Los Angeles Bishop Bruno says leukemia is in remission

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Health & Healthcare, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] Bishop J. Jon Bruno of Los Angeles has announced that his doctors have declared his acute monocytic leukemia is in full remission, and that they hope for a complete recovery.Bruno made the announcement May 24 in a letter sent to the diocesan community (full text is here).“My physician team has indicated I may fully recover and believe it is because of the quick assessment and diagnosis at Good Samaritan Hospital and the treatment and care I have received at the City of Hope,” Bruno wrote. “They also say, and I believe without a doubt, that this miraculous type of recovery has only been possible because of the outpouring of prayer from our faith communities.”He will undergo several more rounds of chemotherapy in coming weeks. Each series of treatments will be followed by a period of rest and recovery, he wrote, some of which will be spent at the hospital and some at his home. Because of the nature of the treatment, which destroys infection-fighting white blood cells, he must spend most of that time in protective isolation.“As I write this letter, my physician is telling me I am in complete remission and the treatment plan … is being done to ensure there will not be a recurrence of my cancer,” Bruno wrote.“I long to be in your midst and give thanks to each of you for every prayer, every tear, vigil, healing service, card, email, guestbook entry on Caring Bridge, drawing, cartoon, picture, and encouraging word,” he said, asking for continued prayers of healing and thanksgiving.Members of the diocesan community and friends may send messages to the bishop on the Caring Bridge website. Cards and letters may be sent to the Cathedral Center at 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., 90026. May 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm Thank you for posting the good news about Bishop Bruno. His illness is very dear to my heart, as my brother was diagnosed w/ leukemia just over a year ago. After 2-3 rounds of chemotherapy, my brother was in remission and ready for a stem cell transplant. I was tested for compatability and it turned out that I was an exact match. My brother had the transplant in mid-March and is now doing amazingly well. I hope and pray that Bishop Bruno will have a similar successful recovery.Donald SnyderSilver Spring, MD Submit a Press Release May 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm God bless our Protector Bishop Jon Bruno.Brother James SSFFranciscan Anglican BrotherSao Paulo SP Brazil Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (3) 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 Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Brother James SSF says: Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group House of Bishops Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Los Angeles Bishop Bruno says leukemia is in remission Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC June 6, 2012 at 11:57 am Great news Bishop Bruno……….you have been in our prayers.Michael NealChrist the King Anglican Mission In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Donald [Dee] Snyder says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ michael Neal says: Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By diocesan staffPosted May 25, 2012 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

House of Deputies addresses social justice and internal issues

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Pam Nesbit says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Mary Groesbeck says: Rector Tampa, FL July 12, 2012 at 11:44 am Is there a formal accepted definition of economic justice and environmental justice? Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. Diane Donato says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm I heartily concur with Diane Donato’s statement. I had understood that there was to be a vote on a resolution (or resolutions) addressing this issue on Monday. What happened? Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jeffrey Parker says: Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs General Convention 2012, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (6) Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Deputies on July 11 approved a number of resolutions on how the church can address issues of social and economic justice, and others that dealt with internal church matters.It concurred with the House of Bishops on resolution A135, a compilation of several other resolutions that responds to issues of poverty and injustice. It commits the church over the next three years to “teaching, preaching, organizing, advocating, and building mutually transformative relationships with those who are poor to focus our hearts and the mission of our congregations and dioceses on reducing poverty and increasing economic and racial justice.”It also calls for every meeting that takes place in the church to include time for prayer and reflection “on how our work engages issues of poverty and economic and racial justice networks” in order to “cultivate mindfulness about poverty in our communities and world.” The Episcopal Association of Deacons had advocated for setting aside this time of prayer in all church gatherings.It approved and sent to the House of Bishops Resolution A021, which calls for the release of all those held in Cuban prisons “for religious activities or peaceful advocacy of political change” and urges the Cuban government to stop exiling released political prisoners. It also calls for advocacy efforts for humane treatment and pastoral care for four Cuban nationals convicted of spying for the government of the Republic of Cuba, who are serving prison sentences in United States.At the request of the youth who make up convention’s Official Youth Presence, deputies considered and passed Resolution D067, which urges passage by Congress of the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth and young adults. It also encourages congregations and dioceses to create academic scholarships for young people who are undocumented and to find ways to encourage them to apply for these funds. This now goes to the bishops for consideration.The House of Deputies also sent to the bishops Resolution D055, which urges the United States government to enact stricter controls on the use of carbon-based fuels and encourages all Episcopalians to urge members of Congress to enact such legislation; and Resolution A167, calling for creation of an “HIV Welcoming Parish Initiative” to help congregations become more engaged with people with HIV/AIDS.Turning to internal matters, deputies concurred with the House of Bishops in affirming the Episcopal Church’s teaching that Baptism is the norm for those who wish to receive Holy Communion while recognizing that pastoral concerns sometimes are required in individual circumstances. That action was in Resolution C029.In Resolution B026, deputies agreed with bishops to give dioceses and parishes an additional three years to meet the requirement that they provide parity in health insurance cost-sharing between lay and clergy employees. That deadline now is extended until Dec. 31, 2015. Dioceses and parishes still must offer health insurance to employees through the Church Medical Trust by the end of 2012. It also calls the Medical Trust to continue to explore “more equitable sharing of health care premium costs.”Deputies concurred with action that gives Episcopal schools more time to comply with the requirement that employees working at least 1,000 hours a year be enrolled in the Church Pension Fund this year. It now extends that until Jan. 1, 2018, and it also provides the option of establishing pension plans through TIAA-CREF, a non-church pension find available to many teachers, instead of the church’s fund.They also concurred with the House of Bishops on Resolution D049, which calls for creating a pilot student loan fund for seminarians who agree to exercise three years of ministry in under-served areas of the Episcopal Church.Deputies agreed with the bishops on Resolution A036, which commends the 11-year relationship of full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and asks the Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee to address areas where Episcopal and Lutheran practices differ, especially around the matter of who can preside at Holy Communion and the role of deacons.The changing world of communications was acknowledged when deputies adopted the “social media challenge,” a companion to the “website challenge” it had adopted earlier in convention. Resolution D069 calls on every congregation and diocese to use social media, in its current and future forms. That matter now goes to the House of Bishops, which repeatedly has raised concerns about the use of electronic devices during its sessions.— Melodie Woerman is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 11, 2012 July 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm Any one of the deacons present among the deputies would have been happy to tell the reporter the correct name of our Association (Association for Episcopal Deacons). We did not advocate for a time of prayer. We are very much in favor of prayer! However, we introduced and advocated for a resolution calling for every meeting in TEC to include the following question: “How does what we will do today impact or involve people living in poverty?”center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Angela Smith says: Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY House of Deputies Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm The Palestine Israel Network is working hard to address this concern: http://epfnational.org/PIN/They include on their site links to powerful testimony offered at GC. Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 12, 2012 at 9:44 am I was hoping to see discussion about the occupation of Palestine and the increasing destruction of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories – one of the worst injustices in these times. As humane people of God, we must address this now. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC House of Deputies addresses social justice and internal issues Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The. Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley says: July 12, 2012 at 10:34 am During these next three years, as the Episcopal Church awaits the health care insurance mandate in its fullness, we should study its financial impact on congregations and dioceses beyond the East and West Coasts. Then, if the Episcopal Church insists on imposing this mandate on all congregations and dioceses, it should also plan for dealing with the consequences in a way that preserves churches, ministries, and mission. I am stunned that a resolution to study the costs of B206 was rejected. I hope structural change will include mandated common sense, fiscal and otherwise. Thank God, General Convention is only every three years. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Video: Saint Thomas boys’ choir school

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Liturgy & Music, Comments (4) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Video: Saint Thomas boys’ choir school Ms. Lee Berger says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm Not to demean St. Thomas, which is the pre-eminent choir school in this country, but you can also walk in and hear some pretty great music at the choir school at St. Paul’s Harvard Square in Cambridge and at the choir school of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City. Or at National Cathedral and St. Albans Schools at Washington Cathedral, inter alia. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Jack H Haney says: Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET December 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm What happens when the boys “age out” or is there an “adult” choir for them to continue their educations and musical training?Have always loved a boys choir and am proud that there is an Episcopal school; only wish that small town USA could have such opportunities. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Bob McCloskey says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Frogmire Anders von Vondervolt says: Posted Dec 16, 2014 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the middle of New York City, young boys attend one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world. They live, attend school and learn some of the most difficult, beautiful music ever written in the Episcopal/Anglican cathedral choir tradition. They are ordinary boys with extraordinary talent. Hear them sing and see what life is like at this remarkable institution in a new video from the Episcopal Church Office of Mission Communication, Saint Thomas Choir School.Founded in 1919, Saint Thomas Boys Choir boasts a long history of training world-class musicians and singers while teaching them the basics of reading, writing and ‘rithmatic.“There is no other school in North America where you can walk in and hear this music,” commented the Rev. Andrew C. Mead, rector emeritus of Saint Thomas.“Saint Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church,” noted Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia.  “It’s the only school of its kind in the United States and one of only three in the world.”For more information contact Collins at [email protected] Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs December 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm Yes to the above comments about the USA choir schools. However, to claim “one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world” is incredibly incorrect. For one thing it overlooks all of the cathedrals in Britain plus a number of large parish choir schools, and most notably university college chapels – such as Kings College, Cambridge whose annual broadcast of the Lessons and Carols this Christmas Eve was shared worldwide via NPR and affiliates of the BBC. I’m not trying to be a stickler but many others have remarked about the careless inaccuracies in ENS releases, Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm Also Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. There are probably others around. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Recuperar el cambio climático como un problema moral

first_imgRecuperar el cambio climático como un problema moral 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] Cuando el obispo de California, Marc Andrus, quiere entablar una conversación con alguien acerca del cambio climático no saca a relucir datos estadísticos, más bien comienza con una pregunta de este tipo: ¿cuándo fue la última vez que ha tenido una experiencia de asombro ante el mundo natural?“Si podemos volver a conectar a la gente con eso, o exponerlos a una experiencia novedosa con el asombro, es un magnífico punto de partida para recobrar la percepción de por qué [el cambio climático] es un problema moral”, dijo Andrus, durante una entrevista con Episcopal News Service en Los Ángeles, California.Andrus hizo el viaje de San Francisco a Los Ángeles para hablar en un panel acerca de recuperar el cambio climático como un problema moral. El panel fue uno de los dos que tuvo lugar durante un foro el 24 de marzo —auspiciado por la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS) y el obispo de Los Ángeles J. Jon Bruno— orientado a abordar la crisis global del cambio climático.Andrus, que ha sido un defensor del medioambiente durante mucho tiempo, enseñó, en 2013, el primer curso de ecología y cristianismo en el Seminario Teológico de Virginia y ha estado involucrado durante mucho tiempo en el tema del cambio climático.Unos cuantos años atrás, expresó él, las personas que participaban en el movimiento para reducir las emisiones de gas de efecto invernadero, a fin de frenar el calentamiento global, asumían una mirada crítica de sí mismas, llegando a la convicción de que el mensaje del movimiento era tan completamente negativo que redundaba en su propia contra.“Las personas están lo bastante asustadas con sus vidas y no quieren que las asusten más… [y] no participan de este empeño”, dijo Andrus. “Realmente sabemos que el temor es sólo una motivación a corto plazo —tan pronto como uno deja de estar lo suficiente atemorizado, el esfuerzo se distiende. Si preguntas qué sería lo contrario, el amor es una motivación mucho más poderosa durante un período de tiempo.“Luego, si podemos ayudar a que las personas entiendan cuán maravillosa es una experiencia de amor, si podemos recordar cuando nos enamoramos de la tierra… o si podemos ayudar a las personas a tener una experiencia de amor y de admiración, entonces tendrás a personas que se mantendrán fieles en este empeño”.El 24 de marzo, la transmisión en directo vía Internet [webcast] en Los Ángeles puso en marcha 30 Días de Acción, una campaña interactiva concebida por la DFMS, la cual incluye días de promoción, boletines informativos, relatos, sermones y actividades para comprometer a individuos y congregaciones en torno al [tema del] cambio climático. La campaña culmina el 22 de abril, Día de la Tierra.Mary Nichols, que preside la Junta de Recursos Aéreos de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de California, y que es miembro de la iglesia episcopal de Santiago en la Ciudad [St. James in the City], participó en el panel junto con Andrus.“El cambio climático es un problema moral porque, tal como lo entendemos, los seres humanos son la causa principal de los exagerados efectos del calentamiento global que estamos presenciando en este planeta, y por tanto nos incumbe asumir esa responsabilidad y tomar medidas”, dijo Nichols.El cambio climático es el cambio gradual en la temperatura global causado por acumulación de gases de efecto invernadero que retienen el calor en la atmósfera y [en consecuencia] alteran la temperatura de la tierra. Algunas zonas se están haciendo más calientes, mientras otras se están tornando más frías. Por ejemplo, la zona continental de Estados Unidos experimentó el invierno más frío desde que comenzara el registro formal de las temperaturas a fines del siglo XIX, mientras que Alaska experimentó un invierno moderado para la estación.El dióxido de carbono es el principal gas de efecto invernadero emitido por los seres humanos mediante el consumo de combustibles fósiles —carbón, petróleo y gas natural. Los procesos industriales, incluidos las granjas de cría intensiva, el transporte y la electricidad constituyen las mayores fuentes humanas de dióxido de carbono.Además, la población del mundo se ha duplicado desde 1970, yendo de aproximadamente 3.600 millones de habitantes a los 7.000 millones que hay en la actualidad.“La explosión demográfica del último milenio, acompañada por la explotación de combustibles fósiles de los últimos siglos, han sacado a este sistema planetario de su equilibrio dinámico. Los apetitos humanos son responsables del colapso de ese equilibrio, particularmente en las naciones desarrolladas, y muchas especies están amenazadas de disminución y pérdida de vida”, dijo la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori en su discurso de apertura en el foro del 24 de marzo en Los Ángeles. “Estamos haciéndole la guerra a la integridad de este planeta. El resultado es muerte a gran escala mientras las especies se extinguen a un ritmo sin precedentes y los seres humanos mueren de enfermedades, de hambre y de la violencia de la guerra desatados por el caos ambiental y la codicia”.El foro de la Iglesia fue oportuno, dijo Nichols, al iniciar una necesaria conversación sobre el cambio climático en tanto las naciones se preparan para la Conferencia de las Partes en la Convención sobre el Cambio Climático en el Marco de las Naciones Unidas, [que sesionará] en París, Francia, del 30 de noviembre al 11 de diciembre.El objetivo de la conferencia de París es forjar un acuerdo internacional que tenga como objetivo llevar al mundo hacia sociedades y economías resistentes y poco consumidoras de carbón. De lograrse, sería el primer tratado internacional vinculante en 20 años de conversaciones sobre el clima en las Naciones Unidas, y afectaría tanto a países desarrollados como en vías de desarrollo.“Ya estamos escuchando la letanía del Congreso de que no puede hacerse nada, de que no funcionará, de que si lo hacemos los chinos no lo harán y nos sacarán ventaja económicamente… y es por eso que esta discusión es tan oportuna porque, dicho con optimismo, nos da una oportunidad de reunir y rechazar esos argumentos”, dijo Nichols.El cambio climático es un asunto cada vez más políticamente cargado y polarizador en Estados Unidos. El día del foro, por ejemplo, el senador Lindsay Graham, un republicano moderado de Carolina del Sur que cree en el cambio climático, culpó al ex vicepresidente Al Gore —una de las voces demócratas más destacadas sobre el cambio climático en el país y quien ha apoyado durante mucho tiempo las iniciativas de reducir la cantidad de dióxido de carbono en la atmósfera— de inacción sobre el cambio climático porque Gore lo ha convertido en un problema religioso.A Graham lo citaron en los medios noticiosos diciendo “ustedes saben, el cambio climático no es un problema religioso para mí, es económico, es un problema medioambiental”.Los miembros de su partido, dijo él “se han ido por las ramas” cuando se trata del cambio climático, y que el partido no tiene una posición clara sobre el cambio climático ni un plan para abordarlo.A los comentarios de Graham siguieron la revelación de una prohibición del estado de la Florida a los funcionarios [encargados del]medioambiente de usar los términos “cambio climático y “calentamiento global”, y el anuncio del senador federal Ted Cruz de su próximo ingreso en la carrera por la presidencia. Cruz es un republicano de Texas que niega la existencia del cambio climático.En diciembre de 2010, mientras las conversaciones sobre el cambio climático de la ONU tenían lugar en Cancún, México, Andrus y el obispo Naudal Gomes de la Diócesis de Curitiba, Brasil, convocaron una reunión en la República Dominicana que exploró la intersección entre la pobreza y el cambio climático, y que se proponía cambiar el diálogo en la Iglesia de “cambio climático” a “justicia climática”. La reunión incluyó a más de 30 anglicanos y episcopales de Cuba, Estados Unidos, Ecuador, Panamá, Colombia, Haití, México, Brasil, Guatemala y la República Dominicana.Abordar el cambio climático desde un consenso global no significa que los países en desarrollo frenen el [proceso de desarrollo], sólo significa que los países en desarrollo busquen tecnología y alternativas a los combustibles fósiles a fin de no crear la cantidad de desechos que han producido los países desarrollados.“Tenemos que mirar a la economía y a la equidad y a la ecología juntas, y eso no es una quimera”, recalcó Nichols.A través de la historia, la Iglesia se ha asociado con movimientos sociales en temas de igualdad de derecho y de justicia. A iniciar el diálogo ahora, la Iglesia Episcopal, que tiene estatus de observador en las Naciones Unidas, puede comenzar a hablar acerca del modo de contribuir a un diálogo más amplio sobre el cambio climático que tendrá lugar más adelante este año.“Durante la última década y media, la Iglesia Episcopal se ha concentrado en los problemas de los LGBT, y ahora estamos teniendo una creciente conciencia de la enormidad de la crisis del cambio climático… y sin abandonar ninguna de las causas de justica, estamos viendo que ésta es la necesidad emergente para nuestro compromiso global”, dijo Andrus. “Somos una organización que tiene alguna capacidad de asociarse a un movimiento, de apoyar a un movimiento, de ser un recurso para un movimiento, del cual pueden derivarse energía y recursos”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN 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 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Por Lynette Wilson Posted Apr 1, 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

East Tennessee bishop announces retirement

first_img 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel People New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA [Diocese of East Tennessee] George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor.Young expects to retire as a new bishop is ordained. Young’s successor will be elected in August 2017 and the anticipated ordination date will be December 2017/January 2018; the actual date will be determined by the presiding bishop.Young has served the East Tennessee diocese since 2011.In a letter to the diocese, Young said, “God has blessed us in many, many marvelous ways. I am more grateful to God and to you than I could ever express,” but said that in retirement he looks forward to spending more time with his family. Young maintains offices in Chattanooga and Knoxville, traveling from the home he shares at Sewanee with his wife, the Rev. Kammy Young, director of contextual education and lecturer in contextual theology at the Sewanee: University of the South’s School of Theology.Young has recently initiated diocesan participation in the Missional Network – networked communities of leaders that “partner and learn together how we might join with God in our local contexts.” This “Going Local Initiative” will be his primary focus during the next 18 months. Posted Apr 18, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem House of Bishops, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET East Tennessee bishop announces retirement Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Anglican bishops join other faith leaders to criticize British ‘two-child’…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] A group of 60 Anglican bishops have been joined by other faith and charity leaders to criticize a British government cap on the number of children in a family who count for welfare purposes. Tax credits and universal credits are two welfare benefits paid to unemployed people and those on low-incomes. Since last year, calculations of the amount families receive have been restricted to count no more than two children. In a letter published in The Times newspaper April 6, faith leaders say it risks tipping “an estimated extra 200,000 children into poverty.” Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ecumenical & Interreligious Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 6, 2018 at 6:03 pm It’s OK to complain if the Church is willing to pick up the cost of additional children pas the two. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis April 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm So, in the U.S., taxpayers are allowed to deduct from income tax an unlimited number of children. How does this relate to the topic being discussed? This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican bishops join other faith leaders to criticize British ‘two-child’ welfare cap Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Dani Rice says: 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 Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Bob Thwing says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Caroline Stevenson says: Submit an Event Listingcenter_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Posted Apr 6, 2018 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH April 9, 2018 at 7:07 am Caroline, where in the article was the U.S. tax deduction mentioned? Actually, I’m in favor of the British approach – to a certain extent. Any children currently “in existence” (including in utero) would be covered, but no future children, and however many children you have when you are accepted into the welfare system are all that will be covered. National Health already pays for birth control, and if you are unable to care for the children you already have, then don’t have any more. That’s what the rest of us do. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bob Thwing says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Comments (4) The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. April 9, 2018 at 10:54 am Right On! We shouldn’t be enablers. Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

Bishops meet with federal lawmakers to advocate for Episcopal Migration…

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Sep 24, 2019 Refugees Migration & Resettlement Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 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 Rector Belleville, IL 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 From left, Maine Bishop Thomas Brown, West Virginia Bishop Mike Klusmeyer, Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks and Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn gather Sept. 24 in Washington for a series of Capitol Hill meetings with lawmakers about the federal refugee resettlement program. Lexington Bishop Mark Van Koevering, not pictured, also joined them. Photo: Office of Government Relations[Episcopal News Service] Five Episcopal bishops traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 24 for meetings with senators and representatives from their dioceses to advocate for preserving the U.S. government’s refugee resettlement program at a time when the Trump administration is considering cutting the program further.The bishops represent a diverse group of dioceses. Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn’s diocese touches 40 percent of the U.S. border with Mexico, and the group also included Maine Bishop Thomas Brown, West Virginia Bishop Mike Klusmeyer, Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks and Bishop Mark Van Koevering from the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky.They were accompanied by staff members from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, which organized the visits. They met with both Republicans and Democrats, and their appeals carried the weight of the church’s decades of experience resettling refugees in the United States through Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.“This is certainly not a partisan issue, from my standpoint,” Hunn told Episcopal News Service after concluding his meetings. “It’s a moral issue of how we care for the stranger among us.”Thank you @RepDebHaaland for meeting with Bishop Michael Hunn from the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande on the critical need for refugee resettlement! #EpiscopalAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/yuyK7M2QuJ— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) September 24, 2019Hunn, whose diocese encompasses New Mexico and the westernmost region of Texas, met personally with New Mexico Reps. Deb Haaland and Xochitl Torres Small, both Democrats, and with someone from the office of Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican. Sparks told ENS he met with Indiana’s two senators, Mike Braun and Todd Young, both Republicans, as well as three representatives from districts in his diocese.“This is where God’s called me to be,” Sparks said after the meetings. “And anything I can do to support them to address this important program of resettling refugees, I stand ready to do so.”This morning Bishop Doug Sparks of @EDofNIN connected with @SenatorBraun and @SenToddYoung on Capitol Hill to discuss advocating for refugees and refugee resettlement #EpiscopalAdvocacy pic.twitter.com/68F0j2mwhN— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) September 24, 2019EMM is one of nine agencies with contracts with the U.S. State Department to resettle refugees fleeing war, persecution and other hardships in their home countries. The Episcopal agency has resettled more than 95,000 refugees since the 1980s, providing a range of services for these families upon their arrival in the United States, including English language and cultural orientation classes, employment services, school enrollment and initial assistance with housing and transportation.The number of refugees allowed into the United States each year is based on a ceiling set each year by the president’s administration. For most of the past two decades, that cap has remained between 70,000 and 90,000, and under President Barack Obama, it rose as high as 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year. President Donald Trump’s administration has reduced the number to just 30,000 for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, 2019.The administration has not yet announced a new refugee resettlement ceiling, but reports have suggested Trump and his advisers are considering sharper cuts – possibly even dropping the cap on refugees to zero.EMM once oversaw 31 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, but now that number is down to 13 affiliates in 11 dioceses. The ongoing uncertainty over future resettlement levels poses additional challenges for EMM and the other eight agencies.“At a time when refugee admissions to the United States are under constant threat, it is more important than ever that we raise our collective voices and advocate for a robust resettlement program,” said Kendall Martin, EMM’s communications manager, in an email to ENS. “The Episcopal bishops advocating for the refugee admissions program honor the rich legacy of Episcopal Migration Ministries and provide a critical witness by living our mandate delivered by Jesus himself to ‘welcome the stranger.’”Thank you @RepCarolMiller for meeting with Bishop Klusmeyer of the Diocese of West Virginia and Canon C.K. Robertson today! pic.twitter.com/0Wy0ZP93Yb— The EPPN (@TheEPPN) September 24, 2019The five bishops in Washington to advocate for EMM and the refugee resettlement program gathered in the morning for a briefing, in which Office of Government Relations staff members outlined talking points that invoked church policy positions as determined by General Convention resolutions. The bishops also received biographical information about the lawmakers they were meeting.“We were delighted to have the bishops join us on Capitol Hill,” said Rushad Thomas, migration policy adviser in the Office of Government Relations. “We have no better refugee advocates than the bishops who serve these communities on the ground. It is vital that the church speak with one voice in support of our refugee brothers and sisters.”For some of the bishops, this was their first time taking The Episcopal Church’s advocacy directly to federal lawmakers, though Brown said he has some experience doing the same at the state level.Maine Bishop Thomas Brown meets Sept. 24 with Sen. Susan Collins. Photo: Office of Government Relations“One of the things that’s true in smaller states is that the people that serve in public policy, whether it’s at the statehouse or in Washington, are a little more accessible,” Brown said. He met earlier in the day with Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, and Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat. After speaking with ENS, he planned to meet with Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, and Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat.Brown identified two main topics he and the other bishops sought to discuss with the lawmakers: EMM’s long history of facilitating the refugee resettlement program and the church’s concerns about the cuts in the number of refugees allowed in the country.The bishops also emphasized that refugees pose no elevated threat to Americans, but rather they tend to quickly become productive members of their new communities. “These individuals have gone through the most extensive vetting process you can imagine,” Sparks said.The bishops noted there is bipartisan support for refugee resettlement, and Brown praised the work of the Office of Government Relations to keep such issues in front of lawmakers.“The Office of Government Relations has done such a beautiful job of preparing us,” Brown said. “I’m so impressed with the care that this office is doing to tell the story of faith to our policymakers.”The day’s Capitol Hill visits come seven months after the office worked in February with another group of bishops, representing Bishops United Against Gun Violence, in scheduling a series of Capitol Hill visits in support of gun safety legislation.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishops meet with federal lawmakers to advocate for Episcopal Migration Ministries, refugees Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries, Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Warning: Kindness ahead

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Kindness Warning!Inspiration By Chuck TowneKindness has no calories.Kindness has no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.Kindness can be served hot or cold.Kindness is addictive.Kindness is good for nursing mothers.Kindness cab be taken with or without food.Kindness can and should be used at any age.When used indiscriminately happiness has been known to stimulate the happiness gland and to be spread to others, therefore it should be considered contagious.KINDNESS HAS THE FOLLOWING SIDE AFFECTSKindness can be used while driving, or operating dangerous machinery, or power equipment. Kindness can be used while playing with your children, visiting with friends, and when used in any size dosage will lead to excessive peace and contentment. Kindness is the only healing agent that can be used in any and all circumstances, and it has been known to prolong life. Use it liberally, it is free.Live fully,Love openly,And make a difference, todayCharles Towne is a published author, Apopka resident and a member of Inspire Church. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Linda Scott TAGSCharles TowneInspirationKindness Previous articleKids learn about bullies during Cookies & Milk with a CopNext articleMustangs control game but come up short Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 2 COMMENTS December 12, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply Linda, thank you so very much.. Yes, you are right, the world would be such a wonderful place if an epidemic of kindness struck all of mankind. I think that is what Papa God intended when He sent Jesus to live with us. Charlescenter_img Charles Towne December 31, 2016 at 10:22 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 May we all be infected with the kindness virus! It can be used universal! With good outcomes to all! Reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Half marathon coming to the Lake Apopka North Shore

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT February 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm Runners will converge on Lake Apopka this SaturdayFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictVisitors to the SJRWMD’s Lake Apopka North Shore should expect additional traffic this coming weekend. The property has grown in popularity for nature-based recreation. However, this weekend expect marathon runners to be in abundance rather than wildlife.WHAT: 13th Annual Orlando Xtreme Half Marathon and 5KWHEN: Feb. 18 from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore at the Magnolia Park Trailhead at 2929 South Binion Road in Apopka            On February 18th, the district-owned property is part of the mapped run for a half marathon and 5K. Runners will follow trails within the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore, which will remain open to the general public during the race.To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore visit www.sjrwmd.com/recreation. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Sounds like a great idea, and a good place to run, they will finish even faster if one of the big ol’ gators comes out of the bushes…..LOL! Previous articleThe legend of St. ValentineNext articleScaled back festival draws big Saturday crowd Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Updating traffic news: Apopka man killed in I-4 crash

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Ejected from vehicle, when his passengers weren’t, likely means he wasnt wearing a seatbelt. As tragic as this is, sounds like the driver made some poor choices that directly contributed to the accident and his unfortunate demise. TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleNew townhomes unveiled in ApopkaNext articleProposed Apopka budget $121 million; no change in tax rate Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here July 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm July 11, 2017 at 4:02 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS Did you read the story??? “…He became distracted while HE WAS REACHING for something in his vehicle…” . The roadway did not cause the collision, another driver did cause this, HE caused this! Yes, its a tragedy! However, there’s nobody and nothing to blame here but the driver. Sergeant Saunders July 12, 2017 at 3:45 pmcenter_img Please enter your comment! Reply Denise I am so sorry to learn of that. That is horrible. I-4 is so dangerous, as well as all the roadways here in Central Florida and the traffic is getting worse everyday. May he rest in peace, and I will pray for his family and his passengers who were injured also in the wreck. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Updating Traffic News:From the Florida Highway PatrolThe Florida Highway Patrol responded to a one car crash on I-4 on Sunday in which a 43-year-old Apopka man lost control of his minivan and died from injuries related to the crash.According to the FHP, Wilfredo Marin was driving a 2003 Honda Odyssey west in the outside lane of the interstate at 2:30 a.m. near Plant City. Troopers said Marin became distracted while reaching for something in his vehicle. He lost control and veered off the road and into the median, striking a guardrail.Marin was ejected upon impact. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Two passengers in the car, 54-year-old Maribel Muniz and 26-year-old Cathleen Melendez — both from Orlando — were taken to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the FHP. Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more