House of Bishops “regrets the extent to which we remain predominantly a body of white males” and commends those dioceses that have elected or included among their nominees women and people “outside the dominant culture.”It encourages diocesan standing committees and nominating bodies to continue that trend. And it encourages standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, which must consent to any bishop election in the church, to “give serious consideration to the inclusivity of the search process and the diversity of the final slate of candidates in making their decision.”Bishop of Oklahoma Ed Konieczny moved to refer the substitute resolution to the Task Force on the Episcopacy because the house heard earlier in the day that the group’s preliminary work shows that the slates of nominees in some recent elections diocese were diverse, but the electors were unwilling to consider that diversity.Not all bishops agreed with the referral.Bishop Suffragan Dena Harrison of Texas, referring to herself as “one of the categories of people referenced in this resolution,” told her colleagues that after 10 years in the house she had “grown very weary of this house’s propensity to refer to others the responsibility” for educating dioceses about accepting people other than white males as bishops.“We just observed that by the time an election occurs it’s too late; that if the leadership of the diocese has not prepared the culture to accept women of color, men of color, women, it’s not going to happen. And I find it very disingenuous that this house is so facile with instructing other groups about their responsibilities in this area,” Harrison said. “If this house wished to seriously consider making change, it would have a very different approach to this conversation.”House of Bishops Music Chaplain Dent Davidson, center, plays the opening hymn during the meeting’s final Eucharist. Maine Bishop Steven Lane, left, provides percussion and Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Holguín leads the singing. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceIn addition to talking about the diversity issue, task force member Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania Sean Rowe told the bishops earlier that the group was also considering such questions as possibly bringing some uniformity to the wide range of titles for bishops who work under the diocesan bishop. Rowe said there are assisting bishops and assistant bishops, for instance. There are also provisional bishops., of which Rowe is one for the Diocese of Bethlehem. Assistant bishops are specifically named in the church’s canons; the others are not.Rowe said during a short question-and-answer session that the task force doesn’t have any bishops of color but more than half of its members are women.Also during that session, Diocese of Albany Bishop Bill Love, who called himself “one of the few theologically conservative bishops representing theologically conservative dioceses,” said he was “somewhat nervous about the wider church trying to become more involved in the elections within dioceses.”“No doubt there a lot of folks that would like to see Albany move in a different direction,” Love said, urging caution about whether theological diversity also becomes an issue in elections.Bishop of Ohio Mark Hollingsworth, vice chair of the house’s Commission on Impairment and Leadership, briefed the bishops on that group’s work. He said that while the group has focused intentionally on impairment due to alcoholism and substance abuse, it has also included “other addictions and personality disorders” in its study. The commission, Hollingsworth said, has been using confidential case studies to understand “the individual and systemic dynamics involved” cases of impairment.Part of the committee is also developing a theological and ecclesiological context “for understanding the responsibility and accountability inherent in a healthy, safe Christian community,” he said.The house created the commission by resolution at its March 2015 meeting. The previous December then-Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook struck and killed a bicyclist while driving intoxicated and texting. In October 2015, she was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to automobile manslaughter and three other criminal charges.The members of the impairment commission have met seven times since November. Hollingsworth said the group plans to make recommendations for action and further review in time for consideration at the 2018 meeting of General Convention.The bishops’ “A Word to the Church for the World” encourages the church to journey further outward as part of its mission.“Lament[ing] the stark joylessness that marks our present time” and what they called the widening fissures that are dividing society, the bishops said that it was time to “follow Jesus into our fractured neighborhoods, the nation and the world.”“Let prophets tell the truth in love. Let reconcilers move boldly into places of division and disagreement. Let evangelists inspire us to tell the story of Jesus in new and compelling ways. Let leaders lead with courage and joy,” the bishops said.The Spanish video version of “A Word to the Church for the World” includes the entire house saying some of the text in Spanish. Bishop of Arizona Kirk Smith told the house that the videos marked the first time the bishops have used video technology to speak to the church and the first time they have spoken in Spanish together.The statement follows a previous word to the church issued after the bishops’ March retreat.In a break with the practice in the recent past, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, center behind table in aqua, was invited to join the House of Bishops for its entire Sept. 15-20 meeting in Detroit. She spoke to the bishops on more than one occasion during the meeting and officiated at Morning Prayer on Sept. 20. Here she poses with all of the bishops present who had served as deputies before their election as bishops. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAlso at the meeting:* The bishops passed a resolution declaring their “solidarity with men, women and children traveling in search of new opportunities exposing themselves to all sorts of dangers and inhumane situations on the road just to reach the United States.” The resolution also asks staffers assigned to migration work churchwide to pay attention to such migration and to ask the United Nations for help. It also pledges to work with the Province IX diocese to help create awareness in the U.S. dioceses of the plight of migrants and related it to the baptismal promise of respecting human dignity.* The bishops passed a resolution calling for the presiding bishop to have staff compile a spreadsheet of diocesan financial information for the bishops’ spring 2017 meeting to aid them in their ongoing discussions about what the resolution’s explanation calls “an appropriate percentage apportionment from each diocese.”* Tara Elgin Holley, director of development for the Episcopal Church, briefed the bishops on a plan to create a churchwide annual fundraising appeal beginning in the fall of 2017 focusing on the priorities and goals of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, highlighting the work of the Jesus Movement and the new work around racial reconciliation and racial justice. Holley said such a campaign would not only raise money, but would also provide a way to communicate the work of the church and “serves as the means of discovering and building common ground around the nation and the world.” There has not been an annual campaign of this sort since the Venture in Mission campaigns of the late 1970s and early 1980s that raised $180 million.* Mary Kay Wold, president of the Church Pension Group, on Sept. 19 updated the house on CPG’s multiyear effort to develop proposals to increase the fund’s flexibility and fairness, and simplify its processes. Wold predicted that a final set of proposals would be presented to the CPG board later this year with an expectation that they would go into effect in 2018.* Between 50-60 of the nearly 185 bishops, spouses/partners and staff members present fell ill with a stomach ailment, beginning on Sept. 16 and continuing until at least Sept. 20. Many of those who became ill missed one or more days of the meeting and others left Detroit early. The city of Detroit’s health department on Sept. 20 asked the meeting’s participants to fill out a three-page form about their symptoms and what they ate on Sept. 15 and 16.The House of Bishops met at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. Some bishops and others tweeted about the meeting using the hashtag #hobfall16.Previous ENS coverage is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Sean Rowe as the bishop of Central Pennsylvania. He is the bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania and bishop provisional of Bethlehem. Comments (10) Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing September 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm Bishop Love is MY Bishop, Albany NY Diocese. I do not believe this Diocese to be that theologically conservative. I have talked w/Episcopalians from different churches in the Diocese. It is my belief that our Diocese is very much like the Albany Roman Diocese of which I was a member from birth until 2001 when I was formally received into the Episcopal Church. In the Albany Roman Diocese, there are churches like St. Mary’s in downtown Albany, the little church time forgot. I’ve been amused when I’ve worshiped there that they barely acknowledge Vatican II happened! I came from a very liberal Roman Church, very social justice oriented, welcoming of all God’s people. There are churches in the Roman Diocese of Albany that would leave St. Vincent’s in their dust,are already at Vatican III & perhaps beyond! Bishops must be Shepherds of their entire flock, Bishops of/to ALL Jesus’ people no matter who we are, where we are along life’s journey. We must ALL open our church doors & welcome EVERYONE to Jesus’ house, Jesus’ table, in Jesus’ name. That is what HE directed us to do.PS I’m glad the Church is formulating a policy re impairments of its clergy due chemical dependency inc. alcoholism. It’s long overdue. I discussed the situation w/Bp. Cook w/our then Dean &other clergy who all agreed she had to be getting conflicting advice, wanting to do the right thing but not sure what the right thing was. Anyone w/an addiction can relapse at any time. A brother Vietnam Vet started drinking a few years ago after 20+ years sobriety. We cant wait for a tragedy like this to develop policy. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK September 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm thanks for remembering and posting that. I remember vividly how disgusted I was by the hatchet job they did on Anita Hill–including Danforth’s participation. One of my best friends was at Yale with Thomas and told me that everybody in that hearing room knew aboutThomas’ reputation for a dirty mouth and a taste for pornography long before he was nominated. And so they naturally assumed that now that the secret was out, the nomination sunk. Funny thing, that. Randy Marks says: Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC House of Bishops Fall 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Linda Kramer says: Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI September 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm … various bishops reading parts of the letter in English and Spanish.Bishop Pierre Whalon spoke in French. September 22, 2016 at 10:53 am Daniel, no names were called. A large inconsistency was pointed out. I always thought that the Incarnation of Christ was non-negotiable as is his sacrifice for the world. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life — no one comes to the Father except by Me.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Laurie Eiserloh says: September 21, 2016 at 12:06 am Bishop Dena Harrison, suffragan Diocese of Texas, was courageous to speak out on issues of full inclusion of women and people of color in the H of B. And she is correct, the education on acceptance of women and people of color as leaders must start long before the election. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Doug Desper says: Daniel Berry. NYC says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR September 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm John Danforth, former U.S. Senator and Episcopal priest. addressed the House of Bishops today about pastoral and prophetic ministry. According to the report of the Bishops today, Danforth was inspirational. Unfortunately, many of our bishops today were too young to be aware that John Danforth was the sponsor and supporter of Clarence Thomas to be a Supreme Court Judge and helped to denigrate and trash Anita Hill for her claims of sexual misconduct regarding said Justice Thomas. The most recent statement I can find on the internet from 2013 find Danforth still supporting Thomas and admiring his writings and rulings, many of which are contradictory to the resolutions of General Convention, House of Bishops, and Safe Church Training. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Michael Hartney says: Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska September 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm The Episcopal Church was one of the first sent by President Grant to indigenous nations all over the country in many present dioceses and no mention of NODAPL? Everyone drinks water. 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 Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Bishops consider issues of diversity and impairment among leaders Church also called on to ‘follow Jesus into fractured neighborhoods, nation and the world’ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Doug Desper says: Rector Smithfield, NC September 20, 2016 at 10:46 pm I go to the very progressive St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington DC (near the US Capitol), in the very progressive Washington Diocese, and am gay. I describe my church as “Unitarian with a Eucharist” and we welcome all (including atheists and non-Christians) to take communion. So I strongly agree that Jesus calls us to be welcome all.And there is a paradox here: In our quest to be inclusive to all (including my LGBTQ tribe), are we willing to include those who disagree with our interpretation of God’s call? I don’t know Bishop Love or your diocese. And I admire his courage in speaking his truth in a forum that he knew would likely contain few supporters. And I would like to think that he and I could respect and love each other even while disagreeing on this important issue.That ability to respect and stay in communication despite profound disagreement is disappearing from our civic culture and I think that is both sad and a failure to follow God’s call.Thanks for “listening.” An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET House of Bishops, Featured Jobs & Calls September 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm So, Randy: the canons and teaching of the Church are clear that the Eucharist is for the baptized, but that all are welcomed to come for a blessing. I would humbly submit that if the Eucharist is deteriorated into punch and cookies to make people feel welcome then that destroys the theology of the sacrifice of our Lord not to mention shows itself as an example of cherry-picking canons only if they suit your church and diocese. But then again, in the same diocese the Muslim call to prayer echoed through the National Cathedral — a nice gesture, but theologically unsound and a crippled syncretism. A call to non-Christian prayer under the shadow of Christ hanging on the Cross by people who deny his very Incarnation? For these reasons people get the sense that our Church’s schisms are being caused by the ongoing unrepentant acceptance of unsound learning. Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 20, 2016 The Rev. John Paddock says: Rector Martinsville, VA 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 PK Miller says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By ENS StaffPosted Feb 24, 2019 Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Executive Council, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Executive Council February 2019 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 A summary of Executive Council resolutions This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal News Service – Midwest City, Oklahoma] During its Feb. 21-24 meeting here The Episcopal Church Executive Council adopted multiple resolutions that are summarized below.Committee on Finance* Establish Trust Fund 1194 as an investment account for St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church of Juneau, Alaska (FIN015).* Extend its thanks to those who have included The Episcopal Church in their wills (FIN016).* Recognize the “diligent and effective work” of its Investment Committee, thank for their service Michael Kerr, David Lorenzo Alvarez-Roldan, Bishop Clifton Daniel, Bishop Rodney Michel, Dena Frith Moore, B. Waring Partridge IV, Maibeth J. Porter and Ronald W. Radcliff, Jr. (FIN017).* Thank retiring members of the Economic Justice Loan Committee Diane Aid, Kim Jackson, and Bishop Rodney Michel (FIN018).* Thank retiring members of the Executive Council Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility the Rev. Canon Kathleen Cullinane, the Rev. N. Chase Danford, the Rev. John Floberg, William McKeown and William Smith (FIN019).* Give thanks for the life of the late Rev. Alden Besse, who included The Episcopal Church in his will; and recognize his generosity in supporting the ministry of The Episcopal Church (FIN020).* Establish Trust Fund 1195, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Long-Term Reserve Fund for the general purposes of the Society, with an initial investment of $16,340,000 (FIN021).* Agree to “conclude” a loan and interest of $233,614.38 extended by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (the DFMS is the church’s corporate and legal entity) to the Episcopal Church in Navajoland; the Episcopal Church in Navajoland shall pay $100 as payment in full through deduction from its next monthly block grant payment and shall pay its full assessment beginning in 2019 (FIN022).* Approve revisions for the 2019 Budget for The Episcopal Church as follows: Non-government refugee ministry budget increased from $113,000 to $319,816; add $125,000 for Spanish translation of the Title IV training website; and $449,000 for ongoing software development, licensing, hosting, maintenance fees; and technical requirements of General Convention (FIN023).* Distribute $270,000 of the total $667,000 Long-term Development Grants (budget line 402 here) for the four principal dioceses engaged in Native American ministry as follows: Navajoland: Hozho Center, Fort Defiance Arizona, to complete its hospital, $100,000; Navajoland: St. Christopher’s, Bluff, Utah, renovation work on church buildings, $100,000; South Dakota: renovation of a house on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, McLaughlin, South Dakota, for youth ministry programming and rental, $40,000; Navajoland, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska: Indigenous Theological Education programming, $30,000 (FIN024).* Authorize distribution of income from Trust Fund 809 up to $61,700, for additional expenses of educational and theological programs, as recommended by the Commission on Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) at its meeting in the Dominican Republic, July 31-August 4, 2018; disbursement conditioned on the receipt of appropriate documentation to secure financial and operational accountability (FIN025).* Recognizes the “diligent and effective work” of its Audit Committee and extends thanks to Nancy Koonce, Michele Racusin and Jeff Fisher (FIN026).* Grant assessment waiver for the 2019-2021 triennium to the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, according to the following schedule: 12 percent in 2019, 14 percent in 2020, and 15 percent in 2021; grant a one-year assessment waiver for 2019 to the Diocese of Colombia (will pay $1,500 for 2019) and the Diocese of the Dominican Republic (will pay $15,000 for 2019); grant a one-year assessment waiver to the Episcopal Church in Taiwan (will pay $3,000 for 2019); and deny waiver request from the Diocese of Dallas (FIN027).* Establish Trust Fund 196, St. Mary’s Cadillac Investments for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Cadillac in Michigan (FIN028).* Allocate 20 percent, or $920,000, of the estimated budgetary surplus for the 2016-2018 triennium to the short-term reserves; balance of the estimated surplus, $3.680 million, to remain in the cash operating account, which has been used to fund various non-budgetary actions approved by council; allocate $2.880 million of the proceeds from the sale of Block 87 in Austin, Texas, to the church’s short-term reserves (FIN029).Committee on Governance and Operations* Approve the amended Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) Employee Handbook Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity (GO001).* Approve the revised DFMS Employee Handbook Policy 101 – Professional Development (GO002).* Approve the Episcopal Church Women’s (ECW) Bylaws as updated and adopted at the July 2018 Triennial Meeting; approve the slate of officers and members of the national board elected at the June 2018 Triennial Meeting and those since appointed by the board (GO003).* Thank David Booth Beers for his service as chancellor to the presiding bishop and wish him and his wife, Peggy, a happy retirement (G004).* Support the conclusions and the recommendations of the working group that the president of the House of Deputies appoint lay and clergy members to a new Court of Review with the consent of the lay and clergy members of Executive Council; resolution needed because General Convention Resolution 2018-A110 established but did not expressly include a method by which such a court for clergy discipline cases was to be initially populated (GO005).* Exclusion of spouses at Lambeth Conference: When does all mean all? (See Episcopal News Service story here.) (GO006).Committee on Mission Beyond The Episcopal Church* Approve the presiding bishop’s and the president of the House of Deputies’ appointments of the Rev. Ted Thompson, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and the Rev. Alfred E. Moss, Baltimore, Maryland, to the Interreligious Convening Table of the National Council of Churches (MB002).* Express gratitude for the continuing dialogue with The United Methodist Church; recognize the faithfulness of members of The United Methodist Church as they meet in a Special Session of the General Conference, Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri (MB003).* Express “deepest concern regarding the humanitarian and political crisis affecting Venezuela and sends greetings to our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Venezuela (MB004).Committee on Mission Within The Episcopal Church* Authorize Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants recommended by the YACM grant review committee for payment from line item 359 of the budget (MW001).* Authorize Young Adult and Seminarian grants recommended by the United Thank Offering (UTO) Board for payment from UTO grant funds (MW002). 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first_imgAnglican Communion Office loses two more staff as restructuring consultation ends Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Communion Office] A staff consultation on the restructuring of the Anglican Communion Office came to an end last week with the redundancy of two staff members. In total, three members of staff have left as a result of the restructuring, and two others left to take on new roles during the consultation period.The Anglican Communion Office (ACO) is the international secretariat for the worldwide Anglican Communion family of churches and brings together three English charities: the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the Lambeth Conference and the Anglican Alliance. The restructuring only affected those staff employed by the ACC.The restructure will see the ACO carry out less direct programmatic work, with the focus shifting to facilitate work carried out by member churches, networks, commissions and mission agencies. It follows a review of the operational priorities of the ACO last year, carried out by a group chaired by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town, the primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.Having deliberated on the report of the review group, the Standing Committee proposed the abolition of 10 posts. Two of those have been saved following the consultation. Five other roles were subject to adjustment. In addition, the review proposed the creation of seven new roles. Five of these have been filled by existing staff. The remaining vacant posts will be advertised shortly.The restructure sees the end of the ACO’s Mission Department, but the ACO will still play a part in helping the Anglican Communion’s 41 member churches work collaboratively in this area.“Mission is still very important in the Anglican Communion as it is in all Christian churches,” the secretary general, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said. “But mission is best carried out at the local level in parishes, dioceses and provinces. With our new structure, the ACO will help to coordinate and communicate the mission carried out by our member churches.“Our new way of working, which we are now beginning to implement, will see us embrace more local expressions of Anglicanism from around the world, and we will facilitate the listening and sharing of experience to enhance mutual learning and further mission, as our Standing Committee have asked us to do.“The loss of jobs is sad not only for the staff directly affected by it, but for all of us. I wish them well as they seek the next steps in their ministry and vocation and I encourage you to pray for them and their families.”The Anglican Communion Standing Committee held an online meeting last week and received a report from their restructuring implementation group about how the changes have been applied. Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Mar 1, 2021 Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NClast_img read more