Rugby World – January 2013 edition contents

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first_img[imagebrowser id=32]THE FESTIVE season is a time to take stock, to assess the fortunes of the autumn and plan for the renewed battles ahead. The January issue of Rugby World reflects on some of the movers and shakers of the November Tests, including full features on Alex Goode, Richardt Strauss and Alex Cuthbert, and explores issues to occupy minds in 2013.Should Scotland be promoting the use of project players? Who should Wales pick at No 7? What makes the current All Blacks quite probably the best team ever? And most probing of all, what is it that England team-mates call Brad Barritt that gets on his wick?We have a host of Christmas gift ideas, including the best new rugby books and charity calendars, and there’s a quiz of the year – the winner will take possession of the Aviva Premiership trophy for a day and get VIP treatment at the final.Elsewhere, Stephen Jones passes judgment on the law trials, we get the low-down on Bath’s code convert Kyle Eastmond, and Leigh Halfpenny explains the secrets to catching high balls in our technical section.There’s plenty more in our January issue, so don’t miss out.———————————————————————————————————————————————–Forwards…Our Christmas gift guideMeet a rugby stuntmanMartyn Williams – The former Wales flanker on the Warburton v Tipuric debateCraig Chalmers – Scotland must make changes, says the former Lions fly-halfBrian Smith – Why are the All Blacks so good? The London Irish DoR’s viewSpotlights…Joe Launchbury – The Wasps lock has been causing a buzz. Sarah Mockford finds out more about England’s newbieStuart Hogg – The Scotland full-back is convinced good times lie just around the corner, says Gavin MortimerKeith Earls – The talented Irish back has his sights set on a second Lions tour. Katie Field reportsMatthew Rees – The Wales hooker tells Owain Jones about the highs and lows of professional rugbyCentres…England full-back Alex Goode on his struggle to reach the topA sporting background paved the way for wing Alex Cuthbert Click here to subscribe to Rugby WorldOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or iPad? If so click here. We analyse the burning issue of ‘project players’ in ScotlandRichardt Strauss reveals his pride in representing IrelandLeigh Halfpenny gives his top tips on taking the high ballFitness – How to lose that festive flabPro move – England Sevens coach Ben Ryan provides this month’s moveMini Rugby – How to play Bulldog Push-upsPhoto Special – Blow-by-blow action as rugby stars don their boxing glovesHambo meets… Rugby league legend turned union coach Andy FarrellHarlequins – Meet the characters that make the English champions tickStephen Jones – Are the law trials a success? Our columnist offers his viewKyle Eastmond – We get the low-down on the latest code convert at BathBacks…Grass roots – All the club news from around the countrySchools – Who’s our Team of the Month?Essentials – Latest books and productsUncovered – Scotland’s Alasdair Strokosch on France, karate and crêpesTour Tale – A saucy Lions tale from 1955———————————————————————————————————————————————–center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Hotshots: Meet young Bath rugby star Ollie Devoto

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first_imgWhat do you like most about playing full-back?I like the communication side and orchestrating the defence and counter-attack. You can’t do that at No 10.You helped England win the Junior World Cup in June. When did you first play for your country?I was part of the U19s development group but this year’s U20s Six Nations was my first cap. I’ve been lucky to play quite a few games at Bath but there’s something special about playing with guys from all around the country. It’s fantastic.What are your aims for the next year?To continue from where I left off last season. I know Bath have got talented young players coming in, but if I can still be involved that will be brilliant. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tell us about your rugby background…My dad Steve coached my U7s team at Sherborne RFC and I stayed there through all the age groups. Bath picked me up at 16 and I got a sixth-form scholarship to Bryanston.Who are your mentors?Dad coached me until I was 13 or 14, then there’s Mike Pyrgos at Bryanston and Danny Grewcock and Dave Williams at Bath Academy.What is your position?Full-back or fly-half. I was a ten through the age groups but moved to full-back and really enjoyed it. At Bath I was second-choice full-back last season behind Nick Abendanon and I played the last few games.center_img RW Verdict: At 6ft 4in and over 15st, this 19-year-old looks set for a big future with the West Country outfit.This was published in the September 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition.last_img read more

Ardie Savea: The red-hot Hurricane omitted by the All Blacks

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first_img “People are always afraid of what is different. They are afraid of change. It is the same everywhere.”So runs a line from Shaolin Tiger, a book written by Australian children’s author Sandy Fussell. It feels like an apt summation of Ardie Savea’s current predicament.Besides anything else, the explosive openside flanker has been terrifyingly good over the current Super 15 season. Though slightly unconventional in stature for a number seven – many dubbed him too wiry to influence the breakdown, too light to consistently threaten the gain-line – his effervescent efforts have been a huge factor in the Hurricanes‘ route to Saturday’s final.Certainly, it would be a big boost to the Highlanders‘ hopes if Savea’s knee injury keeps the 21 year-old out of the decider.That Steve Hansen deemed Savea to be surplus to the requirements of his New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship and one-off international against Samoa is rather scary as well. But you could not accuse the All Blacks boss of ignorance. He brought Savea on tour to Japan and Europe in a non-playing capacity as an ‘apprentice’ 20 months ago and clearly knows of his talents.It is probably fair to say Hansen has erred on the side of caution. Crusader Matt Todd offers versatility and solidity, as well as a couple of caps’ experience. Even so, the comments of Chris Boyd this week were telling.The Hurricanes coach explained that his young game-breaker would be given as long as possible to prove his fitness, before adding, “At the end of the day, there’s not much after Saturday for him.”The tone was a regretful one. In the first 49 minutes of a 29-9 win over the Brumbies before he hobbled off, Savea made it very easy to imagine him in the Test arena.Swooping to stealIt took around 200 seconds for Savea to make an important contribution, pilfering possession after teammate Ma’a Nonu brought down burly No 8 Ita Vaea:This sublime steal can be boiled down into three stages. First, Savea backpedals so he is not involved in Nonu’s tackle:This permits him to compete for the ball, so he drops low and clamps onto the ball amid the attempted clear-out of Christian Leali’ifano:At this point, a reverse angle gives an idea of Savea’s opportunism. It takes courage, technique and timing to strike at moments such as these:But Savea is not finished. He wrenches the ball back towards his own posts as Matt Toomua tears in……before turning to pass the ball backwards to scrum-half TJ Perenara:This last action showcases tremendous awareness. As the Hurricanes keep demonstrating, turnover ball often brings fantastic attacking potential given the opposition is disjointed.Sure enough, Perenara shapes to kick before spotting teammates in space to the left and launching a counter:Savea demonstrated similarly canny decision-making later on.Shipping on, support lines and shaking off tacklersBack-rowers that are comfortable in wide channels are met with a degree of suspicion on these shores. For some old-school spectators, work-rate and ball-handling ability are mutually exclusive.We have already seen Savea’s tenacity in the tight. Now for some intelligence in the loose. Here, he transfers the ball on to Brad Shields with a nice, crisp, early pass off his right hand:When elder brother Julian collects and storms infield, Savea stays on his feet and tracks the path of play:Hunting the carrier, Ardie is at one point on Julian’s right shoulder in prime position to take an offload:However, Julian opts to take the ball to ground. Ardie is first on the scene, and guards the breakdown with his head up in anticipation of a counter-ruck as Perenara delves in to spread it back to the right:Not long afterwards, the Savea wearing seven would do more damage:Fast-twitch athleticism and staggering leg-drive are at work in this instance. There is also a bit of nous. As full-back James Marshall is primed to catch the ball at first receiver, look at the man opposite Savea. It is Brumbies tighthead prop Ben Alexander:Immediately upon taking the pass, Savea heads off on an outside arc, backing his pace in a classic mismatch against a tight-five forward:Wing Lausii Taliauli does well in shepherding the Hurricanes to the five-metre line, and turns back in to confront Savea when he knows Alexander in beaten. However, his position is too upright and Savea brushes him off: He may have been left out of Steve Hansen’s New Zealand squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship, but Ardie Savea has been in exceptional form for the Hurricanes Brumbie boiler: Ardie Savea powers through a tackle in the Super 15 semi-final LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img If he does not, he can take immense pride in the knowledge that this was a fantastic campaign. World Cup or not, it is a case of when, not if, Ardie Savea excels in the All Blacks ranks. Eventually brought down following a 40-metre break, Savea places the ball on a pristine platter for Perenara. Such contact skills allow the Hurricanes train to continue full speed:All this had happened before the end of the first quarter. Despite the hosts’ dominance at the Westpac Stadium, the score was 0-0. Then came a double blow within seven minutes.Unsung architectMore evasion from Savea hurts the Brumbies here:Rather than an outside angle, this half-break is manufactured from a step inside. However, the same principal comes in handy. Again, Savea spots Alexander in the line:As the Brumbies defence stretches to its right to cover the flanks, the gap between Toomua and Alexander widens:Savea seizes the opening, tying in three defenders:More excellent ball presentation gives the Hurricanes scope to shift the ball wide rapidly, and Julian Savea is in via Nonu’s slick flick:Ardie Savea’s next intervention was subtle. Keep your eyes on him from this Hurricanes lineout:Nonu trucks up to set the platform, but Vaea senses that the inside centre has become isolated and zeroes in on the ball. Fortunately for the Hurricanes, Savea is alert. He races in as well……and, following a short skirmish, grapples Vaea to the floor:Two phases later, the Hurricanes found an edge and this happened:Either side of half-time, Savea rounded off his display.A tackle and a tryThroughout this campaign, Savea’s tackle count has been high. This challenge, on Brumbies keynote carrier Vaea, came at a vital time:Now, Vaea undoubtedly wins the collision here. That said, Savea wraps himself around the ball. Although the Brumbies get in behind, there is no chance to offload:As such, the Hurricanes can scramble back and go again. They kept their line intact, heading into the interval 12-3 up. Savea’s score then put another nail in the Brumbies’ coffin:Clearly, Savea is merely one cog in an efficient machine here. Still, tracking him offers up some great insight. First, watch how Savea arches his back to see over the bodies as the maul screws around:He then does well to remain on his feet as back of the maul breaks off and surges towards the whitewash……before dotting down under close scrutiny from David Pocock:Pocock has been superb for the Brumbies this year, but came off second best while Savea was in action.The Australian gave away a penalty on the half-hour for coming in at the side to clear out his opposite number – a particularly frustrating occurrence for any openside.Indeed, it was only when Savea left proceedings that he managed to assert some breakdown authority, this astonishing turnover-cat-flap-combination taking top billing:If Savea recovers sufficiently to participate in the final, he can be buoyed by recent memories of manhandling Waisake Naholo, the Highlanders’ most potent weapon:last_img read more

British & Irish Lions 2017: Seven players who need to shine this season

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first_imgAs the new campaign kicks off, Alex Shaw picks seven players – all Lions – under extra pressure to perform if they’re to make the plane to New Zealand next summer Lion hopeful: Cian Healy trains at Greystones RFC ahead of Leinster’s Pro12 opener v Treviso on Friday LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS British and Irish Lions fever is beginning to descend.The 2016/17 domestic seasons begin in the home nations this weekend and whilst players’ attentions will be solely focused on performing at club and international level over the coming months, there’s no doubt a spare thought or two at the back of their minds will be lingering on the Lions’ tour of New Zealand next summer.The tourists are coming off the back of a winning trip to Australia in 2013 under the stewardship of Warren Gatland and a number of the Kiwi’s favoured lieutenants from that tour are likely to be back in that famous red jersey next year.Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Cole and Alun Wyn Jones are surely nailed on to return among the forwards, whilst Owen Farrell, George North and Stuart Hogg are almost certain to be integral parts of the back-line.There are a number of 2013 tourists, however, who will need to turn in stellar seasons to ensure they’re on the plane back to the southern hemisphere this time around. We take a look at seven of the players in need of an eye-catching season…Cian Healy, IrelandInjuries have played havoc with Healy’s career of late, not to mention curtailing his tour in 2013, and he will need to stay fit this year to keep his name in the mix for a loosehead spot. He toured with Mako Vunipola, Alex Corbisiero and Gethin Jenkins in 2013 and although the latter two are out of the equation now, the former has improved significantly since then. Combined with the emergence of Joe Marler and Jack McGrath, durability concerns mean that Healy will have his work cut out to make the squad.Jonathan Davies, WalesLucky 13? Jonathan Davies faces serious competition for the outside-centre berth (Pic: Photosport)The upcoming coach announcement will have a strong bearing on what type of centres travel to New Zealand and if Gatland, as is expected, is named coach, that will be a big tick in Davies’s favour. England’s Jonathan Joseph and Scotland’s Mark Bennett have been the standout outside-centres among the home nations these past couple of years and Davies will be hoping that a move back to the Scarlets helps him hit top gear at both domestic and Test levels.Manu Tuilagi, Englandcenter_img Plenty to prove: A knee Injury has denied Leigh Halfpenny a Test platform since September last yearThree years ago you would have said that Halfpenny was a certainty to tour again in 2017 but a lot has happened in that time. Scotland’s Hogg has taken his game to an even higher level, England’s Mike Brown has been one of the most consistent performers in northern hemisphere rugby and Liam Williams has taken every opportunity that Halfpenny’s injuries have afforded him. If Halfpenny can get through the season with Toulon unscathed, he will certainly be in the mix, but the Top 14 season is a long and gruelling one, and could yet take its pound of flesh from Halfpenny.Photos by Inpho unless otherwise stated. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Tiger terror: Manu Tuilagi will be difficult to ignore – if he can stay fit for the next ten monthsTuilagi has to contend with the same issues as Healy and Davies, with injury having derailed his career of late and a number of promising players stepping up to fill the void in his absence. The aforementioned duo of Joseph and Bennett are shining at outside-centre, whilst Tuilagi’s proposed move to inside-centre would see him have to contend with the likes of Robbie Henshaw, Jamie Roberts and possibly Farrell. If he can prove his fitness, Tuilagi may be too destructive and talented to omit, but that’s a big if at this point in time.Richie Gray, ScotlandCarrying hard: Richie Gray takes it to the Rebels in 2013. The Scot played in the final Test in SydneyThe towering second-row was one of just a three-man Scottish contingent in the original squad in 2013 and his place on the 2017 tour is anything but certain. There should be a larger Scottish contribution next year but second-row is arguably the most competitive spot in the entire squad. Welshman Jones is a given, as surely are the English duo of Maro Itoje and George Kruis, potentially leaving just two spots to be duked out over. With Richie’s younger brother Jonny making waves, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes knocking on England’s door, and Bradley Davies and Iain Henderson also in the mix, Gray has a tough battle ahead.Rory Best, IrelandIrish cream: Rory Best, who has toured twice with the Lions, is three caps away from a centuryBest made the last tour as a replacement for the suspended Dylan Hartley and struggled to displace Richard Hibbard and Tom Youngs as Gatland’s favoured options. With Hibbard and Youngs both out of Test rugby recently, Best’s prospects would seem to have brightened, but his age and a lack of consistency with his throwing will be working against him. Hartley has cleaned up his act and looks sure to tour, but there are plenty of unknowns after that. A solid season with Ireland and Ulster could propel Best back into the mix.Tom Youngs, EnglandMixed fortunes: Hooker Tom Youngs was a Test Lion in 2013 but has since lost his England placeA recall to Eddie Jones’s provisional EPS will have buoyed Youngs coming into this season and if Gatland, a well-known admirer of Youngs’s ability, is announced as Lions coach, things will really begin to look up for the Leicester hooker. If there is any intention to go like-for-like against Dane Coles in New Zealand, Youngs would likely be at the top of the Lions’ shortlist. But as with Davies and Tuilagi, the identity of the coach – and his preferred game plan – will dictate a lot at the hooker position.Leigh Halfpenny, Waleslast_img read more

South African church leaders plead for mining dispute resolution

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first_imgSouth African church leaders plead for mining dispute resolution By Munyaradzi MakoniPosted Sep 18, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Africa, Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Ecumenical News International, Cape Town, South Africa] Two church clerics in South Africa have pleaded for a peaceful end to the mine workers unrest following a warning by the government that illegal protesters would be “dealt with accordingly.”Strikes and labor actions have rocked South Africa’s platinum mines, about 100 km northwest of Johannesburg, since Aug. 10 when police fired on strikers at the British-owned Lonmin mine in Marikana and 34 people were killed. An additional 11 people have died in the unrest.Speaking on 15 September after police and army troops were deployed against strikers, Bishop Jo Seoka, president of the South Africa Council of Churches said, “I am shocked and extremely angry to hear today that the police are out in full force and people have phoned me telling me that workers have been shot at.”Justice Minister Jeff Radebe ordered a crackdown on Sept. 14 saying government would no longer tolerate the violence, threats and intimidation taking place in the mining sector.The mine protests have spread to six platinum and one gold mine, threatening South Africa’s economy. The police confiscated dangerous weapons and blocked peaceful marches by mine workers on Sept. 15.Seoka said it seems as if both government and Lonmin misread the situation and now what seemed resolvable might become an untenable situation.“Government must be crazy believing that what to me resembles an apartheid-era crackdown, can succeed … such crackdowns in the past led to more resistance,” he said.“I am pleading for high levels of tolerance from both sides,” Methodist Bishop Paul Verryn told South African Press Agency on Sept. 14.“We have already seen the result of strong willed stances … I am praying to God that we do not repeat the same mistake,” he said. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Tanzania’s general secretary clarifies archbishop election

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first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Anglican Communion News Service] The general secretary of the Anglican Church of Tanzania has published a full account of the recent election of the archbishop-elect.The Rev. Canon Dickson Chilongani said the church issued the statement after what he called “speculation and gossip” on the Internet surrounding the election.“We have decided to give details of what has been confirmed by all bishops present as a free and fair election,” he wrote to ACNS. “We hope that this will clear up any misunderstanding and all will work for the unity of the ACT [Anglican Church of Tanzania].”The statement (in full below) was also published on the website of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA).Archbishop’s election in TanzaniaThe election was prayerful, open and transparent. All present assented to the legitimacy of the election and the results were confirmed by all bishops present in writing. All in the Anglican Communion are asked to pray for unity as we in the Anglican Church of Tanzania give thanks for the ministry of Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa and pray for Archbishop Elect Jacob Erasto Chimeledya.BackgroundThe Special Electoral synod of the Anglican Church of Tanzania met on 21st February 2013 in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Dodoma to elect the sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Since then some unfounded accusations of corruption, bribery and tribalism surrounding the election of our new Archbishop have been made on the internet.The internet can be used to develop relationships, but it can also be used to spread gossip and destabilize the church. None of those writing these false stories sought to confirm them with us. It is very sad that someone who did not attend the election would spoil what was confirmed by all our bishops as a fair and transparent election.My aim is not to counter these accusations, as it is not a tradition of our Church to do so, but to outline what really happened, so that those who are wise can judge for themselves whether such accusations are genuine or not.The election started with a service where the retired Archbishop, Donald Leo Mtetemela preached. Bishop Mtetemela preached strongly about electing a spiritual leader, a pastor with integrity, someone who loves God and one who is able to strengthen unity within the Church as it faces prevailing challenges and able to take the good news of the gospel with vigour to the people. We trust in prayer. God was with us.There was confirmation of quorum and legitimacy of voters:Following the service each bishop sat on a pew with four (4) members from his diocese. The General Secretary then called each member by name to confirm the quorum. Voters from each diocese were identified and introduced in turn. They stood up and when a name was called, that person had to shout ‘present’ so that everyone would see and hear them before they sat down. At that stage whoever doubted the legitimacy of any voter was free to raise an objection. No one raised any objection. Of the 140 expected voters, 11 were missing so there was a total of 129 legitimate voters.During the voting process, the General Secretary called each person loudly and that person went to the main Altar of the Cathedral to vote before returning to the pew. Who they voted for was secret, only known to them. The Synod then nominated two people to count the votes after taking their oath publicly. We customarily do not announce the votes for each candidate to the public but for the purpose outlined above, the Bishop of the Diocese of Dar es Salaam Valentino Leonard Mokiwa gained 63 votes and the Bishop of the Diocese of Mpwapwa Jacob Erasto Chimeledya 66 votes, a total of 129, equal to the number of legitimate voters.Crossing the Historic DivisionsBoth Archbishop Mokiwa and Archbishop Elect Chimeledya received support from electors from many different tribes, and from representatives of both High Church and Low Church dioceses. The ethnic diversity of Tanzania does not allow for any single tribe to dominate in a national election such as this. We are from many tribes and any one tribe cannot form a majority. We speak in the languages of the nation – Kiswahili and English – and we do not exclude others by using our tribal languages.Uniquely in Africa the Province has both ‘High Church’ (‘Anglo-Catholic’) and ‘Low Church’ (‘Evangelical’) dioceses. These divisions were imposed on us by missionary societies. The election of Bishop Chimeledya – an evangelical – has been welcomed by people from both High and Low Church dioceses. Bishop Mokiwa was supported by those from the Low Church as well as the High Church.All those who voted considered who would bring unity and order within the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Opinion was divided, but the majority voted for Archbishop Elect Chimeledya. Bishop Chimeledya never really expected to be elected Archbishop and he did not campaign for it. It was his fellow bishops along with clergy and lay representatives who – having recognized his pastoral gifts and integrity- elected him Archbishop who is primus inter pares (one among equals).The Funding of the SynodIt is extremely difficult to fund such elections. Tanzania is a country that is in the process of development and finances are scarce. However, our people give. They do so generously and from a deep commitment to the life of the church. We are self-governing and this governance is self-financing. For this special electoral synod every diocese donated through their annual contributions. Our provincial institutions – Central Tanganyika Press, Dar es Salaam Bookshop, Mtumba Women’s Training Centre, Vocational Training Centre and St John’s University also gave generously. We also received a grant from the Anglican Missions Board (New Zealand). We are deeply thankful for our partnership with the Anglican Board of Mission (New Zealand) and the CMS NZ Mission Partners who work in our Province. The expenses of all electors are paid for from this central fund. No one is excluded, so all can participate in the election. The synod was not as luxurious or expensive as it is being portrayed and all accounts including those used for synod will be audited.Bishops Signed a Legal Document to Endorse the Results:Throughout the election process, the Registrar asked voters to ask for clarification in case anything was not clear. After the results were announced, he also asked if any of the voters wanted to re-count the votes to satisfy themselves or had any objection. It is Bishop Mokiwa who twice pleaded that there should be no recounting of the votes. His plea prevailed in the synod, indicating that everyone was satisfied. What followed was for bishops to sign a legal document, i.e. they subscribed to the deed of confirmation to endorse the results as well as the new Archbishop.Constitutionally, ‘if one Bishop present during the election declines to sign the legal document he has to explain the reason and, if genuine, the election must be repeated’. We thank God that all the 25 bishops present signed the deed of confirmation, meaning that the election was fair and transparent thus it cannot be repeated. It must be emphasized, however, that these bishops signed the legal document as required by the Constitutions and Canons of the Anglican Church of Tanzania on behalf of their dioceses and not as individuals or the House of Bishops of the Ordinary General Synod.I must insist that the election of the Primate in Tanzania is not done by Houses (i.e. of bishops, clergy and laity). Rather, it is done by delegates representing their dioceses. This is why it is a constitutional requirement that the Bishops should subscribe to the deed of confirmation on behalf of their dioceses. In our constitution the clergy and laity are given the opportunity to object, but are not asked to sign the legal document.ObjectionsFollowing the election one objection has been received by the provincial Registrar signed by a priest and lay elector. It is being dealt with in line with the constitution of the Church.ConclusionI hope this provides a clear picture of the way the election was conducted and proves that the exercise was fair, transparent, free of corruption, free of bribery and tribalism, and contrary to what is portrayed by critics who were not present at the election but only speculating on the internet.Rev Canon Dr Dickson Chilongani PhDGeneral Secretary, Anglican Church of Tanzania Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Africa, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Apr 1, 2013 Press Release Service Anglican Communion Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tanzania’s general secretary clarifies archbishop election 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 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Casos del Tribunal Supremo son un preludio del debate sobre el matrimonio en la Convención General General Convention, Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Partidarios del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo concurrieron a una manifestación frente al Tribunal Supremo de Justicia de EE.UU. antes de que la corte escuchara los argumentos acerca del matrimonio de homosexuales este 28 de abril en Washington, D.C. Los nueve magistrados del Tribunal Supremo deben decidir si la Constitución les ofrece a las parejas del mismo sexo el derecho a casarse, aceptando con ello un contencioso problema social en lo que promete ser el más esperado dictamen del año. Foto de Joshua Roberts/Reuters.[Episcopal News Service] Los episcopales que siguieron los alegatos orales en el Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. el 28 de abril sobre si parejas del mismo sexo tienen un derecho constitucional a casarse no dudan de contemplar las implicaciones del dictamen del tribunal para la Convención General de este verano.La Iglesia Episcopal ha abogado oficialmente durante años por igual tratamiento para homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales tanto en el terreno civil como eclesiástico. Sin embargo, no fue hasta 2012 que la Convención General aprobó el entrar a considerar nuevamente la teología de la Iglesia sobre el matrimonio, el acceso de los episcopales LGBT al rito sacramental.Por consiguiente, si bien el dictamen del tribunal —que se espera se produzca antes de que el período actual llegue a su fin a fines de junio o principios de julio— puede dejar sentado el problema del acceso al matrimonio civil y cumplir uno de las posiciones de política pública que la Iglesia Episcopal ha defendido durante mucho tiempo, éste podría producirse mientras la Convención esté debatiendo la interpretación de la Iglesia del matrimonio sacramental y la definición canónica del matrimonio que le acompaña. La 78ª. reunión de la Convención General tiene lugar del 25 de junio al 3 de julio en Salt Lake City, Utah.La defensa de la Iglesia en pro de la igualdad civil para las personas LGBT comenzó en 1976 con la Resolución A071 en la cual se decía que “las personas homosexuales tienen derecho a igual protección de las leyes que todos los demás ciudadanos, y llama a nuestra sociedad a ver que dicha protección se otorgue realmente”. Esa misma convención dijo (en la Resolución A069) que “las personas homosexuales son hijos de Dios que tienen el mismo derecho que todas las otras personas al amor, la aceptación y el interés y cuidado pastorales de la Iglesia”.De entonces en adelante, esta tendencia continuó, incluyendo estas tres resoluciones:1994: la Resolución D006 que pedía a los gobiernos locales, estatales y federal que les diera a las parejas homosexuales los mismos derechos y protecciones que [disfrutaban] las parejas casadas no homosexuales.2000: la Resolución D039 afirmaba que algunas personas en la Iglesia viven en relaciones [conyugales] fuera de matrimonio y bosquejaba las características que se esperaban de esas relaciones.2006: la Resolución A095 decía que la Iglesia se oponía a las enmiendas constitucionales estatales o federales que prohibían los matrimonios o uniones civiles de personas del mismo sexo.2009: la Resolución D025 reconocía que los miembros bautizados de la Iglesia incluían a parejas del mismo sexo que vivieran en una relación comprometida de por vida, [y] que las personas LGBT participaban en el ministerio laico y ordenado.2012: la Resolución D018 resaltaba que la Iglesia “estaba en un período de discernimiento respecto al significado del matrimonio cristiano, sobre el cual hay personas fieles que sostienen puntos de vista divergentes”, e instaba al Congreso a repudiar las leyes federales que discriminaban a parejas del mismo sexo casadas por lo civil, así como a aprobar una legislación que le permitiera al gobierno federal proporcionarles beneficios,.También en 2012, los obispos y los diputados le permitieron al clero bendecir relaciones entre parejas del mismo sexo con la autorización del obispo [diocesano]. Autorizaron ritos para esas bendiciones (Resolución A049) y pidieron (en la Resolución A050) que un equipo de trabajo “identificara y explorara las dimensiones teológicas, históricas, litúrgicas y canónicas del matrimonio”. La Convención le pidió a lo que se conoce como Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Estudio del Matrimonio que examinara “las cambiantes normas sociales y culturales y las estructuras legales” en torno al matrimonio.(Una lista completa con enlaces a todas las resoluciones de la Convención General desde 1976 a 2012 relacionadas con la liturgia, matrimonio y ordenación además de las resoluciones sobre los derechos civiles de los LGBT se encuentran aquí).“Personalmente, sigo dando gracias por la manera en que los episcopales y la gente de buena fe en EE.UU. y de mucho más lejos están aprendiendo a ver la imagen de Dios en todos los hijos de Dios, ya sean homosexuales, heterosexuales, transexuales, pequeños, rubios o cualquier otra cosa”, dijo la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori a Episcopal News Service el 28 de abril. “La capacidad de Dios de crear de diversas maneras es una señal de que nunca llegaremos a conocer del todo la mente divina y que recibimos dones de todo lo que Dios nos ofrece. La tarea de la Iglesia es ayudar a las personas a vivir vidas de santidad, amando a Dios y amando a nuestros prójimos como a nosotros mismos —a todos nuestros prójimos”.En una entrevista con ENS el 28 de abril, la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, dijo que ella creía que “el largo [proceso de] discernimiento de nuestra Iglesia sobre la igualdad de los LGBT respecto a los derechos civiles y nuestra subsecuente discusión acerca de la igualdad en el matrimonio sacramental forman parte de lo que motivó a la cultura en su sentido más amplio hasta el punto de los actuales debates en el Tribunal Supremo”. La labor de la Iglesia Episcopal se une “a las de otras tradiciones religiosas que también se enfrentan con su legado de homofobia”, añadió.La Rda. canóniga Susan Russell, que durante mucho tiempo ha abogado por la plena inclusión de los homosexuales en la Iglesia y quien propuso la Resolución 2012-D018, le dijo a ENS que “el Espíritu Santo está manifestándose tanto en medio de nuestra Convención General como en el calendario del Tribunal Supremo”.Varias propuestas sobre matrimonios de parejas del mismo sexo se presentarán en la ConvenciónEl grupo de trabajo sobre el matrimonio, la comisión permanente que propuso su creación y, hasta la fecha, cuatro diócesis, instan a que la reunión de la Convención este verano se manifieste con mayor claridad respecto a su interpretación de la accesibilidad del rito sacramental del matrimonio tanto para parejas de sexo diferente como del mismo sexo.La Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música solicitó en su informe (a partir de la página 3 aquí) que la Convención autorice una versión expandida de Recursos Litúrgicos I: Te bendeciré y serás una bendición, la liturgia para la bendición de relaciones de parejas del mismo sexo, junto con otros materiales cuyo uso se autorizó en 2012. La nueva versión (de las páginas 2-151 incluyen aquí tres liturgias tradicionales: El testimonio y la bendición de un matrimonio [The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage], La celebración y bendición de un matrimonio 2 [The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2]; y La Forma de solemnización del matrimonio [The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony]. Esos ritos ofrecen la opción de usar “esposa”, “esposo”, “persona” o “cónyuge”, haciéndoles de este modo aplicables tanto a parejas heterosexuales como del mismo sexo.La Resolución A054 propuesta por la comisión dice que los obispos diocesanos deben aprobar el uso de los ritos. Dice también que los obispos dentro de jurisdicciones civiles donde el matrimonio, las uniones civiles o las asociaciones domésticas de parejas del mismo sexo sean legales pueden seguir brindando una “generosa respuesta pastoral” a las necesidades de los miembros de la Iglesia (un eco de la Resolución 2009-C056).Y la resolución propuesta repite la cláusula de la Resolución 2012-A049 de que “ningún obispo, sacerdote, diácono o persona laica debe ser coaccionado o sancionado de alguna manera, ni sufrir ninguna incapacidad canónica” como resultado de su objeción teológica o de su apoyo a la resolución. La resolución también extendería a estos nuevos ritos lo dispuesto en el Canon I.18.4 de la Iglesia, el cual dice que un clérigo puede rehusar la solemnización de cualquier matrimonio.El Grupo de Trabajo para el Estudio del Matrimonio pide que la Iglesia Episcopal vaya más lejos al proponer en su Resolución A036 revisar el Canon I.18 titulado “De la solemnización del Santo Matrimonio” (página 58 de los Cánones de la Iglesia Episcopal aquí).Entre muchas correcciones, la revisión elimina las referencias al matrimonio como [la unión] entre un hombre y una mujer.La revisión reestructuraría el requisito de la primera sección del canon de que el clero se ajustara tanto a “las leyes del estado” como a “las leyes de la Iglesia” respecto al matrimonio. La porción reescrita exigiría que el clero se ajustara a “las leyes del Estado que rigen la creación del estado civil del matrimonio, y también a estos cánones en lo concerniente a la solemnización del matrimonio”.Y la propuesta conserva la cláusula del canon de que el clérigo puede rehusar solemnizar cualquier matrimonio y extiende esa discreción para incluir la opción de rehusar bendecir un matrimonio.Entre las medidas propuestas por cuatro diócesis, la Resolución C017 de la Diócesis de Chicago y la Resolución C022 de la Diócesis de California ambas piden que la Convención autorice el uso de los ritos del matrimonio del Libro de Oración Común de 1979 y de Recursos Litúrgicos I “para todos los matrimonios legales en la jurisdicción civil en los cuales le liturgia tenga lugar”. En las jurisdicciones civiles con matrimonios de parejas del mismo sexo, el lenguaje de los ritos se interpretaría como neutro en lo tocante al género. La C022 también propone una reescritura del canon de la solemnización [del matrimonio].La Diócesis de Rochester, en la Resolución C007, y la Diócesis de Los Ángeles en la C009 simplemente piden que la Convención “tome todas y cada una de las medidas necesarias para hacer accesible inmediatamente el Rito del Santo Matrimonio a parejas del mismo sexo a través de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Todas estas resoluciones y otras afines que pudiera surgir han sido asignadas al Comité Legislativo Especial sobre el Matrimonio (SCLM, por su sigla en inglés), formalmente un comité de obispos que se reúne junto con un comité de diputados, pero que votan por separado, dado a conocer en julio de 2014 por Jefferts Schori y Jennings.Enfrentar el problema de crear espacio para los que disientanUn posible dilema del asunto en la Convención sería la cuestión de cómo crear un espacio para los episcopales que se oponga al cambio de definición del matrimonio ya fuese en el contexto civil como eclesiástico, o en ambos.Ed Little, obispo de la Diócesis de Indiana Norte le dijo recientemente a ENS que la Iglesia Episcopal tiene una “economía mixta” con una “mayoría progresista que estaría a favor de redefinir el matrimonio desde el punto de vista de su expresión civil y que también estaría a favor de redefinir el matrimonio desde el punto de vista de su expresión sacramental”. Y hay una minoría conservadora o tradicional no insustancial que se muestra “preocupada de que ambas series de acontecimientos nos distancien del matrimonio tal y como ha sido experimentado tanto por la comunidad humana como por la comunidad eclesial durante miles de años”.Ambos grupos disponen de “espacio para prosperar”, lo cual “le da al Espíritu Santo espacio para obrar”, dijo Little, debido a lo estipulado en las resoluciones 2009-C056 y 2012-A049.“En este momento, yo cuento con el espacio para vivir con mi conciencia dentro de la Iglesia, pero es preocupante si el matrimonio se redefine canónicamente”, señaló. “Eso parece estrechar las opciones y parece decir que los que sostienen las perspectivas antiguas y tradicionales no tienen un lugar honorable en nuestra comunidad”.Russell dijo que tanto las propuestas del SCLM como del grupo de trabajo muestran el “genio anglicano” de reconocer que “como Iglesia, somos una gran tienda; que sí mantenemos en tensión las diferencias que existen entre nosotros”. La Iglesia Episcopal siempre ha avanzado en asuntos que causan divisiones procurando “alcanzar un consenso abarcador, no la unanimidad”, dijo ella.“No importa lo que hagamos en la Convención General, será demasiado para algunos y demasiado poco para otros”, predijo ella.La trayectoria de la ordenación de las mujeres sirve, dijo Little, como un “relato admonitorio” en el cual los que se opusieron a las mujeres sacerdotes y obispas fueron “de alguna manera respetados y luego meramente tolerados y finalmente fueron canónicamente excluidos”.Después que la Convención General convino en 1976 que las mujeres podían ser sacerdotes y obispas (ya habían sido ordenadas diáconas), el entonces obispo primado John Allin dijo en una reunión de la Cámara de Obispos en 1977 que él no creía “que las mujeres podían ser sacerdotes de la misma manera que no pueden ser padres ni esposos” y ofreció renunciar como obispo primado. Como alternativa, los obispos confirmaron su liderazgo y adoptaron “una declaración de conciencia” que decía que “ningún obispo, sacerdote o laico debía ser obligado o penado en modo alguno, ni experimentar ninguna discapacidad canónica como resultado de su objeción de conciencia o de su apoyo” a la ordenación de mujeres.Puesto que la “cláusula de la conciencia” nunca fue adoptada por la Cámara de Diputados, no tenía ninguna autoridad canónica. Pero, un puñado de obispos y sus diócesis la utilizaron para excluir a las mujeres del sacerdocio durante 33 años.Veinte años después, la Convención General dijo que rehusar ordenar a las mujeres ya no era una opción. En 2000, pidió que se supervisaran las tres diócesis (Fort Worth, San Joaquín y Quincy) que aún no ordenaban mujeres.“El resultado ha sido que personas de perspectiva muy tradicional que no eran capaces de abrazar, por una razón teológica, la ordenación de mujeres, dejaron de sentirse bienvenidas”, dijo Little. “La mayoría se ha ido. Hay unas cuantas aún en la Iglesia, pero se sienten en los márgenes de la Iglesia”.Little dijo que él había ordenado más mujeres que hombres “pero me duele también que la perspectiva tradicional ya no sea canónicamente viable en la Iglesia”.En Salt Lake City, en lo que él espera que sea su última Convención General como obispo diocesano, Little se opondrá a cualquier revisión del canon de la solemnización que redefiniría el matrimonio, dijo él. Él querría que la Convención preservara la cláusula de la “conciencia” en la resolución de la bendición.Russell dijo que ella pensaba que la discreción que siempre se le ha otorgado al clero en el canon del matrimonio y las protecciones que les dispensan al clero en todos los estados que actualmente permiten matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo eran protección suficiente.Y Jennings, aunque sin comprometerse directamente sobre lo concerniente a una cláusula de conciencia, dijo “yo no creo que el lugar donde una pareja pueda casarse deba ser un accidente de la geografía, ya sea [el matrimonio] civil o dentro de la Iglesia”.Independientemente de lo que pase en Salt Lake City, dijo Little, él “seguirá abogando por el reconocimiento de que a través de la Iglesia las personas se enfrentan con estos problemas difíciles de diferente manera —personas de profundo compromiso y profunda integridad— y en consecuencia deberíamos de encontrar una forma en que se respetaran sus conciencias”.“Los problemas son significativos. Impactan lo más profundo de nuestro corazón, pero yo espero que todos nosotros reconoceremos, dondequiera que lleguemos en estos asuntos, que nuestro compromiso con Jesucristo, nuestro amor por él y sobre todo el suyo por nosotros, es lo nos mantiene unidos”, afirmó. “Tenemos que reconocer que en tiempos borrascosos Jesús es nuestra única esperanza. Uno no puede legislar eso, pero al final lo único que nos puede mantener juntos es Jesús mismo”.Russell también citó a Jesús, al decir “yo creo firmemente en lo más profundo de mi corazón que nada menos que la plena inclusión de los homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales bautizados es suficientemente bueno para Jesús y para nosotros, y esta es una trayectoria para lograr ese objetivo”.Insistiendo que ella no es “incrementalista”, sino más bien una “anglicana pragmática”, Russell dijo que le gustaría ver la plena inclusión enunciada en el Libro de Oración Común. “Y con lo que quiero salir de Salt Lake City es con la aprobación de que la Iglesia Episcopal está inequívocamente por ponerle fin a la discriminación contra el matrimonio de personas del mismo sexo, reconociendo que tenemos personas dentro de este cuerpo para quienes eso no es congruente con su teología”.Little dijo que él estaba “en esto hasta el final ocurra lo que ocurra y [dispuesto a] hacerme oír todo lo que pueda” y seguir tratando de tender puentes en la Iglesia. Russell dijo que ella tampoco se iba a ninguna otra parte. “La única amenaza que siempre hemos hecho es la de seguir volviendo”, afirmó, añadiendo que la santa patrona de ella y de sus colegas que piensan como ella es la viuda persistente. “No hemos amenazado con irnos, no hemos amenazado con retirar nuestras promesas, no hemos amenazado con hacer ninguna otra cosa que seguir compareciendo”.Episcopales que abogan por la igualdad matrimonialA principios de este año los magistrados del Tribunal Supremo anunciaron que considerarían las prohibiciones de matrimonios de personas del mismo sexo de Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee y Michigan que habían sido ratificadas en noviembre por el Tribunal Federal de Apelaciones del Sexto Circuito. Todos los otros tribunales federales de apelaciones se han pronunciado sobre el tema y han anulado tales prohibiciones.Los magistrados también tomaron la medida inusual de delimitar los asuntos por los que usarían los casos para llegar a un veredicto. El primero es si la Decimocuarta Enmienda a la Constitución de EE.UU. le exige a un estado que otorgue una licencia matrimonial a dos personas del mismo sexo. El segundo es si la Decimocuarta Enmienda le exige a un estado reconocer un matrimonio entre dos personas del mismo sexo cuando ese matrimonio ha sido legalmente autorizado y contraído fuera del estado.La decisión del Tribunal Supremo de considerar los casos, conocidos como Obergefell vs. Hodges y Casos Consolidados, ha suscitado mucha atención y dado lugar a 145 amicus curiae, o alegatos [particulares] de un “amigo del tribunal”, presentados hasta el 27 de abril. La lista de solicitantes va desde la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. hasta sindicatos de trabajadores e incluye la Clínica Legal de Sexualidad y Género de la Escuela de Derecho de [la Universidad de] Columbia y los Historiadores del Matrimonio junto con la Asociación Histórica Americana.Una solicitud la firmaban 226 alcaldes de ciudades de EE.UU. y otra provenía de 167 miembros de la Cámara de Representantes y de 44 senadores del Congreso federal. Casi 380 empleadores, entre Microsoft, los campeones nacionales de fútbol americano New England Patriots y pequeñas empresas tales como Crazy Misfits Pets Service de Kent, Washington, presentaron otra.Cerca de 2.000 individuos, líderes religiosos, laicos y ordenados, encabezados por firmantes como Jennings y los obispos de Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio y Tennessee (los estados incluidos en el Tribunal de Apelaciones del Sexto Circuito) presentaron uno de esos alegatos.Esos obispos incluyen a Terry Allen White, obispo de Kentucky; Douglas Hahn, obispo de Lexington; Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., obispo de Michigan; Whayne M. Hougland Jr., obispo de Michigan Occidental; Rayford J. Ray, obispo de Michigan Norte; Todd Ousley, obispo de Michigan Oriental; Mark Hollingsworth Jr., obispo de Ohio; David C. Bowman, William D. Persell y Arthur B. Williams Jr., obispos auxiliares de Ohio; Thomas E. Breidenthal, obispo de Ohio Sur; Kenneth L. Price Jr., obispo sufragáneo jubilado de Ohio Sur; Bavi Edna Rivera, obispa auxiliar de Ohio Sur; Don E. Johnson, obispo de Tennessee Occidental y George D. Young III, obispo de Tennessee Oriental. Todos estos obispos han autorizado la bendición de parejas del mismo sexo en sus diócesis, incluidas las parejas que ya han contraído matrimonio civil en otras jurisdicciones.Tom Ely, obispo de la Diócesis de Vermont; Robert Fitzpatrick, de la Diócesis de Hawái; Leo Frade, de la Diócesis del Sudeste de la Florida, Steve Lane, de la Diócesis de Maine; Keith Whitmore, obispo auxiliar de la Diócesis de Atlanta y alrededor de otro 200 episcopales ordenados y laicos también firmaron el alegato.El alegato bosqueja cómo varias denominaciones protestantes, ramas del judaísmo y ciertos grupos musulmanes han llegado a pedir la igualdad matrimonial. Destaca que la Iglesia Presbiteriana (E.U.A.), la mayor denominación presbiteriana de EE.UU., pidió el verano pasado a sus miembros que redefinieran el matrimonio como [un vínculo contraído] entre “dos personas, tradicionalmente un hombre y una mujer”. Desde entonces los cambios constitucionales han obtenido la aprobación de la mayoría de los presbiterios de esa Iglesia.Los firmantes del alegato arguyen que “eliminar la discriminación en el matrimonio civil no vulnerará la doctrina, la conciencia o la práctica religiosas. Todas las religiones seguirían siendo libres …de definir el matrimonio religioso de la manera que prefieran”. El alegato señala que tales libertades religiosas existen actualmente en los 36 estados que, junto con el Distrito de Columbia, permiten casarse a parejas del mismo sexo.“La razón por la cual firmé el alegato es que ya es hora de ponerle fin a cualquier discriminación contra los hijos de Dios en este país”, dijo Jennings a ENS. “Una revocación del veredicto del Sexto Circuito nos aproximaría al día de la justicia y la reconciliación que yo creo que las personas de todas las religiones anhelan ver”.Little, de Indiana Norte, dijo que le preocupaba la promoción hecha por algunos episcopales ante el Tribunal Supremo porque pareciera mostrar que la mayoría de la Iglesia se está distanciando del reconocimiento de la “economía mixta” que él aprecia. Esos que abogan, dijo “puede que estén intentando mostrar a la Iglesia como monocromática cuando se trata de estos dificilísimos y muy sensibles problemas teológicos y pastorales”.La promoción, dijo él, “con frecuencia no reconoce el hecho de que los que firman los alegatos y otras cosas por el estilo no hablan por la Iglesia, hablan por sí mismos, pero suena como si estuvieran hablando por la Iglesia”.Jefferts Schori declinó sumarse al alegato porque si bien la Iglesia Episcopal tiene una política oficial de buscar la igualdad del matrimonio civil, dijo ella, “no tenemos esa política para el matrimonio sacramental”.“No creo que esta Iglesia pueda o deba firmar alegatos de amicus allí donde nuestra comunidad no ha aceptado formalmente las premisas que subyacen en tales alegatos”, afirmó. “Creo que la mayoría de los episcopales afirmaría que nuestra posición teológica acerca del sacramento del matrimonio tiene mayor peso moral que el derecho civil”.“Hasta que nuestras leyes cambien, no veo ninguna otra opción”, dijo ella. “Hemos recorrido un gran trecho, pero no hemos llegado todavía a una conclusión. Pido vuestras oraciones mientras la Iglesia busca mayor claridad”.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service.Nota de la redactora: El Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. ha publicado grabaciones y transcripciones de los argumentos de la vista oral del 28 de abril en su página web aquí. The New York Times, entre otros sitios noticiosos, compartió los argumentos en directo en su bitácora.Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY General Convention 2015 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted May 1, 2015 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 last_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury, World Council of Churches visit Burundi

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first_img Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is visiting Burundi to show solidarity with local Anglicans and to pray for peace and reconciliation. His visit comes hot on the heels of a solidarity visit by a delegation from the World Council of Churches, including Dr Agnes Abuom, the moderator of the WCC Central Committee and a member of the Anglican Church of Kenya.Today, Archbishop Welby met with Burundi’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to pray and speak about reconciliation in the country.“We make this solidarity visit to the Republic of Burundi to express our commitment to work with all religious leaders and all peace-seeking people of Burundi and to support their tireless efforts on the ground to secure a lasting peace and stability in Burundi,” the WCC general secretary, the Revd Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, said about the WCC’s visit which ends today.“We want to express our great concern over the current escalation of tensions and violence in the country following the recent election. As representatives of the ecumenical family, we pray for peace to prevail in Burundi.”The Archbishop of Canterbury arrived in Burundi yesterday. He will conclude his visit on Sunday. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Archbishop of Canterbury, 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Africa, Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Mar 4, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury, World Council of Churches visit Burundi Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

La Escuela Episcopal de Teología dejará de otorgar diplomas en…

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first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC La Escuela Episcopal de Teología dejará de otorgar diplomas en junio de 2017 Aún están por determinarse los planes futuros del seminario bostoniano Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Theological Education Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector Albany, NY 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Jul 25, 2016 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL La Escuela Episcopal de Teología en Cambridge, Massachusetts, se creó en 1974 mediante la fusión de la Escuela Teológica Episcopal y la Escuela de Teología de Filadelfia. Es uno de los más pequeños de los 10 seminarios acreditados de la Iglesia Episcopal. Foto de la Escuela Episcopal de Teología.[Comunicado de prensa de la Escuela Episcopal de Teología] La Escuela Episcopal de Teología [Episcopal Divinity School] cesará de otorgar diplomas al final del próximo año académico, decidió la junta de síndicos del seminario el pasado 21 de junio en una votación de 11 a 4. Durante el próximo año, la junta explorará opciones para el futuro del seminario (EDS por su sigla en inglés) algunas de las cuales fueron las sugerencias de un equipo de trabajo creado especialmente para elaborar planes para el futuro de la EDS.“Una escuela que se ha enfrentado al racismo, al sexismo, al heterosexismo y a múltiples opresiones interconectadas está llamada ahora a repensar su transmisión de la educación teológica en un mundo nuevo y cambiante”, dijo el Muy Rdo. Gary Hall, de la clase del 76 y presidente de la junta, al presentar la resolución. “Ponerle fin a un gasto insostenible es un asunto de justicia social”.Las opciones sugeridas al equipo de trabajo incluían la fusión con otro seminario teológico, el establecimiento de un centro de estudios abrahámicos, la creación de un centro para educación continua, el fomento del ministerio laico y el usar los activos del seminario para financiar becas para seminaristas dedicados a trabajar en asuntos relacionados con la paz y la justicia.“Resulta claro para nosotros que si el compromiso especial de la EDS de trabajar por la justicia social y la plena inclusión de todo el pueblo de Dios en nuestra vida común ha de durar, debemos actuar rápidamente mientras el seminario cuenta con suficientes recursos que aportar en la nueva fase de su vida”, dijo Hall. “En efecto, nuestro compromiso con una justa compensación para todos los involucrados fue un primer impulso a actuar ahora. En la actualidad tenemos recursos adecuados para los estudiantes,  el profesorado y las transiciones de personal. Dadas las actuales trayectorias financieras, en cinco años cuesta abajo no los tendríamos. Podemos hacerlo bien si lo hacemos ahora”.Ningún miembro del profesorado o del personal será despedido en el próximo año académico, y ningún estudiante, incluidos la que constituirían la última clase entrante de la EDS, que llega al campus el mes que viene, quedará “fuera de sus estudios”, dijo Hall. “Esto significa que contrataremos a otro seminario u otros seminarios para que acepten a nuestros estudiantes con plenos créditos y nos cercioraremos de que los estudiantes no carguen con los gastos de esta transición”.Bonnie Anderson, vicepresidente de la junta y ex presidente de la Cámara de Diputados de la Iglesia Episcopal, caracterizó la votación como “un momento triste, pero esperanzador”.“Entendemos que la gente se duela de esta decisión”, dijo Anderson, que recibió un doctorado honorario de la EDS en 2006. “Es el final de una fase importante en la vida de una institución importante que ha hecho increíbles contribuciones a la vida de la Iglesia. Pero al elegir este rumbo ahora, estamos en una posición mucho más fuerte para garantizar el legado de la EDS”.La EDS, que se creó en 1974 —mediante la fusión de la Escuela Teológica Episcopal, con sede en Cambridge, y la Escuela de Teología de Filadelfia— es uno de los más pequeños de los 10 seminarios acreditados de la Iglesia Episcopal y durante mucho tiempo ha enfrentado dificultades económicas que fueron mermando sus fondos financieros.“La escuela se debilita cada día por su déficit permanente: la futura misión de la escuela es perder alrededor de $4.380 por día, o $133.000 al mes”, escribió Anthony Ruger, ex investigador principal del Centro para el Estudio de la Educación Teológica del Seminario Teológico de Auburn, en un informe que envió a la junta en mayo. “La viabilidad de la EDS a mediano y largo plazo como institución acreditada de calidad está genuinamente amenazada. Los síndicos tienen tanto la responsabilidad fiduciaria como moral de ver que la misión de la EDS se perpetúe, se sostenga y se fortalezca”.En la actualidad, las inversiones de la EDS se valoran aproximadamente en $53 millones además de su campus. Más de la mitad de esos fondos son restringidos.Ruger, experto en sostenibilidad financiera de escuelas teológicas, presentó numerosos modelos a la junta en los que sugería que incluso aumentos inusuales en la matrícula, parejos con significativas reducciones presupuestarias, era improbable que proporcionaran una solución a largo plazo para los problemas económicos de la EDS, dejando al seminario en una posición  que empeoraría gradualmente para encontrar nuevos socios o comenzar nuevas iniciativas.“Creemos que hay para nosotros maneras nuevas, audaces e innovadoras de llevar adelante la misión de Dios en este tiempo y contexto nuevos”, dijo Hall. “Creemos también que vivir en esas nuevas oportunidades exige que dejemos de hacer ahora algunas cosas insostenibles”.El debate en la reunión fue intenso, en el cual Pamela Conrad, representante de los estudiantes, y la Rda. Joan M. Martin, representante del profesorado, quienes tienen voz, pero no voto, en la junta directiva, presionaron a los síndicos para adoptar un calendario más largo al tomar su decisión y proporcionar más detalles sobre la posible forma del proceso de discernimiento que está en marcha.“La justicia nunca está a la venta. Y la justicia siempre funciona con déficit”, dijo Conrad.Dennis Stark, el tesorero de la junta, dijo que él apoyó la resolución “con entusiasmo”. “Estamos gastando seis millones al año de nuestros fondos, y el 30 por ciento de eso está por encima de un monto razonable”, dijo Stark.El Rdo. Frank Fornaro, de la clase del 96, decano interino y presidente de la EDS, anunció después de la votación que él renunciaría a mediados de noviembre. “Estoy en total desacuerdo con esta resolución”, declaró.Hall dijo que la junta tendría los detalles del cese de sus actividades y que el profesorado tendría listos sus planes de compensación a más tardar el primer día de clases, el 7 de septiembre. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL 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 Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Public Policy Network announces refugee advocacy campaign

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first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (2) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service 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 February 1, 2017 at 9:06 am Before our democracy and our beloved country is irreparably altered from our brave founding father’s original intent and design, we all must unite in a bi-partisan way to put a voice to our concern and outrage over the actions of the last 10 days. Don’t sit on the sidelines and count on others to do what you are not brave enough to do, and stand up for what is right and make your voice be heard. Take Action! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Public Policy Network, Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jan 31, 2017 Comments are closed. Refugees Migration & Resettlement Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Betty Isaacs says: 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 Public Policy Network announces refugee advocacy campaign Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Donald Trump, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Refugee Ban, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Faith & Politics, 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 Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA February 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm Perhaps this April 16 th and 17th we could also remember Martin Richard, forever 8, and pray that what happened to him never happen again in America. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ronald Davin says: [Episcopal Public Policy Network] The Episcopal Public Policy Network is launching a nationwide advocacy campaign in support of refugees. Over the next two months, we’re challenging Episcopalians to call their national, state, and local elected officials at least four times. Now, more than ever, people of faith must make their voices heard. We have created a 2×4 Fight for Refugees Campaign page with numbers to dial and a sample script on our website.JOIN THE 2×4 FIGHT FOR REFUGEES CAMPAIGNOn January 27, President Trump signed an executive order that halted the refugee resettlement program for 120 days, significantly lowered the number of refugees admitted to the U.S., and barred Syrian refugees from being resettled to the U.S. We recognize the need for our nation to be secure, but we believe that the thorough and often multi-year vetting process eliminates those with violent extremist ideologies and those who seek to harm our country. We believe our current policies balance humanitarian needs with security priorities. This pause in the program and the orders to bar entry to certain individuals will have devastating effects on the lives of refugees waiting for protection through resettlement.The Episcopal Church, through Episcopal Migration Ministries, is one of the nine refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S. refugee resettlement is a life-saving ministry. Episcopalians around the country engage in the work of welcome every day. We have seen that refugees, once welcomed to our communities, become integral parts of our neighborhoods as friends, business owners, students, doctors, and more.We urge you to join the 2×4 Fight for Refugees Campaign to let your elected officials know that you welcome refugees. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more