France the team to beat – Blog

first_imgYet as it stands they remain the highly prized scalp of an already fascinating competition, and one that will require huge effort to take. Ireland need to drastically improve, England are looking steady, but France need only to remain focussed.What do you think of Dan’s views on the RBS 6 Nations? Let us know in the Comments box below. By Rugby World reader Dan GroseFrance the team to beat after intriguing Six Nations opener Whilst the final scores may indicate otherwise, the opening round of the 2011 Six Nations Championship was far from predictable. Despite their wins, England, Ireland and France were all made to work for their supper, some much harder than others.Few would have predicted the almighty struggle in store for the Irish ahead of their trip to the Stadio Flaminio, yet only a last minute drop goal stood between them and a potentially embarrassing result.Heading to Rome with a squad decimated by injury, Ireland fumbled through an error ridden first half and were fortunate to be only 6 – 3 down at the break. In a typically physical match, Italian defence held firm throughout the second half, breached only by an O’Driscoll try on 44 minutes. Yet a Luke McLean repost ensured a nervous finish only quelled by replacement O’Gara in the dying seconds.Missing the likes of Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris, Jamie Heaslip and Rob Kearney to name but a few, an opening tie against a tough tackling Italian side was always going to prove a potential banana skin. Uncharacteristically shaky performances from talisman Brian O’Driscoll and midfield partner Gordon D’Arcy must be addressed and then improved upon, as should the consistent wastefulness with ball in hand. Indeed, unless Ireland significantly reduce the unforced errors, their hopes of winning the championship will disappear before they have even started.In contrast, a tough Welsh challenge was eventually put to the sword by an England side missing key players but lacking little in heart.With inspirational trio Courteney Lawes, Tom Croft and captain Lewis Moody missing, the visitors were expected to have to work hard for a victory. This proved accurate as a highly talked up pre match gave way to an explosive game, with both teams contributing to an intensely physical contest. After Chris Ashton’s well taken try and a trio of penalties, the second half proved full of incident, with Welsh prop Craig Mitchell matching Louis Deacon with ten minutes in the sin bin. Resolute attacking from England saw Ashton cross again, but a Morgan Stoddart try and a James Hook penalty brought the scores to 19 – 23 before replacement Jonny Wilkinson put the result beyond doubt with a cooly taken penalty.Despite the key absences, England have every right to be proud of a well deserved, if not totally perfect, victory. Special mentions must go to Tom Palmer for a dominating line out display and, once again, the ever impressive Ashton, despite his manager’s criticisms. Developing with every game, the wing is thriving in a settled three quarters, something that will prove crucial to England’s chances of claiming the championship. And with the dynamic Moody due back before it’s climax, Martin Johnson must believe there is every chance of victory.Yet after an opening performance of typical style and panache, France already look a threat to any side.Against a much improved Scotland team, Les Bleus landed four tries and a penalty to run out comfortable 34 – 21 winners. Despite the visitors notching three rare tries of their own, the French never looked like losing a match that showcased every facet of their skills and silenced many of their critics.Boasting arguably the most reliable line out in world rugby to compliment a back line brimming with talent, they certainly have what it takes, on paper, to win consecutive Grand Slams. With Harinordoquy, Dusatoir, Traille and Rougerie they have but a few names to potentially devastate opponents, notwithstanding the growing talents of Francois Trinh-Duc and Maxime Medard.Indeed France may forego a second clean sweep thanks only to their own mindset. Notoriously prone to bouts of Gallic indifference and fabled bad travellers, consecutive trips to Ireland, England and Italy could prove their stumbling only block.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Ulster’s internationals return for Magners trip to Glasgow

first_imgVIADANA, ITALY – JANUARY 22: Fans of Ulser during the Heineken Cup Pool Four match between Aironi Rugby and Ulster at Stadio Luigi Zaffanella on January 22, 2011 in Viadana, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images for Aironi) TAGS: Glasgow WarriorsUlster Brian McLaughlin has continued his rotation policy, bringing in six new faces for Friday’s trip to Glasgow for their Magners League match (KO 20.05). The return of Ulster’s international players is a timely boost as every point will count in the Magners League and the Heineken Cup Quarter-Final is just over two weeks away.Ulster currently lie 4th in the Magners League so Brian McLaughlin will be hoping for an improved performance this week to continue their challenge. McLaughlin said ahead of the game: “If we want to make that semi-final spot in the Magners League then every game is a cup final and we have to perform in every game.”Irish players Tom Court and Paddy Wallace join Scotland international Simon Danielli in the starting team as they all return from Six Nations duty, while Rory Best takes a place on the bench. Danielli will start at fullback which means Adam D’Arcy is named among the replacements and Wallace will play inside centre in place of Luke Marshall who misses the rest of the season.Andrew Trimble picked up a slight quad injury playing for Ireland and is unavailable. Paul Marshall is included at scrum half after his cameo against the Dragons and Ruan Pienaar moves to the outhalf position as a result. Conor Gaston will make his second appearance on the wing after impressing on his debut last week. Andi Kyriacou and Declan Fitzpatrick remain in the front row and are joined by Court. Dan Tuohy is promoted to the bench to partner captain Johann Muller in the second row. The back row is reshuffled again with Pedrie Wannenburg named instead of Willie Faloon. Wannenburg is named at Number 8, Robbie Diack moves to blindside flanker and Chris Henry is at openside.Tommy Seymour is among the replacements again after his heroics last week but there is no place for fellow try-scorer Darren Cave.Team: S Danielli; C Gaston, N Spence, P Wallace, C Gilroy; R Pienaar, P Marshall; Tom Court, A Kyriacou, D Fitzpatrick, J Muller (capt), D Tuohy, R Diack, C Henry, P Wannenburgcenter_img Replacements: R Best, P McAllister, B Young, T Barker, W Faloon, I Whitten, T Seymour, A D’Arcy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Video: Praying for a holy land

first_imgVideo: Praying for a holy land An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East runs more than 30 education and healthcare institutions throughout Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, bringing vital services and a much-needed lifeline to the local community.The diocese and many of its institutions operate against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 60 years. The Christian minority is increasingly emigrating in search of a better life and better opportunities overseas.The living stones of the holy land and the ministry of the Christian institutions encourage people from all over the world to invest in the region, but more support and advocacy is needed to ensure the Christian presence remains.The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has been instrumental in ministering to the needs of the community and working with its ecumenical partners towards achieving peace in the holy land. Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Advocacy Peace & Justice, By Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 5, 2012 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Comments (1) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virginia Gambill says: Tags Middle East, Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm Many thanks for posting this marvelous video of ongoing activities of our brothers and sisters in Christ there in that Holy Place. Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Israel-Palestine, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Video Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA last_img read more

Seeds of Hope: ‘We can farm the diocese’

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA 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 May 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm This is great — keep it up and inspire as many as you can. If you head up to the Bay Area, stop by the orchard of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Pleasant Hill. We grow and collect thousands of pounds of citrus for the Contra Costa-Solano Food Bank. Onward! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virginia Gambill says: Ann Willis Scott says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm So refreshing to hear of an Episcopal Church willing and able to attend to social justice issues. 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 Bath, NC Comments (3) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Job Listing 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 30, 2013 at 1:25 am Nice. But it’s not just in Los Angeles. Check out http://www.interfaithfood.org/ to see what is happening in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youngsters at Camp Stevens in Julian, California, cut up freshly harvested produce to prepare it for canning or drying. Planting, tending, harvesting and preserving food in the organic gardens has become a favorite activity among campers of all ages. Photo: Camp Stevens staff[Diocese of Los Angeles] For Tim Alderson, the new executive director of “Seeds of Hope,” coordinating efforts to feed the hungry and undernourished throughout the diocese is a pretty simple equation—lots of churches have available land, lots of people need food — so, he says, “Let’s get to work.”That “three million people, including a quarter of all the children, living in the six-county Diocese of Los Angeles don’t know where their next meal is coming from” is reason enough to get started right away, according to Alderson.“The impacts on individuals and communities from food- related disorders are devastating. The problems are so pervasive that there is not one of us in the diocese who is not affected,” he said in a recent interview.“We are all in this together; we can farm the diocese,” said Alderson, a third-generation California farmer. “We can take an agricultural view of our 139 neighborhood congregations, 40 schools and 20 other specialized service institutions, seeing the abundant food-producing potential lying dormant here.”Since Bishop Diocesan Jon Bruno announced this latest Hands in Healing ministry initiative Alderson has visited community gardens from Camp Stevens in Julian to the Abundant Table Farm’s project in Oxnard and lots of places in between.“I’ve been to about 30 locations and since then I’ve learned of about three or four others,” he said. He also has gathered representatives from congregations growing food and launched ambitious efforts to work with a Christian, Jewish and Muslim interfaith farm project.Bruno said the impetus for Seeds of Hope grew out of seeing in many neighborhoods of the diocese “on a daily basis the demand for food distribution serving families, seniors and others in need.“While many of our congregations have been involved for some time in reaching out to meet these needs, additional parishes and missions now are expressing a desire to get started in the area of community garden and food distribution. These new start-ups can benefit greatly by learning from long-time providers.“We don’t need a lot of acres, we just need commitment,” he added.No effort is too small, says Alderson, who envisions growing food in everything from window boxes and rooftop gardens to “farm scale food production in our rural areas.”Already, the ministry is blossoming.“Prince of Peace Church in Woodland Hills is a great example,” he says, of the way the ministry has already exploded into wonderful possibilities.The church is a host site for the West Valley Food Pantry, an interfaith coalition of ten congregations in the west San Fernando Valley providing emergency food to the area’s needy and homeless. Volunteer-operated, it serves balanced food packages to more than 4,000 people, or 37,000 meals each month, according to the church website.During Alderson’s initial site visit to Prince of Peace he noted that “they had a nice vegetable garden and … a big chunk of unused land.” Congregational representatives told him they’d thought of possibly planting an orchard. A few days later, Alderson received a donation of 150 fruit trees. He managed to secure a drip irrigation system and planting help; the orchard was dedicated April 21 during regular 10 a.m. Sunday worship.“A little creative thinking and a couple of generous gifts, and now they will be able to produce as much as 25,000 servings of fresh fruit for their food pantry clients each year from land that seemed to have already been put to full and productive use as a church,” Alderson said. “To do this with resources we didn’t even notice before is almost miraculous.”An interfaith outreachAlderson’s connection with Netiya, a Jewish network with interfaith partners dedicated to advancing urban agriculture in synagogues, schools and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, has also sparked a potential interfaith collaboration.It all started when the Goldhirsh Foundation issued an L.A. 2050 Challenge (www.la2050.org) offering several $100,000 grant opportunities to organizations participating in shaping a healthy future city. Alderson scrambled to submit a proposal on time and reached out electronically to the diocese, asking for votes when the foundation decided on a social media funding approach.“We proposed three pilot projects to plant orchards in three different types of locations — urban, suburban, with different demographics, at a church, at a synagogue, at a mosque,” he said.Although they didn’t get the grant – it went to a city parks project – the interfaith connection continues.Roots in faith, farmingAlderson’s vision is that Seeds of Hope will help to “plan and coordinate our food production and distribution on a diocesan scale, targeting production geographically and seasonally according to need,” he said.Interns and volunteers at The Abundant Table farm in Oxnard gather produce for “shares” to be provided to local subscribers through its “Join the Farm” program. The Abundant Table is a ministry of the Episcopal chaplaincy at California State University at Channel Islands. Photo: The Abundant TableThat will include providing practical, how-to garden support and resources, including an internet-based forum for the exchange of ideas and information as well as volunteer crews to move around the diocese for planting, tending, harvesting, packing and delivering food, Alderson said.He also is eagerly anticipating the upcoming clergy conference, hoping to begin a conversation among clergy, scholars and theologians that will result in a Christian theology of food.Alderson, 52, “was born on a farm in Salinas, and started working in the fields at age 11.” He founded AgriGator Inc., a multi-national soil amendment company and is a former senior warden at the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel.“Community gardens on church property create an amazing opportunity for outreach and congregational development,” he said. There is potential for community empowerment, cross-cultural understanding, and spiritual practice, he added.The Rev. Julie Morris of the Abundant Table Farm Project attended Alderson’s “first-steps” gathering of food growers held earlier this year at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul.She said that one of the greatest surprises of farming is “that the closer you get to working the land, the more the Bible and liturgy make sense. We are constantly saying, ‘Oh, now the Eucharist makes sense. Now, the Bible makes sense.’ The light bulbs go off.“God comes to us in food,” she added. “Every day, we hold up bread and wine and say ‘this is Jesus’ and how does that inform meals we have around our own tables at home? What are the connections?”A ministry of agricultureFor Alderson, the connections are many.No stranger to coordinating garden networks, Alderson was the founding chairman of the California School Garden Network of some 40 public and private organizations that secured funding for more than 4,000 school gardens.The group also developed extensive training for educators, and created lesson plans aligned to the state standards for teaching all core subjects, kindergarten through 12th  grade, in a garden setting, along with numerous other accomplishments.While he’d much rather talk about his vision for Seeds of Hope than himself or why he accepted this new role, Alderson will say this: “The short answer is, it means a lot to me.“The longer answer is, it has to do with my farming roots and my personal faith. Growing food and giving it to those in need is very satisfying. It’s a tangible expression of my own personal faith,” he said.Alderson currently serves as president of the Schools Agriculture and Nutrition Program, appointed first by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then again by Governor Jerry Brown.Schwarzenegger also appointed him to the Governor’s Summit on Health Nutrition and Obesity, and former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell appointed him to his California School Garden Advisory Committee.He has previously served on the board of directors of the National Agri-Marketing Association and as a member of the education committee of the Fresh Produce and Floral Council, the school garden steering committee of Western Growers Association and the education resources committee of the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.He is also a past member of the Soil Science Society of America, the Crop Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy, and the California Agricultural Production Consultants Association.He is married to Tracy and has two sons, Evan and Trevor. He lives in Pasadena, where he has served as chairman of the Recreation and Parks Commission and was appointed by the mayor to the city’s Workforce Housing Task Force.He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Biola University and has also studied at the University of Judaism and the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.One of the biggest surprises about Seeds of Hope thus far is that it’s been a way to reconnect “with my 82-year-old dad, who has Alzheimers,” he said. “This project has really lit him up.”center_img Phina Borgeson says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Pat McCaughanPosted May 29, 2013 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seeds of Hope: ‘We can farm the diocese’ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed.last_img read more

Texas: Returning VETS strike a chord

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events 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 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Kirby Kelly, renowned blues guitarist, prepares for a recital with a group of veterans. Photo: Diocese of Texas[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Col. Lynn Smith-Henry (ret.) and Kim Perlock, a classical guitarist and educator, weren’t necessarily on the same journey until David Boyd, the rector of St. David’s, Austin, introduced them.Smith-Henry—also a Lutheran pastor in the Anglican studies program at Seminary of the Southwest—was looking for a way to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Perlock knew many of her students were veterans who struggled to reengage in a culture of entitlement and abundance following multiple deployments. She wanted to help, and with Smith-Henry, established a guitar therapy class that was grounded in the community of faith at St. David’s. It has offered hope, healing and a way for vets to begin to reenter their lives back home.“It’s hard to be a 28-year-old veteran and get too concerned about what model BMW some freshman’s parents are buying him,” said Robert, one of Perlock’s students at Austin Community College.“When you have experienced war you come home a different person,” Smith-Henry said. “It’s just a very different sensibility.”Learning to trust and even to have normal conversations are adjustments for vets with PTSD, Smith-Henry explained. “Many vets who suffer from PTSD don’t have coping skills to deal with the loss of a friend either as a casualty of war or as a suicide after returning,” he said. “Many have moments of anger that they struggle to control. They had no control over what they experienced during their deployments and that manifests in anger and disassociations with people once they return home. Vets can feel a sense of violation and abandonment and have an inability to communicate.”The VA recently referred Scott Latham to the group. “Just being together means the most to me,” Latham said. “Music is becoming an outlet for me to get away from the bad stuff in my head,” he added.Perlock was teaching at Concordia College and Austin Community College when she realized that some of her students responded similarly. She was delighted to find a way to reach them.The first guitar class began in the spring of 2013 at St. David’s and now gathers weekly at the Armstrong Community Music School for two hours of playing music and additional time for socializing—a part of the program as important as the guitar lessons. “We found a formula that works,” Smith-Henry said, “and we’ve had really good results.”Margaret Perry has taught music for 40 years and is the director at the Armstrong School. “I know the healing grace of music for people, [especially] for those who have experienced violence it has a unique power to remind us of the goodness and beauty in life,” Perry said. “We understand the neurological benefits of music to help with physical challenges as well as mental focus and memory skills. And, of course, music is a healthy and joyful emotional outlet,” she added. The guitar program, she said, fits well with the school’s values of people bonding as friends and colleagues as much as teaching musical skills.Perlock recently accepted a position at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but two instructors with exemplary skills were soon on board to help Smith-Henry. Jeremy Coleman is a Marine veteran and a classically trained music therapist in Austin. Kirby Kelly is a renowned blues musician who plays the slide guitar. Kelly drives four hours from Sherman, Texas, each Sunday to spend the afternoon with the vets and Coleman. The students play all kinds of music, but Kirby and Smith-Henry agree the blues is a great genre for therapy.“I am particularly interested in healthy coping strategies and the likelihood that a person will implement them,” Coleman said. “We [know] that people’s decision-making is based primarily on learned associations from past experiences,” he added, explaining that a positive music experience increases the likelihood that the vets will implement skills in a meaningful way in their everyday lives.Outside of class, many vets use the music as part of their personal therapy. When moments of anxiety or anger arise, they can pick up the guitar and go to a “safer” emotional place.“The real value of passive music therapy is that it’s a great tool for coping beyond a particular moment. You can take it with you and its always accessible,” Smith-Henry said.Smith-Henry believes the Church has an opportunity to respond to vets with programs like the guitar that began class at St. David’s. He said he was inadvertently called into this ministry because of his personal experience with PTSD. When he began to look at the issues surrounding it, he found many other vets simply were not asking for help. “They weren’t going to the VA and it seemed to me that church was just an easier place to begin,” he said.Most of the vets in the music ministry don’t have a religious background, but they are curious, Smith-Henry said. The church setting provided a neutral ground and although the classes are not religious, the setting felt safe. “This is a healing ministry,” he said.“I would like to see more veterans take advantage of the guitar program,” said Dave Summers, a regular member since the group’s founding. “It gives me something to look forward to each week,” he added.More than a year into the program, people have begun to get together outside of the guitar group. Students have begun to build a degree of trust, and although it was difficult for many to get to that point, “it is amazing to see,” Smith-Henry said.He has seen other changes as well. The group conversation is deeper, closer to home, he said. The vets feel safe enough to name moments in their lives that are “not so good,” even though specific memories or experiences are often not mentioned. St. David’s has provided space, local guitar shops have donated supplies, and talented musicians have given their time to help heal the warrior. Each step is small, but like notes on a page, when they are all played together, the music is sweet.Contact Smith-Henry at [email protected] to learn more. Pilgrimage to ReconciliationThe Episcopal Veterans Fellowship is a new initiative in the Diocese of Texas that seeks to follow the 2009 Resolution from General Convention to establish an “Episcopal Veterans Fellowship in every diocese.” The program, so far, consists of practicing ancient, medieval and contemporary healing rituals that enable veterans to find healing and reconciliation after their experience in combat. In the remembrance portion, participants move between the font and the altar, using the sacred space within which veterans may hold the names and memories of those they lost in war before God. The reconciliation portion of the “pilgrimage” recognizes that veterans are sent out from a community to fight, and that they must be received back into their spiritual community through the sacrament of reconciliation. The experience is held in the church and is casual. Veterans are able to connect spiritually to other church members who share their experience of war.To date, the groups have conducted two Pilgrimages of Remembrance and Reconciliation at St. David’s, Austin and one at Grace, Georgetown. A fourth will be held on September 28 at St. Martin’s-on-the-Hill, Copperas Cove. For more information about the EVF or how to host a Pilgrimage of Remembrance and Reconciliation at your parish, please contact the Rev. David W. Peters, DD. Peters has served as an enlisted Marine and Army chaplain in Iraq. He can be reached at [email protected] or 512.571.4124. Get updates on the EVF at facebook.com/EpiscopalVeteransFellowship. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By Carol E. BarnwellPosted Sep 10, 2014 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Texas: Returning VETS strike a chord 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

SA Anglicans challenged to find out why young people are…

first_img Troy Johnston says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Africa, Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has been challenged to conduct a study to find out exactly why young people are leaving the church and the extent to which it is affecting the different communities within the church.In a motion raised at the recent annual Provincial Standing Committee meeting held in Johannesburg from Sept. 21-24, the proposer, the Rev. Jacques Pieterse, said that a study should be conducted to “establish the extent to which young people are leaving the church, and their reasons for doing so.”The conversations that ensued after the motion saw different points of view being raised with others suggesting that such a study should also include older members among those that may be leaving the church.Barney Pityana, committee member and rector of the province’s College of Transfiguration, raised another important perspective when he suggested that trends might be different in the white and black communities revealing that when he visited parishes in the black areas, he found “a burgeoning ministry among young people” and that the phenomenon may “only affect white Anglicans.”He added that there should be a study of whether there was “a flight of white people from the Anglican Church, and if so, we need to come to an understanding of why this is happening.”In an interview with ACNS, Tony Lawrence, the provincial youth coordinator, said, “It is imperative that the study is done. One needs to regularly evaluate our effectiveness as an organization and people leaving would be one of the key indicators of our efficacy,” he said.Lawrence also suggested that a reputable institution be approached to do the study. “I would be very interested in the question list that will be developed to determine why people are leaving, as well as what approaches will be taken to get the information from the people who have left.”The question was also put out to members of the church through the youth Facebook page. Most of those that responded agreed that a study is needed.Demakatso Malele Mashile, a young person from the province, said from what she has seen in her parish, “the youth leave because of the elders failing to address or talk to them.”Recently, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, primate of the province, agreed that “the church now realizes that young people need to be given an opportunity [to take part in mission]” but challenged the youth not always to seek permission from adults all the time but rather take the initiative to get things done.He concluded, “Young people should not be undermined because they are also equally called as a child of God.” Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm I am hoping that African Anglican Youth and Young People can point the way for not only African American Episcopalians but majority group. If there is any way we can also work with these groups once their study is done. It seems there must be some way to learn and effectively foster dialogue from this large dynamic population and extrapolate some lessons. Tod Roulette says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments (3) Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm We are no longer differentiated from any other Church. Most young people see one church is as good as another. What do we stand for? What do you do with salt when it has lost its saltiness? Youth & Young Adults Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC November 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm Perhaps they are leaving because they see nothing to stay. Frankly, I am older and been considering a return formally to this church – and I see no excellent reason for a return. Also, I feel the same about all the break-away churches too.Frankly – why bother when the only individual thing wanted is money from an individual, but in all other matters everything is judged as groups – with an leadership that talks down to a herd. Frankly, why should the young want this? This will be the death of faith for most, but the world will go on. As to the leadership – better get that resume updated… The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA David Murray says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Bellah ZuluPosted Oct 13, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Anglican Communion, SA Anglicans challenged to find out why young people are leaving church Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Pakistan Christian couple burned in kiln over debt, not blasphemy

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has said a Christian couple beaten and burned in a brick kiln was revenge for unpaid bills, not because they had damaged a Qur’an.A member of the united church, that comprises several Christian denominations including Anglicans, yesterday sent a message to supporters to clarify media reports about the murders.The statement, from Raheel Sharoon, development officer of the Diocese of Raiwind, clarified that the crime was motivated by revenge after a disagreement over a debt rather than any blasphemy against Islam on the part of these young parents.“By this time you might have heard through media about the brutal killing of a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan (close to Raiwind) on the pretext of desecration of Holy Quran. This family lived close to Clarkabad, which is a Christian village about 25 km from the city of Raiwind. Today I, along with Bishop Samuel Azariah and some other colleagues, visited the family for condolence and to investigate the real facts. So here are our findings:“On Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 06:00 a.m. (01:00 a.m. GMT) a mob of 1500-1600 people, from the Muslim Religious Community of nearby villages, gathered near the village of Clarkabad. This mob was gathered on the pretext that a Christian couple belonging to the said village and working as brick kiln workers had allegedly desecrated the pages of Holy Qur’an by burning them in the brick kiln furnace.“The couple, Shehzad and Shamaa [Bibi], were pulled out of their house. Family of the victims called the police through emergency number, on which five policemen from the local police atation arrived and tried to pull away Shehzad and Shamma from the clutches of the crowd. Their efforts went in vain as they were overwhelmed by the mob which snatched away the victims.“After that, the mob gathered around the brick kiln where Shehzad and Shamaa used to work and where the alleged desecration took place. They tore away the clothes of Shehzad and Shamaa, and paraded them naked around the brick kiln twice before attacking them and beating them to near death. At the time of this happening Shamaa was four months pregnant.“After thoroughly beating both the victims, they threw them in the furnace of the brick kiln and burned them alive. When the family of the victims went to claim the dead bodies, all they found were few bones.“The real story is that the owner of brick kiln, Yousaf Gujjar, lent some money to the couple and when he asked for the money to be returned there was a confrontation since majority of brick kiln workers cannot return their loans in cash but do it by working at the brick kiln. After which he started spreading rumors of desecration of the Holy Qur’an.“The role of police is of total negligence since all this went on for quite a while and this place is about 25 minute drive from Lahore; while the local media only shared this news as a Christian couple being burned by an angry mob without sharing the pretext of the misuse of religious fervor. As for local Government they only played their role to make sure this story does not reaches the masses and becomes big.”Sharoon also shared links to videos in which the brother of the deceased couple, Iqbal, and their cousin, Javed Shahbaz, sharing the details of the ordeal. Featured Events Anglican Communion, Pakistan Christian couple burned in kiln over debt, not blasphemy Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (4) Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC November 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm My godchild and her husband were Southern Baptist missionaries to Pakistan. Their ability to spread the Gospel or even to mention Jesus was hampered by the threat of death. After their return to the US, their church in Pakistan was overrun by a mob of Muslims, who murdered the Christians present that day, most of the entire congregation. I realize this is just one of hundreds of such anecdotal incidents, but it was these missionaries’ point of view that the attack was motivated by Islamic intolerance. I agree with the good canon (above) that religion is used as an excuse; but it is more often than not, I fear, the principal motivation behind the persecutions.I just hope Episcopal and other Anglican missionaries are better equipped and informed than these Southern Baptists were. And yes, this article by itself may not accomplish anything much; but if Episcopalians reading this article pass it on to their senators and representatives, it could be yet another spotlight on this issue. And light matters! Who do YOU know in Congress!? Why aren’t there Congressional hearings already?! Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Asia Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Nellwyn Beamon says: November 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm Almost all the brick makers (labors not owners) in Pakistan are Christian. They are held in wage slavery and are frequently abused physically and sexually. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon story. I wish there was something the church could do to protect these people. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. November 9, 2014 at 1:22 pm “Where there’s a will there’s a way” this old saying proves that majority Muslims in Pakistan are not willing to stop this heart breaking killing of Christian couple with pregnant mother. These heinous crimes are not an isolated cases, it has been carrying out since Pakistan’s birth based on Islamic value in 1947. Christians are very tiny less than 1% of Pakistan population. Unless World react seriously to protect minority, Pakistan’s majority Muslim won’t change to protect them by Islamic peaceful value. We saw Quran burning priest in Florida was criticized not only by media but also by Christian on the basis of Christian teaching by our Lord Jesus Christ to love our enemy. Radical people in America were contained by pressure of majority conscious people in America. Why can’t majority Muslims around the world if they are truly peace loving stop such brutal killing? If there’s will, majority Muslims in Pakistan could stop these innocent killings.May God bless Pakistan help opening up their inner eyes to see how loving and kind our One and Only God thru Holy Trinity! Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ingrid McCord says: 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Julian Malakar says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Nov 7, 2014 Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Peter Meyers says: Rector Tampa, FL November 7, 2014 at 11:39 am They are still dead and killed in a tragic, horrible way as the result of a lie. I would think that the perpetrator of that lie should be held accountable for their deaths. As if two (three) lives are less valuable than a holy book. Disgraceful. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tagslast_img read more

Becas para el Estudio Teológico Otorgadas a Episcopales y Anglicanos…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Latin America, Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Becas para el Estudio Teológico Otorgadas a Episcopales y Anglicanos en el Caribe, América Latina Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [20 noviembre de 2014] Samuel McDonald, Director de Misión y Director Deputado de Operaciones, ha anunciado las becas del 2015 de la Comisión para la Educación Teológica en América Latina y el Caribe (CETALC). Las 26 becas cubren cuatro categorías, además de la financiación administrativa por más de 319.630 dólares para apoyar las necesidades educativas, teológicas y formativas de la iglesia en América Latina y el Caribe.Las becas fueron aprobadas por el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal en la reunión de octubre de 2014.CETALC se formó después de que en 1976 se cerrara el Seminario Episcopal del Caribe, situado en Puerto Rico. En ese momento, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal estableció el Fondo Fiduciario para la Educación Teológica en América Latina y el Caribe, con los fondos de la venta de los bienes destinados a apoyar los programas de educación teológica de las diócesis que estaban utilizando el seminario.“Las becas para la educación teológica siguen desempeñando un papel importante en el apoyo a la preparación de hombres y mujeres para el ministerio en América Latina”, señaló la Rev. Glenda McQueen, Oficial de la Iglesia Episcopal para América Latina y el Caribe. “Las becas representan una de las pocas fuentes disponibles para becas de estudios teológicos en la región. Las demandas siguen aumentando y la CETALC se enfrenta al reto de definir las prioridades para el futuro”.Añadió, “a medida que la Iglesia en América Latina se esfuerza por obtener la sostenibilidad de la misión, la labor de CETALC debería tener un impacto significativo en el nuevo liderazgo de la Iglesia”.Las seis categorías de las becas de CETALC son: provincial, diocesano, la educación continua, la investigación y publicación, los estudios de posgrado y la beca para la tierra santa.Programas diocesanos• Brasil, Sur Occidental  $7,000.00• Colombia  $12,500.00• Costa Rica  $10,000.00• Cuba  $11,000.00• República Dominicana $14,000.00• Ecuador Litoral  $9,000.00• El Salvador $11,000.00• Guatemala  $11,000.00• Haití  $11,000.00• Honduras  $11,000.00• México Cuernavaca $8,000.00• México DF $14,000.00• México Occidente $6,000.00• México Norte $12,320.00• México Sureste $10,000.00• Panamá  $11,000.00• Porto Velho, Rondonia $10,000.00• Puerto Rico $13,000.00• Las Islas Vírgenes $10,000.00Programas provinciales y regionales• IX Provincia  $30,000.00• IARCA, CAETS $30,000.00• México (vocaciones)  $11,000.00Educación continua • Rvdo. P. Josue Soares Flores  $4,000.00• Alma Louise Bode Olten  $3,300.00Otras becasRvdo. P. Ramón Ovalle Leiva Investigación y Producción  $3,000.00Izalas Torquato da Silva  (posgrado) $6,667.00Trabajo administrativo• CETALC  $29,843.00Membresía Los siguientes son miembros de CETALC:• Iglesia Episcopal: El Revdmo. William Gregg; El Rev. John L. Kater,• México: La Rev. Alba Sally Sue Hernández; Ms. Magali Zarco Osnaya• IARCA: El  Rev. Eduardo Chinchilla; El Revdmo. Carlos Enrique Lainfiesta• Provincia IX: El Revdmo. Julio César Holguín; La Rev. Emilia Morales-Vega• Brasil: El Revdmo. Filadelfo Oliveira• Cuba: La Rev. Dr. Marienela de la Paz• Haití: La Rev. Abiade Lozama• Islas Vírgenes: Rosalie Simmonds Ballantine, Esq.• Ex-Oficio: Ms. Amanda de la Cruz Ybert de la República Dominicana – Tesorera de CETALC• Personal: La Rev. Glenda McQueenPara ulterior información, contacte a the Rev. Glenda McQueen, Oficial de la Iglesia para América  Latina y el  Caribe, [email protected] An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img 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 Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Posted Nov 20, 2014 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Province IX Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

RIP: Former Diocese of the Rio Grande Bishop Terence Kelshaw

first_img Obituary, Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Tags 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 People Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA February 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm I just want to say I had a random desire to look up Terry’s name on facebook tonight after church,and found that he had died last year. I was in Terry’s first church Christ Church, Clifton, Bristol as a teenager and attended Clifton High School as a boarder, just over the road from the church. I became a Christian in my 6th form, partly through Terry’s preaching and through other friends at church who had been converted, and through the prayers of many unseen and unknown. I’m so sorry he has gone, he was always a great preacher, and so caring. Please send my belated sadness to Hazel and the family. I am still walking with the Lord, by His grace, and live in Bradford Yorks with my husband . We have 5 grown children and five grandchildren. With very fond memories of Terry and the fellowship I enjoyed there. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments (1) Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande] Bishop Terence Kelshaw of Albuquerque, New Mexico died in his sleep at home on July 5. He was 78.He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and their four children: Julian, Joanne, Rachel and Michael, and their spouses, & nine grandchildren.A celebration of his life and ministry will be held July 13 at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque. The family asks clergy to vest according to their tradition and process. Rio Grande Bishop Michael Vono and other diocesan officials will attend.Terence was born in Manchester, England, the seventh of ten children. His passion from a very early age was to serve the Lord, and he was called to be a preacher and teacher at the young age of 15 at a summer camp in the Lake District of England. After serving in Singapore and Malaya in the military he returned to the university, and then went to teach at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, for two years. Just before he left for Africa he met his wife-to-be, Hazel, and they married on his return in 1962.In 1963 he followed his first calling, and went to seminary at Oak Hill Theological College, Barnet, and earned a Doctorate of Theology in 1967. He was ordained a deacon by the bishop of Bristol in 1967 and to the priesthood the following year. He served his first curacy at a university church, Christ Church in Bristol.After serving in a suburban church, St. John’s in Woking, and an inner-city church, The Christian Family Center in Bristol, in 1980 he was called to be Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Doctorate of Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1986.In 1989 he was elected dishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande and consecrated on March 4, 1989. According to the history of the diocese, as bishop “he decentralized some of the financial decision making of the diocese into the hands of the four deaneries, and also set a conservative agenda for the diocese. Funds were withheld from the national church, which mirrored the bishop’s and many others’ growing alienation. When issues of sexuality came to the fore, Bishop Kelshaw was highly visible, both locally and nationally, as a strong proponent of traditional values.“Bishop Kelshaw was among the bishops who filed a presentment against retired Bishop Walter Righter for the ordination of a man in a same-sex relationship, and he was a vocal opponent of the election of V. Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. By the end of his administration, Kelshaw had ceased to attend meetings of the House of Bishops, which increased the alienation of the diocese from the national church. By his retirement in 2005 the diocese was perceived as one of the most conservative in the church. After his retirement, Bishop Kelshaw left the Episcopal Church for the Anglican Church of Uganda.His family’s obituary remarks that: “He will be remembered for the way he brought Scripture to life using his incredible knowledge of the Word. He served the Lord with great resolve teaching others about the love of Christ. The Bishop surrounded himself with children at the close of services to pronounce the blessing, a trademark of his love for the young ministers of the church. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.“Terence has run the race with courage and perseverance, keeping his eyes on Jesus, his Savior and Lord. Now he has obtained his athlete’s crown, and is with the saints in glory. Praise God.”Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Trinity School for Ministry, Kelshaw Student Scholarship Fund at 311, Eleventh Street, Ambridge, PA 15003. Press Release Servicecenter_img Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Jane Plant says: 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 Posted Jul 10, 2015 RIP: Former Diocese of the Rio Grande Bishop Terence Kelshaw Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Dominic Barrington to be installed as dean of Chicago cathedral

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Dominic Barrington will be installed as the eighth dean of St. James Cathedral on Sept. 13.The Rev. Dr. Louis Weil, an emeritus professor of liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley, California, will preach and the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, will preside at the service.Barrington, 53, was previously rector of Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Church in Kettering, England and chaplain at St. Chad’s College in Durham University in England.  During seminary, he studied for a year at CDSP and has developed an extensive network in the United States through his work in the Holy Land, where he organizes and leads pilgrimages that provide income and employment for the indigenous Christian community.“I am delighted to be serving this lively, faith-filled cathedral church in one of the greatest cities of the world,” Barrington said. “St. James is home to a congregation of passionate people who are eager to commit themselves more deeply to being the Body of Christ right here in Chicago.”“In searching for a new dean, we were looking for someone who could open the doors of the cathedral to a greater cross-section of people, deepen our involvement in the life of our community and nurture the art and music programs that are such an important part of our ministry,” said Graham Bell, the layperson who leads the cathedral’s elected governing body.  “We are thrilled that Dominic accepted our call.”Before entering seminary, Dominic spent five years with Arts Council England working to create and fund new performance opportunities for the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and other orchestras. He also worked for several years with some of Britain’s leading professional choirs and vocal groups, including The Sixteen and the Hilliard Ensemble.Lee said he looks forward to working closely with Barrington. Both the bishop and dean have offices at St. James Commons, a campus that comprises the cathedral, diocesan headquarters and a plaza that features a garden and labyrinth. “We are committed to making St. James a center of hospitality, a site for communal worship and a staging area for ministry that will touch the lives of people across our region,” Lee said.Barrington and his wife Alison have two young sons, Benedict and Linus. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more