Ulster bid to maintain momentum

first_imgBiarritz will meet UlsterBiarritz Olympique and Ulster Rugby will bring the curtain down on the opening two weekends of the 16th season of Heineken Cup when they clash at Parc des Sports Aguilera in a contest that could have a major bearing on the final outcome of Pool 4.Ulster Rugby made sure of banking maximum points on the opening night of the tournament with four tries against Italian newcomers Aironi Rugby but outside half Ian Humphreys accepts they face a far tougher task against last season’s Heineken Cup finalists.“The Heineken Cup is a big step up and Biarritz were runners up last year so it’s a massive challenge for us – but it is also the kind of challenge that allows us to see how good we are,” said the player now filling the No 10 boots of elder brother David at Ravenhill and one of the try scorers against Aironi.“We think we have done pretty well so far but Sunday will be a real test.“It is going to be tough going down there but, if we can perform as we know we can, we can definitely get something out of the game.“It is still early days but we are unbeaten and we’ll take plenty of positives. We’re going down there full of confidence. If we can play like we did against Aironi, cut out the mistakes and play at that intensity, not many teams will be able to live with us.“We have got to go there with confidence. We’re on a roll, winning is a habit and at the moment we’ve got that habit and hopefully it can continue next week.“It was an enjoyable opener as I think we all had the mindset that we were going to play a bit of rugby. We tried to lift the intensity and I think Aironi struggled to deal with that at times.“It was just through a few mistakes that we didn’t pile on the points. A couple of times we tried to force the offload and force passes. The challenge against the top teams like Biarritz is that we need to tighten up on that and cut out the silly errors.” “It was solid throughout the game and all credit to the front row, I thought Tom Court and Bryan Young did exceptionally well, along with Rory Best as well.“That gives us another boost in confidence going into the game with Biarritz who will be a very tight scrummaging unit.” TAGS: Ulster Ulster Rugby – the 1999 tournament winners – have failed to qualify for the knock-out stages for the 11 seasons since then and head coach Brian McLaughlin was pleased to have got off to a five-point start with higher mountains to climb.“It has been an exceptional start,” he said. “We are very happy with where we are, we think we’re in a good place and we know we can still play better.“Biarritz are last year’s runners up, they’re a smashing side and we’re under no illusions.“Aironi are a very tough physical pack and things will be no different in Biarritz. We have to make sure we deal with that and match their physicality.“And they will be a different proposition on their own patch but we’re going to go there with a lot of confidence. If we can make sure we take our opportunities when they arise, well, who knows?“The set scrum was a particularly pleasing point for me against Aironi. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Dickson extends stay at Franklin’s Gardens

first_imgNORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Dickson passes the ball during the Northampton Saints training session held at Franklin’s Gardens on September 23, 2010 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Dickson during training with SaintsNorthampton Saints today announced that Lee Dickson has extended his contract with the club by a further two years.The 26-year-old scrum-half, whose current deal still had one year to run, will now remain at Franklin’s Gardens until at least the end of the 2013/14 season. It is also Dickson’s third contract with the Saints, after having joined from Newcastle in the summer of 2008.In his three years at the club Dickson has earned winners’ medals in the European Challenge Cup and LV= Cup, and has helped the Saints reach their first Heineken Cup final in over a decade. He also started in the England Saxons’ Churchill Cup final success over Canada last summer, the second time he has won the tournament.So far he has worn the black, green and gold 88 times, scoring 10 tries, and is looking forward to running out at Franklin’s Gardens plenty more times in the next three seasons.“It’s a great club to be at,” Dickson said. “The squad and players are brilliant and it’s been the best move I’ve ever made in my career. I’m lucky to be a part of a club that’s going places and it’s been really enjoyable to be a part of something that is getting better every season. I love playing in front of the Saints fans as well, who whether we win or lose always get behind us. “Over the last three years Lee has shown time and again how important he is to the team and I’m delighted that he has decided to sign a new contract, especially as he still had time to run on his last one,” Mallinder commented. “Lee plays at a consistently high level and demands the best from both himself and the rest of the players around him.“From the coaches’ point of view it is important that we are keeping our core group of players together. It takes time to build a team that can compete at the top end of the Premiership and in the later stages of the Heineken Cup on a regular basis. We now have a group of players who have been together for a few years already but who are still young enough to keep developing and growing as a team.” “This season has been a bit frustrating for me. I like watching rugby, but not when I’m injured and want to be out there, and I’m really appreciating every game that I play.“I haven’t been surprised by how far we’ve come in the past three years. A special group of guys have been brought together at Franklin’s Gardens, and we’re growing together all the time. Jim, Dorian and Paul are also really ambitious coaches and want to win every game going. That’s what I’m about and what the club’s about, too.”Director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that Dickson’s new contract is a statement of intent for both the player and the club. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Secret Player: “No one is laughing at the French these days”

first_imgJonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau after Toulon’s Top 14 final victory in 2014But when I played over there, the stereotypes were all still present and correct. Away days in Europe were casual affairs. There was the optional glass of red with dinner the night before, bemusement/disgust at British hotel food and even more bemusement that anyone would choose to stay in a place like Belfast, Llanelli or Leicester. You got the impression that many of the guys didn’t really want to be there, and this was usually reflected in their performance.No one is laughing at the French these days, however. Now, the best that most clubs can hope for against the continental behemoths is to fill the stadium, avoid a thrashing and then look forward to the return leg, when the pressure will be off and you can enjoy some stinky cheese in peace. Changed days. I’VE BEEN around a bit in my career. I am, I’m not ashamed to say, what they call “a journeyman professional”. An honest plodder, unflashy, trusted to do a solid job of work. This sort of reliability has meant I’ve always been able to find a club, as most DoRs like a safe bet, but conversely it can work against you if you plan on becoming a long-term fixture.The cycle goes something like this. In year one of the contract, the coaches are pleasantly surprised by what you bring to the squad: you make your tackles, carry a bit of ball and don’t have hands like flippers. They imagine that once you’re bedded in properly, and under their own superior tutelage, your latent razzle-dazzle will start to show itself and you’ll be running in tries and spraying out imaginative offloads like a cut-price Sonny Bill.Crowd pleaser: Connacht’s John Muldoon celebrates the Pro12 win with fans. Photo: InphoThen, in year two (or even, if you have a good agent, into year three), they begin to realise that hitting/inspecting rucks is about all you’re good for. Where once your Ronseal-esque qualities were seen as a strength, the stolid yeoman bit eventually starts to get stale in the eyes of coaches, fans and team-mates alike. You can feel the low-level resentment slowly building, the feeling you’re taking up space and budget that could be better spent on a younger, more dynamic and better-looking model, and the time soon comes when you must pack your sports bag and go looking for another bunch of mugs in need of a Steady Eddie in their lives.In scrabbling around to find a job in this weird world
 of rugby, you can end up in unexpected places, and the fact I’ve played in all three major European leagues is more by expediency than design. My time in the different competitions means that I spend a lot of time on the sofa when the European Cup comes around as, after a decade of taking beatings at stadia across the continent, I can find an excuse to be interested in pretty much any team.Traditionally, clubs from each respective league have viewed the Cup in different ways. For those teams from the Pro12, European games have always been seen as the proper stuff amongst the vaguely Mickey Mouse business of the domestic season. With Sky doing their best to drum up interest in glamour ties like Dragons v Zebre, this is slowly changing, but the fact remains that the Pro12 clubs can’t wait to get into Europe and play some proper rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This column was first published in the November 2016 issue of Rugby World. Engine room: Richie Gray can add muscle to Toulouse’s front fiveThe excitement is generally short-lived, of course, as unless you’re Irish, any realistic hopes of progressing are likely to be quashed after the first couple of pool games. But that will never stop the Welsh and Scottish viewing them as highlights of the season.Contrast this with the English sides, grinding their way through week after week of unrelenting Premiership intensity. Rather than seeing each match in Europe
as a grand, stand-alone day out, a player’s reaction as they come in on a Monday to start preparations for playing one of the French giants is more likely to be a knackered, “Christ, here we go again”.The top English sides are getting better equipped to put up a fight on both fronts, but they’re still playing catch up with the Toulons and Racings of the world. These two are changing the old cliché perception of the French in Europe – ie, that they weren’t really that bothered, and the teams that did do well, like Toulouse, did so almost by accident.last_img read more

Six Nations 2018 Round Three – Six things we learnt

first_imgFrom Finn Russell’s brilliance to Mathieu Bastareaud’s power, Paul Williams picks out his highlights from round three of the 2018 Six Nations Scotland v England Talking Points from BT Murrayfield Ireland v Wales Talking Points from the Aviva Stadium Over the past five seasons Wales have struggled to score tries even when they’ve had stacks of territory and possession. In recent years they’ve had 65% of the ball/territory and still failed to pass the ball adequately along the back-line.That wasn’t the case in Ireland. Despite being thoroughly outplayed on the deck, Wales scored three well-executed tries and, more importantly, with forwards handling the ball at speed – Josh Navidi being a prime example.Wales won’t be handling any silverware this season, but they are finally selecting players who can handle the ball, even when it is in short supply – something which has been severely lacking in recent seasons. Kicking on: Finn Russell clears during the Calcutta Cup (Getty Images) Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand Scotland v England Talking Points from BT Murrayfield Ireland 37-27 Wales Talking Points Ireland v Wales… Expand France 34-17 Italy Talking Points from Marseille The key talking points from France’s 34-17 win… Scotland v England Talking Points from BT Murrayfield… Can England now be questioned?England’s record under Eddie Jones is remarkable and they are undoubtedly contenders for the World Cup next year. Plus, the loss to Scotland may not be such a bad thing for England.It is very difficult to ask questions of success because winning implies that there can’t be anything wrong. But, of course, this is rarely the case. The question of who should play hooker or full-back for England has been seemingly off limits for a long time – you need only look at Eddie Jones’s recent response to any negative feedback regarding team selection.For England to progress, those questions need to be asked. Does having three second-rows on the field (Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes) make sense when the reasonably diminutive, shorter levered Hamish Watson and John Barclay are running riot?Question time: Should there be changes to the England line-up? (Getty Images)English rugby is in an enviable position leading in to the World Cup, but that doesn’t mean questions can’t be asked and answers found. After all, if your players are under the scrutiny of seven CCTV cameras, then three or four questions about full-backs, hookers, flankers and locks shouldn’t be too much to ask.Mathieu Bastareaud is a one-man podWe’re used to seeing pod systems in rugby, where three players line up next to each other, one to carry the ball and the other two to defend the ruck when contact is made. What we’re not used to is seeing one player do that job on his own.Mathieu Bastareaud’s performance for France against Italy, as with most of his performances, redefines what we think of as a centre. There was no pace to worry about, no sidestep to defend, no dummy to be confused by, just a 20st offloading monster who is almost impossible to put on the ground in less than three seconds.Power surge: Mathieu Bastareaud is a hard ball-carrier to stop (Getty Images)Bastareaud beat seven defenders against Italy, more than anyone else on either team, and allowed France to set up ruck after ruck after ruck in midfield – without having to over commit players.And even when he was stopped he still managed to creep forward slowly and steadily, which, with France wearing their white strip made it look like a piece of the Antarctica’s Lambert Glacier had sheared off and was now making its way through Marseille.As good as he was, one question does remain. How good would he be if he was a more manageable 18st? A knock-on in the tackle shouldn’t be a knock-onRugby doesn’t exactly need any more law changes. It’s hard enough to keep up with the regulations as it is. However, one law that does require a little tinker is when the ball is knocked forward by the tackler in a tackle.Tough law: England had a try chalked off after Courtney Lawes knocked on in a tackle (Getty Images)Courtney Lawes’s tackle on John Barclay was a classic example of why the situation needs addressing. The physics of a head-on tackle mean that all of the defender’s force is moving forward, therefore any contact made by the hand will cause a knock-on.The situation is made even more unfair with the necessity to wrap your arms around the ball-carrier, as not using your arms makes it far less likely that you will hit the ball forward and concede a scrum to the opposition. France 34-17 Italy Talking Points from Marseille Ireland v Wales Talking Points from the Aviva Stadium Six Nations 2018 Round Three – Six things we learntScotland play YouTube rugbyTo find 80 minutes of highlight reel rugby you usually need to scour the web for a few hours, carefully avoiding search words like hooker and big tackle. As of round three of the Six Nations, you can just re-watch Scotland v England 2018. It was a remarkable performance.Finn Russell arguably had the game of the tournament so far, from any player in any team. His line kicking was exceptional, always finding the grass not the player, and forced England’s back three to deal with stacks of messy rolling balls instead of clean takes in the air.Yet while his feet were outstanding, it was his hands that deserve the thumbs-up Facebook likes. His pass in the 31st minute was one of the best that the tournament has ever seen.With so many defensive systems utilising a ‘rabbit’ who shoots out of the middle of the defensive line, it was awesome to see Russell totally negate it. Floating a miss-two pass over the top of the English defensive line he left Jonathan Joseph stranded in the middle of the field looking up at the sky like he’d just seen a cloud shaped like the Calcutta Cup.Related: Finn Russell exclusive interviewRussell’s brilliance was matched by Huw Jones, who delivered a centre’s performance that has not been seen since Brian O’Driscoll shredded the line in his early days.Central figure: Huw Jones powers over for his second try (Getty Images)Jones’s try in the 38th minute was ballsy. Most players, when faced with a covering full-back on one side and a wing on the other, would have stepped to their left or right and taken on one of the defenders – allowing them to fend with their inside arm.Jones ignored this option and decided to school both Mike Brown and Anthony Watson by running straight through the middle.All of the above, of course, wouldn’t have been possible without the groundwork of Hamish Watson, who was sucking ball off the deck like an industrial vacuum.Ireland play far more than ten-man rugbyThe build-up to Ireland v Wales largely centred on previous comments from Warren Gatland concerning Joe Schmidt’s style of play. The implication being that it was narrow, ten-man rugby. Nothing could have been further from the truth against Wales. This was 15-man, all-court rugby.It is very easy to get sucked into the notion that Ireland play ten-man rugby because they do it so well. Against Wales, their set-piece was rock-solid, the maul and contact work was precise, and they arguably have the most consistent pair of half-backs in world rugby.In the clear: Jacob Stockdale scores his second try against Wales (Getty Images)But to call it ten-man rugby does an injustice to the back-line, who collectively made eight clean breaks and beat 12 defenders (compared to Wales who beat just five defenders and made four clean breaks). Even Rob Kearney, who usually spends more time in the air than Donald Trump’s wig, made three clean breaks and beat three defenders.And just when you thought that every player had made a contribution, Conor Murray went one step further and banged over a penalty in the 76th minute.Irish rugby is very hard to categorise due to its flexibility and ability to morph during the game, but ten-man rugby it most certainly isn’t.Wales should find positive in defeatWales hadn’t gone this long without getting their hands on some egg since Edwina Currie dropped the salmonella bomb in the 1980s. With just 31% of the ball and 25% of the territory, this was rugby starvation at its most severe.Winging in: Steff Evans scores Wales’ third try against Ireland (Getty Images)And whilst they recorded another defeat, which ended their title chances, there was a genuine positive to come from the game – Wales scored three tries. Scoring three tries in defeat may seem a rather pointless statistic, but for Wales it isn’t. So, once we’ve finally sorted out some consistency in the citing procedure for high tackles, can we look at the knock-on in the tackle? That probably means sometime in 2084.Be sure to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

Hotshot: Reds and Australia speedster Jordan Petaia

first_imgMeet the teenager who toured with the Wallabies last November My Super Rugby debut was a big one – that was huge. The NRC (National Rugby Championship) final for Queensland Country was a big day and the Wallabies tour was obviously one of the biggest highlights. I was pretty surprised to be called up but there’s a great atmosphere and I really enjoyed it.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? I’d say my family. And God. My family are very supportive and have helped me get to where I am. My faith is also important to me and has played a big part in my success.What do you do away from rugby? I’m planning to study next year – maybe business – but for the first year I wanted to concentrate on rugby.What are your goals for 2019? To make the Super Rugby finals with the Reds and hopefully to make the World Cup squad.RW VERDICT: One of the youngest players ever called up by the Wallabies, the teen has impressed for the Reds and Queensland Country – and recently signed a four-year contract extension. His skills and size put him in the frame for Japan 2019. Reds and Australia speedster Jordan PetaiaDate of birth 14 March 2000 Born Victoria Franchise Reds Country Australia Position Back threeHow did you get into rugby? I started playing league when I was eight. I also played soccer. Then when I went to Brisbane State High School at 13 or 14, I started playing union because they didn’t play league there. Now I like union better, it’s more strategic and it’s a fast game.What positions have you played? I’ve always been in the back three. I like attacking and running into space. My running game is probably a strength.Tell us about playing with Matt Toomua when you were younger… He’s a family friend. There’s a big age difference (ten years), so I didn’t learn so much from him on the field. But I did learn in terms of knowing if you work hard enough and keep pushing, you can go far.When did you link up with Queensland Reds? I started full squad training after I’d finished high school. It was a huge step up in terms of training intensity.2018 was a big year for you. What are your highlights? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img This article originally appeared in the January 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Promising teen: Jordan Petaia poses for a portrait (Getty Images) last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Richard Hill

first_img Rugby’s Greatest: Martin Johnson Pure class: consistently excellent, Richard Hill was never dropped by England boss Clive Woodward (Getty) Famously, Woodward never dropped him. When Hill damaged a hamstring in the 2003 World Cup opener against Georgia, the coach refused to summon a replacement. Hill had played only a game and a half since June when he played in the November semi-final, and two years later he was picked for the Lions after only two halves of rugby in six months – that’s how important he was. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Introducing the English loosehead prop, who has made one… Rugby’s Greatest: Jason Leonard Expand Rugby’s Greatest: Richard HillSoon after joining Saracens in 1993, Richard Hill was asked by coach John Davies what he would do if Mike Teague, the Moseley back-row, came thundering towards him in the upcoming match? Davies was looking for a suitably aggressive reply but Hill answered: “Hopefully I’ll get in a good position to tackle him.”Hill always was understated, but he got in good positions time and time again for England and the Lions. This selfless back-rower was called the unsung hero of the great England team of the early Noughties, yet the many tributes to him make a mockery of the tag.Initially an openside, in which role he played for the 1997 Lions in South Africa, Hill became one of the all-time great No 6s after Clive Woodward implemented the legendary Dallaglio-Hill-Back unit at half-time against New Zealand during his second Test in charge.Hill’s decision-making and technique at the breakdown provided the oil for England’s engine. He had all the skills – he kicked goals as a youngster and scored 12 Test tries – but it was in the tight exchanges that he came into his own. He seldom lost his individual battles. TAGS: The Greatest Players Collapse One of the greatest second-rows to play the…center_img Rugby’s Greatest: Martin Johnson England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide After a disastrous home World Cup in 2015,… Major teams: Saracens Country: EnglandTest span: 1997-2005England caps: 71 (68 starts)Lions caps: 5 (5 starts)Test points: 60 (12T) Expand Rugby’s Greatest: Jason Leonard England Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Since retiring in 2008, Hill has worked for Saracens and the RFU. In 2014 he was appointed RFU Player Pathway Liaison Manager, identifying and mentoring young players. Two years later, he became England’s team manager under Eddie Jones, a position he still holds.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Once chased by Wigan RL after scoring a hat-trick in a divisional match, Hill hailed from the Salisbury club but played all his pro rugby for Saracens, chalking up 288 appearances.Hill climber: outjumping Toutai Kefu during the 2001 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia (Getty Images)Sadly, injuries featured heavily in his career, such as the concussion halfway through the 2001 Lions series that many believe turned things Australia’s way. An ACL injury sustained in 2004 would have finished most people but remarkably Hill battled on after two knee reconstructions before accepting the inevitable.last_img read more

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