In Connecticut, Barbara Campbell named first ‘Diocesan Poet’

first_imgIn Connecticut, Barbara Campbell named first ‘Diocesan Poet’ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI When you listened, who gave you the best information on what was going on? Where are you as you see God working out God’s mission? What made you say, “I have to be involved”? Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 What are the joys, apprehensions, realities of being sent to lead God’s mission? 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Please email questions you may have about the invitation, and your poems to:  [email protected]_____________More about Barbara Campbell:Dr. Barbara Campbell has been writing poetry ever since she got her first computer more than 30 years ago.  Her poetic heroes are Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Martin Espada and Emily Dickinson.  As an English teacher, she encouraged her students at New Britain High School and the University of Connecticut to write poetry.  She served as a Teacher Consultant with the Connecticut Writing Project, Storrs.  She was honored to have poems published by Bard College, the University of Connecticut, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.  Her poem, “Literalism – as hard to get rid of as bittersweet and poison ivy” was granted a Polly Bond Award of Excellence for Episcopal Communicators in 2008.She is a member of the Vestry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Britain, Senior Warden Emerita, Liturgical Assistant, Prayer Shawl Knitter, instigator of the Poetry Corner, and member of the Higher Education Committee of the Diocese of Connecticut.  In February 2012 she read GOEs at Kanuga. .Last year she inaugurated a “Poetry Sunday” at St. Mark’s. Local poets read their work during the adult forum and she worked with the parish rector, the Rev. Pat Hames, to have poetry woven into the liturgy of the main worship service. (This year, scheduled for Ma 20, 2012.)Barbara holds two degrees from the University of Connecticut, one from Central Connecticut State University and is a member of the Class of 1964 of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, the second class to include women.Now retired from both UConn and New Britain Public Schools, she lives in Farmington and canoes at Crystal Lake, Ellington. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] Barbara Campbell of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain has been invited by the bishops in the Diocese of Connecticut to be the first “Diocesan Poet.”But don’t think of this as some stuffy, distant appointment.“We invited Barbara to tap into our inner poet and claim a creative expression of our faith,” said Bishop Suffragan Laura J. Ahrens, who took the lead on this effort. “By calling her ‘Diocesan Poet’ we hope she’ll help all of us, as a diocese, to claim our collective poetic voices,” she said.Campbell understands her new role is more of an instigator than a distant expert, although she does come with credentials as a published poet.A retired high school and college teacher, she also has the first assignment.Love of poetryCampbell loves poetry and has been writing poems for decades — “since I got my first computer more than 30 years ago,” she said. Her favorite poets (whom she calls her “poetic heroes”) include Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Martin Espada, and Emily Dickinson.She’s also an active lay woman serving in both parish and diocesan leadership, including St. Mark’s participation in a multi-year regional partnership to develop missional churches.The poetry is connected.“As Diocesan Poet, I encourage the writing of poetry as a way to continue to tell our stories,” she explained. “Directly related to us as Episcopalians is writing poems about our own reactions and those of others as we practice being missional, and our descriptions of living in a world and a church both constantly facing change. From time to time I will invite poetry written on a designated theme (see first invitation at end of article). If I can be an instigator of creativity, give an opportunity for a voice to be heard, encourage working as co-creators with God, the effort will be well-placed.”# # #The Remnantby Barbara A. Campbell(c) March 2012Like metal filings to a magnet,I am drawn to fabric stores.I roll my carriagethrough the new offeringsbut know I am headedto that corner of the storewhere the remnants are,usually strewn.I don’t mind the mess.I’m looking for that one piece of material,just the right size,perfect color and feelfor a special project.That bolt of material down to its last yardknows it is still worth$9.99 or $12.00 or even $24.00 a yard,so, too, those of us still in the churchknow our worth lies in God’s grace.We see, feel and know(we count the congregation)we are at the end of our boltand surrounded by new possibilities.From all those shirts and dresses –a warm quilt of memories,from the Red Tag shelf –the silky scarf so admired,from the tail ends of skeins –the knit laprobethat delights with color, warmth and prayer.What’s the next quilt, or scarf or laprobeGod’s fingers are itching to create?What relationships of color and texture and warmthwill transform this remnantinto a new creation?Within that grace,will I be able to follow Her pattern?More importantly,will I be willingto share my stash? Invitation #1: Annual Convention 2012The themes of the 2012 Diocesan Convention are “Claiming, Equipping and Sending Leaders in God’s Mission.”  I invite poets in the Diocese to look through their journals and/or consider writing poems which address those themes.Need a writing prompt? Here’s a few. It’s a broad topic. I’m being generous in options. Focus on one or two.As you consider your specific example of what God is already doing in God’s world and consider how you can or do join in: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska May 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm Is this serious? The poetry is atrocious. 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New Zealand: ChristChurch Cathedral bells shipped to U.K. for restoration

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Comments (1) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Oct 2, 2012 [Anglican Taonga] Bells rescued from ChristChurch Cathedral have been shipped to the English foundry where they were made for specialist restoration.The 13 bells were buried in tonnes of masonry when the tower collapsed in Christchurch’s Feb. 22, 2011 earthquake.Some suffered cracks and one looks to be damaged beyond repair.They have been transported free of charge by shipping company Maersk to John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough, Leicestershire, where they were cast in 1978.Foundry boss Simon Adams said the Anglican Church had no option but to send them to England for expert repairs.“The bells fell from the tower of the cathedral and the entire contents of the belfry fell on top them,” he told BBC News Leicester.“We have to make 13 new sets of fittings for the bells – and undertake some specialist testing of the bells and further repairs.”Much of the cathedral’s taonga (artifacts) have been removed and put into safe storage, including stained-glass windows and the statue of the Risen Christ outside the west doors.Work is currently underway on a NZ$5.3 million (US$4.41 million) temporary cathedral on the edge of the city’s red zone cordon in Latimer Square which will be used by the congregation while ChristChurch Cathedral is rebuilt. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Zealand: ChristChurch Cathedral bells shipped to U.K. for restoration Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA March 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm hi,i have a bit of bell from the orginal bell made in late 1870 od,i did my time as a moulder and we mealted the old ones,i was allowed to keep a bit bell that i found,i have had this little bit of bell for about thirty seven years.i lost it for about three years after the quake bit have now found it, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Un hospital de Gaza sigue sirviendo a los pobres a…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jan 14, 2013 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event 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 Una mujer musulmana y su bebé esperan por una revisión médica en el hospital Al Ahli Arab de la Ciudad de Gaza el 2 de enero. El hospital dirige un programa de tres meses para niños desnutridos. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service] En un reciente día soleado en Gaza, un grupo de madres con sus hijos esperaban sentadas en los bancos del cuidado exterior del hospital  Al Ahli Arab para recibir atención médica de un programa que ofrece tres meses de servicios a 750 niños de 0 a 5 años.El programa de nutrición es sólo uno de los muchos servicios de consulta externa que el hospital público y sin fines de lucro, administrado por la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén ha seguido prestando mientras se convierte en un hospital especializado y capea las dificultades económicas exacerbadas por una reciente pérdida de financiación.“Es nuestro testimonio como cristianos servir a los pobres”, dijo Suhaila Tarazi, la directora del hospital. “Con todo lo que está pasando en Egipto [la agitación política] y en Siria [la guerra civil] mantener un lugar como éste, un lugar cristiano como éste, es importante”.El hospital emplea a 110 personas, el 30 por ciento de ellas mujeres, y atiende a unos 30.000 pacientes al año, 6.000 de ellos en la misión médica gratuita, agregó.El 2 de enero, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y el obispo anglicano en Jerusalén, Suheil Dawani, entraron en Gaza desde Israel por el Cruce del Erez en el norte para ver el hospital, reunirse con el personal y celebrar la eucaristía en su capilla.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y Suheil Dawani, el obispo anglicano en Jerusalén, escuchan a una mujer musulmana hablar sobre la importancia del hospital Al Ahli Arab el 2 de enero. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.La obispa primada visitó Israel y los Territorios Palestino durante la Navidad y el Año Nuevo a invitación de Dawani. Además del obispo, la acompañaron a Gaza el Rdo. Canónigo Robert Edmunds, encargado de la Iglesia Episcopal para el Oriente Medio y antiguo capellán de Dawani; Alexander Baumgarten, director Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C., y el Rdo. Canónigo John Organ, actual capellán de Dawani.Después de cruzar la frontera, el grupo fue recibido por Tarazi y su chofer, que los llevó a través de las atestadas calles de la Ciudad de Gaza, frente a sus tiendecitas, en muchas de las cuales venden artículos baratos hechos en la China o reparan automóviles, hasta llegar al hospital que, con su arquitectura colonial inglesa, se destaca en medio de la calamidad de las calles.Unos niños le sonríen a la cámara durante una visita al hospital Al Ahli Arab el 2 de enero. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.El hospital Al Ahli Arab es algo más que una anomalía arquitectónica y una instalación médica; es un símbolo de esperanza para una población que viven en condiciones desesperadas y que contempla un futuro incierto.“La gente considera este lugar como un sitio seguro, un oasis”, dijo Tarazi. “La gente no puede entender que este hospital carezca de recursos. La gente nos relaciona con Occidente, somos aquí las piedras vivas” [1 de Pedro 2:5].El hospital de Gaza es una de las 35 instituciones sanitarias y docentes que dirige la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén en cinco países del Oriente Medio. Es una de las tres organizaciones cristianas —las otras dos son una escuela ortodoxa griega y otra católica romana— y uno de los 21 hospitales de atención primaria que funcionan en Gaza.En junio de 2012, luego de una alianza de dos décadas, la Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados de Palestina (UNRWA, por su sigla en inglés), anunció que le pondría fin a su apoyo económico del hospital, lo cual reduciría el presupuesto de la institución en $1 millón, o casi la mitad, a mediados de año. En julio, la agencia, que proporciona ayuda, protección y promoción social a unos 5 millones de refugiados palestinos en el Oriente Medio, dio a conocer que extendía su financiación hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2012.“Desde el primer momento el obispo Suheil dijo que [el hospital] debía continuar; no era una situación fácil para nosotros”, explicó Tarazi.Luego de la decisión de la UNRWA de ponerle fin a la financiación del hospital, la diócesis se comprometió a encontrar una financiación transitoria en 2013 y contrató a un asesor de fuera para que llevara a cabo un estudio de viabilidad a fin de evaluar las opciones para el futuro.La Agencia de Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) está financiando la construcción de un centro de diagnóstico de tres plantas en los terrenos del hospital, el cual se espera que abra en abril, y el hospital también tiene planes de añadir una unidad de quemados.Proyectándose hacia el futuro, y en dependencia del resultado del estudio de viabilidad, el plan es que el hospital se especialice en cáncer, urología, neurología y oftalmología, dijo Dawani.“Esperamos poder hacer algo para aliviar el sufrimiento”, afirmó Dawani durante un almuerzo con médicos y otros profesionales luego de la visita al hospital.El hospital ofrece también atención completa para mujeres, muchas de las cuales carecen de seguro y padecen de cáncer, hipertensión y diabetes. El cáncer es la primera causa de muerte entre las mujeres de Gaza, un lugar donde las mujeres no tienen los mismos derechos que los hombres.Dado el alto índice de cáncer, el hospital comenzó un programa de detección del cáncer para mujeres —de las que se sometieron al examen, el 30 por ciento requirió pruebas adicionales. Muchas de las mujeres provienen de pequeñas aldeas cerca de la frontera, fuera de la Ciudad de Gaza, y para algunas, dijo Tarazi, es la primera vez en años que salen de la aldea.“El pueblo gazano espera que el hospital se quede; todo el mundo sabe que es un hospital cristiano que brinda mucho amor a las personas necesitadas”, dijo el Dr. Maher E. Ayyad, cirujano y director médico del hospital, el 2 de enero. “No queremos convertirnos en historia”.“Por favor, mantengan el hospital funcionando todo el pueblo de Gaza necesita este lugar. Cuando uno salva a una mujer, no sólo salva su vida, sino a su familia”.Aunque el número de cristianos en Gaza no llega a 2.000 —de una población que se calcula entre 1,8 y 2 millones de personas, el 99,3 por ciento de la cual es musulmana sunita— su presencia y misión son apreciadas por una sociedad donde más del 40 por ciento de las personas están desempleadas y alrededor del 38 por ciento vive en la pobreza en una franja de terreno de 40 km. de largo y entre 5,6 y 12 km. de ancho, bordeada por Israel, Egipto y el Mar Mediterráneo.Los cristianos son vistos en Gaza como “parte integrante de la sociedad”, y son “muy respetados y altamente apreciados por sus servicios”, dijo el Muy Rdo. Hosam Naoum, deán de la catedral de San Jorge [St. George’s] en Jerusalén, en una entrevista en el patio de la hostería de San Jorge.Además de la decisión de la UNRWA, la situación política de Gaza, la crisis económica mundial y la escasez de medicamentos y combustible, todo ello ha contribuido a los recientes conflictos del hospital, dijo Naoum.“En estos casos la Iglesia siempre se encuentra a sí misma en un lugar donde tiene que actuar. Tenemos que hacerle frente [a esos problemas] lo mejor que podamos. Y a Dios gracias la Iglesia tiene su voz y sus amigos alrededor del mundo y personas que se preocupan por la gente de esta zona, especialmente los necesitados y los que sufren”, dijo Naoum el 1 de enero, al día siguiente que cesara la financiación de la UNRWA.Los Amigos Americanos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, una agrupación que ha apoyado las instituciones diocesanos durante mucho tiempo, envió $75.000 al hospital luego del anuncio de la UNRWA.La 77ª. Convención General, que sesionó en julio de 2012, aprobó la Resolución B017 que llama a la Iglesia Episcopal a apoyar al hospital Al Ahli Arab mediante recaudación de fondos y promoción. La resolución fue propuesta por el obispo Jon Bruno de la Diócesis Episcopal de Los Ángeles, que comparte una relación de compañerismo con la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén.  La diócesis de Los Ángeles recaudó $40.000 para el hospital Al Ahli en 2012.“Ahora, en 2013, contemplamos el futuro de manera que podamos administrar el hospital por nuestra cuenta, sin contar ya más con la ayuda de la UNRWA”, agregó Naoum.Fundado como misión de la Iglesia Anglicana en 1882, el primer dispensario se construyó en 1904 y posteriormente fue destruido por los británicos durante la primera guerra mundial. Los británicos reconstruyeron el hospital en 1924 y se convirtió en un ministerio de la diócesis en 1982.“El hospital es un profundo símbolo curativo en Gaza”, dijo Jefferts Schori luego de la visita del 2 de enero al hospital. “Sigue siendo una fuente no sólo de curación física, sino de restablecimiento emocional y espiritual, de alivio de comunidades”.Refiriéndose a una conversación con una musulmana conservadora en el patio del hospital horas antes ese día, Jefferts Schori dijo: “Ella tiene una claro sentido de la misión de esta institución curativa, y que es para todo el mundo, y que produce una comunidad más integral”.La vez anterior que la obispa primada visitó el hospital de Ahli Arab antes de ahora fue en marzo de 2008, antes de que estallara el último gran conflicto entre israelíes y palestinos, cuando a fines de diciembre de ese mismo año los israelíes lanzaron un asalto de tres semanas por aire y tierra en respuesta a repetidos misiles disparados [contra territorio israelí] por los palestinos de Gaza. Mil cuatrocientas personas murieron en esos ataques.Su última visita a Israel y los Territorios Palestinos se produjo más de un mes después de la más reciente escalada de violencia entre las fuerzas israelíes y Hamás, el partido palestino de militantes islamistas que ha controlado Gaza desde 2007.El 14 de noviembre, Ahmed al-Jabari, jefe del ala militar de Hamás y el hombre responsable del secuestro del soldado israelí Gilad Shalit, fue asesinado por un misil israelí mientras viajaba en un automóvil en Gaza. Los ataques israelíes se produjeron en respuesta a más de 750 misiles disparados contra Israel desde el sur de Gaza en 2012, según informes de prensa.El asesinato puso en marcha una campaña aérea israelí de ocho días contra Gaza. En respuesta, Hamás lanzó, en 24 horas, 250 misiles contra Israel, incluidas las ciudades de Tel Aviv y Jerusalén. En total, murieron 161 palestinos, entre ellos 71 civiles, así como dos soldados israelíes y cuatro civiles, y decenas de otros resultaron heridos por los misiles disparadas contra zonas residenciales.“La última guerra fue muy temible y destructiva, todo tuvo lugar detrás de las paredes”, dijo Tarazi, añadiendo que ella tuvo que ser evacuada para la casa de un primo cuando un misil destruyó una estación de policía a unos 500 metros de su casa.A pesar de estos desafíos, Tarazi y todo el personal del hospital siguen comprometidos a servir a los más necesitados.“Shalom” y “salaam” significan lo mismo: una comunidad de paz con justicia”, dijo Jefferts Schori. “Y si [el hospital] deja de funcionar o de existir, esa fuente de misericordia y de integridad se perderá. Esa clase de agua viva se necesita en el desierto que es Israel-Palestina”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Zambia’s disabled refugees need more security, better prostheses

first_img Rector Tampa, FL By Bellah ZuluPosted Feb 7, 2013 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Anglican Communion, Refugees Migration & Resettlement Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Zambia’s disabled refugees need more security, better prostheses Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Africa, Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate 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 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion’s development, relief and advocacy platform has revealed that disabled refugees in Zambia need more security, better prostheses and a comprehensive reporting of their special needs.The call for better treatment of people in one of Africa’s oldest refugee camps Mayukwayukwa came in a report compiled by Tania Nino, the Anglican Alliance’s relief and programmes manager, after her visit there.“There is an overwhelming need for prostheses and other mobility devices for people who have lost a limb,” the report read. “People have rudimentary coping devices that make everyday activities and life difficult.”The replacements for limbs range from crudely fashioned peg legs to a boot packed with mud.Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement, in the western part of Zambia, was established in 1966 and has a population of around 10,000 refugees from Angola, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.The World Food Programme (WFP) recently revealed that refugees with severe disabilities and elderly people without support systems are among the most vulnerable refugees.The Anglican Alliance report pinpointed the major causes of disabilities in the refugee settlement: “The majority of the impairments are as a result of the conflict that people experienced in Angola: landmine injuries, firearms injuries and injuries sustained while running away.“The second major cause is related to conditions linked to old age. Many of the refugees who arrived during that period (1966) are now of an advanced age.”Concerns about inadequate security come out prominently in the report which suggests there is a correlation between poor security and gender-based violence.An example of this was a 35-year-old woman with “complex physical disabilities” and “learning difficulties” with a four-month-old baby. The report stated: “This woman who came to the camp from Angola in 2001 had substantial and complex needs [but] there is no information about the exact nature of her disabilities.“She is unable to walk, requires round the clock supervision, and can only communicate with her mother. Given the woman’s inability to communicate, it has to be assumed that she did not give consent to the sexual relations and the man responsible for this atrocity is unknown.”The lack of information on the cause of some disabilities was also a concern for the Anglican Alliance. One 12-year-old girl who had had her arm amputated could only refer to her misfortune as “magic.”The Anglican Alliance decided to visit Mayukwayukwa as a first step in scoping out the challenges facing people with disabilities, and how the church community can best respond to their needs.To read the full report click here. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

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first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Con flores y discursos ha sido bienvenido a Venezuela el general Hugo Carvajal retenido en Aruba por cuatro días acusado de tráfico de drogas y ayuda a la guerrilla de las FARC. Carvajal era jefe de inteligencia del gobierno chavista. Su libertad se produjo basada en su inmunidad parlamentaria. Varios comentaristas han dicho que el presidente Nicolás Maduro puso “indebida presión” al gobierno de Holanda de donde depende la pequeña isla de Aruba.El presidente Obama planea nombrar al rabino David Saperstein para que dirija la oficina internacional de libertad religiosa. Esta será la primera vez que un no-cristiano dirigirá esta oficina que fue crea en 1998 y está adjunta a la Secretaría de Estado. Saperstein es considerado por la revista Newsweek como uno de los más influyentes rabinos del país.Grupos de ateos se han opuesto al monumento erigido para conmemorar los ataques terroristas perpetrados a las Torres Gemelas en Nueva York. El asunto fue llevado a la corte y un panel de tres jueces de una corte de Apelaciones determinó que la protesta no tenía lugar. La principal objeción de los ateos es la presencia de una enorme cruz que “ha traído, indigestión y dolor mental” a los visitantes.El obispo episcopal de Jerusalén, Suheil Dawani, ha informado que el hospital Al Ahli, una de las 35 instituciones de servicio auspiciadas por la Iglesia Episcopal (Anglicana) en Gaza, está en urgente necesidad de material quirúrgico y alimentación para los cientos de pacientes que ha estado asistiendo durante el conflicto bélico entre Israel y Gaza. Según un informe de las Naciones Unidas en Gaza 1,140 palestinos han sido heridos y 168 civiles han perdido la vida incluyendo 36 niños. Pese a los esfuerzos para el cese del fuego, la violencia continúa.África Occidental considerada una de las regiones del mundo con mayor necesidad, se ve ahora atacada por el virus de ébola que está cobrando víctimas a un paso acelerado. El virus de esta enfermedad puede causar la muerte en el 90 por ciento de los casos. Liberia ha cerrado todas sus fronteras como medida de precaución.El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, dijo en una reunión en la ciudad de Barinas que volvió a encontrarse con el “pajarito de Hugo Chávez” que le informó que el fallecido presidente “está bien y muy feliz con la lealtad de su pueblo”. La noticia ha sido objeto de burlas y chistes en varias partes del país.Manuel García, médico cubano que se distinguió por su ayuda a los pobres en el Norte de la Florida, ha fallecido a la edad de 82 años. Clara Soto, vieja amiga de la familia, caracterizó su vida diciendo: “Descanse en paz el amigo bueno y generoso cristiano, médico admirado, padre y esposo ejemplar”. El nuevo edificio del condado de Brevard en Rockledge, Florida, donde fue director médico por varios años lleva su nombre en grandes letras. Le sobreviven su esposa Isabel y tres hijos mayores.Virginia Norman, la eterna tesorera de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana y la Novena Provincia ha cumplido 90 años de edad que han sido celebrados por feligreses y amigos. La “Señorita Virginia” como le llaman sus alumnos y amigos tiene reputación por nunca haber tenido un déficit en sus cuentas. La razón es muy sencilla, explica el obispo Julio César Holguín: “Nunca ha hecho un cheque a no ser que el dinero esté en caja y tenga la debida documentación”. Enhorabuena.Lloyd Allen, obispo episcopal de Honduras, ha recibido el premio “Absalom Jones” de la Unión de Episcopales Negros por sus servicios a la iglesia. Absalom Jones (1746-1818) fue el primer sacerdote afro-americano de la Iglesia Episcopal y se destacó por haber surgido de esclavo a prominente abolicionista.Rafael García, rector de la Iglesia del Espíritu Santo en Miami, nos envía la siguiente nota. “Hay alrededor de 85 millones de personas en los cinco continentes que se llaman anglicanos (o episcopales) en más de 165 países. Estos cristianos comparten la oración, los recursos, el apoyo y el conocimiento a través de fronteras geográficas y culturales. Como en cualquier familia, los miembros de la Comunión Anglicana tienen una serie de opiniones diferentes. Esto significa que la tradición cristiana anglicana siempre ha valorado su diversidad, y nunca ha tenido miedo de enfrentar públicamente las preguntas difíciles de la vida y la fe”.Dos obispos latinoamericanos han sido nombrados miembros del Pontificio Consejo para la Promoción de la Unidad de los Cristianos. Uno es el guatemalteco Rodolfo Valenzuela, obispo de Verapaz y el otro el argentino Carlos José Ñáñez, arzobispo de Córdoba. El consejo trabaja para lograr la cooperación y la unidad entre las iglesias cristianas y la Iglesia Católica Romana.ORACIÓN: Que todos sean uno para que el mundo crea. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rapidísimas Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Por Onell A. 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La temporada navideña provoca un aumento de apoyo a los…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Por Pat McCaughanPosted Dec 22, 2015 Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Este artículo es parte de una serie en desarrollo que explora la respuesta de parte de la Iglesia Episcopal y de sus asociados ecuménicos a la crisis global de los refugiados. Otros artículos de la serie se pueden encontrarse aquí.[Episcopal News Service] Con la estación de Navidad a las puertas, algunos ministerios de reasentamiento de refugiados a través de la Iglesia Episcopal informan que han recibido más alimentos, ropa y otras donaciones para familias refugiadas que en años anteriores, pero sus líderes dicen que también se necesita [mantener] esa conexión durante todo el año.En Lexington, Dabney Parker del Ministerio de Refugiados de Kentucky, que asocia a comunidades religiosas locales con familias recién llegadas, dijo que la agencia ha recibido muchas donaciones y ofertas de ayuda. “Todo es muy bueno”.Del mismo modo, ministerios en Minnesota y Massachusetts que ayudan a reasentar refugiados y solicitantes de asilo dicen que la temporada navideña con frecuencia provoca un aumento de la ayuda, pero que ellos esperan que el apoyo y el compromiso continúen más allá de la temporada festiva.“Nunca negaré las donaciones, porque benefician directamente a los refugiados… pero el mayor impacto que alguien puede tener en la vida de los refugiados —y en las suyas propias— es llegar a conocer a alguien que haya llegado como refugiado”, dijo Laura Svoboda, directora auxiliar de Servicios de Refugiados del Consejo de Iglesias de Minnesota, una filial del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, la agencia de la Iglesia Episcopal para el reasentamiento de refugiados.“No hay manera de que no resulte impactado si le abre su vida a eso”, dijo ella. “Es maravilloso y estupendo comprar una chaqueta o hacer esas cosas, pero lo que está pasando en el mundo, toda la retórica y la negatividad, se combate sobre todo con las relaciones”.Varios ministerios a través de la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa se han desarrollado o se han adaptado a la luz de la crisis que ha visto a 2 millones de personas que huyen de la guerra civil, el extremismo religioso y la persecución en África y en el Oriente Medio.Amor en una Caja, un ministerio de la catedral americana en París, ha distribuido durante más de una década regalos de Navidad para niños huérfanos y desfavorecidos a través de Europa.En las semanas próximas a Navidad, se organizaron varios turnos de embalaje [de donaciones] con voluntarios de escuelas locales y grupos de scouts para llenar cajas y mochilas con regalos útiles, juguetes y dulces.Este año, el ministerio se dirige a “la jungla”, el nombre con que apodan al campamento de refugiados de Calais, Francia.Lucinda Laird, deana de la catedral americana y Pierre Whalon, el obispo de la Convocación, visitarán el campamento días antes de Navidad.Laird dijo que a partir de lo que ha leído acerca de “la jungla”, espera lo peor, en lo que se refiere a suciedad, pobreza y desesperación. “París es maravilloso en Navidad; seria mucho más fácil no ir a Calais”, dijo ella. “Pero al prepararnos para celebrar el nacimiento de aquel que no tuvo un lugar donde reclinar su cabeza, y cuyo nacimiento fue en un establo, nada podría ser más obvio: aquí está el Cristo, y le servimos en estas personas. ‘Porque fui extranjero y me acogisteis…’”En Múnich, Alemania, San Nicolás hizo una visita al antiguo cuartel del ejército bávaro que se ha convertido en el hogar de 1.400 refugiados, muchos de los cuales han llegado en los últimos meses. El centro de refugiados está administrado por la Misión Innere y el Centro de Solicitantes de Asilo, este último fundado hace 30 años por la iglesia episcopal de la Ascensión [Episcopal Church of the Ascension] en Múnich y sus asociadas catolicorromana y luterana.El Rdo. Steven Smith, rector de la Ascensión, ha desempeñado el papel de San Nicolás en los últimos siete diciembres. En sus primeros años como San Nicolás, la mayoría de los refugiados eran de Europa Oriental, pero eso ha cambiado: cada vez había más refugiados de Afganistán e Irak, dijo Smith, y ahora casi todos los refugiados son de Siria, con unos pocos de Afganistán.“Yo no voy como Santa Claus; voy como el santo cristiano San Nicolás. Hay un árbol de Navidad y dulces y obsequios alemanes tradicionales”, explicó él. “Luego tiene algo de surrealista estar vestido como un santo cristiano, sentado junto a un árbol de Navidad y entregándoles regalos a refugiados musulmanes. Es sorprendente cuántos de los niños y sus padres conocen a San Nicolás”.Smith dijo que “hay algo especial en compartir el contacto humano, el alimento, el tiempo y los regalos entre cristianos y musulmanes”. Añadió que el ministerio “se basa en la interpretación anglicana de que, como cristianos, somos llamados a ser la voz y las manos humanas del Dios que vino a la tierra en el bebé encarnado en el pesebre. Llevamos adelante la misión que comenzó en la Natividad. La misión de Cristo cruza todas las fronteras, incluso la de la religión”.Whalon dijo que ha sido “tan estimulante ver cómo, en general, nuestras 21 iglesias en Europa han respondido a la actual crisis de refugiados. Aun las más pequeñas han estado recaudando fondos para auspiciar cenas, visitar campamentos con ropa y alimentos, y mostrarles el amor de Cristo a todos los que nos encontramos. El visitar el horrible campamento de Calais con la deana Lucinda Laird y los feligreses de la catedral, es nuevamente la ocasión de regocijarse por lo que Dios es capaz de hacer ‘por estos pequeñitos’ en Europa, a través de la Iglesia Episcopal”.De regreso a Estados Unidos, en la zona de Lexington, alrededor del 40 por ciento de los refugiados reasentados a través del Ministerio de Refugiados de Kentucky son de la República Democrática del Congo, según la directora ejecutiva Barbara Kleine.En total, la agencia reasentó unas 278 personas el año pasado provenientes de Irak, Bután, Birmania y Afganistán, y “depende fundamentalmente de voluntarios y de asociados de la Iglesia” para ayudar a proporcionar tutoría en inglés y otros servicios que son de primera necesidad.“Si puede imaginarse como una familia que llega con poco más que la ropa que trae puesta, un par de maletas y sin saber el idioma, le daría una gran conmoción”, dijo Kleine. “Proporcionamos todos los servicios para ayudarles a convertirse en autosuficientes lo antes posible”.Parker dijo que la temporada navideña ha traído contribuciones económicas y abundancia de donaciones de comida, ropa y artículos de higiene personal —generosidad que ella espera que continúe en el año nuevo.Contamos con nuevas asociaciones en 2016, añadió.Una fiesta del 19 de diciembre para alrededor de 40 niños de familias refugiadas es casi un evento anual organizado en Atlanta por el ministerio de reasentamiento de refugiados de la iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints Church], que está asociada con New American Pathways, una filial del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración. (Véase otro artículo distinto aquí.)En Boston, la Rda. Ruth Bersin, directora ejecutiva del Ministerio de Inmigración de Refugiados (RIM, por su sigla en inglés) dijo que la agencia celebrará su 30º. aniversario el año próximo. La agencia ofrece fundamentalmente servicios comunitarios a solicitantes de asilo, personas desarraigadas y con frecuencia aisladas que “temen regresar a su país… y que no obtienen los beneficios que los refugiados consiguen al llegar”.Ella trabaja por crear “equipos de voluntarios” por encima de las fronteras religiosas, que contribuyan a integrar a los recién llegados en la comunidad del área metropolitana de Boston “y les ayuden a curarse del trauma que han experimentado”, El RIM ayudó a unas 25 personas el año pasado, dijo Bersin. “Tenemos 13 en la lista de espera ahora mismo y los situaremos tan pronto se produzca una apertura”.Los equipos recaudan dinero para pagar por los gastos y otras necesidades vitales de aquellos a los que ayudan, explicó Bersin. La agencia ofrece también clases de inglés, gestión de casos, vivienda, asistencia económica, médica, dental y otros apoyos, principalmente a los recién llegados de Afganistán, Nigeria, Congo, Sierra Leona, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Sudán, Uganda y, finalmente, Siria.“Resulta muy bueno para los miembros de nuestra congregación trabar relaciones con personas de otras religiones, de otras denominaciones, porque eso es enriquecedor para ellos”, agregó Bersin.“Trabajar con personas, ya se trate de refugiados o de solicitantes de asilo que han pasado por tantas cosas y que las han enfrentado con tanta resistencia es algo inspirador y fortalecedor. Cuando acogemos al extranjero, es tanto para nuestro beneficio como para el suyo. Ello afirma nuestra fe, nuestra propia resistencia, y es un honor trabajar con ellos”.— La Rda. Pat McCaughan es una corresponsal de Episcopal News Service que reside en Los Ángeles. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY La temporada navideña provoca un aumento de apoyo a los refugiados 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 Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release 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 Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

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Prayers and defiance follow London Bridge terror attack

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Prayers and defiance follow London Bridge terror attack Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Posted Jun 5, 2017 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Churches around the United Kingdom have been praying for the victims of the June 3 terrorist attack in London and their families and friends. Seven people died and 48 were injured when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on the rampage stabbing people in bars and in the street.Speaking at Folkestone in Kent on June 4, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said, “The terrorists want to divide us. They want to make us hate one another. They want to change our way of life. But just like we saw in Manchester, Londoners are responding with generosity and open hearts… with courage and resilience.”Full article. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

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El Obispo Presidente Curry en materia de trata de personas:…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 El Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Michael B. Curry ha emitido la siguiente declaración sobre la trata de personas.Mientras conmemoramos a nivel nacional el mes de la concientización sobre la trata de personas de 2018 es importante reconocer que el tráfico de personas es un crimen que va en contra de los principios más básicos de nuestra fe. Desafortunadamente, es también muy común y pone a millones [de personas] en riesgo cada día.La trata de personas se manifiesta en una variedad de formas y en una variedad de industrias desde la servidumbre personal [involuntaria] hasta la agricultura, en los hoteles e industria hostelera o en el comercio sexual. Lo que sí sabemos con certeza es que para que este crimen ocurra los responsables deben devaluar y deshumanizar a otra persona.Hemos de tener claro que todos los seres humanos están hechos a imagen de Dios y cada uno merece una vida libre de violencia y de la amenaza de violencia, de explotación y de coerción. Debemos también condenar las estructuras y sistemas que hacen muy fácil que este mal ocurra. Elogio la labor de las diócesis, las congregaciones y las personas en toda la Iglesia y la comunión anglicana que colaboran para crear conciencia, apoyar a los sobrevivientes y proteger contra la trata de personas. Exhorto a todos los que siguen a Jesús que se comprometan a seguir desarrollando una relación amorosa, liberadora y vivificante con Dios y con nuestros semejantes.Obispo presidente Michael B. CurryLa Iglesia EpiscopalLa oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales alienta a los episcopales a tomar acción en la lucha en contra de la trata de personas a través de la Red Episcopal de Políticas Públicas, aquí. La Alerta de Acción sobre la trata de personas incentiva al Congreso a pasar el Acta de Protección a las Victimas de la Trata de Personas (TVPA, por su sigla en inglés). Escriba al Congreso aquí.Puede encontrar información adicional sobre como brindar apoyo y otras maneras de combatir la trata de personas aquí. Rector Belleville, IL 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Human Trafficking, Press Release Service 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Jan 19, 2018 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA El Obispo Presidente Curry en materia de trata de personas: ‘la trata de personas es un crimen que va en contra de los principios más básicos de nuestra fe’ Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA last_img read more

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Refusal to invite bishops’ same-sex spouses to Lambeth 2020 draws…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The congregation, made up mostly of bishops and their spouses, gathered for Eucharist on July 17, 2008, under what was known as “The Big Top” tent at the University of Kent. Photo: Scott Gunn/Anglican Communion News Service[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference has drawn concern in the British Parliament and from students at the university where the bulk of the events will be held.Both The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council and House of Bishops, as well as a number of dioceses, have gone on record objecting to the decision announced Feb. 15 in an Anglican Communion News Service blog by Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon.Idowu-Fearon wrote that Welby had invited “every active bishop” to the periodic gathering of the Anglican Communion’s bishops set for July 23-Aug. 2, 2020. That decision represents a change from the previous Lambeth Conference. In 2008, then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams refused to invite Bishop Gene Robinson, who in 2003 became the first openly gay and partnered bishop in the Anglican Communion.However, Idowu-Fearon said in his blog post that “it would be inappropriate for same-sex spouses to be invited to the conference.” He said the Anglican Communion defines marriage as “the lifelong union of a man and a woman,” as codified in Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference.Some spouses enjoy the day on July 22, 2008, during the last Lambeth Conference, with Canterbury Cathedral in the background. Photo: Scott Gunn/Anglican Communion News ServiceAs noted in the 2004 Windsor Report (page 61 here), the decisions of Lambeth Conferences do not carry the force of canonical law in part because there is no single set of canons applicable across the entire communion. The report, issued in the wake of Robinson’s ordination and consecration, said that Lambeth resolutions “have moral authority across the Communion,” and consequently, provinces “should not proceed with controversial developments in the face of teaching to the contrary from all the bishops gathered together in Lambeth Conferences.”The Lambeth Conference, which happens roughly every 10 years, has its roots in a controversy over the teachings of John William Colenso, the bishop of Natal in Southern Africa, and those who thought he was advocating polygamy and defying other accepted theological teaching. Then-Archbishop of Canterbury Charles Longley invited all 144 of the communion’s bishops to the first conference in 1867, but only 76 attended, in part because some felt the gathering would only increase confusion about the controversy, according to an 1889 book.Then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams leads bishops in a retreat July 18, 2008, as the Lambeth Conference began in Canterbury Cathedral. Photo: Chris Tumilty/Anglican Communion News ServiceThe 2020 conference is due to begin with two days of “spiritual retreat” on July 23 and 24, with bishops and spouses gathering separately. An opening Eucharist is set for July 26 at Canterbury Cathedral. The conference website says that, from July 27 to Aug. 1, participants “will work through a daily program which includes Bible studies based on 1 Peter, special guests and keynote speakers, seminars, plenary sessions and discussions.”Spouses have typically participated in a parallel program. However, in 2020, there will be a joint program for the first time. Spouses of bishops will attend combined sessions “at key points in the overall program,” according to information here. There will also be separate sessions on the specific responsibilities of the ministry for bishops and spouses, according to the Lambeth website. The conference’s website features a photo of Welby and his wife, Caroline. The page was changed to add a link to Idowu-Fearon’s blog. It read, “The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is sending personal invitations to every eligible bishop and spouse (excluding same-sex spouses) and is looking forward immensely to hosting them.” The landing page now refers to Welby’s invitations to “every eligible bishop and spouse.”A question in ParliamentBen Bradshaw, a Labour Party member from Exeter, raised a point of order in Parliament on March 14, asking for a statement from Second Church Estates Commissioner Dame Caroline Spelman “on the outrageous decision by the Church of England to issue the official invitation to next year’s Lambeth Conference and explicitly forbid the same-sex spouses of bishops from attending, when the heterosexual spouses of bishops have been warmly invited.”Bradshaw said the exclusion of same-sex spouses is “a totally unacceptable position for our established state church to adopt, and this house needs to tell the church we have had enough of it.”Andrea Leadsom, a Conservative Party member who is lord president of the Privy Council and leader of the House of Commons, replied that she was “not aware of that situation” and was grateful to Bradshaw for raising it. She invited him to write to her so that she could raise the question with Spelman.The @churchofengland decision to explicitly ban the same sex spouses of Anglican Bishops from next year’s Lambeth Conference, when heterosexual spouses are warmly invited, is totally unacceptable behaviour for an established Church which still enjoys the privileges of such. pic.twitter.com/PnxYyr7zU5— Ben Bradshaw (@BenPBradshaw) March 14, 2019Bradshaw was not accurate in his statement that the Church of England issues the invitations for the gathering. The invitations come directly from the archbishop of Canterbury who has a number of communion-wide roles beyond his duties at Canterbury.Bradshaw had been vocal about Welby’s decision before raising his question in Parliament.When I first saw this I thought it must be a spoof. The invitation to next year’s @churchofengland #Lambethconference to “address hurts & concerns” specifically stating that the same sex spouses of Bishops are not welcome. Ashamed of my Church. @churchstate pic.twitter.com/W6hj4YlcIZ— Ben Bradshaw (@BenPBradshaw) February 26, 2019Conference venue responds to questions, criticismThe University of Kent, a public university, said in mid-March that it had agreed in August 2018 to allow the Lambeth Conference in 2020 to convene on its campus on a hill above the main part of Canterbury. It has done so since 1978. The gathering tends to happen roughly every 10 years. The last meeting took place in 2008.The university said, in what appears to be a letter written to someone who inquired about the decision, that it had learned of Welby’s decision via Idowu-Fearon’s blog post.However, the letter goes on to say that the Lambeth Conference is relying on an exemption for religious organizations, which is part of the British Equality Act of 2010. “While we would not apply such a prohibition to any event that we are running directly, we have to respect clients’ rights provided they are lawful and justifiable should they wish to exercise a legal right which is open to them,” the university’s letter said.“The Big Top” was pitched on the University of Kent campus and was the site of most of the session for the last Lambeth Conference, which ran July 16-Aug. 4, 2008. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAn article in the local newspaper quoted one student calling the university’s response “spineless” and another who accused the school of putting the chance to make money above its values. The conference costs £4,950 (about $6,450) per person, which includes accommodation, meals at the venue and all travel during the conference itself. The price doesn’t include flights to or from the United Kingdom.The conference is run by an organization related to the Anglican Communion Office known as the Lambeth Conference Co. Phil George, the chief executive officer, told the Anglican Consultative Council’s Standing Committee last September that “progress continues to be positive and financially we are on track.” Soon after the 2008 gathering, it was reported that the event, which cost £5 million (roughly $9.9 million in 2008), was £1.2 million (or about $2.4 million in 2008) in debt. The Telegraph said that organizers had to ask the Board of Governors of the Church Commissioners and the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England to cover the deficit.The Student Union at the University of Kent said March 21 that it is “deeply disappointed” in the school’s decision to contract with conference organizers. “This is not a value that we expect to see on campus, and we are committed to championing inclusivity in all events,” the group said in a statement. The students said outside events held at the university ought to “respect the diversity of both students and staff, the values of the University, Kent Union and the environment that they want to utilize.” The statement said the group would be in contact with conference organizers, “where our efforts need to be focused, urging them to change their stance.”Five days later, David Warren, chair of the University Council, said that the school had received “a large number of concerns.” He reported that council members decided that the university “shall ensure that accommodation will be available on campus for those spouses affected by this decision who wish to be in Canterbury with their partners during the conference period.”Warren said he and Karen Cox, University of Kent vice-chancellor and president, would try to meet with the Lambeth Conference organizers and Welby “to bring council’s concerns to their attention and discuss the issues.”The British organization OneBodyOneFaith said in mid-February that its members and supporters were hoping to offer accommodation for same-sex spouses. “We will do everything we can to ensure that they are there in Canterbury next year,” said Tracey Byrne, OneBodyOneFaith chief executive.Byrne and the Rev. Peter Leonard have also written to Welby, Idowu-Fearon and others to express their concern. “We trust that you will continue to reflect on the harm which has been done by this decision and the way in which it has communicated, and like us will be open to the possibilities of transforming that hurt and harm, even at this stage, by courageous words and compassionate action,” they said. “We intend to do just that, starting with our commitment to host those un-invited spouses so they can experience the warm and generous welcome which we believe characterizes the Church of England at its grass roots. This seems to us to be the very least the gospel demands of us.”The Anglican Consultative Council is due to discuss the conference on May 4, the last formal business day of its April 28-May 5 meeting in Hong Kong.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 2, 2019 Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Anglican Consultative Council, Press Release Service Refusal to invite bishops’ same-sex spouses to Lambeth 2020 draws ire in Britain Venue now says it will accommodate all spouses, regardless of their gender Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement in anticipation of Chauvin…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 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 Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Racial Justice & Reconciliation Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Apr 20, 2021 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement in anticipation of Chauvin trial verdict Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] This is a tense and troubled moment, as we await the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.Please pray for the soul of George Floyd, for his family, and for everyone everywhere who has suffered because of the sin of racism and oppression. Pray for all the people of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Pray for this nation that we may find the ways of both justice and healing. Pray for us all.Whatever comes with the verdict, there is no celebration. Nothing will bring George Floyd back to his family or his community back to us. The struggle continues.If the verdict does not establish guilt, and even if it does, our pain persists and our grief goes on.May we not be paralyzed by our pain, our fear, and our anger. May we learn, as the Bible teaches, to “love not in word and speech but in truth and in action,” truth and action that leads to justice and healing.Let us pray,O God, you have bound us together in a common life.  Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.God bless you. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA George Floyd, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

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