first_img Test starter: Lions captain Sam Warburton will likely lead the out against Australia in Brisbane in 11 days timeBy Owain JonesFOUR GAMES, one proper contest, and the Lions bandwagon rolls on. Every player has now been cast into the fray, bar a hamstrung Rob Kearney and jet-lagged Simon Zebo, so it’s time to have a stab at picking Warren Gatland’s Test side for the first Test in Brisbane.We’re sure this will provoke debate, but what self-respecting Lions XV wouldn’t? Tell us what you think @Rugbyworldmag1. Mako Vunipola – Big brother of Big Billy, Mako has been one of the surprise packages of this tour. The young Saracen is a work in progress scrummaging-wise, but he delivered a tour de force against the Queenland Reds in the loose, offering himself as a receiver and tackling with ferocity. He’s earnt his opportunity2. Richard Hibbard – Admittedly he had a lineout wobble against the Combined Country XV, but Hibbard’s 17st 4lb frame may just edge him ahead of the more mobile Tom Youngs, who will figure as the game breaks up. His ability to hit ruck after ruck with venom, thunderbolt tackling and an ability to break the gainline in the tight channels will soften up the Wallabies early on3. Adam Jones – The old master is a shoo-in for the Test team. Jones’ technical ability means he is rarely bested by his opposite number and his work in the loose has improved over time – you often see him popping passes or making tackles. He’ll hate you for saying it, but he’s a thoroughly modern propMako force: Vunipola has had an excellent tour4. Richie Gray – Gray has had a tendency to drift in an out of games internationally, but on the Lions tour, he has matured. An asset in the loose, for such a tall man with an upright running stance, he rarely fails to cross the gainline in the tackle5. Paul O’Connell – Since returning from injury in March, O’Connell has played like a one-man crusade. The big Munsterman has the look of someone who wants to make a statement in his final tour. One of the group’s leaders, he makes the hard yards, drives the pack and provides much-needed composure at the set-piece6. Dan Lydiate – Tom Croft, Sean O’Brien. The toughest position of all to call but Gatland is looking for balance. For that reason, Lydiate fresh from two 80-minute performances, is selected. Unselfish and unafraid of the dirty work, Lydiate’s remit will be to cut the dangerous Wallaby attackers off at source7. Sam Warburton (c) – After seven weeks out, Warburton needs game time, which he should get against the Waratahs on Saturday. The qualities that define him as a player are his strength on the deck at the breakdown and prodigious workrate. As a captain, it’s his ability to lead by example and purportedly reason with the referee8. Jamie Heaslip – There were many who said Heaslip was a spent force during a chastening Six Nations but the County Kildare man has timed his run into form to perfection, helping Leinster to an Amlin Challenge Cup and a RaboDirect Pro12 final wins. He was at his buccaneering best against Western Force and edges out Toby Faletau by a cigarette paper LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Renaissance man: Jamie Heaslip has run into form9. Mike Phillips – Phillips was imperious against the Barbarians. A snarling ball of aggression who presented untold problems for the opposition around the fringes. He is also a proven Test Match Animal who relishes the biggest of occasions to showcase his unique skills10. Jonny Sexton – The Lions’ most important player. Sexton’s tight hamstring must be treated lovingly over the next week and a half, as he will dictate the tempo for the Lions in the Test series. Not lacking in self-confidence, with acute game management, Sexton is a perfect foil to mobilize the jumbo-sized backs outside him11. George North – Frighteningly, not long turned 21, North has shown he is a man to be feared on the flank, as well as No 13. His 70-metre break against the Reds was eye-catching, but what marks him out as one of the world’s best is his intelligent use of the ball. He rarely takes a wrong decision12. Jamie Roberts – Roberts is a trusted Gatland Lieutenant and his management of the Lions backline defence will be key to the outcome of the series. A brave and intelligent player, Roberts’ ability to pick a line and break the gainline in the tight channels will see him reprising the spirit of ’09 with BODPoints machine: Halfpenny looks certain to start13. Brian O’Driscoll – Any doubts about the battered O’Driscoll body withstanding a few more weeks punishment have been dispelled against Western Force and Combined Country XV. O’Driscoll has hared around the field with the zip of a man a decade younger, with a big smile on his face. Watertight in defence, he’s the wise old sage you need in a white-hot test14. Alex Cuthbert – Tommy Bowe was inked in but there are long odds for him to be fit for the first Test so the rangy Cuthbert gets the nod. There are few better finishers in the game – he has three tries in two starts – and he also has the knack of scoring at key times, as proved with tries in consecutive title deciders in the Six Nations15. Leigh Halfpenny – Mr Reliable. That Halfpenny will be rock solid under a high-ball, brave in the tackle and sure-footed on the gallop is now a given, such is the boy from Gorseinon’s consistency. Yet he is now among the finest place kickers in the world. There was almost an audible gasp when he missed a conversion against Combined Country XVBench: Ryan Grant, Tom Youngs, Dan Coles, Alun Wyn Jones, Sean O’Brien, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Stuart Hoggcenter_img PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 05: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions kicks a conversion during the tour match between the Western Force and the British & Irish Lions at Patersons Stadium on June 5, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) last_img read more


first_imgWE’RE FEELING the cold here at Rugby World this week, and because we know how important it is to warm up properly before you play a game of rugby, or get stuck into your training session, we thought we’d share this drill.It’s all very well and good going for a jog around the pitch and doing some dynamic stretching to raise the body temperature, but we like this drill because it’s fun, and involves competition. Watch how these guys do it, and then introduce it to your team-mates in training this week!Demonstrating the exercise is Parmiter’s School first XV, who won £3,000-worth of kit, plus nutrition and training advice, as part of our Lucozade Sport Kit-Out Project competition. We took a coach and nutritionist down to the school to do a training session – see what else they learned here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If you want to get kit for your club, go to lucozadesport.com/kitoutproject and register your team. You can also browse the kit catalogue here and choose what you want – from full on kits, in your club’s colours, to balls, bottles and training equipment. Then get all your team-mates, friends and family to collect the codes off the bottles when they’re drinking Lucozade Sport. The more codes you collect, the more kit you’ll get!last_img read more


first_imgSaracens should be wary of a Racing side fulfilling their potential in this weekend’s European Champions Cup final LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Euro star: Maxime Machenaud scores in Racing’s semi-final win over Leicester. Photo: Getty Images Unfortunately the trio of Celtic stars signed by Racing for the start of the 2013 season never came good. Dan Lydiate left in late 2014 while Jamie Roberts and Johnny Sexton departed Paris last summer after two seasons of underachievement. Asked by Midi Olympique in January for his assessment of the first half of the season, Labit replied: “It’s going well, because our stars are real stars, guys easy to manage. I couldn’t accept what happened last year, to have to assemble our top players each month to explain to them what was wrong. Above all, I understood that it was best to hold these discussions in the privacy of the office. There they didn’t dent their pride. When you say things in the media, it’s different: you harm their image.”Labit acknowledged that country commitments didn’t help the trio of Celts during their two seasons in Paris but the disappointment he felt at their failure to adapt to a different environment ran deep. It altered the club’s recruitment policy, too, as Travers explained in September. “We really want players who are ready to serve the club rather than players looking after their own interests,” he said. “The investment of the president – whether it is the recruitment, the training centre, the future stadium – is all about the performance. And too often in the past, we have forgotten that.”Stardust: Joe Rokocoko and Dan Carter are newer members of the Racing squad. Photo: Getty ImagesHence the signing last year of a clutch of top-class players no longer burdened by international commitments: former All Blacks Chris Masoe and Joe Rokocoko, France flanker Yannick Nyanga and, of course, Dan Carter. The Kiwi fly-half arrived at the end of November, a month after steering his country to victory in the World Cup final, and his impact has been immense, and not just on the pitch. “In his first week here Dan spoke to the guys in English – François van der Merwe translated – and he said that the training wasn’t up to standard,” Goosen told me at the start of this year. “I think every guy just lifted a notch because we have so much respect for him.”But Goosen emphasised that Carter isn’t the only player responsible for Racing finally fulfilling their potential. The “great vibe” in the squad, he explained, is down to everyone pulling together, not to mention the new-look Labit. “I don’t get involved with controversy,” Labit said in January. “These days I only talk about what truly matters to me: my team.”European Champions Cup final: Racing v Saracens, Sat 14 May, 4.45pm, Lyon. Live on BT Sport and Sky Sportscenter_img Racing’s two Laurents, Travers and Labit, have the ‘good cop, bad cop’ routine down to a tee. The former, Racing’s forwards coach, is full of busy bonhomie, always ready to give a few touchline comments to broadcasters as he watches his team in the Top 14. In contrast, Labit likes to look on from the stand with a brooding intensity.When your correspondent interviewed the pair at Racing’s training ground in the summer of 2014, Travers greeted me with a cheery cry: “Ah, my English cousin!” laughing at a scalp that was as follicly-challenged as his own. Labit was different. It was clear the interview was a chore and not a pleasure, at least initially. But the frosty demeanour thawed the longer the interview wore on, Labit a rugby obsessive with concise, insightful opinions across a range of issues. He even smiled on a couple of occasions.I escaped without feeling his wrath, not so South African referee Jaco van Heerden, who a couple of months later felt the full force of Labit’s fury after Racing had lost to Stade Francais in a Top 14 encounter. Enraged by a controversial Stade try and two yellow cards for his players, Labit accused van Heerden of “amateurism” and of staging a “hold-up”. His comments earned the Racing coach a 15-match ban, and the anger of his own brother, a teacher, who had also seen his sibling hit with a ten-week suspension the previous season for “reprehensible behaviour” during Racing’s play-off against Toulouse.Double act: Racing’s coaches Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers. Photo: Getty Images“After the incident with the South African my brother actually said to me, ‘How do you expect me to educate my kids when they see you doing that?’” Labit told Midi Olympique earlier this season. “That made me think. I am first and foremost an educator. So I decided to change.”And change he has. Sort of. The ranting and raving are a thing of the past, no doubt to his brother’s relief, but he’s still refreshingly candid in much of what he says. The fact Racing finished last season without a trophy, or even an appearance in a final, rankled with Labit. He felt dissatisifed, with himself and his squad. One of his first targets was Johan Goosen, the gifted South African threequarter.“His contract still runs for two years, but he knows he’ll have to change his attitude,” said Labit last summer. “If not, then there’s a good chance that he won’t be here for a third year of his contract. You expect a player of his age to be more serious about things… you have certain expectations of a professional player. He’ll have to pull up his socks if he wants to play.”Cutting edge: Johan Goosen has been in great form for Racing this season. Photo: Getty ImagesGoosen admitted he was surprised by the criticism, but he responded in the best way possible, producing the high-quality rugby this season that won him a Springbok cap at the age of 20. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more


first_imgEllis Genge (England)In all likelihood Genge and Ben Moon will probably compete for one of the prop spots in the England World Cup squad, and the former did his cause no harm against Italy putting in some huge hits and scrummaged well too.Ben O’Keefe (New Zealand)Bit of a curveball here, but referee O’Keefe had a less than ideal game whilst officiating France against Ireland. It was blatantly apparent that the French could not understand what he wanted from them and they got penalised immensely as a result. Given the sheer number of nationalities at the World Cup, O’Keefe could do with learning some key phrases in a language other than English. 2021 Six Nations Injuries Update Expand All the latest news on players injured throughout… Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Who makes the cut in Sam Tremlett’s team? In this piece we take a look at players who are certain to be on the plane to Japan, and who could be missing out. Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Six Nations Team of the Weekend Round One LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Rugby World Cup Player WatchWithin the context of a Rugby World Cup year, performances in tournaments like the Six Nations will have considerable impact on a players participation.As a result, in this piece we are going to take a look at some players who have punched their plane ticket to Japan, who are in the mix, and who may be struggling to get selected for their respective countries.Who has punched their ticket?Jayden Hayward (Italy)Kiwi born Hayward has been one of Italy’s top players during the tournament regularly showing his proficiency in the air and can find space on occasion too.Joe Cokanasiga (England)Not a lot needs to be said here. The big Bath man offers electric dynamism on the wing and is sure to be on the plane to Japan later this year.Who is in the mix? Who is struggling?Dorian Aldegheri (France)Came on as a replacement for Bamba against Ireland and got found very quickly indeed. He could not deal with Irish pressure in the scrum, regularly infringed and received a sin-binning too.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. Expand Six Nations Team of the Weekend Round One Six Nations Fixtures 2022 The 2022 Six Nations… Collapse 2021 Six Nations Injuries Updatelast_img read more


first_img Isolated carriers can still protect the ball, explains… Vickii Cornborough: How to rip the ball in contact The back-row talks through the latching process that… Hamish Watson is an integral member of Scotland’s back row (Getty Images) Vickii Cornborough: How to rip the ball in contact The Scotland back-row’s top tips for winning the battle of the breakdown Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact “It sounds obvious but speed to the ball is critical. Beating the attacker is paramount. Once you’re on the ball you have to dig in and stay strong because you know the big hits are coming and nowadays those hits or rolls or twists might not always be safe.“There’s a lot of talk about that right now. I hope the jackal stays a part of the game. The momentum shift can be immense at times.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Hamish Watson: How to win turnovers Hamish Watson made his Scotland debut against Italy at Murrayfield in 2015 and has been capped more than 30 times for his country.The openside is known for his turnover ability at breakdown, scavenging ball to create opportunities for his team or slowing it down to deny opponents chances of their own. Here he explains how you can do the same…Right decisions“Decision-making 
is huge. You’ve got a millisecond. It’s about knowing when to go for it and when not to.“If you’ve been warned a few times and you’re close to your own line, then do you really need to risk it if it’s not a clear opportunity? Those actions can be massive.”Be aware“Stay low to the ground, so low that nobody can get underneath you. In your peripheral vision you have to see an opponent coming and rearrange your feet to deal with 
that threat.”Stay strong The England prop’s top tips on this effective… Collapse Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Official line“You have to know your referee. You have to establish a good relationship with him and talk to him at the breakdown. It’s important to listen to him and show him that you are listening to him. You have to understand what kind of ref you have. Homework is really important.”This article originally appeared in the September 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. Expandlast_img read more


first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA March 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm Mr Kivel,Your statement regarding Jesus’ appeal to outcasts proves nothing. He still told them to – gasp! GO AND SIN NO MORE. This is the part that revisionists leave out of their half-asked interpretation of the Gospel. The real Gospel requires a full repentance and departure from deliberate sin (Heb 10:26). Additionally, I Corinthians 6:9 makes it quite clear that “malakoi” and “arsenokoitais” are excluded from the Kingdom of Heaven, as are adulterers and other sinners. Both words allude to the passive and active partners in a homosexual act. Make no mistake: the Kingdom of Heaven is a KINGDOM, not a democracy. There is only one Gospel and one absolute truth, not different interpretations. There is only one faith, one baptism, and one Lord of all. All other interpretations, including yours Mr Kivel, are deliberate perversions that oppose the Gospel of Jesus Christ. March 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm Rev. Terrill,The problem you discuss would involve taking an honest look at TEC’s recent revisions and apostasies at the national level and making corrections. They need to admit that the “gospel of inclusiveness” actually alienates many more people than it includes. They also need to admit that they need to come back to the traditional faith and the Bible as sources of authority and not secular humanism. Until then, TEC will always be a sinking ship. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (7) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel March 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm Mr. Marc Kivel,For inclusive nature of Christ I find your statement interesting “….why the Apostles were constantly shocked by the sorts of folks Our Lord spent time with and why Our Lord wasn’t everyone’s poster boy for what a Jewish messiah should be, eh?”Our Lord welcomes everybody to Kingdom of Heaven with rebirth spirit in oneself shedding of his/her oneself of the past. With this principle we find Christ gave surprise to the guests of a Pharisee’s dinner by forgiving sins of a sinner woman who wiped Jesus’ feet with tears and the hair of her head, we find Him forgiving adulterous woman who was about to be killed by stone throwing, we find Him at dinner table of a notorious tax collector, we find Him instantly promising to take to paradise one of the two convicted criminals truly repented before his death at the cross, we find Him change the law to include gentile like us to share the salvation and even today, we find Him in the mind of a person who live holistically and believe Him and practice accordingly. Nowhere, we find Him encouraging living with natural instinct of life unholy to God, rather we find Him telling us consequence of necked persons without proper wedding dress.God’s moral standard has not been changed since creation of Adam and Eve. Don’t you think God would have found at least one couple of same sex at Sodom and Gomorrah to save their lives like cousin of Abraham, if that kind of same sex activities would have been permissible in the eyes of God? Church’s teaching should be same as it was in the beginning until His 2nd coming. The Church is built the with body of Christ who is alpha and omega. March 22, 2012 at 11:52 am I would like to see a more detailed report on how the bishops plan to restructure the church to meet the rapid decline of TEC. Are they really going to do something, or are they just trying to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops spent much of its five-day meeting at Camp Allen Conference & Retreat Center in Navasota, Texas, focusing on its ongoing theme of  ‘Church for the 21st Century and the Gift of Episcope’ and discussing issues related to the upcoming General Convention and same-gender blessings.During its March 20 business meeting, the House of Bishops adopted a resolution to send greetings to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as he prepares to leave his post and return to academia at the end of the year.“We the bishops of the Episcopal Church send our greetings to the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury as you begin a new season in your ministry,” read the resolution. “We remember with deep appreciation your pastoral visit with us as we met in New Orleans, Louisiana, following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. At the 2008 Lambeth Conference we were recipients of your personal hospitality, teaching ministry, and leadership. The ‘indaba’ spirit of that gathering continues to influence and shape our common life and ministry. We wish you Godspeed and many blessings in the coming days.”After serving 10 years as the archbishop of Canterbury, Williams announced March 16, the first day of the House of Bishops meeting, that he would step down at the end of the year to become Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.During a March 20 media briefing, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said that the Anglican Primates (presiding bishops and archbishops of the Anglican Communion provinces) from each region would nominate one of their number to serve on the Crown Nominations Commission.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs issued daily accounts that provided a brief overview of the discussions and activities of the House of Bishops, noting that the schedule called for “prayer-filled sessions,” with the bishops participating in daily Bible study, reflection and worship.The meeting was billed as a retreat, and members of the public and the news media were not allowed to observe the sessions. Very few, if any, bishops blogged and tweeted during the sessions. In past meetings, some bishops have raised issues of confidentiality in response to their colleagues tweeting and blogging about their conversations.There were 134 bishops in attendance.In a March 20 media briefing, bishops participating in the briefing said the meeting was more relaxed and the atmosphere more gracious than it has been in years.“Bishops lead such busy lives, we need to come away on a retreat,” said Bishop of Pittsburgh Kenneth Price, secretary of the House of Bishops, during the briefing, adding that the absence of outsiders made for a better atmosphere. He said that he would leave the meeting “blessed and energized.”During the meeting, a draft social media policy for electronic media at House of Bishops meetings was introduced and presented by Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris of Massachusetts and Bishop James Waggoner of Spokane. The bishops discussed the draft and provided suggestions, according to a daily account.“The world is always changing,” said Price, regarding the social media policy during the media briefing. He said the report will be issued shortly.During one afternoon session, the bishop members of the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music led a conversation on same-gender blessings. The SCLM on March 8 released excerpts of its report to General Convention, including the text of its proposed rite of blessing same-gender relationships, a theological reflection, and two related legislative resolutions that it will recommend to convention when it meets in Indianapolis July 4-12.The SCLM’s work comes in response to General Convention’s 2009 mandate (via Resolution C056) that it work with the House of Bishops to collect and develop theological resources and liturgies for blessing same-gender relationships and report to this summer’s 77th meeting of convention.According to a public affairs office daily account, the bishops continued discussion about the committee’s work and same-gender blessings “in small groups, as a body, and then in indaba settings, an opportunity for each member of the house to speak his or her mind in a smaller, open setting.” Indaba, which means “meaningful conversation,” is a process derived from African traditions that was used by the bishops at the 2008 Lambeth Conference.The presiding bishop mentioned that the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, bishop of Durham in the Church of England, attended as an international guest and that when he offered his remarks at the close of the meeting, he said the indaba conversations facilitated generosity and clarity and that he said he would leave the meeting with a “‘deeper understanding of different contexts and realities.”Other sessions included a discussion on spiritual discipline, led by Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Thomas Shaw, and a conversation on the General Convention 2009 Resolution B014, which called for the study of reconciliation or dissolution of pastoral relations between conflicted dioceses and their bishops.Jefferts Schori offered a meditation and reflection on the role of bishops in relation to faith, unity and governance.The bishops also heard presentations on the Anglican Covenant, a proposed set of principles intended to bind the Anglican Communion in spite of cultural and theological differences; and a revised document for Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight (DEPO), provisions for dissenting congregations to seek reconciliation with their bishop or to request oversight from another bishop. Typically, DEPO has been used by congregations and bishops who have theological differences.Jefferts Schori said the Episcopal Church will make a formal statement, one she hopes will express “our desire to stay in communion and covenant relationships,” regarding the covenant at General Convention.Bishop of Kansas Dean Wolfe, vice president of the House of Bishops, offered his thoughts on the covenant during the briefing, describing it as a “helpful instrument in promoting dialogue and conversations,” and that it has led to some important work.Regarding the DEPO, Wolfe said, “The work that we did on the revised document had a wide acceptance in the house. I thought there was a wonderful and generous spirit around the document and the gentle editing.”In other business March 20, the bishops elected Les Callahan, a lay member of the Diocese of Atlanta, as a College for Bishops Board member. Reports were provided on the College for Bishops by Wolfe and Atlanta Bishop Neil Alexander of Atlanta; on Episcopal Schools by Bishop Tom Breidenthal of Southern Ohio, and on ministry to servicepersons and veterans by Bishop Jay Magness of Federal Ministries; on Solitaries by Bishop Russell Jacobus of Fond du Lac; and toward General Convention by Wolfe. House of Bishops Tlhe Rev. Robert A. Terrill says: R.A. GARCIA says: Rector Collierville, TN March 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm How hypocritical can anyone be? Congratulating the martyr of the See of Canterbury, when most of TEC’s female/male/homosexual/lesbian/BTT bishops wanted his head! EVERYONE SHOULD BE ASHAMED of +Rowan Williams’ cold-blooded and premeditated crucifixion. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL James Pirrung says: Marc Kivel says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Rev. Robert A. Terrill says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Julian Malakar says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img Submit a Press Release Tags Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS March 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm A few thoughts. Mr. Garcia, ++Rowan knew what he was getting into when he was appointed to his See and contrary to your comments most bishops, irrespective of their ecclesiastical politics, have great personal sympathy for the Archbishop – and a number simply disagree with his positions and his tactics. They are allowed to speak for themselves and their flocks – in the Anglican Communion to date, being first among equals does not mean you set the rules and everyone else falls into line.Mr. Terrill, being in Holy Orders, I would assume you’d better appreciate that the Holy Spirit frequently acts in ways that seem counterintuitive to tradition and reason, even if they prove to be the Way, the Truth, and the Light after the fact. Besides, ECUSA isn’t going to be restructured unless the Bishops can sell their vision to the House of Deputies which remains to be seen.Mr. Pirrung, I find it ironic when you write “…the “gospel of inclusiveness” actually alienates many more people than it includes” – I would guess that was why the Apostles were constantly shocked by the sorts of folks Our Lord spent time with and why Our Lord wasn’t everyone’s poster boy for what a Jewish messiah should be, eh?The idea that there is only one way to be Anglican or Episcopal or traditional or read the Bible says more for the narrowness of your thoughts, gentlemen, rather than any problems ECUSA may in fact have…..Thoughts? Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY By ENS staffPosted Mar 20, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK James Pirrung says: House of Bishops continues theme of ‘Church for the 21st Century’ ‘Prayer-filled sessions’ focus on General Convention, same-sex blessings Rector Belleville, IL April 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm James. I believe that TEC has always believed that scripture and tradition are the basis for faith and action. I think that scripture, reason and sacred humanism is the essence of the Christian faith and I think that you are wrong in your analysis. Perhaps we need to welcome the Holy Spirit into our lives in such a way that we are more inclusive; not exclusive as you seem to imply. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more


first_imgLa diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire elige a Robert Hirschfeld como obispo coadjutor 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Rev. Robert Hirschfeld[Episcopal News Service] El Rdo. A. Robert Hirschfeld fue electo el 19 de mayo como obispo coadjutor de la diócesis episcopal de Nuevo Hampshire.Hirschfeld, de 51 años y rector de la iglesia episcopal de la Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Amherst, Massachusetts (Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental), fue electo en la primera votación de una lista de tres nominados.Él obtuvo 91 votos de 116 emitidos en el orden del laicado y 54 de 87 emitidos en el orden del clero. Para resultar electo se requerían 84 votos del laicado y 44 del clero.La elección se celebró en la iglesia de San Pablo [St Paul’s] en Concord.Debido a que la elección tuvo lugar tan cercana en el tiempo a la 77ª. reunión de la Convención General en julio, los cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal hacen posible (en el Canon III.11.3) que el consentimiento que se necesita de los obispos y diputados pueda solicitarse en la Convención.Suponiendo que se obtenga el consentimiento, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori deberá consagrar a Hirschfeld el 4 de agosto en el Centro para las Artes del Capitolio, en Concord.El 5 de enero de 2013, el obispo coadjutor será instalado como el 10º. Obispo diocesano [de Nuevo Hampshire] en la iglesia de San Pablo, cargo en el que sucederá al Rvdmo. V. Gene Robinson, que fue electo obispo en 2003 y quien se jubila.Antes de convertirse en rector de la iglesia de la Gracia, Hirschfeld fue vicecapellán en la capilla de San Marcos [St. Mark’s Chapel] en la Universidad de Connecticut en Storrs, y fue sacerdote auxiliar en la iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en New Haven. Pasó un año como ayudante pastoral en la Catedral de la Santa Trinidad [Cathedral of the Holy Trinity] en París, Francia. Miembro actual de la junta de capellanes examinadores, prestó servicios en el consejo diocesano y como deán regional en la Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental.Él es graduado de la clase de 1983 de Dartmouth College, donde se recibió de licenciado en letras. En 1991, obtuvo una maestría en teología en la Escuela de Teología Berkeley de la Universidad de Yale en Connecticut. Nació en Minnesota y se mudó a Connecticut en la infancia.Hirschfeld está casado con Polly Ingraham, maestra y escritora, y tiene dos hijos y una hija. Le gusta pintar y realizar actividades al aire libre, tales como montar en bicicleta, remar, hacer senderismo y esquiar.“Me siento muy honrado de unirme a ustedes en la tarea santa de dar testimonio del poder perdonador de Cristo y de la esperanza de su resurrección en este tiempo y en este lugar”, dijo Hirschfeld en un mensaje a la convención que lo eligió. “Lo que he descubierto a lo largo de los últimos meses que llevo conociendo a esta diócesis es que no he sido llamado a ser obispo tanto como he sido llamado a ser vuestro obispo, el obispo de Nuevo Hampshire… Me siento inspirado por el pujante sentimiento de colegialidad que existe entre el clero y el pueblo de esta diócesis. Me siento inspirado por vuestro compromiso de llevar las Buenas Nuevas de la presencia y el poder de Dios a más jóvenes y jóvenes adultos en este estado. Y me siento inspirado por vuestro deseo de preparar al ministerio de todos los bautizados para la vida y la restauración del mundo.“Dios ha estado haciendo una obra buena y santa en Nuevo Hampshire, y me siento profundamente complacido de participar en ella con ustedes. Gracias por este increíble honor y por la confianza que han depositado en mí. Que Dios les bendiga, al obispo Gene, al pueblo y las parroquias de la diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire, en los días y semanas venideros y por siempre”.Los otros nominados fueron:La Rda. Penelope Maud Bridges, de 53 años y rectora de la iglesia episcopal de San Francisco de Asís [St. Francis Episcopal Church], Great Falls, Virginia (Diócesis de Virginia); yEl Rdo. William Warwick Rich, de 59 años y primer rector asociado para la formación cristiana de la iglesia de la Trinidad [Trinity Church], en Boston, Massachusetts (Diócesis de Massachusetts).Información acerca de todos los nominados puede obtenerse (en inglés) aquí.La Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire cuenta con unos 15.000 episcopales que tienen el culto de adoración en 47 congregaciones.En inglés: http://bit.ly/JOhmuS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI De la redacción de ENSPosted May 22, 2012 Rector Tampa, FL center_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Dec 13, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Episcopales de Nueva Jersey aún contrarrestan la cólera de Sandy Congregaciones comprometidas hasta el final contemplan los próximos pasos de la recuperación Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] Si bien el huracán Sandy le infligió un golpe devastador a hogares, empresas y edificios religiosos hace seis semanas en la noche del 29 de octubre, las congregaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal a lo largo de la costa de Nueva Jersey han estado determinadas desde las primeras horas después de la tormenta a ocuparse de las comunidades y ayudarlas en la reconstrucción.Así lo están haciendo, en muchos caos, con ayuda de congregaciones que quedan más hacia el oeste de la diócesis, donde los daños de Sandy fueron menos graves. Y muchas iglesias están trabajando en sus comunidades  a través de nexos ecuménicos ya establecidos, o nuevos, posteriores a Sandy.En Point Pleasant Beach, por ejemplo, la parroquia catolicorromana se convirtió en un centro para la distribución de ropa, cuando su sacerdote le sugirió al Rdo. C. John Thompson-Quartey, rector de la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa María del Mar [St. Mary’s by the Sea], esa división de tareas. Santa María ya es conocida en la comunidad gracias a la Despensa de San Gregorio [St. Gregory’s Pantry], que funciona fuera de la iglesia. La iglesia presbiteriana de Point Pleasant se ha convertido en el punto de coordinación de los equipos de trabajo que vienen al pueblo a ayudar en la recuperación a largo plazo.“Cada iglesia se encuentra haciendo algo singular y diferente que no lo imaginaron antes”, apuntó Thompson-Quartey, quien dijo en una reunión reciente del  ministerium [o asociación de clérigos locales] que “a veces Dios nos lanza una curva y crea oportunidades para ministrar en medio de eso”.Todos los miembros del ministerium estuvieron de acuerdo, dijo él, en que “habían mostrado habilidades que nunca habían tenido. Una persona dijo, ‘ahora soy un experto en moho. Si quiere hablar acerca del moho y del secado, yo soy su hombre’”.“Santa María resulto ser el lugar de la comida; nosotros alimentamos a la gente”, dijo Thompson-Quartey.A partir de Sandy, las congregaciones y la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey a la cual pertenecen han estado “creando enlaces, haciendo conexiones, ése es nuestro trabajo y eso es lo que estamos intentando hacer por la gracia que Dios nos da”, dijo el obispo George Councell en un mensaje reciente transmitido en vídeo.Los relatos de esos enlaces y conexiones son casi tan numerosos como las 154 congregaciones que componen la diócesis. La diócesis tiene 17 centros oficiales de recursos, que aparecen aquí, así como cualquier cantidad de otras iglesias donde los vecinos de la comunidad vienen a traer donaciones o a recibir ayuda. Algunas de las historias asociadas a ese ministerio se encuentran aquí.Y en algunos casos, el ministerio de la congregación ha cambiado en las seis semanas transcurridas desde que Sandy azotó [la región]. Ahora en la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Episcopal Church] en Toms River, una ciudad de unos 91.000 habitantes que perdió un 20 por ciento de su base tributaria en la tormenta, hay un grupo de apoyo los domingos por la tarde para cualquier adulto que necesite un lugar para “reflexionar y procesar las emociones o sentimientos espirituales que haya experimentado en las semanas transcurridas desde el azote de Sandy”.El municipio abarca tanto zonas de tierra firme como parte de la península de Barnegat que actúa como una isla barrera entre el Atlántico y la bahía de Barnegat. En los días que siguieron inmediatamente al azote de la tormenta, las necesidades eran las esenciales.“Ante todo, háganos saber que se encuentra bien. Estamos orando por usted y necesitamos saber que usted está vivo”, la parroquia solicitó a sus miembros el 2 de noviembre en su página de Facebook. “En segundo lugar, ¿se encuentra desplazado? ¿Tiene agua en su casa? ¿Tiene el auto sumergido? ¿Pertenencias destruidas¿ ¿Hambriento? ¿Con frío?”. El aviso instaba a los miembros a ponerse en contacto con la rectora de la iglesia de Cristo, la Rda. Joan Pettit Mason. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more


first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and Executive Council vice chair, and the Rev. Terry Star, deacon and council member from North Dakota, lead council in its June 9 bilingual celebration of Holy Eucharist. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council agreed June 10 to increase the church’s aid to continuing Episcopalians in South Carolina and in the Diocese of San Joaquin, while also adding money to the budget of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of a Presiding Bishop.Council also heard various reports on progress towards new initiatives that will be funded in each of the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission, according to goals General Convention set out in the 2013-2015 budget.And council continued the process it has developed for formulating the 2016-2018 budget, which it must propose to the next meeting of General Convention in 2015.Aid to continuing EpiscopaliansAnswering a request from the Episcopal Church in South Carolina, council agreed to expand a promised line of credit by $300,000, which will make available a total of $550,000 through the end of 2013.Episcopalians in South Carolina have been reorganizing their common life since late in 2012 after Bishop Mark Lawrence and a majority of clergy and lay leadership said that the diocese had left the Episcopal Church.In the case of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, council agreed to provide additional line of credit of $785,000 to be accessed through the end of 2014 to support the continuing diocese.The reorganization in that diocese has been ongoing since late 2007 when a majority of the clergy and lay deputies to the San Joaquin diocesan convention took a vote purporting to realign the diocese with the Argentina-based Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.Council established a covenant committee in 2011 to document work of the continuing San Joaquin diocese. That committee regularly reports to council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Ministry and Mission. Council members at this meeting asked the presiding officers to appoint a similar committee to work with the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.Facilitating the election of the 27th presiding bishopExecutive Council member Liza Anderson of Connecticut reads the Old Testament lesson June 9 during council’s bilingual celebration of Holy Eucharist. Photo/Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News ServiceThe church will elect a presiding bishop at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City in July 2015. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s nine-year term ends later that year.Council acted on two fronts to facilitate that process, a move that was needed because the 2012 General Convention added (via Resolution A-105) responsibilities to the work of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of a Presiding Bishop but the committee told council its funding, which has been reduced, is not adequate to do that work.The 2006 meeting of General Convention called for $22,000 to accrue annually between 2007 and 2009 triennium to fund the nominating process and the 2009 General Convention designated an annual accrual of $10,000 during the 2010-2012 triennium, according to a funding resolution council passed on June 10. The 2012 convention set aside $630,449 to be distributed by council to all of the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and board (CCABs). Executive Council designated a $10,000 annual contribution for the nominating committee between 2013 and 2015, for a three triennial total of $126,000.The committee has said that it needs $262,000 to meet the expectations of the revised canon. However, council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission concluded at this meeting that that amount “would require more funds than we felt the church could invest in this particular task,” Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, FFM chair, told the council.FFM proposed and council agreed to add $100,000 to the nominating committee’s budget. The addition will bring its total funding to $226,000.Part of the difficulty in determining the cost of the new canonical expectations is that the lack of specificity about the tasks outlined revised canon, according to Steve Hutchinson, chair of council’s Governance and Administration for Mission committee.The revised canon calls for the nominating committee to develop a process that would allow any bishop or deputy “to express the intent to nominate any other member of the House of Bishops from the floor when the committee presents its nominees to the joint session of the two Houses,” provide pastoral care for each nominee and his or her family and diocese, and determine and provide for transition assistance to the outgoing presiding bishop and the presiding bishop-elect. The first item would increase the amount of money the nominating committee has to spend on background checks beyond ones for those it nominates.In addition, “there’s confusion about at what point the responsibility of this committee ends … and responsibility for other parts of transition and installation of the newly elected presiding bishop picks up,” Hutchinson told the council members, adding that “none of that is contemplated in this triennial budget.”Hutchinson’s committee proposed to council – and it agreed – that it instruct Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Gay Jennings, House of Deputies president and vice chair of council, to appoint a committee to work with the nominating committee to plan, budget and oversee the transition work. There will be $20,450 available for that work, according to money annually set aside since Jefferts Schori was elected.Five Marks of Mission workThe proposals about how to target work around each of the Five Marks of Mission are being developed by teams made up of council members and church-wide staff that also consulted with people involved in such work throughout the church.Jefferts Schori said during a post-meeting press conference that a “significant aspect of the meeting centered on the continuing development of work around the Five Marks of Mission.”She highlighted the work of the Young Adult Service Corps and the possibility of developing “gap year” mission work for youth between high school and college or work, as based in the third Mark of Mission (respond to human need in loving service), and efforts by the offices of communication and government relations to develop an online platform for networking people involved at all levels of the church in work related to the fourth (to transform unjust structures of society) and fifth (to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth) marks.Two or more of council’s five standing committees often met together during the three-day meeting to discuss mission work and other matters, and the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, the church’s executive officer, said that those gatherings “broke through some of the traditional committee boundaries.”“This council is not waiting for this church to reimagine itself – or restructure itself – we’re already reimagining and restructuring ourselves as leaders of the Episcopal Church and in the broader communities,” Barlowe said during the press conference.In a related matter, council members agreed with a recommendation from it Governance and Administration for Mission committee to form a group to “assure the effective, thorough and collaborative implementation” of 2012 General Convention Resolution A135, which among other things commits the church to a triennium of “teaching, preaching, organizing, advocating, and building mutually transformative relationships with those who are poor to focus our hearts and the mission of our congregations and dioceses on reducing poverty and increasing economic and racial justice.”The members of the committee will include representatives of council and general convention committees, local faith-based organizations, church center staff concerned with domestic poverty and, where needed, outside experts.“Just as A135 reflected a sea change on how we’re addressing domestic poverty, we’re also looking at new ways to coordinate that work,” Jennings said during the press conference, noting that at the last council meeting members called for similar coordination of the church’s response to convention Resolution B019, which reaffirmed the church’s commitment to just and lasting peace in the Middle East.Bishops, deputies will be asked about ‘the ask’Council member the Rev. Susan Snook, from Arizona, reviewed progress on council’s process for developing a 2016-2018 budget to propose to General Convention. She said that nearly all of the council and staff liaisons to the church’s CCABs have been trained in how to guide their groups through a “budget visioning process.”The actual discernment envisioned by that process is beginning as well and reports are due by Aug. 16. Snook said the visions discerned in that process will be made available to the wider church.Snook, who chairs FFM’s subcommittee on the budget process, said that she had been asked what a liaison should be if the group to which he or she is assigned is not interested in participating in the process. “I think that is very fine information for us to know as we go into the budget process, and will send its own kind of message, so please do convey that to your CCAB,” she suggested. “By the way, if somebody is not interested in doing a budget request, all the better.As part of the budgeting process, Snook said, FFM wants to “engage the church in a discussion of the fact that not all dioceses meet their full asking percentage formula” to fund the churchwide budget. She noted that “there are no particular consequences for not meeting the full asking.In the 2013-2015 triennium, the dioceses are asked contribute 19 percent of their annual income to help fund the churchwide budget. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. The list of 2012 and 2013 diocesan commitments is here.Council agreed with a FFM suggestion that bishops and deputies be surveyed on their ideas on how the asking process could be improved with the goal of greater participation in paying the full ask. The resolution also asks the House of Bishops to discuss the asking question during it fall meeting in Nashville.“Susan is absolutely right when she says that in one sense there are absolutely no consequences to non-payment in the sense that there are no penalties but, there are huge consequences to not paying the asking,” Hollingsworth told the council. “The consequences are that we are not able to do the work that God has proffered for us to do in ways that we envision doing it productively in the church, so this is a really important discussion for us to have.”In other business, the council:* elected Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, a former council member from the Diocese of the Virgin Islands, to serve as the Episcopal Church lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council for a term to last for three meetings of that body. Ballentine was one of four nominees presented by the Executive Committee of Executive Council following a review of 11 applications, and she was elected on the third ballot. The other nominees were current council member Katie Sherrod of Fort Worth, Lawrence Hitt of Colorado and Thomas Little of Vermont. She succeeds Josephine Hicks, of North Carolina whose term expired at the end of the ACC’s most recent meeting in 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.Ballentine has “extensive experience in matters related to the Anglican Communion,” Jennings noted during the post-meeting press conference, including having spent six years as chair of the task forces on the church’s response to the Anglican Covenant and serving as chair the 2012 General Convention’s legislative committee on world mission.* Awarded $535,000 in the latest round of Constable Fund grants. The grants fund mission initiatives that are not provided for within the General Convention budget. The fund received 22 applications totaling $1,621,452, and funded seven of those applicants. Details are here.* Received a report and plan from the task force of the House of Bishops Committee on Pastoral Development related to 2012 General Convention Resolution A144 which calls for tracking the inclusion of women and other under-represented groups in episcopal elections. Council asked the presiding bishop to direct the Office of Pastoral Development to continue that work by first establishing a base line of all nominees in episcopal elections from available 2012 data, and then by tracking the ratios of all persons nominated for episcopal elections in 2013, 2014 and first quarter of 2015, and considered by diocesan search/nominating committees 2013, 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. Council’s resolution also asks that the office review the consistency and effectiveness of anti-racism training and other practices that inform search and nominating committees to issues of gender and ethnic bias and that necessary adjustments in transition process for episcopal elections be created, recommended, and monitored by the pastoral development committee. Council also asked the committee to consider including a letter with transition process materials that reminds diocesan standing committees and diocesan search committees of “the importance of authentic inclusion.”A summary of all the resolutions council passed at the meeting is here.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Executive Council June 2013, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC South Carolina Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Executive Council, Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 10, 2013 Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Council members expand support to South Carolina, San Joaquin Five Marks of Mission, budget issues also receive council attention Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more


first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET People Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Wendy Karr Johnson named as digital missioner for formation Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Jun 6, 2016 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has named Wendy Karr Johnson as Digital Missioner for Formation, following a churchwide search.The Digital Missioner for Formation, a new position, is a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. As Missioner, Johnson will support the ministry of the Team for Formation and Congregational Development with a focus on online formation, social media and event planning facilitation.Johnson has been Communications Manager for Episcopal Migration Ministries since October 2014. Prior to that, she was a consultant which included work with The Episcopal Church’s Faith Formation department (working on the Episcopal Youth Events in 2014 and 2011).  Before that she was the Communications Director for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.She holds a M.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University.“Ministry with youth and young adults is foundational to the Episcopal Church and to the Jesus Movement,” Johnson said.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to support this ministry and the young people of our church as we engage the critical and life-giving work ahead.”Johnson began her position on June 6.Johnson can be reached at [email protected] 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more