Hogg makes first start for Scotland

first_imgHogg, who comes from a renowned rugby family, said: “It’s a dream come true to play international rugby.  When I was a kid we’d play full contact rugby in the street in the Weensland area of Hawick. I’d be about five and there would be kids there up to about 12 or 13-years-old and you’d always think about what it would be like to play for Scotland. Now I’ve got the opportunity to win for Scotland at Murrayfield – brilliant.”Sunday’s match is a 67,144 full-house at Murrayfield and supporters are again reminded to allow extra time to reach the stadium on account of ongoing road and tram works in Edinburgh, while supporters travelling by train from the north, north-east, Tayside and Fife are also advised of engineering works being carried out by Network Rail which will extend their journey times. Robinson had earned his first startGlasgow Warriors teenage full-back Stuart Hogg will make his first start for Scotland in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations Championship match against France at Murrayfield.Hogg, a product of the Hawick club, will be joined by his Warriors’ team-mates, centre Graeme Morrison and flanker John Barclay in the starting line-up, while a fourth change in personnel from the team that lost against Wales earlier this month sees Edinburgh Rugby’s Mike Blair preferred to his fellow British Lion, Chris Cusiter at scrum-half.There are two further positional switches with Rory Lamont moving to the right wing and his elder brother Sean moving to outside centre.Cusiter and Nick De Luca are now on the bench, where Richie Vernon will be involved for the first time in a match-day 22 since the Rugby World Cup pool match against England last October.Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: “Stuart Hogg did well off the bench in Cardiff, stood out in the A team victory over England Saxons and has been one of Glasgow’s most consistent performers this season. He fully deserves his first start.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland’s Stuart Hogg (R) runs at Wales’ James Hook during the Six Nations International rugby union match between Wales and Scotland at the MIllennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales on February 12 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) Starting XV:15 Stuart Hogg14 Rory Lamont13 Sean Lamont12 Graeme Morrison11 Lee Jones10 Greig Laidlaw9 Mike Blair1 Allan Jacobsen2 Ross Ford (CAPTAIN)3 Geoff Cross4 Richie Gray5 Jim Hamilton6 John Barclay7 Ross Rennie8 David DentonReplacements:16 Scott Lawson17 Ed Kalman18 Alastair Kellock19 Richie Vernon20 Chris Cusiter21 Duncan Weir22 Nick De Lucalast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: France face a culture clash with Top 14

first_imgSome of the Top 14’s staunchest defenders – among them Mourad Boudjellal, the colourful owner of Toulon – have dismissed talk of a conflict of interest. He points to the Spanish football league as an example of a healthy competition that benefits the clubs and the Spain national team. It’s a specious argument. La Liga is not all it’s cracked up to be; traditionally it’s Real Madrid, Barcelona and 18 clubs making up the numbers.As Bordeaux proved against Toulon, and as Agen have shown Toulouse, there are no easy games in the Top 14. Plus, of course, football makes nowhere near the same physical demands on its players as rugby and recovering from 90 minutes of football takes far less time than recuperating from 80 minutes of tackling 18 stone props.Even those with a vested interest in protecting the Top 14 recognise that French rugby needs a strong national team in the shop window. “The French XV must be the priority,” Toulouse coach Guy Noves told Midi Olympique. “The most important thing is that the French team wins its matches.”Not chance: Saint-Andre will miss out on the ChampionshipBut, for that to happen, says the Racing Metro coach Gonzalo Quesada, changes must be made. “Without a restructuring of the calendar,” declared the former Argentina fly-half, “the French team will continue to struggle the way it is now.” Oh Freddie: Monsieur Michalak looks to the heavens after France’s woeful performance against Wales on SaturdayBy Gavin MortimerTHE FRENCH love a good debate and last weekend’s debacle deserves special attention. Losing in Rome to an adventurous Italian side was one thing, going down in their own back yard to a Welsh side short on confidence was a stark illustration of the problems that beset French rugby.France have some world-class players. Thierry Dusautoir was voted the IRB Player of the Year in 2011, Frédéric Michalak was a nominee last year, and Wesley Fofana and Nicolas Mas would walk into most international sides. They showed this talent in November, thrashing Australia and seeing off the spirited challenges of Argentina and Samoa.  So what’s gone wrong? How can France descend so quickly into the uninspired rabble of last Saturday night? That was the question put to centre Maxime Mermoz after the game, to which he replied: “There was a confidence and a freshness in the autumn which has disappeared. The dynamism is no longer the same, and we can really feel that. There is less joy, less insouciance, than there was in November.”Mermoz didn’t come out and say it, but the implications of his words were as plain as the bruises on his face: the French players are being worn down by the demands placed on their weary bodies.Clamp: No way through for MachenaudHead coach Philippe Saint-André knew this last month, complaining to the French press about the amount of rugby his squad had played in the two months between the November Tests and the Six Nations. Toulouse No 8 Louis Picamoles, for example, an unstoppable force against Australia, played 571 minutes of rugby, while Morgan Parra racked up 542 in eight matches. And those matches were ferocious encounters, crucial Heineken Cup matches and the brute force of the Top 14.Just before the Six Nations started I talked to Andrew Sheridan about life at Toulon and the difference between the Top 14 and the Aviva Premiership. Straight away the former Lions and England prop replied that the biggest difference was the physicality of French rugby – and this from one of the world’s strongest players. Players – particularly the front five – are bigger and heavier in the Top 14 and this means the scrum, the mauls and all the close-quarter exchanges are physically draining.At the heart of the debate over the state of Les Bleus lies the conflict between the clubs and the federation, a power struggle that has been resolved across the Channel in England but not in France where on the same day that the national side slumped to defeat against Wales, so did Toulon to Bordeaux. As the sporting bible Midi Olympique wondered in its mournful editorial on Monday morning, were rugby fans in Bordeaux crying into their beer on Saturday night at events in Paris, or were they out celebrating their astonishing 41-0 trouncing of the Top 14 leaders? Midi Olympique had it on good authority that it wasn’t the former. France’s head coach Philippe Saint Andre passes next to the trophy during the Six Nations Rugby Union match between France and Wales at the Stade de France on February 9, 2013 in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The power-brokers in French rugby meet in the summer to discuss the fixture schedule and Saint-André has called on everyone concerned to “shoulder their responsibilities” and do what’s best for French rugby. Trouble is, in France right now, everyone thinks they know what is best.last_img read more

Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Confirmed

first_img Heineken Champions Cup Quarter-Finals ConfirmedThe final round of pool matches in the 2018-19 Heienken Champions Cup have been played and we now know the make-up of the last eight.Saracens have qualified for the quarter-finals as top seeds and are the only unbeaten team left in the competition, finishing the pool stages with a 38-19 victory over Glasgow to make it six wins from six. They will play the Warriors – the third best group runners-up – again in the last eight.Edinburgh’s win over Montpellier on Friday secured Glasgow’s qualification as well as their own – the first time two Scottish sides have made the European Cup knockout stages.Their reward? A home quarter-final against Munster, who beat Exeter 9-7 in the Pool Two decider on Saturday night. Munster have beaten them already this season in the Guinness Pro14 in Cork, but in Europe they will meet at Murrayfield.Tee off: Simon Zebo celebrates coring a try for Racing against Scarlets (Getty Images)Racing 92 beat Scarlets 46-33 to secure a home quarter-final in Paris against Toulouse in an all-French tie while Leinster, who beat Wasps 37-19 in their last group game to top Pool One, will play Ulster in an all-Irish tie in Dublin at the end of March.So that’s the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals confirmed – here are the fixtures:Quarter-Finals – Saturday 30 MarchQF 2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby, BT Murrayfield (12.45) Channel 4 / Virgin Media / BT Sport / beIN SPORTSQF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors, Allianz Park (15.15) BT Sport / beIN SPORTSQF 3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby, Aviva Stadium (17.45) BT Sport / beIN SPORTSSunday 31 MarchQF 4: Racing 92 v Toulouse, Paris La Défense Arena (16.15) FR 2 / beIN SPORTS / BT SportGiven their high seeding, if Saracens and Racing 92 win their quarter-finals, they will play their semi-finals on English and French soil against Edinburgh/Munster and Leinster/Ulster respectively.If Edinburgh and Glasgow win their quarter-finals, the semi-final will be in Scotland. If Munster and Glasgow win, Munster will have home country advantage in the semi-final.If Leinster and Toulouse win, Leinster will have home country advantage in the semi-finals. If Ulster and Toulouse win, Ulster will have home country advantage.Heineken Champions Cup Semi-Finals – (Matches to be played on 20/21 April)Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: Saracens v Glasgow Warriors will play the winner of QF 2: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster RugbySemi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Leinster Rugby v Ulster Rugby will play the winner of QF 4: Racing 92 v ToulouseHeineken Champions Cup Final2019 Heineken Champions Cup final: Saturday 11 May; St James’ Park, Newcastle (17.00) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All the details you need for the Champions and Challenge Cup knockout line-ups Expand Heineken Challenge Cup Final2019 Challenge Cup final: Friday 10 May; St James’ Park, Newcastle (19.45)Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Six Nations Fixtures 2022 The 2022 Six Nations… Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role Expand Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Ali Stokes argues that Saracens No 8 Billy… What the players think about rugby’s biggest issues Find out what Test stars think about workload,… Collapse Power surge: Billy Vunipola scores Saracens’ third try against Glasgow (Getty Images) Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Heineken Challenge Cup Quarter-FinalsMost English clubs may have come up short in the Heineken Cup, but they have five quarter-finalists in the European Challenge Cup. Interestingly, three of the four quarter-finals feature teams who have already played each other in the pool stages while the fourth sees two Gallagher Premiership teams go head-to-head.Clermont Auvergne’s reward for qualifying as top seeds is a third game of the season against Northampton. They beat Saints 41-20 at Franklin’s Gardens and 48-40 at Stade Marcel Michelin.Break time: Peceli Yato of Clermont scores a try against Northampton (Getty Images)Bristol will travel to La Rochelle, where they won 13-3 in a group tie. The Bears know the strengths of the French side, though, having lost to them 35-22 at Ashton Gate.Sale will host Connacht in their last-eight tie, having beaten the Irish province 34-13 at the AJ Bell Stadium and lost 20-18 at the Sportsground in the pool stages.The other quarter-final sees Worcester host Harlequins in an all-English fixture.Here’s the full quarter-final line-up:Quarter-Finals – Friday 29 MarchQF 3: Sale Sharks v Connacht Rugby, AJ Bell Stadium (19.45) BT Sport / beIN SPORTSSaturday 30 MarchQF 2: Worcester Warriors v Harlequins, Sixways (20.15) BT Sport / beIN SPORTSSunday 31 MarchQF 4: La Rochelle v Bristol Bears, Stade Marcel Deflandre (13.45) beIN SPORTS / BT SportQF 1: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints (19.00) FR 4 / beIN SPORTS / BT SportIn the semi-finals it will be the winners of QF1 v QF2 and QF3 v QF4. Clermont and La Rochelle are guaranteed home advantage in the last four if they win as they are the top two seeds – but it’s not so simple if they don’t!If Worcester and Northampton win, the Warriors have home advantage. If Harlequins and Northampton win, Quins have home advantage.If Sale and Bristol win, Sale have home advantage. If Connacht and Bristol win, Connacht have home advantage.Heineken Challenge Cup Semi-Finals (Matches to be played on 19/20/21 April)Semi-final 1 – winner of QF 1: ASM Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints will play the winner of QF 2: Worcester Warriors v HarlequinsSemi-final 2 – winner of QF 3: Sale Sharks v Connacht Rugby will play the winner of QF 4: La Rochelle v Bristol Bears What the players think about rugby’s biggest issueslast_img read more

Mark Evans: “We are about to witness a total reset of the global game”

first_imgThis article appears in the June 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The dog’s breakfast of scheduling that the UK rugby fan has to put up with will be fundamentally changed. It currently runs – league, Europe, Tests, league, Europe, Six Nations, league, Europe, league, Tests. This will be rationalised and made to make far more sense. Ideas like shifting the Six Nations will return to the agenda.Time for change? Anthony Watson scores against Wales in the Six Nations (Getty Images)Whole competitions, such as Super Rugby, will undergo an overhaul and look totally different going forward. The long-awaited move to competitions in the same time zones will gather strength. There will be more emphasis on domestic rugby, putting EPCR under pressure, as well as renewed efforts to better coordinate the hemispheres and move towards a global season. Nothing will be off the table.Meanwhile, there is the question of the supply chain. Like all professional sports, rugby has relied on broadcast revenues to fund operations. All other revenues are relatively small in comparison. It’s hard to see how this can continue uninterrupted.Already some of the Australasian broadcasters are making ominous noises and they will not be alone. If there are casualties amongst the major broadcasters, or simply a fundamental revaluation of sports rights, rugby will not be immune.Some observers seem to feel it is a question of hanging on until normal service and revenues are resumed. That looks highly unlikely and wildly optimistic. This is not a temporary blip – it’s an earthquake that will transform the sports landscape in terms of structures, remuneration and ownership. The CEO of Global Rapid Rugby reflects on how the coronavirus crisis will change rugby Alone time: Hurricanes flanker Du’Plessis Kirifi trains in isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown (Getty Images) center_img Mark Evans: “We are about to witness a total reset of the global game”The impact of the global pandemic on the rugby world can hardly be overemphasised; it will bring about as much, if not more, change and disruption as the events of 1995 when the game went professional overnight.The effect of massively reduced broadcast, gate and sponsorship revenues means there will be a premium placed on strong balance sheets and large cash reserves. With a handful of notable exceptions, there are very few governing bodies with either whilst the situation at club/provincial level is even more acute.Meanwhile, private equity companies circle the game offering much-needed cash in return for a stake and influence in competitions and leagues. Many private owners of English and French clubs are being hit hard in their core busInesses and so will look at their loss-making rugby businesses in a new light.There will be individual casualties; USA Rugby are only the first of several rugby organisations that will have to opt for administration. A number of clubs and Rugby Australia look vulnerable. But it will not simply be the case of a few going to the wall; it will be far more systemic. In short, we are about to witness a total reset of the global game.Euro stars: Heineken Champions Cup action between Leinster and Lyon (Getty Images)This may not be a bad thing. In France and England there will never be a better time to get some linkage between revenues and cost. Players taking 25% cuts will just be the first step. Player wages are only heading in one direction – it will be a buyers’ market and the two most resilient markets (France and Japan) have a quota system for overseas players, so there are limited places.Some will jump ship but numbers will be low, particularly if governing bodies can continue to hold out the carrot of international rugby only being available to those in their domestic leagues. The days of English clubs spending £9m on players are gone and may never return.This will be accompanied by a reduction in the salaries and numbers of coaches, administrators and support staff. In turn, there will be fewer lucrative contracts dangled in front of southern hemisphere coaches and players, which will stabilise their competitions. Ideally some other equalisation measures, such as a collective bargaining agreement, will emerge in the European game, along with closed leagues and fewer games. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

New Zealand: Christchurch Council calls for cathedral demolition pause

first_imgNew Zealand: Christchurch Council calls for cathedral demolition pause Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Comments (2) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Taonga staffPosted May 17, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Taonga] The Christchurch City Council has asked for an “immediate pause” in the demolition of ChristChurch Cathedral.After a lengthy debate, councilors on May 17 voted 10-4 to call for a halt to demolition while “deeper and more open consideration” of restoration plans take place.However, deconstruction has already been halted to around mid-June.In a statement this afternoon, the diocese pointed out that there is still a section 38 notice on the building and plans still have to meet the safety requirements of this notice.“There is still a 76% probability of an aftershock of between 5-5.4, in the next year, which is both a safety risk for any workers on site and could also lead to further damage of the building,” the diocese said.“The main priorities with the cathedral, as already stated, are safety and the safe retrieval of heritage items and taonga [treasured artifacts].”City council debateCity councilors argued passionately for each side of the issue, with occasional flashes of anger.Councilor Helen Broughton, who asked councilors to call for the pause, said the diocese needed to try every possible option to determine whether the heritage building could be saved.“It holds an important place in the hearts and psyches of Christchurch residents, and restoration appears possible,” she said.Councilor Claudia Reid said the council could not tell Anglican leaders what to do but had a duty to speak out on behalf of the city’s residents.“There is a passion for a deeper conversation about the cathedral,” she said.”It is a very potent symbol of who we are and what we are.”Deputy Mayor Ngaire Button, who was among those opposed to a halt in demolition, said the decision had been taken out of the diocese’s hands by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).“CERA said the cathedral was damaged and needed to be deconstructed or demolished. Whatever term you use, it needs to be taken down,” she said.“The church didn’t make the decision to take it down; CERA decided to take it down.”The council will write to Diocese of Christchurch Bishop Victoria Matthews, the Anglican diocese, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and CERA advising them of its decision.The Restore Christ Church Cathedral group, which urged councilors to endorse a pause, has already lauded the decision in a media release saying: “We won!” 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Christopher Epting says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS May 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm How about designing a new Cathedral that captures the “SPIRIT” of the Old Cathedral.??AAL. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska May 18, 2012 at 8:35 am How about a 21st century version of Coventry Cathedral? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Rector Collierville, TN Tags Featured Events Alfred Lingo says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Servir a los que sirven

first_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Servir a los que sirven Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing El Rev. Bill Alford de Pensilvania, un capellán de la Patrulla Aérea Civil (entidad civil auxiliar de la Fuerza Aérea) conversa acerca de la oficina de ministerios federales con el Rev. Earl Gibson de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles. Foto/Janet Kawamoto[Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] Son miembros de las fuerzas armadas. Enfrentan día tras día los retos de una actividad que exige el 100% de sacrificio y un poco más, pero eso no disminuye sus necesidades en el ámbito espiritual. Para atender esas necesidades está la Oficina de Servicios Armados y Ministerios Federales de la Iglesia Episcopal.El Rev. Dr. Wollom “Wally” Jensen, de la Oficina de Servicios Armados nos explicó que su labor no se limita al personal militar activo. “Nuestra labor no se limita a la feligresía episcopal. También brindamos servicio pastoral a grupos de otras denominaciones y credos e incluso a grupos que se definen como ateos y librepensadores.¨Más de 10 años de conflicto armado en diferentes frentes, los prolongados y reiterados despliegues de fuerzas, tienen un enorme impacto sobre los individuos y las familias: “Queremos atender las necesidades de los veteranos, muchos de los cuales pasan del servicio activo al desamparo” –Explica el Rev. Jensen- y añade que el problema toca de modo particular a las mujeres.La Oficina de Servicios Armados y Ministerios Federales también está buscando enérgicamente atender a las necesidades particulares de los latinos en las fuerzas armadas. “Buscamos atraer a sacerdotes latinos que sientan el llamado a ser parte de este ministerio.” –Dice el Rev. Jensen.En una entrevista con el servicio de webradio del Ministerio Latino de la Iglesia Episcopal, la Obispa Presidente Katherine Jefferts Schori abordo el tema, que la toca incluso a nivel familiar: “…creo que las congregaciones deben involucrarse más en las vidas de familias con miembros en las fuerzas armadas, yo tengo una hija que es piloto en la fuerza aérea. Sé que los capellanes y otros tienen mucho interés sobre la vida familiar y creo que las congregaciones deben educarse sobre este tema.”La Oficina de Servicios Armados y Ministerio Federales también sirve a Reclusos en el ámbito de la Dirección Federal de Prisiones. Estos grupos, por su naturaleza, a veces están “fuera del radar” de la sociedad civil, pero están intrínsecamente ligados con ella. “Es una vocación y un reto –dice el Rev. Jensen- la recompensa está en el servicio.”— Cesar Cardoza es miembro del Episcopal News Service en la Convención General. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service By Cesar CardozaPosted Jul 10, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Las mujeres de la Comunión pueden ayudar a cambiar el…

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Washington, DC Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Las mujeres deben animar a sus esposos y a otros hombres a unirse a ellas para erradicar la violencia de género, dice el Rvdmo. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon a las mujeres anglicanas y episcopales reunidas el 16 de marzo en la capilla de Cristo el Señor en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York. El discurso del secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana tuvo lugar durante un evento relacionado con la 60ª. sesión de la Comisión de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición [Jurídica y Social] de la Mujer. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg.[Episcopal News Service] El secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana dijo el 16 de marzo que las mujeres anglicanas y episcopales deben proseguir —y redoblar—  su labor de cambiar el destino de las mujeres y niñas en sus comunidades, cooperando incluso con sus gobiernos nacionales y locales.“Hermanas, son muchas las oportunidades, pero no podemos darnos el lujo de sentarnos quietamente y esperar a que las cosas sucedan”, dijo el Rvdmo. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, hablando en la capilla de Cristo el Señor en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York en un evento relacionado con la 60ª. sesión de la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición [jurídica y Social] de la Mujer. “Debemos seguir tocando a las puertas de las agencias de la ONU y de los gobiernos, y estar dispuestos a probar lo que podemos hacer y cómo podemos ser asociados eficaces en términos que ellos puedan respetar.“Los anglicanos están en el terreno, sirviendo a sus comunidades en más de 165 países”, dijo él. “Tenemos países donde somos una Iglesia establecida. Debemos hablar en nombre de aquellos a los que servimos en la base, porque sabemos lo que necesitan a fin de desarrollarse y prosperar”.Mujeres de toda la Iglesia Episcopal y de todo el ámbito de la Comunión Anglicana en representación de más de 20 países han venido a Nueva York para asistir a la sesión de la UNCSW del 14 al 24 de marzo y a eventos paralelos como la presentación de Idowu-Fearon.Idowu-Fearon dijo que él se sentía agradecido de que la UNCSW brindara la oportunidad de que las voces anglicanas fuesen oídas en los más altos niveles del gobierno internacional. “Y por ‘anglicanas’ me refiero también a la Iglesia Episcopal”, añadió.Él dijo que espera que cuando las delegadas regresen a sus países de origen, puedan encontrarse con personas de mentalidad semejante y “formar un pequeño grupo dentro de sus provincias  a fin de hacer que la reacción en cadena llegue más lejos.“Ese tipo de promoción social, hermanas mías, exige capacidad —afirmó. “Exige que tengamos la intención de contar nuestras historias y de mostrar en términos concretos la diferencia que podemos marcar con nuestra unidad. Significa ser valientes y decirle la verdad al poder”.Idowu-Fearon reconoció durante su discurso que en muchos contextos, entre ellos algunas partes de África, “la religión puede ser una piedra de tropiezo para el cambio”. Horas antes ese mismo día, dijo, él había sabido “con horror” que el parlamento de Nigeria, su país natal, había rechazado por tercera vez una legislación sobre igualdad de género. Los que se oponen sostuvieron que la ley propuesta violaba las normas culturales nigerianas, así como la Biblia y el Corán.Él también recordaba la ocasión en que asistía a una reunión  del comité permanente provincial nigeriano en 2003, luego de que la Iglesia Episcopal decidiera ordenar a  Gene Robinson, un sacerdote abiertamente homosexual, como obispo de Nuevo Hampshire. Durante esa reunión se estaban discutiendo los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio que la ONU había adoptado en 2000.  Un obispo importante declaró que los objetivos de desarrollo eran “medios con los cuales Occidente quería envenenar nuestras mentes para que no nos centráramos en el evangelio”. Idowu-Fearon dijo que el obispo rehusó retractarse cuando él lo confrontó.“¿Ven ustedes lo que hace la ignorancia? Eso es ignorancia”, afirmó. “pero, le doy gracias a Dios que si bien Nigeria no aceptó esto, otras partes de la Comunión lo aceptaron plenamente”.Idowu-Fearon fue obispo de Kaduna, en la Iglesia de Nigeria, durante 17 años antes de convertirse en el Secretario General de la Comunión en julio pasado. También sirvió como arzobispo de la provincia de Kaduna de la Iglesia de Nigeria de 2002 a 2009, y tiene una reputación mundial por su experiencia en las relaciones entre cristianos y musulmanes.Dijo, además, que las mujeres anglicanas y episcopales, como discípulas de Jesús, pueden promover el cambio mediante la enseñanza y la predicación acerca del desarrollo sostenible para todas las mujeres así como “como siendo modelos de las actitudes y la conducta que queremos ver”. Deben ser también “profetas en nuestro tiempo” y promotoras y defensoras [de la igualdad] de género en todos los niveles de la comunidad. Y deben “prestar atención sobre el terreno a todos los que están dejando afuera”.Si bien las personas de fe pueden y deben desafiar las normas culturales, Idowu-Fearon admitió “con pesadumbre” que “nuestras iglesias están enterradas en el pasado y, en muchos casos, siguen sin reconocer la igual dignidad y dones, dados por Dios, de mujeres y hombres”. Resaltó que él viene de una provincia en que las mujeres no pueden ser ordenadas y a las que no se les da “papeles de pleno liderazgo en la Iglesia”. Además, afirmó, es necesario trabajar para que las voces de los laicos se escuchen “como una parte esencial del diálogo anglicano”.“Debemos defender a las personas que servimos a nivel de base”, dice el Rvdmo. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon en una reunión de mujeres anglicanas y episcopales que tuvo lugar el 16 de marzo en la capilla de Cristo el Señor del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg.En su presentación, Idowu-Fearon se refirió en repetidas ocasiones a los papeles que las esposas de obispos y clérigos tienen que desempeñar para cambiar las actitudes en sus provincias. Haciendo notar que las mujeres anglicanas participan activamente en la Iglesia, especialmente en África, dijo que “las esposas de los obispos son obispos para las mujeres y las esposas de los clérigos son clérigos para las mujeres”.Durante la sesión de preguntas y respuestas, dos mujeres confrontaron a Idowu-Fearon acerca de la reciente reunión de los primados sobre asuntos internos.“Cada vez que ustedes se reúnen como primados, tienen agendas específicas y tal parece que pelean y que hay mucha tensión —muchísimo conflicto— y contenemos la respiración porque no sabemos lo que va a salir de vuestras reuniones. Y sin embargo, están sucediendo tantas cosas injustas en el mundo, tanto en que podríamos estar trabajando”, dijo Ashella Ndhlovu Chama, de Zambia.Chama retó a Idowu-Fearon y a los primados de la Comunión Anglicana a participar en la Campaña de la Cinta Blanca de hombres y niños que laboran por ponerle fin a la violencia machista contra las mujeres y las niñas.“Vean ustedes, el hecho de que estemos reunidas aquí significa que estamos comprometidas. El hecho de que estemos aquí significa que queremos hacer un impacto, cambiar las comunidades, como mujeres anglicanas, pero no podemos hacerlo sin ustedes”, dijo Chama, que está casada con el arzobispo Albert Chama, primado de la Iglesia de la Provincia de África Central que es la anfitriona, del 8 al 19 de abril, de la reunión del Consejo consultivo Anglicano, el principal organismo que diseña las políticas de la Comunión,Recordándole al Secretario General la influencia que tienen los obispos, especialmente en África, dijo ella: “Queremos que ustedes usen esa influencia, porque si ustedes salen allí (al final de la próxima Reunión de los Primados) en sotanas… y tienen una foto fantástica y todos ustedes llevan cintas blancas, se quedarían sorprendidos de cómo transcendería ese mensaje”.Los clérigos deben hablar desde el púlpito contra el trato violento de mujeres y niñas, en lugar de permitir que prosiga, al guardar silencio, dijo Chama. “Hemos logrado ver que eso está sucediendo más y tiene que empezar desde arriba. De manera que mientras trabajamos, mientras sudamos e intentamos hacer funcionar las cosas a partir de la base, queremos ver que están pasando cosas en la cima y  filtrándose hacia abajo”, afirmó.Mientras el público aplaudía sus comentarios, Idowu-Fearon decía: “Hum, bien, cierto, coincido con usted”.“Si ustedes pueden convencer a sus esposos que lleven la cinta, eso marcará una diferencia”, añadió él y se refirió al papel de las esposas de obispos y clérigos en la tarea de ponerle fin al silencio.Citando el ejemplo de una conferencia que presentara en África Caroline Welby, la esposa del arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, Idowu-Fearon dijo que tales reuniones eran “otra manera de hacer lo que ustedes están hablando aquí, porque cuando las mujeres se reúnen, las cosas que comparten entre ustedes resultan mucho más profundas y benéficas para nosotros porque algunas de las esposas vuelven y las comparten con sus maridos”.“De manera que intentaremos hablar con los primados y los obispos, pero ustedes también tendrán este papel que desempeñar” porque tienen que volver a casa y compartir la experiencia de reuniones como éstas con sus colegas, recalcó Idowu-Fearon.Luego, Cynthia Katsarelis, delegada de la Iglesia Episcopal proveniente de la Diócesis de Colorado, se puso de pie y dijo que apoyaba los comentarios de Chama “en los términos más enérgicos posible respecto a aquello en que debemos concentrarnos y no voy a dejar que los primados se desentiendan [del asunto]”.Diciéndole a Idowu-Fearon que ella es lesbiana y que está casada por la Iglesia Episcopal, Katsarelis dijo “Yo no soy un problema para ustedes”.“Mi esposa, Rebecca, no es un problema para ustedes. Estamos bien; no lastimamos a nadie. Lo que lastima son las mujeres a las que asesinan, las mujeres y niñas a las que violan, las mujeres y niñas que desaparecen en el mundo, las mujeres y niñas que tienen hambre, las mujeres y niñas que podrían alcanzar una educación para hacer una vida para sí mismas.“Estas personas son el problema que debemos abordar. Estas personas son los hijos de Dios a quienes se nos pide que amemos como nuestros prójimos y a levantarlos como hijos de Dios para que prosperen en la abundancia: el gran don de la abundancia es para todos nosotros”.Katsarelis dijo que ella había sido “agraciada con esta abundancia”, especialmente en las muchas ocasiones en que había sido el objeto de una “odiosa retórica”.“Todas las veces, ¿quién me salvó? Dios”, le dijo ella al Secretario General. “No se preocupe por mí. Dios cuida de mí y de todos nosotros aquí”.Ella le pidió a Idowu-Fearon que no dejara que el conflicto a nivel de los primados fuese usado “como una excusa para no abordar el sufrimiento de los hambrientos y el dolor de este mundo”.Mientras Katsarelis se sentaba en medio de un resonante aplauso, Idowu-Fearon dijo “Gracias”.Otros artículos de ENS sobre la participación de mujeres anglicanas y episcopales en la UNCSW se encuentran aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Las mujeres de la Comunión pueden ayudar a cambiar el destino de las hermanas, dice líder anglicano El Secretario General también planteó un reto: desvíen la atención del conflicto interno center_img Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 17, 2016 Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR UNCSW Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Se acerca el plazo de solicitudes de becas en la…

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY 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 Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Se acerca el plazo de solicitudes de becas en la Iglesia Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA [18 de abril del 2016] Se acerca el plazo para las solicitudes de becas educativas de la Iglesia Episcopal para el año académico 2016-2017, el 30 de abril.Las becas se derivan de ingresos anuales provenientes de fondos fiduciarios específicos establecidos por generosos donantes a través de sus aportes a la Iglesia Episcopal. Las becas son para ayudar principalmente a estudiantes inscritos en educación y capacitación teológica.Las becas son para brindar formación educativa a comunidades étnicas, hijos de misioneros, obispos, clero y otros grupos que abarcan una amplia gama de elegibilidad.Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Directora de Gestión de Inversiones y Banca de la Iglesia Episcopal, explicó que los montos de beca varían según la disponibilidad de pago de los fondos. La máxima es de $10,000.En este enlace podrá encontrar las listas de los fondos fiduciarios y las becas, así como otras informaciones relevantes:Se recomienda a los solicitantes leer la información de cada uno de los fondos fiduciarios e identificar en la solicitud aquellos que mejor se adapten a su perfil.Los requisitos para solicitar las becas incluyen que el solicitante sea Episcopal y que tenga la aprobación del obispo.El formulario de solicitud se encuentra disponible en el enlace siguiente. Las solicitudes deben hacerse en línea. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 30 de abril. Se considerarán únicamente las solicitudes completas.Se prefieren las solicitudes en línea. Las solicitudes serán evaluadas por un comité de becas compuesto por un canónigo del Obispo Presidente, el director de recursos humanos y por representantes de la oficina del Tesorero y de varios ministerios de la Iglesia Episcopal.Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con Ann Hércules, Asociada de Becas,[email protected] Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Month of prayer starts for U.K. church toddler groups

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] A wave of prayer for parent and toddler groups begins June 1 in churches across the United Kingdom with prayer marathons and special services planned in the next few days.With more than 20,000 churches estimated to be running toddler groups in the U.K., the organizers say it is important for groups, leaders, children and their families to be supported in prayer. Early Years Adviser for the Diocese of Chelmsford Jo Gilks said, “Some of our churches have fantastic toddler groups and some people don’t even know anything about them. It’s important for the church to support them and pray for them because it can be lonely and sometimes they don’t feel they are part of the church mission. But they are a fantastic mission opportunity for our churches.”The National Month of Prayer for toddler group ministries runs throughout June and has been coordinated by Make them Count – National Strategy for Christian Toddler Groups. Core Group member, Joanna Gordon said, “On average a U.K. child has just 1,277 days between birth and starting nursery education. Together, we want to ‘make them count’ for the children, for their families and for the toddler groups that they attend.”She said the aim is to encourage people to pray and to get their churches praying along the theme of “Living life to the full” based on John 10:10 ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’One of the most beneficial supports for parents of young children is for them to get together with others who are going through similar experiences. Some of their best and life long friends are made at local toddler groups, children made friends there and so find moving on to the next stage easier and parents get to know Christians from the local community.A range of events will run this month in support of the focus including services led by toddler group teams, prayer activity bags being given out at groups and prayer marathons linking up different groups.Gordon said, “At St Mark’s Church, Kensal Rise in London, I’ve heard they are giving over the whole service to toddlers this Sunday from the songs, to puppets during the sermon. We recognise that for many, the local toddler group is a ‘lifeline’- a place of a genuine warm welcome. It can simply be something that people do on a given day at a given time but for most of us, it is so much more. We would love to celebrate the ‘life giving’ potential of our groups because we believe they are hidden gems and often overlooked.”For further details and resources see: www.1277.org.uk/resources www.facebook.com/groups/1277makethemcount/ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Rachel FarmerPosted Jun 1, 2016 Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Month of prayer starts for U.K. church toddler groups Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Archbishop of Canterbury praises for ‘bridge-building’ archbishop of Jerusalem

first_img Tags Featured Events Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC 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 Vicki Gray says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Israel-Palestine, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Middle East Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET May 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm How sad this deaf, dumb, and blind, hands in the air indifference in the face of injustice.” Archbishop Justin stressed that he was not there to “lay down the law” to local politicians, saying it would be “daft” for outsiders not to be careful about what they said. He repeatedly recited a phrase that he had heard during his visit: “If you come to the Holy Land for two weeks, you think you understand the situation. If you come for two years, you understand that you know nothing about the situation.”I’m glad the Archbishop visited Hebron and the tomb of Abraham. I wonder, however, how he felt walking under the protective chicken wire or making his way through the turnstile. I wonder, too, whether he walked the block to Shuhada Street and its Jersey wall.There is a time for bridge-building. There is, more urgently, a time for tearing down the walls. And there is a time for speaking truth and condemning injustice. The Church should be involved in all three tasks. What is “daft” is its not doing so. What is “daft” is being careful about what we say in the face of injustice. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Archbishop of Canterbury praises for ‘bridge-building’ archbishop of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has concluded his longest pastoral visit to a diocese outside the Church of England by praising the archbishop of Jerusalem’s “bridge-building” work between Israelis and Palestinians. The diocese, in the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon.Full article. Archbishop of Canterbury, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted May 15, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, last_img read more