June 2021

Rugby World predictions competition – the result

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED: Wales players celebrate their victory and Grand Slam with the Six Nations trophy after the Six Nations International rugby union match between Wales and France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on March 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE All the contenders were asked to predict the winners of the 15 RBS 6Nations  games before the tournament began. Both Jones and Spreadbury called 11 correctly. They were tied at 9-9 before the final day and Spreadbury picked Italy, France and England to win, while Jones went with Scotland, Wales and England, so Wales’s triumph enabled the Rugby World boss to match Spreadbury’s score. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) Wales’s win allowed Owain Jones to match Tony Spreadbury’s totalThere was no Grand Slam in the Rugby World Six Nations Predictions Competition as none of the nine contenders called all 15 match-winners correctly. However, there was some Welsh success as the joint winners are the Rugby World editor Owain Jones, who hails from Wales, and the RFU’s referees manager Tony Spreadbury.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Just one point behind the joint winners at the end of proceedings were former France hooker Olivier Azam and Italian journalist Gianluca Barca, both with ten out of 15. Former Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies and Telegraph journalist Mick Cleary both managed nine, while Keith Wood got eight right and Stuart Barnes and Kenny Logan managed just seven. Must do better next year boys!last_img read more

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Lions 2013 squad options: The No 10s

first_imgThe debate could degenerate from this point, with regional rivalries pitting upstarts like Ian Madigan against the line-lunging Toby Flood. Granted Flood is a capable international, but he divides crowds while Madigan has only just flared into sight.The choice is ultimately with Gatland, but for this choice it could be like a round of Blind Date where no-one really knows who contestant number three is. Wales’s fly half Dan Biggar kicks a drop goal during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on March 16, 2013. Wales won 30 – 3. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The deputy that many expect will support the Irish stand-off is Saracens and England’s Owen Farrell. He too has a will, though he may not be as impulsive or hot-headed as a young Sexton. He too has a fire, though it tends to be more channelled, that channel normally being one an attacker runs down before receiving a spleen-splitting hit.Farrell’s rise has been robust and rapid, and with this Gatland and Howley may feel slightly cautious. However, he is worth a tour place and he can play inside centre. What use is form if it is not rewarded?Outside the pair it becomes trickier. Here the roar of nostalgia is offset against the regional calls and the gut instincts of the selection committee.Jonny Wilkinson is in his armchair, so he tells us, willing to play but also comfortable with leaving it to the whippersnappers. He, along with BOD, is the remaining spectre of 2001, perhaps still ruing the missed opportunity. He is also playing extremely well for Toulon and now more matured and, importantly, more relaxed. He could be an asset on tour as this could be one he would actually enjoy and he revered by younger tourists.Rising stock: Wales No 10 Dan Biggar is in the runningThe decision is whether to pluck from France, or err on the side of caution and take someone like Dan Biggar. The Osprey has grown into the role as Wales’ playmaker and by the end of the tournament was zipping passes and clipping kicks with a sure-footedness of a winner. He is playing well and represents the departure from the past and an acceptance that the current generation are actually acutely skilled. Pointing the way Down Under: Fresh from injury, Jonny Sexton is favourite to wear the coveted Lions No 10 shirtBy Alan DymockIN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions?An obvious point of conjecture, there were at least some standouts in recent weeks. So in the interest of making clear what Warren Gatland, Graham Rowntree, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell face before the squad announcement on 30 April, Rugby World will sift through the runners and riders in each key position.Of course, the estimable and sometimes steam-eared  coaches are not the only ones putting the back of their hand to the side of their mouth and shouting at the team. On the field that is the job of the fly-half. And Oh Boy are there some men shouting out for the coveted jersey.Jonny Sexton is the man many expect to be the go-to 10, with the Leinsterman hamstrung of late, and tentatively easing his way back into action this weekend. He will be the highest earner in France next season and rightly so. He has a grit and determination – we have all heard the fable of him standing in the Leinster changing room at half-time and giving the team, and the senior players, what for – which in his younger club days saw him in a tussle or two. He is also in possession of a fine array of skills, tilting from the solo run to the silky pass from his nine.Armchair ride: Wilko has supportSexton is one of the few men of strong will, much like Paul O’Connell, who could rock up to an international camp with less playing time than a six-year-old with a recorder, and get himself up to speed in time to hurl himself about with reckless abandon.last_img read more

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first_imgOf course it is not all about Lions tours. So below is a chance for you to get involved in a special tour of your own, living it up on the wekend of one of rugby’s most famous clashes. And later this week we will give you some of the best tour tales from the Six Nations.See it in the flesh: Gullivers offer you the chance to see a Calcutta Cup clash on tourGullivers Sports Travel is the UK’s leading rugby tour operator, so you can be guaranteed a real rugby tour experience and a great time. They are offering you the opportunity to win a package for two to the 2018 Six Nations game between Scotland and England on Saturday 24 February 2018 in Edinburgh. Enter here now! Gullivers Sports Travel and Rugby World combine to give you a flavour of what it is like to go on a rugby tour As the dust settles on a another epic British & Irish Lions tour, the good folks at Gullivers Sports Travel have joined up with Rugby World to reflect on the joys of touring.Lions tours are notorious for providing the players with opportunities to enjoy themselves – something anyone who has seen the 1997 Living with Lions can appreciate. There have been plenty of notable Lions tour tales through the years.Many will have heard of the 1974 tour when the Lions set about trashing their hotel in Port Elizabeth (a theme of that trip to South Africa). When a ruffled hotel manager confronted skipper Willie John McBride about it, the famous lock asked: “Are there many dead?” When the managers replied that he had called the cops, Ulsterman McBride took a puff from his pipe and calmly replied: “And tell me, these police of yours, will there be many of them?”That trip was also famous for stories of trips to a Lion-infested Kruger National Park, but there are so many other tales from tours gone by. Rugby World recently ran a feature using the yarns of loveable 1959 tourist Terry Davies, who encountered a pint-swilling, cigarette-devouring goat in a Timaru pub. Australia has seen plenty of action too. Later in the week we will give you a selection of famous tour tales.Forgetting the players, though, Lions tours come alive because of the participation of the fans. And because Gullivers are more than just a travel company that provides a bed and a route to games, they appreciate that it is all about the full experience – that means sampling the local beer, getting out of the major cities where games are, talking to locals and really getting a feel for rugby in another country. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Crew with a view: The Lions squad also saw the best of QueenstownWant an example of this? Well on the recent provincial legs of the tour, Gullivers tour manager Rob McGeever wrote of his crew’s trip to the picturesque ski resort of Queenstown, between games: “This is where a lot of our clients took the opportunity to relax in the mountainous surroundings, take a scenic cruise to Milford Sound, or take a ride on the powerful speedboat on the Shotover River. Queenstown has more bars per square foot than any other place in the world so we were not short of a watering hole. If they didn’t think the weather was cold enough, we took our clients to a local Ice Bar!”Rugby World’s crack team of reporters on the ground in New Zealand can testify to the variety of activities available on tour – one almost fell out of a whitewater rapid boat in Rotorua, one got sprayed testing out an Americas Cup sailing boat in Auckland, and all three dived in on vineyard tours through the country! Gullivers have the inside track on moments like these.You see, it’s all about the little extras on a trip. indeed, if you check out the current issue of Rugby World, you will see a tale from two Gullivers tourists, Kev and Sue Ellwood, who got married on tour in 2005 and returned for their 12-year anniversary. Talk about a memorable journey. Tour on!: Some fans enjoy the full experience from Gullivers Sports Travel last_img read more

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Rugby’s Greatest: Bryan Habana

first_img Rugby’s Greatest: Victor Matfield After his four-try World Cup haul against Samoa, Springboks coach Jake White said: “The way he went outside, inside underneath those people was amazing.”A master of the intercept, Habana has assembled one of the biggest collections of winner’s medals in the game. On top of the 2007 World Cup, he has won two Super Rugby titles, a Tri-Nations, two European Cups and a Top 14 title and he became the fourth South African to reach 100 caps – after Percy Montgomery, John Smit and Victor Matfield – in 2014. Montgomery didn’t know who Habana was when he walked into the Boks team room in 2004. He knows all about him now. The joint-top try scorer in RWC tournaments, alongside Jonah Lomu, with 15. Rugby’s Greatest: Bryan HabanaBryan Gary Habana was named after two footballers – Bryan Robson and Gary Bailey of Man Utd fame – but has spent more than a decade terrorising rugby defences rather than soccer ones.He has chalked up records quicker than he sprints past opponents, scoring ten tries in his first ten Tests and 15 in his first 20.We should have seen this torrent of tries coming after Habana, who was inspired by seeing the Boks win the 1995 World Cup, top-scored in the U21 World Cup in 2004 and made his Test debut the same year. Coming off the bench at Twickenham, Habana scored with his first touch and has hardly stopped since, whether playing for South Africa, the Bulls, the Stormers or Toulon in France.Eight tries at RWC 2007 helped see him crowned as IRB Player of the Year. Earlier that year he had scored the winning try in the Super 14 final for the Bulls against the Sharks in stoppage time. In 2007 Habana, who has clocked 10.2s for the 100m, raced against a cheetah as part of a conservation campaign. For once he finished as a runner-up. Rugby’s Greatest: Joost van der Westhuizen LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide TAGS: The Greatest Players Expand Rugby’s Greatest: Victor Matfieldcenter_img Rugby’s Greatest: Joost van der Westhuizen Major teams: Golden Lions, Blue Bulls, Bulls, Stormers, ToulonCountry: South Africa Test span: 2004 – 15Test caps: 124Test points: 320 (67T) South African second-row Victor Matfield has done much… Four years on from their shock loss to… Bryan Habana crosses the whitewash Collapse South Africa’s Joost van der Westhuizen possessed all… Expand Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Autumn Nations Cup France v Italy Preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jump start: France wing Teddy Thomas (Getty Images) Then there is the back row. Shorn of Polledri and Negri, Maxime Mbanda and Johan Meyer come in to help out Braam Steyn. The trio will need to work shrewdly and in synergie against the all-action trio France have selected.What have the coaches said? All you need to know about the Group B match at Stade de France Autumn Nations Cup France v Italy PreviewSome elements of this Test will be unrecognisable, but there will be one totally familiar sight in the Autumn Nations Cup Pool B closer.Referee Nigel Owens takes charge of his 100th Test match, in Paris. An incredible run for one of the game’s most recognisable characters.But while we are accustomed to seeing the Welshman in the thick of Test action, there are some big changes afoot with the French side.It was inevitable at some point we were going to see an unfamiliar France squad. Due to the nature of the agreement between the French Federation and the National Rugby League (LNR), les Bleus‘ top players were only going to get three games to show their stuff this autumn. And now, it’s time for a shake-up.And so while France reconfirm they are targeting a final weekend showdown with England, they also name a squad of 23 with 11 newcomers to face Italy.The visitors have already made clear their plan to gain experience for 2023, so much of this group continue to find their feet. There are two potential debutants off the bench, but this is as strong a side as coach Franco Smith can muster, given his scheme for the years ahead. They will again be led in an attacking sense by 20-year-old fly-half Paolo Garbisi.The biggest shame is Smith cannot select back-rowers Jake Polledri, who required knee surgery, and Seb Negri, who has a thigh complaint.A minute of silence will also be held before Saturday’s game in memory of France hero Christophe Dominici, who sadly passed away this week. French players will wear his nickname, ‘Domi’ on their sleeves.Sadly gone: France great Christophe Dominici (Getty Images)What’s the big team news?There are 13 different names in the France starting team, compared with their match against Scotland. Fly-half Jalibert and winger Teddy Thomas are the only players to be retained in the starting line-up. In the pack Peato Mauvaka is the most experienced international with – wait for it – a whopping four caps to his name. There are some more familiar faces coming back into the group for more Test recognition. Jonathan Danty and Brice Dulin are back on the big stage while athletic all-rounder Sekou Macalou is back in the French fold for the first time since 2017. It could be some shift for that back-row – the forwards on the bench are all normally front-five guys.Interestingly, amongst the new caps are two players familiar to sevens fans: JP Barraque, named at centre, and Gabin Villière, listed at wing. And what a moment for Baptiste Serin, captaining the side.Matteo Minozzi is the most experienced prong of Italy’s back-three trident – Jacopo Trulla will only get his second cap, while Luca Sperandio will earn cap number seven after coming in to replace Mattia Bellini.Top drawer: Italy’s Braam Steyn claims a lineout (Getty Images)In fact there is a bit of a theme of greener talents being twinned positionally with more-weathered players. For example, although not a change from the last outing, Carlo Canna gets his 46th cap, in the centres alongside Marco Zanon who should get his third cap.You may remember the 2019 Six Nations, when Zanon had the chance to score a try that, if converted, would edge Italy ahead of France in the closing stages. However, Damien Penaud forced the centre to knock on in the act of going for the try-line. France went on to win that encounter.center_img Any interesting statistics?A win in Paris would be France’s fifth Test victory in a row1997 – the year Italy won in France for the first (and only) time145kg – the weight of France replacement prop Uini Atonio, according to his Stade La Rochelle team profileReplacement hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini is the only player in this Italy squad to have beaten France (in 2013)On 19 occasions since 2000, more than 40 points have been scored when these two meetWhat time does it kick off and is it on TV?France v Italy, Saturday 28 November, Stade de FranceThe match kicks off at 8.10pm and will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Premier Sports in Ireland.If you’re outside the UK and Ireland, check out our guide to Autumn Nations Cup coverage around the world.Nigel Owens of Wales is the referee for this match – calling his 100th Test match. Matthew Carley (England) and Mike Adamson (Scotland) are his assistants, while Sam Grove-White (Scotland) is the TMO.Man in the middle: Referee Nigel Owens (Getty Images)What are the line-ups?France: Brice Dulin; Teddy Thomas, Jean-Pascal Barraque, Jonathan Danty, Gabin Villière; Matthieu Jalibert, Baptiste Serin (captain); Rodrigue Neti, Peato Mauvaka, Dorian Aldegheri, Kilian Geraci, Baptiste Pesenti, Cameron Woki, Sekou Macalou, Anthony Jelonch.Replacements: Teddy Baubigny, Hassane Kolingar, Uini Atonio, Cyril Cazeaux, Swan Rebbadj, Baptiste Couilloud, Louis Carbonel, Yoram Moefana.Italy: Matteo Minozzi; Jacopo Trulla, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Luca Sperandio; Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi, Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Johan Meyer, Braam Steyn. Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Cristian Stoian, Michele Lamaro, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. France head coach Fabien Galthie said of his captain, Serin: “Baptiste is very committed. He is calm, he handles the burden very well. He looks forward to leading this team and leading by example. “He is a kind of conduit who happily passes on all his knowledge to this group and with a lot of energy. It suits us very well! When you’re at our level, you have to be ready anywhere, anytime. Baptiste has already shown us that he is able to adapt to the most complex of situations, which he knows how to handle. The players who are the finishers have a complicated mission – the players who are just starting out too.”Italy boss Franco Smith said: “We had extra days to better prepare for this meeting. The forced stop last week further increased our desire to take the field on Saturday against France. It will be an intense match where we will have the opportunity to see some interesting youngsters at work as we continue our path of expanding the base at our disposal and building our DNA.”Eyes ahead: France’s head coach Fabien Galthie (Getty Images)last_img read more

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Rapidísimas

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Onell A. SotoPosted Aug 21, 2012 Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rapidísimas Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET El viernes pasado tres jóvenes rusas fueron sentenciadas a dos años de prisión por el delito de “vandalismo motivado por el odio religioso”. En febrero las mujeres y los demás miembros de Pussy Riot interpretaron una canción en la nueva catedral de Moscú que fue tomada como una blasfemia. Grupos de derechos humanos han dicho que las condenas son desproporcionadas.El plan de Costa Rica de impartir educación sexual en las escuelas públicas a partir de 2013 ha causado serios debates. La presidenta Laura Chinchilla dicho que la ley busca “complementar” la educación hogareña y reducir los embarazos juveniles. El obispo luterano Melvin Jiménez dijo en una carta pública que “nuestra iglesia considera que la sexualidad humana es un don de Dios, que debe ser ejercido responsablemente por cada persona, de acuerdo con su propia orientación sexual”.Los miembros de las principales iglesias históricas de Escocia (presbiterianos, anglicanos y católicos romanos) han dado un rotundo “no” a la propuesta del gobierno de redefinir el matrimonio para poder legalizar el “matrimonio gay”. En su respuesta dijeron que la propuesta “cambia fundamentalmente”, la comprensión histórica del matrimonio como una relación entre un hombre y una mujer.El obispo Stephen Neill, señala seis tipos de reformas en el siglo XVI: 1. La renovación dentro de la iglesia romana misma, conocida como contrarreforma. 2. La reforma en Alemania con Martín Lutero. 3. La reforma en Ginebra, Suiza, en las personalidades de Zwinglio y Calvino. 4. La reforma de los anabaptistas, opuestos tanto a Lutero y a Calvino como a la iglesia de Roma. 5. La reforma de los humanistas con el holandés Erasmo de Rotterdam. 6. La reforma inglesa o anglicana que no fue tanto una reforma teológica, como una cuestión de libertad nacional. El principal objetivo de Enrique VIII fue la liberación de la autoridad papal y su designio, el de subordinar la iglesia al estado.El domingo 19 de agosto ambos candidatos a la presidencia de Estados Unidos asistieron a la iglesia. El presidente Barack Obama y su familia cruzaron la calle y llegaron hasta el Parque Lafayette donde se encuentra la Iglesia Episcopal de San Juan cuyo rector Luis León es un cubano exilado. El candidato republicano Mitt Romney asistió con miembros de su familia a la Iglesia Mormona de Wolfeboro, Nueva Hampshire.El rabino Eliyahu Abergel, magistrado principal de la corte rabínica de Jerusalén, dictaminó que un hombre cuya mujer no quiera o no pueda tener hijos o no quiera concederle el divorcio a su esposo, puede tener una pilegesh o concubina. Abergel dijo que de ese modo el esposo cumple con el mandamiento de la procreación.Melvin Rivera, 42, pastor puertorriqueño y comunicador cristiano ha sido nombrado director de la nueva unidad mundial de publicación de la Biblia – Global Bible Publishing (GBP) de las Sociedades Bíblicas Unidas que distribuye unos 32 millones de biblias en 200 países del mundo. Rivera y su esposa Aradí tienen tres hijos y cinco nietos.La decisión del presidente Barack Obama de conceder una “acción diferida” a buena parte de los dreamers, los jóvenes que llegaron al país cuando niños y que constituyen casi un millón de personas. Los beneficiados podrán solicitar un permiso para trabajar y no serán deportados si cumplen con una larga lista de requisitos.Alfonso Llano Escobar, sacerdote jesuita y columnista de El Tiempo de Bogotá escribió recientemente un artículo titulado “Crisis en la Iglesia Católica” en el que señala temas que necesitan atención y corrección. Sobre el celibato dijo: “Iglesia querida, ¿por qué no oyes el clamor de miles de sacerdotes, que ven a colegas suyos, como los luteranos, los anglicanos, los ortodoxos, que encuentran compatible, como los apóstoles, su sacerdocio con el vínculo matrimonial, clamor ante el papa para que les quite el yugo del celibato obligatorio, incompatible, en muchos casos, con el amor y con los justos afectos del corazón?”Grupos cristianos en África recibirán una cantidad substancial de dinero de la cadena de hoteles Hilton “para mejorar la vida de los pobres” y otra suma será donada para “preparar mujeres en tareas de liderato y administración”.Rafael Abuchar Curi, vicario de la parroquia Nuestro Salvador de Cartagena, Colombia, ha decidido educar a su congregación con pasajes claves de la historia y tradición anglicanas a través de los siglos. A ese fin ha diseñado cortos párrafos de momentos históricos y por eso quiere compartir sus “Anglinotas” a todos los que las soliciten. Su dirección es [email protected] Mozo fui, y he envejecido, y no he visto justo desamparado, ni su simiente que mendigue pan. Salmo 37:25. Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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‘Want Prayer?’ Progressive lay evangelists take church to the streets

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel From left, progressive lay evangelists Adrian Dannhauser and Matthew Lukens with their ‘Want Prayer?’ sign.[Episcopal News Service] Progressive lay evangelist Adrian Dannhauser has been known to stand on a busy Stamford, Connecticut street at lunchtime with a sign: “Want Prayer?”Sometimes she’d add a verbal invitation to those who approached. Others sometimes passed her by, slowed, turned around and returned.“You’d hear about the loss of a loved one just the day before,” she recalled during a recent telephone interview. “Or, ‘my wife is having trouble getting pregnant.’“It’s a beautiful form of evangelism,” she said, her voice breaking. “To bear witness to people’s souls is such a privilege. You’re looking to share an experience. You try to facilitate an encounter with God.“Progressive evangelism is connecting my story, your story and the great story.”The former Wall Street bankruptcy and restructuring attorney now attends Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and, along with her “partners in evangelism” Otis Gaddis III and Matthew Lukens, is among a growing number of progressive evangelists in the Episcopal Church who are taking church to the streets and the people.“You’re not trying to change anyone’s mind or belief system,” said Dannhauser, 34. “I will pray with anyone of any faith in whatever mode they’re comfortable.”Progressive evangelism, says Gaddis, now a transitional deacon and chaplain at the University of Maryland at College Park, means first and foremost, living out in a very visceral way, the baptismal promise “to seek and serve Christ in all persons and loving your neighbor as yourself.”“It assumes that Christ is already present,” Gaddis said during a recent telephone interview. “The goal is not to bring people to church but to reveal the presence of church between you and the person you’re talking to.”It can be as simple as striking up a conversation with the person beside him in line, or on an airplane, or in a café — something he has done many times.“To be a progressive evangelist means that I am ready and able and desire to hear someone else’s spiritual story and their authentic being through that story and to reply with a story of my own that shows that I was really present.“Most people don’t have people to talk about that with,” said Gaddis, 32, a former lawyer. He founded the Episcopal Evangelism Network (EEN) in 2009 while a Berkeley seminarian.Initially, the organization grew out of the students’ own practice of getting together and creating a safe place to share their own personal experiences of God, their spiritual stories.“We built a lot of pastoral care skills in a lot of ways, we started hearing each other in a way we didn’t anticipate. We became the community, we discovered that the issue is that we don’t talk to each other about stuff that really matters, including our spiritual matters,” he said.By May 2010 the EEN had spread to the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. Presently there are chapters at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, at the General Theological Seminary in New York, and at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Gaddis hopes EEN will have a presence at all the Episcopal seminaries and also to involve laity and clergy in creating new Episcopal spiritual communities.The EEN is convening a missional development conference Sept. 20-22 at the General Theological Seminary, aiming to equip leaders in the church to develop spiritual communities, and to witness to and share the image of God in one another, engage people and communities across lines of difference, and form missional leaders who can nurture others’ pursuit of their authentic vocation, Gaddis said.The conference is sponsored by: the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries; and the dioceses of Connecticut, Long Island, Maryland, Newark, Washington and Virginia.Progressive evangelism is part of Matthew Lukens authentic vocation; he spent much of the summer giving away lemonade and engaging passersby in conversation on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston.He served as an intern with The Crossing, an emergent worship community of St. Paul’s.“The goal was to try and create a moment where people could stop and have this different thing encounter them in their day, to simply have a conversation with someone and give them something, usually lemonade. Also water. We wanted to know who they were, how they were doing and how far we could get into that conversation with them.”Lukens, 25, was raised Southern Baptist in Alabama and is well aware of the connotations the word “evangelist” can evoke. “In some traditions it is the job of the evangelist to transform you into being my way. But in progressive evangelism, I need to have an openness to being transformed because other people are bringing God’s light to the conversation in the way they’ve experienced it.”He recalled, laughing, that after his first “want prayer” street experience with Gaddis and Dannhauser, he realized that “it took the Episcopal Church to get this former Southern Baptist out on a street corner praying for people.”Progressive evangelism is not, however, about converting or getting people to church, he said.“To me, progressive evangelism is primarily a posture toward encountering other people. I think of it as a spiritual practice. The opportunity to go deeply into conversation with other people, to hear their passions, where do they hear God speaking to them, whether or not they become an Episcopalian. Those conversations get at precious places in our lives that I find people don’t have an opportunity to share.”Mostly, it is about forming spiritual community. “It’s something people are also hungry for,” he added. “One hears about the large number of people that don’t identify with any religion or say they’re spiritual but not religious, but the thing that’s always missing in those places is a community to have that conversation.”Gaddis agreed. “Your listening ears become the soil for the word that is already there,” he said of the spiritual conversations. “And it’s fun, because you’re watching people literally become alive in front of your face, and that’s what church can be.”Bishop Eugene Sutton has commissioned a lay evangelist in the Diocese of Maryland, Buddy Coffey.He had been in the discernment process but had concluded that, “ordained ministry was not for me,” said Coffey, 62, a former engineer.But Sutton recognized Coffey’s “extraordinary gifts in introducing the gospel to people,” and commissioned him to serve as a lay evangelist, teaching, preaching and writing about evangelism, as well as engaging others in spiritual conversation and how to communicate their faith to others.“I’d like to commission more lay evangelists,” Sutton said during a recent telephone interview. “For one thing, it helps the whole church, it helps individuals, because a number of these individuals are seeking a way for the church to recognize their gifts and even support them in some way, even if not financially. It could ease the pressure we have on the ordination process.”Coffey describes his vocation as being a lively witness who proclaims by word and example the good news of God in Christ. “People always ask, ‘what’s this about?’ It lets me begin a conversation that may or may not lead to a spiritual conversion.”In Southern California, Randy Kimmler “unintentionally” helped plant the Community of the Holy Spirit in the Silver Lake district of the Diocese of Los Angeles about six years ago. Mostly, he just listened to the Holy Spirit, he said.“It’s not a church. It’s not a mission. It’s an anomaly and dioceses around the country are trying to figure out what to do with groups like us that are springing up all over the place,” he said during a recent telephone interview.The Community of the Holy Spirit (CHS) “started off as a Lenten study group for about six or seven lay people,” he recalled.It was so much fun that they wanted to continue after Lent. And they wanted to add Eucharist. A local priest celebrated and “then we said, ‘why don’t we keep doing this?’” Kimmler recalled.Lay-organized and led, the group is considered an emergent progressive Christian community, he said during an August 28 telephone interview.CHS continues to meet regularly on Thursday evenings in a space above a local restaurant. “We call it the Lord’s Supper in three courses. The first thing we do is offer them bread and wine.”The first course is a gathering time, with beverages and hors d’oeuvres, fellowship and conversation. Newcomers are greeted and introduced to the group by those with whom they’ve been speaking.The second course includes hearing the word, a five-minute response or reflection to it, followed by time for sharing by group members. A priest — from an established rota of about 20 — celebrates the Eucharist.The final course “is dessert. We clear the altar and set it up with dessert and people can stay and talk as long as they want,” Kimmler said.The group’s evangelism is also unique — by sharing their space for monthly art exhibits featuring the work of local musicians, writers, sculptors and painters, he said.Kimmler will be presenting a workshop at the EEN about church planting by the laity.–The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm Yes! Keep on keeping on! God speed. Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN August 31, 2012 at 8:50 am John…I am a website “member” of Trinity Wall Street. You might want to talk with Father Mark. I am pretty sure he could help steer you in the right direction. Always wonderful to see fellow Episcopalians sharing the “truth” in word and deed. Many Blessings to your ministry.Great Article. September 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm Being a former Southern Baptist, this is great news on the evangelist side….keep on……. Tom Swift says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS September 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm Neither Jesus (“Go and make disciples of all nations”) nor Paul (“I preach Christ and him crucified”) would recognize this as evangelism. Christian evangelism is sharing the good news that sin and death have been overcome by the death and resurrection of Jesus. “Changing peoples’ minds and belief systems” is exactly the point! Such good news must be spoken with great love and respect for the other person’s values and beliefs, but it must be spoken to be evangelism. Steve Black says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 ‘Want Prayer?’ Progressive lay evangelists take church to the streets Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm So joyful that the Holy Spirit is talking to other Episcopalians about this much needed ministry. I pray that the Episcopal church will start formal training for lay people on how to effectively share their faith. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Fr.Michael Neal says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Rev. Wilson Nathaniel Pyron says: center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm I amy parishioner at Trinity Wall Street & St. Paul’s Chapel. My discerned vocation is “iInterfaith Dialogues”, which can be done on local or global basis. New Yok City despite its pace may offer opportnitues for this very compelling mssion of street evangelism, which in some ways doesnt sound like the Episopal Church, and some of us would have a hrd time in approchig someone in a faith based conversation. But I am very interested in overcoming my shyness (although I can be very outgoing Is there someone I could speak to about strating this program here in New York, ner the site of the World Trade Center, Before talking about inerfaith, I want to get a better handloe in speaking about my transformation a year ago, without sounding “preachy”. Is there someone I could talk to about starting a ministry here in New York? Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Dyane and Al Hyer says: Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC 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 (7) Darlene Bailey says: John McCann says: Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET September 13, 2012 at 9:40 am Yes, let’s pray in season and out, ready willing and able to pray in heart of America Kansas City. 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first_img Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Un año después de las inundaciones, el empeño de la reconstrucción prosigue en Vermont [Episcopal News Service] Hace un año, miembros de las congregaciones episcopales de la Diócesis de Vermont estaban transportando mantequilla de maní, cacerolas, calentadores portátiles y artículos de limpieza en autos y camiones a lo largo de las autopistas del estado en lo que apodaban “relevo de autopista” [Freeway Relay] para ayudar a las víctimas de las inundaciones provocadas por el huracán Irene.Hoy, la carrera de relevo ha terminado, pero el trabajo para ayudar a que las personas reconstruyan sus vidas y sus casas aún prosigue.“La gente aún está dando tumbos”, dijo Ann Cooper, quien coordina las subvenciones de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales en la diócesis. “Hay personas que han caído en el atolladero, y aún se encuentran en él. Y por todas las personas que ayudamos, lo cual no es suficiente, sabemos que existe por lo menos el mismo número que necesitan ayuda. Parte del problema es encontrarlas, y el otro problema es financiarlas”.Las agencias de socorro a través del estado “informan que siguen recibiendo nuevas solicitudes todos los días”, dijo la Rda. E. Angela Emerson, ministra diocesana para el desarrollo de la mayordomía. Hay aún muchísima desconexión y relocalización y reasentamiento, eso sigue”.Un correo electrónico enviado poco después del huracán a la oficina de Emerson en la iglesia episcopal de San Pablo [St. Paul’s] en White River Junction, de una iglesia que necesitaba alimentos para su programa de distribución de comidas congeladas, ayudó a echar a andar el Freeway Relay. San Pablo se convirtió en el punto focal para la ayuda a lo largo de la [carretera] Interestatal 91, que corre hacia el sur desde la esquina nordeste de Vermont. Otra ruta de relevos iba por el lado occidental del estado. Para principios de octubre de 2011, virtualmente las 48 congregaciones de la diócesis habían participado de alguna manera, colectando, donando o transportando alimentos y provisiones adonde más los necesitaban, dijo Lynn Bates, canónigo del Ordinario, el otoño pasado.Si bien ese empeño de socorro concluyó, la necesidad continúa.“Las necesidades son tan individualizadas que en verdad no podemos hacer movilizaciones masivas”, dijo Emerson. “Realmente tiene que ajustarse a los casos individuales”.“La gente está aún en el proceso de reconstrucción,” dijo ella. Algunas familias están tratando de terminar de reconstruir para volver a sus casas, mientras que otras no han comenzado todavía. Algunas necesitan ayuda de combustible, otras revestimientos para sus cosas, otras mano de obra especializada para enfrentar las renovaciones.  El desafío radica en mantenerse en contacto con las personas. —la mayoría de las cuales ha regresado a trabajar—  y distribuir los recursos conforme a las necesidades individuales, explicó Emerson.La diócesis ha otorgado subvenciones grandes y pequeñas, desde pagar costos de embarque para mantas donadas y cargos por entrega de heno a dos granjas hasta ayudar a la reconstrucción de un muro inundado y a financiar la remoción de escombros y la recuperación de una deuda de un pueblito. Inicialmente, la diócesis recibió de $20.000 a $25.000 en donaciones de varias fuentes más una subvención de $20.000 de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales, dijo Cooper. La agencia de la Iglesia hizo otras donaciones adicionales, por  $50.000 el año pasado y por $150.000 en 2012, de las cuales unos $55.000 no se han gastado aún, dijo ella.“Muchas de nuestras donaciones se aplican a personas que no han logrado salir del atolladero, que no tienen derecho a las subvenciones de la [Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias] FEMA o que han sido rechazados, que descubrieron los daños demasiado tarde para solicitar ayuda, pequeñas empresas, personas que pasaron inadvertidas”, explicó ella. “Además, hemos intentado ayudar a las comunidades a recuperarse y a prepararse para el futuro, estamos trabajando con niños afectados por las inundaciones, hemos ayudado a construir o a restaurar huertos comunitarios y escolares a través del estado, etc.La diócesis también ha estado creando relaciones“Además del dinero que hemos dado, lo que más me entusiasma y me inspira es la relación de trabajo que hemos podido establecer con agencias gubernamentales —locales y estatales— y con comités de recuperación a largo plazo y con otras iglesias”, afirmó Cooper. Una subvención, por ejemplo, se destinó a un plan para ayudar a rehacer el cauce de una corriente a fin de atenuar futuras inundaciones y conseguir que otras iglesias episcopales, así como otras denominaciones y agrupaciones comunitarias y de servicios, participaran en el proyecto.“Parte de mi trabajo ha sido hablarles a los comités de participación comunitaria o a parroquias completas para tratar de presentarles las serias necesidades que sigue teniendo la labor de recuperación”, añadió. “El proyecto del cauce salió de una de esas conversaciones”.Volviendo a White River Junction, no hace mucho concluyó la labor de ayuda mediante la distribución de suministros que tenía su sede en San Pablo. En su lugar se está creando un nuevo ministerio ecuménico que se ha llamado Ministerio Después de Irene (o AIM, por su sigla en inglés) de Valle Alto [Upper Valley] en el que participan iglesias episcopales y congregacionales.“Hay muchas, muchas necesidades aquí, y estamos tratando de resolverlas”, dijo Holly Hall, miembro de San Pablo, que visita los hogares para identificar y registrar las necesidades de las víctimas de la inundación y ayudarles a controlar su estrés.Los voluntarios han seguido entregando agua a las familias que no tienen ninguna y leña para reemplazar la madera que está demasiado impregnada del cieno que siguió a la inundación para poder arder. Pero así como perduran esas necesidades físicas, surgen las necesidades emocionales.“Verdaderamente, el pesar probablemente sea mayor ahora de lo que fue hace ocho meses, debido a la realidad de lo que se ha perdido y al tener aún que ajustarse”, dijo Hall. Por ejemplo, ella ha estado visitando semanalmente a un paciente con diabetes. “Cuando lo vi el lunes fue la primera vez que me percaté de su ira y su furia, porque él estaba en verdad empezando a darse cuenta [de lo sucedido]”.Por teléfono, a Hall se le quebró la voz al hablar de las familias que ella visita. En verdad, visitar es más fácil, dijo. “Pensar al respecto es más difícil. Lo que me sorprende es el número de personas que creen que el problema se acabó. Cuando estás en la base y simplemente haces una visita una vez a la semana y puedes ser testigo del gran estrés de estas personas, [sabes] que el problema no se ha acabado”.El AIM labora para ayudar a reconstruir la comunidad así como ayuda a familias individuales. Los miembros están planeando un oficio de Halloween, por ejemplo, para el 28 de octubre, en el edificio de una antigua iglesia congregacional en West Hartford.El AIM trabaja ahora con 58 clientes, dijo Dick Davis, otro miembro de San Pablo. Según él, la reconstrucción es un problema a largo plazo para la zona, no sólo en lo que se refiere a infraestructura, sino también en lo tocante a las vidas de las personas. “Creo que todo el mundo desde White River Junction hasta Sharon, que queda a 32 kilómetros, ha gastado probablemente hasta el último centavo que tenían en ahorros, y muchas de esas personas están jubiladas. ¿Cómo reemplazas eso? De manera que esto tiene algunas consecuencias de reconstrucción a largo plazo… Uno podría escribir un libro con las historias individuales”.El trabajo es  “agotador y estimulante”, dijo Emerson, resaltando “la enorme cantidad de energía que conlleva el empeño de mantener tu propio equilibrio y de cuidarte”.“Éste es el tipo de trabajo que realmente cambia vidas”, dijo ella. “Uno se pone en contacto con personas que están significativamente traumatizadas, desorientadas y con un enorme pesar por todo lo que han perdido… Y eso suscita una tremenda humildad y gratitud en ti, basta realmente ver la humildad y la resistencia de parte de las personas que reciben ayuda y su deseo de dar algo a cambio —sencillamente es difícil ponerlo en palabras”.Cooper ve la obra de reconstrucción de la Iglesia como “evangelización por el ejemplo”.“No creo que tengas que estar dando vueltas con una Biblia y una cruz”, dice ella. “Creo que si ofreces un buen ejemplo de la vida de Cristo en el mundo, eso es evangelización”.El pueblecito de Stockbridge quedó “devastado” por la inundación, y algunas zonas fueron inaccesibles durante dos semanas, recordaba ella. Desde el comienzo las iglesias individuales proporcionaron ayuda. Un día, uno de los residentes dijo: “¡Sabe usted, todos queremos ser episcopales!”.“Es evangelización con el ejemplo” reiteró Cooper, “y ésa, para mí, es la más eficaz”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL 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 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ La Iglesia ‘de guardia’ para ayudar a los misioneros An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jan 17, 2014 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Ashley Cameron, misionera del de Jóvenes Adultos, que presta servicios en la Diócesis Episcopal de Santiago, en las Filipinas; Elizabeth Boe, funcionaria de la red global de la Iglesia Episcopal y Ryan Abrams, ex misionero del YASC que sirvió en la Diócesis de Costa Rica, durante la conferencia de la Red Global de la Misión Episcopal en mayo de 2013 en Bogotá, Colombia. Foto de Lynette para ENS.[Episcopal News Service] Para los misioneros del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos (YASC, por su sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia Episcopal que sirven a través de la Comunión Anglicana, la ayuda es simplemente una llamada telefónica, un mensaje electrónico, un mensaje de texto o una conferencia a través de Skype.“Hacemos grandes esfuerzos para estar localizables y disponibles las 24 horas de los 7 días de la semana para todos nuestros misioneros”, dijo el Rdo. David Copley, funcionario encargado del personal de la misión y de asociaciones globales.En fecha más reciente, el 20 de diciembre, a raíz de que estallara la violencia en Sudán del Sur, Copley ayudó a la evacuación de Ed Eastman y Noah Hillerbrand, dos misioneros que estaban prestando servicios en la Diócesis de Renk, en la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán y de Sudán del Sur.“Luego de que comenzó el conflicto se decidió que debíamos evacuar inmediatamente, ya que el único vuelo disponible de Medair era al día siguiente, y luego no había más vuelos”, dijo Eastman en un correo electrónico a ENS desde Tanzania. “David Copley se puso en contacto conmigo por teléfono y me informó de esto. Eran las 11 P.M. de su hora y él estaba tomando todas las disposiciones desde su casa debido a la urgencia de la situación [gracias, David]”.El conflicto estalló en Juba, la capital de la nación, el 15 de diciembre, luego de una disputa política. Renk se encuentra en el nordeste de Sudán del Sur, en el estado del Alto Nilo, cerca de la frontera con Sudán, y aunque se mantuvo tranquilo en los primeros días y semanas de la ola de violencia, el conflicto ya se ha extendido a la región del Alto Nilo.La embajada de EE.UU. en Sudán del Sur comenzó a evacuar al personal en diciembre y posteriormente lo redujo a principios de enero, cuando también instó a todos los ciudadanos estadounidenses a abandonar el país.El Departamento de Misión de la Iglesia Episcopal no dirige una organización de ayuda de emergencia y desarrollo y no envía misioneros a zonas de guerra. Dicho eso, ha habido casos en que los misioneros han sido evacuados de países luego de desastres naturales o de otro tipo, agitaciones políticas y conflictos armados.“No enviamos personas a zonas inseguras, normalmente, pero la realidad es que uno no puede garantizar ningún lugar como perfectamente seguro”, dijo Copley.Luego del devastador terremoto de magnitud 7 del 12 de enero de 2010, cuyo epicentro estaba a 16 kilómetros de Puerto Príncipe [la capital de] Haití, los misioneros Mallory Holding y Jude Harmon, del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos, abandonaron el país. Steven Hart, misionero del YASC, prestaba servicio en el Instituto Rural Asiático en 2011 después del desastre nuclear de Fukushima.Cuando estallaron las protestas en la plaza de Tahrir durante la revolución egipcia de 2011 contra el ex presidente Hosni Mubarak, el Rdo. Paul Gorden-Chandler, misionero, fungía como rector en la iglesia de San Juan el Bautista en El Cairo.La Iglesia Episcopal tiene 60 misioneros adultos y del Cuerpo de Servicio  de Jóvenes Adultos que prestan servicio en más de 20 países a través de la Comunión Anglicana, desde Haití hasta Brasil, pasando por Hong Kong, Sudáfrica y las Filipinas, en naciones en desarrollo y desarrolladas.Además de atención pastoral, evaluaciones regulares, apoyo logístico y de otra clase que brinda el Departamento de Misión, los misioneros tienen cobertura de salud y seguro de evacuación.Los misioneros, ordenados y laicos, algunos de ellos profesionales con años de experiencia y otros recién graduados universitarios, desempeñan una variedad de papeles, tales como sacerdotes, maestros, médicos, enfermeras, diseñadores de comunicaciones electrónicas, administradores, contadores, granjeros, soldadores y músicos.Algunas veces habrá quien diga, “no puedo ser misionero porque no soy médico”, dijo Copley, encargado del personal de la misión y de asociaciones globales, añadiendo que parte de su trabajo es facilitar el discernimiento. “Todo el mundo tiene dones.“A veces se trata tan sólo de convencer a alguien de que un ministerio de presencia es tan importante como un talento técnico”.Servir como misionero adulto o joven adulto de la Iglesia Episcopal sirve no sólo para robustecer los ministerios y programas locales, sino también para conectar a los episcopales con los 85 millones de miembros de la Comunión Anglicana esparcidos por el mundo, para reforzar los vínculos comunes. La Iglesia envía misioneros para servir y ayudar en programas que responden a las prioridades estratégicas de una provincia o una diócesis, y para fortalecer las relaciones de compañerismo, nuevas o ya existentes.Por ejemplo, el difunto Michael Tedrick, misionero de la Diócesis de California, sirvió en la Diócesis Anglicana de Curitiba, en Brasil, facilitando la relación de compañerismo entre las diócesis, añadió Elizabeth Boe, funcionaria de la Iglesia para la red global.Antes de situar a un misionero, el personal del Departamento de Misión de la Iglesia lleva a cabo una amplia evaluación del lugar, incluida la seguridad y protección; la existencia de instalaciones adecuadas y de una labor con sentido; y, especialmente en el caso de jóvenes adultos, [comprueba] la presencia de un mentor, dijo Copley.La Iglesia Episcopal puede enviar misioneros “prácticamente a cualquier parte; dicho eso, elegimos sitios donde contamos con una estrategia de salida”, afirmó Copley, añadiendo que incluso aunque los grupos de misión visitan regularmente la República del Congo, no es en la actualidad un país al que la Iglesia enviaría misioneros.La Diócesis de Renk, dada su situación aislada, no es un sitio donde la Iglesia suele enviar misioneros tampoco, agregó Copley, pero Eastman y Hillerbrand habían planeado ir allí de todos modos, de manera que el Departamento de Misión “adoptó” los misioneros.Eastman, miembro de la iglesia de Sagrada Familia [Church of the Holy Family] en Chapel Hill, Carolina del Norte, llegó a Renk el 10 de diciembre y se proponía comenzar la construcción de una cerca para una granja de 10 hectáreas perteneciente a la diócesis, que es parte de la Iglesia Episcopal del Sudán y Sudán del Sur.“Los materiales se compraron en Juba y se pusieron en una barcaza para Renk justo antes de que estallara el conflicto”, explicó Eastman, añadiendo que la granja es de vital importancia para proporcionar alimentos para los estudiantes y el personal del Colegio Teológico de Renk, así como ingresos para la diócesis.“Esperábamos que el conflicto se controlara y que pudiéramos regresar, pero en lugar de eso se ha tornado mucho, mucho peor”, dijo Eastman, que planeaba regresar a Estados Unidos esta semana. “El obispo Joseph [Atem] me ha invitado a que regrese a Sudán del Sur cuando se alcance la paz. Esto puede que no sea en el futuro próximo”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerr Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Latin American bishops establish province-wide development group

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Comments (1) Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Latin American bishops establish province-wide development group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags [Episcopal News Service – San Juan, Puerto Rico] The bishops of Province IX last week approved the formation of a province-wide development group aimed at moving each of the province’s seven dioceses toward self-sustainability.Since 2013, the Episcopal Church has been working with all Province IX dioceses – the Dominican Republic, Ecuador Central, Ecuador Litoral, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and Puerto Rico – to develop a plan for financial self-sustainability and to further secure their ministries.“It’s a dream realized,” said Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Cesar Holguín, whose diocese received the Episcopal Church recently awarded a one-time focus grant totaling $950,000. “It’s a platform to help each of the dioceses of Province IX to reach self-sufficiency and to fund their own missionary work. We’re very optimistic in this regard that we can make this work.”The Province IX bishops created the development group on May 17 during a synod meeting.The Province IX dioceses have been leading the effort to move toward self-sustainability since a 2011 Church Pension Group-sponsored conference in Tela, Honduras, that brought together the Province IX dioceses to explore a secure path. The dioceses themselves adopted sustainability as a focus for 2012; three of the seven dioceses – the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Honduras now have development groups.According to the Province IX Development Group’s bylaws, its purpose is to assist with the development and self-sustainability of the diocese through the promotion of sustainable development, the solicitation of resources and the strengthening of companion relationships.The development group will pursue its purpose through diocesan consultations, making presentations about the work being carried out in each of the dioceses, preparing promotional material, writing grant proposals and coordinating mission teams and other fundraising activities.The development group will serve as an umbrella organization to help all of the Province IX dioceses achieve sustainability by sharing best practices and resources that enable them to learn from one another, said Honduras Bishop Lloyd Allen.The Diocese of Honduras has set the goal to achieve financial sustainability by 2019, he added.“2019 is our time to say it’s good what you have done for us, but beyond this we are ready to walk on our own,” said Allen. “My [diocesan] convention is a week from Saturday and I’m going to be letting people know that we have two years to go and nothing is stopping us now. We’re restructuring the Honduran Development Network and the diocese, and preparing the platform for this to come together.”In February 2014, on the recommendation of the Second Mark of Mission working group, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council agreed to an 18-year plan for “self-sufficiency,” to move to sustainable mission and ministry in Province IX.The Episcopal Church’s 2013-2015 budget allocated $2.9 million in block grants over the triennium and also included an additional $1 million for Province IX with the goal of “strengthening the province for sustainable mission.” It financed the focus grant.In July 2015, General Convention adopted Resolution A015 “Continue to Support Province IX Sustainability” which continues “dedication for the ongoing work of Mark of Mission II: To Teach, Baptize, and Nurture New Believers, especially as it pertains to the agreed-upon plan for Province IX Sustainability.”The Diocese of the Dominican Republic is the closest to achieving self-sustainability, in large part because of the formation in 1998 of the Dominican Development Group which was formed with the primary goal of seeking the “human, material and financial resources that are required to maintain the diocese’s rate of growth and to provide the diocese with the ability to maintain ‘quality’ programs.”In 15 years, the DDG has raised more than $10 million to finance the building of infrastructure, including churches, schools, day care centers and medical clinics in the Dominican Republic. Heavily dependent on the income generated by short-term mission groups, it is held up as a model of entrepreneurship across Province IX.The Province IX Development Group is intended to work with each of the seven dioceses in its own context, explained Bob Stevens, the former executive director of the DDG and the volunteer director of the newly formed province-wide development group.“The suggestion [to form the province-wide group] came from the bishops themselves,” said Stevens. “We are at their service.”The 2016-2018 budget maintains block-grant funding at $2.9 million for Province IX.– Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York By Lynette Wilson Posted May 23, 2016 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bob Stevens says: Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Province IX Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME June 7, 2016 at 9:45 am Lynette,Very good article. Quite clearly describes the formation of the GDP. Can I use it in conjunction with the promotion of the development group? Thanks and God bless.Bob Stevens Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed.last_img read more

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