Month: June 2021

QBE Internationals: Players to watch

first_imgNew Zealand – Sam CanePicking one player in a side replete with so much quality and confidence is not easy, however on commencing the end-of-season tour Steve Hansen stated that every player on tour would get game time. With that in mind, and the fact that Richie McCaw is looking to take a sabbatical next year, heir apparent Sam Cane is sure to feature for the All Blacks. Irish fans will not have happy memories of Cane, he was a key architect in their 60-0 drubbing in the summer, and even dotting down for a try. Prodigiously talented, he’s inked to fill McCaw’s mythical No 7 jersey when the great man hangs up his boots. Thrown in at the deep end: Tom Youngs will make his England debut tomorrow against FijiBy Yasamin AsrariTHE AUTUMN Internationals start tomorrow, expect these players to make an impact in the coming weeksEngland:Tom YoungsAs a straight-running crash ball centre on the fringes of the Leicester squad three years ago, Tom Youngs would never have expected to be starting an England Test in front of his younger brother, Ben, but that’s what is happening tomorrow. Now a mainstay in the Tigers front-row, his move from the backs to the front-row on Heyneke Meyer’s suggestion is nothing short of remarkable. What you get from Youngs is hard-running, an abrasive nature, and despite a relatively small stature, a powerful scrummager. It’s been said that his throwing-in is an area in need of improvement but expect half of Norfolk to be supporting him at Twickenham tomorrow.Mako VunipolaLooking to earn his first cap for England off the bench tomorrow, Mako Vunipola has certainly caught the eye of England forwards coach Graham Rowntree who said he couldn’t find fault in his game. With that praise ringing in this ears, it will be interesting to see how he shapes up and handles responsibility at the coal face if Joe Marler makes way. A couple of pounds over 20st, Mako has a huge ball-carrying game and a decent pair of hands. Talent runs in the family too, his brother is Billy Vunipola, the Wasps No 8.High-flyer: Charlie Sharples has pace to burnCharlie SharplesWith Chris Ashton suspended for the Fiji game, it’s looks like a straight shoot-out between Charlie Sharples and Ugo Monye to retain a wing spot for the rest of the QBE internationals. The Hong Kong-born flyer narrowly missed out on a place in the World Cup squad, but he’s been a key player for the Cherry & Whites, showing his finishing instincts with an opportunist’s try against Leicester a fortnight ago.Ugo Monye LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the other flank, the bombastic Ugo Monye is back after a 30-month hiatus from Test rugby. He came close back in the summer in England’s game against the SA Barbarians, but left the field in a daze after getting knocked out in Potchefstroom. A hugely popular fixture at The Stoop, Monye has been in fine form for the Premiership leaders and his nifty footwork, eye for a gap and straight-line power have seen commentators wondering if Ugo is peaking just in time for the Lions Tour, which made him a star in 2009.The Opposition:Fiji – Vereniki GonevaFiji have 16 uncapped players in their squad, so experienced old-heads will be expected to step up. Step-forward Leicester Tigers Vereniki Goneva. If proof was needed of Goneva’s ability, you only have to look at the reception he gets at one of the toughest crowds in rugby, Welford Road. The fans have taken to powerful wing since he moved from Tarbes in France the close-season. A typical South Sea islander, Goneva has all the skills; raw pace, a neat offload and a devastating power-fend. Don’t expect him to need a second invitation to cross the whitewash.South Africa – Raymond RhuleEngland aren’t the only team to suffer a significant injury count. The Springboks are shorn of several key players, including Schalk Burger, Bismarck du Plessis and Bryan Habana. To offset Habana’s absence, Heyneke Mayer, the Springbok coach, called up is jet-heeled Baby Bok wing Raymond Rhule. While not the most physically imposing of specimens, at just 19 he is lightning-quick and already a key component for his club, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs. He also played an integral role South Africa’s inaugural IRB Junior World Championship win.Influence: Pocock is a breakdown maestroAustralia – David PocockRecently recovered from a knee-injury, David Pocock may seem an obvious choice, but his importance to the Wallabies camp cannot be underestimated. With his prodigious work ethic, tackle count and strength over the breakdown, he will look to unsettle the English backrow. Although he’s been covered impressively by stand-in Michael Hooper, there is no-one better to win turn-over ball and make a nuisance of themselves. Although Nathan Sharpe will take the captain’s armband on his final tour, Pocock’s leadership qualities will be, oh so vital, to the young Wallabies. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 16: David Pocock of the Wallabies runs with the ball during the International Test Match between the Australian Wallabies and Wales at Etihad Stadium on June 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. 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The magic of Kurtley Beale analysed

first_img TAGS: Highlight But Beale’s instinctive decision-making, as exhibited on Saturday, is of rare class. With him at his best, igniting Folau and other phenomenal firepower out wide, Australia will challenge the All Blacks’ dominance – both at the upcoming Rugby Championship and through to 2015.Read our Rugby Championship preview in the September 2014 issue of Rugby World – on sale now. Rapid ruck-speed means he can use his pace to tear around the corner and accentuate the gap between Sam Whitelock and Ryan Crotty – clearly concerned by Folau and Alofa Alofa (circled in yellow). Ashley-Cooper (circled in red) needs no second invitation and barges through for a carbon copy of the score that sunk the Lions in Melbourne.Snatching momentum backThis second clip comes after the Crusaders have clawed their way back into the contest. Close to the hour mark, they have wiped out a 14-0 deficit and lead thanks to a stunner from Nemani Nadolo. The Waratahs need inspiration. Beale steps up (start this video and pause it at 21:08).When Phipps spins the ball out to his attacking talisman, the Crusaders look well set. Beale makes the most of even the smallest scent of uncertainty.Again, the presence of Folau (yellow circle) encourages the Crusaders to drift. If the ball goes to tighthead Sekope Kepu, they should be able to readjust. However, Beale goes to the gain-line and sends a flat pass in front of Kepu to Michael Hooper.Richie McCaw is outstripped by the openside’s explosive stride and the Waratahs have impetus once more. The follow-up may seem irrelevant. Even so, it was perhaps the most significant signpost of Beale’s intent all match.With Phipps the first man to Hooper, he commits to the clearout – another great decision in the No 9’s fine game. Beale is just as aware, stepping in at scrum-half to clear the ball to Palu and keep the Waratahs on the front foot.The Crusaders were simply passengers when they could not slow down their opponents’ ruck ball and were on the rack here. Andy Ellis’s desperate challenge on Phipps prevented a try from the next phase, but the pressure did not let up and Ashley-Cooper’s second came soon afterwards.The Wallabies possess an incredible embarrassment of midfield riches – Foley, Matt Toomua, Quade Cooper, Christian Leali’ifano, Tevita Kuridrani, Ashley-Cooper, Rob Horne and Pat McCabe to name eight options. Australia’s Kurtley Beale helped the Waratahs to a memorable Super Rugby victory in Sydney – and this analysis shows just how he did it BELIEVE IT or not, Kurtley Beale is still 25. His career so far resembles a stomach-churning roller coaster, soaring to giddy heights with last-gasp penalties from 60 metres to win Test matches before plummeting because of alcohol-induced off-field problems. Just about the only constant has been his spellbinding attacking talent.The past 14 months alone offer a microcosm of this helter-skelter pattern. Last June, he missed two very kickable attempts from the tee as Australia were beaten 23-21 by the Lions at Suncorp Stadium. A fortnight later, the series was lost.Beale left the Melbourne Rebels and rejoined former franchise the Waratahs in a bid to rediscover himself. Despite a few problems settling into the inside-centre role at the start of this season, it has worked wonderfully. On Saturday as Michael Cheika’s men clinched their first Super 15 title following a thrilling 33-32 victory over the Crusaders, Beale was exceptional. These two clips demonstrate how his eclectic passing game tormented the New Zealanders, sparking the Waratahs at crucial moments.Causing chaosFirstly, here is the build-up to Adam Ashley-Cooper’s opening try (pause at 0:18).http://youtu.be/B44frZCblLMAssuming the role of first-receiver for three consecutive phases (though only two are shown here), Beale bosses proceedings. Aided by Nick Phipps’ whippy service, he decimates the Crusaders’ defence, acting like an NFL quarterback and, alongside Bernard Foley, demonstrating the value of deploying two ball-players at ten and 12.Variety of pass and organisation of runners are crucial here. The first pattern – a wrap-around with loosehead prop Benn Robinson before a long sling to Foley on an outside arc – may look like an off-the-cuff play. However, as the screenshot below shows, Beale turns to communicate his plans early.A burly charge from hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau (circled in red) sucks in tacklers and buys his backs time. Spotting an abundance of Crusaders standing redundant on the blindside of the resultant ruck, Beale (circled in blue) chooses to attack the wide left channel and manoeuvres a pod of forwards (circled in yellow) accordingly.Robinson’s soft hands make him a perfect pivot while Jacques Potgieter runs a hard line to hold the Crusaders’ defence. This isolates Colin Slade, the Crusaders’ last man. Though Slade reads the situation fairly well and commits to rushing up, the strength and accuracy of Beale’s pass makes an interception impossible. Foley is released and the Waratahs are in behind their opponents.Now Beale can strike. He knows the Crusaders defence, like many New Zealand sides, employs a soft drift system (essentially keeping to the inside shoulder of a runner, compelling them to go wide). With Israel Folau lurking, it seems sensible – especially given Beale’s ability to hit carriers from 25 metres.But now there is a change of tack. As the ball comes back towards the right touchline, Wycliff Palu is propelled into midfield. Beale then faces a disjointed set of defenders and a string of slow tight forwards close to the ruck. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Centre stage: Kurtley Beale celebrates the Waratahs’ first-ever Super Rugby title in Sydney last_img read more

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Owen Farrell insists nothing has changed in his friendship with George Ford

first_img“We have been exactly the same. Absolutely normal. We talk about everything anyway, it’s pretty open between us,” Farrell said, quoted by the Press Association.“It’s exactly the same as it was last week, as it was in the autumn when he got picked and I went on the bench. Exactly the same. Owen Farrell and George Ford have come through the ranks together and the former insists their friendship has not bee affected by the selection for the game against Wales When you’ve known someone a long time it takes a lot to disrupt that friendship, and Owen Farrell insists that even though he has replaced George Ford in the England starting lineup their bond remains as strong as ever.Ford’s father, Bath coach Mike, described his son as being ‘devastated and gutted’ when he found out he would start on the bench for the big game against Wales on Saturday.Farrell and Ford have known each other since their school days; progressing through the England youth ranks and into the senior squad.And Farrell, the elder of the two by 18 months, says their friendship remains as strong as it was last week, describing them both as ‘obsessed with the game’ and ‘probably a bit boring’. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img George Ford and Owen Farrell walk to the training pitch together ahead of England v Wales “We’ve played with each other since we went to school together at 13 or 14 and then played for England at Under-16, 18 and 20 levels. We are just open with each other.“Rugby-wise we are two people who are obsessed with the game. We like to talk about it and we are probably a bit boring – all we talk about is rugby.”last_img read more

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People’s champions: Players’ player at each Premiership club

first_imgSpent: Luke Narraway emptied his resources as London Irish went down and will do it all again next year“I’m proud to be committing myself to the future of this club, whatever that may look like” – Narraway’s words on signing a fresh one-year deal at the end of April were as honest as his graft in a struggling outfit. He made 21 league appearances since September, making 159 tackles, taking 53 lineouts and snaffling 13 turnovers. As Irish thrashed around and eventually sank, shipping 74 tries and 620 points in the process, Narraway remained aggressive and untiring. His leadership will be vital for the Exiles in the Championship.Newcastle FalconsNili LatuAn eventual gap of seven points between them and relegated London Irish was an entirely justifiable reflection that the Falcons deserve another season to consolidate their top-flight status. They needed Andy Goode’s accuracy from the tee and Tonga’s gnarled talisman, though. Latu, who turned 34 in February, would pass for a decade older than that. Still, a combination of durability and disregard for his own wellbeing make an effective blend. Mainly benefitting from driving mauls, the pocket battleship in the back row has dotted down nine times too.Northampton SaintsTeimana HarrisonThe season-long absence of arch-scavenger Calum Clark has hindered Saints, but it has also helped them unearth a rough diamond who could go on to transform the dynamism of England’s play out in Australia. Harrison’s bristling carrying meant he could move from openside to the anchor of the scrum when selection dictated and a league tally of 43 tackle-busts from 180 runs is a striking ratio. Pace and power are packaged with brawn over the ball. When he is done with the Wallabies, Harrison will dovetail with Louis Picamoles at Saints – a tantalising prospect.Sale SharksBryn EvansTower of power: Bryn Evans takes a lineout at The Rec, one of 87 he snaffled during the seasonThe usual column inches for Danny Cipriani and Steve Diamond’s nomination for the Director of Rugby gong seem to be token nods to Sale’s progress this season. A fine Premiership campaign, comprising a Champions Cup place and a home record that was only blemished at the final hurdle, deserves more credit. Two-cap All Blacks lock Evans underpinned his team’s efforts. He took 87 lineouts, stole 16 more, cut down 162 carriers and penned a contract extension last month to commit to the cause.SaracensDuncan TaylorA well-drilled, domineering pack has underpinned Saracens’ surge. Many of the same forwards fortified England’s Grand Slam as well. However, neither Maro Itoje nor George Kruis took this prize. Brothers Mako and Billy Vunipola bowed to a back. Scotland centre Duncan Taylor, one of the very best performers in the Six Nations, came back on fallow weekends during the tournament to play for Saracens – he was that integral to Mark McCall’s plans. Intelligent lines of running and classy decision-making either side of the ball have held together his team’s shape.WaspsGeorge SmithIt is no exaggeration whatsoever to say that Smith has re-written the coaching manual’s chapter on breakdown play, altering the sport’s landscape entirely. Those skills remain undiminished, as another triumph at the RPA Awards reinforced. But besides trademark jackalling, Smith’s distribution – often at first-receiver, sometimes further out – has facilitated the flow of Dai Young’s exciting outfit. Heading into the semi-final at Sandy Park with 197 tackles and 162 carries to complement 20 offloads, his 35 year-old engine is still ticking along nicely.Worcester WarriorsBryce Heem* LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Incoming: Semesa Rokoduguni excelled despite an annus horribilis for Bath as a whole Clean heels: Bryce Heem tears away from the Gloucester cover defenceAnother ex-Chief to trade Waikato for these shores and endear himself to new employers immediately, Heem had displayed destructive form in Super Rugby prior to arriving at Sixways. This was a hugely canny bit of business from Dean Ryan. Heem’s hefty 103-kilogram frame and deceptive speed caused problems for rival defences, but relentless, intelligent support play also ensured he enjoyed plenty of touches. Working in harness with consummate Chris Pennell at full-back, he registered 1337 running metres from 171 carries, beating 54 defenders and manufacturing 26 clean breaks. Only Nathan Hughes returned more than his 24 offloads, a mark of slick, skilful link-play.*denotes that Player of the Season was awarded in the absence of a Players’ Player prize For any sportsman, indeed for any professional, the endorsement of peers represents the most satisfying coup possible. With that in mind, one award at swanky end-of-season dinners is coveted more dearly than others across the Premiership.Breaking down the players’ player winners from each club is interesting. This season, the split was seven-five in favour of forwards. Delving deeper, the positional shake-up gave us five flankers, three wings, two locks, a centre and a fly-half. Of the 12 prize-winners, there were five new signings. Three of them were from New Zealand, two coming from the Chiefs.But, in a sense, searching for trends is futile. These men endeared themselves specifically to their squad mates, earning the majority of all-important votes. That tells us everything we need to know.Bath RugbySemesa RokoduguniThe unceremonious exit of Mike Ford this week only served to add yet another bullet point to a calamitous catalogue of woe in the West Country. However, explosive wing Rokoduguni has done his utmost to provide entertainment. Radiating self-confidence again, the Fiji-born reconnaissance tank soldier has racked up astonishing numbers. Twelve Premiership tries, 68 beaten defenders, 30 clean breaks and 1033 running metres crystallise his attacking talent. Then a total of 15 turnovers, more than any other back, attest to his fast-twitch tenacity in the tackle area.Exeter ChiefsGareth SteensonSleight of hand: Gareth Steenson slips a deft pass out of the tackleFor sheer popularity among colleagues, Steenson would be close to taking Exeter’s award every season. Rob Baxter’s skipper is a calm, conscientious leader that demands the best in a personable but passionate way. This year, his prolific boot has driven the Chiefs’ charge. A haul of 234 points is 52 clear of anyone else. Taking the ball flat in harness with Henry Slade, Steenson’s crisp passing also allows Exeter to stretch any opponent. It speaks volumes that the likes of Thomas Waldrom and Don Armand, despite fantastic years, were overlooked. Steenson has been that good.Gloucester RugbyCharlie Sharples*Seventeen straight Premiership starts for Sharples were cut short by knee ligament damage at the Madejski Stadium in late March, an injury that derailed the rapid wing’s season just as pitches were hardening up to suit him. However, his spiky commitment and consistency had already done enough to land Gloucester’s top award. A superb outing in a 13-10 victory over Wasps at Kingsholm put much-vaunted rivals Christian Wade and Frank Halai in the shade. Although opportunities were scarce for Cherry and Whites widemen this year, Sharples’ pedigree is perennial.HarlequinsLuke WallaceSuited and booted: Luke Wallace receives his well-deserved gongJust as Chris Robshaw benefitted from shifting across the back-row to blindside flanker with England, Wallace revelled in Conor O’Shea’s number seven shirt. Only Matt Kvesic of Gloucester managed more than his 24 turnovers and the long-haired openside also registered 175 tackles. Strong and supple, he is a breakdown pest. Only 25 but apparently behind clubmate Jack Clifford in Eddie Jones’ pecking order, Wallace should be given the Saxons tour of South Africa to press his international credentials.Leicester TigersMike FitzgeraldIn the tiny gaps between homages to Claudio Ranieri and co, there has been talk in Leicester of how new coach Aaron Mauger has injected ambition and developed an expansive, all-court gameplan. But Tigers know the value of grunt, graft and gainline presence more than any other side. For that reason, unfussy former Chief Fitzgerald has proven to be an inspired signing, featuring in 24 matches across all competitions thus far and demonstrating remarkable consistency. His attributes complement his club perfectly.London IrishLuke Narraway The list of players’ player award-winners from this Premiership season makes for insightful reading. last_img read more

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Ugandan faith leaders critique viral Internet video on Kony

first_imgUgandan faith leaders critique viral Internet video on Kony Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Africa, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC By Fredrick NzwiliPosted Mar 15, 2012 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Ecumenical News International] A film detailing atrocities committed by the Northern Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony has become an Internet sensation, but faith leaders in the region said they fear the production will cause further trauma to the population who are recovering from a 23-year brutal war.The 30-minute film, titled “Kony 2012,” was released on March 5 by Invisible Children, a charity based in San Diego, California. It has put fresh global attention on atrocities committed by the Ugandan rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army, but also attracted praise and criticism from faith leaders, the conflict’s victims and the public.“While it publicizes the problem, we see it as being outdated. It should have been released in 2003 … but now that it is drawing a new attention to the problem, we would like the international community to find ways of stopping Kony. He is still there,” Anglican Bishop Johnson Gakumba of Northern Uganda diocese told ENInews in a telephone interview on 14 March from the town of Gulu.“Our proposal is dialogue, since we believe the military option will not help,” added Gakumba, also the chairperson of the Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiatives (ARLPI), an interfaith peace and transformation group which has been responding to the conflict since 1997.Within a week of its unveiling on the Internet, the film has been viewed 78 million times (and counting) on Youtube with more than three million people sharing it on Facebook.“Our concern is that it reminds us of war when the people were starting to recover. The reminder is likely to traumatize those who were affected. We are concerned it sends a different message of war and appeals to a military option to end the conflict. Our view is peace negotiations are the best option,” said Sheikh Musa Khalil, the Kadhi of the Muslim region of northern Uganda in an interview.The film tells the story of the rebel leader’s brutal tactics through the eyes of a former child soldier named Jacob. It then calls on viewers to help “make Joseph Kony famous” so that he can be stopped.But the ARLPI said its members watched it hoping to find peaceful solutions to the conflict, only to find sensational messages. “It lacks the current facts of the LRA activities. It misrepresents the current situation on the ground and is full of over simplified justifications,” said the statement.In Uganda, Kony is viewed as the signature face of horror and terror. “Why then was his file being reopened when he seemed to be at his weakest?” queried John Abimanyi in a March 12 Monitor Newspaper review.The film, whose purpose is to promote charity to stop the fugitive, has received support from global celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and raised US$5 million, according to reports.In the city of Bangassou in the Central Africa Republic where the LRA is said to have moved from northern Uganda, Roman Catholic Bishop Juan Jos Aguirre said the film had the merit to bring the war to the world’s attention. “I have counted every tear of these people and I encourage them not to lose hope,” Aguirre was quoted in news reports as saying. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

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Archbishop of York has surgery for prostate cancer

first_imgArchbishop of York has surgery for prostate cancer Posted May 31, 2013 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Health & Healthcare Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Following an operation May 30, Archbishop of York John Sentamu released the following statement.[Diocese of York] I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross, and his surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds, who today operated on me for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate. I am also grateful to the nursing staff who are caring for me.I am thankful, too, for all of you who regularly pray for me and support me, especially my staff at Bishopthorpe Palace.I will be out of action for some time, and will continue to value your prayers. I look forward to resuming my ministry as soon as possible.As I have often said, during the most trying times, I have derived great comfort from the words of the Taizé chant, ‘Aber du weißt den Weg für mich’, adapted from a passage in Letters and Papers from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (a German Pastor and Theologian executed by the Nazis in 1945):“God, gather and turn my thoughts to you. With you there is light, you do not forget me.  With you there is hope and patience.  I don’t understand your ways, but you know the way for me.”I wish you all joy in the Lord.+Sentamu Eboracensis    on the Feast of Corpus Christi The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

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Following scandal, Archbishop Welby offers to open up credit unions

first_img Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Religion News Service — Canterbury, England] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leading payday lending company, Wonga.Welby told the BBC: “We must find out why this happened and then make sure that it never happens again.”News that the Church of England invested several million pounds into Accel Partners, the U.S. venture capital company that led to the launch of Wonga, which dominates the 2 billion pound payday lending market in England, was broken by the Financial Times. Wonga charges annual percentage rates of more than 5,000 percent.A spokesperson for Lambeth Palace, Welby’s London home, said: “We are grateful to the Financial Times for pointing out this serious inconsistency of which we were unaware. We will be asking the assets committee of the Church Commissioners to investigate how this has occurred.”The Church of England’s investment portfolio is estimated at 5.5 billion pounds, or $8.4 billion. Church Commissioners oversee investments and the church’s ethics explicitly bans companies involved in payday lending. There are no restrictions on the annual percentage rates payday loan companies can charge.The paper’s revelations have stunned not only the archbishop but also the Church of England’s public relations department, which knew nothing about the deal.On July 25, the papers were full of stories about how Welby had held a meeting with the founder of Wonga, Errol Damelin.He told the businessman: “We’re not in the business of trying to legislate you out of existence; we’re trying to compete you out of existence.”News of the encounter between the archbishop and the payday-lending boss, who was brought up in South Africa and now lives in England, came after Welby gave an interview to Total Politics magazine.He told the magazine the Church of England planned to throw its financial weight behind credit unions as an alternative to Wonga.Welby, who has served on the parliamentary Banking Standards Commission, wants government-recognized credit unions to be able to have bases in many of the Church of England’s 16,000 churches. The credit unions charge much lower annual percentage rates than Wonga; Welby also offered volunteers to help run them.He also wants to see more Britons join credit unions (where annual percentage rates are in the region of 80 to 90 percent), and noted that in Ireland, 70 percent of the population belongs to them but only 1 percent in Britain. The credit union movement started in Germany in the 19th century and soon spread across Europe and the U.S.This year, the U.K. government pledged to spend 38 million pounds to support the sector, but small credit unions which lend money on a short term basis to poor people often lack expertise and fail to handle loan applications quickly, unlike the personnel at Wonga, which is respected and quick.Welby said that the Church of England would consider setting up its own credit unions. Asked what the annual percentage rate needed to be to make them profitable he said, “about 70 to 80 percent.”Welby, who heads the 80 million-strong worldwide Anglican communion, said he agreed that was still high but better than what Wonga and others charged.“We’ve got to live in the real world,” he said. “And the real world is very complicated and you can’t escape the complexity.”Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Religion News Service LLC. Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. 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Episcopal congregations find ways to engage in current political cycle

first_img Featured Events By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted May 18, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Comments (2) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Comments are closed. Episcopal congregations find ways to engage in current political cycle Discerning a congregation’s vocation is crucial to its work, leaders say Donald Trump, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA June 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm AMEN! If this Church purports to believe in the “dignity of all persons” then long paces are long untrod and overdue to serve somebody other than loud pressure groups in our dwindling pews. The unborn have no pressure to bear on this Church — and our deafness to them has been a sin. Let’s stop fighting the Civil War, abolition, the role of women, money politics, and all the other grievance topics of left-leaning politics and break ground to respect the dignity of unborn humanity and fragile mothers who need a viable freedom to choose between options……for life! The world is embarrassing the morals this Church in that abortions are at all-time lows due to fetal imagining. New parents are seeing their child in the womb….and our embarrassing mantras still bleat the 1970s’ “freedom of choice” chants. The United States is choosing “Life” more often than the Church and our aid to assist, teach, and shelter the vulnerable and new parents at this beginning of life needs the same veracity from us as parading in Pride events, or repeated remembrances of who finally got properly ordained 45 years ago. Voting is only one way that Episcopalians can be involved in the electoral process. Photo: everylibrary.org[Episcopal News Service] Google the phrase “religion and politics” and in .52 seconds the search engine will suggest at least 140,000,000 internet entries.Obviously, the mixture of the two strikes many a nerve and none more so than during a presidential election year.Faith communities often grapple with whether and how deeply to be involved in the political cycle. In addition to those theological- and congregational-culture questions, they wonder and worry about the seemingly complicated rules of the Internal Revenue Service governing that involvement.To that end, the Episcopal Church’s Episcopal Public Policy Network on May 18 released an Election Engagement Toolkit that calls itself an introduction for congregations that are eager to participate in the electoral process “faithfully, responsibly and legally.” The toolkit anchors such engagement in the Baptismal Covenant’s promise to “strive for justice and peace and respect the dignity of every human being.”It suggests that conversations on public policy issues, candidate forums, voter registration and issue education campaigns, engagement with young adults who are eligible to vote for the first time, Get Out The Vote campaigns and advocacy for voting rights legislation are particularly appropriate activities.“Engaging in elections is one way we can live out our call to care for our neighbors as ourselves,” said Lacy Broemel, Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations manager for communications and operations. “Election engagement goes beyond simply casting a ballot, but includes engaging in civil discourse and protecting voting rights.”During a PBS NewsHour interview that aired May 17, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told Judy Woodruff that political engagement by Christians was crucial.“Regardless of which side of the aisle you’re on – this isn’t a partisan statement – imagine our politics if we began to engage one another not from the perspective of my unenlightened self-interest but from the perspective of our interest, the common good, the commonweal. Imagine our global politics. Imagine our economic relationships,” he said.Sometimes people of faith say that the church should not be involved in politics but the Rev. Leah Sandwell-Weiss, a deacon at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona, tells them this: “Political is what Jesus was involved with. Let’s face it: everything he did, in a way, had a political repercussion to it.”She adds that it is important to understand that “political is different than partisan” and that “if we don’t say anything, that’s political too.”The Rev. Ed Bacon, who recently retired as rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, has put it this way: “Faith in action is called politics. Spirituality without action is fruitless, and social action without spirituality is heartless. We are boldly political without being partisan. Having a partisan-free place to stand liberates the religious patriot to see clearly, speak courageously and act daringly.”EPPN’s toolkit urges congregations to begin with conversations to discern just how to be engaged and “where your strengths could make the most impact.”Such discernment is crucial, say leaders of congregations for whom such engagement is seen as a vocation to which the Holy Spirit and tradition call them.For example, the Rev. Martini Shaw, rector of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, says the congregation’s tradition of political engagement is specific both to its history in that city and to the historic part that churches have played in black communities.St. Thomas “has always been at the forefront of the community” in terms of social issues and during elections, Shaw said, adding that that position has increased during his 12 years at the church.In the past, black pastors often were among the most educated people in their communities, Shaw noted, and during slavery and in the Jim Crow era churches were the only places where black people could legally congregate. Those conditions have translated into the common practice of politicians visiting black congregations on Sundays during the campaign season.Thus, during most election cycles, St. Thomas gets “a slew of persons interested in coming and what I normally say to them is that they are welcome to come and worship as anybody is welcome to come and worship,” Shaw said. During the announcement time, which at St. Thomas comes after communion is over, visiting candidates are welcome to introduce themselves and state what office they are running for.When Hillary Clinton was looking to visit black churches in Philadelphia on April 24, the Sunday before the Pennsylvania primary election, she approached St. Thomas and Triumph Baptist Church. When Shaw introduced her, he called her a former first lady and former secretary of state, not a presidential candidate. Of course, said Shaw, Clinton mentioned that she was running for president.“The interesting thing is Bernie Sanders wanted to come on that same Sunday,” he said, “but we pretty much told him that Hillary was committed to coming and it probably wouldn’t be a good idea” because of the timing.If Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, asks to come to St. Thomas between now and the Nov. 8 election, “I would certainly welcome him,” Shaw said.Welcoming candidates is part of Shaw’s goal of educating members about the political process and the issues in any given election cycle. St. Thomas is also concerned about getting people registered to vote, prepared to go to the polls with the right documents and helping people get to their polling places on Election Day.“We’re going to be busy, busy, busy getting people to the polls to vote,” Shaw said. “It’s going to be all about voting.”If St. Thomas lives out of the political engagement traditions of the black church, then All Saints Church in Pasadena, epitomizes a different model anchored in discerning a call to what the Rev. Susan Russell, senior associate at the parish, calls “living on the prophetic edge.”All Saints has for decades been in the forefront of social justice issues. In the 1940s the Rev. John Scott, the parish’s fourth rector, went to Union Station in Los Angeles to protest deportation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. Two decades later, the Rev. John Burt, Scott’s successor, received death threats after he stood with Martin Luther King and helped organize huge civil rights rallies in the area.The Rev. George Regas, Burt’s successor, adamantly opposed the Vietnam War, causing a large split in the congregation with his 1971 sermon “Mr. President, the Jury Is In.” In October 2004 the now-retired Regas preached a sermon at All Saints that the Internal Revenue Service initially said constituted intervention in the 2004 presidential election. The IRS opened a two-year investigation into the parish that concluded in September 2007 without challenging the parish’s tax-exempt status and without a threatened audit ever taking place.“But none of those [actions] are about candidates,” Russell said. “While the DNA of All Saints has been deeply rooted in the social gospel through and within the political process, we have drawn the line at any involvement that was partisan.”“We’re very clear that our challenge is on issues not parties,” she said.The parish’s “foundational theological ethic” is that it is “deeply committed to being a prophetic voice in the public arena on issues that matter to the gospel and the way we do that is also by being fiercely nonpartisan.” During this election cycle, a vestry resolution on racial justice is guiding some of All Saints’ involvement in this election cycle, Russell said.All Saints hosts educational forums on ballot initiatives and sometimes takes positions on those initiatives, according to Russell. It also has an “action table” set up at coffee hour that offers parishioners ways to make their voices heard on social justice issues, and provides voter registration and voter-rights information.The parish has discerned its vocation and Russell said being Episcopal means that All Saints belongs to a “broad enough church” that allows both congregations and individuals to find their own vocations. And while some parishes, such as All Saints, see their vocation as living on that prophetic edge, “it is the vocation of others to live on the more contemplative edge of our tradition and that all of that falls within the bounds of our common faith and practice as Anglicans,” she said.A congregation seeking to discern its vocation – or discern if it is being “called into a new place for a new reason” – needs to listen to the Holy Spirit and, Russell said, listen for “what are the issues that make your heart beat fast as a congregation.”St. Philip’s in Tucson engages in the political and electoral processes on more than one level. It was a founding member of Pima County Interfaith Civic Education Organization, a nonprofit advocacy organization that takes action on issues that impact families and communities at the local and regional levels. The advocacy and education have included issues such as gun violence, immigration, environmental economics, education funding, Sandwell-Weiss said.The group hopes that by providing information and helping people connect those issues to their faith, especially Jesus’ call in Matthew 25 to find him while caring for people on the margins of society, “hopefully it will make a more informed electorate and an electorate that will work to make some changes,” she said.The church was also a local polling place for the state’s May 17 special election on two ballot propositions on education funding and change to its public employee pension system. An untold number of Episcopal congregations and institutions offer their facilities as polling stations.The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, has “all kinds of people in church and some are better known than others, and my hope is that we all find a place where we can come together to talk honestly and openly about things,”said the Rev. James Harlan, the parish’s rector. Donald Trump is one of those people, having been married at the church in 2005.Harlan, who has preached on campaign conduct and campaign rhetoric as well as how Christians can live beyond the winner-and-loser model, said another of his goals is that when people vote “they realize that their baptismal vows – to strive for justice and peace for all people, and respect the dignity of every human being – actually should influence the way they vote.”Read more about itThe Episcopal Church’s Election Engagement Toolkit is here and the accompanying website is here.The Internal Revenue Service’s guide for election engagement activities, titled “Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations,” is here.The Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life’s resource “Preaching Politics from the Pulpit” includes this question-and-answer section that unpacks the IRS rules.The Nonprofit Vote website includes more resources on what churches legally can and cannot do during election season.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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El ministerio público en la práctica

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] Cómo llevar a cabo conversaciones en privado, cómo dirigir una reunión y cómo prestar atención y entender el interés propio son sólo algunas de las destrezas aprendidas por los seminaristas y otras personas que se han adiestrado en organización comunitaria.En 2013, La Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico (CDSP, por su sigla en inglés) comenzó a ofrecer el curso de “Organización para el Ministerio Público” en asociación con la Fundación de Áreas Industriales (IAF, por su sigla en inglés), una red bien establecida de organizaciones de carácter religioso y comunitario que adiestran a líderes y capacitan a comunidades.“El adiestramiento de la IAF me puso los pies en el suelo y dentro de la comunidad, a partir del momento que llegué a asumir un nuevo papel, centrado en la misión, en un lugar extraño para mí”, dijo la Rda. Twila Smith, sacerdote encargada de la iglesia episcopal de La Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] y misionera en la iglesia del Mediador [Church of the Mediator], ambas en Allentown, Pensilvania. “Sé cómo crear relaciones de colaboración en la comunidad y comencé a [establecer contactos] personales con los vecinos y asociados potenciales desde la primera semana”.Aaron Klinefelter (en primer plano a la derecha) con un grupo de pastores y líderes que él usaba como cofacilitadores en la Diócesis de Ohio Sur antes de que él y su familia se mudaran a Berkeley para que él asistiera a la CDSP. Foto de Aaron Kleinfelter.La CDSP, el seminario episcopal en Berkeley, California, ofrecía inicialmente el adiestramiento de una semana como una opción, pero, a partir del semestre del otoño de 2016 es un requisito académico.El adiestramiento no pretende proporcionarles a los participantes una oportunidad para transformaciones personales, aunque con frecuencia sí cambia la manera en que ellos perciben las estructuras sociales.“El verdadero cambio se vive después de concluido el adiestramiento —esa es realmente la hora de la verdad”, dijo Anna Eng, una importante organizadora de la Fundación de Áreas Industriales (IAF, por su sigla en inglés) del área de la Bahía [de San Francisco]. “No organizamos estos adiestramientos para que la gente pueda tener una experiencia. En verdad, retamos a las personas a pensar cómo esto va a impactar el modo en que funcionará en su ministerio cuando regrese a casa”.Lo que resulta estimulante, dijo Eng, es cuando una se encuentra con personas seis meses o un año después y “siguen todavía reflexionando sobre lo que han aprendido, o están llevando a cabo encuentros individuales. Se relacionan de manera diferente con los funcionarios públicos. Es ahí donde tiene lugar el cambio verdadero. Ciertamente, la gente tiene ‘momentos reveladores’ y se alteran y cambian de modo de pensar —eso es muy, pero muy común— pero me interesa más saber lo que hacen con eso”.Anne Clarke, graduada de la CDSP en 2015, tomó el curso en 2013. Ella utiliza lo que aprendió durante el curso en su trabajo de coordinadora de formación cristiana permanente, un nuevo puesto en la Diócesis de California Norte.“He dedicado muchísimo tiempo a conectarme individualmente con otros y a reunir a personas con inquietudes semejantes”, dijo ella en una entrevista telefónica con Episcopal News Service. “No puede ofrecerle una programación a todo el mundo, pero sí puedo ofrecer un sentido de conectividad más profundo”.Cuando Clarke se mudó a Sacramento buscó a los organizadores locales de la IAF, personas con las cuales podía hablar sobre los desafíos, tales como el tiempo que lleva entablar relaciones, llegar a conocer a los demás, infundirles confianza. El adiestramiento, señaló ella, la ha ayudado a comunicarse mejor y a crear un marco para pasar de las conversaciones individuales a la reunión de grupos al objeto de llevar a cabo tareas que no pueden cumplirse en solitario.El adiestramiento de organización comunitaria de amplia base de la IAF que reciben los seminaristas no está orientado hacia cuestiones concretas. Se centra en la creación de relaciones y en la determinación de intereses comunes. Es un proceso largo, y no depende de un individuo. Según Jennifer Snow, directora de aprendizaje extendido y profesora auxiliar de teología práctica, no se puede enfatizar lo suficiente en ello [ese proceso].La Rda. Twila Smith con Sydney Davis, miembro de la iglesia episcopal del Mediador. Smith y Davis visitaron Filadelfia en la primavera pasada para aprender más acerca del reasentamiento de refugiados antes de la apertura de un Centro Comunitario de Refugiados en la iglesia del Mediador, en Allentown, Pensilvania. El centro abre sus puertas el 17 de septiembre. Foto de Twila Smith.Una de las lecturas previas al curso que se le asignan a los seminaristas es un ensayo inédito escrito por una pastora presbiteriana que trabajó durante siete años con una congregación en Michigan. Ella llevó a su congregación a hacerse miembro de la IAF y a participar activamente en la comunidad, pero cuando se fue [del lugar] descubrió que la obra carecía de raíces sin ella.“En efecto, a la gente no le gustaba, no la entendía. Estaban desesperados por salir de eso”, dijo Snow, añadiendo que la pastora no había llevado a cabo el trabajo preparatorio para lograr que la congregación invirtiera en la obra, que es algo que Snow quiere que los seminaristas entiendan desde el principio.“Quiero que piensen desde el primer día: sabes que como líder puedes decir ‘si, vamos a hacer esto’ porque podrías tener el poder y la influencia en la congregación”, apuntó. Pero, ¿cómo vas a lograr que toda la congregación entienda qué hacer e invierta en ello más allá de tu carisma o posición personal de poder?”La IAF concibió el adiestramiento para personas que se están convirtiendo en actores activos en instituciones de la comunidad; no es específicamente para congregaciones, aunque muchísimas de las instituciones miembros de la IAF son congregaciones. El lenguaje no es teológico, y no aborda la dinámica de las congregaciones ni su resistencia a la organización comunitaria.Desde los programas de tutoría extraescolares a los albergues de indigentes, los bancos de alimentos, los comedores de pobres y los huertos comunitarios, las iglesias episcopales en todo el país brindan servicios en sus comunidades. Sin embargo, la mayoría de estos ministerios existe dentro de los muros de la parroquia. Preparar a futuros líderes para el ministerio más allá de los muros de la parroquia es una prioridad de la CDSP.“Los líderes en el ministerio tienen un papel público y es parte de nuestro trabajo ayudar a que nuestros estudiantes sepan cómo manejar eso”, dijo la Rda. Susanna Singer, profesora asociada de desarrollo ministerial y directora del Programa Doctoral de Ministerio de la CDSP. “¿De qué manera un líder religioso maneja la conversación pública y el liderazgo en la esfera pública sin extralimitaciones inadecuadas, pero también sin traicionar a la Iglesia y sin rehusar hacer lo que tenemos perfecto derecho a hacer legalmente y lo que Dios nos manda que hagamos?”Durante la elaboración del nuevo currículo, el profesorado tomó en consideración el discurso público, la acción y la colaboración, junto con la conciencia contextual y la reflexión crítica, siendo esto último algo que la IAF hace bien, añadió ella.En las dos congregaciones que Smith atiende, ella dijo que el enfoque de la IAF así como la capacitación del Desarrollo de la Comunidad Basado en Recursos resulta útil.“Para entender valores y poder, y para aprender los intereses de las parroquias”, dijo ella. “Sosteniendo eso junto a nuestro Pacto Bautismal. Estamos teniendo arduas conversaciones respecto a la manera en que vivimos al tiempo que decimos que creemos. El poner en práctica nuestra fe nos llama, creo yo, a mirar al interior de la Iglesia y ver también como utilizamos el poder. Y el adiestramiento de la IAF me ayudó no sólo a ver eso, sino a ver también vías para el cambio”.Uno de los retos que enfrenta Smith es que la mayoría de las personas que asisten a la iglesia el domingo por la mañana no vive ni trabaja en la vecindad de la misma.“El adiestramiento de la IAF ayuda a examinar no sólo quiénes somos llamados a ser la Iglesia, sino también dónde”, afirmó Smith. El adiestramiento de la IAF pone énfasis en una voz activa —y en cuerpos movilizados— para vivir el evangelio”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 16, 2018 Same-Sex Marriage Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest La Convención acuerda darle a la Iglesia  pleno acceso a los ritos matrimoniales de uso experimental La histórica decisión es encomiada como una avenencia entre posiciones y objetivos ‘ambicionados’ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY General Convention, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL El Rdo. Sam Candler, diputado de Atlanta y presidente del comité legislativo que estudió todas las resoluciones matrimoniales de la Convención, instó a la Cámara de Diputados el 13 de julio a aceptar la enmienda técnica de los obispos a la Resolución B012 y no hacer ningún cambio. Ellos la aceptaron. Foto Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Los diputados puntuaron la última “i” y tildaron la última “t” el 13 de julio con una resolución histórica que le da a los episcopales la opción de que los casen sus sacerdotes en las iglesias a las que pertenecen.La Resolución B012 había ido de la Cámara de Diputados a la de Obispos y había regresado a la de Diputados en su trayecto a la aprobación. Los diputados aprobaron por abrumadora mayoría una versión muy enmendada de la resolución el 9 de julio y la Cámara de Obispos añadió una enmienda técnica dos días después que no cambia el objetivo de la B012 de dar pleno acceso a dos ritos matrimoniales de uso experimental para parejas del mismo sexo y de sexos opuestos aprobados por la reunión de la Convención General de 2015 (por vía de la Resolución A054).La votación fue:* Clérigos: 99 sí, 3 no, 4 divididos* Laicos: 101 sí, 5 no, 1 divididoUna diputada de Lexington mantiene en alto la boleta de la diputación que documenta su voto. Durante la votación por órdenes, los diputados votaron en boletas de papel y luego las diputaciones calcularon los resultados y emitieron su voto electrónicamente. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Se necesitaban cincuenta y seis votos en cada orden para aprobar la resolución. Los votos divididos se registran cuando los clérigos y laicos de una diputación dividen su voto entre el sí y el no. Las resoluciones de la Convención General deben ser aprobadas por ambas cámaras con el mismo texto; y eso es lo que los diputados hicieron al inicio de la sesión de la mañana del último día de la 79ª. reunión de la Convención General.Algunos aplausos empezaron a oírse entre los diputados, pero la Rda.. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara, advirtió que las reglas de ese cuerpo prohíben tales celebraciones.La resolución estipula:Darles a los rectores o al clero encargado de una congregación la capacidad de brindar acceso a los ritos matrimoniales de uso experimental para parejas del mismo sexo y de sexos opuestos. La Resolución A054 de 2015 y la versión original de la B012 decían que los clérigos sólo podían usar los ritos bajo la dirección de su obispQue si un obispo “sostiene una posición teológica que no acepta el matrimonio para parejas del mismo sexo”, él o ella puede invitar a otro obispo, si fuere necesario, para ofrecer “apoyo pastoral” a cualquier pareja que desee usar los ritos, así como al miembro del clero y a la congregación interesados. En cualquier caso, debe pedírsele a un obispo de fuera que acepte solicitudes de nuevas nupcias si algún miembro de la pareja es divorciado, a fin de cumplir con el requisito canónico que se aplica a las parejas de sexos opuestos.Continuar el uso experimental de los ritos hasta que concluya la próxima revisión integral del Libro de Oración Común.Una asistente de la Cámara de Diputados recoge las versiones escritas de la votación por órdenes de la Diócesis de Virginia Sur sobre la Resolución B012. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.La resolución también eliminó la petición de la B012 original de una Equipo de Trabajo sobre una Comunión que Trasciende las Diferencias. Tal equipo fue creado por una resolución aparte, la A227.“Ya hemos entablado un debate lleno de gracia: debate, discusión y pugna honorables y sanas”, le dijo a la Cámara de Diputados el Rdo. Sam Candler, diputado de Atlanta y presidente del comité legislativo que estudió todas las resoluciones matrimoniales de la Convención, al tiempo de instar a la Cámara de Diputados la aprobación [de la resolución] sin más remiendos. “Se nos recuerda el importante acuerdo a que han llegado varios grupos comprometidos y gente santa de esta Iglesia”.Nadie habló en contra de la resolución en el breve debate de la Cámara de Diputados.El Rdo. Scot McComa, diputado de Fort Worth, les dijo a sus colegas que si aprobaban la B012 estarían actuando como pastores de todo el pueblo de la Iglesia Episcopal. Sin embargo, él señaló que “durante 40 años nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBT han estado en el fondo del autobús y, de vez en cuando, los han invitado a avanzar hacia la próxima fila [de asientos]”.La Rda. Susan Russell, diputada de Los Ángeles y líder durante mucho tiempo del empeño por la plena inclusión de las personas LGBTQ en la vida de la Iglesia, describió el “largo y sinuoso camino” que la Iglesia Episcopal ha recorrido para llegar a este punto. Dijo que apoya la B012 “reconociendo que este es un acuerdo ganado a duras penas, pero el cual, creo, nos hará avanzar en esa tarea como la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús”.Ella le recordó a la cámara que su debate estaba siendo transmitido en directo a los episcopales en las diócesis de Tennessee, Dallas y Florida (tres de los lugares en los cuales los obispos no han permitido que los ritos se usen) “donde los fieles en los bancos esperan porque nosotros permitamos que nuestro ‘sí’ sea ‘sí’, que digamos ‘sí queremos’ al matrimonio para todos’.Joan Geiszler-Ludlum, diputada por Carolina del Este, que presidió el Equipo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio de la Convención General, le imploró a los diputados que concluyeran las decisiones de la Convención sobre el matrimonio. “En la Iglesia Episcopal nos encanta decir que todos somos bienvenidos, y todos significa todos, ustedes todos”.Larry Provenzano, el obispo de Long Island, presentó la B012 en respuesta a la Resolución A085 propuesta por el equipo de trabajo, la cual se presentó en parte para ofrecerle una vía a los episcopales de usar los ritos en ocho de las 101 diócesis nacionales de la Iglesia en las cuales el obispo diocesano rehusó autorizar el uso de ritos matrimoniales experimentales.“Creo que este es un momento verdaderamente importante para la Iglesia”, dijo Provenzano en una entrevista con Episcopal News Service inmediatamente después de la decisión de los diputados. “ Hacemos esto sin que haya habido una parte vencedores y perdedores. Muy semejante al tema de toda la Convención, hay un gran movimiento para que la Iglesia sea realmente la Iglesia en este tiempo”.Tom Ely, obispo de Vermont, que durante mucho tiempo ha participado en la redacción de resoluciones para acercar a la Iglesia a la plena inclusión sacramental de los LGBTW, dijo que los episcopales también deben saber que los ritos que se describen en la B012 están a la disposición de todos en la Iglesia, no sólo de las parejas del mismo sexo. La resolución pide que se estudie la manera en que los ritos se usan a través de la Iglesia.“Luego, veamos si nos gustan las liturgias concretas”, dijo. “¿Transmiten estas liturgias el espíritu de lo que queremos?  ¿Se rezan bien? ¿Funcionan para todas las parejas? ¿Merecen ser incluidas, en algún momento, en el Libro de Oración Común?”Jeff Lee, el obispo de Chicago, definió a la B012 como “una solución elegante para avanzar en un camino que respeta el papel de los obispos como principales funcionarios litúrgicos en sus diócesis”, semejante a lo que se logró antes en el contencioso asunto de la revisión del libro de oración. Lee presidió, por parte de los obispos, el comité legislativo análogo que revisó las resoluciones sobre el matrimonio.La avenencia “se basó en la generosidad de personas que habrían preferido que fuera en una u otra dirección”, puntualizó él. “Y eso es algo notable respecto a esta convención, creo yo: que la disposición de parte de personas que ambicionaban y realmente se empeñaron en tener ‘todo esto’ o ‘todo eso’ estuvieron dispuestas a prescindir de cosas que ambicionaban en pro de avanzar juntas”.La Resolución A054 de 2015 decía que el clero sólo podía usar los ritos bajo la dirección de su obispo. La [Resolución] A085 de esta convención le habría exigido a los obispos que  se ocuparan de que todas las parejas que quisieran casarse tuvieran “acceso razonable y conveniente” a los dos ritos de matrimonio experimentales. Sin embargo, también habría añadido los dos ritos de matrimonio experimentales al Libro de Oración Común y enmendaría los otros ritos matrimoniales del libro de oración, así como prefacios y secciones del Catecismo para asumir un lenguaje de género neutro. Ese cambio era un punto de fricción para muchos.La versión original de la B012 habría exigido que los obispos que no autorizaran los ritos le permitieran a las congregaciones recibir Supervisión Pastoral Episcopal Delegada (DEPO [por su sigla en inglés]) de otros obispos que brindarían acceso a las liturgias. Eliminaba el elemento del libro de oración.Los diputados convinieron en una versión de la B012 que eliminó la opción de la DEPO y transfirió la facultad de la toma de decisiones para el uso de los ritos a los rectores u otros clérigos a cargo de congregaciones. 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