Nathan Hines retires from international rugby

first_imgScotland attack coach, Gregor Townsend, who played alongside Hines for the national team between 2000 and 2003, said: “I first met Nathan when he joined our tour to New Zealand as a replacement in 2000.  In the build-up to the second Test I was doing kicking practice at the end of a training session and he stayed out to help me. Happier times: Nathan Hines and Andy Robinson celebrate their 21-17 victory over South Africa in 2010Nathan Hines, the 77-times-capped Scotland forward, is retiring from international rugby after 11 years in the Test arena, he announced today.Hines, known affectionately as Wagga, only came to Scotland, the land of his maternal grandfather for a six-month stay back in 1998.Thirteen years on, he has scaled the heights beating every major Test playing nation for Scotland, except for New Zealand, also winning selection for the 2009 British and Irish Lions and giving a virtuoso performance that was at the heart of Leinster’s 2011 Heineken Cup win. He has achieved all this by remaining true to his nature – a big man, gifted ball player and fiercely competitive on the pitch; a considerate and selfless gentleman off it.Scotland head coach Andy Robinson today paid tribute to Hines.  He said: “It has been a real pleasure to coach Nathan over the last two years. He is a one of Scotland’s toughest ever competitors and a fantastic role model for all young Scottish players.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland flanker Nathan Hines (L) and head coach Andy Robinson (R) celebrate after their 21-17 victory in the Autumn International rugby union match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 20, 2010. AFP PHOTO/GRAHAM STUART (Photo credit should read GRAHAM STUART/AFP/Getty Images) “I’d really just started to drop-punt but here was this big guy with an incredible set of skills who could kick a lot better than me! What an effort he made to come back from serious injury early in his career and he went on to become one of the best ever players to pull on the Scotland jersey.“I thought he was really unlucky on the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa. He played so well yet did not get into the Test team and, remember, he played in the back-row on that tour and looked the part which shows what a player he is. “last_img read more

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Ford named Scotland captain

first_img Hooker Ross Ford has been handed a big roleRoss Ford, the 27-year-old Edinburgh Rugby hooker, was today appointed Scotland captain for the opening match of the RBS 6 Nations Championship – against England at Murrayfield on Saturday week.Ford, the 53-times-capped product of Kelso High School, a British and Irish Lion in South Africa in 2009, was hailed by head coach Andy Robinson as a “man who will step up and lead from the front.”Robinson confirmed today that his original intention had been to bestow the captaincy on Ford’s fellow Borderer, back-row forward, Kelly Brown.Brown, however, was injured in Heineken Cup action for his club, Saracens, against Benetton Treviso at the weekend.Robinson said: “This is a special day for Ross, who has been a key figure in our leadership group and our most consistent performer for some time. I firmly believe he is the man who will step up and lead from the front.“That said, I’m really disappointed for Kelly Brown.  I had asked him to be the captain late last week but unfortunately injury will deprive him of that honour and the chance to lead out his country for his 50th cap. I wish him a speedy recovery.”Scotland team doctor James Robson said: “Following the scans that Kelly underwent yesterday and consultation with a knee specialist, Kelly will require a small operation to stabilise the fibula head in his leg – which he dislocated.  The surgery will facilitate his recovery.“This will be undertaken in the next seven to ten days once the initial swelling has settled.  The return from an injury of this nature is, typically, in the region of eight to ten weeks.”Ford echoed Robinson’s message for Brown and then reflected on his own elevation to become Scotland’s 112th Test match captain. Scotland’s Ross Ford (L) takes part in the captain’s run training session at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on September 30, 2011. Scotland are preparing to face England on October 1 in their final group game of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) “It’s a massive honour and privilege to captain your country. I’m really grateful to be given this chance to captain a team of so much potential,” he told www.scottishrugby.org“For me, the big thing is leading from the front and actually showing a good example to the boys as well as backing it up with words.“First and foremost is ‘do it’, do it for everybody to see, and that’s the way I’ll be looking to lead the team against England.”Brown said: “I’m gutted to be missing out as it’s hard for me to quantify just how much it means to me to play for Scotland.“But today I want to offer my whole-hearted congratulations to Fordy who I know will do a great job as captain.“I’ll also be doing everything I can to assist the boys who are chosen to play for Scotland to get the championship off to a winning start against England.”Meanwhile, five other players continued their recovery from injuries and did not train with the Scotland squad at St Andrews today – props Alasdair Dickinson (shoulder) and Ed Kalman (calf), back-row forward David Denton and stand-off Ruaridh Jackson (hamstring) and full-back/wing Rory Lamont (leg bruising). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jon Welsh, the uncapped 25-year-old Glasgow Warriors prop, has been added to the Scotland squad and he trained at St Andrews today.Scotland’s opening match in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship – against England at Murrayfield on Saturday 4 February – is already sold-out. However if you want to savour the special atmosphere of match day at Murrayfield, tickets are still available from £17.50 for students and children and £35 for adults for the Scotland v France RBS 6 Nations match on Sunday 26 February, kick-off 3pm. Tickets are available on our website www.scottishrugby.org , via the 24 hour credit card hotline on 0844 335 3933 or in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre at Murrayfield Stadium, which is open this weekend from 9am-4pm.last_img read more

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Rugby Rant: stop dissing football!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Oh yeah, and Wendyball? Pretty sexist phrasing there, guys.This Rugby Rant first appeared in the June issue of Rugby World – but what do you think about this issue? Bore off: Rugby’s holier than thou act is getting tedious Rugby should focus on itself rather than continually criticising soccercenter_img On that note, please stop applauding rugby players who slam each other in the face with punches, then make up after. If you’re going to lambast footballers for diving, then cheer for a punch-up, your moral compass is spinning away from you.Thirdly, finances and corruption in football will make your head swim. The numbers are astronomical. But the demand is there and it’s not their fans making that happen. It’s craven tycoons and suits. Football fans pay through the nose to watch their heroes, lining the pockets of those suits. Rugby isn’t exactly a charity, is it? Some people are now getting incredibly wealthy out of the game.We’re all just fans. We should avoid panning spectators or athletes. Most are honest, hard-working people. It’s the greedy folks exploiting that in all sports you should be angry with. “We don’t want to turn into Wendyball.”It’s a phrase that makes me want to snap some rugby fans’ rose-tinted spectacles over my knee. Some punters, it’s sad to say, have a fixation with football.Every success in soccer is held up as part of a vapid money-orgy populated by soft prima donnas and thug fans. The players are paid too much, we’re told. They have no heart, it’s said. The ills of their game are creeping into ours so we’d better protect ‘rugby’s family’, we’re warned.Allow me to shoot holes in this. Firstly, get over the fact that football is the most popular sport on the British Isles. You never hear football fans talking about the rotten culture of rugby infecting their game. They’re too busy being swept up in how much they love their sport. Let’s just focus on making rugby better.Secondly, footballers may try to get an edge in games, but if you watch any pro rugby game you’ll see as much there. Simulation is dishonest and frustrating, but to say all footballers are soft is nonsense. My father was the team doctor at a professional football team for several years and he has plenty of stories about teak-tough players toiling through the pain barrier.last_img read more

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Ireland 27-24 Australia: Five talking points

first_img Hard fought win: Peter O’Mahony celebrates the win over Australia Ireland capped a hugely impressive Autumn Series with an edgy win over an improving Wallaby side to leave Joe Schmidt’s side with high hopes of a successful 2017 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Whiff of CorditeIreland completed a memorable November series with a gritty win over the Wallabies on Saturday – with the falling bodies, it was a game reminiscent of the French game in the World Cup, or even the Italian fiasco that ended Declan Kidney’s tenure in 2013. The team hung in there during a disastrous third quarter where Australia were rampant, and the replacements in the pack gave critical momentum when it mattered. It had classic Irish Moral Victory written all over it, until it didn’t. So time for our quintuplets of educational happenings.World classIreland became the first team to beat each of the traditional Southern Hemisphere big three since England in 2003, and it’s a signature of the level Ireland are now playing at. Sure, South Africa are useless, but they were in 2003 too, and beating the All Blacks is itself good enough to put you in the conversation as one of the elite.Applying the coup de grace: Keith Earls scores the try that gave Ireland victoryNo-one is naïve enough to think the ABs aren’t the best around, but there is a second tier of England, Australia and now Ireland just behind. The challenge now is going to be backing up those lofty November achievements in March – anything but winning the Six Nations will now constitute a disappointment, given we face England in Dublin.Best in class coachingWhen Jared Payne went off, Ireland had Kieran Marmion on the wing and Joey Carbery at full-back – a perfect storm of tiny, inexperienced replacements. We’ve expressed scepticism about Marmion’s credentials as an international scrum-half, but his defence as a wing was absolutely awesome.Bigger they are: Keiron Marmion showed some real guts with his defensive effortHe was terrific with his positioning, made six tackles, and put in a technically perfect tackle on Israel Folau. Marmion’s cameo, and Carbery’s too, show how top-class technical coaching and intelligent players can compensate a defensive system for losses of the calibre of Kearney, Trimble and especially Payne.center_img A star is bornThe way a slippery, willowy Garry Ringrose ran back and through a small gap in the Wallaby defensive line to score a terrific try set many tongues-a-wagging and reminded people of ‘you-know-who‘ (spoiler: his initials are BOD).At a stretch: Garry Ringrose had a brilliantly composed game at No 12Ringrose was playing out of position, against one of the best teams in the world, and yet rarely put a foot wrong. This young fella is going to be around a very long time indeed.Depth at the coalfaceNow, Australia are hardly known for their teak-tough tight five forwards (James Slipper has 70 caps! Seventy!!), so this must be put into context. Still, Ireland were missing Sean O’Brien, Donnacha Ryan and Jordi Murphy from the matchday 23, yet had the ability to send on big men to make a big impact.Strong arm: Cian Healy made a difference when he entered the frayCian Healy and Peter O’Mahony were notable contributors to the Earls try, and the pack minced the replacement Aussie props on a couple of occasions. As against the All Blacks in Chicago, the bench turned the tide – it’s a nice habit to be able to get into. Bad luck with the officialsOn Sunday, confirmation came that Dean Mumm had been cited for dumping Tadhg Furlong on his head on Sunday. It looked a likely red until a bizarre conversation about dynamic driving into the turf, in concert Nigel Owens pushing for a yellow.Lucky boy: Dean Mumm can count himself lucky he didn’t get a red for a tackle on Tadhg FurlongMumm looked mighty relived but it meant, judging by citings, Ireland have now had four red card offences in four Tests against Southern Hemisphere teams (le Roux, Sam Cane, Malakai Fekitoa and Mumm) punished by three yellow cards. Are Ireland a bunch of mugs whose players get no protection from officials? Or merely unlucky?last_img read more

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Could All Blacks stars be about to rescue London Welsh?

first_img Legendary All Blacks Dan Carter and Ali Williams are among a consortium of Kiwi businessmen who looking to save the struggling London Welsh, according to a report in The Rugby Paper.After going into liquidation last month, the side were granted a temporary licence to play their last two league games. However, on Tuesday the RFU said the Exiles had not met the conditions to extend that licence, expelling them from the Greene King IPA Championship and consequently the professional game.As a result, all of their results will be expunged and there will be no relegation from the Championship this season.A club on the edge: London Welsh in training (Photo: Getty Images)In a statement yesterday the club said they were “extremely disappointed” and would dealing with the consequences of the decision before deciding whether to respond.They added that: “The club has worked very closely with Nigel Melville, Ian Ritchie and Angus Bujalski of the RFU for a number of months to meet the criteria for a permanent licence, and the new company [Rugby 1885 Limited] believes that it did satisfy all of the conditions required in RFU Regulation 5 and the Insolvency Protocol.” Dan Carter and Ali Williams playing for the All Blacks (Photo: Getty Images) Last stand: London Welsh play London Scottish in December (Photo: Getty Images)London Welsh was formed at a Fleet Street hotel in 1885 by a group of Welshmen who wanted to create a club for fellow countrymen living in exile in the capital.In its golden years the club hosted legends such as JPR Williams, Gerald Davies, John Taylor, Mervyn Davies, Mike Roberts and Geoff Evans, and had an amateur record of seven players selected for the 1971 Lions Tour to New Zealand. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The beginning of the end: London Welsh lost their last premiership match (Photo: Getty Images)Earlier this week The Rugby Paper reported that Carter, Williams and a group of associates were set to step in and save the historic club. According to them a source said: “Ali wants to get involved with a club where he can add some value. He and Dan are both likely to be used to attract players to the club.”Both of the former All Blacks are currently playing for Racing 92 in France’s Top 14 and are due to retire at the end of the season. They have a history of taking on ventures together outside of rugby, having been part-shareholders in bottled company Water for Everyone along with former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.last_img read more

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El Consejo Consultivo Anglicano recibe de los neozelandeses una ‘desafiante’…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 29, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA De izquierda a derecha, Cyprus Morunga, Kahutia Maxwell y Pouoterangi Ngargopo comienzan su wero (desafío) maorí a la intención de los miembros del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano el 27 de octubre en el Centro de Actividades Telstra en Auckland, Nueva Zelanda. La Rda. Audrey Wilkinson, de pie detrás de los hombres, más tarde ofreció la karanga (el llamado) para dar la bienvenida a los visitantes. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] La juventud neozelandesa desafió al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano antes de que los miembros pusieran los pies en el umbral del Centro de Actividades Telstra el 27 de octubre (hora local) cuando tres jóvenes anglicanos maoríes, blandiendo taiahas (jabalinas), dieron una serie de pasos rituales, lanzaron gritos e hicieron gestos faciales con el objeto de determinar si los recién llegados habían venido con malas intenciones.Kahutia Maxwell, al centro, se dispone a depositar una rama frondosa frente al arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams para comprobar su reacción durante el wero (desafío) que es parte del powhiri o ceremonia de bienvenida para recibir al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano en Auckland. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Como parte del wero (desafío), Kahutia Maxwell, uno de los tres, deposito en el suelo una rama frondosa en el espacio que mediaba entre él y sus compañeros y los miembros del Consejo reunidos. Cuando el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Rowan Williams, recogió solemnemente la rama, resultó evidente que el Consejo no se proponía nada malo y, en consecuencia, Maxwell, junto con Cyprus Morunga y Pouoterangi Ngargopo, escoltaron a los miembros del Consejo a que ingresaran en el estadio.Una vez dentro, el  Consejo se vio sujeto a la karanga,  una forma de oratoria femenina, que se vale de gestos y expresiones corporales para dar a los visitantes la bienvenida al powhiri.Durante el whaikorero (el pronunciamiento de un discurso formal) que siguió luego, el Consejo escuchó palabras de bienvenida y diferentes retos de parte de los arzobispos que dirigen la Iglesia Anglicana en las tres tikangas de Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia,  que son agrupaciones basadas en etnias. Len Brown, el alcalde de Auckland, también participó del whaikorero.Después de cada whaikorero, el grupo al que el orador representaba cantaba una waiata, o cántico. En el caso de Brown, él dirigió su propia waiata al cantar “¡Cuán grande es Él” en maorí.Representantes de la Iglesia Episcopal ante el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano desfilan en la procesión del powhiri el 27 de octubre en el Centro de Actividades Telstra en Auckland. Detrás del que porta el cartel, Josephine Hicks, el obispo Ian Douglas de la Diócesis de Connecticut y la Rda. Gay Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.El powhiri fue el evento de apertura en la 15ª. Reunión del CCA que tiene lugar en Auckland, del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre.El arzobispo David Moxon, de la tikanga Pakeha, que incluye las siete diócesis de Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda, le dijo al Consejo que todos los asuntos que se discutirán durante su reunión son problemas de misión para los anglicanos de Nueva Zelanda, y les instó a recordar que “nadie aquí puede decirle a otro: ‘no te necesito’”.“Todos nosotros aquí juntos no podemos decirle a cualquiera de los demás que lo ha logrado todo, pero juntos cada uno de nosotros puede tenerlo todo”, afirmó.El arzobispo Winston Halapua de la tikanga Pasefika, que incluye la diócesis de la Polinesia, dijo que el CCA es “como un día de Pentecostés”.“Antes de que ustedes lean acerca de todas las deliberaciones y el resultado, hagan una pausa y miren el colorido del día de Pentecostés de la Comunión Anglicana”, dijo. Démosle un gran aplauso de bienvenida a ellos, y a su saber y a sus lenguas. Ellos traen consigo sus contextos”.Brown, el alcalde de Auckland dijo que los anglicanos fueron decisivos en la fundación tanto de Auckland como de Nueva Zelanda, llamándoles “los edificadores del alma de nuestra nación”. Él le dijo al Consejo que la Comunión Anglicana puede seguir siendo relevante en el siglo XXI mientras no pierda esa “pasión fundadora”.“Permanezcan en el corazón de la comunidad”, instó él, y contó una serie de relatos de anglicanos en Auckland cuyo ministerio está “en extrema necesidad.”“Nunca olviden eso, promuévanlo y atiéndanlo mientras vuestro espíritu los lleva hacia delante”, añadió Brown.“Amen a su gente, dennos orientación mientras edificamos esta bella ciudad y esta bella nación y, juntos, un planeta maravilloso, pacífico y tolerante”, afirmó, haciendo notar que Nueva Zelanda “se encuentra en la encrucijada de un audaz cambio cultural” en la medida en que intenta fusionar grupos étnicos muy diferentes.Un estudiante anglicano hace una pregunta como parte del foro de preguntas y respuestas que tuvo lugar durante el powhiri. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Al aceptar la bienvenida de la comunidad, Williams pidió oraciones “por una experiencia pentecostal, que lenguas de fuego nos toquen a todos en los próximos días, que aprendamos a escuchar mutuamente las lenguas y las experiencias y las perspectivas de los demás con todo el entusiasmo y la buena disposición con el que escuchamos la propia palabra de Dios”.Williams a su vez prometió que el Consejo oraría porque los “experimentos” del país de Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda, y de la Iglesia de Aotearoa, Nueva Zelanda y Polinesia “sean marcas y señales de la obra del Espíritu Santo en el mundo de hoy y señales de esperanza para un mundo en el cual conforme al plan de Dios y a la promesa de Dios uno de estos días todas las islas se levanten y canten”.Luego de los retos propuestos por los líderes de la provincia y el líder político de la ciudad, la desafiante bienvenida se intensificó cuando Williams, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y el arzobispo Thabo Makgoba, de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, hicieron frente a preguntas durante el powhiri acerca de Dios, la teología y la naturaleza de la fe que les hicieran estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. Las preguntas fueron desde si era divertido ser obispo, a “¿Cómo puede usted estar seguro de que Dios existe?” pasando por qué clase de zapatos Dios se pondría si usara zapatos. Los estudiantes también les preguntaron a los tres sobre las mujeres sacerdotes y obispas y sobre el matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo.Jefferts Schori le dijo a Sadie Summit, que preguntó qué zapatos Dios se pondría, que Dios usaría zapatillas de baile porque Dios se complace en la creación. Makgoba respondió que botas de cazador porque Dios anda con nosotros y las botas de cazador “nos permiten ir adonde de otra manera no podríamos”. Williams dijo que Dios usaría el tipo de zapatos que él se pudiera quitar con facilidad cuando se encontrara con alguien que necesitara zapatos.Sobre un tema más serio, Williams convino con sus dos compañeros que si bien “justamente celebramos la manera en que el ministerio ordenado de las mujeres ha llegado a formar parte de la vida de tantas partes de la Comunión Anglicana” toda la sociedad debe prestar atención al problema mayor de la “dignidad y seguridad de las mujeres”.La cuestión, dijo él de “si vivimos en una sociedad que degrada a las mujeres, una sociedad que no le garantiza seguridad a las mujeres, una sociedad que vuelve la cara [para no ver] la violencia contra las mujeres” va a estar “muchísimo en nuestra agenda durante la próxima semana”.El estudiante Corey Anderson, haciendo notar que un proyecto de ley sobre el matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo se ha presentado ante el parlamento de Nueva Zelanda, preguntó lo que la Iglesia Anglicana tenía que decir al respecto.“La respuesta breve es que la Iglesia Anglicana tiene muchísimo que decir al respecto, pero no siempre lo mismo”, replicó Williams.“Para la vasta mayoría de los anglicanos en el mundo la idea de un matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo no es algo con lo que se pueden conciliar”, prosiguió. “Incluso aquellos que quieren decir que  algún tipo de vida en común pública reconocida para parejas del mismo sexo es algo bueno, incluso ellos no están totalmente seguros si llamarle matrimonio es correcto, si el ‘matrimonio’ conlleva todo el foco simbólico y teológico que ha tenido en la Biblia y en la historia”.Williams agregó que los desacuerdos deben concentrar a las personas en “otra serie de problemas muy delicados y difíciles” en torno al hecho de que los cristianos “han estado rechazando e incluso [han sido] violentos hacia las personas que sienten atracción por las del mismo sexo y que tenemos muchísimo de que arrepentirnos al respecto”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori responde a una pregunta de un estudiante durante el powhiri preparado por los anglicanos de Nueva Zelanda para dar la bienvenida al Consejo Consultivo Anglicano a Auckland. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg.Jefferts Schori reconoció que “a muchas personas les ha resultado difícil oír lo que la Iglesia Episcopal ha dicho respecto a estos temas a través de su Convención General”.“Nuestra interpretación como Iglesia es que las personas con atracción hacia su mismo sexo buscan la misma capacidad de vivir en una relación pactada con otra persona a quien aman, que eso puede ser algo bueno, que los seres humanos no fueron creados para vivir solos —eso es lo que dice el Génesis— y que por tanto la tarea de la Iglesia es ayudar a todos los seres humanos a vivir en relaciones santas que puedan mostrar el amor de Dios a un mundo que necesita mucho de él”.La Iglesia Episcopal ha estado sosteniendo esta conversación durante 50 años, dijo Jefferts Schori, “y no todos estamos de acuerdo”.“Donde diferimos es en qué aspecto tiene [la relación pactada]”, agregó la Obispa Primada, “y es ahí donde el diálogo tiene su mayor posibilidad creativa. Dudo que todos lleguemos a ponernos de acuerdo alguna vez  en la fisonomía de una relación pactada o santa, y cuáles son sus límites, pero, si somos incapaces de sostener el diálogo, vamos a hacerle violencia a seres humanos que no deben vivir solos”.Definiendo la pregunta como “un asunto pastoral”, Makgoba dijo que hay pesar en todas las partes de este problema, añadiendo “lo que es importante es respetar la dignidad de cada persona como creada en Dios”.“Como uno de mis predecesores dijo una vez refiriéndose a esto: ‘el Espíritu Santo no ha concluido todavía con nosotros respecto a este asunto”, apuntó.Fueron estas respuestas las que llevaron a los tres a reconocer, respondiendo a otras preguntas, que no siempre es divertido ser un obispo o líder de una Iglesia.“Es inevitable tomar algunas decisiones en el nombre de toda la Iglesia y uno sabe que van a lastimar seriamente a algunas personas y uno tiene que estar consciente de la necesidad de estar con las personas lastimadas y hacer lo mejor que pueda”, dijo Williams, añadiendo que esa realidad respecto a la toma de decisiones no se limita a la Iglesia y sus obispos.Al preguntarle si resultaba divertido ser el líder de la Comunión Anglicana, Williams replicó, “depende de qué día de la semana me lo preguntes”.Luego pasó a hacer una distinción entre algo que es divertido versus algo que es jubiloso.“Y cuando le doy gracias a Dios por haberme llamado a este puesto, lo cual hago a veces  —a veces a regañadientes— doy gracias por la alegría, por el júbilo inesperado, aunque no sea exactamente divertido”.Una redifusión de la sesión de preguntas y respuestas puede encontrarse aquí.Antecedentes del CCAEl CCA es uno de los cuatro instrumentos de la Comunión. Los otros son el arzobispo de Cantórbery (que sirve como presidente del CCA), la Conferencia de Lambeth de Obispos Anglicanos y la Reunión de los Primados.Instituido en 1969, el CCA incluye a clérigos y laicos, al igual que a obispos, entre sus delegados. La membresía [del CCA] consta de una a tres personas de cada una de las 38 provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, dependiendo del tamaño de la feligresía de cada provincia. En los casos donde hay tres miembros, hay un obispo, un presbítero y un laico. En los casos donde se nombran menos miembros, la preferencia se le da a los laicos. La Constitución del CCA puede encontrarse aquí.El Consejo se reúne cada tres o cuatro años y la reunión de Auckland es la 15ª desde su creación.La Iglesia Episcopal está representada por Josephine Hicks, de Carolina del Norte; la Rda. Gay Jennings, de Ohio y el obispo Ian Douglas de Connecticut.Jefferts Schori asiste a la reunión en su carácter de miembro del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, que se reunió antes del comienzo de la reunión del CCA. Douglas también es miembro del Comité Permanente.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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British students arrive in Zambia to help build school

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY By Bellah ZuluPosted Oct 23, 2013 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Africa, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Anglican Communion Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Girls from St Mary’s Calne have raised £1000 towards building the school. Photo: St Mary’s Calne[Anglican Communion News Service] St. Mary’s Calne, a leading British independent boarding and day school for girls based in Wiltshire, has sent 15 pupils and two members of staff to Zambia to help build a school in Chama, one of the remotest districts based in the Eastern Province of Zambia.The project is focused on helping the Anglican Street Children’s Programme in Zambia and has been organized in conjunction with The Livingstone Arts, Cultural & Sporting Events Development Organisation (LACSEDO) and The David Livingstone Bicentenary and Livingstone 2013 Initiative, to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Dr. David Livingstone.In a statement a statement to ACNS and other media, Belinda Hodge, chairperson of The David Livingstone Bicentenary & Livingstone 2013 Initiative, said, “St Mary’s Calne sees this as the start of a long-term relationship with the new school and are hugely excited to be given such an amazing opportunity to make a difference to the everyday lives of vulnerable children in this region of Zambia.”The Rev. Katete Jones, director of the Anglican Street Children’s Programme in Zambia, said he was happy with the development; that “it would go a long way in helping the vulnerable young girls in the region.”He said: “In Chama, girls are missing out on education as a result of the poverty and bad traditional practices of early marriages. This opportunity of a better education will be a dream come true for them.”“It must be pointed out that Chama is one of the remotest areas in Zambia and not many charitable organizations would want to render help as the distances from the main (tarred) roads are enormous,” he said.St. Mary’s pupils have raised more than £1,000 (US$1600) towards building materials, over and above paying for their trip themselves. They have been fundraising all year by hosting a variety of activities in the school’s calendar, including selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts during school mid-morning breaks and holding non-school uniform days when pupils can pay to wear their own clothes rather than the required school uniform.As well as making a start on the structure of the new school, the St. Mary’s girls and staff will be meeting children and their families, leaders of the local community, playing sport with the children, learning about the different culture and getting a first-hand feel of what it is like to live in Zambia.The suggested name for the new school is St. Mary’s Anglican Girls Secondary School, creating a very important link between the two schools. 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England: House of Bishops welcomes female ‘participant observers’

first_imgEngland: House of Bishops welcomes female ‘participant observers’ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Women’s Ministry Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Dec 10, 2013 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Church of England press release] The House of Bishops of the Church of England met for two days in York Dec. 9 and 10. This meeting was the first at which 8 female regional representatives attended the meeting as participant observers with the same rights as Provincial Episcopal Visitors.Over its meeting the house covered a wide range of business including discussion of women in the episcopate, the Pilling Report on Human Sexuality, the approval of experimental liturgy for Baptism, changes to legislative approaches on Safeguarding and discussion of the Anglican-Methodist covenant.As part of their discussion on women in the episcopate, the house heard from members of the steering committee on women bishops on suggestions for the next steps in the process. The house agreed the text of a draft declaration and regulations for a mandatory disputes resolution procedure for debate at General Synod in February 2014. The house also agreed to begin at the February Synod the process for rescinding the 1993 Act of Synod so that all the elements of the new package could be agreed by the synod in July 2014.The house discussed and approved proposals for a new governance framework to enable the church to develop a strategic vision for safeguarding. The house also approved proposed recommendations for legislative changes on safeguarding to be brought to General Synod.Sir Joseph Pilling attended the House to introduce a discussion on ways to address the recently published report on human sexuality, a paper commissioned by the House of Bishops as a report to the house.Following the mandate from the General Synod in 2011, the house also discussed and gave its support for the experimental use of new additional liturgy for the Baptism of infants and young children. The new texts will be made available for use in January 2014 until April 2014 and will be discussed again by the house during its meeting in May.The house also received updates on a range of work being undertaken in areas of ministerial education, training and clergy discipline. 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San Joaquin embraces next chapter with ‘missional bishop’ David Rice

first_img February 25, 2014 at 11:29 am To the Web Administrator: The link to St. Paul’s in Modesto is incorrect! It should be http://www.saintpaulsmodesto.orgThanks!!Greg Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA February 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm The St. Paul’s link is now correct. Thanks for letting us know. Greg Masztal says: February 27, 2014 at 3:17 pm We really need more than one Episcopal church in Fresno. It’s a city of 500,000 and one parish with one priest cannot serve its needs. And that congregation has probably lost 20-30 families in the last few years due to poor decision-making. I commute up to Madera to the Episcopal church there, but I would love to attend in Fresno if we had any real choices. Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Rev. Harriet B. Linville says: Rector Martinsville, VA February 28, 2014 at 1:07 am Perhaps San Joaquin was blessed by the schism. It was painful but the message of Jesus, if anything, was that through suffering we begin to break down and break through our self-centeredness. As a new member of this diocese I feel a certain “oneness” in other Episcopalians – perhaps of the kind that shipwrecked survivors feel! Gratitude to still be here and with greater understanding of the many blessings that come from simply being the Church in this time and in this place. And now, it seems, that travail and heavy labor has been rewarded with the coming of an exceptional man as bishop. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop David Rice administers the Holy Eucharist to one of the younger members of the Diocese of San Joaquin. Photo: Richard Schori[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, more than a half-dozen other bishops and about 400 Episcopalians on Feb. 23 gave newly appointed Bishop Assistant David Rice a joyous, rousing official welcome to the Diocese of San Joaquin.Surrounded by an overflow crowd at the festive afternoon service at St. Paul’s Church in Modesto, the presiding bishop administered the oath of conformity to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church to Rice, who most recently served as Bishop of Waiapu in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.Rice is poised to become the next bishop provisional of the diocese; he will stand for election at an upcoming March 29 special convention to be held at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Bakersfield.Bishop David Rice and his wife Tracy are joined in front of the altar by some of the bishops from the Episcopal Church’s Province VIII dioceses. Photo: Kelvin YeeJoined by some of the Episcopal Church’s Province VIII bishops – Marc Andrus (California); Barry Beisner (Northern California); Mary Gray-Reeves (El Camino Real); Jim Mathes (San Diego); and Edna Bavi “Nedi” Rivera (provisional, Eastern Oregon) – Jefferts Schori paid tribute to previous provisional bishop Jerry Lamb (retired, Northern California) and Chet Talton (retired suffragan, Los Angeles), who also were present at the service.“Bishop Lamb was stalwart and creative in encouraging this diocese to discover the reality that … all the baptized are gifted for ministry, those gifts and skills differ from one person to the next, and all of them are essential to the work of the body of Christ,” she said of that chapter in the diocese’s life. “Perhaps the central watchword of this chapter was ‘grow up … into the full stature of Christ.’”The three successive San Joaquin bishops provisional (from left) Jerry Lamb, David Rice and Chet Talton outside St. Paul’s, Modesto. Photo: Kelvin YeeShe added that Jane Onstad Lamb’s book “Hurt, Joy and the Grace of God” (Applecart Books, 2012) helped the world learn about “the hard work of truth-telling … and it’s been a gift to others in similar circumstances.”Talton followed Lamb as bishop provisional and his tenure was about “rebuilding, reconnecting, and healing … and encouragement to be an inviting and welcoming presence in the wider community.“Chet and [spouse] April have continually prodded, lured, and cajoled the people around here to try new things, and to reach out in ways that may seem scary or new, always for the sake of the other,” the presiding bishop said.This next chapter with Rice “might be summarized, ‘look here and see what God is like, and if you can’t see clearly, look at what I do, and you’ll see what God is up to.’ This diocesan community is engaged in making those words and works evident – so that the world can see healing, reconciliation and good news in the flesh,” she said.She also challenged San Joaquin Episcopalians to – in the words of former New York Bishop Paul Moore “’getup, get out and get lost!’ Get up your courage, get out there into the world, and lose yourselves in serving God’s world.”Earlier in the day, Rice had shared a similar sentiment while preaching at St. John the Baptist Church in Lodi, about 40 miles north of Modesto.Describing himself as a “missional bishop” he said: “What I will perpetually talk about and ask you about is, how are you engaging in the world beyond this lovely house of prayer?”He challenged the congregation to think about what it means “to redefine for our lives what a neighborhood means, and the reality is that if we take the gospel seriously, if we take Christ’s life seriously, it [a neighborhood] is far more expansive and far more inclusive than perhaps we want to admit sometimes in our lives.”Foundational themes of his ministry, grounded in the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand’s concepts of “manakitanga” (how you are received) and whakapapa (from whence you come), include extending hospitality not just to those who visit us in church, but broadening and expanding the concept of church, he said.“From my perspective, church is everything as far as we can see,” Rice said. “It is where God is. The Gospel mandate invites us to join with God wherever God is and God is everywhere at the same time in the most ubiquitous sense.”Which means that “we allow ourselves to see and experience the living Christ in everyone we encounter,” he added. “Think about how the world in which we live could be dramatically, profoundly different if we allow ourselves truly to see the living Christ in everyone.”He recalled witnessing thousands of youth playing netball one Sunday morning while on his way to celebrate Eucharist at a church in the Waiapu diocese, a weekly occurrence, according to church members. Rice asked them, “What if some Sunday instead of gathering here, we gather there, and wear our T-shirts and offer bottled water to the people and we could be there and let them know who we are and we could expand our neighborhood.”Several people were uncomfortable with the idea, he said, saying they preferred to be in the church building on Sunday morning. Others asked if offering water to the netball players would draw more people to church.“That’s called ecclesio-centric, when everything is focused on this place, just on what happens here [inside the church building],” Rice said. “I’m saying expand your horizon that the church is this and more.“If we truly believe the life of Christ and the message of our Lord and the ways in which he models living out there, then sometimes we might be slightly uncomfortable. Sometimes we might have to change. Sometimes the pattern of our lives might be altered.“If we do what Christ did. If we do what he invited us to do, you know what happens? We build relationships, we respond to needs, we go the extra mile … and those to whom we respond want to be a part of community and sometimes – not always – they do come.”But “this is not evangelism,” he added. “This is something different. This is mission. This is being missional.”On a personal note, Rice evoked laughter and applause when he told parishioners he’d attended a pub night fundraiser at St. Anne’s Church in Stockton the previous evening and that his former diocese shared a tradition with the Central California Valley diocese – both are located in areas of major wine production.Born and raised in North Carolina, he said that both his parents have Cherokee ancestry and believes he may hold the record for most ordinations – five, including ordinations as deacon and minister in the United Methodist Church and later as deacon and priest and then as bishop in the Anglican church.He was also a youth minister and added that he is “extremely keen to be involved in the lives of youth here any way I can.”Patsy Lithco, 67, a St. John’s parishioner said she “fell in love with” Rice immediately. “I really liked his message about what we need to do outside these walls. He knocked my socks off. He is absolutely a keeper.”Rice inspired hope for Jim Reeve, a St. John’s member for nine years. “He was very hopefully prophetic. That was probably one of the best messages I’ve ever heard, especially the part about getting outside the church. He made a passionate plea for us to do what the Lord has requested us to do.”The Rev. Elaine Breckenridge, St. John’s priest-in-charge, agreed that Rice inspired hope. “I’m thrilled. It was such an inspiring sermon. He’s charismatic and a deep thinker at the same time. He will bring a level of hope to the diocese.”After quite a long talk with Rice, William Bunn, 9, pronounced him “nice. He’s a really good friend. He called my vest a waistcoat and said it was dapper.”Bishop Provisional Chet Talton appointed Rice an assistant bishop. Rice will begin making pastoral visitations in that capacity. If elected March 29, he will be immediately seated as bishop provisional of the diocese, making him the first active bishop to serve in that capacity since theological differences split the diocese in 2007.–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. Meta Schettler says: Frank Breckenridge says: Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID February 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm May God’s healing presence continue in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. While serving as rector at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea in Morro Bay, we were blessed with regular participation of residents of the Central Valley. While the split of some years ago is painful, clearly these three bishops, along with PB Katharine, have been inviting the people to follow Jesus Christ and expand who is drawn into the circle of God’s love in The Episcopal Church. This reflects our baptismal covenant. Blessings to all. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments (8) Maria Radford says: March 1, 2014 at 6:36 pm I welcome Bishop Rice with prayers for his success in a difficult mission. I have had the privilege of worshiping at Holy Family when visiting family. I spent 33 years at an Anglican school in Toronto, whose Principal became a priest and later the Rt. Rev. Anne Tottenham. Our school founded in 1865, led the way in women’s education in Canada and in women’s role in what is the Eposcopal Church in the US. The first woman bishop in Canada and the first woman student at the University of Toronto attended my school. In our Chapel, attended daily by all students regardless of religious affiliation, the stained glass chancel window depicts 3 woman saints surrounding Jesus. My family would attend a Catholic church rather than accepting any worship that did not accept women with a vocation to the priesthood. Good luck, Bishop Rice. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 San Joaquin embraces next chapter with ‘missional bishop’ David Rice Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC George Wade says: center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. 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 Hopkinsville, KY By Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 25, 2014 Rector Albany, NY Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET March 18, 2014 at 11:41 pm I agree we should have more Episcopal Churches in a city the size of Fresno, and that will take time. I take exception to your comment about a minority of 30 that disagree with decisions that were made by the Vestry. The way I see it is the 30 that you claim have left, made room for the 50 plus that came to fill those seats. It’s really too bad you are missing out on the phenomenal growth of Holy Family Episcopal Church under the spiritual leadership of Reverend Michele Racusin and the Vestry leaders within a vibrant congregation. Bishop Rice has asked us to go out from the walls of the church and help someone, become someone’s friend in need as Christ would do. Look for the work of God in the community and get involved! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 George Wade says: Rector Smithfield, NC March 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm We are very blessed. We are emerging as the Church Christ would have wanted us to be, welcoming, inclusive, spiritual, and loving. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 11, 2014 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Rapidísimas Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Un grupo de líderes religiosos fue arrestado recientemente frente a la Casa Blanca en Washington cuando pedían cese de deportaciones de extranjeros indocumentados y la aprobación de una amplia ley de reforma migratoria. Entre los arrestados estuvo Minerva Carcaño, obispa de la Iglesia Metodista Unida de la conferencia California-Pacífico. La obispa dijo que “estas protestas son importantes para alcanzar una voz moral, porque no se escucha ni al Congreso, ni a la Casa Blanca”. Carcaño de 60 años y nacida en Texas es la primera mujer electa al episcopado metodista.El periódico español El Mundo informó que ahora que el rey Juan Carlos de Borbón ha perdido su inmunidad judicial tendrá que hacerle frente a la denuncia formulada por Alberto Solá Jiménez, nacido en 1956, que pide ser reconocido como hijo biológico del ex-monarca. El periódico añade que este caso no es totalmente extraño en el ambiente de las cortes europeas.Miguel D’Escoto, popular sacerdote católico romano durante el primer gobierno sandinista en Nicaragua, ha sido reinstalado al sacerdocio por decisión del papa Francisco. Según la amplia información sobre este caso el sacerdote de 81 años miembro de la orden Maryknoll, pidió ser reincorporado al ministerio sacerdotal para poder celebrar misa y participar de otras actividades pastorales. D’Escoto fue ministerio de relaciones exteriores de Nicaragua y todavía sigue siendo miembro del Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.Hirania Luzardo, editora y reportera del periódico cibernético Huffington Post, describe así la situación entre Israel y Hamás: “Llevo casi un mes que no paro de ver, escoger, editar, publicar fotos de niños muertos, heridos, de mujeres gritando de desesperación y corriendo sin rumbo, en busca del próximo escondite, donde probablemente perderán la vida. Confieso que tanta sangre me ha afectado. Confieso que en las noches reproduzco en sueños las imágenes de las agencias de prensa. Pienso que si yo fuera una de esas periodistas en la zona de conflicto, probablemente me pondría a llorar enfrente de una cámara. Estoy consciente, no estoy ajena, ni ingenuamente insensible, a que todos los días están muriendo miles de niños en otras parte del mundo y por otros motivos: hambre, tráfico de drogas, de órganos, inmigración. Y que no sentimos la magnitud de la tragedia porque no es la noticia del día. Pero ahora el conflicto que está encima de mi escritorio, delante de mis ojos, tocando mi corazón, tiene un nombre: Israel-Hamás. Y cuando veo a una niña muerta, envuelta en una sábana, pienso en la mía. Cuando veo un bebé que ni siquiera pudo llegar a su primer año de vida me quedo muda, petrificada en la silla de trabajo. Me es difícil separar los sentimientos de mujer, madre, de la objetividad periodística o frialdad con la que debo revisar y procesar ese material”.Thomas Wenski, arzobispo de Miami, dijo en una entrevista con respecto a la situación de los niños de la frontera que “éstos merecen un trato más considerado” e informó que el gobierno de Estados Unidos está planeando “50 juicios por día por espacio de 15 minutos lo cual creemos es un trato cruel”.Miles de gitanos de toda Europa se congregaron recientemente en los campos de concentración de Auschwitz-Birkenau en Polonia donde sus antepasados fueron exterminados en las cámaras de gas del régimen de Adolfo Hitler. Se cree que unos 220,000 gitanos de 14 países fueron asesinados por el régimen nazi. Historiadores afirman que los gitanos emigraron del norte de la India, posiblemente de la región de Rajasthan en el año 1,000 de nuestra era. Los gitanos han influenciado con su música la cultura de los pueblos donde se han asentado.La agencia española EFE informa que expertos políticos afirman que después de 20 años de la primera protesta popular en Cuba llamada “El Maleconazo”, las cosas siguen “casi igual”. Añade además que “la represión y la miseria” son los principales instrumentos de poder del gobierno.El maestro José Antonio Molina, director de la orquesta sinfónica nacional de la República Dominicana, ha dicho que “el llamado género urbano es un veneno para la sociedad cuyas letras incitan a la violencia”. Añadió que “nadie puede llamar a eso música en el buen sentido de la palabra”.PERSONAL: Nina Soto, esposa del obispo Onell Soto y brazo derecho de este noticiero, ha sido diagnosticada con cáncer del seno derecho. Ahora tendrá que someterse a un tratamiento de quimioterapia por 16 semanas y posteriormente a una operación quirúrgica. Gracias a todos por sus notas de aliento y sus oraciones. Un abrazo, +OAS Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York last_img read more

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